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Gryffindor Quidditch Tryouts

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September 21, 2041

 

Cloudy, with a light, misty rain. There is a distinct chill in the air that may seep into your bones.

 

A new year, new colleagues, and new but still indistinguishable children's faces looking out at her from the stands. She was already on her broom, it had been too long since she'd had a chance to fly and she figured she had a better chance of dodging a few of the raindrops if she were extra mobile. She surveyed the crowd of potential athletes and magically amplified her voice.

 

"The Quidditch Pitch is to be respected as a place of great triumph and sour defeat," she began, in a low and ominous tone, "and my fellow officials and I will not tolerate any lollygagging or tomfoolery on this pitch. You are here to measure your skills as an athlete and to show us your competence in the air. You are decidedly not here to misbehave, and for Merlin's sake you are not here to fall to your death."

 

And those were the ground rules covered with the least amount of enthusiasm she could possibly muster up. Glancing back at her new colleagues, she hoped to Merlin they weren't the enthusiastic type, it would put a damper on her apathetic sneering.

 

"When I call out your house, you will run down to the pitch and take a lap around the edge before grabbing a school broom." She wouldn't mention that they were the same brooms recently recovered from the 3 year blast-ended skrewt and firecrab infestation and hadn't been thoroughly tested. But she also hadn't mentioned the infestation to her new colleagues, and there were parts of a job that new hires did not need to know. "You will then advance to each of the stations set up around the pitch and complete the tasks at each one, as quickly and accurately as you can."

 

She waved vaguely to Mr Hartley, Mr Nettleton, Mx Padeaux, and Mr Snout, "We will be stationed around the pitch to supervise and answer any worthwhile questions you might ask." 

 

"What are you waiting for? Gryffindor, you're up!"

 

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Welcome to Quidditch Tryouts. This topic is open to all Gryffindors who want to RP trying out for the Gryffindor Quidditch Team. You do not have to sign up for the team OOC to post here. If you would like to play in the cup games, please sign up here.

 

You will be able to claim 2 QP for each 100 word post, up to a total of 12 QP per character.

 

This thread will close in two weeks, after February 24.

Edited by Mr Nettleton

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Alecia Yates

Post #1

 

If there was one thing that Alecia thought she would never participate in at Hogwarts, it had to be quidditch. Since she had spent the last two years attending all of the seminars and learning how to play the game, she felt as though perhaps someone would take pity and let her play on the Gryffindor Quidditch team as a seventh year. Besides, they needed bigger and strong players that could help their team win the quidditch cup.

 

Until this could occur, she was going to have to try out. The weather was undesirable and the officials sounded threatening. This was not going to bother her at all since Alecia rarely worried about anything and always went with the flow. 

 

When her house was called, Alecia ran quickly towards the brooms in hopes of getting one before her teammates.

Edited by Alecia Yates

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Harmony Granger-Weasley

Harmony could feel the nerves growing in her, this was the actual first tryouts of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Inherently, she knew she didn't have the natural talents of her Great Uncle, she was more like her Grandpa Ron, sporty but having to work on a few things. Harmony spent the second half of her first year training for the team, and she hoped that she was ready to take on a new adventure. 

 

The run around the pitch was easy. Harmony ran laps every day after class before practicing her broom skills. When she reached the school brooms, they did not seem in good condition. Luckily, Harmony mounted one that seemed less-ratty than the others, and flew to the first station. She was a little shaky. She couldn't tell if it was the broom or her nerves, but she was able to get her path straightened out in time.  

 

WC: 151

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Alecia Yates

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Alecia was surprised to discover that she was the first one to the brooms. All those years running away from dangerous creatures and chasing boys on the playground were paying off. After grabbing a broom, she looked to see who was behind herr. Alayna was far behind along with the younger kids who didn't seem to know what they were doing.

 

This year she was going to have to set an example for the younger kids. This made her happy yet nervous at the same time considering she had never been on an actual quidditch team before. There was no use thinking over this. Mounting her broom, Alecia kicked off and went a few feet into the air and waited for everyone else to catch up with her.

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Aiden Hunter

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Aiden actually liked the rain, for flying that is. He mainly like the way it felt on his face as he zipped through the air. He had also always been a strong flyer and he had only gotten better over time. He would put money on it that he was one of the stronger flyers in his year.

 

Still, he couldn’t believe he had gotten convinced into trying out for the team. He wasn’t usually one to play sports. I mean he had always liked the game growing up but watching it and trying out for it were two completely different things.

 

Then, his house was called. He figured that if he was here he might as well give it one hundred percent. He started his lap and then headed towards the brooms.

 

WC: 133

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Alec Potter

This was it! The moment of truth had arrived, and Alec just hoped he'd not completely embarrass his family. He had the Graves and Potter Quidditch legacies to live up to and quite honestly he wasn't sure it was even possible to do so. He didn't think he'd ever been this nervous, not in his whole entire life! When the Gryffindors were called, Alec eagerly sprung forward, only to trip over his feet and fall flat on his face. 

 

He really hoped nobody had seen that, but he wasn't going to look around to find out. Instead, he leaped back up and hurried to catch up with the others. Alec might've been young and small but he was also especially agile - he didn't have stamina, he didn't have power, but he had quickness. He'd even managed to make up a little ground by the time he reached the brooms and took to the skies. 

 

Post #1, WC: 155

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Gracie-Mae Goodwin

For the record, Gracie-Mae was only here because it had been the only thing resembling a sports sign-up in the Gryffindor Common Room. Also, she wasn't really having the best year so far, so she hadn't exactly thought it all the way through before signing her name and deciding to attend. She had pretty much no intention of actually playing Quidditch - anyone who'd seen her fly could surely confirm that she was hopeless - but the idea of a tryouts felt familiar to her. And maybe she'd feel better about everything by being around some of her like-minded, sports-participating housemates?

 

She was thrilled when their first task was running to the pitch and the brooms, as running was one thing she was definitely capable of. 

 

Post #1, WC: 126

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Alecia Yates

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The younger kids were starting to arrive. Alecia knew that in order to make the team she would have to not only set a good example for everyone (except Alayna) she would also have to prove to everyone that she was a good quidditch player. "Come on guys. You can do it. I know you will be a good addition to the Gryffindor Quidditch team."

 

Alecia knew that if she didn't make the team at least she made a good cheerleader. The blond already had a few cheers in her head in order to keep everyone on their toes. Besides, she didn't only have a good personality but also looked the part.

Edited by Alecia Yates

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Prince A. Charming

Post #1

103 words

 

Atticus wanted to see what this Quidditch thing was about. He had learned about it in his Flying lessons last year and read up on it. Plus, @Samuel Curtis had taught him about it. But he doubted he would fully understand the game until he played it. He stood at the tryouts, trying to guess what the heck they were going to be doing. Luckily, the officials were there to instruct them and help them if they needed it. He was sure that he was going to be one of the students who needed it. Hopefully it wouldn't keep him off the team.

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Alecia Yates

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One of her favorite activities at Hogwarts each year had been being in charge of young kids. Alecia was a little bit surprised when realizing one of her old mentees had decided to try out for the team. "Hey there Prince. I see you are also trying out for the team. Good luck. It will be fun learning how to play with one of my favorite mentees." They were all her favorites but he didn't have to know this.

 

The Gryffindor looked around to see if Alayna was here. When she noticed that her friend wasn't there, Alecia started to get concerned thinking that her friend had either decided not to try out or was busy in a broom closet with Fluke.

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Tamsin Sauvigni

Post #1

WC 139

 

Tami was delighted to finally be able to take part in the Gryffindor team tryouts. She had failed to sign up in her first year; a task for which she still kicked herself and during her second and third years there hadn't been any game at all. Tami loved quidditch and she was longing for the opportunity to represent her house on the pitch.

 

She wasn't fussed about the weather, quidditch was played in all weathers after all. she took her lap as fast as possible for she was longing to get on a broom and get into the air. These may only be broken-down school brooms, but surely they could fly. Tami had a great deal of skill when it came to flying and she was sure she could keep any broom in the air.

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Alec Potter

Alec flew steadily to one of the stations, racing ahead to pick up a quaffle. He wasn't sure exactly what he was meant to do with it. He looked at it, then looked around, then looked back at the quaffle again as if it might have the answers. It did not.

 

"Hey!" he called out, hoping to get the attention of a nearby housemate. Probably Alec should've learned everyone's names before tryouts had started, but it was a little late for that right now. "Hey you! Catch!" he yelled, passing the quaffle to one of the older players. It was a decent pass, nothing special, but more or less on target. Alec might've been a first year but he'd been flying and playing around on brooms since he was a kid, so while he still had a lot to learn, he did have some practice in addition to the natural talent he'd inherited.

 

Post #2, WC: 153

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Aiden Hunter

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WC: 115

 

Aiden was doing better than he thought that he would of so far. It had been a while since he had ridden on a broom.

 

He reached the next station and turned his head when he heard a voice. He didn’t recognize the boy, but he looked younger, so Aiden assumed he was a first year. The ball came flying towards Aiden and he caught it and yelled back to his housemate, “Hey, that was a nice pass!” Looking around he spotted another one of his housemates that was open a bit further away. “Hey! Catch!” He threw the ball with a little bit more mustard on it to make sure that it reached her.

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Tamsin Sauvigni

Post 2

WC 126

 

Tami handled her broom well and was easily able to keep up with her team. When Aiden sent the quaffle her way, she reached out and grabbed it before flying off in the direction of the hoops.

 

She could see them before her, they weren't far, but she still had to keep a look out for bludgers and other players who may try to block her.

The hoop was right before her, and she was sure the keeper was going to pounce at any moment. She had to be quick if she wanted to outfox her opponent. She veered to the side slightly as though aiming for another hoop, then she found her moment and threw the ball, hoping the keeper wasn't paying attention.

Edited by Tamsin Sauvigni
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Alecia Yates

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Another girl entered the scene. Alecia waved at her and yelled at. "I will take over the hoops since I am bigger than the rest of you." Being taller than everyone had its advantages right? She was about to find out. When a quaffle headed her way, Alecia found herself attempting to catch it. Unfortunately since she had never played keeper before, her finger brushed up against the quaffle and went past her into the hoops.

 

"OH NO GUYS. I AM SO SORRY. THE QUAFFLE IS SLIPPERY AND I COULDN'T GET A GOOD GRIP ON IT." Thinking that this might make her not make the team, Alecia started to think up cheers in her head just in case.

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Gracie-Mae Goodwin

Gracie-Mae had arrived at the brooms, which meant that the one part of tryouts she was truly capable of had now come to an end. She took her time sizing them up, trying to find a broom that might be more maneuverable and less intimidating, if such a thing existed. Honestly, Gracie-Mae wasn't in a hurry to get back on a broomstick after a whole summer away from them. Her flying was still not the strongest and it was possible that with not having practiced in months she'd be rusty. Did she really want to fall on her face in front of everyone? No she did not.

 

And so she hesitated there by the brooms, content to be on the ground, watching as her friend @Tamsin Sauvigni scored a goal. "Yeah, go Tami!!" she cheered happily.

 

Post #2, WC: 136

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Prince A. Charming

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103 words

 

They were given the go ahead and Atticus took off. Thanks to years of football, he was incredibly fast and agile. He found that he was at the front of the pack with some other students. But since Quidditch was played on brooms, he didn’t know how much this would help him in joining the team. He didn’t need to run during the games so it couldn’t be that impressive. He grabbed a broom and took off. He was still shaky and nervous about flying but he was going to do his best. He really missed sports and being part of a team.

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Tamsin Sauvigni

Post #3

WC 120

 

Tami was ecstatic! She had scored, she had actually scored during the practice match. She hoped that score would help to assure her of a place on the team. Hopefully that would be the first of many goals that she would be scoring for Gryffindor.

 

She heard a familiar voice, and looked down to see @Gracie-Mae Goodwin on the ground. Tami was sure that her friend was there to cheer her and the rest of the team on, she knew Gracie-Mae wasn't the strongest flyer, and she very much doubted that she'd be trying for the team herself. Still, she was delighted that one of her best friends was in attendance. That was surely another encouraging sign.

Edited by Tamsin Sauvigni

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Prince A. Charming

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133 words

 

Once he was in the air, he wondered if this was a bad idea. He loved sports and he loved the comradery of a team but he was scared of flying, still. He was scared of magic despite having been in the magical world for over a year. Would his love of sports and teams win over? He supposed it would. Maybe it would normalize life for him in the magical world. He tried his best not to think about how he was terrified of falling off the broom. He made it to the bludger station and took the bat that was handed to him. He waited for a bludger to get close and then hit it off towards something. Then he steadied himself on the broom since he had nearly fallen off…

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Davis Turlough

He still wasn't sure why he was on the pitch other than the fact his loving sister signed him up without his permission.  As much as he was excited to play again since he hadn't played since summer, he was still unsure about this whole playing for the house team thing.  He really didn't want to be compared to anyone else in the family.  That was why secretly, he had been ecstatic to be in Gryffindor instead of Ravenclaw or Slytherin.  

 

And yet, here he was on a school broom, flying from station to station, having the time of his life.  At least of his school life thus far.  This was far more fun than officiating a student ran game.  

 

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WC: 120

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Prince A. Charming

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112 words

 

Immediately after he stabilized himself on his broom, he wondered where the bludger had even gone. He hadn’t aimed it much and he doubted he was supposed to try and hit his fellow students who were trying out. They would end up on the same team if they all made it, after all. He shrugged since he didn’t hear anyone scream and looked around for where he was supposed to go next. No one was chasing the snitch that he just saw so he decided to go after that. He leaned closer to the broom (only as much as he dared) and started after it. He wasn’t moving very fast at all.

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Tamsin Sauvigni

Post #4

WC 131

 

The score was now history, and Tami was looking for some other way to occupy herself, she flew around the pitch, looking for some other opportunity that might present itself. Tami had known how to fly from a young age, and even though the broom she was riding wasn't the best, she still controlled it expertly,

 

One of the boys had found something to do, he was going after the snitch, Tami considered going against him for it, after all she was a very competitive girl. She almost did, but then she saw that he wasn't exactly racing after the thing, so it didn't seem sporting to take his moment away from him. She was sure she would get a chance for a bit of seeker practice later.

 

 

 

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Alecia Yates

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Alecia was disappointed in her performance and wondering whether or not she had what it took to play for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. It didn't help that she was an adult in the wizarding world and almost one in the muggle world. Maybe she needed a break? Thinking that this would be a good idea, she said, "Hey guys. Its been fun but my stomach needs company." 

 

After flying to the ground, Alecia went to her satchel and took out an apple and started to eat it while observing and cheering on others that were trying out for the Gryffindor Quidditch team.

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Alec Potter

Alec watched, holding his breath, as the pass he'd thrown was caught. The quaffle was passed again, and a goal was scored! Alec knew the goal wasn't his, but he had contributed so he felt proud nevertheless. However, the girl who'd been trying to play keeper seemed very intent on apologizing, and Alec felt bad for her. Maybe they should stop trying to score goals? She didn't seem to realize that letting goals in was just something that keepers did from time to time, not a reason to apologize and make excuses.

 

He progressed to another station, where he picked up a beater's bat and eyed an oncoming bludger eagerly. "I GOT IT!" he called out, swinging the bat enthusiastically only to realize when it connected that hitting bludgers wasn't as easy as others made it look. His swing wasn't strong enough, and instead of the bludger going where he wanted, it bounced off at an odd angle. "WATCH OUT!" Alec yelled.

 

Post #3, WC: 162

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Tamsin Sauvigni

Post #5

WC 154

 

Tami was still flying around the pitch, looking for something to do when she heard the shout. The first year boy who had had initiated the sequence which had lead to her goal called out a warning. Tami didn't really know the boy, but when she saw the bludger heading her way, she was certainly grateful for the shout.

 

Tami had no intention of being hit by a bludger at any time during the practice session and she took immediate, evasive action. She dived, and dived fast. Her broom shot straight down towards the ground and the bludger flew over her head. She did not lose control of her broom though, she managed to pull up before she made contact with the ground, and flew off towards the boy.

 

"Thanks" she smiled @Alec Potter. She would have given him a hug if she wasn't concentrating on flying her broom at that point.

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