by Andrea Hill | October 17th, 2011
It takes more than lost teams and a late start to dampen the spirit of quidditch players.
The Middlebury Classic on Oct. 16, designed to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the beginning of real-life quidditch, didn’t go exactly as planned. Some teams became lost en route to Middlebury College’s campus because many of Vermont’s roads have been rerouted since Hurricane Irene tore through the state earlier this fall.
By the time all teams arrived, the tournament’s formal schedule was abandoned and teams simply played a series of round robin games. Though there was no winner, IQA commissioner Alex Benepe said players from all teams enjoyed themselves.
More information about the tournament, including highlights and photos, will be available on the website shortly.