Fight Night Combat News http://www.fightnightcombat.com/ News about Fight Night Combat. en-us Copyright 2015-2016 Luke Burrage Thu, 23 Mar 2017 https://validator.w3.org/feed/docs/rss2.html FightNightCombat.com News RSS News luke@juggler.net luke@juggler.net 40 Istvan Hornyak back to winning in Hungary http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170315-Istvan-Hornyak-back-to-winning-in-Hungary <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Hungarian-Juggling-Championships-2017.jpg"> <p>Congratulations to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-371.html" target="new">István Hornyák</a> for winning the first <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Hungarian-Juggling-Championships-2017.html" target="new">Hungarian Juggling Championships Fight Night</a> last weekend in Budapest. In the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-371-tournaments.html" target="new">six combat tournaments in Hungary so far</a>, István has ended up in either first or second place, winning at the Hungarian Juggling Convention in 2012, 2013 and 2014, then losing in the final in 2015 (to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a>) and 2016 (to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-370.html" target="new">András Timár</a>).</p> <p>On Saturday he beat <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-373.html" target="new">László Gyimóthi</a> 5-3 in the final after winning his first two matches without dropping a single point. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-808.html" target="new">Áron Huszka</a> beat <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-151.html" target="new">Mees Jager</a>, who was invited to the event to judge other competitions, in the third place match.</p> <p>11 jugglers took part in the qualifications, though one person dropped out due to injury. István earned himself 250 rankings points for his win, and with his 2nd place points from the Hungarian Juggling Convention last year moves up to 29th in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20170313.html" target="new">52 Week Current Rankings</a>.</p> <p>Thanks to Bosznay Réka and Gyimóthi László for organising the event. All the scores and details can be found here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Hungarian-Juggling-Championships-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Hungarian-Juggling-Championships-2017.html</a></p> <p>The next scheduled Fight Night is the first Major 750 tournament of 2017, taking place at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-BJC-2017-Nottingham.html" target="new">British Juggling Convention in Nottingham</a>.</p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170315-Istvan-Hornyak-back-to-winning-in-Hungary">Istvan Hornyak back to winning in Hungary</a> <br> <br> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170315_Istvan Hornyak back to winning in Hungary_Hungarian-Juggling-Championships-2017.txt Julius Preu extends his winning streak in New Zealand http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170309-Julius-Preu-extends-his-winning-streak-in-New-Zealand <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/New-Zealand-2017.jpg"> <p>The second National level tournament of the 2017 combat season took place last weekend at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-New-Zealand-2017.html" target="new">New Zealand Juggling and Circus Festival</a>. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-166.html" target="new">Julius Preu</a> took the overall victory, and the 350 rankings points he earned was enough to put him into first place in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20170306.html" target="new">2017 Race Rankings</a>, and lifts him to third overall in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20170306.html" target="new">52 Week Currents Rankings</a>. He now won nine matches and three tournaments in a row, with his last loss coming in the third place match at the EJC last summer.</p> <!--http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-New-Zealand-2017.html--> <p>Julius beat <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-192.html" target="new">Byron Hutton</a> in the New Zealand final, and Byron's second place is his best result in a Fight Night since his win at Melbourne 2014. Third place went <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-775.html" target="new">Joe Fisher</a>, who recently came second at the Newcastle 2016 Fight Night.</p> <p>A new feature of the Fight Night Combat website is the regional rankings. This shows Julius is now the top player if the rankings are calculated from just tournaments taking place in the last 52 weeks in <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/region-tournament-rankings-OCEA.html" target="new">Oceania</a>, but is only ninth in the rankings of points from <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/region-tournament-rankings-EURO.html" target="new">European Fight Night Combat tournaments</a>.</p> <!--http://fightnightcombat.com/region-tournament-rankings-EURO.html--> <p>See all the results details from New Zealand here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-New-Zealand-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-New-Zealand-2017.html</a></p> <p>The <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-calendar-2017.html" target="new">next Fight Night</a> will take place at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Hungarian-Juggling-Championships-2017.html" target="new">Hungarian Juggling Championships</a> this coming weekend, then in early April the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-BJC-2017-Nottingham.html" target="new">British Juggling Convention will be hosting the first Major 750 tournament of the year</a>.</p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170309-Julius-Preu-extends-his-winning-streak-in-New-Zealand">Julius Preu extends his winning streak in New Zealand</a> <br> <br> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170309_Julius Preu extends his winning streak in New Zealand_New-Zealand-2017.txt Cameron Ford wins at Bath UpChuck 2017 http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170303-Cameron-Ford-wins-at-Bath-UpChuck-2017 <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Bath-UpChuck-2017.jpg"> <p>Congratulations to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-503.html" target="new">Cameron Ford</a> for his first ever Fight Night Combat victory. Last weekend he won the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Bath-UpChuck-2017.html" target="new">Bath UpChuck 2017</a> Fight Night, a Standard 200 level tournament. This improves on his second place finish in Bath last year, and comes after a second place in Leeds and third place at Chocfest so far in the 2017 season.</p> <p>Check out the video of Cameron beating <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-238.html" target="new">Janion Nevill</a> in the final match:</p> <!--https://youtu.be/Gwp0EadI57Y--> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Gwp0EadI57Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-289.html" target="new">Callum Lawrie</a> beat <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-93.html" target="new">Rob Wooley</a>, the top seeded player after the qualifications, in the third place match.</p> <p>Cameron's win and 200 points moved him up to second in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20170227.html" target="new">2017 Race Rankings</a>, while Callum's three tournaments so far this season means he reached seventh place.</p> <p>Thanks to Caitlin Burton and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-207.html" target="new">Ieuan Evans</a> for running the tournament in Bath. See all th results and details here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Bath-UpChuck-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Bath-UpChuck-2017.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170303-Cameron-Ford-wins-at-Bath-UpChuck-2017">Cameron Ford wins at Bath UpChuck 2017</a> <br> <br> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170303_Cameron Ford wins at Bath UpChuck 2017_Bath-UpChuck-2017.txt Two former champions face off in the Tropical Islands 2017 Fight Night final http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170222-Two-former-champions-face-off-in-the-Tropical-Islands-2017-Fight-Night-final <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Tropical-Islands-2017.jpg"> <p>The two former champions of the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Tropical-Islands-2017.html" target="new">Tropical Islands Invasion Fight Night</a>, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a> (won 2014 and 2015) and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-169.html" target="new">Martin Schwalenberg</a> (2016), met in the final of the 2017 tournament. Check out the video to see how it all went down (combat begins at the two minute mark). It's also worth watching for the third place match featuring <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-14.html" target="new">Alex Leymann</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-73.html" target="new">Niklas Aumüller</a>:</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9_qBbP3_ciM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <!-- https://youtu.be/9_qBbP3_ciM --> <p>With 250 rankings points on the line, Luke remains at number one in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20170220.html" target="new">52 Week Current Rankings</a>, Alex remains at number 10, but Martin drops two places to 13.</p> <p>See all the results and details here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Tropical-Islands-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Tropical-Islands-2017.html</a> Thanks to Alex for organising and hosting the tournament.</p> <p>Two more tournaments are taking place this weekend: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Bath-UpChuck-2017.html" target="new">Bath UpChuck in England</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Ludwigshafen-2017.html" target="new">WinterCon in Ludwigshafen, Germany</a>.</p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170222-Two-former-champions-face-off-in-the-Tropical-Islands-2017-Fight-Night-final">Two former champions face off in the Tropical Islands 2017 Fight Night final</a> <br> <br> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170222_Two former champions face off in the Tropical Islands 2017 Fight Night final_Tropical-Islands-2017.txt Jan Poolen repeats at the Winter Juggling Weekend http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170216-Jan-Poolen-repeats-at-the-Winter-Juggling-Weekend <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/WJW-2017-Heerlen.jpg"> <p>The bad news for <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-29.html" target="new">Jan Poolen</a> was that he hadn't won a Fight Night since the WJW 2017 a year ago, and at his last tournament, the European Masters, he lost all five matches and came away with just a single rankings point. He almost didn't take part in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-WJW-2017-Heerlen.html" target="new">Winter Juggling Weekend</a> Fight Night last Saturday, offering to host the tournament.</p> <p>The good news is that he did decide to enter, qualified as seventh seed, then beat <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-110.html" target="new">Paweł Witczak</a>, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-15.html" target="new">Simon À Campo</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-30.html" target="new">Rob van Heijst</a> in a row to win the whole thing. He earned himself 300 rankings points, which moves him up to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20170213.html" target="new">fourth in the 2017 Race Rankings</a>. He doesn't gain anything in the current rankings though, as his 300 points from last year were simply replaced by this year's result.</p> <p>15 jugglers entered the qualifications, and the top seven seeds all won either 11 or 10 of their qualification matches, meaning there was very little skill difference at the top. Most of the knockout matches were very close too, with many decided by the final point.</p> <p>Rob van Heijst's second place, along with his win at the Dutch Juggling Championships, moves him up to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20170213.html" target="new">second in the 2017 Race Rankings</a>. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-131.html" target="new">Leo Ostenrath</a> beat Simon À Campo in the third place match, earning himself 125 points in his first tournament of the year.</p> <p>Thanks to Melissa Staugaard for organising and hosting the tournament. Find all the results and details here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-WJW-2017-Heerlen.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-WJW-2017-Heerlen.html</a></p> <p>This weekend there are two more tournaments. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-166.html" target="new">Julius Preu</a> will be aiming for a second Australian Fight Night title at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-JuggleLab-2017.html" target="new">JuggleLab Camp</a>, while in Germany top 10 players <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-14.html" target="new">Alex Leymann</a> will be in action at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Tropical-Islands-2017.html" target="new">Tropical Island Invasion</a>.</p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170216-Jan-Poolen-repeats-at-the-Winter-Juggling-Weekend">Jan Poolen repeats at the Winter Juggling Weekend</a> <br> <br> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170216_Jan Poolen repeats at the Winter Juggling Weekend_WJW-2017-HeerlenUntitled.txt