Fight Night Combat News http://www.fightnightcombat.com/ News about Fight Night Combat. en-us Copyright 2015-2016 Luke Burrage Wed, 20 Sep 2017 https://validator.w3.org/feed/docs/rss2.html FightNightCombat.com News RSS News luke@juggler.net luke@juggler.net 40 Leo Ostenrath and Julius Preu in the Karlsruhe 2017 Fight Night Final http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170913-Leo-Ostenrath-and-Julius-Preu-in-the-Karlsruhe-2017-Fight-Night-Final <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Karlsruhe-2017.jpg"> <p>To get you into the mood for the last Major 750 tournament of 2017 in Berlin on Friday, here's a quick video of the final of the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Karlsruhe-2017.html" target="new">Karlsruhe 2017 Fight Night</a> that took place last weekend. With 18 participants, including five of the current top 10 in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20170911.html" target="new">52 week rankings</a>, Karlsruhe was one of the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/2017-tournament-participation-levels.html" target="new">biggest tournaments of the year so far</a>, and worth 500 rankings points.</p> <!--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRhhO2ocF-w--> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VRhhO2ocF-w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>The final featured <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-131.html" target="new">Leo Ostenrath</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-166.html" target="new">Julius Preu</a>, and with their results they both move up in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20170911.html" target="new">2017 Race rankings</a>. Leo is now at second place in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/european-masters-qualification-overview.html" target="new">Race to Berlin</a>, and Julius up to fourth.</p> <p>Thanks to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-60.html" target="new">Philip Nicolai</a> for organising and hosting the tournament in Karlsruhe. See all the results and details here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Karlsruhe-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Karlsruhe-2017.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170913-Leo-Ostenrath-and-Julius-Preu-in-the-Karlsruhe-2017-Fight-Night-Final">Leo Ostenrath and Julius Preu in the Karlsruhe 2017 Fight Night Final</a> <br> <br> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170913_Leo Ostenrath and Julius Preu in the Karlsruhe 2017 Fight Night Final_Karlsruhe-2017_.txt Ian Deady remains unbeaten in 2017 after competing in Poland http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170908-Ian-Deady-remains-unbeaten-in-2017-after-competing-in-Poland <p>Krotoszyn in Poland hosted the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Buskerbus-2017.html" target="new">BuskerBus Festival of Street Art</a> in August, and one "street show" was a Fight Night Combat tournament! Eight jugglers took part, with live music provided by Timmas & Ricardo Rosh, with Charlie from IgnisDraconis hosting. Check out the video for a taste of the live event:</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_Db_gbdTIuI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <!-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Db_gbdTIuI --> <p><a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-19.html" target="new">Ian Deady</a> won in dominant fashion, not losing a single point in his three matches. He earned himself 175 rankings points, and takes his undefeated winning streak in 2017 to three tournaments, enough to remain in 10th place in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20170904.html" target="new">2017 Race Rankings</a>.</p> <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Ostroda-2017.jpg"> <p>The other Fight Night in Poland this August took place at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Ostroda-2017.html" target="new">Ostroda Fire Festival</a>. 16 jugglers took part, with eight making it into the knockout. The final featured <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-142.html" target="new">Artur Perskawiec</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-350.html" target="new">Michał Kozak</a>, with Michał coming out ahead. He won 250 points, enough to keep him the top ranked Polish juggler in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20170904.html" target="new">52 Week Current Rankings</a>, as well as the top ranked player as determined by <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/country-tournament-rankings-POL.html" target="new">participation in Polish Fight Nights</a>.</p> <p>Check out upcoming tournaments (like Karlsruhe and Berlin) on the 2017 Calendar: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-calendar-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-calendar-2017.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170908-Ian-Deady-remains-unbeaten-in-2017-after-competing-in-Poland">Ian Deady remains unbeaten in 2017 after competing in Poland</a> <br> <br> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170908_Ian Deady remains unbeaten in 2017 after competing in Poland_Buskerbus-2017_Ostroda-2017.txt Stephan Cipra Second Twice More http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170904-Stephan-Cipra-Second-Twice-More <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Suderburg-2017.jpg"> <p> <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-145.html" target="new">Stephan Cipra</a> is now the holder of the Fight Night Combat "<a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/finalists-and-winners.html" target="new">Always The Bridesmaid</a>" title, awarded to the player who has reached the most final matches without yet winning a tournament.</p> <p>In August, the final of the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Magdeburg-2017.html" target="new">Magdeburg 2017</a> combat tournament featured the latest instalment of the Stephan Cipra-<a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-169.html" target="new">Martin Schwalenberg</a> rivalry. Last year Martin needed to win a single match at the Cottbus 2016 Fight Night in order to earn himself an invite to the European Masters. In a very close match, won 5-4, Stephan pulled off the upset and denied Martin his place.</p> <p>The scoreline in the Magdeburg final was the same, but in Martin's favour. Martin won his second Magdeburg title in a row and earned himself 250 rankings points.</p> <p>Last weekend Stephan was back in action at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Suderburg-2017.html" target="new">Suderburg 2017 Fight Night</a>, and out of 14 players he qualified as the second seed. In his semi-final he beat 2015 Suderburg champion <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-452.html" target="new">Friederike Kraaz</a> 5-1, but lost to top seed <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-221.html" target="new">Fabian Fehlhaber</a> 1-5 in the final. This was Fabian's second Suderburg final, and his first Fight Night title.</p> <p>Stefan has now appeared in four Fight Night finals without winning one. This equals <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-3.html" target="new">Alex Müller's</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-24.html" target="new">Jon Peat's</a> four second place finishes before winning a title, but is still lags one behind <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-166.html" target="new">Julius Preu's</a> run of five finals before winning a title.</p> <p>But with three second places so far this year, each worth 150, Stephan has climbed to 15th in both the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20170904.html" target="new">2017 Race Rankings</a> and the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20170904.html" target="new">52 Week Current Rankings</a>.</p> <p>Can Stephan get across the line in his next tournament final? Stay tuned!</p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170904-Stephan-Cipra-Second-Twice-More">Stephan Cipra Second Twice More</a> <br> <br> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170904_Stephan Cipra Second Twice More_Magdeburg-2017_Suderburg-2017.txt Race Rankings update after the EJC 2017 Lublin http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170809-Race-Rankings-update-after-the-EJC-2017-Lublin <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/European-Masters-2017-02-August.jpg"> <p>The <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-EJC-2017-Lublin.html" target="new">EJC 2017 Fight Night in Lublin</a> was the second biggest tournament of all time, with 89 jugglers taking part (down from <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-EJC-2016-Almere.html" target="new">98 in Almere last year</a>). Lots of rankings points could be won, even for those outside of the top 32 who qualified for the knockout, so a lot has changed in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20170731.html" target="new">2017 Race Rankings</a>. The Race Rankings only counts tournaments so far this year.</p> <p><a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-1.html" target="new">Jochen Pfeiffer</a> won the entire tournament, extending his current winning streak to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/winningstreaks-all.html" target="new">33 matches, now the longest winning streak in the official Fight Night records</a>. He earned 1250 points, just enough to propel him to the top of the 2017 Race Rankings with 1725 points in total.</p> <p>By winning the third Major Tournament of the year, he's also guaranteed an invite to the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/european-masters-qualification-overview.html" target="new">European Masters 2017 End-of-Year Finals in Berlin in December</a>.<p> <!--http://fightnightcombat.com/european-masters-qualification-overview.html--> <p><a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-9.html" target="new">Matty Schneider</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a>, the other two Major Tournament winners this year (BJC and NJF), are still in second and third place in the 2017 Race Rankings. Either could have stayed ahead of Jochen, and either could be at the top of the rankings, but Luke lost his opening match at the EJC to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-443.html" target="new">Sebastian Martini</a>, in the biggest upset of the tournament. Matty went out in the round of 16, losing to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-166.html" target="new">Julius Preu</a>.</p> <p>Strong results at the EJC from <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-40.html" target="new">Markus Utke</a> (3rd place) and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-131.html" target="new">Leo Ostenrath</a> (4th place) means they are at 4th and 5th in the race, within just 100 and 200 points of Luke.</p> <p>Both <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-502.html" target="new">Cameron Ford</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-17.html" target="new">Brook Roberts</a> failed to make it out of the qualifications, but they both earned enough points to stay in the top 10 of the Race Rankings at 6th and 7th. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-47.html" target="new">Andreas Braun</a>, with his run to the final match at the EJC, defeating <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-69.html" target="new">Wes Peden</a> and Leo Ostenrath on the way, is up to joint 9th place alongside Julius Preu, both with exactly 1000 rankings points.</p> <p>Rounding out the top 10 in the race rankings is a juggler who wasn't at the EJC this year. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-19.html" target="new">Ian Deady</a> has 675 points so far in 2017, but both he and Andreas will have to enter one more tournament to be eligible for an invite to the European Masters in December.</p> <p>Other jugglers with strong results at the EJC compared to their rankings are <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-93.html" target="new">Rob Woolley</a>, who reached the round of 16 and climbs to 16th in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20170731.html" target="new">52 Week Current Rankings</a>, and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-513.html" target="new">Isabell Stroben</a>, who qualified at the EJC and enters the top 25 for the first time.</p> <p>Check out the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20170731.html" target="new">2017 Race Rankings so far here:</a> <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20170731.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20170731.html</a></p> <p>See the current <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/european-masters-qualification-overview.html" target="new">European Masters 2017 Qualification Overview here:</a> <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/european-masters-qualification-overview.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/european-masters-qualification-overview.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170809-Race-Rankings-update-after-the-EJC-2017-Lublin">Race Rankings update after the EJC 2017 Lublin</a> <br> <br> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170809_Race Rankings update after the EJC 2017 Lublin_EJC-2017-Lublin_European-Masters-2017.txt EJC 2017 Lublin Fight Night Combat Videos http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170808-EJC-2017-Lublin-Fight-Night-Combat-Videos <p>The biggest tournament of the year done! If you missed any of the action, this is the place to catch up with videos from the event.</p> <p>If you only have a few minutes and want to see a fun match from the main event, check out the video of <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-47.html" target="new">Andreas Braun</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-69.html" target="new">Wes Peden</a>:</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HZeFzVCYU1w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>Otherwise you can experience the whole event, from qualifications to the aftermath of the main event, by watching the following three videos.</p> <p>First up, the EJC 2017 daily vlog from Wednesday covers (in its first nine minutes) the 89 person qualifications session, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a> struggling in his round of 32 match, and four matches from the round of 16:</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aOVymzYSrL0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>Second, watch the full video of the Fight Night Finals. It contains all the points and all the action from all 12 matches:</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/E0WIO6zylVA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>Finally, in the last EJC vlog you can see some behind the scenes footage from setting up the Fight Night Finals, short interviews with the winners and losers, and the aftermath of the event:</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Gv5mjLzNCsU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>Lots of videos! Hope you enjoy them!</p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170808-EJC-2017-Lublin-Fight-Night-Combat-Videos">EJC 2017 Lublin Fight Night Combat Videos</a> <br> <br> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170808_EJC 2017 Lublin Fight Night Combat Videos_EJC-2017-Lublin.txt