Development Cup 2019



Sat, 02 Mar 2019

Sun, 03 Mar 2019



08:00 - 18:00



Salford Sports Village, 325 Littleton Rd, Salford M7 3NQ

Development Cup returns for its third iteration this year, and with three British Quidditch Cup places up for grabs the competition is bound to be fierce. This year’s tournament will be held in Manchester at Salford Sports Village across 2-3 March 2019.

Dates to Remember

Deadlines to Remember

Intention to Compete Deadline – Saturday, 9/02/19 at 21:00
Player Registration Deadline – Saturday, 16/02/19 at 21:00
Team Roster Deadline – Saturday, 16/02/19 at 21:00
Volunteer Registration Deadline – Monday, 18/02/19 at 21:00

Player and Volunteer Signup FormTournament FeesVolunteerRoster SubmissionTournament StructureTournament ScheduleCompeting TeamsGroup DrawImportant LinksSpectatorsContact FormResults


The Player & Volunteer Registration form can be found here:
This form is mandatory for everyone participating at Development Cup, whether you are attending as a player, or a non-playing volunteer.

Please read each section carefully and if you wish to change any of your answers the form has editing responses enabled.

The deadline for players to fill out this registration form is Saturday, 16/02/2019 at 21:00

Players must also be registered as QuidditchUK Members by this deadline.

The deadline for non-playing volunteers to fill out this registration form is Monday, 18/02/2019 at 21:00

This form consists of your player and volunteer sign-up for both certified and non-certified volunteers. It also includes sections for tournament waivers, medical information, and the misconduct policy. The form concludes with an optional medical survey that is a continuation of the injury studies carried out across our QuidditchUK tournaments.


Team Rosters and Registration

Clubs must register their intention to compete by emailing – providing the names and number of teams they wish to send to Development Cup. We do not need rosters or registered players at this stage.

Clubs must register their intention to compete by Saturday, 9/02/19 at 21:00

Clubs will be emailed specific registration forms, complete with up to date information on player tournament AND membership registration.

Teams must complete these forms and submit final rosters by Saturday, 16/02/19 at 21:00

The team fee is £40.00 per team.

This fee will be charged to your club upon expiration of the Team Roster Deadline.

Player & Volunteer Registration

The player fee is £20.00 per player.

This fee will be charged to your club upon expiration of the registration deadline.


The International Quidditch Association has released their referee tests for the 2018/2020 Rulebook. You can register to take the referee tests at and you can sign up as a volunteer here.


The Team Roster Deadline is Saturday, 16/02/19 at 21:00.


Gameplay Structure

Day 1 – Pool Play

Teams will be drawn into groups of 3-5, with the final number and size of the groups dependent on the number of teams in attendance. These groups will each have a first seed, with the remaining teams randomly drawn into the group.

In order to determine seeding, the ranks of teams that competed at regionals will first be re-numbered to include only the Dev Cup teams. For example, Loughborough (17th at Northern) and Norwich (15th at Southern) will both be ranked 1 within their region, and so on. After this re-numbering the tiebreakers will be:

  • Regionals Rank
  • Average QPD/Match
  • Average Game Time/Match

Each first seed will be randomly drawn into a group. The remaining teams will then be drawn into groups from a single pot. Where a team would be placed in the same group as another team from the same club, that team will be re-drawn.

After pool play has completed on Day 1, teams will be ranked according to the standard QuidditchUK ranking procedures.

Day 2 – Competitive and Development Bracket Play

The exact structure of Day 2 will be released once a final number of teams for the tournament has been confirmed.

Based on Day 1 performances the tournament will split into a competitive bracket of 8 teams competing for BQC 2019 qualification, with the remaining teams playing development matches. The format will be designed in order to provide a minimum of two games on Day 2 for every team.


The Tournament Schedule will be released one week before the event.


Competing teams will be announced after the team registration window has closed.


The Group Draw for Development Cup 2019 will be released after the team registration window has closed.

Spectators are welcome; there is no entrance fee. There is limited seating, but you are welcome to bring your own folding chairs. Refreshments will be available. If you are planning to attend in a large group you are welcome to come, just please email us in advance at


If you have any general concerns, questions, or suggestions about tournament, these should be directed to the form below:

Final Standings

Full results will be released after the event.