Quidditch Pan-American Games 2019: How to Watch, Live Stream Sport Tournament Inspired by 'Harry Potter'

Quidditch is jumping off the pages of Harry Potter and coming to YouTube this weekend with the International Quidditch Association Pan-American Games in Richmond, Virginia.

A mixed-gender contact sport, Quidditch combines elements of rugby, dodgeball and tag. The game was created by J.K. Rowling and rose to popularity with her Harry Potter books. While players in the fictional series fly around the pitch, real-life quidditch players compete with a broom between their legs and run around a field.

On Saturday and Sunday, four teams will gather in Richmond for the 2019 IQA Pan-American Games and compete to take home the championship. The teams involved are the Eastern Canada Regional Team, Western Canada Regional Team, Team Mexico and the U.S. National Team. Initial competition will compete of a double round robin with five games on Saturday and one game on Sunday.

In the semi-finals, a best of three series, the first seed will play the fourth seed and the second seed will play the third seed. The first and third place games will be a best of five game series and the winners of each of those games will compete in the final game for the championship. The two losing teams will compete for third and fourth place.

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On Saturday and Sunday, the 2019 IQA Pan-American Games for Quidditch will be held in Richmond, Virginia. For those who can't make it to the competition in person, US Quidditch will have a live stream available on its YouTube channel. Miguel Esparza/USA Quidditch

US Quidditch released a schedule ahead of Saturday's tournament, which you can find below. All times listed are in ET.

  • 9 am: U.S. National Team vs Western Canada Regional Team
  • 9:45 a.m.: Team Mexico vs Eastern Canada Regional Team
  • 10:30 am: Break
  • 11 a.m.: U.S. National Team vs Team Mexico
  • 11:45 am: Western Canada Regional Team vs Eastern Canada Regional Team
  • 12:30 pm: Break
  • 1 pm: Western Canada Regional Team vs Team Mexico
  • 1:45 pm: U.S. National Team vs Eastern Canada Regional Team
  • 2:30 pm: Break
  • 3 pm: U.S. National Team vs Team Mexico
  • 3:45 pm: Western Canada Regional Team vs Eastern Canada Regional Team
  • 4 - 5 pm: Free "introduction to quidditch" youth workshop
  • 4:30 pm: Break
  • 5 pm: Team Mexico vs Eastern Canada Regional Team
  • 5:45 pm: U.S. National Team vs Western Canada Regional Team

Those who can't make it to Richmond to take in the festivities and gameplay in person, U.S. Quidditch will live stream the full schedule on its YouTube channel.

After Saturday's competition is over, players and spectators were invited to the Capital Alehouse in Glen Allen, Virginia, for a party. Admission to the party cost between $15 and $30 and included food and nonalcoholic beverages. Attendees could purchase alcoholic beverages at the restaurant.

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