The Norwegian Quidditch Association offer two types of memberships. With or without an EQC-licence (possibility of qualifying for the European Quidditch Cup).
HOW TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM
New teams register by contacting Head of development at firstname.lastname@example.org. A team can register at any time, but to participate at the annual meeting, the team must be registered and membership fee paid before the start of the meeting. The annual meeting is held in Q2. If a team request an EQC-license, they have to register it before Oslo Open starts. Oslo Open is the Norwegian Qualifier for EQC, and is normally held in October.
Ordinary membership costs NOK350 per season per club. The price is set by the annual meeting. Clubs with membership can send one delegate with voting, and a observor to the annual meeting.
ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP WITH EQC-LICENSE
This membership has the same price and same rights as an ordinary membership without the EQC-license. Clubs that wishes to qualify to the European Quidditch Cup must choose this membership to be eligble. There are no requirements, but a club has to fulfill certain demands:
- The club must register with the license at least one week before the first game of Oslo Open
- The clubs must send a roster of their team(s) ahead of the tournament to NRF
- The players on this list is locked to the team for the season. If a player wishes to transfer between Oslo Open and EQC, they must do so according to the transfer rules (see below)
- Only players on the roster may play for the team during Oslo Open
- If the club qualifies to EQC, they must ensure to have the following number of certified referees to participate:
- 1 head referee
- 2 assistant referees
- 1 snitch referees
- The deadline to certify theese 4 referees is the earliest of the following dates:
- 3 weeks before the Norwegian championship
- 6 weeks before NRF must register their teams for EQC
- If a club does not fulfil any of these requirements, their EQC-license is forfeit and their spot goes to the next eligble club.
- For information on referee certification, go here.
If a player wishes to transfer to a new club during the season, they may do so freely, as long as they do not transfer from or to a team with an EQC-license. As a main rule, a player cannot transfer to or from an EQC-licensed team between Oslo Open and EQC. There are 3 exceptions:
- First and second team: A player may transfer between teams in their own club as long as only one of the teams has an EQC-license.
- Development player: A player that – ahead of Oslo Open – alerts NRF that they wish to play at EQC for a different club than their normal club, can, under special circumstanses, be allowed to transfer. This is evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and is based on the reasons stated in the request.
- Extraordinary transfer: A player that moves location, finishes their education, are uncomfortable at their current club or in any other way find themselves in a situation where it would be natural to tranfer may request a transfer to NRF. This will also be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
FIRST AND SECOND TEAM
A club may send multiple teams to Oslo Open. Here are the different possibilities of doing so:
1. No teams with an EQC-license or all teams with an EQC-license
The club registers as normal both for NRF and for Oslo Open (note: the club must pay team fee for Oslo Open for each team).
The team does not have to differentiate between first and second team. If both teams are EQC-licensed, note the transfer rules above.
2. One team with an EQC-license and one team without
The club must register with an EQC-license, and register their teams as normally for Oslo Open (note: the club must pay team fee for Oslo Open for each team).
One of the teams must, ahead of the torunament, be selected as their “first team”. Only this team will be eligble for EQC qualification.
If a player wishes to play at EQC, but their home team playes without an EQC-license at Oslo Open, they can register as a development player.
Ahead of Oslo Open, a player can register themselves at an EQC-licensed team, and if they should qualify, play with them at EQC, even though they played for a different team at Oslo Open, if the player fulfills the following requirements:
- The player must alert NRF one week before Oslo Open
- The player may only register for one EQC-licensed team. Even if they do not qualify, the player may not tranfer to a different team, unless they fulfil a different transfer requirement
- The player must, before EQC, participate on at least 10 trainings with the EQC-licensed team. This must be registered to NRF by the president in the club
- NRF has the right to deny this request, should a player or team try to use this for anything other than player development
- Do I have to register my team in NRF?
- We do not force any team to register. But we do encourage all teams to be a member. This makes it easier for NRF to do our job and gives us a stronger representation internationally. You are, however, able to join most of our national tournaments without a membership (but normally for a higher team fee)
- May I play for two teams in the same tournament?
- No. The exception being the Norwegian Quidditch League, if you fulfill the transfer requirements
- Can I play for an EQC-licensed team after Oslo Open if I did not participate there?
- Yes. You can join any team you want. If you played for a different team, either in Norway or elsewhere this season, you must fulfill the transfer requirements
For other enquiries, please contact NRF at email@example.com.