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Butler County Welcomes USQ 2019 Great Lakes Regional Championship

31 Oct, 2019


US Quidditch will host the USQ 2019 Great Lakes Regional Championship at the Voice of America MetroPark Athletic Complex, November 2-3, 2019. This event will feature collegiate athletes from around the Great Lakes Region including 15 teams from 4 states.

“The Butler County Visitors Bureau is excited to welcome back the USQ Great Lakes Regional Championship to Butler County,” said Mark Hecquet, President & CEO of the BCVB. “This exciting event is a prime example highlighting Butler County as a premier destination for unique and collegiate sporting events. We look forward to welcoming these talented athletes and their supporters to Butler County, and to the Voice of America MetroPark Athletic Complex. We are truly excited to showcase everything Butler County has to offer to athletes, coaches, and supporters this coming weekend.”

Collegiate teams from Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania will compete in West Chester for the opportunity to attend the National Championship, the US Quidditch Cup, and for the title of Regional Champion. The event will take place at the Voice of America MetroPark Athletic Complex on Saturday, November 2nd from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The full tournament schedule can be viewed here. Event photos are available upon request.

US Quidditch will also be hosting a free youth Quidditch workshop on Saturday, November 2nd at 2:30 p.m. for elementary, middle, and high school students. Registration is not required, but RSVPs are welcome online here

About US Quidditch - Quidditch is a full contact, competitive, mixed gender sport inspired by the Harry Potter series. It began in 2005 and has since spread to over 300 colleges, high schools and club teams nationwide. Quidditch is played with seven players to a team all mounted on brooms. Three chasers score goals by putting the quaffle (a volleyball) through any of three hoops at the opposite end of the field. A keeper defends the hoops, while two beaters throw bludgers (dodgeballs) at opposing players to temporarily knock them out of the game. Meanwhile, each team’s seeker tries to catch the snitch: an autonomous yellow-clad athlete who has a tennis ball in a custom-made velcro tail hanging from the back of their shorts, similar to flag football. A game of quidditch ends when the snitch tail is caught, and the capturing seeker’s team is awarded an additional 30 points. US Quidditch’s official rulebook is available free for download here

US Quidditch (USQ) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the national governing body for the sport of quidditch. USQ advances the sport by organizing events and programs that build community and empower all genders to compete together. US Quidditch is not affiliated with JK Rowling, Warner Bros. or Time Warner. To learn more about quidditch, visit www.usquidditch.org

About the Butler County Visitors Bureau - The Butler County Visitors Bureau (BCVB) is the premier regional destination marketing organization for leisure travel, sports, meeting and group tourism in Butler County, Ohio. It is dedicated to contributing to a thriving local economy through a strong regional and national tourism presence. For more information, visit TravelButlerCounty.com.

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