Texas Teams Win US Quidditch Cup 2022

As we previously reported, US Quidditch Cup was held on April 23–24 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

US Quidditch Cup is one of the largest Muggle quidditch tournaments in the United States. This year, 69 teams participated, divided into two divisions: 38 teams in the collegiate division and 31 teams in the club division. Only two of them could have been winners.

On the first day in both divisions, teams competed against each other in pool play, as was announced before. Teams who won at least two pool play games continued into a single-elimination championship bracket on the second day. Other teams continued into a second-division single-elimination bracket.

After the Sunday full of games, the single-elimination bracket reached its end. In the final game, Creighton Quidditch and Texas Quidditch competed in a very exciting match. The final score was 185–180, and in the end, Texas Quidditch won and became the champion of USQ Cup 2022. This is the second time that Texas Quidditch has been named champion since the club and collegiate divisions split in 2017, tying Texas Quidditch and Middlebury College for the most national titles.

 

There are two chasers in orange jerseys. One of them is holding a quaffle, and a chaser from the opponent's team is trying to tackle him. The logo of US Quidditch Cup 2022 and the score of the collegiate final is overlaid.

The final score from the collegiate final of US Quidditch Cup 2022, where Texas Quidditch and Creighton Quidditch competed against each other, is shown.

 

Texas has had a really good season this year because both finalists from the club division were also from Texas. The final match was played between Texas Cavalry and Texas Hill Country Heat, and the final score was 150–130. Texas Hill Country Heat became the champion of the club division for the first time.

 

A quidditch team with players in white jerseys is celebrating winning a match. The logo of US Quidditch Cup 2022 and the final score of the game are overlaid.

The final score from the club final of US Quidditch Cup 2022, where Texas Cavalry and Texas Hill Country Heat competed against each other, is shown.

 

As we previously reported, there was a team volunteer contest. The team that had the most hours of volunteering won a free team membership and nine free player memberships. This contest was also won by Texas Quidditch. Mizzou Quidditch won second place, and Penn State University won third place. Both received one free team membership.

Now, USQ Cup staff would love to hear feedback on the event that will be helpful for next year. It’s already known when and where the next USQ Cup will be: USQ Cup 2023 will be held in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, April 15–16, 2023.

 

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Veronika Kohoutová

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