Weekend Highlights: 29 September 2019 (Sunday)

This is the Sunday (and Monday) addendum for the coming weekend.

We've also switched to a better map projection (Eckert IV) for this edition, to more accurately represent the scale of the countries and continents of the world.

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: Sydney, NSW, Australia


South Side Derby Dolls host the third edition of their regular Skate Wars home teams tournament.

  • NSW Juniors game
  • Jedi versus Sith "Grand Final" home teams game.

Event starts: 1500 Sunday (first whistle)

Venue: Menai Indoor Sports Centre, 98-150 Allison Cres, Menai, NSW, Australia

Sun: Launceton, TAS, Australia


Devil State Derby League host an open scrim, (no specified gender policy).

Event starts: 1200 Sunday

Venue: Westbury Sports Centre, Launceston, TAS, Australia

Sun: Durban, South Africa


Durban Roller Derby host their monthly Social Beach Skate, open to everyone on wheels (as long as they're people-powered).

Event starts: 0800 Sunday

Venue: Afro's Chicken Shop South Beach, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sun: Leipzig, Germany


Rolling Raptors Leipzig and Magma Monsters Erfurt are hosting a min-skills-passed graduation scrimmage, and have opened it up to guests from other leagues in the same situation. As a bonus, this includes 2 hours of training pre scrimmage, with Leipzig and Erfurt's coaches.

Event starts: 1000 Sunday

Venue: Sporthalle Wilhelm-Hauff-Schule Diderotstraße 37, Leipzig, Germany

Mon: Edinburgh, Scotland


Edinburgh NSO Workshops (link to Facebook) have a name and a Facebook page since the last few. The 7th edition covers Penalty Tracking: penalty codes, signals and verbal cues; as well as the deeper mysteries. As always, these are free sessions, open to all genders.

Event starts: 1900 Monday

Venue: CodeBase, Argyle House, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland

Sun: Oldham, UK


Rainy City Roller Derby host a sneaky Sunday fixture as they return to the UK in time to play some of Birmingham's finest.

  • Rainy City Roller Derby (Oldham) versus Central City Roller Derby (Birmingham)

Event starts: 1200 Sunday (doors open?)

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

Sun: Buenos Aires, Argentina


2x4 Roller Derby are celebrating making it to WFTDA Champs with a party, and a double-header scrimmage. As their C team also won the recent Quadrangular tournament in Neuquen, they're joining in the celebration in the second scrimmage of the day. Ticket prices, of course, go towards 2x4's travel fund.

  • Team OSOM (2x4 | Buenos Aires) versus The World
  • Team C (2x4 C | Buenos Aires) versus The World (C-level skaters)

Event starts: 1800 Sunday (first whistle)

Venue: Avenida Curapaligüe 1100, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sun: Puerto Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina


Fenix Roller Derby host a bootcamp (times not public) by 2x4's Tropical Mecánica, followed by an open scrimmage. This event is organised by the Patagonian roller derby community, and helps to build roller derby in the region.

  • Black Versus White open scrimmage

Event starts: 1830 Sunday (scrimmage)

Venue: Polideportivo de Sindicado Petrotero y Gas Privado de Santa Cruz, Puerto Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina