Quidditch World Cup Pool Play Schedule Announced

[Edit: Due to Miami of Ohio dropping out, the schedule has undergone revisions.  1:29 pm 10/24]

The Quidditch Club has finalized the match schedule for Sunday’s Quidditch World Cup.  The tournament features a round of pool play, where teams play a round-robin format, followed by four rounds of single-elimination play.  Here’s how the teams were divided and when they will be playing:

A. NORTH

1. McGill University
2. St. Lawrence University
3. University of Vermont
4. Green Mountain College

B. PENN

1. Moravian College
2. Chestnut Hill College
3. Lafayette University
4. Villanova University

C. FREQUENT FLIER MILES

1. Middlebury College
2. Virginia Commonwealth University
3. Louisiana State University
4. Texas A&M University

D. IVE’S POND DIASPORA

1. Syracuse University
2. Ive’s Pond QC
3. Vassar College
4. QC Pittsburgh

E. BOSTON/IVIES

1. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
2. Harvard University
3. Emerson College
4. Yale University
5. Boston University

*All times approximate*

9:20

Field A: University of Massachusetts-Amherst vs. Harvard University
Field B: Middlebury College vs. Virginia Commonwealth University
Field C: Moravian College vs. Chestnut Hill College
Field D: McGill University vs. St. Lawrence University

9:40

Field A: Louisiana State University vs. Texas A&M
Field B: Lafayette University vs. Villanova University
Field C: Ive’s Pond QC vs. Vassar College
Field D: Harvard University vs. Boston University

10:00

Field A: University of Vermont vs. Green Mountain College
Field B: Emerson College vs. Yale University
Field C: Middlebury College vs. Louisiana State University
Field D: University of Massachusetts-Amherst vs. Boston University

10:20

Field A: Vassar College vs. QC Pittsburgh
Field B: University of Massachusetts-Amherst vs. Emerson College
Field C: Syracuse University vs. Ive’s Pond QC
Field D: Moravian University vs. Villanova University

11:00

Field A: Chestnut Hill College vs. Villanova University
Field B: St. Lawrence University vs. Green Mountain College
Field C: Yale University vs. Boston University
Field D: Ive’s Pond QC vs. QC Pittsburgh

11:20

Field A: Middlebury College vs. Texas A&M
Field B: McGill University vs. University of Vermont
Field C: Harvard University vs. Emerson College
Field D: [Open]

11:40

Field A: Harvard University vs. Yale University
Field B: Moravian College vs. Lafayette University
Field C: Syracuse University vs. QC Pittsburgh
Field D: Virginia Commonwealth University vs. Texas A&M

12:00

Field A: Emerson College vs. Boston University
Field B: Virginia Commonwealth University vs. Louisiana State University
Field C: McGill University vs. Green Mountain College
Field D: [Open]

12:40

Field A: St. Lawrence University vs. University of Vermont
Field B: Chestnut Hill College vs. Lafayette University
Field C: Syracuse University vs. Vassar College
Field D: University of Massachusetts-Amherst vs. Yale University

The top two teams from the pools of four will advance to single-elimination, as will the top three teams from the Boston/Ivies pool.  An additional three teams (Wild Cards) will advance from the pools of four.  All told, fourteen teams will advance out of pool play.

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