About the Team

UBC TSC Quadball is a competitive team with a year-long season. Based on the sport of Quidditch from the “Harry Potter” series, Quadball blends elements of rugby, dodgeball, handball, and even flag football, for a an intense and exciting experience. Quadball 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.

Quadball 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 Quadball 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.

Quadball 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 Board Game 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.

We post information about our tryouts and open practices where you can try out the sport on our Instagram @ubcquadball or Facebook @ubctscquadball.

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 full time UBC Student (typically this means 9 credits a term, however co-op and exchange students are also eligible!)
  • Must be in good academic standing. Must maintain an average over 60% in order to compete or travel, but lower can still train with the team.

Try Outs: 

Interested in learning more about quidditch? Come check out our booth on Imagine day (September 6th) or come to our fun try-quidditch nights in September to try out for the team.

  • Try-Quadball Nights – Open for all and will include fun games that build skills for quidditch and a mini game. These practices are no contact and will often be followed by a team dinner.
    • Try-Quadball Nights 2022 fall on: September 13th, 15th, 20th and 23rd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at MacInnes Field. MORE COMING JANUARY 2023!
    • These are very informal and we do not expect players to already know how to play! Just bring a positive attitude and eagerness to learn.
    • To our Try-it nights please bring shoes you can run in, a water bottle, and comfortable clothing. We provide the rest 🙂


Team Fees:

Team fees will be around $50 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 will have 2 practices a week in Term 1 and 2 and optional team gym hours for TSC athletes once a week.
    • We will have 2 practices a week in Term 1 and 2 and optional team gym hours for TSC athletes once a week.
    • Practices will be on Mondays and Fridays from 7-9pm on MacInnes Field.
  • We will have weekly TSC gym hours in Term 1 and 2, on Sunday Nights from 7-8:30pm at Birdcoop Gym.
  • We will also have social events throughout the term, so there will be no shortage of activities!


Competition Schedule:

  • We aim to attend or host one local tournament a month. Some tournaments for the following year include:
    • UBC October Octopus Open Tournament – October 1st
    • Western Divisionals (at UBC) – October 23rd
    • Canadian Nationals (Edmonton) – December 3-4th
    • UBC Hosted Tournament – Term 2
    • Vancouver Quadball Cup – Term 2

2022-2023 Results

  • 3rd place – Western Divisionals (Vancouver, BC)
  • 6th place – Canadian Nationals

2021-2022 Results

  • 5th place – Western Divisionals (Maple Ridge, BC)


2019-2020 Results

  • 3rd Place – QCon (SFU Burnaby, BC)
  • 4th Place – Western Regionals (Surrey, BC)


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. UBC Quidditch plays in the Canadian league (Quidditch Canada) and is 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. We have been battling to be the best team in Western Canada against the Alberta Clippers, SFU Quidditch, and Vancouver Vanguard Quidditch for over 12 years.

In January 2023, Quidditch Canada changed the sport’s name to Quadball and our sport club followed suit.

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For more information about the UBC Thunderbirds Quidditch Sport Club, please feel free to contact an Executive Member at quadball.sc@ubc.ca or follow us on Instagram @ubcquadball.

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

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

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