Quidditch World Cup VI – by Steven Barnhart

Quidditch World Cup

Orlando-based photographer Steven Barnhart shot he Quidditch World Cup in Kissimmee, FL.

Quidditch, the high flying sport of Harry Potter, has had a real world equivalent since 2005 when students at Middlebury College in Vermont figured out how to play a ground based version. Eventually they formed the International Quidditch Association, which held its World Cup on April 13 and 14 in Kissimmee, Fl.

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Quidditch World Cup

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Quidditch World Cup

Central Florida’s seeker attempts to grab the snitch ball away from the snitch carrier to end the game against the University of South Carolina.

Quidditch World Cup

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