The Jousting Life

Friday, May 18, 2012

Jousting in the News 5-2-12 through 5-18-12

Some nice tv news videos of "Lysts on the Lake" international jousting tournament and of Rod Walker of "Full Metal Jousting" and Robbie Hubbard getting ready for the "Blacktown Medieval Fayre".

*** recommended articles

Kent News: Jousting tournaments throughout the summer in Kent (announces theatrical? Jousting tournaments to be held at Hever Castle, Edenbridge)

***The View: VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP: Knights of Iron enters the lyst in competitive jousting WITH VIDEO (nice, but somewhat inaccurate article about the Knights of Iron and jousting in general)

Brian Stephenson tilts at rings (photo from The View)

Tulsa World: Take a stroll through merrie olde England (about a renaissance faire in Oklahoma that features a “royal joust”, probably theatrical jousting)

Northern Life: Jousting the draw of Celtic Festival (the Knights of Valour will be performing at the Sudbury Celtic Festival and Highland Games, June 2 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)

My Valley News: Old World Festival Begins Saturday in Corona (renaissance faire in California that features “full-contact knight-jousts”)

Southwest Riverside News Network: Old World Festival to kick off Saturday in Corona (exactly the same as previous article, but with a picture)

Oxford Mail: Jousting knights wow crowd at the palace (Knights of Royal England jousted at Blenheim Palace)

The Norwood Post: Jousting in Norwood: Renaissance Fair seeks sponsors (Norwood Renaissance Fair in Telluride, Colorado, USA, that will include jousting, seeks sponsors)

***Manly Daily: Glory could be joust around the corner (nice article about Australian jouster Andrew McKinnon travelling to France to compete)

Andrew McKinnon with a different kind of ride (photo from Manly Daily)

The Press Enterprise: CORONA: Renaissance Fair returns for 15th year (The New Riders of the Golden Age to joust at Koroneburg Old World Festival)

****Austin YNN: International jousting competition comes to Texas (nice tv news article with good video of “Lysts on the Lake”)

Asbury Park Press: Olympic implications at horse-trial event (Don't get too excited. The event organizers of this normally staid equestrian Olympic qualifying event decided to try and draw in more spectators by including some theatrical style jousting. Mentions James Fairclough from FMJ)

The Press Enterprise: CORONA: Jousting, juggling highlight Renaissance Festival (another article about the Koroneburg Renaissance Festival that includes jousting)

Examiner: Jersey Fresh event swept by Australian Olympian (Another article about the Olympic qualifying “Jersey Fresh International Horse Trials” that included jousting to draw more spectators. James Fairclough of FMJ mentioned)

The Telegraph: Knights armour up for jousting tournament (tv news video of Rod Walker of Full Metal Jousting and Robbie Hubbard preparing for Blacktown Medieval Festival)

***The Sydney Morning Herald: Crunch time: making money from a medieval extreme sport (very nice article about Rod Walker from “Full Metal Jousting” and the joust team he and his wife Michelle run in Australia)

Blacktown Advocate: Doonside: Medieval Fayre at Nurragingy Reserve
(brief article about Blacktown Medieval Fayre which will include a jousting tournament)

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