Midwest Regional Championship

Midwest Regional Championship 2017
November 12 and 13, 2016
SCORE Recreational Athletic Complex
Ames, Iowa

In partnership with Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau

Teams from Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin will compete at the USQ Midwest Regional Championship for the opportunity to attend the national championship, the US Quidditch Cup. Who will be crowned the Midwest Regional Champion this year? Come to the event in November and watch the excitement!

For information about registration requirements, gameplay format, and more details geared towards teams, please visit the player information page. For information about events for kids and attending the event as a spectator, please visit the spectator information page. For information about volunteer opportunities, please visit the volunteer information page.

General event information on this page:

EVENT SCHEDULE

The full gameplay schedule is available here

Saturday, November 12:
7 a.m.— Set-up begins with staff and volunteers
8:00 a.m. —Teams arrive and check-in begins (for players who did not check-in Friday)
8:00 a.m. — Gates open to the public
8:20 a.m. — Opening Ceremonies begin
8:30 a.m. — Coaches and captains meeting for those that didn’t check in on Friday, Referee and Snitch Runner Meeting
9:00 a.m. — Games begin
5:00 p.m. — Games end, clean-up begins with staff and volunteers 
 
Sunday, November 13:
7:00 a.m.— Set-up begins with staff and volunteers
8:00 a.m. — Teams arrive
8:00 a.m. — Gates open to the public
9:00 a.m. — Games begin
11:20 a.m. — Quarter finals begin
1:00 p.m. — Semifinals
4:15 p.m. — Championship match
4:45 p.m.  — Closing ceremony

LIST OF ATTENDING TEAMS

Anarchs Quidditch
Chicago United Quidditch Club
Creighton Quidditch
Illinois State University Firebirds
Kansas Quidditch
Loyola University Chicago
Marquette University Quidditch
Minnesota Quidditch
Mizzou Quidditch
SIUE Quidditch Club
Southern Illinois University Quidditch
TC FROST
University of Northern Colorado

FACILITY INFORMATION AND POLICIES

The Midwest Regional Championship will take place on November 12 and 13, 2016 at SCORE Recreational Athletic Complex in Nevada, Iowa. The facility address is 1543 Fawcett Parkway, Nevada, IA 50201  

VISITOR INFORMATION

We would like to thank our valued partners, the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau for their support of this event.

PRESS INFORMATION

To request a press pass for the event, please fill out this form. For interview requests in advance of the event, please email press@usquidditch.org.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is eligible to compete in this event?

The regional championship is open to all official member teams of USQ based in the Midwest region. In order to participate, players must be official USQ members (trial members may not participate in regional championships or US Quidditch Cup 10 without first upgrading their membership).

Is there a registration fee for the tournament?

No. Participation in a regional championship is free to all official member teams.

How many teams will qualify to compete in the national championship?

Regional bid allocations for USQ Cup 10 will be released on October 1.

Can teams attend multiple regional championships?

No, teams may only attend one regional championship per year.

Can my team attend a different regional championship than the one that is in my region?

Teams may apply to receive a waiver to attend a different regional championship than their own. Teams are not guaranteed a waiver to attend a different regional championship just by virtue of submitting the waiver request form. Possible acceptable circumstances under which a waiver will be granted include: assigned regional championship is much farther away than alternative regional championship, financially infeasible to attend assigned regional championship, or affiliated institution is holding a required activity during the regional championship (e.g. final exams). To apply to attend a different regional championship, please submit this form no later than one month before the date of your assigned regional championship.

I'm a vendor and I'm interested in vending at the event. How can I get involved?

Please fill out this form and staff will contact you within two business days. It costs $150 to register as a vendor at a single regional championship. If you sign up within one week of the event, the price increases to $200. Nonprofits may vend for free, provided there is space available. 

Who is planning this event?

All USQ events are planned in collaboration with the full events department, led by employee Mary Kimball, Events Director. You can see the full list of event department volunteers here. Additionally, we work with all of our volunteers across the league (ex. referee and snitch volunteers, regional coordinators, etc.) to ensure that events are the highest quality possible. Please direct any questions about the event to events@usquidditch.org.

Do you have any other questions that have not been answered here or on the other website pages for this event? Please reach out to us at events@usquidditch.org and we'd be happy to answer them for you.

CONTACT US

Questions about the regional championship? Email events@usquidditch.org.