Quidditch

Be the golden snitch in the world of quaffles

As a EuroGames first, we are proud to offer Quidditch in our official sports programme together with our partner the International Quidditch Association (IQA).

Quidditch is a competitive sport growing rapidly around the world, played by all ages from school-age children to adults.

Originally based on the fictional sport in the Harry Potter series, quidditch was adapted to a physical and tactical sport while maintaining the spirit of the source material by fans in 2005. It has since grown into a worldwide phenomenon and is one of the few mixed-gender full contact sports. Quidditch is played in over 30 countries and governed by the International Quidditch Association (IQA).

Registration is possible only for teams for players with sufficient knowledge. This is due to safety reasons as quidditch is a mixed-gender full contact game. People with no knowledge on how to play might get hurt or hurt others unnecessarily. For people interested in playing Quidditch, we suggest joining a local team in preparation for EuroGames Bern 2023.

Key facts

Tournament dates
Thursday, July 27 – Saturday, July 29, 2023

Levels
One level

Tournament format
All gender tournament with group stages and a knockout round

Fees
Registration for EGLSF members: €80
Registration for non EGLSF members: €100
Quidditch sports fee: €10

Tournament Information

Tournament dates

Thursday, July 27 –
Saturday, July 29

Max. participants

16 teams

Rules

We play according to the IQA rules.

Gender categories

male-identified, female-identified, nonbinary

Registering for EuroGames 2023

Registration is open to everyone above the age of 18 regardless of skill level, sexual orientation, gender identity and nationality. A registration fee is required for all athletes.

What you can expect from participating in EuroGames 2023:

  • You will receive a complimentary functional shirt (please indicate your size when registering) from our sports partners Craft and Ochsner Sport
  • You will take part in a professionally organised tournament
  • You have the chance to win a medal in your sport
  • You will have access to discounts for selected events and parties
  • You can participate in the Opening Ceremony
  • You can participate in the Closing Ceremony Ceremony
  • You will have access to the EuroGames Village in the Old Town of Bern
  • You can experience BernPride on Saturday, July 29, 2023
  • You can attend several side events and cultural programs

All registered participants will receive our official athlete’s shirt.

Your location for Quidditch

Venue
Sports Hub Wankdorf
Papiermühlestrasse 91
3014 Bern
www.sportamt-bern.ch

Food & Beverage
We are currently working on a catering concept for the tournament days. We will provide more information in June 2023.

Good to know
Lockers are available inside the sports hall to store your valuables. There are small lockers in the hallway which require a two franc coin deposit. Bigger lockers are available in the changing rooms. Please bring a padlock to make use of the bigger lockers. Do not leave your valuables overnight.

How to get there

Option 1: Take tram line 9 «Wankdorf Bahnhof» to the «Wankdorfplatz» stop. Travel time from Bern main station is approximately 13 minutes.

Option 2: Take bus line 20 «Wankdorf Bahnhof» to the «Wyler» stop. Travel time from Bern main station is approximately 9 minutes.

BernTicket
If staying at a hotel or registered Airbnb, you will receive a Bern Ticket for free access to public transport to all sports locations.

Your tournament organisation

Your tournament organisation

The International Quidditch Association (IQA) is organising the quidditch tournament for EuroGames Bern 2023.

Questions?

Questions?

Email us at info@eurogames2023.ch. We will do our best to reply in a timely manner. We work Tuesdays to Fridays. ​