• Character Samuel Equiano played Seeker for the Nigerian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Character Joshua Sankara played Seeker for Burkina Faso’s National Team at the 2006 Quidditch World Cup. His team having won the 2006 final match, Sankara was so popular that he was elected as Burkina Faso’s Minister for Magic. After a few days he resigned the post, in favour of continuing with his… Read More
• Character Rafael Santos was a Beater for Brazil’s National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Character Noriko Sato played as Seeker for the Japanese National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014 (Pm). Described as a “gifted” Seeker, Sato was a member of the Japanese team at the 2014 tournament (Pm). Japan won their their first match in the Round of 16 against… Read More
• Broomsticks Broomsticks and broom sports hold a special place in the hearts of Hogwarts students. Quidditch matches are routinely attended by nearly every student and teacher in the school, and star fliers have near-celebrity status among the student body. Read More
• Sports teams The Scottish national teams are from Scotland (one of the four countries that together are the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). Quidditch Scotland lost to Canada in the 1990 Quidditch World Cup. Seeker Hector Lamont blamed his failure to catch the Snitch on the shortness of his fingers,… 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
• Sports teams The Senegalese National Teams are from the African country of Senegal. Quidditch Senegal lost in the final match of the 1998 Quidditch World Cup to a side from Malawi.  The team had almost refused to play the match after their team mascots, the Yumboes, were arrested… Read More
• Character Shanice Higgins played Seeker for the Jamaican National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Character Shintaro Shingo was a Beater on the Japanese National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014 (Pm). Chaser Shingo and his teammate Masaki Hongo were star Chasers at the 2014 tournament, second only in popularity to the legendary Bulgarians of 1994, Volkov and Vulchanov (… Read More
• Character Sigrid Kristofferson played Seeker for the Norwegian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Character Tony Silva played Seeker for Brazil’s National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Character Narinder Singh was a Beater for the Fijian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Event To the dismay of Romilda Vane and other admirers of the Chosen One, Harry attends with Luna Lovegood; Hermione brings Cormac McLaggen to annoy Ron. Also in attendance are a vampire, sundry notables “collected” by Slughorn, Professor Snape, Professor Trelawney, and a wait staff of House Elves. Hermione leaves Cormac… Read More
• Event The Slytherin Quidditch Team “flatten” Gryffindor in the final Quidditch match the previous year, according to McGonagall (PS9). The new Gryffindors are reminded of the history during their first evening by Nearly Headless Nick “Gryffindor have never gone so long without winning. Slytherin have got the cup six years… Read More
• 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
• Creature The Snidget is a small round-bodied bird that was chased as part of the game of Quidditch for about a century in the 1200s and 1300s, until the bird became nearly extinct. Read More
• Character Joseph Snuka played Seeker for the Fiji National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Sports teams The New Spain National Teams come from the North American country of New Spain. This is an old name for the country of Mexico. Quidditch New Spain’s Quidditch team were finalists in the 1809 Quidditch World Cup, a disaster more commonly referred to as “The… Read More
• Character Oddvar Spillum was the coach for the Norwegian National Quidditch team in 2014. Read More
• Sports and competitions Stichstock was an ancient broom game played in Germany (QA2). Read More
• Character Stoyanka Grozda was a Chaser on the Bulgarian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Sports teams The Sunrays, a professional Quidditch team from Sumbawanga in Tanzania, are known for their formation looping. (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
• Sports and competitions Swivenhodge is played with an inflated bladder, with players sitting backwards on brooms and using the brush end to knock the bladder back and forth across a hedge. A point is awarded every time an opponent misses (QA2). 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
• Sports teams The Syrian National Teams are from the Asian country of Syria. Quidditch Syria won the 1974 Quidditch World Cup after beating a team from Madagascar in the final match. This Quidditch World Cup tournament is mostly remembered for the mass rule-breaking known as “Royston Idlewind and the… Read More