The Sixth Year #QuidditchTurnsTen
Quidditch World Cup IV was held on November 13-14, 2010, in New York City. This was the first year that the World Cup was held in a major city. 46 teams participated, with Middlebury coming out on top for the fourth year in a row. Middlebury beat Tufts Quidditch in the finals 100*-50.
CBS issued a report the weekend of the World Cup. In the video, Jeff Glor relays the highlights of Muggle Quidditch and interviews Alex Benepe, founder of the International Quidditch Association (IQA), along with several players.
After Quidditch World Cup IV, Benepe became busy promoting the next World Cup. In an interview with Willis Plummer from the Village Voice, Benepe discusses the aspects of the game along with the upcoming tournament. To read the full article, click here.
On February 16, 2011, the University of Vaasa Centaurs from Finland played against the Vassar College Quidditch team from New York. This was the first intercontinental Quidditch match in history.
Following this match, the Finnish team toured around the northeastern United States, finishing their tour on February 22 with a match against Stony Brook University.
Join us as we continue with our recap of the past ten years of Muggle Quidditch – leading up to the ten-year anniversary of the first Muggle Quidditch match ever played. Yesterday, we recapped the seventh year of the sport, which you can read about here.
What are some of your favorite past memories from Muggle Quidditch? Let us know in the comments!