US Quidditch Cup is USQ’s premier event of the season. Featuring 88 teams from two newly created divisions, collegiate and community, this is the pinnacle of the competitive season and the largest spectator event of the year. 64 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.
Photos by Nicole Harrig and Nikki Smith.
US Quidditch Cup 11 will take place at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex in Round Rock, Texas. The park is located at:
2001 N. Kenney Fort Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78665
The site map will be available closer to the event.
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.
About Round Rock
Round Rock, The Sports Capital of Texas, is the premier destination for amateur, youth, and recreational sports in the state of Texas. We are thrilled to play host to Quidditch Cup 11 at our new Round Rock Multipurpose Complex in April 2018. Comprised of five artificial turf fields and five natural grass fields, the Multipurpose Complex is one of many tournament-class facilities that make Round Rock the ultimate place to host a variety of sporting events. Check out SportsCapitalofTexas.com for more information and to plan your visit to Round Rock.
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.