What is Quidditch?

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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.

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