Magic of quidditch casts spell in Perth

Scoring a goal – without the aid of flying broomsticks – in the game of quidditch, the sport hitherto only played in Harry Potter movies.
Scoring a goal – without the aid of flying broomsticks – in the game of quidditch, the sport hitherto only played in Harry Potter movies.

Players from Australia and the state converged at Murdoch University last week for the Inaugural Perth Easter Fantasy Tournament.

Quaffles, seekers, bludgers and golden snitch are some of the terms associated with the game, which saw 30 competitors drafted into three teams for the two-day event.

Organiser Bianca Dekker said it was a successful event, and that she hopes it will become a regular fixture in WA.

‘The main difference between our game and the Harry Potter version is we have a human snitch that the seekers have to catch,’ she said.

‘The games last for about 30 minutes each but depend on when the snitch is caught. The tournament included six matches, a semi-final and final.’