The QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP starts tomorrow in Florence Italy, with Team Australia’s first match against The Netherlands starting at 6pm (AEST) tomorrow. Team Australia – known as the Dropbears – are the reigning champions after defeating Team USA in the 2016 World Cup Grand Final in Frankfurt Germany. USA were the founders of quidditch and undefeated champions of the first 2 World Cups held in 2012 and 2014, so our 2016 upset win was kind of a big deal! Can we pull it off again?
Arlyta Andrew, our Weasleys coach and star player, will be playing for the Dropbears representing Australia. We couldn’t be prouder!!!
DROPBEARS MATCHES & WHERE TO VIEW THEM
SATURDAY (all times AEST Sydney)
- 6pm Australia v Netherlands
- 8pm Australia v Austria
- 11pm Australia v USA
- Sunday 1am Australia v Vietnam
The 11pm Australia vs USA match will be available on the Official IQA Livestream Day 1.
All other Australian matches will be streamed on the Quidditch Australia Facebook page.
SUNDAY (all times AEST Sydney)
- 5pm & 6pm (AEST): Round of 16
- 7pm: Quarter Finals (Lower bracket)
- 8pm: Quarter Finals (Upper bracket)
- 9pm: Semi Finals (Lower bracket)
- 10pm: Consolation bracket
- 11pm: Semi Finals (Upper bracket)
- 12am: Finals (Lower bracket)
- 1am: 3rd Place playoff
- 2am: Grand Final
Sunday will be a series of elimination matches building up to the Grand Final. Select matches will be available on the Official IQA Livestream Day 2, or any Australian matches not covered by IQA will be streamed on the Quidditch Australia Facebook page.
OPENING CEREMONY & AUSTRALIA vs ITALY EXHIBITION MATCH
For anyone who missed it, you can watch the Opening Ceremony and Australia’s exhibition match here.
COMPLETE SCHEDULE – DAY 1
Note: Offical graphic from the IQA, all listed times are Florence time, CEST. Matches highlighted in red will be on the Official IQA Livestream Day 1.
COMPLETE SCHEDULE – DAY 2
Note: Offical graphic from the IQA, all listed times are Florence time, CEST.
For in-depth information, view the 2018 World Cup Format document here.
To keep up with results across the entire World Cup, view the IQA World Cup 2018 – Schedule & Scores spreadsheet here.
2016 World Cup, Frankfurt Germany
- Australia 150* defeated USA 130, Grand Final
- United Kingdom 190* defeated Canada 60, third place playoff
- France & Turkey finished 5th & 6th respectively
- 21 teams participated
2014 Global Games, Burnaby Canada
- USA 210* defeated Australia 0, Grand Final
- Canada 70* defeated United Kingdom 40, third place playoff
- Mexico & France finished 5th & 6th respectively
- 7 teams participated
2012 Summer Games, Oxford UK
- USA 160* defeated France 0, Grand Final
- Australia 60* defeated Canada 50, third place playoff
- 5 teams participated
We wish the Dropbears all the best for a back-to-back World Cup victory!!!