Southern Cup 2018

Date

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Sat, 24 Nov 2018

Sun, 25 Nov 2018

Time

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08:00 - 18:00

Location

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Sevenoaks Knole Academy,  Bradbourne Vale Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 3LE

Welcome to Southern Cup 2018! All of the UK’s southern teams will be competing for the title of Regional Champions, as well as fighting to earn their place at the inaugural European Qualifying Tournament and the British Quidditch Cup 2019.

Dates to Remember

26/10/18 – Player Registration Deadline
26/10/18 – Roster Submission Deadline

29/10/18 – Southern Cup 2018 Hospitality Guide
6/11/18 – Tournament Structure release
7/11/18 – Tournament and Player Fees Payment Deadline
16/11/18 – Schedule release
16/11/18 – Player Guide release
17/11/18 – Volunteer Registration Soft Deadline

Deadlines to Remember

26/10/18 – Player Registration Deadline
26/10/18 – Roster Submission Deadline

7/11/18 – Tournament and Player Fees Payment Deadline
17/11/18 – Volunteer Registration Soft Deadline

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

PLAYER AND VOLUNTEER SIGNUP FORM

Player signups are now closed, however we are still looking for non-playing volunteers. Please sign up here:
Player and Volunteer Signup Form
Please read each section carefully and if you wish to change any of your answers the form has editing responses enabled.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Tournament Committee:
Tom Challinor – Tournament Director
Arkady English – Assistant Tournament Director
Alix Marie D’Avigneau – Gameplay and Scheduling Co-ordinator
Genevieve Tyrrell- Operations Co-ordinator
Jade Broomby – Communications Co-ordinator

TOURNAMENT FEES

QuidditchUK will invoice clubs the full team AND player fees which must be paid by 11:59pm on 7th November 2018.

Regional Prices are as follows:

Team Fee – £30 Per Team
Player Fee – £20 Per Player

VOLUNTEER

QuidditchUK has set volunteer requirements for Southern Cup.

This is outlined in the QuidditchUK Event Referee Quota Policy on our website, please ensure you and your club are familiar with the volunteer requirements.

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

Clubs that do not make their volunteer quota will not be eligible to compete at either Northern or Southern Cup 2018. If you or your club are struggling to reach these quotas, please contact gameplay@quidditchuk.org.

We do accept volunteers who are not part of the referee quota continuously until the volunteer deadline. This is a great way to get involved in the tournament and to support those attending.

ROSTER SUBMISSION

Roster submissions closed on the 26/10/18.

TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE

Day 1 – Pools

18 teams are registered to compete at Southern Cup 2018. These teams have been divided into 4 groups (A-D), using the process outlined in the 2018 Regionals Tournament Info announcement. Groups A and B are made up of 5 teams and Groups C and D contain 4 teams. Each group will play a round robin on Day 1 of Southern Cup.

After all games for Day 1 are completed, teams will be ranked using the criteria below:

  1. Select as appropriate:
    1a. For Ranking Intra-Group: Number of Wins
    1b. For Ranking Inter-Group: Group Position(*)
    1c. For Final Rankings: Stage of Elimination
  2. Highest Quaffle Point Differential (QPD), with a maximum of 90 QPD able to be accumulated from any single game
  3. Head to Head (where applicable)
  4. Number of Winning Snitch Catches
  5. Lowest Total Regulation Time Played
  6. Fewest Red Cards
  7. Fewest Yellow Cards
  8. Fewest Blue Cards
  9. Coin toss

*In pools in which there are 5 teams (A and B), games against the fifth ranked team will be discounted for the purpose of ranking against other pools. For the fifth ranked team, results against the fourth ranked team will be excluded from the standings calculations.

Day 2 – Bracket

After ranking the teams an 18-team bracket will be formed, with a play-in round for teams ranked 15-18. After the round-of-16, a losers’ bracket will be formed in order to determine BQC qualification.

The Southern region has been allocated 14 of the available 30 BQC spots that can be earned through Regionals. The losers of the round-of-16 will all play a “bottom 8” round of playoffs, the winners of which will qualify for BQC. The losers of the “bottom 8” round will play a further round of playoffs, the winners of which will qualify for BQC.

5th/6th and 7th/8th playoffs will take place to determine seeding and qualification respectively for the European Qualifier Tournament.

If you have any queries regarding the tournament structure please email gameplay@quidditchuk.org. For general queries regarding Southern Cup, please email events@quidditchuk.org.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

The Tournament Schedule will be released on 16/11/18.

COMPETING TEAMS

GROUP DRAW

The Group Draw for Southern Cup 2018 will be released on 6/11/18.

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 southerncup@quidditchuk.org.

CONTACT FORM

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 available after the event.