Great Lakes Regional Championship

Great Lakes Regional Championship 2017

Kalamazoo, Michigan
River Oaks County Park
In partnership with Discover Kalamazoo
October 28-29, 2017

Teams from Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan will have the opportunity at the USQ Great Lakes Regional Championship for the opportunity to attend the national championship, the US Quidditch Cup. Last year, Bowling Green State University defeated the Ball State Cardinals to take home their first Great Lakes Regional Championship title in Dayton, Ohio. Will BGSU defend their title in the newly created collegiate division? Who will claim the title of community champion? Come to Kalamazoo, Michigan on Halloween weekend 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:

EVENT SCHEDULE

The full gameplay schedule is available here

Friday, October 27:
All Day —Teams arrive at hotels.
9:00-11:15pm. —Teams begin the event registration process
9:00-10:00pm — Player-check-in at Microtel Inn and Suites
   5597 S 9th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
9:30pm — Captains/coaches meeting at Microtel
10:30-11:15pm— Player check-in at Hampton Inn Airport
   2610 Airview Blvd, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
10:45pm— Captains/coaches meeting at Hampton Inn

Saturday, October 28:
7:00am— Setup begins
7:30am - Volunteer check-in 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
8:30am — Opening Ceremonies begin
8:40am — Opening Ceremonies conclude
9:00am — Games begin
2-2:45pm— Youth quidditch on Field 1
5:15pm — Games end

Sunday, October 29:
7:00am— Setup begins
7:30am - Volunteer check-in begins
8am — Teams arrive
9am — Games begin
11:30am-1:15pm— Youth quidditch on Field 1
5:15pm — Medal presentation

LIST OF ATTENDING TEAMS

Ball State Cardinals
Bowling Green State University
Central Michigan Quidditch Club
Grand Valley Quidditch
Hoosier Daddies
Indiana University Quidditch Club
Lake Erie Elite
Miami University (OH) Quidditch
Michigan Quidditch Team
Michigan State Quidditch
Ohio Glory
Ohio State Quidditch
Wooster Scottish Nationals

SCORES

Scores will be available to view here as well as on Twitter @USQScores. They can also be viewed here. The score sheet is embedded below. 

FACILITY ADDRESS

River Oaks County Park
9202 E Michigan Ave, Galesburg, MI 49053

FACILITY INFORMATION

Parking is free. Pets are allowed on-site. They must be leashed and owners must clean up after their pets. Outside food and drink is allowed.

EVENT HOST

We would like to thank our valued partners, Discover Kalamazoo, for their support of this event.

PRESS PASS

To request a press pass, please email press@usquidditch.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 press@usquidditch.org.

VENDORS

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.  

WizKid Wands will be on-site both days selling handmade wooden wands.

Coffee Rescue will selling beverages and snacks on Sunday from 8am-3pm. 

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.

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 Great Lakes 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?

Regional bid allocations for US Quidditch Cup 11 will be released on October 1.

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.

CONTACT US

Questions about the regional championship? Email events@usquidditch.org.