There's Jugger All Over The Place!

Tuesday, 19 April 2016. - A.L. Anderson

It's wall to wall in there; with Juggery goodness!

Following the sucess of the Newcastle Tourney earlier in the year, two more domestic tournaments have been announced to round out 2016.  And if that isn't enough Juggery goodness for you, both the Irish International and the DM are to be attended by Australian cohorts this year - strap yourselves in, we're in for  some chop!

July 3rd - Brisbane The Northern stronghold invites everyone to come participate in a friendly tourney to welcome three possible new teams - Q.U.T., Ipswich and Gympie (read more on the forums) - to the Jugger fraternity, as well as hopefully seeing the rekindling of the flames with some Highland Dragons.  With the established local teams to conted with it'll sure be exciting as well as a lot of fun as we welcome some new players into the fold.  All interstate competitors welcome as well - share the fresh meat, I say!

 20-21st - Ireland To be sure, the tenth anniversary of Jugger in Ireland is to be celebrated!  And what better way then by visiting the Emerald Island partaking in some of the local colour, local booze and playing in a huge Jugger tournament!
This tournament is looking to be damn exciting, with teams from not just Ireland but many from Germany, a couple from Spain and even an American and Canadian team signed up to attend thus far!  With many teams listing high in the world  rankings it's sure to be a highly competitve tournament and a great way for us to experience the thrill of playing some of the worlds best Juggers!  You'll be green if you miss it!

3rd-4th September - Germany  That's right folks, the big one, the Duetsche Meisterschaft, is happening in early September in Waidhaus, Germany.  Drachenblut have put out the call to host the German Masters this year and Australia has responded heartily, with at least two teams pencilled in to attend.  This tour is shaping up to be amazing with not just the DM itself but it's closeness to the border offerening an exciting array of possible travel locations before and after the tournament.  Remember folks, this is the World Cup of Juggerdom, a truly unique experience and one you don't want to miss out on!

1st-2nd October - Canberra  Although still in the early stages of planning, this will be the premier Australian tournament of 2016.  Canberra will play host to all comers and the far-flung reaches of Jugger Australia descend on the nation's capital to revel in The Way of the One True Dog Skull!  With a variety of new teams as well as the might of Skullduggery, Mountain Men, The Big Bad Bees and The Space Pirates et al. to contend with this will be one hell of a Dogtown Throwdown, so don't miss out!  Plus the winner gets (as the Mountain King, Keiren, puts it) "a shiny new mug".

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YOUNG GAR WANTS JUGGER TTG!

Thursday, 24 March 2016. - A.L. Anderson

BREAKING NEWS!

YOUNG GAR WANTS JUGGER TTG!

That's right, Vincent D'Ofrino, who played Young Gar (Chain) in Salute to the Jugger, wants to get his hands on a copy of Jugger TTG - if that's not celebrity endorsement, I don't know what is!

Don't let the big hollywood celebrities have all the fun now, get your copy too!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR COPY!

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JUGGER TTG: DOGSKULL HEROES

Tuesday, 22 March 2016. - A.L. Anderson

Live on Kickstarted now!

JUGGER TTG: DOGSKULL HEROES

Heard rumblings and rumors of a Jugger boardgame in the works?  Well folks, it's all true!  Stuart and Kristina of the Higland Dragons have just begun the kickstarter campaingn to bring you JUGGER TTG: DOGSKULL HEROES!

 

That right, a Jugger boardgame.  So you can Jugger even when you're not Jugger... ing.

JUGGER TTG is such a great simulation of sports Jugger, with all the action and excitement you'd expect in a tabletop shrine to the Way of the One True Dog Skull!

So follow the link and make a pledge, of any amount, to show your support, it's so appreciated.  You can even buy your way into the game and become one of the players and remember, 10% of profits is put aside as a fund to help establish Jugger in new places in the world!  So pledge now and let the domination continue!
PLEDGE HERE!

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The Juggers Are Coming: A Newcastle Tournament

Thursday, 25 February 2016. - Cameron Rivett

Tournament Recap

The Newcastle Blitzkrieg were challenged in their hometown by the Big Bad Bees, the Mercs, and the hastily-assembled Skullwailies. Jousting revelry began on Saturday the 20th of February as all four teams descended upon Nobbys Beach Reserve, the Blitzkrieg‚Äôs inner city home ground. This was followed by a desperate jaunt to the nearby Nobbys Beach to seek some respite from the scorching summer heat. The night found the vibrant Juggers partaking in alcohol-fuelled conversation almost until the dawn of the day star, before retiring to the homes of their generous Novocastrian hosts in inadequate preparation for the official tournament the following day. 

Play began on the Sunday at 10:30am, with the home team opening the tournament against the Canberran Bees. Despite being severely depleted by prior injuries, the Newcastle Blitzkrieg held the Bees to a two point lead at halftime. The game was briefly disturbed by a short but intense burst of sky-water early in the second half, which thankfully was the only such interruption for the day. When the two hundredth stone was thrown, the final score read 11-6 in favour of the travellers.

In the following game, the Bees stamina was tested against the Skullwailies, a team mustered from the Skullduggery and Flaily Waily members who were able to make the trip. They hailed from metropolises as distant as Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra, and at halftime they held a narrow 3-2 lead. The second half saw them more than double their score for a solid but hard-fought 7-4 victory.

The third game of the day found the Newcastle Blitzkrieg facing the Skullwailies. The stubborn Novocastrians managed to hold the Skullwailies to their lowest total of the tournament, but were unable to notch any points of their own. The game ended with the score of 5-0.

The Mercs inaugural game was promising as they challenged the Bees in a close match. The Mercs were led by a local but at times were comprised of members from Canberra, Maitland, and Brisbane. The Mercs made their presence known but were unable to avoid being felled 9-6 by the Bees.

A break for lunch followed this game in which some non-combatant Novocastrians ran a barbecque to prevent confused travellers from becoming lost wandering the Hunter Street Mall. This was a huge success and, with some investment from several locals, the event raised $42 for Newcastle Jugger.

The afternoon games commenced with Mercs taking on the Skullwailies. The Mercs were solidly defeated with a score of 8-1, but the winning Skullwailies sustained a number of injuries which would affect the outcome of the tournament.

The final game of the round robin saw the two local-led sides, the Newcastle Blitzkrieg and the Mercs, faceoff in a battle for the wooden spoon. Despite a promising start and a narrow halftime lead of 5-4, the Blitzkrieg were unable to hold their nerve. In defiance of a challenging schedule the Mercs won the final round to come away with a deserved 8-7 victory, the first in their history.

Sadly no grand final was played due to the injuries sustained by the Skullwailies over the course of the day, particularly in their game against the Mercs. The Bees sportingly accepted that to play a Skullwailies team with mercenaries replacing star players would make for an anticlimactic finale and the tournament was officially resolved as a draw.

The tournament was made a success by the generosity of the Novocastrian hosts, the visitingness of the travelling interstate Juggers, and the vigour and ferocity of the competitors. Congratulations to the victorious Skullwailies and Bees!

Recap:
Game 1: Big Bad Bees (11) - Newcastle Blitzkreig (6)
Game 2: SkullWailies (7) - Big Bad Bees (4)
Game 3: SkullWailies (5) - Newcastle Blitzkreig (0)
Game 4: Big Bad Bees (9) - Mercs (6)
Game 5: SkullWailies (8) - Mercs (1)
Game 6: Mercs (8) - Newcastle Blitzkreig (7)

Final: No contest - SkullWailies  withdraw due to injuries.

Result - Skullwailies and Big Bad Bees draw.

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Steel City Showdown

Monday, 04 January 2016. - A.L. Anderson

The Juggers of the Steel City (Newcastle) have officially put up their hands and thrown down the gauntlet (possibly not in that order)!

The 20th - 21st of February will be the date of the first Australian Tourney for 2016, deep in the underbelly of the sweltering Steel City.  More details to come, but save the date.

With tourneys growing in size every year the Novacastrians are expecting a good turnout - let's not disappoint them! With competition expected to be  of a very high level it will be a spectacle to behold - will Skullduggery and The Mountain Men once again tussle for the title of champions, or will one of the newer teams step up and show the vets how the new blood does it?  One things for sure, you'll want to be there to find out! Remember, cheer squads and spectators are good for our egos! ;-)

Register a team now on the tourney page in the forums and we'll see you in February as we storm the battlefield in the name of The One True Dogskull!

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Welcome!

Saturday, 28 November 2015. - A.L. Anderson

Just saw this amazing emerging indie sport on Toasted TV? Perhaps you are visiting this site on the recommendation of a Jugger obsessed friend: whatever the reason, welcome!

To save you time, some fyi - games days in Brisbane (New Farm Park), Melbourne (Central Gardens, Hawthorne) and Canberra (Glebe Park) are today (Sunday) from 2pm, so be sure to come check out Jugger in person, we'd love to see you there!  For now though, enjoy the site and be sure to check out the video in the "What is Jugger" section so you know how it all works, ready your water bottle, hat and sunscreen and and we'll see YOU on the Jugger pitch :-)

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TOASTY!!!

Wednesday, 18 November 2015. - A.L. Anderson

Jugger on Toasted TV!

When I was a kid it was Cheez TV and required daily viewing to keep up on all things Dragonball Z.  Now Toasted TV, it's stated mission is to bring their demographic (7-14) info on what's hot on the playground - so naturally they had to come find out about Jugger!
Jono and Ollie joined a motley selection of Brisbane Juggers in beautiful Robinson Park, Fairfield, to learn about the Way of the One True Dogskull!  To catch the broadcast of all the hijinks that ensued (hopefully including Ollie being the sacrificial meat shield against a horde of mini-juggers while Jono scored a sneaky flanking skull - glorious work boys!) tune in to channel 11 from 6am on 29th of November.

 

toastedtv

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So I Hear You Like Tournaments, Bro?

Friday, 13 November 2015. - A.L. Anderson

Well prepare to get excited then because hot off the heels of our Melbourne mini-tourney comes a raft of tournament announcements both domestic and international!  In addition our end of year events are fast approaching, so let's take a quick peek...

 

21st November 2015 - Toowoomba mini Tournament

Queens Park Toowoomba from 1pm - $10 adults, $5 children

Toowoomba invites Brisbane (all comers really) to invade the Highlands and take on the Dragons in glorious battle. Tournament starts at 3pm.  

 

12th December - Op Shop Melee Canberra

Glebe Park, Canberra - 11:00am

Get down to the Thrift Shop, deck yourself out in the most outrageous clobber and kit you can find for $20 and then strut your stuff on the Jugger pitch.  Hijinks probably likely to ensue.  Also, a sausage sizzle.

 

20th December  - Final games day Brisbane

New Farm Park - 1pm

As is tradition we finish our season with the craziest thing possible - 4 way Jugger! That's right folks, four teams, four mounds, one skull - let the crazy begin!  Perhaps this will be the year we  go full retard and play THE VARIANT THAT WILL NOT BE NAMED 4 way style?  You never know, it all depends on how Fiendish our Brisbane chief feels, so come on down and join in the fun.  May include Dragons and a sausage sizzle (perhaps)

 

First Quarter 2016 - Australian Tourney, Newcastle

Exact dates/venue tbc.  Newcastle though... hopefully.

After hosting a mini-tourney in 2014, Newcastle has expressed interest to host the Australian Tourney in 2016. With their strong showing in Brisbane in 2015 we know the NovaCastrians take their Jugger seriously, so come prepared!

 

4th June, 2016 - Metallsvenskan

Orebro, Sweden

What's better than a Metal (music) Festival, in Sweden, next to a gigantic waterpark? One that also hosts an International Jugger Tournament!  The Drop-Bears will be touring again to Sweden to further their glorious reputation on the world stage.  Look out below!

 

August/September 2016 - Deutsche Meisterschaft Tour

Exact dates/venues tbc

This is it folks, the big one, the DM!  With the Redbacks looking to field multiple teams it's time to start saving your pennies.  DM tours are considered the top of the range Jugger experience, so don't miss out!

 

OCTOBER 2017(ish) - AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Brisbane/Newcastle/Canberra

The excitement is real!  International teams coming for an East Coast Tour culminating in an Australian Rules tournament where we showcase circle starts and the supreme power of a Qwik that can fore-arm block! (disclaimer - not really all that powerful, actually)

With strong intention to attend being voiced from countries as far-flung as Ireland and America it's bound to be a melting (in Brisbane, perhaps literally) pot of international Juggery goodness.  Is your body ready?

  

For more information on a specific tournament check the tournament listings in the forums and keep your eyes on the Jugger Australis Facebook page for any events created.  Happy Juggering folks!

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?....

Friday, 25 September 2015. - A.L. Anderson

... about your fellow Juggers?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?....

Then head on over to the forums  and check out the new, (hopefully) ongoing series profiling the lads and lasses of Jugger Australis.  Bought to you by Agent Smith (Soul) and Mr. Anderson (Double A)
Marvel at their musings!  Be amazed by their anecdotes! Cringe at our crappy jokes!  It's all here folks, so check it out today and get to know your fellow Juggers just that little bit better, huzzah!

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Out with the old ...

Tuesday, 18 August 2015. - Haz

and in with the not so new.

Those lazy no-goodniks from last years executive committee have finally been overthrown! We of the indentured article writers collective would like to give a heartfelt welcome to the new committee and appeal to them for our freedom. So without any further ado allow us to introduce the new President ... oh frak. *reads rest of list* Oh no, oh no, oh no!

*ahem* Just a little humour there, right? Ha ha ... ha *gulp*

We of the indentured article writers collective have nothing but praise for the glory of last years executive and embrace their return. All hail the eternal reign of Wendy the Red Queen, may her rule be just and retain us our heads. Blessed be Aaron / Wolfie, the brave and fair Vice President. All hearts sing with joy at the continued financial care of our Treasurer Claire / Cake. Brief applause for the other one. You know, with things in his head, can't remember his name for the life of me.









Help. Please send help. They haven't feed us in months.

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