"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)


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

The ancient title of the Chaser was “Catcher” (QA3).

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).

  • The practice of  “Stooging“, where more than one Chaser enters the scoring area, was outlawed in 1884.
  • Two other fouls that can be committed by Chasers are Haversacking and Quafflepocking.

Chaser moves in the modern game of Quidditch include (QA10):

Some famous Chasers:

Players list: Chasers



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: Chaser

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