After last weekend’s qualifying rounds, the Cuatro y Medio starts for real today. Kicking things off is none other than Mikel Idoate, who won two pre-rounds to get this far. In his way is Asier Olaizola. At least there will be less travel involved for the man from Txantrea this time around; Lekunberri is a mere half an hour away.
Friday 12th October, Lekunberri
17:00 (CEST) TITIN III – LADIS GALARZA v JAUNARENA – PASCUAL
Followed by OLAIZOLA I v IDOATE Cuatro y Medio round 1
Sunday 14th October, Eibar
17:00 (CEST) ARRETXE II v MENDIZABAL III Cuatro y Medio round 1
Followed by XALA – BARRIOLA v MARTINEZ DE IRUJO – LASKURAIN
To watch, go to http://www.eitb.tv, https://www.eitb.eus/es/television/etb-sat/or https://www.eitb.eus/es/deportes/deporte-en-directo/
There are two further Cuatro y Medio first round matches this weekend, both of which take place tomorrow in Tolosa. Gonzalez plays Urrutikoetxea, postponed from last week due to the illness of the former. Saralegi plays Albisu in the other encounter.