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qeurope33 karma

So, basically the broom, which is not a broom anymore but a PVC tube, is considered a handicap. We use it to make the game more difficult (and also more equal). For example, in basketball you can only run with the ball while dribbling, in football you can only use your feet.

In quidditch, we want to make it more difficult by having the 'broom'. It makes it harder for you to catch with two hands while running. So, to catch the ball, you have to stop running and catch it with two hands. It makes it more difficult.

qeurope22 karma

I hadn't thought about that before, but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna lose many nights of sleep now, damn. That's genius.

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No, we don't play like that at all. We have our own set of rules that aren't coming close to the rules of the movies/books.

Our snitch is worth 30 points. Every goal is worth 10 points. The snitch comes on pitch after 17 minutes. This can cause interesting scenarios, for example with a score of 10-40. If the first team catches the snitch, we will have a score of 40-40 and that will make us go into overtime.

Our rules are as following:

First of all, there are chasers. Each team has 3 chasers who wear white headbands, and their job is to score points with the quaffle (you may know it better as a volleyball, albeit a slightly deflated one). Chasers put the quaffle through one of three hoops, from either side, winning the team 10 points with each goal. 

The other player that plays with the quaffle is the keeper. There is one keeper who wears a green headband. They have several jobs on the team. Their primary function is to stop the quaffle from going through the hoop, much like a keeper in football. However, keepers often take on an offensive role within the team as well, moving the ball up the pitch with chasers and either driving to the hoops or making a distribution pass. 

The team's two beaters play with bludgers (rubber dodgeballs) and wear black headbands. There are 3 bludgers on the pitch, meaning that there will always be one team in possession of 2 bludgers and the other team in possession of 1 bludger. Beaters throw the bludgers at anyone on pitch, and if the other player is hit they must dismount their broom, run back to their hoops, and tag back in, at which point then they can resume play. If somebody is holding a ball when they are hit by a bludger, they must drop it straight to the ground before returning to their hoops.

Finally, there is the seeker, who wears a yellow headband and is tasked with catching the snitch - the tennis ball inside a sock attached to the snitch runner, The snitch runner comes onto the field at 18 minutes of game time and can evade the seekers however they like; they often wrestle or grapple with the seekers. Catching the snitch is worth 30 points and ends the game.

If you are interested in more rules, you can find the rulebook here: http://iqasport.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/IQA-Rulebook-2018-20.pdf

qeurope13 karma

Ah, yes, of course. When you are beat, you have to lift up your broom/pvc tube and go back to your hoops. It's a good indication! There's more reasons, but this is the one we like to use to explain why we are still sticking to using a 'broom/stick' to play.


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Me, personally? That's a very hard question because I don't know every player in Europe. But I'll always be available for a shout-out to King Louis, who is good at every position in the game.