Fight Night Combat News http://www.fightnightcombat.com/ News about Fight Night Combat. en-us Copyright 2015-2016 Luke Burrage Wed, 28 Jun 2017 https://validator.w3.org/feed/docs/rss2.html FightNightCombat.com News RSS News luke@juggler.net luke@juggler.net 40 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 Danny Cooper and Andreas Braun win convincingly in Galway and Aachen http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170608-Danny-Cooper-and-Andreas-Braun-win-convincingly-in-Galway-and-Aachen <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Aachen-2017.jpg"> <p>Two Fight Night Combat tournaments took place last weekend, with ruthless wins by <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-47.html" target="new">Andreas Braun</a> in <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Aachen-2017.html" target="new">Aachen, Germany</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-36.html" target="new">Danny Cooper</a> in <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Galway-2017.html" target="new">Galway, Ireland</a>.</p> <p>You need to score 15 points to win a Standard 250 level tournament. That's five points to win a match, and three matches to take the title. It also means you can have up to 12 points scored against you and still win overall. Danny and Andreas? One point against each of them.</p> <p>Andreas Braun went unbeaten against 16 other players in the qualifications in Aachen, and only <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-470.html" target="new">Kilian Maidhof</a> scored a point against him in their semi-final. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-707.html" target="new">Junis El-Sarout</a> then lost 5-0 to Andreas in the final.</a> <p>Danny Cooper went unbeaten against 13 other players in the qualifications in Galway, and only <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-360.html" target="new">Joe McGinley</a> scored a point against him in the round of 8. Danny then beat <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-527.html" target="new">Thomas Horner</a> 5-0 in the semi-final and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-363.html" target="new">Matthew Sexton</a> 5-0 in the final.</p> <p>Both earned 250 rankings point, enough to bump Danny up one place to seventh in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20170605.html" target="new">52 week current rankings</a> and Andreas up 21 places to 24th. The other notable result is <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-513.html" target="new">Isabell Stroben's</a> second third place finish in two tournament, following on from her best result in Oldenburg last month, which puts her into the top 30 of the rankings for the first time.</p> <p>Thanks to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-497.html" target="new">Chris Kelly</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-131.html" target="new">Leo Ostenrath</a> for organising the tournaments. See all the results and details on the Fight Night Combat website: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Aachen-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Aachen-2017.html</a></p> <p>This coming weekend? Tournaments at the Rastelli Festival in Bergamo, Italy and at the World Juggling Day Meeting in Bogota, Colombia (Bogota Dia Mundial del Malabarista): <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-20170608-Danny-Cooper-and-Andreas-Braun-win-convincingly-in-Galway-and-Aachen">Danny Cooper and Andreas Braun win convincingly in Galway and Aachen</a> <br> <br> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170608_Danny Cooper and Andreas Braun win convincingly in Galway and Aachen_Galway-2017_Aachen-2017.txt Callum Lawrie wins his first Fight Night at Bungay Balls Up http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170602-Callum-Lawrie-wins-his-first-Fight-Night-at-Bungay-Balls-Up <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Bungay-2017.jpg"> <p>Congratulations to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-289.html" target="new">Callum Lawrie</a> for winning the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Bungay-2017.html" target="new">Bungay Balls Up 2017</a> Fight Night. This was Callum's first time winning a tournament, and also his first time in a final, despite coming third or fourth in many tournaments in the past.</p> <p>13 jugglers took part in the tournament, with the top eight selected for the knockout stage by group combat rounds.</p> <p>Callum and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-93.html" target="new">Rob Wooley</a> were the top ranked players in the tournament, at 22nd and 20th. They met in the semi-finals with Callum winning 5-2. In the final Callum defeated <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-868.html" target="new">Mandy Blake</a> who was taking part in her first ever Fight Night.</p> <p>Even with his win, Callum actually lost ground in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/race-rankings-20170529.html" target="new">2017 Race Rankings</a>, despite this being his 6th tournament of the year. He gained points and overtook <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-767.html" target="new">Joe Showers</a> but was overtaken himself by <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-131.html" target="new">Leo Ostenrath</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a> after their strong results at the NJF the same weekend.</p> <p>See all the results and details from Bungay here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Bungay-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Bungay-2017.html</a></p> <p>Three more tournaments take place <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-calendar-2017.html" target="new">this coming weekend</a>. Two in Germany (Rostock and Aachen) and one in Ireland (Galway).</p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170602-Callum-Lawrie-wins-his-first-Fight-Night-at-Bungay-Balls-Up">Callum Lawrie wins his first Fight Night at Bungay Balls Up</a> <br> <br> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170602_Callum Lawrie wins his first Fight Night at Bungay Balls Up_Bungay-2017.txt Featured video - Fight Night Combat at the Netherlands Juggling Festival 2017 http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170530-Featured-video-_-Fight-Night-Combat-at-the-Netherlands-Juggling-Festival-2017 <p>The second Major 750 tournament of 2017 took place on Friday at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-NJF-2017.html" target="new">Netherlands Juggling Festival</a>. 22 jugglers took part in the qualifications and by participation level, which calculates the strength of the field by the rankings of each player, it was the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/past-tournament-participation-levels.html" target="new">biggest tournament of the year so far</a>.</p> <p>The top four seeds were <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a>, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-40.html" target="new">Markus Utke</a>, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-131.html" target="new">Leo Ostenrath</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-15.html" target="new">Simon À Campo</a>, with last years winner <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-30.html" target="new">Rob van Heijst</a> and former top 5 player <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-13.html" target="new">Dave Leahy</a> also taking part.</p> <p>Check out all the action, drama, injuries, attacks, and funny moments in this video:</p> <!--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XCyLhxysJ4--> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5XCyLhxysJ4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>Thanks to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-207.html" target="new">Ieuan Evans</a>, Melissa Staugaard, and Leanne Staugaard for organising the event, Piet van Steen for the video, and <a href="http://www.superformosa.nl/2017/njf/" target="new">Super Formosa for the photos</a>.</p> <p>See all the results and details here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-NJF-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-NJF-2017.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170530-Featured-video-_-Fight-Night-Combat-at-the-Netherlands-Juggling-Festival-2017">Featured video - Fight Night Combat at the Netherlands Juggling Festival 2017</a> <br> <br> Tue, 30 May 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170530_Featured video - Fight Night Combat at the Netherlands Juggling Festival 2017_NJF-2017.txt