Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup:21st/22nd July 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]

(Note: we're especially likely to be missing items this week, as Facebook's response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal has resulted in them turning off large parts of the services we use to automatically collate events for this article. We don't think we've missed too much, but...)

We're trying a new colour coding this week, to differentiate BOUTS from RECRUITMENTS and OPEN SCRIMs, and BOOTCAMPs.



As far as we know, the majority of the Scottish Derby this weekend is in open scrims, in Aberdeen...
  • Thurs, Aberdeen: Granite City Roller Derby host an Open To All open scrim! [EVENT]
  • Aberdeen: Granite City Brawlers host a "double header" of open scrimmage (as a warm-up for the Silver City Cup) [EVENT]

United Kingdom

British Champs continues to provide a good chunk of the bouts this weekend (each fixture here is the last in its division), but there's a lot of other roller derby events, including London Rollergirls' ongoing pre-min-skills bootcamp series!
  • Fri, Ipswich, England: Suffolk Roller Derby host one of their regular Open Mixed Scrims (Open To All, and also open to all) [EVENT]
  • Blackpool, England: Blackpool Roller Coasters host the final fixtures in British Championships Tier 4 West [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Arcadia Roller Derby (Manchester) versus North Cheshire Victory Rollers
    • Blackpool Roller Coasters versus Railtown Loco Rollers (Crewe)
  • Durham, England: Durham City Rolling Angels host the final fixtures in British Championships Tier 4 North [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Durham Roller Derby versus Spa Town Roller Derby (Harrogate)
    • Durham City Rolling Angels versus Sunderland Roller Derby
  • Herne Bay, England: Kent Men's Roller Derby host the final fixtures in the British Championships Tier 3 Men's South [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Dorset Knobs Roller Derby versus East Anglo Smacksons (Norwich M)
    • Kent Men's Roller Derby versus Suffolk Roller Derby
  • London, England: London Rollergirls host the second edition of Minimum Skills, Drills and Thrills, their pre-min-skills bootcamp series. This edition focuses on Stepping, Hopping, Weaving and Transitions [EVENT]
  • London, England: London Rollergirls also host an exciting double-header bout [EVENT]
    • Pink versus Black (London A+B+friends exhibition game)
    • Batter C Power (London C) versus Bath Roller Derby [FTS]
  • Mansfield, England: Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls host the final fixtures in the British Championships Tier 3 East [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Roller Derby Leicester versus Mansfield Roller Derby
    • Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls versus Hulls Angels Roller Derby
  • Sun, Loughborough, England: Leicestershire Dolly Rockit Rollers host a double-header of open-subscription games with a "Revenge of Space Dinosaurs On Skates!" theme [EVENT]
    • Tyrannosaurus Specs versus BronchoSaurus (WFTDA-gender-policy bout, rookie/intermed level)
    • Brute-a-Saurus versus Terror-Dactyl (MRDA-gender-policy bout)
  • Sun, Wallasey, England: Wirral Roller Derby host the final fixture for British Championships Tier 2 (rescheduled) [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder versus Teesside Skate Invaders
    • Wirral Pack Animals versus Oxford Men's Roller Derby
  • Sun, Neath, Neath Port Talbot, Wales: Swansea City Roller Derby host a single header event [EVENT]
    • Swansea City Roller Derby versus Hull's Angels Roller Derby [FTS]
  • Tues, Merthyr Tidfil, Wales: Merthyr Roller Derby launch themselves as a new league, by holding an open scrimmage [EVENT]


The amount of derby is very slowly decreasing in Europe, as we slip into the end of the season. There's still time for one big event, however, as Euro Derby Con 2018 hits Barcelona, along with its satellite WFTDA World Summit and WFTDA-recognised officiating clinic!
  • Thurs, Vienna, Austria: Vienna Roller Derby host their July Recruitment Day; explicitly open to skaters and officials (WFTDA-gender policy on skaters). [EVENT]
  • Thurs+Sun+Tues, Lille, France: Roller Derby Lille host more of their Open Training sessions, for any interested potential skaters to visit and potentially join. [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Paris, France: La Boucherie du Paris host another of their open training sessions [EVENT]
  • Thurs-Sun, Barcelona, Spain: As we trailed last week, the 2018 edition of Euro Derby Con hits Barcelona for much of this week, with a huge selection of challenge bouts, on- and off-track training, and many many seminars and talks on a lot of interesting topics.[EVENT]
  • Thurs-Sun, Barcelona, Spain: As part of Euro Derby Con, there is also a WFTDA Officiating Clinic, run by internationally-qualified and experienced officials: Petti, Jens Hötger and Dire Wolff .[EVENT]
  • Thurs-Sun, Barcelona, Spain: Also as part of Euro Derby Con, there is a WFTDA World Summit Satellite event - a chance for both WFTDA- and non-WFTDA- members to discuss the direction that the community is going, and where it is now, including a chance to address WFTDA leadership itself. [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Madrid, Spain: MadRiders, Madrid's Men's Team, have a second recruitment date today [EVENT]
  • Fri, Rimini, Italy: The Stray Beez open training "on the beach" continues! [EVENT]
  • Sat+Wed, Lille, France: Lille Roller Girls host their ongoing recruitment/try derby days [EVENT]
  • Mannheim, Germany: The Delta Quads host a double header of derby action, including a Bundesliga Division 2 bout! [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Delta Quads F(l)ight Crew (Mannheim B) versus Graveyard Queens (Köln) [Bundesliga Div 2]
    • Delta Quads (Mannheim A) versus "all-gender mixed team"
  • Munich, Germany: Munich Rolling Rebels host a double header of derby action, including a Bundesliga Division 1 bout! [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Munich Dynamite (Münich A) versus Roller Derby Dresden (A) [Bundesliga Div 1]
    • Municorns (Münich B) versus Trackoons (Dresden B) [FTS]
  • Greystones, Ireland: East Coast Cyclones host a single header event [EVENT]
    • East Coast Cyclones (Wicklow) versus Dublin Roller Derby C [FTS]
  • Sat-Sun, Örebro, Sweden: Örebro Roller Derby host "Öre Derby Con", a two-day bootcamp event with additional fun (like swimming and barbecuing and outdoor skating). Classes by members of Norrköping, Örebro, Västsvenska and Stockholm Roller Derby. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Rovaniemi, Finland: Rovaniemi Roller Derby host another of their open try-derby events ahead of the start of signup for their Beginners Course in August [EVENT]
  • Sun+Wed, Chateauneuf-de-Gadagne, France: the Rabbit Skulls of Roller Derby Avignon continue with another open training session for those interested [EVENT]
  • Mon, Ourense, Spain: Jabatas Roller Derby host an Open Day for potential new skaters for their team. No kit required, open to all genders. [EVENT Flyer]



There's quite a bit of derby in the Pacific this weekend, with the Eastern Region Super League returning, and the very exciting, and still a bit mysterious "Derby Night 4x4" series beginning in Tokyo.
  • Wed, South Hedland, WA, Australia: North West Roller Derby host their first ever intra?league bout [EVENT]
    • intra?league bout?
  • Fri, Tokyo, Japan: The "Derby Night Committee" host the first fixture in the DN4x4 Tournament, a Japanese tournament with WFTDA- and MRDA-gender policy teams. [FTS tournament][EVENT Flyer]
    • "Derby Night" rules - 15 minute games, 3 blockers + 1 jammer only, 15 second penalties, 1 minute jams.
    • Kamikaze Badass Roller Derby Tokyo versus Neon Roller Monsters (Tokyo)
    • ? v ?
  • Fri, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Western Sydney Rollers host the second intake into their Learn To Skate and Play Derby program [EVENT]
  • Fri, Gladstone, QLD, Australia: Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby host a themed ("Roll Back To the Future) Roller Disco. [EVENT]
  • Fri, Auckland, New Zealand: Pirate City Rollers' 4th home teams game is today [EVENT]
    • Dead Wreckoning versus Blackheart Bruisers
  • West Bathurst, NSW, Australia: Central West Roller Derby host the 2nd fixtures of the Eastern Region Super League [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Western Sydney Rollers versus Hawksbury/Hills Area Roller Derby
    • Central West Roller Derby versus Wollongong Illawarra Roller Derby
  • Adelaide, SA, Australia: Adelaide Roller Derby hosts the second-last fixture of their home teams series with a double header [EVENT]
    • Road Train Rollers versus Salty Dolls [FTS]
    • Mile Die Club versus Wild Hearses [FTS]
  • Maylands, WA, Australia: WA Roller Derby host a single header [EVENT]
    • WayWARDs ("Western Australia") versus Sin City Rollers (Geraldton) + friends
  • Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland Roller Derby League hosts a single header, their first NZ Top 10 Champs game this year [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Auckland Bolts (Auckland A) versus Sulphur City Steam Rollers (Rotorua)
  • Napier, New Zealand: Bay City Rollers host a double header [EVENT]
    • BCR Iron Maidens versus Whenua Fatales [FTS]
    • BCR Twisted Sisters versus Hellmilton Roller Ghouls [FTS]
  • Wellington, New Zealand: Richter City Roller Derby host a double header, including a Top 10 bout [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Richter City Roller Derby versus Swamp City Roller Rats (Palmerston North) (Top 10)
    • Richter City Home Teams: Comic Slams versus Brutal Pageant
  • Mon, Rockingham, WA, Australia: the Dread Pirate Rollers host their new member intake, part 1 - for prospective skaters and officials of all kinds. This is a Q&A style session, no kit needed. [EVENT]


Latin America

We think we've found all the roller derby in Latin America, this weekend, but there's always a higher chance of us missing things here. Please let us know if we have! This weekend, the action we know about is mostly in Brazil and Mexico, with sur5al in the former.
  • Sat+Tues+Thurs+(Sat), Chíllan, Chile: The Chillanrolleras skating course for juniors 5 to 15 enters its second and final week! [EVENT Flyer]
  • Valdivia, Chile: Announced at kinda the last moment, Roller Derby Valdivia host a triple-header round robin "coed" (All Gender) tournament [EVENT Flyer][EVENT]
    • Nativ@s (Nativas/Nativos Roller Derby Temuco mixed team)
    • Indomit@s (Roller Derby Valdivia mixed team - Indomitas and Indomitos)
    • Rezagados (Valdivia + Puerto Montt mixed team)
  • Mexico City, Mexico: Liga All Blacks Roller Derby host an intraleague bout [EVENT Flyer]
    • Malinches Roller Derby (Mexico City/All Blacks) versus Block Division Roller Derby (Mexico City/All Blacks) [FTS]
  • Sun, São Paulo, Brazil: Gray City Rebels host the third edition of their Sur5al tournament event [EVENT]
  • Sun, Mexico City, Mexico: The Quadtlicues host a single header of derby [EVENT]
    • Quadtlicues (MCRD/Mexico City A) versus Tekillerass (LRDCM/Mexico City "B") [FTS]
  • Wed, Medellín, Colombia: Spring City Rollers will be at the Tibiri bar's rock night performance by Las Florindas, collecting for their trip to Manizales for the Colombian Nationals. [EVENT Flyer]

Africa and Middle East

As well as the continuing Funskate events in South Africa, the CaiRollers are recruiting again in Egypt!
  • Thurs, Pretoria, South Africa: As always, P-Town Roller Derby host their weekly open Funskate event, a chance to put on skates (and also maybe join P-Town)[EVENT]
  • Cairo, Egypt: the CaiRollers' new season begins, and new skaters can still join the team on Saturday at their open day. [EVENT]


  • Mon-Tues, Feasterville, PA, USA: Of interest to us because of the attendance of Team GB, Europe and Australia, the JRDA World Cup is the third Roller Derby World Cup this year, and the first to feature teams from Europe. This event follows on directly from the JRDA Championships. [EVENT]