• Character Quintia Qarase was a Beater on Fiji’s National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Character Samuel G. Quahog was President of the Magical Congress of the United States in 2014. Read More
• Character Quentin Kowalski was a Chaser on the United States National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Sports teams The Quiberon Quafflepunchers are a Quidditch team from France (QA8). The Quafflepunchers wear robes of ‘shocking pink’ and they are frequent winners of their league. In 1993, they lost a thrilling five-day game against the Sweetwater All-Stars team of the USA (QA8). Read More
• Sports and competitions Quidditch, “the sport of warlocks,” is the premier sport of the wizarding world. Everyone follows Quidditch. Quidditch is a fast, dangerous, exciting game in which two teams flying on brooms compete for points scored by throwing a ball – the Quaffle – through hoops on either end of a… Read More
• Quidditch For a professional Quidditch team, the person with overall responsibility for organisation and management of the team. Read More
• Quidditch • Sports teams The Quidditch Teams of Africa were formed after the broom game was introduced to Africa by European wizards. Most African countries field a national Quidditch side and several of these have featured in Quidditch World Cup tournaments. The tournament of African Quidditch-playing nations is called the “All-Africa Cup“. Ethiopia… Read More
• Quidditch • Sports teams The Quidditch Teams of the Americas have been steadily gaining in popularity in the region, although Quidditch didn’t really catch on when it was first introduced to what would become the United States early in the 1600s. This was partly because of the development of another broom game in… Read More
• Quidditch • Sports teams The Quidditch teams of Asia and Oceania are extremely skilled, and many of the region’s national teams have been participants in the Quidditch World Cup. The game of Quidditch was introduced to New Zealand in the seventeenth century and to Australia in the eighteenth century. In the… Read More
• Quidditch • Sports teams The Quidditch teams of Britain and Ireland come from the Republic of Ireland and the four countries of the United Kingdom – comprised of England, Scotland and Wales (collectively “Great Britain”), and Northern Ireland. The broom game of Quidditch, originating in England and written about in the eleventh century, is popular with Witches… Read More
• Quidditch • Sports teams The Quidditch Teams of Europe are well-established. The broom game of Quidditch quickly spread from its origins on Queerditch Marsh to Europe, with evidence of games played in Ireland and Norway in the late fourteenth century. The tournament of European Quidditch-playing nations is called the “European Cup“. The first … Read More
• Quidditch The Quidditch World Cup is an international Quidditch competition held every four years. The first Quidditch World Cup was held in 1473, with the final match being Transylvania v Flanders (PS11, QA8). The 1994 World Cup was held in Devon in a new stadium built on… Read More
• Event 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
• Event The Quidditch World Cup 1878 tournament was staged as a replacement for the “missing” Tournament that Nobody Remembers of 1877 (QWC). Read More
• Event The Quidditch World Cup 1966 tournament was won by the Australian National Team, and featured their star Chaser, Royston Idlewind (QWC). Read More
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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 150… Read More
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Event 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
• Buildings • Quidditch places • Wizarding places The sheer numbers of wizards attending a Quidditch World Cup requires the building and magical maintenance of a huge stadium. Read More
• Character Quigley was a Beater on Ireland’s National Team at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup. Read More