Photo by Paxton Casey
The 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Cup was hosted by Louisiana State University (LSU) this past weekend as fans witnessed some excellent matches by all ten teams participating.
Two teams met in final match as Texas University of Austin defeated LSU 110-40 with LSU grabbing the snitch to end the match earning the final 30 points. (For those unfamiliar with Muggle Quidditch, the snitch is worth 30 points and not 150 as found in the Harry Potter series). The intensity throughout the tournament was at a fever pitch and teams like Sam Houston State University and Austin Quidditch came ready to play with great attitude and strategy. This was a fantastic tournament all around.
Texas Quidditch is ranked #4 in the World and LSU is currently #32, and we expect both teams to do exceptionally well in the Quidditch World Cup this April. For a full listing of current world rankings, click here. For all of the teams currently qualified for the Quidditch World Cup as well as news, information, and volunteering positions, head over to the International Quidditch Association's QWC website right here.
If you are planning to travel to Quidditch World Cup VI in Kissimmee, Florida, be sure to get your travel and hotel arrangements made with All About Group Travel, the OFFICIAL travel company for the IQA and the QWC.
Be sure to support all of your local Muggle Quidditch teams.
Posted by Keith
02-08-2013 at 11:35 AM