What is quadball?
Inspired by the sport of quidditch, quadball is a mixed gender contact sport with a unique mix of elements from rugby, dodgeball, and tag. A quadball team is made up of seven athletes who play with brooms between their legs at all times. While the game can appear chaotic to the casual observer, once familiar with the basic rules, quadball is an exciting sport to watch and even more exciting to play.
Quadball was founded in 2005 at Middlebury College by Xander Manshel and Alex Benepe. Looking for a variation on their normal Sunday activities, they gathered friends and laid the foundation for a game that has grown in leaps and bounds to become a widely respected, physically intense sport.
Since the sport began in 2005, quadball has grown from a single team to over 600 teams in nearly 40 countries!
How do you play quadball?
Become an event vendor!
A core value of Hit Your Mark Productions is to always source and screen the best local vendors on behalf of our clients to ensure their guests have the best experience during their event. As the official event partner for US Quadball, our team looks forward to applying this practice to all the local communities in which quadball events are executed across the United States.
We are looking for vendors of all types to create an environment that complements the gameplay exhibitions of a quadball event. We invite everyone from food vendors to merchandise vendors, to entertainers to submit your information to be considered for an upcoming quadball event.
Please note that quadball events are primarily outdoor events which are executed rain or shine. Due to the nature of the quadball season, all efforts are made on-site to execute all scheduled games apart from extreme weather. Inclement weather could result in a delay of play which could have varying results on your vending experience.
Vendors that require power and venues that do not have adequate power sources, may be required to provide their own power solutions. For a food vendor to be considered, a vendor will need to provide proof they are authorized to serve the public in their local municipality and be able to offer one vegan option among your list of food offerings.
It’s important to note that while our team will serve as the primary point of contact throughout the review process and on the event day, all approvals are finalized by both US Quadball and the management of venue where these events are hosted.
Quadball Event Attendance
Quadball is unlike any other tournament sport when it comes to a city! This community of athletes not only compete at a top level, but they also support each other throughout an entire tournament weekend!
With teams consisting of anywhere from 15 to 20 players and games being played from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm; vendors can expect to have a quantitative-captive audience of hungry athletes looking for ways to fueled-up between games and souvenirs commemorate their experience from the event weekend!
Quadball tournaments not only bring in athletes from all over the country, but they also draw in spectators of all ages to experience the sport that is like no other.
To help potential vendors make an educated decision before applying to bring your amazing products and services to an upcoming quadball event, here are the attendances projections provided to us by US Quadball.
* USQ National Qualifier: Richmond, Virgina - October 28th &29th:
10 teams with spectator estimates of 250 guests
* USQ National Qualifier: Bradenton, Florida - November 4th
4-6 teams with spectator estimates of 100 guests
* USQ National Qualifier: Boston, Massachusetts - November 11th & 12th
20 teams with spectator estimates of 450 guests
* USQ National Qualifier: Champaign County, Illinois - November 18th & 19th
18 teams with spectator estimates of 400 guests
* USQ National Qualifier: Placer Valley, California - February 10th & 11th
12 teams with spectator estimates of 275 guests
* USQ National Qualifier: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - February 24th & 25th
13 teams with spectator estimates of 300 guests
* US Quadball Cup 2024: Round Rock, Texas - April 13th & 14th
60 teams with spectator estimates of 2,000 guests