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Kryal Castle is proud to present the inaugural Tasman Shield Jousting Tournament. Australia’s champion jousters will don their armour and face off against New Zealand’s finest.Australia and New Zealand are fierce competitors on the sporting field, both boasting world class exponents of this dangerous and spectacular medieval sport.The Australian team is captained by Ballarat’s very own Phil Leitch, multiple international tournament winner. Joining him will be Cliff Marisma, 2016 winner of the St Ives Medieval Faire International Tournament and experienced international Andrew McKinnon.The New Zealand team will be led by veteran international competitor Jezz Smith, with team mates Vikki Subritzky and debutante Simon Neilsen.Kryal Castle presents the perfect home team venue for the Australian team. The Castle has featured jousting as part of our entertainment since the drawbridge was first raised in 1974.The event will take place over two days, two sessions per day (Three Preliminaries and a Final).Awards will be given for winning team, individual champion and champion of the skill at arms.