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Quidditch is one of the most popular magical sports in the wizarding world, played on broomsticks. It can be played on a professional level as well as in school tournaments and informal games at home.


[edit] Basic Overview

Quidditch is a sport played on flying broomsticks 50 feet in the air. The goal is to catch the Golden Snitch, to end the game and get 150 points for the team. Only the Seeker can do this. The Quaffle is a red ball that is passed between the three Chasers, who try to score trowing it into one of three 50 foot tall hoops, called Goal Posts. The score for the Quaffle into the hoop is 10 points. The Goal Posts are guarded by a Keeper who are like goalies in the Muggle game Football (Soccer). And finaly we have Beaters who deflect balls called Bludgers that race around the pitch of their own accord and try to knock players off their brooms. In summary there are seven players on each team and four balls on the pitch.

[edit] Equipment

One Quaffle

Two Bludgers

One Golden Snitch

Two Beaters' bats

Seven brooms per team

Six hoops, 50 feet high

[edit] Positions

In one team:

One Keeper

Three Chasers

Two Beaters

One Seeker

Also one referee in a match with two teams

[edit] Quidditch Teams and Leagues

[edit] The British and Irish Quidditch League

The Headquarters for the League is in the Ministry of Magic, in the Department of Magical Games and Sports.

All teams in the British and Irish Quidditch League:[1]

Appleby Arrows

Ballycastle Bats

Caerphilly Catapults

Chudley Cannons

Falmouth Falcons

Holyhead Harpies

Kenmare Kestrels

Montrose Magpies

Pride of Portree

Puddlemere United

Tutshill Tornados

Wigtown Wanderers

Wimbourne Wasps

[edit] Hogwarts Quidditch Cup

First years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are not permitted to bring their own broomsticks to school, or to compete in the teams. They are given flying lessons and in their second year may try out for teams. There are four teams, one for each of the four Houses: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin.

Gryffindor Quidditch Team

Slytherin Quidditch Team

Hufflepuff Quidditch Team

Ravenclaw Quidditch Team

[edit] The Quidditch World Cup

[edit] References

  1. J. K. Rowling, QA 7