Visit Howard County, in partnership with Howard County Recreation & Parks and Maryland Sports proudly welcome US Quidditch (USQ) for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship, happening November 3-4, 2018 at Troy Park in Elkridge, Maryland. US Quidditch officials anticipate up to 22-25 collegiate and adult teams to participate making it their biggest event of the season.
Admission for spectators is free and open to the public. Bleacher seating is available at all fields. Official US Quidditch merchandise will be for sale along with on-site food vendors.
US Quidditch will be teaching youth quidditch both Saturday and Sunday to elementary, middle, and high school students. Participants can sign-up on site to participate. All participants must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Waivers will be available at the event or can be requested in advance at by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quidditch is a full contact, competitive, mixed gender sport inspired by the Harry Potter series. It began in 2005 and has since spread to over 300 colleges, high schools and community teams nationwide. Quidditch is played with seven players to a team all mounted on brooms. Three chasers score goals by putting the quaffle (a volleyball) through any of three hoops at the opposite end of the field. A keeper defends the hoops, while two beaters throw bludgers (dodgeballs) at opposing players to temporarily knock them out of the game. Meanwhile, each team’s seeker tries to catch the snitch: an autonomous yellow-clad athlete who has a tennis ball in a custom-made velcro tail hanging from the back of their shorts, similar to flag football. A game of quidditch ends when the snitch tail is caught, and the capturing seeker’s team is awarded an additional 30 points. US Quidditch’s official rulebook is available free for download at https://www.usquidditch.org.
CONFIRMED ATTENDING OFFICIAL MEMBER TEAMS:Drexel University Quidditch Club
Duke University Quidditch
Ohio University Quidditch Club
Penn State Quidditch
Philadelphia Freedom Quidditch Club
Quidditch Club at Virginia Tech
Terminus Quidditch Atlanta
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Quidditch
The Warriors (Roster)