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  • Offline Jonathan Gardner
  • [Announcement] The Broomsticks' Break
    « on: September 03, 2016, 03:00:52 AM »


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    British & Irish League, ordered by
    2001 Playoff Results (28 Jul 2001)
    Falmouth Falcons
    Holyhead Harpies
    Gravesend Griffins
    Tutshill Tornadoes
    Pride of Portree
    Appleby Arrows
    Wigtown Wanderers
    Ballycastle Bats
    Wimbourne Wasps
    Montrose Magpies
    Caerphilly Catapults
    Kenmare Kestrels
    Puddlemere United
    Chudley Cannons
    East Slavic League, ordered by
    2001 Playoff Results (28 Jul 2001)
    Zhytomyr Ironbellies
    Ryazan Re'ems
    Mykolaiv Shields
    Lviv Kings
    Moscow Metalmen
    Donetsk Miners
    Kursk Panzers
    Ivanovo Bricklayers
    Homyel Lynxes
    Smolensk Diamonds
    Minsk Saints
    Kiev Castles



    « Last Edit: February 07, 2018, 01:53:24 PM by Taed »

  • Offline Evan Reavley
  • Re: [Announcement] The Broomsticks' Break
    « Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 02:26:10 PM »
    Date headlines are done at https://fontmeme.com/retro-fonts/ with typeface BirminghamTitlingBold size 20 no effect colour #100000


    LONDON, ENGLAND – The time has come once again for the always-anticipated British & Irish League Quidditch season, which opens a week from yesterday, 5 January, 2002 with three games.

    The Appleby Arrows, who last year finishing 2nd in the League with a 9-4 win record but fell in the quarterfinals to the eventual champion Falmouth Falcons, will travel south to combat the Wimbourne Wasps, previously 4th with the same win record (9-4). In the 2001 playoffs the Wasps had been favoured over their elimination opponent Tutshill Tornados but lost 80-180 and were knocked out of the running.

    The Ballycastle Bats, previously 11th in the League with a 5-8 win record but probably known more for the scandalous mid-game Transfiguration of Falcons' Seeker Quinn Regan by Chaser Burney O’Kernaghan, have a short flight over the North Channel to face last year's 5th place Wigtown Wanderers (8-5). Both teams made it to the quarterfinals in the 2001 Playoffs before being eliminated from the tournament.

    Lastly, the long-suffering Chudley Cannons who last year managed a miraculous three wins out of their thirteen games but still placed bottom of the League, will be on the road as well, playing against Puddlemere United, which had the same win record but placed two slots up in twelfth.  Unsurprisingly, neither team made it past the 2001 Elimination Round of the British & Irish Cup.

    The Department of Magical Games and Sports has made their schedule grid for the season available, and you can follow along with the season throughout every issue of the Broomsticks' Break as well.



    « Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 04:28:01 PM by Taed »

  • Offline Evan Reavley
  • Re: [Announcement] The Broomsticks' Break
    « Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 12:14:02 PM »
    Date headlines are done at https://fontmeme.com/retro-fonts/ with typeface BirminghamTitlingBold size 20 no effect colour #100000



    BLADNOCH, WIGTOWNSHIRE - Under the new regime, it's clear the Ballycastle Bats haven't lost any of their skills.
       After last year's scandal against Falmouth — when Chaser Burney O'Kernaghan illegally Transfigured the Falcons' Seeker Quinn Regan into a dog and caused the Bats to forfeit the match — Beater and Captain Finbar Quigley spent this last summer and fall enforcing a minimum-foul playstyle.
       It's obviously working, since in spite of keeping their penalty count below three, both the Bats' and the Wigtown Wanderers' Chasers scored eleven goals. But it was Seeker Brendan Byrne who,  taking  his captain's  cue
    see BATS, page ᚦ3

    WITCHAMPTON, WIMBORNE - Wasps and Arrows alike were flying with style and skill through the skies of Witchampton yestreday, but in the end it was the hometown Wimbourne Wasps that finally brought an end to an otherwise tight game with that all-important Snitch catch.
       Even in spite of this, the Appleby Arrows' Seeker was close on the tail of his Wimbourne counterpart, a perfect illustration of how evenly matched the two teams were. Beater, Chaser, and Keeper stats from the final review were all painfully close.
       Wasps Chaser and Captain Nixon Nixon scored five of his team's twelve goals, though
    see WASPS, page ᚦ2

    CHEBBARD, DORCHESTER - It will come as no surprise to anyone that the Chudley Cannons lost this week. In fact the only goal they scored was at the tail end of the game, when the Puddlemere United Keeper anticipated their Seeker's catch of the Snitch and left the goal two seconds too soon. But the celebrations of the resigned Cannons fans was short lived as the referee immediately called the game, 320-10 in hometown Puddlemere's favour.

    This Week's Games
    Caerphilly Catapults @ Tutshill Tornados;
    Falmouth Falcons @ Pride of Portree;
    Gravesend Griffins @ Montrose Magpies;
    Holyhead Harpies @ Kenmare Kestrels


    MOSCOW, RUSSIA – On tonight's Orthodox Christmas Eve, six member teams of the East Slavic Quidditch League will be hoping to win their upcoming games this Saturday, January 12, as a belated New Years or Christmas present from Father Frost.

    The Ivanovo Bricklayers will stay within their national borders to play fellow Russian team Ryazan Re'ems. The Bricklayers were tied for 7th in the regular season rankings with a 5-6 win record, and made it to the quarterfinals of the playoffs before dropping out of the brackets. The Re'ems had the most wins in the League regular season, 10 in total, but their sole loss was to the Ironbellies who subsequently beat them out for ranking, putting the Re'ems at 2nd in regular as well as finishing 2nd in the playoffs to the same team.

    Also within Russia, the Kursk Panzers will be hosting the Smolensk Diamonds. When last they faced each other in the elimination round of the playoffs, the Panzers (tied for 7th in regular season with 5-6 record) soundly defeated the Diamonds (10th in regular season with a 4-7 record) with a score of 200 to 30, but then promptly lost to the Re'ems the following week in the quarterfinals.

    The Homyel Lynxes of Belarus, who last year finishing 9th in the League (5-6) and fell in their opening playoff match to the Bricklayers, will be traveling to Ukraine to play the Zhytomyr Ironbellies, not only top of the League with a 9-2 win record but last year's East Slavic Cup winners as well. The Ironbellies' claim to the Cup came after falling second place to the Re'ems in 1999 and to the Moscow Metalmen in 2000.

    The Department of Magical Games and Sports has made their schedule grid for the season available, and you can follow along with the season throughout every issue of the Broomsticks' Break as well.



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