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Quidditch played before

Letter to the Editor | Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Regrettably, your article “Gryffindor defeats Slytherin on Stepan Fields” (Sept. 29) betrays a lack of awareness of the Quidditch culture on campus.

A group of students known unofficially as “Quidditch Undergraduate Association For Fantasy-Loving Enthusiasts” (QUAFFLE) has been playing Quidditch on Notre Dame’s campus since last spring.

We admire and approve the enthusiasm of Mushenheim, Fullard and all of those who played with them on Saturday (Getting onto the stadium scoreboard? Brilliant!). We wish to extend an invitation to those players and all other interested Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s students to join QUAFFLE for our next match.

We will be found this Friday, Oct. 3, on South Quad in front of O’Shaughnessy Hall from 3-6 p.m. playing a match under the official Intercollegiate Quidditch Association rules, or as close to them as we can get and still have fun with the number of people who show up.

Players will be meeting at the flagpole to form teams. For more information on past QUAFFLE exploits or Land-Based Quidditch in general, please search Facebook groups for “ND Quidditch” or “Intercollegiate Quidditch Association.”

Elizabeth Ann Dillon


Breen-Phillips Hall

Sept. 29