Dos Paredes becomes an EITB blog! by frontonnews
January 11, 2010, 9:50 am
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From later on today, this blog will be hosted by EITB, the Basque Country’s public broadcast service. Although the content will remain the same, the format will look a little different. This is an exciting opportunity to reach a wider audience and to increase interest in the sport of pelota in the English speaking world. The new url will be http://www.blogseitb.us/basque_pelota. Please join me at the new address!



Pelota on the web this weekend by frontonnews
January 8, 2010, 5:26 pm
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This weekend sees both a professional debut, and more from the Pairs Championship, which started with victory for Berasaluze VIII and Begino on Wednesday (report of this match to come). As far as the former is concerned, tonight sees the start of Inaki Larrinaga’s career at Aspe, paired with the experience of Gonzalez. We wish him well. There are two pairs championship matches to savour in addition; on Saturday, defending champion Martinez de Irujo, who plays with Beroiz rather than Goni III this time round, opens his account. He and his young partner should be favourites here, against last year’s bottom pair Olaizola I and Patxi Ruiz. On Sunday, runners up in 2009 Olaizola II and Mendizabal II taken on Titin II and Pascual. They too will be favourites but could have a fight on their hands.

Friday 8th January, Elorrio

22:30 (CET) APEZETXEA – UNANUE v CABRERIZO – GALARZA VI

23:50 (CET) GONZALEZ – LARRINAGA v ARITZ LASA – GONI III

Saturday 9th January, Labrit, Pamplona

18:00 (CET) MARTINEZ DE IRUJO – BEROIZ v OLAIZOLA I – PATXI RUIZ: Pairs Championship Quarter Final round robin

Sunday 10th January, Astelena, Eibar

16:45 (CET) BERASLAUZE IX – CECILIO v ARITZ LASA – LARRINAGA

17:50 (CET) TITIN III – PASCUAL v OLAIZOLA II – MENDIZABAL II: Pairs Championship Quarter Final round robin

Larrinaga makes his debut

Image from: Manista



Pairs Championship Schedule by frontonnews
January 1, 2010, 5:50 pm
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The schedule for the Pairs Championship, which starts on Wednesday 6th, has been announced. The final will take place on Easter Sunday, 4th April, at Ogueta in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Visit Asegarce for the full timetable.



Pelota on the web this weekend by frontonnews
January 1, 2010, 5:44 pm
Filed under: Pelota Mano

ETB-Sat will be showing live matches every day over the coming weekend. Fixtures and times are listed below. To watch, go to http://www.eitb.com/television/etb-sat

Friday 1st January, Astelena, Eibar

22:25 (CET) RETEGI BI – GONI III v BERASALUZE IX – CECILIO

23:35 (CET) TITIN III – EULATE v XALA – GONZALEZ

Saturday 2nd January, Labrit, Pamplona

18:00 (CET) CHAFEE – PENAGARIKANO v ARRETXE – APRAIZ

19:10 (CET) BERASALUZE VIII – BEGINO v OLAIZOLA II – MENDIZABAL II

Sunday 3rd January, Astelena, Eibar

17:00 (CET) RETEGI BI – ARRUTI v OLAZABAL – CECILIO

18:10 (CET) TITIN III – EULATE v ARITZ LASA – BEROIZ

Labrit, Pamplona

Image from: Euskal Jai Alai

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!