Gertie Keddle, living near Queerditch Marsh, writes about some local witches and wizards playing a new game on broomsticks; over the next few centuries this game evolves into Quidditch (QA3). Read More
The Puddlemere United Quidditch team is now the oldest team in the British and Irish Quidditch League, having been founded in 1163 (QA7). Read More
The Holyhead Harpies Quidditch team would go on to keep an 800+ year tradition of hiring only witches starting from their formation in 1203 (QA7). Read More
At a Quidditch match, Chief Barberus Bragge of the Wizards’ Council releases a Golden Snidget and offers 150 Galleons to whichever player catches it first; this eventually proves so popular that a new position is added to Quidditch teams, the “Hunter,” whose sole task is to catch a Golden Snidget… Read More
One of the earliest teams to be established,  they would not have been called The “Pride of Portree” when they were founded because Portree did not exist until hundreds of years later. The original name of the team is not known. The team comes from the Isle of Skye, where it was founded… Read More
A century earlier, Barberus Bragge had instigated Snidget hunting into the game of Cuaditch, an early form of Quidditch. Now, in the mid-1300s, the small birds are nearing extinction. The head of the Wizards’ Council, Elfrida Clagg, bans Snidget-hunting altogether, as well as its use in… Read More
The Wizard’s Council is concerned about anti-Muggle precautions and issues this decree to try to curtail the exuberance of fans and players. The rule proves ineffective and further rulings over the next decades demonstrate the Council’s frustration over the issue. Read More
Until this point in 1385, there was no record that the game of Quidditch had migrated over to Ireland. This match is played against a team from Lancashire but involves Irish players who had come over from Cork, which indicates that the game had been played there… Read More
The earliest known full description of the game appears in 1398, in a book by Zacharias Mumps. The game he describes already closely resembled modern Quidditch (QA5, QA6). Read More
The Wizards’ Council declares that Quidditch should not be played “anywhere near anyplace where there is the slightest chance that a Muggle might be watching or we’ll see how well you can play whilst chained to a dungeon wall” (QA5). Read More
Ingolfr the Iambic from Norway and Malecrit from France write of Quidditch matches taking place in their countries, by which we see that the game was spreading across Europe in the early 1400s (QA8). Read More
In 1422, the Wigtown Wanderers Quidditch team is formed by the four sons and three daughters of Walter Parkin, a butcher from Wigtown in Scotland (QA7). Walter would stand on the sidelines with a wand on one hand and a meat cleaver in the… Read More
Enchanting the Beaters’ bats makes the Bludgers, which in the 15th century are rocks cut into the shape of balls, even more dangerous. When smashed by the now-magical bats, the Bludgers become flying gravel that pursues the Quidditch players around the pitch (QA6). Read More
The Quidditch World Cup 1473 was the first Quidditch World Cup game to be played. It has gone down in history as one of the most violent of all time, as it involved every one of the 700 ways to commit a Quidditch foul. The final match pitted… Read More
The Famous Wizard card for Bowman Wright lists his birth year as 1492. This is clearly an error, as he is said to have invented the Golden Snitch in the 1300s (three hundred years after Quidditch was invented in the 1000s) (QA4). Read More
Beaters having difficulties with ball-shaped Bludgers made from rocks shattering into gravel, they first try using lead Bludgers, which prove to be too soft. They eventually progressed to making the balls out of iron – the material still used today (QA6). Read More
After the extremely violent final match of the first Quidditch World Cup in 1473, seven hundred fouls were identified and listed. Most of these violent fouls were the result of players using wands to curse opposing players, which led in 1538 to an outright ban on using a… Read More
The Appleby Arrows were founded as a Quidditch team in 1612. Until it was banned as too dangerous in 1894, their supporters would shoot arrows into the air to celebrate each goal scored (QA7). Read More
The thirteen best Quidditch teams are asked to join the League; all other teams are asked to disband. This caused plenty of anger and frustration among Quidditch fans of those teams that weren’t invited to join (QA7). Read More
Before the invention of the Pennifold Quaffle, dropped quaffles often fell to the ground. Red balls were easier to distinguish against the muddy, wintertime Quidditch pitch (QA6). Read More
The Pennifold Quaffle was invented by Daisy Pennifold after the introduction of the red Quaffle in 1711. It causes the Quaffle to fall slowly towards the ground rather than dropping “like a rock” due to gravity. This allows Chasers to catch the Quaffle while they are… Read More
Abraham Peasegood invented the game of Quodpot when a Quaffle came into contact with his wand when the items had been transported in his luggage from Britain. Peasegood took the Quaffle out to play Quidditch and the ball exploded (QA8). Read More
The Quidditch World Cup 1805 tournament took place somewhere in Britain between 1798 and 1811, while Artemisia Lufkin was Minister for Magic. The actual year is not specifically mentioned in canon – it could have taken place in 1801. Background Minister of Magic Lufkin, who was in office from 1798… Read More
The Quidditch World Cup 1809 tournament is especially remembered for “The Attack of the Killer Forest“, after a disastrous event followed the final match between Romania and New Spain (QWC). Read More
After a match against the Appleby Arrows in 1814, the Bangers attempted to capture a Hebridean Black dragon as their team mascot. Their foolishness led to their being banned from playing ever again (QA5). Read More
The Quidditch World Cup 1877 is a mystery – no one knows what actually happened. Although the Quidditch World Cup is said to be held every four years, this particular tournament had to be repeated in 1878, the following year. Therefore, 1877’s Quidditch World Cup is known as “… Read More
The Quidditch World Cup 1878 tournament was staged as a replacement for the “missing” Tournament that Nobody Remembers of 1877 (QWC). Read More
As reported in the 1883 Daily Prophet article “Bring Back Our Baskets“, this change by the Department of Magical Games and Sports is made to ensure fairness and consistency (QA6). The change does make the game more fair but was not appreciated by some fans, who relished the… Read More
The Department of Magical Games and Sports introduces a new rule that only one Chaser at a time may be within the scoring area. This new rule provokes a strong response from fans who loved seeing opposing Keepers roughed up. The Ministry representative announces the rule this way:… Read More
The Tutshill Tornados Quidditch team were dominant over the British and Irish Quidditch League in the early 1900s and had a record-breaking five consecutive League Cup wins. They were captained to all five by their famous Seeker, Roderick Plumpton (QA7). Read More
Roderick Plumpton of the Tutshill Tornados makes the fastest-ever capture of a Snitch in 1921 – only three and a half seconds – in a match against the Caerphilly Catapaults. He casually swerved just after the start of the match and the Snitch flew right up… Read More
In 1926, the Ollerton brothers’ first broom, the Cleansweep One, revolutionizes the game of Quidditch. The Cleansweep Broom Company continues to produce top quality racing brooms for the next few decades (QA9). Read More
The Comet Trading Company’s first broom model is the Comet 140, which is equipped with the patented Horton-Keitch Braking Charm. Horton and Keitch had been teammates with the Falmouth Falcons Quidditch team and developed their brooms in direct competition to Cleansweep’s broom… Read More
This improved second model of Cleansweep was brought out in 1934, as a response to competition from rival Comet racing brooms. It was replaced by the Cleansweep 3 a few years later (QA9). Read More
The Cleansweep 3 was released quite soon after the Cleansweep 2, just three years later in 1937. The competition for the racing broom market with the Comet Trading Company’s brooms meant that The Cleansweep Broom Company needed to innovate quickly in response (QA9). Read More
The Comet 180 was released in 1938 by the Comet Trading Company, the second Comet broom to appear on the market. The broom came out as a response to the previous year’s Cleansweep Three broom (QA9). Read More
Quidditch Through the Ages, the extremely popular book by Kennilworthy Whisp, has since gone through many revisions — the current edition which contains information into the 1990s. However, the original edition was published in 1952 by Whizz Hard Books, Diagon Alley, London. Read More
McGonagall, a very talented Quidditch player, is fouled during the Gryffindor versus Slytherin match which decided the Cup. She suffered a concussion and several broken ribs. From this incident Minerva developed a lifelong passionate desire to see Slytherin defeated in Quidditch (Pm). Read More
In the 1960s, Magnus Macdonald attempted to re-introduce the Scottish game of Creaothceann, which was popular in the Middle Ages. This sport involved trying to catch hundreds of falling rocks and Bludgers in cauldrons attached to the player’s heads – and resulted in many deaths. It… Read More
The Quidditch World Cup 1966 tournament was won by the Australian National Team, and featured their star Chaser, Royston Idlewind (QWC). Read More
The formidable Jones goes on to gain the admiration of people ranging from her professors at Hogwarts to quidditch fans (DP, HPB14, FW). Read More
The Chudley Cannons Quidditch team, famous for its 80 years of futility, changes its motto in 1972 from “We shall conquer!” to “Let’s all just keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best” (QA7). Read More
The Quidditch World Cup 1974 tournament is better known as the “Royston Idlewind and the Dissimulators” World Cup. Events The entire tournament was played in a feverish and heightened atmosphere, following a controversial wand ban brought in by Idlewind (QWC). The actual final was played between Syria and… Read More
Universal Brooms were most well known as the producers of the Shooting Star broom. Unfortunately, these tended to lose their speed and ability to fly at height as they aged (QA9). There were still Shooting Star brooms being used at Hogwarts School by students even in… Read More
Ludovic “Ludo” Bagman was a celebrated Beater for the Wimbourne Wasps in the 1980s. During his time on the team, the Wasps won the league three times (GF9). When his Quidditch days were over, he joined the Department of Magical Games and Sports (GF37). At… Read More
The Quidditch World Cup 1982 tournament featured the Brazilian National Team in the final match (QWC). It is not clear whether the tournament winner that year was Brazil or their unnamed opponent. Read More
Gryffindor had won the Quidditch Cup the previous year (1984). During his first year, Harry says to himself that “The idea of overtaking Slytherin in the house championship was wonderful, no one had done it for seven years” (PS13). The 1983-84 school year is seven school years before that… Read More
Nearly Headless Nick tells the new Gryffindors about the House Cup, saying that “Gryffindor have never gone so long without winning. Slytherin have got the cup six years in a row!” (PS7) Having been pushed hard by Oliver Wood in Quidditch practice, Harry thinks “If they won their next… Read More
Nearly Headless Nick tells the new Gryffindors about the House Cup, saying that “Gryffindor have never gone so long without winning. Slytherin have got the cup six years in a row!” (PS7) Having been pushed hard by Oliver Wood in Quidditch practice, Harry thinks “If they won their next… Read More
Harry Potter is told during his first year by Nearly Headless Nick that Slytherin House has won the House Cup for several years: “Gryffindor have never gone so long without winning. Slytherin have got the cup six years in a row!” (PS7) Later he thinks: “If they won their… Read More
“Gryffindor have never gone so long without winning. Slytherin have got the cup six years in a row!” — Nearly Headless Nick to new Gryffindors (PS7) “If they won their next match, against Hufflepuff, they would overtake Slytherin in the House Championship for the first time in seven… Read More
New Gryffindors are told about the House Cup by Nearly Headless Nick “Gryffindor have never gone so long without winning. Slytherin have got the cup six years in a row!” (PS7) Harry speculates after a hard Quidditch practice session “If they won their next match, against Hufflepuff, they would… Read More
The Quidditch World Cup 1990 final match saw the Canadian team beat the Scots in a very close game. Scottish Seeker Hector Lamont blamed his failure to catch the Snitch specifically on his genetics (QWC). Read More
The Slytherin Quidditch Team “flatten” Gryffindor in their Quidditch match the previous year, according to McGonagall (PS9). The new Gryffindors are reminded of the history during their first evening by Nearly-Headless Nick: “Gryffindor have never gone so long without winning. Slytherin have got the cup… Read More
Madam Hooch instructs the First Years in the basics of flying, using twenty of the school’s sub-par brooms. Neville injures himself falling off his his broom, and Madam Hooch escorts him to the Hospital Wing. While the class is thus unsupervised, Harry and Draco fight it out on brooms… Read More
Katie is in her second year, just twelve years old, when she joins the team as a Chaser (PS11). She is a great addition to the team, earning high praise from Oliver Wood at the beginning of her third year: “But we also know we’ve got the best-ruddy-team-in-the-school,” he… Read More
September 19, 1991 — Harry brings his new Nimbus 2000 broom to the Quidditch pitch at 7 pm. While waiting for Gryffindor Quidditch Captain Oliver Wood to show up, Harry flies around the goal posts, reveling in the responsiveness of the broom. When Wood arrives, he complements Harry’s… Read More
For this important Gryffindor v Slytherin Quidditch match – Harry Potter’s first ever, Harry’s friends in the audience support him with a banner reading “Potter for President” and cheer him on. From the stands, Professor Quirrell tries to knock Harry off his broom with magic during the… Read More
Severus Snape is the surprise referee for this late afternoon match between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff in February 1992 (PS13). According to Professor Quirrell, this is in order to protect Harry Potter (PS17), although of course the Gryffindors assume that he’s there to cheat in… Read More
Following his struggle with the Voldemort-possessed Professor Quirrell, a battered Harry Potter is unconscious in the Hospital Wing for three days. Because of this, he missed the last Quidditch match of the 1991-92 school year, against Ravenclaw. There was no alternative Seeker for the… Read More
Gryffindor wins the House Cup, but not the Quidditch Cup, which goes to Slytherin. As Dumbledore starts speaking before the feast, Slytherin leads in house points with 472, Gryffindor is last with 312, and Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw are in the middle. But Dumbledore recognizes the achievements of Harry and his… Read More
In a rainy Quidditch match against the Slytherin Quidditch Team, a rogue Bludger breaks Harry’s arm. During the game one Bludger persistently followed his every move, making it impossible for Harry to look for the Snitch or for Gryffindor’s Beaters to protect their Chasers (CS10). Determined… Read More
“Harry had been to several Hogwarts feasts, but never one quite like this. Everybody was in their pyjamas, and the celebrations lasted all night. Harry didn’t know whether the best bit was…. his and Ron’s four hundred points securing Gryffindor the House Cup for the second year running….” (CS18)… Read More
A week after Harry arrives in Diagon Alley, the shop displays a prototype of “the most magnificent broom he had ever seen in his life.” It’s a Firebolt, reputed to be the fasted broom in the world. At the end of the placard giving the details of the broom are… Read More
The Gryffindor Quidditch Team loses to Hufflepuff in a match played in a howling thunderstorm. Hermione casts a spell on Harry’s glasses so that they repel water which at least allows him to see. In the midst of the match he sees a large dog in the stands… Read More
Because Ravenclaw beat Hufflepuff in their Quidditch match at the end of November, the Gryffindor team is not out of the running for this year’s Quidditch Cup. This helps Harry Potter feel a little bit better about him falling off his broom when they played… Read More
The successful Japanese Quidditch team, Toyohashi Tengu, narrowly missed a win over the Gorodok Gargoyles of Lithuania when they played each other in a 1994 match. With Quidditch growing in popularity in Asia only during the last century, this was considered a good result against… Read More
Because Slytherin did not beat the Ravenclaw team by a large margin in their Quidditch match, Oliver Wood tells Harry Potter that it means that Gryffindor will be in second place for the Quidditch Cup if they also beat Ravenclaw in the next match (PA12). Read More
Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw in Harry Potter’s third year is the first Quidditch match where he is allowed to fly on his new Firebolt broom, which was given back to him only in time for one practice session with the team (PA13). It is a “must win” situation… Read More
In this match, the Slytherin team members resort to dirty tactics to try and beat Gryffindor’s team in what is the last Quidditch match of the year. However, in spite of Slytherin’s efforts to foul and cheat, Harry Potter catches the Snitch and Gryffindor wins… Read More
“Gryffindor house, meanwhile, largely thanks to their spectacular performance in the Quidditch Cup, had won the House Championship for the third year running. This meant that the end-of-term feast took place amid decorations of scarlet and gold, and that the Gryffindor table was the noisiest of the lot, as everybody… Read More
In the campground the morning before the 1994 Quidditch World Cup final, former Gryffindor Quidditch Team captain Oliver Wood sees Harry Potter and gives him the news that he has joined the Reserve Team of Puddlemere United since leaving Hogwarts (GF7). Read More
The Quidditch World Cup 1994 final game is brutal and so fast-paced that Ludo Bagman’s commentary can barely keep up. The Bulgarian National Team’s young Seeker, Viktor Krum, uses his excellent flying skills to catch the Snitch, doing so despite his team being down more than… Read More
Mascots have been a problem at several Quidditch matches. An attempt by the International Confederation of Wizards Quidditch Committee (ICWQC) to restrict the size and nature of mascots to “herbivores, creatures smaller than a cow and nothing that breathes fire” was defeated in 1995 (Pm). Currently… Read More
Thanks to the Triwizard Tournament taking place at Hogwarts during Harry’s fourth year, the Quidditch games and the Quidditch Cup were cancelled. “It is also my painful duty to inform you that the inter-house Quidditch Cup will not take place this year.” — Albus Dumbledore (GF12) The End… Read More
The latest broom model from the Cleansweep Broom Company – the Cleansweep 11 – is released in 1995. When Ron Weasley is looking for a new broom as his parent’s gift for being made a Prefect, he learns that this broomstick has just come on the… Read More
Ron Weasley, who supports the Chudley Cannons, accuses Cho Chang of being one of Tutshill Tornados fans to have only begun following the team since they started winning. Cho coolly answers that she has been a fan since childhood. Hermione Granger starts arguing with Ron afterwards,… Read More
The Gryffindor and Slytherin Quidditch teams play their first match of the 1995-96 season. Ravenclaw Luna Lovegood has constructed a roaring Lion Hat to show her support for Gryffindor. The Slytherin supporters have invented a song, “Weasley is Our King“, to unnerve Keeper Ron Weasley. Ron, who… Read More
With Harry and the Weasley twins under a “lifetime ban” from playing Quidditch, Angelina Johnson captains a Gryffindor team with replacements Ginny Weasley as Seeker, and Jack Sloper and Andrew Kirke as Beaters. She sticks with Ron Weasley as their Keeper, even though he seems… Read More
During the Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw Quidditch match, from which Harry Potter is banned from playing, he and Hermione Granger go with Hagrid deep into the Forbidden Forest to meet his giant half-brother Grawp (OP30). In spite of Slytherin supporters singing “Weasley is our… Read More
After a morning of tryouts, team captain Harry Potter had selected most of the Gryffindor Quidditch Team for 1996 – his 6th year at Hogwarts (HBP11). Chasers Katie Bell, Demelza Robbins, and Ginny Weasley Beaters Jimmy Peakes and Ritchie Coote Keeper During… Read More
The Gryffindor team wins against Slytherin in their first Quidditch match of the 1996-97 school year. This was largely thanks to Harry, who pretended to give the Felix Felicis potion to Ron Weasley before the game to bolster his confidence (HBP14). After the game, Ron… Read More
Luna Lovegood provides the commentary for the fourth Quidditch match of the season. Although playing as Gryffindor’s Keeper, Cormac McLaggen grabs a Beater’s bat and cracks Harry’s skull, knocking him unconscious. While Harry is taken to the Hospital Wing, Hufflepuff win the match by… Read More
The Gryffindor team, with Ginny Weasley as their Seeker and Ron Weasley in front of the goal hoops, won their final match against Ravenclaw by a margin of at least 300 points (needed in order to be that year’s Quidditch Cup winners). They won the Cup… Read More
The Quidditch World Cup 1998 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. It was also only the second all-Africa final, between Senegal and Malawi (QWC). The other newsworthy event of… Read More
The Quidditch World Cup 2002 final match 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 (QWC). Read More
The Quidditch World Cup 2006 tournament was won by a team from Burkina Faso playing 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… Read More
The Quidditch World Cup 2010 final was an exciting three-day long match between the Chinese National side and a team from Moldova, and was eventually won by China (QWC). 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 2014 Opening Ceremony before the Quidditch World Cup tournament’s matches started. The article documents both the excuses and finger-pointing… 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 (QWC). Although they lost the match, Chaser Elodie… 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 (QWC). 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) (QWC). Read More
The Daily Prophet reported that an official investigation taking place before the result could be confirmed for the USA v Jamaica match. The match had ended when US seeker Darius Smackhammer caught the Snitch. However, the ICWQC were looking into the possibility of a jinx from within the crowd after Jamaican Keeper… Read More
A 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… 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… Read More
Following the previous day’s exertions, there followed a second exhausting day of play for the teams from Chad and Liechtenstein, with one player literally falling asleep on his broom. The match was stopped for the night with the score at Liechtenstein 260 – Chad 250 and restarted… Read More
Liechtenstein emerged victorious on the third day of this marathon match against Chad by finally catching the Snitch (Chad having been 20 points ahead on Day 1 and Liechtenstein only ahead by 10 at the close of Day 2). The final score stood at Liechtenstein on 470… 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 (QWC). 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 (QWC). 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 (QWC). The two managers have been feuding since Barboza had called… 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 blamed the Selma and the Opening Ceremony disaster for Norway’s poor showing in the 2014 tournament… 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 in their quarter-final match at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, Liechtenstein’s mascot Hans the Augurey had been kidnapped by over-enthusiastic American Quidditch fans. Feelings were running high in… 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 Daily Prophet 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 (QWC). 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;… Read More
In contrast to the previous day, the second semi-final day saw thrilling play by the Brazilian and American teams, with both 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… 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… Read More
In her article “Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at the Quidditch World Cup Final” for the Daily Prophet, Rita Skeeter writes about the former Dumbledore’s Army members as they got together before the 2014 Quidditch World Cup final (QWC). 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 Quidditch World Cup 2014 final game of the 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… Read More
Madam Hooch teaches the first flying lesson to the first year Gryffindor and Slytherin students. Rose Granger-Weasley and Yann Fredericks both are immediately successful commanding their school brooms. Everyone else manages on the second try, including Scorpius Malfoy, but excluding Albus Potter (who is unable… Read More
It is announced by Headteacher Minerva McGonagall that the new Chaser for the Gryffindor Quidditch Team is Rose Granger-Weasley. She has to try not to show her partiality to Gryffindor by refraining from praising Rose too much (CC1.4). Scorpius Malfoy applauds Rose’s appointment, although Albus questions why he… Read More