Mid-Atlantic - Player Information

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Friday, October 6, 2017 at 11:59pm ET — Stay and play exemption form due
Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:59pm ET – Team registration deadline
Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 11:59pm ET – Season play deadline
Friday, November 10 at 9:00am ET - Roster deadline (24 hours before event)


For a team to compete in the Mid-Atlantic regional championship, it must be registered for the tournament at least 3 weeks prior to the event, by Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:59pm ET. All season play requirements must be met by Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 11:59pm ET.

Team registration for the regional championship is a five-step process. Teams must be official USQ teams before registering for the regional championship.

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

  1. Fill out the registration form.

  2. Register for the event on the calendar.

  3. Sign up for hotel accommodations, as required per the stay and play policy.

    1. Information on hotels is available below. Teams must fill out the hotel request form and reserve hotels by the deadline above. 

    2. The only exception to the stay and play policy is for teams who are located within 100 miles of the tournament site address. To request an exemption, teams must fill out this form no later than the deadline listed above.

  4. Fill out the referee crew form. All teams competing at US Quidditch events are required to supply a five-member crew of fully certified officials. These officials must meet the following criteria: at least two lead assistant referees, at least one snitch referee, and at least two assistant referees. While all officials must hold the minimum certification level required for their role, teams are discouraged from listing certified head referees in the SR and AR spots. Individuals listed on a team's ref crew must be certifed by the registration deadline. 

  5. Complete pre-regional championship season requirements. For these requirements to count all games must have scores submitted to USQ by the deadline listed above.

    1. For teams with a fall regional: you must play at least three games against two teams at one event at least two weeks before regionals.

    2. For teams with a spring regional: you must play at least five games against three teams in two events at least two weeks before regionals.

    3. To see more information on this policy, click here.

Teams must also complete the requirements listed here to be eligible to compete officially in all events, not just USQ hosted regional and national championships.


The following hotels are available to teams. Please do not contact the hotels directly to book. Booking will open on Monday, September 25 at 5pm ET. At that time, teams will be asked to fill out a form stating: their top 3 choices for accommodations out of the options listed below, how many rooms they need, and how many nights they will be staying. USQ staff will assign teams to hotels on a first come, first serve basis. Once a team has been assigned a hotel, they will be given the link to book. Please note that hotels may have additional deadlines that teams may need to adhere to. Those deadlines will be communicated by the hotels to the teams during the booking process.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Monroeville

3936 Monroeville Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146

  • Price per night: $89.00

  • Max occupancy per room: 4

  • Distance to the fields: 12.4 miles/24 minutes

  • Breakfast is included with the rate.

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh/ Monroeville

3000 Mosside Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146

  • Price per night: $110.00

  • Max occupancy per room: 4

  • Distance to the fields: 11.6 miles/23 minutes

  • Breakfast is included with the rate.

Red Roof Inn-Monroeville

2729 Mosside Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146

  • Price per night:$90.99 for deluxe double. $95.49 for superior king

  • Max occupancy per room: 4 for deluxe double. 2 for superior king

  • Distance to the fields: 11.3 miles/21 minutes

  • This hotel does not offer breakfast.


122 Daugherty Dr, Monroeville, PA 15146-2710

  • Price per night:$107.00

  • Max occupancy per room: 4

  • Distance to the fields: 11.2 miles/21 minutes

  • Breakfast is included with the rate.


The team orientation packet (formally called the welcome packet) is available here.

Player Check in and Captains’ Meetings

Player check-in will happen at select hotels on Friday evening. We encourage teams to check in at the appropriate hotel on Friday night in order to avoid possible delays at the tournament site Saturday morning. Any players, coaches, or non-playing staff that do not check in on Friday evening must check in on Saturday morning. Any player who has not yet checked in will not be permitted to enter the fields, nor will they be permitted to play in any games until they have completed the registration process. Players who violate this policy are at risk of disqualifying their entire team from the event.

Captains’ meetings will be held at the the same hotels as player check-in. Each meeting will be between the TD or ATD and the captains. It is mandatory that captains attend one of the meetings. If no representative from your team will be able to attend any of these meeting times, please let us know in advance via email at events@usquidditch.org. During this meeting, USQ staff will provide an overview of the event, describe tournament-specific policies, and answer questions. Each team is required to send at least one (and no more than three) representative(s) to the meeting.


Friday, November 10, 2017:
All Day —Teams arrive at hotels.
9:00 p.m. —Teams begin the event registration process
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. — player check-in Hampton Inn Suites Pittsburgh/Monroeville
3000 Mosside Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146
9:30 p.m. — Captains/coaches meeting at Hampton Inn

Saturday, November 11, 2017:
7:00am— Setup begins
8:00am —Teams arrive, Player check-in resumes, officials meeting for all head referees and snitch runners, meeting for captains/coaches not in attendance Friday night, gates open to the public


The 2017 USQ Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship will be a round robin tournament in the community division, and a pool play into bracket play tournament in the collegiate division. The gameplay schedule can be found here


The community teams will participate in a double round robin, playing each other team two times. There will be no bracket in the community division.

The six community teams competing at this event are (listed in alphabetical order):

  • District of Columbia Quidditch Club
  • Nomads Quidditch
  • Philadelphia Honey Badgers
  • Reluctantly Unaffiliated Quidditch
  • Richmond Ravens
  • The Warriors

The community team with the highest ranking at the end of the tournament will be the Regional Champion in their division and will qualify for US Quidditch Cup 11. The team with the second highest ranking at the end of the tournament will also qualify for US Quidditch Cup 11. To learn more about qualification, please see this article.


The collegiate teams will participate in pool play in four pools, three of five (5) and one of four (4), before continuing on to a bracket structure to determine the collegiate regional champion and the ten (10) collegiate teams who qualify for US Quidditch Cup 11.

The pools for the collegiate division are as follows (listed in alphabetical order):

Pool A: Duke University Quidditch, Salisbury University Quidditch Club, Stockton University Ospreys, Virginia Quidditch Club, Wizengamot Quidditch at VCU

Pool B: Johns Hopkins Quidditch Club, NC State Club Quidditch, Ohio University Quidditch Club, Quidditch Club at Virginia Tech, Quidditch Club of Pittsburgh

Pool C: Carnegie Mellon Quidditch Club, George Mason Club Quidditch, Maryland Quidditch, Richmond Quidditch, West Virginia Mountaineers

Pool D: James Madison University Quidditch, Lock Haven University Quidditch, Penn State University Nittany Lions, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Quidditch

On Sunday, the top four teams in each pool will make it into bracket play. Teams ranked first or second in their pool will be placed in the championship bracket and earn a bid for US Quidditch Cup 11. Teams ranked third or fourth in their pool will enter the qualification bracket to compete for one of 2 additional US Quidditch Cup 11 bids.

The original ranked list was divided into four pots by seed, and each pool had one team randomly drawn from each pot. The rankings were based on the USQ standings, per the rankings algorithm described here. The pots that teams were drawn from are as follows:

Pot 1: Maryland Quidditch, Virginia Quidditch Club, Quidditch Club of Pittsburgh, Penn State University Nittany Lions

Pot 2: Richmond Quidditch, Ohio University Quidditch Club, Duke University Quidditch, Lock Haven University Quidditch

Pot 3: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Quidditch, Wizengamot Quidditch at VCU, George Mason Club Quidditch, Quidditch Club at Virginia Tech

Pot 4: James Madison University Quidditch, West Virginia Mountaineers, Stockton University Ospreys, NC State Club Quidditch

Pot 5: Carnegie Mellon Quidditch Club, Salisbury University Quidditch Club, Johns Hopkins Quidditch Club


Seeding will take place two weeks before each regional championship. For games to be included in the rankings used for seeding, they must be submitted by Sunday, October 29 at 11:59pm ET.

Rankings during the tournament will be based on the USQ tiebreaker policy. The primary comparison will be win percentage, followed by head-to-head, then quaffle points against, then quaffle points for, and then snitch catch percentage.

Please note that the USQ forfeit procedure will be in effect during this event. Teams who forfeit a match may be required to forfeit the remainder of their scheduled games and may be subject to disqualification from the remainder of the tournament. Teams who are disqualified from their regional championship are ineligible to compete at US Quidditch Cup 11 through either a bid earned at the regional championship or an at large bid. This includes bids that were already earned at the event prior to the disqualification.

  • Forfeits done in game are reviewed on a case-by-case basis for both forfeiting the rest of the tournament and disqualification.
  • Forfeits due to violations of tournament policy will always result in automatic disqualification.
  • Forfeits done before the game begins will alway cause the team to forfeit the rest of the tournament, and will be reviewed for disqualification.

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.

All standard USQ gameplay policies will be in effect for this event, as outlined here.


18 minutes - Must remain between keeper zones

23 minutes - Must remain within roughly 1.5 yards of the midfield line

28 minutes - Only one arm

33 minutes - Must remain within roughly 1.5 yards of the intersection of the midfield line and the sideline opposite the scorekeeper table and team benches.


The collegiate division has 10 bids award at this event, and the community division has 2. Read more here.


For more information, click here


Teams are required to submit referee crews to help fill several game slots - more information on scheduling will be provided as the event approaches. If a team does not fulfill their referee obligations or their referees do not show up for their games as assigned, they will be subject to forfeit for all remaining games of the tournament.


Do you have any feedback about the event? Please fill out our event survey here!

Referee evaluations may be submitted by coaches, players, other referees, spectators, or event staff. Please use this form to submit a review for any referee (including head referees, assistant referees, or snitch referees).

Please use this form to submit a snitch evaluation.

If you sustained an injury at the event, please complete the incident report form. Please fill out this form whether or not you plan on filing an accident insurance claim. The more we know about injuries that occur in quidditch, the safer we can make the sport for the future! We recommend filling out this form within 48 hours of the event at which an injury occurred.

If you have any other feedback or more lengthy thoughts after the event, we encourage you to reach out to us at events@usquidditch.org.