• 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
• Glossary As a verb, this means “stand in line”. As a noun, “queue” refers to the line itself. Read More
• Publications The Quibbler is a tabloid newspaper of the Wizarding World. The current editor is Xenophilius Lovegood (OP10). It publishes an edition every month (OP26). The Quibbler prints wild, silly, and bizarre stories about famous people, particularly involving conspiracy theories. However, they also printed Harry’s story of the rise of Voldemort. Read More
• Sports teams The Quiberon Quafflepunchers are a Quidditch team from France (QA8). The Quafflepunchers wear robes of ‘shocking pink’ and they are frequent winners of their league. In 1993, they lost a thrilling five-day game against the Sweetwater All-Stars team of the USA (QA8). Read More
• Magical objects A Quick-Quotes Quill is a quill that is enchanted to be set up on a sheet of paper without human support, which when activated will write an exaggerated account of whatever is said in its presence. Rita Skeeter carries an acid-green Quick-Quotes Quill in her crocodile skin handbag. When she wants… Read More
• Sports and competitions Quidditch, “the sport of warlocks,” is the premier sport of the wizarding world. Everyone follows Quidditch. Quidditch is a fast, dangerous, exciting game in which two teams flying on brooms compete for points scored by throwing a ball – the Quaffle – through hoops on either end of a… 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
• Occupations The Quidditch commentator has the important role during matches of keeping the crowd up to date on what is happening all over the Quidditch pitch. Read More
• Quidditch This yearly competition is won by the Hogwarts House with the highest overall Quidditch score. Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Quidditch League Table & Match Information is a regular Quidditch feature appearing on the Sports page of the Daily Prophet (DP1, DP2, DP3, DP4). Heading up the Sports section of the Prophet, the League Table sets out the current standings for the British and Irish Quidditch League. 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
• Books and Literature Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland is a book with descriptions of the various Quidditch teams in the UK. Hermione Granger gave a copy of this to Harry Potter as a Christmas present during their fourth year (GF23). It was one of the books Harry tried… 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
• Magical objects The Quidditch World Cup stadium had a huge blackboard upon which gold writing appeared as if written by a huge invisible hand. (GF8)… Read More
• Communication Members of the wizarding community use quill pens and parchment for writing rather than modern Muggle pens and paper. Read More
• Books and Literature Quintessence: A Quest was a book on Charms assigned to sixth-year Charms students at Hogwarts (HBP15). Read More
• Sports and competitions A modified “Quaffle” used in the game of Quodpot, which explodes if it is in play too long before being placed in the “pot” of Quodpot solution (which serves as a kind of goal in the game) (QA8). Read More
• Sports and competitions Quodpot is an American broom game variant of Quidditch invented by Abraham Peasegood. It has eleven players per side and an exploding leather ball called the Quod (QA8, Pm). The aim of each team is to move the Quod to a pot on the opposite… Read More