Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 1st/2nd December 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.

Scotland

We’re supposedly in the off-season, but this isn’t slowing derby much, as 5th Blocker Skates 7th Birthday brings a lot of games to Glasgow.

  • Wed, Edinburgh: Edinburgh’s first Junior Derby team, the Boardwalk Bombs  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, Aberdeen: Granite City Brawlers’ final Free Open Night lets interested potential members experience the sport, either as a competitive skater or an official [EVENT]
  • Fri, Edinburgh: Auld Reekie Roller Derby host their end of year Awards Night for 2018! [EVENT]
  • Fri, Glasgow: Glasgow Men’s Roller Derby’s ongoing new skater intake continues every Friday, for the foreseeable future! [EVENT]
  • Fri, Grangemouth: Bairn City Rollers rolling recruitment continues in their Friday sessions. Open to all genders. [EVENT]
  • Aberdeen: Granite City Roller Derby are in the Christmas spirit with the return of their Christmas Craft Fayre and Market, helping you stock up with interesting gifts! [EVENT]
  • Dundee: We believe Dundee Roller Derby will be represented at the Reclaim March Against Gender Based Violence. [EVENT]
  • Glasgow: 5th Blocker Skates host their now regular birthday party party day of scrims (sign up in advance). The schedule includes all variants of Roller Derby by gender policy and skill level, as well as the entire 5th Blocker Shop stock for those interested in buying themselves more stuff. [EVENT]
  • 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]
  • Sat?, Dumbarton: Chicks in Bowls Scotland host all-ages coaching for Ramps and Bowls skating [10am-midday, Unit23 Skatepark?]
  • Mon, Aberdeen: Granite City Roller Derby host their Christmas Quiz, a festive themed fundraising quiz at their sponsoring venue, Krakatoa [EVENT]
  • Tues, Aberdeen: Chicks in Bowls Scotland host a regular Quad Meet (Transition Extreme) [EVENT]

United Kingdom

The situation is equally busy in the UK as a whole, with bouts and scrimmages across the country; plus Rule56’s Derby Stance Online running from Thursday for everyone!

  • Thurs, Nottingham, England: Nottingham Hellfire Harlots rolling open recruitment continues, open to potential new skaters under WFTDA gender policy [EVENT]
  • Thurs, ONLINE and around the World: The Derby Stance Online Coaching Summit, hosted by Rule56 runs this extended weekend from Thursday to Sunday! [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Flint, Wales: North Wales Roller Derby host their monthly “Men’s open scrim”, open to skaters under the MRDA-gender policy, mins-passed. [EVENT]
  • Haywards Heath, England: Brighton Rockers Roller Derby host a double header, and the debut of their new C Team! [EVENT]
    • Brighton Rockers C-Side (Brighton C) versus Rookie Challenge Team
    • Rockerbillies (Brighton B) versus Bath Roller Derby B? [FTS]
  • Ipswich, England: Suffolk Roller Derby hosts a pizza-themed 10-team Sur5al tournament, for 90 track-minutes of Roller Derby round-robin tournament! [EVENT]
    • Sur5al team names based on pizza toppings : Anchovies, Dessert, Doner, Garlic Bread, Hawaiian, Jalapenos, Margherita, Meat, Vegan, Veggie (!)
  • (Upper Heyford), Oxford, England: Oxford Roller Derby host the last of their Taster Sessions for interested potential new skaters, ahead of their recruitment in the new year! [EVENT]
  • Manchester, England: Arcadia Roller Derby host the December edition of their monthly Pick-Up Scrim, an open scrim for all. [EVENT]
  • North Shields, England: Newcastle Junior Roller Derby host their Christmas Roller Disco, in collaboration with Skate Club North East [EVENT]
  • Salford, England: Manchester Roller Derby host a triple header event [EVENT]
    • OTA Christmas-themed skater debut (Team Santa v Team Grinch)
    • Furies (Manchester B) versus Liverpool Roller Birds C [FTS]
    • Chaos Engine (Manchester MB) versus Crash Test Brummies (Birmingham M) [FTS]
  • Sun, Manchester, England: Manchester Roller Derby follow up their triple header with a mixed-level Open To All genders scrim, also open as always to any NSOs and skating officials who want to attend. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Northwich, England: North Cheshire Victory Rollers host their Christmas Social Skate, an afternoon of family fun on skates for all the family. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Norwich, England:  Norfolk Roller Derby host a quadruple-header Derby Sevens home teams event to close the season [EVENT]
    • 4 x Sevens games [with only two team names announced which is a bit confusing]
  • Sun, Sheffield, England: The Inhuman League host another of their regular Open To All genders scrims, this one with the inevitable Christmas theme. Also open to NSOs and skating officials who want to come along. [EVENT]
  • Sun, York, England: York Minxters host a December Double header to round out the year, hosting two open-subscription team events with a “Ginger Bread versus Candy Canes” theme. Limited spectator space. [EVENT]
    • WFTDA-gender “Debut Scrim” (0-5 games experience)
    • WFTDA-gender “Mixed Scrim” (3+ games experience)
  • Sun, Penarth, Wales: South Wales Silures host their regular Open Mixed Scrim – Open To All genders, mins-passed. [EVENT]
  • Tues, Manchester, England: New Wheeled Order, Manchester Roller Derby Men, host the start of a series of open training sessions leading up to the end of the year [EVENT]

Europe

France continues to have all the roller derby it can host, with the first fixture of the Championnat de France Nationale 1 sharing time with several other triple and double headers! The Suomi Cup 2018/9 season hosts the debut of their first non-Finnish competitors, as St Petersburg’s White Night Furies play two away games. Spain, Slovenia, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland also host bouts.

  • Wed, Ostrava, Czech Republic: Trojhali Ostrava Roller Derby continue their open training / recruitment [EVENT]
  • Wed, Paris, France: The Track’s Watch host a clinic on “theory” (which given the photo and the host, we assume means this is a pre-mins rules clinic?) [EVENT]
  • Wed, Udine, Italy: The Banshees of Roller Derby Udine host their second open scrimmage of the season (no gender policy stated). [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]
  • Thurs, SaintVallier, France: Roller Derby Bassin Minier host an open charity mixed training event and raffle, as part of the AFM Telefon this year [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Toulouse, France: the Quad Guards of Roller Derby Toulouse host a recruitment for the team (focused on MRDA-gender skaters). This is the second of three recruitments for Quad Guards before the end of the year. [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Mannheim, Germany: the Delta Quads 2 month NSO Academy continues for its second week (so there’s still time to start, we think) [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, Essen, Germany: RuhrPott Roller Girls host Rainbow Xmas, described as the “ultimate queer Christmas bash” (!) at Hotel Shanghai. [EVENT]
  • Kuopio, Finland: The 2018/9 season of the Suomi Cup starts in earnest in Kuopio, with two bouts hosting the first non-Finnish team in the series, and a bit of history. [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Kouvola Rock n Rollers versus White Night Furies (St Petersburg)
    • Kuopio Roller Derby versus White Night Furies
  • Sat+Sun, Belfort, France: The Knee-Breakers on Wheels host a mixed gender bootcamp over the weekend, coached by Toulouse’s Yass lad Menace and Slash Gordon. Includes scrimmage on Sunday. [EVENT]
  • Bordeaux, France: Roller Derby Bordeaux Club host their December recruitment / intake day [EVENT flyer]
  • Équeuerdreville, France: the CherBoobs host a triple header event today [EVENT]
    • Les Faucheuses (Rouen B) versus Le Mans’hell (Le Mans AB) [FTS]
    • Roller Derby Rennes versus CherBoobs (Cherbourg-en-Cotentin) [FTS]
    • White / Black mixed teams event
  • Épinal, France: Gabriel Loisy hosts an exhibition of his photography of Roller Derby, in collaboration with Reaper’s Crew (Roller Derby Épinal) [EVENT]
  • Fontenay-sous-Bois, France: La Boucherie de Paris host an A/C double header [EVENT]
    • La Carcasse (La Boucherie C | Paris) versus Psyko’Quads (Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois) [FTS]
    • La Boucherie de Paris (La Boucherie A) versus Léopards Avengers (Caen) [FTS]
  • Mérignac, France: SAM Roller Derby’s All Blocks are part of a triple header of roller sports action [EVENT]
    • U14/U16 Roller hockey game
    • Mérignac Women’s Roller Hockey versus ERG Isterlohn (Women’s Euroleague game)
    • All Blocks (Mérignac A) versus PDG ( ) [FTS?]
  • Sat+Sun, Strasbourg, France: Hell’s Ass Derby Girls host the first fixture of the 2018-19 Championnat de France National 1 (the top tier of the French tournament). [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Velvet Owls (Dijon) versus Les Encastreueses (Lutece Destroyeueses | Paris)
    • Hell’s Ass Derby Girls (Strasbourg) versus Les Quedalles (Paris B)
    • Switchblade Roller Grrrls (Roller Derby Lille) versus Velvet Owls
    • Hell’s Ass Derby Girls versus Les Glorious Bâtardes (Lomme Roller Girls [ex. Lille Roller Girls])
    • Switchblade Roller Grrrls versus Les Quedalles
    • Hell’s Ass Derby Girls versus Les Encastreueses
    • Velvet Owls versus Les Quedalles
    • Les Glorious Bâtardes versus Les Encastreueses
  • Sat-Sun, Valence, France: Red Valentines Revenge host their second bootcamp, comprising parallel sessions for beginner skaters (coached by Boulet and Deep Turtle), beginner referees (coached by Laraclette) and beginner NSOs (coached by Dr. Evil). Scrimmage at Sunday end. [EVENT]
  • Limerick, Ireland: Limerick Roller Derby are getting together for an end of season Xmas Party at Dolan’s Pub! [EVENT]
  • Bergamo, Italy: the Crimson Vipers host a single header event [EVENT]
    • Crimson Vipers (Bergamo) versus Les Simones (Orléans) [FTS]
  • Poznań, Poland: the Bad Rangers Poznań Roller Derby League host the first Santa Claus Tournament ( Turniej Mikołajkowy ), also a celebration of 5 years of Roller Derby in Poland! [EVENT]
    • Three 2×20 minute mixed team games (presumably a round robin?)
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia: Roller Derby Ljubljana host their first bout of the year (with free entry!) [EVENT]
    • Roller Derby Ljubljana versus Steelcity Rollers (Linz) [FTS]
  • A Coruña, Spain: Roller Derby Coruña Irmandiñas host a celebration of their 2nd anniversary with a party in the Caneca Furada, and an exhibition of Roller Derby art! [EVENT]
  • Las Palmas de Grand Canaria, Spain (Canary Islands): Las Palmas Roller Derby host a triple-header round robin of international roller derby to end the year! [EVENT]
    • Las Palmas Roller Derby versus Team Unicorn (London-area exhib)
    • Team Unicorn versus Sereas Bravas (Vigo)
    • Sereas Bravas versus Las Palmas Roller Derby [FTS]
  • Madrid, Spain: Roller Derby Madrid host a B-teams game [EVENT]
    • Roller Derby Madrid B versus Lisboa Roller Derby Troopers (Lisbon) [FTS]
  • Gothenburg, Sweden: Gothenburg Roller Derby host a double header of Roller Derby to finish off the year [EVENT]
    • Gothenburg A versus Copenhagen Roller Derby A [FTS]
    • Badass Beavers (Gothenburg B) versus Helsingborg Helltown Hellcats [FTS]
  • Lucerne, Switzerland: The Hellveticats host their 4th and final home game of the season [EVENT]
    • Hellveticats (Lucerne) versus Fearless Bruisers (Innsbruck) [FTS]
  • Sun, Brussels, Belgium: Brussels Derby Pixies host the second edition of their Tracktiflette minitournaments followed by tartiflette! [EVENT]
    • Atomium Kittens (Brussels B) versus Rolling Candies (Amiens) [FTS]
    • Brussels Derby Pixies (Brussels) versus Glorious Basterds (Namur) [FTS]
  • Sun, Helsinki, Finland: Helsinki Coast Quads have found a very large space, and are going to use it for some roller derby related fun: an experiment in Yuletie “Big Track Roller Derby” organised by their skater, Bukkake Randelin. [EVENT]
    • Some kind of skating around on a really big track, probably with mulled drinks.
  • Sun, Rome, Italy: the She-Wolves of Roller Derby Rome host a “Fresh Meat” day for anyone interested in the sport, including a demo game. Also open to potential officials as well as competitive skaters. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam Roller Derby host their first games of the season [EVENT]
    • All Stars (Amsterdam A) versus “Arnhem Fallen Angels and Friends”
    • BattleStars (Amsterdam B) versus Roller Derby Tournai [FTS]
  • Sun, Gdańsk, Poland: Chrome Sirens Roller Derby host their weekly open training sessions for all potentially interested new skaters. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Gijón, Spain: La Güestia Roller Derby Asturias host a number of events this Sunday: (unfortunately, they don’t have an Event to link to, just a post listing stuff [EVENT Flyer])
    • open training (mid morning)
    • participation in Demonstration against Gendered Violence (early afternoon)
    • Outreach at “Abierto hasta el amanecer” explaining and demonstrating Roller Derby.
  • Sun, Gothenburg, Sweden: following on from their double header on Saturday, Gothenburg Roller Derby host a “Try it” event, where interested potential skaters can give roller derby a go themselves! [EVENT]
  • Mon, Warsaw, Poland: Worst Warsaw Derby Team’s rolling recruitment series continues this month, open to all interested skaters [EVENT]

Pacific

There’s finally a quiet place in the World, as it seems that most of the Pacific is taking a rest this weekend, although the mysterious Japanese Derby Nights 4×4 tournament continues to roll on!

  • Fri, Tokyo, Japan: Kamikaze Badass Roller Derby Tokyo have regular training on Fridays, which new skaters are always welcome to [EVENT Flyer]
  • Fri, Tokyo, Japan: we believe the next fixture in the Derby Nights 4×4 mini-tournament is on this date, but as usual there’s almost no public information about it [EVENT Flyer??]
    • Spiral Cats (Tokyo FIRS) versus ??
  • Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Sun State Roller Derby celebrate the end of another year with “A Very Sun State Christmas”, with awards night and fun and games [EVENT]
  • Greensborough, VIC, Australia: Diamond Valley Roller Derby Club are getting together for an End of Year party too! [EVENT]
  • Sun, Melbourne, VIC, Australia: WestSide Derby Dollz host the first of three Amber-level Scrimmages in their “Summer Slam” series (the other two will be in 2019). Skaters signing up will be kept in the same team for all scrimmages to allow them to gel together. [EVENT]
    • Amber (reduced contact) level scrimmage #1
  • Sun, Pyeongtaek, South Korea: Osan Humphreys Roller Derby are apparently active again, and are hosting an open “rookie roundup” for interested potential members  [EVENT Flyer]
  • Wed, Bangkok, Thailand: Bangkok Roller Derby have their regular training evening, which is always open to new skaters [EVENT Flyer]

Latin America

As usual, it’s hardest for us to track things in Latin America, but we think we’ve found most of the events going on, with fixtures in Argentina (the debut bout for “Roller Derby Central Córdoba”), Chile, and Mexico!

  • Wed, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico: Roller Derby Mérida Yucatán hosts its first recruitment day [EVENT Flyer]
  • 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]
  • San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina: the newly formed “Roller Derby Central Córdoba” host their first ever bout, a double-header [EVENT]
    • Roller Derby Central Córdoba versus “The World (women)”
    • “Mixed scrimmage”, which might be mixed 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]
  • Sun, Piracicaba, Brazil: Capivaras Roller Derby host an open game (we think this might be an open subs scrimmage?) [EVENT]
    • ? v ?
  • Sun, Santiago, Chile: Furias Roller Derby and Metropolitan Roller Derby co-host a quintuple header with triple round robin, “Mad Jam”. [EVENT]
    • Furias Roller Derby (Santiago) versus Bayonetas (Metropolitan B | Santiago) [FTS]
    • Esteparias Roller Derby (Río Gallegos) versus Furias [FTS]
    • Esteparias Roller Derby versus Bayonetas [FTS]
    • Metropolitan All Stars (Santiago) versus The World
    • Terror S-Quad (Santiago M) versus The World
  • Sun, Mexico City, Mexico: Humuhumunukunukuapua Roller Derby host a single header (with just a flyer) as part of EMEXRD [EVENT flyer]
    • Humuhumunukunukuapua Roller Derby (Mexico City) versus Roller Devils (Toluca) [FTS]
  • Sun, San Luis Potosí, Mexico: Caóticas Roller Derby host a single header with almost no evidence except a link from their opponents [EVENT Flyer]
    • Caóticas Roller Derby (San Luis Potosí) versus Amour Roller Derby (Morelia) [FTS]

Africa and Middle East

In the Middle-East and Africa, there’s 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]

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