Weekend Highlights: 26 May 2019

The Sunday edition for this weekend is a lot shorter than the main weekend update, but these fixtures are all still true highlights for us.

Both 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.

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: Westbury, TAS, Australia


Devil State Derby League host an Open To All open scrim, mins-passed skaters welcome (with insurance).

Event starts: 1400 Sunday

Venue: Westbury Sports Centre, 25 Franklin Street, Westbury, TAS, Australia

Sun: Durban, South Africa


Durban Roller Derby host their regular social beach skate event, open to anyone on wheels, and finishing with the "DRD Brekkie Special" for participants at the end of the route!

Event starts: 0800 Sunday (sharp)

Venue: Afro's, 2 OR Thambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, South Africa (start point)

Sun: Freiburg, Germany


Blockforest Roller Derby host a double-header of games, including a Bundesliga D3 bout!

  • Blockforest (Freiburg) versus Bashlorettes (Kassel) [Bundesliga D3]
  • RockARollers (Karlsruhe) versus Rhine Rebels (Basel)

Event starts: 1200 Sunday

Venue: Jahnhalle, Lameystraße 4, Freiburg, Germany

Sun: Enschede, Netherlands


Roller Derby Twente host their monthly Sunday open training, where the interested can get a taste of roller derby.

Event starts: 0930 Sunday

Venue: Brug de (C) (Enschede), Schipholtstraat 45, Enschede, Netherlands

Sun: Utrecht, Netherlands


Dom City Roller Derby host a double header of derby for your Sunday. We're interested particularly in the second bout, as we've not seen much of Vagine Regime's Lowlands chapter before this...

  • Thunderdoms (Dom City B / Utrecht) versus Ruhrpott Roller Derby B
  • Dom City Dolls (Dom City A) versus Vagine Regime Lowlands (Dutch area? LGBT)

VR Lowlands are not listed in FTS at present, so the second bout is not in FTS as a result

Event starts: 1300 Sunday (doors open)

Venue: Manitobadreef 8, Urecht, Netherlands

Sun: Lille, France


Roller Derby Lille host an exciting triple header of French (and a little Belgian) derby, with all three of their teams on track.

  • Switchblade Roller Grrrls (Lille A) versus Duchesses (Nantes A)
  • Baronnes Von Schlass (Lille B) versus Atomium Kittens (Brussels B)
  • Smashing Machettes (Lille C) versus Canailles (Lutece Destroyeueses C / Paris)

Event starts: 1330 Sunday (first bout)

Venue: 80 Rue de Marquillies, Lille, France

Sun: Caen, France


Roller Derby Caen and Caen Mixed Roller Derby (Facebook link :( ) co-host a Nationale-2 level bootcamp, Open To All genders. This bootcamp is coached by Dédé Froquée and Booty Fool of Roller Derby Caen! As with most bootcamps, the day will end with a scrimmage to test all the skills you've practised.

Event starts: 0930 Sunday

Venue: Halle des Granges Rshc, 15 Rue du Carel, Caen, France

Sun: Oldham, UK


Rainy City Roller Derby host an NSO bootcamp, focused on the skills of score and jam timing positions

  • Scorekeeping
  • Scoreboard Operating (CRG)
  • Jam timing

as well as the responsibilities of being HNSO, including statsbook completion. There will then be a chance to try out your skills officiating a Rainy City scrimmage at the end of the day.

Event starts: 1000 Sunday

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

Sun: Santiago, Chile


Metropolitan Roller Derby host the sixth edition of their "Skates and Friends" (Patines y Amigas) open days, with both introductory skating lessons, direct recruitment into Metropolitan, and a host of stalls.

Event starts: 1300 Sunday

Venue: Liceo Paula Jaraquemad, Juárez Larga, Recoleta, Chile

Sun: San José, Costa Rica


Liga Roller Derby Costa Rica host a fundraising bout with themed teams.

  • Super Héros versus Villanos [mixed mashup teams]

This bout is not listed in Flat Track Stats, as it's a mashup game.

Event starts: 1300 Sunday (doors open?)

Venue: Polideportivo Aranjuez, De la Iglesia Santa Teresita en BºAranjeuz, San José, Costa Rica

Sun: Mexico City, Mexico


Mexico City Roller Derby hosts a triple header round robin of Mexican derby.

  • Mexico City All Stars (Mexico City A) versus Aniquiladoras Roller Derby (Querétaro / CDMX)
  • Mexico City All Stars versus Rock City (Querétaro Roller Derby A?)
  • Aniquiladoras versus Rock City

Event starts: 1000 Sunday (doors open)

Venue: Escuela de Formación Deportiva Salvador Allende, Av. Antonio Díaz Soto y Gama, Itzapalapa, Mexico