USQ Announces Regional and National Championship Locations

As the song goes, the stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas and USQ has announced that this April – the sport’s biggest and brightest stars will take their talents to the Lone Star state. US Quidditch Cup 11 will be in Round Rock, Texas the weekend of April 14-15, 2018. the first time the tournament leaves the eastern time zone.

US Quidditch also announced that regional championships will be held as follows:

Great Lakes Regional Championship

  • Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • October 28-29, 2017
  • River Oaks County Park
  • In partnership with Discover Kalamazoo

Midwest Regional Championship

  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • November 4-5, 2017
  • Breese Stevens Field
  • In partnership with Madison Area Sports Commission

Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship

  • Monroeville, Pennsylvania
  • November 11-12, 2017
  • Consol Energy Turner Valley Complex
  • In partnership with Visit Monroeville and SportsPITTSBURGH

Northeast Regional Championship

  • Rochester, New York
  • November 18-19, 2017
  • Total Sports Experience
  • In partnership with Monroe County Sports Commission

South Regional Championship

  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • February 10-11, 2018
  • Munny Sokol Park North
  • In partnership with Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports

Northwest Regional Championship

  • Olympia, Washington
  • February 17-18, 2018
  • Facility to be announced in July
  • Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau

Southwest Regional Championship

  • Wichita Falls, Texas
  • February 24-25, 2018
  • GWFSA Soccer Complex & Memorial Stadium
  • In partnership with Wichita Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau

West Regional Championship

  • Tri-Valley, California
  • March 3-4, 2018
  • Facility to be announced in July
  • In partnership with Visit Tri-Valley

This year’s US Quidditch Cup will mark the third major quidditch event in Texas with the 2016 and 2017 Major League Quidditch Championships taking place in League City, a suburb of Houston.

Round Rock, the self-proclaimed sports capital of Texas, is a northern suburb of the state’s capital of Austin, which is home to defending champions Texas Cavalry, three-time champions Texas Quidditch as well as Austin Quidditch, and perennial powerhouse Lone Star Quidditch Club. Within a two hour drive from Round Rock there are more than 10 quidditch teams. The city boasts a population of over 100,000 and AAA baseball team the Round Rock Express. The city is approximately a 30 minute drive from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport which is served by Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines among others and is approximately two hours from San Antonio and three hours from both Dallas and Houston. In April, the average high temperature is 79 degrees and the average low is 55 degrees. The tournament will be hosted in the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, which features four natural grass multipurpose fields, four turf multipurpose, and a grass and turf championship field. The city’s bid was supported by letters of nominations from local teams and fostered by an existing relationship that Joe Pickett, USQ’s location coordinator has with the Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.