The word most often used to describe real-life games of quidditch is “chaos,” according to the person who oversees much of its play in Canada.
The sport came to life in 2005 when two college students decided to see how the magical game described in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books would play out to life. But while Harry Potter and his classmates soared through the air on flying broomsticks, real-life players remain firmly on the ground, “riding” three-foot lengths of PVC pipe.
“Dodgeballs are flying across the air. People are being tackled into each other. Yeah, it’s a chaotic game,” Yara Kodershah, Quidditch Canada’s
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