• Glossary UFOs are “Unidentified Flying Objects”. Muggles do not realise that these are Quaffles (DP1). As reported in the Daily Prophet, a Ministry of Magic committee headed by Professor Phoebus Penrose drew attention to Muggles thinking that they are seeing the flying ships of alien beings in the sky, which… Read More
• Countries Uganda is a country in Africa. It is the home of Uagadou, the largest wizarding school in the world, located in the Mountains of the Moon (Pm, JKR:Tw). Uganda are the premier Quidditch-playing nation in Africa, and the Ugandan National team participates in Quidditch… Read More
• Character Ugga is mentioned in a letter from Goodwin Kneen to his cousin Olaf in Norway describing an early Kwidditch match. Ugga missed hitting a “Blooder” (an old word for a Bludger) with his club and it hit Radulf the blacksmith, another member of his team. Read More
• Quidditch The United States Cup is a Quidditch tournament held in the United States. The Fitchburg Finches have won this cup seven times (QA8). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:… Read More
• Sports teams The American (US) National Teams are from the United States of America, a North American country. Quidditch Quidditch was slow to catch on in the United States, where the game of Quodpot reigns supreme. However, it has been steadily gaining in popularity (QA8, Pm). The US team… Read More
• Broomsticks Universal Brooms Limited is the company that produced the Shooting Star broom. Operating from 1955 until going out of business in 1978, the Universal Broom company’s Shooting Star racing broom was inexpensive and extremely popular. Unfortunately, the broom’s initial good performance did not improve with age (QA9). Podcast:… Read More
• Event Universal Brooms were most well known as the producers of the Shooting Star broom. Unfortunately, these tended to lose their speed and ability to fly at height as they aged (QA9). There were still Shooting Star brooms being used at Hogwarts School by students even in… Read More
• Character Urquhart is the Captain of the Slytherin Quidditch team during the 1996-97 season. His position on the team is as a Chaser. Before their match against Gryffindor, Urquhart tries to injure Harry Potter’s hand by squeezing too tightly. During the game, his first goal attempt against… Read More