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2019 Northeast Regional Championship Recap

New York University Quidditch won the collegiate division title and Tufts University Tufflepufs was the runner-up. 

Updated 11/1/2019, 4:45pm ET - an edit to this artcile was made detailing the process for awarding the 7th and final bid from this event.

New York University Quidditch beat Tufts University Tufflepuffs in the collegiate championship match 180*-100, winning the title of regional champion. 16 collegiate teams participated in the tournament, which took place at Bend Street Field Complex in Warwick, Rhode Island on October 26-27. The lists of competing teams are available below. Those in bold qualified for US Quidditch Cup 13. Information about qualifying for an at-large bid can be found here.

Collegiate Division

Boston University Quidditch
Brandeis Quidditch
Emerson College Quidditch
Harvard Horntails
Macaulay Honors College Marauders
Middlebury College Quidditch
New York Pigeons
New York University Quidditch
RIT Dark Marks
RPI Quidditch
Rutgers University Quidditch
Syracuse Snare Quidditch Club
Tufts University Tufflepuffs
University of Massachusetts Amherst Death Beaters
University of Rochester Thestrals
University of Vermont Quidditch Club

Due to inclement weather on Sunday, the game to determine the last bid, between RIT and Rutgers, was not able to be played as scheduled due to rapidly worsening weather conditions that began to pose a safety issue for participants. USQ staff, after conferring with referees from multiple pitches as well as the coaches of the remaining teams, decided to cancel the last game due to those safety concerns. 

Updated 11/1/2019 - 4:45pm ET

After considering multiple alternative solutions to determine the winner of the 7th and final bid from this event, the Gameplay Department has determined that the bidwill be awarded as a special at-large bid that is only available to the two teams who were due to compete in the final game, RIT Dark Marks and Rutgers University Quidditch.

Whichever team is the higher ranked in the USQ standings at the at-large bid drawing date will be awarded the 7th and final bid from NERC. The lower-ranked of the two teams will still be eligible to earn a normal at-large bid on the same day.

Club teams competing at the USQ-hosted circuit event on Saturday, October 26 each received 2 points per game. To learn more about circuit events, click here

Club Teams

Atlantic Dragons
Bosnyan Bearsharks
New York Quidditch Club
The Warriors


Scores for the entire tournament are available in the Schedule and Scores spreadsheet here. Scores will be uploaded to the USQ website and reflected in the standings later this week (collegiate will be here and club will be here).


You can re-watch the coverage from the Eighth Man for livestreamed and filmed games. 

Livestream: The Eighth Man on Facebook
Filmed games: The Eighth Man on YouTube


Do you have any feedback about the event? Please fill out our event survey here!

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Again, we wish to thank all involved teams, and would like to congratulate all teams from the Northeast who earned a bid to US Quidditch Cup 13, in addition to all who participated in the tournament. We would also like to thank all of our volunteers, officials, snitch runners, and spectators for being part of this event. We also want to say thank you to all those impacted by the cancellation of the final game, as your understanding and flexibility for this unexpected sudden occurrence is much appreciated. Lastly, we wish to thank the Rhode Island Sports Commission, the city of Warwick, and the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau for their support. 

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