Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup:28th/29th 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.



A bit of a change from last week, here there's two double headers to choose from, at different ends of the country...
  • Fri, Leith: Not strictly Derby, but there's a ton of cross-over, so: Chicks in Bowls Scotland host a "Quad Skate Night" at Transgression Park [EVENT]
  • Aberdeen: Granite City Roller Derby host a double header for both their teams [EVENT]
    • Fight Hawks (Aberdeen B) versus Bonnie Colliders (Dundee B) [FTS]
    • Northern Fights (Aberdeen A) versus Vagine Regime UK [FTS]
  • Glasgow: Glasgow Roller Derby host a double header of bouts, both for their A team! [EVENT]
    • Irn Bruisers (Glasgow A) versus Belfast Roller Derby [FTS]
    • Irn Bruisers versus Limerick Roller Derby [FTS]

United Kingdom

With British Champs 2018 season almost over, except for promotion playoffs, it's a lot quieter in the UK boutwise. There's a lot of other roller derby events, mostly in the way of open scrims!
  • Wed, Hull, England: Hulls Angels Roller Derby host a recruitment evening [EVENT]
  • Fri, Swindon, England: Wiltshire Roller Derby host another of their monthly open mixed scrims. These are Open To All genders, with an alternating gender policy per jam, to accommodate all requirements [EVENT]
  • Leeds, England: Double Threat Skates hosts another of their pop-up shops "Up North", hosted by Leeds Roller Derby [EVENT]
  • London, England: announced middle of the week, London Rollergirls host an Open Skate session [EVENT]
  • Manchester, England: Manchester Roller Derby hosts a fundraising quiz night, raising funds for New Wheeled Order to attend MRDA Champs in Portland, Oregon. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Bletchley, England: Rebellion Roller Derby host their free "try derby" intake day (also allowing signup to their training course, starting today) [EVENT]
  • Sun, Bristol, England: Bristol Roller Derby are hosting a charity skate all the way from Bath to Bristol, raising funds for Integrate UK (giving young people for social change) [EVENT]
  • Sun, Liverpool, England: Liverpool Roller Birds host a "Summer Scrim" open scrimmage event, open under WFTDA gender policy (women + non-binary/gender expansive) [EVENT]
  • Sun, Manchester, England: Manchester Roller Derby host their regular Mixed Open, All-Gender Scrimmage [EVENT]
  • Sun, Oxford, England: Oxford Roller Derby host their monthly Open Scrim for July. This open scrimmage is Open To All genders. [EVENT]
  • Sun, York, England: York Minxters are holding an intake session for the next season of the team. Open for potential skaters or officials. [EVENT]


The amount of derby is very slowly decreasing in Europe, as we slip into the end of the season. Probably because of Rollercon, there's only one tournament in mainland Europe we're aware of this week!
  • Thurs+Tues, Lille, France: Roller Derby Lille continue their series of Open Training sessions for anyone who wants to see what derby is all about. [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Paris, France: La Boucherie de Paris hold another of their weekly series of open sessions for people to try Roller Derby [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Pibrac, France: The Harpies Braqueuses host another of their open sessions for interested potential members [EVENT]
  • Fri, Prague, Czech Republic: Prague City Roller Derby are co-hosting a Roller Disco at Kasana, with a 70s/80s theme [EVENT]
  • Fri-Sun, Prague, Czech Republic: Not strictly a derby thing, but there's a lot of cross-over - Chicks in Bowls Czech Republic and Chicks in Bowls Poland are co-hosting a summer meetup for the weekend. [EVENT]
  • Fri-Sun, Darmstadt, Germany: The Riot Rollers host the 6th of their yearly "Weekend on Wheels" bootcamps, open to All Genders. There are both beginners sessions (run by D.Boom (Team Germany Men, bench coach for Wirral Roller Derby) and Lula Doom (Wirral Roller Derby / Wirral Men's Bench) ), and intermediate sessions (run by Hanna P. (Crime City Rollers A, Team Sweden) and Lindsay Watson (Auld Reekie Roller Girls) ) [EVENT]
  • Sat+Wed, Lille, France: Lille Roller Girls hold their regular recruitment sessions for interested skaters (or officials) [EVENT]
  • Budapest, Hungary: Budapest Roller Derby Project are one of the co-organisers of the 2-monthly Roller skating meetings at Campona görkorcsolya. [EVENT]
  • Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain: Easo Avengers host a triple header round robin with mixed gender teams from across Northern Spain [EVENT]
    • Txipi Rollers ("Easo Avengers & Moluscos Donostia + moluscos del ancho mar": "Easo Avengers & Donostian molluscs + molluscs from the wider sea") [Mostly Donostia/San Sebastián mixed gender + guests]
    • Sereas Bravas ("Sirenas y Sirenos con acento gallego desde Vigo" : "Male and female sirens, with a Galician accent from Vigo") [Mostly Vigo mixed gender, plus guests from Madrid etc]
    • El Equipo Este ("Bucaneros desertores de puertos varios" : "Pirate deserters from various ports" [Mixed gender, mixed origin]
  • Sun+Wed, Châteauneuf-de-Gadagne, France: the Rabbit Skulls of Avignon continue to host their open training sessions for interested skaters [EVENT]
  • Tues, Paris, France: Panam Squad continue to run their open recruitment sessions, weekly, for those interested in joining the team [EVENT]



There's quite a bit of derby in the Pacific this weekend, with both the Open Season and 5x5 Roller Derby Champs returning with fixtures, plus plenty of home-teams games across Australia; New Zealand is also packed with events this weekend!
  • Thurs, Armadale, WA, Australia: the Dread Pirate Rollers hold the second of their two Q/A sessions for intake of potential new members. Open To All Genders. [EVENT]
  • Fri, Albany, WA, Australia: Albany Roller Derby League co-hosts a "pizza and skate" event, open to not just skaters but skateboards, and anyone who likes pizza [EVENT]
  • Canberra, ACT, Australia: Canberra Roller Derby League host their 4th home teams game of 2018 [EVENT]
    • Black 'N' Blue Belles versus Surly Griffins
  • Kellyville, NSA, Australia: Inner West Roller Derby League host the 5th Round of the 5x5 Roller Derby Championship 2018 [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • South Side Derby Dolls (Sydney) versus Varsity Derby League (Canberra)
    • Sydney Roller Derby League versus Blue Mountains Roller Derby (Katoomba)
    • Hawkesbury/Hills Area Roller Derby versus Maitland Roller Derby
    • Inner West Roller Derby (Sydney) versus Central Coast Roller Derby United (NSW coast)
  • Mansfield, QLD, Australia: Round 5 of the 2018 Open Season tournament returns this weekend, with 5 more games and a bonus men's derby bout! [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Banshees (Brisbane City Rollers) versus Runaways (North Brisbane Rollers) [Div 2]
    • Cherry Bombs (North Brisbane Rollers) versus Punk Blockers (Brisbane City Rollers A) [Div 1]
    • Rumble Bees (Sun State Roller Derby) versus Zombees (Sun State Roller Derby) [Div 1]
    • East Coast Derby Dolls versus Valley Valkyries (Tweed Valley) [Div 2]
    • Ninja Stars (Coastal Assassins) versus Violet Femmes (Brisbane City Rollers [Div 2]
    • Hitmen/Scartel (X/Perth M) versus ??
  • Albany, WA, Australia: Albany Roller Derby League also host their last "Rec League" home teams bout of the season this weekend [EVENT]
    • Cold Snaps versus Storm Fronts
  • Morley, WA, Australia: Perth Roller Derby host the 4th bout in their home teams series [EVENT]
    • Bloody Sundaes versus Apocalipstiks
  • Auckland, New Zealand: Pirate City Rollers are hosting a triple header "Derby Marathon" event! [EVENT]
    • Pirate City Rollers Juniors intraleague
    • Broadside Brawlers (Pirate City/Auckland B) versus Hell's Wives (Northland Nightmares/Whangarei A) [FTS]
    • All Scars (Pirate City/Auckland A) versus Gallow Lasses (Dunedin Derby A) [FTS]
  • Nelsons Bay, New Zealand: The Sirens of Smash host a double header of roller derby [EVENT]
    • Sirens of Smash A versus Richter City Convicts (Wellington B) [FTS]
    • Sirens of Smash B versus Kapiti Coast Derby Collective [FTS]
  • Whakatane, New Zealand: Whakatane Roller Derby host a double header [EVENT]
    • Team Crazy Legs NZ versus Huka Dolls (Taupo A) [FTS?]
    • Whakatane Roller Derby versus Auckland Roller Derby [FTS]
  • Sun, Dee Why, NSW, Australia: Northern Beaches Roller Girls host a "Derby Info Day" for those interested in finding out more about the sport. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Sydney, NSW, Australia: South Side Derby Dolls host the 4th round of their 2018 Home Season [EVENT]
    • Resistance Rollers versus B.B.SK8TERS
  • Sun, Darwin, NT, Australia: Darwin Roller Girls host a free info night for those interested in the sport (you can also sign up for their 10 week training course here) [EVENT Flyer]
  • Sun+Wed, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Sun State Roller Derby host an "intake information session" for those wanting to find out more about the sport [EVENT]
  • Sun, Carrum Downs, VIC, Australia: South Sea Roller Derby host their "Freshie Intake" day for new skaters wanting to join the league [EVENT Sun] [EVENT Wed]
  • Sun, West Footscray, VIC, Australia: WestSide Derby Dollz host a "Sunday of Scrimmages", open scrimmages of all levels. [EVENT]
    • Freshie training
    • Junior Scrim
    • "Red" Scrimmage (beginners - Low Contact)
    • Amber + Green Scrimmage (reduced contact / full contact)
  • Sun, Albany, WA, Australia: Albany Roller Derby League see out the weekend with their regular Open Skate. [EVENT]
  • Tues, Eltham, VIC, Australia: Diamond Valley Roller Derby Club host an Open Scrimmage event (using the same levels as for WestSide's Sunday of Scrimmages) [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 Argentina, with Metropolitan in Chile the only other action.
  • Fri, Mar del Plata, Argentina: MDQueens host their July scrim [EVENT]
  • Sun, Avellaneda, Argentina: Cerberos Roller Derby host a "triangular animal" - a triple header round robin, with undisclosed other participants - presumably with an animal theme. [EVENT] Possibly cancelled?
  • Sun, La Plata, Argentina: Chat Noir host a double header of roller derby [EVENT]
    • Chat Noir (La Plata) versus Bastardas Roller Derby Tigre (Buenos Aires Zona Norte) [FTS]
    • Kamikazes Roller Derby (Berazategui) versus ?? [FTS?]
  • Sun, Santiago, Chile: Metropolitan Roller Derby host a "pichanga" (open scrimmage) to raise funds for their B team to attend the Chilean Torneo X (about which we have an article coming up this week). [EVENT]
  • Sun, Bogotá, Colombia: Central Derby DC Roller Derby play Rock N Roller Queens as part of the 5th Torneo Distrital Bogotá [FTS][EVENT Flyer]


Africa and Middle East

As well as the continuing Funskate events in Pretoria, across the other side of SA, Durban Derby continues to run great social events!
  • 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]
  • Sun, Durban, South Africa: Durban Derby host a "Roller Derby Beach Skate" social event [EVENT]


  • Fri-Sun, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Of interest because of the large number of attendees from outside North America, the world's largest Roller Derby convention, Rollercon is this weekend. [EVENTs Page]
    • For the first time, this Rollercon hosts one of the new WFTDA World Summit Satellite events, a chance to talk to WFTDA leadership about the direction of the sport. [EVENT]