Matt Daniel(Photo by CVS) Ryan Saathoff on Ziggy(Photo by Jay Baum) Steve Hemphill jousts Sean Gullick(photo by A Jousters Wife) Dustin Stephens on Sampson(Photo by Jay Baum) Federico Serna takes a hit(Photo by AzulOx)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Burgundian Alliance Wins Team Championship at Arundel International Tournament 2014

Congratulations to Ben van Koert and Per Estein Prøis- Røhjell of the Burgundian Alliance for winning the Team Championship of the Arundel International Tournament 2014!


Ben van Koert(left) and Per Estein Prøis- Røhjell(right) of the Burgundian Alliance,
Team Champions of Arundel International Tournament 2014
(photos by ARW Photography)

The two teams to make it to the finals on Sunday were the Burgundian Alliance and Team England. Andy Deane of Team England won the Individual Championship.


Andy Deane, Individual Champion of Arundel International Tournament 2014
(photo by ARW Photography)

Jan Gradon of Team Poland won the Mounted Skill at Arms competition.


Jan Gradon, winner of the Mounted Skill at Arms competition at Arundel International Tournament 2014(photo by ARW Photography)

Patrice Rolland of Team France was chosen to receive the Award of Chivalry.


Patrice Rolland, chosen to receive the Award of Chivalry for Arundel International Tournament 2014
(photo by ARW Photography)

Congratulations, also, to Arundel Castle and everyone involved in creating yet another marvelous tournament!


The jousters and ground crew of Arundel International Tournament 2014
(photo by ARW Photography)

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Photos and Scores from Day 2 and 3 of the Arundel International Tournament 2014

Photos and Results from the First Day of Arundel International Tournament 2014

Arundel International Jousting Tournament 2014 Starts Today

Arundel International Jousting Tournament 2013

"Arundel International Tournament 2013" Score Summary

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Photos and Scores from Day 2 and 3 of the Arundel International Tournament 2014

At the end of Day 2 of the Arundel International Tournament, it looked like Team Poland still had the lead in the team competition, but Team England was catching up, and Team France and the Burgundian Alliance were still within striking distance. In the individual competition, Jan Gradon had caught up with Andy Dean and the two were tied for first, with Jarek Struczyński and Ben van Koert both only one point behind, and Per Estein Prøis-Røhjell and Steve Gagnon only one point behind them.


Day 2 Scoreboard for Arundel 2014(photo by Kyle Van Dolah-Evans)


Phillip Leitch(left) and Jan Gradon(right) joust during Day 2 of Arundel International Tournament 2014(photo from Victoria Dawe/ArundelCastle)



Phillip Leitch(left) and Jan Gradon(right) shake hands after their match
(photo from Arundel Castle)


Jarek Struczyński and Patrice Rolland joust during Day 2 of Arundel International Tournament 2014(photo from Arundel Castle)


Andy Deane attacks a hapless cabbage during the Mounted Skill at Arms competition
(photo from Arundel Castle)

By the end of Day 3 of the Arundel tournament, Team England had managed to pull ahead in the team competition, though Poland was still close enough to be a threat. Team France was now only one point behind Team Poland, and the Burgundian Alliance, though behind by three points, was still in the running. In the individual competition, Andy Deane managed to gain the lead again, with Ben van Koert surpassing both Jan Gradon and Jarek Struczyński to reach second place. The two Poles were tied for third and Steve Gagnon was only one point behind. With four more days of competition, however, anything can happen.


Day 3 Scoreboard for Arundel 2014(photo by ARW Photography)


Andy Dean of Team England smashes his lance against Ben van Koert of the Burgundian Alliance
(photo by ARW Photography)



Phillip Leitch of Team England and Per Estein Prøis-Røhjell of the Burgundian Alliance both break their lances during their jousting pass(photo by ARW Photography)


Ben van Koert of the Burgundian Alliance(photo by ARW Photography)


Jarek Struczyński of Team Poland(photo by ARW Photography)

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Photos and Results from the First Day of Arundel International Tournament 2014

The first day of the grueling seven day Arundel International Tournament is over. After the first three sessions of jousting, Poland is leading the team competition and Andy Dean is in first place for the individual competition. The teams and jousters competing at Arundel Castle this year are:

Team England – Andy Deane and Phillip Lietch

Team France – Patrice Rolland and Steve Gagnon

Team Poland – Jan Gradon and Jarek Struczyński

The Burgundian Alliance - Ben van Koert and Per Estein Prøis-Røhjell

The Knight Marshal this year is Andreas Wenzel. And the Ladies Court includes Catherine Tranter, Kate Vigurs and Kyle van Dolah-Evans. Click on the names to see a brief biography and photos of each.


The Scoreboard at the end of Day 1(photo by Kyle Van Dolah-Evans)


Andy Deane looks happy to be in the lead at the end of Day 1(photo by ARW Photography)


Jarek Struczyński jousts Per Estein Prøis-Røhjell during Day 1 of the Arundel International Tournament 2014(photo by ARW Photography)


Phillip Leitch jousts Jan Gradon during Day 1 of the Arundel International Tournament 2014
(photo by ARW Photography)


Arundel Castle on the first day of the Arundel International Tournament
(photo by ARW Photography)


Arundel Castle International Jousting & Medieval Tournament(video by SeeThat)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jousting in Schaffhausen a Success!

According to tournament organizer Arne Koets, over 14,000 people came to watch the Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen which was held in association with an exhibition of knightly arms and armour at the Museum zu Allerheiligen. Quite the turnout considering that the stands were only built to hold an audience of 890, the weather was frequently "inclement" and one of the jousts was held during the final match of the World Cup. According to Arne,"Quite a few shows were sold out, and the visitor numbers were much higher than expected. About 80% of all possible tickets sold."

And, of course, there is more TV news coverage of the Die Grossen Ritterspiele zu Schaffhausen:


TELE TOP: 14'000 Besucher an Ritterspielen in Schaffhausen(video from TELE TOP)

You can read the article(in German) that goes with the above video by clicking here.


One of the mounted melees during the Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen
(photo from Museum zu Allerheiligen)

Although the live jousting is over, there is still time to see the rest of the exhibit of knightly arms and armour which will continue until September 21 at the Museum zu Allerheiligen.

More articles about the Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen:
Toby Capwell Posts Pictures of the Schaffhausen Tournament

Toby Capwell's Third Blog Post About the Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen: 'Helmets Off'

Arne Koets Comments on the Tournament So Far, Plus More TV News Coverage of the Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen

Tobias Frin Talks About the Riding at The Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen

Even More TV News Coverage of The Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen

Toby Capwell's Second Blog Post About the Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen

More TV News Coverage of the Schaffhausen Tournament

Toby Capwell is Writing Blog Posts about the Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen!

TV Coverage of the Grand Tournament of Schaffhausen 2014

Video: Toby Capwell Explains His Passion for Jousting

Promotional Video for Die Grossen Ritterspiele zu Schaffhausen


Arundel International Jousting Tournament 2014 Starts Today

Text and image from Arundel Castle:

With prestigious competitors from Norway, the Netherlands, France, Australia and Poland, this is one of the largest tournaments in the United Kingdom. The week-long event, held under the shadow of the mighty Castle, attracts large audiences from far and wide to enjoy the magnificent 15th century jousting action. Set in 1470, the tournament offers a whole week of action with three jousts per day.

Knights compete for the ultimate glory of winning the Championship of Arundel Castle. In addition to the individual medal, an award is also presented to the most chivalrous knight, but the most hotly contested prize of all is the team award. This year’s teams are made up of old rivals, the Kingdoms of England and France, plus two new teams, the Burgundian Alliance and the Kingdom of Poland.

“This prestigious event is truly the highlight of our year at Arundel Castle,” commented Castle Manager, Bryan McDonald. “Visitors of all ages will be able to revel in the sights, sounds and smells of an authentic medieval tournament which brings the drama of 15th century Britain to life.”

As well as cheering on their jousting team of choice, visitors will be able to witness hand-to-hand combat with a medieval tournament from the knights and men-at-arms of Raven Tor living history Group. Set within an authentic medieval encampment, the Distant Trumpets storyteller will enthral visitors with tales from the period. In addition, have-a-go archery, craft displays and the musicians of Rough Musicke combine to make this a unique event sure to capture the imagination and entertain the whole family.


Arundel International Tournament 2014(image from Arundel Castle)

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Toby Capwell Posts Pictures of the Schaffhausen Tournament

For his fourth and possibly final blog post about the Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen, Toby Capwell decided to share a number of pictures of the event.

From The Wallace Collection:

Wallace Collection Curator in Combat: NEW UPDATE! Part 4


Jousting tournaments are not known for their live reporting… until now. Toby Capwell, our Curator of Arms and Armour, reports from ‘The Great Tournament of Schaffhausen’ in Switzerland. Remember to keep checking in for updates or add the blog to your RSS feed!

Fourth Report- Monday 21 July, Final Weekend
Well, we’ve made it to the final weekend. It’s been getting hotter and hotter and therefore physically much more challenging for everyone involved in the tournament. Two more days left!
There have been a lot of fantastic photos being made over the last week, so I thought in this installment, possibly the last, I’d pick out some of my favourites to feature here. I don’t need to say much about them- they speak for themselves and tell their own stories.
Many thanks again to Isis Sturtewagen and the museum staff photographers for this amazing record of a really special event.
Enjoy!
TC

To see all of the pictures, click here.


Squire Max Knegjens holds aloft the broken crest of Arne Koets
(photo from The Wallace Collection)

More articles about the Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen:
Toby Capwell's Third Blog Post About the Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen: 'Helmets Off'

Arne Koets Comments on the Tournament So Far, Plus More TV News Coverage of the Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen

Tobias Frin Talks About the Riding at The Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen

Even More TV News Coverage of The Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen

Toby Capwell's Second Blog Post About the Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen

More TV News Coverage of the Schaffhausen Tournament

Toby Capwell is Writing Blog Posts about the Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen!

TV Coverage of the Grand Tournament of Schaffhausen 2014

Video: Toby Capwell Explains His Passion for Jousting

Promotional Video for Die Grossen Ritterspiele zu Schaffhausen