Jousting Field 16

Jousting in honour of King Arthur

Ridders te Paard

Jousting in honour of King Arthur

Jousting in honour of King Arthur

A spectacular tournament in honour of King Arthur himself where four knights on horse backs, assisted by their squires, will fight each other. With different, real-life weapons, they will have to perform in javelin, apple cutting with the sword and ring jousting. The winner of the tests will challenge one of his opponents to an exciting game of lance jousting. Watch the wood chips flying around! 

"Ridders te Paard" is widely known as one of the best jousting groups within Europe. So forget about all those nice amateur attempts and witness how professionals strike each other with a huge lance at high speed. No tricks, no restraint; only honour and brute force.

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Brooms up! Very first Quidditch Cup in the Netherlands

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Brooms up! Very first Quidditch Cup in the Netherlands

Brooms up! Very first Quidditch Cup in the Netherlands

ATTENTION: REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED. TEAMS WILL SOON BE ANNOUNCED

The sport for Harry Potter and fantasy fans: Muggle Quidditch! A combi of rugby, dodgebal and tag. Already a popular sport among students in Australia, the UK and the US, now brought to Elfia by Wizard Wear. And you can join in! Subscribe yourself, or a whole team, if you have one: subscribe and become a chaser, beater, keeper or seeker.

During this tournament , we adhere to the rules of the IQA ( International Quidditch Association) . A summary and translation of these rules can be found here (in dutch for now).

 

A Quidditch team consists of seven players , including at least two female players and two male players, the whole game running around with a broom between their legs. It seems chaotic , but once you figure it out, it's a great sport to watch and to play.
The team includes three chasers, they can score 10 points by throwing a volleyball (or Quaffle) through one of three hoops of the opponents. Each team has a keeper who defends the three hoops of his own team.
Two beaters playing dodge ball and try to throw the ball (or Basher, Bludger) against one of the opponents. If you get hit then you should only continue if you 're running back to one of your own hoops and touch it.
Then each team also has a seeker that goes after the snitch. In the muggle version of the game, the snitch a ball that is attached to the strap of the "snitch runner" , a neutral player dressed in yellow / gold at all cost ensures that he is not caught. A match ends when the snitch is caught, catching the snitch also provides an additional 30 points.

The Quidditch Cup will be played on 19, 20, 21 April during the Elfia event at Castle de Haar (NL).

Impressive Docu on Quidditch in NY

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Clairvoyance, Tricks and Medieval Music

Ars Floreo

Clairvoyance, Tricks and Medieval Music

Clairvoyance, Tricks and Medieval Music

An exciting time travel where medieval music will bring little warriors to be knighted and princesses dancing. Stories about Instruments and the habits of old times; mysteries of medieval clairvoyance are solved and amazing magic tricks. Every jousting tournament will be preceded by Ar Floreo.

Knights Hospitaller vs Asjaad Al-Andalus

Hospitaalridders

Knights Hospitaller vs Asjaad Al-Andalus

Knights Hospitaller vs Asjaad Al-Andalus

The Knights Hospitaller will march south to take it on against the saracens of Asjaad Al-Andalus. The moorish-spanish lords of Al-Andalus have sent an emissary group to negotiate about europe’s southern lands. Will there be a truce or a blood bath? As long as peace is upon us, you can visit their camp and check out their fighting skills, lectures and watch their demo's.

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