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Congratulations to the following teams for qualifying for US Quidditch Cup 10! Learn more about each team here. Important information for teams is available at the end of this article.
Appalachian Apparators Quidditch
Arizona State University
Ball State Cardinals
Boise State Abraxans
Boston University Quidditch
Bowling Green State University
Carolina Heat Quidditch Club
Central Michigan Quidditch Club
District of Columbia Quidditch Club
Gulf Coast Gumbeaux
Illinois State University Firebirds
Indiana University Quidditch Club
Lake Erie Elite
Lone Star Quidditch Club
Los Angeles Gambits
Macaulay Honors College Marauders
Marquette University Quidditch
Miami University (OH) Quidditch
Michigan Quidditch Team
New York Quidditch Club
Ohio State Quidditch
Oklahoma State University
Penn State University Nittany Lions
RIT Dark Marks
Rutgers University Quidditch
Silicon Valley Skrewts
Texas A&M Quidditch
Texas State University – San Marcos
The Long Beach Funky Quaffles
The Lost Boys
The Silver Phoenix
The Southern Storm
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Quidditch
Tufts University Tufflepuffs
University of California Los Angeles
University of Miami
University of Rochester Thestrals
University of Texas at San Antonio
Utah State Quidditch Club
Virginia Quidditch Club
We are excited to reveal new information about our national championship! Here’s the down low on how to book hotels if you’re coming as a spectator, how to buy discounted theme park tickets, how to watch the livestream, and more!
Looking for where to stay in Kissimmee? We’ve got you covered with discounted rooms at three different hotels. Please use this link for booking hotels. Click on the “Individual Reservation” button and use the code BOOK-NOW.
The rates below are good for Wednesday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Teams are also staying at these hotels.
Holiday Inn Express Orlando – Lake Buena Vista South
$159.00 – 2 queen beds, up to 4 people in a room
17.36 miles from Austin-Tindall Regional Park
3484 Polynesian Isle Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34746
- Complimentary Breakfast
- Indoor Pool
- Fitness Center
- Guest Laundry
Check In 3PM – Check Out 11AM
Radisson Resort Orlando Celebration
$108.00 – 2 double beds, up to 4 people in a room
19.94 miles from Austin-Tindall Regional Park
2900 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747
- Outdoor Pool
- Fitness Center
- Guest Laundry
Resort Fee: $10 per day
Breakfast available for $12 per person per day
Check In 4PM – Check Out 11AM
Champions World Resort
$75.00* – 2 double beds, up to 4 people in a room
26.32 miles from Austin-Tindall Regional Park
8660 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee FL 34747
Uncover Kissimmee’s hidden secret at Champions World Resort. located 3.5 miles from the Walt Disney World® Resort. Relax in our 4-acre nature and jogging park, featuring three separate ponds with sandy beaches, lounge chairs, picnic areas with grilles and tranquil seating areas. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy our multi-purpose sports fields, basketball courts, sand volleyball, fitness center and kid’s playground. All rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, safes, hair dryers and irons & ironing boards. Scheduled transportation to all major theme parks and the Lake Buena Vista Outlet Mall is available as well!
Check In 3PM – Check Out 11AM
* 1 night room and tax due March 16th, 2017 or when you reserve – Remaining balance due at check in
The deadline for cancellations to individual reservation with no charge is 30 days prior to one’s arrival date at 2PM (EST). Reservations cancelled after this deadline will be subject to a $35 cancellation fee.
Reservations at the hotels above that are cancelled or changed after 2PM (EST) on Monday, April 3rd, 2017 may also be subject to a penalty charged by the hotel unless otherwise noted.
Discounted Theme Park Tickets
Our partners at Experience Kissimmee have secured exclusive ticket discounts to some of Orlando’s favorite attractions. Book discounted tickets here!
Some of you may remember that we held an exclusive afterparty at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter when we were last in Kissimmee for World Cup VI in 2013. Unfortunately, that park has been booked for the weekend of US Quidditch Cup 10 for over a year, and we are unable to hold an afterparty there. In lieu of throwing an official afterparty, we encourage teams to take advantage of the theme park discounts offered above. If you prefer a more relaxing atmosphere, join US Quidditch Cup 10 staff and US Quidditch volunteers at Splitsville in Disney Springs after the closing ceremony on Sunday, April 9! We will be hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Party in honor of the incredible individuals who do so much to support US Quidditch throughout the season. Information on discounted food and bowling packages for teams will be available later this month.
Do you face paint, juggle, or do close-up magic? USQ is looking for entertainers to interact with players and spectators in exchange for a small stipend. Fill out the application here if you are interested!
This year, we will be running a fully produced livestream on two fields, working in conjunction with the Student Life Film Crew from the University of Missouri. Fans can now watch double the matches. As with previous livestreams, there is no cost to watch. Alll game film will be uploaded after the event on USQ’s YouTube channel. Subscribe to USQ’s livestream channel here to be notified every time we go live on April 8 and 9.
Partners and Vendors
Over the last several months, we’ve added several new partners for US Quidditch Cup 10. Many of them will be on-site at the Fan Festival, your one stop shop for all fan activities at our national championship. A special thanks goes out to Experience Kissimmee, who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes in support of USQ.
Flying Cauldron – Reed’s Soda will be on-site at the Fan Festival providing spectators and players with free samples of their delicious butterscotch non-alcoholic beer.
Harry Potter Alliance – Support HPA’s annual book drive, Accio Books! Run by local chapter Central Florida Slug Club, HPA merch will also be available to purchase.
Peterson’s Broomsticks – Peterson’s Broomsticks offers high quality, durable, and affordably priced equipment for quidditch players and teams around the world. Their booth offers all the equipment a quidditch team might need, including brooms, hoops and bases, snitch uniforms, headbands, playbooks, and mouthguards.
KT Tape – Our partner since 2015, KT Tape will be vending on-site, selling their line of athletic tape.
Savage Ultimate – the official merchandise provider of Major League Quidditch, stop by their booth to check our MLQ’s gorgeous jerseys and other quidditch apparel.
Rumble and Roar – Selling custom made wands.
Transfiguring Adoption – Transfiguring Adoption is a nonprofit that develops media and resources to nurture growth in foster & adoptive families. TA cares for kids by giving a HOOT about their caregivers. Two of our tools that we provide parents to help combat past trauma in kids are our Harry Potter discussion guide and Guide to Magical Creatures Around Your Home that provides playful activities for bonding. All profits provide tools like their Harry Potter discussion guide to foster parents.
Xtreme Entertainment – the animals are coming back! Come say hello to an Eurasian Eagle Owl, Bearded Dragon Lizard, Boa Snake plus a mini alligator and a mini crocodile. Please note that the animals will be at the Fan Festival on Saturday, April 8 only.
Wizard Brooms – Brooms of all shapes and sizes for the Witch or Wizard “on the go.” We provide the one-of-a-kind Artisan Made Brooms…You provide the magic!
Additionally, SMG will be selling a variety of food and beverage on-site, including beer and wine for those attendees who are 21+. Please note that all attendees are expected to abide by the tournament’s alcohol policies, which will be posted later this month.
Tickets are on sale now for $10-$25 at this link! VIP tickets are currently $115. VIPs receive free food and drink all weekend, including complimentary alcoholic drink tickets! Additional VIP perks include:
- VIP swag bag, featuring an exclusive VIP t-shirt
- Free parking that’s close to the fields
- Access to the VIP lounge, a climate controlled tent at the center of the action
- Staff dedicated to your enjoyment of the event
- Priority seating on pitch 1 on Sunday, April 9
As with US Quidditch Cup 9, teams are asked to fill out the livestream questionnaire. It will help the announcers better cover your team when you are on USQ’s livestream, and also help with additional media coverage. Please use the template here. Email the questionnaire to email@example.com with the subject line [USQC10 Livestream] TeamName, replacing TeamName with the name of your team. We ask that teams submit their questionnaires by Friday, March 17, 2017.
Team Rental Rental
We will once again be helping teams rent tents for placement in the teams village. Information on prices, sizing, and sidewall availability will be released next week.
For teams who qualified at West Regional Championship, the first four registration requirements must be completed by tonight (Friday, March 10) at 11:59pm ET. For teams who qualified at Northwest Regional Championship, that deadline is next Friday, March 17 at 11:59pm.
All teams will be required to fill out the referee crew form by Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 11:59pm. Teams are being asked to provide a crew of certified officials consisting of one lead assistant referee, two assistant referees, and one snitch referee. Please note that all members of a crew must be certified for the position they are put down for. They should be certified by the time the team submits the form. Teams may submit more than one referee crew.
Additionally, all teams must complete the season play requirement (at least eight games against a minimum of four different official teams at three different events) no later than Sunday, March 26 at 11:59pm ET. Teams who do not complete the season play requirement will not be considered fully registered, and will be disqualified from the event. Games played at regional championships do not count toward this total.
Please keep in mind that official matches must be submitted to the USQ Events Calendar no later than two weeks before the match date, so teams who still need to complete season play requirements should schedule official matches to meet these requirements, and submit the event to the calendar, as soon as possible.
For questions about US Quidditch Cup 10, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.