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Quidditch League Table & Match Information

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. Reflecting the volatile nature of the game, the team standings (both up and down) change in each issue. The table shows the overall point scores for the thirteen League teams:

It also includes the match notices for both League and international Quidditch fixtures (DP1, DP2, DP3, DP4).

 

 

Commentary

Notes

'Relegation'

The manager of the Chudley Cannons says "we might not be relegated" after a win against the Wigtown Wanderers (DP3) and a later article mentions that the Falmouth Falcons are "almost certain to be relegated" after their loss against the Cannons (DP4).

If teams can be relegated this implies that there is a lower league into which they will go (and also that a team will correspondingly come up to replace them).

However, in Quidditch Through the Ages it states that

"....professional Quidditch teams have been limited in number since 1674 when the League was established. At that time, the thirteen best Quidditch teams in Britain and Ireland were selected to join the League and all others were asked to disband. The thirteen teams continue to compete each year for the League Cup." (QA7)

The Daily Prophet

Although the dates printed on the four Daily Prophet Newsletters are:

  • DP1: 31 July 1998,
  • DP2: 8 February 1999,
  • DP3: 1 June 1999 and
  • DP4: 1 October 1999,

the timeframe for the events in these newsletters is 1992-1993.

From the Web

Writing by J K Rowling on Pottermore: The Daily Prophet

Harry Potter Wiki: Quidditch

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