Want to see a lot of videos? Then watch all the Fight Night videos below, in order, to see the full story of the EJC 2014 Fight Night play out.
Want to see just the best matches? I’d suggest watching the 1st Semi-Final and the Final videos only. Those were the two classic matches of the whole tournament.
Once you’ve watched the videos, check out all the results and details from the EJC 2014 Millstreet Fight Night. It was a 1000 point event with 40 jugglers taking part in the qualifications and a straight knockout tournament with 16 players.
Round of 16 and 8 highlights – 9 minutes 45 seconds:
The epic semi-final between Iver Roar Tronstad and Eóin Allan:
The not-so epic but still entertaining semi-final between Jochen Pfeiffer and Luke Burrage (if you want an epic battle between these two see this video from the EJC 2013 Fight Night final):
The third place match between the two loses of the previous matches:
And the final between the two undefeated players so far:
So congratulations to the winners and all who took part!
The next (scheduled) Fight Nights will be at the Skjève 2014 (Belgium) and HJW 2014 Enschede (Netherlands) events in September and October, and will both be 250 level events. If you know of or are planning to organize a Fight Night or other comparable combat tournament at any other juggling convention or event, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can add it to the Fight Night Beta website.
Juliane took a photo of Juliane taking a video of the end of my squeeze catch workshop at the EJC 2014. In the workshop I tried the most difficult squeeze catch variation I know, involving 3 clubs and a scissor catch. The photo and video are above. The trick is insane.
See previous club classroom videos:
#5 floor bounce 423
#4 club balance debalance
#3 club slide to balance
#2 club hit-launches
#1 club squeeze catches
After a conversation on Facebook, I’ve decided to set a new record for other jugglers to break. Lowest 9 ball flash! That’s 9 throws and 9 catches of 9 balls, using the same rules as the JISCON, but with two new measurements:
1. Highest point of the highest ball in the pattern from the floor.
2. Lowest point of the lowest ball/hand from the floor from the start of the throwing motion of the first throw to the end of the catching motion of the last catch.
The two new records this can track is:
A. The lowest 9 ball flash from the floor to top of the pattern (so juggling sitting or kneeling down helps, and short people are at an advantage).
B. The lowest “total pattern height” of the 9 ball flash (so purely about speed of throwing, control and catching reflexes).
In three days/sessions, this was the 9 ball flash that did best in both records. Floor to top of pattern: 232cm. Total pattern height: 148cm.
The first day I tried (and only for about 5 minutes) I got a good total pattern height of 162cm, with the floor to top of pattern height of 262cm.
The second day I tried I got a better/lower floor to top of pattern record of 236cm, but due to the very low last catches the total pattern height was 172cm, a bigger span the first day’s attempt:
I hope some other jugglers attach a tape measure to a pole, put it at the same plane as their hands, and try to beat my record. Or set records for other juggling patterns. I think the 86cm total pattern height of my 7 ball flash could be beaten.
Have you watched Wes Peden’s Throw Joy video yet? Well you should! It’s the best value €15 I’ve spent on juggling this year.
If you haven’t seen Throw Joy, you might not get any of the references in the Stab Joy video above, but I think you’ll enjoy it all the same. It’s what Juliane and I made when it was raining outside and Juliane needed distracting from an impending exam.
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?
Congratulations to the two finalists, also Rufus Oelkers for taking third place and Fabio Zimmerman for coming in fourth.
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.