We are excited to introduce you to the tournament directors & assistant tournament directors for both EQC 2020 Division 1 and Division 2.
Laurens Grinwis Plaat Stultjes
Tournament Director Division One
Many within the European community know Laurens as an active participant in international quidditch affairs. Laurens has been part of the Belgian Quidditch Federation leadership from 2013 until 2019, and has been involved in organizing EQC2014 (General Assistant), EQC2015 and EQC2016 (Gameplay Director), EQC2017 (Tournament Director) and EQC 2019 (Assistant Tournament Director) as well as a multitude of Belgian tournaments and international tournaments, such as Gameplay Director for World Cup 2018.
With his strong knowledge of Belgian quidditch and a history of involvement in EQC, Laurens is perfect for the role of Tournament Director.
He is also currently president of West-Flanders Warlocks Quidditch Club, which is a club he founded himself.
Assistant Tournament Director Division One
Timo is part of the Quidditch community since 2016 and was already part of many different teams. He got hooked at NTNUI in Norway, moved to Bremen and Darmstadt in Germany, then back to Norway and was a founding member of Oslo’s new club Sagene, where he became part of the Norwegian national team. However, he is now coaching in Bremen again and he lives on the pitch joining every tournament he can.
His focus is tournament committee work. Without any organizing experience, Timo started an application for the EQC Qualifier 2017 in Germany and was Assistant Tournament Director. After that, he was Tournament Director of two German Championships, the biggest German tournament with 34 participating teams in 2019. Furthermore, he was Gameplay director in Norway’s EQC Qualifier Oslo Open in 2018 and German League Final in 2019. On his way he was part of many success stories and also gained a lot of valuable experience with things that can go wrong and how to deal with them while keeping a cool head.
If Timo is not on the pitch he studies and works in IT. However, he already found many ways to automate hidden parts of a tournament and use the power of spreadsheets and tiny scripts for good.
Tournament Director Division Two
Beatrice Segalini is a 22-year-old from Brescia. She has been involved in quidditch since 2015, when with a friend of hers, she created Bombarda Brixia Quidditch Club, Brescia’s first quidditch team. Since then, She has always been involved in the management of the team (first as captain, then as an event coordinator and member of the executive board of Polisportiva Bombarda Brixia A.S.D.) and of course also as a player. Her team recently organized an international fantasy tournament: the S.W.I.M. (Summer War In Magno), in which she was Assistant Tournament Director.
Outside quidditch, She is a Physics of Data Master student at the University of Padua (with a bachelor degree in Physics) and she enjoys cinema, videogames and reading (especially comics and mangas). She really loves our community and hopes this event could be a pleasant experience for everybody, in particular, she wishes that everyone will make some good memories in Brescia (which is her hometown).
“I will do my best!”
Assistant Tournament Director Division Two
Andrés, as coach and Vice President of Madrid Wolves QT, has founded and organized two editions of the very successful Blue Moon Tournament in Madrid which has attracted teams all over Spain and mercs all over Europe.
He also has assisted in different capacities in the organization of three out of five Spanish cups, as well as consulted for many other tournaments all across Spain. He is currently the Team Spain manager but could not say no to the challenge of being the second in command in such an event as an EQC where he will bring all his experience and will stand to learn much from the tournament and the rest of the organizing committee.