Sir Phillip crowned king of jousting

COURTING ATTENTION: Court jester Jasper puts on a show for the visiting lords and ladies of Kryal Castle. Picture: Lachlan Bence

COURTING ATTENTION: Court jester Jasper puts on a show for the visiting lords and ladies of Kryal Castle. Picture: Lachlan Bence

JASPER the jester may have courted the attention of the lords and ladies flocking to Kryal Castle on Saturday, but the real action was in the jousting ring.

Kryal Castles’ leading knight Phillip Leitch, last year’s winner Cliff Marisma and jousters Dave Williamson and Petra Ozlin’s prepared to battle for the annual Keith Ryall Memorial Joust on Saturday.

Crowning glory: Phillip Leitch achieved victory during a jousting tournament.

Crowning glory: Phillip Leitch achieved victory during a jousting tournament.

The Keith Ryall Memorial Joust saw thundering horses race towards each other as brave knights competed for the glory of the annual prize.  

Kryal Castles’ founding king Keith Ryall, who died in 2015, followed his bold vision and dream to build the now beloved replica castle at Mount Warrenheip in 1971. Officially opened in 1974, the bluestone castle has its own moat, drawbridge, tavern and maze.

Mr Leitch trumped the competition and took out the event on his trusty steed Valiant. Second place went to Mr Williamson, third place was last year's winner  Mr Marisma and in fourth place was Ms Ozolins.