Lima 2014 Fight Night (afternoon)

Manuel Rospigliosi, Johan Flores, Jonathan Sajoux and Luke Burrage made it through to the semi-finals in the first ever Lima Fight Night (afternoon). The four matches that followed each define “a close-fought battle.” Yup, all four came down to the very last point!

Check out the video of every attack, defense, steal, hit, point, win and loss from the two semi-finals, the third place match and the final.

This was the first Fight Night in South America and was classed as a 250 point event. Thanks to Manuel Rospigliosi for helping to organize it and the to FDR American school for the fantastic venue.

See all the results and details on the Fight Night Beta tournament page.

HJW 2014 Enschede Fight Night

Congratulations to Dave Leahy for winning his third Fight Night tournament, this time at the HJW 2014 Enschede (the Dutch Autumn Juggling Meeting). He beat Johnny Malcolm in the final, Sander Vanpraet in the semi-final and top Dutch combat player Simon A Campo in the first round.

This win moves Dave above fellow British combateer Brook Roberts in the current rankings, though only because Dave has entered so many 250-level tournaments, which can currently replace lesser results at bigger tournaments in the players’ points total. The change in the rankings formula for next year will fix this. The new formula can be previewed on the Fight Night Beta website.

Thanks to Maartin Willy Wils for hosting the tournament. All the results and details can be found on the HJW 2014 tournament page.

Durham Juggling Convention 2014 Fight Night

Congratulations to Dan Wood on winning the Durham 2014 Fight Night, his first ever first place finish. He beat Rob Thorburn in the first round, the top seed and the 4th highest ranked player Brook Roberts in his semi-final, and 11th ranked player Jon Peat in the final.

Dan’s win earned him 250 rankings points, and puts him at 12th place in the 2014 rankings. Jon’s second place lifts him to 8th. Dave Leahy failed to reach a UK Fight Night final round for the first time, but defeated Brook Roberts in the third place match.

All the results and details can be found on the Durham 2014 tournament page.

Look out for more Fight Nights in the Netherlands (HJW Enschede), Germany (Hamburg), Peru (Lima) and the UK (Cambridge).

Workshopping the Room Show with Luke and Declan

I’m not going to work more on this show any time soon, and I haven’t for a long time, so why not share some of the “video notes” from the sessions with Declan? The room rotates to create illusions with gravity, but it is static in all these clips.

Previous Room Show videos:

Work It Out Yourself. Here I’m playing with room rotation and gravity.

Magnets – Room 105. This developed further into an act outside the room.

Skjève 2014 Fight Night

Iver Roar Tronstad did it again! This time he won the Skjève 2014 Fight Night in Belgium, beating Simon À Campo 5-2 in the final.

The 250 points means he has secured 2nd place in the 2014 rankings. With only 250 point tournaments remaining this year, he can’t catch Jochen Pfeiffer in 1st place, and Luke Burrage in third place (and everyone below) can’t catch up with Iver.

With his two second place finishes in four tournaments (Eindhoven and Skjève), Simon À Campo moves up to number 10 in the current rankings, and up to 8th in the 2014 rankings.

Thanks again to Maarten Willy Wils for running the tournament. Full results and details can be found on the tournament page.

Fight Nights will take place throughout October in the Netherlands (HJW Enschede), Germany (Hamburg), Peru (Lima) and the UK (Cambridge).