Friday, 14 March 2014

Support worthy of a reward: exclusive new writing by J.K. Rowling on the history of the Quidditch World Cup















Last week we brought you news of J.K. Rowling’s challenge on Twitter, encouraging followers to tweet using #wizards4scotlandrugby for an exciting reward on Pottermore.com.


Thanks to your impressive response on Twitter, we are delighted to reveal the ‘History of the Quidditch World Cup’, a brand new entry from J.K. Rowling on Pottermore.com. Visit ‘The Campsite’ Moment in Chapter 7 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, where thousands of wizards eagerly await the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, to discover more about this adrenaline-fuelled spectacle.


Immerse yourself in the rules and regulations of the tournament, governed by the International Confederation of Wizards’ Quidditch Committee, from the structure of the tournament to some of the more unusual and controversial entries in the Quidditch World Cup rulebook concerning on- and off-pitch magic.

Discover which famous Quidditch player orchestrated one of the most dangerous (and murderous) events in the history of the Quidditch World Cup, displaying “the worst exhibition of temper ever given by an individual player”.

Find out about other infamous tournaments, including the theories about the mysterious tournament of 1877, which nobody remembers:

            “In August, however, the wizarding world woke up to the fact that they had no memory whatsoever of the tournament taking place.  Neither those in possession of tickets nor any of the players could remember a single game.  However, for reasons none of them understood, English Beater Lucas Bargeworthy was missing most of his teeth, Canadian Seeker Angelus Peel’s knees were on backwards and half the Argentinian team were found tied up in the basement of a pub in Cardiff.”
     
In part two of this exciting entry, released next Friday March 21, J.K. Rowling details amusing recaps of Quidditch World Cup games from 1994 through to the upcoming 2014 World Cup. Keep an eye on the Insider to make sure you don’t miss it!

You will be able to read the full entry on Pottermore.com, as well as over fifty other pieces of exclusive new writing by J.K. Rowling, including sub-plots, character backstories and her thoughts on writing the Harry Potter series. Simply sign in if you have an account, or sign up for free to begin your journey.

If you love Quidditch, don’t forget to explore other Moments on Pottermore.com, such as ‘The Golden Snitch’, ‘Ron Tries Out the Firebolt’ and ‘The Golden Stadium’.