Quidditch tournament held at Hofstra University

Twelve teams equipped with broomsticks gathered last weekend at Hofstra University to compete in a Harry Potter-inspired Quidditch tournament. Participants didn't need to be a Harry Potter fanatic

News 12 Staff

Oct 16, 2014, 2:04 AM

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Quidditch tournament held at Hofstra University
Twelve teams equipped with broomsticks gathered last weekend at Hofstra University to compete in a Harry Potter-inspired Quidditch tournament.
Participants didn't need to be a Harry Potter fanatic to play the sport of Quidditch, but they did need to have a sense of athleticism, toughness and, of course, a broomstick.
The rules are simple: chasers score with a quaffle, while beaters use bludgers to play defense. The keeper is the goalie, and the seeker pursues a flying ball called a golden snitch to end the game. In lieu of the charmed flying golden ball with wings, participants in this game use a person to substitute as the snitch.
Tufts University was the victor of the weekend's tournament, while the nationally ranked Hofstra University team placed 4th out of 12 teams.
 


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