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Looking for something fun to do this weekend?

18 Jan

This Saturday, uOttawa Quidditch will host Carleton, Algonquin, and Rochester Institute of Technology in a series of official and unofficial games. We’ll be playing at Lees park (next to the Lees apartment buildings) from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The schedule is as follows:

10-10:30: Preliminaries
10:30-11:10 Game 1: uOttawa vs. Carleton (Official)
11:10- 11:50 Game 2: RIT vs. Algonquin (Unofficial)
12-12:40 Game 3: Carleton vs. Algonquin (Unofficial)
12:40-1:20 Game 4: uOttawa vs. RIT (Unofficial)
1:30-2:10 Game 5: uOttawa vs. Algonquin (Unofficial)
2:10-2:50 Game 6: RIT vs. Carleton (Official)

The Facebook event is here.

Come out and support your favourite teams!

The Canadian Cup

8 Nov

This weekend, uOttawa Quidditch heads to Kingston for the Eastern Canadian Regional Championships! We’ll be facing off against 12 other teams (including our Ottawa compatriots Carleton University Quidditch and Algonquin College Quidditch) from across Quebec and Southern Ontario for one of 3 spots to represent Canada at the World Cup this coming April!

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Legit.

The event is being held at Tindall Field on the Queen’s University campus on Sunday, November 11th. The opening ceremonies will begin at 9:15, the first game at 10am, and games through the day until the championship final at 5pm. The day will include a Remembrance Day ceremony. Our first game is against McMaster at 10am.

Last year, uOttawa Quidditch placed third at the inaugural Canadian Cup, and this year we look to win it all. Head out to Kingston to support us and to see a fantastic day of athletic competition! More information is available at the facebook event.

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uOttawa Chaser Steven Kimball vs Queen’s in last year’s Canadian Cup.

Quidditch in the Capital

18 Oct

This Saturday, Ottawa will see its first quidditch tournament of the 2012-2013 competitive season of the International Quidditch Association. Carleton University Quidditch will be hosting the tournament from 1-5pm on Saturday, October 20th at Anniversary Field.

A rough schedule for the day is as follows:

12:30 p.m. – Teams arrive
1:00 p.m. – Carleton University vs. Algonquin College
1:40 p.m. – University of Ottawa vs. St. Lawrence University
2:20 p.m. – University of Ottawa vs. Algonquin College
3:00 p.m. – Carleton University vs. St. Lawrence University
3:40 p.m. – Algonquin College vs. St. Lawrence University
4:20 p.m. – Carleton University vs. University of Ottawa

Quidditch in the Capital will see all 3 teams from the Ottawa area face off against each other for the first time this season – you won’t want to miss it! Make sure you invite your friends, and we’ll see you on the pitch 😉

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? 😀 😀

Quidditch Tournament this Saturday! Tournoi de Quidditch ce samedi!

21 Mar
The Quidditch teams of University of Ottawa, Carleton, and Rochester Institute of Technology are playing in a mini-tournament next weekend (SAT. MAR. 24) at 12 noon at Strathcona Park.THAT’S RIGHT, A REAL LIVE QUIDDITCH TOURNAMENT. Strap on your goggles and bring a chair to Strathcona for a day of broomsticks and awesomeness.

A schedule will be finalized this week, but there will be official games between all teams present, as well as a series of fun games (including a special guest from Nantes Quidditch in France!).

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Les équipes de Quidditch de l’Université d’Ottawa, Carleton, et Rochester Institute of Technology participent à un tournoi cette fin de semaine (samedi, 24 Mars) à 12 h au parc Strathcona.VOUS AVEZ BIEN COMPRIS, UN VRAI TOURNOI DE QUIDDITCH. Apportez vos lunettes protectrices et une chaise à Strathcona pour une journée de balais et amusement.

Le programme sera fixé cette semaine, mais toutes les équipes participèrent à des jeux officiels, et à des jeux pour le fun.

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