1998-2017
The great war against Voldemort and the Death Eaters ended with the Battle of Hogwarts in May 1998. Kingsley Shacklebolt became Minister for Magic and the rebuilding of wizarding society began. Heroes of the war, including Harry Potter, were instrumental the reformations of this new era.

This Quidditch World Cup tournament was notable for: the heightened security measures put in place because of the chaos following the appearance of the Dark Mark at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup; being only the second all-Africa final (Senegal v Malawi); and the arrest of the Senegalese team mascots (… Read More
As the new Minister for Magic, Shacklebolt takes on the dangerous task of removing the Dementors from the ancient, evil fortress of Azkaban (BLC, Pm). They had been serving as guards there for hundreds of years, a function which allowed the Ministry to maintain some measure of control over the… Read More
The final match in the 2002 tournament was played between Egypt and Bulgaria. After the Seeker Rawya Zaghloul caught the Snitch (Egypt won by 450 points to Bulgaria’s 300), defeated Bulgarian Seeker Viktor Krum announced his retirement from international Quidditch (Pm). Read More
The team from Burkina Faso won this Quidditch World Cup tournament against the side from France by 300 points to 220. After the excitement of winning died down, Seeker Joshua Sankara relinquished his new position as Burkina Faso’s Minister for Magic in favour of continuing his Quidditch career (Pm). Read More
The final was an exciting three-day long match between the Chinese National side and a team from Moldova, and was eventually won by China (Pm). Read More
In the article headlined “Disastrous Opening Ceremony Leads to Questions about Quidditch World Cup Security“, the Daily Prophet covered the riot and disaster that took place during the Opening Ceremony preceding the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament, documenting both the excuses and finger-pointing between Argentinian officials, commentators… Read More
This first match of the 2014 tournament was won by joint favourite Norway by 340 points to Ivory Coast’s 100. Fans still irate about the behaviour of the Norwegian Selma during the previous day’s Opening Ceremony tried to jinx Norwegian Chaser Lars Lundekvam. Although they lost the match, Chaser Elodie Dembélé (only… Read More
Fijian Seeker Joseph Snuka’s controversial early capture of the Snitch gifted the Nigerian National Team the win in this first round of the tournament. The final score was: Nigeria 400 – Fiji 160 (Pm). Read More
An illegal capture of the Snitch by Haitian Beater Jean-Baptiste Bloncourt meant disqualification from the tournament, giving Brazil the victory by a score of 100 points to Haiti’s 90 (accumulated before the match was stopped at the time of the foul) (Pm). Read More
The Daily Prophet reported that an official investigation taking place before the result could be confirmed for the USA v Jamaica match, which had ended when US seeker Darius Smackhammer caught the Snitch. The ICWQC were looking into the possibility of a jinx from within the crowd after Jamaican Keeper Kquewanda… Read More
The late edition of Evening Prophet reported that the ICWQC enquiry had determined that Jamaican Keeper Kquewanda Bailey was suffering from an infected Sasabonsam bite (which she had sustained during the Opening Ceremony riot). The USA was therefore deemed to have won the match by 240 points… Read More
Liechtenstein’s Chaser Willi Wenzel was injured early on, but gamely continued playing during the first day’s 11-hour match against the national team from Chad. With the score standing at Chad with 140 points and Liechtenstein with 120 points, play was set to resume the next day after a short… Read More
Liechtenstein emerged victorious on the third day of this marathon match against Chad. The final score stood at Liechtenstein on 470 points and Chad on 330. The exhausted players from both teams embraced in tears after Liechtenstein Seeker Bruno Bruunhart caught the Snitch (Pm). Read More
Referee Georgios Xenakis sent off New Zealand Chaser Dennis Moon after ruling that Moon’s crash into one of the Bulgarian Chasers, Bogomil Levski, was deliberate rather than accidental. Bulgaria won by the large margin of 410 points to 170 (Pm). Read More
The lopsided score (Japan 350 – Poland 140) was not really a reflection of the skills of the Polish side, whose Seeker, Wladyslaw Wolfke, was said to be “one to watch” for the future. The Japanese Beaters, Shintaro Shingo and Masaki Hongo, controlled the match (Pm). Read More
The ever-controversial manager of the Welsh National Team, Gwenog Jones, said she was “bloody delighted” to have won their match against Germany by a score of 330 points to 100, after hearing that the severely injured German Seeker, Thorsten Pfeffer was going to recover. He was lured by a… Read More
Welsh team manager Gwenog Jones exacted her revenge on Brazil’s manager José Barboza in full view of a packed crowd of spectators after her team lost their quarter-final match to Brazil by 460 points to 300. The two managers have been feuding since Barboza had called her Chasers “talentless… Read More
Viktor Krum‘s early capture of the Snitch secured an easy victory for Bulgaria over the tournament joint favourite Norway National Team by 170 points to 20. Many Norwegian fans blame the Selma and the Opening Ceremony disaster for Norway’s poor showing in the 2014 tournament (Pm). Read More
Ecstatic fans were celebrating long into the evening after the United States National Team beat the Liechtenstein side in an exciting match. Although Liechtenstein Chaser Otmar Frick scored the most individual goals at 16, the American Chasers ensured that the US were never far behind. The game ended with… Read More
A special edition of the Evening Prophet reported that, following the earlier United States victory over their team, Liechtenstein’s mascot, Hans the Augurey, had been kidnapped by over-enthusiastic American Quidditch fans. Feelings were running high in both camps (Pm). Read More
Fans of Hans the Augurey were relieved to hear that the Liechtenstein team’s mascot had been safely returned after an international incident caused by American Quidditch fans kidnapping him after their surprise win the previous day. MACUSA President Samuel G. Quahog, and the Liechtenstein Minister for Magic, Otto Obermeier,… Read More
A powerful Bludger hit by Japanese Beater Masaki Hongo smashed the tail from the Thunderbolt VII broom of Nigerian Seeker Samuel Equiano, causing him to spin out of control. While his distracted teammates flew to save him, the Snitch was caught and Japan won the… Read More
In the article “Place Your Bets with Ludo Bagman“, former Wimbourne Wasps and English National Team Beater Ludo Bagman rated the four teams in the Semi-finals and gave odds on the likelihood of each team winning the tournament (Pm). Read More
The first day of the USA v Brazil semi-final featured errors on both sides due to nerves and pressure. American Chaser Mercy Wardwell dropped the Quaffle five times; two of the Brazilian Chasers –  Alejandra Alonso and Fernando Diaz – also dropped the Quaffle twice each; and… Read More
In contrast to the previous day, the second day saw thrilling play during the Brazil v USA semi-final, with both teams seemingly re-energised following the sleep break. Brazilian Keeper Raul Almeida’s saves prevented the American Chasers from running away with the scoring. In the end, it came down to an exciting… Read More
The ten-hour semi-final between the Bulgarian National Team and the Japanese National Team was a hugely enjoyable high scoring and thrilling match. The first three-quarters of the game were dominated by Japan, who at one point were 250 points ahead, but the Bulgarian team did not give up. After a brilliant diversionary… Read More
In her article “Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at the Quidditch World Cup Final”, Rita Skeeter writes about the meeting of former Dumbledore’s Army members as they got together before the 2014 Quidditch World Cup final (Pm). Read More
This consolation match between the Japanese and American teams was won by Japan with a score of 330 points to USA’s 120. Japanese Beaters Masaki Hongo and Shintaro Shingo showed off their defensive skills and the Japanese Chasers scored 18 goals, before their Seeker Noriko Sato caught… Read More
The final match of the 2014 tournament took place between the national teams of Brazil and Bulgaria on 11 July 2014. This extremely exciting and emotional match ended when veteran Bulgarian Seeker Viktor Krum caught the Snitch, ensuring that Bulgaria won by 160 points to 70 (Pm). Read More
The eldest son of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley takes the Hogwarts Express from King’s Cross at 11 am. After traveling all day, he is transported by boat across the Lake and ushered into the Great Hall. There he is sorted into Gryffindor House, to the dismay of Teddy Lupin,… Read More
James Sirius Potter, the eldest son of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley, boards the Hogwarts Express on Platform Nine and Three-quarters at King’s Cross and starts his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (JKR:Tw). Read More
The premiere of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them the film took place on 18 November 2016. The screenplay for the film was written by J.K. Rowling (WFT). The film is the first of a projected series of five. It shares the name of the book Fantastic Beasts and Where… Read More
Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione bring their children to Hogwarts Express and send the older ones off to school. Draco Malfoy is also there with his wife and son, and Teddy Lupin is also there, seeing off Victoire Weasley. Albus Severus Potter, Rose Weasley, and Scorpius Malfoy are all about to… Read More