Quidditch World Cup V

November 14th, 2011 by

This weekend, hundreds of wizards gathered on Randall’s Island, NY, to attend the fifth Quidditch World Cup — and we were among them! We went with a friend from Ravenclaw and, well, a Muggle…

But we guess it’s only fair that the Ministry would relax the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy for this weekend, because after all, this World Cup is for Muggle Quidditch.

The sport follows the spirit and general gameplay of magical Quidditch, but combines it with other Muggle sports such as rugby, dodgeball, and capture-the-flag. You can read the full Official Rulebook to learn more, or just check out some of the action in this video!

middlebury-quidditch-logoThe weekend culminated with a nail-biter of a final match between defending champions Middlebury and underdogs University of Florida. The game started off like a Blast-Ended Skrewt: lots of action right away, and about 30 seconds into play, a Middlebury player was injured. Even so, they quickly took the lead — although Florida certainly gave them a tough time. In the end, it came down to the snitch snatch, and Middlebury triumphed again — their fifth World Cup win in a row! Final score: 100 to 80.

Of course, that was just one of many matches and memorable moments at the magical World Cup V. And while we’re no Daily Prophet or even Quibbler, check out the photo gallery below for more coverage from the weekend!

If you’re interested in joining or putting together your own Muggle Quidditch team, check out the International Quidditch Association! And a Hagrid-sized congratulations to ALL the teams that played in the World Cup this year!

— Karen and Nancy

3 Responses

  • Shanella writes:
    November 14th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    What an excellent round-up!

  • Scott Humdinger writes:
    November 14th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    FYI- your photo captioned “The Blibbering Humdingers singing “Dobby, Bang Your Head” ” is actually the performers Lily & James doing something. However, we are quite flattered to be confused with them.

    • Nancy from Kidsmomo writes:
      November 14th, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks for the correction! We were pretty confused with the performance schedule, actually. Caption updated!

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