• Broomsticks These are brooms that have been specifically designed for speed and control so that they can be used for Quidditch or other broom sports. Chapter 9 of  the book Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling outlines the history of the development of the racing broom. (QA9)… Read More
• Character Rafael Santos was a Beater for Brazil’s National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Character Raul Almeida played Keeper for the Brazil National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. As their Keeper at the 2014 tournament, Almeida was key to Brazil’s victory over the USA in the semi-final, repeatedly stopping the American Chasers from scoring, thus allowing the match to be decided by Tony… Read More
• Event Until this point in 1385, there was no record that the game of Quidditch had migrated over to Ireland. This match is played against a team from Lancashire but involves Irish players who had come over from Cork, which indicates that the game had been played there… Read More
• Occupations The referee is in charge of making sure that Quidditch games are played fairly and safely. Madam Hooch, who teaches students to fly, usually referees the games played at Hogwarts School (PS11, CS10, CS14, PA9, PA13, PA15, OP19, HBP14,… Read More
• Character Iefan Rice was a Beater on the Welsh National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Character Royston Idlewind was a Chaser on the Australian National Team in 1966 and International Director of the International Confederation of Wizards Quidditch Committee (ICQWC) from 1971 to 1974) (Pm). Idlewind was a member of the Austrialian team that won the 1966 Quidditch World Cup. An unpopular appointment as International… Read More
• Quidditch The 1974 Quidditch World Cup tournament was famous for the attempt by the ICWQC International Director, Royston Idlewind, to ban crowd members from carrying wands. A very noisy musical instrument, the Dissimulator, became a feature of every game. As Idlewind sat down in the box before the final match (Syrian National… Read More
• Character Grugwyn Rufford was a disgruntled member of the Welsh National Gobstones Team, who complained to the Daily Prophet (DP1)… Read More
• Sports and competitions A Muggle team sport played with an oval-shaped ball and which has a surprising number of Wizarding World fans (Pm). 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 Ryuichi Yamaguchi was a Chaser for Japan’s National Team at the Quidditch World Cup. tournament in 2014 (Pm). Yamaguchi was one of the three Chasers in the talented Japanese team at the 2014 tournament (Pm). The Japanese team won their first match against Poland and the quarter-final… Read More