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Quidditch hits the Tri-Cities

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KENNEWICK, WA.-- On Friday and Saturday, teams from all over the region came together in Columbia Park for the United States Quidditch Northwest Regional Championships.

The game, which is inspired by Harry Potter, has been around for a number of years. But, in its time, quidditch has evolved to incorporate more than just a little magic!

As Jeff Chatterton, of US Quidditch, told KNDU today, "This is a full-contact sport...Taking inspirations from rugby, dodgeball, and also a little bit of capture the flag."

While the six teams competing represented different parts of the northwest, the sport has become popular all over the United States, as well as overseas.