Jai Alai: Foronda and Arriaga Wins First Semifinal by frontonnews
March 19, 2009, 7:50 pm
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img_2312Duration: 79 minutes
Scoring sequence: 2-0, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5, 6-6, 7-7, 8-8, 9-9, 10-10, 11-11, 12-12, 12-18, 13-18, 13-21, 16-21, 16-22, 18-22, 18-23, 19-23, 19-27, 20-27, 20-28, 21-28, 21-29, 22-29, 22-30, 23-30, 23-31, 24-31, 24-32, 26-32, 26-33, 27-33 y 27-35

Master Jai’s pair Olha and Elizegi could not match the hard working Jon Arriaga, who together with Foronda won the first semifinal with 27-35.

OLHA-ELIZEGI 27
FORONDA-J. ARRIAGA 35

The game was surrounded by a nice atmosphere, and was very even through the first dozen of points. Christophe Olha seemed very focused, threw his shots with great spead and was very well directed from the backcourt by Adolfo Elizegi. Both Iker and Jon in the blue team played well, but did not seem to be able to finish the points of in the same effective manner. After 12-12 the game changed a bit, and the Jai Alive teams more consistant play payed off with six straight points making the scores 12-18. Master Jai’s players made an effort to even up the scores but only reached to 18-22 before it started to be quite clear who would walk off the court as winners. Arriaga played very well and Forondo managed to close a couple of points in a spectacular way. The last points were more even but with a small advantage for the Jai Alive team, who could then close the game with a seven points lead.

Worth mentioning is that Christophe lost three points on his own serve.

The results in the other two games were:

BARONIO-GARITA 22
LEKUE-ALBERDI III 30

AIMAR-GARAI 25
TREKU-JOAKIN 18

Source: Translated from Master Jai

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Jai Alai: Semifinal I Master Interempresas by frontonnews
March 19, 2009, 9:04 am
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Tonights second game will be the first semifinal on the Master Interempresas.

FRONTÓN EZKURDI DE DURANGO Thursday, March 19, 17:00 CET

First Game
Baronio/ Mugartegi – Lekue/ Alberdi

III SEMIFINAL MASTER INTEREMPRESAS
Olha/ Elizegi – Foronda/ J. Arriaga

Third Game
Aimar/ Garita – Treku/ Joakin

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Jai Alai: Master Jai and Jai Alive back on the same court again by frontonnews
March 17, 2009, 1:05 pm
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The two basque empresas Master Jai and Jai Alive will take part in competitions together for the first time in over one and a half year. The players in this tournament, the first Master Interempresas, will be two pairs from each empresa. They will play two semifinals, followed by a big final. The first game will be played in Durango between Olha/ Elizegi and Foronda/ Arriaga. The other semifinal will take place in Markina, and the players will be Alberdi II/ Felix from Master Jai, against Egiguren II/ Hernandez from Jai Alive. The winners will play the big final in Hondarribia, where the basque television will be present to broadcast the game. (which should mean it will be possible to watch it voer the internet).

The game schedule looks like follows:

Semifinals:

DURANGO 19/3, 17:00 CET
OLHA/ ELIZEG – FORONDA/ J. ARRIAGA

MARKINA 20/3, 17:00 CET
ALBERDI II/ FÉLIX – EGIGUREN II/ HERNÁNDEZ

FINAL HONDARRIBIA 21/3 , 16.45 CET
Winners Semifinal I – Winners Semifinal II

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