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Gameplay Information for 2020 West Championship

The gameplay format and schedule for collegiate and club teams competing at the 2020 West Regional Championship are announced below.

The USQ 2020 West Regional Championship will take place February 22-23, 2020 at Robertson Park in Livermore, California. Collegiate teams will compete in a round robin tournament with no bracket play. The club division will have a double round robin format with no bracket play.

The gameplay schedule can be found here, while information on the regional championship can be found here for the collegiate division and here for the club division. Follow the Facebook event to get more updates. Admission is free and open to the public. We encourage fans to RSVP via Eventbrite.

COLLEGIATE DIVISION

The teams will participate in a single round robin format for all ten (10) teams to determine the collegiate regional champion as well as the four (4) collegiate teams who qualify for US Quidditch Cup 13. To learn more about qualification, please see this article.  All teams will play each other team one time. 

The ten teams competing at the event are as follows (in alphabetical order): 

Anteater Quidditch
Arizona State University
Cal Quidditch
Northern Arizona University Narwhals
San Jose State University Spartan Quidditch
University of Arizona Quidditch
University of California Los Angeles
University of Utah Quidditch
Utah State Quidditch Club
Western Washington Wyverns

CLUB DIVISION

The teams will participate in a double round robin format for all three (3) teams. Games will take place on Saturday only. There will be no club games on Sunday. All teams will play each other two times.

The three club teams at this event are as follows (in alphabetical order): 

Bay Area Breakers
California Dobbys
Silicon Valley Vipers

GENERAL GAMEPLAY INFORMATION

Rankings during the tournament will be based on the USQ tiebreaker policy. The primary comparison will be win percentage, followed by head-to-head, then win record before snitch catch, then quaffle points against, then quaffle points for, and 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 13 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 always cause the team to forfeit the rest of the tournament, and will be reviewed for disqualification.

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