QuidditchUK is pleased to announce that the British Quidditch Cup 2018 will take place on the weekend of 24th-25th March at Brookes Sport Botley, Oxford.
After an extensive bidding process Brookes Sport was selected due to the excellent facilities onsite, including high grade sporting pitches and indoor areas that can cater to a BQC sized crowd of players and volunteers. The ease of accessibility to Oxford for UK teams as a whole and previous relationships built by QuidditchUK with suppliers and vendors within the Oxford area from previous tournaments made this an excellent venue for us to work with.
This season’s BQC promises to be the best yet, with a high quality venue set to deliver the best quidditch the United Kingdom has to offer.
Other venues that submitted bids to host BQC 2018 included the Rugeley Leisure Centre, Wyncote Sports Ground Liverpool and Bath Recreation Ground. Having hosted the previous two BQCs, Rugeley Leisure Centre is a venue QuidditchUK maintain a fantastic working relationship with however it was felt that this season called for a different venue. Wyncote Sports Ground and Bath Recreation Ground both submitted strong bids but were ultimately deemed impractical due to a mixture of factors. Liverpool’s Wyncote Sports Ground had limited availability and would have found it difficult to facilitate the required number of pitches for BQC 2018. Despite this, Liverpool stood out as an excellent venue for events and we’re looking forward to potentially working with them on future tournaments. Similarly, despite the excellent quality of the sports grounds available at Bath Recreation Ground, the venue size would have been too small to host a tournament at the scale of BQC.
More information about BQC 2018 will be released after the regional tournaments have concluded. In the meantime if you have BQC related questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.