• Character Kquewanda Bailey played Keeper for Jamaica’s National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014. During their first fixture in the 2014 tournament, Bailey suddenly collapsed and toppled from her broom at a crucial point in Jamaica’s match against the USA, but was saved by the referee’s quick thinking use of… Read More
• Sports teams The Ballycastle Bats are a Quidditch team hailing from Ballycastle in Northern Ireland. They are considered to be Northern Ireland’s most celebrated team (QA7). robes: black with scarlet bat on the chest home: Ballycastle mascot: Barny the Fruitbat (QA7, Pm) The Bats won the Quidditch League… Read More
• Character José Barboza was the Quidditch team manager for Brazil’s National Team in 2014. Barboza managed the Brazilian team that went all the way to the finals of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup (Pm). Having unwisely spoken to journalist Rita Skeeter before the tournament, an ongoing feud ensued between Barboza and his… Read More
• Character Barnaby Snell is a fan of the Chudley Cannons Quidditch team in the 1990s. Mr Snell was quoted in the Daily Prophet in disbelief after the team defeated the Wigtown Wanderers, a win which ended the Cannons’ seventeen-game losing streak (DP3). Read More
• Character Barry Ryan was a Quidditch player and Keeper for Ireland’s National Team (1994). Ryan was a member of the winning team at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, along with teammates Connolly and Quigley (Beaters), Aidan Lynch (Seeker), Moran, Mullet and Troy (Chasers) (GF8). Rather than Ireland’s exciting final match against Bulgaria, this first… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Bats Survive the Tornados is an article published in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet (DP2). The Prophet reports on a Quidditch match where a surprise win by the Ballycastle Bats over former league leaders Tutshill Tornados was attributed to a suspicious bout of “sleeping sickness” affected the performance… Read More
• Character Charlie Baverstock is the Manager of New Zealand’s Quidditch Team in 2014. At the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, Baverstock expressed his anger in colourful language after his star Chaser Dennis Moon was sent off by a Referee in their first match of the tournament – a dramatic loss against… Read More
• Quidditch The Beater is a Quidditch player who protects other players from Bludgers – while attempting to hit those Bludgers toward opposing players using a small bat. Background Originally, the Bludgers (or, aptly, Blooders) hit by the Beaters were flying rocks, which could be cracked by the Beaters’ bats. Read More
• Character Benjy Williams played Seeker for Puddlemere United Quidditch team in the 1990s (DP4). His catch of the Snitch, amidst the chaos of the riot that occurred during the grudge match against the Holyhead Harpies, won the game and brought it to a close. He and other… Read More
• Character Brevis Birch was the Captain of the Tutshill Tornados Quidditch team in the 1990s (DP2). Birch blames the team’s loss to the Ballycastle Bats on a mysterious drowsiness that affected the Tornados’ Keeper, Mervyn Fenwick (DP2). Read More
• Quidditch Blagging is the Quidditch foul of grabbing onto the broom tail of another player (QA6). Every known foul was committed at the first Quidditch World Cup in 1473 (QA6). Although it is not specifically labelled as “blagging”, Draco Malfoy commits this foul on Harry… Read More
• Character Susan Blancheflower played Keeper for the United States National Team at the Quidditch World Cup in 2014. A participant in the 2014 tournament, her weakness in the early rounds was letting in too many goals during the matches against Jamaica and Liechtenstein (Pm). Hit in the… Read More
• Quidditch Blatching is the Quidditch foul of flying to intentionally collide with another player (QA6). It will have been one of the fouls committed at the first Quidditch World Cup in 1473, where an instance of every known foul occurred (QA6). During their Round of 16 match in the… Read More
• Character Timothy Blenkinsop is a supporter of the Puddlemere United Quidditch team in the 1990s (DP4). Interviewed by the Daily Prophet, Blenkinsop was 23 at the time of Puddlemere’s 30 September match against the Holyhead Harpies. He was caught in the ensuing riot and still had a tail resulting from… Read More
• Character Jean-Baptiste Bloncourt is a Beater for the Haiti National Team at the Quidditch World Cup in 2014. As a participant at the 2014 tournament, Bloncourt single-handedly wrecked Haiti’s chances at the tournament in their first-round match against Brazil. Having accidentally hit the Haitian Seeker Jolicoeur moments before Jolicoeur… Read More
• Quidditch Blooder is an early Quidditch term for the “ball” that evolved into the modern Bludger. They were likely to have been flying rocks (QA3, QA6). The term was first used in Goodwin Kneen‘s twelfth century letter to his cousin Olaf in Norway to describe the… Read More
• Quidditch Bludger Backbeat is a method of hitting the Bludger backwards, difficult to pull off with any precision but very effective for disorienting opponents, who don’t expect a Bludger to come at them in that way (QA10). Read More
• Quidditch Blurting is the Quidditch foul of locking broom handles with another player to pull him or her off course (QA6). It will have been one of the 700 fouls committed during the very first Quidditch World Cup match in 1473 (QA6). Read More
• Character Bogomil Levski was a Chaser for the Bulgarian National Team in 2014. As a member of the Bulgarian side at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, Levski and fellow Chasers Stoyanka Grozda and Nikola Vassileva were integral to the success of Bulgaria at the tournament (Pm). They had quite an easy first match against… Read More
• Character Sylvian Boigny played Seeker for Ivory Coast’s National Team in 2014. A participant in the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014, Boigny failed to outrace the Norwegian Seeker and missed the Snitch in the opening Round of 16 (Pm). Read More
• Character Hector Bolobolo was Team Manager and Trainer for the Fiji National Quidditch team in 2014. Following the disaster involving the Fijian team mascots during the Opening Ceremony at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, Bolobolo’s team played one of the tournament favourites Nigeria in their first match. After Fijian… Read More
• Character Bonawentura Wójcik played Seeker for the Polish National Team in 2014. Prior to the start of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament, Wójcik was accused of being the transfigured Italian star Seeker Luciano Volpi. This was disproved by them standing side-by-side at a press conference (Pm). However, by… Read More
• Character Boris Vulchanov was a Beater for the Bulgaria National Team during the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014. He and the other Bulgarian Beater at the 2014 tournament, Dimitar Draganov, are considered to be a “competent” duo (Pm). Their first fixture of the tournament was an easily won match against… Read More
• Quidditch The Bottom-of-the-Table is the position of last place in the standings. This term can be used at the end of a sports tournament or competition, or at the end of the season on the League Table. In the 1990s, the bottom of the British and Irish Quidditch League was… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Brand New Harpy Saves the Day is an article about the Holyhead Harpies Quidditch team appearing in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet (DP3). This report records the views of Holyhead Harpies team captain Gwenog Jones, following the Quidditch match during which the new Chaser for their team, Valmai… Read More
• Character Rudolf Brand is a Quidditch player and the Captain of the Heidelberg Harriers Quidditch team in the 1950s. Brand was the captain of the Harriers when they played what has been termed “the finest match ever seen” – an exciting seven-day marathon against the Holyhead Harpies in 1953. Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Bring Back Our Baskets! is an article about Quidditch published in the Daily Prophet on 12 February 1883, recording the unhappiness of the fans who preferred baskets (which were unregulated as to size) to the new standardised goal hoops brought in by the Department of Magical Games and… Read More
• Ministry of Magic The British and Irish Quidditch League is the professional league of Quidditch teams for England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (QA7). The British and Irish Quidditch League was established in 1674. At that time the Department of Magical Games and Sports decided to limit both… Read More
• Character Bruno Bruunhart played Seeker for Liechtenstein’s National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014 (Pm). Bruunhart’s Liechtenstein team qualified for the 2014 tournament with a shock win over the China (Pm). Their first match against Chad became a three-day marathon, ending when Bruunhart finally caught the… Read More
• Quidditch Bumphing is a Quidditch foul where the Beater intentionally hits a Bludger towards the crowd in order to halt the game momentarily, thereby denying an opposing Chaser a score (QA6). This would have been one of the many fouls committed at the first Quidditch World Cup… Read More