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A dash of magic on the fields of Staffordshire

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By Euronews
A dash of magic on the fields of Staffordshire

<p>The British Quidditch Cup took place in Staffordshire, central England this weekend.</p> <p>Thirty two teams, equipped with modified brooms, battled to get a ball through one of three goal hoops to score points.</p> <p>Based on the wizard game invented by J.K. Rowling for her Harry Potter series, the sport is described as a combination between rugby, netball, dodgeball and handball.</p> <p>Players can be temporarily knocked out of the game by being hit by one of three “bludger” balls, while a fourth, the “quaffle” is used to score.</p> <p>The match ends when the “golden snitch”, a tennis ball in a sock carried by an independent player, is caught.</p> <p>The fourth edition of the national tournament was won by The Velociraptors who beat the Bristol Brizzlebears 260 points to 60 in the final.</p>