Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 6th/7th October 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

The major event in Scotland this weekend is Dundee’s Officiating Bootcamp, leveraging their internationally known officials to bring the best coaching to Scotland.

  • Wed, Edinburgh: A new (as yet unnamed) Junior Roller Derby league practices and recruits at The Boardwalk, every Wednesday [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Dumbarton: Chicks in Bowls Scotland host Quad Meet sessions [6-10pm, Unit23 Skatepark][EVENT]
  • Fri, Glasgow: Glasgow Men’s Roller Derby’s ongoing new skater intake continues every friday, for the foreseeable future! [EVENT]
  • Fri, Inverness: Inverness City Roller Derby host a special Open Training session, on the evening before the first ever Pride event in Inverness, Proud Ness. [EVENT]
  • Dundee: Dundee Roller Derby’s Late’n’Lite series of bootcamps comes to the Daytime, with a 5 hour bootcamp for Referees and NSOs. Coaches are drawn from DRD’s extensive collection of internationally experienced Referees and NSOs.  [EVENT]
  • Dundee: The Late’n’Lite Bootcamp above finishes with an OTA scrim for the officials to practice their skills on. This is open to all. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Aberdeen: Chicks in Bowls Scotland host a Sunday Skate followed by a park skate outside [Transition Extreme Sports] [EVENT]
  • Sun, Dumbarton: Chicks in Bowls Scotland host all-ages coaching for Ramps and Bowls skating [10am-midday, Unit23 Skatepark?]
  • Tues, Aberdeen: Chicks in Bowls Scotland host a regular Quad Meet (Transition Extreme) [EVENT]

United Kingdom

The rest of the UK’s “post-season” is pretty active for all that, with the Great Yorkshire Showdown in Leeds, no less than four bootcamps of various kinds, and a host of other smaller fixtures and open scrims.

  • Thurs, Nottingham, England: Nottingham Hellfire Harlots rolling open recruitment continues, open to potential new skaters under WFTDA gender policy [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Flint, Wales: North Wales Roller Derby host their regular monthly Open To All genders scrim [open to men, plus any skaters who play with MRDA-gender teams, regardless of gender]. [EVENT]
  • Leeds, England: Roller Girl Gang host a Pop-Up Roller Skate Shop in the Corn Exchange in Leeds [EVENT]
  • Leeds, England: Leeds Roller Derby host the 2018 edition of a Roller Derby fixture – the Great Yorkshire Showdown! This edition appears to be run as 2 groups of 3 playing 30 min games, with group winners progressing to a full-length final. [FTS tournament?][EVENT]
    • Competing:
      • Leeds Roller Derby B
      • Nottingham Hellfire Harlots
      • Wakey Wheeled Cats (Wakefield)
      • Furness Roller Derby (Barrow-in-Furness)
      • Royal Windsor Rollergirls
      • Bruising Banditas Roller Derby (Halifax)
  • Lincoln, England: Lincolnshire Bombinos are recruiting for their Junior Roller Derby team – open to any child aged 10 to 17, with prior registration [EVENT]
  • Lincoln, England: Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder host a game against the World [EVENT]
    • Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder versus The World (open subs team)
  • London, England: Team Unicorn Roller Derby host a Jamming and Offence bootcamp run by Crime City Rollers’ BelowMe and HannaP! Two sessions – morning rookie/intermediate, afternoon intermediate/advanced. Open To All genders. [EVENT]
  • Manchester, England: Arcadia Roller Derby host their regular open Pick-up-Scrim [EVENT]
  • Oldham, England: Rainy City Roller Derby host a double header against Portsmouth [EVENT]
    • Rainy City Rising (Oldham D) versus Portsmouth B [FTS]
    • Rainy City Revolution (Oldham C) versus Portsmouth A [FTS]
  • Sheffield, England: Sheffield Steel Roller Derby host their (delayed) 10th Birthday Party! [EVENT]
  • Swindon, England: Wiltshire Roller Derby host a bootcamp run by Rainy City Roller Derby’s Alex Wilde and Missy Rascal – rookie session in the morning, and intermediate/advanced in the afternoon. Open To All genders. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Cambridge, England: Cambridge Rollerbillies host a meet and greet for anyone interested in finding out more about Roller Derby ahead of their Freshie programme starting in a week [EVENT]
  • Sun, Eastbourne, England: Eastbourne Roller Derby are holding their intake session for Junior league, the New Bournes. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Ellesmere Port, England: Cheshire Hellcats host a Pride themed Sur5al tournament with no public Event, but some tickets available to the public. [EVENT Flyer]
  • Sun, Nottingham, England: Nottingham Roller Derby play Coventry Roller Derby in a closed bout [EVENT Flyer]
  • Sun, Oldham, England: After their bout the day before, Rainy City Roller Derby host their regular pre-min skills bootcamp, working on all those skills you need to pass the tests [EVENT]
  • Sun, Oxford, England: Oxford Wheels of Gory host their Roller Derby Taster session – a chance to see what Roller Derby is like, and maybe sign up for their 6 week rookie course from the 16th [EVENT]
  • Sun, York, England: York Minxters host a Referee School mini-bootcamp for aspiring Roller Derby Referees [EVENT]
  • Sun, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland: Belfast Roller Derby host a “Nautical Themed” Roller Disco to celebrate a mysterious big announcement to be made the same day [EVENT]
  • Sun, Flint, Wales: North Wales Roller Derby host another Sunday open recruitment in their weekly series this month. [EVENT]
  • Mon, Peterborough, England: Borderland Brawlers Roller Derby continue their series of New Skater Intake sessions, Open To All genders [EVENT]
  • Tues-Sat, London, England: Battersea Arts Centre host “Skate Hard, Turn Left”, a theatrical production based around a collaboration with roller derby skaters [EVENT]
  • Tues, Loughborough, England: The Sox Pistols of Roller Derby Loughborough host a series of open intro to derby sessions for all interest people. Open To All (as the Sox Pistols are an OTA team) [EVENT]
  • Tues, Truro, England: Kernow Krakens are hosting a series of “Fresh meat” try-derby sessions ahead of their postponed 12 week intro to derby course (in November) [EVENT Flyer]
  • Tues, Wallasey, England: Wirral Roller Derby are hosting a rolling recruitment/intake every Tuesday for the next few weeks. Open To All genders, and to interested officials as well as skaters. [EVENT]
  • Wed, Sunderland, England: Sunderland Roller Derby League’s weekly taster sessions for potential recruits end with the actual registration for their fresh meat training course! [EVENT]

Europe

Europe’s post season is also pretty active this weekend, with Sunday apparently a time for double and triple headers across France – and Germany hosting the Kick Ass Cup 2018 on Saturday, plus derby in Ireland and Sweden, Spain and Belgium as well.

  • Wed, Ostrava, Czech Republic: Trojhali Ostrava Roller Derby continue their open training / recruitment [EVENT]
  • Wed, Tournai, France: Roller Derby Tournai host a recruitment evening for anyone interested in joining the club [EVENT]
  • Wed+Thurs+Tues, Poznań, Poland: Bad Rangers Roller Derby Poznań are running open training all October for interested potential members [EVENT Flyer]
  • Thurs, Brno, Czech Republic: Roller Derby Brno host their “freshmeat” recruitment for any interested potential skaters – or officials, on- or off-skates. [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Kotka, Finland: Kotham City Rollers host their fresh meat recruitment for anyone interested in joining the sport [EVENT Flyer]
  • Thurs, The Hague, Netherlands: The Parliament of Pain host their first event in a series of fresh meat / recruitment events across October – an open attendance demonstration bout, to show people what to expect. [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Valencia, Spain: Rayo Dockers host their first recruitment workshop of the season, where you can learn all about the sport and decide to join up [EVENT]
  • Fri, Tallinn, Estonia: Tallinn Roller Girls continue their regular open practice / recruitments for anyone who wants to join the sport [EVENT]
  • Fri+Mon, Tartu, Estonia: Tartu Roller Derby also hold their regular open training and recruitment days on Fridays (sometimes sharing with Tallinn) [EVENT]
  • Fri, A Coruña, Spain: As Brigantias Roller Derby host another outreach event, hosted by the Proxecto Cárcere (a local activity and outreach project providing the Old Jail in A Coruña for presentations). As well as explaining the sport and its cultural importance to attendees, As Brigantias will also explain how to join in yourselves. [EVENT]
  • Arras, France: Purple 2.0 and Men’s Derby Arras co-host a Roller Disco and outreach event for interested potential skaters [EVENT]
  • Pollestres, France: Roller Derby Perpignan’s Coccyx Lexis host a triple header of Roller Derby [EVENT]
    • Coccyx Lexis (Perpignan) versus Auver’Niaks (Clermont-Ferrand) [FTS]
    • Bones Breakers (Nîmes) versus Harpies Braqueuses (Pibrac) [FTS]
    • Els Segadors (Perpignan OTA) versus Euskal Roller Derby (Bayonne OTA) [FTS?]
  • Sat-Sun, Hamburg, Germany: St Pauli Roller Derby’s Harbor Girls Hamburg host the Spectacular Kick Ass Cup 2018, a two day four-team round robin tournament of international derby  [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Teams competing:
    • Harbor Girls A (Hamburg A)
    • Roller Derby Madrid All-Stars
    • Dresden Pioneers (Dresden A)
    • Limerick Roller Derby All-Stars
  • Münster, Germany: The Zombie Rollergirlz of Münster host another of their monthly Open Training evenings, for all interested in finding out what roller derby is all about [EVENT]
  • Greystones, Ireland: East Coast Cyclones host a double header of roller derby [EVENT]
    • East Coast Cyclones (County Wicklow) versus Spa Town Roller Derby (Harrogate) [FTS]
    • Mixed Scrimmage Black versus White (Open to All?)
  • Milan, Italy: The Harpies of Roller Derby Milano host a Fresh Meat/Rookies/Intermediate bootcamp – morning session for pre-mins, and afternoon for rookie/intermediate post-mins. Sessions are Open To All genders, coached by Elo-C-Raptor and Electric Lemon of Roller Derby Milano. The afternoon session will end with a small-roster style “Italian-Blitz” mini-tournament scrimmage! [EVENT]
  • Sat-Sun, Ourense, Spain: Roller Derby Ourense host a Referee and NSO Clinic, coached by Yola Mato of Roller Derby Madrid [EVENT]
  • Valencia, Spain: Rayo Dockers host a single header event [EVENT]
    • Rayo Dockers (Valencia) versus Bath Roller Derby A [FTS]
  • Sat-Sun, Norrköping, Sweden: Norrköping Roller Derby host a two-day event of derby [EVENT]
    • Sat:
      • Norrköping Roller Derby A versus Gothenburg Roller Derby A [FTS]
      • Junior derby expo
    • Sun:
      • Norrköping Roller Derby B versus Uppsala A [FTS]
      • The Beleafers versus Hösten med resten (mixed scrim)
  • Sun, Antwerp, Belgium: Ahead of their rolling recruitment, the One Love Roller Dolls host a game too, as part of the Roller Derby Belgium national series [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Pack of Destruction (Antwerp B) versus Atomium Kittens (Brussels B)
  • Sun, Antwerp, Belgium: Antwerp Roller Derby host another Sunday in their rolling recruitment, running every Sunday this month [EVENT]
  • Sun-Mon, Brussels, Belgium: Brussels Derby Pixies hold their fresh meat recruitment extravaganza [EVENT]
    • Sun: off-skate and on-skate skills and drills
    • Mon: rules discussion, discussion of the structure of the league, “fun on wheels”
  • Sun, Aalborg, Denmark: Aalborg Roller Derby host their own open tryouts for new recruits [EVENT]
  • Sun, Bédarrides, France: The Cherry Bloods of Roller Derby Bédarrides and Rabbit Skulls of Roller Derby Avignon host a quadruple header event! [EVENT]
    • 3 adult bouts, composition not announced
    • Junior Roller Derby Exhibition bout
  • Sun, L’Houmeau, France: Roller Derby La Rochelle host a double header event [EVENT]
    • Cheeky Dolls (La Rochelle) versus L’Alliance de P***** de Licornes (Angoulême/Poitiers/Limoges)
    • Sombres Héros (La Rochelle M) versus Bonhommes (Rennes M) [FTS]
  • Sun, Lille, France: Roller Derby Lille host a double header of roller derby [EVENT]
    • Barbiers de Sévices (Roller Derby Lille A) versus Zombeers (Calais A) [FTS]
    • Smashing Machettes (Roller Derby Lille B) versus Tétons Flingueurs (Lille Roller Girls B) [FTS]
  • Sun, Montreuil, France: Les Nasty Pêcheresses host a triple header round robin of derby [EVENT]
    • Tamponneuses (Paris ) versus Pirnanas (Châteauroux) [FTS]
    • Pirnanas versus Nasty Pêcheresses (Montreuil) [FTS]
    • Nasty Pêcheresses versus Tamponneuses [FTS]
  • Sun, Pays d’Aix, France: Les Amazones host a double header of Roller Derby [EVENT]
    • Mixed bout (Aix en Provence/Marseille/Lyon/Gap/Nice)
    • Les Amazones (Aix A) versus Les GoreGones (Lyon B) [FTS]
  • Sun, The Hague, Netherlands: Following on from their open demo bout, The Parliament of Pain host open training / try derby recruitment sessions for anyone interested each Sunday. PoP are explicitly interested not just in skaters, but in anyone wanting to contribute in any way: referees, NSOs, announcers, medics, coaches, photographers etc [EVENT]
  • Wed, Wrocław (Breslau), Poland: Breslau Rebels Roller Derby host their regular open training / recruitment [EVENT]

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Pacific

Every weekend seems to see another major tournament in Australia – and this weekend it’s the first ever Australian National Roller Derby Championships – a “State level” tournament.

  • Thurs, Wanaka, New Zealand: Queenstown Roller Derby host the second of two “Skate Date” learn to skate / try derby events in Wanaka [EVENT]
  • Fri-Sun, Morayfield, QLD, Australia: The first ever Australian National Roller Derby Championships happens in Queensland. This is organised as a contest between State-level teams, with both adult and juniors competitions [EVENT]
    • adult division teams:
      • Team New South Wales (NSW)
      • Team Victoria (VIC)
      • Team Queensland (QLD)
      • Team Indigenous Dreaming (representing the indigenous peoples of Australia, as a trans-State preexisting community)
    • junior division teams:
      • Queensland
      • South Australia
      • New South Wales
      • Australian Capital Territory
  • Fri, North Hobart, TAS, Australia: Convict City Roller Derby League host their 6th round of their home season games, with a Halloween theme [EVENT]
  • Fri, Preston, VIC, Australia: Victorian Roller Derby League’s Social Skates continue, open to all skaters [EVENT]
  • Fri, Tokyo, Japan: Kamikaze Badass Roller Derby Tokyo have regular training on Fridays, which new skaters are always welcome to [EVENT Flyer]
  • Sat-Sun, Maryborough, QLD, Australia: Red Hot Chilli Rollers Inc host the Hot Chilli Cup 2018, a two day junior derby extravaganza, with bootcamps in the morning, and bouts in the afternoon. [EVENT] [Timetable]
  • Latrobe, TAS, Australia: Van Diemen Rollers host a Trivia Night Fundraiser, supporting the travel costs of the team to the Rebellion tournament on the mainland. [EVENT]
  • Ferntree Gully, VIC, Australia: East Vic Roller Derby host a charity double header of open subscriptions bouts – the Black and Blue bouts – for Beyond Blue, an Australian charity providing support for those with anxiety and depression [EVENT]
    • Black Dogs versus Blue Funk
    • Black Dogs (2) versus Blue Funk (2)
  • Sat-Sun, Zushi, Japan: Yokosuka Sushi Rollers host a bootcamp run by Satan’s Little Helper! [EVENT]
  • Sun, Carrum Downs, VIC, Australia: South Sea Roller Derby present “Derby & Chill”, a triple header event of open scrimmage and home teams bouts [EVENT]
    • Red (No Contact) Scrimmage
    • Amber (Low Contact) Scrimmage
    • Netkicks versus Slam Home Teams bout
  • Wed, Bangkok, Thailand: Bangkok Roller Derby have their regular training evening, which is always open to new skaters [EVENT Flyer]

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Latin America

As usual, for Latin America, this is what we can find in the area – we always appreciate help in finding events here.
This weekend sees a confluence of national events in multiple countries, with Chile hosting their next Torneo X fixture, and Mexico hosting the Division 2 championship of their Nationals.

  • Wed, Fri, Mon, Montevideo, Uruguay: Tempestad Roller Derby continue their rolling recruitment [EVENT Flyer]
  • Fri, Mon, Tues, Santiago, Chile: Terror S-Quad Roller Derby running rolling recruitment at their weekly training sessions… [EVENT]
  • Rio Gallegos, Argentina: Esteparias Roller Derby host their October bout [EVENT]
    • Esteparias Roller Derby (Rio Gallegos) versus Erraticas Roller Derby (Calafate) [FTS]
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Sugar Loathe Roller Derby host their open recruitment for potential skaters, referees, NSOs, coaches or any other position in the sport [EVENT]
  • Sat-Sun, Viña del Mar, Chile: the 4th fixture of the Torneo X 2018, Chile’s National Tournament arrives on the coast of the country [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Tacones versus Indomitas
    • Furias versus Chillanrolleras
    • Tacones versus Chillanrolleras
    • Furias versus Indomitas
    • Diosas versus Deskarriadas
    • Temuco versus Bayonetas
    • Temuco versus Deskarriadas
    • Diosas versus Bayonetas
  • Bogotá, Colombia: Rock N Roller Queens are amongst the clubs involved in hosting the first Roller Dance Bogotá roller dance party event [EVENT]
  • Tamaulipas, Mexico: Liga Roller Derby Tamaulipas host the Asociación Mexicana de Roller Derby’s National Division 2 tournament [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Competing:
      • Reinas Rojas
      • Vipers
      • Tamaulipas
      • Nebulosas
      • Furiosas
  • Montevideo, Uruguay: Pájaros Pintados Roller Derby train, and are open to new skaters [EVENT Flyer]
  • Sun, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Sailor City Rollers host a Referee and NSO bootcamp run by Nicolás Bergallo and Maki Ultraviolet. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Neuquen, Argentina: Hienas de la Calle host an intraleague bout (and more!) [EVENT Flyer]
  • Sun, Mexico City, Mexico: EMEXRD host a men’s derby bout [EVENT Flyer]
    • Disorder Roller Derby (EMEXRD / Mexico City M) versus All Blacks Men’s Roller Derby (CDMX / Mexico City M) [FTS]

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Africa and Middle East

Our regular events in South Africa, Dubai and Abu Dhabi continue!

  • Thurs, Pretoria, South Africa: P-Town Roller Derby’s weekly funskate open-skating events continue, with the chance to meet+sign up with the team [EVENT]
  • Sat+Mon, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Roller Derby hold their usual practice sessions (which we think are open to interested new skaters, on prior request) [EVENT]
  • Sun+Tues, Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Roller Derby’s recruitment season starts, with their practices open to new skaters who want to try the sport [EVENT Flyer]

 

Elsewhere

  • Fri-Sun, Dallas, Texas: Dallas Derby Devils host the 2018 B Teams Champs, of interest to us due to the attendance of Victorian Roller Derby League B, the Queen Bees! [FTS Tournament][EVENT]

 

 

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