Chapter Two - Positions and Rules
A Quidditch team is made up of seven people: three Chasers, two Beaters, one Seeker, and one Keeper. This section will outline the responsibilities of each player and how they interact with others on their team.
The Chasers of a team are primarily concerned with scoring for their team. They do this by passing a Quaffle (see chapter 3) back and fourth between one another until they can toss it through the enemy's goal hoop. The Chasers work closely with each other, as well as with the Beaters who protect them and the Seeker during the game. Famous Chasers include Darren O'Hare, Ginny Weasly, and Alastair Maddock.
Beaters are the defenders of the team, protecting their players from Bludgers (see chapter 3) They use small clubs to beat back the speeding balls, hence their name. They work with every person on the team, ensuring that nobody gets knocked off of their brooms. Famous Beaters include Gwenog Jones, Dawn Whitney, and Karl and Kevin Broadmoor.
The Seeker is generally the lightest and most agile of players. He or she is tasked with catching the Golden Snitch (see chapter 3). Seekers have a great amount of potential to sway the results of the game, and as such are the primary target for fouls on the field. They must therefore work closely with the rest of their team, especially the Beaters, to ensure their own safety. Famous Seekers include Glynnis Gryffiths, Gregory Cotton, and Victor Krum.
While technically capable of scoring with the Chasers, the Keeper's main goal is to stop the opposing team's Chasers from scoring. They do this by guarding the goal hoop and intercepting any attempts to pass the Quaffle through it. The Keeper is protected by the Beaters, and works with the Chasers to ensure that their team comes out on top. Famous Keepers include Jonny Nuhaka, Barry Ryan, and Susan Blancheflower.
Rules of the Game