SEVEN NATIONS, ONE CHAMPION.
This July 19th, seven national quidditch teams will be converging on Burnaby, Canada, to compete in the 2014 Global Games to crown an international champion.
The games will be taking place throughout the day at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West. Games will take place between 9 AM and 8 PM, with opening ceremonies running from 8:15 - 8:45 AM. A full schedule of games and tournament play structure is below.
Admission is free for spectators, and quidditch is a family-friendly event. Parking is free to spectators and teams. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Can't make it in person? Stay up to date on scores and photos with the @IQAglobalgames twitter account. All game scores can also be found on this spreadsheet. Videos will be posted after the event ends.
MEET THE TEAMS
The 2014 Global games Teams
BURNABY LAKE SPORTS COMPLEX WEST
The host site for the 2014 Global Games is a high quality turf field soccer complex located at 3677 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby, BC.
- Fields: Two quidditch pitches will be run simultaneously, both placed on Field #1 at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West (see map below).
- Changing Rooms: Teams will have rotating access to one of four large team dressing rooms inside the centrally-located field house.
- Seating: Some chair and bleacher seating will be available field-side for spectators, as well as limited, covered team benches for teams.
- Food & Beverage: Food and beverages will be available for sale at three different vendors, including a burger stand with vegetarian options, a restaurant and a Starbucks, with openings starting at 7 AM and closing as late as 7 PM.
- Bathrooms & Water: Bathrooms and water fountains are available at the facility.
Best Western Plus Kings Inn
Special event room rate: $109 per night
- 2 queens or 1 king bed
- Hot buffet breakfast
- Free wifi and parking
- Swimming pool
- Fitness center access
For booking, call 1-800-211-1122 or email vivian
- Tournament Director - Sarah Woolsey
- Hospitality Director - Karen Kumaki
- Gameplay Director - Chris Beesley
- Snitch Runners
- Chris Champito
- Jack Harver
- Walter Makarucha
- Rebecca McLaughlin
- Tad Walters
- Referees are still being selected for the event. Any referee interested in applying should fill out the following form. Referees will be paid $20 per game.
- REFEREE SIGN UP FORM
(All times are PST)
Games will be conducted and officiated according to the seventh edition of the IQA Rulebook.
- The seeding from round robin into the top 6 teams for the last three games (5v6, 3v4, and 1v2) will use the league's standard tiebreaker procedures: number of wins, head-to-head record, point differential (average with a hard cap of 120 per game), snitch catch percentage, then coin flip.
- If a team decides to forfeit a game, it will be counted as a 150*-0 loss for seeding purposes. If a team decides to forfeit a game, they will also be forfeiting for the remainder of their games for the rest of the tournament.
- If a player gets a straight red card, they will be subject to suspension from play in their team's next game. Any straight red cards will be automatically reviewed by the Gameplay Coordinator (Chris Beesley) and Tournament Director (Sarah Woolsey) to determine if a 1 game suspension is warranted for serious foul or dangerous play. This will not apply to a double-yellow red card, and there will be no other card accumulation within the tournament.
Global Games matches will be officiated and run in English, but there will be staff and volunteers on hand fluent in Spanish, French, and German to assist with any necessary translations or communication issues.
Volunteer registration for the event is open. We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions: set-up, merchandise sales, field manager, runners, and tear down. VOLUNTEER SIGN UP FORM.
There will be two main merchandise booths in addition to any event vendors:
- Event Merchandise booth, including:
- New IQA gear
- Global Games event merchandise
- National team merchandise
- Local teams booth, including
- Team merchandise
- Any of the seven Global Games teams attending the event should contact Karen Kumaki with the following information if they wish to sell merchandise:
- List of types of merchandise they would like to sell
- Retail price
- Anticipated quantity
- The event organizers must approve all merchandise types, price and quantity, and all merchandise must be sold at the Event Merchandise Booth
If there are enough sign-ups, the event will include a youth quidditch match for young spectators to try their hand at the sport. A link will be posted here shortly.
FACEBOOK COVER PHOTOS
Show your support for your favorite team by rocking one of these facebook cover photos!