In a complete 180° turn of events after last season, the Faneuil Falcons opened strong to beat the Old North Outlaws in three games. The first game ended on a spectacular snitch grab by Falcons captain Sean Cardwell. With his back to the snitch, and wrapped, Cardwell snaked his arms around himself and the snitch runner and caught the snitch inches from hitting the ground. The Falcons won the first game 90*-70.
Following an impressive turnout for Emerson College Quidditch’s 2014 fall combine were tryouts for the league’s World Cup team. The team, finding tremendous success its 2013-14 season with a Final Four run at World Cup VII, hoped to find promising talent to add to their 2014-15 roster. However, unlike last year’s tryouts, the World Cup team held joint tryouts with the Boston Riot. The Boston Riot, to those who aren’t familiar, is a community team* affiliated with Emerson College. They surprised the quidditch community with an underdog inaugural season, qualifying for World Cup VI at the 2012 Northeast Regional Championship. However, last season the team failed to compete in IQA official tournaments due to a lack of clear direction and leadership.