Quidditch gear at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in California.
is a fictional sport played at Hogwarts
, other schools of magic, and professionally by adult magicians, devised by author J. K. Rowling
for her fantasy fiction series Harry Potter.
The story of Harry Potter centres around wizards and witches studying their magical craft at Hogwarts
School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Born out of the lore of witches using flying broomsticks for transportation, Quidditch was developed by the author as the most popular sport in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter; a complex game played completely in the air by wizards and witches on flying broomsticks.
The objective of Quidditch, as with most sports, is to be the team that has gained the most points by the end of the match. Matches are played between two opposing teams of seven players riding flying broomsticks; using four balls: a Quaffle, two Bludgers, and a Golden Snitch. Centred around the use of each ball, there are four positions: the Chasers and Keeper (who play with the Quaffle), the Beaters (who play with the Bludgers), and the Seekers (who play with the Golden Snitch). Each team has three Chasers, one Keeper, two Beaters, and one Seeker. Matches are played on a large oval pitch with three ring-shaped goals of different heights on each side. It is an extremely rough but very popular semi-contact
sport, and has a fervent fan following in the Wizarding World. Read more...