USA Quidditch Southwest Regional Championship Tournaments to be Held in Lake Charles

LAKE CHARLES, La.—The US Quidditch (USQ) Southwest Regional Tournaments for Club and Collegiate Divisions will be held Saturday – Sunday, Feb. 19 – 20, at LaGrange Soccer Park in Lake Charles, La.

Approximately 12 teams with 200 participants total will be competing for the chance to be named champions from Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

Quidditch is a fictional turned real life sport developed by author, J.K. Rowling, for Harry Potter.

 

“We are very excited to host our Southwest Regional Championship in Lake Charles. Our partners at Visit Lake Charles have been very welcoming and eager to host our teams. This is the first time we are hosting a regional championship here, and we are thrilled to showcase quidditch to a new city. With this tournament being our first Southwest Championship in two years, we know our teams are ready to compete for the regional title, and Lake Charles is the perfect host city for this event to take place,” said Laura Porth, director of events and partnerships for USQ.

In recent years, quidditch has been installed at colleges and has local leagues nationwide thanks to the popularity of the Harry Potter books and movies.

“It is always rewarding to be able to bring a new sport to the Lake Area, and with regional participation, Visit Lake Charles will be able to showcase our culinary traditions, live music, and attractions to visiting athletes and fans. We are looking forward to hosting the tournament and cheering the teams on to victory,” said Eric Zartler, Sr. VP of Sales at Visit Lake Charles.

USQ is the national governing body for the sport of quidditch, and the organization advances the sport by organizing events and programs that build community and empower adult and youth athletes of all identities, including all races and genders, to compete together.

Admission is free, but USQ encourages guests to RSVP via Eventbrite. Attendees can choose to support USQ by donating a volunteer admission fee.

For more information on the tournament, visit www.usquidditch.org where you can find specifics on the Collegiate Division, Club Division, or volunteering.

 

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