Quidditch Canada National Championship
Quidditch Canada – KINGSTON (April 3, 2016) — The uOttawa GeeGees are the 2015-2016 Canadian national quidditch champions on a snitch catch from their seeker Nick McKnight at the second Quidditch Canada National Championship. The GeeGees came out over McGill in a suspenseful 110* – 50 championship final held at the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex in Kingston, ON.
The GeeGees had a perfect tournament after a very strong season under Coach Michael Howard, winning the Eastern Regional Championships in February and losing only to Waterloo earlier in the year. They faced plenty of strong competition at the national championship, but found success in a deep bench and fluid passing game.
Both McGill and the GeeGees played strong defensive games, keeping the scoring at 10-0 for long minutes after the initial brooms up drive from chaser Brian Wong opened the scoring. After falling briefly out of snitch range, McGill surged and kept the seeker game incredibly tight. GeeGees seeker Nick McKnight made an around-the-back catch on snitch Wes Mackie for a win to put the cap on a successful season.
The Université de Montréal secured a third-place finish with a 70*-60 win over Waterloo. The Eastern Regional runners-up rallied from behind to win bronze over a strong Waterloo squad in an exciting game.
Including previous iterations of the Canada Cup under the International Quidditch Association, this is uOttawa’s second national championship title. They previously won in Toronto in 2013.
About Quidditch Canada
Quidditch is a competitive full-contact sport based on the game from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. It is played worldwide by over 400 teams, including over 30 from Canada. Quidditch Canada is the Canadian governing body for quidditch, which is played by university, high school, and community teams across the country. Quidditch Canada will be sending a national team to play at the 2016 World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany this July.