Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup:12th/13th May 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]

(Note: we’re especially likely to be missing items this week, as Facebook’s response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal has resulted in them turning off large parts of the services we use to automatically collate events for this article. We don’t think we’ve missed too much, but…)

Scotland

There’s only one fixture we know about in Scotland this weekend:

  • Friday, Aberdeen: Granite City Brawlers’ series of “Open Nights” for those interested in Roller Derby start up. Open to all [EVENT]
  • Glasgow: Glasgow Roller Derby hosts the British Champs Tier 1! [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Irn Bruisers (Glasgow A) versus Liverpool Roller Birds
    • London Rockin’ Rollers versus Central City Roller Derby

United Kingdom

This weekend, most of the British Champs fixtures – and thus most of the derby – is on a Sunday.

  • Oldham, England: Rainy City Roller Derby host another double header – featuring the debut of their D team! [EVENT]
    • Rainy City Revolution (C) versus Hallam Hellcats (Sheffield/Hallam) [FTS]
    • Rainy City Rising (D) versus Roller Derby Leicester [FTS]
  • Sunday, High Wycombe, England: Big Bucks High Rollers host a Free Roller Derby Taster Session [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Hull, England: Deathrow Hull host the British Champs Tier 4 East [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Suffolk Roller Derby versus Vendetta Vixens (Northampton)
    • Deathrow Hull versus York Minxters
  • Sunday, Norwich, England: Norfolk Roller Derby host the British Champs Tier 2 North [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Wirral Roller Derby versus Auld Reekie All-Star Reserves (Edinburgh B)
    • Norfolk Brawds (Norwich A) versus Rebellion Roller Derby (Milton Keynes)
  • Sunday, Oldham, England: Rainy City Roller Derby hosts the next of Missy Rascal’s Artistic Skating Workshops – great cross-skills training for roller derby [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Oxford, England: Oxford Wheels of Gory host the British Champs Tier 4 South [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Bourne Bombshells (Eastbourne A) versus Concrete Cows (Milton Keynes A)
    • Oxford Wheels of Gory versus Bridgend Roller Derby
  • Sunday, Penarth, Wales: South Wales Silures host their regular open scrimmages. Open to all genders, mins-passed. [EVENT]
  • Monday, Coventry, England: Coventry Roller Derby host their monthly, open to all genders scrimmage! [EVENT]

Europe

As usual, there’s a huge amount of Roller Derby happening in Europe – the Toulouse-hosted Men’s Champs for the Championnat de France, GO-GO Gent’s Star Track roller derby tournament starting off the Belgian tournament series, the continuing Swedish national tournament… and Helsinki inviting all of London over for a game..

  • Wed, Karlsruhe, Germany: Roller Derby Karlsruhe host an open scrimmage night[EVENT]
  • Thurs, Rovaniemi, Finland: Rovaniemi Roller Derby host the first in a series of open days to show off Roller Derby to the interested, before their August training schedule begins. [EVENT]
  • Fri, Gent, Belgium: GO-GO Gent Roller Derby hosts the “sequel” to SKOD – Star Track, a combined tournament, bootcamp and general roller derby event, starting with a Referee Bootcamp on Friday [EVENT]
  • Fri, Toulouse, France: Roller Derby Toulouse host the Championnat de France’s men’s derby finals. [FTS Tournament][EVENT].
    Competing:

    • Kamiquadz (Montpellier)
    • Panam Squad (Paris)
    • Bandits Machos (Mâcon)
    • Zombeers (Calais)
    • Track’ass (Tours)
    • Wolfgang (Orcet)
    • Calebrutes (Paris)
    • Quad Guards (Toulouse)
  • Fri, Lecce, Italy: Le Stryx, Roller Derby Salento are hosting a fundraising evening in collaboration with SBAM!, Social Brewery Alta Murgia, a brewery run as a social project supporting and employing those with mental disabilities. le Stryx’s part of the funds will go towards funding SalenTrack 2018 [EVENT]
  • Innsbruck, Austria: Roller Derby Innsbruck host a single header against Frankfurt [EVENT]
    • Fearless Bruisers (Innsbruck A) versus Roller GRRL Gang (Frankfurt A) [FTS]
  • Vienna, Austria: Vienna Roller Derby host a double header of derby [EVENT]
    • Dust City Rollers (Graz) versus Vienna Roller Derby Beasts (B) [FTS]
    • Norrköping Roller Derby versus Vienna Roller Derby Oysters (A) [FTS]
  • Sat-Sun, Gent, Belgium: GO-GO Gent Roller Derby host Star Track proper, a 2 day tournament including the inaugural Roller Derby Belgium series games (marked RD.be)!. [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Who Dares Windsor (Windsor A) versus Namur Roller Girls A (WFTDA)
    • Namur Roller Girls A versus GO-GO Gent Roller Derby (WFTDA + RD.be)
    • Who Dares Windsor versus The Royal Army (Stockholm) (WFTDA)
    • GO-GO Gent Roller Derby versus The Royal Army (WFTDA)
    • “Men’s roller derby game” (Cancelled due to last minute changes)
    • One Love Roller Dolls (Antwerp) versus Brussels Derby Pixies (RD.be)
    • Pack of Destruction (Antwerp B) versus Holy Wheels Bad Ass (Liège B) (RD.be Div 2) (Cancelled due to last minute changes)
    • Namur Roller Girls A versus The Royal Army (WFTDA)
    • GO-GO Gent Roller Derby versus Who Dares Windsor (WFTDA)
  • Helsinki, Finland: Helsinki Roller Derby host a triple header against London: [EVENT]
    • Helsinki Queen Bs (B) versus London Brawl Saints (B) [FTS]
    • Helsinki C-Cassette (C) versus London Batter C Power (C) [FTS]
    • Helsinki All-Stars (A) versus London Brawling (A) [FTS]
  • Lorient, France: Roller Derby Lorient and Hero’S QuaD Roller Derby co-host a double header [EVENT]
    • Hero’S Quad (Lorient M) versus UB (open signup)
    • Morues (Lorient A) versus UB (open signup)
  • Sat/Sun, Lyon, France: Lyon Roller Derby host a bootcamp for Skaters and Officials
    • Skaters – “N2” level, all gender, run by Jeff Tellam and Kev à Vin, of Nantes Roller Derby [EVENT]
    • Officials, run by Trick Track (NSOs) and Lucas (Referees). This event is supported by the FFRS. [EVENT]
  • Mannheim, Germany: the Delta Quads host a Bundesliga Division 2 bout [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Delta Quads (Mannheim A) versus RocKArollers (Karlsruhe)
  • Dublin, Ireland: Men Behaving Derby host their recruitment day. Open to all skaters, of all abilities. [EVENT]
  • Galway, Ireland: Galway City Roller Derby host a (combined) 454km skate to support the Irish campaign to support the legalisation of abortion. (454km is the distance from Galway to the nearest legal source of abortion services, Manchester) [EVENT]
  • Bergamo, Italy: The Crimson Vipers host an interEuropean bout! [EVENT]
    • Crimson Vipers (Bergamo) versus East Coast Cyclones (Wicklow) [FTS]
  • Urecht, Netherlands: Dom City Roller Derby hosts a double header [EVENT]
    • Dom City Dolls (Utrecht A) versus Harpies (Milan A) [FTS]
    • ThunderDoms (Utrecht B) versus Blackland Rockin’ K-Rollers (Charleroi A) [FTS]
  • Madrid, Spain: Black Thunders Madrid host an intraleague scrimmage + afterparty [EVENT]
    • Perras de Infierno (“Hell Bitches”) versus Reinas del Glam (“Glam Queens”)
  • Västerås, Sweden: Västerås Roller Derby host the next fixtures in the Swedish Seriespel Division 1 [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • BSTRD (Stockholm B) versus Jackdaw City Rollers (Uppsala)
    • Västerås Roller Derby versus Nerike Knockouts (Örebro)
  • Sun, Besançon, France: the Voodoo Vixens host a double header of derby [EVENT]
    • Voodoo Vixens B versus Les Folles Gèrent (Bienne) [debut bout for Bienne] [FTS?]
    • Voodoo Vixens A versus La Meute (Metz B) [FTS]
  • Sun, Le Havre, France: Le Havre Roller Derby host a triple header event! [EVENT]
    • Drakk’Arrd (Rouen) versus Le Havre [FTS]
    • RATM (Arras M) versus “mixed team”
    • Purple 2.0 (Arras) versus Le Havre [FTS]
  • Sun, Paris, France: Paris Rollergirls, as part of the Aérosol Sunday sessions (link) host their weekly Try Derby sessions [EVENT]
  • Sun, Saintes, France: the Holy Terrors host a single header [EVENT]
    • Holy Terrors (Saintes A) versus Patronnes (Cholet A) [FTS]
  • Sun, Strasbourg, France: Hell’s Ass Derby Girls host a double header event [EVENT]
    • B’East (Strasbourg B) versus Molly Hatchets (Pontarlier) [FTS]
    • Les Menneles (Strasbourg M) versus UB (exhibition)
  • Sun, Dublin, Ireland: Dublin Roller Derby’s fresh meat recruitment course starts, with all genders welcome [EVENT]
  • Sun, Limerick, Ireland: Limerick Roller Derby are hosting one of their regular open days for potential recruits [EVENT]
  • Sun, Waterford, Ireland: Waterford City ViQueens have another of their weekly Roller Derby For Beginners tryout sessions [EVENT]
  • Sun, Lisbon, Portugal: Lisboa Roller Derby League host a bout [EVENT]
    • Lisbon Grrls Roller Derby (Lisbon B) versus Liberty Dolls (Almada B) [FTS]

Pacific

The Pacific region sees the return of the Statewide Stampede in Victoria, plus Shanghai Roller Derby hosting their second ever bout + bootcamp!

  • Thurs, Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia: Tweed Valley Rollers host their new skater intake [EVENT]
  • Friday, Runaway Bay, QLD, Australia: East Coast Derby Dolls host an Open To All, open scrimmage [EVENT]
  • Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia: Coastal Assassins Roller Derby host a single header event [EVENT]
    • Coastal Assassins A versus Brisbane City Rollers [FTS]
  • Adelaide, SA, Australia: Adelaide Roller Derby host the next of their home teams fixtures, as Wild Hearses take on the Road Train Rollers [EVENT]
  • Sat-Sun, Lardner, VIC, Australia: Gippsland Ranges Roller Derby host the 4th Round of the Statewide Stampede Roller Derby tournament, plus a bootcamp run by VRDL. [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Saturday – Statewide Stampede Round 4
      • Low contact scrimmage (LOCO?)
      • North East Roller Derby (Wangaratta) versus Diamond Valley Roller Derby Club + Otway Derby Dolls (Melbourne+Otway)
      • Dragon City Derby Dolls (Bendigo) versus Ballarat Roller Derby League
      • Rolling Matildas (all Victoria) versus East Vic Roller Derby (Knoxfield)
      • South Sea Roller Derby (Melbourne) versus WestSide Derby Dollz (Melbourne)
    • Sunday – VRDL Bootcamp (closed to public)
  • Shanghai, China: Shanghai Roller Derby host a day of roller derby, including their second hosted bout [EVENT]
    • Morning: Clinic/minibootcamp
    • Afternoon: ShangHigh Roller (Shanghai A) versus Pan Asian Spring Rollers (East Asia exhib) [FTS]
  • Sun, Osborne, SA, Australia: Lil’ Adelaide Rollers are hosting some junior derby action [EVENT]
    • Lil’ Adelaide Roller Rebels versus Murder City Rollergirls’ Homicidolls!
  • Sun, Carrum Downs, VIC, Australia: South Sea Roller Derby host their regular monthly open Scrimmage. As before, these are of multiple levels, from Red (non-contact) through to Green (full contact). Open to “female skaters” – presumably not WFTDA-gender-policy. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Madeley, WA, Australia: WARD host another of their regular Derby Info Nights for those interested in the sport [EVENT]

Latin America

In Latin America, it’s mostly bootcamps and recruitments… although we’re excited to see more bouts in Uruguay from the Painted Birds!

  • Wednesday, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Sailor City Rollers host their tryouts and recruitments [EVENT]
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: Sailor City Rollers are hosting a fundraising fair to fund their attendance at Besterns in Denver [EVENT]
  • La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Alianza Rebelde are also hosting roller derby, with a double header [EVENT]
    • Silver City Roller Derby (La Plata) versus Fawkes Roller Derby (Merlo) [FTS]
    • Alianza Rebelde (La Plata) versus Moron Roller Derby (Morón) [FTS]
  • Tucumán, Argentina: Rayo Naranja Roller Derby host a bootcamp run by 2×4 Roller Derby A (Team Osom), covering intensive training techniques. Open to all genders and teams! [EVENT]
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Sugar Loathe Roller Derby host their recruitement and tryouts event! [EVENT]
  • Sat/Sun, Mexico City, Mexico: The Copa TNT sees both WFTDA-policy and MRDA-policy teams from the central Mexico region compete for the TNT Cup [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • All Blacks (Cuidad de Mexico M) versus Crows (Querétaro M)
    • Querétaro Roller Derby (W) versus Discordias (EMEXRD)
    • Berserkers (Xalapa M) versus Team Bastados (San Luis Potosi M)
    • Minervas (Guadalajara) versus Quimeras (Cuidad de Mexico / LRDCM)
    • Minotaros (Cuidad de Mexico / LRDCM M) versus winner of first game
    • Disorder (Cuidad de Mexico / MXRD M) versus winner of third game
    • [bracket structure then continues]
  • Montevideo, Uruguay: Pájaros Pintados Roller Derby host an intraleague, as Team Celeste (sky-blue) take on Team Negro (black) [EVENT]
  • Sun+Mon, Medellín, Colombia: Spring City Rollers are hosting a bout + bootcamp event with only a flyer for info [EVENT Flyer]
    • Sunday: Spring City Rollers versus Bogota Bone Breakers [FTS]
    • Sunday: “All Stars Bout”
    • Mon: Bootcamp with Bogota Bone Breakers

Africa and Middle East

We’re not aware of anything in the MENA region this week.

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