Northeast Regional Championship
Northeast Regional Championship 2017
Rochester, New York
Total Sports Experience
In partnership with Monroe County Sports Commission
November 18-19, 2017
Teams from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont will have the opportunity at the USQ Northeast Regional Championship for the opportunity to attend the national championship, the US Quidditch Cup. Last season, QC Boston defeated Rochester United to take home their second Northeast Regional Championship title. Will QC Boston keep their streak in the newly created community division? Who will claim the title of collegiate champion? Come to Rochester, New York in November to find out!
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 officiate and volunteer opportunities, please visit the volunteer information page.
General event information on this page:
The gameplay schedule is available here.
Friday, November 17:
All Day —Teams arrive at hotels.
8:30 - 10:45 pm —Teams begin the event registration process
8:30-9:30 pm - player check in at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport
175 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623
9:00 pm — Coaches/captains meeting
10:00-10:45 pm - player check in at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Rochester West/Greece
400 Paddy Creek Circle, Rochester, NY 14615
Teams staying at the Hampton Inn should go to the Fairfield Hotel. The two hotels are 13 minute drive apart
10:20 pm — Coaches/captains meeting at the Fairfield Inn
Saturday, November 18:
6:30 am — Setup begins
7:00 am — Volunteer check-in begins
7:00 am —Teams arrive, player check-in for those who didn’t check-in on Friday, captains/coaches meeting with TD for those didn’t make it on Friday, officials meeting for head referees, lead assistant referees, and snitch runners
7:30-7:40 am — Opening Ceremonies
8:00 am — Games begin
4:15 pm — Games end
Sunday, November 19:
6:30 am — Setup begins
7 am — Volunteer check-in begins
7 am —Teams arrive, player check-in for those who didn’t check-in on Friday, captains/coaches meeting with TD for those didn’t make it on Friday, officials meeting for head referees, lead assistant referees, and snitch runners
8 am — Games begin
12:15 pm — Youth quidditch, field TBD
2:15 pm — Collegiate championship and final collegiate division qualifier game
4 pm — Medal presentation
Boston University Quidditch
Clark University RavenClarks
Emerson College Quidditch
Hofstra University Flying Dutchmen
Macaulay Honors College Marauders
Middlebury College Quidditch
New York Pigeons
New York University Quidditch
Quidditch Club Boston
RIT Dark Marks
Stony Brook Quidditch
Syracuse Snare Quidditch Club
Tufts University Tufflepuffs
University of Massachusetts Lowell Riverhawks
University of Rochester Thestrals
Total Sports Experience
880 Elmgrove Rd, Rochester, NY 14624
Parking is free. No pets are allowed onto the fields. Service dogs are allowed. Outside food and drink is allowed.
We would like to thank our valued partners, the Monroe County Sports Commission, for their support of this event.
To request a press pass, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. A press pass gives one access to shoot video and photos between the hard boundary and the spectator line. Please note that the use of tripods is prohibited along the scorekeeper table side of each field. Individuals with tripods must be on the opposite side of the field. Tripods are not allowed within the hard boundary area. Access to shooting in the hard boundary area is granted on a case by case basis.
For interview requests in advance of the event, please email email@example.com.
US Quidditch merch, including event t-shirts, will be available to purchase on-site. We take cash, check, and credit card. Food will also be available to purchase on-site. Three Sweet Girls will also be on-site, selling scarves, hats, wands, and more.
To sign up to be a vendor, please fill this form and staff will contact you within two business days. It costs $100 to register as a vendor at a single regional championship. Nonprofits may vend for free, provided there is space available.
Who is eligible to compete in this event?
The regional championship is open to all official member teams of USQ based in the Northeast region. In order to participate, players must be official USQ members (trial members may not participate in regional championships or US Quidditch Cup 11 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 Northeast Regional Championship has 9 bids available in the collegiate division, and 1 bid in the community division. Read more here.
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.
Teams located in a region whose division is less than the minimum number of teams required to have a regional championship may also be invited to transfer and attend another regional championship of USQ’s choice, based on their location.
Who is planning this event?
All USQ events are planned in collaboration with the full events department, led by Events Director Mary Kimball and Events Manager Jillian Flom. You can see the full list of event department staff 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.
Questions about the regional championship? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.