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2016-2017 Event Bid Finalists Announced

US Quidditch is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016-2017 season events, along with the date and location of the West Regional Championship for 2017.

US Quidditch is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016-2017 season events. Overall, a total of 26 bids were received for the nine events to be held this coming season.

Over the next month, USQ staff will conduct site visits with finalist cities. Final event dates and locations will be announced in July.

FOR THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP:

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  • Kissimmee, Florida through Experience Kissimmee - Austin-Tindall Regional Park

  • San Diego, California through San Diego Sports Alliance - San Diego Polo Fields

  • Tulsa, Oklahoma through Tulsa Sports Commission - Mohawk Sports Complex 

"I'm excited to announce the finalists for our tenth national championship. We've had a relationship with all three finalist cities for some time now, and I look forward to meeting with them again at the site visits later this summer," says Sarah Woolsey, Interim Executive Director and Events Director for USQ.

Kissimmee, Florida hosted World Cup VI in 2012, and Tulsa, Oklahoma hosted the Southwest Regional Championship in 2014. Quidditch has been on San Diego's radar for several seasons.

"I'd like to extend a special thank you to Joe Pickett for his incredible work these past few seasons. As USQ's ambassador to the sports tourism world, Joe has worked hard to expand quidditch throughout the country and has forged new partnerships that have helped to grow our sport," continues Woolsey.

FOR THE FALL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

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Great Lakes Regional Championship 2016

  • Dayton, Ohio - Facility TBA

Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship 2016

  • Wicomico County, Maryland - Crown Sports Center

  • Jacksonville, North Carolina - OCSA Tabernacle Complex

Midwest Regional Championship 2016

  • Ames, Iowa - Southeast Athletic Complex

Northeast Regional Championship 2016

  • Rochester, New York - Total Sports Experience

  • Springfield, Massachusetts - University of Massachusetts - Amherst

FOR THE SPRING REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

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Northwest Regional Championship 2017

  • Kennewick, Washington -  Facility TBA

South Regional Championship 2017

  • Columbia, South Carolina - Palmetto Health Fields at Saluda Shoals Park

  • Kissimmee, Florida - Austin-Tindall Regional Park

Southwest Regional Championship 2017

  • Bryan-College Station, Texas - Veterans Park and Athletic Complex

  • Wichita Falls, Texas - GWFSA Soccer Complex

West Regional Championship 2017

  • No finalists as location has been previously decided for the 2016-17 season.

As announced last summer, the 2017 West Regional Championship will be held in Peoria, Arizona at Pioneer Community Park. We are excited to announce the date: February 25-26, 2017. Information about team registration for this event and all others will be available later this summer.

US Quidditch evaluated submitted bid based on the location of the bid, the amount of financial support (both cash and in-kind), the quality of facilities, and the level of community support. Each of the bid packages of the event finalists listed above surpassed USQ bid requirements and expectations in at least one of these categories. Further explanation of the bid process can be found on the event bidding page.

Questions about the event bidding process can be directed to Interim Executive Director and Events Director Sarah Woolsey at events@usquidditch.org.