US Quidditch Cup 2022

Scores, Teams, and More
Gameplay Format
The field for US Quidditch Cup 2022 will include 69 total collegiate and club teams. 38 teams will compete in the Collegiate division and 31 teams will compete in the Club division.  Both divisions will feature a pool play into bracket format.

COLLEGIATE GAMEPLAY FORMAT

GENERAL FORMAT

On Saturday, college teams will compete in a pool play format, then on Sunday will move into a two division bracket (based on Saturday results). To generate the groupings for pool play, teams were placed into eight (8) pools of four (4) and one additional pod of six (6) based on the USQ standings. The 39 teams were put into a ranked list based on USQ standings, and then divided into seven pots by seed. The pod of seven has one team randomly drawn from each pot. Then, the remaining 32 teams were divided into four pots by seed.  One team from each pot was drawn into each of the eight pools of four.

Following teams being drawn, James Madison University has dropped from nationals. In light of this drop, Arizona State University will move to be the Pot 4 team in Pool F. The previous seven team pod will now become a six team pod. Their format will be crossplay between two sub pods. Sub Pod I1 will be Texas Quidditch (TXQ), Florida State University (FSU), and Quidditch Club of Pittsburgh (PITT). Sub Pod I2 will be Harvard Horntails (HARV), WVU Summit (WVU), and University of Northern Colorado (NOCO). The teams in Sub Pod I1 and Sub Pod I2 will play the teams in the opposing sub pod for their 3 Saturday games.

All teams will compete in three (3) pool play games, all played on Saturday.  Teams in the four team pools will play each of the other teams in their own pool once.  Within the remaining six team pod, each team has been assigned three opponents.  These opponents were balanced based on pot to create an equal strength of schedule for all teams’ game sets.

On Sunday, teams will be seeded into one of two brackets based on their performance in pool play. Teams with at least two pool play wins will compete in a single-elimination championship bracket to determine the Collegiate Champion.  Teams who do not meet the two win threshold will compete in a separate single-elimination bracket to determine a Collegiate Division Two champion. If there are either

-not at least eight teams to fill the division two bracket, or

-fewer than six of those teams with at least one pool win,

the division two bracket will not take place and instead remaining teams will have the option of playing additional scheduled games.

The collegiate division will use the standard USQ tiebreakers.

POTS AND POOL DRAW PROCESS

The original ranked list of teams was divided into seven pots by seed, and one team was randomly drawn from each pot to create the pod of seven teams. The rankings were based on the USQ standings, per the rankings algorithm described here. Protections were put in place to limit the number of teams from one region in this pod.

Next, the remaining 32 teams were redivided into four pots (using the same rankings), and each pool had one team randomly drawn from each pot. Protections were again put in place to limit the number of teams from one region in each pool.

The initial seven pots that teams were drawn from are as follows (standings order):

Pot 1: Texas Quidditch, Creighton Quidditch, Cal Quidditch, Maryland Quidditch, University of California Los Angeles, University of Florida Club Quidditch

Pot 2: Virginia Quidditch Club, Mizzou Club Quidditch, Tufts University Tufflepuffs, Harvard Horntails, Michigan Quidditch Team, Rutgers University Quidditch

Pot 3: Blue Jay Quidditch, Brown Bears Quidditch, UTSA Club Quidditch, RPI Quidditch, WVU Summit, Middlebury College Quidditch

Pot 4: Kansas Quidditch, Penn State Quidditch, Quidditch Club at Virginia Tech, SHSU Quidditch, Florida State Quidditch, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Quidditch

Pot 5: Marquette University Golden Avalanche, Boston University Quidditch, Michigan State Quidditch, Illini Ridgebacks, Dark Snare, Quidditch Club of Pittsburgh

Pot 6: Brandeis Quidditch, Utah Collegiate Quidditch, University of Rochester Thestrals, James Madison University Quidditch, Arizona State University, Emerson College Quidditch

Pot 7: University of Vermont Quidditch Club, Bowling Green State University, University of Northern Colorado

The remaining four pots that teams were drawn from after creating the pod of seven are as follows (standings order):

Pot 1: Creighton Quidditch, Cal Quidditch, Maryland Quidditch, University of California Los Angeles, University of Florida Club Quidditch, Virginia Quidditch Club, Mizzou Club Quidditch, Tufts University Tufflepuffs

Pot 2: Michigan Quidditch Team, Rutgers University Quidditch, Blue Jay Quidditch, Brown Bears Quidditch, UTSA Club Quidditch, RPI Quidditch, Middlebury College Quidditch, Kansas Quidditch

Pot 3: Penn State Quidditch, Quidditch Club at Virginia Tech, SHSU Quidditch, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Quidditch, Marquette University Golden Avalanche, Boston University Quidditch, Michigan State Quidditch, Illini Ridgebacks

Pot 4: Dark Snare, Brandeis Quidditch, Utah Collegiate Quidditch, University of Rochester Thestrals, James Madison University Quidditch,  Emerson College Quidditch, University of Vermont Quidditch Club, Bowling Green State University

COLLEGIATE POOLS

The following is the list of teams competing in each pool. See the gameplay schedule section for the schedule of match-ups for each team.

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

  • 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 following is the list of games that will be played within the pod of seven

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

CLUB GAMEPLAY FORMAT

GENERAL FORMAT

On Saturday, club teams will compete in pool play, then on Sunday move into a two division bracket. Teams were placed into three (3) pools of five (5) and four (4) pools of four (4) based on the USQ standings. The 31 teams were put into a ranked list based on USQ standings, and then divided into nine pots by seed. Each of the odd numbered pots had three teams, and each of the even numbered pots had four teams.  One team from each odd numbered pot was drawn into each of the three pools of five, and one team from each of the even numbered pots was drawn into each of the four pools of four.

All club teams will play four pool games on Saturday.  Teams in the pools of five will play a game against each other member of their own pool.  Teams in the pool of four will play a game against each other member of their own pool, as well as one additional game against the team of the same pot from their neighboring pool.

On Sunday, teams will be seeded into one of two brackets based on their performance in pool play. All teams who win at least two pool games will be seeded into a variable sized single-elimination bracket to determine the Club Champion.  Up to twelve teams who do not meet the two win threshold will compete in a separate single-elimination bracket to determine a Club Division Two champion. If there are either:

  • not at least eight teams to fill the division two bracket, or
  • fewer than six of those teams with at least one pool win,

The division two bracket will not take place and instead remaining teams will have the option of playing additional scheduled games.

The club division will use the standard USQ tiebreakers.

POTS AND POOL DRAW PROCESS

The original ranked list of teams was divided into nine pots by seed, with three teams in every odd numbered pot and four in every even numbered pot.  Next, one team was randomly drawn from each of the odd numbered pots (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) into the three five team pools, and one team was drawn from each of the even numbered pots (2, 4, 6, 8) into the four team pools.   The rankings were based on the USQ standings, per the rankings algorithm described here. Protections were put in place to limit the number of teams from one region in this pod.

The nine pots that teams were drawn from are as follows (standings order):

Pot 1: Bosnyan Bearsharks, The Warriors, Texas Hill Country Heat

Pot 2: Texas Cavalry, Boom Train, Anteaters Forever, District of Columbia Quidditch Club

Pot 3: Bay Area Breakers, Ann Arbor Army Ants, The Lost Boys Quidditch Club

Pot 4: Twin Cities Quidditch Club, Boston Pandas, Seattle Quidditch Club, Terminus Quidditch Atlanta

Pot 5: Salt Lake Quidditch Club, Orlando Spider Knights, Skyline Quidditch

Pot 6: Pegasus Quidditch Club, Gulf Coast Gumbeaux, Philadelphia Freedom Quidditch Club, Atlantic Dragons

Pot 7: Ohio Apollos, Quidditch Club Dallas, Boston Red Pandas

Pot 8: Silicon Valley Vipers, Chicago United Quidditch Club, Houston Cosmos Quidditch Club, Vegas Invaders

Pot 9: Mile High Quidditch Club, The Rogues, Category 5 Quidditch Club

CLUB POOLS

The following is the list of teams competing in each pool. See the gameplay schedule section for the schedule of match-ups for each team.

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 following is the list of additional matchups between pools W, V, U, and T

  • Anteaters Forever v District of Columbia Quidditch Club
  • Terminus Quidditch Atlanta v Twin Cities Quidditch Club
  • Atlantic Dragons v Pegasus Quidditch Club
  • Chicago United Quidditch Club v Vegas Invaders
  • Boom Train v Texas Cavalry
  • Seattle Quidditch Club v Boston Pandas
  • Philadelphia Freedom Quidditch Club v Gulf Coast Gumbeaux
  • Houston Cosmos Quidditch Club v Silicon Valley Vipers
Competing Teams

Qualified Teams

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Learn more about these teams on the USQ website.

 

Team USQ Region Division
Ann Arbor Army Ants Great Lakes Club
Anteaters Forever West Club
Arizona State University West Collegiate
Atlantic Dragons Northeast Club
Bay Area Breakers West Club
Blue Jay Quidditch Midwest Collegiate
Boom Train Midwest Club
Bosnyan Bearsharks Northeast Club
Boston Pandas Northeast Club
Boston Red Pandas Northeast Club
Boston University Quidditch Northeast Collegiate
Bowling Green State University Great Lakes Collegiate
Brandeis Quidditch Northeast Collegiate
Brown Bears Quidditch Northeast Collegiate
Cal Quidditch West Collegiate
Category 5 Quidditch Club South Club
Chicago United Quidditch Club Midwest Club
Creighton Quidditch Midwest Collegiate
Dark Snare Northeast Collegiate
District of Columbia Quidditch Club Mid-Atlantic Club
Emerson College Quidditch Northeast Collegiate
Florida State Quidditch South Collegiate
Gulf Coast Gumbeaux Southwest Club
Harvard Horntails Northeast Collegiate
Houston Cosmos Quidditch Club Southwest Club
Illini Ridgebacks Midwest Collegiate
Kansas Quidditch Midwest Collegiate
Marquette University Golden Avalanche Midwest Collegiate
Maryland Quidditch Mid-Atlantic Collegiate
Michigan Quidditch Team Great Lakes Collegiate
Michigan State Quidditch Great Lakes Collegiate
Middlebury College Quidditch Northeast Collegiate
Mile High Quidditch West Club
Mizzou Club Quidditch Midwest Collegiate
Ohio Apollos Great Lakes Club
Orlando Spider Knights South Club
Pegasus Quidditch Club Southwest Club
Penn State Quidditch Mid-Atlantic Collegiate
Philadelphia Freedom Quidditch Club Mid-Atlantic Club
Quidditch Club at Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Collegiate
Quidditch Club Dallas Southwest Club
Quidditch Club of Pittsburgh Mid-Atlantic Collegiate
RPI Quidditch Northeast Collegiate
Rutgers University Quidditch Northeast Collegiate
Salt Lake Quidditch Club West Club
Seattle Quidditch Club West Club
SHSU Quidditch Southwest Collegiate
Silicon Valley Vipers West Club
Skyline Quidditch Northeast Club
Terminus Quidditch Atlanta South Club
Texas Cavalry Southwest Club
Texas Hill Country Heat Southwest Club
Texas Quidditch Southwest Collegiate
The Lost Boys Quidditch Club West Club
The Rogues Northeast Club
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Quidditch Mid-Atlantic Collegiate
The Warriors Northeast Club
Tufts University Tufflepuffs Northeast Collegiate
Twin Cities Quidditch Club Midwest Club
University of California Los Angeles West Collegiate
University of Florida Club Quidditch South Collegiate
University of Northern Colorado West Collegiate
University of Rochester Thestrals Northeast Collegiate
University of Vermont Quidditch Club Northeast Collegiate
Utah Collegiate Quidditch West Collegiate
UTSA Club Quidditch Southwest Collegiate
Vegas Invaders West Club
Virginia Quidditch Club Mid-Atlantic Collegiate
WVU Summit Mid-Atlantic Collegiate
Recap Article
Photo by: Kielan Donahue

38 collegiate teams and 31 club teams competed this weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Salt Lake Regional Athletic Complex on April 23-24, 2022. Teams in both divisions participated in a pool play format on day one. On day two, teams with at least two pool play wins went to a single elimination championship bracket. Teams with less than two wins went to a division 2 single elimination bracket. 

On the collegiate side, Texas Quidditch (TXQ) took gold and is now tied with Middlebury College for the most national titles. This is the second collegiate division championship win for TXQ after the collegiate-club split in 2017. They beat Creighton Quidditch, the first team from the midwest region to reach a national championship final, for the win. 

The club division had a repeat of the last US Quidditch Cup club final in 2019, with Texas Cavalry defending their title against Texas Hill Country Heat. This time, Texas Hill Country Heat pulled ahead, beating Cavalry 150-130 in a matchup for the history books. This marks Heat’s second appearance in a club division final and first time taking the gold. 

Alongside the USQ Cup bracket for the championship, a division 2 bracket was held for both divisions. SHSU Quidditch won the D2 collegiate bracket, and the Bay Area Breakers won the D2 club bracket.  

Scores

Championship Games

Collegiate: TXQ 185 – 180 CU

Club: CAV 130 – 150 HEAT

D2 Collegiate: MIZZ 130 – 160 SHSU

D2 Club: GCG 0 – 75 BAY

All Scores

Scores will be uploaded to the USQ website here and here and reflected in the standings later this week. The scores spreadsheet is also still available. The USQ Cup website has information as well. 

Gameplay Media

Video

Re-broadcasts of the livestreamed matches are currently available on USQ’s Twitch channels for a limited time. Pitch 1 games are here, and Pitch 2 games are here. Video from pitches 1 and 2 as well as other select games from the weekend will be available on the USQ YouTube channel in the next few weeks. Fastbreak News also recorded a number of games, which are available on YouTube.

Photo

Links to photo albums from the weekend will be available soon. 

Merch

The VC Merch Tent will remain open for online orders of their sublimated jerseys, t-shirts, and bucket hats for a limited time. 

Trading cards will be available to purchase through The Game Crafter soon. We will have random packs of all submissions, by region, and division. Additionally, team packs will be available. Each pack will come with one extra foil card, chosen at random. To place a custom order, like a pack of just a single player, fill out this form

Team Volunteer Contest

Overall, volunteers gave over 300 hours of service this past weekend to make USQ Cup a success. Teams were an integral part of that, and we’re excited to announce the top 3 teams who volunteered the most and won our contest

1st place – Texas Quidditch – They will receive one free team membership and nine free player memberships

2nd place – Mizzou Quidditch – They will receive one free team membership

3rd place –  Penn State University – They will receive one free team membership

Feedback

USQ Cup 2022 staff would love to hear any thoughts on your event experience. Whether you took the pitch as a player, a member of the ref crew, or cheered teams on from the sidelines we want to hear from you! Feedback can be submitted through the event survey form.

Additionally, evaluations for members of the referee crew may be submitted by anyone in attendance of the event. The referee crew includes all head ref, AR, LAR, and snitch runners. Please use this form to submit a review for members of the referee crew.

US Quidditch Cup 2023

US Quidditch Cup 2023 will take place at the Proving Ground in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania April 15-16, 2023. More information on tickets, team registration, and more will be available later in the year.

Thank You

USQ would like to thank all teams in attendance and all those who gave their time and energy as volunteers and officials to make this event possible. USQ would also like to thank the Utah Sports Commission, Visit Salt Lake, and the city of Salt Lake City for partnering with USQ in hosting this event, and VC Ultimate and Hit Your Mark Productions for sponsoring US Quidditch Cup 2022.

Questions

If you would like to give additional feedback about the event, or have any questions, please reach out to staff via info@usquidditch.org.

Scores

Scores will be available soon!