Northwest Regional Championship
Northwest Regional Championship 2018
Lacey Regional Athletic Complex
February 17-18, 2018
In partnership with Experience Olympia
Teams from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming will have the opportunity at the USQ Northwest Regional Championship for the opportunity to attend the national championship, the US Quidditch Cup. Last season, Boise State Abraxans won their second Northwest Regional Championship title in Kennewick, Washington. Who will win this year? Come to Olympia, Washington 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 volunteer opportunities, please visit the volunteer information page.
General event information on this page:
- Event Schedule
- List of Attending Teams
- Facility Address
- Facility Information
- Event Host
- Press Pass
- Contact Us
8:30am - Setup begins
9:00am - Teams arrive, player check-in starts
9:15am - Captains meeting and officials meeting
9:30am - Opening Ceremonies
10:00am - Rain City Raptors vs. Cascadia Quidditch
11:10am - Nomads vs. Cascadia Quidditch
12:20pm - Nomads vs. Rain City Raptors
1:30pm - Rain City Raptors vs. Cascadia Quidditch
2:10pm - break, youth quidditch instruction
3:10pm - Nomads vs. Cascadia Quidditch
4:20pm - Nomads vs. Rain City
9:00am - Nomads vs. Cascadia Quidditch
10:10am - Rain City Raptors vs. Cascadia Quidditch
11:20am - Nomads vs. Rain City Raptors
A short medal ceremony will follow the last game on Sunday.
Rain City Raptors
Scores will be available to view here as well as on Twitter @USQScores. More information will be available after the gameplay schedule is released.
Lacey Thurston Regional Athletic Complex
8345 Steilacoom Rd SE, Olympia, WA 98513
Parking is free. Pets are allowed on-site, but not on the turf fields. They must be kept on a leash at all times, and their waste must be properly disposed of by their owners. Outside food and drink is allowed on-site. However, food and drinks other than bottled water are prohibited on the turf fields.
We would like to thank our valued partners, Experience Olympia, 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 and trading cards, will be available to purchase on-site. We take cash, check, and credit card. Food will also be available to purchase on-site.
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 Northwest 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?
One (1) community team will qualify for US Quidditch Cup 11.
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.