Oi! You Lot!
See there’s this game called Quidditch. Some people call it the Sport Of Wizards. Others call it a Way of Life.
Now me? I’m what you call a Quaffle Hound. I see a hoop, I guard that hoop, and heaven help the sorry sod who tries to score a point on my watch. Yep, I’m a Keeper. (wink)
But this isn’t about me now. It’s about you. All of you. Ever wonder what it’d be like to try your hand at chasing Quaffles across a pitch? What about dodging bludgers at a high velocity with only one hand to keep you and your team mates in glory and not sprawled face first in the turf? How about that illusive little golden pest called the Snitch? Ever tried to catch one? Ever wanted to?
Well, now’s your chance!
The Quidditch Tourney is going down tomorrow afternoon. Now it’s more of a scrum than a full-on International Universal Quidditch Match for a single important reason. Broken bones and cracked skulls will be avoided at all costs. So not crazy antics or head-on collisions.
Here are the particulars that you need to know before I go any further.
Location: Kleinburg Library
Date: Tuesday August 11th, 2015
Where: To be played in the field behind the library
B.Y.O.B: This event is a BYOB (BRING YOUR OWN BROOM) If you forget then expect to fly on a pool noodle. You have been warned.
***IMPORTNAT NOTICE*** Now it calls for some serious rain and thunderstorms tomorrow. Bring a change of clothes, shoes, towels just to be on the safe side. If lightning is in the sky then we will have to postpone the match for another day.
Now, there’s something else that you need to know. There will be a random draw for a very Potter specific prize. But that’s not all. Whoever comes decked out in their Hogwarts House colours and really impresses the flying robes off the Ref (aka Me) they have a chance to win a different prize. I wonder what it could be? Also if you come early you’ll have the chance to see the younger crowd scuff their brooms for the first time in Kiddie Quidditch and hollers of support are always a welcomed bonus.
****THIS JUST IN: I’ve just received an owl that tomorrow’s event will be entertaining a very special guest. Someone from the Wizarding World will be Apparating into the library between 2:00 and 2:30. A representative from the Daily Prophet has informed me that the Muggle device known as Camera should be utilized to the utmost advantage. Translation: Major Photo Opportunity.
So tape up those broom handles, lace up the cleats, don your team colours and get your House Pride on because tomorrow we’re getting our Quidditch on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!