Weekend Highlights: 27 October 2019 (Sunday)

Posted: by aoanla [Source]
Tags:  weekend highlights

This is the Sunday addendum for this week's highlights; and it's a pretty busy Sunday, taking into account the several "whole weekend" events in our Saturday main highlight update.

As well as Sunday, we have one event for next Wednesday, in St Petersburg. Wednesday is a difficult date for our highlights, as Monday isn't really enough notice, so we're including it here for safe keeping.

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.

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: Kingston, VIC, Australia


Kingston City Rollers host their regular "KCR Mixers" open-scrimmage events, designed to give everyone a chance to try something new, and to accommodate everyone. As usual, this has three levels of scrimmage: no-contact, "pre-bouting" low-contact, and full contact, held consecutively.

  • No-contact scrimmage (2x15 min)
  • Pre-bout low-contact scrimmage (2x20 min)
  • "Bout" scrimmage (2x30min)

Event starts: 1630 Sunday (doors open)

Venue: Springers Leisure Centre, 400 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough, VIC, Australia

Sun: Preston, VIC, Australia


Victorian Roller Derby League host a pair of interesting games for Victoria's teams. Victoria C play the "MVPS" team from this year's Statewide Stampede (Victoria's state tournament), whilst the Demons take on a joint effort from Gippsland &

  • V.I.Cs (Preston C) versus Statewide Stampede MVPs team
  • Demons (Preston D) versus Penny Dreadfuls ( ) + Gippsland Power Ranges ( )

Event starts: 0930 Sunday (doors open)

Venue: 3 Stott St, Preston, VIC, Australia

Wed: St Petersburg, Russia


St Petersburg Roller Derby (link to VK) 's Baltic Witches hold a Short Track Roller Derby bout for Halloween.

  • Short Track Roller Derby home-teams game

Event starts: 1930 Wednesday

Venue: Obvodny Canal Embankment, 134-136-138, St Petersburg, Russia

Sun: Farsta, Sweden


The Royal Swedish Roller Derby host a single-header, as they take on Helsingborg's finest.

  • The Royal Brigade (The Royal Swedish B | Stockholm) versus Helltown Hellcats (Helsingborg)

Event starts: 1300 Sunday (doors open)

Venue: Farsta sim- och idrottshall, Farstaängsvägen 3, Farsta, Sweden

Sun: Karlsruhe, Germany


Roller Derby Karlsruhe host a single header against nearby Hannover, as part of the Bundesliga Division 2.

  • rocKArollers (Karlsruhe) versus Demolition Derby Dolls (Hannover)

Event starts: 1300 Sunday (doors open)

Venue: Rheinstrandhalle, Lindenallee 12, Karlsruhe, Germany

Sun: Liège, Belgium


Holy Wheels Menace host a triple-header event against their nearby rivals in Epinal and Tournai

  • Teams:
    • Holy Wheels Menace (Liège) versus Reaper's Crew (Epinal)
    • Holy Wheels Menace versus Roller Derby Tournai
    • Reaper's Crew versus Roller Derby Tournai

Event starts: 1100 Sunday (doors open)

Venue: Rue Sous le Bois 2, Liège, Belgium

Sun: Breda, Netherlands


Suck City Rock 'n Roller Dolls (who prefer to be Roller Derby Breda nowadays), host a double header of Dutch derby, including some Open-To-All derby.

  • Roller Derby Breda versus Rotterdam Killer Bees (Rotterdam B)
  • Aces of Pain (The Hague O) versus The Hive (Rotterdam O)

Event starts: 1300 Sunday (doors open)

Venue: Sportcentrum Breda, Topaasstraat 13, Breda, Netherlands

Also of interest, due to their ruleset:

Sun: Fort McMurray, AB, Canada


Fort McMurray Roller Derby League host a triple-header round robin of home-teams action, using Rolla Skate Club `s Short Track Roller Derby ruleset.

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  • Boomtown Bashers vs Fort City Rollers
  • Clearwater Killers vs Fort City Rollers
  • Clearwater Killers vs Boomtown Bashers

Event starts: 1900 Sunday (first whistle)

Venue: MacDonald Island Field House 1, 1 MacDonald Dr, Fort McMurray, AB, Canada