Quidditch World Cup 2018 – Florence, Italy

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Florence 2018

June 27–July 2, 2018

The fourth IQA World Cup was held in Florence and had 29 participating teams, a new record, showing the continued popularity of quidditch. The Australian team, who were attempting to defend their championship title, got fifth place. The team from the United States took home their third World Cup title.

Group Stage

The teams were drawn into seven groups of four teams. Groups A and B; C and D; E and F; and teams within G would play each other. See below the results for each game in the different groups as well as the final ranking after the group stage:

Group A vs. Group B
Group A
Position Team W L Seed
1 France 3 1 5
2 Poland 2 2 13
3 South Korea 1 3 19
4 Finland 0 4 27
Group B
Position Team W L Seed
1 Belgium 4 0 4
2 Turkey 3 1 8
3 Slovenia 2 2 18
4 Hong Kong 1 3 24

 

Results
Belgium Hong Kong Turkey Slovenia
France 80–130* 180*–0 120*–30 230*–50
South Korea 50*–180 180*–90 20–150* 110–160*
Poland 20–130* 100*–30 70–160* 140*–60
Finland 20–240* 50–70* 30–140* 40–100*

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Group C vs. Group D
Group C
Position Team W L Seed
1 Australia 3 1 6
2 Italy 3 1 8
3 Ireland 1 3 23
4 Brazil 0 4 28
Group D
Position Team W L Seed
1 United States 4 0 3
2 Austria 2 2 14
3 Vietnam 2 2 15
4 Netherlands 1 3 22

 

Results
United States Vietnam Austria Netherlands
Australia 60–90* 170*–20 170*–10 220*–0
Brazil 0–220* 50–180* 20–110* 60–90*
Italy 20–160* 120*–30 120–50* 200–50*
Ireland 0–230* 30–140* 10–130* 100*–80

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Group E vs. Group F
Group E
Position Team W L Seed
1 Germany 4 0 1
2 Canada 3 1 9
3 Malaysia 2 2 17
4 Iceland 0 4 29
Group F
Position Team W L Seed
1 Spain 3 1 10
2 Norway 3 1 12
3 New Zealand 1 3 21
4 Switzerland 1 3 20

 

Results
Norway New Zealand Spain Switzerland
Canada 120*–80 240*–0 50–70* 200*–0
Malaysia 40–160* 150*–60 40–140* 160*–110
Germany 110*–40 210–60* 100–40 100–40*
Iceland 10–260* 40–160* 0–150* 20–250*

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Group G
Group G
Position Team W L Seed
1 United Kingdom 4 0 2
2 Mexico 3 1 11
3 Czech Republic 2 2 16
4 Slovakia 1 3 25
5 Catalonia 0 4 26

 

Results
United Kingdom 160 50* Slovakia
Mexico 80* 30 Catalonia
Catalonia 30* 200 United Kingdom
Slovakia 80 150* Czech Republic
Czech Republic 90* 80 Catalonia
United Kingdom 160* 20 Mexico
Mexico 150* 40 Czech Republic
Catalonia 50 110* Slovakia
Slovakia 30 110* Mexico
Czech Republic 30* 180 United Kingdom

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Bracket

After the group stage, all teams were moved on to the bracket stage according to the bracket seeding.

Seed Team
Upper Bracket
1 Germany
2 United Kingdom
3 United States
4 Belgium
5 France
6 Australia
7 Italy
8 Turkey
9 Canada
10 Spain
11 Mexico
12 Norway
13 Poland
14 Austria
15 Vietnam
16 Czech Republic
Lower Bracket
17 Malaysia
18 Slovenia
19 South Korea
20 Switzerland
21 New Zealand
22 Netherlands
23 Ireland
24 Hong Kong
25 Slovakia
26 Catalonia
Relegation Round-Robin
27 Finland
28 Brazil
29 Iceland
Upper Bracket

 

Quarterfinals consolation

 

Round of 16 consolation

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Lower Bracket

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Relegation Round-Robin
Relegation Round-Robin
Seed Team W L Rank
28 Brazil 2 0 27
27 Finland 1 1 28
29 Iceland 0 2 29

 

Results
Finland 80 170* Brazil
Brazil 150* 0 Iceland
Finland 180* 20 Iceland

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Final Ranking
Rank Team
1 United States
2 Belgium
3 Turkey
4 United Kingdom
5 Australia
6 France
7 Germany
8 Italy
9 Canada
10 Spain
11 Austria or Norway
(Game canceled)
12
13 Mexico or Poland
(Game canceled)
14
15 Czech Republic or Vietnam
(Game canceled)
16
17 Catalonia
18 Malaysia
19 Netherlands
20 New Zealand
21 Ireland or Slovenia
(No game scheduled)
22
23 South Korea or Switzerland
(No game scheduled)
24
25 Hong Kong
26 Slovakia
27 Brazil
28 Finland
29 Iceland
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