A national quadball tournament called the US Quadball Cup—a real-life sport inspired by the magical game of quidditch—will be hosted and open to the public at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex on April 13-14.

What’s happening?

The event will see over 60 college and club quadball teams competing for the national championship within their division. Fans will not only be able to enjoy the matches, but also local food vendors and merchandise vendors during the event.

“We are so thrilled to be back in Round Rock for our national championship,” said Megan Anderson, the senior director of membership and operations for US Quadball, in a news release. “We are looking forward to introducing quadball to new fans in the area, and welcoming back members of the local community who have attended before. The US Quadball Cup provides such a vibrant and exciting atmosphere that is so unique and energizing—you won’t want to miss it.”

Some of the teams that will be competing in the event include:
  • Arizona State University
  • Boston University
  • Texas Hill Country Heat
  • Twin Cities Quadball Club
  • University of Texas San Antonio
  • The Warrior Divisions
The background

The mixed-gendered, full-contact sport of quadball is played by over 600 teams in 40 countries, according to US Quadball.

The sport incorporates a mix of elements from rugby, dodgeball and flag football.

The rules of the game were originally adapted from the "Harry Potter" book series by students at Middlebury College in Vermont. The name was changed from quidditch to quadball in 2022 to allow the sport more broadcast and sponsorship opportunities, outside of the J.K. Rowling and "Harry Potter" brand, according to the release.

The new name refers to the number of balls and positions in the sport.

Find more information for the sport and event here. Tickets for the event can be purchased online.