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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.

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.

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

Their second 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]

The result of the Ravenclaw versus Hufflepuff match is unknown.

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.[6]

1996-97

Gryffindor defeated Ravenclaw in the final game 450-140 to recapture the Quidditch Cup.

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Cho Chang: Ravenclaw Seeker

Uniform and equipment

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

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.[7]

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. 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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