West Midlands Quidditch Champions Congratulated By JK Rowling

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Harry Potter author JK Rowling has tweeted her congratulations to the West Midlands team who won the first Quidditch Premier League Championship in Hull.

The West Midlands Revolution Team won the tournament, beating the South East Knights in the final.

Writer of the Harry Potter books, JK Rowling, tweeted her congratulations.

“I’m quite a Harry Potter fan. I have a broom mounted on my wall and several others,” said Jen McCallum, of the Revolution Team.

“But that doesn’t detract from the fact that I do this for a sport.”

Teamwork, determination and enthusiasm were key attributes in the sport, said other players of Harry Potter’s favourite game.

Here’s a quick look at the rules of a quidditch game:

A team of seven will have one keeper, three chasers, two beaters and one seeker – all players have a “broom” held between their legs.

  • Keepers– Guard the hoops from opposing chasers and become a 4th chaser on offense
  • Chasers– Throw the ‘quaffle’ through the opposite team’s hoops to score goals worth 10 points
  • Beaters -Throw ‘bludgers’ at the opposing team to “knock them out” and make them return to hoops
  • Seekers– Catch the snitch – worth 30 points – to end the game

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