WIRED - Quidditch: another game Britain invented and now sucks at. For shame -- France has beaten Britain in the inaugural European Quidditch Games. The French beat the British by 90 points to 50 in the final of the two-day tournament, which was held in Italy. For Great Britain, quidditch proves yet another sport that has been invented in the country, but which we fail to succeed at in international competitions. Another trophy may have slipped through our hands, but the British quidditch team is at least giving us more to be proud of as a nation than our men's football team. When J K Rowling first invented the bizarre wizarding sport of quidditch, she probably never thought that humans would attempt to adopt it, given that in the Harry Potter books it is played out in an arena on flying broomsticks. Nevertheless, in spite of the obvious disadvantage we non-airborne muggles suffer, quidditch has become popular around the world over the last few years, and many countries, including the UK, have their own leagues.
Vingle - Potterheads Gather for the European Quidditch Games - Today in Weird News. France wins Harry Potter-inspired Quidditch tournament | Business Standard Mobile Website. Brooms up! France has been named European Quidditch champion after 12 teams battled hard for the crown in the first of its kind tournament of the sport invented by author JK Rowling for the Harry Potter series. France swept aside the British favourites in an intense Harry Potter-inspired final played out in the Italian countryside.
The 90-50 result yesterday saw the French win the first European Quidditch Games, hosted this weekend in Sarteano, a hillside town in Tuscany. The champions beat 11 teams, all on broomsticks, in the sport invented by author JK Rowling for her Harry Potter book series. Dennis Jordan, captain of the French side, said both sides played a "really tough, really intense game". "Our main keeper was injured and broke his shoulder; he's now in the ambulance. It was a legal tackle; both teams played aggressively but within the rules," he was quoted as saying by the Guardian. Each match starts with the referee shouting "Brooms up!
" France beats Britain to win first European Quidditch Games | Tsepa. France have been named European Quidditch champions after unconditional aside a British favourites in an heated Harry Potter-inspired final played out in a Italian countryside. The 90-50 outcome sees a French win a initial European Quidditch Games, hosted this weekend in Sarteano, a bank city in Tuscany.
The champions kick 11 teams, all on broomsticks, in a competition invented by author JK Rowling for her Harry Potter book series. Dennis Jordan, captain of a French side, on Sunday pronounced both sides played a “really tough, unequivocally heated game”. “Our categorical screw was harmed and pennyless his shoulder; he’s now in a ambulance. It was a authorised tackle; both teams played aggressively though within a rules,” he pronounced from a sidelines. The winning side is now looking forward to a Quidditch Global Games, to be hold subsequent year, with a plcae still to be motionless by an general ruling body. Article source: Comments comments. Tuscan town to host the first Quidditch European Championships – | Lonely Planet. Brooms Up! France wins first muggle Quidditch World Cup. Quidditch players at World Cup tournament in Tuscany, Italy Brooms up! France has been named European Quidditch champion after 12 teams battled hard for the crown in the first of its kind tournament of the sport invented by author JK Rowling for the Harry Potter series.
France swept aside the British favourites in an intense Harry Potter-inspired final played out in the Italian countryside. The 90-50 result on Sunday saw the French win the first European Quidditch Games, hosted this weekend in Sarteano, a hillside town in Tuscany. The champions beat 11 teams, all on broomsticks, in the sport invented by author JK Rowling for her Harry Potter book series. Dennis Jordan, captain of the French side, said both sides played a "really tough, really intense game". "Our main keeper was injured and broke his shoulder; he's now in the ambulance. A rather complicated sport, Quidditch involves seven players per team, five balls and a total of six hoops which serve as goals. DAILY MAIL - Britain's victory over Ireland in Harry Potter QUIDDITCH match.
More than 200 players from 12 countries compete in the two-day European tournament held in a modest Italian townEngland, who stormed through Ireland opponents today, are considered on of the favourites alongside rivals FranceGryffindor flags surrounded the Quidditch pitch in Sarteano and nearby stalls were stocked with invisibility potionsNetherlands, Germany, Turkey, Poland, Italy, Ireland, Belgium, Spain, Norway, France, Catalonia, UK all competing By Jay Akbar For Mailonline Published: 21:09 GMT, 25 July 2015 | Updated: 22:26 GMT, 25 July 2015 More than 200 players from 12 European countries have descended on a quaint town in Italy for a two-day Quidditch tournament. And the UK team started magnificently in Sarteano, a 2,000-year-old town in the Tuscan countryside, beating Ireland 240-0 after a 110-30 victory over hosts Italy. The venue has been kitted out to resemble a scene in J.
Expelliarmus! Catch him! The 23-year-old told the Telegraph: 'It's a fun sport... Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% LOS ANGELES TIME - Broomsticks are optional as France beats Britain to become European Quidditch champs. As skirmishes between France and Britain go, it wasn't exactly the Battle of Agincourt. But the French will take it anyway. France defeated its neighbors across the English Channel to become the first-ever European Quidditch champions over the weekend, the Guardian reports. The final score of the game, played in Sarteano, Italy, was 90-50. Fans of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books will recognize Quidditch as the game played by aspiring wizards and witches on flying broomsticks at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It might be tempting for those who aren't steeped in the "Harry Potter" universe to mock the sport, but it's no joke -- in this weekend's game, a French keeper was injured with a broken shoulder.
The rules of Quidditch can seem byzantine to the casual observer, but the sport is catching on all over the world. It's not just in Europe, either. "For me, I don't personally care if we become an Olympic sport," Kimaki told NPR. Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times. QWARZ - Quidditch: The French have beaten Britain to become the first European champions. Reformers in the Progressive Era (from the 1890s to 1920s) depicted homework as a “sin” that deprived children of their playtime. Many critics voice similar concerns today. Yet there are many parents who feel that from early on, children need to do homework if they are to succeed in an increasingly competitive academic culture. School administrators and policy makers have also weighed in, proposing various policies on homework. So, does homework help or hinder kids? For the last 10 years, my colleagues and I have been investigating international patterns in homework using databases like the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).
Does homework result in academic success? Let’s first look at the global trends on homework. Undoubtedly, homework is a global phenomenon; students from all 59 countries that participated in the 2007 Trends in Math and Science Study (TIMSS) reported getting homework. So, is homework related to high academic success? Impact of homework on kids. France wins the First European Games! - The-Leaky-Cauldron.org « The-Leaky-Cauldron.org. It came down to a classic and historic rivalry: the French versus the British.
There were a few casualties–the French first string keeper broke his shoulder–but the “really tough, really intense” game ended on a fair Snitch snatch, leaving the French with the champion title after a 90-50 win. Representatives from each team spoke to The Guardian, happy with the results of the tournament. All are hoping that the success of the first European Games brings Quidditch a higher profile and encourages involvement in the sport. The Guardian reports: Dennis Jordan, captain of the French side, on Sunday said both sides played a “really tough, really intense game”. “Our main keeper was injured and broke his shoulder; he’s now in the ambulance.
After a successful European Games, all are looking forward to the bi-annual Quidditch Global Games next year. Could Quidditch Become An Olympic Sport? The Real-Life European Quidditch Games May Be A Step In That Direction | Bustle. Quidditch has come along way since its birth in the mind of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. The once only fictional sport was introduced to the public when the book series debuted in 1997, but it has since been brought to life by players around the world.
Quidditch now boasts an international governing body and teams in over 20 countries, according to The Guardian. With the inaugural European Quidditch Games taking place this weekend in Sarteano, Italy, the growth of the sport begs the question of whether we may one day see Quidditch in the Olympics. In an interview on NPR, Karen Kimaki, tournament director for the European Quidditch Games, explained that Quidditch started out being played mainly by Harry Potter fans.
A member of the UK squad, Jan Mikocajczak, told The Guardian, “Other than the fact we’re not flying, it’s full contact and quite rough, just as it was in the books,” he said. As Quidditch continues to expand its international presence, it's becoming harder to argue it. NPR - Searching For The Golden Snitch At First European Quidditch Games. NPR's Melissa Block talks to tournament director Karen Kumaki about the inaugural Quidditch European Games, taking place this weekend in Sarteano, Italy. There will be quaffles, broomsticks and yes, a golden snitch zipping around the field this weekend in Sarteano, Italy. It's the inaugural European Quidditch Games with a dozen teams, from Catalonia to Norway to Turkey, competing for glory. Quidditch, of course, is the flying sport played by wizards and witches in the "Harry Potter" series and the movies. LUKE YOUNGBLOOD: (As Lee Jordan) He's got the snitch. Harry Potter receives 150 points for catching the snitch.
ZOE WANAMAKER: (As Madame Hooch) Gryffindor wins. BLOCK: This weekend's games will be the real-life terrestrial version for Muggles - those without magical blood. KAREN KIMAKI: So it's fairly similar to how the books work. BLOCK: (Laughter) Haven't figured that part out. KIMAKI: Yeah, no, we haven't quite gotten there. KIMAKI: Absolutely. KIMAKI: Weirdly enough, no. BLOCK: Really? THE TELEGRAPH - First Quidditch European Games to be held in Tuscany. The Quidditch teams will be greeted by a Harry Potter-themed party in Sarteano Castle, which dates from the 11th century. Market stalls will be set up to resemble the fictional Diagon Alley, where young wizards and witches come in search of their wands in the JK Rowling books. Giulio Cioncoloni, spokesman for Associazione Ombrica, a Sarteano-based cultural organisation in charge of the tournament, said he was expecting almost all of the town’s 4,800 citizens to attend the three-day tournament. It’s a sport that’s “growing in popularity all the time in Italy", he said.
Some 6,000 already Italians play Quidditch, with squads in Rome, Milan, Turin, Perugia and Bologna. Mr Cioncoloni said that despite the fact the rules were “a bit complex and Anglo-Saxon”, Italians find Quidditch “immensely fun”. “It’s a mixed sport that’s very physical,” he said. “We think that almost the entire town will come to watch. The game involves 700 rules laid out in a 182-page manual, now on its 8th edition. THE GUARDIAN - France beats Britain to win first European Quidditch Games. France have been named European Quidditch champions after sweeping aside the British favourites in an intense Harry Potter-inspired final played out in the Italian countryside. The 90-50 result sees the French win the first European Quidditch Games, hosted this weekend in Sarteano, a hillside town in Tuscany.
The champions beat 11 teams, all on broomsticks, in the sport invented by author JK Rowling for her Harry Potter book series. Dennis Jordan, captain of the French side, on Sunday said both sides played a “really tough, really intense game”. “Our main keeper was injured and broke his shoulder; he’s now in the ambulance. It was a legal tackle; both teams played aggressively but within the rules,” he said from the sidelines. The winning side is now looking ahead to the Quidditch Global Games, to be held next year, with the location still to be decided by an international governing body. THE GUARDIAN - Brooms up! European Quidditch finals sweep Tuscan town. Clinging to a Tuscan hillside, with a view over some of the Italian region’s most celebrated vineyards, Sarteano is an unlikely spot for an international sporting event. But this weekend locals saw players from 12 countries straddle their broomsticks and battle to be named European Quidditch champions.
Less than 20 years since the sport was invented by author JK Rowling on the pages of the Harry Potter series, Quidditch now boasts an international governing body and teams in over 20 countries. The complicated sport involves seven players on each side, five balls and a total of six hoops which serve as goals. Each match starts with the referee shouting, “Brooms up!” And comes to an end once a tennis ball “snitch”, attached to a player’s shorts, has been caught. The UK has one of the strongest squads, which having won all of its games in Sarteano confidently awaited the semi-finals on Sunday afternoon. France Receives the Prettiest Trophy in Quidditch. France has been rewarded for its daring effort over the weekend to become the Champion nation of European Quidditch.
The trophy, awarded at the Sarteano Castle closing ceremony and designed by local artist Mauro Fastelli, began a long celebration for all 12 teams to celebrate a fantastic tournament. It is hard to believe that only three of the twelve teams had played a competitive international match before this tournament, while Spain and Ireland even had no club team presence at the recent European Quidditch Cup. Organizers were sympathetic to the relative inexperience of the teams and allowed a half-time break in some matches to provide adequate hydration and exposure reduction for lesser adept teams.
The Sarteano weather provided a lot of heat and humidity, as well as an actual storm that delayed play for about an hour on the first day. Expected forces UK and France easily pushed the competition around on Day 1. The Anglo-French war, or Gold Medal Match.