Quidditch
Broomsticks Quidditch

Chaser

Explore
Characters Locations Magic Canon Events Things Creatures Essays
The Harry Potter Canon

"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)

Chaser

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)

Commentary

Notes

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.

Pensieve (Comments)

Tags: balls competitions/competitors match Quidditch history score sports teammates three throwing