Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 1st/2nd July Edition

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 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). Our new SRD Rank for July will be out after this weekend – the fifth for this year, with this years’ redesigned interface, allowing you to browse historical rankings for the last 10 years, view a map of all the active teams, select by any combinations of country, gender, and get predictions of scores. (It also has some WFTDA rankings, including the 31 May ranking, as well as SRDRank.)

If we’ve missed you from our roundup, please let us know! [Or add yourselves to FTS and/or Derbylisting]


This weekend Scotland has all the action at home:

  • Dundee: Dundee Roller Girls host the Skate Tay Victory bootcamp, for pre-mins and newly passed skaters, with Jammer, Blocker and Tactics sections [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Edinburgh: Auld Reekie Roller Girls host British Champs Tier 3 North: the All-Star Reserves playing Halifax Bruising Banditas, and Harrogate's Spa Town Roller Girls bouting Aberdeen's Granite City Roller Derby [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Transgression Park: Chicks in Bowls Scotland are hosting a Quad Skate Rank and Rink Night at the popular venue [EVENT]


British Champs is having a busy time:

  • Wirral: Tier 2 Mens sees hosts Wirral Pack Animals play Bristol Vice Quads, and the Super Smash Brollers of Nottingham bout Barrow Infernos [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Neath Port Talbot: Tier 2 South, hosted by Swansea Roller Derby, slightly complicatedly; Swansea play Kent Rollergirls, whilst Taunton's South West Angels of Terror take on High Wickholm's Big Bucks Roller Derby [FTS Tournament] [EVENT]
  • Durham: Tier 4 North is hosted by Durham City Rolling Angels, who play Grimsby's Grim Reavers; whilst York Minxters take on Mansfield Roller Derby [FTS Tournament][EVENT]

Outside of Champs there’s not a lot going on, outside of one big event!:

  • Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast City Rockets make history as they host their first ever Coed/Open-to-All game, a hybrid team formed with Harland Wolves Roller Derby to be taking on a mixed team of all-comers! [EVENT]

  • Nottingham: Nottingham Hellfire Harlots are hosting a double header - they take on London C [FTS], whilst Nottingham Roller Girls play Hulls Angels Roller Dames [FTS] in something of a first having both Nottingham leagues in the same event! [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Leicester: Roller Derby Leicester are hosting an intake day! [EVENT]
  • Monday, Loughborough (actually Whitwick): the Sox Pistols, Roller Derby Loughborough are hosting an intake/learn to derby day [EVENT]


In Europe, the only “national tournament” with fixtures is the German Bundesliga... but there's another big event we should mention first:

  • Gent, Belgium: Derby Revolution 2017 - the 5th edition of the Roller Derby convention - is underway from Thursday to Sunday. [EVENT]
  • Munich, Germany: Munich Rolling Rebels play a Bundesliga div 1 bout against Ruhrpott Roller Girls [FTS tournament] as part of this double header, with Munich B, the Municorns playing Regensburg's Rolling Rat Pack [FTS] [EVENT]
  • Borås, Sweden: the 2017 SM-veckan tournament continues - FTS suggests that the bouts will be Gothenburg's Dock City versus Luleå, and Norrköping versus Crime City of Malmö (with their SM-veckan challenge team) in the two semi-finals. [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Coimbra, Portugal hosts the "Quad Cup 2017", a two-day, four-team tournament featuring hosts Rocket Dolls Roller Derby Coimbra,  Liberty Rebellion (a mashup of Liera's Black Rebels and Almada's Liberty Dolls), Roller Derby Black Thunders Derby Dames Madrid and Gones N'Roses Roller Derby Lyon! [FTS Tournament][EVENT]

  • Erfurt, Germany: Roller Derby Erfurt are hosting their first ever home games, a co-ed/open-to-all bout with Rolling L.EF.DD-Overs (Erfurt/Dresden/Leipzig) versus Waterkant Hardcore Rollerderby of Kiel [FTS], followed by Erfurt A hosting Dresden B, the Trackoons [FTS], all as part of a wider extravaganza involving longboards, ramps, and other skatery! [EVENT]
  • Brest, France: B.M.O Roller Derby Girls are hosting a double header: B.M.O A versus the Caen Mixed A/B team which has previously played [FTS], and Brest B playing Le Havre [FTS] [EVENT]
  • Pibrac, France: Roller Derby Pibrac host a triple header!, as Roller Derby Toulouse' Barons Cathars play men's derby v the Unnamed Basterds [and "friends" who can sign up to play], Toulouse C (the Rainbow Furies) take on Marseilles Mars Invaders [FTS], and Pibrac's Harpies Braqueuses scrimmage Toulouse B! [EVENT]
  • Porto, Portugal: Roller Derby Porto are hosting Stuttgart Valley Rollergirls [FTS][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Darmstadt, Germany: Riot Rollers Darmstadt are holding a "mikro-tournament" - which basically seems to be Sur5al, but without the branding! No details on team names or anything to date. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Épinal, France: Roller Derby Épinal are hosting a double-header, as their rookies take on Dijon's Must'Hard, and the main Reaper's Crew play Nancy's Wheel Spirit [FTS] [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Graz, Austria: Dust City Rollers are holding a newbie intake day! [EVENT]

  • Sunday, Paris, France: Lutece Destroyeuses are also holding an intake day! [EVENT]
  • Vannes, France: Les V'hermines, Roller Derby Vannes, are hosting skater and NSO bootcamps over the weekend, run by Abby Hide and Red Volta of Team France, and prominent NSO Breizh Pam. Places limited! [EVENT]

  • The Hague, Netherlands: In an effort to improve officials numbers in the Netherlands, the Parliament of Pain is holding an officials bootcamp, followed by an open coed/open-to-all scrimmage to let the officials put into practice what they have learned. [EVENT]

  • Friday, Dublin, Ireland: Dublin's home season begins with a Father Ted themed Eoin McShoves v Whack Hacketts game! [EVENT]


In Australia and New Zealand:

  • Thursday - in the Americas, Sydney City SMASH play their final game on their American tour, taking on the San Diego Aftershocks [FTS]
  • Whangarei, New Zealand: the Northland Nightmares host their first game in the New Zealand "Top 10" National Tournament, playing Auckland Roller Derby [FTS Tournament] in a double header with Junior derby [EVENT]
  • Whakatane, New Zealand: also hosts a Top 10 game, as Whakatane Roller Derby take on Dunedin Derby [FTS Tournament] [EVENT]
  • Rotorua, New Zealand: the Sulphur City Steam Rollers' Motley Crew host Hellmilton Roller Ghouls (of... Hamilton) 's Raggedy Angst [FTS][EVENT]
  • Sydney, Australia: Sydney Roller Derby League host a double header, as B team the Snipers take on Inner West Roller Derby  [FTS], and (SRDL C) The Mercenaries play Western Sydney Rollers [FTS] [EVENT

  • Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia: Newcastle Roller Derby League are hosting Round 4 of their home teams series, as the Fort Smashleys play the Bogey Rollers [EVENT]

  • Adelaide, South Australia: Adelaide Roller Derby are hosting a mixed Red v Black scrimmage [EVENT]
  • Albany, Western Australia: Albany Roller Derby are hosting an Officials Weekend - with officials bootcamp on Saturday, and a scrim (where they can put those skills into practice) on Sunday [EVENT]

  • Sunday, Tasmania: Convict City Roller Derby League are hosting their inaugural Monthly Sunday Open Scrim, as they invite skaters from, well, everywhere, to come skate with them [EVENT]

  • Sunday, Campbelltown, South Australia: Murder City Roller Girls are hosting a mid-season intake day [EVENT]

Latin America

In Latin America, it currently seems oddly quiet:

  • Bogotá, Colombia: the 4th District Tournament continues in Bogotá, with this weekend's hosts Maquina del Mal seeing Combativos Revoltosas play Maquina del Mal Feminino, and BX3 B (Baby Breakers) bout Fugitivas in the womens' tier; Rock N Roller Kings versus Combativos in the Men's tier [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Sunday, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina : Chat Noir Roller Derby host a triple-header round robin (popularly now called "Triangular" tournaments) against Moron Roller Derby and Bastardas Roller Derby Tigre [FTS 1,2,3] [EVENT]

  • Sunday, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Sugar Loathe Roller Derby are running "learn to skate" sessions at the train station at Engenhão [EVENT]

  • Late addition (because the event was up late): Córdoba, Argentina's Hiedras Roller Derby are hosting their 5th Birthday event this Saturday [EVENT]
  • Late addition (also because the event was up late): Sunday, São Paulo, Brazil: Ladies of HellTown host an "open games" day, which looks like a "try derby out" type event. [EVENT]

Africa and Middle East

We're delighted to have an update for this, from the south of Africa:

  • Cape Town, South Africa: Cape Town Rollergirls host the first bout of their home season this year, as the Scrim Reapers play The Rev'ettes [EVENT]