West Regional Championship

West Regional Championship 2016-2017

February 25 and 26, 2017
Pioneer Community Park
Peoria, Arizona

In partnership with City of Peoria

Teams from Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah will compete at the USQ West Regional Championship for the opportunity to attend the national championship, the US Quidditch Cup. The West region has one of the longest-standing traditions of regional championships - don’t miss your chance to be part of the history of this tournament. 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 gameplay schedule is available here.

Saturday, February 25:

7:00 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 a.m. — Games begin
11:00 a.m.— Youth quidditch
2:00 p.m.— Youth quidditch
4:20 p.m. — Games end, clean-up begins with staff and volunteers

Sunday, February 26:

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
11:00 a.m. — Youth quidditch
11:40 a.m. — Quarter finals begin
1:30 p.m. — Semifinals
2:00 p.m.— Youth quidditch
3:50 p.m. — Championship match
4:30 p.m.  — Closing ceremony

LIST OF ATTENDING TEAMS

Anteater Quidditch
Arizona Jackalopes
Arizona State University
Cal Quidditch
California Dobbys
Crimson Elite
Crimson Fliers
Los Angeles Gambits
Northern Arizona University Narwhals
San Jose State University Spartans
Silicon Valley Skrewts
Silicon Valley Vipers
Stanford Quidditch
Sun Devil Quidditch
The Fighting Farmers of Arizona
The Lost Boys
The Long Beach Funky Quaffles
University of Arizona Quidditch
University of California Los Angeles
Wizards of Westwood

FACILITY INFORMATION AND POLICIES

The West Regional Championship will take place on February 25 and 26, 2017 at Pioneer Community Park in Peoria, Arizona. The facility is located at 8755 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345.

VISITOR INFORMATION

Please check back here as the event approaches for more information about the area. We would like to thank our valued partner, City of Peoria, 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. Please note that tripods are prohibited in the hard boundary area. All tripods must be placed outside the hard boundary area on the side of the field that is opposite from the scorekeeper's table. 

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 West 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?

The West region will send nine teams to compete at US Quidditch Cup 10. Click here for more information on bid allocation for the 2016-17 season. 

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 employees Mary Kimball, Events Director and Jillian Flom, 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.