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Follow the Action at IQA Pan-American Games 2019

 IQA Pan-American Games 2019 will take place July 13-14, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia. Information about how to stay updated on the action (including livestream) is below.

Schedule

Teams will initially compete in a double round robin, then move into a bracket. The semi-finals will be a best of 3 continuation series. The third and first place games will be a best of 5 continuation series. More information is available here

The officials and volunteer schedule is available here

All times are in ET. 

Saturday, July 13

9:00 am: US National Team vs Western Canada Regional Team
9:45 am: Team Mexico vs Eastern Canada Regional Team
10:30 am: Break
11:00 am: US National Team vs Team Mexico
11:45 am: Western Canada Regional Team vs Eastern Canada Regional Team
12:30 pm: Break
1:00 pm: Western Canada Regional Team vs Team Mexico
1:45 pm: US National Team vs Eastern Canada Regional Team
2:30 pm: Break
3:00 pm: US National Team vs Team Mexico
3:45 pm: Western Canada Regional Team vs Eastern Canada Regional Team
4:00 - 5:00 pm: free “introduction to quidditch” youth workshop
4:30 pm: Break
5:00 pm: Team Mexico vs Eastern Canada Regional Team
5:45 pm: US National Team vs Western Canada Regional Team

Sunday, July 14

9:00 am - 11:00 am: youth quidditch workshop
9:00 am: Western Canada Regional Team vs Team Mexico
9:45 am: US National Team vs Eastern Canada Regional Team
10:30 am - 12:00 pm: break from games
12:00 pm: bracket play begins
Evening: afterparty at Capital Ale House (start time TBD, between 6 and 7pm)

A medal ceremony will be held following the conclusion of bracket play, as early as 1:30pm but no later than 6:30pm. Pick-up games will begin shortly after.

Facility Information

The tournament takes place at Glover Park. 

11217 Greenwood Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059

There is a sign for Glover Park right off Greenwood Rd. Turn right into the park, and continue straight. Parking is free. Please park in the paved parking lot. There is currently construction going on and the gravel parking lot is not open. 

All games will take place on one field. Bleacher seating is available. Spectators are permitted to bring in chairs. Please note that it will be hot and sunny all weekend. The high on Saturday will be 93°F (34°C) and the high on Sunday will be 95°F (35°C). Water will be available at the championship field, at the HQ tent, and at the bathroom building. 

Another lined field is available for team warm-ups. Additionally, we have lined a youth sized field for the youth workshop activities. 

There is a permanent restroom building adjacent to the fields.  

Here is a site map:

Site-Map-PAG2019

Facility Policies

  • Animals (except in the case of service animals) are forbidden from going on synthetic turf fields.
  • Golfing or chipping is not permitted on fields. Throwing activities such as hammer, shot, discus, or javelin are prohibited.
  • Metal cleats or spikes are not permitted for use on fields; only rubber cleats are permitted for use.
  • There should be no digging or pulling of synthetic turf fibers or infill granules. In addition, no digging with feet, hands, or other objects is permitted.
  • The following items are not permitted on synthetic turf fields:
    • Bicycles, roller skates, strollers, skateboards, etc.
    • All food and beverage products (except water), including gum, and shelled seeds or nuts
    • Sharp objects such as tent stakes, corner flags, poles, or any other object that could penetrate or damage the surface of the field.
    • Suntan lotions, oils, or creams of any kind – please apply sunblock prior to entering turf fields
    • All tobacco products
    • Fireworks, smoke machines, portable heaters, and any open flame
    • Glass bottles/containers
  • Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages in or around Henrico County parks, fields, or facilities (including parking lots) is prohibited.

Livestream

Fans, parents, and curious eyes can enjoy quality streams of all of the games via the IQA YouTube channel. The stream is produced by Major League Quidditch. To be certain you don’t miss out on your team’s game, we recommend subscribing to the YouTube channel and setting up alerts. 

Facebook

Make sure you “like” us on Facebook at US Quidditch and International Quidditch Association to stay connected throughout the weekend. We will be posting updates, photos, and more to these pages. We’ll be posting updates to the official event page here.

Instagram

Get a front row seat to everything happening at IQA Pan-American Games! Follow us on Instagram and at our event hashtag (#IQAPanAm) to make sure you don’t miss out on a second of the action. We will be sharing photos and videos via Stories. 

Twitter

Keep up with the action on Twitter. Make sure to follow @USQuidditch for updates. Use the hashtag #IQAPanAm to see updates from teams and players.

Scores

Score posters will be at the HQ tent. Online, scores will be shared on the Facebook event and also on USQ’s Instagram account. Rankings will be released following the conclusion of the first round robin. Rankings will then be updated every two games and posted online. 

Youth Quidditch

On Saturday, we will have a free introduction to quidditch workshop for those aged 5-18 (aimed at elementary, middle, and high school students). We will go over the basics of the game, run some drills, and have a scrimmage. On Sunday, we will have a specialized workshop lasting 2 hours with a $15 registration fee. In that workshop, we will cover more position specific drills and have more organized scrimmages. Sunday workshop participants can purchase a tournament t-shirt in a youth or adult size for $10 at the time of registration. 

USQ will provide all the equipment. Participants are required to wear closed toe shoes and encouraged to bring a water bottle and sunscreen. 

All participants will need to have their parent or guardian sign a waiver. 

Sign-ups are available for a limited time online and participants can also sign up for either or both workshops in person at the HQ tent. 

Vendors

The HQ tent will be selling Pan-American Games t-shirts and trading cards, along with apparel and other items from US Quidditch and Quidditch Canada. Savage Apparel Co. will be on-site selling jerseys and other athletic apparel. Major League Quidditch will have a booth on Saturday and Transfiguring Adoption will be on-site on Sunday in the HQ tent. 

Those who pre-ordered event merchandise online will be able to pick it up at the HQ tent on Saturday or Sunday. 

The Grape Vine Restaurant and Dawn’s Water Ice will be selling food and drink on both days. On Saturday, they will open at 11:00 am. Here are their menus: 

Grape Vine Restaurant Menu

  • Grecian Angus Burger: $8 (Angus beef, feta cheese, olives, lettuce, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce)  
  • Gyro (Lamb, Beef, OR Chicken): $10
  • Chicken Philly OR Beef Steak Philly: $9
  • Angus Cheese Burger: $7
  • Italian Sausage (w/ peppers & onions) : $9
  • Mi Mi’s Mozzarella Sticks : $7
  • Fries: $5   
  • Cheese Fries: $6 
  • Feta Fries: $7
  • Ribbon Chips: $7
  • Loaded Chips: $12
  • Falafel (Healthy vegetarian sandwich): $9
  • Chicken Tenders Over Fries: $10
  • Corn Dog: $5
  • Funnel Cake: $7
  • Baklava: One for  $3 or Two for $5
  • Lemonade: $6   (refills $3)
  • Assorted soda & bottled water  $3 / $2

Dawn’s Water Ice Menu 

  • Italian ice: $3-$5
  • Pretzels: without cheese $2, with cheese $2.50 (nacho or cream cheese)
  • Cotton Candy: $2
  • Soft drinks: $2
  • Water: $2
  • Chips and Gatorade will also be for sale

Pick-Up Games

We will be hosting pick-up games for those 18 and over following the conclusion of competition on Sunday. Pick-up games will begin in the afternoon or early evening, depending on when the tournament ends. Games will be overseen by USQ or IQA certified head referees. USQ will provide the equipment as well as medical staff. Participants are required to wear closed toe shoes and encouraged to bring a water bottle and sunscreen. 

We will be testing rules changes during these games. 4 rounds of games will be available with 2 different styles. Players can sign up to participate in as many rounds as they choose regardless of test style. The cost is $5/game, or 4 games for $15. Those who wish to be covered under USQ’s accident insurance policy can follow the same guidelines described here under the section “Accident Insurance”. 

To sign up, stop by the HQ tent on-site at Glover Park. We will be accepting sign-ups on a first come, first served basis. 

We are planning for 11 players per team, for a total of 22 per time slot. However, we will create as many opportunities as there are interested athletes. 

Test A: Consists of a 40 second shot clock and 7" Mikasa Bludger. Specifically looking for players with smaller hands to participate in this test. One (or more) of the rounds will the also introduce an overtime test, with a first to 30 overtime.

Test B: Two handed wraps, no brooms, and a dangerous play rule. In essence, the dangerous play rule makes you responsible for the safety of any player you initiate contact with, as well as yourself. One (or more) of the rounds will the also introduce an overtime test, with a first to 30 overtime. 

Press

Those taking photos at the event must abide by USQ’s event media policy listed here. Press passes for photographers will be available at the HQ tent. 

Afterparty: Board Game Bonanza at Capital Ale House

Join us on Sunday, July 14 at Capital Alehouse (Innsbrook location, 4024-A Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060) for an evening of food, fun, and board games! We will kick things off sometime between 6 and 7pm, depending on when games finish. 

Get your ticket here!

The party is free and open to the public. However, light appetizers (Potato and Cheese Pierogies, Mini Turkey Sandwiches, and Home Style Mac and Cheese) and non-alcoholic drinks (soda, coffee, and tea) are available for $12 a person. Additional food as well as alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase at the restaurant. USQ will be providing a few board games and attendees are encouraged to bring their favorites. 

Capital Ale House is 12 minutes from Glover Park. It is 9 minutes from the Quality Inn and 14 minutes from the Hampton Inn. 

With over 100 beers on tap and more than 200 in the bottle, Capital Ale House offers the largest selection of Virginia-brewed craft beer available. All of their draft and bottled beers are available for carry-out; take your favorite beer home or to your hotel room! Keeping with their focus on local, their only serve pasture raised, antibiotic and hormone free beef from Lynchburg, VA. The restaurant features a spacious patio seating that overlooks a beautifully landscaped brook, a large game room with a pool table and dart boards, and eight 55-inch HD TVs. They have live music every Friday and Saturday. Their patios are dog friendly!

As part of the community for seventeen years, Capital Ale House is locally owned and operated with a focus on supporting Virginia craft beer, businesses, and agriculture. They are dedicated to making their community a better place to work and live.

Questions

Questions about the event can be sent to panamgames@usquidditch.org.