Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 13th/14th October 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.



Other than recruitments, it's fairly quiet in Scotland this weekend - up in Orkney, they're holding their first ever Roller Disco, and Dunblane hosts a trial of the variant Short Track Roller Derby rules.
  • Wed, Edinburgh: A new (as yet unnamed) Junior Roller Derby league 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, Aberdeen: Granite City Brawlers host the first of a series of monthly "Open Nights" for any new skaters to turn up to and experience what training is like [EVENT]
  • Fri, Edinburgh (Transgression Park): Chicks in Bowls Scotland host a Quad and Inline Night [EVENT]
  • Fri, Edinburgh: United Sk8s host the (second?) Junior Derby training series in Edinburgh, starting with skating lessons and building up to derby [EVENT]
  • Fri, Glasgow: Glasgow Men's Roller Derby's ongoing new skater intake continues every Friday, for the foreseeable future! [EVENT]
  • Dunblane: The first ever test of Short Track Roller Derby in Scotland! [no Event - join group for info]
  • Glasgow: Resistance Roller Derby, Glasgow's Junior Roller Derby club for queer and trans young people, starts up again today for a new season, open to new skaters and existing. [EVENT Flyer]
  • Orkney: Orkney ViQueens Roller Derby host their first ever family Roller Disco fundraiser and outreach event! [EVENT]
  • Sun, Aberdeen: Chicks in Bowls Scotland host a Sunday Skate followed by a park skate outside [Transition Extreme Sports] [EVENT]
  • Sun, Dumbarton: Chicks in Bowls Scotland host all-ages coaching for Ramps and Bowls skating [10am-midday, Unit23 Skatepark?]
  • Sun, Edinburgh: Auld Reekie Roller Girls host the first of four "taster days" before the end of the year. This session covers basic derby skills. [EVENT]
  • Tues, Aberdeen: Chicks in Bowls Scotland host a regular Quad Meet (Transition Extreme) [EVENT]

United Kingdom

The rest of the UK is pretty busy, with multi-bout fixtures in Hull, Loughborough and Flint; open scrims also across the country.
  • Wed-Sat, London, England: Battersea Arts Centre host "Skate Hard, Turn Left", a theatrical production based around a collaboration with roller derby skaters [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Newcastle, England (and The Internet): Tyne and Fear Roller Derby present the live draw of the seedings for the 2018 Men's European Cup, for those teams which do not have MRDA Ranks [EVENT]
  • Thurs, Nottingham, England: Nottingham Hellfire Harlots rolling open recruitment continues, open to potential new skaters under WFTDA gender policy [EVENT]
  • Kingston upon Hull, England: Hull's Angels Roller Derby host a two-day event, starting on Saturday with a quadruple header of international derby [EVENT]
    • HARD Bees (Kingston upon Hull B) versus Grimsby Grim Reavers [FTS]
    • Mansfield Roller Derby versus Brütales Deluxe (Annecy Seynod) [FTS]
    • HARD Bees versus The North Cs (Newcastle C) [FTS]
    • HARD All-Stars (Kingston upon Hull A) versus Brütales Deluxe [FTS]
  • Leeds, England: Double Threat Skates host this month's edition of their Up North Pop-Up Shop, in collaboration with Leeds Roller Derby [EVENT]
  • Oldham, England: The Knights of Oldham host a men's mixed scrim - open to all those identifying as male [EVENT]
  • Sun, Kingston upon Hull, England: Hull's Angels second day of their weekender is an Open To All open mixed scrim [EVENT]
  • Sun, Liverpool, England: Liverpool Roller Birds host their next Intake Day, for anyone interested in joining the team, as a skater, referee or NSO! [EVENT]
  • Sun, London, England: London Rockin' Rollers' Fresh Meat course starts today, heading off a 7 week training course in the sport. This course is Open To All genders! [EVENT]
  • Sun, Loughborough, England: Leicestershire Dolly Rockit Rollers host Darbie Grrl, a double header event [EVENT]
    • Team Sindy versus Team Jem (mixed rookie game)
    • Leicestershire Dolly Rockit Rollers versus Killa Hurtz (Chelmsford) [FTS]
  • Sun, Manchester, England: Manchester Roller Derby host their monthly open scrim - this one is Open To All genders [EVENT] CANCELLED DUE TO LOW NUMBERS
  • Sun, Plymouth, England: Plymouth City Roller Derby host an open All Gender scrim [EVENT]
  • Sun, Rochester, England: Apex Predators Roller Derby host a free "Open Day", probably Open To All genders, for anyone interested in finding out more about the sport [EVENT]
  • Sun, Flint, Wales: Before their open recruitment this Sunday, North Wales Roller Derby host a double header event! [EVENT]
    • North Wales Roller Derby (Women's A) versus Checkerbroads (Manchester A) [FTS]
    • North Wales Roller Derby (Women's B) versus Railtown Loco Rollers (Crewe) [FTS]
  • Sun, Flint, Wales: North Wales Roller Derby host another Sunday open recruitment in their weekly series this month. [EVENT]
  • Mon, Coventry, England: Coventry Roller Derby host their monthly Open To All genders scrim! [EVENT]
  • Mon, Peterborough, England: Borderland Brawlers Roller Derby continue their series of New Skater Intake sessions, Open To All genders [EVENT]
  • Tues, Loughborough, England: The Sox Pistols of Loughborough Roller Derby host the second of their two recruitment days, for anyone interested in joining up [EVENT]
  • Tues, Oxford, England: Oxford Wheels of Gory's 6-week course starts up (following on from their intro sessions last week). [EVENT]
  • Tues, Truro, England: Kernow Krakens are hosting a series of "Fresh meat" try-derby sessions ahead of their postponed 12 week intro to derby course (in November) [EVENT Flyer]
  • Tues, Wallasey, England: Wirral Roller Derby are hosting a rolling recruitment/intake every Tuesday for the next few weeks. Open To All genders, and to interested officials as well as skaters. [EVENT]
  • Wed, Sunderland, England: Sunderland Roller Derby League's weekly taster sessions for potential recruits end with the actual registration for their fresh meat training course! [EVENT]


Europe is also pretty busy, with Sunday apparently the chosen day for a bunch of Roller Derby across France, whilst Germany, Austria, Italy and the Czech Republic host events on Saturday - and Copenhagen and Luleå each host a whole two-day tournament. There's also a host of bootcamps across the continent as well, some co-hosted with other events.
  • Wed, Ostrava, Czech Republic: Trojhali Ostrava Roller Derby continue their open training / recruitment [EVENT]
  • Wed, Saint-Étienne, France: The Green Harpies of Roller Derby Saint-Etienne have a demonstration bout as part of the next Roller disco + kids party run by le fil smac[EVENT]

  • Wed, Wrocław (Breslau), Poland: Breslau Rebels Roller Derby + Breslau Avengers Roller Derby host their regular open training / recruitment [EVENT]
  • Wed+Thurs+Tues, Poznań, Poland: Bad Rangers Roller Derby Poznań are running open training all October for interested potential members [EVENT Flyer]
  • Fri, Tallinn, Estonia: Tallinn Roller Girls continue their regular open practice / recruitments for anyone who wants to join the sport [EVENT]
  • Fri+Mon, Tartu, Estonia: Tartu Roller Derby also hold their regular open training and recruitment days on Fridays (sometimes sharing with Tallinn) [EVENT]
  • Fri, Le Havre, France: Le Havre Roller Derby have an "Integration Evening" for anyone who's attended their recent recruitments, or just wants meet the team for a drink! [EVENT]
  • Vienna, Austria: Vienna Roller Derby host a double header A/B event [EVENT]
    • Vienna Beasts (Vienna B) versus Brighton Rockerbillies (Brighton B) [FTS]
    • Vienna Oysters (Vienna A) versus Brighton Rockers (Brighton A) [FTS]
  • Prague, Czech Republic: Prague City Roller Derby host a single header [EVENT]

    • Prague City Bad Wolves (Prague B) versus Rolling Rat Pack (Regensburg) [FTS]

  • Copenhagen, Denmark: The Copenhagen Ladybugs, Copenhagen's OTA Derby league, host "Swarming Sevens" - a Derby Sevens tournament with two divisions (mixed/OTA and Womens/WFTDA-gender). [EVENT]
    • OTA division:
      • Copenhagen Ladybugs
      • Smile City Rollers (Aahus)
      • The Dykyries (Copenhagen)
      • Waterkant Hardcore (Kiel)
    • Women's/WFTDA-gender division:
      • Roskilde Roller Derby
      • Electric Eels (mashup)
      • Aarhus Derby Danes
      • Killer Kittens (Odense)
  • Orléans, France: Les Simones of Orléans present on Roller Derby as part of Les Pétroleuses (a feminist collective promoting women's arts and other projects) next event [EVENT]
  • Berlin, Germany: Bear City Roller Derby and Berlin Rollergirls co-host the third and last of their Berlin Rollt shared events, including a Bundesliga Div 3 (North) bout [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Berlin Rollergirls versus Prussian Fat Cats (Potsdam) [Bundesliga Div 3 N]
    • Ketchup versus Mayo (Bear City Roller Derby hometeams)
  • Cologne, Germany: Cologne Roller Derby host a Bundesliga Division 2 bout [FTS tournament][EVENT]

    • Cologne Roller Derby versus Kassel Roller Derby [Bundesliga Div 2]

  • Darmstadt, Germany: Riot Rollers Darmstadt host a double header of German Derby, including a Bundesliga Div 2 bout [FTS tournament][EVENT] CANCELLED just before we published :(
    • Riot Rollers A (Darmstadt A) versus Delta Quads (Mannheim) [Bundesliga Div 2]
    • Riot Rollers B (Darmstadt B) versus Sucker Punch Roller Derby (Nürnberg) [FTS]
  • Kaiserslautern, Germany: Roller Girls of the Apocalypse host a Double Header! [EVENT]

    • RGA Night Terrors (Kaiserslautern B) versus Hellveticats (Luzern/Lucerne) [FTS]
    • RGA Wreckoning (Kaiserslautern A) versus Mixed expo team

  • Leipzig, Germany: the Riot Rockets host a closed scrim against Prague's other league, the Hard Breaking Dolls [FTS]
  • Stuttgart, Germany: Stuttgart Valley Roller Derby have a stall at the Made in Stuggi 2018 expo, celebrating Stuttgart-local businesses and initiatives[EVENT]

  • Cork, Ireland: Cork City Firebirds host the 2018 edition of Electric Scrimmage, a day of OTA mixed scrimmage [EVENT]
  • Bologna, Italy: Roller Derby Bologna's Bone-Crushing Hyenas host a Roller Derby Benefit Party, in association with Associazone Musicale Culturale Vecchio Son. This seems to be an outreach event, as well as a music concert. [EVENT]

  • Vicenza, Italy: The Anguanas host a double header of international roller derby! [EVENT]
    • AnguanAss (Vicenza B) versus Banshees (Bassa Friulana) [FTS]
    • Anguanas Team A (Vicenza A) versus Bristol Roller Derby A [FTS]
  • Utrecht, Netherlands: Dom City Roller Derby host a single header event of Dutch derby [EVENT]
    • Dom City Roller Derby (Utrecht) versus Rockcity Rollers (Eindhoven) [FTS]
  • Angered, Sweden: Gothenburg Salty Seamen host an open training session / minibootcamp, followed by open scrimmage as part of their preparations for MEC. [EVENT]

  • Sat-Sun, Lul, Sweden: Luleå Roller Derby host a two-day 4-team round robin tournament and bootcamp! [EVENT]
    • Sat:
      • Officiating Clinic with Shref and Riff Reff
      • Luleå Roller Derby vs C-cassette (Helsinki C) [FTS]
      • Rotterdam Roller Derby versus Stockholm BSTRDs (Stockholm B) [FTS]
    • Sun:
      • Luleå versus BSTRDs [FTS]
      • C-cassette versus Rotterdam [FTS]
      • C-cassette versus BSTRDs [FTS]
      • Luleå versus Rotterdam [FTS]
  • Sat-Sun, Malmö, Sweden: Crime City Rollers host a two-day bootcamp, coached by a number of Crime City's All-stars skaters: HannaP, BelowMe, Curly Håår, Bricken and Pony! This bootcamp is available at Advanced, Intermediate and Juniors (level 3, 15-18 years old) levels. [EVENT]
  • Sun, Antwerp, Belgium: Antwerp Roller Derby host another Sunday in their rolling recruitment, running every Sunday this month [EVENT]
  • Sun, Essones, France: The Psyko'Quads host a scrimmage against a mashup team [EVENT]
    • Psyko'Quads (Sainte-Geneviève-Des-Bois) versus UB (mixed team)
  • Sun, Mons, France: The Freaky Mons'ter Ladies and Mons'ter Munch Derby Dudes co-host a double header of derby [EVENT]
    • Freaky Mons'ter Ladies (Mons A) versus Blackland Rockin' K-Rollers (Charleroi) [FTS]
    • Mons'ter Munch Derby Dudes (Mons M) versus RATM (Arras M) [FTS]
  • Sun, Montpezat-sous-Bauzon, France: The Criminal Nurses of Roller Derby Aubenas host the third Track's Anatomy, a roller derby double header [EVENT]
    • Criminal Nurses B (Aubenas B) versus Rolling Castagne (Bastia) [FTS]
    • Criminal Nurses A (Aubenas A) versus Bones Breakers (Nîmes) [FTS]
  • Sun, Orcet, France: Orcet Roller Derby host a roller derby double header [EVENT]
    • Kamiquadz (Montpellier M) versus Wolfgang (Orcet M) [FTS]
    • Velvet Owls (Dijon) versus Orcet Roller Derby [FTS]
  • Sun, Paris, France: The Last of Paris Rollergirls' intro to roller derby events for the pre-season is today! [EVENT]
  • Sun, Strasbourg, France: Hell's Ass Derby Girls and Les Menneles Strasbourg co-host a mixed gender, intermediate level bootcamp for skaters and officials - Block the Date - followed by scrimmage [EVENT]

  • Sun, Oberhausen, Germany: Mine Monsters host a "coed"/ Open To All gender bootcamp for beginners and intermediate skaters, coached by Men's Team Germany's Psycho Crusher, and Coach Capricious of Mine Monsters. [EVENT]
  • Sun, The Hague, Netherlands: The Parliament of Pain host open training / try derby recruitment sessions for anyone interested each Sunday. PoP are explicitly interested not just in skaters, but in anyone wanting to contribute in any way: referees, NSOs, announcers, medics, coaches, photographers etc [EVENT]
  • Sun, Ourense, Spain: Jabatas Roller Derby Ourense host an outreach day, including a public demonstration of Roller Derby, and a chance to join the league [EVENT Flyer]




This weekend it is New Zealand with the National Tournament, as their Top 10 Champs has its two-day Final. That doesn't mean that there's not a lot of derby in Australia, of course, including multi-game events, and bootcamps in Tasmania.
  • Fri, Atherton, QLD, Australia: Tableland Roller Derby host a "Roller Derby Info Movie Night", screening the obvious film, Whip It, followed by ample time to ask questions about the sport as it really is.[EVENT]

  • Fri, Gladstone, QLD, Australia: Gladstone Roller Derby host their October Roller Disco, with, yes, a Halloween theme. [EVENT]

  • Fri, Preston, VIC, Australia: Victorian Roller Derby League's Social Skates continue, open to all skaters [EVENT] ?
  • Fri, Tokyo, Japan: Kamikaze Badass Roller Derby Tokyo have regular training on Fridays, which new skaters are always welcome to [EVENT Flyer]
  • Canberra, ACT, Australia: Canberra Roller Derby League host the 6th bout in their home teams series: Surly Griffins vs Brindabelters [EVENT]

    • Surly Griffins versus Brindabelters (home teams)

  • Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Northern Brisbane Rollers host a celebration of their 10th birthday with a Gala Celebration, covering the memories of all their history so far [EVENT]
  • Ipswich, QLD, Australia: the Guild of Roller Derby host a home teams game marketed as "Old Skool" Roller Derby. [EVENT]
    • Dragons versus Vikings
  • Adelaide, SA, Australia: Light City Derby host a fundraising Halloween Trivia Night, with additional prizes for things like Best costume [EVENT]
  • Gawler, SA, Australia: Rockabellas Roller Derby League host the Grand Finals of their home teams season for 2018! [EVENT]
    • Doomsday Rollers versus Toxic Cherries (home teams final)
  • Hobart, TAS, Australia: Convict City Rollers host their October edition of "Day of Games", a multi-game tournament event. There's basically almost no public details about this, other than that it exists...[EVENT]
    • ? v ?
  • Gledhow, WA, Australia: Albany Roller Derby League also host a Halloween-themed Roller Disco event! [EVENT]
  • Maylands, WA, Australia: WA Roller Derby host the finals of their home season in a double header with Perth Junior Roller Derby [EVENT]
    • Junior Roller Derby exhibition by Perth Junior Roller Derby
    • Atomic Sirens versus Sonic Doom (home teams final)
  • Sat+Sun, Christchurch, New Zealand: Dead End Derby host the finals of this year's Top 10 Champs, the National Tournament for New Zealand, an 11-game extravaganza [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • ? v ?
  • Levin, New Zealand: Whenua Fatales Roller Derby League host a quadruple header of Roller Derby, with a triple round robin and an OTA game [EVENT]
    • Whenua Fatales (Levin) versus Huka Dolls (Taupō) [FTS]
    • Hellminton Roller Ghouls (Hamilton) versus Huka Dolls [FTS]
    • Whenua Fatales versus Hellminton Roller Ghouls [FTS]
    • Quiet Riot (OTA local exhib team) versus Peowhairangi Roller Derby [FTS]
  • Sun, Hobart, TAS, Australia: Convict City Roller Derby host a set of Jammer clinics for Advanced, and Intermediate, skaters run by Lady Trample (Chicks in Bowls, Aotearoa Roller Derby) [EVENT]
  • Sun, Reservoir, VIC, Australia: Melbourne Northside Rollers host a fundraising triple header in support of UN Women Australia! [EVENT]
    • Amber Level (reduced contact) game mixed teams
    • Northside Rollers (Melbourne) versus South Sea Roller Derby (Melbourne) [FTS]
    • Northside Rollers versus Geelong Roller Derby League [FTS]
  • Sun, Queenstown, New Zealand: Queenstown Roller Derby host the start of their 6 week Skate Academy course teaching skating from the beginning [EVENT]
  • Mon, Perth, WA, Australia: Perth Roller Derby host the first date in their 6 week training programme for new recruits (so sign up before then!) [EVENT]
  • Mon, Wellington, New Zealand: Kapiti Coast Derby Collective host their last freshmeat / new skater intake before the end of the year, Open To All genders. Potential referees and NSOs welcome as well as competitive skaters. [EVENT]

  • Wed, Bangkok, Thailand: Bangkok Roller Derby have their regular training evening, which is always open to new skaters [EVENT Flyer]


Latin America

As usual, for Latin America, this is what we can find in the area - we always appreciate help in finding events here. This weekend sees the majority of the on-track action in Argentina, as Sailor City Rollers' annual B/C tournament, Piratas en el Asfalto returns. (Meanwhile, Mexico City hosts the regions' only bootcamp.)
  • Wed+Mon, Xalapa, Mexico: We believe that Ráfagas Roller Derby run their intro to skating sessions on these days (intro to Roller Derby is on Wed+Fri) [EVENT Flyer]
  • Wed, Fri, Mon, Montevideo, Uruguay: Tempestad Roller Derby continue their rolling recruitment [EVENT Flyer]
  • Thurs+Sun?, Montevideo, Uruguay: Pájaros Pintados Roller Derby train, and are open to new skaters [EVENT Flyer]
  • Fri, Mon, Tues, Santiago, Chile: Terror S-Quad Roller Derby running rolling recruitment at their weekly training sessions... [EVENT]
  • Sat-Mon, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Sailor City Rollers host the 6th edition of their Latin American tournament, Piratas en el Asfalto! As with previous events, this is a multi-tier division [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Category B:
      • Alianza Rebelde Roller Derby (La Plata)
      • Desalmadas Roller Derby (Zona Sur, Buenos Aires)
      • 2x4 Roller Derby's Las Pibas (Buenos Aires B)
      • (presumably) Sailor City Rollers Tsunami Bombs (Buenos Aires B)
      • Wonderclan (Zona Norte, Buenos Aires)
    • Category C:
      • Hijas Del Pantano (Neuquén)
      • Mortal Kollas Roller Derby (Jujuy)
      • Piratas del Beagle (Ushuaia)
      • Sailor City Rollers Sea Monsters (Buenos Aires C)
  • Sat+Sun, Mexico City, Mexico: Mexico City Roller Derby host a two-day bootcamp run by Rose City's OMG and Bonnie Thunders [EVENT Flyer]
  • Mexico City, Mexico: Mexico City Roller Derby also host a public bout on the Saturday [EVENT Flyer]
    • MCRD All-Stars (Mexico City A) versus Quimeras Roller Derby ( ) [FTS]



Africa and Middle East

Our regular events in South Africa, Dubai and Abu Dhabi continue; in addition, Johannesburg hosts a home game, and Cairo has representation at a major expo event.
  • Thurs, Pretoria, South Africa: P-Town Roller Derby's weekly funskate open-skating events continue, with the chance to meet+sign up with the team [EVENT]
  • Fri+Sat, Cairo, Egypt: The CaiRollers have demonstration bouts on both days of the Biker Zone Expo sports event at Cairo Festival City [EVENT]
  • Johannesburg, South Africa: Golden City Rollers host a Star Wars themed home teams game [EVENT]
    • Jedi versus Sith (home teams)
  • Sat+Mon, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Roller Derby hold their usual practice sessions (which we think are open to interested new skaters, on prior request) [EVENT]
  • Sun+Tues, Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Roller Derby's recruitment season starts, with their practices open to new skaters who want to try the sport [EVENT Flyer]


  • Fri-Sat, Salem, Oregon: Of interest due to the attendance of London's Southern Discomfort Roller Derby, Manchester's New Wheeled Order, Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder, Newcastle's Tyne & Fear Roller Derby, and the Quad Guards of Roller Derby Toulouse; Bridgetown Roller Derby & Lane County Concussion co-host the 2018 MRDA Championships. [FTS tournament][EVENT]
    • Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder versus New Wheeled Order
    • Tyne & Fear Roller Derby versus Vancouver Murder
  • Sun, Sun Valley, CA, USA: Los Anarchists Junior Derby host Baja Roller Derby from Baja California. (We're not sure precisely how this bout will work.) [EVENT Flyer]
    • Los Anarchists Junior Roller Derby versus Baja Roller Derby (Baja California)
  • Sun, Sylmar, CA, USA: San Fernando Valley Roller Derby host a double header, of interest to us because of the appearance, of, yes... Baja Roller Derby! [EVENT]
    • Like OMGs (San Fernando Valley A) versus Baja Roller Derby [FTS]
    • Reseda Wreckers versus Van Nuys Valkyries (home teams)