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MELBOURNE MUDBASH 2015
Melbourne Mudbash will consist of a round robin competition between the nine teams where everyone will play everyone once. The top four teams will progress to semi-finals, with the winner of both matches progressing to the grand finale!
We will be using Rulebook 8. There will be no off pitch seeking due to space restrictions with the Seeker Floor being 20 minutes.
25 minutes: One hand
28 minutes: No hands
30 minutes: the snitch is confined to the middle of the pitch.
Egregious red cards will be reviewed by the game’s head referee, tournament director and pitch manager where appropriate.
All players will be required to use the standard VQA style brooms. Interstate players will be provided with brooms to borrow for the weekend, Victorian teams are expected to provide their own. All equipment will be rulebook standard, including player equipment.
Rankings will be determined by Wins/Record. Tie breaks will be determined by:
- Head to Head
- Point Differential (of final score, including snitch catch, with a 120 point hard cap.)
Any games forfeited will be entered as a 120*-0 loss for the forfeiting team.
Code of Conduct
All players, whilst playing, officiating and spectating are required to following the Australian Quidditch Associations code of conduct. Serious breaches of this code will result in the player being disqualified from the tournament and required to leave the venue. Please note that this is a drug and alcohol free tournament.
The Code of Conduct may be found here
Melbourne Mudbash this year will take place at Monash University Clayton Campus. Games will be played on Soccer Oval 5. Change rooms, toilets and a café are located within the Monash Sport building.
Monash University Clayton campus address:
Wellington Road & Blackburn Road, Clayton VIC 3800
Monash Sport’s address:
42 Scenic Boulevard
Clayton VIC 3800
Parking: Parking on weekends at Monash is free in Blue permit areas. For your convenience please park in the blue permit area of the South 1 Carpark as circled on the map.
Public Transport: Monash is a local public transport hub for South-East Melbourne, with numerous buses passing through making it very accessible. From the CBD, its an approximately 40min trip on weekends catching a train to Dandenong/Pakenham/Cranbourne to Huntingdale and then catching a route 601, 630 or 900 bus to Monash.
Other buses that stop at Monash include:
691 Bayswater-Waverley Gardens
703 Blackburn-Middle Brighton
For timetable information, go here
The official tournament after party (*ATP*) will be held at the Highlander Bar in Melbourne’s CBD on the night of Sunday the 5th. Social tickets will be given to your team representative or captain at sign in on the Saturday morning of the tournament so they can distribute them to you. Your ticket at $20.00 will include two drinks as well a light finger food. Beverages available include basic house spirits, soft drink, juice, house red/white/sparkling or a ‘beer special’ all determined by the venue. If you’re desperately hungry after the tournament, dinner beforehand is recommended. This is an 18+ event. No ticket = No entry.
The Highlander Bar is close to both Southern Cross and Flinders Street stations as well as a number of tram routes. It is a 10 min walk from Southern Cross, or you can get the 70/71/75 tram from Flinders St Station to Melbourne Aquarium and it’s a 1 min walk from there.
For further enquiries you can contact either:
Tournament director N. Gertler – firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant tournament director G. Gibson – email@example.com
Please also RSVP to our facebook events to keep up to date throughout the day:
And follow the Victorian Quidditch Association on twitter for live score updates here