Southwest Regional Championship

Southwest Regional Championship 2017
February 18 and 19, 2017
Veterans Park and Athletic Complex
Bryan-College Station, Texas

In partnership with Bryan College Station Sports + Events

Teams from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas will compete at the USQ Southwest Regional Championship for the opportunity to attend the national championship, the US Quidditch Cup. Who will win the close competition to be crowned Southwest regional champion this season? 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

The full schedule of games is available here

Friday, February 17:

All Day —Teams arrive at hotels.

9-10 p.m. — Player check-in and coaches/captains meeting at Days Inn Bryan, 1039 N Earl Rudder Fwy, Bryan, TX 77802

9:15 p.m. — Captains Meeting #1

9:30 p.m.— Captains Meeting #2

10:15-11:15 p.m. — Player check-in and coaches/captains meeting at La Quinta Inn College Station, 607 S Texas Ave, College Station, TX 77840
The La Quinta is 1.4 miles away from the Staybridge

10:30 p.m. — Captains Meeting #3

10:45 p.m. — Captains Meeting #4

Saturday, February 18:

6:30 a.m.— Set-up begins with staff and volunteers

7:30 a.m. —Teams arrive and check-in begins (for players who did not check-in Friday)

7:30 a.m. — Gates open to the public

7:50 a.m. — Opening Ceremonies begin

8:00 a.m. — Coaches and captains meeting for those that didn’t check in on Friday, Referee and Snitch Runner Meeting

8:30 a.m. — Games begin

11:50 a.m.— Youth quidditch on field 3

2:20 p.m.— Youth quidditch on field 3

7:00 p.m. — Games end, clean-up begins with staff and volunteers

Sunday, February 19:

8:00 a.m.— Set-up begins with staff and volunteers

9:00 a.m. — Teams arrive

9:00 a.m. — Gates open to the public

10:00 a.m. — Games begin

1:20 p.m. — Quarter finals begin

12:00 p.m.— Youth quidditch on field 3

2:40 p.m. — Semifinals

4:00 p.m. — Championship match

4:40 p.m.  — Closing ceremony

LIST OF ATTENDING TEAMS

Austin Quidditch
Baylor University
DeathRow Quidditch Team
Gulf Coast Gumbeaux
Houston Cosmos Quidditch Club
Lone Star Quidditch Club
Louisiana State University
Lumberjack Quidditch
North Texas Firebolts
Oklahoma State University
San Marcos Sharknados
SHSU Quidditch
Texas A&M Quidditch
Texas Cavalry
Texas Quidditch
Texas State University - San Marcos
Texas Tech Quidditch
The Silver Phoenix
Tribe
Tulane University
University of Texas at San Antonio

FACILITY INFORMATION AND POLICIES

The Southwest Regional Championship will take place on February 18 and 19, 2017  at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in Bryan-College Station, Texas. The facility is located at 3101 Harvey Rd, College Station, TX 77845.

VISITOR INFORMATION

Please check back here as the event approaches for more information about the area. We would like to thank our valued partner, Bryan College Station Sports + Events, 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 Southwest region. In order to participate, players must be official USQ members (trial members may not participate in regional championships or the 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 Manager. 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.