The Tropical Islands Invasion 2014 Fight Night took place on the 1st of March. It was a 250 point event (for player rankings purposes), 14 jugglers entered the qualification stage, and 8 took part in the knockout rounds.
Here’s a video with every point from part way through the first semi-final to the end of the final:
Watched the video? Now check out the full results and details on Fight Night Beta.
Also congratulations to Kai Pophraski for winning the Juggling On Ice 2014 Fight Night (and 125 points) and to Brook Roberts for beating Dave Leahy in the final match to win the Chocfest 2014 Fight Night (and 250 points).
The next Fight Night will take place on Saturday 12th of April at the British Juggling Convention 2014. There will a full qualification process, and the tournament will be worth 500 points for the winner.
Here’s a Christmas/Holiday gift for all the jugglers out there! Photography is one of my favourite hobbies, and jugglers on stage are some of my favourite subjects. So like I did for 2011 and 2012, I made a calendar for 2014 using some of my favourite photos from juggling conventions and shows in 2013 (though a few shots are from 2012, as they went unused due to me not making a calendar for 2013).
Download the high resolution versions for printing here: Jugglers’ Calendar 2014 – photos by Luke Burrage (37.4 mb zip file). The resolution should be 300 dpi when printed at A4 size.
I have no permissions from any of these jugglers, so while I’m sure they wouldn’t mind you printing out a calendar, don’t try to make money with these images or anything like that. I released all these photos on my blog under a creative commons 3.0 license, which means no commercial use without my permission. And to get my permission, email me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Voting video! You know what to do. If you’ve no idea what this is about, check out this blog post about the Top 40 Jugglers through the years.
A late night impromptu Fight Night at the 2013 Nürnberger Jonglierconvention resulted in a final showdown between Luke Burrage and Matty Schneider.
Luke defeated Matty in the final of Berlin 2012, but Matty had his revenge, knocking Luke out in the round of 8 in Berlin 2013. Who would come out on top this time?
The final match wasn’t the greatest fight by any means, with stupid drops by Luke and Matty bouncing his club off the ceiling and the dangling hoops.
Daniel Ledel placed third and Martin Lindenfelser fourth. Knocked out in the round of 8 were Markus Furtner (playing with two devilsticks), Philip “Niggl”, Tobias Horstmann and Niklas Aumüller.
Thanks to everyone who took part!
It takes two people to run a successful Fight Night combat tournament. Plus the players, of course, but ignore them for now. The two people must do two different jobs; two jobs that one person should not attempt to do on their own.
Job 1: Tournament director.
Job 2: Host.
So if you want to run a Fight Night, pick one of those jobs and find someone else to do the other. If you want to take part in the tournament as a contestant, you can still do that as the tournament director, but it’s practically impossible for the host of the event to do anything but that job alone.