April 6, 2023
British Quadball Cup 2023 ReCapLeagues
Quadball returns to Sheffield!
The crown jewel of the British Quadball calendar returned to Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park.
Teams from Scotland, England and Cymru (Wales) came together to battle for the title of the British Quadball Champions!
Despite rain during the week with more forecasted throughout the weekend, it was relatively dry albeit a bit cold and windy but the sun shone through for wonderful quadball weather on day 2.
London QC Battle Back to Beat Velociraptors!
Despite losing to Velociraptors earlier in the day, London Quadball Club emerged victorious in the final of the British Quadball Cup. The team put up a stunning display of skill and teamwork, beating out other top teams in the tournament to claim their second BQC title. In the final match, they faced off against the Velociraptors and won by a score of 120* to 40 after Jonathan Purvis' catch on the flag runner Michał Kreft.
The Velociraptors, while ultimately falling short in the final, put up a strong fight throughout the tournament. Their players showed impressive determination as they undoubtedly earned their spot in the final match.
Defending champions Werewolves of London 1sts lost their semi-final against London Quadball Club in a tight match but came back strong against Olympians to secure the bronze medal, winning in overtime 160-80*.
Warwick Grinds Out A Victory Against York!
Quadball fans were on the edge of their seats during the recent match between Warwick Quadball Club and York Horntails. In a nail-biting contest that had spectators gasping and cheering, Warwick emerged victorious after York managed to catch the flag runner to send the game to overtime with a set score of 240.
In a tense 9 minutes of additional game time, Warwick managed to get that final hoop to win 240-230*.
The match between Warwick and York was a true testament to the skill and dedication of both teams who won their respective University divisions earlier in the season. The close scoreline reflects the intensity and excitement of the match, with both teams pushing themselves to the limit in pursuit of victory.
Finishing out the medals were defending champions Southampton QC, who after a tight loss to York in the semi-final, won the bronze against fellow Southerners Oxford University Quadball Club 100-60*.
The results are in!
Watch it all back
Our livestream caught huge games all through the weekend from the opening group matches to the thrilling finals, watch all the action from Pitch 1 on both days below
Our events would also not have been possible without the amazing work of our officials and volunteers who stepped up to help in the run-up to and throughout the weekend. Our events team lead by Fran Morris and Emily Hayes have run a hugely successful Nationals and are a credit to the sport.
Image credits to Paul Watts / QuadballUK