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2011

Happy new year! Frohes Neues Jahr! ¡feliz año nuevo!

Quite a bit has happened in 2010, the community in Span is growing rapidly, more and more teams are forming - we may look forward to an interesting new year 2011! Happy Dog skull hunting!

As a personal side note, thanks to all who contributed to the new book on Jugger with interviews, photos and other input. Great!

Jugger in Amsterdam

Jugger has arrived in Amsterdam 1,5 years ago. Two Jugger players form Münster in Germany moved to Amsterdam after they played Jugger in Münster for a long time. After they got used to life in Amsterdam, they started building weapons and promote Jugger. Now there are always enough players to play at least 3 against 3 or some training games.
At the weekend of the 16./17. October two people (@nalfion and @p0Ldi_MS) from Münster visited Amsterdam. They brought a strong chain with them, since you can only buy chains with a small diameter in the Netherlands, probarbly the same problem as in Spain.
On the first day we built the chains and on the second day we trained in the Martin-Luther-Kingpark, you can watch pictures of this training on flickr.
If you want to join the training there is a doodle and a forum to coordinate the trainings, so feel free to use them and join the training.

Jugger in Spain

Greetings from Spain, players and Jugger fans over the world!

It’s been a while since our last post with news about the development of Jugger in our country. This wonderful sport has been spread faster than expected, and now there are great teams and brand-new tournaments in a few cities and towns, but the most activity it’s focused on Valencia, Zaragoza and the capital, Madrid.

Let’s write a bit about the different competitions that are running nowadays.

The main tournaments are the National ones. There are three of them over the year, and each one is independent from the others. They’re called Winter Tournament (Zaragoza), Summer Tournament (Valencia) and “Tuna” Tournament (Madrid). The name of the “tuna” one comes from a pun in Spanish, as “tuna” is said “atun” in our language, a word with a similar spelling as the word “autumn”.




The champions in the last editions of the national tournaments were Old Ducks in Zaragoza (with finalists Plan B and Black Dragons), and Black Dragons in Valencia (with finalist Spuggers).

The first “Atun” Tournament will be held on October 23th in the Juan Carlos I Park, starting at 10am. This event seems to be the first ever to join together teams representing all Spain, including some of the most veterans. Since today, eight teams have confirmed their assistance. If you’re interested in it, check the Jugger Madrid forum

In Valencia exists another kind of regional competition: the JuggerSlam is a set of three tournaments wit a playoff system that run from September to March. The scores are accumulative, so the team with most points at the end of the season is the ultimate champion. The first competition, Senpai Tournament, was played on September 25th, and the results left Valencia Juggernauts as the champion (7 points), with finalists Black Dragons (6 points) and Skatmen (4 points). You can check the matches, player’s hit ratios and more information in the JuggerSlam website
http://juggerslam.info




Also, there are two Leagues running at this time in Zaragoza and Valencia. The one located in Valencia is the biggest, as 18 teams compete for the Best Team title in the city. Valencia League started on October 3rd, and will last until early June with games each Sunday in the Turia River’s fields. Follow the league’s progress entering in its website, which is updated weekly with news, interviews and photographs (http://www.wix.com/avjugger/liga-valenciana-de-jugger).


As you can see, Spain has welcomed Jugger with expectation and hard work. Each city or tournament still has a few “home rules”, but we’re working together to unite Jugger definitely. Our players are improving their skills, so don’t surprise yourselves if you find any of us in an international tournament sooner rather than later, rising to the top.

Since that day, salutes from the Spain Jugger!

Text by Pedro Kat

Jugger Tournament in Valencia

Here is a nice clip from the Jugger tournament in Valencia. Skatmen vs. Spuggers. Looks impressive! Keep it going!
(You got a goat as Stone Counter? Wow!)

Pressemitteilung / 13. Deutsche Jugger-Meisterschaft in Berlin

Jugger LigaAus der Pressemitteilung des Jugger e.V. Berlin:

Am 10., 11. und 12. September 2010 wird im Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn Sportpark Berlin die 13. Deutsche Jugger-Meisterschaft ausgetragen. Der Eintritt ist frei.

zuschauer Mit armdick gepolsterten Schlägern und über drei Meter langen Ketten werden am zweiten Septemberwochenende über 30 Mannschaften im Kampf um den Deutschen Meistertitel antreten. Mit dabei sind Teams aus Irland und dem fernen Australien.
Besonders spannend wird das Finale am Sonntag, wo ab 13 Uhr die beiden besten Teams auf dem tribünengesäumten Feld im Kampf um die geschweißte Meister-Trophäe aufeinandertreffen.

Die Jagd auf einen Hundeschädel zieht immer
mehr junge Sportler an. Jugger ist ein neuer, lebensfroher Sport, schnell, dramatisch und ungeheuer vielseitig. Über 300 Aktive reisen an, um zum Höhepunkt der Saison den Wettkampf in einem postapokalyptischen Sport zu bestreiten. Ein Sport, bei dem vier Kämpfer die gegnerische
Mannschaft mit mannshohen Stäben und einer Kette in Schach halten, während ein Läufer den Ball namens „Jugg“ ins Platzierfeld trägt.

Es handelt sich dabei keineswegs um eine neumodische Spinnerei oder um das künstlich designte Objekt einer Marketingabteilung. Sondern um ein lebendiges Gewächs und ein Hobby mit stark wachsender Anhängerschaft, das derzeit vornehmlich in Parks gespielt und über Eigeninitiativen an Unis und in Schulen weiterverbreitet wird.

Sie finden zahlreiche Videos von Turnierspielen unter anderem im Kanal "Juggerliga" auf Youtube sowie auf Flickr.

Wir senden Ihnen gerne Photos aus unserem Archiv zu. Wenn Sie vor Ort berichten möchten, melden Sie sich beim Jugger e.V., Regensburger Str. 33, 10777 Berlin, Tel: 030 43 73 46 20, E-Mail: lester at jawaka.net, Website: http://jugger.de

Jagd auf den Läufer

Druckfrisch: Das zweite Buch zum Jugger-Sport

Jugger ist keine Sache für Verrückte – aber schon etwas Besonderes. Ihre Begeisterung haben Spielerinnen und Spieler, Sporttrainer, aber auch Pädagogen in dem Buch geäußert, das zeitgleich im September im Berliner Archiv der Jugendkulturen erscheinen wird.
Wickenhäuser, Ruben Philipp: Jugger. Der Sport aus der Endzeit, Archiv der Jugendkulturen, Berlin 2010 [ Beschreibung ]

12. Deutsche Juggermeisterschaft


13. Deutsche Meisterschaft - Flyer vorn

13. Deutsche Meisterschaft - Flyer hinten

Third Jugger Ireland Tournement

Due to... funsized numbers of attendees the third Jugger Ireland tournement was held in Fairview last week, with two teams competeing. Spirits were high and the weather was beautiful despite heavy wind which rendered the use of chains impossible. Two teams were selected and the match was progressing wonderfully until two injuries and one infirmity put an end to the game. Last known score was 6/4 against Mark's team. The game was followed up by a barbeque and good times were had by all. There will be a mini tournement (twice the size of the real one) with the Australians on September 6th at the same location as a warm up for Berlin. As always anyone is welcome.

Photos of Tipperary

I've uploaded some photos of the location for the Irish Tournement on our tournement facebook page. Irish Tournement Facebook

I'm also proud to announce the launch of our new Jugger Ireland website New Website . There is a section there where you can RSVP for the tournement if you don't like facebook. Also anyone who would like a precise address for the tournement email me and I'll send you a Google Maps link, Shona asked me not to post it directly up on the internet. Hope to see you all at the end of June!

NEW FROM THE VIKINGS!: Tournament 22th May 2010!

2010 is the year Skullfight is to be revived. The date will be May the 22th at 11 pm in Ribe, a small town in Southern Jutland. Hopefully there will be teams from all over Denmark fighting for the Skullfight-Trophy. Besides Danish teams we have a German skullfightteam joining the games.

I you are interested in participating, we kindly ask you to read and understand the terms and rules, furthermore it is of most importance that you study our guides for weapons and armor. There should be an English translation of the rules on the site. After you have read the rules, you are to send an email to register your participation, the emailadress is: tilmeld@skullfight.dk

Please be aware that the Danish Skullfight is different from the game played in most internatonal leagues - therefor study the rules.

In the register email we would like to know your names, ages, e-maildresses and who is team-contact, plus his/hers phonenumber. If you have any member in the team at 16-17 of age, they have to print and fill the parental permission (forældretilladelse) and send it by mail to: Rune Kulmbak, Trojelsvej 39, 6760 Ribe, Denmark, before May the 15th.

We have to specify that Ripen LiveRollespil, the organization for the event, does not have insurance, and that Ripen LiveRollespil will not cover any material or injury incurred during the game.

On the day, we will be in the center of Ribe. There will be bottles of water to the participating teams, and around the location there are a lot of restaurants and public toilets. The event is part of Ribe’s 1300 year anniversary, and the towns annual TulipFestival, therefore we hope that a lot of people will come from the streets and see the games.

Salutations from New U.S.A. League!

The Competitive Underground Jugger League is just beginning its second pre-season now and we are excited to share news of it with the International Jugger community. We are an American jugger league located in St. Louis, Missouri in the U.S. midwest. Last year was our first full season and it went really well. We plan on making the upcoming season even bigger and better!

The C.U.J.L. is different in many ways from the most of the other jugger leagues in our rules and our methods. The most obvious difference in our league is that we play with rattan weapons "padded" with knobby bike tire and therefore we wear protective gear, mainly hockey, lacrosse and American football pads and helmets. With the protective gear we are able to include strikes to the head in our rules. We take plenty of bruises but overall it's pretty safe. There are plenty of other differences in the details of our rules but we also share plenty of commonalities with other jugger leagues... we LOVE the movie, Salute of the Jugger (Blood of Heroes for us here) and we love the game! More details on the C.U.J.L. can be found at www.myspace.com/cujl

We are really impressed with how well many of the leagues out there have grown and how well they are organized and run. We hope to someday have even just a fraction of the success you've had!

We're only in pre-season practice and scrimmage right now and wont be starting the full-on competitive season until June. We meet every Saturday from 1-4pm at this location. Here's a few pictures to to give you all a look:

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Chainguard

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