Ottawa Quidditch Tournament

3 Apr

So a few weekends ago, RIT Quidditch came up to visit us in Ottawa! This visit was largely due to a combination of befriending them on twitter (#quamour) and having a really great game with them at the Ives Pond Invitational, and also because all the cool kids secretly want an excuse to come to Canada.

We set up an afternoon of games in Strathcona Park – the weather didn’t favour us (it SNOWED after a week of +25 Celcius temperatures), but we still had all kinds of fun.

I believe this was when Queen Mollywobbles introduced herself as “Clare Betterpe.” #toobigforherbritches

First up was RIT vs uOttawa – this game was AN HOUR LONG. Well, okay, like 55 minutes, BUT STILL. INSANITY. The teams were quite evenly matched, and ultimately it was the Snitch Snatch that lasted forever: RIT’s Seeker was on the defensive because they were below the point differential, and Bludger Superiority was going back and forth so uOttawa couldn’t assign a Beater to their Seeker to give theirs an edge. Ultimately, uOttawa won 180-130 (RIT with the Snitch Snatch, I believe).

A picture from the RIT vs Carleton game, which I added mainly for the amusing Jeff/Tyson height differential.

…And right into the next game, uOttawa vs Carleton! No rest for the wicked.

uOttawa won 110-60 (I think – Tegan has the score binder, so this is subject to change) – and we were EXTREMELY proud of this, because “beat Carleton” has been on our list basically since we started our team and they taught us everything we know (it’s kind of like finally beating your older brother at checkers). We’ve only ever beaten them in one scrimmage before (which doesn’t really count, as it was our comp team vs their rec team), so this was the first time we’ve ever legitimately won a game against them: they’re an incredible team, and the’ve got a lot of talented players and a lot more experience and strategy over us, so playing against them is always challenging. SELF-GROWTH FEELS SO GOOD, Y’ALL.

We love Kera.

And then we all trekked off to a giant group dinner in the basement of the Royal Oak pub up the road – laughter and fun times!

RIT was staying in a variety of houses – Colin’s house went out for Shawarma Poutine (an Ottawa specialty… gotta love multiculturalism), Tegan’s house watched Buffy, Rebeccamom’s house went to sleep (probably a smart idea), and Claremom’s house played tipsy Apples to Apples (draw your own conclusions about which house was the coolest). It was so amazing to get to know another team so much better and have them come so far just to play Quidditch and hang out with us. #QUAMOUUUUUR

… SO WHO WANTS TO COME VISIT US NEXT? 😀 😀

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