Our players have already joined several national and international tournaments. On international tournaments we play for Czech national team side by side with our colleagues from Prague and Brno. On the weekend of 11th–12th November 2017, there was the very first Czech quidditch championship – St. Marin’s Tournament taking place in Brno, where all Czech teams were playing against each other. Also a fantasy games between mixed teams of both Czech and foreign players were managed.
In 2018 spring season we joined Olomouc Quidditch Camp, visited European Quidditch Cup (EQC) in Germany and finally World Cup in Florence (Italy). We also participate as active members of the Czech Quidditch Association associating all Czech teams, promoting quidditch in Czechia and organizing varied sports events including quidditch tournaments.
Weekend forest training session, Černá Voda, Czechia
At the weekend of 3–4 November 2018, part of our team together with our friends from the north participated in a weekend practice session in the the middle of Rychlebské Hory Mountains. Beside of the training, we visited local abandoned quarries and rock towns, played few board games and thought some tactics. Our practice in the mountain air and rainy weather may have shown that we are not made of sugar, and are ready to play in any conditions.
Broomtislava 2018, Bratislava, Slovakia
During the summer season, there was a small eight-team-tournament taking place nearby Czech borders. Players from all Czech teams together with few merc players formed team Czercs representing Czechia. During this warm weekend, we had pleasure to play against teams from Poland, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia and Netherlands. We spent our free time in a camp and swimming resort Zlaté piesky as well as in the city centre. Although we were not very lucky in this tournament loosing two games by only 10 points (1 goal), we enjoyed it and obtained new experience playing with teams from our surroundings.
World Cup 2018, Firenze, Italy
At the end of the Spring season we played at Quidditch World Cup which takes place every 2 years. This year, it was in Firenze and players from Occamy Olomouc visited the tournament as members of the Czech National Quidditch Team. The team consisting of 22 members played with other nationa representations, reached the upper bracket and finally obtained the joined 15th place together with Vietnam. We played matches against Slovakia, Catalonia, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and Poland. We also had an opportunity to visit landmarks of the city of Firenze, taste local ice-cream, pizza and pasta. After exhausting performances in a warm climate we relaxed in a pool and at the evening we spent time playing guitar and singing songs at our campsite spot.
4. round of Mejtský famfrpál, Vysoké Mýto, Czechia
Two weeks after EQC our team named Ministery of Quidditch, composed mostly of Occamy Olomouc players, went to Vysoké Mýto to experience plying quidditch in a bit different way on local legendary tournament. The atmosphere was great and relaxing so we enjoyed every game. As newcomers, we first need to get used to the different rules, but as we managed it we didn’t want to leave back home.
European Quidditch Cup 2018, Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany
At the weekend of 14th–15th April the next EQC took part in a small Bavarian town. Our team quallified to represent Czechia there. We experienced playing against really great teams e.g. Paris Titans (that year european champions) or NTNUI Rumpeldunk (our mother-team). We obtained much experience to incoming World Cup and get the 29th position.
Olomouc Quidditch Camp, Polomí, Czechia
Two weeks before EQC we had a group practice workout with players from Brno, Praha, Bratislava and other czech cities. The event took place in the small village of Polomí near Olomouc. Beside playing and drills we also enjoyed roadshow from past tournaments and barbecue under the sky full of stars.
photo author: Ondra Hujňák
St. Martin’s Tournament, Brno, Czechia
The very first czech quidditch tournament took place at the legendary stadium Za Lužánkami during the second weekend of November in the city of Brno. It was composed of the Czech championship, where Occamy Olomouc were playing against the mix of Prague Pegasus a Brno Banshees, and fantasy tournament of completely mixed teems of players coming also from Slovakia, Poland, Italy and USA. Therefore, players had possibility to meet each other and share skills and different game tactics. Of course, the typical meal of that weekend – St. Martin’s goose was served together with the very first wine of that year.
source: organizator commitee, brnensky.denik.cz
IQA Quidditch Tournament Odense 2017, Odense, Denmark
During Autmun season, another tournament was held within the traditional Harryho Potter festival in Odense, Denmark. Czech national team formed by players from Prague and Olomouc participated in order to obtain so important skills and finished at the 5th place. The games were played on stylish stadium in the Harry Potter style surrounded by tribunes and twers similar to the fantasy film. We enjoyed playing against team from Netherlands, Poland, Ireland, Slovenia, Iceland and home team of Denmark. We also enjoyed visiting the festival, sightseeing in the city, parliament-election trip to Copenhagen and visiting Hamburg and picturesque town of Wittstock on the way accross Germany.
VanTom PegaLux Pandas, Prague, Czechia
By the end of August 2017, a meating of Prague Pegasus and closest foreign teams took place. Players from Dresden, Vienna, Bratislava and Prague played few matches there in both original and mixed teams. Visiting the old-city center and typical Czech dinner was also on a programme. Ani zde nemohl chybět dohled olomouckého týmu. There was nor a lack of someone from Olomouc joining this event.
Quidditch Slavic Cup 2017, Warsaw, Poland
Slavic Cup 2017 was the second tournament where Czech team participated. This newly formed Slavic tournament in Warsawattracted not only Polish quidditch teams, but also Slovak, two German, Austrian-Slovenian and Czech team Czercs made of Prague and Olomouc players participated. During the tournament, the weather was very pleasant as well as the atmosphere of players coming from all parts of Central Europe. Off the gametime, the was also enough time to visit the city center and it’s landmarks including laser show a video mapping projection in local Multimedial Fountain Park.
European Quidditch Cup 2017, Mechelen, Belgium
European Quidditch Championship (EQC) is an international tournament, where European quidditch teams play against each other (can be several teams from one country). The very first tournament of this kind took place in 2012 in France. In March 2017 this championship took place in Mechelen, Belgium and 32 teams participated. Czechia was represented by team Prague Pegasus sent by International Quidditch Association (IQA) witch some players from Olomouc and Brno.