Battle at the Palace Champions Win Cash and Prizes
Several of the world’s top-ranked Jai-Alai players from the Basque region of Spain and France played in doubles competition during a series of multiday elimination rounds. Aimar Aldazabal #27 and Ibon Aldazabal #15 took third place, winning $3,000 with Jean Olharan #21 and Nicolas Etcheto #12 coming in second place and earning $5,000. First place was awarded to Xabier Barandica “Barandika” #42 and Unai Lekerika “Leke” #59 who won $7,000 in cash and prizes.
“We were extremely pleased with the level of interest this tournament generated and it was amazing to have professional Jai-Alai competition return to our fronton,” said Benny Bueno, Jai-
Alai Player Manager at The Casino @ Dania Beach. “We look forward to hosting future invitationals and a scaled-down season later this year.”