Tounament of Champions: Revived in 1996 Posted on June 29, 2017 at 12:15:21 PM by Tiger
INSIDE JAI-ALAI FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 1996 //BY JEFF HOLTZ
FORMER CONNECTICUT STARS LOSE "SUPERCHAMPIONS" PARTIDO CHAMPIONSHIP
-----Young Orlando star Berra teamed with Dania superstar Felix for a 35-
20 rout over former Connecticut standouts Cachin and Goitia in the partido
final of the Superchampions Tournament on Saturday evening at the Biarritz
Athletic Club in Biarritz, France.
-----Cachin and Goitia were very effective early and held a 15 to 12 lead.
There were ties at both 15-15 and 18-18, before Cachin then committed some
drops that began a near flawless run to the title by Berra and Felix.
WORLD JAI-ALAI PARTIDO TOURNAMENT UPCOMING
-----World Jai-Alai is reviving its Partido Tournament of Champions, which
was quite popular in the 1970's and 1980's, with Tampa and Miami scheduled
to battle in a best of three series of 15-point matches in the first three
weekends in October for a purse of $3,000.
----Both facilities are having in-house qualfying partidos this weekend to
determine the representatives. In Miami Txomin and one-time Bridgeport and
Milford roster member Pedrouzo will take on Santi and Fernandez. The Tampa
match-up will feature Areitio and Iruta versus Rufino and Ron.
-----The first partido of the tourney will take place at Tampa on Saturday
night, October 5th. The second will be at Miami on Friday evening, October
11th. The highest scoring fronton through the first two will host the last
partido on either Friday night, October 18th in Miami or Saturday evening,
October 19th in Tampa.
MILFORD NEWS AND NOTES
-----LASA had to sit down with a virus on Sunday. The co-leader in overall
wins is scheduled to return tonight (Tuesday evening)..ARRIETA played well
during a recent promotion. The 24-year-old backcourtman captured the final
game on Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening...BORJA took
his 40th Milford Doubles Championship match (14th) on Monday afternoon. He
leads the frontcourt competition..EGGY returns from a one-week vacation on