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Jai Alai World Tour--Markina Semi Finals--Jul. 7, 2018; Hossegor 1st Quarter finals--July 6

Note: I have yet to find any EITB video. If and when I do I will let you know. Most likely there will be only tournament finals, but we can always hope

MARKINA (Jul. 7)--Semi-Finals

Goikoetxea-Ekhi defeated Barandika-Aldazabal (15-8; 15-9)

(Diego) Beaskoetxea-Irastorza defeated Hormaetxea-Lekerika (Leke) (4-15; 15-10; 5-0) (note that it appears JAWT matches overtime set is to 5 rather than the 10 I had assumed. Apologies for the error).

Match Stories (via google translate, I will link to the original Jai Alai News Facebook article (espanol) below)

* Osa Goikoetxea brings out his repertoire in the exhibition he has given at the University of Markina

Info: Gernika Jai ​​Alai / Press release


Recital by Iñaki Osa Goikoetxea in his first match this summer in the Basque Country. After debuting in Hossegor with a victory on Friday, this Saturday he played a great game in Markina, in the semi-final of the Master Series, a test of the Jai Alai World Tour. Already in the first goal he has shown his intentions, with a beautiful right bounce to the width that has left the audience with his mouth open.

Very fit physically, and with a winning mentality, Goiko has come out with the knife between his teeth, entering balls in table ten, pulling two beautiful walls on the right and cutting vertiginously. Little have been able to do Barandika and Aldazabal. The "Bull" of Red Bull has not given opponents option. Even so, there have been so many very much fought for the four pelotaris, who have been applauded by the large audience gathered at the University of La Pelota. Good entry and great atmosphere in Markina-Xemein. 15-8 and 15-9, victory of Goiko and Ekhi who will play the final of the day of Carmen (day 16, 18h) against Beaskoetxea and Irastorza.

In the first match, Diego and Eric have left completely exhausted, committing many silly mistakes and giving a poor image. The Gernikarra forward has broken a basket and had to change tools. Good match start from Hormaetxea and Lekerika. The young defender Gernikarra has played a great game, even making several goals by poking the right ball. 4-15 in the first set. But in the second game, Beaskoetxea and Irastorza have entered the game, they have begun to feel comfortable on the court and after winning 15-10 the second, they have eliminated the game 5-0 by fast track.

Grand finale for Carmen's day: Beaskoetxea-Irastorza vs Goikoetxea-Ekhi. (July 16, 2018)


Hossegor (July 6) (Quarter Finals)

Goikotxea-Portet defeated Lesbats-Aldazabal (15-7; 15-11)
Curveur-Lekerika (Leke) defeated (Diego) Beaskoetxea-Alliez (9-15; 15-11; 5-3)

Match Stories

* He wins in Hossegor, next to Portet, against Lesbats-Aldazabal and in a few hours he will play in Markina's UNI


Info: Jai Alai World Tour / press release

The JAI ALAI WORLD TOUR has started tonight in Hossegor. His Grand Slam has kicked off the JAI ALAI WORLD TOUR 2018 and has also done it with the trinfo of the largest, Iñaki Goikoetxea who returned to the competition.

The striker of Zumaia, along with Portet, has beaten without too many complications to Lesbats-Aldazabal by a clear 15-7, 15-11 entering forcefully in the semifinals. In the second quarter-final, another of the most attractive points of the circuit, Diego Beaskoetxea has not been able to win despite starting winning the first (15-9). With Alliez he has not overcome any more and has fallen 11-15 and 3-5 against Curveur-Lekerika. Young people have been able to master the veteran Gernika.

Next Quarterfinals: (Jul. 13).

Barandika-Etcheverry v Marquispuchu-Ekhi
Homaetxea-(Manex) Urtasun v Moresau-(Duke) Hernandez

First Semi-final Jul. 20; Second Semi-Final Jul. 27; Final Aug. 3.

Link to original Spanish of first article


Will link below

Second article:


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JAWT Markina Semi-Finals--MATCH ARTICLE

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