There is a break in the Manomanista Championship this weekend before the blue riband tournament resumes with the semi finals next week. The focus therefore turns to the 2nd Tier Manomanista, a chance for young talent to show itself off. Tonight, Inigo Leiza plays Aritz Lasa for a place in the final, while tomorrow, defending champion Mikel Beroiz takes on young 2nd Tier 4 1/2 Champion Mikel Urrutikoetxea, one of Asegarce’s brightest hopes for the future.
Meanwhile, Juan Martinez de Irujo aims to keep himself ticking over ahead of next weekend’s Manomanista semi final against Patxi Ruiz, with a doubles game in Beasain tonight. He will line up against Pairs Champion Aitor Zubieta, just returned from knee surgery.
Friday 28th May, Beasain
22:25 (CEST) MARTINEZ DE IRUJO – L. GALARZA v BERASALUZE IX – ZUBIETA
Followed by LEIZA v ARITZ LASA 2nd Tier Manomanista Semi Final
Saturday 29th May, Zalla
18:05 (CEST) BERASALUZE VIII – APRAIZ v BENGOEXTEA VI – BEGINO
Followed by BEROIZ v URRUTIKOETXEA 2nd Tier Manomanista Semi Final
All these matches can be viewed online at https://www.eitb.eus/television/etb-sat
Image from Deia