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Stooging was a foul in Quidditch. It was a tactic performed in the scoring area and involves a team's Chasers. It was performed when two of a team's Chasers knock the opposing team's Keeper out of the way so that their third Chaser can score a goal easily. Stooging was originally allowed in Quidditch matches, but was eventually banned in 1884. The ban drew heavy criticism, as the fans believed it was the opposing chasers' responsibility to keep the others from interfering.
Behind the scenes
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Marcus Flint snatches the bat from another Beater and uses it to shoot a Bludger in the head of Oliver Wood. It is unknown if this can be considered another form of Stooging.
- In the game Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup, Chasers are permitted to use this foul.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Possible appearance)
- Quidditch Through the Ages (First appearance)
- Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
Notes and references
- Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 6 (Changes in Quidditch since the Fourteenth Century)