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"The Chasers throw the Quaffle and put it through the hoops to score. So -- that's sort of like basketball on broomsticks with six hoops, isn't it?"
"What's basketball?"
-- Harry Potter and Oliver Wood's first Quidditch discussion (PS10)


Quidditch player who passes the Quaffle, trying to throw it through the goal hoops; there are three on a Quidditch team.

  • Each goal scored by a Chaser is worth ten points (PS10).
  • After a foul, a Chaser takes the penalty shot one-on-one against the Keeper (QA6).
  • Chaser moves in the modern game of Quidditch include (QA10):
    • Hawkshead Attacking Formation
    • Parkin's Pincer
    • Porskoff Ploy
    • Reverse Pass.

Notes and interesting facts:

  • The ancient title of the Chaser was "Catcher" (QA3).
  • The practice of  "Stooging", where more than one Chaser enters the scoring area, was outlawed in 1884 (QA6).
  • Two other fouls that can be committed by Chasers are Haversacking and Quafflepocking (QA6).
  • Chaser Dragomir Gorgovitch of the Chudley Cannons holds the record holder for the most Quaffle drops in a season.... (DH7)



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 those events is 1992-1993.

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