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US Quidditch Cup 12 will take place April 13-14, 2019 in Round Rock, Texas. Information about how to stay updated on the action (including livestream) is below.
UPDATE APRIL 12, 2019
In response to the weather forecast, USQ is making changes to the schedule on both Saturday and Sunday. To read the full article detailing the inclement weather plan, please refer here. The schedule has also been updated on the USQC event website as well as the gameplay format article and the team orientation packet.
ADJUSTED START AND END TIMES
On Saturday, the first round of games will start at 1 PM CT (all times listed are in CT). The last round of games will start at 9:45 PM. On Sunday, the first round of games will start at 8 AM. The last game, the collegiate championship match, will start at 8:30 PM. This means that the games originally scheduled for 9 AM will be held at 1 PM; the games originally scheduled for 9:45 AM will be held at 1:45 PM, and so on. A full schedule is available here.
A general schedule of games is available here. Due to the Swiss-style format for the collegiate division, matchups beyond the first 4 round of games will not be set until everyone plays their first game.
Fans, parents, and curious eyes can enjoy quality streams of all of the games taking place on the championship field via our YouTube channel. Due to the nature of the gameplay format, the specific games that will be occurring on the championship pitch will be determined on a rolling basis throughout the weekend past the first four rounds. As the matchups and times of the games are determined, we will be keeping fans updated via the Facebook event page about which games will be streamed. To be certain you don’t miss out on your team’s game, we recommend subscribing to our YouTube channel and setting up alerts.
The following games from the first four rounds have been determined for the USQ livestream:
1:00 PM – Terminus Quidditch Atlanta vs Rain City Raptors
1:45 PM – Carnage Quidditch vs. Silicon Valley Vipers
2:30 PM – Boom Train vs. Bay Area Breakers
3:15 PM – Los Angeles Gambits vs. Twin Cities Quidditch Club
The Eighth Man will also be live-streaming select games throughout the day on their Facebook page. You can opt-in to be notified about the games they will be streaming by liking their Facebook page and setting up notifications for when they go live.
Make sure you “like” us on Facebook at US Quidditch and US Quidditch Cup to stay connected throughout the weekend. We will be posting updates, photos, videos, and more to these pages. We’ll be posting updates to the official event page here, and we also have a dedicated event page for players, officials, and volunteers here.
Get a front row seat to everything happening at US Quidditch Cup 12! Follow us on Instagram and at our event hashtag (#USQuidditchCup12) to make sure you don’t miss out on a second of the action.
Keep up with the action on Twitter. Make sure to follow @USQuidditchCup for updates, and @LiveWithUSQ for live coverage of games. Use the hashtag #USQuidditchCup12 to see updates from teams and players.
Youth Quidditch is included with the price of admission, and the are programs for elementary, middle, and high school students on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll be sharing photos and videos from the Youth Quidditch pitch all weekend!
Noon – 12:30 PM: Quidditch 101: Flying for First Years
12:30pm – 1:15 PM: All Ages Scrimmages
1:30 – 2:00 pm: Quidditch 101: Seeking and Snitching
2:00 – 2:30 PM: Quidditch Player & Officials Meet & Greet/Youth Coaches & Teams Meet-Up
4:00 – 4:30pm: Quidditch 101: You’re a Keeper!
4:30-5:15pm: All Ages Scrimmages
5:30 – 6:00pm: Quidditch 101: Can’t Stop the Beat(er)
6:00 – 6:30pm: High School Scrimmages
6:30pm: Youth quidditch programming ends
1:00 – 1:30 PM: Quidditch 101: Flying for First Years
1:30pm – 2:15 PM: All Ages Scrimmages/Youth Coaches & Teams Meet-Up
2:30 – 3:00 pm: Quidditch 101: Can’t Stop the Beat(er)
3:00pm: Youth quidditch programming ends
We have several vendors taking part in the event this weekend. From merch to massages to all kinds of food, you can find them below and on our event’s website here.
Food and Drink
Vanilla Orchid will be operating a beer garden on the grass championship pitch on Sunday, April 14 from 2 – 8:30 pm. It will be located on the concrete pad south of the bleachers, next to the Quidditch Alumni Association Lounge. Beer and wine will be available to purchase and it must be consumed in that area. Please note that all attendees must follow the alcohol policies listed here.
Questions about the event can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org