Event Bidding

Each year, the IQA holds the World Cup, nine regional championships across the globe, as well as the IQA Open, Global Games (biannually), and QuidCon. These events would not be possible without the support of host cities, who provide the infrastructure and financial support necessary to make these large-scale events a reality.

IQA regional championships and the World Cup are the largest events of the year, with hundreds of players and thousands of spectators. Potential city hosts will have the benefits of bringing a brand-new, dynamic sport to their region, while attracting a college-aged player base that combined with our Stay and Play policy will result in a tangible economic impact.

The bid manual can be accessed at the link below the sidebar, on the right.


Bid Process

Interested parties may review the IQA’s bid manual for detailed information on deadlines and requirements for hosting one of the IQA’s premier events next season: World Cup VIII, Regional Championships, Global Games, IQA Open, and QuidCon.

To initiate the bid process, interested parties should first download and review the bid manual. Potential hosts must submit a letter of intent, along with the bid snapshot and the completed bid package, by March 7, 2014. The IQA will select finalists from among the bids received, and will conduct site visits of all the finalist locations over the months of March and April. The locations for events for the next season will be announced at the beginning of May 2014.

Bid Process Timeline

  • December 16, 2013: bidding process begins
  • March 7, 2014: bid package submission deadline
  • March 14, 2014: finalists for each event announced
  • May 1, 2014: locations for 2014-2015 events announced


Past Events 

To see more information about the past locations of the events, please see each individual event page:


Additional Information

If you are a representative of a city or CVB interested in learning more information about IQA events, please contact the IQA's International Location Coordinator, Joe Pickett, at .

If you are a player whose team is interested in requesting that a local city, or your campus administration, host a quidditch tournament, please email Joe at the address above. We will provide your team with a brief information packet explaining the responsibilities and benefits of being a tournament host for you to forward to the potential host.