USQ Update

Regional ChampionshipsNortheastWestSouthSouthwestMid-AtlanticMidwestNorthwestQuidditch CupGreat Lakes

2019-20 and 2020-21 Event Location Finalists Announced

US Quidditch is pleased to announce the finalists for events in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.

Updates

We are still finalizing some information about the bids and may add additional information to this article. This section will be a log for updates to this article. We will notate the date a change is made and what that change is.

June 7, 2019: survey links posted below

June 17, 2019: finalist added for Northeast Regional Championship


The bid process for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons began in July 2018 and the bid submission deadline was February 15, 2019. Overall, a total of 20 cities bid for 16 events (eight events per season) across the next two seasons. The bid process will re-open in the fall for the 2021-22 season.

In May and June, USQ staff will conduct site visits with finalist cities. We will also conduct a thorough internal review of the locations. Teams, officials, volunteers, and fans are invited to give feedback via surveys. The surveys are open through Thursday, June 20 at 11:59 pm ET. 

  • Team survey: one survey per team, please. We are also asking for data on travel expenses from previous national championships.
  • Officials survey: for referees and snitch runners. 
  • Spectators survey: for those who have attended a USQ event before as a spectator or are considering to do so.
  • Volunteers survey: for those who have volunteered at a USQ event or those who are considering volunteering at a USQ event.

Final event dates and locations will be announced at the end of June.

Bid Evaluation Process

US Quidditch evaluated submitted bids based on the location of the bid, the quality of facilities, the amount of financial support (both direct financial support and additional in-kind support), and the level of community support, including letters of nominations from local teams as applicable. Each of the bid packages of the event finalists listed below 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.

In addition, we gave the following considerations additional weight:

  • Availability of synthetic turf fields
  • Facilities with permanent field lights

Overview of Finalists

Please note that additional finalists may be added during the review process.

US Quidditch Cup 13 and 14

Here are the potential dates:

  • 2019-20 season
    • April 18-19, 2020
  • 2020-21 season
    • April 10-11, 2021
    • April 17-18, 2021

Charleston, West Virginia

Shawnee Sports Complex
Through Kanawha County Commission and Shawnee Sports Complex

Previously Hosted USQ Events: None
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Synthetic turf and natural grass
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 69 degrees. Average low: 45 degrees.

Columbia, South Carolina

The Fields at Saluda Shoals Park
Through Experience Columbia SC Sports

Previously Hosted USQ Events: US Quidditch Cup 9 in 2016, 2017 South Regional Championship
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Natural grass
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 80 degrees. Average low: 53 degrees.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Regional Athletic Complex
Through Visit Salt Lake and Utah Sports Commission

Previously Hosted USQ Events: None
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Natural grass
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 63 degrees. Average low: 44 degrees.

FALL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

We are looking to host fall regional championships on these dates:

  • 2019-20 season
    • October 26-27, 2019
    • November 2-3, 2019
    • November 9-10, 2019
  • 2020-21 season
    • October 31-November 1, 2020
    • November 7-8, 2020
    • November 14-15, 2020

The historical weather data for all fall regional championships is from the month of November. For all regional championships, the average driving team is based on the addresses for teams registered at the start of the 2018-19 season.

Great Lakes Regional Championship

Bloomington, Indiana

Karst Farm Park
Through Hoosier Sports Corporation - Visit Bloomington

Previously Hosted USQ Events: Great Lakes Regional Championship in 2018
Average Driving Time: 4 hours
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Natural grass
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 54 degrees. Average low: 35 degrees.

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Verluis/Dickinson Park
Through Discover Kalamazoo

Previously Hosted USQ Events: Great Lakes Regional Championship in 2017
Average Driving Time: 3 hours and 10 minutes
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Natural grass
Field Lighting Available: No
Historical Weather: Average high: 49 degrees. Average low: 33 degrees.

West Chester, Ohio

Voice of America Athletic Complex
Through Butler County Visitors Bureau

Previously Hosted USQ Events: Great Lakes Regional Championship in 2015
Average Driving Time: 3 hours and 10 minutes
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Synthetic turf and natural grass
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 65 degrees. Average low: 32 degrees.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship

Charleston, West Virginia

Shawnee Sports Complex
Through Kanawha County Commission and Shawnee Sports Complex

Previously Hosted USQ Events: None
Average Driving Time: 6 Hours and 30 minutes
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Synthetic turf and natural grass
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 58 degrees. Average low: 37 degrees

Elkridge, Maryland

Troy Park
Through Visit Howard County

Previously Hosted USQ Events: Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship in 2018
Average Driving Time: 3 Hours and 25 minutes
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Synthetic turf
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 57 degrees. Average low: 37 degrees

Goldsboro, North Carolina

Bryan Multi-Sports Complex
Through Visit Goldsboro, NC

Previously Hosted USQ Events: None
Average Driving Time: 5 Hours and 15 minutes
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Synthetic turf
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 66 degrees. Average low: 43 degrees

Midwest Regional Championship

La Crosse, Wisconsin

Fields for Kids
Through La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Previously Hosted USQ Events: None
Average Driving Time: 6 hours and 3 minutes
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Natural grass
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 46 degrees. Average low: 32 degrees.

Papillion, NE

Papillion Landing
Through Sarpy County Tourism

Previously Hosted USQ Events: None
Average Driving Time: 6 hours and 48 minutes
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Indoor and outdoor fields are synthetic turf
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 54 degrees. Average low: 32 degrees.

Northeast Regional Championship

Rochester, New York

Total Sports Experience
Through Visit Rochester

Previously Hosted USQ Events: Northeast Regional Championship in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Average Driving Time: 4 Hours and 8 minutes
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Synthetic turf indoor field, natural grass outdoor fields
Field Lighting Available: In the indoor field, yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 49 degrees. Average low: 33 degrees.

Warwick, Rhode Island

Bend Street Field Complex
Through Rhode Island Sports Commission

Previously Hosted USQ Events: None
Average Driving Time: 3 Hours and 22 minutes
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Natural grass
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 53 degrees. Average low: 36 degrees.

SPRING REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

We are looking to host spring regional championships on these dates:

  • 2019-20 season
    • February 8-9, 2020
    • February 15-16, 2020
    • February 22-23, 2020
    • February 29-Mar 1, 2020
  • 2020-21 season
    • February 13-14, 2021
    • February 20-21, 2021
    • February 27-28, 2021
    • March 6-7, 2021

The historical weather data for all spring regional championships is from the month of February.

South Regional Championship

Columbia, South Carolina

The Fields at Saluda Shoals Park
Through Experience Columbia SC Sports

Previously Hosted USQ Events: US Quidditch Cup 9 in 2016, 2017 South Regional Championship
Average Driving Time: 6 hours
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Natural grass
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 63 degrees, Average low: 39 degrees.

Auburndale, Florida

Lake Myrtle Sports Park
Through Central Florida’s Polk County Sports Marketing

Previously Hosted USQ Events: South Regional Championship 2016 and 2018
Average Driving Time: 4 Hours and 15 minutes
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Natural grass
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 75 degrees. Average low: 53 degrees.

Southwest Regional Championship

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

LSU UREC Field Complex
Through Visit Baton Rouge

Previously Hosted USQ Events: None
Average Driving Time: 5 hours and 50 minutes
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Natural grass
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 66 degrees. Average low: 45 degrees.

Round Rock, Texas

Round Rock Multipurpose Complex
Through Round Rock CVB

Previously Hosted USQ Events: US Quidditch Cup 11 in 2018 and US Quidditch Cup 12 in 2019
Average Driving Time: 2 hours and 50 minutes
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Combination natural grass and synthetic turf
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 65 degrees. Average low: 45 degrees.

Wichita Falls, Texas

Memorial Stadium and Hoskins Fields
Through Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau

Previously Hosted USQ Events: Southwest Regional Championship in 2018
Average Driving Time: 5 hours and 15 minutes
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Synthetic turf
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 61 degrees. Average low: 32 degrees.

West Regional Championship

At this time, we are not planning to host a dedicated regional championship in the Northwest region. Those teams will be invited to attend the West Regional Championship in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.  

Livermore, California

Robertson Park
Through Visit Tri-Valley

Previously Hosted USQ Events: West Regional Championship in 2017
Average Driving Time: 6 Hours and 18 minutes
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Synthetic turf
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 62 degrees. Average low: 41 degrees.

Roseville, California

Maidu Regional Park or Foskett Regional Park
Through Placer Valley Tourism

Previously Hosted USQ Events: West Regional Championship in 2013, 2015, and 2018
Average Driving Time: 6 Hours and 58 minutes
Synthetic Turf or Natural Grass: Natural grass
Field Lighting Available: Yes
Historical Weather: Average high: 60 degrees. Average low: 42 degrees.

An additional finalist may be named later this month as we finalize details with another partner.