• Spells Broom charm, presumably to overcome difficulties with backing up. This spell appears on page twelve of the Handbook of Do-It-Yourself Broom Care, which Hermione mail-ordered for Harry’s 13th birthday (PA2). Read More
• Quote “And you see now, don’t you, Minerva, how right I was in attempting to stop the Gryffindor team re-forming? Dreadful tempers … So I really think I will have to ban these two from playing Quidditch ever again.”… Read More
• Cities Aberdeen is a city of about 100,000 people on the eastern coast of Scotland, about 85 miles northeast of Hogwarts. 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 his wand so that… Read More
• Historical places A historical name for Ethiopia, and presumably the home of the Abyssinian Shrivelfig. Also home to the Gimbi Giant-Slayers who won the All-Africa Cup twice (QA8). Read More
• Character Adrian Pucey is a Slytherin Chaser who participated in some of the hardest-fought matches of Harry’s Quidditch career at Hogwarts, including the match where Harry’s arm was shattered by a rogue Bludger (CS10) and the infamous match which ended with Harry, Fred, and George being banned from playing Quidditch for… Read More
• Character Agatha Chubb is 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 from lead,… Read More
• Character Quidditch player, Seeker for the Kenmare Kestrels (c. 1993). Read More
• Character Quidditch player, Seeker for Ireland’s National Team (1994). Read More
• Sports and competitions Aingingein is an Irish broom game involving a goat’s bladder called the “Dom“, barrels and fire (QA2). Read More
• Character Alejandra Alonso was a chaser for the Brazilian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Character Alicia Spinnet is a Gryffindor girl two years (CS7) ahead of Harry Potter. She played Chaser on the Gryffindor Quidditch team with Harry (PS11). Alicia was a member of Dumbledore’s Army (OP16) who trained in Defense Against the Dark Arts with Harry during her seventh year and returned to the… Read More
• Character Aliko Okoye was a beater for the Nigerian National Quidditch Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. 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). Read More
• Source “Divorced, living on public assistance in a tiny Edinburgh flat with her infant daughter, J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in stolen moments at a cafe table. Fortunately, Harry Potter rescued her! In this Amazon.co.uk interview, Rowling discusses the birth of our hero, the Manchester hotel where… 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 Andrew Kirke was a Gryffindor in the mid 1990s and Gryffindor’s Quidditch Team Beater from 1995-6. Read More
• Character Gryffindor (1989- 1996) Quidditch Chaser, captain (1995 – 1996). A tall black girl (GF16) and an excellent Quidditch player (PS11). She put her name in for the Triwizard Tournament but wasn’t chosen (GF16), and went to the Yule Ball with Fred Weasley (GF22, GF23). Angelina… 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 1100s, and which has since become a popular international event. The spectators Apparate between the start and end points, missing the hazardous dragon reservation that lies in-between (QA2). Read More
• Towns A small town in Lincolnshire, located in the northeast of England (southeast of Yorkshire) Appleby has been home since 1612 to the Appleby Arrows, a member of the British and Irish Quidditch League (QA7). 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… 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