• Sports teams The Canadian National Teams come from the North American country of Canada. Quidditch Quidditch came to North America in the early seventeenth century and, while initially slow to take root, Canada is considered to have three of the best teams in the world (QA8). During the aftermath of the… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Cannons Go Down in a Shower of Arrows is the lead Sports story appearing in the Daily Prophet, documenting the problems of the Chudley Cannons Quidditch team (DP1). The struggling Cannons suffered a heavy loss of 350-0 against the Appleby Arrows. The cause for the Cannons’ defeat was attributed to the performance of their… Read More
• Quidditch Catcher is an archaic term term from an early version of the game of Quidditch, probably describing the player equivalent to a modern Chaser (QA3). The term was used in Goodwin Kneen’s twelfth century letter to his Norwegian cousin Olaf. In his letter Goodwin says that his wife Gunhilda… Read More
• Sports teams The Chadian National Teams are from the African country of Chad. Quidditch The team was a participant at the Quidditch World Cup in 2014. Their seeker, Jacques Miskine, narrowly missed catching the Snitch at the close of a marathon three-day match against Liechtenstein (Pm). 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 Chaser is the Quidditch player who passes the Quaffle, trying to throw it through the goal hoops; there are three on a Quidditch team. Each goal scored by a Chaser is worth ten points (PS10). The ancient title of the Chaser was “Catcher” (QA3). Chaser… Read More
• Sports teams The Chinese National Teams are from the Far Eastern country of China. Quidditch They lost the final of the 2010 Quidditch World Cup in an exciting and hard-fought 3-day match against Moldova (Pm). During the qualifying rounds in the run-up to the Quidditch World Cup tournament in… Read More
• Character Clairvius Hyppolite was a Chaser for the Haiti’s National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament (Pm). Hyppolite was the star player on Haiti’s side at the 2014 tournament, responsible for eight of their nine goals during their opening match against the Brazilian national side, although… Read More
• Trivia Madam Hooch puts out 20 brooms for the first flying lesson for the Gryffindor’s and Slytherin’s in Harry’s first year. We can infer from this that there are 20 students total in Slytherin and Gryffindor House. Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep One is the first of the Cleansweep series of brooms. This model (released in 1926) cornered as did no other broom before it. Within a year of its release the Cleansweep One dominated the racing-broom market, having been designed specifically for sporting use (QA9). Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Eleven, manufactured by the Cleansweep Broom Company, was released in 1995, making it the latest broomstick in the series. Ron Weasley received one as a reward upon being made a Prefect (OP9) and was very happy about it. He tried out for and became… Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Two was introduced in 1934. This broom model was an improved version of the original Cleansweep One and was released in response to Comet Trading Company bringing out their new Comet 140 model a few years previously (QA9). Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Three broom model was an improved version of the Cleansweep Two and was released in 1937 by the Cleansweep Broom Company in their race to compete with the Comet Trading Company’s racing brooms (QA9). Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Five broom (QA9) was produced by the Cleansweep Broom Company, probably sometime in the 1950s, as the Holyhead Harpies‘ captain had one by 1953 (QA7). Appearances The Weasley twins, Fred and George, fly Cleansweep Fives while playing on the Gryffindor Quidditch team (CS7)… Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Seven was mentioned by Oliver Wood as a possible broom for Harry Potter when they were first introduced to each other during Harry’s first year (PS9). This suggests that no later Cleansweep model was available at the time. The Ravenclaw Quidditch Team in Harry’s… Read More
• Broomsticks The Cleansweep Broom Company, started in 1926 by Bob, Bill and Barnaby Ollerton, produces a series of sport broomsticks. Features The Ollerton brothers produced large numbers of Cleansweeps aimed specifically at the racing and Quidditch markets. Models released by the company include: Cleansweep 1, Cleansweep… Read More
• Event The latest broom model from the Cleansweep Broom Company – the Cleansweep 11 – is released in 1995. When Ron Weasley is looking for a new broom as his parent’s gift for being made a Prefect, he learns that this broomstick has just come on the… Read More
• Event This improved second model of Cleansweep was brought out in 1934, as a response to competition from rival Comet racing brooms. It was replaced by the Cleansweep 3 a few years later (QA9). Read More
• Event The Cleansweep 3 was released quite soon after the Cleansweep 2, just three years later in 1937. The competition for the racing broom market with the Comet Trading Company’s brooms meant that The Cleansweep Broom Company needed to innovate quickly in response (QA9). Read More
• Character Carlos Clodoaldo is a Beater for Brazil’s National Team in at the Quidditch World Cup in 2014. A participant in the 2014 tournament alongside fellow Beater Rafael Santos, Clodoaldo helped secure Brazil’s victory in their hard-fought two day semi-final against the Americans with a “precision-hit Bludger” directed at Seeker… Read More
• Character João Coelho is a Quidditch player and the Captain of the Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers team. He attended the Castelobruxo Wizarding School in Brazil (Pm). Read More
• Character Connolly was a Beater for Ireland’s National Team at the Quidditch World Cup in 1994. Along with fellow Beater Quigley, Connolly was part of the Irish team in the 1994 final final, all of whom were riding Firebolt brooms. He and Moran, one of the Chasers,… Read More
• Sports and competitions Creaothceann, popular in the Middle Ages and invented in Scotland, it is considered to be probably the most dangerous of all broom games (QA2). Notes Playing the game involves trying to catch hundreds of falling rocks and bludgers within cauldrons strapped to the players’ heads. It inevitably caused… Read More