On November 12th-13th teams across the country gathered together for Quidditch Canada’s third Eastern and Western Regional Championships, in Mississauga, ON, and Surrey, BC, respectively. Featuring a busy weekend of quidditch and competition, along with the livestreaming of certain games at each Regional Championship for the first time in Quidditch Canada’s history, the weekend showcased the growth and high level of athleticism within Canada.
Quidditch Canada’s Eastern Regional Championship featured teams across Québec and Ontario, facing off in a two-day tournament, with the uOttawa DG’s taking the title of Eastern Regional Champions for their second consecutive year. Guelph Quidditch took second in the tournament, and McGill Quidditch, with a win over Université de Montréal Quidditch, placed third.
The journey to the top for Quidditch Canada’s Eastern Champions started with a tough loss against Guelph Quidditch, whom they would play the next day for the title of Eastern Champions. They then proceeded to win their next two games against Valhalla Quidditch, and Waterloo Quidditch, ending the day in a rematch loss to Valhalla Quidditch giving them a 2-2 record going into the second day, ranking second overall. The following day the uOttawa DG’s proceeded to through the bracket elimination by first defeating Carleton Quidditch in the quarterfinals, followed by a semi-final win over McGill Quidditch, advancing them to the final against Guelph Quidditch who had defeated Université de Montréal Quidditch in the semi-finals. With a 210*-80 win over Guelph Quidditch, the uOttawa DG’s were crowned the 2016 Eastern Champions.
Quidditch Canada’s Western Regional Championship featured teams across Alberta and British Columbia, in a two-day tournament, with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds taking the title of Western Regional Champions. The Edmonton Aurors took second in the tournament, and Simon Fraser University Quidditch placed third with a win over University of British Columbia Quidditch Club.
The journey to the top for Quidditch Canada’s Western Champions played out over the two-day tournament. The Western Champions began the weekend with a win over the University of British Columbia Quidditch Club. They then proceeded to win their next game against the Calgary Mavericks, and then taking a loss to the Edmonton Aurors, of whom they would face off again for the title of Western Champions the following day. They then proceeded to win their next two games to the University of Victoria Valkyries, and Simon Fraser University Quidditch giving them a 4-1 record going into the second day, ranked second overall. The following day, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds proceeded through the bracket play by first defeating the University of British Columbia Quidditch Club, followed by a finals rematch against the Edmonton Aurors that resulted in a 90*-80 win, crowning them the 2016 Western Regional Champions.
Quidditch Canada would like to congratulate the winners of both its Regional Championships, and all the teams who participated in Quidditch Canada’s third Regional Championships for a great weekend of quidditch. Quidditch Canada would also like to extend its gratitude to the Tournament Directors, Alex Downey-Ging for the Eastern Regional Championship, and Jonathan Griggs for the Western Regionals, to its volunteers who contributed to the success of both of Quidditch Canada’s events, and spectators for their continuous support and enthusiasm towards the sport of quidditch.
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article stated that this was UOttawa’s third consecutive Eastern Regionals title. This is in fact the second consecutive Eastern Regionals title that UOttawa has won, with the inaugural title having gone to McGill.