Four developing teams with 44 players, joined by coaches and referees on a cloudy October day were the ingredients for BQF’s first Power (C)up. Purpose? Giving Belgium’s second teams, as well as a brand-new team the opportunity to get experience, learn and grow at the eve of the new season.
Photo by Dorien De Vos
Power (C)up welcomed Antwerp B, Ghent Gargoyles II, Wonderful Sprouts and West Flanders Warlocks. Ghent showed up with the largest roster, consisting of both players with years of experience and fresh, new players. West-Flanders Warlocks brought many players, making a comeback to the Belgian Quidditch-scene as well as many new, but not to be underestimated players. Both Wonderful Sprouts and Antwerp B came with a smaller roster, strengthened by some of their first-team players. It was clear from the start that all teams were evenly matched with many games ending closely and with the winners to be determined by snitch catch.
It was Ghent Gargoyles II, supported by their new coach Dale Housden, who became the overall winner by winning their three games.
Antwerp B, coached by Louis Lermytte, wasn’t far behind, with two out of three wins.
The new West-Flanders Warlocks, lead by coach Laurens Grinwis, proved they were not inferior to the other team. They already showed great skill, tactics and strength.
Despite losing their games, Wonderful Sprouts played strongly under the watchful eye of coach Tanghi Burlion. For three out of their three games, the outcome was decided by snitch catch.
- Ghent Gargoyles II
- Antwerp B
- West-Flanders Warlocks
- Wonderful Sprouts
Power (C)up showed a promising start for the 2019-2020 Quidditch-year. With the Belgian League, the EQC-qualifier and Belgian Cup still to come, we now know the rest of the season is bound to be interesting.
See you on the next gameday!