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Ravenclaw Quidditch team
Quidditch Team information
Hometown

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Founded

Rowena Ravenclaw

League(s)

Hogwarts Quidditch Cup

Robes

Blue and bronze

Rival(s)
Known Players
Behind the scenes
First appearance

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Latest appearance

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"Ravenclaw, make them sore!"
—Ravenclaw Quidditch Crowd[src]

The Ravenclaw Quidditch team is one of the four house Quidditch teams at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Annual fixtures

1st Match: Hufflepuff - Ravenclaw
Third/Fourth weekend in November
2nd Match: Ravenclaw - Slytherin
Third/Fourth weekend in February
3rd Match: Gryffindor - Ravenclaw
Third/Fourth weekend in May

History

1991-92

When Ravenclaw played Gryffindor, Gryffindor were missing their Seeker, Harry Potter, who was unconscious in the hospital wing during the game. Ravenclaw gave Gryffindor their worst beating in three hundred years.[1] It is most likely that either Ravenclaw or Slytherin won the Quidditch Cup - although implied that Slytherin were the victors (given the supposed importance of the Quidditch cup to the general House standings, and Slytherin's apparently huge lead): which suggests that Ravenclaw must have previously lost not only to Slytherin (otherwise Slytherin could not have been the winners) but to Hufflepuff as well. Otherwise, the record-breaking victory over Gryffindor would have given them the advantage over both Slytherin and Gryffindor in points difference, with three teams tied on 2 wins / 1 loss.

1992-93

Although they got to play Hufflepuff , Ravenclaw's Quidditch Cup campaign was cut short due to the attacks on Muggle-born students and the reopening of the Chamber of Secrets. It is unknown how they were in the standings for that year.

It is likely Roger Davies was on the team this season, as he was Ravenclaw's Quidditch Captain for the next year.

1993-94

Roger Davies was captain of the team this season. His fellow Chasers were Randolph Burrow and Jeremy Stretton. Jason Samuels and Duncan Inglebee played as Beaters. Cho Chang was Seeker and Grant Page was Keeper.[2]

Ravenclaw hammered Hufflepuff in their first match in November.

Ravenclaw were narrowly defeated by Slytherin a week after the term after Christmas began.[3]

Their third match against Gryffindor was played on a clear, cool day with a very light breeze. Cho Chang flew a Comet Two Sixty, when taking on opposing Seeker, Harry Potter's Firebolt. Gryffindor took an eighty point lead, but Ravenclaw managed to reduce the lead to 80-30. Cho decided to mark Harry rather than seek out out the Snitch. When Harry Potter spotted the Snitch for the third time, Malfoy, Crabbe, Goyle and Flint entered the pitch dressed as Dementors. Harry cast a Patronus at them and then caught the Snitch ahead of Cho giving Gryffindor the win.[4]

Whether Ravenclaw took third place ahead of Hufflepuff for the season is not stated, but it seems probable, given that Hufflepuff's two defeats (by Ravenclaw and Slytherin) were heavy, and their win comparatively narrow, whereas Ravenclaw had only narrowly lost to Slytherin.

1995-96

Roger Davies held the team's captaincy. His fellow Chasers this season were Chambers and Bradley. Cho Chang was Ravenclaw's Seeker.

Ravenclaw defeated the Hufflepuff Quidditch team[5].

The final game of the season was Ravenclaw versus Gryffindor. The game was played in fine, clear conditions. Roger Davies opened the scoring, but Gryffindor Keeper, Ron Weasley managed to up his performances from the previous two matches and Gryffindor Seeker, Ginny Weasley caught the Snitch. Gryffindor won the match and the Quidditch Cup. Ravenclaw themselves must have been in contention for the Quidditch title regardless of the result of their match against Slytherin (which is not known).

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Ginny Weasley vs Cho Chang in 1996.

[6]

1996-97

The new tryouts for the team this year were, in the opinion of several Ravenclaw students, "brilliant".[7] Despite this, Gryffindor defeated Ravenclaw in the final game 450-140 to recapture the Quidditch Cup.

Uniform and equipment

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Cho Chang: Ravenclaw Seeker

The Ravenclaw Quidditch team's uniforms are blue and bronze like their house colours.

For Beaters, they also carry small black clubs (similar to baseball bats) to help them ward off Bludgers during matches. The Keepers wear gloves to protect their hands.


Safety features

Generally, protective arm-length Quidditch gloves and knee-pads are the only armour used. In stormy conditions, some players wear goggles. However, the Keeper may wear shoulder-pads, chest armour and a helmet.

Squads

Ravenclaw™ Quidditch™ Badge Team Ravenclaw
1991-1992
Chasers
Unknown Unknown Unknown
Beaters
  Unknown Unknown  
Keeper Seeker
Unknown Male Ravenclaw Seeker Unidentified Seeker

Substitutes
Ravenclaw Seeker Substitute Unidentified Seeker Substitute (Seeker)


Ravenclaw™ Quidditch™ Badge Team Ravenclaw
1993-1994
Chasers
Fleur y Roger Davies 1 Roger Davies (Captain) Jeremy Stretton Cleansweep Seven Jeremy Stretton RandolphBurrow Randolph Burrow
Beaters
  Duncaninglebee Duncan Inglebee Jasonsamuels Jason Samuels  
Keeper Seeker
GrantPage Grant Page Katie Leung as Cho Chang (GoF-promo-08) Cho Chang

Substitutes
Unknown


Ravenclaw™ Quidditch™ Badge Team Ravenclaw
1995-1996
Chasers
Bradley Fleur y Roger Davies 1 Roger Davies (Captain) Chambers
Beaters
  Unknown Unknown  
Keeper Seeker
Unknown Katie Leung as Cho Chang (GoF-promo-08)Cho Chang

Substitutes
Unknown

Behind the scenes

  • The Ravenclaw Quidditch team is the only Hogwarts Quidditch team to not appear in the films.
  • They are said to wear blue and bronze robes in the books, but in the video games they always wear blue and white/silver.
  • Gilderoy Lockhart may have been a member of the team, possibly as a Seeker.[8]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"(Chapter 7, "Flight of the Fat Lady")
  2. "Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup"
  3. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"(Chapter 12, "The Patronus")
  4. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"(Chapter 13, "Gryffindor versus Ravenclaw")
  5. Although not mentioned in the book, this has to have been the case for Hufflepuff not to have won the Quidditch Cup
  6. "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"(Chapter 30, "Grawp")
  7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game) - Nintendo DS version
  8. Lockhart wears Ravenclaw Quidditch robes in a photo taken for the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, which can be seen in the "Lockhart's Classroom" feature on Disc 2 of the DVD, and in the picture-in-picture feature on Disc 1 of the Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray.

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