When I saw the news that there was a huge quadball tournament this weekend in Marion I was a bit confused. What on earth is quadball? But then I looked a bit closer at the logo. I'd seen this sport before.


The three rings gave it away. Yes, quadball used to be called quidditch. The sport is a mixture of rugby, dodgeball, and tag. And yes, just like in the Harry Potter movies, you play it with a broom between your legs. CBS2 reports that the U.S. Midwest Regional Quadball Tournament is this weekend at the Tuma Sports Complex just north of Marion. The tournament was also held at Tuma back in 2018.

The sport appears simple enough. Score goals through one of the three rings. But there are multiple positions, each with different rules that make this game much more complex than you think. Check out this video on the rules of Quadball.

This weekend's tournament out at Tuma gets underway Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and will conclude on Sunday at 9 p.m., according to CBS2. I hope they brought their broom warmers and long sleeve shirts. Highs this weekend will struggle to reach into the low 30's.

If you're interested in checking out a game of quadball, you can purchase tickets for the event HERE. Best of luck to all the teams and fans who will be spending some time in Eastern Iowa this weekend!

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