Our Sunday addendum for this weekend's highlights seems to be where a lot of the action outside WFTDA is: Germany has two fixtures on Sunday, of which we picked the one in Hannover, and there's games in Okinawa, Bath and Buenos Aires...
...but, perhaps most importantly, there's the first ever bout in Tallinn, Estonia, which is also the start of Estonia's first National Tournament series!
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 ;) )
We've bent the rules a bit this time, because it's important to highlight derby in regions which need more attention, and because it's quiet enough that we have the space.
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).
Sun: Carrum Downs, VIC, Australia
South Sea Roller Derby host one of their regular open Sunday Scrimmages. This one is open to WFTDA-gender policy conforming skaters (women + nonbinary and gender expansive).
As with all SSRD scrimmages, this is actually three scrims in one event, from Red level (non-contact), Amber (low-contact) and Bouting / Green (full contact) all available, to suit skaters of all levels.
- Red Level – 20 minute scrimmage at 6.30pm
- Amber Level - 20 minute scrimmage at 7.00pm
- Bouting Level – 2 x 30 minute scrimmage at 7.20pm
Event starts: 1830 Sunday
Venue: Sk8house, 3/2 Amayla Cres, Carrum Downs, VIC, Australia
Sun: Okinawa, Japan
Okinawa Roller Derby host a home teams bout (which would have been an interleague only a few years ago, before Okinawa's leagues merged). This event is free entry!
- Kokeshi Roller Dolls (Okinawa) versus Devil Dog Derby Dames (Okinawa)
Event starts: 1100 Sunday (first whistle)
Venue: Risner Fitness Center, Bldg. 109, Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan
Sun: Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn Roller Derby make history, hosting the first public bout in Tallinn... and the first ever Estonian National tournament (which is a little easier when you have 2 teams in your country, but still). This bout, against Tartu, is planned to be one of three matches across the 2019-2020 season, determining the overall Estonian champion in the conclusion.
Due to limited numbers, this will be a Roller Derby Sevens bout. Tallinn would also appreciate additional volunteers, officials, announcers and other staffing to support the bout.
This event is a Roller Derby Eesti Liit (the Estonian NGB) event.
- Tallinn Roller Derby versus Tartu Roller Derby
Event starts: 1430 Sunday (doors open)
Venue: Viimsi Kooli Spordikompleks, Randvere tee 8, Haabneeme, Estonia
Sun: Hannover, Germany
Demolition Derby Dolls host their first division 2 Bundesliga bout of the season, as they face Bembel Town Roller Derby.
- Demolition Derby Dolls (Hannover) versus BembelTown Roller Derby (Frankfurt) (2. Bundesliga)
Event starts: 1400 Sunday (doors open)
Venue: Leonore Goldschmidt Schule - IGS Mühlenberg, Mühlenberger Markt 1, Hannover, Germany
Sun: Ascot, UK
Royal Windsor Roller Derby host their September mixed scrimmage, an Open To All genders event, with jams streamed by declared experience (so rookies and high-level skaters can both play). This scrim is free.
Event starts: 1230 Sunday
Venue: Charter's Leisure Centre, Charters Rd, Sunningdale, Ascot, UK
Sun: Bath, UK
Bath Roller Derby host the next South West Season fixtures, as we approach the end of this season of the tournament.
- Cornwall Roller Derby versus SWAT Roller Derby B (Taunton/Exeter)
- Bath Roller Derby B versus Dorset Roller Girls B
Event starts: 1330 Sunday (doors open)
Venue: Wellsway Sports Centre, Wellsway School, Chandag Road, Keynsham, UK
Sun: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chat Noir host a double header of roller derby for the start of Spring in Argentina.
- Chat Noir (La Plata) versus Buenos Aires Roller Derby (BARD | Buenos Aires)
- Colmena Roller Derby (Escalada) versus Bastardas Roller Derby (Troncos del Talar)
Event starts: 1400 Sunday ?
Venue:135 69 y 70 Club Estrella, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina