Midwest Quidditch Regional Championship to be held this weekend

This weekend, Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, will play host to the Midwest Quidditch Regional Championship. The event will be held this Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Outdoor and Intramural Fields, and will be hosted by the Office of Student Life at GVSU and the West Michigan Sports Commission.

Over 30 collegiate and club teams will compete, with the top 18 progressing on to the US Quidditch World Cup VIII, to be held in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on April 11-12, 2015. The free event includes teams from 12 states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. It is expected to attract over 600 students, and there will also be music, food trucks, and children’s activities available.

Last year’s Midwest Regional winning team hailed from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, but it was the University of Texas at Austin who went on to win the World Cup.

Quidditch has been played by Muggles since 2005, and there are now over 170 official teams around the world. USQ (the former IQA) was founded in 2010 and holds around 25 events each year, including regional championships, the World Cup, and their convention QuidCon.

Will you be attending the Regional Championship? Or even the World Cup next year? Let us know!