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iqaquidditch:

It’s a #snitch in a box…a little snitch to be exact. #worldcup7 #quidditch
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It’s a #snitch in a box…a little snitch to be exact. #worldcup7 #quidditch

posted 1 week ago
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8 Things You Should Know About The REAL Quidditch World Cup


punfrock:

Quidditch is a totally awesome, co-ed (based on gender, not sex!), full-contact sport and you should go and read about it!

posted 1 month ago
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iqaquidditch:

IQA Announcement: The Future of Quidditch DevelopmentThe IQA will transition to US Quidditch, and facilitate the creation of a new, truly international and representative IQA this summer. http://ow.ly/uKNyv
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IQA Announcement: The Future of Quidditch Development

The IQA will transition to US Quidditch, and facilitate the creation of a new, truly international and representative IQA this summer. http://ow.ly/uKNyv

posted 1 month ago
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Upcoming events: Saturday 8th March


Tomorrow there will be two exciting quidditch events happening in the UK! 

The Northern Squirrel Cup is taking place in Keele on both Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March between 11am and 5pm both days. This tournament will see 8 quidditch teams from the North and Midlands competing. 
The teams taking part are as follows:

Group A:

  • Leeds Griffins
  • Nottingham Nightmares
  • Chester Chasers
  • Derby Union Quidditch 

Group B:

  • Avada Keeledavra (Keele)
  • Bangor Broken Broomsticks
  • HogYork Horntails (York)
  • Loughborough Longshots 


On Saturday 8th March, the St Andrews Snidgets and Durhamstrang (a team from Durham formed from a combination of two of their college teams) will be playing a match in St Andrews, Scotland. This match will take place at 2pm on the North Haugh. These teams have never played each other before, so it promises to be an interesting game!

We look forward to hearing all the results and the best of luck to all the quidditch teams playing this weekend!

posted 1 month ago

Welcome to This Week in Quidditch News.


iqaquidditch:

Every weekend we will compile a list of the top quidditch-related news clips for your reading pleasure. If you know of any articles you’d like to see included, please email them to lindsay.garten@iqaquidditch.com.

February, 2014

Sam Houston State University’s quidditch team was featured in an article in the February edition of Postcards magazine. (See pages 42-26). MORE

February 11, 2014

Long Beach Funky Quaffles are headed to the World Cup! MORE

Quidditch is very real in Australia. Video footage of the Flinders Phoenixes.
MORE

February 13, 2014

Oxford University’s Radcliffe Chimeras Quidditch team have continued their winning streak after claiming victory in the European Regional Championships in Brussels last week. MORE

February 14, 2014

Weather won’t stop the Southern Regional Championship at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, S.C. MORE

posted 2 months ago
humansofnewyork:

‎”Now for the million dollar question.”"What’s that?""Did you break the foot while riding the unicycle?""No, I didn’t.""OH MAN, I thought I was going to have a great caption.""Well, there is good news.""What’s that?""I broke it playing Quidditch."
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‎”Now for the million dollar question.”
"What’s that?"
"Did you break the foot while riding the unicycle?"
"No, I didn’t."
"OH MAN, I thought I was going to have a great caption."
"Well, there is good news."
"What’s that?"
"I broke it playing Quidditch."

posted 2 months ago humansofnewyork)

Welcome to This Week in Quidditch News.


iqaquidditch:

Every weekend we will compile a list of the top quidditch-related news clips for your reading pleasure. If you know of any articles you’d like to see included, please email them to lindsay.garten@iqaquidditch.com.

January 26, 2014

Bludgers, Bruises and Broomsticks Quidditch players bring imaginary sport to the University of Virginia. MORE

January 27, 2014
Quidditch players swamp Flavet Field at the University of Florida for day of wizard gaming.
MORE

January 28, 2014
When Hogwarts comes to Denison University athletics prosper. MORE

January 29, 2014
Quidditch at Bratton Primary School. MORE

Muggles take quidditch to a higher level. MORE

January 30, 2014
Loyola University New Orleans’ quidditch team won the Battle of Privet Drive. MORE

Oxford’s two muggle Quidditch teams will be heading to Brussels next month to compete in an international tournament. The Radcliffe Chimeras and the Quidlings will attend the European Regional Championships, hosted by the International Quidditch Association. MORE

January 31, 2014
Quidditch takes off at Southampton Solent University! MORE

February 1, 2014
The Rock Hill/York County Convention and Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department, will host the 2014 International Quidditch Southern United States Regional Championship. MORE

February 2, 2014
Quidditch could revolutionize the University of Warwick. MORE

February 3, 2014
Quidditch growing in popularity amongst Furman University’s muggles. MORE

February 6, 2014
George Mason University revs up for its first Quidditch season. MORE
Tennessee Technological University’s Golden Hippogriffs head to regionals.
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February 7, 2014
How they weather in the winter: snow quidditch. MORE

Video footage from last week’s European Regional Championship: MORE

Coverage of the European Regional Championship:

In English:

Check out this podcast: MORE

In French:

Même les Moldus peuvent participer au championnat d’Europe de Quidditch. MORE

Comme Harry Potter, ils participent aux Championnats d’Europe de Quidditch à Bruxelles. MORE

La Coupe d’Europe de Quidditch à Woluwe. MORE

Deuxième édition du Championnat européen de Quidditch. MORE

Pendant ce temps, À vera cruz Oxford remporte l’euro de quidditch. MORE

Deuxième édition du Championnat européen de Quidditch au Parc de Woluwe. MORE

“Le Quidditch est un vrai sport.” MORE

Championnat d’Europe de quidditch @ parc de Woluwe.
MORE

In Dutch:

Tweede editie van Europees Kampioenschap Zwerkbal in Woluwepark. MORE

Het Europees kampioenschap zwerkbal in Woluwe. MORE

‘Wij zijn heus niet allemaal grote fan van Harry Potter’. MORE

Handbal + rugby + Harry Potter = Zwerkbal. MORE

Zwerkbalteam ‘Deurne Dodo’s’ eindigt 6e op Europees Kampioenschap en mag naar WK zwerkbal. MORE

In Italian:

Europei di Quidditch a Bruxelles: italiani quarti. MORE

posted 2 months ago
iqaquidditch:

Congratulations to our European Quidditch Cup 2014 - Brussels champion…Radcliffe Chimeras of Oxford University!Photo by European Quidditch Photography's Thibault Kruyts

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Congratulations to our European Quidditch Cup 2014 - Brussels champion…Radcliffe Chimeras of Oxford University!

Photo by European Quidditch Photography's Thibault Kruyts

We are all so proud of both Oxford teams, the Chimeras and the Quidlings, for their amazing achievements at the European Regionals! 

posted 2 months ago

Falmouth Falcons Assemble!


tremoughquidditchclub:

After a successful tryout last term we have our wonderful team in place.

Keepers: Tyler Mills and Katherine Jeffery

Chasers: Claire Seymour, Lauren Furness, Oscar Lozada, Cece Armstrong, Jack Adie, Tom Carlin,

Beaters: Madeleine Wagner, Ollie Somers, Alice Clark, Ragnhild Jaatun

Seekers:

posted 3 months ago

The end of a year that swept the previous year away! ~ A message from QUK Chairman, Ben Morton


Hello Quid-Kids!
I hope that as I type this you are all out enjoying your New Years Eve ready to go into what is already set to be the biggest year for Quidditch in the UK yet!

This is not just the end of another year, but it has also now been just over a year since I was appointed as Chairman of QuidditchUK. I can honestly say that applying for the position was the best decision I have ever made. Quidditch is no longer some mere hobby of mine, but it is now a lifestyle! I can only hope that once all our new positions in QUK are filled, that the successful applicants will look back in a years time and think ‘Wow, that decision really changed my life for the better’ as I do.
Apologies, I digress….

What a fantastic year we have experienced! Excuse the pun, but the growth of quidditch –not just in the UK, but on a global scale- has been a truly magical phenomenon. The sport is now played on all (easily) habitable continents and with one almighty push from the rest of the world the IQA has been driven into stepping up its game into becoming a true international sporting body.

Last year we saw an unbeatable ~800% expansion and saw 4 times as many games played compared to the previous year, not to mention hosting the first ever international quidditch tournament -The 2012 Summer Games. How on earth could we ever compete with such a fantastic year?
Well! As the title suggests, we completely swept last year away in the eyes of QUK! We may not have lived up to the same growth rate (we never could), but we did still manage at least a 50% growth! Then on top of then we must have had 3 or 4 times the number of matches compared to last year, and that doesn’t even include tournament matches. We may not have held an international tournament, but we held 3 incredible tournaments. On top of this we have had a tonne of media attention, and even managed to get QUK representing at 2 conventions.

February saw the first ever UK quidditch tournament, the Highlander Cup; hosted by the fantastic Holyrood Hippogriffs in Edinburgh. The only tournament to have had changing rooms for individual teams (which let’s face it, were most certainly necessary). Although the weather was fierce, the players were fiercer and battled it out in what felt like the worst weather conditions I have ever experienced. Despite the conditions, the weekend was still fantastic! Hence began the reign of the Oxford Chimeras.
June witnessed the Whiteknights tournament; hosted by the lovely and some what extravagant Reading Rocs. Fortunately, despite a little bad weather the tournament was a huge success and the weather had no bad influence on how the tournament was run (despite running over slightly from day 1). With no extreme weather conditions, all players were able to connect with other teams and there was some true quove blossoming. Oxford of course dominated yet again, but it was here that we witnessed just how fast a quidditch team can make a name for themselves in our rapidly changing community- Southampton quidditch hit the ground running, putting their name on everyone’s lips as the dark horses.

November! Oh glorious November! Three letters that still make me shudder with emotion! B-Q-C! I have said enough about this in a previous message, and I fear if I begin now I may just type another essay. The biggest tournament to ever take place outside of the USA! Where all rivalries and grudges were to be settled once and for all, and anyone who wanted to be someone took the opportunity to make their name known. Never have I witnessed so much quove and just beautiful sportsmanship! The unbeatable Chimeras went 3-0 on their tournament ratings (lets hope they continue this if they go to Europe!).

Of course we have had the odd few filming and TV opportunities, which we have tried to make the most of and really spread the word of quidditch, and I hope there are many more to come! Then of course there were our two conventions in London; LeakyCon and NineWorlds. Although it was hard to make a name for ourselves at LeakyCon, we did our best (competing with Starkid could never go well!), we really made ourselves known at Nineworlds being invited back to next year and having our name put down for what is planned to be one of the biggest conventions in london in 2014.

Despite all these successes, I cannot argue that there is still much we could have done this past year. We are still yet to be recognised by Sports England and we are not yet a recognised charity (with the aim of advancing the sport in the nation). We are also only just in the process of being truly recognised as an IQA national league.
However all this and more is in the pipeline for this upcoming year. And as I have mentioned previously we are already set to have our biggest year yet in 2014. My diary is jam packed with quidditch events in the coming months! Including the European World Cup qualifiers, which I believe 2 or 3 UK IQA teams are doing their best to plan attending. Don’t forget the 2014 Global Games in which we will be sending an all-star UK squad to Canada! We have seen an incredible number of tournament proposals and (of course) we will be holding BQC2. Just the thought of all this makes me buzz with excitement!!! I have even mentioned snitch academies or ref training or the schools… gah!

On that note (getting far too over excited), I will bring this message to a halt. I want to take this opportunity to first of all thank all of the QuidditchUK staff. At times (in all honesty), it can be a little draining and hard to find motivation for us all to keep going. This brings me on to the biggest thanks of all; it’s what keeps us going and what reminds us everyday that what we have going here is so amazing- YOU the QuidditchUK community!
This year has seen an influx of new QUKers! There are so many incredible new players and teams. We have almost 700 people in our facebook group and just over 500 likes as a page, not to mention twitter and tumblr followers. However this is not the most amazing thing! I have always referred to QUK as a community, and that is exactly what we are, probably the friendliest and most welcoming community I and many others have ever seen! I can not thank you all enough for this! As much as the word quove is thrown around as a joke, you guys really make it real! Although we all come from different teams and places, it is almost as if we are just all one big mega team at times!

Thank you again for making QuidditchUK what it is today! I could not be prouder of you all! So from both me and all of the QuidditchUK staff; Happy New Year, we hope you get off to a ‘flying’ start ;D

posted 3 months ago