The Seventh Year #QuidditchTurnsTen
Quidditch held its last start-of-season World Cup November 12-13 at Randall’s Island New York. This Cup again doubled the amount of teams playing, with 93 teams playing across three divisions. The 60-team Division 1 contest was taken out by Middlebury College 100*-80 over Florida University, their fifth title in a row. Many had believed it was beyond their time, but with a few fortunate calls and unrelenting effort, they did manage to win again. Division 2 was contested by 25 teams won by Purdue College, and a high school division was taken out by Trinity Quidditch.
The International Quidditch Association (now US Quidditch) released a fantastic documentary following the lead-up to World Cup V and what it takes to make a sports competition from nothing to an event of over ten thousand people at a New York sports complex in just seven years.
2012 was an Olympic year, where the IQA organized an exhibition national tournament in the lead-in to the London Games. This format was the basis of the Global Games and was taken out by a dominant USA.
We also saw the beginning of this much-loved, reblogged and reposted Humans of New York photograph.
Have you had a better Quidditch injury, or do you play smart and safe?