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"YOU DO NOT ATTACK THE KEEPER UNLESS THE QUAFFLE IS WITHIN THE SCORING AREA!"
-- Madam Hooch to the Slytherin Beaters (PA15)

Areas of the pitch marked off by curved lines around the goals, where only the Keeper and one Chaser at a time are allowed (QA6).

The Noble Sport of Warlocks, a book written by Quintius Umfraville in 1620, contained the first recorded mention of the location of the scoring areas of the Quidditch pitch (QA6).

In 1884 the "Stooging" rule was introduced, preventing more than one Chaser at a time entering the scoring area (QA6).

Notes and interesting facts:

  • After being awarded a penalty following a foul, the Chaser flies from the centre circle towards the scoring area to take the shot against the opposing Seeker (QA6).
  • In their coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, Ginny Weasley, reporting for the Daily Prophet, also refers to the "scoring circle" and "scoring box" (Pm).

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Notes

The Muggle version of the Hogwarts library book Quidditch Through the Ages includes a diagramme showing the scoring areas (QA6) and is available to purchase at bookshops.

From the Web

Screenshots of the Daily Prophet's coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup: http://imgur.com/a/AXutv

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