Like something out of a particularly geeky dream, Wayne Manor played host over the weekend to a quidditch tournament.
It wasn’t just any quidditch tournament, however: It was the second British Quidditch Cup, played at Wollaton Hall and Park in Nottingham, the centuries-old country house that doubled as Bruce Wayne’s home in The Dark Knight Rises. (Perhaps not so coincidentally, Wollaton Hall is located just five miles north of Gotham.)
The choice of locations was no accident, BBC News reports, as organizers hoped it would help raise the profile of the sport, which is of course adapted from the Harry Potter books.
“We want people to discover what we do and see us as a legitimate sport rather than imitating Harry Potter,” QuidditchUK President Amy Maidment said, “so we put it in a public place to get that exposure.”
Twenty-three teams competed, up from 16 when the first British Quidditch Cup was held in 2013 in Oxford. In the end, Southampton Quidditch Club 1 emerged victorious. Apparently Gotham University didn’t qualify.
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