Finalists for IQA Continental Games Announced

In October, the International Quidditch Association (IQA) posted an open bid for the previously reestablished IQA Continental Games. Now, the IQA has announced the finalists for two of the biggest Muggle quidditch tournaments.

The finalists for the IQA European Games are the bids from Limerick, Ireland, and Madrid, Spain. For both national governing bodies, it would be their first IQA tournament. The final bids for the IQA Pan-American Games are both located in Mexico: Mexico City and San Juan del Río, Querétaro. This will be the second time that the IQA Pan-American Games have been held and the first Pan-American Games to be held outside of the United States.

The IQA also wanted to organize the first IQA Oceania-Asian Games but didn’t receive any bids. That should mean, according to its previous statement, that there won’t be any IQA Oceania-Asian Games this season.

 

There is one keeper from Ireland who is jumping (but it looks like he's flying) and looking at the quaffle in hoops in the middle. There are three players in pink jerseys and four other players from Ireland.

Credit: Ajantha Abey Quidditch Photography

 

Currently, site visits are being conducted. Two IQA representatives will visit all possible host cities, including all locations cited in the bid, and meet with organizers and managers. The final locations should be announced on December 8.

All our finalists have strong event-hosting capacities, and we look forward to having further conversations with these bidding parties to work out the best possible agreements for our stakeholders before finalizing host locations.

The IQA also shared news about the IQA World Cup. It isn’t clear if the event will happen in 2022 or 2023, but the IQA wants to reach out to the national governing bodies to determine if there is any potential interest in hosting an event in 2022.

 

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