Category Archives: Hand ball

Semi-finals await for Berasaluze VIII-Albisu and Xala-Laskurain

eitb.com As pelota’s top exponents arrived at the final weekend of round robin matches, there were four pairs vying for two places. Pre-tournament favourites Juan Martinez de Irujo and Abel Barriola, Xala and Laskurain, Berasaluze VIII and Albisu, and Bengoetxea … Continue reading

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Olaizola II and Beroiz take an historic clean sweep

eitb.com OLAIZOLA II – MENDIZABAL II* beat ARITZ LASA – PENAGARIKANO 22-17 Before the 2012 Pairs Championship began, any commentator you care to mention had Aimar Olaizola and Mikel Beroiz down as the favourites alongside Juan Martinez de Irujo and … Continue reading

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Berasaluze saves the blushes of Albisu as rivals fall away

Sunday 26th February, Eibar BERASALUZE VIII – ALBISU beat ARITZ LASA – PEÑAGARIKANO 22-18 Pairs Championship It looked to all the world as if Aritz Lasa and Penagarikano were going to take the win they so badly needed at Astelena … Continue reading

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Bengoetxea-Apraiz win in Tafalla as Arretxe-Begino remain winless

Dosparedes BENGOETXEA VI – APRAIZ beat ARRETXE II – BEGINO 22-12 Pairs Championship Iker Arretxe and Aritz Begino lost their eighth game of the championship on Saturday, leaving them with virtually no chance even mathematically of making the semi finals. … Continue reading

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Stellar year for Aimar Olaizola nets fourth career Txapela de Oro

Aimar Olaizola’s lengthy list of successes in 2011 meant that he finished the year ranked number one, and wins the Txapela de Oro for the fourth time in his career after similar success in 2002, 2004 and 2005. The ranking … Continue reading

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News round-up: Pairs, Zubieta and 5 1/2

TITIN – MERINO II beat ARITZ LASA – ZUBIETA 22-12 OLAIZOLA II – BEROIZ beat ARRETXE II – BEGINO 22-5 BERASALUZE VIII – ALBISU beat BENGOETXEA VI – APRAIZ 22-16 This past weekend, ARRETXE II – BEGINO, having been crushed … Continue reading

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Ruben Beloki announces his retirement

After an illustrious nineteen year career as a professional, Ruben Beloki has announced his retirement from the sport. The 37 year old from Burlada holds the distinction of being the youngest ever Manomanista Champion, a title which he won in … Continue reading

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