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You're in this Quidditch area, because you're curious about it, aren't you? Well, here, you can learn all you want about the wonderful world of Quidditch — the world's greatest wizard sport! Now, for a little history: according to the book about Quidditch Through the Ages, the name Quidditch came from Queerditch Marsh, where it was first played.

The Rules of the Game
  1. There are seven players on each side; three Chasers, two beaters, one seeker, and one keeper.
  2. The Chasers pass the Quaffle ball to each other and try getting it through one of the hoops to score a goal, with every score being worth ten points.
  3. The Beaters protect their team members from the Bludgers and try knocking them towards the other team instead.
  4. The Seeker searches for the Golden Snitch, which hovers inconspicously around in air. Once spotted, the Seeker must catch it in their hand in order to instantly win the game.
  5. The Keeper flies around their team's hoops and prevents the other team from scoring points.
  6. Fouls, of course, are not permitted. If any occur, one of the teams receives a penalty shot.

     That's really all the rules to the game of Quidditch. Below are some miscellaneous facts as well.

Miscellaneous Facts
  • There are seasonal Quidditch matches.
  • Quidditch games can last up to five minutes and be over!
  • It's the only game in the wizarding world that's known by most wizards and witches.
  • The game has been around for many centuries, even in the medieval ages.
  • Matches can also last up to several days.
  • Every match is played in a giant stadium, with many stands for the admiring crowds.

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