World Cup is USQ’s premiere event of the season. Featuring 80 teams from across the league, this is the pinnacle of the competitive season and the largest spectator event of the season. Teams qualify through regionals and have the opportunity to compete at the World Cup to be crowned the World Champions.
World Cup 8 will take place at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, SC. The facility is located at:
337 East Mount Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Quidditch is a co-ed contact sport with a unique mix of elements from rugby, basketball, and dodgeball. A quidditch team is made up of seven athletes who play with brooms between their legs at all times. While the game can appear chaotic to the casual observer, quidditch is an exciting sport to watch and is even more fun to play.
Three chasers play with a ball called the quaffle and score goals worth 10 points each by shooting or dunking the ball through any one of three hoops at the other end of the pitch. They advance the quaffle down the field by running with it, passing it to teammates, or kicking it. Each team has a keeper who defends the goal hoops. Two beaters use dodgeballs called bludgers to disrupt the flow of the game by “knocking out” other players. Any player hit by a bludger is out of play until they touch their own hoops. Each team also has a seeker who tries to catch the snitch. The snitch is a ball attached to the waistband of the snitch runner, a neutral athlete in a yellow uniform who uses any means to avoid capture. The snitch is worth30 points and its capture ends the game. If the score is tied after the snitch catch, the game proceeds into overtime.
For more information, including the official rulebook, please visit www.usquidditch.org/about/rules.
US Quidditch, established in 2010, is a nonprofit dedicated to governing the sport of quidditch in the United States and inspiring young people to lead physically active and socially engaged lives.
For more information about USQ, visit our website.