Fight Night Combat News http://www.fightnightcombat.com/ News about Fight Night Combat. en-us Copyright 2015-2016 Luke Burrage Wed, 24 May 2017 https://validator.w3.org/feed/docs/rss2.html FightNightCombat.com News RSS News luke@juggler.net luke@juggler.net 40 Leo Ostenrath beats Matty Schneider in the Oldenburg 2017 Fight Night Final http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170523-Leo-Ostenrath-beats-Matty-Schneider-in-the-Oldenburg-2017-Fight-Night-Final <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Oldenburg-2017.jpg"> <p>Congratulations to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-131.html" target="new">Leo Ostenrath</a> winning the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Oldenburg-2017.html" target="new">Oldenburg 2017 Fight Night</a>, a 250 level event, beating <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-9.html" target="new">Matty Schneider</a> in a very close final 5 points to 4. This is Leo's third tournament win in the last 52 weeks, and his victory over Matty is his <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/winsvstop10-all.html" target="new">fifth win vs a top 10 players</a>.</p> <p>Matty has had three second place finishes since the EJC last year, plus a third place in Herxheim and a win at the British Juggling Convention. He's now climbed up to 5th in <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20170522.html" target="new">FNC Current 52 Week rankings</a> and puts him even further ahead in first place in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-2017.html" target="new">2017 Race Rankings</a> which reflect only results this year.</p> <p>12 jugglers took part in the Fight Night at the "DinOLsaurier Jonglierconvention" with eight in the knockout. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-513.html" target="new">Isabell Stroben</a> came third, her best result at a Fight Night so far, beating <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-145.html" target="new">Stephan Cipra</a> in the round of 8 and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-152.html" target="new">Victor Lehr</a> in the third place match.</p> <p>Thanks to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-145.html" target="new">Stephan Cipra</a> for organising the tournament. All the results and details can be found here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Oldenburg-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Oldenburg-2017.html</a></p> <p>This coming weekend there are Fight Nights at Bungay Balls Up, worth 250 rankings points, and at the Nederlands Jongleer Festival, the second Major 750 tournament of the year.</p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170523-Leo-Ostenrath-beats-Matty-Schneider-in-the-Oldenburg-2017-Fight-Night-Final">Leo Ostenrath beats Matty Schneider in the Oldenburg 2017 Fight Night Final</a> <br> <br> Tue, 23 May 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170523_Leo Ostenrath beats Matty Schneider in the Oldenburg 2017 Fight Night Final_Oldenburg-2017.txt Alexander Mueller vs Jochen Pfeiffer in the Hannover 2017 Fight Night Combat final http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170512-Alexander-Mueller-vs-Jochen-Pfeiffer-in-the-Hannover-2017-Fight-Night-Combat-final <p><a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-3.html" target="new">Alexander Müller</a> made a very entertaining run to the final of the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Hannover-2017.html" target="new">Hannover 2017 Fight Night</a>. Check out this video of all the top moments featuring Alex vs <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a>, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-40.html" target="new">Markus Utke</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-1.html" target="new">Jochen Pfeiffer</a>.</p> <!--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdbaB_IuW2o--> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CdbaB_IuW2o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>This is Alex's best result at a Fight Night since Karlsruhe 2015. He scored wins over two top five ranked players before losing to the current number one player.</p> <p>Jochen takes his <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/winningstreaks-all.html" target="new">current winning streak to 24 matches and six tournaments</a>. His rankings points from the Prestige 300 tournament in Hannover also brings his <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/current-points-and-rankings.html" target="new">current rankings points total to</a> 3050, the highest ever total of points in rankings history, and the first time any player has accumulated over 3000 points in 52 weeks.</p> <p>16 jugglers took part in the tournament, with eight in the knockout. Despite it being a small tournament, it had the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/past-tournament-participation-levels.html" target="new">10th highest ever participation level</a>, which is a rating based on the rankings and numbers of players taking part.</p> <p>Thanks to Juliane Kunzendorf and Vivien Scheibal for helping run the tournament. Check out all the results and details here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Hannover-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Hannover-2017.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170512-Alexander-Mueller-vs-Jochen-Pfeiffer-in-the-Hannover-2017-Fight-Night-Combat-final">Alexander Mueller vs Jochen Pfeiffer in the Hannover 2017 Fight Night Combat final</a> <br> <br> Fri, 12 May 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170512_Alexander Mueller vs Jochen Pfeiffer in the Hannover 2017 Fight Night Combat final_Hannover-2017.txt Ian Deady beats Matty Schneider in Italy http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170505-Ian-Deady-beats-Matty-Schneider-in-Italy <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Brianza-2017.jpg"> <p>A few weeks after winning the British Juggling Convention Fight Night, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-9.html" target="new">Matty Schneider</a> failed to follow up at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Brianza-2017.html" target="new">Brianza Juggling Convention</a> in Italy. He came second to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-19.html" target="new">Ian Deady</a>, who won his first Fight Night since January 2013.</p> <!-- http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Brianza-2017.html --> <p>The National 425 level tournament in Brianza had 19 participants, with eight jugglers going through to the knockout finals. Matty's second place points boosts him up to seventh in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20170501.html" target="new">52 Week Current Rankings</a> and into first place in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20170501.html" target="new">2017 Race Rankings</a>.</p> <p>In the UK, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-17.html" target="new">Brook Roberts</a> won the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Leicester-2017.html" target="new">Lestival Fight Night</a> for the second year in a row. His 250 points haul doesn't help him in the current rankings, as they just replace the points from last year, but he's now up to third in the 2017 Race Rankings. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-87.html" target="new">Will Borrell</a> came second in Leicester, with <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-289.html" target="new">Callum Lawrie</a> third and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-207.html" target="new">Ieuan Evans</a> fourth.</p> <p>Finally, California experienced its first Fight Night at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Manipulation-2017.html" target="new">Manipulation Festival 2017</a>. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-798.html" target="new">Kyle Johnson</a> caught the Fight Night bug after taking part in one at the New Zealand Circus Festival, so organised this tournament back home in America. He also won the tournament, being the last juggler standing after four rounds of combat featuring 17 jugglers from America, Canada, Japan and Malaysia. In the final Kyle beat <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-841.html" target="new">Yuki Ueda</a> five points to zero.</p> <p>Check out all the results and details from past tournaments at the FightNightCombat.com website. The next tournament is in Hanover, Germany, and will be <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-1.html" target="new">Jochen Pfeiffer's</a> first tournament since his return to number one in the rankings: <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-20170505-Ian-Deady-beats-Matty-Schneider-in-Italy">Ian Deady beats Matty Schneider in Italy</a> <br> <br> Fri, 05 May 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170505_Ian Deady beats Matty Schneider in Italy_Brianza-2017_Manipulation-2017_Leicester-2017.txt Jochen Pfeiffer back to number one in the 52 Week Current Fight Night Combat Rankings http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170427-Jochen-Pfeiffer-back-to-number-one-in-the-52-Week-Current-Fight-Night-Combat-Rankings <p><a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-1.html" target="new">Jochen Pfeiffer</a> is back to his rightful place at the top of the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20170417.html" target="new">Fight Night Combat Current Rankings</a>, which is calculated from the past 52 weeks of tournament play. Since the start of the official rankings in January 2013, he's spent a total of 133 in the top spot.</p> <!--http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20170417.html --> <p>Jochen lost his number one place in back in August of 2015 after losing in the round of 8 at the EJC in Bruneck. Combined with his loss to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a> in the final of the NJF Fight Night earlier that year, and Luke's run to the final of the EJC, Luke took the number one spot. Following that, Jochen becoming a father (congratulations!) meant a restricted conventioneering schedule... but now he's back! Jochen went undefeated in all four of his tournaments last year, including winning the EJC for the ninth time and the European Masters for the first time.</p> <p>Luke has dropped down to number two in the rankings again, mostly due to dropping his 750 points from winning the BJC 2016 Fight Night. Luke spent 78 weeks at number one, despite losing to Jochen five times in that span, keeping his rankings total above Jochen by taking part in twice as many tournaments.</p> <p><a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-166.html" target="new">Julius Preu</a> is at number three in the current rankings, which will help his seeding at the EJC this summer. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-40.html" target="new">Markus Utke</a> is up three places to fourth on the back of his win at the Israel Juggling Convention.</p> <p>Returning to the top 10 for the first time since November 2014 is <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-9.html" target="new">Matty Schneider</a> helped by his 750 points from the BJC 2016.</p> <p>At the top of the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20170417.html" target="new">2017 Race Rankings</a>, after 17 tournaments, is <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-503.html" target="new">Cameron Ford</a>. His run to the final of the BJC netted him 450 points, and that's on top of his win in Bath, second place in Leeds, and third place in York.</p> <p>Julius Preu drops to second in the race, despite not losing a match so far this year, due to his tournament wins only being worth, on average, about 250 points. Matty Shneider enters at third in the 2017 race, and as long as he takes part in at least two other tournaments in 2017, is automatically qualified for the European Masters end-of-year finals in November.</p> <p>Three tournaments are happening over the coming weekend. The first tournament in California is being organised by <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-798.html" target="new">Kyle Johnson</a> at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Manipulation-2017.html" target="new">Manipulation 2017 Festival</a>. In the UK, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Leicester-2017.html" target="new">Leicester Fight Night</a> is aiming to be a Prestige 300 event, depending on the size and strength of the field. And in Italy, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-19.html" target="new">Ian Deady</a> is hoping to win his first <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Brianza-2017.html" target="new">Brianza Fight Night</a> after being stopped in the past few by Luke Burrage and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-10.html" target="new">Remi De Vos</a>. <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170427-Jochen-Pfeiffer-back-to-number-one-in-the-52-Week-Current-Fight-Night-Combat-Rankings">Jochen Pfeiffer back to number one in the 52 Week Current Fight Night Combat Rankings</a> <br> <br> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170427_Jochen Pfeiffer back to number one in the 52 Week Current Fight Night Combat Rankings_BJC-2017-Nottingham_Israel-2017.txt Julius Preu extends winning streak down under http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170423-Julius-Preu-extends-winning-streak-down-under <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/JuggleLab-2017.jpg"> <p>German jugglers won three out of three combat tournaments last week. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-9.html" target="new">Matty Schneider</a> at the BJC, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-40.html" target="new">Markus Utke</a> in Israel, and finally <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-166.html" target="new">Julius Preu</a> in Melbourne, Australia.</p> <p><a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-JuggleLab-2017.html" target="new">JuggleLab</a>, the juggling club at the National Institute of Circus Arts, hosted their first ever Fight Night, a Minor 175 level event. 16 jugglers took part in the group combat qualification rounds, with the eight winners making it to the knockout. Julius met two familiar opponents in his last two matches...</p> <p><a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-192.html" target="new">Byron Hutton</a> won the Fight Night at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Melbourne-2014.html" target="new">Melbourne Juggling Festival in 2014</a>, but lost to Julius in his semi-final match this time. He had to settle for third, beating <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-811.html" target="new">Domenyk La Terra</a> in the third place match. Byron also lost to Julius in the final of the New Zealand 2017 Fight Night last month. So far, in five Fight Nights, Byron has yet to finish lower than third place.</p> <p>In the final in Melbourne Julius beat <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-775.html" target="new">Joe Fisher</a>, the same result as their meeting in the final at the Newcastle Fight Night in January.</p> <p>Julius has now won 12 knockout matches in a row, with four tournament victories worth 1125 rankings points in total, going back to Karlsruhe 2016. This is the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/winningstreaks-all.html" target="new">fifth longest winning streak </a> in the FNC records, with only <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-1.html" target="new">Jochen Pfeiffer</a>, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-141.html" target="new">Eóin Allan</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a> having gone more matches without a loss. As for current winning streaks, Julius's 12 in a row lags a long way behind Jochen's 21 wins since his loss in the round of 8 at the EJC in 2015.</p> <p>Thanks to Liz Louden for organising the tournament in Melbourne, to Simon Wright for hosting, and to Kieran McNamara for the photography.</p> <p>See all the results and details from the JuggleLab 2017 Fight Night here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-JuggleLab-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-JuggleLab-2017.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170423-Julius-Preu-extends-winning-streak-down-under">Julius Preu extends winning streak down under</a> <br> <br> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170423_Julius Preu extends winning streak down under_JuggleLab-2017.txt