Joust a' Plaisance
The Joust a' Plaisance or "Joust of Peace" is a contest between two individuals on horseback in a small arena known as the lists. Within the lists is a barrier/fence called the tilt. Two competitors charge towards one another from opposite ends of the tilt and attempt to strike their opponent's shield with their couched lance.
The Lysts on the Lake jousting tournament is conducted as a challenge tournament. Each competitor will randomly select 4 other competitors with which they will compete over the 3 day event.
- 1 point is awarded for striking an opponent between his neck and waist, including shield, shoulders, body, arms and hands, or
- 2 points are awarded for breaking the lance on an opponent between his neck and waist, but not on his shield (this includes shoulders, body, arms and hands), or
- 3 points are awarded for breaking the lance on an opponent's shield.
- 1 additional point is awarded for breaking at least half the lance tip.
The competitor with the highest average points will be declared the winner of the joust at the closing ceremonies on Sunday. Maximum points: 4 per pass.
Melee a' Cheval
|The Melee a' Cheval, historically referred to as a "behourd", the mounted club tournament is a mounted melee where a large number of competitors engage in combat using tourney batons. The competitors will fight in this event until they, or the King of Arms, feel they have been bested by their opponents. The last competitor leaving the field is declared the winner of this competition.|