In March of 2020, Quidditch Nederland had to shut down all its activities due to the outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19. By now it is allowed to play contact sports again in The Netherlands, despite the virus still being present. After consultation with all team, Quidditch Nederland has decided to continue the Dutch Quidditch League as much as possible.
In the 2020-2021 season, the Dutch Quidditch League will consist of two parts: an Autumn Split and a Spring Split. The ranking of the Autumn Split would determine which teams may represent the Netherlands at the European Quidditch Cup (EQC) in 2021. In consultation with the boards of the teams, however, it has been decided to no longer count the results of the league as qualification for EQC.
League days Autums Split:
- Sunday 18 October 2020 – Enschede
- Sunday 15 November 2020 – Wageningen
- Sunday 29 November 2020*
League days Spring Split:
- Sunday 14 February 2021
- Sunday 18 April 2021
- Sunday 16 May 2021
- Sunday 13 June 2021 (reserve)
The location of the league days of the Spring Split will be announced at a later time.
* The third leagueday of the Autumn Split was originally planned to take place in Utrecht, however due to new measures against the corona virus it is likely a new location will be chosen.
Quidditch Nederland is drawing up a protocol to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This COVID protocol contains the disinfection measures and the code of conduct surrounding the virus. The protocol will be made public as soon as possible.
European Quidditch Cup
The ranking of the Dutch Quidditch League no longer determines which Dutch teams can go to EQC. Instead, a separate qualifying tourament will be organised at a later date. Do you want to help organise this tournament? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!