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