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The entity that organized the Jai Alai Winter Series has changed its name to Eraman! Jai Alai. Before the Summer Partidos begin, two competitions have been scheduled.
1. MARCH 31: GASTEIZ OPEN
Women's match between the contestants in the Winter Series Final:
ERIKA MUGARTEGI-ARAI LEGARDI v MAITE ORTIZ DE MENDIBIL-MAIALEN ALDAZABAL
INAKI GOIKOETXEA-JULEN DEL RIO v XABIER BARANDIKA-UNAI LEKERIKABEASKOA (LEKE)
2. APRIL 6,8: LEKEITO MASTERS:
Apr 6. Semi-finals:
INAKI GOIKOETXEA-JULEN DEL RIO v JOKIN ARBE-IMANOL LOPEZ
ARITZ ERKIAGA-UNAI LEKERIKABEASKOA (LEKE) v XABIER BARANDIKA-JON ZABALA
APR 8. Final.
APR 8. Women's match:
ERIKA MUGARTEGI-MAIALEN ALDAZABAL v MAITE ORTIZ DE MENDIBIL-ENERITZ LIZARDI
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Deia Article (Google English Translation)
The Lekeitio Basket Master Series heats up Holy Week
Goikoetxea-Del Río, Arbe-López, Erkiaga-Lekerika and Barandika-Zabala, in search of the title in the Lekeitio Master Series
Igor G. Vico NTM
BILBAO | 03 24 23 | 12:30 p.m. | Updated at 14:26
Cesta Punta summer unfolds like a field of flowers. Puntista summer is born in spring. It arises in Lekeitio, with a saltpeter flavor . From the Santi Brouard pediment you can hear how the waves break and their noise mixes with that of the ball hitting the pediment.It has an ordor of port and leather. The sun bounces off the mirror of the Bay of Biscay and causes blindness.
Igor G. Vico
San Antolín is far away, but the Biscayan town will vibrate during Holy Week with the Basket Master Series organized by Eraman! Jai Alai and that begins to suspect a sumptuous summer season. The first intermission is the Open Araba Euskaraz on Friday, March 31. There will be a double date for Olabe from Gasteiz: the rematch of the Women Winter Series final opens , Maite-Maialen against Erika-Arai ; while the main course is starring Goikoetxea-Del Río against Barandika-Lekerika , finalists of the Eusko Label Winter Series.
Two performances –one with two semifinals and the other with the final– will, however, be the backbone of the Lekeitiarra event , which opens on festive dates for what remains to come: the four Grand Slams of the Jai Alai World Tour and the Jai Alai League , the bridge between Iparralde and Hegoalde that brings together the tests of Pau, Donibane Lohitzune and Biarritz.
It will be precisely Iñaki Osa Goikoetxea and Julen del Río , protagonists in Gasteiz, who will open the hostilities in the first semifinal, scheduled for Thursday, April 6, starting at 7:00 p.m. The defender from Alava has a powerful forehand and gave a very good image in the Winter Series together with Johan Sorozabal . They face Jokin Arbe and Imanol López , champion in Gernika and runner-up in the Individual. The Markinarra and the powerful Zumaiarra mix perfectly and were crowned in the 2021 Hondarribia Grand Slam.
The second round of the marine competition will have a Biscayan colour. Aritz Erkiaga , who swept through 2022 and is the most gifted pelotari in Individuals –jai Alai World Tour and Banakako Series champion– , shares a gerriko with Unai Lekerika . The Gernikarra is an explosive, charismatic and expeditious puntist. They will face Xabier Barandika and Jon Zabala . The Markina-Xemein defender is embarking on a tour that seeks to "show the top basket to the new generations".
grand finale and challenge
The two best combinations will meet on Saturday, April 8, in the grand final of the Master Series, which was presented this Friday at the Santi Brouard Lekeitiarra. The function will begin at the same time and will have a very attractive female top basket match. The young Biscayan Erika Mugartegi and Maialen Aldazabal meet Maite Ortiz de Mendibil and Eneritz Lizardi , current world champions of the specialty.
Tickets for both festivals will cost 10 euros and the organization explains that "both the festive dates and the expectation aroused by the meetings suggests a large influx of public and fans."