Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 16th/17th 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, Inverness: Inverness City Roller Derby invite you to their Christmas Night Out, with a Christmas themed quiz, and party games. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Glasgow: Mean City Roller Derby host an open morning scrimmage session for anyone who is interested (including NSOs and Referees) [EVENT]

UK

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

  • Friday, Oldham, England: Rainy City Roller Derby host another of their regular New Skater Nights [EVENT]
  • Friday, Swindon, England: Wiltshire Roller Derby host a “Women’s, Men’s and Coed” Christmas Scrim. This follows their usual rule of changing gender policy for each jam – the language used is unclear as to if they mean “WFTDA policy” by “Women’s” and so on. Caveat Emptor. [EVENT]
  • Mansfield, England: Mansfield Roller Derby host a mixed intraleague scrim, as Mansfield plays Mansfield. [EVENT]
  • Nottingham, England: Nottingham Roller Derby host a Festive Triple Header [EVENT]
    • Nottingham Roller Girls B versus Hellfire Harlots B (Nottingham) [FTS]
    • Nottingham Roller Girls A versus Lincolnshire Bomber Roller Girls [FTS]
    • Super Smash Brollers (Nottingham M) versus Gothenburg Salty Seamen [FTS]
  • Wales: it’s possible that South Wales Silures host Paris’ Panam Squad for a closed, MRDA-Sanctioned bout, according to FTS. [FTS]
  • Sunday, Leicester, England: Leicestershire Dolly Rockit Rollers host their traditional Propeh Scrimbo scrimmage, for mid/advanced level skaters [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Lincoln, England: Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls host their annual Christmas Cherry Popper, an open-subscription rookie bout for skaters with <4 games’ experience. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Manchester, England: Manchester Roller Derby host their final scrimmage of the year – a mixed-level open, all-gender (thanks to MRD for their thoughtful use of language here) scrim. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Middlesbrough, England: Middlesbrough Roller Derby host an open scrimmage with WFTDA-gender-policy rules (thanks to MRD for being thoughtful about expressing this) [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Norwich, England: Norfolk Roller Derby host an Xmas Intraleague double header [EVENT]
    • “Women’s only” (we assume WFTDA-gender-policy…) intraleague
    • “Coed” (Open To All) intraleague
  • Sunday, York, England: York Minxters host their open, WFTDA-gender-policy Christmas Scrim [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Swansea, Wales: Swansea City Roller Derby host a Crimbo Bash Up Scrim (policy not mentioned) [EVENT]

Europe

In Europe, the national tournaments are taking a break…, but there’s a huge number of Christmas themed tournaments and scrims, especially in France!

  • Brest, France: B.M.O Derby Girls host a Christmas double header against Les Quads de Paris [EVENT]
    • La Barbaque (Paris B) versus Les Sabordeuses (Brest B) [FTS]
    • La Boucherie (Paris A) versus Toutes Etoiles (Brest A) [FTS]
  • Bordeaux, France: Bordeaux Roller Derby are participating in a skating event at the Xmas market, with a roller derby demonstration as part. [EVENT]
  • Dijon, France: Roller Derby Dijon host a Christmas Roller Disco [EVENT]
  • Metz, France: Roller Derby Metz Club B (La Meute) hosts Nancy’s Wheel Spirit for a bout [FTS][EVENT]
  • Nantes, France: Nantes Derby Girls host their third Mécanique du Track event, traditionally at the end of the year. This is a triple header round robin, with [EVENT]
    • Divines Machines (Nantes B) versus Simones (Orléans A) [FTS]
    • Simones versus Knock N Roll Cannibals (Creil A) [FTS]
    • Divines Machines versus Knock N Roll Cannibals [FTS]
  • Strasbourg, France: Les Menneles host a triple header round-robin tournament [EVENT]
    • Les Menneles (Strasbourg M) versus Wolfgang (Orcet M) [FTS]
    • Les Menneles versus Kamiquadz (Montpellier M) [FTS]
    • Wolfgang versus Kamiquadz [FTS]
  • Kassel, Germany: Roller Derby Kassel host an X-mas Scrimmage, with team Snowflake against team Santa [EVENT]
  • Potsdam, Germany: the Prussian Fat Cats host Frankfurt’s Roller Grrrl Gang for a bout [FTS][EVENT]
  • Stuttgart, Germany: Stuttgart Valley Rollergirls’ Bad Seeds host Darmstadt’s Riot Rollers for a bout [FTS][EVENT]
  • Vicenza, Italy: Vicenza’s Anguanas host a European game against Prague City Roller Derby [FTS][EVENT]
  • The Hague, Netherlands: the Parliament of Pain host a “coed” (Open to All) open scrimmage [EVENT]
  • Gdańsk, Poland: 3City Piranhas host a X-Mas Roller Disco [EVENT]
  • Madrid, Spain: Black Thunders Derby host A Coruña’s As Brigantias for a bout [FTS][EVENT], with it’s own afterparty event [EVENT]
  • Malmö, Sweden: Crime City Rollers host a Roller Disco [EVENT]
  • Norrköping, Sweden: Norrköping Roller Derby host an Xmas double header [EVENT]
    • Norrköping B versus Jackdaw City Rollers (Uppsala) [FTS]
    • mixed bout (Hjulens hjältar versus Tjuvarnas hjul) (skaters from Norrköping A and KAOS ( ) )
  • Sunday, Antwerp, Belgium: One Love Roller Dolls host a “Crazy Xmas Scrimmage”, an open-to-all, open scrimmage with 3 30-minute periods and prizes for outfits…[EVENT]
  • Sunday, Anjou, France: Anjou Derby Girls host “Jingle Beigne 2 – Tempête sur le Track”, a “coed” (Open to All) format scrimmage .— [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Dijon, France: Roller Derby Dijon hosts a triple header of roller derby [EVENT]
    • Velvet Must’Hard (Dijon B) versus Gones’n’Roses (Lyon B) [FTS]
    • La Raclée (Dijon M) versus Unnamed Basterds (mixed M)
    • Velvet Owls (Dijon A) versus Biches Deluxe (Thonon/Annecy-Seynod) [FTS]
  • Sunday, Lille, France: Lille Roller Girls host a quadruple header in “The 4 Games before Christmas” [EVENT]
    • Glorious Lapinous (Lille Juniors) mixed Dead Dragibus (Calais Juniors)
    • Bad Bunnies (Lille A) versus Paris Rollergirls A [FTS]
    • Glorious Bâtardes (Lille B) versus Paris Rollergirls C [FTS]
    • Bad Bunnies (?) versus Gent GO-GO Roller Derby [FTS]
  • Sunday, Nantes, France: Les Jules Vénères host the third “Winter Derby Games”, a double header event [EVENT]
    • Unnamed Coed (“the four corners of France”) versus Nantes Coed [“Open to All Game”]
    • Les Jules Vénères (Nantes) versus Caen Men’s Roller Derby + Les Bonhommes (Rennes)
  • Sunday, Nîmes, France: Bones Breakers Roller Derby host a double-header in the “Spir’HIT of Christm’ASS” [EVENT]
    • B-Bones (Nîmes B) versus Valkyries (Pays d’Aix B) [FTS]
    • Bones Breakers (Nîmes A) versus Amazones (Pays d’Aix A) [FTS]
  • Sunday, Reims, France: Beastie Derby Girls host “L’Etrange Noël de Monsieur Jam”, a tourney of some kind, featuring [FTS 1][EVENT]
    • Beastie Derby Girls (Reims)
    • Les Nasty Pêcheresses (Montreuil)
    • mixed team: Les Flèches Revêches (Dijon) + Voodoo Vixens (Grand Besançon)
  • Sunday, Sainte-Catharine, France: Roller Derby Arras host a quadruple header (!) event [EVENT]
    • RATM (Arras M) versus Blackland Randy Devils (Charleroi M) [FTS]
    • Zombeers (Calais M) versus Barbiers de Sevices (Lille M) [A/B mix, might not be FTS valid)
    • The Black Tagada (Calais A) versus Les Veuves Noires (Rouen A) [FTS]
    • Purple 2.0 (Arras) versus Blackland Rockin’ K-Rollers (Charleroi) [FTS]
  • Sunday, Hamburg, Germany: St Pauli / Harbor Girls B host Hannover’s Demolition Derby Dolls for a bout [FTS][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Västerås, Sweden: Västerås Roller Derby host a public open scrim (?) [EVENT]
  • Monday, Zürich, Switzerland: Zürich City Rollergirlz run an open training / recruitment event [EVENT]

Pacific

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

  • Friday, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia: Convict City Roller Derby League host their annual “Friends and Family Christmas Game” – a friendly home teams bout, giving their newer skaters time on track, and welcoming family of league members. [EVENT]

Latin America

In Latin America, it seems a little quiet, but 2×4 host a tournament including Uruguay’s Pajaros Pintados, and Coyolxauhqui Roller Derby have their debut bout!

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: 2×4 Roller Derby host a triangular tournament (a triple header round robin), with visitors from Uruguay [FTS 1,2,3][EVENT]
    • 2×4 Roller Derby Team C (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    • Mandrágoras Roller Derby (General Roca, Rio Negro, Argentina )
    • Pájaros Pintados Roller Derby (Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • Sunday, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Sailor City Rollers are hosting a tryouts/recruitment event for interested skaters [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Berazategui, Argentina: Kamikazes Roller Derby host a 5th Birthday event, including a double-header [EVENT]
    • KINGS versus QUEENS (“Coed” bout, but in the sense of “men’s team” versus “women’s team” we think)
    • Kamikazes mixed bout
  • Sunday, Pátzcuaro, Mexico: Coyolxauhqui Roller Derby have their first ever bout, against Toluca’s Reptilias! [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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