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QUAFL 2016 GAME FOOTAGE

Courtesy of Quidditch Australia, game footage from QUAFL 2016, the Australia Quidditch Championships, has now been uploaded to the Quidditch Australia’s Youtube channel.

All games filmed by our fantastic VQA Head of Media, Sally Hicks, can be found here – https://www.youtube.com/playlist…

Current games of Victorian Teams include Muggles v SA Bunyips, Basilisks v USC Dementors, Manticores v Perth Phoenixes, Wrackspurts v Macquaire Marauders and the always highly contested Melbourne Unicorns v South Melbourne Centaurs.

Photography by Ajantha Abey Quidditch Photography. Titles edited by Massimo Galli.

Monash Muggles v SA Bunyips

Blackburn Basilisks v USC Dementors 

Melbourne Manticores v Perth Phoenixes

Wrackspurts QC v Perth Phoenixes

South Melbourne Centaurs v Melbourne Unicorns 

All You Need to Know for the 2016 Victorian Fantasy Tournament

Below are some very important details in regards to the Victorian Fantasy Tournament this coming weekend. Please read them carefully to ensure you are prepared for the weekend.
 
Time: Sign in will be open from 8:00am and finishing at 9:00am. If you are playing or refereeing in the first game you are expected to be signed in BEFORE 8:45am and be ready on the field to play or referee at 8:50am. Any player who has not signed in will not be allowed to take the field. Teams who do not present for sign in may be at risk of forfeits or disqualification.

Location: La Trobe University, Bundoora. We will be on the lawn used for the second round of the VQA’s Charity Cup last year and the Australian team selection camps, at the corner of Crissane Rd and Waterdale Rd. Free parking is accessible via Crissane Rd. This lawn is on the very edge of campus. If you are really struggling with Google Maps, search ‘Latrobe Melbourne Hall Bundoora’ and that should work just fine.

Map of the campus with the location circled
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Path from the stop 60 tram stop
STOP 60 TO GROUND

From the city the 86 tram from Bourke street towards RMIT Bundoora will get you to stop 60-La Trobe University/Plenty Road, from there it’s a 20 minute walk down Kingsbury Drive to get to the field. To sort out your own specific journey, we’d recommend the PTV Journey Planner or you can view a timetable for the 86 tram here

 

What to bring for the weekend:

  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable clothes – we will be providing you with a top!
  • Hat & other sun protective clothing/sunscreen
  • Runners or Football Boots
  • Jumper in case it gets cold
  • You are welcome to bring your own broom, however the VQA will be supplying some brooms for the event. All brooms must be cleared with the TD and game’s Head Referee before use. 
  • Your own position headbands (none will be provided by the VQA)

 

Lunch: Lunch this year will be a BBQ. You’ll get 2 snags and a drink (soft drink or water) per day. If you put down dietary requirements, we’ve tried our best to cater for them, just let our chefs know when you go to get your named checked off to ensure you are receiving the right thing.

Snitch times: 18 minutes seekers released, 22 minutes snitch to 1 hand, 25 minutes snitch to no hands, 27 minutes snitch is confined to the middle of the field. 
 
Referees: Each team is expected to provide a referee team (ARs, SR, GRs, Scorekeepers, Snitch) for their scheduled referee game. Referees need to be on the field ready to go approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time of the game. Failure to provide a suitable referee team will result in your team forfeiting their next scheduled game. 
 
Forfeits/Forced Forfeits: We would love if your team presented themselves approximately 10 minutes before and are ready to take to the pitch by the scheduled start time. If you’re more than 10 minutes late you will forfeit the match with a score of 0 – 150.  
 
It’s very important that the tournament runs on time especially as we are also hosting the second round of State of Origin games. As players it is your responsibility to know what is going on and where you are required. We are on a tight schedule and all involved in organising the tournament would appreciate your cooperation.
 
Keep up to date with the Facebook event for any late minute updates
 
Looking forward to seeing you on the weekend. If you have any questions, contact us at team@quidditchvictoria.com

All You Need to Know for Melbourne MudBash 2015!

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Photo Credit: Kirk Donaldson Photography

MELBOURNE MUDBASH 2015

USEFUL INFORMATION!

 

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Tournament Schedule

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!

Gameplay

We will be using Rulebook 8. There will be no off pitch seeking due to space restrictions with the Seeker Floor being 20 minutes. 

Snitch Handicaps
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:

  1. Head to Head
  2. 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

Locations

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
Monash University
Clayton VIC 3800

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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
733 Boxhill-Oakleigh
737 Croydon-Clayton
742 Eastland-Chadstone
802 Dandenong-Chadstone
804 Dandenong-Chadstone
862 Dandenong-Chadstone
900 Rowville-Caulfield

For timetable information, go here

The Social

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.

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Enquiries

For further enquiries you can contact either:

Tournament director N. Gertler – neger1@student.monash.edu

Assistant tournament director G. Gibson – team@quidditchvictoria.com

Please also RSVP to our facebook events to keep up to date throughout the day:

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Social

And follow the Victorian Quidditch Association on twitter for live score updates here