MIT Quidditch Club
The MIT Quidditch Club was founded in 2009. The team is named the MIT Marauders. Scrimmages are held weekly on Sundays at 2pm on Briggs Field.
According to the group, "We play a version of Quidditch formulated for Muggle play. It was developed at Middlebury College and is now moderated by the International Quidditch Association. We play in local tournaments against other colleges in our area, and also play in the annual World Cup."
Rules & Positions
Each team is made up of 7-21 players. Only 7 of those players are in play at any time. Each team must have at least two players of each gender in play and on the field at all times. All players must have their broom between their legs at all times. Any play made without a broom in place does not count. There are no time-outs, but players may substitute at any time. While the game can appear chaotic to the casual observer, once familiar with the basic rules, quidditch is an exciting sport to watch and even more exciting to play.
3 Chasers. These players must move the Quaffle down the field, by running and/or passing, and with the aim of throwing or kicking it through the opposing team's goal hoops (in either direction).
2 Beaters. These players must throw or kick the Bludgers at opposing players in order to temporarily knock them out of play.
1 Keeper. This player is responsible for defending his team’s three hoops and preventing the other team from launching the Quaffle through them.
1 Seeker. This player’s job is to chase down the Snitch Runner and remove the Snitch from him/her.
Once the Snitch is caught, the game ends and points are tallied up. The team that caught the Snitch gets an extra fifty points.
Players are forbidden to touch, kick, grab, pass, throw, or in any way use the ball of another position. In other words, the only players who are allowed to touch the Quaffle are the Chasers and Keeper, only the Beaters may touch the Bludgers, only the Seekers can grab the Snitch.
The full version of these rules can be found at http://www.internationalquidditch.org/rules/