The Fight Night was the first at the Eindhovens Jongleer Festival, and was a 250 point level event. 12 jugglers took part in the round-robin qualification and the top 8 were seeded in the elimination rounds. Thanks to Dave and Simon and Ieuen for organizing the tournament.
For the 10th year in a row, the Berlin Juggling Convention has hosted a Fight Night tournament. This year 28 jugglers took part, either in qualification or in the knockout rounds. Due to the more rigorous qualification process, along with the size of the tournament and its position as the second most prestigious event, the points value was bumped up from 500 in 2013 to 750 this time round.
Watch this video to see Eóin Allan and Jochen Pfeiffer battle it out in the epic final match. Eóin beat Jochen in qualification… did he get a repeat victory in the final?
All the other results and details can be found on the Berlin 2014 page on Fight Night (Beta).
The next Fight Night will be at the EJC 2014 in Millstreet, Ireland, will have a full round-robin qualification and be worth 1000 ranking points for the winner. Eoin and Jochen will be back, but so will many, many others who will do their best to stop them reaching the final.
My 11th Berlin Juggling Convention in a row! The show organizer, Corinna, asked me to take photos of the Gala Show.
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Fight Night Qualification.
Fight Night Participants.
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Congratulations to Iver for coming in first in his second 500 point Fight Night in a row, this time at the NJF 2014!
All other results can be found at the Nederlands Jongleer Festival 2014 Fight Night page. Thanks to Brook Roberts for organizing this event and submitting all the details.
One minute of footage of the Fight Night can be seen in this convention montage, starting at 5 minutes 38 seconds:
Iver has now won 6 matches in a row in the knockout rounds, but even more impressively, he’s also gone 27 matches in qualification without losing too, for a total of 33 matches in a row unbeaten! He moves up to third place in the current Fight Night (beta) rankings, and jumps ahead of Luke and Brook to go first in the 2014 points race.
A minor rankings points rule change, for ease of counting and ranking, is that everyone who enters a tournament is awarded a minimum of a single point. This means they get a point even without a single win in the round robin qualifications, or without progressing past the group combat qualification rounds. This means that there are now 109 players listed in the current Fight Night (beta) rankings instead of 103, and the number will only increase as more people take part in tournaments in the near future.
The next Fight Night tournament, this coming weekend, is the Rostock 2014 Fight Night, a 250 point event. The weekend following is the Berlin 2014 Fight Night, which this year will be a 500 or 750 point event.