by Alicia Radford | June 16th, 2012
The time has come at last. We have reached the end of the bidding process for the IQA’s 2012-2013 regional championships and the best locations will be voted on by official member teams.
Thank you for your patience. This process has taken longer than we expected it to, because in addition to interviewing and working with bids presented by teams, we have been working with a sports marketing company to get bids straight from city tourism bureaus. Since quidditch is still a young sport, many cities that initially expressed interest in bidding were not as open to the idea of embracing a new event as they first led us to believe. However, we did receive many quality bids from enthusiastic cities all over the country offering things like free advertising, field space, and local hotel discounts. We also received many quality bids from teams around the country with the infrastructure and experience to host a regional. The World Cup Organizing Team has reviewed all of the city and non-city bids and the best are now up for an official member team vote to choose the locations of the IQA’s 2012-2013 regional championships:
Official member captains will receive an email with a link to vote. Each official member team receives one vote. Each team may only vote for their own region. Voting will close at 11:59pm EST on Saturday, June 23.
South regional championship location announced
We are pleased to announce the location for the South regional championship. The South received one bid, which was approved by the World Cup Organizing Team and regional directors. The South regional championship will take place in Augusta, GA and will be assisted by the Augusta Sports Council. Additional information will be available after we have spoken with the bidding party.
Dates for each regional championship will be chosen after we have spoken with each selected location and discussed venue availability.
We want to thank the teams for their patience during the process of choosing regional championships locations, and we want to thank our hard working staff for making all of this possible.