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Regional ChampionshipsMid-Atlantic

2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship Recap

Maryland Quidditch won the collegiate division, and District of Columbia Quidditch Club won the club division at the 2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship October 23-24, 2021.

COLLEGIATE DIVISION

Eight collegiate teams competed at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship, which took place at Glover Park in Richmond, Virginia, on October 23-24, 2021. Collegiate teams participated in a pool-play format into a bracket for all eight teams to determine the collegiate regional champion and the three collegiate teams who qualified for the 2022 US Quidditch Cup. 

Maryland Quidditch won the collegiate division with Quidditch Club at Virginia Tech as runner-up. The score for the championship match was 150-70 (34:30). The game was officiated by head referee Toby March, and the snitch runner was Matthew Cooper. This is Maryland’s sixth regional title. For Virginia Tech, it is the farthest the team has gone at a USQ regional championship. 

“It felt fantastic to get the win even on a short roster,” said Heather Farnan from Maryland. “We're super proud of our rookies especially and also our returners for stepping up and making it happen.”

All scores are available on the USQ website. The list of competing teams is available below in the order of their final ranking. Those in bold qualified for USQ Cup.

  1. Maryland Quidditch
  2. Quidditch Club at Virginia Tech
  3. Virginia Quidditch Club
  4. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Quidditch
  5. WVU Summit
  6. Salisbury University Quidditch Club
  7. Wizengamot Quidditch At VCU
  8. George Mason Club Quidditch

CLUB DIVISION

Three club teams competed at this event, a one-day double round-robin format on Saturday, October 23, 2021. District of Columbia Quidditch Club won this division, and Philadelphia Freedom Quidditch Club was the runner-up. All scores are available on the USQ website. Here is the list of competing teams in the order of their final ranking.

  1. District of Columbia Quidditch Club
  2. Philadelphia Freedom Quidditch Club
  3. Earth Wake Quidditch

GAME FILM

Games from this tournament will be available in this playlist on YouTube. Games from Day 1 are now up. Games from Day 2 will be available soon. USQ’s livestream and video team has remastered all recorded footage from the livestream into high-definition videos complete with new graphics. 

Additionally, on Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24, USQ will be hosting a marathon of games from fall regionals on Twitch!

MERCH

We still have regional event t-shirts and MARC trading cards available to purchase. The t-shirts will be up on our DFTBA store soon. To order a pack of trading cards, fill out this form. Also, all USQ members can receive 20% off the DFTBA store with code MEMBERS2021, available from November 12-December 31. 

FEEDBACK

Do you have any feedback about the event? Please fill out the event survey! Evaluations may also be submitted for referees and snitch runners.

 It was a thrill to kick off the 2021-22 USQ events season in Richmond after such a long break. We wish to thank all involved teams and would like to congratulate all teams who earned a bid to the 2022 USQ Cup, 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. Lastly, we wish to thank Richmond Region Tourism and the Henrico County Recreation & Parks for their support. 

Individuals who wish to share additional feedback or on anything else related to the tournament may reach staff at info@usquidditch.org