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Quidditch World Cup!

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 5:59 PM


Photo by Gabe Albright by madizzlee
I've been writing this forever and haven't gotten around to publishing it. Sorry for the late-ness.

Last weekend, I attended the Quidditch World Cup in Rock Hill, South Carolina with my quidditch team, the Lost Boys Quidditch Club. We went into it with 16 players (for reference, a full roster is usually 21 players), and we ended up doing SO WELL, making it to the Final Four (semi-finals) and losing to the team that ended up winning the entire thing. 

Photo by Gabe Albright by madizzlee

The team trying and failing to take a silly photo. 

My World Cup Journey



A couple of months ago, I found out I had that my ACL had been torn during a particularly rough tackle during our Western Regionals Semi-Finals game against Arizona State University. Basically, it meant that my season (and maybe my quidditch career) was over.


I was really upset when I found out. I'd been working hard for the past two years to become the best player I could be. People were telling me that I was playing better than I'd ever played before. And now, I was done.

However, after some conversations with my team captains, we decided that I should still attend the World Cup, but as a non-playing coach. I would run subs on the sidelines, make sure people got to the games on time, and make it so the players would only have to worry about one thing: playing.

Without going into the details of every single game, we ended up having an AMAZING tournament. We only lost to two teams, both of whom were in the Finals last year. We were undermanned, had a LOT of injuries (including a broken collar bone, two badly sprained ankles, a bruised (nearly broken) rib, and a knee injury), and we were missing some of our better players. But we came out and gave it everything we had, and we made it to the semi-finals!! And I got to be an active part of the team, coaching us along while wearing a snazzy dress + blazer combo while doing so.

I'm sad the season is over and I'm not sure if I'm ever going to go back to playing, but I'm so proud of what my team accomplished over this past season.

Here are some of my favorite photos from this past season:

Photo by Gabe Albright by madizzlee
 Photo by Liz Fisher by madizzlee iPhone Photo by madizzlee
Photo by Monica Wheeler Photography by madizzlee
Photo by Sofia de la Vega Photography by madizzlee
Photo by Isabella Gong by madizzlee
Photo by Isabella Gong by madizzlee
Photo by Sofia de la Vega Photography by madizzlee Photo by Liz Fisher by madizzlee
Photo by Nikki Smith Photography by madizzlee

If you want to see videos of how quidditch is played, check out PurpleTakara's journal here, and read about her World Cup journey:

  Wow it's been a long timeI apologize. I'm so terrible at keeping up with Deviantart. I really need a manager or someone who can do it for me haha. 
Anyways...World Cup 8 happened for quidditch and I could not be more proud of my team and the West Coast as a whole. Our team had the most difficult route out of anyone and we came away extremely proud. Although we didn't win, or go as far as we would have liked, I loved every bit of world cup this year and can't wait until next year. I have a feeling that next year we will come back even stronger than before--we have the drive and will to win it. 
In case you don't know what real quidditch looks like, check out my team here! Last year I played on the Lost Boys, but this year I am playing on the L.A. Gambits. I love the Lost Boys to death (shout out to madizzlee) and every time we play them it's so heart wrenching because we've all become good friends so it's a win-win, lose-lose situation each time. 
Anyways...World Cup was incredible. I had a week



All photos are courtesy of Sofia de la Vega Photography, Monica Wheeler Photography, Nikki Smith Photos, Isabella Gong Photography, Liz Fisher, and Gabe Allbright.

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Maddy Wojdak
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Hey all! I'm the Marketing Assistant here at deviantART.

I love rereading/rewatching/relistening to everything that has to do with Harry Potter, playing violent video games and less-violent board games late into the night, cuddling with any and all animals, and listening to pop punk music from the mid-2000s. I have a fascination with France, bright colors, dinosaurs, and pandas (both giant and red).

I also play a co-ed full contact sport called "Quidditch" based on the sport in Harry Potter.

When I grow up, I want to be Chip Kidd.

My devID was made by Thiefoworld and my avatar was made by ClefairyKid! They're both wonderful people - definitely check out their pages!
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Getanimated Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago  Student Filmographer
Hello! Thank you so much for posting the results

thank you for having me be a semi finalists

 I appreciate the opportunity

I feel very worried and sad that
out of all my entries
the one that stands out the LEAST was
chosen to be a semifinalist

I3: MAD by Getanimated   <-- I would have loved for this one to truely represent my work.
                   I feel the one chosen to be sent to the director will be overlooked.

Is it at all possible for my chosen entry to be swapped for the one above?
I know he wont overlook it  like he will the one you guys picked. I wanted so badly
for this chance to show people what I could do.  Is there anyway you could help me out?


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Image-heart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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Stygma Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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IndigoSummerr Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :heart:
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Heidi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Read-only mode test.

#SwanQueen

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Roiality Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
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Post this message on five different accounts and you'll receive 250 deviantART points it really works
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Chipiy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
I don't why you give some point to me but I really thanks about that... its really means a lot to me.... thank you!!!

have a nice day...^^
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DarkraiandCompany Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015   Artist
Ill watch you, this SHOULD be interesting...
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RocketchuBoy98 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  New member Student Artist
Hired ya's
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