Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 3rd/4th November 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]

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

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Scotland

In Scotland, whilst the big bouting event is Dundee’s home teams game of the season, there’s several open scrimmages going on for Halloween. (And Glasgow are off to Oldham for a game.)

  • Wed, Dalkeith: Lothian Derby Dolls are celebrating Halloween on the track, with an open scrim, Open To All genders, and aimed mostly at “B/C” level skaters, but rookie skaters also welcome. Refs and NSOs also welcome. Fancy dress encouraged [EVENT]
  • Wed, Edinburgh: A new (as yet unnamed) Junior Roller Derby league practices and recruits at The Boardwalk, every Wednesday [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Aberdeen: Granite City Roller Derby host an  Open Scrim, Open To All genders, free for first time guests. Referees and NSOs also welcome. [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Dumbarton: Chicks in Bowls Scotland host Quad Meet sessions [6-10pm, Unit23 Skatepark][EVENT]
  • Fri, Edinburgh: United Sk8s host the (second?) Junior Derby training series in Edinburgh, starting with skating lessons and building up to derby [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 Netflix and Thrill, a Halloween themed Quiz Night [EVENT]
  • Dundee: Dundee Roller Derby host their home teams event for the year [EVENT]
    • Black v White home teams game
  • Glasgow: Resistance Roller Derby, Glasgow’s Junior Roller Derby club for queer and trans young people continue their training sessions open to new skaters and existing. [EVENT Flyer]
  • 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 UK as a whole is still pretty busy given it’s the “post-season”, with several Halloween scrims, including a “scrim tournament”! Plus there’s home teams in London, and bouts in Oldham and Loughborough.

  • Wed, Kingston upon Hull, England: Hulls Angels Roller Derby host their Beginner’s Intake, open under WFTDA-gender rules (female and non-binary/gender expansive), which is also the start of their training course [EVENT]
  • Wed, Lincoln, England: Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Derby host their Halloween Raffle 2018, a chance for their supporters to raise funds and maybe win a prize! [EVENT]
  • Wed, Sheffield, England: Sheffield Steel Roller Girls host the next in their series of weekly meet-and-greet events for interested potential new members (ahead of their formal recruitment later in the year) [EVENT]
  • Wed, Wolverhampton, England: Wolverhampton Honour Rollers host Roller Derby Taster Session, as part of their recruitment. Open to All genders (we think), 18+. Register in advance for kit. [EVENT]
  • Wed, Swansea, Wales: Swansea City Roller Derby host a Halloween Open Scrim – open to WFTDA-gender conforming skaters with min-skills. [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Nottingham, England: Nottingham Hellfire Harlots rolling open recruitment continues, open to potential new skaters under WFTDA gender policy [EVENT]
  • Thu, Swindon, England: Wiltshire Roller Derby host a free Try Roller Derby session for interested skaters [EVENT]
  • Fri, Sunderland, England: Sunderland Roller Derby League host their own Halloween Open Scrim, WFTDA-gender policy. Sunderland versus outside skaters format. [EVENT]
  • Fri, Bridgend, Wales: Bridgend Roller Derby host a Halloween rec Skate night, open to all. Costume encouraged. [EVENT]
  • Harrogate, England: Spa Town Roller Derby host Alice Through The Looking Glass, a “scrim tournament” (which might equally be described as a mixed teams tournament), open under WFTDA gender rules. 30 minute games into 40 minute final. [EVENT]
    • Teams:
      • Alice (Blue)
      • Mad Hatters (Green)
      • Cheshire Cat (Purple)
      • Queen of Hearts (Red)
  • Lincoln, England: Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Derby host the second part of their Recruitment Session for this year! This is a free taster session for their adult league, although information about junior league, Lincolnshire Bombinos is available too. [EVENT]
  • London, England: London Rockin’ Rollers host the Big 2018 LRR Intraleague! This year their theme is in honour of lost team-mate Katiemean, and raises money for Marie Curie via the chance to donate for various modifications to the game. [EVENT]
    • Wreck v Wreck game,
    • [other intraleague bouts]
  • Manchester, England: Arcadia Roller Derby host an Pick-up Scrim (no gender policy declared), open to mins-passed skaters. [EVENT]
  • Oldham, England: Rainy City Roller Derby host their last home games of the year [EVENT]
    • Rainy City Revolution (Oldham D) versus Glasgow Roller Derby [FTS]
    • Tender Hooligans (Oldham B) versus Hellfire Harlots (Nottingham) [FTS]
  • Sun, Eastbourne, England: Eastbourne Roller Derby host their New Skater Intake Session, Open To All genders, and all 18+ skaters of all experience. Also open to potential referees or NSOs. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Loughborough, England: the Dolly Rockit Rollers host a double header as the season slowly comes to a close [EVENT]
    • Mixed OTA game
    • Dolly Rockit Rollers (Leicestershire) versus Hallam Hellcats (Sheffield) [FTS]
  • Sun, Hereford, England: Hereford Roller Derby start their Novice Program for 2018, a 12 week course Open To All genders. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Penarth, Wales: South Wales Silures host their monthly regular Open Mixed Scrim, Open To All genders, 18+ years old [EVENT]
  • 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]

Europe

France continues to be ridiculously packed with derby this weekend, and it’s not even a Championnat weekend! Meanwhile, Germany hosts several Bundesliga tournament fixtures, and Linz hosts the Austrian National Championship!

  • Wed, Charleroi, Belgium: Chicks in Bowls Belgium head to Charleroi for their next meet up, to try the new skate park! [EVENT]
  • Wed, Ostrava, Czech Republic: Trojhali Ostrava Roller Derby continue their open training / recruitment [EVENT]
  • Wed, Tartu, Estonia: Tartu Roller Derby co-host a Halloween Roller Disco at the Estonian National Museum; fancy dress compulsory, free entry [EVENT]
  • Wed, Premariacco, Italy: The Banshees of Roller Derby Udine host Screeeammage! Halloween with the Banshees, which we think is an open scrimmage event? [EVENT]
  • Wed, Wrocław (Breslau), Poland: Breslau Rebels Roller Derby + Breslau Avengers Roller Derby host their regular open training / recruitment [EVENT]
  • Wed, Madrid, Spain: Roller Derby Black Thunders Madrid host a fundraising Halloween music event, with live music from Madre de Amor and LUST Hardcore, plus DJs later on. Fancy dress, of course, encouraged. [EVENT]
  • Wed, Valencia, Spain: Rayo Dockers host the second of two recruitment days, with demonstrations of the game, and a chance to see what it’s like for yourself. [EVENT]
  • Thu, Essen, Germany: Ruhrpott Roller Derby host their monthly open evening at Cafe Nord, where you can get to know the team, and ask anything you want [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, Carrières-sous-Poissy, France: Les Succubes and Les Damnés Roller Derby 78 host a family roller disco as part of Téléthon 2018 (an Alsace-Lorraine community telethon fundraiser event) [EVENT]
  • Fri, Pessac, France: Roller Derby Bordeaux Club host the first fixture of their home teams tournament at Vibrations Urbaines [EVENT]
    • Boom Bright Gold versus Pink Cheeck Peaches
    • Boom Bright Gold versus Rotten Black Grapes
  • Fri, Groningen, Netherlands: Roller Derby Groningen host the last of their series of outreach / recruitment events, with another chance to try a beginner’s practice session [EVENT]
  • Sat+Sun, Linz, Austria: Linz Roller Derby, Steelcity Rollers, host the 2018 Austrian Roller Derby Championship. Day 1 will be a round robin with 30 minute games, to decide entry to the finals for the top two teams. Day 2 will hold the full length placement games for the Championship [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Teams:
      • Dust City Rollers (Graz)
      • Fearless Bruisers (Innsbruck)
      • Steelcity Rollers (Linz)
      • Vienna Roller Derby
  • Antwerp, Belgium: Antwerp Roller Derby’s One Love Roller Dolls host the 2018 edition of the Brabo Cup! [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Teams:
      • Lille Roller Girls (Lille A)
      • Leeds Roller Derby
      • Antwerp Roller Derby (One Love Roller Dolls)
    • Glorious Basterds (Namur M) versus Les Vîkings (Liège) [FTS]
  • Clermont-Ferrand, France: Auver’Niaks host a double header event, Les Griffes du Roller Derby [EVENT]
    • Auver’Niaks B versus “Bayern de Monique” (mixed team from Saint-Etienne, Valence, Vienne)
    • Auver’Niaks A versus Brain Damage (Angoulême A) [FTS]
  • Chalon, France: The Rolling Storms host a double header event, with a Burton theme: the Nightmare before Derby [EVENT]
    • Rolling Storms (Chalon) versus Les K.O’n’Ass (Auxerre) [FTS]
    • Saone Valley Roller Girlz versus UB (exhib team)
  • Inguiniel, France: La Ferraille host their first ever game! [EVENT]
    • La Ferraille versus UB (mixed team, probably mostly Vannes)
  • Sat-Sun, Montpellier, France: DCCLM host two triple headers across the weekend, because apparently one isn’t enough! [EVENT]
    • Sat:
      • Velvet Owls (Dijon) versus DCCLM A (Montpellier) [FTS]
      • Les Duchesses (Nantes) versus DCCLM A [FTS]
      • Les Duchesses versus Velvet Owls [FTS]
    • Sun:
      • Toxic Ladies (Toulon) versus Block Busters (DCCLM B?) [FTS]
      • Toxic Ladies versus Mars Invaders (Marseille) [FTS]
      • Mars Invaders versus Block Busters [FTS]
  • Bremen, Germany: The Meatgrinders host a Bundesliga Div 3 (North) bout as part of a double header [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Meatgrinders Bremen versus Berlin Rollergirls [Bundesliga D 3]
    • Open Scrimmage
  • Cologne, Germany: Cologne Roller Derby host a home bout [EVENT]
    • Unbreakabellas (Cologne B) versus Namur C [FTS]
  • Kassel, Germany: Kassel Roller Derby host a  double header, including a Bundesliga Division 2 bout. [FTS Tournament] [EVENT]
    • Gargörlz (Erfurt) versus Demolition Derby Dolls (Hannover) [FTS]
    • Bashlorettes (Kassel) versus rocKArollers (Karlsruhe) [Bundesliga D 2]
  • Nuremberg, Germany: Sucker Punch Roller Derby host their open training day, for anyone wanting to find out more about roller derby. Open To All genders, 16+; potential skaters, referees and NSOs. [EVENT]
  • Regensburg, Germany: Roller Derby Regensburg host a Bundesliga Div 3 (South) bout [FTS Tournament] [EVENT]
    • Roller Derby Regensburg versus Roller Girls of the Apocalypse (Kaiserslautern) [Bundesliga D 3]
  • Cork, Ireland: Cork City Firebirds host The Samhain Slaughter, a Double Header event [EVENT]
    • The Smashing Pumpkins versus Boo Radleys (open subs mixed game)
    • Cork City Firebirds versus Oxford Roller Derby B [FTS]
  • Bologna, Italy: The Bone Crushing Hyenas host “Ready2Fight?”, a Triple header round robin tournament [EVENT]
    • Bone Crushing Hyenas (Bologna) versus Worst Warsaw [FTS]
    • Splatter Fairies (Marburg) versus Worst Warsaw [FTS]
    • Bone Crushing Hyenas versus Splatter Fairies [FTS]
  • Sat-Sun, Lisbon, Portugal: Lisboa Roller Derby host “Tugamash’18 Taking It Down South”, which seems to be a two day event with a game on the Saturday, and community events on the sun [EVENT]
    • Open subscription game?
  • Helsingborg, Sweden: Helltown Hellcats host a single header [EVENT]
    • Helltown Hellcats (Helsingborg) versus Midtdanmark Tæver (Danish exib) [FTS]
  • Sun, Linz, Austria: Team Austria host a meeting for everyone wanting to be involved in the next stage of the national team, at the Austrian National Championships. (You can also message them if you can’t be there in person.) [EVENT Flyer]
  • Sun, Creil, France: The Knock’n’Roll Cannibals host a double header of derby  against La Boucherie de Paris [EVENT]
    • La Barbaque (La Boucherie B | Paris) versus Knock’n’Roll Cannibals (Creil A) [FTS]
    • La Carcasse (La Boucherie C | Paris) versus Channibals Lecter (Creil B) [FTS]
  • Sun, Lille, France: There’s some kind of shadowy event in Lille on Sunday, involving at least Luxembourg versus Roller Derby Lille B [FTS], as well as two other games…
  • Sun, Rennes, France: There’s an inconsistently described scrimmage in Rennes with no event page, but FTS entries
    • Rennes versus Caen Mixed (A/B) [FTS]
    • Mortal Condate (Rennes B) versus Caen B [FTS]
  • Sun, Essen, Germany: Ruhrpott Roller Girls host a single header event after their open day on Thursday.  [EVENT]
    • Ruhrpott Roller Girls B versus Suck City Rock’n’ Rollers (Breda) [FTS]
  • Sun, Utrecht, Netherlands: Dom City Roller Derby host another of their Sunday double headers [EVENT]
    • Thunderdoms (Utrecht B) versus Roadkill Rollers (Nijmegen) [FTS]
    • Dom City Dolls (Utrecht A) versus Cologne Roller Derby [FTS]

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Pacific

The biggest event in the Pacific this weekend is the Rebellion Tournament 2018 in Melbourne, another giant Australian event! That’s not to say there’s still not plenty of derby elsewhere, though, especially in New Zealand.

  • Wed, Maylands, WA, Australia: WA Roller Derby host the second of their two Beginners’ Q&A info sessions for interested potential skaters, referees and NSOs, ahead of their upcoming intake [EVENT]
  • Thu, Hamilton, New Zealand: Hellmilton Roller Ghouls host a Quiz Night [EVENT]
  • Fri, Osborne, SA, Australia: Lil’ Adelaide Rollers host a Blue Light Roller Disco [EVENT]
  • Fri, Tokyo, Japan: Kamikaze Badass Roller Derby Tokyo have regular training on Fridays, which new skaters are always welcome to [EVENT Flyer]
  • Gledhow: Albany Roller Derby League – Albany Skate Fit- 2018 [EVENT]
  • Albany, WA, Australia: Albany Roller Derby League celebrate Albany’s Pride 2018 with a Big Gay Dance Party [EVENT]
  • Marrara, NT, Australia: Darwin Rollergirls host an Exhibition Scrimmage for the community [EVENT]
    • Angels versus Demons
  • Sat-Sun, Reservoir, VIC, Australia: Melbourne Northside Rollers host the 2018 edition of their biggest event, the Rebellion Tournament 2018, hosted with Skate Victoria [FTS Tournament] [EVENT]
    • Division 1 Teams:
      • Varsity Derby League “Dishonour Rollers”
      • Convict City Rollers “Orange Thunder”
      • Adelaide Roller Derby “rAdeladies”
      • Victorian Roller Derby League “VICs”
      • Canberra Roller Derby “Beta Max”
      • Northside Rollers “Rebel Alliance”
    • Division 2 Teams:
      • South Sea Roller Derby
      • Devil State Derby League (Tasmania)
      • Kingston City Rollers
      • Diamond Valley Roller Derby Club
      • Tasmaniacs
      • West Side Derby Dolls
      • Geelong Roller Derby League
      • Van Diemen Rollers
      • Dragon City Roller Derby
      • Team Regional Victoria
  • Broadmeadow, NSW, Australia: Newcastle Roller Derby League host Purple Reign, a single header [EVENT]
    • Newcastle Roller Derby League versus South Side Derby Dolls () [FTS]
  • Hamilton, New Zealand: Hellmilton Roller Derby host their Home Teams Final [EVENT Flyer]
    • No City Skaters versus Northern Gentlemen () [FTS]
    • Gang Green versus Ultra Violents (Hellmilton home teams Final)
  • New Plymouth City, New Zealand: Taranaki Derby Corps host their first home game of the year [EVENT]
    • Taranaki Derby Corps “Rumble Bees” versus Whenua Fatales () [FTS]
  • Sun, Mount Barker?, SA, Australia: the Rockabellas Roller Derby League host a Sausage Sizzle fundraiser! [EVENT]
  • Sun, Okinawa, Japan: Devil Dog Derby Dames host the start of their Beginner Skater program, open to prospective skaters, referees and NSOs [EVENT]
  • Sun, Christchurch, New Zealand: Otautahi Roller Derby host an open scrimmage, open to all mins-passed skaters, referees+NSOs also welcome [EVENT]
  • Sun, Palmerston North, New Zealand: Swamp City Roller Derby host “The Next Breast Thing”, a charity exhibition game to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation [EVENT]
    • Itty Bitty Titties versus Over Shoulder Boulders
  • Mon, Perth, WA, Australia: Perth Roller Derby host the fourth date in their 6 week training programme for new recruits (you can sign up to individual sessions too) [EVENT]
  • Tues, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Roller Derby host their monthly Fresh Meat night, for new recruits excited by their game the previous Tuesday! [EVENT]
  • 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 always, we find Latin America the hardest continent to keep tabs on. This weekend, though, the big event is the 2018 Brasileirão, Brazil’s National Tournament, hosted this year by Ladies of Helltown!

  • Wed, Osorno, Chile: Deskarriadas RD host Halloween Sobre Ruedas (Halloween on Wheels), which we think is an open scrimmage level bout [EVENT]
    • DeskaTrinas () versus Mundo Zombie (open subs)
  • Wed, Santiago, Chile: Furias Roller Derby and Metropolitan Roller Derby co-host “Witch, Please.”, a Halloween party event fundraiser [EVENT]
  • All week?, Temuco, Chile: Nativas Roller Derby are holding open recruitment (with no dates, so presumably just get in touch) [EVENT]
  • Wed+Mon, Xalapa, Mexico: We believe that Ráfagas Roller Derby run their intro to skating sessions on these days (intro to Roller Derby is on Wed+Fri) [EVENT Flyer]
  • Wed, Fri, Mon, Montevideo, Uruguay: Tempestad Roller Derby continue their rolling recruitment [EVENT Flyer]
  • Thurs+Mon, Ensenada, Mexico: Nereidas Ensenada Roller Derby have open recruitment at their training sessions [EVENT Flyer]
  • Thurs+Sun?, Montevideo, Uruguay: Pájaros Pintados Roller Derby train, and are open to new skaters [EVENT Flyer]
  • Fri-Mon, São Paulo, Brazil: Ladies of Helltown host the 7th Brasileirão de Roller Derby, Brazil’s National Tournament! We’ve written a little about this here. [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Mixed no-contact game
    • Ladies of Helltown (São Paulo) versus Iron Ladies (Blumenau)
    • Thunder Rats Derby Squad ( ) versus Capivaras Roller Derby ()
    • Gray City Rebels () versus winner (game 1)
    • Blue Jay Rollers () versus winner (game 2)
    • Consolation game
    • Mixed full-contact game
    • 3rd Place + Finals
    • MVPs versus Vagine Regime.
  • Fri, São Paulo, Brazil: There’s also an officiating clinic to start off the Brasileirão! [EVENT]
  • Fri, Mon, Tues, Santiago, Chile: Terror S-Quad Roller Derby running rolling recruitment at their weekly training sessions… [EVENT]
  • Fri, San Jose, Costa Rica: Dark Side Roller Derby celebrate their 4th birthday
  • Sun, Miramar, Argentina: the newly formed “Fussion Derby Club” host their first fixture, a double header [EVENT]
    • Fussion Derby Club (Miramar) versus Brujas Roller Girls (Bahía Blanca) [FTS]
    • Open pickup game (WFTDA-gender)
  • Sun, Campo Grande, Brazil: Meat Machine Roller Derby are back, and hosting open training for anyone who wants to join on Sundays! [EVENT Flyer]

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Africa and Middle East

In the MENA regions, there are the regular recruitment events happening this week.

  • 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]

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