2022 MLQ Championship Location Announced

Recently, Major League Quidditch (MLQ) announced finalists for the location of the 2022 MLQ Championship. Now, MLQ has announced the final location.

The possible locations were the following:

  • Round Rock, Texas, which has held many MLQ and US Quidditch (USQ) events and where an MLQ regular-season series game will be held in summer 2022
  • Howard County, Maryland, which won a tourism and travel award for the 2021 MLQ Championship
  • Goldsboro, North Carolina, which has previously hosted a USQ Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship

After visiting all the finalists, MLQ made its decision and chose Howard County again. The 2022 MLQ Championship will be held at Troy Park on August 20–22. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball welcomes the MLQ Championship back, especially after such a success with the 2021 MLQ Championship.

Once again, our exceptional recreation facilities, warm hospitality, and engaged business community make Howard County an unmatched location for a variety of tournaments and events. It was wonderful to see so many young people competing and so many families watching from the stands. Our entire community is looking forward to another magical weekend.

 

There is an Austin Outlaws beater holding a bludger and aiming. There are three other players from Austin around him.

Credit: Miguel Esparza

 

Even Howard County’s Director of Recreation & Parks Raul Delerme thinks of winning the bid as a big success.

Winning the bid for this annual tournament two years in a row is a testimony to our welcoming environment, pristine fields, ample parking, and first[-]rate accommodations. This event brings a joyful atmosphere that my entire staff enjoys.

The MLQ Championship is a season-ending event. The 12 best Muggle quidditch teams from the United States and from Canada will compete against each other and will try to win the Benepe Cup.

Another part of the event is the Next Gen Showcase, where practice squad athletes from the league compete against each other. Last year, MLQ also created Take Back the Pitch, which is trying to create space for members of underestimated genders in quidditch to have the opportunity to show their talent.

Presale tickets for the event are already available.

 

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Veronika Kohoutová

I played Muggle Quidditch for the Prague Pegasus and on our national team in the European Games 2019.