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The Tutshill Tornados are a Quidditch team that plays in the British and Irish Quidditch League. The team is based in the village of Tutshill, which is located in the west of England, near the Welsh border town of Chepstow. Founded in 1520, the team colours and their playing robes are sky blue with a dark blue Double-T on the chest.

The Tornados led the league in the autumn of 1995[1], but also saw success in the early part of the 1900s, during which time the Tornados won the League Cup five times in a row, which is a British and Irish Quidditch League record.

In 1921, the Tornadoes recorded the fastest ever win in a League match against the Caerphilly Catapults. Seeker Roderick Plumpton caught the Golden Snitch after three and a half seconds, using a move that became known as the Plumpton Pass.

Other known players for the Tornados are keeper Merwyn Finwick and captain Brevis Birch.

The Tornados led the league in the autumn of 1995. According to The Quibbler (a tabloid magazine), the Tornados had used a combination of torture, blackmail, and illegal broom tampering to win their matches.[1]

Cho Chang has been a supporter of the Tornados since she was six years old and regularly wears a Tornados badge in a show of support. However, according to Ron Weasley, many people became fans only when the team started to win, and thus resented them for jumping on the bandwagon.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • As a child, J.K. Rowling lived in Tutshill and attended Tutshill Church of England Primary School, and this is most likely the reason that she created this Quidditch Team.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 12 (Professor Umbridge)

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