JOUSTING information and forms

2015 Entry Forms will be posted as soon as they are available!

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Heavy armor jousting was prominent in periods of the 15th and 16th century. The purpose of the competition is for each competitor to try to dislodge the opponent from his/her horse. Where as in light armor jousting the purpose of this competition is for the competitor to strike his opponent shield at a designated spot. This jousting was popular in the 12th and 13th century. Both jousting events are dangerous and only for the bravest of competitors.

2015 PRIZE MONEY (See Jousting Information and Forms for details - click on the jousting/rules above)

The World's LARGEST Purse
U.S/INT"L Champions from
U.S.A, Canada, Great Britain

Overall individual prizes will be determined by the points accumulated each day with no tie-breaking points included for the overall prize. Tie-breaking points will be used for daily awards only.

Overall team prize will be award based on the accumulated point score total of the top three (3) members of each team each day in Realgestack Heavy Armor, Light Armor, Quintain, Spear, Ring. Team  must be three (3) jousters representing an area. Re: Great Britain, USA, Canada, etc.  

Light Armor and Heavy Armor championship prizes are a 3 day total - this is a 3 day tournament.  No rain dates!!!!!!  Points will be added each day, failure to report at posted times results in a forfeit of that competition and travel money.





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History:
The medieval knight is one of the most romantic figures in history. Many stories have glorified their prowess in battle and stressed the ethical code, chivalry that knights introduced to the society of the time. In earlier wars, they were a major and necessary machine of war, along with the archer and sword-wielding foot soldier.

Tournaments:
To maximize the skills and effectiveness of knights and their steeds as a fighting unit, it was necessary to practice. These early skill honing events were called melees and took place in a large field with no barriers between the opposing forces who used their actual weapons. Of course, this led to many injuries. Changes were made to use blunted weapons and tilts (fences). Further reductions in the number of combatants on the list (field) at the same time led to the birth of the joust.
A joust is a form of one-to-one combat between two knights on horseback. Armed with 13' long lances, they gallop down the lists toward each other and score points by unseating their opponent or striking the shield. So many knights were killed in the early jousts the Pope and several kings banned jousting tournaments. English subjects were constantly excommunicated for persisting in the enjoyment of continuing tournaments. Soon the jousting became a contest between two combatants as it was easier to show one's skill outside the melee field. Training of knights began to include many of the exercises now popular with Scottish athletes, in addition to spearing small rings and quintain jousting. The phrase "Watch your back!" was most likely started by a quintain playing jouster.
 

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