Visit Monroeville is excited to announce that they will host US Quidditch (USQ) for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship at the Consol Energy Turner Valley Complex in partnership with SportsPITTSBURGH. USQ and Monroeville will welcome collegiate and community teams from Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C. and West Virginia to compete on the regional stage on November 11-12, 2017.
Monroeville will host 450 athletes, officials, and volunteers at the USQ regional championship. The top teams will qualify for US Quidditch Cup 11, to be held in Round Rock, Texas on April 14-15, 2018. Admission is free to the public.
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. US Quidditch includes official club teams at traditional sports powerhouses like the University of Texas; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and the University of Maryland. Teams compete over a year-long season. USQ hosts eight regional championships that crown regional champions and are part of the qualification process for teams attending the annual US Quidditch Cup. At these events, teams will compete in one of two newly created divisions: collegiate and community. Collegiate teams will compete only against other collegiate teams, and community teams will compete only against other community teams.
Quidditch is played with seven players to a team, all mounted on brooms. Points are scored with the quaffle (a volleyball) and the snitch, a neutral yellow clad athlete who tries to avoid capture, similar to flag football.
About US Quidditch
US Quidditch (USQ), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the national governing body for the sport of quidditch, organizes the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship. USQ advances the sport by organizing events and programs that build community and empower all genders to compete together. US Quidditch is not affiliated with JK Rowling, Warner Bros. or Time Warner. To learn more about quidditch, visit www.usquidditch.org.