The game is over when the snitch is caught in what is known as a "clean catch." The Snitch Referee, Head Referee, and Snitch Runner determine the catch. The team that caught the snitch get 30 points regardless of whether they won or lost the game. If a member of the opposing team catches the snitch, they too get 30 points.
If no one catches the snitch before time runs out, then the other team wins by default.
Now, there are two ways to catch the snitch. You can either attempt to catch it yourself or have someone else do it for you. If you try to catch it yourself but fail, then you will lose point from your team. If you ask someone to catch it for you and they do so successfully, then you both get credit for the catch and no one loses any points.
At the beginning of each season, the Snitch Referee chooses a snitch that's at least three-quarters of a foot long and 0.5 inches in diameter. It should be colored orange with black markings. There should also be bands around its body that wrap around twice; one complete loop is one inch of rope. These bands contain small holes that allow electricity to flow through them when the snitch is touched by a spell.
The game is played entirely while flying on broomsticks. Every goal is worth 10 points, and the team whose Seeker finds the Golden Snitch receives an extra 150 points. This implies that even if a team is more than 15 goals ahead, it can still win if their Seeker fails to find the Snitch.
The most points ever scored in a single match was 753 by Harry Potter's Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in a game known as the "Godfather Match". The record is still standing today.
The current world leader in wins is J.K. Rowling's character from the Harry Potter books, who won 151 games before she lost her first match. She's now winning about one game every other day.
The most recent winner of a World Cup tournament was Harry Potter himself in 2007. He won all his matches except for one which was lost due to a Weasley-powered Patronus.
The most recent winner of the European Championship was Harry Potter in 2009. He beat Viktor Krum of Bulgaria in the final match. After this victory, Harry went on to win another two matches before losing to Ron Weasley in the final minute of play.
The most recent winner of the Olympic Games was also Harry Potter in 2012. He beat Viktor Krum again in the final match of the tournament with a powerful Confundus Charm.
How many points are required for a team to win a Quidditch match? A Quidditch match is won by the side with the most points when the Golden Snitch is caught, not by a predefined number of points. The team that captures the snitch receives 30 points, and the team with the most points at the end is named the winner. If both teams have the same number of points, a series of sudden-death matches called "Quaffles" will determine who wins.
The answer depends on how the snitch is caught. If it's caught before the game starts, then each team gets ten minutes to score as many points as they can. At the end of this time, the team with the most points wins. But if the snitch is caught during play - which happens very often because players want to celebrate in the moment - then the team with possession of the snitch gets three attempts to catch it without being touched by any form of magic. On the third attempt, at the end of three seconds, the snitch becomes the property of the person who catches it, and they get another chance to score points.
If there is no catch and the snitch stays with its current team, then they receive 30 points and the game ends immediately. But if the snitch goes back into play after being caught, then there is a five-minute rest period before another round of Quidditch begins. During this time, the team that caught the snitch can try to recapture it.
However, if this does happen, then the winner is determined by whether they score more goals than the other team.
There are two ways in which a player can score a goal: by hitting the snitch with a flying spell and by scoring with a broomstick. A player can also score a free-throw during a penalty break. A player on a team with the ball out of play scores by throwing or passing the ball into the stands.
A player is allowed three attempts per game, and if they make at least one successful attempt they will receive 3 points. If they fail twice they will be removed from the game, while if they fail once they can continue playing provided they make at least one more attempt. If a player does not take any swings at the ball within a time limit, the referee will call "foul". The foul is half if the player is male and female, or if she is not wearing a cup, and full if he is wearing a cup. A player cannot be penalized for missing when shooting free throws; instead, the referee will call "no good".