There will be another Fight Night in Israel at the end of Augusts, at a juggling meeting in Bat Yam.
In other news, there are now two new points levels for tournaments:
300 is counted along with 250 tournaments, and is a 50 point bonus for a tournament that was originally classified as a 250 level event, but exceeded the requirements in numerous ways, along with having a high participation level in terms of top 25 ranked players. This has been retroactively applied to the WJW 2015 Heerlen tournament.
350 is counted along with 500 point tournaments, and is a new level for tournaments that were originally advertised as a 500 point level, but fell short of many 500 point level requirements. This has been applied to the Israel 2015 tournament due to the lack of submitted results (over two months after the tournament), only 8 players in the knockout instead of 12, semi-final matches only played to 3 points not 5, non-standard qualification and wildcard entries, no data from qualifications at all, and no firm record of total tournament participation (“about 12 or 15″ falls well short of the 20-24 needed for a 500 point tournament).
The Rankings FAQ will be updated to reflect this change next week.
Congratulations to Stefan Braun for winning his first ever Fight Night Combat title at the Con-Tiki juggling convention in Hannover last weekend. In the final he defeated Alex Laihman 5 points to 2. This was Alex’s best result at a Fight Night since he won at Rostock in 2013.
20 jugglers entered qualification at the inaugural Hannover tournament, with 8 making it to the knockout. Stefan won 250 FNC ranking points, moving him up to 21st place. Alex’s 150 points for 2nd place move him up to equal 16th in the FNC rankings and 12th place in the 2015 race rankings. Tilman Sinning took third place and Carlos Zarspel fourth.
Someone very well known to Fight Night fans, but someone we don’t ever see playing combat, entered a Fight Night for the first time in just under 10 years: Bob Carr! Not only did he take part, but Bob made it to the final, where he met Karsten Schölzel. Karsten placed 2nd in 2014, could he go one better this year?
Watch this fun video to see who won the tournament and 250 FNC rankings points:
Congratulations to Emil Dahl for winning the Lublin 2015 Fight Night last Friday. This is only his second tournament, but he has yet to lose a match having also taken the top spot in Israel earlier this year. He won the pictured trophy along with 250 rankings points. This result lifts him to eighth in the FNC rankings and third in the 2015 race rankings.
26 jugglers took part in tournament and 16 were selected for the knockout. As this tournament is the de facto Polish combat championship and doesn’t just represent a single city convention, it will be bumped up to a 500 point tournament for 2016.
The Nederlands Jongleer Festival 2015 Fight Night took place last Saturday, and it was the biggest tournament of the year so far, worth 750 points. 26 jugglers entered the qualifications and 16 made it to the knockout rounds.
This result lifts Luke Burrage back to second in the FNC rankings, swapping places with Iver Tronstad, NJF 2014’s winner who couldn’t return to defend his points this year. Eóin Allan rises up the rankings to fourth, his highest ever position. Simon À Campo, the only Dutch player to be seeded in the top eight, returns to the top ten.
Thanks to Maarten for hosting, Ieuan for refereeing, and everyone else who helped make the tournament happen. See all the results and details on the NJF 2015 page on FightNightCombat.com