This is the Sunday addendum to our weekly highlights, giving events on the 8th a bit of space to breathe!
A lot of our Sunday highlights this time are festive open scrimmages, in Australia, New Zealand, Wales, and England. But in Argentina there's a 1 day tournament using Short Track Roller Derby rules; in France a rookies bootcamp and a triple header, and in Mexico, a single bout to close the season.
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).
Sun: Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Kapiti Coast Derby Crew host a festive open Scrimmage; festive fancy dress strongly encouraged, and teams will be Red versus Green!
Event starts: 1900 Sunday
Venue: Kapiti College, Margaret Road, Raumati Beach, Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Sun: Keysborough, VIC, Australia [CANCELLED]
Kingston City Rollers host another of their regular KCR Mixers open scrimmages. As always, these mixer events are open to all skaters, and also open to people trying out bench roles as well. KCR use the traffic lights system for scrimmage, and offer all three levels: a non-contact scrimmage, a "prebouting" scrimmage, and a full-contact bouting scrimmage. THIS EVENT MARKED CANCELLED ON 6 DEC 2019, WITH NO REASON GIVEN
- Non-contact Scrimmage
- Low-contact Scrimmage
- Full Scrimmage
Event starts: 1630 Sunday
Venue: Springers Leisure Centre, 400 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough, VIC, Australia
Sun: Besançon, France
The Voodoo Vixens host a rookies bootcamp, aimed at min-skills passed skaters with less than 5 bouts under their belts. This event is coached by Spider Lilith (Grenoble, Team Switzerland coach),
Event starts: 0900 Sunday
Venue: ??, Besançon, France
Sun: Calais, France
Roller Derby Calaisis host another of their triple-header events, featuring all types of derby in one day!
- Dead Dragibus (Calais J) versus Guillo'teans (Lille J)
- Black Tagada (Calais) versus Baronnes von Schlass (Lille B)
- Zombeers (Calais M) versus Barbiers de Sévices (Lille M)
Event starts: 1030 Sunday
Venue: Salle Vadez, Calais, France
Sun: Leeds, UK
Leeds Roller Derby host the second of their two festive "Naughty or Nice" open scrimmages, open to WFTDA-gender policy confirming skaters, min-skills passed.
Event starts: 1200 Sunday
Venue: Rothwell Leisure Centre, Wakefield Road, Oulton, Leeds, UK
Sun: Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
South Wales Silures keep up an annual tradition, with their Open To All genders open scrimmage! This is their first scrimmage event in their new venue!
Event starts: 1200 Sunday
Venue: Abercynon Sports Centre, Parc Abercynon, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
Sun: La Plata, Argentina
Chat Noir Roller Derby are celebrating their Seventh? birthday with a whole-day tournament against teams from across the province of Buenos Aires. More excitingly, this will entirely be run with the Rolla Skate Club Short Track Roller Derby ruleset, which is really helping the sustainability of Roller Derby in Argentina, with its reduced requirements in space, time, rostering and officiating load!
There will also be some kind of mixed scrimmage after the main tournament, as far as we can tell.
Attendees are also promised cake & Piñata!
- Chat Noir Roller Derby (La Plata)
- Alianza Rebelde (La Plata)
- Rebel West Roller Derby (Castelar)
- Indias Roller Derby (Quilmes)
Event starts: 1400 Sunday
Venue: Club Estrella del Sur, 135 69 y 70, La Plata, Argentina
Sun: Puerto Montt, Chile
Diosas Volcanicas host an open "learn to skate" class, for children and adults alike. Free entry!
Event starts: 1500 Sunday
Venue: Cancha Azul Costanera, Puerto Montt, Chile
Sun: San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Furiosas Roller Derby host their last home game of the year, as they play the Cuna de Lobas from Guadalajara.
- Furiosas (San Luis Potosi) versus Cuna de Lobas (Guadalajara)
Event starts: 1000 Sunday
Venue: Patinòdromo de Alto Rendimiento, San Luis Potosí, Mexico