"Three Chasers try and score with the Quaffle; the Keeper guards the goalposts; the Beaters keep the Bludgers away from their team...."
-- Harry Potter (PS10)

"....every goal has been hard won against Beaters who on both sides are showing superb precision and power"
-- Ginny Weasley, Daily Prophet, match report Chad v Lichtenstein, 17 May 2014 (Pm)


The Beater is a Quidditch player who protects other players from Bludgers while attempting to hit the Bludgers toward opposing players using a small bat.

Some famous Beaters include:

Players list: Beaters



The story goes that the Wimbourne Wasps team got their name from one of their Beaters hitting a Bludger into a wasps' nest, stinging the Appleby Arrows' Seeker so badly that he had to stop playing, which led to a Wasps win (QA7).

Although the dates printed on the Daily Prophet Newsletters are:

  • DP1: 31 July 1998,
  • DP2: 8 February 1999,
  • DP3: 1 June 1999 and
  • DP4: 1 October 1999,

the timeframe for these events is 1992-1993.

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore:

Pottermore collection: Quidditch

Harry Potter Wiki: Beater

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