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Follow the Action at 2019 Northeast Regional Championship

The Northeast Regional Championship will take place October 26-27 in Warwick, Rhode Island. Information about how to stay updated on the action (including livestream) is below.

Schedule

The collegiate teams will participate in pool play in four pools, four of four (4), before continuing on to a bracket structure to determine the collegiate regional champion as well as the seven (7) collegiate teams who qualify for US Quidditch Cup 13. The club teams will participate in a single round robin, playing each other team one time. The club circuit event will take place on Saturday only; there will be no bracket. Games played in the club division will be worth 2 circuit points per game.

More information on the format is available here. The full schedule, along with scores, is available here

Saturday, October 26:

7:00 am - setup volunteers arrive
7:30 am - player check-in starts for those who did not check in Friday evening
8:15 am - coaches and captains meeting for those who did not attend one on Friday evening
9:00 am - games begin
11:15 - 12:45 pm - youth quidditch workshop
2:30 - 3:15 pm - youth quidditch workshop
6:00 pm - final round of games begin 

Sunday, October 27:

7:00 am - setup volunteers arrive
7:30 am - HQ opens
8:00 am - bracket play begins
12:45 pm - semi-final games
2:15 pm - championship game
3:15 pm - final bid game
4:00 pm - medal ceremony

Facility Information

The tournament takes place at Bend Street Field Complex. 

80 Bend St
Warwick, RI 02889

When you turn into the complex, there is first a cluster of baseball fields on the left. Continue straight, and you will come upon the soccer fields. We recommend that teams park in the middle of the complex. Parking is free. 

Limited bleacher seating is available. Spectators are encouraged to bring in chairs. 

The forecast for Saturday is mostly sunny with a high of 62°. For Sunday, rain is likely with a high of 58°. We will play rain or shine. 

There is a permanent restroom building adjacent to the fields, along with portapotties.  

Here is a site map:

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Facility Policies

  • Outside food and drinks are allowed into the park.
  • Per park policy, NO alcohol, propane gas, or open flames will be allowed on the event site. Park staff has the ability to eject any participants consuming alcohol at the event.
  • Dogs and service animals are allowed on-site. However, pets are prohibited from being on the actual soccer fields.

Livestream

Fans and parents can follow coverage from the Eighth Man for livestreamed and filmed games. 

Facebook

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

Instagram

Get a front row seat to everything happening at this event! Follow us on Instagram and at our event hashtag (#NERC2019) 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 and @USQScores for scores and game updates. Use the hashtag #NERC2019 to see updates from teams and players.

Scores

Score posters will be at the HQ tent. Online, scores will be shared on the Twitter. The bracket for the collegiate division will be released on Saturday evening, after games have finished. 

Youth Quidditch

On Saturday, we will have two free introduction to quidditch workshops 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.

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 online and participants can also sign up for either or both workshops in person at the HQ tent. 

USQ Merch

We will be selling merch at this event, including an event t-shirt and trading cards. We will have a limited supply of USQ apparel. Please be sure to bookmark our DFTBA online store as we will be fully stocked again by Thanksgiving and they will be running a special on free shipping around that time.

If you want to pre-order merch for pick-up on-site, you can do so through the Eventbrite link. You can also request a custom pack of trading cards here.

Food Truck

The Pit Stop will be on-site on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm. They sell burgers, salads, gyros, kabob plates, and more. 

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. 

Saturday evening social: Proclamation Ale Co

Proclamation Ale Company has invited attendees of Northeast Regional Championship to their brewery on Saturday night. Their Warwick location is just 15 minutes from Bend Street Field Complex and 5 minutes (1 mile) from the 2 hotels that teams are staying at. They are a family friendly brewery. From 5 - 8 pm, an Asian fusion food truck will be on-site (Fugo); food can also be brought in or delivered. They are open until 10pm.

Questions

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