Liz Takes Photos: WRC and NWRC 2017

I have a problem. It’s a problem that took staying up until 1:30 am last night for me to begin to grasp it. No, it’s not procrastination (though I struggle with that too). It’s a dangerous blend of perfectionism and competitiveness.

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#WRC2017: A Prayer to St. Quidditch

Note: These are my personal thoughts and do not represent or influence any quidditch organization. This is proven by the fact that USQ generally prefers four pools of five teams for 20-team tournaments, not five pools of four teams. Oopsies?

But if my prayers do fall upon the ears of the good Spirit and are answered in some form, I shall consider myself #blessed.

Dear Spirit of St. Quidditch,

I may stir things up from time to time, but I like to think I’ve worked hard in your service. I don’t ask for much, truly. But may I submit the following prayers re: the pool draw for West Regionals this year? My Catholic upbringing would have me pray an extra rosary or two to sweeten the deal; would you prefer that I run extra laps at practice?

Your obedient servant,
E. Bar

Pod #1:

ASU
Gambits
Cal
Lost Boys
Crimson Elite

I don’t ask for much here, just that we don’t draw the Gambits or Cal. I’ve played them several times before and I’d rather see something new. Also, Ryan Smythe still wants to beat me, so if we do draw the Lost Boys, could you send someone to Confound him or something? Thanks.

Pod #2

NAU
LBFQ
UCLA
Jackalopes
Skrewts

Oh hey, that’s my pod. Thank you for blessing us with the #10 spot in the West, oh Spirit; it puts earning one of those nine spots for nationals close enough to reach but hard enough that we’ll have to fight for it.

Pod #3

Farmers
Vipers
Anteaters
U of Arizona
SJSU

OH PLEASE OH PLEASE NOT SJSU. ANYTHING BUT THAT.

Pod #4

Dobbys
Crimson Fliers
Wizards of Westwood
Stanford
Sun Devil Quidditch

More of the same from Pod #1. No repeats please; I didn’t come back to keep playing the same teams. The Fliers and SDQ would be ideal.