• Character Dai Llewellyn was the Caerphilly Catapults’ most famous Quidditch player, known for his reckless and foolhardy style of play (QA7). His biography, He Flew Like a Madman, was written by Kennilworthy Whisp (QA). Tragically, he was eaten by a Chimaera while on holiday in Mykonos,… Read More
• Timelines and calendars Life at Hogwarts revolves around classes, naturally. However, as the castle is also the students’ home for most of the year, daily life consists of far more than just academics. The students arrive at Hogwarts on September 1 by Hogwarts Express. For the next nine or ten months they eat, sleep,… Read More
• Character Daisy Pennifold came up with the idea of bewitching a Quaffle to fall slowly through the air to allow Chasers to keep it in play more easily. This redesigned Quaffle is known as the Pennifold Quaffle (QA6). Pennifold came up with her Quaffle ideas in… Read More
• Character Darius Smackhammer played Seeker for the United States National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014. Smackhammer was considered to be the “outstanding player” from the US team at the 2014 tournament (Pm). A controversial but close-fought match against Jamaica ended when the opposing… Read More
• Character Darren Floyd was a Beater on the Welsh National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014. During the 2014 tournament, the skills of the Welsh team were overshadowed and possibly distracted by the controversy surrounding their volatile manager, Gwenog Jones (Pm). Winning their first… Read More
• Character Darren O’Hare played Keeper for the Kenmare Kestrels, an Irish Quidditch team, from 1947 to 1960 (QA7). O’Hare served as Captain of the Irish National Team. During his career he also invented the Hawkshead Attacking Formation as a tactic for Chasers (QA7). Read More
• Moors • Quidditch places Dartmoor is an area of moorland in Devon, in South-West England. The moorland is capped with many exposed granite hilltops known as tors, providing habitats for Dartmoor wildlife. The entire area is rich in antiquities and archaeology (Wikipedia). Appearances Dartmoor was the location of the Quidditch… Read More
• Character Roger Davies was a popular, athletic Ravenclaw student at Hogwarts, a year or two older than Harry Potter.  He was a Chaser on the Ravenclaw Quidditch Team, and Captain of the Team from 1993 to 1996 (at least). Roger went with Fleur Delacour to the… Read More
• Character Dean Thomas was a “half-blood” Gryffindor boy from London in Harry’s year at Hogwarts. History He was a classmate of Harry’s and best friends with Seamus Finnigan (GF7). He was a black Londoner who grew up as a Muggle, and thus had always been a fan of… Read More
• Character Demelza Robins was a Hogwarts student in Gryffindor House during the mid-1990s. She played Chaser for the Gryffindor Quidditch Team that won the Quidditch Cup in 1996-1997 (HBP24). Appearances She was added to the team after a good tryout and worked well with Chasers… Read More
• Character Dennis Moon was a Chaser for the New Zealand National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014. During their initial match at the 2014 tournament, Moon collided with Bulgarian Chaser Bogomil Levski, with whom he had a long-standing feud. Referee Georgios Xenakis deemed the collision deliberate, and… Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Department of Magical Games and Sports in the Ministry of Magic is responsible for the regulation of Quidditch and other wizarding sports. History Thought to be formed in 1750 (QA6) in the wake of the signing of the Statute of Secrecy in 1692, this Ministry… Read More
• Character Derrick was a Hogwarts student during the 1990s and was a Beater on the Slytherin Quidditch Team (PA15, OP19). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:18 —… Read More
• Character Philbert Deverill was the manager of Puddlemere United Quidditch team during the early 1990s. He was interviewed in the Daily Prophet. Appearances He states that they are changing the design of the team’s robes from a brown colour and denied they are considering chameleon cloaks (DP1). Deverill praises newly signed Chaser… Read More
• Character Devlin Whitehorn founded the Nimbus Racing Broom Company in 1967, revolutionising Quidditch with the speed and precision of his racing brooms (FW, QA9). Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories Devon is a county located in England’s West Country. It was where Shuntbumps, a now-defunct broomstick sport, once rose to popularity (QA2). Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel make their home there as well (PS13). Locations in Devon Chudley, home of the Chudley Cannons Quidditch team… Read More
• Character Fernando Diaz was a Chaser for the Brazilian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. A youthful Brazilian team went all the way to the finals in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament, with Diaz and his fellow Chasers Alejandra Alonso and Gonçalo Flores leading the way (Pm). In spite of… 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
• Character Dimitrov was a Chaser for the Bulgarian National Team at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup tournament. Along with fellow Chasers, Levski and Ivanova, Dimitrov was a member of the Bulgarian team that lost to the Irish side in the final match of the Quidditch World Cup in 1994. The other members of… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Disastrous Opening Ceremony Leads to Questions about Quidditch World Cup Security is an article that appeared in the Daily Prophet on 12 April 2014 (Pm). Inadequate research and planning by the Argentinian Council of Magic before the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament meant that the “magnificent exhibition of the diversity of the… Read More
• Quidditch Dissimulators are noisy, multicoloured, tube-shaped instruments which make loud shouts of support and give off smoke in national colours (Pm). When wands were banned at the 1974 Quidditch World Cup, canny wizard Quidditch fans transfigured their wands into Dissimulators. When Royston Idlewind, who introduced the ban, appeared at… Read More
• Sports and competitions The Dom is the “ball” (actually the gallbladder of a goat) used in playing Aingingein, a predecessor of the game of Quidditch. It may or may not have actually been an enchanted object (QA2). Podcast:… Read More
• Quidditch The Dopplebeater Defence is a difficult Quidditch move which involves both Beaters hitting the same Bludger at the same time (QA10). The resulting increased power and speed of the Bludger can lead to a particularly nasty attack on a player from the opposing team (QA10). Read More
• Character Ragmar Dorkins was the manager of the Chudley Cannons Quidditch team in the 1990s, a team with a notoriously bad record. He spoke to the Daily Prophet about Seeker Galvin Gudgeon’s terrible performance against the Appleby Arrows (DP1) and is further reported to be delighted after the… Read More
• Quidditch The Double Eight Loop is a Quidditch manoeuvre used by Keepers to defend all three goals (QA10). It involves flying in a figure eight formation around the goal posts at a very high rate of speed and is often used to protect the three goals during… Read More
• Character Dougal McBride played Seeker for the Pride of Portree Quidditch team in the 1990s (DP3). After a scuffle in the air, he lost the Snitch – and therefore the match – when (according to McBride) Appleby Arrows’ Seeker Gregory Cotton cursed him. McBride then turned Cotton’s… Read More
• Source July 31st 1998 The Daily Prophet Price: 7 Knuts Headlines (Front Page) MUGGLES NOT AS STUPID AS WE THINK, SAYS MINISTRY REPORT FAULTY WANDS RECALLED Advertisement: Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions – Summer Sale on Now. Sports Quidditch League Table and… Read More
• Source Feb 8th 1999The Daily ProphetPrice: 7 Knuts Headlines (Front Page) ENQUIRY AT THE IMPROPER USE OF MAGIC OFFICE CELESTINA WARBECK CONCERT CAUSES BROOM SMASH OVER LIVERPOOL TROLL RIGHTS MOVEMENT OUT OF CONTROL Editorial reference box to  WHY THE JOKE’S ON THE MINISTRY, NOT THE MUGGLES… Read More
• Source June 1st 1999The Daily ProphetPrice: 7 Knuts Headlines (Front Page) GOBLIN RIOTS ERUPT IN CHIPPING CLODBURY Making sure the purchaser of your old wand is human (page 11) Why can’t goblins be more like elves? (page 32) Advertisement: TerrorTours Problem Page HOW MUCH REVENGE… Read More
• Source Oct 1st 1999The Daily ProphetPrice: 7 Knuts Headlines MINISTRY IMPOSES RESTRICTIONS NEW POTION GIVES HOPE FOR HAGS Advertisement: Poor memory? Sports Quidditch League Table & Match Information Ballycastle Bats lead the league with 820 points and the Falmouth Falcons are still at the… Read More
• Character Draco Malfoy is the son and only child of Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy and was a student at Hogwarts in the same year as Harry Potter. He is a rival of Harry, actively trying to undermine him in any way he can. Draco has white-blond hair and a pale, pointed face. Read More
• Character Dimitar Draganov was a Beater for the Bulgarian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Draganov and his colleague Boris  Vulchanov, the two Beaters for Bulgaria at the 2014 tournament, were considered “competent” but with “great physical courage” (Pm). The team won their first two matches. It… Read More
• Character Dragomir Gorgovitch was a Quidditch player (Chaser) who transferred to the Chudley Cannons team in the mid-1990s. Mentions Gorgovitch, who came to the Cannons around 1995, is the record holder for most Quaffle drops in a season (DH7). Ron borrowed Gorgovitch’s first name for the alias… Read More
• Source J.K. Rowling on The Diane Rehm Show, WAMU Radio Washington, D.C., October 20, 1999 (re-broadcast December 24, 1999) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:18 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Matilda Dukelow was a fan of the Holyhead Harpies Quidditch team in the 1990s (DP4). Matilda saw Puddlemere United (and former Harpies) Chaser, Wilda Griffiths, disappear during a match against the Holyhead Harpies and had assumed the Chaser had turned herself invisible – which is against… Read More
• Creature The Dukuwaqa is a shape-shifting creature which can change between a shark and a man. Appearances It is native to Fiji and was the Fijian team’s representative mascot at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. A “bloodbath” took place during the 2014 tournament’s Opening Ceremony when the Dukuwaqa… Read More
• Magical objects Dumbledore’s will contained three surprising legacies. On Harry’s seventeenth birthday, Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour unexpectedly showed up at the Burrow with Albus Dumbledore’s last will and testament in which Dumbledore had bequeathed items to Harry, Ron and Hermione (DH7). Most of Dumbledore’s possessions, including his… Read More
• Books and Literature Dumbledore’s Army: The Dark Side of the Demob is a tell-all book by Rita Skeeter about Dumbledore’s Army. In this book, published on July 31st 2014, Rita described the imperfections of the Dumbledore’s Army members. She promoted it during the 2014 Quidditch World Cup in her article “Dumbledore’s… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final is a feature article that appeared in the Daily Prophet on 8 July 2014. Wasp-penned journalist Rita Skeeter reported on the loves, lives and rivalries of the former members of Dumbledore’s Army as they got together to watch the Brazil v Bulgaria final match… Read More
• Character Dunbar Oglethorpe was chief of Q.U.A.B.B.L.E. (the Quidditch Union for the Administration and Betterment of the British League and its Endeavours) (FW). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:18 — 3.9MB)… Read More
• Event The future Chief of Q.U.A.B.B.L.E. was born in 1968. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:18 — 3.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Character B. Dunstan was a Hogwarts student who checked Quidditch Through The Ages out of the Hogwarts library (QA). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:18 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More