It’s finally here! Quidditch has now been played for a decade. Grab a broom and run erratically outside, maybe grab a dodgeball or volleyball if one’s nearby. Probably don’t tuck a yellow sock with a tennis ball down people’s pants… unless you get their permission. Read more about the first match of Quidditch ever played.
The development of Quidditch’s second year was the continuation of Middlebury’s league, so we’re taking the chance to further explore the contributions of Alex Benepe.
Muggle Quidditch took flight with the very first intercollegiate Muggle Quidditch match in history in 2007, along with the “traveling circus” of a team. Read on to learn more!
More teams had joined the party this year as Quidditch began to spread across America and into Canada, and Alivan’s Brooms made its first appearance at this World Cup! Read more about the fourth year here!
This year saw Middlebury host its last World Cup. The International Quidditch Association was also founded by Alex Benepe after dissolving the Inter-collegiate Quidditch Association. We’re only four days away from the big party, so be sure to catch up on the rest of Quidditch history with us.
The sixth year of Muggle Quidditch saw World Cup IV and more. Read on to join us in the countdown toward #QuidditchTurnsTen!
The seventh year saw the last early season World Cup while also showcasing the sport with an exhibition alongside the London Olympics.
2013 was the first year of regional qualifiers that progressed local gameplay among clubs. University of Texas also became just the second team to lift a world cup trophy.