US Quidditch Cup is USQ’s premier event of the season. Featuring 84 teams from two created divisions, collegiate and community, this is the pinnacle of the competitive season and the largest spectator event of the year. 48 collegiate teams and 24 community teams will qualify through regional championships and at-large bids and have the opportunity to compete at US Quidditch Cup to be crowned the National Champions in their division. 16 college teams will participate in the brand new open division, where they will get to play games against opponents from different regions.
Photos by Nicole Harrig and Nikki Smith.
The park is located at:
1 Salango Way
Dunbar, WV 25064
US Quidditch Cup 14 will take place in Salt Lake City, UT in April 2021.
The site map will be available in April 2020.
Quidditch is a mixed gender full contact sport with a unique mix of elements from rugby, basketball, and dodgeball. A quidditch team is made up of seven athletes who play with brooms between their legs at all times. While the game can appear chaotic to the casual observer, quidditch is an exciting sport to watch and is even more fun to play.
Three chasers play with a ball called the quaffle and score goals worth 10 points each by shooting or dunking the ball through any one of three hoops at the other end of the pitch. They advance the quaffle down the field by running with it, passing it to teammates, or kicking it. Each team has a keeper who defends the goal hoops. Two beaters use bludgers to disrupt the flow of the game by “knocking out” other players. Any player hit by a bludger is out of play until they touch their own hoops. Each team also has a seeker who tries to catch the snitch. The snitch is a ball attached to the waistband of the snitch runner, a neutral athlete in a yellow uniform who uses any means to avoid capture. The snitch is worth 30 points and its capture ends the game. If the score is tied after the snitch catch, the game proceeds into overtime.
For more information, including the official rulebook, please visit the US Quidditch Rulebook page.
US Quidditch, established in 2010, is a 501(c)3 non-profit and the national governing body for the sport of quidditch. USQ advances the sport by organizing events and programs that build community and empower all genders to compete together.