By Fraser Posford and Ashara Peiris
Editor’s note: Ashara Peiris is a player for London Unspeakables. On the weekend of Jan. 28 and 29, the Hateful 8 tournament took place at Warwick University. With the top four teams from both North and South regions in attendance, this tournament provided us with a progress update for the status of elite quidditch in the UK. The tournament was split via a community/university divide into two groups of four for Day One, playing a round robin from which the top two from each group entered an upper bracket and the bottom two entered a lower bracket for Day Two. Here, we reflect on Velociraptors QC’s tournament victory as well as some other key observations from the tournament.