THE 8th ANNUAL EVENT -
Tournament of the Phoenix™ is a two day, six event
sports contest, the original 'extreme' sport. The only event
of its kind in the US, it is one of the most prestigious
events in the world. It is invitational, and only the
most highly skilled competitors are invited to compete for the coveted
knights will compete at the Tournament of the Phoenix 2013.
Hailing from the US, England, France, Russia and the Netherlands,
competitors will accumulate points as they battle it out
in a series of grueling events. An equestrian triathlon,
the tournament will test the combatants' prowess and stamina
as they pit themselves against each other in six events over
the two day competition. Events include foot combat with
axes, mounted melee, and four sessions of jousting.
popular Festival of History complements the Tournament, providing
a host of activities for all ages and interests. Costumed
interpreters inhabit fully outfitted period camps spanning
Rome to the Renaissance. With live music, demonstrations
from blacksmithing and falconry to glass blowing and gladiator
combat, this event provides fun, food and excitement for
all that should not be missed!
Skill at Arms competition- Separate from the Knightly
tournament, cheer the Squires on as they demonstrate
their prowess from horseback with lance, swords, and
spears. There are 9 events over 3 days for this competition.
Fresh from a summer of displays at the Getty Museum
in Mailbu, the mighty forces of Legio VI
bring a 'blast from the past' and an
expanded program to the Festival of History.
miss gladiators, ballista and the might of the Roman
FOR 2014 -
- Improved parking coordinated by Ramona
- Expanded bird of prey displays from Falcon's
- The Escondido Mounted Posse
- NEW FOOD- Nana's Heavenly Hot Dogs, Jerry's
Mexican, and -responding to public request- Hunter Steakhouse
has added smoked turkey legs to their menu!
- Local Charities- We continue our commitment
to donate space to local charities. This year we have partnered
with the Rotary Clubs of Ramona and Poway, the Greyhounds
of FairHaven in addition to returning clubs.
- Local artisans- This year, we continue
our commitment to assure most of our vendors are local
- A host of new local artisans display their
work for sale, so start your holiday shopping early and
support a local craftsman!
of the Phoenix" was named at the first WorldJoust Tournaments™ event
in October 2007. When the Witch Creek fires devastated Southern
California, most of San Diego - including the event organizers
and an early arriving competitor- were evacuated and it seemed
the event would have to be cancelled.
decision was made to put the event on anyway, and the day
of the event hundreds of area residents turned out to enjoy
an entertaining day away from the cares and worries that
had plagued so many. Surrounded by a sea of smiling faces,
English competitor Dominic Sewell declared- 'We thought the
fires would defeat us, but instead we have risen, Phoenix
like, from the flames'. And so "The Tournament of the
Phoenix" was named.
that first tournament in 2007, the event has grown, adding
more competitions, displays and exhibitors every year. It
has established itself as a unique and valuable opportunity
for students and their families to
Tournaments™ is pleased to welcome the media to the
8th Annual Tournament of the Phoenix - 2014. Please present
your credentials at the gate for free admittance to the event,
and to collect your Press Pass.
encourage you call to make arrangements ahead of time, and
we would be more than happy to accommodate your photography
and/or interview needs and requirements.
media are especially invited to the media Preview Day on
Friday, October 17th. The site will be open from 11AM to
3PM, and featured activities are amounted Skill at Arms competition,
and of course JOUSTING! Competitors will be amply available
for interviews and photos.
begin arriving in the week prior to the event, and are available
for interviews and commentary. Please contact our offices
additional media information, please contact -
Hedgecock or Gwen Nowrick at 760-789-2299 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Video & News
stories about the Tournament:
is WorldJoust Tournaments - featuring historian Mike
Loades and WJT director Jeffrey Hedgecock.
San Diego - Video by David Brooks for San Diego Union
Tribune, Oct 2012
for WJT's video Documentary of Tournament of the Phoenix
2010 - "Re-making History: TotP 2010"
and About, with Roger Martin"
Tournament of the Phoenix 2009 - ShowJumping Unplugged
have their day at Jousting Tournament - San Diego
Union Tribune, Oct 26, 2009
of the Foot Combat 2012 (Courtesy of Lonnie Colson) -
Hamel (Canada) vs Sean George (UK)
Capwell (UK) vs Luc Petillot (France)
Hedgecock (USA) vs Steve Mallet (UK)