Midwinter 2014 Preview

This weekend, Newcastle host their third annual Midwinter Cup, but a fresh beginning for the tournament is guaranteed as a new champion will be crowned and new faces will step into the limelight.

The vagaries of the packed quidditch schedule and all it demands means that 2014’s edition of Midwinter comes without either champion from 2012 or 2013 and without more than a dozen would-be tournament stars. Australia’s 21 fairest and finest are spending the present fortnight plying their trade across the Pacific Ocean, representing their country on a grand tour which culminates in Global Games 2014 in Canada next weekend. While any tournament will of course suffer to an extent without its most eye-catching superstars, there is instead an air of even greater excitement at the magnitude of unknowns going into Midwinter 2014. read more