Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship

Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship 2017

Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Consol Energy Turner Valley Complex
In partnership with Visit Monroeville and SportsPITTSBURGH
November 11-12, 2017

Teams from Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia will have the opportunity at the USQ Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship for the opportunity to attend the national championship, the US Quidditch Cup. Last season, Maryland Quidditch defeated The Warriors to take home their third Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship title in Fruitland, Maryland. Will Maryland take home their fourth win in the newly created collegiate division? Who will claim the title of community champion? Come to Turner Valley, Pennsylvania 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:

EVENT SCHEDULE

The gameplay schedule is available here

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
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, gates open to the public
8:30 a.m. — Opening Ceremonies begin
8:40 a.m. — Opening Ceremonies conclude
9:00 a.m. — Games begin
4:30 p.m. — Games end

Sunday, November 12, 2017:

7:00am— Setup begins
7:30am - Volunteer check-in begins
8:00am — Teams arrive, gates open to the public, officials meeting for all head referees and snitch runners
9:00 a.m. — Games begin
1:30 p.m. — Youth quidditch on Field 6
3:00 p.m. — Collegiate Championship Game
4:45 pm — Presentation of Medals

LIST OF ATTENDING TEAMS

Carnegie Mellon Quidditch Club
District of Columbia Quidditch Club
Duke University Quidditch
George Mason Club Quidditch
James Madison University Quidditch
Johns Hopkins Quidditch Club
Lock Haven University Quidditch
Maryland Quidditch
NC State Club Quidditch
Nomads Quidditch
Ohio University Club Quidditch
Penn State University Nittany Lions
Philadelphia Honey Badgers
Quidditch Club at Virginia Tech
Quidditch Club of Pittsburgh
Reluctantly Unaffiliated Quidditch
Richmond Quidditch
Richmond Ravens
Salisbury University Quidditch Club
Stockton University Ospreys
The University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill Quiditch
The Warriors
Virginia Quidditch Club
West Virginia Mountaineers
Wizengamot Quidditch at VCU

SCORES

Scores will be available to view here as well as on Twitter @USQScores

FACILITY ADDRESS

Consol Energy Turner Valley Complex
3700 Turner Valley Road, North Huntingdon, PA 15642

FACILITY INFORMATION

Parking is free. Pets are not allowed on-site. Outside food and drink is allowed.

EVENT HOST

We would like to thank our valued partners, Visit Monroeville and SportsPITTSBURGH, 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 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.  

Savage Apparel Co will also be on-site selling quidditch apparel and other items. 

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 Mid-Atlantic 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?

10 teams from the collegiate division will receive bids, along with 2 teams in the community division. Read more about bid allocation 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.

CONTACT US

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