Fight Night Combat News http://www.fightnightcombat.com/ News about Fight Night Combat. en-us Copyright 2015-2016 Luke Burrage Thu, 24 May 2018 https://validator.w3.org/feed/docs/rss2.html FightNightCombat.com News RSS News luke@juggler.net luke@juggler.net 40 Luke vs Markus in the NJF 2018 Fight Night Combat final http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180516-Luke-vs-Markus-in-the-NJF-2018-Fight-Night-Combat-final <p>Two jugglers from Berlin reached the final of the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-NJF-2018.html" target="new">Netherlands Juggling Festival 2018 Fight Night</a>, the second Major 750 tournament of the year. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a> was aiming to defend his NJF title from last year, and also win his fourth NJF title overall. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-40.html" target="new">Markus Utke</a> was hoping to go one better than his second place finish at the NJF 2016, and win his first Major 750 tournament. Markus also won the last time these two players went head to head, so Luke was looking for revenge.</p> <p>Check out all the action from the final here:</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rtC8bS-BHN0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <!--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtC8bS-BHN0--> <p>26 jugglers took part in the qualifications, with the top 16 making the knockout matches. The top four seeds all made the semi-finals, with Dutch juggler <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-153.html" target="new">Bas Van de Kerkhof</a> making third place, and Dutch juggler <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-15.html" target="new">Simon À Campo</a> coming in fourth.</p> <p>The rankings points Markus and Luke received for making the final/winning boosts both up the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20180514.html" target="new">52 Week Current Rankings</a> to third and fourth place. The winner also receives an automatic invite to the European Masters 2018 end-of-year championship, held in Berlin in November.</p> <p>Thanks to Roel Post and Eva Schubach for hosting the tournament, Melissa Staugaard and Leanne Staugaard for organising and scoring, Dave Leahy for officiating, and Juliane Kunzendorf for filming the action.</p> <p>Find all the results and details from the tournament here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-NJF-2018.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-NJF-2018.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180516-Luke-vs-Markus-in-the-NJF-2018-Fight-Night-Combat-final">Luke vs Markus in the NJF 2018 Fight Night Combat final</a> <br> <br> Wed, 16 May 2018 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20180516_Luke vs Markus in the NJF 2018 Fight Night Combat final_NJF-2018.txt An all-Czech final in Brianza, Italy http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180508-An-all_Czech-final-in-Brianza,-Italy <p>The latest National-level Fight Night took place last weekend at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com" target="new">Brianza Juggling Convention</a>. Fifteen jugglers took part in the qualifications, with the top eight making the knockout.</p> <p>The final match didn't include 2017 winner <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-19.html" target="new">Ian Deady</a>, nor current top ten ranked player <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-9.html" target="new">Matty Schneider</a>. Instead, two players from Czechia: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-526.html" target="new">Michal Keda</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-525.html" target="new">Vašek Peca</a>. It was Vašek's first final, but Michal's fourth final, giving him a chance to win his third Fight Night title (also Brno 2018 and Bratislava 2016).</p> <p>Check out the video of the very entertaining final match:</p> <!-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6cfg5LaOSw--> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/O6cfg5LaOSw" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>The rankings points from this National 425 tournament move both finalists into the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20180430.html" target="new">top 20 of the 52 Week Current rankings</a>, and give both a boost into the top 10 of the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20180430.html" target="new">2018 Race Rankings</a>.</p> <p>Staying top 10 in the Race Rankings until November would secure them both an invite to the European Masters 2018, the end-of-year final tournament for the best players of the year. The other way to secure an invite is to win one of the four Major tournaments of 2018. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-24.html" target="new">Jon Peat</a> won the first Major 750 tournament, the British Juggling Convention Fight Night, and the second is coming up this weekend at the Nederlands Jongleer Festival, where <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a> will be attempting to defend his title.</p> <p>Check out all the results and details from Brianza on the Fight Night Combat website: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Brianza-2018.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Brianza-2018.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180508-An-all_Czech-final-in-Brianza,-Italy">An all-Czech final in Brianza, Italy</a> <br> <br> Tue, 08 May 2018 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20180508_An all-Czech final in Brianza, Italy_Brianza-2018.txt Jon Peat vs Callum Lawrie in the BJC 2018 Fight Night Final http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180417-Jon-Peat-vs-Callum-Lawrie-in-the-BJC-2018-Fight-Night-Final <p>The British Juggling Convention hosted the first Major 750 tournament of 2018, and it was the biggest tournament of the year so far. 30 jugglers took part in the qualifications, with the top 16 making the knockout, and the top 12 featured in the live finals, organised by Ieuan Evans and hosted by Rosie Kelly.<p> <p>The top seeds didn't make it to the final match, with <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-17.html" target="new">Brook Roberts</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-503.html" target="new">Cameron Ford</a> falling in the semi-finals.</p> <p>Instead, 3rd and 5th seeds <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-24.html" target="new">Jon Peat</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-289.html" target="new">Callum Lawrie</a> were the last two jugglers standing. Check out the video of all the action from the final here... and it's a lot of action!</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-4fMQFw-4I8" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <!-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4fMQFw-4I8 --> <p>The Major 750 points for the finalists boost both players up the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20180409.html" target="new">52 Week Current Rankings</a> to their highest ever places. Callum is up to 12th and Jon up to 2nd.</p> <p>There are three more Major tournaments in 2018: the Netherlands Juggling Festival in May, the Berlin Fight Night in June, both worth 750 rankings points for the winners, and the European Juggling Convention in August, worth 1250. Check out the full schedule over on the Fight Night Combat website: <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-20180417-Jon-Peat-vs-Callum-Lawrie-in-the-BJC-2018-Fight-Night-Final">Jon Peat vs Callum Lawrie in the BJC 2018 Fight Night Final</a> <br> <br> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20180417_Jon Peat vs Callum Lawrie in the BJC 2018 Fight Night Final_BJC-2018-Canterbury.txt Featured video - Alex vs Lauge in the Israel 2018 Fight Night Combat Final http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180413-Featured-video-_-Alex-vs-Lauge-in-the-Israel-2018-Fight-Night-Combat-Final <p>The IJC hosted the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Israel-2018.html" target="new">Israel 2018 Fight Night Combat tournament last week</a>. 30 jugglers took part with the top eight qualifying for the knockouts. In fourth place was the 2016 WJF overall championship winner <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-1080.html" target="new">Delaney Bayles</a>, beaten in the third place match by <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-775.html" target="new">Joe Fisher</a>.</p> <p>The final match featured two other international guests at the convention, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-3.html" target="new">Alexander Müller</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-53.html" target="new">Lauge Benjaminsen</a>. Check out the tense and entertaining battle for the title:</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7OSXz3sGRq8" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <!--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OSXz3sGRq8--> <p>The Israel Fight Night was a National 500 level event, and the finalists' new rankings points lifts Alex up to sixth in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20180409.html" target="new">52 Week Current Rankings</a>, with Lauge breaking back into the top 20.</p> <p>Check out all the results and details here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Israel-2018.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Israel-2018.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180413-Featured-video-_-Alex-vs-Lauge-in-the-Israel-2018-Fight-Night-Combat-Final">Featured video - Alex vs Lauge in the Israel 2018 Fight Night Combat Final</a> <br> <br> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20180413_Featured video - Alex vs Lauge in the Israel 2018 Fight Night Combat Final_Israel-2018.txt Isabell Stroben wins her first Fight Night in Dortmund http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20180331-Isabell-Stroben-wins-her-first-Fight-Night-in-Dortmund <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Dortmund-2018.jpg"> <p><a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-513.html" target="new">Isabell Stroben</a> won her first Fight Night Combat tournament last weekend at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Dortmund-2018.html" target="new">AB IN' POTT Convention in Dortmund, Germany</a>. In doing so she became just the second female combateer to win a Fight Night, following on from <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-452.html" target="new">Friederike Kraaz</a> who won at Suderburg 2015.</p> <!--http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Dortmund-2018.html--> <p>After a few third place finishes in 2017, Isabell won in her first ever finals appearance, defeating <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-1004.html" target="new">Marius Thies</a> 5-1. This is a big contrast to her semi-final opponent, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-145.html" target="new">Stephan Cipra</a>, who has now reached five finals without converting any to an overall victory.</p> <p>Isabell earned herself 250 rankings points, enough to climb 18th, her highest ever place on the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20180326.html" target="new">52 Week Current Rankings</a>, and up to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20180326.html" target="new">sixth on the 2018 Race Rankings</a>, which only counts the tournaments so far this year.</p> <p>Dortmund was the 17th event in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-calendar-2018.html" target="new">2018 Tournament Calendar</a>. Stay tuned in the coming week for news from the Israel 2018 Fight Night, a National 500 Level event, and the British Juggling Convention 2018 Fight Night, the first Major 750 event of the year: <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-20180331-Isabell-Stroben-wins-her-first-Fight-Night-in-Dortmund">Isabell Stroben wins her first Fight Night in Dortmund</a> <br> <br> Sat, 31 Mar 2018 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20180331_Isabell Stroben wins her first Fight Night in Dortmund_Dortmund-2018.txt