We’re pleased to announce that the inaugural European Qualifier Tournament will take place on the weekend of the 26-27th of January 2019 at Drapers Fields in Stratford, East London.
The European Qualifier Tournament is a new tournament this season organised by QuidditchUK to decide which teams will represent the UK at the European Quidditch Cup Divisions One and Two. The tournament will be open to the top 12 teams that qualified across Southern Cup (top 7) and Northern Cup (top 5) respectively. The top six teams from the European Qualifier Tournament will receive an invitation to compete at the European Quidditch Cup Division 1 held in Belgium on 11-12 May 2019. The teams who finish in 7th and 8th will qualify for the European Quidditch Cup Division 2 in Poland on 13-14 April 2019.
European Qualifier Tournament teams will be subject to the European Qualifier Tournament Eligibility Policy.
QuidditchUK’s Vice President Matt Bateman said:
“With QuidditchUK receiving a record 8 spots across two European Quidditch Cup tournaments this year, having a comprehensive qualifier for us has become more important than ever.
We’ve been working with Drapers Fields in conjunction with playfootball.net to locate a venue that had sufficient facilities to host our athletes come January.
Drapers Field Recreation Ground will have two 3G pitches side by side, marked out for a full weekend of competition. It also features full artificial lighting, and indoor facilities such as changing rooms and a cafe. Being in central London it is accessible to those both inside and outside of the capital, as well as providing opportunity for the public to spectate our best teams as we decide who will represent us in Belgium and Poland later this season.”