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.
This roundup is our end of year roundup, so covers everything until the new year (also because there’s just not much stuff happening).
Scotland is still pretty full of skating this weekend before Christmas, with the Last Scrim of 2018 on Friday…
- 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, Glasgow: Glasgow Men’s Roller Derby also see out the year with The Last Scrim of 2018, an Open To All scrimmage event [EVENT]
- Fri, Grangemouth: Bairn City Rollers rolling recruitment continues in their Friday sessions. Open to all genders. [EVENT]
- Edinburgh: The Boardwalk hosts a “Special Christmas Roller Disco” for all ages [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]
- Kirkwall: Orkney ViQueens host a festive Family Roller Disco for all ages. Fancy dress encouraged. [EVENT]
- Sun, Aberdeen: Chicks in Bowls Scotland host a Sunday Skate followed by a park skate outside [Transition Extreme Sports] [EVENT]
- Next Sat (29th), Edinburgh: Chicks in Bowls Scotland host a Skatemanay Quad Skate night at the Transgression Park. [EVENT]
Christmas in the UK means… the final scrimmage of the year.
- Thurs, Carlisle, England: Border City Roller Derby host an Open Christmas Scrim, Open To All genders. Fancy dress encouraged. Referees and NSOs welcome. [EVENT]
- Fri, Scarborough, England: Scarborough Slammers host a Christmas Roller Disco open to all ages. Fancy dress encouraged. [EVENT]
Europe is still pretty busy, with both France and Belgium hosting public bouts (in Belgium’s case, the last fixture in their first ever Championships!).
- Thurs, Prague, Czech Republic: the Hard Breaking Dolls host the second of 5 open training sessions, for interested potential competitive skaters, referees or NSOs. (Skaters limited to WFTDA-gender policy.) [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, Groningen, Netherlands: Roller Derby Groningen host an Open Scrimmage, Open To All genders (and ages, including juniors), both for the Holiday season, and also to bid farewall to their current hall space. [EVENT]
- Fri, Rotterdam, Netherlands: Rotterdam Roller Derby host an “Open Holiday Scrimmage”, the third of three (one each Friday before Christmas). We think these are OTA, and are also open to NSOs. [EVENT]
- Vienna, Austria: Vienna Fearleaders present their release party for their current calendar, as well as an excuse to see them perform live! [EVENT]
- Melrand, France: Roller Derby La Ferraille host a Christmas match [EVENT]
- La Ferraille versus Les Sabordeuses (Brest B) [FTS]
- Sun, Antwerp, Belgium: Antwerp Roller Derby host the final Belgian Championship fixtures of the year, deciding Division 1 W. [FTS tournament][EVENT]
- One Love Roller Dolls (Antwerp) versus GO-GO Gent Roller Derby [rd.be champs d 1]
- Open scrimmage. (Against Antwerp B?)
- Sun, Lleida, Spain: The Mediterranean Rollers (Barcelona O) and the Sicarias del Cierzo host an Open To All genders and abilities Christmas Open Scrimmage [EVENT]
- Mon, Warsaw, Poland: Worst Warsaw’s Open recruitment continues for interested potential members in any roles! [EVENT]
- Wed, Ostrava, Czech Republic: Trojhali Ostrava Roller Derby continue their open training and rolling recruitment? [EVENT]
It seems very quiet in the Asia-Pacific region before the end of year.
- Next Sat (29th), Eltham, VIC, Australia: Diamond Valley Roller Derby Club host a “Sausage Sizzle and Bake Sale”. [EVENT]
The Latin American region is always the hardest for us to find things in. We’d appreciate any heads-up about things we’ve missed!
- Sat, Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Brujas Roller Girls are either holding or attending a Truco tournament (Truco being an Argentinean card game) today. [EVENT Flyer]
- Sun, San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina: Mortal Kollas and Coquena’s Fighter co-host a “Roller Derby Christmas” bout. [EVENT]
- Quienes () versus Grinchs (exhibition/open subs game)