Weekend Highlights: 15 September 2019 (Sunday)

This is the Sunday addendum of exciting highlights this weekend. We have a double dose of action in Argentina, with Indias Roller Derby of Quilmes, and recently Continental Cup winners, Sailor City Rollers both hosting multi-bout events! There's also excitement in Scotland, as the selection bout for Men's World Cup team, Power of Scotland is on in Dundee... and we have a Tuesday event in Slovenia as Roller Derby Ljuljana screen Whip it! for Pride!

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).

Map of all events (coded by type)

Sun: Preston, VIC, Australia


Victorian Roller Derby League 's Bees are also world-leading, as the current B Team World Champions. They're holding a Bingo night to help fund their trip to Denver to defend their title in a month's time!

Event starts: 1700 Sunday

Venue: Northcote Social Club, High St & Hawthorn Road, Northcote, VIC, Australia

Sun: Turku, Finland


Dirty River Roller Derby follow up hosting the start of the 2019/20 Suomi Cup on Saturday with an NSO Clinic on Sunday. This clinic is coached by Helsinki Roller Derby's Aggrecola, and covers theory and practice, with a scrimmage to end.

Event starts: 1200 Sunday

Venue: Ilpoisten Palloiluhalli, Lauklähteenkatu 13, Turku, Finland

Tues: Ljubljana, Slovenia

[Initial Post on Facebook] [FACEBOOK LINK (event)]

Roller Derby Ljubljana are working with Ljubljana Pride to co-host an outreach event: a screening of the Slovenian dub of famous Roller Derby film, "Whip It!", followed by a discussion of how Roller Derby is portrayed in film and how it works in real life. (And then a chance to get to know Roller Derby Ljubljana themselves.)

Event starts: 1900 Tuesday

Venue: Dunajska 10, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sun: Dundee, Scotland


Power of Scotland are getting closer to that 2020 Men's Roller Derby World Cup, so they're hosting a public selection bout to narrow down the current training team to the roster for St Louis. To add to the event, this is a double-header with a mixed MRDA bout to follow, helping to build MRDA-policy roller derby in Scotland.

  • Scotland versus Scotland selection bout
  • MRDA-gender mixed teams bout

Event starts: 1200 Sunday

Venue: Dundee International Sports Centre, Mains Loan, Dundee, Scotland

Sun: Leicester, UK


Leicestershire Dolly Rockit Rollers will be competing in Vienna later this year, and to raise funds they're doing a sponsored skate. In the model of the very original Roller Derbies, they're skating the distance from Leicester to Vienna (as a team effort) in just 6 hours - the equivalent, on average, of one and a half marathons in distance!

Event starts: 1000 Sunday

Venue: New College Leicester, Glenfield Road, Leicester, United Kingdom

Sun: Manchester, UK


Manchester Roller Derby host an Open To All genders policy mixed-level scrim, open to all min-passed skaters.

Event starts: 1900 Sunday

Venue: Sporting Edge, 1 Silverlace Avenue, Off Fairfield Road, Manchester, United Kingdom

Sun: Buenos Aires, Argentina


Sailor City Rollers C host a double header scrimmage, presumably partly to celebrate Sailor A winning the Continental Cup less than a month ago!

  • Sea Monsters (Sailor City C | Buenos Aires) versus "C level" WFTDA-gender bout
  • Team White versus Team Black OTA-gender bout

Event starts: 1400 Sunday

Venue: Avenida Curapaligüe 1100, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sun: Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Indias Roller Derby host their first ever event, and it's a triple header scrimmage!

  • ABC level WFTDA-gender scrimmage
  • Facones Galácticos Roller Derby versus mashup team [Cancelled due to concerns over attending skaters. See Indias' Facebook page for details.]
  • OTA-gender scrimmage

Event starts: 1200 Sunday

Venue: Polideportivo Municipal Reynaldo Gorno, Av Vicente LOPEZ esq. Lafinur, Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina