Quidditch Cup is USQ’s premier event of the season. Featuring 60 teams from across the league, this is the pinnacle of the competitive season and the largest spectator event of the year. Teams qualify through regionals and have the opportunity to compete at the Quidditch Cup to be crowned the National Champions.
Photos by Nicole Harrig and Nikki Smith.
US Quidditch Cup will take place at Austin-Tindall Regional Park in Kissimmee, Florida. Austin-Tindall Regional Park is located at:
4100 Boggy Creek Road
Kissimmee, FL 34744
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 dodgeballs called 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.
The Kissimmee Sports Commission pursues and attracts amateur sports, both traditional and non-traditional, as well as other high-profile sporting events to the Kissimmee destination. Sports tourism is responsible for bringing in more than 300,000 visitors to the popular Central Florida destination, producing approximately 200,000 room nights and exceeding $100 million in economic impact to the community. The Kissimmee Sports Commission is a brand extension that falls under Experience Kissimmee, the tourism sales and marketing authority for Osceola County. For more information, visit www.kissimmeesports.com.
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.