Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 10th/11th 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

There’s two exciting bouts happening in Scotland this weekend, at opposite ends of the Central Belt: Glasgow takes on the might of New Doonshire, whilst MidLothian’s Fear & Lothian face Orkney’s ViQueens!

  • 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, 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]
  • Dalkeith: Fear & Lothian host an OTA gender bout against Scotland’s northern-most team! [EVENT]
    • Fear & Lothian (Midlothian O) versus Orkney ViQueens (Orkney O) [FTS]
  • 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]
  • Glasgow: Glasgow Roller Derby host an event against a new hybrid team [EVENT]
    • Maiden Grrders (Glasgow B) versus New Doonshire (Ayrshire Roller Derby | Doonhame Roller Derby (Dumfries) | New Town Roller Girls (Livingston))
  • 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?]
  • Sun, Edinburgh: Auld Reekie Roller Derby host the third of their four targeted taster days for interested recruits. This session focuses on Derby Tactics. [EVENT]
  • Tues, Aberdeen: Chicks in Bowls Scotland host a regular Quad Meet (Transition Extreme) [EVENT]

United Kingdom

The UK as a whole is rather busy this weekend, given we’re in mid-November… three open scrims, 5 multi-header events (some international, and one a tournament!), and even a bootcamp!

  • Wed, Sheffield, England: Sheffield Steel Roller Girls host their final meet&greet session for interested potential new members, before their actual recruitment day (on Sunday) [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Nottingham, England: Nottingham Hellfire Harlots rolling open recruitment continues, open to potential new skaters under WFTDA gender policy [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Shrewsbury, England: Evolution Roller Derby host the new intake session, Open To All genders (over 18), and all levels of experience. [EVENT]
  • Bristol, England: Bristol Roller Derby host an A/B teams double header [EVENT]
    • Bristol A versus Rebellion Roller Derby (Milton Keynes) [FTS]
    • Bristol B versus Central City Roller Derby B (Birmingham B) [FTS]
  • Durham, England: There’s a two-session (min-skills and post-mins) bootcamp run by Rosie Peacock (Glasgow Men’s Roller Derby, Team Scotland Roller Derby) here. Follow our event link, as it’s not owned by a league page [EVENT]
  • Heyford, England: Oxford Roller Derby host the second of three taster sessions ahead of their intake at the start of next year. Open To All genders and all skill levels, 18+. [EVENT]
  • Liverpool, England: Liverpool Roller Birds also host an (international) A/B double header [EVENT]
    • Liverpool A versus Zürich A [FTS]
    • Liverpool B versus Zürich B [FTS]
  • Newcastle, England: Newcastle Roller Girls continue the theme with an A/B double header [EVENT]
    • Whippin’ Hinnies (Newcastle B) versus Leicestershire Dolly Rockit Rollers [FTS]
    • Canny Belters (Newcastle A) versus Vagine Regime UK [FTS]
  • Nottingham, England: Nottingham Roller Derby host a triple header with all their teams playing [EVENT]
    • Nottingham B versus North Wales B [FTS]
    • Super Smash Brollers (Nottingham M) versus Kent Roller Derby (Kent M) [FTS]
    • Nottingham A versus Portsmouth Roller Wenches [FTS]
  • York, England: York Minxters host the return of the York Minxters Fundraising Gig, with an evening of live music! [EVENT]
  • Sun, High Wycombe, England: Big Bucks High Rollers host the start of their new skaters course, a 12 week zero to derby course. [EVENT]
  • Sun, London, England: London Rollergirls host an end of year MEGA SCRIM event- glitter encouraged. Open to experienced (2+ years) skaters conforming to WFTDA-gender-policy. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Manchester, England: Manchester Roller Derby host their regular Mixed Level Open, All-Genders scrim. Open to All Genders, and all skill levels (subject to approval) [EVENT]
  • Sun, Sheffield, England: Sheffield Steel Roller Girls host their recruitment day for all interested members to sign up [EVENT]
  • Sun, Swindon, England: Wiltshire Roller Derby host a Charity Sevens Tournament, Open To All genders, skater submission only (teams selected by host). The charity is Highworth Scouts (representing Wiltshire at the 2019 World Scout Jamboree) [EVENT]
    • Teams (announced so far), named after sponsors!:
      • “Oasis Leisure Centre”
      • “Conway and Laker”
      • “Heart in Hand”
  • Sun, York, England: The York Minxters hold a pickup-scrim, Open To All genders (alternating WFTDA- and OTA- gender lineups for inclusivity) [EVENT]
  • Mon, Coventry, England: Coventry Roller Derby host their monthly Open To All genders Open Scrimmage, open to all mins-passed adult skaters [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’s Championnat Nationale 2 fixtures return this week – but there’s several more big events in the country in addition to those! In Germany, there are multiple Bundesliga fixtures, in Italy there’s a tournament of uncertain structure, and Spain (and the Canary Islands), Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Russia (!) also all host derby!

  • Wed, Ostrava, Czech Republic: Trojhali Ostrava Roller Derby continue their open training / recruitment [EVENT]
  • Wed, Toulouse, France: the new Pink Block Roller Derby host a recruitment / learn more day, open to everyone but cis males. [EVENT]
  • Wed, Gdańsk, Poland: 3City Piranhas host another fixture in their rolling training sessions for new skaters [EVENT]
  • Wed, Wrocław (Breslau), Poland: Breslau Rebels Roller Derby + Breslau Avengers Roller Derby host their regular open training / recruitment [EVENT]
  • Wed, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Roller Derby Ljubljana host the first of two Wednesday open trainings for anyone interested in trying the sport. Training in English. [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Linz, Austria: After Austrian Champs last weekend, Linz’ Steelcity Rollers host their recruitment day for interested new members, as competitive skaters, referees or non-skating officials! [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]
  • Sat+Sun, Brussels, Belgium: Brussels Derby Pixies are at the Brussels International Tattoo Convention, with two days of action! [EVENT]
    • Manneken Beasts (Brussels M) versus Mons’ter Munch Derby Dudes (Mons M) [FTS]
    • Atomium Kittens (Brussels B) versus Tétons Flingueurs (Lille Roller Girls C) [FTS]
    • Brussels Derby Pixies (Brussels A) versus Namur Roller Girls [FTS]
    • “Tournoi Coed”, no specific details
    • Blackland Terror (Charleroi J) versus Guillo Teens (Roller Derby Lille J) [FTS?}
    • ‘Little Final’ and “Grand Final”
  • Tampere, Finland: Tampere Roller Derby celebrate Halloween a little late with a Roller Disco. fancy dress encouraged [EVENT]
  • Lille, France: Les Barbiers de Sévices host a closed bout against Panam Squad [CLOSED][Mention]
    • Les Barbiers de Sévices (Roller Derby Lille M) versus Panam Squad (Paris M) [FTS]
  • Sat-Sun, Rennes, France: Roller Derby Rennes host the next fixtures in the 2018-9 Championnat de France, Nationale 2. [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Les Sabordeuses (B.M.O Derby Girls | Brest) versus La Douleur Angevine (Anjou Derby Girls | Angers)
    • Les Divines Machines (Nantes) versus Hell’R Cheeky Dolls (La Rochelle)
    • Les Gueuses de Pigalle (Paris) versus Les Déferlantes (Rennes)
    • Hell’R Cheeky Dolls versus La Douleur Angevine
    • Les Divines Machines versus Les Déferlantes
  • Saint-Etienne, France: The Green Harpies host a double header event [EVENT]
    • Green Harpies (Saint-Etienne) versus Genève Roller Derby United [FTS]
    • Green Harpies versus UB [Molly Hatchets (Pontarlier) + RVR (Valence)
  • Sat+Sun, Strasbourg, France: And Hell’s Ass Derby Girls host the other Championnat de France Nationale 2 fixtures this weekend [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Roller Derby Metz Club versus Team B’east (Strasbourg B)
    • Beastie Derby Girls (Reims) versus Voodoo Vixens (Grand Besançon)
    • Reaper’s Crew (Epinal) versus Velvet Must’hard (Dijon B)
    • Voodoo Vixens versus Team B’east
    • Beastie Derby Girls versus Velvet Must’hard
  • Toulouse, France: Roller Derby Toulouse host a triple header of Roller Derby for three of their five teams [EVENT]
    • Rainbow Furies (Toulouse C) versus Head Hunters (Narbonne) [FTS]
    • Barons Cathares (Toulouse MB) versus STYX (SAM M | Mérignac) [FTS]
    • Nothing Toulouse (Toulouse A) versus All Blocks (SAM A | Mérignac) [FTS] (“Scrimmage”)
  • Bremen, Germany: Bremen Meatgrinders host a freshmeat open day for all interested new members (as competitive skaters, referees or NSOs) [EVENT]
  • Dresden, Germany: Roller Derby Dresden host a double header including a Bundesliga Division 1 bout [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Dresden Pioneers (Dresden A) versus Bear City “Bundesliga team” (Berlin) [Bundesliga D 1]
    • Trackoons (Dresden B) versus Breaking Bears (Berlin C) [FTS]
  • Hannover, Germany: the Demolition Derby Dolls host a single header bout as part of the Bundesliga Division 2 [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Demolition Derby Dolls (Hannover) versus Graveyard Queens (Cologne) [Bundesliga D 2]
  • Potsdam, Germany: the Prussian Fat-Cats of Roller Derby Potsdam are amongst many participating in a protest against extensive new police powers proposed in the Brandenburg legislature [EVENT]
  • Sat-Sun, Rome, Italy: the She-Wolves of Roller Derby Roma host a 4-team (round robin?) tournament in honour of Claudia Pantera: “Scusa mamma ma sono una derby girl” [FTS tournament?][EVENT]
    • Teams:
      • She-Wolves (Rome)
      • Bloody Wheels (Torino)
      • Roller Derby Regensburg
      • B-ingles de Acero (Barcelona B)
  • The Hague, Netherlands: the Parliament of Pain host a double header to show off their new team rosters [EVENT]
    • Aces of Pain (The Hague O) versus Black Sheep Honey Rollers (?)
    • Queens of Pop (The Hague A) versus Arnhem Fallen Angels [FTS]
  • Las Palmas, Spain (Canary Islands): Las Palmas Roller Derby host a combined bootcamp and scrimmage event hosted by Las Judas (Málaga), Bad’n’Rollers (Badalona) and Las Palmas [EVENT]
  • León, Spain: the Lion Girls Roller Derby are celebrating their 2nd anniversary with a Bootcamp and open scrimmage! Bootcamp coached by ex-London Rollergirls’ Tropic Attack. [EVENT]
  • Karlstad, Sweden: Sun City Rollers host a double header event, including junior derby [EVENT]
    • Sun City Rollers (Karlstad) versus Västerås Roller Derby [FTS]
    • mixed junior bout [Solstrålarna (Karlstad)|Jackdaw Chicks (Uppsala)|Rulltårtorna (Västsvenska)]
  • Sun, Bayonne, France: Euskal Roller Derby are hosting a closed game against Narbonne’s Head Hunters [FTS][CLOSED]
  • Sun, Baunatal, Germany: Kassel Roller Derby host an open-training day for anyone interested to experience what Roller Derby is like. Open To All genders, and all ages (16+ for full contact). Also open to potential officials. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Gdańsk, Poland: Chrome Sirens Roller Derby host their weekly open training sessions for all potentially interested new skaters. [EVENT]
  • Sun, St Petersburg, Russia: The White Night Furies host an “open game” [EVENT Flyer (instagram)]
    • ?v?
  • Mon, Florence, Italy: the Bone Choppers of Roller Derby Firenze host a “fresh meat day” open to interested competitive skaters, referees and non-skating officials. [EVENT]
  • Wed, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Roller Derby Ljubljana host the second of two Wednesday open trainings for anyone interested in trying the sport. Training in English. [EVENT]

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Pacific

The Australian season continues, although we’re passed the “big tournaments” period for this year; in fact, it’s Taupo, New Zealand which hosts the only tournament in the region. Okinawa also hosts a somewhat-mysterious joint bout+recruitment event!

  • Fri, Gladstone, QLD, Australia: Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby host their November Beach Party Roller Disco, open to all ages [EVENT]
  • Fri, Tokyo, Japan: Kamikaze Badass Roller Derby Tokyo have regular training on Fridays, which new skaters are always welcome to [EVENT Flyer]
  • Mansfield, QLD, Australia: Northern Brisbane Rollers host a double header to end the year [EVENT]
    • Northern Brisbane Rollers “Phoenix” versus CARD [FTS]
    • Ocean versus Outback (mashup teams with East Coast Roller Derby)
  • Mackay, QLD, Australia: Mackay City Roller Maidens host a circus-themed bout [EVENT]
    • Mackay City Roller Maidens versus Rocky Roller Derby [FTS]
  • Highett, VIC, Australia: Kingston City Rollers host a Disco-themed trivia night! [EVENT]
  • Taupo, New Zealand: Taupo Roller Derby League’s Huka Dolls host their third tournament: The Fresh and the Furious! This is a short-format tournament with 40 minute games. [FTS tournament?][EVENT]
    • ?v?
  • Okinawa, Japan: Okinawa Roller Derby are hosting a home teams bout (preceded by a recruitment for a men’s derby team…). No event page, sadly [EVENT Flyer]
    • ?v?
  • Sun, Osbourne, SA, Australia: Lil’ Adelaide Rollers host a public bout of Junior Roller Derby [EVENT]
    • Quad Monsters versus Skool of Blokk (home teams)
  • Sun, Carrum Downs, VIC, Australia: South Sea Roller Derby host their last Open Scrimmage of the year. Open to WFTDA-gender policy skaters, plus all officials [EVENT]
  • Sun, Christchurch, New Zealand: Otautahi Roller Derby League hosts an Open Scrimmage, Open To All skaters, referees, NSOs, bench staff and announcers! [EVENT]
  • Sun, Nelson, New Zealand: the Sirens of Smash are off to the movies, hosting a screening of the new Venom movie as a fundraiser [EVENT]
  • Mon, Perth, WA, Australia: Perth Roller Derby host the fifth date in their 6 week training programme for new recruits (you can sign up to individual sessions too) [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’re more likely to miss events in Latin America than anywhere else – we’ll continue asking leagues to tell us when things are happening…

However, the big event in LA this weekend is the two tournaments: Buenos Aires’ Wondercup II; and… the fifth Colombian National Tournament, in Manizales!

  • 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, Tues, Santiago, Chile: Terror S-Quad Roller Derby running rolling recruitment at their weekly training sessions… [EVENT]
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: Wonderclan host the return of their annual tournament, with Wondercup II [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Teams:
      • Group 1
        • Malditas Lisiadas (Salta)
        • Warriors (North-east Buenos Aires)
        • Colmena (Escalada)
      • Group 2
        • BARD (Buenos Aires Roller Derby)
        • Wonderclan (Northern Buenos Aires)
        • Bastardas (Tigre)
  • Sat+Sun, Puerto Montt, Chile: Diosas Volcánicas host the finals of the Torneo X, Chile’s National Tournament [FTS Tournament] [EVENT]
    • Osorno Deskarriadas RD versus Chillanrolleras DC
    • Furias RD versus Diosas Volcánicas RD
    • Bayonetas versus Indómitas RD
    • [Placement bouts on Sunday]
  • Sat-Mon, Manizales, Colombia: Valkyrias Roller Derby host the fifth Colombian National Tournament (Women’s) [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Teams:
      • Valkyrias (Manizales)
      • Violet Attack (Ibague)
      • Silver Lynx (Santiago de Cali)
      • Rock n Roller Queens (Bogotá)
      • Combativas Revoltosas (Bogotá)
      • Central Derby D.C. (Bogotá)
      • Bone Breakers (Bogotá)
  • Sun, Campo Grande, Brazil: Meat Machine Roller Derby are back, and hosting open training for anyone who wants to join on Sundays! [EVENT Flyer]
  • Sun, São Paulo, Brazil: Ladies of Helltown host a Halloween themed double header [EVENT]
    • Bout with contact
    • Bout without contact
  • Sun, Mexico City, Mexico: Fugaz Roller Derby (with some late notice) host a bout with free entry [EVENT]
    • Catrinas (Fugaz) versus Brujas (All Blacks Roller Derby) [FTS]

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Africa and Middle East

In Africa and the Middle East, we only list the usual ongoing events we’re aware of..

  • 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, New Orleans, LA, USA: Of interest because of the attendance of Malmö’s Crime City Rollers, and VIC, Australia’s Victorian Roller Derby League; Big Easy Rollergirls host this year’s WFTDA Championships [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Crime City Rollers (Malmö) versus Montréal Roller Derby (game 1)
    • Victorian Roller Derby League versus [winner of Angel City v Jacksonville) (game 6)
  • Fri, New Orleans, LA, USA: As for all WFTDA events this year, there’s a WFTDA World Summit Satellite event attached to WFTDA Champs, giving everyone (WFTDA members or not) a chance to connect with WFTDA leadership [EVENT]

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