As is traditional, 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.
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). Our new SRD Rank is out – the first for this year, and now includes Junior leagues where possible, and a lot more Latin American leagues.
If we’ve missed you from our roundup, please let us know!
Whilst there's no derby bouts up here in Scotland, there's still bootcamp:
- Glasgow Men's Roller Derby host their GMRD Jammer Club, an initiative to foster the development of great Jammer skills in the country [EVENT]
As will be the case for the next few months, much of the bouts in the UK are part of British Champs:
- The Tier 2 South, hosted by Royal Windsor Roller Girls, sees them play Taunton and Exeter's Angels of Terror, and London Rockin' Rollers take on Big Bucks High Rollers [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
- The Tier 4 West, hosted by Roller Derby Leicester, sees them bout Birkenhead's Riverside Rollers, and Manchester's Arcadia Roller Derby play Cheshire Hellcats [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
- The Tier 1 Mens is hosted by The Inhuman League, who will be playing Birmingham's Crash Test Brummies, and Manchester's New Wheeled Order play Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder[FTS Tournament][EVENTS]
- And the Tier 2 Mens is hosted by Southern Discomfort B, who will be playing the Super Smash Brollers of Nottingham, whilst Bristol Men's compete with Suffolk Men's [FTS Tournament][EVENTS]
Outside of Champs:
- In Kingston upon Hull, Hulls Angels are hosting Seaside Sirens [FTS][EVENT]
- In Bridgend, Bridgend Roller Derby are hosting Bath Spartans for a doubleheader with beginner/intermediate scrim (sign up on the event page) [FTS][EVENT]
- and in Belfast, Belfast Roller Derby are playing Limerick, with a mixed scrimmage against Limerick B also on the schedule [FTS][EVENT]
In Europe, the French Nationale returns after a brief break, as do the German Bundesliga and alongside a lot more derby everywhere:
- Les Nasty Pecheresses of Montreuil host the French Nationale Tier 2, featuring Luctece, Paris C (San Culottes), Psyko'Quads of Sainte-Geneviève-Des-Bois, Rouen and Orléans[FTS Tournament][EVENT]
- Karlsruhe's RockARollers have a big birthday event, featuring [EVENT]:
- In Gothenburg, Gothenburg Roller Derby hosts Tampere and Copenhagen for a triple round-robin [FTS 1,2,3] with a juniors exhibition game too! [EVENT]
- Vienna Roller Derby B hosts Sheffield Steel B (the Crucibelles) [FTS][EVENT]
- In Nürnberg, Sucker Punch Roller Derby are playing a mixed team from Münich Rolling Rebels and Roller Derby Regensburg [FTS?][EVENT]
- In Vigo, Spain, Roller Derby Vigo host Black Thunders of Madrid [FTS][EVENT]
- Brussels Derby Pixies are hosting not one but two events: a triple header round robin with Antwerp and Lillie on Saturday [FTS 1,2,3][EVENT]
- ...and a Sur5al tournament on Sunday [EVENT]
- Les Menneles Strasbourg host a massive two-day event, with Namur B v Team B'Est (Hell's Ass B)[FTS] and Quadstrators v Rock'Est [FTS] on Saturday, and Hell's Ass Derby Girls v Namur A [FTS] and Holywheels of Liege[FTS], Track'Ass v Quadstrators [FTS] and Rock'Est [FTS] [EVENT]
- and on Sunday, Bergamo's Crimson Vipers are hosting Galway City Roller Derby, all the way from Ireland! [FTS][EVENT]
- And in a non-bout event, Nidaros Roller Derby are hosting the exciting Camp Nidaros bootcamp, which we flagged a few weeks back. [EVENT]
There’s one big tournament starting off in in the Pacific region this weekend:
- Auckland, NewZealand hosts the National Top10 tournament's first bout of the season, as they play the Dead Ends Derby of Christchurch[FTS][EVENT]
Also in New Zealand, Otautahi Roller Derby host their first home teams game, with Pirates versus Vikings [EVENT]
- In Albany, Australia, there's a bootcamp, as Mary Fagdalene and Mick Swagger host their only bootcamp in West Australia [EVENT]
In Central and South America...
- In Bogotá, the 4to Distrital Tournament continues, hosted this weekend by Rock N Roller Kings. It sees Bogotá Bonebreakers take on Rock'N Roller Queens B ("Queens"), and BX3 B, the Baby Breakers, play Maquina del Mal Feminino in the women's tier, and Maquina del Mal (Masculino) play Légion Roller Quads in the men's. [FTS] [EVENT]
- And in Chile, the Torneo Brutal men's tournament continues, with Chile's men's teams competing against each other. This is something similar to a European "Derby Sevens" format, with 11 6-skater teams competing in 30 minute games over the weekend![EVENT]
- In La Plata, Argentina, Chat Noir are hosting a double header, competing against La Dinastía Roller Derby also of La Plata [FTS] and then hosting a B/C level Coed bout [EVENT]
Our semi-regular “other events” section highlights things further in the future you might want to keep an eye on.
Coming up in April, at Rainy City Roller Derby's WFTDA World Summit,
- England Roller Derby host a England v England scrimmage https://www.facebook.com/events/279608169118933/
also in April, Central City Rollergirls host the
- ANIMEzing Tournament, an open roller derby tournament for intermediate level skaters who identify as female https://www.facebook.com/events/127299004450603/