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ELEVEN SLEEPS TO STATE!

This week we start our Team Analysis series, brought to you by the James Hosford and the state teams. Read carefully, because you’ll need all the relevant info for an exciting surprise coming in just a few days.

We start off with the NSW Blue Tongues A!

Mighty New South Wales! A state unquestionably at the heart of the Australian quidditch. And yet, without a state championship title. Can that change this time?

There is a continuity to the Blue Tongues’ squad between 2017 and 2018 which should serve it well. Athletic chaser superstars like Newton, Frison, Hague, Chittenden and Connell return, as do beaters like Derrick, Astalosh and Rennie who have helped with the state’s traditional bludging strength. Legends of the game like Andrew Culf and Dameon Osborn were not in Brisbane last year but were in Italy as Dropbears in 2018 alongside many of their team-mates and, crucially, key opponents. They all come together in 2018. read more

State and QUAFL Tournament Committee Announcement

Quidditch Australia is pleased to announce the tournament directors for the 2018 season.  

The Tournament Director for the 2018 State Shield will be Eleonora Leopardi, from Newcastle. read more

QA Statement: Gender in Quidditch

Quidditch Australia makes a statement regarding a recent controversy surrounding one of the Gender in Quidditch pieces published recently.

What I’ve learnt through Gender in Quidditch

Cameron Caccamo gives his experience of collating these Gender in Quidditch articles, and what he has learnt from the many discussions it has already caused.

Newcastle to host State Shield 2018

By Cameron Caccamo, QA Media Director

Quidditch Australia has today announced that the 2018 State Shield will be played in Newcastle over the weekend of October 13th and 14th. The games will take place at Wanderer’s Oval inside Magic Park, the home ground of Broadmeadow Magic Football Club.

Newcastle Quidditch Club has successfully hosted the annual Midwinter Cup tournament for several years, most recently just this past weekend. With plenty of tournament management experience and a fantastic location, 2018’s State Shield will be an event to remember. read more

University of Sydney Unspeakables claim 2018 Midwinter Cup

By Cameron Caccamo, QA Media Director

The University of Sydney Unspeakables have won their second tournament in as many weeks yesterday, claiming victory in Newcastle’s Midwinter Cup following their win last week at Melbourne Mudbash. In the final, they were able to overcome local rivals and defending Midwinter champions, Sydney City Serpents, in a 100*-80 thriller.

In a see-sawing game which saw neither side go ahead by more than two goals, Alex Cunningham again starred for USyd, catching snitch Jono O’Brien to give the Unspeakables their second piece of silverware for the year. Max Brenner and Brandon Frison did most of the damage on the scoreboard, with a desperate Serpents defence unable stop their drives.  read more

University of Sydney Unspeakables win Melbourne Mudbash 2018

The University of Sydney’s top team, the Unspeakables, have won the annual Melbourne Mudbash tournament at Fawkner Park, defeating NSW-based mercenary team The Art of Yeeting 120*-100.

The (One-Arm) Wrap – NQL Round 2 Division 1

The second competitive round of NQL saw most teams play against the last of their divisional opponents, giving us a very good idea of where each team stands. QA Today asked some of our readers to talk about some of the games they participated in – as players, referees, or even just spectating – to give the rest of the community a glimpse of just how close the competition is in each Division. Here are some of the games in Division One, you can read all about Division Two here.

The Macarthur Weasleys beat us to the punch and have already published an article about their games for the day, which you can find here. read more

The (One-Arm) Wrap – NQL Round 2 Division 2

The second competitive round of NQL saw most teams play against the last of their divisional opponents, giving us a very good idea of where each team stands. QA Today asked some of our readers to talk about some of the games they participated in – as players, referees, or even just spectating – to give the rest of the community a glimpse of just how close the competition is in each Division. Here are some of the games in Division Two, you can read all about Division One here.

The Macarthur Weasleys beat us to the punch and have already published an article about their games for the day, which you can find here. read more

The One-Arm Wrap – USQL Round One

The University of Sydney Quidditch League had their first competitive round recently, with USyd players new and old mixed onto five different teams. One of those new players, Darryl Yip, gave QA Today a quick rundown of the day’s play.

The 5th of May saw the first round of official USQL Competition. The first match of the day saw a
very close game where Veela and Werewolves went head to head, each one matching
another with goals. Veela eventually pulled ahead with 10 points and secured the snitch for a
140* – 100 win. read more

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