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- Weekend passes to see the International Quidditch Association’s World Cup VII
- Where: North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex
- When: Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6
- Gates open: 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday
- Ticket values include all fees.
Ticket Options * $34.80 for two adult weekend passes ($58 value) * $60 for four adult weekend passes ($116 value) * $27 for one adult and one child weekend pass ($45 value) * $46.80 for two adult and two child weekend passes ($90 value) * $77.50 for one adult VIP weekend pass ($155 value)
Weekend passes allows spectators to stroll the grounds to watch any game they please. VIP weekend passes include access to a VIP tent, free parking, and complimentary food and drinks.
IQA World Cup VII
With brooms fixed between their legs as if they had just swooped down from the clouds, the world’s finest quidditch players descend on North Myrtle Beach to crown the magically inspired sport’s top club. Across two days, the tournament will whittle a field of 80 teams down to just two, who will compete in the championship match. Unlike pen pals who turn out to be your parents, the field is truly international, with representative squads from England, France, and Australia in addition to teams from all across the United States. As the competition plays out across the 160-acre complex, spectators can enhance their understanding of the game by listening to quidditch commentary and peruse various types of magical finery for sale, such as wands, brooms, and robes.
International Quidditch Association
In 2005, students at Middlebury College turned fantasy into reality by inventing their own land-bound form of their favorite magical sport: quidditch. Their campus game quickly grew into a worldwide phenomenon, spurring the creation of the International Quidditch Association to codify the rules and organize competition on a global level, culminating in the annual Quidditch World Cup.
Each co-ed club fields seven players at a time—three chasers, two beaters, a seeker, and a keeper. The chasers’ task is to throw the quaffle—the game ball—past the opposing team’s keeper into one of three hoops in their opponents’ territory. The beaters roam the field armed with dodgeball-like bludgers that they throw at the opposition to render them momentarily immobile. In the most important position of the game, the two opposing seekers attempt to capture a human snitch—a neutral athlete whose only task is to evade their would-be captors—which ends the game and awards the successful seeker’s team a whopping 30 points.