Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 4th/5th August 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…)

We’re trying a new colour coding this week, to differentiate BOUTS from RECRUITMENTS and OPEN SCRIMs, and BOOTCAMPs.

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Scotland

It’s fairly quiet in Scotland this weekend – but this is just the calm before the storm, as the next week weekends are pretty hectic!

  • Sun, Glasgow: Glasgow Roller Derby’s Officiating team, the Flamboyant Dazzlers, host an officiating bootcamp. This one covers Jam Timing as a focus, with coaching by Princess Beetch and Blind Io. [EVENT]

United Kingdom

It seems to be bootcamp weekend in the UK – as well as the Officiating event in Glasgow, there’s bootcamps in Birmingham, Harrogate and Norwich (the latter with a very impressive and large cast of coaches) in England, and Cardiff in Wales! There’s also some on-track bouting action, with Newcastle trying out their new venue, and Dorset Roller Girls continuing the South West Series.

  • Wed, Kingston-upon-Hull, England: Hull’s Angels Roller Derby host their Summer Intake for new skaters! [EVENT]
  • Fri, Milton Keynes, England: The Concrete Cows host a “free roller derby tryout session” as part of their intake this season. [EVENT]
  • Harrogate, England: Spa Town Roller Derby host the “Infamous 5” bootcamp, coached by 5 great skaters from MRDA #5 rated team, Manchester’s New Wheeled Order! [EVENT]
  • Leicester, England: Roller Derby Leicester host an intraleague bout! [EVENT]
    • Arctic Rollers versus Block Forest Gateaux
  • London, England: London Rollergirls host the second of their Open Skate events [EVENT]
  • Newcastle, England: Newcastle Roller Girls host their first game in their new venue, with a double header event! [EVENT]
    • “Wookies versus Ewoks” (Rookie game)
    • North Cs (Newcastle C) versus Durham City Rolling Angels [FTS]
  • Sat + Sun, Norwich, England: Norfolk Roller Derby host their All Roads Lead To Norfolk bootcamp, coached by Angel City / Team Australia’s Tui Lyon, Rainy City / Team England’s Alex Valentine, London Rollergirls / Team USA’s Juke Boxx, independent official and Skewblogs author Orla Skew, professional fitness instructor Nikki Whyte, and national-level powerlifter and personal trainer Harvey Armitage! [EVENT]
  • Cardiff, Wales: Tiger Bay Brawlers host an Offence and Jamming Bootcamp, coached by a host of TBB’s best skaters, including Kid Block, Chant Hell, Steph Howarth, Billie Pistol, Nitro Jen and Stabby [EVENT] Event cancelled
  • Sun, Bournemouth, England: Dorset Roller Girls host the third fixtures in the South West Season 2018, a triple header event [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Dorset Roller Girls B-Side versus North Devon Roller Derby B [FTS]
    • Bath Roller Derby Roman Rollers versus Cornwall Roller Derby [FTS]
    • South West Angels of Terror B versus Bristol Roller Derby B [FTS]
  • Sun, Grimsby, England: Grimsby Roller Derby host their Summer Intake day, for anyone wanting to try roller derby out. Kit provided, 16-18 year olds allowed with parents’ permission. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Hemel Hempstead, England: Hell’s Belles Roller Derby host a “learn to play derby” taster session, for those interested in learning more about the sport. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Walsall, England: Central City Roller Derby host a “rookie Ref bootcamp”, run by CCR’s head ref, and WFTDA Level 2 Cert, Rollin Rat. Open to referees with up to 50 games of experience. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Walsall, England: Central City Roller Derby also host an open-to-all scrim event, with three “halves” – you can sign up to skate against A, B, or rookie skaters from CCR. (This scrim forms a part of the training for the referee bootcamp above.) [EVENT]
  • Mon, Norwich, England: Norfolk Roller Derby host a New Skater Intake to cap off their weekend [EVENT]

Europe

The amount of derby is very slowly decreasing in Europe, as we slip into the end of the season. In fact, there’s really only a few games we know about, in Berlin and Limerick – although there’s plenty of recruitments, and several Chicks In Bowls events…

  • Wed + Sun, Châteauneuf-de-Gadagne, France: The Rabbit Skulls of Avignon’s open intro to derby recruitment sessions continue [EVENT]
  • Wed + Sat, Lille, France: Lille Roller Girls’ open summer recruitment and try-derby sessions continue. [EVENT]
  • Thurs + Mon, Nice, France: Nice Roller Derby host a series of Recruitment Days, for those wanting to join the sport. [EVENT]
  • Fri-Sun, Graz, Austria: Chicks in Bowls Austria host the first ever South Skate Meet Up, which will also have a lot of Austrian derby crossover, we’re sure. [EVENT]
  • Berlin, Germany: Berlin Rollergirls and Bear City Roller Derby co-host the first fixture in their “Berlin Rollit” series of Berlin-based international games. This double header features a Bundesliga Div 1 bout [FTS tournament] [EVENT]
    • Bear City Roller Derby (Berlin A) versus Munich Rolling Rebels (Munich A) [Bundesliga D 1]
    • Berlin Rollergirls (Berlin) versus Roller Derby Marburg [FTS]
  • Darmstadt, Germany: The Riot Rollers host their “Newbie Day” for any people wanting to join the league, as skaters, referees, NSOs, or anything else! [EVENT] POSTPONED
  • Limerick, Ireland: Limerick Roller Derby host a potentially massive Sur5al tournament, with a space-ish theme [EVENT]
  • Helsinki, Finland: Kallio Rolling Rainbow host a roller disco as part of Kallio Block Party [EVENT]
  • Roosendaal, Belgium: Chicks in Bowls Belgium have an open meetup at the pumptrack in Roosendaal. We expect there’s Derby crossover here! [EVENT]
  • Sun, Paris, France: The Bloody Angels of Roller Derby Melun have two teams competing in the 6H de Paris “roller endurance” event. (Teams compete to get the most total laps of the 2.6 km course, over a 6 hour period). [EVENT]
  • Sun, Rostock, Germany: Rebel Girls Rostock are recruiting with open training sessions on Sundays this month. No events to link to… [Flyer]
  • Tues, Parma, Italy: The Rolling Rezdôre’s ongoing Tuesday training sessions are open to new skaters (if its your first session, you’re recommended to turn up early) [EVENT Flyer]
  • Mon, Zurich, Switzerland: Zurich City Roller Derby host another of their open training sessions, open-to-all genders, and both skaters and officials. [EVENT]
  • Mon-nextFri, Hamburg, Germany: Harbor Girls Hamburg are running a Junior Derby course, as part of the Hamburger Ferienpass programme (a “Ferienpass” is a sort of pass for school-age kids in Germany, allowing them to sign up for lots of summer holiday events). [EVENT]
  • Wed, Rouen, France: Les Veuves Noires + Les Croque-Morts host the 4th of their recruitment sessions this season, for all potential skaters or officials! [EVENT]

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Pacific

This weekend sees even more derby in Australia, with the Eastern Region Super League and Statewide Stampede both bringing fixtures, and a bunch of other derby across the country! Bangkok and Tokyo both also have open training sessions for those wanting to join the East Asian derby community.

  • Wed, Mansfield, QLD, Australia: Sun State Roller Derby host their final information session, ahead of their intake on Sunday [EVENT]
  • Wed, Bangkok, Thailand: Bangkok Roller Derby training returns – and it’s usually open to new skaters! [EVENT Flyer]
  • Fri, Maitland, NSW, Australia: Maitland Roller Derby host their regular open scrim event (no gender policy mentioned) [EVENT]
  • Fri, Preston, VIC, Australia: Victorian Roller Derby League host one of their weekly open social skate events. [EVENT]
  • Fri, Tokyo, Japan: Kamikaze Badass Roller Derby Tokyo host their regular training session (also usually open to new skaters) [EVENT Flyer]
  • Mansfield, QLD, Australia: World Skate / Roller Derby Australia host the last World Skate Rules Clinic before eligibility for the World Skate / FIRS Team Australia tryouts. [EVENT]
  • Mansfield, QLD, Australia: Brisbane City Rollers are also in Mansfield with a double header of derby, as Queensland defends against New South Wales [EVENT]
    • Brisbane City Rollers versus Tweed Valley Rollers Vixens [FTS]
    • The Scartel (Brisbane M) versus Sydney City Smash [FTS]
  • Broadmeadow, NSW, Australia: Newcastle Roller Derby League are also hosting a home teams game, as the Fort Smashleys take on the Bogey Rollers [EVENT]
  • Wollongong, NSW, Australia: Wollongong Illawarra Roller Derby host the third round of the Eastern Region Super League [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Wollongong Illawarra Roller Derby versus Hawkesbury/Hills Area Roller Derby
    • Central West Roller Derby versus Western Sydney Rollers
  • Sat + Sun, Daylesford, VIC, Australia: Ballarat Roller Derby League host the 6th and 7th rounds of the Statewide Stampede. Round 6 is now the “Pride Round”, in collaboration with Ballarat Pride Hub Inc. [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Low-contact scrimmage (one each day)
    • Diamond Valley Roller Derby Club/Otway Derby Dolls versus West Side Derby Dollz
    • South Sea Roller Derby versus Dragon City Derby Dolls
    • Ballarat Roller Derby League versus East Vic Roller Derby
    • North East Roller Derby versus Team Regional Victoria (Rolling Matildas)
    • Team Regional Victoria versus Diamond Valley/Otway Derby Dolls
    • West Side Derby Dollz versus Ballarat Roller Derby League
    • Dragon City Derby Dolls versus North East Roller Derby
    • East Vic Roller Derby versus South Sea Roller Derby
  • Maylands, WA, Australia: Western Australia Roller Derby host a double header event against their regular opponents [EVENT]
    • Perth Junior Roller Derby exhibition bout
    • WayWARDs (West Australia B) versus Margaret River Roller Derby [FTS]
  • Sat-Sun, Tauranga, New Zealand: Moana Roller Derby host War of the Wheels, a two-day, 6 team tournament with skaters from across New Zealand [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Moana Paua Rangers (Tauranga)
    • Whenua Fatales
    • Otautahi Roller Derby League
    • Living Dead Rollers (Christchurch/Dead End Derby B)
    • Taranaki Roller Corps (New Plymouth)
    • Timaru Derby Dames
  • Sun, Gladstone, QLD, Australia: Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby host an all-day bootcamp, including a session for pre-mins skaters! [EVENT]
  • Sun, Mansfield, QLD, Australia: Sun State Roller Derby’s intake session follows their information session at the middle of the week! [EVENT]
  • Sun, Okinawa, Japan: Devil Dog Derby Dames host their Beginners Skate session for interested new members! [EVENT]
  • Mon, Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia: Port Macquarie Roller Derby League have an intake day (following on from an info day on the 1st) [EVENT Flyer]
  • Mon, Urangan, QLD, Australia: Fraser Coast United Rollers host a combined signup and try derby session for those interested in the sport [EVENT]

 

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Latin America

We think we’ve found all the roller derby in Latin America, this weekend, but there’s always a higher chance of us missing things here. Please let us know if we have!
This weekend, there’s action across the entire region, with bootcamps in Argentina, bouts in Mexico, Chile and Colombia, and parties too.

  • Thurs + Tues, Neuquén, Argentina: Malditas X Roller Derby host their regular training sessions (which we think are open to new skaters) [EVENT Flyer]
  • Fri-Sun, Celaya, Mexico: Roller Derby Celaya’s Delicious Wheels are involved in the organisation of PapayaFest – a 3-day roller skating festival in their open city. As well as the Derby content (an exhibition bout on Saturday), there will be all other kinds of skating, from downhill speed racing through slalom events, throughout the event [Facebook Page]
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: 2×4 Roller Derby host a double header, with mixed teams [EVENT]
    • Team C (2×4 / Buenos Aires C) versus Kamikazes Roller Derby (Berazategui) [FTS]
    • Mixed A/B/C level open subscription bout.
  • Miramar, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Derby on the Beach (the yearly bootcamp) hosts a “Preview day” for its next appearance in December, a 10 hour mini-bootcamp sampling the various courses on offer. [EVENT]
  • Sat-Sun, Osorno, Chile: Deskarriadas host the first fixture in this year’s Torneo X – the Chilean National Tournament series. More about the tournament in our article here! [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Adrenaline (Santiago) versus Tacones Bandidos (Viña del Mar)
    • Nativas (Temuco) versus Diosas Volcánicas (Puerto Montt)
    • Adrenaline versus Nativas
    • Tacones Bandidos versus Diosas Volcánicas
    • Bayonetas (Metropolitan/Santiago B) versus Deskarriadas
    • Chillanrolleras (Chillan) versus Indómitas (Valdivia)
    • Bayonetas versus Chillanrolleras
    • Deskarriadas versus Indómitas
  • Bogotá, Colombia: Central Derby D.C. host an all day “Inter-Roscas” tournament, which might be running on something like Sur5al rules. Teams are mashup with a 5 skater roster… [EVENT]
  • Bucaramanga, Colombia: Pink Sucks Roller Derby + Cabros Roller Derby host a fundraising “Mixtape Party”, hosted by the Monkey Rock Bar. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Sailor City Rollers host an open-to-all Officiating Bootcamp for Referees, coached by Nicolás Bergallo of Sailor City, as part of Bigoteam, the Sailor City Rollers Officiating Team. [EVENT]

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Africa and Middle East

We only know about the ongoing Pretoria-based FunSkates in this region this weekend.

  • Thurs, Pretoria, South Africa: P-Town Roller Derby host another of their open FunSkate sessions – a change to skate together, and also join the derby league! [EVENT]

Elsewhere

  • Over in the USA, the MRDA North American Qualifier is happening this weekend. This isn’t of direct interest (as all the teams are North American), but it determines some of the teams who will face the graduates of the European Qualifier later in the year. For more excellent coverage, you could do worse than our friends at Men’s Roller Derby News and Updates. [EVENT]

 

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