Fight Night Combat News http://www.fightnightcombat.com/ News about Fight Night Combat. en-us Copyright 2015-2016 Luke Burrage Sun, 23 Jul 2017 https://validator.w3.org/feed/docs/rss2.html FightNightCombat.com News RSS News luke@juggler.net luke@juggler.net 40 Fight Night Combat at the Hungarian and French Juggling Conventions http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170721-Fight-Night-Combat-at-the-Hungarian-and-French-Juggling-Conventions <p>Over the last few weeks two national juggling conventions held Fight Night Combat tournaments, in Hungary and France.</p> <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Hungary-2017.jpg"> <p>At the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Hungary-2017.html" target="new">Hungarian Juggling Convention</a>, the local favourite <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-371.html" target="new">István Hornyák</a>, who is a four-time Fight Night winner and the current holder of the Hungarian Juggling Championships Fight Night title, lost to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-19.html" target="new">Ian Deady</a> in his semi-final and had to settle for third place. Ian went on to beat the tournament organiser <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-373.html" target="new">László Gyimóthi</a> in the final, which mean László has now lost two finals in a row.</p> <p>Ian is now unbeaten in 2017 at two tournaments (also Brianza 2017) and is up to 8th in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20170724.html" target="new">2017 Race Rankings so far</a>.</p> <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Convention-Francaise-2017-Saint-Viaud.jpg"> <p>At the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Convention-Francaise-2017-Saint-Viaud.html" target="new">Convention Francaise 2017 Saint Viaud</a> the tournament organiser had a much better result. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-7.html" target="new">Michael Masson</a> lost in the round of 8 at last year's French Juggling Convention, but this year took the overall win, his best ever Fight Night result. Michael beat fellow French juggler <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-659.html" target="new">Emile Demoyencourt</a> in a close final 5-4. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-608.html" target="new">Daniel Amaya</a> from Colombia came third and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-917.html" target="new">Sebastien Ruiz</a> from Spain fourth.</p> <!--http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Convention-Francaise-2017-Saint-Viaud.html--> <p>Coming up next week: the biggest tournament of the year at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-EJC-2017-Lublin.html" target="new">European Juggling Convention 2017 in Lublin</a>! The qualifications will take place on <a href="http://ejc2017.org/en/portfolio/fight-night/" target="new">Wednesday 26th at 3pm in the main hall</a> and are open to everyone, not just those who have taken part in previous tournaments.</p> <!--http://ejc2017.org/en/portfolio/fight-night/--> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170721-Fight-Night-Combat-at-the-Hungarian-and-French-Juggling-Conventions">Fight Night Combat at the Hungarian and French Juggling Conventions</a> <br> <br> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170721_Fight Night Combat at the Hungarian and French Juggling Conventions_Conventions-Francaise-2017-Saint-Viaud_Hungary-2017.txt The European Masters returns to Berlin for 2017 http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170715-The-European-Masters-returns-to-Berlin-for-2017 <p><center><img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/European-Masters-2017.jpg"></center></p> <p><a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-1.html" target="new">Jochen Pfeiffer</a> won the <a href="tournament-European-Masters-2016.html">2016 European Masters</a>, but who will win in 2017?</p> <p>The <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/european-masters-qualification-overview.html" target="new">Race to Berlin</a> is on for the third year! Throughout 2017, every player is collecting rankings points, and the top 10 European players (on Monday 6th November 2017) will be invited to take part in the end-of-year final tournament. The European Masters will take place in Berlin on the 2nd of December 2017</p> <p>Instead of a straight knockout, this tournament is assured of many high-level matchups due to the unique round-robin first round. The whole tournament will be streamed live online, and there will be full matches and highlights videos published after the event.<p> <p>Check out the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/european-masters-qualification-overview.html" target="new">European Masters 2017 qualification overview</a> to see the state of the race at any time: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/european-masters-qualification-overview.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/european-masters-qualification-overview.html</a></p> <p>So far, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-6.html" target="new">Matty Schneider</a> leads the race, just ahead of <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-1.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a>, both of whom are already qualified do to winning two of the Major 750 tournaments this year.</p> <p>Check out the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/236189043556992/" target="new">Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/236189043556992/</a></p> <p>More information can be found here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/european-masters-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/european-masters-2017.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170715-The-European-Masters-returns-to-Berlin-for-2017">The European Masters returns to Berlin for 2017</a> <br> <br> Sat, 15 Jul 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170715_The European Masters returns to Berlin for 2017_European-Masters-2017.txt Matty Schneider back to the top of the 2017 Rankings Race after winning in Freiburg http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170630-Matty-Schneider-back-to-the-top-of-the-2017-Rankings-Race-after-winning-in-Freiburg <p>Three Fight Night Combat tournaments last weekend!</p> <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Freiburg-2017.jpg"> <p><a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-9.html" target="new">Matty Schneider</a> is once again leading the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20170626.html" target="new">2017 Rankings Race</a> after winning the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Freiburg-2017.html" target="new">Freiburg 2017 Fight Night</a>, a Standard 250 level tournament. He'd slipped to second place after <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a>, the other Major 750 winner this year, won in Bergamo, but Matty is now 145 rankings points ahead. Matty is also up to third in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20170626.html" target="new">52 Week Current Rankings</a>, which will help him for seeding at the EJC.</p> <!-- http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Freiburg-2017.jpg --> <p>Matty beat <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-145.html" target="new">Stephan Cipra</a> in the final match. This is Stephan's best result since making the Aachen 2015 final over two years ago. 15 jugglers took part in the Freiburg Fight Night. Thanks to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-125.html" target="new">Nicki Cohrs</a> for organising it.</p> <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Sheffield-2017.jpg"> <p>Over in the UK, the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Sheffield-2017.html" target="new">Sheffield Circus Skills Convention</a> hosted its first combat tournament. 16 jugglers took part in this 250 event, organised by <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-503.html" target="new">Cameron Ford</a>. Cameron beat the top-ranked player in the UK <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-17.html" target="new">Brook Roberts</a> on his way to the final but there lost to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-24.html" target="new">Jon Peat</a>.</p> <p>Jon's been out of the combat picture for a while due to a fractured wrist from a bike accident. By winning his first tournament back, Jon remains unbeaten in 2017 after two tournaments. The other two jugglers who are unbeaten in 2017 after two or more tournaments are <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-166.html" target="new">Julius Preu</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-29.html" target="new">Jan Poolen</a>. Having the initials "JP" seems to be the best way to ensure unbroken winning streaks this year. See also: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-1.html" target="new">Jochen Pfeiffer</a>.</p> <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Estonia-2017.jpg"> <p>The final tournament of the weekend was held at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Estonia-2017.html" target="new">Estonia Circus Convention</a>, with participation by the first ever Estonian and Latvian Fight Night Combateers. The final match featured no Estonians though, instead two jugglers from Australia and France who now live in Tallinn. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-888.html" target="new">Dan Renwick</a> beat <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-887.html" target="new">Sylvain Potiron</a> 5-3 in a very entertaining match. Dan's first place prize was a bonus one-on-one showdown vs convention guest and Fight Night organiser <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a>. Check out all the action from the Estonia Fight Night in this video:</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HXsbTaw6quw?start=589" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>This coming weekend is a National level Fight Night at the Hungarian Juggling Convention. Check out all the upcoming tournaments in the 2017 calendar here: <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-20170630-Matty-Schneider-back-to-the-top-of-the-2017-Rankings-Race-after-winning-in-Freiburg">Matty Schneider back to the top of the 2017 Rankings Race after winning in Freiburg</a> <br> <br> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170630_Matty Schneider back to the top of the 2017 Rankings Race after winning in Freiburg_Estonia-2017_Sheffield-2017_Freiburg-2017.txt Jan Poolen wins in Eindhoven http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170623-Jan-Poolen-wins-in-Eindhoven <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Eindhoven-2017.jpg"> <p>Congratulations to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-29.html" target="new">Jan Poolen</a> for winning the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Eindhoven-2017.html" target="new">Eindhoven 2017 Fight Night</a>. Along with his win at <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-WJW-2017-Heerlen.html" target="new">the WJW 2017 Heerlen</a>, he's only the second player to go unbeaten in 2017 at multiple tournaments, the other player being <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-166.html" target="new">Julius Preu</a>. Jan's 250 points for winning puts him up to 10th in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20170619.html" target="new">2017 Race Rankings</a>.</p> <p>Check out this video of Jan's final match against <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-153.html" target="new">Bas Van de Kerkhof</a>: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzQXz1zk0Wk" target="new">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzQXz1zk0Wk</a></p> <p>Bas reached a final for the first time, his previous best result being third place at the Dutch Juggling Championships. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-15.html" target="new">Simon À Campo</a> beat <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-149.html" target="new">Sander Vanpraet</a> in the third place match, which means Simon broke his streak of fourth place finishes.</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-Eindhoven-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Eindhoven-2017.html</a></p> <p>Two more tournaments are taking place this weekend: one in Estonia at Badoom Tsss, the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Estonia-2017.html" target="new">Estonian Circus Festival</a>, and the other in Vancouver, Canada at <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Madskillz-2017.html" target="new">Madskillz 2017</a>.</p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170623-Jan-Poolen-wins-in-Eindhoven">Jan Poolen wins in Eindhoven</a> <br> <br> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170623_Jan Poolen wins in Eindhoven_Eindhoven-2017.txt Biggest Group Gualifications in Bogota, Biggest Prize Fund in Bergamo http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170616-Biggest-Group-Gualifications-in-Bogota,-Biggest-Prize-Fund-in-Bergamo <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Rastelli-Festival-2017.jpg"> <p>The two Fight Night Combat tournaments last weekend were the biggest ever, in two different ways.</p> <p>The <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Rastelli-Festival-2017.html" target="new">Rastelli Festival 2017</a> had the highest value prize fund ever offered at a Fight Night, with €600 for the top three players to be spent on juggling equipment, training, or other artistic development. That's €100 to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-874.html" target="new">Joris de Jong</a> from the Netherlands for his third place win over <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-875.html" target="new">Gioele Codara</a> from Italy, €200 to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-876.html" target="new">Camilo Jimenez</a> from Colombia for making it to the final, and €300 to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a> for taking the overall title.</p> <p>Check out the highlights of the Fight Night in the high city of Bergamo, Italy, starting at 14:45 in this video:</p> <!--https://youtu.be/EOZj8d6UlFg?t=14m45s--> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EOZj8d6UlFg?start=885" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>Over in South America, at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Bogota-Dia-Mundial-del-Malabarista-2017.html" target="new">Bogota Dia Mundial del Malabarista 2017 meeting</a>, was the biggest ever Fight Night group qualification session. Tournament organiser Juancho Garzón estimated over 500 jugglers tried to win one of the eight rounds of combat to earn a place in the quarter-finals.</p> <p><a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-883.html" target="new">Kristopher Muñoz</a> won the final match against <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-693.html" target="new">Jeison Cruz</a>, earning himself 250 rankings points. Last year's winner, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-642.html" target="new">Oscar Martinez</a>, had to settle for fourth place after losing to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-722.html" target="new">Jonathan García</a> in the third place match.</p> <p>Now both Jeison Cruz and Jonathan García are in joint top place in the Colombia rankings, both having a second and third place finish at the 250 tournaments in the last 52 weeks.</p> <p>Check out all the results and details from the tournaments at fightnightcombat.com, as well as who might be at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Eindhoven-2017.html" target="new">Eindhoven 2017</a> Fight Night this coming weekend: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-calendar-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-calendar-2017.html</a></p> <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Bogota-Dia-Mundial-del-Malabarista-2017.jpg"> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170616-Biggest-Group-Gualifications-in-Bogota,-Biggest-Prize-Fund-in-Bergamo">Biggest Group Gualifications in Bogota, Biggest Prize Fund in Bergamo</a> <br> <br> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170616_Biggest Group Gualifications in Bogota, Biggest Prize Fund in Bergamo_Bogota-Dia-Mundial-del-Malabarista-2017_Rastelli-Festival-2017.txt