NT coaching & management squad announced

After we recently announced the appointment of Nicolas Volders as new head coach of the Dutch national team, we are happy to announce the rest of the coaching and management squad of the Flying Dutchmen! They will guide the team to the IQA European Games in 2021.

Congratulations to Gaëlle Pelupessy, Nick Assenbroek, Ernst De Schrijver, Lennard Hommel and Robin Moscato for being selected as part of the coaching team.

The Flying Dutchmen: coaching & management team

We would also like to give a massive THANK YOU to Ingeborg and Mick Pelupessy for taking up the management duties of the team.

More information about selection of the team will be announced as soon as possible.

EQC D2 postponed

European Quidditch Cup Division 2 is postponed to September 2020, the European Quidditch Federation (EQF) announced.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, EQF had to decide to postpone the tournament, which was originally planned to take place on March 28 and 29 2020. A new date for the tournament has already been chosen: 12 and 13 September 2020. During the Nederlands Kampioenschap Quidditch (Dutch Quidditch Championships) in November 2019, the Twentse Thestrals and Rotterdam Ravens managed to qualify for the tournamen. These teams will remain the two teams that may represent the Netherlands on the new date.

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ODSC committee & date announced

The committee and date for the 2020 edition of Quidditch Nederland’s annual summer tournament, Open Dutch Summer Cup, are known. Mark your calendar for 22-23 august 2020!

More information about the tournament will follow.

ODSC 2020 committee | Photo credit {bottom pictures): Jeroen Alkema

Nicolas Volders steps up as new Flying Dutchmen head coach

We are happy to announce that Nicolas Volders has been hired as the new head coach of the Dutch National team, the Flying Dutchmen.

Belgian quidditch player Nicolas Volders has taken over the role of head coach of the Flying Dutchmen. Previously, Nicolas was Assistant Coach to the team and helped coaching the team to the 13th place at European Games 2019. The process of selecting a team of assistant coaches and other team staffers is still going on.

Due to financial and time constraints, Nicolas Volders and Quidditch Nederland have decided against participating at the IQA World Cup 2020 in Richmond (VA), United States.

Nicolas will be head coach for the period February 2020 until European Games 2021. Continental Cup in May 2020 is too soon in the process, so Nicolas has decided to solely focus on European Games. Quidditch Nederland however, is trying to work on an alternative to be able to send a team of interested Dutch player to this tournament.

Nicolas Volders

More information about try-outs (etc.) for the national team, will follow as soon as possible.

Vacancies ODSC committee open

The year has only just begun and a lot of great tournaments await us, including Open Dutch Summer Cup. As you can see in the weather, it will take a while before ODSC will take place, but QNL is already looking for a committee that wants to organize ODSC this summer. The following positions are open for this committee:

– Tournament Director
– Assistant tournament director
– Director of the game
– Public relations
– Treasurer
– Volunteer / First Aid coordinator
– Director of hospitality
– Kitchen manager

If you would like to help organise this tournament? Please send a motivation email to odsc@quidditchnederland.nl!
The application deadline is 10 February 2020 at 23.59h.

Of course we are also looking for general volunteers, a message about this will be published later this year.

Former membership Survey

QNL is conducting a survey in order to find out people’s reasons to stop playing quidditch. We want to identify & address potential problems and improve quidditch in the Netherlands.

Are you a former member of QNL and/or a Dutch quidditch team? Please help us out by filling in this form!

NKQ gameplay format announced

The tournament will be played according to a round robin format on day 1, followed by a double elimination system on day 2. 
On Saturday, each team will play every other team once. The ranking after day 1 will decide the seeding for day 2. 

Participating teams:
– Chaos Chimaeras
– Rotterdam Ravens
– Twentse Thestrals
– Wageningen Werewolves

NKQ double elimination bracket: day 2

The tournament schedule can be found here.

Tiebreakers
1. Wins
2. Head to head
3. Wins out of SWIM
4. Point Differential
5. Lowest amount of straight red cards
6. Lowest amount of yellow cards
7. Rock, Paper, Scissors (best of three)

Click here for more information about the tournament.

NT vacancies open

Quidditch Nederland is looking for people to complete the national team coaching staff for the 2019/2020 season. The list of vacancies can be found here. Would you like to apply for a position? Send an email with your motivation and relevant experience to contact[at]quidditchnederland.nl.
The deadline to apply for a position in the NT coaching and management staff is Tuesday 19/11 2019 at 20h (CET).

We have received applications for the position of Head Coach and trainer.

IQA World Cup 2020

In the summer of 2020, the IQA World Cup will take place in Richmond, Virginia (US). Of course QNL would love to see the Flying Dutchmen compete at World Cup. However, due to the high financial demands, this is a difficult task.
In consultation with the coaching staff, the decision to whether the team will participate in the tournament or not will be made. Even if it turns out that the Flying Dutchmen won’t be able to participate at World Cup, this season will be used to train and to develop the team.

Photo credit: Juliane Schillinger

Dutch Quidditch League about to begin

On 13 October 2019, the Dutch Quidditch League of the 2019/2020 season will start. We’ll kick off the season in Enschede.

Participating teams of the league are Rotterdam Ravens, Twentse Thestrals, Wageningen Werewolves and the newly established team Chaos Chimaeras. The Chaos Chimaeras are formed from existing teams Amsterdam Manticores, Dom Tower Dementors, Lumos Eindhoven and Maastricht Mosasaurs.
German team Concordia Kleve will also participate on the first league day, whether they will also participate in the rest of the league will soon become clear.

Click here to go to the event page.

Photo credit: Bruggeling Quidditch Photography

The other league days of the season are:
– 8 March 2020
– 5 or 19 April 2020 (depending on the date of EQC D2)
– 10 May 2020
– 7 June 2020

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Date and location NKQ announced

Nederlands Kampioenschap Quidditch 2019, the Dutch quidditch Championships, will be on 16 and 17 November in sports park Zuilen, Utrecht.

The battle for the title of Dutch Champion is going to take place on 16 and 17 November 2019 at sports park Zuilen in Utrecht. The tournament also decides which team(s) may represent The Netherlands at the European Quidditch Cup in 2020.

Click here to go to the event page. More information about the tournament will be released there and on the NKQ page on our website (the website page is currently still under construction and will be live as soon as possible).

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