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Jean-Baptiste Bloncourt

"Bloncourt appeared to lose his head at this point, wrestling the Snitch out of his undergarments and holding it up triumphantly...."
-- match report Brazil v Haiti, Daily Prophet, 15 May 2014 (Pm)

Jean-Baptiste Bloncourt

Jean-Baptiste Bloncourt is a Beater for the Haiti National Team at the Quidditch World Cup in 2014.

As a participant at the 2014 tournament, Bloncourt single-handedly wrecked Haiti’s chances at the tournament in their first-round match against Brazil. Having accidentally hit the Haitian Seeker Jolicoeur moments before Jolicoeur would have caught the Snitch, Bloncourt then committed a Snitchnip, resulting in Haiti’s immediate disqualification from the tournament. After the match, he was reported to be in hiding (Pm).

Skills

Mistakes and mis-hit Bludgers

Other canon notes and references

Since Viktor Krum, born 1976, was the oldest player at the tournament (Pm), Bloncourt must have been born after 1976.

Commentary

Etymology

The name Jean-Baptiste is from John the Baptist, a Biblical person. Several famous people from Haiti have borne the same name, including painters Jean-Baptiste Bottex and Jean-Baptiste Jean, and the abolitionist Jean-Baptiste Chavannes.

Bloncourt may come from the Haitian painter and photographer Gérald Bloncourt.

Notes

Lexicon list of Beaters

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore:

Pottermore enhanced reading experience: Quidditch World Cup

Screenshots of the original Daily Prophet coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore: Imgur archive

Harry Potter Wiki: Jean-Baptiste Bloncourt

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