The Ham Tournament It is being held again two years after being suspended due to the pandemic. The Pamplona Tennis Club celebrate this time 50th editionwhich should have been held in 2020.
On the nights of this second half of August, you can enjoy the best leather ratchet racket players. Specific, It is celebrated from August 15 to 27 in the singular club ratchet.
At the tournament 10 couples participate, divided into two groups. “Normally it is done in one week and this year we celebrate it in two whole weeks because there are two groups of five couples,” he explains. Asier PurroyDirector of Ham Tournament.
Everything indicates that this edition will have great level from the start. “Here all the couples are good, from the first day there will be serious and tough matches“, he details. In addition, among the participants there are players who will attend the Pelota World Cup in Biarritz next October.
Among the couples, that of Miki Lascoiti and Inigo Ansoworld champions Barcelona World Cup 2018.
In addition, yes champion of the last edition of Ham tournament with Ibai Barónwho also disputes this edition with Mitxel Fernandez.
All the countries participating in the World Cup have already announced their players, Spain has not done so since the Ham Tournament also counts for selectors. Therefore, the quality that will be in the tournament is reaffirmed.
The Pamplona Tennis Club He was able to celebrate 49 editions in which every year he added more popularity among club members and fans of this sport. “For the club, it is a source of pride to have this championship for so many years. There is a lot of tradition behind it and it is highly recognized internationally, at the end come the best in the world, it’s a luxury”, explains Tony Lergaclub president.
This edition will be special both for the anniversary of the tournament and the events they organized for those who come to enjoy the tournament.
“We want to reflect four goals. Recognize what were the 49 editions with tribute to the champions of each edition. recall that the tournament had founders. To celebrate with a concert and other events on Saturday August 20, Drain Band. Ultimately, project the full scale of the event. It’s about putting the tournament in such a way that the next few years people will have affection for it,” he said. Izaskun Arricaberricommunications director of Pamplona Tennis Club.
The Pamplona Tennis Club Ham Tournament is in the first category of tournaments Ball and, although this year there is a high level, great paddlers have also passed by the club ratchet.
A COMMEMORATIVE BOOK
Therefore, the club has also put up for sale a commemorative book in which the 49 disputed editions are collected. Specific, Izaskun Arricaberri was commissioned to prepare this publication of 220 pages and only 500 copies have been put on sale.
The author of the book has met the champions of all editions and many coincide in the social atmosphere that is formed during the tournament. “They told me that the best thing is that it was a ratchet in which not everything was men, as you could see in others. There are a lot of families with children here , he is very social“, details.
The Ham Tournament It is an event accessible to all who wish and the club allows entry to non-members. “It’s an open tournament. Another thing is the ability, but is part of the success, is a ratchet where the steps are formed of four rows, some of which are supported. Sometimes I’m scared,” says Tony Lerga.
Even so, the tournament has a live broadcast, which already took place in 2019 and reached over 200,000 views.
The leaders, two Argentinians who they go to Pamplona to broadcast it. “Here we don’t realize what people like in Argentina, there is a huge hobby“, explains Izaskun Arricaberri.
This Monday, August 15, the Ham Tournament will start with two matches starting at 9:00 p.m. All information about the tournament can be found on the website of the Pamplona Tennis Club or in the blog they prepared for this edition.
ORDER OF PLAY
- Day 1: Monday August 15 at 9 p.m.. Román Maldonado – Agustín Maldonado against Jon Araujo – Iñaki Moriones / Ibai Barón – Mitxel Fernández against Javier Ubanell – Fran Rodríguez
- Day 2: Tuesday August 16 at 9:00 p.m. Javier Ubanell – Fran Rodríguez vs. Miki Lascoiti – Iñigo Ansó / Carlos Beunza – Daniel Ramos vs. Jon Araujo – Iñaki Moriones
- Day 3: Wednesday August 17 at 9 p.m.. – Dennis Larretche – Valentín Cambos against Román Maldonado-Agustín Maldonado / Miki Lascoiti – Iñigo Ansó against Ibai Barón – Mitxel Fernández
- Day 4: Thursday August 18 at 9 p.m.. – Jon Araujo – Iñaki Moriones against Dennis Larretche – Valentín Cambos / Alfredo Villegas – Daniel Berrogui against Javier Ubanell – Fran Rodríguez
- Day 5: Friday August 19 at 9:00 p.m..- Julio Moral – Xabier Menéndez against Carlos Beunza / Daniel Ramos- Thibault Lecheren – Alejandro Lolibe against Alfredo Villegas – Daniel Berrogui
- Day 6: Saturday August 20 at 8:00 p.m.. – Román Maldonado – Agustín Maldonado against Julio Moral / Xabier Menéndez- Ibai Barón – Mitxel Fernández against Thibault Lecheren – Alejandro Lolibe
- Day 7: Sunday August 21 at 9 p.m.. – Carlos Beunza – Daniel Ramos against Román Maldonado – Agustín Maldonado / Miki Lascoiti – Iñigo Ansó against Thibault Lecheren – Alejandro Lolibe
- Day 8: Monday August 22 at 9 p.m.. – Dennis Larretche – Valentín Cambos against Carlos Beunza – Daniel Ramos / Miki Lascoiti – Iñigo Ansó against Alfredo Villegas – Daniel Berrogui
- Day 9: Tuesday August 23 at 9 p.m.. – Larretche – Valentín Cambos against Julio Moral – Xabier Menéndez / Alfredo Villegas – Daniel Berrogui against Ibai Barón – Mitxel Fernández
- Day 10: Wednesday August 24 at 9 p.m. – Julio Moral – Xabier Menéndez against Jon Araujo – Iñaki Moriones / Thibault Lecheren – Alejandro Lolibe against Javier Ubanell – Fran Rodríguez
- Thursday August 25: Rest
- Friday August 26 at 9:00 p.m.: Semi-finals – 1st ranked couple of group A vs 2nd ranked couple of group B – 1st ranked couple of group B vs 2nd ranked couple of group A
- Saturday August 27 at 7:30 p.m.: End
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