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    Could You Be The Snitch Or Bludger?

    Off to a flying start: Quidditch Premier League launched in UK
    With 20,000 players taking part in the fictional sport from the Harry Potter books, organisers announce a league pitting teams including the London Monarchs and the Yorkshire Roses

    If rugby and football don’t prove magical enough this season, the launch of a Quidditch Premier League in the UK next summer could be the answer.


    Quidditch leaves Harry Potter behind as (real) World Cup fever grows
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    Dreamed up by JK Rowling, quidditch is played in the Harry Potter novels by characters who fly through the air on broomsticks. In its real-world equivalent, players hold a broom between their legs as they run around the pitch.

    Invented by two students in Vermont in 2005, it is now played by 20,000 players in 25 countries, some of which have lively university and college leagues. There is also a biannual Quidditch World Cup, most recently won by Australia in July.



    As in the novels, there are seven players per team on the field at a time: a keeper, who guards the hoops, three chasers, who try to throw a “quaffle” (a semi-deflated volleyball) through the hoops to score goals, two beaters, who throw “bludgers” (dodgeballs) at the opposing team, and one seeker, who attempts to catch the “snitch”. In the novels, the snitch is a flying golden ball; in reality, it is a sock with a tennis ball in it, attached to the snitch runner’s shorts.
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    Does the Thai team play with the traditional Thai broom, cut from a spirit possessed tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
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    and one seeker, who attempts to catch the “snitch” ...
    Damm it ... I thought the game was catch the "snatch" ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    catch the "snatch"
    are you in training for team Trump?

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    Just making sure ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    catch the "snatch"
    are you in training for team Trump?
    Nah, we wrote the book ...


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    Snitches get stitches...

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    Proof that the latest generation has no clue about life and what to takes to survive in the modern world.
    If it turns out to be more popular than soccer or rugby I'll eat my hat, (with suitable sauce)

    But hey many similar people play Ultimate. Which is a stupid name as it means the end of. How do they know their game will be the end of anything.
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
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    wot is ultimate oh wise one , I thought it was the arse end of Sydney below Paddys Mkt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Proof that the latest generation has no clue about life and what to takes to survive in the modern world.
    I think you might be taking it all a bit too seriously.

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    To survive in the modern world hunter gatherers collect Pokeman Go

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