Gee-Gees Take Canadian Cup; Three Others Qualify for WCVII

The Gee-Gees defeated Carleton University, 120*-50, to win the Canadian Cup.

The University of Ottawa quidditch program had quite a day at the third annual Canadian Cup. The school's premier team, Gee-Gees Quidditch, captured the tournament championship with a 120*-50 victory over Carleton University, booking a return trip to the World Cup, where they qualified for the round of 32 last year at World Cup VI. Not to be outdone, the University's second team, the Ottawa Maple Rush, also earned an invitation to the sport's feature event.

McGill University and Carleton University  also earned long overdue trips to the World Cup. Both McGill and Carleton qualified for last year's championship,  but were unable to attend the event because of a conflict with exams,.

McGill entered the event clinging to a reputation as Canada's elite team, having attended World Cups every year from 2008 to 2011, and taking home the last two Canadian Cups; however, the Gee-Gees' win, combined with a top-four finish from Maple Rush, may be the final signal that their is a new top dog in Canadian quidditch.

In the quarterfinals, the Gee-Gees defeated Guelph 170*-40 to earn their World Cup spot, while their cohorts Maple Rush took out McGill's second team, Canada's Finest Quidditch Club 200*-40. McGill earned their trip to World Cup VII 70*-50 over Queen's University, while Carleton qualified with a 90*-40 win over Valhalla.

The semifinals saw Carleton take out McGill, with the Gee-Gees triumphing over their classmates, setting up the thrilling finale between the two rival schools who are separated by just six kilometers.

More coverage will follow throughout the week.

BH IQA-8The Gee-Gees took first place at the Canadian Cup. Photo courtesy of Ben Holland