South Regional Championship

South Regional Championship 2016
February 13 and 14, 2016
Lake Myrtle Sports Park
Auburndale, FL

Teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee will compete at the USQ South Regional Championship for the opportunity to attend the national championship, the US Quidditch Cup. With several brand-new teams becoming official members this season, the regional championship will be a great opportunity to see the development of quidditch in the South region. Come to the event in February 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

Saturday, February 13th 2016:
7:00 a.m. —Teams arrive                      
8:00 a.m. — Gates open to the public
8:15 a.m. — Teams line up for Opening Ceremonies
8:30 a.m. — Opening Ceremonies begin
8:40 a.m. — Opening Ceremonies conclude
9:00 a.m. — Games begin
5:00 p.m. — Games end      

Sunday, February 14th 2016:
8:00 a.m. — Teams arrive
8:00 a.m. — Gates open to the public
9:00 a.m. — Games begin
10:20 a.m. — Quarterfinals
11:00 a.m. — Semifinal 1
12:00 p.m. — Youth quidditch
1:00 p.m. — Semifinal 2
4:00 p.m. — Championship Game
5:00 p.m. — Closing ceremony and medal presentation

The detailed schedule of games is available here.

LIST OF ATTENDING TEAMS

The list of attending teams can be found on the event calendar page, which will be updated as teams complete the registration process, as described on the player information page. To check a team's current registration status, please click here.

FACILITY INFORMATION AND POLICIES

The South Regional Championship will take place on February 13 and 14, 2016  at the Lake Myrtle Sports Park in Auburndale, FL. The facility is located at 905 Lake Myrtle Park Rd, Auburndale, FL 33823

VISITOR INFORMATION

Please check back here as the event approaches for more information about the area. We would like to thank our valued partners, Central Florida’s Polk County Sports Marketing, 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 South region. In order to participate, players must be official USQ members (trial members may not participate in regional championships or the US Quidditch Cup 9 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?

From the South region, 4 teams will qualify for the US Quidditch Cup 9 on April 16th and 17th, 2016 in Columbia, SC. To learn more about the bid allocation process, please see this article.

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?

Fill out this form and email it to events@usquidditch.org. We're looking for food, health/wellness, and merchandise vendors.

Who is planning this event?
All USQ events are planned in collaboration with the full events department, led by employees Sarah Woolsey and Mary Kimball. 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. The following staff will be onsite at the South regional championship, coordinating the event: Jackie Ross, Katie Stack, Michael Clark-Polner, Sarah Woolsey, and Tad Walters. Please direct any questions about the event to events@usquidditch.org. Onsite, the main contacts for teams will be Tad Walters and Jackie Ross.

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.