"As Harry might have told you, the final of the Quidditch World Cup takes place this Monday night, and my husband, Arthur, has just managed to get prime tickets through his connections at the Department of Magical Games and Sports."
-- letter from Molly Weasley to Mr & Mrs Dursley (GF3)
A department in the Ministry of Magic responsible for the regulation of Quidditch and other wizarding sports
Formed in 1750 (QA6) in the wake of the signing of the Statute of Secrecy in 1692, this Ministry department is assigned the task of enforcing Quidditch regulations particularly to ensure that the sport does not attract Muggle attention (QA5). For example, the Department has tried placing invisibility spells on Quidditch stadiums (DP2) and has arranged with the Department of Magical Law Enforcement to confiscate wands from fans attending matches when emotions are running high (DP4). The department is also responsible for overseeing other international competitions such as the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, which it helped organise in 1994 (GF7).
- Hamish MacFarlan (after 1968) (QA7)
- Ludo Bagman (resigned in disgrace 1995)
- Bertha Jorkins (GF3)
The Department's offices are located on Level Seven of Ministry of Magic Headquarters. Here you'll find not only the British and Irish Quidditch League Headquarters but also the Official Gobstones Club and the Ludicrous Patents Office (OP7).