Weekend Highlights: 01 Dec 2019 (SUNDAY)

This is the Sunday addendum to our weekly highlights, giving events on the 1st a bit of space to breathe!

As well as action in Colombia as part of the 10th anniversary of Roller Derby in the country, there's also a bunch of open scrims in Australia and the UK, a triple header in France, action in Mexico and Argentina... and more chances to try Short Track Roller Derby in Worcester, UK.

The rules are, as usual: highlights limited to 1 event per country, with an "extra" event allowed for a different kind of fixture (so, 1 tournament and 1 bootcamp), or if they involve Scottish leagues (since we are the Scottish Roller Derby Blog). Other notability might also allow the extra event - great posters, notable teams, etc. (League birthdays may count as "special" enough, at our discretion ;) )

In a bid to make this list as useful as possible, we've avoided links to Facebook except where noted. (Links to Teams are to non-Facebook resources - Instagram, or actual team pages - we'd strongly recommend that Teams get themselves an actual webpage [we can help host one if you need help]).

Locations are roughly organised East-West (with things before the weekend out sequence at the start).

Map of all events (coded by type)

Sun: Keysborough, VIC, Australia


Kingston City Rollers host the Mornington Penny Dreadfuls for a bout!

  • Kingston City Rollers B versus Penny Dreadfuls (Mornington Peninsula | Frankston)

Event starts: 1700 Sunday (doors open?)

Venue: Springers Leisure Centre, 400 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough, VIC, Australia

Sun: West Footscray, VIC, Australia


WestSide Derby Dollz host the first of their three-part "Summer Slam" series of open "Amber" scrimmages. (For those not familiar with the colour-coding scrimmage system, "Amber" is low-contact, intermediate between "Green" and "Red" (full contact)). Players will retain their teams for the following two parts of the series, to allow a better feel for their progress.

  • Sharks versus Jets (Amber scrimmage teams)

Event starts: 1200 Sunday

Venue: RecWest Footscray, Essex St, West Footscray, VIC, Australia

Sun: Grimsby, UK


Grimsby Roller Derby hosts their "Ho Ho Ho Down", a Christmas open scrim event. There are two scrims to sign up for: one WFTDA-gender, and one Open To All genders. Christmas themed outfits encouraged!

  • WFTDA-gender policy scrim
  • OTA-genders scrim

Event starts: 1200 Sunday

Venue: Grimsby Leisure Centre, Cromwell Road, Grimsby, UK

Sun: Worcester, UK


Worcester Wyldings enjoyed their first public training session with Rolla Skate Club 's Short Track Roller Derby ruleset that they're holding more!

This 2 hour session is open to rookie level skaters and above, and will introduce the ruleset in an informal setting, as well as providing time for a complete game (Short Track games take only 30 minutes of track time).

  • Short Track Roller Derby Scrimmage

Event starts: 1300 Sunday

Venue: Tudor Grange Academy, Worcester, UK

Sun: La Rochelle, France


Roller Derby La Rochelle host a triple header of Roller Derby, "Poulpy`s Party", including some open subscription games, and covering all gender policies.

  • Sombres Cheeky (La Rochelle O) versus Starlings (Caen O) + guests [Open To All genders game]
  • Hell'R Cheeky Dolls (La Rochelle) versus UB (open subs team) [WFTDA-gender]
  • Sombres Heros (La Rochelle M) versus Starlings

Event starts: 1000 Sunday

Venue: A.S.P.T.T, la Pinelière, L'Houmeau, France

Sun: Lanús, Argentina


Atomic Bombs Roller Derby host a double header this Sunday, with both Open To All genders and WFTDA-gender bouts.

  • Super Cerdos versus Malteados del Mini Super (OTA-genders mixed skill teams)
  • Atomic Bombs (Lanús) versus Springfield (WFTDA-gender B/C level mixed team)

Event starts: 1300 Sunday (first whistle)

Venue: Club Podestá, Velez Sarsfield 1370, Lanús, Argentina

Sun: Bogotá, Colombia


Rock N Roller Queens continue their 10 year anniversary celebration with the return of their annual Derbynaldos event, a day of variant Roller Derby style challenges for teams of 7.

  • Challenge Categories:
    • Mejor Año Viejo (best costume for the Old Year)
    • Vuelta a La Manzana Ovalada (fastest lap of the track, whilst carrying items?)
    • Equipo de la Suerte ("luck team")

Event starts: 1400 Sunday

Venue: Pista Polo Club, Bogotá, Colombia

Sun: Pachuca, Mexico


Medusas Roller Derby host an exhibition game to promote their league, and the sport, on Sunday.

  • Exhibition game

Event starts: 1900 Sunday

Venue: Unidad Deportiva Municipal, Pachuca, Mexico