As all the college kids hop on the Hogwarts Express, back to their schools, they start quidditch practice after a long summer on Privet Drive.
For those of you that don't know what how muggle quidditch is played I will explain. 3 players on each team try to get the quaffle (volleyball) past the other teams keeper and through the hoops for 10 Points. (the hula hoops are about 7 feet off the ground) Also there are 2 Beaters on each team who try and hit the opposing team with Blugders. (jelly balls) If you get hit by a Blugder who have to drop whatever your holding and retreat to your own goals. Last but not least there is one seeker per team. Their job is to catch the snitch runner. ( The snitch is a person who has a sock in their back pocket) If either seeker catches the snitch (sock) their team is awarded 30 points and the game is over.
Here are some tournaments that if you are close to, I would suggest dropping by.
The Turtle Cup. University of Maryland. October 2nd.
Midwest Regionals. Fishers, Indiana: Connor Prairie. October 8&9th
Cup of Brotherly Love. Chestnut Hill College. October 15th
IQA Classic. Middlebury College. October 16th
Canadian Regional Cup. Carleton University. October 29th.
THE FIFTH ANNUAL QUIddITCH WORLd CUp. Randalls Island, New York, New York. November 12&13th
Quidditch is fun sport to watch and I will definitely be attending 2 of these events. The World Cup is especially fantastic with over 100 teams. The fourth quidditch world cup was one of the highlight of my fall last year. For more information go to internationalquidditch.org