Despite being a bit busy, we're trying a new thing this week to give us more space, and are grouping all "National tournament" fixtures on a date for a given country into one entry - so here, Dijon and Saint-Gratien share a Championnat de France spot. With this being the week of Halloween, there's a lot of "spooky" events earlier in the week and on the weekend, but there's some very exciting other developments, including the first internal interleague bout in Uruguay, Liverpool Roller Birds' 10th anniversary, and the Rebellion tournament returning to Melbourne for another year!
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).
Sat-Sun: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
The Northside Rollers host the 2019 edition of their international tournament, Rebellion 2019. This 8 team tournament runs over the weekend as two groups of 4 playing round robin, with the group winners playing for the Grand Final; for a total of 13 games (and 3 games per team).
This event may be livestreamed (not confirmed at time we published).
- Group 1
- Varsity Derby League DisHonour Rollers (Canberra)
- Auckland Roller Derby League Bolts
- Northside Rollers Death Stars (Melbourne)
- South Sea Roller Derby Sirens (Melbourne)
- Group 2
- Adelaide Roller Derby Radeladies
- Canberra Roller Derby League
- Convict City Rollers Orange Thunder (North Hobart)
- Victorian Roller Derby League Notorious V.I.Cs (Preston)
Event starts: 0800 Saturday (doors open)
Venue: Eltham Leisure Centre, 40 Brougham St, Eltham, VIC, Australia
Sun: Adelaide, SA, Australia
Light City Derby are having a Halloween Sur5al tournament for their Sunday afternoon!
Event starts: 1500 Sunday
Venue: Lefevre Community Stadium, 541 Victoria Rd, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Thurs: Beijing, China
Beijing Roller Derby are hosting a Halloween "Skateout" - a group street skate with fancy dress encouraged!
Event starts: 1900 Thursday
Venue: Soi Baochao, 10 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Thurs: Tartu, Estonia
Tartu Roller Derby host a "Skeleton Skate Night" which we think is best interpreted as a Halloween-themed roller disco, because the alternative is terrifying.
Event starts: 2000 Thursday
Venue: Visa Hall, Tartu, Estonia
Sat: Dresden, Germany
Roller Derby Dresden host a Bundesliga D1 bout as part of their A,B double header against Hamburg.
- Pioneers (Dresden A) versus Harbor Girls (Hamburg A)
- Trackoons (Dresden B) vs Harbor Girls B (Hamburg B)
Event starts: 1400 Saturday (doors open)
Venue: Sporthalle Gamigstraße, Gamigstraße 28, Dresden, Germany
Sat-Sun: Malmö, Sweden
Crime City Rollers are taking the whole weekend for some derby, as they invite all of Helsinki Roller Derby over for some games.
- Crime City Rollers B versus Helsinki Roller Derby B
- Crime City Rollers C versus Helsinki Roller Derby C
- Copenhagen Roller Derby versus Helsinki Roller Derby B
Event starts: 1330 Saturday
Venue: Kopparbergsgatan 8, Malmö, Sweden
Sat-Sun: Antwerp, Belgium
Antwerp Roller Derby host their third edition of the international Roller Derby tournament, the Brabo Cup! This year, the contenders are from Antwerp, Breda, Lomme, and Liége. They'll face off in a 6 game round robin across the weekend!
- Pack of Destruction (Antwerp)
- Glorious Bâtardes (Lomme)
- Suck City Rock 'n Roller Dolls (Breda)
- Holy Wheels Menace (Liége)
Event starts: 1000 Saturday (doors open)
Venue: Sporthal Kiel, 2 August Ley Weg, Antwerp, Belgium
Sat-Sun: Saint-Gratien & Dijon, France
Roller Derby Panthers and The Velvet Owls each host a Championnat de France Nationale 2 fixture, for Zones 3 and 5 respectively. (The Championnat 2019/20 season started last weekend with some of the Nationale 1 fixtures, but there was too much on to cover it.)
- Saint-Gratien (Zone 3) teams:
- The Knock'n'Roll Cannibals (Creil)
- Beastie Derby Girls (Riems)
- Nasty Pêcheresses (Montreuil)
- Purple 2.0 (Arras)
- La Barbaque (La Boucherie de Paris B)
- Baronnes Von Schlass (Lille B)
- Roller Derby Panthers+ (Saint-Gratien tournament team)
- Dijon (Zone 5) teams:
- Auver'Niaks (Clermont-Ferrand)
- Saône Valley Roller Girlz
- Les Biches (Léman Alpes Chablais)
- Brütales Deluxe (Annecy Seynod)
- GoresGones (Lyon United Roller Derby)
- Harpies Dolls Haineuses
- Velvet Mus'Hard (Dijon B)
Event starts: 0930 Saturday & 1000 Saturday
Venue: Gymnase Picolo, 28 rue du Picolo, Saint-Gratien, Ile-De-France & Gymnase Boivin 22 Rue de la Côte-d'Or, Dijon ; France
Sun: East Calder, Scotland
POSTPONED TO NEXT WEEK TO AVOID CONFLICTS WITH MEAN CITY
New Town Roller Derby host an open C-level WFTDA-gender policy scrimmage opportunity, as they get in extra practice ahead of their scheduled bout against Lucerne later in the year. Signed up skaters will play NTRD as a "the world" team.
- New Town Roller Derby versus The World (open subs team)
Event starts: 1400 Sunday
Venue: East Calder Sports Centre, 20a Raw Holdings, East Calder, West Lothian, Scotland
Sat: Oxford, UK
Oxford Roller Derby host an international triple header, which we're partly including just because it has a Bollocks to Brexit theme; Vienna and Paris are visiting to show how much Oxford cares about our friends in Mainland Europe, on what would have been Brexit day.
- La Boucherie de Paris versus Vienna Roller Derby
- Oxford Roller Derby versus La Boucherie de Paris
- Oxford Roller Derby versus Vienna Roller Derby
Event starts: 1020 Saturday (doors open)
Venue: The White Horse Leisure & Tennis Centre, Audlett Drive, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK
Sat: Liverpool, UK
Liverpool Roller Birds are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a double header against their initials neighbours, London Rockin' Rollers.
- Liverpool Roller Birds A versus London Rockin' Rollers A
- Liverpool Roller Birds B versus London Rockin' Rollers B
Event starts: 1300 Saturday
Venue: Greenbank Sports Academy, Greenbank Lane, Liverpool, UK
Sat: Glasgow, Scotland
Mean City Roller Derby host their traditional Halloween double-header, this time with an Open To All game to open.
- Open To All genders C-level pickup game
- Mean City Roller Derby (Glasgow) versus Durham City Rolling Angels
Event starts: 1130 Saturday
Venue: Arc: Health & Fitness, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, Scotland
Mon: Montevideo, Uruguay
Cesope Roller Derby host the first ever game between two Uruguayan leagues, as they host Tempestad Roller Derby for a scrimmage/friendly game. This is a history making moment, and we're excited by the possibility of a three league event in the future, too.
Event starts: 2030 Monday
Venue: Pista De Patinaje, Parque Rodó, Rambla República Argentina, Montevideo, Uruguay
Sun: Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rebel West Roller Derby are celebrating their birthday with a double header!
- Rebel West Mixto vs Cerberos/Colmenas
- Blanco vs Negro : picadito femenino y Disidentes B/C
Event starts: 1200 Sunday
Venue: Club El Porvenir, Curuchet 2262, Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sun: Buenos Aires, Argentina
2x4 Roller Derby host Pack is Queer, a double-header of mixed-team derby, as part of the Buenos Aires Pride weekend.
- Bears versus Unicorns (Open To All open subs game)
- Black Vogueing versus White Vogueing (WFTDA-gender open subs game)
Event starts: 1800 Sunday (first whistle)
Venue: Avenida Curapaligüe 1100, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mon: Bogotá, Colombia
Vanguardia Roller Derby and Combativas Revoltosas co-host a rather vaguely advertised event, DerbyWeen, which looks like a Roller Derby Sevens tournament, or similar, for Halloween! This is an Open To All genders event (although there is a limit on the number of male skaters per team).
Event starts: 1000 Monday
Venue: Coliseo Parque Metropolitano el Tunal, Cra. 19 #52B-15, Bogotá, Colombia
Sun: Osorno, Chile
THIS EVENT CANCELLED AFTER WE WENT TO PRESS, DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS OVER THE CHILEAN GOVERNMENT'S ACTIONS AGAINST ITS POPULACE
The Deskarriadas host their 4th Skating Family (Patinetada Familiar Osorno) event, where they will be skating a 3 km course (but the community on wheels, big or small are all invited to take part).
We believe that this event is still taking place, despite the recent protests, and oppressive response from the Chilean government; signs are that the Government has stood down from their response, so far, this week.
Event starts: 1000 Sunday
Venue: Municipalidad de Osorno Juan Mackenna 851, 5310600 Osorno, Chile
Wed: San José, Costa Rica
Liga Costa Rica Roller Derby host a Wednesday "Open Skate & Costume party" for Halloween.
Event starts: 2000 Wednesday
Venue: De la Iglesia Santa Teresita en B°Aranjuez, 300 metros Nortes y 300 metros Oeste, bajando la cuesta, San José, Costa Rica
Sat: Monterrey, Mexico
Monterrey Roller Derby host a single header against Tampico's Jaibronas, ahead of the AMRD Nationals later in the month.
- MTY All Stars (Monterrey) versus Jaibronas (Tampico)
Event starts: 1800 Saturday
Venue: Vía Cordillera, Eje exterior 10 Valle poniente, Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico