• 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 The Quaffle used in modern Quidditch games. The Pennifold Quaffle is bewitched to slow its fall through air to about the speed of falling through water, so that Chasers have a better chance of catching the ball in mid-air, rather than continually retrieving it from the ground… Read More
• Quidditch A Quidditch foul, committed by a Chaser, consisting of tampering with the Quaffle to make it fly differently (QA6). Read More
• Words and terms 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
• 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 large grassy pitch. Quidditch… 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
• 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 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). Read More
• Quidditch Originally introduced to Africa by European wizards, most African countries field a national Quidditch side – several of these have featured in Quidditch World Cup tournaments (Pm). The tournament of African Quidditch-playing nations is called the “All-Africa Cup” (QA8). Read More
• Quidditch Quidditch (which arrived in the early 1600s) has been traditionally played by all other countries except the United States, as wizards living in the US preferred the American broom game variant of Quodpot. It has achieved greater popularity following US team participation in the Quidditch World Cup tournaments and the United States Cup (… Read More
• Quidditch The game of Quidditch was introduced to New Zealand in the seventeenth century and Australia in the eighteenth century (QA8). In the Far East and Asia, flying carpets have been more popular than brooms, so broom sports like Quidditch were slow to catch on (QA8). The exception is … Read More
• Quidditch The Quidditch teams from the Republic of Ireland and the four countries of the United Kingdom form the British and Irish League. The UK is comprised of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and Northern Ireland. Although part of Europe, the Republic of Ireland plays Quidditch within the British and Irish League. Read More
• Quidditch 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” (QA8). Read More
• Quidditch Quidditch is big at Hogwarts. 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 accumulates the most points… 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
• 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 An American broom game variant of Quidditch invented by Abraham Peasegood. It has eleven players per side and an exploding ball called the Quod (QA8, Pm). Read More