2017 MLQ Championship Bid Finalists Released

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The bidding process to determine a host for the 2017 MLQ Championship began in November 2016. We are excited to announce that, after much deliberation, we have selected three finalist destinations. The MLQ season extends from June 1 to Aug. … Read More

MLQ Fills Finance Director Opening

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Zack Denoto will serve as the MLQ Finance Director, effective immediately. Denoto was first introduced to quidditch during his time at RIT. After two years away from the sport, he returned in the fall of 2015 to play for Rochester … Read More

Meet the 2017 Managers

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MLQ is pleased to announce our roster of 2017 managers! We’re still seeking additional candidates for the non-playing role in a number of cities. If you’re interested, drop us an email at humanresources@mlquidditch.com. Kerri Donnelly City: New York Almost always … Read More

New Marketing Director Appointed to MLQ

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Nick Finn will serve as the new MLQ Marketing Director, effective immediately. Finn’s introduction to MLQ came during the 2016 season when he designed the team logos for the San Francisco Argonauts and the Los Angeles Guardians and consulted on … Read More

New MLQ Finance Department Structure Unveiled, Openings Released

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As Major League Quidditch continues to grow, it is necessary to make changes to better accommodate the needs of our ever-growing association. With this in mind, we have restructured our Finance Department to help foster its success moving forward. The department will … Read More

Staup Announced as MLQ Events Director

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  Melinda Staup will serve as the new Events Director for MLQ, effective immediately. Staup has played on Indianapolis Intensity since the inaugural MLQ season and is excited to join the dynamic team of volunteers that comprise the MLQ team. … Read More

MLQ Events Department Restructured, New Openings Announced

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As Major League Quidditch continues to grow, it is necessary to make structural changes to better accommodate the needs of our ever-growing association. With this in mind, we have retooled our Events Department to help foster its success going forward. … Read More

MLQ Decreases Number of Teams Attending Championship

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  The top 12 out of 16 MLQ teams, based on regular-season performance, will be invited to the 2017 MLQ Championship Weekend. In each division, the team ranked fourth out of four by regular-season performance will not qualify. The 12 … Read More

MLQ Delay of Game Alterations

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Major League Quidditch is dedicated to the development of continued innovation within quidditch gameplay. With that goal in mind, the league is instituting the following additional regulations and changes to USQ Rulebook 9 section 3.3.6. “Delay of Game” for implementation … Read More

How to Host Your Own MLQ Viewing Party

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While MLQ has expanded its reach to include the South and West this year, there are still plenty of quidditch players and fans that can’t make it to an MLQ match series this summer. But that doesn’t mean you have … Read More

2016 MLQ Championship Team Update

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  The Ottawa Black Bears and Rochester Whiteout have both formally forfeited their spots in the 2016 MLQ Championship in League City, Texas on Aug. 20-21. In response to the two forfeits, The MLQ Gameplay Department took into consideration the … Read More

Phoenix Sol Forfeits August 6 Series

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The Phoenix Sol will forfeit their series on August 6 against the Los Angeles Guardians due to a lack of available players. All three matches will be considered 60*-0 victories for the Guardians in the league’s standings as outlined in the MLQ Forfeit … Read More

League Statement on Potential Code of Conduct Violation

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Last month, allegations of sexual assault against Los Angeles Guardians chaser Alex Scheer were posted on a public forum. Following the initial claim, Major League Quidditch opened an investigation into the matter, temporarily suspending Scheer. In the days that followed, … Read More

Working Out without a Gym

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School’s out for summer. But for some, that means gym time is over too. While student athletes can take advantage of college gyms during the school year, most local gyms don’t offer monthly memberships for the summer. Or perhaps you … Read More

MLQ Introduces Injury Reserve to Championship Rosters

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  The MLQ Gameplay Department has been working hard to prepare for the upcoming MLQ Championship in League City, Texas. In preparation for the event and with the safety of our athletes in mind, we have decided to open three … Read More

League Statement on Potential Code of Conduct Violation

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  At Major League Quidditch, we take all accusations of rape and sexual assault seriously. We must also provide due process to the accused. The league will be opening an investigation into the accusations made against Los Angeles Guardians chaser … Read More

Mobility and Why it Matters

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Like super foods and clean eating, mobility is one of those trendy yet esoteric terms popping up everywhere in the sports and fitness industries. So what does it actually mean? Mobility is the body’s ability to move freely and easily. Joint … Read More

MLQ Draft Board: Shots in the East

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By Emily Hickmott With the Copa América wrapped up and the European Championship finals this Sunday, we felt it was apropos to view some fantasy picks through the lens of the most popular sport in the world: fútbol. Below, we’ve … Read More

Phoenix Sol Forfeits July 9 Series

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The Phoenix Sol will forfeit their series on July 9 against the Salt Lake City Hive due to a lack of available players. All three matches will be considered 60*-0 victories for Salt Lake in the league’s standings as outlined … Read More

Sick Gains: Training when Under the Weather

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By Sarah McGowan So your summer training is going great. You haven’t missed a workout and you have been meeting all of your performance goals. You were playing well in Fantasy tournaments and MLQ series. Then one day you come … Read More

Measuring Fitness: Understanding Weight, BMI and Body Composition

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  Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that you need a weekly deficit of 500 calories to lose a pound of fat in a week. The correct figure is 3,500 calories a week or 500 calories a … Read More

Beat the Heat: Outdoor Exercise in the Summer

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By Sarah McGowan Summer: great for the beach, barbecues and pool parties…not so great for outdoor exercise. Even though you may be tempted to hide in your air-conditioned gym from June to August, it’s actually better to let your body … Read More

Overkill: How to Fight Overtraining

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By Sarah McGowan Whether you’re focused on the Benepe Cup or Regionals next year, chances are you’re going to spend your summer getting fit for quidditch. But before you schedule yourself for two-a-days every day, remember that too much too … Read More

How to Set Summer Fitness Goals and Meet Them

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By Sarah McGowan Summertime and the livin’ is easy…maybe for Ella Fitzgerald but not for quidditch players. Off-season workouts often come with stagnated gains or a few less trips to the gym than you wanted. Sometimes you won’t even touch … Read More

Fantasy Quidditch Weekly Rankings: 18 JUNE 2016

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Editor’s Note: The players listed at each position are ones selected by the MLQ Fantasy Team to be worth more than the baseline $10. If a player is on their team’s roster but not listed below, then they are worth $10 … Read More

Fantasy Quidditch Weekly Rankings: 4 JUNE 2016

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Editor’s Note: This article was written prior to the rescheduling of the Los Angeles Guardians vs Phoenix Sol. We decided to leave in some of the Los Angeles players to provide comparisons. You will also notice the use of male and … Read More

MLQ Draft Board: Remember the North

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By Tyler Walker Fantasy Statistician With the inaugural MLQ fantasy season kicking off last week, there is debate about where players should be drafted and when to play them. To help guide your selections, we look to one of the more … Read More

Los Angeles Guardians vs Phoenix Sol Rescheduled

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The Los Angeles Guardians match against the Phoenix Sol, scheduled to take place on June 11 in Los Angeles, Calif., has been moved to Saturday, Aug. 6. The decision has been agreed on by the managerial and coaching staffs of … Read More

Beginner’s Guide to Fantasy Quidditch

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Hello and welcome to the inaugural fantasy quidditch season for Major League Quidditch! This is the first attempt at an online, customizable fantasy quidditch league, using two specific fantasy formats: Player Draft and Pick ‘Em, To participate in fantasy quidditch … Read More

MLQ Stay and Play Policy 2016

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On August 19, 20 and 21 of 2016, Major League Quidditch will bring a huge influx of athletes to the city of League City, Texas. League City has been an amazing partner for our event so far, with their staff … Read More

MLQ Seasonal Cost Estimate

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Like most travel sports, quidditch can take a toll on your bank account. That’s why we at MLQ have outlined the primary costs associated with league membership for the 2016 season. And, as a reminder, if these costs scare you, … Read More

Snitch to Return to Overtime for 2016 Season

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Major League Quidditch’s Gameplay Department looks forward to working with US Quidditch’s Rulebook 9 for the 2016 season. However, MLQ’s Gameplay Department continues to look for opportunities to amend the current iteration of the rulebook to maximize its efficacy for … Read More

Founder: Heat of the Moment

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  Since the first time I set my eyes on quidditch in November 2010, I have been privileged to be personally on-hand for many of the sport’s greatest moments and monumental milestones. Today, I believe we at MLQ are granted … Read More

MLQ Championship Location Determined

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For the past five weeks, MLQ Commission Co-Chairs Amanda Dallas and Ethan Sturm have worked with Events Director Kara Levis to evaluate each of the three MLQ Championship bid finalists. Following numerous discussions with city officials and staff, we are … Read More

2016 In-Person Tryout Registration Now Open

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  UPDATE: Blue Sombrero will not accept Canadian addresses in the main field. We have developed a workaround noted in Registration Process Step 2. For our 2016 season, MLQ will be partnering with Blue Sombrero and Dick’s Sporting Goods to streamline our … Read More

Founder: Happy Birthday, MLQ

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It’s hard to believe that exactly a year ago this evening, we announced Major League Quidditch publicly for the very first time. I feel like I have been working on this league for decades, yet its beginning still feels like … Read More

2016 MLQ Championship Bid Finalists

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The bidding process to determine a host for the 2016 Major League Quidditch Championship began in November 2015, and we are excited to announce that, after much deliberation, we have selected three finalist destinations. The MLQ season extends from June … Read More

MLQ 2016 Coaches Revealed

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MLQ is pleased to announce our 2016 coaches! We’re still seeking additional candidates for the non-playing OR playing role in Los Angeles, Cleveland and Phoenix. If you’re interested, drop us an email at mlquidditch@gmail.com. BOSTON NIGHT RIDERS Head Coach: Harry … Read More

Canto Resigns, Dockery Named New Head of Officials

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  MLQ Head of Officials Andrew Canto has announced he will be stepping down. USQ Referee Advancement Coordinator Clay Dockery will assume Canto’s position. All changes will take effect immediately. “It is with a heavy heart that I must announce … Read More

Meet the Managers

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MLQ is pleased to announce our roster of 2016 managers! We’re still seeking additional candidates for the non-playing role in Los Angeles, Calif. and Ottawa, Canada. If you’re interested, drop us an email at mlquidditch@gmail.com. Credit: Paulina Pascual Kara LevisCity: … Read More

Introducing the MLQ Athlete Sponsorship Program

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The average MLQ player spent roughly $750 last season on dues, equipment and travel based on costs tracked by various MLQ managers. These considerable costs caused a financial strain on some of our athletes. In an effort to ensure all … Read More

Gameplay Department Staff Update

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MLQ Gameplay Director Mollie Lensing has announced that she will be stepping down. Current Head of Statistics Edgar Pavlovsky has accepted a promotion to the position, and Gameplay Analyst Joshua Mansfield will take on the role of head of statistics. … Read More

Levis Joins MLQ Staff as Events Director

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Kara Levis will serve as the new Events Director for MLQ, effective immediately. Levis comes to MLQ with nearly seven years of experience in quidditch and a track record that includes many successful leadership roles. She was first introduced to … Read More

MLQ to Expand to West and South

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We at Major League Quidditch could not be prouder of everything that our league has accomplished in its inaugural season. Thanks to incredible players, managers, staff and partners, we have had the ability both to accomplish things we never could … Read More

Gameplay Press Release – 8/8/15

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This morning’s match between the Detroit Innovators and the Cleveland Riff will be head refereed by Detroit Manager Alex Scheer and either Cleveland Manager Katie Milligan or Coach Daniel Daugherty. This decision became necessary due to the loss of both … Read More

Why Should You Come to MLQ Fantasy?

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By MLQ Management When envisioning our championship weekend, it was important to all of us that the event was not just a celebration of the league, but also of the community. We wanted to make it an opportunity for people … Read More

Press Release

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  WASHINGTON ADMIRALS RELEASE ACTIVE PLAYERS, DISMISS COACH OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – 7:10 PM EDT – 7/14/15 Earlier today, the Washington Admirals released the following statement made by Manager James Hicks: “The Washington Admirals have released players Max Miceli and Emma … Read More

Concussions and Quidditch

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By Sarah McGowan MLQ’s first reported concussion occurred during this season’s opening series. I hear the person is fine, but any concussion should be taken seriously. As defined by the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport, a concussion “may … Read More

IND vs DET Game Three Recap

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BY ALEJO ENRIQUEZ As the sun sank deep below the horizon of Culver, Indiana, the fourth and final game of the inaugural series of Major League Quidditch finally ended (the first game being discounted due to roster issues) and a … Read More

Tracking Our Beaters

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BY JOSHUA MANSFIELD June 13 brought us the first series of Major League Quidditch, and with it an early glimpse of the potential that such an organized level of gameplay can bring. Though not perfect, we had full film of each game … Read More

Fantasy Tournament Survival 101

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A tournament is a tournament no matter how small. While fantasy tournaments are more fun and laid back compared to tournaments during the competitive season, it’s still important to prep yourself for the wear and tear of a full day … Read More

Snitch to be Eliminated from OT

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Last week, the MLQ Gameplay Department announced its first major change to the sport with the addition of timeouts. This week, our talented team of veterans in the world of gameplay policy is excited to announce a second. The value … Read More

Final Two Kits Released

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The last two kits in our MLQ Inaugural Season Series are Boston and Detroit. All uniforms are designed by Nick Leimbach, the talent behind the 102 States’ Cup jerseys. Each jersey will include the MLQ logo on the nape of … Read More

MLQ’s 2015 Season Will Feature Timeouts

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The Major League Quidditch Gameplay Department is excited to be working with US Quidditch’s Rulebook 8 for the 2015 season. The rulebook is by far the best our sport has seen to date, offering previously unprecedented levels of standardization and … Read More

Two North Division Kits Revealed

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Introducing the next two kits in our MLQ Inaugural Season Series: Indianapolis and Cleveland. All uniforms are designed by Nick Leimbach, the talent behind the 102 States’ Cup jerseys. Each jersey will include the MLQ logo on the nape of … Read More

First Four MLQ Teams Unveil Kits

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We’re excited to unveil the first four MLQ kits: Ottawa, New York City, Rochester and Washington DC. All uniforms are designed by Nick Leimbach, the talent behind the 102 States’ Cup jerseys. Each jersey will include the MLQ logo on … Read More

New Hires Announcement

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We’re absolutely thrilled to announce the addition of nine talented individuals to our Gameplay, Financial and Legal and Marketing departments. GAMEPLAY DIRECTOR: MOLLIE LENSING Photo by Jonathon Ruland – What about Major League Quidditch excites you? The opportunity to take quidditch … Read More

T8M: MLQ Inaugural Season Begins June 1

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This summer, the quidditch community will see the debut of Major League Quidditch, a national league comprised of teams from eight major cities that will compete from the beginning of June until the end of August. “Our sport had no … Read More

A Letter from the Creator

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Today, I am honored to have the opportunity to announce the beginning of Major League Quidditch to our community. MLQ has been nearly a year in the making, and there is a lot to fill you all in on and … Read More

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