• Character Cadwallader is a burly Chaser on the Hufflepuff Quidditch team in the 1990s. Luna Lovegood misidentifies him while commentating their match with Gryffindor. She thought his name might be Bibble or Buggins. During the match, Cadwallader scored at least two goals (HBP19). Podcast:… Read More
• Towns Caerphilly has been the home of the Caerphilly Catapults, a Quidditch team in the British and Irish Quidditch League since 1402 (QA8). The town located in South Wales. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Sports teams The Caerphilly Catapults are a Welsh Quidditch team, founded in 1402 (QA7). Caerphilly is spelled Caerffili in Welsh. robes: vertical stripes, light green and scarlet (QA7) home: Caerphilly, South Wales The Catapults have had eighteen League wins (QA7). They defeated the Norwegian team Karasjok… 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
• Character Lennox Campbell is a Quidditch player who played Seeker for the Montrose Magpies Quidditch team in the 1990s (DP2). During a match against the Kenmare Kestrels, Campbell understandably missed the Snitch kicked at him by Magpies Chaser Alasdair Maddock, allowing the opposing Seeker to catch… Read More
• Muggle places • Quidditch places The campground set up for the Quidditch World Cup final in 1994 is located next to a wood and a twenty minute walk away from a “nice deserted moor” and the Quidditch World Cup Stadium. This campground was where the Weasley family stayed the day before and the… Read More
• Countries Canada is one of the largest countries in the world. It nevertheless has a relatively small population, due largely to its abundance of forests and frigid climates. The country is the home, however, to three of the most accomplished Quidditch teams in the world, based out of the towns of … Read More
• Sports teams The Canadian National Teams come from the North American country of Canada. Quidditch Quidditch came to North America in the early seventeenth century and, while initially slow to take root, Canada is considered to have three of the best teams in the world (QA8). During the aftermath of the… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Cannons Blast the Falcons is an article in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet, recording the latest victory of the Chudley Cannons quidditch team (DP4). The article reports the collapse of Chudley Cannons’ team manager Ragmar Dorkins on the occasion of the team’s second win… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Cannons Didn’t Lose Shock is a Quidditch article appearing in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet about a match involving the Chudley Cannons team (DP2). The paper reported that the Cannons drew a match against the Caerphilly Catapults. This broke their losing streak and gave hope to team manager… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Cannons Go Down in a Shower of Arrows is the lead Sports story appearing in the Daily Prophet, documenting the problems of the Chudley Cannons Quidditch team (DP1). The struggling Cannons suffered a heavy loss of 350-0 against the Appleby Arrows. The cause for the Cannons’ defeat was attributed to the performance of their… Read More
• Quidditch The Captain of a Quidditch team is the member tasked with being its leader. Captains fulfil many of the duties, such as coming up with strategies, coaching other players, and managing practice schedules, that might be done by a coach in another sport. A player from any position can be the captain. It… Read More
• Quidditch Catcher is an archaic term term from an early version of the game of Quidditch, probably describing the player equivalent to a modern Chaser (QA3). The term was used in Goodwin Kneen’s twelfth century letter to his Norwegian cousin Olaf. In his letter Goodwin says that his wife Gunhilda… Read More
• Character Catriona McCormack was the Captain of and a Chaser for the Quidditch team Pride of Portree in the 1960. She led the team to two league wins during that era. McCormack also played for Scotland thirty-six times. She has a Quidditch-playing daughter, Meaghan, and a musical… Read More
• Character Cedric Diggory was an extremely handsome boy with gray eyes in Hufflepuff House. In 1993, when he was a Fifth Year, he took over as Captain and Seeker of the Hufflepuff Quidditch team. He was a very good student and a Prefect. He is quite tall… Read More
• Countries Chad is a country in Africa. The Chadian National Quidditch side played in a marathon three-day match against Liechtenstein during the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Sports teams The Chadian National Teams are from the African country of Chad. Quidditch The team was a participant at the Quidditch World Cup in 2014. Their seeker, Jacques Miskine, narrowly missed catching the Snitch at the close of a marathon three-day match against Liechtenstein (Pm). Read More
• Character Chambers was a Chaser on the Ravenclaw Quidditch team during the 1995-96 school year. He attempted to score a goal in the final Quidditch match of 1996, but had it deflected by Keeper Ron Weasley (OP31). Podcast:… Read More
• Clothing Chameleon cloaks are magical cloaks which conceal the wearer, apparently by changing colour or pattern. When Puddlemere United was considering new uniform robes their manager, Philbert Deverill, specifically denied the rumour that they were looking into using chameleon cloaks (DP1). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Cho Chang was a popular, pretty Ravenclaw student in the year above Harry who was his girlfriend for awhile. She loved Quidditch — she was a fan of the Tutshill Tornados since she was six — and was the Seeker for the Ravenclaw Quidditch team (PA13,… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Chaos Reigns on Exmoor for Falcons & Pride of Portree is an article in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet (DP2). The Daily Prophet reported the fiasco that took place during the quidditch match between the Falmouth Falcons and Pride of Portree on Exmoor. The Ministry of… Read More
• Character Charlie Baverstock is the Manager of New Zealand’s Quidditch Team in 2014. At the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, Baverstock expressed his anger in colourful language after his star Chaser Dennis Moon was sent off by a Referee in their first match of the tournament – a dramatic loss against… Read More
• Spells A Charm to Cure Reluctant Reversers is a 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 Granger bought by mail-order for Harry’s 13th birthday (PA2). Podcast:… Read More
• Quidditch The Chaser is the Quidditch player who passes the Quaffle, trying to throw it through the goal hoops; there are three on a Quidditch team. Each goal scored by a Chaser is worth ten points (PS10). The ancient title of the Chaser was “Catcher” (QA3). Chaser… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Our Chasers Aren’t Cheating! was a Quidditch article published in the Daily Prophet on 22 June 1884. It recorded the introduction of a new rule outlawing more than one Chaser at a time entering the scoring area, which would now draw a foul and penalty. Quidditch fans were… Read More
• Sports teams The Chinese National Teams are from the Far Eastern country of China. Quidditch They lost the final of the 2010 Quidditch World Cup in an exciting and hard-fought 3-day match against Moldova (Pm). During the qualifying rounds in the run-up to the Quidditch World Cup tournament in… 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
• Towns Chudley is the home of the Chudley Cannons, Ron’s favorite Quidditch team – a team that is regularly at the bottom of the British and Irish Quidditch League standings (CS3). Podcast: Play in… Read More
• Sports teams The Chudley Cannons is an English Quidditch team based in Chudley (thought to be the Muggle town of Chudleigh in Devonshire, England). robes: orange (CS3, QA7, Pm). home: Chudley logo: two black Cs and speeding cannonball (CS3, QA7). club motto: “We… Read More
• Event The Chudley Cannons Quidditch team, famous for its 80 years of futility, changes its motto in 1972 from “We shall conquer!” to “Let’s all just keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best” (QA7). Podcast:… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Chudley Cannon win stuns fans is a Quidditch article in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet reporting a surprise win by the Chudley Cannons team (DP3). Surprise and happiness were the reactions of Chudley Cannons fan Barnaby Snell and team manager Ragmar Dorkins when the Cannon’s seventeen… Read More
• Character Elfrida Clagg was the Chieftainess of Warlock’s Council (JKR). * The dates given on Clagg’s Chocolate Frog card (1612-1687) conflict with information from QA4 which says she was the “Chief of the Wizard’s Council” in the mid-1300s. The portrait of the similarly named Elfrida Cragg in the Ministry… Read More
• Character Clairvius Hyppolite was a Chaser for the Haiti’s National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament (Pm). Hyppolite was the star player on Haiti’s side at the 2014 tournament, responsible for eight of their nine goals during their opening match against the Brazilian national side, although… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Classified Advertisements is a regular page appearing in the Daily Prophet, of great utility to the wizarding community (DP2). This section includes columns listing recruitment opportunities, items for sale, dating/Lonely Hearts and family announcements. The listing on Page 2 of the Prophet included: Jobs “Hit-witch or wizard” for the Magical Law Enforcement Squad Assistant… Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep One is the first of the Cleansweep series of brooms. This model (released in 1926) cornered as did no other broom before it. Within a year of its release the Cleansweep One dominated the racing-broom market, having been designed specifically for sporting use (QA9). Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Eleven, manufactured by the Cleansweep Broom Company, was released in 1995, making it the latest broomstick in the series. Ron Weasley received one as a reward upon being made a Prefect (OP9) and was very happy about it. He tried out for and became… Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Two was introduced in 1934. This broom model was an improved version of the original Cleansweep One and was released in response to Comet Trading Company bringing out their new Comet 140 model a few years previously (QA9). Podcast:… Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Three broom model was an improved version of the Cleansweep Two and was released in 1937 by the Cleansweep Broom Company in their race to compete with the Comet Trading Company’s racing brooms (QA9). Podcast:… Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Five broom (QA9) was produced by the Cleansweep Broom Company, probably sometime in the 1950s, as the Holyhead Harpies‘ captain had one by 1953 (QA7). Appearances The Weasley twins, Fred and George, fly Cleansweep Fives while playing on the Gryffindor Quidditch team (CS7)… Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Six is mentioned in the magazine The Quibbler, in its September (or possibly August) 1995 issue. The magazine carried an interview with a wizard who claimed to have flown to the moon on one on a Cleansweep 6, and had returned with a bag of… Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Seven was mentioned by Oliver Wood as a possible broom for Harry Potter when they were first introduced to each other during Harry’s first year (PS9). This suggests that no later Cleansweep model was available at the time. The Ravenclaw Quidditch Team in Harry’s… Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Broom Company, started in 1926 by Bob, Bill and Barnaby Ollerton, produces a series of sport broomsticks. Features The Ollerton brothers produced large numbers of Cleansweeps aimed specifically at the racing and Quidditch markets. Models released by the company include: Cleansweep 1, Cleansweep… Read More
• Event The latest broom model from the Cleansweep Broom Company – the Cleansweep 11 – is released in 1995. When Ron Weasley is looking for a new broom as his parent’s gift for being made a Prefect, he learns that this broomstick has just come on the… Read More
• Event This improved second model of Cleansweep was brought out in 1934, as a response to competition from rival Comet racing brooms. It was replaced by the Cleansweep 3 a few years later (QA9). Podcast:… Read More
• Event The Cleansweep 3 was released quite soon after the Cleansweep 2, just three years later in 1937. The competition for the racing broom market with the Comet Trading Company’s brooms meant that The Cleansweep Broom Company needed to innovate quickly in response (QA9). Podcast:… Read More
• Character Carlos Clodoaldo is a Beater for Brazil’s National Team in at the Quidditch World Cup in 2014. A participant in the 2014 tournament alongside fellow Beater Rafael Santos, Clodoaldo helped secure Brazil’s victory in their hard-fought two day semi-final against the Americans with a “precision-hit Bludger” directed at Seeker… Read More
• Character Edgar Cloggs is a ghost who has been hanging around the Hogwarts Quidditch pitch as long as anyone can remember. Edgar was obviously a pretty good player in his day (Games). Podcast: Play in new… Read More
• Quidditch Cobbing is a Quidditch foul for “excessive use of elbows” (GF8, QA6). History All known fouls, including cobbing, were committed during the very first Quidditch World Cup of 1473 (QA6). The Bulgarian team’s Keeper, Zograf, fouled Irish Chaser Mullet with his elbows during the 1994 Quidditch World… Read More
• Character João Coelho is a Quidditch player and the Captain of the Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers team. He attended the Castelobruxo Wizarding School in Brazil (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29… Read More
• Games, toys, and jokes Collectible Quidditch Player Figures are lifelike miniature figurines that are able to move around and act like the original person on which they are based. The Quidditch versions are sold as souvenirs during important matches. Ron Weasley used his pocket money to buy a figurine of Bulgaria’s Viktor… Read More
• Broomsticks The Comet 140 was the first of the Comet series of racing brooms produced by the Comet Trading Company, founded by Randolph Keitch and Basil Horton in 1929 (QA9). The broom’s model number reflected the number of prototypes tested during its development. It incorporated the… Read More
• Broomsticks The Comet 180 was the second of the Comet series of racing brooms. This model was released by the Comet Trading Company in 1938 (QA9). The One Eighty appeared the year following the release of the Cleansweep Three broom, as the competition between the Comet and… Read More
• Event The Comet 180 was released in 1938 by the Comet Trading Company, the second Comet broom to appear on the market. The broom came out as a response to the previous year’s Cleansweep Three broom (QA9). Podcast:… Read More
• Broomsticks The Comet 220 was a broom model produced by the Comet Trading Company. It is one of the secondhand brooms being advertised for sale by Splinter and Kreek’s on the Sports Page of the Daily Prophet (DP4). Podcast:… Read More
• Broomsticks The Comet Two Sixty is a recent entry in the Comet series of racing brooms from the Comet Trading Company – released no later than 1991. Appearances Draco Malfoy owned one of these before he had his father buy new Nimbus brooms for the whole Slytherin Quidditch… Read More
• Broomsticks The Comet Two Ninety is the most recent entry in the Comet series of racing brooms from the Comet Trading Company (QA9). Its maximum acceleration is nought to sixty, but only with a decent tailwind – according to a Which Broomstick article in the Summer of 1995. Read More
• Broomsticks The Comet Trading Company was founded in 1929 by Basil Horton and Randolph Keitch (who had both played for the Falmouth Falcons Quidditch team). The company produced a very popular series of broomsticks (QA9). Features and models The Comet series brooms featured the Horton-Keitch braking charm which gave Quidditch players… Read More
• Spells The Confundus Charm is a spell which causes confusion. A person who is affected by this Charm is said to be Confunded. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29… Read More
• Character Connolly was a Beater for Ireland’s National Team at the Quidditch World Cup in 1994. Along with fellow Beater Quigley, Connolly was part of the Irish team in the 1994 final final, all of whom were riding Firebolt brooms. He and Moran, one of the Chasers,… Read More
• Character Ritchie Coote was a student at Hogwarts in Gryffindor House. He was a Beater on the Gryffindor Quidditch team for the 1996-1997 school year (HBP11). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Cities • Regions, counties, and territories Cork is both a county and city in the Republic of Ireland. The city is the second largest in Ireland, located on its southern coast. A Quidditch team from Cork, playing against the Lancashire team in 1385, in Lancashire, had to flee town to escape harm after winning… Read More
• Character Cormack McLeod was the manager of the Montrose Magpies Quidditch team in the 1990s. McLeod tried to defend his Chaser, Alasdair Maddock, after he kicked the Snitch towards the Keeper, resulting in a loss to the Kenmare Kestrels. He threatened to turn Maddock into a jellyfish should… Read More
• Character Cormac McLaggen was a “large, wiry-haired youth” and member of the Slug Club. He had a famous “Uncle Tiberius” who was a favorite student of Horace Slughorn’s (HBP7). During his seventh year Cormac tried out for Keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, but was beaten… Read More
• Character Gregory Cotton played Seeker for the Appleby Arrows Quidditch team in the 1990s (DP3). Following an airborne scuffle with Pride of Portree seeker Dougal McBride (resulting in Cotton’s winning the Snitch), his head was transfigured into a cabbage by his irate opposite number. The Referee discovered that both Seekers… Read More
• Sports and competitions Creaothceann, popular in the Middle Ages and invented in Scotland, it is considered to be probably the most dangerous of all broom games (QA2). Notes Playing the game involves trying to catch hundreds of falling rocks and bludgers within cauldrons strapped to the players’ heads. It inevitably caused… Read More
• Source A note from Lockhart gets HRH into the Restricted Section of the library and a book on making Polyjuice Potion. At the Quidditch match a rogue Bludger chases Harry, breaking his arm but not stopping him from getting the Snitch. Lockhart’s attempt to heal Harry removes the bones from his arm. Madam… Read More
• Source Harry begins Quidditch practice, words are exchanged with the Slytherin team, Ron’s spell backfires, Harry and Ron serve detention, and Harry hears a voice. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29… Read More
• Quidditch Cuaditch is an old term for the game of Quidditch. Writing in a letter to her sister Prudence in 1269, Modesty Rabnott describes her rescue of a Golden Snidget during a game of Cuaditch. She refers to it specifically as the “noble game of Cuaditch” and… Read More
• Character Cyprian Youdle was the only Referee ever to die during a Quidditch match. The originator of the curse was never caught, but was believed to have been a member of the crowd (FW, QA6). Podcast:… Read More