Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 15th/16th 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

Scotland is surprisingly busy this close to Christmas, with Glasgow Men’s Roller Derby hosting their MRDA-policy rookie skater game on the Saturday, and also their returning mini-bootcamp series.

  • 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, 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]
  • Fri, Grangemouth: Bairn City Rollers combine the above with an Open Scrim (presumably Open To All genders), with a Christmas theme [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]
  • Grangemouth: Glasgow Men’s Roller Derby host an MRDA-policy centred Debut Skater game, aimed at encouraging and developing the MRDA side of the sport in Scotland. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Aberdeen: Chicks in Bowls Scotland host a Sunday Skate followed by a park skate outside [Transition Extreme Sports] [EVENT]
  • Tues, Aberdeen: Chicks in Bowls Scotland host a regular Quad Meet (Transition Extreme) [EVENT]
  • Tues, Edinburgh: Glasgow Men’s Roller Derby host the 8th edition of Jammer Club, their irregular series of Jammer “mini-bootcamp”s, coached by Optimus Grime. Open To All genders. [EVENT]

United Kingdom

Christmas in the UK as a whole means “scrimmage”, and there’s a huge number of open scrims of various gender policies across the country. The only actual public bout we know of is in Halifax, however.

  • Wed, Swansea, Wales: Swansea City Roller Derby host a Christmas Open Scrim, open to WFTDA gender policy conforming skaters (and all referees, NSOs). [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Leeds, England: Leeds Roller Derby host a Christmas Guest Skater night (essentially an open scrim and training), open to WFTDA-gender-policy conforming skaters. [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Middlesbrough, England: Middlesbrough Roller Derby host a Christmas themed Open Scrimmage (team Santa v team Elf). No gender policy stated. [EVENT]
  • Fri, Barrow-in-Furness, England: Furness Roller Derby host a Christmas Roller Disco to close out the year. Appearance by Santa Claus guaranteed for the children attending. [EVENT]
  • Fri, Stratford, England: London Rockin’ Rollers host a “meet the Rookies” event, as a social welcome to the league. [EVENT]
  • Basingstoke, England: The Basingstoke Bullets host a Xmas Fun Skate, open to all skaters of all abilities, fancy dress encouraged. [EVENT]
  • Leeds, England: Double Threat Skates host another of their regular Pop Up Shops “Up North”, with a free open skate too. [EVENT]
  • Lincoln, England: Lincolnshire Bombinos host a Junior Derby open mixed scrim (open to Junior skaters, entry fee applies) [EVENT]
  • Lincoln, England: Lincolnshire Bombers also host a Christmas Roller Disco, raising funds for SANDS (Sillbirths And Neonatal DeathS) [EVENT]
  • Nottingham, England: Nottingham Hellfire Harlots host a Christmas Craft Fair (with free entry), supporting homemade and local crafts. [EVENT]
  • Oldham, England: The Knights of Oldham host a “Saturday Knight Fever” Roller disco… [EVENT]
  • Sun, Grimsby, England: Grimsby Roller Derby host “Home Alone” an Xmas Charity Scrim event. (Actually two scrims, both raising funds for the charity “Not Home Alone”). [EVENT]
    • WFTDA-gender-policy scrim
    • OTA genders scrim.
  • Sun, Halifax, England: The Bruising Banditas host a double header “Snow Brawl” [EVENT]
    • WFTDA-aligned Skater Debut bout: Jingle Belles versus Candy Canors
    • Bruising Banditas (Halifax) versus Spa Town Roller Derby (Harrogate) [FTS]
  • Sun, Manchester, England: Manchester Roller Derby host their End of Year, Mixed Level, Open To All genders Open Scrim! [EVENT]
  • Sun, Nottingham, England: Nottingham Hellfire Harlots follow up their Fair with an Open Christmas Scrim, open to WFTDA-gender-policy conforming skaters. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Oadby, England: Leicestershire Dolly Rockit Rollers host “Propeh Scrimbo”, an Open To All genders Open Scrim. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Wallasey, England: Wirral Roller Derby and the Pack Animals co-host a Super Sunday Scrim, a scrim event Open To All genders, with WFTDA-gender and MRDA-gender policy lineups for max inclusivity [EVENT]
  • Tues, Sheffield, England: Sheffield Steel Rollergirls host their December Megascrim, 90-minutes of Open scrim, open to WFTDA-gender-policy conforming skaters. [EVENT]

Europe

Europe… and especially France… is very much still in bouting mood this close to Christmas. There’s a huge number of tournaments (and single headers) across the continent, including Belgian Championship games and German Bundesliga fixtures.

  • Thurs, Prague, Czech Republic: the Hard Breaking Dolls host the first of 5 open training sessions, for interested potential competitive skaters, referees or NSOs. (Skaters limited to WFTDA-gender policy.) [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Toulouse, France: Roller Derby Toulouse host the last of their Recruitment days for their Men’s Derby component (QuadGuards et al). [EVENT]
  • Fri, Tallinn, Estonia: Tallinn Roller Girls continue to host their open training sessions on Fridays for all interested attendees. [EVENT]
  • Fri, Tartu, Estonia: Tartu Roller Derby also continue their open training sessions for all interested attendees. [EVENT]
  • Fri, Rotterdam, Netherlands: Rotterdam Roller Derby host an “Open Holiday Scrimmage”, the second of three (one each Friday before Christmas). We think these are OTA, and are also open to NSOs. [EVENT]
  • Fri, A Coruña, Spain: As Brigantias host a Recruitment / Intro To Roller Derby outreach event, with the assistance of the City Council [EVENT]
  • Oulu, Finland: Oulu Roller Derby celebrate the festive season with a B teams single header [EVENT]
    • Oulu B versus Tampere B [FTS]
  • Anglet, France: Roller Derby Côte Basque host a Happy Derby Christmas event… [EVENT]
    • Valient Bitchiz (Bayonne) versus Botxo Killers (Bilbo) [FTS]
  • Charleroi, Belgium: The Blackland Rockin’ K-Rollers host a quadruple header as part of the Belgian Championships. [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Blackland Randy Devils (Charleroi M) versus RATM (Arras M) [FTS]
    • Atomium Kittens (Brussels B) versus Blackland Rockin K-Rollers [RD.be D 2]
    • Brussels Derby Pixies (Brussels) versus Namur Roller Girls [RD.be D 1]
    • Atomium Kittens versus Holy Wheels Menace (Leige) [RD.be D 2]
  • Bordeaux, France: Roller Derby Bordeaux Club co-hosts a weekend of open skating events, with skating from 2pm on Sat, and all day on Sun [EVENT]
  • Brest, France: B.M.O Roller Derby Girls host a single header for Xmas [EVENT]
    • Toutes Étoiles (Brest) versus Les Duchesses (Nantes) [FTS]
  • Cholet, France: Cholet Roller Derby host an recruitment day as part of the Cholet Decathlon, including a demonstration [EVENT]
  • Clermont-Ferrand, France: the Auver’Niaks host a festive double header(“Le Père Noël est une jammeuse.”). [EVENT]
    • Auver’Niaks B (Clermont-Ferrand B) versus Bloody Angels (Melun) [FTS]
    • Auver’Niaks A versus Reaper’s Crew (Epinal) [FTS]
  • Sat+Sun, Dijon, France: The Velvet Owls host a weekend of Roller Derby, “Jammer is Coming”. [EVENT]
    • Namur Glorious Basterds (Namur M) versus La Raclée (Dijon M) [FTS]
    • Zombeers (Calais M) versus Namur Glorious Basterds [FTS]
    • La Raclée versus Zombeers [FTS]
    • Dead Dragibus (Calais J) versus Les P’tits Bou’Niaks (Clermont-Ferrand J) [FTS?]
    • Velvet Must’Hard (Dijon B) versus Black Tagada (Calais) [FTS]
  • Sainte Geneviève des Bois, France: The Psyko’Quads host a single header event with little fanfare [EVENT]
    • Psyko’Quads (Sainte Geneviève des Bois) versus Knock’n’Roll Cannibals (Creil) [FTS]
  • Sat+Sun, Strasbourg, France: Hell’s Ass Derby Girls and Les Menneles co-host Bretz’Hell Battle, a “Coed” Grand Tournament, with several OTA teams competing. [EVENT]
    • Le Peine Capitale (Paris O) versus Strasbourg Roller Derby (Hell’s Ass + Les Menneles | Strasbourg O)
    • UB (open subs OTA team) versus Orcet (Orcet RD + Wolfgang | Orcet O)
    • La Peine Capitale versus UB
    • Strasbourg versus Orcet
    • Le Peine Capitale versus Orcet
    • Strasbourg versus UB
    • “final” and “3rd place?”
  • The Hague, Netherlands: The Parliament of Pain host “The Fight Before Christmas: Onion Edition”. This is a triple header of OTA derby, with open-subs teams, and a raffle! [EVENT]
    • X-Mas Circus versus X-Mas on Ice
    • X-Mas on Ice versus X-Mas at Iron Mist’s
    • X-Mas at Iron Mist’s versus X-Mas Circus
  • Sat-Sun, Candeán, Spain: Lobishomes Men’s Roller Derby host their first mixed tournament, Full Moon Showdown. There’s not much public info about the teams attending, however. [EVENT]
    • Teams Attending:
      • Jabatas Roller Derby (Ourense)
      • Lobishommes (Galicia/Vigo M)
      • “Spanish mash-up team”
  • Geneva, Switzerland: Genève Roller Derby United host “Les Matchs del la marmite” (referring to the pot, not the savoury spread), a double header event. [EVENT]
    • Les Taxider’Biches (Léman A) versus Mères Royaume (Geneva) [FTS]
    • Cannibal Marmots Cééé (Grenoble C) versus Black Votchkas (Neuchâtel + Fribourg mix)
  • Sun, Braine-le-Comte, Belgium: Manneken Beasts host a triple header of MRDA derby games in the return of their “Merry Hitmas” event [EVENT]
    • Manneken Beasts (Brussels M) versus Panam Squad (Paris M) [FTS]
    • Tampere Rollin’ Bros (Tampere M) versus Panam Squad [FTS]
    • Manneken Beasts versus Tampere Rollin’ Bros [FTS]
  • Sun, Dijon, France: Roller Derby Dijon (we assume) host a Round Table on the future of Junior Roller Derby in France. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Ligugé, France: Les Broyeuses du Poitou host the third edition of their winter tournament, Winter is Rolling. This edition is a triple header [EVENT]
    • Marcheuses Blanches versus La Garde de Nuit (“White Walkers” versus “Night’s Watch”), mixed teams.
    • Broyeuses du Poitou (Poitiers) versus Pirnanas (Chateauroux) [FTS]
    • Grandes Goulges (Poitiers O?) versus Royales Mandales (Rennes O?)
  • Sun, Lille, France: Lomme Roller Girls host a triple header event to close the season, against all of Paris! [EVENT]
    • Tétons Flingueurs (Lomme C) versus San Culottes (Paris C) [FTS]
    • Glorious Bâtardes (Lomme B) versus Quedalles (Paris B) [FTS]
    • Bad Bunnies (Lomme A) versus Paris All-stars (Paris A) [FTS]
  • Sun, Montpezat-sous-Bauzon, France: The Criminal Nurses of Aubenas host a Christmas double-header, the 4th edition of “Track’s Anatomy”. [EVENT]

    • Criminal Nurses (Aubenas) versus Head Hunters (Narbonne) [FTS]
    • White v Black UB (open subs) game.
  • Sun, Sainte Geneviève des Bois, France: The Psyko’Quads return with a second fixture, a Scrimmage/Friendly game  [EVENT]
    • Psyko’Quads (Sainte Geneviève des Bois) versus Channibals Lecters (Creil B) [FTS?}
  • Sun, Karlsruhe, Germany: The rocKArollers host one of the last sets of Bundesliga Div 2 fixtures in this season [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Delta Quads (Mannheim) versus Riot Rollers (Darmstadt) [Bundesliga D 2]
    • rocKArollers (Karlsruhe) versus Demolition Derby Dolls (Hannover) [Bundesliga D 2]
  • Sun, Västerås, Sweden: Västerås Roller Derby host “All I Want for Christmas is a Roller Derby Double Header”… a Roller Derby Double header. [EVENT]
    • Västerås Roller Derby versus LKPG Go’Rullaz (Linköping) [FTS]
    • Västerås Roller Derby versus Sundsvall Demolition Rollers [FTS]
  • Mon, Warsaw, Poland: Worst Warsaw’s Open recruitment continues for interested potential members in any roles! [EVENT]
  • Mon, Zürich, Switzerland: Zürich City Roller Derby host their next open tryouts for those interested in joining the team, in any capacity. Open To All genders. [EVENT]
  • Tues, A Coruña, Spain: As Brigantias follow up their open recruitment day with an outreach event at Centro Social A Comuna [EVENT]
  • Wed, Ostrava, Czech Republic: Trojhali Ostrava Roller Derby continue their open training and rolling recruitment [EVENT]

Pacific

It… seems… very quiet in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region this weekend, but it’s also possible we’re missing events. Do let us know if we’ve missed you.

  • Sun, Westbury, TAS, Australia: Devil State Derby League host their regular Monthly Scrim, Open To All skaters. [EVENT]
  • Sun, California Gully, VIC, Australia: Dragon City Roller Derby host “Wreck the Halls”, a Christmas Scrimmage event. Open to WFTDA-gender-policy conforming skaters, 16+ age. [EVENT]
    • Low contact Scrimmage
    • Full contact Scrimmage

Latin America

The big event in Latin America is the Huiñas returning tournament Quad Beer II, covering teams across Argentina!

  • Fri, Córdoba, Argentina: Insubordinades Roller Derby Disidente host their third intraleague game with almost no notice (event announced the day before) [EVENT Flyer]
  • Sat+Sun, Bariloche, Argentina: The Huiñas Roller Derby host their second Tournament, Quad Beer II. [EVENT]
    • Teams:
      • Huinas Roller Derby
      • Hijas de Pantano
      • Ambulatory Derby Team
      • Barderas Insurrectas (Neuquen)
      • Hienas de la Calle (Neuquen)
      • Moron Roller Derby (Moròn)
      • Zapala Roller Derby
    • Day 1 schedule:
      • Huiñas versus Moron [FTS]
      • Ambulatory versus Zapala
      • Moron versus Barderas Insurrectas
      • Zapala versus Hienas de la Calle
      • Barderas Insurrectas versus Huiñas
      • Hienas de la Calle versus Ambulatory
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Avas Roller Derby host a recruitment day for interested new skaters. [EVENT]
  • Valdivia, Chile: Roller Derby Valdivia celebrate their 3rd birthday with a triple header event! [EVENT]
    • Indomitas RD (Valdivia) vs Diosas Volcánicas (Puerto Montt)
    • Indomitos RD (Valdivia O) vs Coed Chillan (Chillan O)
    • Colusion Austral (Valdivia? M) vs Chillanrrolleros (Chillan M)
  • Bogota, Colombia: Rock N Roller Queens celebrate their 9th birthday with a “Tropical Queens” party event! [EVENT]
  • San Jose, Costa Rica: Panties Dinamita Roller Derby host an international game to finish their year! There’s only a mysterious instagram post to confirm this… [EVENT Flyer]
    • Panties Dinamita (Costa Rica/San Jose) versus Burdel Zombie (Mexico City) [FTS]
  • Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: Medias Rotas Juniors host their final home-teams game of the year [EVENT]
    • Grinch versus Santa Claus (Junior home teams)
  • Sun, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Kamikazes Roller Derby celebrate their 6th birthday with a party – which is also raising funds for local animal shelters. [EVENT]
  • Sun, São Paulo, Brazil: the Ladies of Helltown are hosting an “open training” session for any interested potential members who want to experience the sport. [EVENT]
  • Sun, San Joaquín, Chile: Unión Subversiva Roller Derby host a “Roller Derby Flea Market” as a fundraiser and source of unique festive gifts [EVENT]
  • Sun, Mexico City?, Mexico: Jaibronas Roller Derby are hosted for triple-header “friendly” against two of Mexico City Roller Derby’s teams, which is a debut for the Jaibronas! [EVENT]
    • Jaibronas (Tampico Madero) versus Quadtlicues (Mexico City)
    • Jaibronas versus Catrinas (Mexico City)
    • Quadtlicues versus Catrinas

Africa and Middle East

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