MIDWEST REGIONAL QUIDDITCH CHAMPIONSHIPS
November 4-5, 2017
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM – Saturday
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Sunday
Championship match at 2:30 PM
RAIN OR SHINE
US Quidditch (USQ) and Breese Stevens Field will welcome 13 collegiate and community teams from Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin to compete on the regional stage. The top teams will qualify for US Quidditch Cup 11, to be held in Round Rock, Texas in April 2018.
Watch the best of the best as the final matches of the tournament are played. Food and drink, including butterbeer, will also be available for purchase. There will be covered seating to enjoy the games, no matter what the weather is like.
Youth quidditch, a non-contact adaptation of the sport taught to elementary, middle, and high school students, will be offered on both days.
Quidditch is a full contact, competitive, mixed gender sport inspired by the Harry Potter series. It began in 2005 and has since spread to over 300 colleges, high schools and community teams nationwide. US Quidditch includes official club teams at traditional sports powerhouses like the University of Texas, University of Missouri, and University of Minnesota. Teams compete over a year-long season. USQ hosts eight regional championships that crown regional champions and are part of the qualification process for teams attending the annual US Quidditch Cup. At these events, teams will compete in one of two newly created divisions: collegiate and community. Collegiate teams will compete only against other collegiate teams and community teams will compete only against other community teams.
Quidditch is played with seven players to a team all mounted on brooms. They score points with the quaffle (a volleyball) and the snitch, a neutral yellow clad athlete who tries to avoid capture similar to flag football. US Quirdtich’s official rulebook is available for free download here.
Event attendees are also encouraged to bike to the event. Adequate bike parking will be provided, courtesy of Schwinn, at the corners of North Patterson and East Washington; and North Patterson and East Mifflin.