Weekend Highlights: 17 August 2019

The big highlight for this week in Scotland is obviously the return of Chaos on the Clyde in Glasgow; but we'd also like to call out Mendoza's first big (international) tournament, Gatorneo.

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 this case, there's three Argentine events, because we really want to highlight how much exciting stuff is happening in Latin America right now.

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)

Sat-Sun: Daylesford, VIC, Australia


Ballarat Roller Derby Club host the 6th and 7th rounds of the StateWide Stampede, Victoria's annual state-tournament.

  • Ballarat Roller Derby versus Dragon City Roller Derby (Bendigo)
  • Diamond Valley Roller Derby Club (NE Melbourne)/Otway Derby Dolls versus Team Regional Victoria ("The Rolling Matildas")
  • Low contact scrimmage
  • West-Side Derby Dollz (West Melbourne) vs East Vic Roller Derby (East Melbourne)
  • South Sea Roller Derby (SE Melbourne) vs North East Roller Derby (Oxley)
  • Team Regional Victoria vs East Vic Roller Derby
  • South Sea Roller Derby vs Dragon City Roller Derby
  • NERD vs Diamond Valley Roller Derby Club/Otway Derby Dolls
  • Ballarat Roller Derby vs West-Side Derby Dolls

Event starts: 0900 Saturday

Venue: The ARC Daylesford, 29-39 Smith St, Daylesford, VIC, Australia

Sat: Mirrabooka, WA, Australia


Perth Roller Derby 's Rumble Bees play their second ever "interstate" game at home, against the might Victorian Roller Derby B, the V.I.C.s.

  • Perth Roller Derby versus V.I.C.s (Victorian B / VIC state)

Event starts: 1830 Saturday (doors open)

Venue: 38 Ashbury Crescent, Mirrabooka, WA, Australia

Sat: Abu Dhabi, UAE & Dubai, UAE


UAE Roller Derby All-Stars and Chicks in Bowls UAE collaborate on a "dual location" pre-season fun skate. Skaters in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi are invited to have come have fun skating outdoors, to bring in the pre-season for the UAE team.

Event starts: 1900 Saturday

Venue: "Downtown Dubai" & Corniche, Abu Dhabi

Sun: Paris, France


The Parisien roller derby community is coming together for a Summer "interleague picnic" (also open to non-Parisien skaters who happen to be in Paris...)

Event starts: 1600 Sunday

Venue: Contact event organisers via Facebook event for more information.

Sat-Sun: Oldham, UK


Rainy City Roller Derby host an exciting event for the second time in 2 weeks, with games on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Saturday:
    • Rainy City Revolution (Oldham C) versus Rainbow Regime (LGBT+ exhib team)
    • Tender Hooligans (Oldham B) versus Dock City Rollers (Gothenburg A)
  • Sunday:
    • Rainy City All-Stars (Oldham A) versus Dock City Rollers

Event starts: 1400 Saturday & 1130 Sunday (doors open)

Venue: The Thunderdome, 51-53 King St 1st Floor, Oldham, UK

Sat-Sun: Glasgow, Scotland


Glasgow Roller Derby host the return of their post-season tournament, Chaos on the Clyde. We have a more detailed article on this here . Day tickets for this event are priced on a sliding scale, based on what the attendee can afford, as a community-positive inclusivity policy. We believe that this will be a full round-robin for 4 teams (6 games total, 3 on each day).

    • Glasgow Roller Derby's Irn Bruisers
    • Kent Roller Girls All Stars
    • Liverpool Roller Birds A Squad
    • Auld Reekie Roller Derby All-Star Reserves

Event starts: 1000 Saturday

Venue: Arc: Health & Fitness, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, Scotland

Sun: Mar del Plata, Argentina


Cobra Quads host the next session of the REF Roller Derby Costa Atlántica project, to help build strong officiating in the regions along Argentina's Atlantic Coast. With Roller Derby concentrated in Buenos Aires, these projects are important to help derby in regions of the country to hold bouts, and florish.

Event starts: 1100 Sunday

Venue: Club River Plate Mar Del Plata, 7600 Mar del Plata, Argentina

Mon: La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Chat Noir host a "quadrangular" tournament, a round-robin with 4 Buenos Aires based teams, for 6 games in one day, if we read this correctly.

  • Teams:
    • Chat Noir (La Plata)
    • Desalmadas (Avellaneda)
    • Rebel West (Castelar)
    • Warriors

Event starts: 1200 Monday

Venue: 135 69 Y 70 Club Estrella del Sur, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sat-Sun: Caleta Olivia, Argentina


Olivia Salvaje Roller Derby host an exciting bootcamp, run by Maki Lombera (2x4 Roller Derby, Selección Argentina). Attending are representatives from across Patagonia, including Roller Derby Rio Gellegos, Kalakas Roller Derby, FENIX Roller Derby, Comodoro Roller Derby, Vendaval Roller Derby and Puerto Madryn Roller Derby.

Event starts: To be Announced.

Venue: Colegio n36, Caleta Olivia, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Sat-Sun: Mendoza, Argentina


The SarcastiCats host an equally important event to Argentine derby, at the other side of the country entirely. Gatorneo 2019 is the league's first ever tournament, bringing together teams from both Argentina and Chile for an international event! This event will be reported on live by Argentina's own Derby news network, 5 Segundos , and will also include an Officating Clinic on the Saturday, run by THNSO and HSNOs Makia and Sector.

  • Teams:
    • SarcastiCats (Mendoza)
    • Atomic Bombs (Lanús)
    • Barderas Insurrectas (Neuquén)
    • Compass Rose Roller Derby (pan-Argentina)
    • Hienas de la Calle (Neuquén)
    • Mandragoras (General Roca)
    • Furias Roller Derby (Santiago, Chile)
    • Tacones Bandidos (Viña del Mar, Chile)

Event starts: 0900 Saturday

Venue: Escuela Capitan Manzotti, 5539 Las Heras, Mendoza, Argentina

Sun: Ibagué, Colombia


Violet Attack Roller Derby host the Combativas Revoltosas from Bogotá for a friendly game.

  • Violet Attack Roller Derby (Ibagué) versus Combativas Revoltosas (Bogotá)

Event starts: 0900 Sunday

Venue: Coliseo Cubierto Coopemtol Sede Salado, Ibagué, Colombia