Friday, Dec 13, 2013
College Quidditch Teams Flock to Carbondale
CARBONDALE -- Harry Potter fans couldn't have asked for better weather Saturday to play some Quidditch on the Carbondale SIU campus. Students from SIU and eight other universities met for a quidditch tournament. The game is featured in the Harry Potter book series.
The goal is to throw a ball at an opposing hoop, while trying to catch the snitch, a smaller ball on the back of one individual. Quddich started six years ago and now has more than 1,000 teams. This is the second year the SIU Quiddich team has played.
"Everybody is incredible friendly. We will go as hard as we can in matches and afterwards everyone will just hang out like we're best friends," says Aaron Carstens, the Southern Illinois Quidditch Open Director.
This was the first official tournament of the season for the International Quidditch Association.
Wind: 12 MPH
Humidity: 48 %