US Quidditch Cup 9

Columbia, SC
Fields at Saluda Shoals Park
In partnership with Columbia Regional Sports Council
April 16 and 17, 2016

In April, the top 60 quidditch teams from around the country will descend on Columbia, South Carolina to determine the sport's 9th national champion. After a decade of quidditch, will an old powerhouse come out on top, or will a new team surge to the title?

Please stay tuned for more information about the national championship. Email events@usquidditch.org with any questions.

The US Quidditch Cup was formerly known as the Quidditch World Cup. To learn more about previous World Cup tournaments, please click here.

Accommodations

Spectators are welcome and encouraged to book their hotel stay through our housing partner, Traveling Teams. Requests can be submitted here. Additional hotel options will continue to be added as the event approaches. Please email us at events@usquidditch.org with any questions about accommodations! 

Note: per the Stay and Play policy, teams will be required to stay in the USQ-approved accommodations through the booking link above. 

Team Registration

Teams must qualify through one of the regional championships in order to be eligible to compete in the event. 

Teams must complete ALL of the following five requirements to be fully registered for US Quidditch Cup 9. The steps may be completed in any order, but the first four requirements must be completed by the deadline listed for the team’s region. The fifth deadline is the season play requirement, which all teams must complete no later than April 1 at 11:59pm ET.

Great Lakes, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions -  Friday, January 8 at 11:59pm Eastern time
Northwest region - Friday, February 19 at 11:59pm Eastern time
South region - Friday, February 26 at 11:59pm Eastern time
Southwest region - Friday, March 4 at 11:59pm Eastern time
West region - Friday, March 11 at 11:59pm Eastern time

Teams who fail to meet their deadline will be disqualified from the event.

The following four steps MUST be completed before your region’s deadline:

  1. Submit the event registration form.

  2. Request attendance to the event on the events calendar. Note: As with all official games, each team’s roster of up to 21 players must be submitted through the USQ website no later than 24 hours before the start of the event.

  3. Pay the non-refundable $450 team tournament registration fee. This can be done either by mailing a check or paying via PayPal, per the instructions below this list.

  4. Register for hotel accommodations through USQ’s travel partner, Traveling Teams, as required per the stay and play policy. Teams are required to book a minimum two night stay for all players for the event.

Additionally, all teams must complete the season play requirement no later than April 1st at 11:59pm Eastern time. Teams who do not complete the season play requirement will not be considered fully registered, and will be disqualified from the event.

  1. Complete the full season play requirements: play at least eight games against a minimum of four different official teams at three different events by April 1st at 11:59pm ET. Games played at regional championships do not count toward this total. Please keep in mind that official matches must be submitted to the USQ Events Calendar no later than two weeks before the match date, so teams who still need to complete season play requirements should schedule official matches to meet these requirements, and submit the event to the calendar, as soon as possible. Please also note that a certified tournament director must be present and organize every official match.

To see your team's current registration status, please view this spreadsheet.

Note: As a reminder to all teams, the USQ Stay and Play policy applies to this event. The policy requires that in order to participate in a particular event, teams are required to book hotel rooms in one of several tournament-approved hotels through our travel planner. The only exception to this rule is for teams whose official mailing address is within 100 miles of the tournament site address, using the shortest driving distance as reported by Google Maps.

Registration Fee Payment

To pay via check, send a check made payable to “US Quidditch Inc” to the following address:

US Quidditch
PO Box 79304
Charlotte, NC 28271

Checks must be postmarked by the registration deadline (see above).

To pay via PayPal, please use the following form:

Team Name
Team Email Address

Note: the registration fee is non-refundable.

Questions about payment methods? Please email us at events@usquidditch.org.

Volunteer Information

To sign up as a volunteer (including referees and snitch runners), please fill out this form.