Boston Forge play three-game series against Washington Admirals in East Boston
Boston (June 22, 2022) — Boston’s Major League Quidditch (MLQ) team is returning home for a grudge match against their division rivals from Washington this weekend.
The Boston Forge are hosting a three-game series against the Washington Admirals at East Boston Memorial Stadium on Saturday, June 25. The games, which will take place from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, are pay what you can and open to the public. Tickets are available here.
Quidditch is a mixed-gender, full-contact sport played by around 600 teams in almost 40 countries. The rules, originally adapted from the Harry Potter book series, incorporate a mix of elements from basketball, rugby and dodgeball.
MLQ is the highest level of quidditch in North America. The league is home to 15 franchises and one trial expansion team across the U.S. and Canada and runs from June to August. The teams recruit star players from local college and club programs.
The Boston Forge are one of the most successful teams in league history. They have won three Benepe Cups — the league trophy named after real-life quidditch founder Alex Benepe — and they claimed five consecutive East Division titles between 2015 and 2019. They notably went undefeated in regular season play until losing their first-ever series to the Washington Admirals in 2021.
This season, the Forge are looking to bounce back against Washington, the team that finally ended their undefeated streak in regular season series, with a rejuvenated roster. They added several players from the college national championship Final Four team at Tufts University this year and have historically recruited well from Boston University, Emerson College, and Harvard University.
The teams are competing to qualify for the chance to take home the Benepe Cup at the 2022 MLQ Championship in Howard County, Maryland on Aug. 20-22. The top four teams in each of the three divisions qualify for the event.
About Major League Quidditch
Quidditch is a competitive, full-contact, co-ed sport played by athletes around the world. Major League Quidditch has set out to create a high-intensity environment for the best athletes in North America to hone their skills and compete for one of our sport’s highest honors: the Benepe Cup. Want to know more about Major League Quidditch? Visit mlquidditch.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.