The Jousting Life

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Jousting Tournament of King Jana III at Zamek Gniew

This weekend, May 24 - 26 2013, is the annual "Jousting Tournament of King Jana III" at Zamek Gniew (which translates as Castle Anger) in Poland. The tournament is a little different each year. This year the tournament is focusing on historical accuracy and is affiliated with the historical division of the International Jousting League.


Promotional poster for the "Jousting Tournament of King Jana III" (picture from the "Jousting Tournament of King Jana III" Facebook page)

You can find out more about the tournament on the "Jousting Tournament of King Jana III" Facebook page which includes photo albums with biographical information about each of the competitors. Click on the names below to see the information and pictures for each of the jousters:

Jarosław (Jarek) Struczyński

Adam "Fifa" Firyn

Jan Gradoń

Michał Ruda

Adam "Jazon" Ałaszewski

Marcus Hamel

Jeremy "Jezz" Smith

Steve R. Gagnon

Petter Ellingsen

Luc Petillot

Jeffrey Hedgecock


The competitors of "The Jousting Tournament of King Jana III" (Photo from the "Jousting Tournament of King Jana III" Facebook page)

The tournament will include jousting/tilting, crossbow, mounted melee and mounted skill at arms(MSA). You can find out more about the "Tournament of King Jana III" and Zamek Gniew by clicking on their names. Some, but not all of the pages for Zamek Gniew have English translations.

1 comment:

  1. Just thought I'd add a little bit more information to this great article.

    The Tournament of King John III is a WorldJoust affiliated tournament. It was run by WorldJoust rules and standards, and followed the WorldJoust format of having additional 'knightly' events in addition to jousting as
    part of the competition.

    WorldJoust Tournaments was formed in 2008 to establish and support high-standard knightly tournaments around the world. By creating a rule set to govern tournaments and by using standardized equipment, WorldJoust Tournaments seeks to create a sustainable modern equestrian sport which honours the ancient traditions yet embraces the demands of modern athletes and sports enthusiasts.

    On the web-
    http://www.worldjoust.com

    On Facebook-
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/7822793430/

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