Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 17th/18th Mar 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

There’s not many events in Scotland this week, although there are also teams playing elsewhere in the UK:

  • Fri, Dundee,Scotland,United Kingdom: Dundee Roller Girlsare hosting their regular Friday open intraleague scrims, but with a difference: for Dundee Women’s Festival, this event will be open to the public as an outreach event. [EVENT]

United Kingdom

There’s a bunch of leagues running their training and recruitment processes in the UK, as well as several open scrims. The major “official” fixtures this week are a host of British Champs events.

  • Thurs, Cardiff,Wales,United Kingdom: Tiger Bay Brawlers’ Learn to Skate course continues (started 8 March) [EVENT]
  • Fri, Croydon,England,United Kingdom: Croydon Roller Derby host a New Skater / Learn to Play Roller Derby open evening. [EVENT]
  • Fri, Ipswich, Suffolk,England,United Kingdom: Suffolk Roller Derby host an Open Mixed Scrim (described as “Coed”, so All-Gender/Open To All), also welcoming officials from other leagues. [EVENT]
  • Fri, Oldham,England,United Kingdom: Rainy City Roller Derby ‘s traditional Friday New Skater nights continue. [EVENT]
  • Fri, New Ferry, Wirral, England: the not-quite-existing yet North West And Wales Junior Roller Derby league is hosting a Juniors Rec skate as part of their initial outreach. [EVENT]
  • Fri, Portsmouth,England,United Kingdom: Portsmouth Roller Wenches are hosting a taster session for their Learn To Roller Derby course (the full course starts 15th April) [EVENT]
  • Friday, Wakefield, England, United Kingdom: Wakey Wheeled Cats host their Friday Night Skate [EVENT]
  • Sat, Basingstoke,England,United Kingdom: Basingstoke Roller Derby are hosting an open scrim, advertised as “coed”, confirmed to be All-Gender/Open to All. [EVENT]
  • Sat, London,England,United Kingdom: Southern Discomfort host the British Champs Tier 1 Men [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Mild Discomfort (Southern Discomfort B) versus Crash Test Brummies (Birmingham)
    • Barrow Infernos (Barrow-in-Furness) versus Tyne & Fear (Newcastle)
    • Southern Discomfort (London A) versus Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder (Lincoln A) [FTS] (not BC bout)
  • Sat, Newcastle Upon Tyne,England,United Kingdom: Newcastle Roller Girls host British Champs Tier 3 (North) [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Granite City Roller Derby (Aberdeen) versus Wakey Wheeled Cats (Wakefield)
    • Whippin’ Hinnies (Newcastle B) versus Hallam Hellcats Roller Derby
  • Sat, Oxford,England,United Kingdom: Oxford Roller Derby host a double-header fundraising scimmage for Oxfordshire Mind. [EVENT]
    • Rookie-level scrimmage
    • Advanced-level scrimmage
  • Sat, Rudheath, Wirral,England,United Kingdom: Riverside Rebels Roller Derby host British Champs Tier 4 West [FTS Tournament] [EVENT]
    • Riverside Rebels (Wirral area) versus Arcadia Roller Derby (Manchester) (note: Riverside Rebels have withdrawn from Champs this year, as of 4th Mar, so this is not a sanctioned BC game.) [FTS]
    • North Cheshire Victory Rollers versus Railtown Loco Rollers (Crewe)
  • Sun, Birmingham,England,United Kingdom: Central City Rollergirls host an open skate training session for all post-min-skills skaters (no explicit gender statement) [EVENT]
  • Sun, Blackpool,England,United Kingdom: Blackpool Roller Derby are hosting their Intake Day for interested potential skaters [EVENT]
  • Sun, Dorset,England,United Kingdom: Dorset Knobs Roller Derby + Dorset Roller Girls are running an all-gender beginners bootcamp for skaters who have just passed minimum-skills. (1 hour training, 2 hour supervised scrim with feedback breaks) [EVENT]
  • Sun, Kent,England,United Kingdom: Southern CoEd Roller Derby ‘s Intro To Roller Derby course continues (started 8th March) [EVENT]
  • Sun, Manchester,England,United Kingdom: Manchester Roller Derby host another of their Mixed Level Open All Gender Scrim, open to all skaters who have passed minimum-skills. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom: Plymouth City Roller Derby are hosting a Sunday, closed-door, mixed scrim. Hard to find because not hosted by the team’s own page. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Southend-on-Sea,England,United Kingdom: Seaside Siren Roller Girls are hosting a fundraising social event, which seems to be a visit to a local steakhouse? [EVENT]
  • Sun, Wallasey, Wirral,England,United Kingdom: Wirral Pack Animals host British Champs T2 Men [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Lincolnshire Thugly Ducklings (Lincoln B) versus Teesside Skate Invaders
    • Wirral Pack Animals versus Oxford Mens Roller Derby
  • Sun, Worcester,England,United Kingdom: Worcester Wyldlings Roller Derby’s Sunday training sessions continue (started March 11th) [EVENT]

Europe

France and Finland both have national championships events happening this weekend, but there seems to be an especially busy set of fixtures in Spain as well.

    • Thurs, Prague,Praha,Czech Republic: Hard Breaking Dolls host another of their regular Open Practice events for those who want to try derby (including potential Officials) [EVENT]
    • Fri, Tartu, Estonia: Tartu Roller Derby’s Friday open practice is open to new skaters, as well as their regulars [Facebook Flyer (no specific Event)]
    • Sat, Ghent,East Flanders,Belgium: GO-GO Gent Roller Derby are hosting a fundraising quiz evening, “Juice Your Brain Quiz” [EVENT]
    • Sat, Mons,Hainaut,Belgium: Freaky Mons’ter Derby Ladies are hosting a Roller Disco Derby event, with both a roller disco and two scrimmages (rookie/intermediate, and advanced).[EVENT]
    • Sat, Prague,Praha,Czech Republic: Prague City Roller Derby host their first WFTDA-sanctioned game, as part of their 6th birthday party [EVENT]
      • Prague City A versus Roller Derby Metz Club [FTS]
    • Sat, Rovaniemi,Lapland,Finland: Roll-On Derby host a Suomi Cup Division 1 fixture [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
      • Jyväskylä Roller Derby versus Joensuu Roller Derby
      • Rovaniemi Roller Derby versus Riverdale Rollers (Ylivieska)
    • Sat, Bastia,Corse,France: Roller Derby Club Bastiacciu are recruiting for any Corsicans who want to play roller derby; this will include a public demo scrim of the game. [EVENT]
    • Sat+Sun, Montpellier, Hérault, France: DCCLM host the the French Nationale, division 2 [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
      • Mars Invaders (Marseille) versus Rabbit Skulls (Avignon)
      • Toxic Ladies (Toulon) versus Les Amazones (Pays d’Aix)
      • Baywitch Project (Nice) versus Les Faux Soyeuses (Lyon)
      • Toxic Ladies vs Mars Invaders
      • Les Amazones vs Les Faux Soyeuses
    • Sat+Sun, Rennes,Bretagne,France: Roller Derby Rennes also host the French Nationale, division 2 [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
      •  les Missfeet (Le Mans) versus les Pétroleuses (Caen)
      •  les Vilaines (Rennes) versus les Morues (Lorient)
      •  les Simones (Orléans) versus les Pétroleuses
      • les Simones  versus les B.M.O. (Brest)
      • les Missfeet versus les Vilaines
    • Sat, Frankfurt,Hessen,Germany: Bembel Town Rollergirls host a division 1. Bundesliga bout [FTS Tornament][EVENT]
      • Bembel Town (Frankfurt) versus Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz
      • Roller Girls of the Apocalypse (Kaiserslautern) versus mixed team (expo)
    • Sat, Bergamo,Lombardy,Italy: Roller Derby Bergamo host a double header as Palermo play both the hosts, and Milan [EVENT]
      • Harpies (Milan) versus Poison Kittens (Palermo) [FTS]
      • Crimson Vipers (Bergamo) versus Poison Kittens [FTS]
    • Sat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Barcelona Roller Derby host a double header against European opponents.  [EVENT]
      • Ingles de Acero All-Stars (Barcelona A) versus Brighton Rockers Roller Derby [FTS]
      • B-Ingles de Acero (Barcelona B) versus Les Auver’Niaks (Clermont-Ferrand) [FTS]
    • Sat, Madrid,Madrid,Spain: Roller Derby Madrid also host a double header with European scope [EVENT]
      • Roller Derby Madrid B versus Roller Derby Thonon [FTS]
      • Roller Derby Madrid A versus Roller Derby Dresden [FTS]
    • Sat, Zaragoza,Aragon,Spain: Roller Derby Zaragoza are hosting a fundraising vermut (which we think is, basically, a late-lunch meetup with tapas etc, named for the vermouth traditionally drunk at it?) to raise funds for their travel to compete in Zurich later in the year. [EVENT]
    • Sat, Göteborg,Götaland,Sweden: Dock City Rollers C team are taking on the Royal Swedish Roller Derby B [EVENT]
      • Dock City Rollers C-gulls versus The Royal Brigade (Royal Swedish B ; Stockholm) [FTS]
    • Sun, Belfort, France: the Knee Breakers on Wheels are hosting a triple header tournament [EVENT]
      • Nuts Breakers on Wheels (Belfort B) versus Molly Hatchets (Pontarlier) [FTS]
      • Molly Hatchets versus Mechanical Dolls (Sarreguemines) [FTS]
      • Mechanical Dolls versus Nuts Breakers on Wheels [FTS]
    • Sun, Orcet, France: Roller Derby Orcet host a double header [EVENT]:
      • Wolfgang (Orcet M) versus Les Barons Cathares (Quad Guards/Toulouse M B) [FTS]
      • Orcet Roller Derby (W) versus Bones Breakers (Nîmes) [FTS]
    • Sun, Paris, France: Les Gueuses de Pigalle are hosting an open scrimmage – but it’s hard to find as the Facebook event is not owned by the team! [EVENT]
    • Sun, Reims, France: the Beastie Derby Girls host a double header event [EVENT]
      • Beastie Derby Girls versus Baronnes von Schlass (Lille B) [FTS]
      • Team Champagne (Reims/Dizier/Troyes) versus Lille C (Smashing Macquettes)+Tourcoing (Breaking Bad Ass) [exhibition]
    • Sun, Mainz,Rheinland-Pfalz,Germany: Maniac Monsters Mainz host an entire day of open scrimmages [EVENT]
      • Pirates versus Ninjas (Beginner)
      • Rocker versus Popper (Intermediate/Advanced)
      • Heroes versus Villains (“Coed”/OTA Advanced
    • Sun, Mannheim,Baden-Württemberg,Germany: The Delta Quads begin Crash Course 2018, the first phase of their beginners derby skills course (which is the only phase open to non-members) [EVENT]
    • Sun, Galway,Connaught,Ireland: Galway City Roller Derby’s  Freshmeat Course learn to Roller Derby course continues (started 4th March)[EVENT]
    • Sun, Den Haag,Zuid-Holland,Netherlands: The Parliament of Pain present Fresh Meat Sunday training events continue for every Sunday in March [EVENT]
    • Mon, Mons,Hainaut,Belgium: the Freaky Mons’ter Derby Ladies and Dudes present their own recruitment event, for both teams [EVENT]
    • Mon, Marburg,Hessen,Germany: Marburg Splatter Fairies present an open training session and “Derby Talk” for people interested in the sport, ahead of their recruitment in a week or so. (The training is open for spectation, not for skaters) [EVENT]

 

  • Mon, Groningen,Netherlands:Roller Derby Groningen start their training sessions for new skaters, open for signup. [EVENT]

Pacific

Whilst most Australian and New Zealand teams are recruiting or training, the home teams season is also starting in both countries, and in Victoria, Australia, the Statewide Stampede is kicking off the season. Elsewhere, there’s recruitment in China, as Beijing host their first recruitment of the year.

  • Thurs, Hobart,Tasmania,Australia: South Island Sirens’ Quad Fit roller derby fitness program continues [EVENT]
  • Thurs,Traralgon,Victoria,Australia: Gippsland Ranges Roller Derby are starting their Traralgon Program 2018, which we think is their freshmeat/learn roller derby course [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Tauranga,Bay of Plenty,New Zealand: Moana Roller Derby host another Open Skate Session, for all genders. Skaters just under 16 considered on case by case basis. [EVENT]
  • Fri, Hurstville,New South Wales,Australia: South Side Derby Dolls are hosting their 2018 Fresh Meat Intake [EVENT]
  • Fri, Melbourne,Victoria,Australia: Melbourne Northside Rollers host a double-header to launch their 2018 season [EVENT]
    • Development skaters expo bout
    • Sisters of Anarchy versus Pulp Vixens (home team/travel team mashup)
  • Fri, Perth,Western Australia,Australia: Western Australia Roller Derby are hosting a Roller Derby demo event, at Bayswater Bowling and Recreation Club, with a recruitment motive. [EVENT]
  • Sat, Albany,Western Australia,Australia: Albany Roller Derby League’s Learn to Skate program continues (started 17th Feb) [EVENT]
  • Sat, Bunbury,Western Australia,Australia: Bunbury Roller Derby host their first bout of 2018 [EVENT]
    • Bunbury and Margaret River Roller Derby “potluck” scrimmage.
  • Sat, Coffs Harbour,New South Wales,Australia: Coffs Coast Roller Derby host a double header [EVENT]
    • Daughters of Mayhem (Coffs Coast W) versus Breakwall Brawlers (Port Macquarie) [FTS]
    • “coed” [probably all-gender/open to all] scrimmage
  • Sat, Darwin,Northern Territory,Australia: Darwin Rollergirls host their first home teams bout of the season [EVENT]
    • Psyclones versus Arafuries
  • Sat+Sun, Bairnsdale,Victoria,Australia: Gippsland Lakes Roller Derby are hosting  Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2018 Statewide Stampede tournament, over the two days of the weekend. This tournament incorporates both full-contact (WFTDA), and Low-contact (LOCO) rules games. [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • South Sea Roller Derby’s South Sea Banshees (Melbourne) versus Diamond Valley Roller Derby/Otway Derby Dolls’  Diamond Growlers (Otway/Melbourne)
    • South Sea Banshees versus N.E.R.D (North East Roller Derby; Oxley)
    • Ballarat Roller Derby League’s Rat Pack versus N.E.R.D
    • Team Regional Victoria’s Rolling Matildas (Wheat City/Gippsland Lakes/Gippsland Range/Mildura) versus Rat Pack
    • Dragon City Derby Dolls’ Chiko Rollers (Bendigo) versus Rolling Matildas
    • Chiko Rollers versus West Side Derby Dollz (Melbourne)
    • East Vic Roller Derby’s Witches of East Vic (Melbourne) versus West Side Derby Dollz
    • Witches of East Vic versus Diamond Growlers
    • LOCO scrimmages (teams Black and Gold)
  • Sat, Levin,Manawatu-Wanganui,New Zealand: Whenua Fatales Roller Derby host a bout [EVENT]
    • Whenua Fatales versus Badda Bings (Swamp City Roller Derby B, Palmerston North) [FTS]
  • Sun, Adelaide,South Australia,Australia: Lil’ Adelaide Rollers start up their training sessions, open to 8 to 17 year olds, all-gender. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Newcastle,New South Wales,Australia: Newcastle Junior Roller Derby still have Soy Wax Candles to sell as their fundraiser [EVENT]
  • Sun, Perth,Western Australia,Australia: Western Australia Roller Derby host a home teams game to start the season in 2018 Atomic Sirens vs Sonic Doom Scrimmage [EVENT]
    • Atomic Sirens versus Sonic Doom
  • Sun, Sunshine Coast,Queensland,Australia: Coastal Assassins Roller Derby Freshmeat Intake 2018 has another information session for those who want to learn more [EVENT]
  • Sun, Beijing, China: Beijing Roller Derby 2018 training starts, in Tuanjiehu Park, and welcomes new skaters who want to try out. [Facebook Post]
  • Sun, Auckland,Auckland,New Zealand: Pirate City Rollers are running the first of a pair of Open Days, for those interested in any aspect of Roller Derby (Skating, officiating, volunteering in other ways) [EVENT]
  • Sun, Wellington,Wellington,New Zealand: Richter City Roller Derby host another of their weekly Learn to Skate sessions, open to anyone to start at any time. [EVENT]
  • Mon, Palmerston North,Manawatu-Wanganui,New Zealand: Swamp City Roller Derby’s  Beginners Course continues (started 5th March) [EVENT]

Latin America

A bit busier in Latin America this weekend, with several fundraisers (more than one for a National Team heading to MRDWC), and a quadruple of bouts in Mexico, and triple in Argentina!

  • Thurs, Rosario,Santa Fe,Argentina: Rosario Roller Derby host their weekly “Try Roller Derby” events for those interested in the sport. [EVENT]
  • Fri, Cordoba, Argentina: Hiedras Roller Derby have an intraleague bout (Rojo versus Amarillo), but no Facebook or other event, so it’s hard to link to. [Facebook image]
  • Fri, Bucaramanga,Santander,Colombia: Pink Sucks Roller Derby host a 90’s party rock-music event, to fundraise for Team Colombia Masculino attending the Men’s Roller Derby World Cup in Barcelona. [EVENT]
  • Sat, Buenos Aires,Buenos Aires,Argentina: ThunderQuads Roller Derby Masculino host a double-header scrimmage event to fundraise for Team Argentina Masculino attending the Men’s Roller Derby World Cup! [EVENT]
    • “B/C” level “Women” scrimmage
    • ThunderQuads versus The World (open subscription team)
  • Sat, Piracicaba, Brasil: Capivaras Roller Derby are present at what seems to be a “Solidarity Fair” with a stall. [Facebook post]
  • Sat, Bogotá,Distrito Capital,Colombia: Rock and Roller Queens host a “Burger Palooza” food party fundraiser [EVENT]
  • Sat+Sun, Monterrey,Nuevo León,Mexico: Monterrey Roller Derby host a quadruple header [EVENT]
    • Sat: División del Norte (Chihuahua) versus Furiosas (San Luis Potosí) [FTS]
    • Sun: Monterrey All-Stars versus División del Norte [FTS]
    • Sun: Deserticons (Chihuahua M) versus Bastados (San Luis Potosí M) [FTS?]
    • Sun: Monterrey All-Starts versus Furiosas [FTS]
  • Sun, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Sailor City Rollers host a double header (announced only this Tuesday) [EVENT]
    • Sailor City Rollers All-Stars (A) versus No Excuses Roller Derby (N.E.R.D, Buenos Aires) [FTS]
    • Summerteam (Sailor City B/C mix) versus Desalmadas (south Buenos Aires)
  • Sun, Neuquén,Neuquén,Argentina: Barderas Insurrectas host a “triangular tournament” (a triple header round robin) [EVENT]
    • Barderas Insurrectas versus Mandragoras Roller Derby (General Roca, Rio Negro) [FTS]
    • Barderas Insurrectas versus Cruellas Roller Derby (Plaza Huincul) [FTS]
    • Mandragoras Roller Derby versus Cruellas Roller Derby [FTS]
  • Sun, São Paulo,São Paulo,Brazil: Ladies of HellTown host a home-teams bout. as part of International Women’s Month[EVENT]
    • Femininjas versus Feminerds
  • Sun, Itzapalapa, Mexico City, Mexico: the Quadtlicues play the Valkirias of Mexico City [FTS][EVENT]

Africa and Middle East

As far as we know, the only event in Africa and the Middle East is in Pretoria.

  • Thurs, Pretoria,Gauteng,South Africa: P-Town Roller Derby host another of their weekly open “funskates” for anyone who wants to come along and try Roller Derby [EVENT]
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