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Quidditch

Quidditch is a sport that originated in the Harry Potter book series, in which wizards fly around on broomsticks trying to score points by catching a small gold Snitch, or beating a Quaffle into one of three goalposts. In 2007, the International Quidditch Association was formed and real college Quidditch teams were formed and 'muggles' began to play.

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How do you pronounce Quidditch?

Quidditch is pronounced 'kwidich' with short vowels.

Is Quidditch a real sport?

Quidditch is a fictional game played in the Harry Potter books. In 2005, students at Middlebury College in Vermont started playing Quidditch as an intermural sport. The first intercollegiate Quidditch match was held in November 2007 between Middlebury College and Vassar College. In 2007, the Intecollegiate Quidditch Association was founded. In 2010 it changed its name to the International Quidditch Association.

Over 400 colleges and 300 high schools compete in Quidditch, the majority of which are in the United States. Every year, the IQA holds a World Cup tournament in New York City where four colleges compete for the title.

Although the sport is played at many colleges, it is not officially recognized as a NCAA sport. See related links for more information on the IQA.

In the Harry Potter books, Quidditch is a game played on flying broomsticks. There are 7 players - 2 beaters, 3 chasers, 1 keeper and 1 seeker. The chasers try to put the quaffle past the keeper and through the hoops at the end of the field, the beaters try to keep the bludgers away from their teammates, and seeker tries to catch the golden snitch to end the game. Each quaffle is worth 10 points and the golden snitch is worth 150 points.

How many players are on a Quidditch team?

There are 7 players per team. 3 Chasers, 2 Beaters, 1 Goalkeeper, and 1 Seeker.

How many fouls are there in Quidditch?

There are officially 700 possible fouls that can be committed. Although only about 10 are particularly common, like grabbing your opponents broom or colliding with them.

It should also be mentioned that several hundred of them are pretty much impossible to be committed now as players are not allowed to carry their wands during matches and the old nobility laws about carrying swords no longer apply.

What are the positions in Quidditch?

There are seven players on each team; One seeker, one keeper, two beaters and three chasers.

The seeker catches the snitch.

The keeper tries to block the other team from scoring a point.

The beaters hit the bludgers.

The chasers score the points.

What ball do beaters hit in Quidditch?

The beaters hit a ball call the bludger. The bludger is charmed so that it moves on its own and it is the beaters job to keep it away from their teammates.

Why is Quidditch dangerous?

Becuase you're flying at such a large height and you could easily fall off your flying broomstick. Also, because animated balls are flying at your head (called Bludgers), *trying* to knock you off your broom and maybe break a bone or two in the process. Also, going at high speeds is dangerous, as you could run into anything.

There are many fouls possible, such as 'cobbing' excessive use of elbows. And while you are not supposed to use your wand during the match, the audience sometimes does and referee's have often disappeared.

How many balls are used in Quidditch?

A quaffle, two bludgers, and one Golden Snitch

How many Quidditch players were on all the house teams at Hogwarts?

Each team had a Seeker, a Keeper, two Beaters and three Chasers. Seven players on each team. And there are 4 teams for a total of 28 people.

What is Quidditch?

Quidditch is a game played by characters in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

The game is played on broomsticks outside on a oval-shaped pitch. There are two teams of 7 players, with 4 balls in play at all times.

The first ball is called the Quaffle. The Quaffle is handled by the three Chasers. It is passed between the Chasers towards the opposing team's Keeper, who guards his team's three hoops. When a Chaser passes the Quaffle through one of the three hoops, his team scores 10 points.

There are 2 balls called Bludgers, which are self-propelled balls, enchanted to try and unseat as many players from both teams as possible. There are two players on each team that handle the Bludgers, called Beaters. These players carry clubs that they use to keep the Bludgers from hitting their own teammates, and try and hit them towards the opposing team members.

The last ball in play is called the Golden Snitch. This is a golf ball-sized ball with fluttering wings that eludes capture by both team's seekers. The Seeker who catches the Golden Snitch usually wins the game for his/her team, as this ends the game and gives his team 150 points. This means both that the Seeker has the most dangerous job and are fouled the most and that the team that catches the Snitch almost always wins but not necessarily.

There are also 700 possible fouls in Quidditch but only one match has ever had all of the possible fouls.

How did J.K. Rowling get the idea for Quidditch?

J.K. Rowling argued with her boyfriend then invented Quidditch in a small hotel room in Manchester.

What points can you get in Quidditch?

There is not a limit on the amount of points a team can obtain during a game of Quidditch. The game does not end until the Gold Snitch is caught by one of the team's Seekers.

Passing the Quaffle through one of the three hoops at either side of the pitch will give 10 points to whichever team scores the goal (unless it is a homegoal).

Once the Seeker has caught the Gold Snitch, the team the Seeker is on with obtain a total of 150 points.

How many goal posts are there on a Quidditch pitch?

There are 6 goals, 3 on each side.

In the movies there are only three.

Who is the quidditch commentator at hogwarts?

During much of the series, that is Lee Jordan.

During much of the series, that is Lee Jordan.

During much of the series, that is Lee Jordan.

During much of the series, that is Lee Jordan.

How many Quidditch teams are in Hogwarts?

There are four Quidditch Teams. They are: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff.

Are there 28 Quidditch players on all the house teams at Hogwarts?

Yes, there are 7 players on a Quidditch team and 4 teams at Hogwarts. 7 multiplied by 4 equals 28.

Those players are; 1 Keeper, 1 Seeker, 3 Chasers and 2 Beaters. One player on each team is also the captain.

How do you win quidditch?

Once the snitch is caught, the game is over. If your team catches the snitch, you get 150 points, but that doesn't mean you win. You must have the most number of point after that is added in. Basically? Catch the snitch as quickly as you can.

What do you win in quidditch?

Just like any game, whichever team scores the most points wins Quidditch. The hoops are worth ten points each for getting the Quaffle through, and the team whose Seeker catches the Golden Snitch utomatically gets 150 points, so that team usually ends up winning. Usually, but not always.