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The Triwizard Tournament is a magical contest held between the three largest wizarding schools of Europe: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Durmstrang Institute, and Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, each school being represented by one Champion. Use this with the [harry-potter] tag.

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What happened to the golden eggs retrieved during the first task in Goblet of Fire?

In the fourth book, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, all four champions retrieve a single golden egg from their randomly assigned dragon. We see that with Cedric's hint, Harry submerges his, in ...
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Did the Tri-Wizard Tournament organizers know Hagrid put in a blast ended skrewt in the maze?

There is this line in GoF before the third event of the TWT "We seemply ’ave to get through the maze?” said Fleur. “There will be obstacles,” said Bagman happily, bouncing on the balls of his ...
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How did Fleur escape during the second task of the Triwizard Tournament?

On the second task of the Triwizard Tournament the champions had to dive into the great lake. Fleur Delacour didn't manage to get to her sister because she was attacked by Grindylows. But how did she ...
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Who set the tasks for the Triwizard Tournament?

We know that the Departments of International Magical Co-operation and Magical Games and Sports were working on the latest attempt to bring back the Triwizard Tournament, so I always assumed that they ...
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Why did the other schools participating in the Triwizard Tournament use ships and flying carriages if they could have simply used Portkey?

In the Goblet of Fire, the other schools participating the Triwizard tournament used means of transport like flying carriages (Beauxbatons) and ships (Durmstrang) when they could have simply used ...
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Did Harry ever ask Sirius for help with the second Triwizard Tournament task?

This seems like a huge oversight, but I can't find any reference in Goblet of Fire to Harry asking Sirius for help with this. Did I miss it? If not, why didn't he contact him?
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How did anyone expect champions in trouble to send up red sparks?

In the Triwizard Tournament, how could anyone expect the champions in trouble to send up red sparks? For example, if a champion went unconscious while fighting to get out of a bad situation, and no ...
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Why was sabotage so easy in the Triwizard Tournament?

Since the Triwizard Tournament is the biggest competition in the wizard world, why would it be so easy for someone to bewitch it?
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What happens to the Triwizard Cup when the tournaments reoccur?

What happens to the Triwizard Cup when the tournaments reoccur? Is it passed around to the next following champions? Or is a new one made?
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What were total points after the second task of the Triwizard Tournament?

I'm trying to find the total points of each competitor of the Triwizard Tournament after the second task. “They will be marked on how well they perform each of the Tournament tasks and the champion ...
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Why was Harry considered the winner of the Triwizard Tournament?

Harry and Cedric had equal points going into the Third Task: "Ladies and gentlemen, the third and final task of the Triwizard Tournament is about to begin! Let me remind you how the points ...
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Was the Triwizard Tournament continued? [duplicate]

I get that it wouldn't have happened in 1999, but what about 2004, 2009, 2014, or even in 2019. There seems like there isn't any danger, so did they bring it back and if they didn't, why not?
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If the Triwizard Tournament was so dangerous, why risk more people in the underwater task?

The Triwizard Tournament was dangerous, hence the reason why it was cancelled and not run for many years. So why did the school use real students for bait? Could they not have used Transfigured ...
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Did the Goblet of Fire have fraud prevention?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, it is often shown that Igor Karkaroff heavily favors Victor Krum. Was there fraud prevention to ensure that there would be another name in the Goblet of Fire as ...
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Why didn't the heads of other schools know about the Triwizard Tournament's tasks?

In The Goblet Of Fire we see that Madam Maxime and Karkaroff did not know details about the Tournament's tasks (it is best seen on the dragons example). Apparently it was done to avoid them helping ...
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Why did Hogwarts students have lessons after the Triwizard Tournament?

Here is a passage from the Goblet of Fire: The only person apart from Ron and Hermione that Harry felt able to talk to was Hagrid. As there was no longer a Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, they ...
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Was there any reason to think that there might be students younger than 17 coming for the Triwizard Tournament?

At the start-of-term feast in Chapter Twelve of Goblet of Fire Dumbledore announces the following: “The heads of Beauxbatons and Durmstrang will be arriving with their short-listed contenders in ...
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Is it possible for all the Triwizard champions to be from the same school?

When all the adults are arguing in the side room after Harry's name came out of the Goblet of Fire, Moody suggests that someone confunded the Goblet to think there were four schools, and submitted ...
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How could Madame Maxime and Igor Karkaroff spend a full year at Hogwarts?

Madame Maxime and Igor Karkaroff were the heads of Beauxbatons and Durmstrang Wizarding Schools, and yet they spent an entire year away from those schools at Hogwarts during the Triwizard tournament. ...
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Why did they choose those specific victims in the second round of the Triwizard Tournament?

The victims in the Second Task for the Triwizard Cup were Harry's friends, the girl he likes, a little girl that Harry wants to protect. Myrtle prompts Harry in which direction to swim. This leads to ...
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Why weren't other schools included in the Triwizard Tournament?

It's well-known at this point that there are several magical schools other than Hogwarts, Beauxbaton, and Durmstrang. It's also been noted that the Triwizard Tournament probably did not continue after ...
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How did Karkaroff find out about the dragons?

At one point Harry runs into Igor Karkaroff on the outskirts of the Forbidden Forest as Karkaroff heads in the direction of the dragons. Harry and Madame Maxime (and, consequently, Fleur Delacour) ...
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Do the guest schools spend an entire academic year in the host school during the Triwizard Tournament?

In Goblet of Fire, we learn about the Triwizard Tournament, and how each of the three schools takes turns hosting it (every five years). Delegations from the two guest schools, made up of students (...
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Why didn't Harry deliberately lose the Triwizard tournament? [duplicate]

Why did Harry play in the fatal game? He could have just participated in the game for the namesake and lost willfully. That would have amused other schools and would have saved some lives indeed. ...
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If Durmstrang and Beauxbatons were hidden from common knowledge, how did people from other schools go to them for the Triwizard tournament?

So in GoF, they state that Beauxbatons and Durmstrang are hidden from view and don't have their locations public. “Durmstrang’s another wizarding school?” said Harry “Yes,” said Hermione ...
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Why didn't Harry use the right-hand-rule (or other methods) to solve the Triwizard maze?

As with most labyrinths with conjoined borders, there are age-old methods of solution, such as simply placing one hand on a wall and proceeding through the maze without removing it until you come to ...
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How did Moody curse Harry's obstacles away without the crowd noticing?

Mad-Eye Moody, as we learn at the end of Goblet of Fire, has been conspiring over the course of the year to help Harry win the Triwizard Tournament. During the Third Task this involved him sabotaging ...
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What happens to the NEWTs or OWLs when a fifth/seventh year is chosen for the Triwizard Tournament?

In the "Goblet of Fire" from the Harry Potter series, the Triwizard champions from Hogwarts are exempt from taking exams. However, what if the student was a 7th year (or what if Harry was in his 5th ...
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How was the Triwizard Tournament supposed to be entertaining for the audience?

As has been established in another question, although the four champions had to face really difficult challenges, the strong implication is that nobody in the audience could directly view their ...
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Why didn't anybody Summon the Triwizard cup in the maze?

We know that the Triwizard cup itself was Summonable. After all, Harry did Summon it in the graveyard. So why didn't any of the contestants Summon it while in the maze? Canonical answers, please.
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Are there females in Durmstrang? [duplicate]

In the 4th Harry Potter book I read that Poliakoff (Durmstrang student) when he spotted Harry Potter he pointed Harry's scar to a girl standing next to him, this occurence happened when they first ...
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Where is Durmstrang located?

What country is Durmstrang in? There are certainly a lot of mentions of aspects of the school (especially how cold it is) but the books and movies never actually say what country it is in. For example:...
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Why did Draco Malfoy support Viktor Krum in the Triwizard Tournament?

I understand why Draco wouldn't support Harry¹, but I don't understand why he wouldn't throw his support to Cedric, a fellow Hogwarts student, a well-liked guy in general, and also a Seeker, like ...
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Why didn't the Goblet of Fire refuse to choose a fourth participant?

There were many names entered into the Goblet of Fire. The Goblet of Fire was designed to choose 3 participants from that list, one from each school. Maybe, it was a bug in the Goblet of Fire that ...
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Did the Triwizard Tournament continue after 1994?

Before 1994 the last Triwizard Tournament had been held in 1792, where the three headmaster judges were injured by a rampaging cockatrice. The tournament is held every 5 years, which would put the ...
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How could spectators watch the Tri-Wizard events?

If you're a contestant, away you go and do your things - good luck. But what could the students of Hogwarts watch? The first task seems ace - dragons and brooms, but task two happens under a lake, and ...
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What happens when a Triwizard Contestant refuses to participate?

It seems different enchantments trigger different consequences - for example, Lily's protective enchantment over Harry disappears the moment Harry turns seventeen, and the Unbreakable Vow results in ...
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Why couldn't Harry see Thestrals at the end of Goblet of Fire?

Why couldn't Harry see Thestrals at the end of Goblet of Fire after the senseless and shocking death of Cedric Diggory? At the end of Goblet of Fire, the carriages still appeared horseless to Harry: ...
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