• Source Both Harry and Ron are angry with Hermione for reporting the Firebolt to McGonagall, Oliver Wood tries to get it back, classes resume, Lupin teaches Harry the Patronus Charm to use against Dementors, Harry asks repeatedly about his Firebolt and finally gets it back, and makes up with Hermione just as Ron… Read More
• Source Ron and Hermione’s anger grows, Quidditch practice resumes, Gryffindor plays Ravenclaw and wins despite Slytherin’s attempts to sabotage the match by dressing as dementors. Gryffindor celebrates into the night while Hermione studies. Black gets into the dorm and apparently slashes Ron’s bed curtains.   Podcast:… Read More
• Source Hagrid loses his case and Buckbeak is sentenced to death, Ron and Hermione make up, Hermione slaps Malfoy, misses Charms class and storms out of Divination. Tensions rise as the Gryffindor-Slytherin match approaches. When it comes, it is the roughest match Harry has ever played, but Gryffindor still wins. Read More
• Source Defence Against the Dark Arts remains a favorite, Quidditch practice begins, Crookshanks goes after Scabbers, tension builds between Ron and Hermione, Harry is denied permission to visit Hogsmeade, Lupin talks to him about fear, Snape brews a potion for Lupin, Hallowe’en feast, and Black slashes the Fat Lady’s portrait. Read More
• Source The students are gathered in the Great Hall for the night, Quidditch practice continues, DADA is taken over by Snape when Lupin falls ill, Peeves wakes Harry, Quidditch match between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff in a thunderstorm, Harry sees the Grim and Dementors on the pitch and passes out to awaken… Read More
• Character Lenelle Paraison is a talented Quidditch player, who played as Keeper for the Haitian National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014 (Pm). Paraison was one of only three female Keepers at the 2014 tournament. She is a formidable in front of the hoops, blocking two-thirds of Brazil’s attempted goals… Read More
• Character A wizarding family from Wigtown, Scotland. In 1422, the seven Parkin siblings founded the Wigtown Wanderers Quidditch team (QA7). Notable members: Walter Parkin: the father of the founding members of the Wigtown Wanderers, he would intimidate their opponents by waving his wand and meat cleaver. Podcast:… Read More
• Quidditch This move, reportedly invented by the original Parkin family who founded the Wigtown Wanderers, involves three Chasers flying from three different directions at an opposing Chaser (QA10). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Walter Parkin is the father of the seven siblings who founded the Wigtown Wanderers Quidditch team in 1422. He comes from Wigtown in Scotland. He would stand on the sidelines of the Quidditch pitch with a wand on one hand and a meat cleaver in the… Read More
• Cities Home to the Patonga Proudsticks, a Quidditch team on the rise in world competition (QA8), Patonga (or Patongo) is a small town in Uganda.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:… Read More
• Sports teams A Quidditch team from Uganda Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Character Randolph Pauncefoot was a fan of the Montrose Magpies Quidditch team (DP3). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |… Read More
• Character Jimmy Peakes was a Gryffindor student from 1994 to 2001, and a Beater on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)… 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
• 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
• Quidditch A penalty is awarded to a team by the Referee when a foul is called in their favour (QA6). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)… Read More
• Quidditch The Quaffle used in modern Quidditch games. The Pennifold Quaffle is bewitched to slow its fall through air to about the speed of falling through water, so that Chasers have a better chance of catching the ball in mid-air, rather than continually retrieving it from the ground… Read More
• Event The Pennifold Quaffle was invented by Daisy Pennifold after the introduction of the red Quaffle in 1711. It causes the Quaffle to fall slowly towards the ground rather than dropping “like a rock” due to gravity. This allows Chasers to catch the Quaffle while they are… Read More
• Character A “stooped, timid-looking old wizard with fluffy white hair” who works with Arthur Weasley at the Ministry (CS4). Perkins lent a couple of tents to Arthur for the Quidditch World Cup. Perkins doesn’t camp much any more because of his lumbago (GF7). Podcast:… Read More
• Battles • Magical objects Appearing to be small and shabby on the outside, Perkins’ old tent was a roomy “old-fashioned three-room flat” on the inside, complete with bunk beds, a kitchen, and a bathroom (GF7). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Sports teams The Peruvian National Teams are from the South American country of Peru. Quidditch The game first came to Peru with European wizards who were regulating the numbers of Peruvian Vipertooth dragons (QA8). Peruvian Quidditch players are considered to be highly skilled and Peru could become the first Latin… Read More
• Character Petrova Porskoff was a Quidditch Chaser from Russia and the inventor of a Quidditch maneuver called the Porskoff Ploy (QA10). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Thorsten Pfeffer played Seeker for the German National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Philbert Deverill was the manager of Puddlemere United quidditch team, interviewed in the Daily Prophet (DP1, DP2).   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Lucas Picquery is a Beater on the United States National Team in 2014. As a member of the team representing the United States at the Quidditch World Cup during the 2014 tournament, Picquery participated in their winning matches against the Jamaican National team (240 points to 230) and also playing… Read More
• Quidditch The field of play that is the Quidditch pitch or other defined outdoor games area (U.S. English: pitch = playing field). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Place Your Bets with Ludo Bagman is an article that appeared in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet on 2 July 2014 (Pm). A former England and Wimbourne Wasps Beater, inveterate gambler and bookie Ludo Bagman analysed the prospects of four teams in the Semi-finals of the 2014 Quidditch… Read More
• Quidditch This seemingly careless Seeker move in Quidditch is named for the fastest Snitch catch in British history, Roderick Plumpton’s capture of the Snitch up his sleeve in 1921 (QA10). Podcast: Play in new window… Read More
• Character Josiah Plunkett was a professional referee of Quidditch games who had to deal with two very difficult situations on the pitch (DP3, DP4).   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29… Read More
• Source Pottermore is a website by J. K. Rowling intended to become the permanent online home for Harry Potter. The site opened for a limited beta release in September of 2011 and for the general public in April of 2012. The website as originally conceived was to be… Read More
• Sports teams The Polish National Teams are from the European country of Poland. Quidditch In a 1995 game against Ireland, Polish Chaser Ladislaw Zamojski was robbed of a certain goal scoring opportunity by Irish Keeper Barry Ryan’s last-minute save (OP19). At the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, Poland’s … 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: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Ivan Popa was a Quidditch player on the Romanian National Team (1809) and a holder of the International Wizarding Order of Merit (Pm). Popa’s teammate Niko Nenad was the cause of a disaster at the 1809 Quidditch World Cup 1809 tournament. With Romania losing, Nenad set off the forest in a… Read More
• Quidditch A Quidditch move by the Chaser who makes as if to dart upward with the Quaffle, drawing the opposing Chaser upwards, then dropping the Quaffle to another Chaser (QA10). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Harry Potter is the Boy Who Lived, the Chosen One, the hero of the Wizarding world. He grew up with Muggles, and then came to Hogwarts where he faced dangers and terrors beyond his years. He, along with his friends Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley and Neville Longbottom, destroyed Voldemort’s Horcruxes. Read More
• Character James Potter is a young wizard who fought against Voldemort in the 1970s, only to be killed along with his wife Lily while trying to protect their 15-month-old son Harry. James is the father of Harry Potter, and nearly identical to him in appearance except with hazel eyes (OP28). 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
• Sports teams Scottish Quidditch team from Portree on the Isle of Skye in the Hebrides (QA7) robes: deep purple with gold star (QA7) home: Portree Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Event One of the earliest teams to be established,  they would not have been called The “Pride of Portree” when they were founded because Portree did not exist until hundreds of years later. The original name of the team is not known. The team comes from the Isle of Skye, where it was founded… Read More
• Character Pringle was a Beater for the United States National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Event Severus Snape is the surprise Referee for this late afternoon match between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff in February 1992 (PS13). According to Professor Quirrell, this is in order to protect Harry Potter (PS17), although of course the Gryffindors assume that he’s there to cheat in favour… Read More
• Publications The Evening Prophet is a special edition of the Daily Prophet, the newspaper of the wizarding world. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Publications The Sunday Prophet is a weekend edition of the Daily Prophet, the newspaper of the wizarding world. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:29 — 5.0MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Source Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the first in the series of Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling. It was published in the U.S. as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone a year after being published in the UK. First British printing: July 1, 1997, Bloomsbury Books First American printing: September 1,… Read More
• Source Harry receives a Nimbus 2000 broom, learns the rules of Quidditch and begins to practice. On Hallowe’en Hermione masters levitation in Charms but the remarks of a jealous Ron send her in tears to the girls’ bathroom, where she is trapped with a troll. Harry and Ron run to her… Read More
• Source Snape takes Harry’s book, leading to Harry seeing Snape’s injured leg. Harry’s first Quidditch match against Slytherin in which someone jinxes his broom but he catches the Snitch and wins anyway. Hagrid later lets a secret slip. Podcast: Play… Read More
• Source Harry learns that Snape will referee the next Quidditch match, Flamel is found, Gryffindor wins over Hufflepuff when Harry grabs the snitch after only five minutes. Harry follows Snape into the Forbidden Forest where he meets Quirrell and they speak of the Philosopher’s Stone. Podcast:… Read More
• Source Gryffindor and Slytherin have flying lessons together, Neville injures himself on his broom, and Harry and Draco fight it out on brooms over Neville’s Remembrall, resulting in Harry being made Seeker of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Later, Draco challenges Harry to a wizard’s duel, but instead of dueling he tells… 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
• Place The Puddlemere United, Dumbledore’s favorite Quidditch team, calls this town home (QA7). Curiously, there is no town named Puddlemere in Muggle Britain, although there is Puddletown Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Puddlemere Chaser vanishes amid chaos at Holyhead match is an article in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet reporting the events of the Puddlemere United v Holyhead Harpies grudge match (DP4). Ministry fears of violence at the match between traditional rivals Holyhead Harpies and Puddlemere United were… Read More
• Sports teams Puddlemere United were the first professional Quidditch team, founded in 1163 (QA7). Robes: the colour changed in the 1990s from mud brown (DP1) to the current blue with two crossed gold bulrushes Home: Puddlemere Team anthem: “Beat Back Those Bludgers, Boys, and Chuck… Read More
• Event Team manager Philbert Deverill announces to the Daily Prophet that Puddlemere United will be changing the colour of their team robes from mud-brown to kingfisher blue (DP1). Puddlemere win their next game against the Wigtown Wanderers – wearing the new colours and aided by the performance… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Puddlemere United is a small feature article appearing on the Sports page of the Daily Prophet (DP1). Team manager Philbert Deverill told the Prophet that the Puddlemere United team will be making a change away from their current mud-brown coloured robes, as the team needs “a change of image”. He denied… Read More
• Event The Puddlemere United Quidditch team is now the oldest team in the British and Irish Quidditch League, having been founded in 1163 (QA7). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:… Read More
• Sports teams Puddlemere United‘s Reserves are their second string Quidditch team. Oliver Wood signed with Puddlemere United after leaving Hogwarts, joining their reserve team (GF7). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More