The British Juggling Convention hosted the first Major 750 tournament of 2018, and it was the biggest tournament of the year so far. 30 jugglers took part in the qualifications, with the top 16 making the knockout, and the top 12 featured in the live finals, organised by Ieuan Evans and hosted by Rosie Kelly.
The Major 750 points for the finalists boost both players up the 52 Week Current Rankings to their highest ever places. Callum is up to 12th and Jon up to 2nd.
There are three more Major tournaments in 2018: the Netherlands Juggling Festival in May, the Berlin Fight Night in June, both worth 750 rankings points for the winners, and the European Juggling Convention in August, worth 1250. Check out the full schedule over on the Fight Night Combat website: http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-calendar-2018.html
The IJC hosted the Israel 2018 Fight Night Combat tournament last week. 30 jugglers took part with the top eight qualifying for the knockouts. In fourth place was the 2016 WJF overall championship winner Delaney Bayles, beaten in the third place match by Joe Fisher.
The Israel Fight Night was a National 500 level event, and the finalists' new rankings points lifts Alex up to sixth in the 52 Week Current Rankings, with Lauge breaking back into the top 20.
Check out all the results and details here: http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Israel-2018.html
Isabell Stroben won her first Fight Night Combat tournament last weekend at the AB IN' POTT Convention in Dortmund, Germany. In doing so she became just the second female combateer to win a Fight Night, following on from Friederike Kraaz who won at Suderburg 2015.
After a few third place finishes in 2017, Isabell won in her first ever finals appearance, defeating Marius Thies 5-1. This is a big contrast to her semi-final opponent, Stephan Cipra, who has now reached five finals without converting any to an overall victory.
Isabell earned herself 250 rankings points, enough to climb 18th, her highest ever place on the 52 Week Current Rankings, and up to sixth on the 2018 Race Rankings, which only counts the tournaments so far this year.
Dortmund was the 17th event in the 2018 Tournament Calendar. Stay tuned in the coming week for news from the Israel 2018 Fight Night, a National 500 Level event, and the British Juggling Convention 2018 Fight Night, the first Major 750 event of the year: http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-calendar-2018.html
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