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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND YULE BALL

deannaoftrebond:

7:00PM SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2ND
COLONY BALLROOM, STAMP STUDENT UNION

IT’S A FORMAL DANCE OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND STUDENTS

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT THE UMD QUIDDITCH TEAM ALSO DANCE IN PRETTY CLOTHES AND SAY HI TO ME AND LET ME TAKE PICTURES OF YOU DANCING AND HAVING FUN

(also please buy your tickets as early as possible!)

It’s also open to anyone, Maryland student or not. So if you will be anywhere near College Park on February 2, you should come to the Yule Ball!

(Source: deannatroi)

Filed under UMD UMCP University of Maryland College Park Quidditch UMD Quidditch maryland quidditch

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In February 2012, Maryland Quidditch scored our first ever tournament win. From January 2012 to December 2012, of the six tournaments we’ve participated in, our record was 4 first place finishes and 2 second place finishes. In total, we went 38-2.

  • 02/26/12: Sirius Blacksburg Brawl (Virginia Tech), 1st (6-0)
  • 03/31/12: Stony Brook Classic (Stony Brook University), 2nd (5-1)
  • 04/22/12: Shell-Shocking Spectacular (University of Maryland), 1st (6-0)
  • 09/29/12: Sirius Blacksburg Brawl (Virginia Tech), 1st (6-0)
  • 10/14/12: Turtle Cup (University of Maryland), 1st (7-0)
  • 11/3-4/12: Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship (Roanoke, VA), 2nd (8-1)

Before 2012, I never would’ve expected our team to where we are now, especially since I remember the days of having practices where 10 players was unusually well-attended. I am so incredibly proud of this team.

Filed under quidditch Maryland Quidditch also the Maryland Marauders won Penn State I'm still so glad I decided to put together a team for that even though it was spring break umd quidditch

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thediagonallie:

umdquidditch:

Please consider donating and helping the Maryland Quidditch team travel to the World Cup this April! You can see our fundraising site here. Our deep and sincere thanks go out to anyone who donates or helps spread the word. Thank you all for being so wonderful!

Can we talk about this team for a second?

Where do I even start with this team. On the field, they’re ruthless and terrifying and I can’t even begin to describe how intimidated I am by them.

But off the field, they’re some of the most unbelievable sweethearts that I’ve ever met. They were some of the first people outside of my school to really welcome me to quidditch. When I first met them at the Blacksburg Brawl, I’d only been playing quidditch for a month. The mercenary team I was playing for barely even had a grasp of the rules of the game, much less any real experience. These people could have easily brushed me off. And if this was any other sport, they would have. But not in quidditch.

Even though I have since then forged friendships with quidkids all over the mid-atlantic region and country, it was Maryland’s team that reached out to me far before anyone else did. It was Maryland’s team members that offered up their friendship. It was Maryland’s team that made me feel like I had a place in quidditch. It was people like Swoolsey and Sam and Harry that convinced me I’d be welcome at the Turtle Cup and people like Arsh and James and Erin that made me grateful I did go.

Had I not played for Nathan on a merc team all the way in Maryland, I never would have worked up the courage to follow him to regionals and become a founding member of QC Carolinas. Had it not been for Maryland’s quidditch team, I would not be going to the World Cup this year. Maybe I’d never have even dreamed of ever going at all.

Watching you guys testify to the amazing sport that is quidditch has reminded me what a miracle it’s been in my own life and how much I owe you guys because I know quidditch would not be nearly as big a part of my life as it is today without you.I actually started tearing up when Harry started talking and started spilling over at Swoolsey.

I recognize that there are a lot of players on your team that I don’t know very well. I recognize that there are a lot of players on your team that I don’t know at all. But in all honesty and fairness, I think you guys are truly an embodiment of everything that makes quidditch great. It’s why I look forward to seeing you at tournaments even when I know I’ll get pummeled by you. It’s why I wear my UMD quidditch bracelet every single day, and it’s why I am truly, genuinely rooting for you guys to take the world cup this year.

Love you beautiful people <3

Allie, I adore you more than I can possibly say. We’ll definitely make sure to meet up in Charlotte at some point in January. <3

(via hit-it-and-quidditch)

Filed under quidditch alliesquidditchstuff umd quidditch

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umdquidditch:

Please consider donating and helping the Maryland Quidditch team travel to the World Cup this April! You can see our fundraising site here. Our deep and sincere thanks go out to anyone who donates or helps spread the word. Thank you all for being so wonderful!

This team means more to me than I can possibly describe. Please consider supporting us if you are able to.

Filed under quidditch umd quidditch Maryland Quidditch umd muggle quidditch world cup world cup vi world cup 6

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Cinnamon and C4: Okay so some thoughts on the Blacksburg BrawlOverall, it was a...

laceyandtheargonauts:

Okay so some thoughts on the Blacksburg Brawl

Overall, it was a completely amazing experience oh my lord

Those of us from UNCC were actually able to get some field experience and the App/UNCG guys we formed a mercenary team with were absolutely great.

Being able to actually throw ourselves into an arena and see what happened was so incredibly helpful for us to improve upon ourselves.

And THE PEOPLE

GOOD LORD, THE PEOPLE.

Snitches are quickly starting to become some of my favorite people. Like they’re not even there to win or lose they’re just there to dick around and put on a show and good LORD are they good at what they do. One of the snitches was prancing about in a top hat and suspenders and another actually found a bag of flour and started throwing handfuls of it at the Seekers. I physically could not. I absolutely physically could not.

A lot of the other teams ranged from relatively casual to really really serious. University of Maryland’s team was basically the Careers of the whole tournament but they were still full of SUCH COOL PEOPLE OH MY GOSH. I think out of all of the teams there, I got to know the most people from UNCG and UMD. Like seriously, I want to find all of these people on facebook and tumblr you don’t even understand.

DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON HOW MANY ATTRACTIVE MEN WERE THERE

Wonderful, wonderful, WONDERFUL day.

"University of Maryland’s team was basically the Careers of the whole tournament but they were still full of SUCH COOL PEOPLE OH MY GOSH." —> This quote made my day, haha. <3 I live in Charlotte, so hopefully I can come play with you guys sometime when I’m home!

(Source: hit-it-and-quidditch)

Filed under quidditch blacksburg brawl uncg quidditch umd quidditch charlotte quidditch

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contagiousbutinagoodway:

edgeofoctarine:

umdquidditch:

Congrats to everyone! I can’t wait for the pictures *coughARSHcough*
A special “YOU’RE AWESOME” to the new people who just experienced their first quidditch tournament victory.
[And an “OMG ARE YOU OK? Feel better soon!” to Steven S. because that pinky looks very painful… (don’t click if you are disturbed by broken fingers)]
-C

My screenshot is slightly off and I sound like a crazy person in this post… but I was SO FREAKING EXCITED. 
Yeah.
Edited to add: We apparently caught ALL THE SNITCHES. So proud.

A celebration is in order!

contagiousbutinagoodway:

edgeofoctarine:

umdquidditch:

Congrats to everyone! I can’t wait for the pictures *coughARSHcough*

A special “YOU’RE AWESOME” to the new people who just experienced their first quidditch tournament victory.

[And an “OMG ARE YOU OK? Feel better soon!” to Steven S. because that pinky looks very painful… (don’t click if you are disturbed by broken fingers)]

-C

My screenshot is slightly off and I sound like a crazy person in this post… but I was SO FREAKING EXCITED. 

Yeah.

Edited to add: We apparently caught ALL THE SNITCHES. So proud.

A celebration is in order!

Filed under Umd quidditch quidditch blacksburg brawl