The six pairings for the prestigious San Fermin pairs tournament were announced this morning at the centre Aranzadi Viálogos de La Caixa in Pamplona. They are as follows:
For Aspe: XALA – ZUBIETA, MARTINEZ DE IRUJO – MERINO II, TITIN III – BARRIOLA
For Asegarce: OLAIZOLA II – APRAIZ, BENGOETXEA VI – BEGINO, BERASALUZE VIII – ALBISU
The groups and precise calendar will be announced on 2nd July. In addition to the showpiece tournament, the festival will also involve the Marco Real challenge on 13th July, an evening of three matches featuring a cuatro y medio game between Arretxe II and Retegi Bi, a pairs match between either Olaizola II or Berasaluze VI – Beroiz and Gonzalez – Laskurain and a mano a mano game between Urrutikoetxea and Ezkurdia.