Quadball Canada unveils Vernon, BC as host city for the 2023 Western Regional Championship
Hold on to your broomsticks and summon your inner wizardry, because Quadball Canada has just announced that the enchanting city of Vernon, British Columbia, will be the spellbinding host for the highly anticipated 2023 Western Regional Championship, Nov 11-12. This action-packed event, in partnership with Tourism Vernon, promises to deliver an unforgettable quadball experience.
Drawing inspiration from the famous game of quidditch, Quadball Canada has cast its own unique spell upon the world of sports. Played by teams of four, quadball has been captivating hearts and minds across the nation.
Quadball Canada has conjured up its own unique blend of excitement on the pitch.
Picture this: teams battling it out, giving their all to outscore their opponents and claim victory. With up to 21 players per roster, including Keepers, Chasers, Beaters, and Seekers, the quadball match becomes an epic display of skill, strategy, and teamwork. The objective is simple yet demanding — the Chasers and Keeper work together to pass the quaffle, the scoring ball, through the opposing team’s hoops, earning their squad a well-deserved 10 points each time.
But beware, for quadball introduces its own magical twist. The Beaters, armed with bludgers, use these enchanted balls to disrupt the flow of the game. A well-executed bludger hit can temporarily remove players from action, compelling them to release any balls they possess, briefly dismount their brooms, tag a hoop, and swiftly return to the game. It’s a strategic battle to gain control of the bludgers and turn the tides in one’s favor.
And just when the excitement reaches its peak, the Snitch Runner makes a grand entrance. At the 18-minute mark, the Seekers spring into action, racing to capture or defend the elusive snitch tail. This small, swift ball is securely fastened to the Snitch Runner’s attire. Capturing the snitch tail not only brings the game to a thrilling climax but also awards the capturing Seeker’s team a substantial 30 points. The race to seize victory becomes a heart-pounding spectacle!
Vernon, BC, has been chosen as the perfect setting for the Western Regional Championship, an ideal match for the quadball madness that awaits. With its picturesque scenery and vibrant community, the city is poised to provide an unforgettable experience for athletes and spectators alike. Get ready to immerse yourself in a whirlwind of skill, determination, and raw quadball talent.
“We are thrilled to partner with Tourism Vernon to bring the Western Regional Championship to this fantastic city,” says Soleil Heaney, Events Director at Quadball Canada. “This event is a celebration of the phenomenal growth of quadball in Canada, and we can’t wait to witness the fierce competition and sportsmanship on display. Prepare yourselves for an electrifying tournament.”
Quadball Canada’s Western Regional Championship has become a highly anticipated event, drawing enthusiastic spectators from far and wide, both in-person and online. This tournament promises jaw-dropping plays, nail-biting moments, and an electric atmosphere that will leave fans clamoring for more quadball action.
As Quadball Canada continues to expand the sport and unite its community, the organization invites individuals of all backgrounds to join the quadball revolution. Whether you’re a player, a dedicated volunteer, or an enthusiastic fan, there’s a place for you in the Quadball Canada family.
For more information about the Western Regional Championship and Quadball Canada, please visit quidditchcanada.com.