Fight Night Combat News http://www.fightnightcombat.com/ News about Fight Night Combat. en-us Copyright 2015-2016 Luke Burrage Fri, 28 Apr 2017 https://validator.w3.org/feed/docs/rss2.html FightNightCombat.com News RSS News luke@juggler.net luke@juggler.net 40 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 Markus Utke untouchable at the Israel 2017 Fight Night http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170421-Markus-Utke-untouchable-at-the-Israel-2017-Fight-Night <p>Congratulations to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-40.html" target="new">Markus Utke</a> for winning the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Israel-2017.html" target="new">Israel 2017 Fight Night</a> last weekend. He was almost untouchable for the entire event, losing only two points in four qualification matches and three knockout matches.</p> <p>Check out this 6 minutes 35 second video of every point of the tournament:</p> <!-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20r0GekmpoM --> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/20r0GekmpoM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>The video also features a showdown between <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-156.html" target="new">Eivind Dragsjø</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-498.html" target="new">Onni Toivonen</a>, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-53.html" target="new">Lauge Benjaminsen</a> mostly defeated himself, messing up his signature shoulder-roll-turn manoeuvre three times to allow <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-823.html" target="new">Yaron Davidovich</a> through to the semi-finals, and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-41.html" target="new">Bar Mualem</a> pulling off a come-from-behind victory against <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-14.html" target="new">Alex Leymann</a>. <p>21 jugglers took part in the qualifications, and 8 made it into the knockout. Onni Toivonen earned himself a wildcard by beating 8th seed <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-560.html" target="new">Daniel Latorre</a> for a place in the round of 8.</p> <p>This National 425 tournament is Markus's biggest victory so far, and moves him up to fourth in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20170417.html" target="new">52 Week Current Rankings</a>.</p> <p>Thanks to Ofek Rafaeli for organising the tournament, and to Sarah Richter for the photo and video footage. See all the tournament results and details here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Israel-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Israel-2017.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170421-Markus-Utke-untouchable-at-the-Israel-2017-Fight-Night">Markus Utke untouchable at the Israel 2017 Fight Night</a> <br> <br> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170421_Markus Utke untouchable at the Israel 2017 Fight Night_Israel-2017.txt Featured video - Matty Schneider vs Cameron Ford in the BJC 2017 Fight Night Combat Final http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170419-Featured-video-_-Matty-Schneider-vs-Cameron-Ford-in-the-BJC-2017-Fight-Night-Combat-Final <!-- <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-.html" target="new"></a> --> <p>The top four seeds at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-BJC-2017-Nottingham.html" target="new">British Juggling Convention 2017 Fight Night Combat tournament</a> all reached the semi-finals. Fourth seed <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-503.html" target="new">Cameron Ford</a> upset top seed and top five ranked player <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-17.html" target="new">Brook Roberts</a> in their close-faught semi-final 5 points to 4. In the other semi-final <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-9.html" target="new">Matty Schneider</a> beat seconed seed and ninth ranked player <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-36.html" target="new">Danny Cooper</a>.</p> <p>Check out this video of the final match featuring Cameron and Matty:</p> <!-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOuhbDTovEI --> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fOuhbDTovEI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>17 jugglers took part in the first Major 750 tournament of the year, with the top 12 in qualifications going through to the knockout. The winner earns 750 rankings points and, due it being one of the four Major tournaments in 2017, an automatic invite to the European Masters 2017, the end of year finals for the 2017 season.</p> <p>Thanks to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-24.html" target="new">Jon Peat</a> for organizing the tournament, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-207.html" target="new">Ieuan Evans</a> for refereeing, and Martin King-Sheard for hosting. See all the results and details here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-BJC-2017-Nottingham.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-BJC-2017-Nottingham.html</a> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170419-Featured-video-_-Matty-Schneider-vs-Cameron-Ford-in-the-BJC-2017-Fight-Night-Combat-Final">Featured video - Matty Schneider vs Cameron Ford in the BJC 2017 Fight Night Combat Final</a> <br> <br> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170419_Featured video - Matty Schneider vs Cameron Ford in the BJC 2017 Fight Night Combat Final_BJC-2017-Nottingham.txt Featured video: New Zealand 2017 Fight Night by Kyle Johnson http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170416-Featured-video:-New-Zealand-2017-Fight-Night-by-Kyle-Johnson <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vnPT9RkJ-5k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>Thanks to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-798.html" target="new">Kyle Johnson</a> for making this great hightlights video of the Fight Night at the 2017 New Zealand Circus Festival last month.</p> <p>See all the results and details of the tournament here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-New-Zealand-2017.html">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-New-Zealand-2017.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170416-Featured-video:-New-Zealand-2017-Fight-Night-by-Kyle-Johnson">Featured video: New Zealand 2017 Fight Night by Kyle Johnson</a> <br> <br> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170416_Featured video: New Zealand 2017 Fight Night by Kyle Johnson_New-Zealand-2017.txt