Atlanta, GA Feb 6-8, 2015 at the Yaraab Shrine Center

The "King Hog" artwork for this year's festival t-shirt, posters and nametags was done by Brandon Ross.

Festival report by Charles Shapiro.

Photos of the 2015 festival by Joyce Howard

Videos of the 2015 festival by Cinebot Video

Videos of the 2015 festival by others

2015 PHIL Groundhog trophy winners:

  • "Breathtaking" - Circus Harmony from St. Louis, MO
  • "Most Special" - David Cain from Cincinnati, OH
  • "Jawdropping" - Forty Fingers and a Missing Tooth from Asheville, NC

Master of Ceremonies - DrewBob Ford

Competitors for the PHIL trophy:

  • Andrea Snodgrass as Andi Leigh
  • David Cain
  • Benjamin Domask
  • Chuck Clark
  • Chase Martin
  • Kyle Pugh
  • Roger Smith
  • Forty Fingers and a Missing Tooth (Keith Campbell, Britt Tyler, Ingrid Johnson, Walter Beals)
  • Circus Harmony (Sebastian Braun, Ari Mayaan, Nick Dodson, Chauncey Kroner, Maya Zuckerman, Isabella Majzun, Oliver Lloyd, Austin Buhr, Oliver Layheri, Finn McNamee, Brandi Jennings)

Mouse Award

  • Hal Baird

Special Award for Coaching Many Juggling Competitors and 14 PHIL Trophy Winners

  • Richard Kennnison

Performers in the Late Night Cabaret:

  • Master of Ceremonies - Nicki and Brando (Nichole Hamilton and Brandon Ross)
  • Michael Jay Garner
  • David Cain
  • Sean Perez and Uri Gottschalk
  • Dan Garrett
  • David Ferman
  • Benjamin Domask
  • Rick Purtee
  • Toni Shifalo presents the Mouse Award to Hal Baird
  • Circus Harmony - Sebastian Braun, Ari Mayaan, Nick Dodson, Chauncey Kroner, Maya Zuckerman, Isabella Majzun, Oliver Lloyd, Austin Buhr, Oliver Layheri, Finn McNamee, Brandi Jennings, Yahel Retter
  • Joyce Howard presents special award to Richard Kennison for coaching 14 PHIL award winning acts

Winners of the Games:

  • 3-ball Simon Says - Kyle Brown
  • 5-ball Endurance - David Ferman
  • Club Balancing - Jimmy Robertson
  • Club Crown - Rachel Stern
  • Quarters Juggling - Kyle Brown
  • 7-club Passing - Scott and David Cain
  • Huggling - Oliver and Sebastian
  • Blind Juggling - David Cain
  • 7-ball Endurance - David Ferman
  • 5-club Endurance - David Ferman
  • Combat Juggling

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Workshops

  • Saturday 4 PM -- Juggling 101 - Learn to Juggle 3 Balls
  • Saturday 4 PM -- Yo-yo Skills by Sean Perez
  • Saturday 5 PM -- Basic Club Tricks by Don Lewis
  • Saturday 5 PM -- Club Passing with Zaps by Christian Kästner
  • Saturday 6 PM -- Freestyle by Drew Brown
  • Saturday 7 PM -- Take your 5 Ball Juggling to New Heights! by Richard Kennison
  • Saturday 8 PM -- Club Passing
  • Sunday Noon -- Get Your Act Together! by Richard Kennison
  • Sunday Noon -- Hooping by Cristina Holt
  • Sunday 1 PM -- Crafting your Character through Mime, Clown and Juggling! by Benjamin Domask
  • Sunday 2 PM -- Yo-yo Skills by Sean Perez
  • Sunday 3 PM -- Bounce Juggling by DrewBob Ford