Quidditch Europe is proud to present the bid manual with information on the bidding process for the European Quidditch Cup 2023, Division 1 and Division 2.
The manual is intended to help and guide interested bidding parties in selecting a suitable venue for the event and also on how to write a bid for the European Quidditch Cup (EQC).
In order to be eligible to submit a bid, you must either be a National Governing Body (NGB) in Europe and its associated regions or have the written and signed support of the local NGB in the region of the proposed venue.
Bids without the support of the local NGB will not be considered.
If you are unsure about the local NGB, you can find an overview of all European NGBS here.
All interested parties are asked to submit their bids via mail to firstname.lastname@example.org as a PDF file.
The 2023 European Quidditch Cup will be hosted in 2 Divisions, within the following targeted timeframes:
Division 2 will take place between March 18th 2023 and April 31st 2023.
Division 1 will take place between April 22nd 2023 and June 4th 2023.
*NEW* There is also the option to host a combined Division 1 and Division 2 at the same venue. This has the same timeframe as Division 1.
The application window for bids is open until November 30th 2022, with extensions possible upon special request. If you wish for an extension, please contact us through email: email@example.com.
The European Quidditch Cup (EQC) is the highest-level championship event organized annually by Quidditch Europe, where club teams from all over Europe compete for the title of “European Champion”.
The event is split into two distinct divisions, with Division 1 focusing on performance and seeing the top-level teams from Europe compete.
Division 2 has a stronger focus on development by giving NGBs not represented in Division 1 a guaranteed spot in Division 2 to participate on a competitive international level. Additionally, a certain number of spots in Division 2 are reserved for “Emerging Areas” (regions, where the sport is in an early stage of development) such that these regions also have a chance to compete on the international level.
Interested parties should submit their bids within the aforementioned timeframe for bidding.
After the bidding window closes, every received bid will be reviewed in the initial selection process. After the conclusion of this first stage of the selection process up to 3 bids will be selected as finalists for each Division.
These 6 finalist bids enter the second stage of the selection process. The respective bidding parties will be contacted and are expected to host a virtual site visit in the timeframe between December 2022 and January 2023.
After these virtual site visits and after consultation with the National Governing Bodies (NGBs) a winner will be selected from the finalists for each Division.
The winning parties will be informed and are expected to host an in-person site visit starting in late January 2023.
More information about the site visits can be found in the manual.