About the Team

UBC TSC Quidditch is a competitive team with a year-long season. Based on the sport of the same name from the “Harry Potter” series, Quidditch blends elements of rugby, dodgeball, handball, and even flag football, for a an intense and exciting experience. Quidditch is the only sport that is fully co-ed as well as being full contact. We compete with other teams from all over Canada as well as the northwestern US.

Quidditch is an incredible and worthwhile sport on its own merits, regardless of its origins in Harry Potter. What makes it really stand apart from other sports is the community and culture. While everyone on our club takes the sport seriously, takes our training and performance seriously, off the pitch it is an amazingly different environment from what most people experience in traditional sports. UBC Thunderbirds Quidditch Sport Club attracts players that create a culture that is inclusive and accepting. We’re looking for a unique mix of athleticism, academics, open, and social individuals; and those who don’t mind tackling others every now and then.

Quidditch is a fun way to get in shape, make new friends, travel and compete against other universities. We also have many social events such as the Yule Ball and Harry Potter Trivia Nights! We welcome all students who would love to join our Thunderbirds Sport Club team and compete as an official UBC student athlete. For more information please feel free to contact an executive member at quidditch.sc@ubc.ca.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Attend all team practices, games and gym sessions
Notify Coach of all conflicts and absence 2 weeks in advance
Must pay team and tournament fees
Must be a UBC Student with a minimum number of credits
Must be in good academic standing

Try Outs: 

Because of COVID-19, we will regrettably not be holding in-person tryouts in Term 1. If you are interested in joining our team, you can contact us at quidditch.sc@ubc.ca, or visit our zoom call on Imagine Day (on September 8th), and we would be happy to offer you more information, and welcome you to our team!

 

Team Fees:

Team fees will be $60 CAD per month (subject to change, hopefully will be lower). These fees will cover your uniform, fields rental, equipment usage, travel insurance, travel costs, Tournament fees and social events.

We expect every member of our team to help with fundraising efforts, any excess funds we have will be reimbursed to members, we estimate that fundraising would effectively bring down monthly team fees by $10 to $20.

 

Practice Schedule:

  • We aim to have one practice per week in Term 1, time TBD.
  • We will also have exercises and events throughout the term, so there will be no shortage of activities!

 

Competition Schedule:

  • In the interest of COVID-19 safety, we will not be attending any tournaments in Term 1.
  • Term 2 tournament schedule will be updated later this term.

2018-19 Results

  • 3rd Place – Subdued Excitement (Bellingham, WA)
  • 4th Place – Murder Cup (Vancouver, BC)

 

2017-18 Results

  • 2nd Place – Octobear (Calgary, BC)
  • 1st Place – The 2nd Annual Vancouver Island Quidditch 2017 Tournament (Nanaimo, BC)
  • 1st Place – Seaking Stadium (Vancouver, BC)
  • 1st Place – Western Regionals (Abbotsford, BC)
  • 2nd Place – Subdued Excitement (Bellingham, WA)
  • 1st Place – Q(pid)-CON (Victoria, BC)
  • 1st Place – March Mud Madness (New Westminister, BC)

2016-17 Results:

  • 1st Place – Octobear (Calgary, BC)
  • 1st Place – Team Instinct Invitational (Vancouver BC)
  • 1st Place – QCON (Northwestern US/BC conference)
  • 1st Place – Western Regionals (Vancouver BC)
  • 4th Place – Canadian Nationals (Victoria BC)

 

2015-16 Results:

  • 1st Place – Rocky Mountain Rumble (Kelowna, BC)
  • 2nd Place – Six oh four Classic (Vancouver, BC)
  • 3rd Place – United States Quidditch (USQ) NW Regionals (Salem, OR)
  • Qualified and Attended USQ Nationals (Columbia, SC)

The UBC Quidditch Club was founded in 2010 as an AMS Club. Since 2012, UBC Quidditch played in the toughest league of Quidditch (United States Quidditch); however this year marks major change, as we switch to the Canadian league (Quidditch Canada) and begin an inaugural year as a UBC Thunderbird Sport Club.

Perennially, UBC Quidditch is often one of the strongest teams in BC and most of its surrounding area, with victories against teams all over BC and Washington, as well as sharing an intense neck-and-neck rivalry with the 2016-17 National Champions (the Edmonton Aurors), as well as SFU Quidditch and UVic Quidditch. We can’t wait to play them at Nationals.

Name Position Email
Christian Spence Club Lead quidditch.sc@ubc.ca
Hannah Illing Fundraising Officer quidditch.sc@ubc.ca
Natalia Oliveria Ferreira Travel and Safety Officer quidditch.sc@ubc.ca
Paisley McKenzie Marcom Officer quidditch.sc@ubc.ca
Wesley Cassidy Finance Officer quidditch.sc@ubc.ca
Wyatt Verchere Head Coach quidditch.sc@ubc.ca

Those interested in trying Quidditch for the first time or participating on a more recreational team are encouraged to join our AMS Quidditch Club. More information can be found here: http://www.ubcquidditch.com/

 

For more information about the UBC Thunderbirds Quidditch Sport Club, please feel free to contact an Executive Member at quidditch.sc@ubc.ca.


UBC Thunderbirds Sport Clubs - Quidditch
6000 Student Union Blvd.
Student Recreation Centre
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1


604-822-3683 quidditch.sc@ubc.ca

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