Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 9th/10th December 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, there’s no bouts in Scotland, but:

  • Friday, Dundee: Dundee Roller Girls’ Open Scrims are open this time to anyone covered by the WFTDA Gender policy (women and non-binary and gender-expansive people) [EVENT]
  • Dundee: Glasgow Men’s Roller Derby host the 5th of their Jammer Club jamming-focussed mini-bootcamp sessions. [EVENT]
  • Edinburgh: Auld Reekie Roller Girls host their annual Snowball celebrating another year of derby for the team and the community around them [EVENT]

UK

With December beginning, there’s still derby happening, but many bouts are Christmas themed…:

  • Friday, Oldham, England: Rainy City Roller Derby host another of their New Skater Nights [EVENT]
  • Culm, England: South West Angels of Terror host a super scrim event, open to all skaters (despite the problematic language, this event is Open To All) [EVENT]
  • Manchester, England: Manchester Roller Derby are hosting a Christmas Roller Disco [EVENT]
  • Nottingham, England: the Hellfire Harlots are holding a Christmas Craft Fair at Rough Trade Nottingham [EVENT]
  • Oldham, England: Rainy City Roller Derby host an intraleague double header, with mixed teams from across their 4 travel teams [EVENT]
  • Wolverhampton, England: Wolverhampton Honor Rollers are hosting “The Fightmare before Christmas”, a double-header event [EVENT]
    • Open mixed scrim: Jack Skellington versus Oogie Boogie
    • Wolverhampton Honor Rollers versus Riot City Ravens (Newport) [FTS]
  • Sunday, Coventry, England: Coventry Roller Derby host a festive double header [EVENT]
    • Rookie game: Seasons Beatings versus Stocking Killers
    • Coventry Roller Derby + Friends versus Team Unicorn Roller Derby
  • Sunday, Coventry, England: Coventry Roller Derby also host their monthly “Coed” (by which they mean Open to All, despite the problematic wording) Scrimmage [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Grimsby, England: Grimsby Roller Derby host a Christmas Scrim double-header (mixed teams), with a Gremlins theme [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Northampton, England: the Vendetta Vixens host a Christmas Scrim (“female-identifying” only, sadly) [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Wallasey, England: Wirral Pack Animals play against The World in another end-of-season mashup scrimmage [EVENT]
  • Monday, Birmingham, England: the Crash Test Brummies are hosting a Christmas Scrim (which is Open To All, despite the problematic description) [EVENT]

Europe

In Europe, the German, French and Finnish national tournaments continue, as well as the start of the Pohjola Cup, and many other bouts and Christmas-themed events!

  • Friday, Padova, Italy: Roller Derby Padova host an exciting party event around the Feast of the Madonna (but perhaps not with the festival’s original tone!) [EVENT]
  • Friday, Gothenburg, Sweden: Dock City Rollers host their regular Open Skate, open to both other leagues, and also to inquisitive newbies [EVENT]
  • Vienna, Austria: Vienna Roller Derby hosts a double header against Copenhagen [EVENT]
    • Vienna A versus Copenhagen A [FTS]
    • Vienna B versus Copenhagen B [FTS]
  • Helsinki, Finland: Helsinki Roller Derby are hosting an end of year quadruple header! [EVENT]
    • Helsinki AL-pakka versus Porvoo Roller Derby [FTS]
    • Helsinki Juniors versus Vakaat aikuiset ( )
    • Porvoo Roller Derby versus Seinäjoki Roller Derby [FTS]
    • Helsinki AL-pakka versus Seinäjoki Roller Derby
  • Kouvola, Finland: Kouvola Rock n Rollers host the third fixture of the 2017-8 Suomi Cup [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Kouvola Rock n Rollers versus Helsinki Roller Derby
    • Kallio Rolling Rainbow (Helsinki) versus Dirty River Roller Derby (Turku)
  • Oulu, Finland: and Oulo Roller Derby hosts the other Finnish tournament series, the Pohjola Cup 2017-8, with a triple header for their first fixtures [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • White Night Furies (St Petersburg) versus Roll-on Derby (Rovaniemeltä)
    • Shitty Village B-Pol (Oulu B) versus Joensuu Rolling Raccoons
    • Riverdale Rollers (Ylivieskasta) versus White Night Furies
  • Angoulême, France: Roller Derby Angoulême host a fundraising charity bout, as their mixed-gender expo team Testostamère play a mixed team from the Unnamed Basterds and Unnamed Biches  [EVENT]
  • Nice, France: The Baywitch Project host a double header [EVENT]
    • Baywitch Project (Nice) versus Rockcity Rollers (Eindhoven) [FTS] (WFTDA Mock-sanctioned)
    • Block of Shadows (Nice B) versus Le Gang des LARD (Lyon B) [FTS] (Nice B debut)
  • (sat+sun) Paris, France: Paris Rollergirls host French Champs, Nationale 1 North’s first bouts over the weekend [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • All Star Metz versus Les Dėferlantes (Rennes)
    • Les Quedalles (Paris B) versus Les Encastreuses (Lutece)
    • La Horde (Orcet) versus Switchblade (Lille)
    • All Star Metz versus Les Quedalles
    • Les Encastreuses versus Les Déferlantes
    • Les Quedalles versus Switchblade
    • All Star Metz versus La Horde
    • Les Encastreuses versus Switchblade
  • Thonon les Bains, France: the Taxider’biches host a triple header round robin [EVENT]
    • Taxider’biches versus Cannibal Marmots B (Grenoble) [FTS]
    • Taxider’biches versus Rabbit Skulls (Avignon) [FTS]
    • Cannibal Marmots B versus Rabbit Skulls [FTS]
  • Darmstadt, Germany: Riot Rollers Darmstadt host a double header of bouts, including a Bundesliga div 2 bout [EVENT]
    • Riot Rollers A versus Demolition Derby Dolls (Hannover) [FTS Tournament] (Bundesliga Div 2)
    • Riot Rollers B versus Rolling Rat Pack (Regensburg) [FTS]
  • Wuppertal, Germany: Red Lion Roller Derby are holding a scrimmage against Namur Roller Derby B for practice [FTS][EVENT]
  • Dublin, Ireland: Dublin Roller Derby host a double header [EVENT]
    • Dublin Roller Derby B versus Oxford Roller Derby [FTS]
    • Rookie game
  • (sat+sun) Bergamo, Italy: the Crimson Vipers host a bootcamp run by “Team Porto”s Big Jo and Titanium [EVENT]
  • Sundsvall, Sweden: Sundsvall’s Demolition Rollers are hosting Umeå for a bout [FTS][EVENT]
  • Zürich, Switzerland: Zurich City Roller Girlz are hosting a double header [EVENT]
    • Zürich City A versus Croydon Roller Derby [FTS]
    • Zürich City B versus Municorns (Munich B) [FTS]
  • Sunday, Brussels, Belgium: Brussels Derby Pixies host a triple-header round robin, Trackiflette! [EVENT]
    • Brussels Derby Pixies versus Roller Derby Caen [FTS]
    • Roller Derby Caen versus One Love Roller Dolls (Antwerp) [FTS]
    • One Love Roller Dolls versus Brussels Derby Pixies [FTS]
  • Sunday, Limerick, Ireland: Limerick Roller Derby are hosting Oxford, after the latter’s game against Dublin the previous day [FTS][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Namur, Belgium: Namur Roller Girls host a closed bout against Gent GO-GO Roller Derby [FTS]
  • Sunday, Epinal, France: Reaper’s Crew host Les Encourneuses (Strasbourg B + Sarregumines) for a bout [FTS][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Ligugé, France: Poiters Roller Derby host a double header [EVENT]
    • Poitiers Roller Derby versus Les Filles de Neptune (Nantes Loisir) [FTS]
    • mixed bout
  • Sunday, Jyväskylä, Finland: Jyväskylä Roller Derby are hosting a try-derby + recruitment open day [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam Roller Derby hosts a double header [EVENT]
    • B.ADD Girls (Amsterdam B) versus Roller Derby Erfurt [FTS]
    • All Stars (Amsterdam A) versus Lille Roller Girls [FTS]
  • Sunday, Lisbon, Portugal: Lisboa Roller Derby host a bootcamp taught by the famous Mr Furieux [EVENT]

Pacific

In Australia, New Zealand, and Japan it’s relatively quiet:

  • Friday, Gladstone, QLD, Australia: Gladstone PCYC hosts their Xmas Roller Disco, complete with a raffle for a Scooter! [EVENT]
  • Gold Coast, QLD, Australia: East Coast Derby Dolls host their Christmas themed bout, mixed teams of Queensland based skaters competing as “Sleigh-her” and “Jingle Belles” [EVENT]
  • Newcastle, NSW, Australia: Newcastle Roller Derby hosts the traditional Team Australia versus Wizards of Aus bout, as the men’s and women’s national teams face off [FTS][EVENT]
  • Okinawa, Japan: Okinawa Roller Derby host a bout themed around the most important winter tradition: the next Star Wars film! The Resistance will be taking on the First Order on track, with skaters from ORD and Devil Dog Derby Dames [EVENT]
  • Auckland, New Zealand: Pirate City Rollers host their final game – and double header of the year with two home teams bouts [EVENT]
    • Elves versus Reindeers (Junior)
    • Unicorns versus Dinosaurs
  • Sunday, Coffs Harbor, NSW, Australia: Coffs Coast Derby Dolls are seeing off the year with a “five-a-side Christmas Scrim”, four teams, playing 15 minute games with no time-outs! [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Yokosuka, Japan: Yokosuka Sushi Rollers host the Seasons Beatings Mashup tournament, with skaters from across Tokyo Roller Derby (and anyone else welcome) [EVENT]

Latin America

In Latin America, almost all the nations with derby have something on, including bootcamps and tournaments!

  • (Fri to Sun), Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina: ThunderQuads Roller Derby host Torneo HARD, a 3 day tournament of men’s derby [FTS Tournament][EVENT] featuring:
    • Jimmy Rustlers (Buenos Aires)
    • ThunderQuads (Buenos Aires)
    • Terror sQuad (Santiago, Chile)
    • Survival Crew (Córdoba)
    • Bototos Bandidos (Viña del Mar, Chile )
    • Cobra Quads (Mar del Plata)
    • Legiòn Roller Derby (Tucumán)
  • Friday, Bogotá, Colombia: Fundación RoDar, Central Derby DC and Legión Roller Quads host a bootcamp by Loren Mutch (Rose City Rollers). [EVENT]
  • Rosario, Argentina: Rosario Roller Derby hosts a bootcamp for Blockers and Jammers [EVENT]
  • Rio de Janiero, Brazil: Sugar Loathe Roller Derby host a triple header [EVENT]
    • Sugar Loathe (Rio de Janiero) versus Gray City Rebels (São Paulo) [FTS]
    • Sugar Loathe versus Thunder Rats (Santos) [FTS]
    • Seleçāo Brasileira (National Team) versus The Rest of the World
  • Metepec, Mexico: Atómicas Roller Derby host another of their regular home teams bouts [EVENT]

Africa and Middle East

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

 

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