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2021 Great Lakes Regional Championship Recap

Creighton Quidditch won the collegiate division, and Boom Train won the club division at the 2021 Great Lakes Regional Championship November 6-7, 2021.

COLLEGIATE DIVISION

15 collegiate teams competed at the Great Lakes Regional Championship, which took place at Voice of America MetroPark in West Chester, Ohio, on November 6-7, 2021. Collegiate teams participated in a pool-play format into a stacked bracket for 15 teams to determine the collegiate regional champion and the six collegiate teams who qualified for the 2022 US Quidditch Cup. 

Creighton Quidditch won the collegiate division with Michigan Quidditch Team as runner-up. The score for the championship match was 240-100 (26:56). The game was officiated by head referee Michael Clark-Polner, and the snitch runner was Justin Barnard. This is Creighton’s second regional title, after winning the Midwest Regional Championship earlier this fall. Michigan was the defending regional champion from the 2019-20 season. 

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. Creighton Quidditch (previously qualified at the Midwest Regional Championship)
  2. Michigan Quidditch Team
  3. Blue Jay Quidditch 
  4. Quidditch Club of Pittsburgh
  5. Penn State Quidditch
  6. Michigan State Quidditch 
  7. Illini Ridgebacks
  8. Marquette University Golden Avalanche
  9. Ball State Cardinals
  10. Columbia College Chicago Quidditch
  11. Bowling Green State University 
  12. Miami University (OH) Quidditch
  13. Dark Snare
  14. University of Rochester Thestrals 
  15. Iowa Quidditch Club 

CLUB DIVISION

Three club teams competed at this event, a one-day double round-robin format on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Boom Train won this division, and Ann Arbor Army Ants 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. Boom Train
  2. Ann Arbor Army Ants
  3. Ohio Apollos
  4. Chicago United Quidditch Club
  5. West Michigan Quidditch Club

GAME FILM

Games from this tournament will be available in this playlist on YouTube soon. The original livestreamed games are available in this playlist.  USQ’s livestream and video team has remastered all recorded footage from the livestream into high definition videos complete with new graphics. 

PHOTOS

USQ staffer and photographer Shirley Lu has posted photos from the weekend and they are available to view on Facebook.

MERCH

We still have regional event t-shirts and GLRC trading cards available to purchase. The t-shirts are up on our DFTBA store. 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

West Chester hosted the last Great Lakes Regional Championship in 2019, and it was a thrill to be back competing at the Voice of America MetroPark. We would like to thank the Butler County Visitors Bureau and MetroParks of Butler County for their continued support. Also, we’d like to thank the involved teams and would like to congratulate all teams who earned a bid to USQ Cup 2022, in addition to all who participated in the tournament. Lastly, thank you to all of our volunteers, officials, snitch runners, and spectators for being part of this event. 

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