Dania Article on players retiring and new ones. Posted on April 15, 2017 at 02:15:02 AM by George Z
Casino Dania Beach--Jai-Alai 4 Players Retiring!!! Awards
The season-ending jai alai awards at the Casino at Dania Beach (301 E. Dania Beach Blvd., 954-920-1511, CasinoDaniaBeach.com) will be presented on Saturday, April 15, after Game 4 of the evening performance (around 8:30 p.m.). Plaques will be given for first, second and third places in three categories.
“Erik [Mendizabal] has won another triple crown, winning the singles, doubles and overall wins championships,” players manager Benny Bueno says. “He has won all categories by at least five games.”
And that’s with taking a week-long break earlier this month when his wife gave birth.
Mendizabal, 30, is a native of Spain’s Basque country, where the sport originated. He’ll be back for the summer season, which starts May 2. The fronton will be closed from April 16 until then.
After the summer season ends on June 30, Jokin Arbe, Aimar Aldazabal, Manex Urtasun and Garita-Iñaki Garcia will retire.
“Those four players will be replaced by new players that will be debuting their professional career at Dania Jai-Alai in September,” Bueno says. “The new players are coming from Spain, France and one player from the Philippines. Replies: