The IQA is excited to announce dates and locations for the Northeast, Midwest, and Western regional championships.
The following regional championship dates are announced:
Midwest Regional Championship: October 26 - 27 in Rockford, IL
Northeast Regional Championship: November 16 - 17 in Rochester, NY
Western Regional Championship: November 23 - 24 in Tempe, AZ
The IQA is also pleased to announce the finalists to host the following regionals:
Southern Regional Championship: Rock Hill, SC and Tuscaloosa, AL
Southwest Regional Championship: Round Rock, TX and Tulsa, OK
The host city for each of these tournaments will be selected in the coming weeks after staff conduct a site visit at each location.
The league is evaluating promising bids for the Mid-Atlantic, Canadian, and European regional championships, and will announce more information about these bids in the coming weeks.
The Oceania Regional has been announced previously and will be hosted by the University of Western Sydney on November 30 - December 1.
More information about each of the Northeast, Midwest, and West regional championships is available below, as is information about applying for all tournaments’ regional championship committees. Read on, or click here to read about the selection process from the perspectives of regional directors Alexis Bristor, Jenna Jankowski, and Luke Zak. Interested in making your regional the best it can be? Apply here for a spot on your tournament’s regional championship committee.
Quidditch will return to Rockford, IL, which previously hosted April’s Rock River Invitational. The Sportscore II facility is equipped with 19 soccer fields and an additional 14 practice fields, and also features free wireless Internet. The tournament will be hosted by the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and organized by the Midwest Regional Championship Committee.
By bringing the MWRC to an area that already shares the IQA’s passion for quidditch, the tournament organizers will have the full support of the facility managers to provide the competitive atmosphere that is the hallmark of regional championships. The RACVB’s familiarity with the game, as well as superior financial support, makes Sportscore II an ideal venue for the Midwest’s premier tournament.
The Total Sports Experience complex in Monroe County, NY will play host to the Northeast Regional Championship. The Monroe County Sports Commission will host this championship in conjunction with local Snow Belt Conference teams the University of Rochester Thestrals and the Rochester Institute of Technology Dark Marks.
The TSE complex features 14 outdoor soccer fields spread across 40 acres, as well as three indoor fields. TSE also features wireless Internet as a complimentary service to all players and fans.
Monroe County, no stranger to major sporting events, has previously hosted the 2013 PGA Championship, the 2011 Amateur World Disc Golf Ball Championships, and is home to the Buffalo Bills training camp. The Rochester bid was the only bid received by the IQA to host the NERC, and we are extremely excited to place the tournament in the capable hands of the Northeast Regional Championship Committee, Monroe County, and the UR and RIT teams.
The Western Regional Championship, also known as the historic Western Cup, will venture outside California for the first time in its five-year history to Tempe, AZ. The tournament will be hosted by the city of Tempe.
The event will be held at the 20-acre Benedict Sports Complex. With enough space for five lighted pitches, concessions, and vendors, this top-notch facility will play host to the best the West has to offer.