• Character The Bagman family is comprised of Ludo, Otto and their father, the unnamed Bagman Sr. Ludo Bagman Ludo was a celebrated Beater for the Wimbourne Wasps (c.1980) and later became head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports, until his somewhat informal departure from the Ministry… Read More
• 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 Banchory Bangers are a disbanded Quidditch team from Scotland. The Bangers were known for their appallingly awful Quidditch skills and wild after-match parties. Their extremely reckless shenanigans during a match against the Appleby Arrows included allowing the Bludgers to go free and an illegal hunt… 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 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
• 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 Beaters’ bats, which are also called “clubs”, are enchanted wooden bats used in the game of Quidditch by Beaters. Beaters hit the Bludgers with the bats in an effort to affect their flight (away from fellow team members and/or toward opposing team members). The enchantments are necessary because of… Read More
• Event Gertie Keddle, living near Queerditch Marsh, writes about some local witches and wizards playing a new game on broomsticks; over the next few centuries this game evolves into Quidditch (QA3). Read More
• Sports teams The Bigonville Bombers are a European Quidditch team from Bigonville in Luxembourg. The Bombers are known for their team’s offensive strategies and high scoring (QA8). 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
• 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
• 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 Bradley was a Hogwarts student in Ravenclaw House in the 1990s and was a Chaser on the Ravenclaw Quidditch team. Bradley played in the match against Gryffindor for the Quidditch Cup towards the end of the 1995-96 school year. Ron Weasley saved Bradley’s attempts on goal, and… Read More
• Sports teams Braga Broomfleet are a European Quidditch team from Portugal. Broomfleet use a unique Beater-marking system, which has made them one of the best teams in the world (QA8). Read More
• Sports teams The Brazilian National Teams are from the South American country of Brazil. Quidditch The national team won the Quidditch World Cup five times prior to the 1990s (Pm), reaching the quarter-final stages of the tournament during the last century (QA8). The team were runners-up in… Read More
• Broomsticks Broom Racing against another witch or wizard on broomsticks has probably existed as long as they have had brooms to ride on (QA2). Read More
• Broomsticks Brooms are a magical mode of transportation in the Wizarding World. About Broomsticks A flying broomstick is not simply a “normal” broomstick pressed into service as a mode of transportation. The flying broomstick is a magical item with built-in charms. The earliest known evidence of a broomstick enchanted to fly… Read More
• Broomsticks Broomsticks is an alternate word for “brooms,” a common means of transportation for witches and wizards. Read More
• Character Brutus Scrimgeour is the author of The Beaters’ Bible (QA6). He also wrote a promotional blurb for the front of Quidditch Through the Ages (QA). 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
• Character Angus Buchanan was a Squib who rose to fame playing rugby for the Scottish national side. Angus Buchanan was the only non-magical member of the Buchanan family of the Scottish Borders. Fearing the wrath of their father, the Buchanan siblings helped to conceal Angus’ lack of magic, even… Read More
• Sports teams The Bulgarian National Teams are from the European country of Bulgaria. Quidditch robes: scarlet/red (GF8, Pm) mascot: Veela (GF8, Pm) They have played in the final of a Quidditch World Cup three times (Pm). Quidditch World Cup 1994 The Bulgarian… Read More
• Sports teams The Burkina Faso National Teams are from the African country of Burkina Faso. Quidditch Led by their Seeker, Joshua Sankara, the national side played in the final of the 2006 Quidditch World Cup tournament against France, winning by 300 points to 220 (Pm). Read More