by Kristina Moy | October 25th, 2011
This past Saturday (October 22nd) was filled with excitement and determination as Boston University, Emerson College, UMass Amherst and Westfield State University took the challenge to climb to the top. Butterbeer, Dragon Eggs, Witches Hats, Snitch Cupcakes, and a food truck were able to satisfy the taste buds of Muggles as they watched some heated matches between these MA teams. Raffle prizes also contributed to the fun.
The pictures certainly highlight the day well enough. All photo credits belong to Ariel Chu.
BU and Emerson brought their World Cup teams to the UMass campus and gave us a sneak peak at what to expect at Randall’s Island. Matches were played round- robin style, with a play-off for 1st and second places and another for 3rd and 4th places. Let’s face it, folks, the games were pretty intense and close.
Scores from Round Robin:
Emerson vs UMass : 110-40 (UMass Snitch catch)
BU vs Westfield: 210 – 00 (BU Snitch catch)
Emerson vs BU: 30-60 (Emerson Snitch catch)
UMass vs Westfield: 110-0 (UMass Snitch catch)
BU vs UMass: 60-50 (UMass Snitch catch)
Emerson vs Westfield: 270-00 (Emerson Snitch catch)
Scores from Play-offs
BU vs Emerson: 40-30 (BU Snitch catch)
UMass vs Westfield: 150-10 (UMass Snitch catch)
Trophies were given to BU for 1st place and Emerson for 2nd. And given from the the pictures, it seemed like everyone enjoyed themselves. From average Muggles and Harry Potter enthusiasts to athletes and nerds, the Lily and James Memorial Tournament was indeed a huge success. Make sure you keep an eye out for all these teams at the Quidditch World Cup!