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Major League Quidditch Relocates Franchise to Boise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jack McGovern Tel. 610-290-2466 Email: press@mlquidditch.com Major League Quidditch Relocates Franchise to Boise Boise, Idaho (December 19, 2017) — Major League Quidditch (MLQ) is relocating a franchise to Boise, Idaho for the 2018 season. The Boise Grays will replace the Phoenix Sol in the West Division. The Sol joined the league […]

2018 MLQ Championship Location Chosen

Two cities were selected in early November as finalists for the 2018 MLQ Championship. Since that announcement, the MLQ team has spent the past month measuring fields, questioning cities and crunching numbers to see which finalist would be the best for the 2018 season-ending tournament. After completing the process and the analysis that followed, MLQ […]

2018 MLQ Championship Bid Finalists Selected

The bidding process to determine a host for the 2018 Major League Quidditch Championship began in September 2017, and we are excited to announce that, after much deliberation, we have selected two finalist destinations. The MLQ season extends from June 1 to Aug. 31, with each of its 16 teams competing within one of four […]

Quidditch to Air on National Television for First Time

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jack McGovern Tel. 610-290-2466 Email: press@mlquidditch.com Quidditch to Air on National Television for First Time UPDATE: Eleven Sports Network will televise one semifinal series and the finals series of the 2017 Major League Quidditch (MLQ) Championship in League City, Texas. The games will be produced by the network and aired […]

League Statement on Code of Conduct Violation

On July 22, 2017, Major League Quidditch received a disciplinary report citing a verbal altercation between an MLQ player and an MLQ game official at the Austin Outlaws vs. League City Legends MLQ series. This altercation allegedly breached the MLQ Code of Conduct, and, as per policy, MLQ reviewed the incident. The MLQ Gameplay Department […]

MLQ Statistics: Beater PAR Explained

By Joshua Mansfield Statistics Coordinator This season, thanks to a dedicated group of team volunteers, we are privy to the fastest stat turnaround rate the league has ever seen. With this in place, the statistics we see have transformed from being merely season-to-season records to be kept to tools to be used for analytical purposes. […]

Join the Team Behind the Team

By Elizabeth Barcelos San Francisco Argonauts Manager Here’s my dirty little secret about being a quidditch volunteer: I never believe in doing something for free if it doesn’t benefit me in some way. While being paid is the goal, money comes and goes–and goes, and goes when you have student loans and rent to pay–but […]

Exhibition Match Policy Introduced for 2017

  We at MLQ are incredibly enthusiastic about the crop of new summer teams, including the Minnesota Voyageurs and the Orlando Sirens, popping up across the country. While these teams are unaffiliated with our organization, we are always encouraged to see members of the quidditch community taking the initiative to increase the number of competitive […]

Seasonal Officials, EMT Compensation Increase

We can never thank our referees and snitches enough for the work that they do to keep our sport fair and enjoyable. To bolster incentives and stimulate growth in officials, MLQ will be increasing compensation per game for referees and snitches for this coming season. Compensation per game across referee and snitch positions this summer […]

Rule and Gameplay Updates for 2017 Unveiled

  We in the MLQ Gameplay Department are always looking for ways to help move quidditch forward through policy and rule changes. Our timeout rule, originated during our 2015 season, has been met with unanimous positive responses, while our overtime snitch policies changed between our 2015 and 2016 seasons as we worked to get closer […]