Who counts the points?

Charge! Jousting is a contest. Knights ride fast horses. They carry long poles called lances. 

Tag! Riders try to touch each other with their lance. They win points.

Score! Who counts the points? A video helps people count hits.


READ MORE: Jousting battles were popular thousands more than 500 years ago. They are popular today too. Maybe jousting will be in the next Olympics! Horses charge at fast speeds. Riders score points with their lance. They try to hit their opponent’s shield or helmet. Counting points is tricky. A Knight Marshall watches closely. He sees the hits and carefully counts points. Now he will have help! The tournament will be videoed. The video will show hits and make it easier to count points. New technology can make sports safer and fairer. Proverbs 21:31 says, “The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.”