• Character Narinder Singh was a Beater for the Fijian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:18 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Niko Nenad was a Beater for the Romanian National Team in 1809. He caused a controversial early end to the Quidditch World Cup 1809 tournament (Pm). In spite of warning signs, the team manager allowed Nenad to play in the tournament. When his team were losing in the final, he… Read More
• Character Ngapo Ponika played Seeker for New Zealand’s National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:18 — 3.9MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Countries A country in Africa. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:18 — 3.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Sports teams The Nigerian National Teams are from the African country of Nigeria. Quidditch Nigeria were participants in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup in Argentina (Pm). The team mascots were the vampiric Sasabonsam, who injured spectators and players during the opening ceremony riots. Team members included Aliko Okoye and… Read More
• Character Nikola Vassileva is a Chaser on Bulgaria’s National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014. Vassileva and fellow Chasers, Stoyanka Grozda and Bogomil Levski, were members of the Bulgarian side in the 2014 tournament that included the famous Seeker Viktor Krum (Pm). They had quite an easy first… Read More
• Broomsticks The Nimbus 1000 was a revolutionary racing broom invented in 1967 by the Nimbus Racing Broom Company (QA9). Features: Speeds of more than 100 miles per hour 360-degree turns in mid-air Improved on the Oakshaft 79 and the Cleansweeps Soon became popular with professional Quidditch teams in Europe… Read More
• Broomsticks The Nimbus 1001 is an early model from the Nimbus Racing Broom Company, following the success of the Nimbus 1000 (QA9). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:18… Read More
• Broomsticks The Nimbus 1500 is a subsequent version of the famous Nimbus 1000 from the Nimbus Racing Broom Company (QA9). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:18 — 3.9MB)… Read More
• Broomsticks The Nimbus 1700 is a later version of the original Nimbus 1000 created by the Nimbus Racing Broom Company (QA9). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:18 —… Read More
• Broomsticks The Nimbus 2000 is a high-end broomstick produced by the Nimbus Racing Broom Company. Harry Potter heard some boys admiring them in a shop window – “the new Nimbus Two Thousand – fastest ever” – during his first visit to Diagon Alley with Hagrid (PS5). Harry’s first… Read More
• Broomsticks The Nimbus 2001 is a deluxe model broom from the Nimbus Racing Broom Company and designer Devlin Whitehorn, which dominated the market in the late 20th century and outsold other racing brooms three-to-one (Pm). In Harry’s Second Year, the Slytherin Quidditch Team was outfitted with Nimbus 2001 racing… Read More
• Event Lucius Malfoy soon buys them for the Slytherin Quidditch team. As it happens, Draco is made Seeker during the upcoming school term. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:18 — 3.9MB)… Read More
• Broomsticks The Nimbus Racing Broom Company was formed in 1967 by Devlin Whitehorn. It is is known for its superb racing brooms (QA9). Nimbus changed the business of racing brooms, with the arrival of its Nimbus 1000. It was a revolutionary design, and it quickly became a… Read More
• Books and Literature The Noble Sport of Warlocks is an early guide to Quidditch. Written in 1620, this book is a source for Kennilworthy Whisp’s book Quidditch Through the Ages, though not to the degree of Zacharias Mumps‘ work. Umfraville’s book includes a diagram of the seventeenth century pitch,… Read More
• Sports teams During a match between two local Norfolk teams in 1357, referee Cyprian Youdle was killed by a curse cast by one of the spectators (QA6). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:… Read More
• Character Noriko Sato played as Seeker for the Japanese National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014 (Pm). Described as a “gifted” Seeker, Sato was a member of the Japanese team at the 2014 tournament (Pm). Japan won their their first match in the Round of 16 against… Read More
• Sports teams The Norwegian National Teams come from the Northern European country of Norway. Quidditch The game of Quidditch was taken up at a very early stage in Norway and a poem extolling the highs (and lows) of Quidditch was written by Ingolfr the Iambic in the early 1400s (QA8). Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories Nottinghamshire is a north-central English county and the home of Kennilworthy Whisp, the author of Quidditch Through the Ages (QA). It is also unsurprisingly the location of Nottingham. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Günther the Violent was a Medieval German Stichstock player and a subject in the 1105 painting Günther der Gewalttätig ist der Gewinner (“Günther the Violent is the Winner”), which is the first recording of Stichstock (QA2). Podcast: Play in new window… Read More
• Character Nugent Potts was a professional Quidditch referee in the 1890s. Potts was shot through the nose by a stray arrow let off by a celebrating Appleby Arrows fan during a match in 1894. This practice (which took place every time their Chasers scored) was then banned by the Department of Magical Games… Read More