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Quidditch World Cup 2010 – The Wizarding World Takes Over New York City

Quidditch World Cup 2010It may have started off as a game in a series of children’s books.  The game of Quidditch has found a home for a few days in a small patch of ground in New York City. 

The 2010 Quidditch World Cup kicked off this weekend.  It may be a sport born out of the mind of author J.K. Rowling, but Quidditch is apparently making its transition into the muggle world.  The real world version skips the broomsticks and brings the game down to land.    The muggle version is a sport that is basically a combination of rugby, dodge ball and tag all rolled together. 

Teams swept into the city from 16 states and 46 colleges to competed in the 2010 Quidditch World Cup.  All the roles from the original Harry Potter game are present with some major changes.  Rather than fly in on broomsticks, the chaser run in on foot trying to score by hurling volleyballs through hoops.  The beaters try their best to stop the balls from flying. 

The entire thing sounds a bit ridiculous to me!

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