News-in-brief: Registration for muggle quidditch tournament now open

Muggles hoping to “fly” in Harry, Ron and Hermione’s shoes are cordially invited to participate in UC Davis’ first Muggle Quidditch Tournament, to be held May 19 to 20.

From today at 10 a.m. through Friday at 5 p.m., first-years can register for the intramural (IM) tournament, based on the game featured in the Harry Potter books,  through their Resident Advisors and all other students can create a team online at ucdavis.imtrack.com. To join a pre-existing team, students can give their student ID numbers to the team captain. Registration is free for first-years’ residence hall teams and costs $30 for all other student teams.

Zal Dordi, competitive sports manager with Campus Recreation, said he hopes the tournament will appeal to alternative groups that do not typically participate in IM sports.

“Most IMs are mainstream, with the same demographics. We’re trying to bring in a whole new set of people,” Dordi said.

The tournament will be modeled after quidditch games played at universities such as Stanford and UC Berkeley. Dordi said costumes are recommended but not required and broomsticks will be provided.

— Erin Migdol

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