• Quidditch A round red seamless leather ball, 12 inches in diameter – that is, about the size of a Muggle football – one of the four balls used in playing the game of Quidditch. Read More
• Quidditch A Quidditch foul, committed by a Chaser, consisting of tampering with the Quaffle to make it fly differently (QA6). Read More
• Books and Literature • Quidditch • Sports and competitions The book Quidditch Through the Ages is the standard guide to the game of Quidditch, favored by fans all over Britain. It was written by Kennilworthy Whisp and first published in 1952 by WhizzHard Books. The book contains information about the history of broom sports, and Quidditch in… Read More
• Quidditch This yearly competition is won by the Hogwarts House with the highest overall Quidditch score. Read More
• Quidditch A Quidditch team is comprised of seven players: the Keeper, the Seeker, three Chasers and two Beaters. Keepers guard the goal hoops while Chasers try to throw the Quaffle through them. The Beaters use bats to drive Bludgers at the opposing players and disrupt play. Read More
• Quidditch For a professional Quidditch team, the person with overall responsibility for organisation and management of the team. Read More
• Quidditch Quidditch team mascots are a traditional part of the game of Quidditch. At Quidditch World Cup tournaments, team mascots put on a display prior to the final match (GF8, Pm). An attempt to have a display of mascots from all the participants at the 2014 Quidditch… Read More
• Quidditch • Sports teams The Quidditch Teams of Africa were formed after the broom game was introduced to Africa by European wizards. Most African countries field a national Quidditch side and several of these have featured in Quidditch World Cup tournaments. The tournament of African Quidditch-playing nations is called the “All-Africa Cup“. Ethiopia… Read More
• Quidditch • Sports teams The Quidditch Teams of the Americas have been steadily gaining in popularity in the region, although Quidditch didn’t really catch on when it was first introduced to what would become the United States early in the 1600s. This was partly because of the development of another broom game in… Read More
• Quidditch • Sports teams The Quidditch teams of Asia and Oceania are extremely skilled, and many of the region’s national teams have been participants in the Quidditch World Cup. The game of Quidditch was introduced to New Zealand in the seventeenth century and to Australia in the eighteenth century. In the… Read More
• Quidditch • Sports teams The Quidditch teams of Britain and Ireland come from the Republic of Ireland and the four countries of the United Kingdom – comprised of England, Scotland and Wales (collectively “Great Britain“), and Northern Ireland. The broom game of Quidditch, originating in England and written about in the eleventh century, is popular with… Read More
• Quidditch • Sports teams The Quidditch Teams of Europe are well-established. The broom game of Quidditch quickly spread from its origins on Queerditch Marsh to Europe, with evidence of games played in Ireland and Norway in the late fourteenth century. The tournament of European Quidditch-playing nations is called the “European Cup“. The first … Read More
• Quidditch • Sports teams The Quidditch Teams of Hogwarts are popular and important. Each House fields a team, which includes the seven players and often one or two reserve players as well. The four houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry compete to win the Quidditch Cup, a great honour. The team which… Read More
• Quidditch Also called “trials”, Quidditch tryouts take place near the start of the Hogwarts school year for places on the House team. Tryouts are organised by the team captain, with the rest of team present. When a new captain takes over, he or she is encouraged to trial existing members of the team in… Read More
• Quidditch An international Quidditch competition held every four years. The first Quidditch World Cup was held in 1473, with the final match being Transylvania v Flanders (PS11, QA8). The 1994 World Cup was held in Devon in a new stadium built on Dartmoor (GF6). The final match… Read More