• Cities Aberdeen is a city of about 100,000 people on the eastern coast of Scotland, about 85 miles northeast of Hogwarts School. Modesty Rabnott’s sister Prudence lived in Aberdeen c. 1200s, according to a thirteenth-century letter on display in the Museum of Quidditch (QA4). During Harry’s first trip on… Read More
• Character Abraham Peasegood was an American wizard who invented the game of Quodpot (QA8). Peasegood immigrated to North America in the 1700s, intending to form a Quidditch team when he got there. The story goes that the Quaffle he had packed in his luggage came into contact with… Read More
• Historical places Abyssinia is the historical name for Ethiopia, and presumably the home of the Abyssinian Shrivelfig. Also home to the Gimbi Giant-Slayers Quidditch team, who have twice won the All-Africa Cup (QA8). Podcast: Play… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes An action figure is a magically animated figure of people or animals. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Adrian Pucey is a Chaser on the Slytherin Quidditch Team who participated in some of the hardest-fought matches of Harry Potter’s Quidditch career at Hogwarts, including the match where Harry’s arm was shattered by a rogue Bludger (CS10). He was also a part of the infamous… Read More
• Quidditch The All-Africa Cup is a tournament to determine the top Quidditch team in Africa. It has been won twice by the Gimbi Giant-Slayers (QA8). Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More
• Character Agatha Chubb was a witch and expert in ancient wizarding artifacts. While researching Quidditch practices of the 16th century she actually discovered twelve lead Bludgers in the peat bogs and marshes of Great Britain and Ireland (QA6). She used her finds to show how modern wizards changed… Read More
• Character Aidan Kiely played Seeker for the Kenmare Kestrels (c. 1993). As reported in the Daily Prophet article “Maddock Blamed for Kestrels’ Win“, Kiely won a game against the Montrose Magpies following a mis-directed kick of the Snitch by the controversial Magpies Chaser Alasdair Maddock (DP2). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Aidan Lynch played Seeker for Ireland’s National Team at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup . During the final match of the 1994 tournament, Lynch was fooled by a Wronski Feint performed by Bulgarian Seeker Viktor Krum and slammed into the ground. He was revived by mediwizards with cups of… Read More
• Sports and competitions Aingingein is an Irish broom game involving a goat’s bladder called the “Dom“, barrels and fire (QA2). Featured in the book Quidditch Through the Ages and the subject of Irish ballads, in order to win the participant must hit the Dom through several flaming barrels against the clock, but without setting him or… Read More
• Character Alasdair Maddock is a Quidditch player, Chaser for the Montrose Magpies (1990s). Maddock is a bit over-interested in Muggle sports, which is documented in a series of articles in the Daily Prophet: He is photographed in a field trying to “head the ball” like a Muggle football… Read More
• Character Alicia Spinnet was a Gryffindor girl two years (CS7) ahead of Harry Potter, in the same year as Angelina Johnson, Fred and George Weasley and Lee Jordan. She played Chaser on the Gryffindor Quidditch team with Harry (PS11). She was made a full member… Read More
• Character Aliko Okoye was a Beater for the Nigerian National Quidditch Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. A member of the Nigerian team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament, Okoye and his Beater teammate Mercy Ojukwu, were described as “ferocious” during their match against Fiji, which was… Read More
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The State of Play at Hogwarts Quidditch is the principal wizard sport and the school sport of Hogwarts, so given the outstanding natural abilities of J.K. Rowling’s main protagonist, it unsurprisingly forms a major recurring element in the series, including an eventful visit to the Quidditch World Cup in Goblet of Fire. The four houses of… Read More
• Character Raul Almeida played Keeper for the Brazil National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. As their Keeper at the 2014 tournament, Almeida was key to Brazil’s victory over the USA in the semi-final, repeatedly stopping the American Chasers from scoring, thus allowing the match to be decided by Tony… Read More
• Character Alejandra Alonso was a chaser for the Brazilian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Alonso and fellow Chasers Fernando Diaz and Gonçalo Flores were key to the success of Brazilian team (Pm). During their first game, only the brilliance of the Haitian National Team’s Keeper kept the… Read More
• Source Magic, Mystery, and Mayhem: An Interview with J.K. Rowling is an interview published in 1999 on the Amazon UK website. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Andrew Kirke was a Gryffindor in the mid 1990s and Gryffindor’s Quidditch Team Beater from 1995-6. Kirke was at least a second year during the 1995-1996 school year, and became a Beater on the Quidditch team after Fred and George were banned (OP21). Unfortunately he… Read More
• Character Angelina Johnson is a tall, black (GF16) Gryffindor girl two years older than Harry. She is an excellent Quidditch player (a Chaser) (PS11) and was captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch Team during the 1995-1996 school year (OP12). Angelina put her name in for the… Read More
• Character Angelus Peel played Seeker for the Canadian National Team in 1877. Peel was one of the more unfortunate of the Quidditch players who was a participant in the 1877 Quidditch World Cup in Kazakhstan. Known as “The Tournament that Nobody Remembers“, Peel woke up with his knees on back-to-front and… Read More
• Character Angus Campbell is a Chaser for the Montrose Magpies Quidditch team in the 1990s. Hired as the replacement Chaser (after the manager of the Magpies fired Alasdair Maddock), Campbell scored seven goals against the Caerphilly Catapults in his first game for the team. Who needs that Mugglemanic Maddock… Read More
• Sports and competitions The Annual Broom Race of Sweden is a dangerous 300-mile race between Kopparberg and Arjeplog, first run in the 900s, and which has since become a popular international event. The racers must travel through the dangerous dragon reservation that lies directly between the starting and ending points. The… Read More
• Towns Appleby is a small town in Lincolnshire, located in the northeast of England (southeast of Yorkshire). Appleby has been home since 1612 to the Appleby Arrows Quidditch team, a member of the British and Irish Quidditch League (QA7). Podcast:… Read More
• Sports teams The Appleby Arrows are a Quidditch team based in Appleby, England and founded in 1612 (QA7). robes: pale blue with a silver arrow across the chest (QA7) home: Appleby They are fierce rivals of the Wimbourne Wasps, who got their name during a match against the Arrows in… Read More
• Countries Argentina is the second largest country in South America and features a little bit of everything, from mountains to coastline. Its national Quidditch team reached the World Cup quarterfinals within the last century (QA8). The Patagonian Desert region was also host to the 2014 Quidditch World Cup (Pm). Read More
• Sports teams The Argentinian National Teams come from the South American country of Argentina. Quidditch Although competing with the popular America sport of Quodpot, Argentina’s Quidditch team has reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup during the last century (QA8). Half of the Argentinian National team were found… Read More
• Sports teams The Armenian National Teams come from the Eurasian country of Armenia. Quidditch Quidditch fans who wanted to watch the English Under-17s play the Armenian Junior Nationals in England were advised to contact the Department of Magical Games and Sports (DP3). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Arnulf Moe was the manager of Norway’s National Quidditch Team in 2014. For the opening ceremony of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, Moe made the controversial decision to bring the Selma as Norway’s mascot, which had some rather disastrous consequences. Arnulf Moe remained unapologetic directly after the… Read More
• Incantations Arresto Momentum is an incantation that slows the speed or stops a falling object or person to keep them from harm. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)… Read More
• Magical effects Shoots arrows out of a wand.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 5.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Character Arsenia Gonzales was a Chaser for the United States National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Part of the team representing the United States in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, Gonzales participated in matches against Jamaica (won by 240 points to 230), Liechtenstein (USA 450 –… Read More
• Atlas of the Wizarding World • Quidditch places Quidditch is played world-wide. National teams compete for the Quidditch World Cup every four years, while local professional and amateur teams play wherever they can find a place out of sight of the Muggles. Map of the 1994 Quidditch World Cup Stadium Lexicon’s list of Quidditch… Read More
• Quidditch The Attack of the Killer Forest, which took place at the final of the Quidditch World Cup in 1809, is considered to be one of the worst exhibitions of unsportsmanlike conduct in history (Pm). The match between Romania and New Spain (now Mexico) ended in a… Read More
• Sports teams The Australian National Teams come from the Antipodean country of Australia. Quidditch Quidditch came to Australia some time in the eighteenth century and is very popular, not least because of the large areas of uninhabited outback where Quidditch can be played without Muggle notice. Australian teams are known for… Read More
• Quidditch The Australian Quidditch League is the league for teams in Australia. The League is usually won by the Thundelarra Thunderers or the Woollongong Warriors, teams with a traditionally fierce rivalry (QA8). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More