151st Jousting Tournament
Please join us, Saturday, August 26th, for the
151th Calvert County Jousting Tournament!
Check out our Christ Church Facebook page, Calvert County Jousting Facebook page, and Instagram!
3100 Broomes Island Rd (MD 264)
Port Republic, Maryland 20676
Maryland’s Official State Sport
Ring Jousting is the Official State Sport of Maryland. Riders compete as novices, amateurs, semi-pros, or professionals. The object is to “spear” – from horseback – 3 rings hung from 3 successive arches 30 yards apart. Including a 20-yard approach to the first arch, every rider (except in the novice class), must travel the course in 9 seconds or less. Each rider makes 3 charges, seeking a perfect score of 9 rings taken. Rings vary in diameter from 1-3/4 inch to 1/4 inch, with successively smaller sizes used to settle ties.