New Location for European Quidditch Cup Division One Needed for 2021
After both divisions of the European Quidditch Cup were postponed to 2021, it wasn’t clear where the Division One tournament would happen. Now, the Quidditch Europe committee is looking for a new location.
The tournament should have been held in Ghent, Belgium, May 2–3, but it was postponed to an undetermined date because there were problems with the location. (Besides the COVID-19 pandemic, that was one of the reasons why the tournament was postponed to 2021.)
On June 9, Quidditch Europe announced that a new location is needed and posted a new D1 2021 Bid Package. This document contains details about how to apply to host the EQC D1 tournament.
Applicants can be national governing bodies (NGBs), community groups, event planning organizations, or local governments. The important demand for them is the number of pitches. The minimum number is six, but the preference is at least eight pitches. All pitches have to have the proper size: 44 m by 66 m (144 ft by 217 ft).
This number is required because there will be 32 Muggle quidditch teams. All matches have to happen in two days. Teams usually play three or four matches per day. The total number of matches is usually about 60 matches in one day.
The deadline for submitting a bid is August 23. Then, Quidditch Europe will choose a maximum of three bids, and representatives will visit them in person. After visiting, Quidditch Europe will decide who will host the EQC D1 tournament.
A new venue is needed only for Division One. The location for Division Two remains the same: Brescia, Italy. Dates will be announced.