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APRIL, 2017

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Edmonton Aurors take gold: National Championship recap


A hard fought tournament in Victoria, B.C. has resulted in the first gold medal win for an Albertan team at a National Tournament. With a 6-2 win/loss record over the course of the weekend, Edmonton prevailed over the Guelph Gryphons to win the National Championship Title in a 90*-30 game.

Guelph, despite having lost to both Valhalla Quidditch and the UBC Thunderbirds in Pool Play, worked their way up through the bracket to win the semifinals against Valhalla in an overtime 100-130*^ match, ending their tournament run ranked over both Valhalla and the UBC Thunderbirds with a silver medal.

Valhalla Quidditch, with a 6-1 win/loss record, would go on to defeat the UBC Thunderbirds in a close 120*-70 game to secure bronze.

The National Championship featured eight teams from across Canada, with four teams from British Columbia, two from Alberta, and two from Ontario. Games were livestreamed on SportsCanada.TV, as well as on Facebook Live. Over 1000 unique viewers tuned in from 27 different countries worldwide. Tournament-weekend coverage also occurred on Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook.  All livestreamed games are available to be rewatched, with their live commentary, at any time on each respective platform.

Thank you to our partners, volunteers, and athletes. We’re already gearing up for our next season, and we can’t wait to see what comes next for quidditch in Canada.

Final Rankings:

  1. Edmonton Aurors
  2. Guelph Gryphons
  3. Valhalla Quidditch
  4. UBC Thunderbirds Sports Club
  5. Calgary Mavericks
  6. UVic Valkyries
  7. SFU Quidditch
  8. UBC Quidditch Club
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Thank you to our National Championship Partners:

Entripy
SportHost Victoria
UVic Valkyries Quidditch Club
Vikes Athletics
SMSNet
SportsCanadaTV
St. John’s Ambulance
PinProvider
Days Inn Victoria Uptown
Wilson’s Transportation
Titanium Tents

Photo and Header Image by Stephan Kim