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Monday, August 15, 2016

Pala--Kirol Txartela Masters Tournament--Players--Tournament Regulations--Schedule--Day 6 (Round 3) Results

The Kirol Txartela Masters Tournament  at the Atano III FrontonDonastia (San Sebastian) began on July 6, 2016.  It will end with a final on August 17, 2016. The Tournament link above explains the nature of the tournament and how it is to be contested. The same information is also available in less graphic form at InnPala. Basically it is an 8 team doubles tournament, consisting of the entire 10 man InnPala roster along with 6 invited amateurs. The teams are split into two 4 team groups. This is a short court tournament. Each match will be contested to a best three out of five 10 point jokos (sets). Table points are determined entirely by number of jokos won. The league phase will consist of a single round robin in each group, with each player playing every other week. Matches will take place every Wednesday evening. At the end of the league phase there will be a final. Source for all match scores: InnPala Twitter feed. For more information on professional players see the player pages linked to on the right side of the blog.

Note: *=Amateur

6th Day: August 10, 2016. 

Group A: Gaubeka-Irigoyen* defeated Necol-Andueza* 3-1 (10-4, 9-10, 10-1, 10-2)

Group B: Zuberi-Ayerbe defeated Arozena*-Ibargari  3-2 (5-10, 10-9, 7-10, 10-7, 10-9).  (Joko score source: Diario Vasco)

(Match article: Diario Vasco)

According to the match article, this was the best match of the entire league phase. Both teams were given a standing ovation at the end of it. Both teams finished the league phase with equal points, but Z-A advance to the finals based on their victory in this match.

The final, between Zuberi-Ayerbe and Navarro*-Brefel will be held on August 17, 2016.

A third place match will also be held between Landeta--Ibai-Perez and Arozena*-Ibargarai

Final League Results:

Group A Table

Navarro*-Brefel (3-0) (3-0; 3-0, 3-2)--9 points
Landeta--Ibai-Perez (2-1) (3-1; 3-2; 2-3)--8 points
Gaubeka-Irigoyen* (1-2) (0-3; 2-3; 3-1)--5 points
Necol-Andueza* (0-3) (1-3; 0-3; 1-3)--2 points

Group B Table:

Zubiri-Ayerbe (2-1) (3-2; 2-3; 3-2)--8 points
Arozena*-Ibargarai (2-1) (3-0; 3-2; 2-3)--8 points
Ibarguren*-Imanol (1-2) (2-3; 2-3; 3-1)--7 points
Fusto-J. Irigoyen* (1-2) (0-3; 3-2; 1-3 )--4 points

Ibaruren*-Imanol were credited with only 6 points by InnPala, even though they should have been credited with 7. The rules of the tournament specify that a full 3 points should be given the winner of the match even if the match isn't finished because of an injury. 

In a separate match at Larrabetzu Fronton (1) (2) on August 14, 2016

Gaubeka--Ibai-Perez defeated Necol-Imanol 40-35 (Source: Innpala).

MY ARTICLE: Kirol Txartela Masters Tournament cumulative scores and tables