The summer festivities are well and truly over and the big boys will come out to play in the Cuatro y Medio championship, which started this past weekend. The final will be held on 8th December at a location still to be decided. The hard hitters that are last year’s semi finalists (defending champion Olaizola II, Martinez de Irujo, Titin III and Berasaluze VIII) do not enter the competition until the quarter final stage on 1st November but the early stages will doubtless offer some great excitement. The first round matches are listed below.
First quarter of the draw (for the right to play Martinez de Irujo on 1st November)
17/10/09, Labrit: BENGOETXEA VI v BEROIZ
09/10/09, Urretxu: ARITZ LASA v ARRETXE II
Second quarter of the draw (for the right to play Titin III on 1st November)
10/10/09, Larrainzar: OLAIZOLA I v OLAZABAL
TBA: XALA v SARALEGI
Third quarter of the draw (for the right to play Olaizola II on 1st November)
TBA: ONGAY v PATXI RUIZ
17/10/09, Renteria: RETEGI BI v OLAETXEA
Fourth quarter of the draw (for the right to play Berasaluze VIII on November 1st)
12/10/09, Gernika: LEIZA v BERASALUZE IX
11/10/09, Lekunberri: GONZALEZ v DIAZ
I will post broadcast information when available and will bring you as many match reports as I can. Enjoy!