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. 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. Read More
Until this point, there was no record that the game of Quidditch had migrated over to Ireland. This match is played in Lancashire but involves Irish players, which indicates that the game had been played there for some time before this. The match occurs between Irish warlocks and a team… 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.”… 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
The original team is formed by the four sons and three daughters of Walter Parkin, a butcher (QA7). Walter would stand on the sidelines with a wand on one hand and a meat cleaver in the other, which intimidated the opposing team. Read More
This first Quidditch World Cup game to be played 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 Transylvania against Flanders (QA6). Read More
Before the invention of the Pennifold Quaffle, dropped quaffle 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
This Quidditch World Cup tournament was staged in 1878 as a replacement of the 1877 “Tournament that Nobody Remembers” (Pm). 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: “Instances of stooging… 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
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 Canadian team beat the Scots in a very close final match. Scottish Seeker Hector Lamont blamed his failure to catch the Snitch on genetics (Pm). Read More
The Slytherin Quidditch Team “flatten” Gryffindor in the final 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 six years… 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
“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
The Gryffindor Quidditch Team loses to Hufflepuff when Dementors invade the pitch. The effect of their presence causes Harry Potter to fall off his broom, and Cedric Diggory grabs the Snitch. Harry’s Nimbus 2000 is blown into the Whomping Willow and smashed to bits… Read More
Because Ravenclaw beats Hufflepuff in their Quidditch match, 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 Hufflepuff earlier in the… 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 v 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 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 the Quidditch… 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
The 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 150 in order to avoid further humiliation at the… Read More
Mascots have been a problem at several Quidditch matches. An attempt by the 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 the ICWQC’s rulebook states “no dragon is to be introduced… 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
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
No mention of who wins the House Cup, but it probably wasn’t Gryffindor. The Gryffindor team won the Cup even though Harry Potter was in detention with Dolores Umbridge – Ginny Weasley was the Seeker and caught the Snitch (HBP24). Read More
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 World Cup; being only the second all-Africa final (Senegal v Malawi); and the arrest of the Senegalese team mascots. (… 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 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 Quidditch side and a team from Moldova, 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
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. Read More