"Last year at the World Cup, there were broken bones."
November 13, 2010 8:14 PM Subscribe
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Tomorrow in New York City, the Quiddich World Championship
will be decided. Invented in 2005, Muggle Quiddich is now played at hundreds of high schools and colleges
around the world. Forty six teams are meeting this weekend for the fourth annual world championship
The game is co-ed, full contact
, and strangely faithful to JK Rawling's fictional sport
The IQA's official rules
lay out how to play. Chasers play a basketball-like game of throwing a ball through one of three hoops. Beaters try to bean opposing players with a ball, dodgeball style. And the seekers chase the golden snitch, portrayed by a guy in a gold jump suit. Early in the game the snitch may go anywhere on or off the field, so games are often interrupted by snitches and seekers from adjoining fields running through.
helps give an idea of how a typical game goes. And here is some coverage
of day one
of the World Championship.