by Will Hack | September 24th, 2012
With games taking place across the league, it is time to release the new edition of the rulebook. Formatting has taken longer than expected, and we don’t want you to have to wait any longer, so we are releasing a non-formatted version of the rulebook for general consumption until the prettier version becomes available.
These rules are available for use in IQA official games immediately. For the next month, these rules are optional; games will be played using 5th edition rules unless both teams and the head referee agree to use the updated rules. On October 25th, these rules become mandatory for all official IQA games.
Below is a list of some rules that have significant changes which you may want to check out. Thanks, and happy quidditch!
18.104.22.168. – 22.214.171.124.
2.9.2. – 2.9.6.
126.96.36.199. – 188.8.131.52.
184.108.40.206. – 220.127.116.11.
IQA Game Play Director
Edit: The following changes have been made to the document from the first instance of its posting:
1.1.2. added “if the ranking is inapplicable/unknown”
2.1.2. replaced “seekers” with “keepers” twice
18.104.22.168. changed “chasers” to “players”
1.5.2.c. removed comma
1.3.4. “is a return to hoops offense” changed to “results in a warning.”
2.7.1. “securely tucked into the shorts of” changed to “securely fastened to the shorts of”
22.214.171.124. changed “22” to “6”
126.96.36.199.c. added “It is legal to bat a live bludger away with the quaffle in an attempt to block a knock out. Using a held quaffle to intentionally interact with a dead bludger, or one that is still in the possession of an opponent, is an illegal interaction.”
188.8.131.52. changed name to “Throwing a ball off of or away from the pitch”
184.108.40.206. added “It is illegal to propel a ball which is already off the pitch further away from the pitch without the intention of completing a pass or knocking out an opponent.”
220.127.116.11. in Penalty, added “or distancing”
18.104.22.168.b.6. added “or distancing”
22.214.171.124. added “This rule does not prohibit a beater from tapping a bludger further into the air in the process of attempting a catch.”
126.96.36.199. added Penalty “Penalty: Yellow – Initial contact from behind is illegal contact, and results in a caution.”
188.8.131.52. removed from main body of text “The penalty for making initial contact from behind is a caution.”
184.108.40.206. changed “made” to “initiated”
220.127.116.11. added “; this rule does not prohibit a chaser or keeper throwing or propelling a quaffle at a bludger or opponent.”
1.6. section number 18.104.22.168. was incorrectly labeled 22.214.171.124. Corrected this to read 126.96.36.199.
188.8.131.52.b.2. changed “184.108.40.206.” to “220.127.116.11.”
18.104.22.168. removed word “this” twice
22.214.171.124. added word “inner”
126.96.36.199. changed to “The tackler does not initiate contact from behind.”
188.8.131.52. removed “b. Yellow”
184.108.40.206. added “A beater may release a bludger in finishing a natural motion as described above, but this bludger is not considered live and cannot incur a knockout until it is made live another way.”
220.127.116.11. added Penalty: “Penalty: Yellow – Intentionally kicking the quaffle illegally results in a yellow card.”
18.104.22.168.b. added 7. “Intentionally kicking the quaffle illegally (22.214.171.124.)”
126.96.36.199. added Penalty: “Penalty: Yellow – Intentionally kicking a bludger illegally is a yellow card offense.”
188.8.131.52.b. added 8. “Intentionally kicking a bludger illegally (184.108.40.206.)”
220.127.116.11. removed “Only in the case of a single-gender team may the commissioner or tournament director consider ruling otherwise.”
18.104.22.168.f. changed “A” to lowercase
22.214.171.124.d. added “However, a beater may not leave the pitch to pursue a seeker until two minutes after the seeker floor ends. If there is no seeker floor, the beater may not leave to pursue a seeker until two minutes after Brooms Up.”
126.96.36.199.g. added “Returning a bludger to the pitch from off-pitch, if it has not been pursued or possessed by a beater for an extended period of time.”