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WIRED - Quidditch: another game Britain invented and now sucks at. For shame -- France has beaten Britain in the inaugural European Quidditch Games.

WIRED - Quidditch: another game Britain invented and now sucks at

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. Vingle - Potterheads Gather for the European Quidditch Games - Today in Weird News. France wins Harry Potter-inspired Quidditch tournament. Brooms up!

France wins Harry Potter-inspired Quidditch tournament

France beats Britain to win first European Quidditch Games. 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.

France beats Britain to win first European Quidditch Games

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 –

Brooms Up! France wins first muggle Quidditch World Cup. 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.

DAILY MAIL - Britain's victory over Ireland in Harry Potter QUIDDITCH match

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.

LOS ANGELES TIME - Broomsticks are optional as France beats Britain to become European Quidditch champs

But the French will take it anyway. 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.

QWARZ - Quidditch: The French have beaten Britain to become the first European champions

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.

France wins the First European Games! - The-Leaky-Cauldron.org « The-Leaky-Cauldron.org

Could Quidditch Become An Olympic Sport? The Real-Life European Quidditch Games May Be A Step In That Direction. Quidditch has come along way since its birth in the mind of Harry Potter author J.K.

Could Quidditch Become An Olympic Sport? The Real-Life European Quidditch Games May Be A Step In That Direction

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. 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.

NPR - Searching For The Golden Snitch At First European Quidditch Games

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. 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.

THE TELEGRAPH - First Quidditch European Games to be held in Tuscany

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. 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. 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.