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Gameplay Information for Northwest Regional Championship

The gameplay format and schedule for the 2018 Northwest Regional Championship are announced below.

The 2018 USQ Northwest Regional Championship will be a round robin tournament. The community teams will participate in a triple round robin, playing each other team three times. There will be no additional bracket structure following round robin play.

The gameplay schedule can be found below, while information on the regional championship can be found here.

The team with the highest ranking at the end of the tournament will be the Northwest Community Division Regional Champion and will qualify for US Quidditch Cup 11. To learn more about qualification, please see this article.

Saturday

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

Sunday

9:00am - Nomads vs. Cascadia Quidditch
10:10am - Rain City Raptors vs. Cascadia Quidditch
11:20am - Nomads vs. Rain City Raptors

Want to try the sport for the first time? We’ll be teaching youth quidditch on Saturday at 2:10pm to elementary, middle, and high school students. You do not have to sign up in advance to participate, just stop by the HQ tent on-site. All participants must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Waivers will be available at the event; however, you may also request a waiver in advance by contacting events@usquidditch.org.

A short medal ceremony will follow the last game.

We are thankful for the support of our partners, Experience Olympia, and look forward to seeing everyone at the Lacey Thurston Athletic Complex.

General Gameplay Information

Rankings will be based on the USQ tiebreaker policy. The primary comparison will be win percentage, followed by head-to-head, then quaffle points against, then quaffle points for, then snitch catch percentage.

Please note that the USQ forfeit procedure will be in effect during this event. Teams who forfeit a match may be required to forfeit the remainder of their scheduled games and may be subject to disqualification from the remainder of the tournament. Teams who are disqualified from their regional championship are ineligible to compete at US Quidditch Cup 11 through either a bid earned at the regional championship or an at large bid. This includes bids that were already earned at the event prior to the disqualification.

  • Forfeits done in game are reviewed on a case-by-case basis for both forfeiting the rest of the tournament and disqualification.

  • Forfeits due to violations of tournament policy will always result in automatic disqualification.

  • Forfeits done before the game begins will alway cause the team to forfeit the rest of the tournament, and will be reviewed for disqualification.

As part of the league’s annual review of all policies and programs, USQ will evaluate the parameters for regional championships, including minimum team and division sizes, to ensure that these marquee events are as high quality as possible for all participants.

Questions about the gameplay format, schedule, or event in general can be directed to events@usquidditch.org.

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