It is all change at the Torneo de Villa de Zarautz, owing to a hand injury to Manomanista Champion Juan Martinez de Irujo, who will now not play. The pain, sited in the third finger and base of the fourth finger of his left hand, manifested itself on Sunday in Vitoria-Gasteiz. He is undergoing physiotherapy and massage, but a test on the fronton yesterday confirmed that he would be unable to play in Zarautz. He is expected to be out of action for five days.
This means that the Aspe line up for the Zarautz tournament will now look very different. Xala and Zubieta, the Pairs Champions, were to have played together but Xala now moves to partner Beroiz in place of Irujo. Aritz Lasa comes in to play with Zubieta.
The broadcast schedules for the weekend are as follows:
Friday 13th August, Zarautz
22:20 (CEST) LEIZA – IBAI ZABALA v RETEGI BI – EULATE
23:30 (CEST) XALA – BEROIZ v ARITZ LASA – ZUBIETA
Sunday 15th August, Zarautz
17:00 (CEST) OLAIZOLA I – MENDIZABAL II v ARITZ LASA – LASKURAIN
18:05 (CEST) BERASALUZE VIII – APRAIZ v BENGOETXEA VI – PATXI RUIZ
To watch, go to https://www.eitb.eus/television/etb-sat/en-directo/
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