Harry Potter: "Wand Weighing?"
Ludo Bagman: "We have to check that your wands are fully functional, no problems, you know, as they’re your most important tools in the tasks ahead"
Ludo Bagman explains the ceremony to Harry Potter.[src]

The Wand weighing ceremony was a traditional part of the Triwizard Tournament, designed to ensure that all champions' wands were in perfect functioning condition for the three perilous Tasks ahead.[1]


"May I introduce Mr. Ollivander? He will be checking your wands to ensure that they are in good condition before the tournament."
Albus Dumbledore introducing Garrick Ollivander to the Triwizard Champions[src]

During the 1994 tournament staged at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the Wand Weighing was held on 13 November in a fairly small classroom in Hogwarts Castle and was officiated by British Wandmaker, Garrick Ollivander. 13 November, 1994 Ollivander presided over the Wand weighing ceremony during the Triwizard Tournament at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Before the ceremony started, Harry Potter met Rita Skeeter for the first time and she interviewed him inside a broom cupboard near the classroom where the ceremony was held.[1]



Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 18 (The Weighing of the Wands)
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 18 (The Weighing of the Wands) - "He had already struggled through one Friday’s worth, with Hermione sitting next to him intoning “ignore them, ignore them, ignore them” under her breath, and he couldn’t see why today should be any better." The weighing of the wands was during Double Potions on the second Friday after Harry's name comes out the the Goblet of Fire on Hallowee'en, which was Saturday 31 October.
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