The University of Richmond Quidditch team is the 2nd oldest in the state of Virginia, having started in the fall of 2009. The team met early success, quickly positioning itself as the top in the state, but officially relinquished that position to crosstown rival VCU in the spring of 2011. The next year (2011-12) UR dominated the VA Quidditch circuit to reclaim the title of top team in the state.
UR plays in the Mid-Atlantic Conference and the Virginia Quidditch League. Other members of the VQL include VCU, CNU, VT, JMU, and starting in fall 2011 UVA and W&M. GMU should have a team starting in fall '12 and hopefully ODU will sometime restart their team.
Blacksburg Brawl and River City Invitational
It seems as though UR Quidditch is in its Golden Age. In late February the team placed 2nd out of 9 teams at the Sirius Blacksburg Brawl. We beat VCU, William and Mary, CNU, and App State in pool play, joining VTech and Maryland as teams that went 4-0. We then beat Virginia Tech in the semifinals, but lost in the finals to Maryland.
In our own River City Invitational Tournament, we placed 1st out of 7. During the course of the tournament, we beat JMU, CNU (twice), VCU (twice), and VTech in a thrilling overtime showdown. We never dropped a game in the tournament, and coupled with our top in the state performance at Tech we believe that it's been made clear throughout the year what team in Virginia is tops at Quidditch.
Update on Spring 2012
UR has played games against VCU and UVA. We lost to VCU 2 games to 1, but beat UVA 2 games to 1. We'll be meeting both teams at the Blacksburg Brawl next weekend!
Turtle Cup 2011
The University of Richmond competed in the 2011 Turtle Cup at the University of Maryland, going 4-1 through the tournament with wins against Virginia Tech, Christopher Newport, Johns Hopkins, and Stony Brook B Team, and a loss in the semifinals to Virginia Tech.
First game of '11-12 Season
UR split a 2-game series with crosstown rival VCU to start the new season. UR's effort was bolstered by a strong and large freshmen class that will keep UR in the running for the Virginia championship in years to come.