• 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
• 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
• Thing Wizarding gardens have to be routinely “de-gnomed” or the gnarly little potato-head creatures will take over. Fantastic beast expert Newt Scamander wrote that gnomes should be caught and swung around in the air, then tossed over a fence or wall (FB). 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 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 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
• Furniture and household items In the Wizarding World, dishes, cups, and plates have the potential to serve as more than simple dinnerware, though it is certainly also used as such. 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
• Schools Durmstrang Institute is a Northern European school of witchcraft and wizardry, one of at least three wizarding schools in Europe, along with Hogwarts and Beauxbatons. Headmasters: Nerida Vulchanova (founder), Harfang Munter, Igor Karkaroff (until fleeing in 1995) Location: a castle in northern Europe, far enough north… Read More