Quidditch World Cup 2016 – Frankfurt, Germany

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Frankfurt 2016

July 23–24, 2016

In July of 2016, 23 national quidditch teams met at Rebstockanlage in Frankfurt to compete in the third IQA World Cup. The winner was the Australian quidditch team, defeating the US team for the title for the first time. The host, Germany, came in 11th place in this first-time participation. Two teams, Peru and Uganda, withdrew from the competition, which resulted in 21 participating teams in the tournament.

Group Stage

The teams were drawn into five groups of four or five teams. After the group stage, the ranking of the pools was as follows:

APD = Average Point Difference S% = Snitch Catch Percentage

 

Pool 1
Position Team W L APD S% Seed
1 France 3 0 116.7 100 4
2 Italy 2 1 13.3 33 10
3 Slovenia 1 2 -53.3 67 14
4 Netherlands 0 3 -76.7 0 17

 

Pool 2
Position Team W L APD S% Seed
1 Australia 3 0 100 67 5
2 Belgium 2 1 53.3 67 7
3 Slovakia 1 2 -50 67 13
4 Ireland 0 3 -103.3 0 19

 

Pool 3
Position Team W L APD S% Seed
1 United Kingdom 4 0 117.5 75 3
2 Turkey 3 1 55 50 6
3 Austria 2 2 -22.5 75 11
4 Spain 1 3 -37.5 25 16
5  South Korea  0  4  -112.5  25  21

 

Pool 4
Position Team W L APD S% Seed
1 Canada 3 0 120 100 1
2 Mexico 2 1 40 67 8
3 Catalonia 1 2 -66.7 0 15
4 Poland 0 3 -93.3 33 18

 

Pool 5
Position Team W L APD S% Seed
1 United States 3 0 120 67 2
2 Norway 2 1 13.3 67 9
3 Germany 1 2 -26.7 67 12
4 Brazil 0 3 -106.7 0 20
Bracket
After the group stage, all teams were seeded and moved on to the bracket phase. Teams were seeded according to the following criteria:

  1. Rank in pool
  2. Number of losses
  3. Head-to-head result
  4. Average point difference (with a cap of 120, includes Snitch catches)
  5. Snitch catch percentage
  6. Coin flip

Since all teams would participate in the bracket phase, seeds 12 to 21 started with play-in games whereas seeds 1 to 11 got a bye to the round of 16. During bracket play, each round beginning with the round of 16 generated a consolation bracket. The bracket phase determined the final ranking for teams 1 to 16.   * indicates Snitch catches

Final Ranking
Rank Team
1 Australia
2 United States
3 United Kingdom
4 Canada
5 France
6 Turkey
7 Belgium
8 Mexico
9 Norway
10 Spain
11 Germany
12 Catalonia
13 Italy
14 Austria
15 Slovenia
16 Brazil
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