University of Miami wins South Regional Championship

University of Miami defeated the Southern Storm 110*-50 to take home the South Regional Championship in Auburndale, Florida.

16 teams participated in the regional championship, and the final standings are listed below. Four teams, listed below, are US Quidditch Cup 9 qualifiers and will be among the 60 teams nationally that have received a spot at Columbia, South Carolina in April 16 and 17, 2016.

inTENNsity
Tennessee Tech Quidditch
The Southern Storm
University of Miami

Rankings and the full score sheet from the tournament will be available soon.

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“I was very excited to see teams improve from last year’s regionals to this year in terms of gameplay. South teams are overall a happy and wonderful group. It was great to work with them to make this year the most successful we’ve ever had,” said Tournament Director Jackie Ross.

Congratulations to @umiamiquidditch! #SRC2016 #quidditch

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“I’m proud of all of our competing teams and the volunteers who worked together to make this event a success, even despite some inclement weather. The sportsmanship and competition that all of the teams demonstrated is a testament to the region. Thank you especially to our city and facility partners who worked tirelessly with us on this event,” said Sarah Woolsey, USQ Events Director.

US Quidditch wishes to congratulate University of Miami and all qualifying and competing teams who raised funds, traveled to the event, and played tough and exciting games. USQ is especially grateful to its staff, volunteers, referees, and snitches who helped plan and put on the event — their contributions and hard work help to make the event possible. Special thanks to Central Florida Sports Marketing for their support of USQ and the 2016 South Regional Championship.