Ives Pond

25 Feb

On January 25th, the University of Ottawa Quidditch Team travelled to Buffalo, NY to compete in the Ives Pond Invitational at the Buffalo Flurrious Winter Festival. We spent all day on the 26th competing against teams in the Northeast in the snow. In the morning, we faced rivals SUNY Geneseo and narrowly lost 50*-20 on a snitch snatch. We then faced the Steel City Quidditch Club from Pittsburgh, losing narrowly . We won 80-30* against Syracuse to round out pool play.

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Beater Mat McVeigh

In bracket play, we faced SUNY Geneseo again in the quarter-finals, this time finding the momentum to win 130*-20. We proceeded to the semi-finals, where we would have faced our erstwhile companions from Carleton University Quidditch, but by that point the tournament had run out of the light and had to cease competition. The winner of that game would have gone on to face the winner of the other semi-final of the University of Rochester vs QC Pittsburgh.

Despite some bus troubles on the return trip, it was a successful tournament and another notch in our belt on the road to World Cup! It was great to see friends from other tournaments and teams again, and a fun day of competition was had by all.

Pictures from the event can be found at the link in this post by the IQA.

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Members of uOttawa Quidditch and Carleton Quidditch

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