Greetings! A while ago, I blogged about the Quidditch team that we started here at HBU. At that point, we had just formed and played a scrimmage or two. Well, only about 3 months later, we went to our first tournament! I tell you, it was a blast! Sophie, the representative from Rice University’s Quidditch team who helped us get started, invited us to the Bottom of the Bracket tournament held at Rice. Basically, Rice invited some of the newer and less experienced teams to play in their tournament. For being at the bottom of the bracket, some of those teams were awfully good. In fact, we lost every game we played.
Now, that might sound terrible, but we were not so devastated. Every game we played we got better and better. Finally, at the end, one of our team mates scored! I speak for the team in saying that the whole thing was definitely a learning experience. We paid careful attention to strategies that worked, and now as we practice, we are trying to implement them into our own games.
One of the big advantages the other teams had over us was that we are such a small team. Seven players are allowed on the field at once and we had nine in all, meaning we did not have fresh substitutes. The other teams had anywhere from maybe fifteen to thirty players, which allowed for multiple subs and ensured that the players were always fresh. For now we’re small, but you can bet that next tournament we will come back ready!
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