The New York Badassilisks are New York City's community Quidditch team. The team consists of players of all ages, from 16 to... well... let's just say, past college age... who are united in the spirit of having fun and playing highest quality Quidditch.
The Badassilisks participated in the 2010 World Cup, exactly 2 months after forming the team, and won 2 out of 3 Saturday matches, and all their Sunday scrimmages, with Seeker Bob catching the snitch in every match they played.
At the 2011 World Cup, the Badassilisks returned to the scene and took the "home town" advantage to heart. Competing in Division 2, the Badassiliks went 4-0 in pool play, pulling out a thrilling overtime victory against RIT and catching the snitch 5 straight times. In the elimination bracket, the Badassilisks beat Freedonia before going down to the eventual D2 champions- Purdue.
After the cup, the team continued to grow and thrive at great tournaments such as the Stony Brook Invitational and The Shell Shocking Spectacular.
This year the team is ready to compete on the big stage against all the "youngsters" and continue to promote quidditch, community, competition and whimsy. As one of the oldest and most established Community Teams the Badassilisks are also excited that the "post-college" Quidditch experience continues to grow.
To learn more about the New York Badassilisks, or to find out how to join the team, visit our website: www.badassilisksquidditch.com
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Badassilisks win the Zombie Invitational!
On September 23rd, the Badassilisks played host to one of the inagural tournaments of the 2012 season, at New York City's Baruch Playground.
The event was designed to be a day of fun and intense competition, with losers of each match (and fans and onlookers) being "infected" as a Zombie plague swept over the entire tournament. Seven teams participated, including Hofstra, NYU, Macaulay, The Philadelphia Honey Badgers, Stony Brook, Vassar, and the Badassilisks.
In intense morning action Hofstra dominated 2 matches (including shutting out the Badassilisks) to be the #1 seed in bracket play. The Badassilisks were 0-2 and had the 7th and lowest seed.
In bracket play, the Badassilisks dominated the #2 seed Honey Badgers, Vassar snuch by NYU in a rematch, and Macaulay snatched a win in overtime from Stony Brook. In the semi finals, Vassar upset Hofstra on a snitch catch and the Badassilisks defeated their close friends and rivals from Macaulay.
In the finals the Badassilisks beat favored (and beloved) Vassar 110-60 to win their first tournament ever!
Thanks to Zombie NYC, the volunteers who ran the tournament, the EMTs (who all became Zombies!) all the teams, and to Canto and Cabelles for reffing for such a fantastic day!
The New York Badassilisks had a fantastic time at the World Cup! First and foremost we had a tremendous amount of fun, both playing and interacting with the teams from across the country.
Special thanks go out to our opponents: Hendrix, Carnegie Mellon, R.I.T., Ryerson, SUNY Freedonia, and Purdue- you all showed great sportsmanship and were awesome to play.
Also, thanks to Vassar and Yale, for lending us lots of support, and for coming to our matches! We Quove all of you!
Especially thanks to the home crowd, who rooted us on relentlessly and to "Liskie" (Carol) our Bassilisk mascot, and to the "Fangleaders" (Nancy, Lis, and Jenn) and all the TGTSBN members and others from the city who rooted us on!
We went 4-0 in pool play, were seeded 4th in the D2 tourney, won our first every single elimination match, and lost a tough game in the semi-finals (to the eventual champs, Purdue)!
All in all, it was a great time. Thank you IQA, thank you to all the teams, thanks to all the players who gave their all. And thanks to the fans!
Badassilisks split into two teams for a wild weekend at Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup and New York Comic Con
This past Saturday the Badassilisks played 5 matches in 2 cities, competing both at Chestnut Hill's Brotherly Love Cup and in a demo game at New York Comic Con.
We also had several players help staff the IQA's table at ComicCon (along with NYU, StonyBrook, The Group that Shall Not Be Named, and The Benepe himself!) All in all, we promoted Quidditch all over, winning lots of new fans, including the Star Wars fan group "The Madnolorians" who took up the Brooms in a demo match as well!
Our Comic Con team played NYU in two close, bruising matches, while our Philly team played SUNY Genesco, Stony Brook, and Vassar in the first experience at "game speed" for most of the team. All in all, it was an exceptional weekend and we cannot wait to return to the pitch!
Oct 2nd, 11:30am: New York Badassilisks vs. Jetpack Ninja Dinosaurs at Ft. Tryon Renn Faire
The Badassilisks take on fellow community team, and budding rival, the Jetpack Ninja Dinosaurs in a short match to kick off the 2011 season at New York's Ft. Tryon park. The Jetpacks and Badassilisks face each other after having teamed up over the summer to take on NYU in an exhibition match at the IQA ref training. Now all bets are off as the two squads look to establish dominance and to see which will prove to be the top community team in the college dominated sport of Qudditch.
NYU and Stony Brook will also play a short match at the same time.