QuidditchUK 2018/2019 Season Announcement

We are happy to finally announce the new European Qualifier Tournament and wider season structure for 2018/2019.

The following will provide key dates, information, and provisional locations for all official QuidditchUK tournaments happening next season. We’re feeling very excited about this coming season, and believe the addition of a new European Qualifier tournament will create a new level of competition throughout the United Kingdom as teams fight to represent us in Europe.

QuidditchUK are currently in discussions with venues for our flagship tournaments, and these will be confirmed closer to the end of summer; we will be providing an option for clubs to submit bids for tournaments if they wish as well, so please bear in mind that venues/dates are subject to change.

For the first time QuidditchUK will be using a Swiss tournament structure at some of its events. See Swiss Tournament Format Explained to find out how it works.

We aim for final venues and dates to be confirmed by early September.

Southern Cup

Provisional Date – Late November, two weeks prior to/after Northern Cup
Open to all QUK teams based in Southern United Kingdom.
Day 1 Format – Swiss
Day 2 Format – Championship and Consolation Knockout Brackets

The top 7 teams from Southern Cup will receive an invitation to compete at the European Qualifier Tournament in January 2019. The top number of teams (number depending on team attendance at regionals) will receive a spot for the British Quidditch Cup in April 2019. Remaining teams will not be allocated a spot for either the British Quidditch Cup or the European Qualifier Tournament. They will instead be permitted to compete at Development Cup in March 2019.

Northern Cup

Provisional Date – Late November, two weeks prior to/after Southern Cup
Open to all QUK teams based in Northern United Kingdom AND Northern Ireland
Day 1 Format – Swiss
Day 2 Format – Championship and Consolation Knockout Brackets

The top 5 teams from Northern Cup will receive an invitation to compete at the European Qualifier Tournament in January 2019. The top number of teams (number depending on team attendance at regionals) will receive a spot for the British Quidditch Cup in April 2019. Remaining teams will not be allocated a spot for either the British Quidditch Cup or the European Qualifier Tournament. They will instead be permitted to compete at Development Cup in March 2019.

European Qualifier Tournament

Provisional Date – Late January
Open to the top 12 teams that qualified across Southern Cup (top 7) and Northern Cup (top 5) respectively
Day 1 Format – Swiss
Day 2 Format – Seeded Bracket with second chance playoffs for 5th and 6th place

The top 6 teams from the European Qualifier Tournament will receive an invitation to compete at the European Quidditch Cup held in May 2019. Remaining teams ranked 7 through 12 may receive spots for the European Quidditch Cup 2nd Division, however UK spots for this tournament are yet to be allocated and/or confirmed.

European Qualifier Tournament teams will be subject to the European Qualifier Tournament Eligibility Policy

Development Cup

Provisional Date – Early March
Open to all QUK teams who did not qualify for the European Qualifier Tournament or British Quidditch Cup at either Southern/Northern OR any QUK teams who did not compete at Regionals.
Format – TBC

The top 2 teams from Development Cup will receive an invitation to compete at the British Quidditch Cup in April 2019. Given the proximity between Development Cup and British Quidditch Cup; subsidies may be provided to qualifying teams for British Quidditch Cup to cope with travel and accommodation costs.

Development Cup teams will be subject to the Development Cup Team Policy

British Quidditch Cup

Provisional Date – Early April
Open to the top 32 teams that qualified across Southern Cup and Northern Cup
Day 1 Format – Two-Stream Swiss
Day 2 Format – Championship and Consolation Knockout Brackets

30 BQC spots will be allocated between Southern Cup and Northern Cup. Spots are yet to be determined and will be based proportionately on the amount of teams at Northern and Southern Cup for 2018/2019. Results will determine the European Qualifier Tournament spot allocation for the following year, as well as seeding for the following season’s regional tournaments.

Contact Us
Please direct any questions to
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