Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 18/19th November Edition

We’re bringing you another roundup of the upcoming Roller Derby this weekend from across the world. As always, we’re using Flat Track Stats for much of this information – for regions with less good coverage, we also do a bit of intensive searching using a tool which scans the Facebook events of Roller Derby leagues known to Derby Listing.

Predictions of bouts are from FTS, if possible, and from our own SRD Rank where FTS cannot make predictions (for example: Latin America, or non-MRDA men’s bouts).  (SRDRank also has recent WFTDA rankings, including the 31st June ranking, as well as SRDRank, and allows you to make predictions from them.)

If we’ve missed you from our roundup, please let us know! [Or add yourselves to FTS and/or Derbylisting]

Scotland

This weekend, the highlight of the Scottish events is Helgin’s bootcamp event!:

  • Glasgow: 5th Blocker Skates host their 6th Birthday Party, after their successful 5th Birthday last year. The event features a range of bouts, of the various gender-specifications (Open-To-All, WFTDA, MRDA gender policies), plus a Juniors bout [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Dundee: Team Scotland Roller Derby host a Challenge Scrim as part of their regular training, allowing an open subscription team to play a game against them [EVENT]

UK

Whilst some people talk about an off-season, UK derby is still playing a lot of games, with a Sevens tournament, a quadruple header, and Rainy City v Paris twice!:

  • Friday, Oldham, England: Rainy City Roller Derby are holding another of their New Skater Nights [EVENT]
  • Friday, Suffolk, England: Suffolk Roller Derby host an open Scrimmage, for all genders [EVENT]
  • Cambridge, England: Cambridge Rollerbillies host a double header [EVENT]
    • Romsey Town Rollerbillies (Cambridge A) v Brighton Rockers Roller Derby [FTS]
    • Punt Rockers (Cambridge B) v London Rockin’ Rollers Badasses (B) [FTS]
  • Oldham, England: Rainy City Roller Derby host a double header against Paris Rollergirls [EVENT]
    • Rainy City All-Stars v Paris Rollergirls [FTS]
    • Tender Hooligans (Rainy B) v Les Quedalles (Paris B) [FTS]
  • Plymouth, England: Plymouth City Roller Derby host a quadruple header open-sign up exhibition for a good cause, with Bout Against Cancer 2017. [EVENT] featuring
    • Junior derby bout
    • “beginners” open-to-all bout
    • adv/intermediate WFTDA-gender-policy (female-identifying and non-binary)
    • advanced/intermediate open-to-all bout
  • Salford, England: Team Metal Legs, the exhibition team for skaters who have returned after suffering serious injury, are hosting a Roller Derby Sevens tournament [EVENT] with the following teams:
    • Team Metal Legs
    • nömads [northern England challenge team]
    • The Magnificent Seven
    • Firebroads
    • Jackals
    • Kent Touch This
    • Blackpool Roller Coasters
    • Vagine Regime
  • Hampshire, England: there’s an (apparently not league-affiliated) exhibition/open subscription game with a Lion King theme, Team SC*R versus Team Mufasa. [EVENT]
  • Gwent, Wales: Team Dino-MITE (South Wales challenge/exhibition team) host Central City Rollergirls in a closed bout [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Dewsbury, England: Wakefield’s Wakey Wheeled Cats host a double header [EVENT]
    • Trinity Rollers (Wakefield B) v Sunderland Roller Derby [FTS]
    • Wakey Wheeled Cats v Leeds Roller Derby B [FTS]
  • Sunday, Manchester, England: Manchester Roller Derby are holding an open, mixed-ability scrim (advertised as for female-identifying skaters only, which we note is not WFTDA gender policy compliant). [EVENT]

Europe

In Europe, the 2017/8 series continues to pick up, as the French, German and Austrian national tournaments all have bouts, along with two separate national teams tournaments, and a quintuple header in Lille!

  • Friday, Cork, Ireland: Cork City Firebirds host an evening of “RINGO: MUSIC BINGO”, a fundraising event fusing bingo and music. [EVENT]
  • (sat+sun) Turku, Finland: Dirty River Roller Derby host a “Derby Festival”, with market, short printing, a panel discussion on sportder and gender, a dance party, and a movie showing! [EVENT]
  • (sat+sun) Chambery, France: Les Chamber Hyennes host a bootcamp by non other than Mick Swagger of Team Indigenous Roller Derby (and ex Gotham Girls Roller Derby). [EVENT]
  • Nantes, France: Nantes Derby Girls host the next French Nationale Div 2 fixtures [FTS Tournament][EVENT] featuring
    • Divine Machines (Nantes B)
    • Valient Bitchiz (Anglet)
    • Douleur Angevine (Angers)
    • Spring Blocks (Mérignac B)
    • Hell’R Cheeky Dolls (La Rochelle)
    • Silly Geez (Tours)
  • Dijon, France: the Velvet Owls also host the next French Nationale Div 2 fixtures [FTS Tournament][EVENT] featuring:
    • Velvet Owls (Dijon)
    • Knee Breakers on Wheels (Belfort)
    • Sans Culottes (Paris C)
    • Reapers Crew (Epinal)
    • Beastie Derby Girls (Reims)
  • (sat+sun)Saint Etienne, France: Roller Derby Saint Etienne host their second Fresh Can Camp Bootcamp, a fresh meat bootcamp for both skaters and officials [EVENT]
    • this includes a post-bootcamp scrimmage here, to practice what you’ve learned [EVENT]
  • Toulouse, France: Roller Derby Toulouse host a double header [EVENT]
    • Rainbow Furies (Toulouse B) v Dock City Plan B (Gothenburg B) [FTS]
    • Nothing Toulouse (Toulouse A) v One Love Roller Dolls (Antwerp A) [FTS]
  • Dresden, Germany: Dresden Pioneers host a Bundesliga Division 1 bout against St Pauli Harbor Girls Hamburg [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Ludwigsburg, Germany: BarockCity Roller Derby host a Bundesliga Division 2 bout against Darmstadt’s Riot Rollers [FTS tournament][EVENT]
  • Kiel, Germany: Team Germany Men’s Roller Derby host a 4-team Men’s Roller Derby National Teams Tournament [FTS Tournament][EVENT] featuring:
    • Germany
    • Sweden
    • Finland
    • Wales
  • (sat+sun) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Team Netherlands Men’s Roller Derby host the second of two Men’s Roller Derby National Teams events on the same day (sigh) [FTS Tournament][EVENT] featuring the national teams of
    • Netherlands
    • Belgium
    • Scotland
    • Ireland
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Trondheim, Norway: Nidaros Roller Derby host Oulu Roller Derby [FTS][EVENT]
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia: Roller Derby Ljubljana host a Harry Potter themed triple-header scrimmage, with Graz’ Dust City Rollers (Austria) representing Gryffindor, Trieste’s Banshees representing Slytherin, and the hosts taking Hufflepuff. (We assume that the Officiating crew is the best house, Ravenclaw.) [FTS 1,2,3?][EVENT]
  • Barcelona, Spain: Barcelona Roller Derby hosts a triple header (“triangular tournament”) [EVENT]
    • DCCLM (Montpellier) v The Baywitch Project (Nice) [FTS]
    • Ingles de Acero (Barcelona) v DCCLM [FTS]
    • Ingles de Acero v The Baywitch Project [FTS]
  • A Coruña, Spain: A Coruña’s Irmandiñas celebrate their first birthday with a bootcamp + recruitment, covering WFTDA min skills, beginners skills, and a practice learning scrim. Plus, the obligatory after party! [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, France: PsykoQuads Roller Derby host a double header event [EVENT]
    • PsykoQuads Rookies v Lutece Destroyeueses (Paris)
    • PsykoQuads v Bloody Angels (Melun) [FTS?]
  • Sunday, Orleans, France: Orleans Roller Derby host a double header against Grenoble [EVENT]
    • Orleans B v Cannibal Marmots B [FTS]
    • Orleans A v Cannibal Marmots A [FTS]
  • Sunday, Lille, France: Roller Derby Lille hosts an exciting quintuple header! All 5 teams at Roller Derby Lille take on their own opponents during the day [EVENT]
    • Switchblade RollerGrrrls (Lille A) v GO-GO Gent Roller Derby [FTS]
    • Barronnes Von Schlass (Lille B) v Les Veuves Noirs (Rouen) [FTS]
    • Smashing Machettes (Lille C) v Les Succubes (Chapet) [FTS]
    • Barbiers de Sévices (Lille A Masc) v Les Calebrutes (Paris M) [FTS]
    • Marquis de Sabre (Lille B Masc) v Les Damnés (Paris M) [FTS]
  • Sunday, Innsbruck, Austria: Innsbruck’s Fearless Bruisers host an Austrian Championship bout against Linz’ Steelcity Rollers [FTS][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Kassel, Germany: the Bashlorettes host a mixed challenge team [EVENT]
  • Monday, Ludwigsburg, Germany: Barockcity Roller Derby host their next open training session – for anyone interested in the sport, as well as outside skaters + officials [EVENT]

Pacific

In Australia and New Zealand, the Australian Men’s Nationals dominate the action (although there’s an exciting bootcamp in Japan, and another tournament in New Zealand!):

  • Friday, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia: East Coast Derby Dolls host a Black v White open Scrim [EVENT]
  • Friday, Hobart, TAS, Australia: Convict City Roller Derby League host a home teams event with Wild Cats versus Jail Birds [EVENT]
  • Canberra, ACT, Australia: Canberra Roller Derby League’s home season Grand Finale sees the Brindabelters take on multiple-champions the Red Bellied Black Hearts for the championship, and Surly Griffins and Black ‘n’ Blue Belles play for third place. [EVENT]
  • Newcastle, NSW, Australia: Newcastle Roller Derby League host their final event of 2017, playing South Side Derby Dolls of Sydney [FTS][EVENT]
  • Prospect, SA, Australia : Murder City Roller Girls host a fundraising quiz night [EVENT]
  • Kapiti Coast, New Zealand: Kapiti Coast Derby Collective host Peowairangi Roller Derby League for a bout [FTS][EVENT]
  • Tauranga, New Zealand: Mount Militia Derby Crew host Richter City Convicts [FTS][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Christchurch, New Zealand: Otatutahi Roller Derby host their final Open Scrimmage of the year [EVENT]

Latin America

In Latin America, it’s very busy in Chile, with two tournaments in the same weekend!

  • (fri to mon) Guadalajara, Mexico: the Minervas host the 1st Division fixtures in the Mexican National Roller Derby Tournament [FTS Tournament][EVENT] featuring:
    • “Women’s tier”
      • Media Rotas (Juárez)
      • Quimeras (Mexico City?)
      • All-Star Juárez
      • Furiosas (San Luis Potosí)
      • Minervas  (Guadalajara)
      • Delicious Wheels (Celaya)
      • Mexico City Roller Derby
      • Discordias (Mexico City)
    • “Men’s tier”
      • Quadzalcoatls (Guadalajara)
      • All Blacks [Block Division] (Mexico City)
      • Wheels of Mayhem (Baja California)
      • Bastardos (San Luis Potosí)
      • Minotauros (Mexico City)
      • Disorder (EMXRD – Mexico City)
      • Deserticons (Juárez)
      • Crows (Querétaro)
    • Team Mexico v Team Mexico (RDWC v MRDWC teams) exhibition!
  • (sat to mon), Santa Fe, Argentina: Santas’ Hell Roller Derby host the Torneo Infernal, a tournament with both “men’s derby” and “women’s derby” tracks, as well as a “coed” (open to all) exhibition bout. As is common with Latin American tournaments, the attendees are being drip fed out, so we don’t know who they are now. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina: MDQueens Roller Derby’s Royal C host the Kamikazes (Buenos Aires) for a bout [FTS][EVENT]

Africa and Middle East

There’s no action in Africa or the Middle East we know of this weekend.

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