Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup:7th/8th Apr 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 much happening in Scotland – but you can try out Roller Derby in Dalkeith!

  • Wed, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom: Ayrshire Roller Derby have their Recruitment evening [EVENT]
  • Sun, Edinburgh,Scotland,United Kingdom: Lothian Derby Dolls and Fear & Lothian present a Roller Derby Taster Session, for all genders interested in trying roller derby. [EVENT]

United Kingdom

The big event in the UK is obviously Rainy City Roller Derby’s EuroCup, with most other leagues holding recruitments or open scrimmages, and British Champs quiet for a second week.

  • Thurs, Cardiff,Wales,United Kingdom: Tiger Bay Brawlers’ Learn to Skate course continues (started Mar 8th) [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Nottingham,England,United Kingdom: Nottingham Hellfire Harlots host their Open Recruitment evening, for anyone interested in trying roller derby. [EVENT]
  • Fri, Derby,England,United Kingdom: Suffolk Roller Derby host the next location for their Freshie Intake,  Ipswich [EVENT]
  • Fri, Durham,England,United Kingdom: Durham City Rolling Angels host their New Skater Intake [EVENT]
  • Fri, Kent,England,United Kingdom: Southern Coed Roller Derby’s WeJustRoll Medway Roller Derby for girls and women (11-25) series continues [EVENT]
  • Fri-Sun, Manchester,England,United Kingdom: Rainy City Roller Derby host their Euro Cup, a WFTDA-Sanctioned round-robin tournament for Division 1 range teams [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Crime City Roller Derby (Malmö) versus Helsinki Roller Derby
    • Rainy City Roller Derby (Oldham) versus Kallio Rolling Rainbow (Helsinki)
    • Helsinki Roller Derby versus Kallio Rolling Rainbow
    • Rainy City Roller Derby versus Stockholm Roller Derby
    • Crime City Roller Derby versus Kallio Rolling Rainbow
    • Helsinki Roller Derby versus Stockholm Roller Derby
    • Crime City Roller Derby versus Stockholm Roller Derby
    • Rainy City Roller Derby versus Helsinki Roller Derby
    • Stockholm Roller Derby versus Kallio Rolling Rainbow
    • Crime City Roller Derby versus Rainy City Roller Derby
    • Extra (unsanctioned) bouts:
      • Rainy City B versus Helsinki B [FTS]
      • Rainy City B versus Crime City B [FTS]
  • Sat, Exeter,England,United Kingdom: South West Angels of Terror host their Monthly Open Scrimmage, no gender policy specified [EVENT]
  • Sat, Lincoln,England,United Kingdom: Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls are celebrating their 10th Birthday with a party, featuring live music, a raffle, and presumably food and drink… [EVENT]
  • Sun, Dorset,England,United Kingdom: Dorset Roller Girls and Dorset Knobs Roller Derby cohost their all-gender Dorset Roller Derby Fresh Meat intake, for anyone of any gender interested in playing roller derby, or officiating it. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Kent,England,United Kingdom: Southern Coed Roller Derby’s Introduction To Roller Derby course continues [EVENT]
  • Sun, Oxford,England,United Kingdom: Oxford Wheels of Gory host their monthly recruitment session for anyone interested in joining up. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Worcester,England,United Kingdom: Worcester Wyldlings Roller Derby’s Sunday Training sessions, open to new skaters, continue. [EVENT]
  • Mon, Coventry,England,United Kingdom: Coventry Roller Derby host their  Monthly OTA Scrimmage, for all genders, mins-passed. [EVENT]

Europe

Despite the two big “International” tournaments this weekend – in Manchester and Barcelona – there’s still a lot of other roller derby going on across the Continent.

  • Tues-Fri, Charleroi,Hainaut,Belgium: Blackland Rockin’ K-Rollers are running their  Stage d’Initiation au Roller, an introductory course on Roller skating (and derby?) for 6 to 14 year olds! [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Clermont-Ferrand,Auvergne,France: the Auver’Niaks host a fundraising Roller Disco at Afterworks [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Perpignan,Languedoc-Roussillon,France: Coccyx Lexis Roller Derby host their recruitment month(!) for interested skaters or officials. This is part of a monthly series throughout April, where each Thursday will be an open practice. [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Münster,Nordrhein-Westfalen,Germany: Zombie Rollergirlz Münster host their monthly Stammtisch, a meet-the-team get together over drinks, for anyone interested in finding out more, or just socialising. [EVENT]
  • Thurs-Sun, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Barcelona hosts the third Men’s Roller Derby World Cup, a four day, 2 track event featuring 24 teams competing in a group stage and multi-tier elimination tournament. [FTS Tournament][EVENT] represented countries are:
    • Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, USA, Wales
  • Fri, Pontevedra,Galicia,Spain: Pontevedra Roller Derby host the start of a series of “try Roller Derby” events for those interested in the sport. [EVENT]
  • Fri, Göteborg,Götaland,Sweden: Dock City Rollers host their regular Open Skate , open to existing players, or anyone who wants to try skating. [EVENT]
  • Sat, Porvoo,Uusimaa,Finland: Porvoo Roller Derby host the next fixtures for the Suomi Cup, Division 1 [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Porvoo Roller Derby versus Joensuu Roller Derby
    • Riverdale Rollers (Ylivieska) versus Jyväskylä Roller Derby
    • Porvoo Roller Derby versus Jyväskylä Roller Derby
  • Sat, Paris 12e,Île-de-France,France: Les Calebrutes Roller Derby Paris host a double header event [EVENT]
    • Les Calebrutes (C.U.L Men) versus ? [FTS?]
    • Les Tamponneuses (C.U.L. Women) versus Les Gang de Lyonnaise (Lyon A) [FTS]
  • Sat, Reims,Champagne-Ardenne,France: Beastie Derby Girls are representing at “Journée Découverte du Roller”, which seems to be a day devoted to promoting all the roller skating activities in Reims, including Roller Derby [EVENT]
  • Sat, Hannover,Niedersachsen,Germany: Roller Derby Hannover host an open Mixed Scrimmage, Team Black versus Team White [EVENT]
  • Sat, Waterford,Munster,Ireland: Waterford City Viqueens host a fundraising “Ragnaröck ‘n’ Roller Disco”, with fancy dress encouraged. [EVENT]
  • Sat, Rome,Lazio,Italy: Roma Roller Derby host their Fresh Meat Recruitment Day [EVENT]
  • Sat/Sun, Trondheim,Sør-Trøndelag,Norway: Nidaros Roller Derby hosts Camp Nidaros, an international roller derby bootcamp, with coaching from Mick Swagger, Mary Fagdalene, Satan’s Little Helper and Tui Lyon. Plus, the attendees will scrim against Nidaros A after the bootcamp. [EVENT][SCRIM]
  • Sat, Murcia,Murcia,Spain: Rock N Roller Derby Murcia host a 4 team tournament,   “May the Lead be with you” [FTS tournament][EVENT][Second EVENT because?] featuring
    • Las Judas Roller Derby (Málaga) versus Rayo B-lockers (Valencia B) 

    • Rock ‘n’ Roller Derby Murcia versus Las Palmas Roller Derby

    • Exhibition bout.

    • 3rd and 1st place bouts determined by first two games.

  • Sat, Helsingborg,Götaland,Sweden: Helltown Hellcats host Värends Vandaler (Växjö) for their first home bout (with a little help from Stitch City Rollers of Borås) [FTS][EVENT]
  • Sat, Stockholm,Stockholm,Sweden: Royal Swedish Roller Derby host a home teams bout, with a Zombie theme [EVENT]
  • Sun, Creil,Picardie,France: Roller Derby Creil host a double header [EVENT]
    • Smashing Machettes (Roller Derby Lille C) versus Rolling Candies (Amiens) [FTS]
    • Baronnes Von Schalass (Roller Derby Lille B) versus Knock’n’Roll Cannibals (Creil) [FTS]
  • Sun, Essen,Nordrhein-Westfalen,Germany: Ruhrpott Roller Girls host a Bundesliga Division 1 bout [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Ruhrpott Roller Girls A versus Bear City Roller Derby (Berlin)
  • Sun, Luxembourg,Luxembourg,Luxembourg: Roller Derby Luxembourg host their Freshmeat recruitment day! [EVENT]

Pacific

It’s not just Europe which has big tournaments this weekend, as the Pacific, on top of three-day bootcamps in Okinawa, also sees the Canberra Roller Derby League Invitational fill Australia’s derby schedule.

  • Wed, Bangkok,Thailand: Bangkok Roller Derby’s Roller Derby skating sessions start this week (and recur for 3 months) [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Geraldton,Western Australia,Australia: Geraldton Roller Derby host a showing of the documentary “Derby CRAZY Love”. [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Hobart,Tasmania,Australia: South Island Sirens’ Quad Fit roller derby fitness course continues [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Latrobe Valley,Victoria,Australia: Gippsland Ranges Roller Derby’s Traralgon Program 2018 continues [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Northern Brisbane,Queensland,Australia: Northern Brisbane Rollers host the next series of their Freshmeat Info Sessions and intake [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Tauranga,Bay of Plenty,New Zealand: Moana Roller Derby present another of their Open Skate Sessions – All Gender, 16+ open skate sessions for those interested in trying roller derby.[EVENT]
  • Thurs, Bangkok,Bangkok Metropolis,Thailand: Bangkok Roller Derby host a “Beer Bust” Fundraiser [EVENT]
  • Fri, Maitland,New South Wales,Australia: Maitland Roller Girls host their regular Open Scrim [EVENT]
  • Fri-Sun, Okinawa,Kyushu,Japan: Okinawa Roller Derby hosts Romple Retreat, a three-day Training bootcamp with Rachel Rotten (Angel City) and Lady Trample (VRDL/Aotearoa Roller Derby)[EVENT]
  • Fri, Nelson,Nelson,New Zealand: the Sirens of Smash host a Glow In The Dark L8Sk8 Fundraiser Disco [EVENT]
  • Sat, Adelaide,South Australia,Australia: Adelaide Roller Derby hosts the next fixture in their home teams season, as the Mile Die Club play Salty Dolls [EVENT]
  • Sat, Albany,Western Australia,Australia: Albany Roller Derby League’s Learn to Skate course continues [EVENT]
  • Sat, Bayswater,Victoria,Australia: East Vic Roller Derby host a double header [EVENT]
    • Witches of EastVic (Bayswater) versus South Sea Banshees (South Sea B; Melbourne ) [FTS]
    • South Sea Sirens (South Sea A) versus Westside Derby Dollz (West Melbourne) [FTS]
  • Sat-Sun, Canberra,Australian Capitol Territory,Australia: Canberra Roller Derby League host the CRDL Invitational 2018, in their 10th birthday year. This is a pan-Australia tournament, with three tiers and 22 games! [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Tier 1:
      • Queen Bees (Victorian B; Preston) versus VCRs (Canberra)
      • VCRs versus Assassins (Sydney Roller Derby League)
      • Queen Bees versus Assassins
    • Tier 2:
      • North Brisbane Rollers versus Free Sisters (Blue Mountains; Katoomba)
      • VCBs (Canberra B) versus Rebel Alliance (North Side Rollers B; Melbourne)
      • Rogue Scholars (Varsity Derby League B; Canberra) versus Free Sisters
      • VCBs versus Snipers (Sydney B)
      • South Side Derby Dolls (South Sydney) versus Notorious VICs (Victorian C)
      • Rebel Alliance versus Snipers
      • North Brisbane Rollers versus Rogue Scholars
      • Rogue Scholars versus Notorious VICs
      • VCBs versus North Brisbane Rollers
      • Snipers versus Notorious VICs
      • South Side Derby Dolls versus Rebel Alliance
      • Free Sisters versus South Side Derby Dolls
    • Tier 3:
      • Brawlers (Canberra C) versus Notorious VICs
      • Wagga Derby Dolls versus Inner West Bamshees (Inner West B?; “inner west Sydney”)
      • Wagga Derby Dolls versus Snipers
      • Brawlers versus Bamshees
      • Bamshees versus Rogue Scholars
      • Free Sisters versus Wagga Derby Dolls
    • Junior Expo Game
  • Sat, Darwin,Northern Territory,Australia: Darwin Rollergirls host their first home teams bout of the year (after the original fixture was postponed by Tropical Cyclones…), as Arafuries play Psyclones [EVENT]
  • Sat, Hobart,Tasmania,Australia: South Island Sirens host a Bad 80′ Prom themed Trivia Night fundraiser [EVENT]
  • Sat, Newcastle,New South Wales,Australia: Newcastle Roller Derby League host the next fixtures in their home season as Bogey Rollers play Harbour Hellcats [EVENT]
  • Sat/Sun, Perth,Western Australia,Australia: Perth Roller Derby host a bootcamp run by  Jambi (of Sun State Roller Girls + Team Australia) and Wheels McCoy (of Perth Roller Derby) Bootcamp [EVENT]
  • Sat, Christchurch,Canterbury,New Zealand: Otautahi Roller Derby host an Angels versus Goths mashup bout to start off the season. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Keysborough,Victoria,Australia: South Sea Roller Derby host Fall for Derby with SSRD, their try derby open day and recruitment series. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Okinawa,Kyushu,Japan: Devil Dog Derby Dames start their Beginner Skate Lessons series, with open recruitment for skaters and officials. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Christchurch,Canterbury,New Zealand: Otautahi Roller Derby’s LEARN to SKATE series continues[EVENT]
  • Sun, Levin,Manawatu-Wanganui,New Zealand: Whenua Fatales Roller Derby continue their Learn Roller Derby series [EVENT]
  • Sun, Lower Hutt,Wellington,New Zealand: Hutt Valley Vanguard Roller Derby host an Open Scrimmage, marked “coed” (and hence presumably All Gender), mins-passed skaters. [EVENT]
  • Mon, Albany,Western Australia,Australia: Albany Roller Derby League host their ARDL Freshies Rego Night, the recruitment and registration day for new skaters [new Referees have a separate registration on the 12th] [EVENT]
  • Mon, Palmerston North,Manawatu-Wanganui,New Zealand: Swamp City Roller Derby’s Roller Derby Beginners Course continues [EVENT]
  • Mon, Tauranga,Bay of Plenty,New Zealand: Moana Roller Derby host their Roller Derby Annual Intake session. For anyone who’s been to their Open Skates, this is the session where they can commit to joining the league! [EVENT]

Latin America

So far, the only event we know of in Latin America is this recruitment:

  • Sun, Florianópolis,Santa Catarina,Brazil: Magic Island Roller Derby Circle host their open recruitment, to join their team (Bruxas da Ilha). Open to 18+ skaters, no previous skills or kit needed.[EVENT]
  • Sun, Mexico City, Mexico: the Quadtlicues (Mexico City Roller Derby B) play Roller Devils of Toluca [FTS][Facebook Flyer][EVENT]

Africa and Middle East

Africa and the Middle East seems quiet this week.

  • Thurs, Pretoria,Gauteng,South Africa: P-Town Roller Derby host their weekly Roller Derby Funskate for those who want to try roller derby [EVENT]

 

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