Fight Night Combat News http://www.fightnightcombat.com/ News about Fight Night Combat. en-us Copyright 2015-2016 Luke Burrage Tue, 17 Jul 2018 https://validator.w3.org/feed/docs/rss2.html FightNightCombat.com News RSS News luke@juggler.net luke@juggler.net 40 Four Tournaments This Week http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180706-Four-Tournaments-This-Week <p>The last week has seen four Fight Night Combat tournaments, including three at national juggling conventions.</p> <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Russia-2018.jpg" width="50%"> <p>The largest took place at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Russia-2018.html" target="new">Russian Juggling Convention in St. Petersburg</a>, with 21 jugglers in the qualifications and 12 in the knockout. The third place match was the most dramatic, with <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-565.html" target="new">Ilya Polyakov</a> being four match points down to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-1136.html" target="new">Adel Bikbaev</a>, at 0-4, but then winning five points in a row to win 5-4.</p> <p>The final match featured local juggler <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-1130.html" target="new">Kirill Sverchkov</a> up against international guest <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a>. Luke won 5-3, earning himself a melted Snickers bar, a set of three Henrys Delphin clubs, and 500 rankings points.</p> <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Estonia-2018.jpg" width="50%"> <p>The <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Estonia-2018.html" target="new">Estonia Circus Convention</a> hosted its second Fight Night, and this time it was won by an Estonian. Not only did a local juggler take the title, but <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-1149.html" target="new">Maarja Roolaht</a> became the second woman to win a Fight Night so far this year.</p> <p>The <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Hungary-2018.html" target="new">Hungarian Juggling Convention 2018</a> was invaded by two Czech jugglers on a mission to win as many tournaments as possible this year. The <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-525.html" target="new">Vašek Peca</a> vs <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-526.html" target="new">Michal Keda</a> rivalry now stands at four wins to one, with Vašek winning the final in Hungary. Vaśek is now into the top 10 in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20180709.html" target="new">52 Week Current Rankings</a> and second in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20180709.html" target="new">2018 Race Rankings</a>, just behind new number one Luke Burrage.</p> <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Berlin-Lacht-2018.jpg" width="50%"> <p>Finally, there was small Fight Night in Berlin last night as part of a summer street show festival. And because it's in Berlin, it just happened to feature three of the top four ranked players in the world of combat. Luke Burrage beat <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-3.html" target="new">Alexander Müller</a> in their semi-final, before losing convincingly to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-1.html" target="new">Jochen Pfeiffer</a> in the final. Jochen won a crate of beer and a set of three Henrys Delphin juggling clubs, that may or may not have been the same prize Luke won in Russia five days earlier. As a Minor 125 tournament, the results have no impact on the current rankings, and only serve to extend Jochen's winning streak to 51 matches!</p> <p>Check out the 2018 Tournament Calendar for all the results and details: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-calendar-2018.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-calendar-2018.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180706-Four-Tournaments-This-Week">Four Tournaments This Week</a> <br> <br> Fri, 06 Jul 2018 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20180706_Four Tournaments This Week_Russia-2018_Hungary-2018_Estonia-2018_Berlin-Lacht-2018.txt Andreas Braun wins his home tournament for the second year in a row http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180626-Andreas-Braun-wins-his-home-tournament-for-the-second-year-in-a-row <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Aachen-2018.jpg"> <p><a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-47.html" target="new"></a>Andreas Braun took third place at the Berlin 2018 Fight Night, and followed it up with a victory at his <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Aachen-2018.html" target="new">home tournament in Aachen last weekend</a>. </p> <p>With 20 players taking part, it was a Prestige 300 level tournament, and the rankings points lift him up to 4th in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-.html" target="new">52 week current rankings</a>, just behind Berlin jugglers <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-1.html" target="new">Jochen Pfeiffer</a>, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-40.html" target="new">Markus Utke</a>, and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-.html" target="new">Alexander Müller</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-707.html" target="new">Junis El-Sarout</a>, meanwhile, has now lost in three finals without ever winning a tournament. If he keep this up he'll soon match <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-145.html" target="new">Stephan Cipra's</a> record of losing in finals and claim the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-.html" target="new">"Always the Bridesmaid" award.</a></p> <p>See all the results and details from Aachen here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Aachen-2018.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Aachen-2018.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180626-Andreas-Braun-wins-his-home-tournament-for-the-second-year-in-a-row">Andreas Braun wins his home tournament for the second year in a row</a> <br> <br> Tue, 26 Jun 2018 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20180626_Andreas Braun wins his home tournament for the second year in a row_Aachen-2018.txt Featured video - Jochen and Andreas in the Berlin 2018 Fight Night http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180625-Featured-video-_-Jochen-and-Andreas-in-the-Berlin-2018-Fight-Night <p>The semi-finals at the Berlin 2018 Fight Night had some amazing points and great drama throughout. The two tallest combat jugglers of Germany, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-1.html" target="new">Jochen Pfeiffer</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-.html" target="new">Andreas Braun</a>, faced off in a rematch of the EJC 2017 final. Jochen won in Lublin last year, but could he repeat the victory in Berlin?</p> <p>Check out the full match here:</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pUNH9t7WPRE" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180625-Featured-video-_-Jochen-and-Andreas-in-the-Berlin-2018-Fight-Night">Featured video - Jochen and Andreas in the Berlin 2018 Fight Night</a> <br> <br> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20180625_Featured video - Jochen and Andreas in the Berlin 2018 Fight Night_Berlin-2018.txt Featured video - Alex vs Markus at Berlin 2018 http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180620-Featured-video-_-Alex-vs-Markus-at-Berlin-2018 <p>The semi-final matches at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Berlin-2018.html" target="new">Berlin 2018 Fight Night</a> were by far the most entertaining. Here is the first semi-final, featuring <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-3.html" target="new">Alexander Müller</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-40.html" target="new">Markus Utke</a>. It looked like Alex was going to win easily, but he got stuck at match point! See how it turned out:</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ovXfYvdefjI" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>More videos and news coming soon!</p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180620-Featured-video-_-Alex-vs-Markus-at-Berlin-2018">Featured video - Alex vs Markus at Berlin 2018</a> <br> <br> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20180620_Featured video - Alex vs Markus at Berlin 2018_Berlin-2018.txt Two jugglers co-leading the Race To Berlin http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180531-Two-jugglers-co_leading-the-Race-To-Berlin <p>We are half way through the Fight Night Combat 2018 season, and the Race To Berlin is hotting up!<p> <p>Each year at the end of November, the top 10 combat players are invited to Berlin to take part in a final tournament called the European Masters. It's worth 750 rankings points, and helps determine the end-of-year rankings. The last two years have been won by <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-1.html" target="new">Jochen Pfeiffer</a>, with <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-141.html" target="new">Eóin Allan</a> taking the title in 2015.</p> <p>The invites are decided by the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20180528.html" target="new">2018 Race Rankings</a>, which are based only on the tournaments so far in the 2018 season (since November 2017).<p> <p>Check out the current <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/european-masters-qualification-overview.html" target="new">European Masters 2018 Qualification Overview</a>: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/european-masters-qualification-overview.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/european-masters-qualification-overview.html</a></p> <p>Interestingly, after 27 tournaments, there is a tie for the top spot. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-503.html" target="new">Cameron Ford</a> has 1095 rankings points, exactly the same number as <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-24.html" target="new">Jon Peat</a>. However, as the winner of the first Major 750 tournaments of the year, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-BJC-2018-Canterbury.html" target="new">the British Juggling Convention 2018 Fight Night</a>, Jon Peat has already secured his invite. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a> won the next Major 750, at the Netherlands Juggling Festival earlier this month, but two more automatic invites are available for winning the Berlin or European Juggling Convention Fight Nights.</p> <p>This year only the top nine jugglers will be invited to take part based purely on their Race Rankings position, with the tenth reserved for a special wildcard entry. This is to reward unique contributions to the FNC scene, and to increase diversity at the European Masters; last year featured only British and German jugglers, and previous years have seen only two other nationalities (Irish and Dutch).</p> <p>There are 34 more tournaments scheduled in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-calendar-2018.html" target="new">2018 Calendar</a>, so there are still plenty of chances to take part, earn enough rankings points, and get an all-expenses-paid trip to Berlin at the end of November to compete against the best of the best in 2018.</p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180531-Two-jugglers-co_leading-the-Race-To-Berlin">Two jugglers co-leading the Race To Berlin</a> <br> <br> Thu, 31 May 2018 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20180531_Two jugglers co-leading the Race To Berlin_European-Masters-2018.txt