IQA European Games Recap

The 25th and 26th July saw European Quidditch teams descend on Sarteano, Italy for the first ever IQA European Games. Twelve national teams battled it out in the summer heat to be the European champions.

More established teams tended to conquer the newcomers, but the newer teams put up a valiant fight and some games were extraordinarily close. Hopefully, the European Games were a good experience for all teams involved and maybe some of the newer teams had a chance to test their mettle in an international competition.

France eventually rose victorious, beating out Team UK in a closely fought final, which even included a broken shoulder. Blood, sweat and tears indeed. If you missed out on the action, you can watch the match here. For those statistically inclined, a full list of games and scores can be found here.

The European Games were an excellent weekend, showcasing some of the best quidditch skills on the continent. If you took part, we hope you had an excellent time and if you’d like to review your referees, you can do so here. If you were there to support your team, we hope you were proud to cheer them on. And if you couldn’t make it and had to make do with Twitter and Facebook updates, we hope you enjoyed the weekend as well.