US Quidditch Cup 2022 Is This Weekend

US Quidditch Cup 2022 is almost here, as we’ve recently reported. The US Quidditch (USQ) Cup will be held this weekend, April 23–24, in Salt Lake City, Utah. USQ has announced the details about the gameplay format and draws.

Now, it is also known how many Muggle quidditch teams will attend the event. It should have been 70 teams, 39 of them in the collegiate division and 31 in the club division. Unfortunately, one of the collegiate clubs, James Madison University, dropped soon after the gameplay format was released. Now, only 69 teams will be attending the USQ Cup.

 

 

Both divisions have a similar gameplay format. Teams will compete in a pool format on Saturday. Based on the results of pool play, they will move into upper and lower brackets.

The collegiate division will start with teams divided into eight pools of four and one pod of six (after James Madison University dropped out) based on their USQ standings. Teams were already drawn into pools. Teams in Pools A–H will play against each other in their pool once. Teams in the pod of six have been assigned three opponents from the pod.

Collegiate Division Pools

Pool A

  • University of Florida Club Quidditch
  • Blue Jay Quidditch
  • Boston University Quidditch
  • Dark Snare

Pool B

  • Creighton Quidditch
  • RPI Quidditch
  • Michigan State Quidditch
  • Utah Collegiate Quidditch

Pool C

  • Tufts University Tufflepuffs
  • Kansas Quidditch
  • Marquette University Golden Avalanche
  • Bowling Green State University

Pool D

  • Maryland Quidditch
  • Brown Bears Quidditch
  • Illini Ridgebacks
  • Emerson College Quidditch

Pool E

  • The University of California, Los Angeles
  • Michigan Quidditch Team
  • SHSU Quidditch
  • Brandeis Quidditch

Pool F

  • Mizzou Club Quidditch
  • Rutgers University Quidditch
  • PSU State Quidditch
  • Arizona State University

Pool G

  • Cal Quidditch
  • Middlebury College Quidditch
  • Quidditch Club at Virginia Tech
  • University of Rochester Thestrals

Pool H

  • Virginia Quidditch Club
  • UTSA Club Quidditch
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Quidditch
  • University of Vermont Quidditch Club

Pod of six

  • Texas Quidditch
  • Harvard Horntails
  • WVU Summit
  • Florida State Quidditch
  • Quidditch Club of Pittsburgh
  • University of Northern Colorado

The difference between collegiate and club gameplay is in the size of the pools. The club division will start with three pools of five teams and four pools of four teams. Like in the collegiate division, teams were divided into pots based on their USQ standings from regional championships, and then the teams were drawn into pools. On Sunday, the teams will continue into two brackets, lower and upper, based on the results of Saturday’s games.

Club Division Pools

Pool Z

  • The Warriors
  • Bay Area Breakers
  • Skyline Quidditch
  • Quidditch Club Dallas
  • Category 5 Quidditch Club

Pool Y

  • Texas Hill Country Heat
  • The Lost Boys Quidditch Club
  • Orlando Spider Knights
  • Ohio Apollos
  • The Rogues

Pool X

  • Bosnyan Bearsharks
  • Ann Arbor Army Ants
  • Salt Lake Quidditch Club
  • Boston Red Pandas
  • Mile High Quidditch Club

Pool W

  • Anteaters Forever
  • Terminus Quidditch Atlanta
  • Atlantic Dragons
  • Chicago United Quidditch Club

Pool V

  • District of Columbia Quidditch Club
  • Twin Cities Quidditch Club
  • Pegasus Quidditch Club
  • Vegas Invaders

Pool U

  • Boom Train
  • Seattle Quidditch Club
  • Philadelphia Freedom Quidditch Club
  • Houston Cosmos Quidditch Club

Pool T

  • Texas Cavalry
  • Boston Pandas
  • Gulf Coast Gumbeaux
  • Silicon Valley Vipers

The schedule for Saturday’s games has been released. All games from Pitches 1 and 2 will be streamed on Twitch.

 

 

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Veronika Kohoutová

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