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Two Magic City Jai-Alai Players Not Returning for 2023

Two Magic City Jai-Alai Players Not Returning for 2023

Michael Diaz (player #30 Diaz) and Ronald Madrigal (player #12 RonRon) will not be returning to play at the Magic City Fronton in Miami, Florida for the 2023 season.

According to Stu Neiman, “Diaz experienced lower back issues going into October which necessitated a long scratch and possible surgery.  He told us a 5-year run was great, he was appreciative of the experience and would not accept a contract for 2023.  As of this time he is looking forward to relocating to Colorado with his long-term girlfriend and year-old American Akita.”

Ronald is retiring from action at the Magic City Fronton and will be moving back to California with his family.  Both players will be missed by Magic City Jai-Alai fans and players/staff.  SayHiLi wishes the best for them in the future and they will be missed!

Stay tuned to SayHiLi.com for future updates and some new roster additions for 2023 which will be released by Magic City Fronton in 2023.  Jai-Alai returns in early February with Battle Court starting on Friday, February 3rd with Pelota games soon to follow.  Battle Court matches with sports betting opportunities will be on Friday night and Monday/Tuesday late afternoon and the traditional Pelota games with pari-mutuel wagering will be Sunday through Tuesday in the early afternoon.

Happy Holidays to ALL!

Steve M

Michael Diaz
Ronald Madrigal
Dania Entries are Back Up, but BEWARE, there are some changes!!

Dania Entries are Back Up, but BEWARE, there are some changes!!

Entries and programs are back up for Dania, they are now for Thursday thru Sunday.

BEWARE as I have found some differences of players for some games for a few singles games I did a cursory check on:

For Example:

Game 1 Thursday night, old version showed Mandiola in post 2 and now they show Goenaga in post 2

Game 9 Thursday night, old version showed Arta in post 4 and now they show Laloo in post 4

So, in a nutshell, BEWARE and make sure you discard the old ones and USE ONLY the new ones just listed on the website today, Monday afternoon.

SayHiLi’s Massive FREE Jai-Alai Program Give-Away!!  HERE IT IS – HURRY!!

SayHiLi’s Massive FREE Jai-Alai Program Give-Away!! HERE IT IS – HURRY!!

Magic City Jai-Alai programs are being offered for FREE to Magic City Jai-Alai fans, but there is one small catch, you need to make a total $10 donation to cover the approximate $5 first-class USPS shipping cost plus the $5 cost for an additional very nice approx. 50-yo Daytona or Orlando Jai-Alai program – see details further down in this offer.

These Magic City program are full-size MINT unused programs from 2021 and 2022 (programs are 8.5”w x 11”h) featuring the 8-games of pari-mutuel wagering. There is a limited supply; have (35) total of these, (11) from 2021 and (24) from 2022.  Each program comes in a new plastic comic book package with board to preserve it for your Magic City Jai-Alai memorabilia collection. Here’s your chance to get a piece of amazing Magic City Jai-Alai memorabilia if you’ve been unable to visit the fronton in-person!  Below are the photos of the 2021 and 2022 program covers with program enclosed in plastic comic packaging.  Note the 2022 program covers call it “Pelota.” Note there are light reflections in photos due to the plastic packaging.

2021 Magic City Program
2022 Magic City Program

Why are we doing this?

SayHiLi has been in operation supporting the Magic City venue for 3-years now and the start-up cost along with yearly fees have been well over $1,000 not including all the time invested to maintain the site with up-to-date and accurate information.  SayHiLi just paid Go-Daddy over $200 to keep the site going for the 4th year (2023).

So Here’s the Deal and more details:  $10 total for Free Magic City Program plus Another Program, Shipping is included

A FREE Magic City 2021 or 2022 Program, You pay the approx $5 first-class USPS shipping cost.

We will include another program in your order for an additional $5, so you only pay $10 total and get the Magic City program plus one of these below and shipping is included in the total $10 donation:

  • Daytona Jai-Alai program: 1969, 70, or 71, have total of (29), 7”w x 10”h
  • Orlando Jai-Alai program:  70/71, 72/73, 73/74, 74/75 season, have total of (6), 7”w x 10”h

Note the Daytona and Orlando programs were all owned by the same central Florida Jai-Alai fan who wrote the results and payoffs in the program for each of the games.  All have nice covers and no writing on the covers, so they make a nice item to frame for your wall.  Below are photos of representative Daytona and Orlando programs inside a new plastic comic book package with board to preserve it for your Jai-Alai memorabilia collection.

Daytona Jai-Alai Program
Orlando Jai-Alai Program

Here’s a FREE BONUS for acting quickly on your $10 order (first 6 to send us an email):

Now, if you act quickly, you might be one of the first (6) responders who gets a FREE Mint 2022 Battle at the Palace Spring Tournament Program from 4/1 – 4/10/2022 at the Dania Beach Casino.  These are color programs inside and measure approx. 6.5″w x 10″h. A very limited supply on these so don’t delay if you want one included in your order!  Below is a Battle at the Palace program in a comic book package.

Dania Battle at the Palace Program

Here are the rest of the details (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

Note that before proceeding, please be advised that the $10 payment MUST be made using PayPal only (no exceptions).

If you are able to pay via PayPal, here’s how to proceed with your order:

  1. FIRST, Email your First and Last Name along with Mailing Address to our sayhili@earthlink.net email address:
  2. ALSO, in this Email to sayhili, it’s very important you specify your order of preference for the Two Programs:
  3. Magic City Program:  2021 or 2022
  4. Additional Program:  Daytona or Orlando

NOTE:  SayHiLi cannot guarantee you will receive your top order of preference, but we will do our best to accommodate your preference.  The earlier you respond, the better, plus that shot at a Dania Battle at the Palace program too.

SayHiLi will respond to your Email and provide you with a DIFFERENT EMAIL ADDRESS to use for making the $10 PayPal payment.  So PLEASE DO NOT make PayPal payments to sayhili@earthlink.net as that will NOT work and we are not responsible!!

Additional Notes (Please read these):

  • We will be checking the sayhili@earthlink.net email address once a day after 10-pm EST to check for responses and we will be emailing you back with the correct Email address for the $10 PayPal payment.
  • You MUST use the PayPal “Friends and Family” feature so we don’t have to pay any PayPal transactions costs and you won’t either.
  • We will only be making trips to the USPS office once a week so you could encounter delayed shipping for your items.
  • There are No Returns for items in your $10 donation, but you will be pleased with what you get for $10
  • Limit of (2) offers per customer, $20 total payment and we will use a Priority Mail Envelope for shipping both offers together, however, only (1) Battle at the Palace program will be included even if you qualify for (2).
  • Offer is only good for USA lower 48.

SayHiLi site wishes to extend a GIANT THANKS to Magic City’s Andrew Blechman and SayHiLi Battle Court Blogger Jabracadabra (aka Joel A, aka Mo Crank in the YouTube chat) for providing these Magic City programs and making this possible!

Battle Court Fall 2022 Championship Set For Friday, Nov 18, Rebote Renegades vs Cesta Cyclones

Battle Court Fall 2022 Championship Set For Friday, Nov 18, Rebote Renegades vs Cesta Cyclones

After Monday’s solid performance by the Warriors to grab second place, the Renegades trailed them by 6.50 game points. The Renegades owned the tie-break over the Warriors with a set score of 3-1, and needed a minimum of 6.50 points to secure a second place finish – and they did just that; handing the Cyclones just their second game day loss of the season 6.50-1.00. The Cyclones only other loss was at the hands of the Warriors in a close match on 10/25 (3.00-4.50).

The evening started with Goixerri taking Manu (6-5, 6-3) in a well-played match followed by the undefeated doubles team of Correa/Aratz beating William/Manny (6-5, 6-1). The third match featured Ben and Jeden with Ben playing some of the best Jai Alai that he has played to earn the victory (6-1, 6-1). After a rough first set against RonRon, Carballo came back to win in three sets (1-6, 6-4, 6-4) to earn the Cyclones their only point of the evening. Correa/Aratz remained undefeated with a win over Jeden/Manu (6-4, 6-2) while Goixerri/RonRon finished the thrilling evening with a win over Ikeda/Manny (6-1, 6-3).

The Championship for the Fall Battle Court Season is set for Friday, November 18 at 7pm (EST) at the Magic City Fronton.

The winning squad will earn $4,000 per player with the second place squad earning $1,000 per player.

If you are able to attend, this will be a great display of Jai Alai for sure. If you cannot make it to the Fronton in person, you can watch the action at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, streamstak.com/jaialaitv (Triple B Media), FTF Sports Network, ESPN3, BetRivers youtube channel or download the free Jai Alai Channel app.

Battle Court 2022 II Standings Through 11/14/22

Battle Court 2022 II Standings Through 11/14/22

The Warriors put the hammer down in their bid for second place by beating the Chargers 6.5-1.0 on Monday evening. The Warriors won 10 of 13 sets in Monday’s match-ups.

The Chargers earned 1.00 point in the opening match with Spinner’s win over Bueno in straight sets (6-5, 6-4). While the Warriors took the last five matches.

For the Warriors; Inaki beat Douglas (6-3, 6-1), Nicolas/Bradley beat Jairo/Roque (6-3, 6-3), Julen earned a 3 set win over Benny (6-2, 2-6, 6-4), Inaki/Kubala beat Jairo/Spinner (6-4, 6-3) and Nicolas/Bradley took Flores/Douglas (6-5, 6-3) in the last match.

The only way the Renegades can win second place is if they earn a 7.50 point sweep over the Cyclones or by only losing one singles match to earn 6.50 points in which they would tie the Warriors in points; but would win the head to head tie-break. Tuesday’s matches should be exciting to say the least.

It is interesting to note that the Cyclones have a better set win percentage over the Renegades (57.4%) than the Warriors (52.8%), but have earned more game points over the Warriors (18.00) than the Renegades (14.50). See the tables below for more details.

Remaining schedule:

  • November 15: Renegades vs Cyclones
  • November 18: Battle Court Championship Finale (top two teams face-off)

Live viewing is Friday evenings at 7:00pm at the Magic City Fronton with doors opening at 6:30pm. Admission is free and there are give-a-ways and promotions for those in attendance.

You can watch the action on Fridays at 7pm and Mondays/Tuesdays at 5pm (EST) at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, streamstak.com/jaialaitv (Triple B Media), FTF Sports Network, ESPN3, BetRivers youtube channel or download the free Jai Alai Channel app.

Battle Court 2022 II Standings Through 11/11/22

Battle Court 2022 II Standings Through 11/11/22

What a battle for second place Friday evening’s match was. Trailing the Warriors by 1.50 game points in the standings, the Renegades beat the Warriors 4.50-3.00 to tie for second place. With each of the four Battle Court squads having only one match left, the Chargers have secured first place for the second time in Battle Court history.

The Renegades scored 4.50 points by winning all three singles matches with Aratz over Nicolas (6-5, 0-6, 6-5), CRB defeating Bradley (6-1, 1-6, 6-3) and Ben beating Kubala (6-5, 6-4). The Renegades picked up 1.50 points with a doubles win by Correa/Aratz coming back to defeat Bueno/Julen (4-6, 6-0, 6-2).

The Warriors bright spot was with Inaki teaming with Kubala to defeat Goixerri/RonRon (6-2, 5-6, 6-4) and later, Inaki teaming with Nicolas to hand Goixerri/RonRon their second doubles loss of the evening (6-0, 6-2).

Monday’s and Tuesday’s matches will be just as exciting as the second place teams will try to break the tie with the Warriors playing the Chargers on Monday and the Renegades taking on the Cyclones on Tuesday.

The Warriors look to have the advantage as they have scored 17.00 points while only losing 5.50 points to the Chargers this season. They have also won 30 out of 42 sets (71.4%) against the Chargers.

The Renegades will have a tougher time as they have scored 8.00 points will losing 14.50 points to the Cyclones this season. They have won 20 out of 47 sets (42.6%) against the Cyclones.

Remaining schedule:

  • November 14: Chargers vs Warriors
  • November 15: Renegades vs Cyclones
  • November 18: Battle Court Championship Finale (top two teams face-off)

Live viewing is Friday evenings at 7:00pm at the Magic City Fronton with doors opening at 6:30pm. Admission is free and there are give-a-ways and promotions for those in attendance.

You can watch the action on Fridays at 7pm and Mondays/Tuesdays at 5pm (EST) at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, streamstak.com/jaialaitv (Triple B Media), FTF Sports Network, ESPN3, BetRivers youtube channel or download the free Jai Alai Channel app.

Battle Court 2022 II Standings Through 11/8/22

Battle Court 2022 II Standings Through 11/8/22

The first place Cyclones took a 4.00-3.50 game day victory over the Chargers on Tuesday evening.

Earning 3.50 points for the Chargers, they had doubles win from Jairo/Roque over Williams/Manny (6-4, 6-2) and singles wins with Spinner beating Ikeda (4-6, 6-2, 6-2) and Benny coming back against Carballo (3-6, 6-1, 6-4).

Ikeda took the first set, but Spinner gained momentum and never let up for an impressive win. Likewise, Carballo had great control and excellent play to win the first set (6-3), but Benny battled back (6-1, 6-4) in the second and third sets for the win. Benny ended the match with a powerful low running chula.

The Cyclones earned 4.00 points with a singles win by Manu over Douglas (6-4, 6-5) that was an action filled, back and forth battle. Williams/Manny defeated Flores/Douglas (6-5, 6-5) and Jeden/Manu finished out the day by coming back to earn the win against Jairo/Roque (1-6, 6-4, 6-2).

The Cyclones (52.00) still have a solid grip on first place with one game day remaining for them. Friday’s match features a battle for second place with the second place Warriors (40.00) against the third place Renegades (38.50).

Friday’s matches will feature:

  • Inaki/Kubala vs Goixerri/RonRon
  • Nicolas vs Aratz
  • Bradley vs CRB
  • Kubala vs Ben
  • Inaki/Nicolas vs Goixerri/RonRon
  • Bueno/Julen vs Correa/Aratz

Remaining schedule:

November 11: Warriors vs Renegades

November 14: Chargers vs Warriors

November 15: Renegades vs Cyclones

November 18: Battle Court Championship Finale (top two teams face-off)

Live viewing is Friday evenings at 7:00pm at the Magic City Fronton with doors opening at 6:30pm. Admission is free and there are give-a-ways and promotions for those in attendance.

You can watch the action on Fridays at 7pm and Mondays/Tuesdays at 5pm (EST) at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, streamstak.com/jaialaitv (Triple B Media), FTF Sports Network, ESPN3, BetRivers youtube channel or download the free Jai-Alai Channel app.

Battle Court 2022 II Standings Through 11/7/22

Battle Court 2022 II Standings Through 11/7/22

The Renegades beat the Chargers 6.5-1.0 on Monday to come within 1.5 points of the second place Warriors.

For the Chargers, Douglas beat Goixerri in three sets (5-6, 6-4, 6-4), which has to be one of the best matches we have seen. With unbelievable defense including back to back fall down rebotes and scoops, this match is a “Jai Alai reel” all its own.

Douglas was up 5-1 in the first set and Goixerri came back to take the set 6-5. Goixerri started the second set with a 2-0 lead only to have Douglas run 4 straight points to take the lead at 4-2. After that, it was back and forth with Douglas coming out on top 6-4. The third set was back and forth as well with no lead greater than 2 points. With Douglas up 5-3, Goixerri scored on a chula, cutting the lead to 5-4. Douglas made phenomenal back to back scoops from his knees to earn a 6-4 victory.

I highly recommend that you watch this amazing match (first link below) and Douglas’ scoops (second link).

https://youtu.be/M_PKFB4HKOg?t=1863 (match 2 Goixerri-Douglas)

https://youtu.be/M_PKFB4HKOg?t=3719 (final 2 points of set 3 – Goixerri chula and Douglas’ phenomenal ‘knee scoops’)

The Renegades earned wins from Correa/Aratz over Jairo/Roque (6-3, 6-5), RonRon over Benny (6-4, 2-6, 6-1), Ben over Roque (6-2, 6-4), Goixerri/RonRon over Jairo/Spinner (6-1, 6-5) and Correa/Aratz over Flores/Douglas (6-0, 6-5).

Each team has 2 game days left in the season with the Warriors and Renegades squaring off on Monday, November 14. While the Cyclones having a pretty good grip on first place, Monday’s games should be exciting in the close race for second place that only has 1.5 points of separation.

Remaining schedule:

  • November 8: Chargers vs Cyclones
  • November 11: Warriors vs Renegades
  • November 14: Chargers vs Warriors
  • November 15: Renegades vs Cyclones
  • November 18: Battle Court Championship Finale (top two teams face-off)

Live viewing is Friday evenings at 7:00pm at the Magic City Fronton with doors opening at 6:30pm. Admission is free and there are give-a-ways and promotions for those in attendance.

You can watch the action on Fridays at 7pm and Mondays/Tuesdays at 5pm (EST) at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, streamstak.com/jaialaitv (Triple B Media), FTF Sports Network, ESPN3, BetRivers youtube channel or download the free Jai Alai Channel app.

Battle Court 2022 II Standings Through 11/4/22

Battle Court 2022 II Standings Through 11/4/22

The Cyclones take a commanding 8.0 point lead in the standings with a near sweep of the Warriors with a score of 6.0-1.5 on Friday evening (11/4/22). This looked to be one, if not the largest crowd in attendance this season at the Magic City Fronton.

The Cyclones earned wins from Ikeda over Bueno (6-4, 6-5), Manu over Inaki (6-3, 6-4), Carballo over Julen (3-6, 6-4, 6-1), Ikeda/Manny over Inaki/Kubala (6-5, 6-2) and Jeden/Manu over Nicolas/Bradley (6-3, 5-6, 6-5).

The Warriors win was earned by the doubles team of Nicolas/Bradley over Williams/Manny (6-5, 6-2).

Remaining schedule:

November 7: Renegades vs Chargers

November 8: Chargers vs Cyclones

November 11: Warriors vs Renegades

November 14: Chargers vs Warriors

November 15: Renegades vs Cyclones

November 18: Battle Court Championship Finals

Live viewing is Friday evenings at 7:00pm at the Magic City Fronton with doors opening at 6:30pm. Admission is free and there are give-a-ways and promotions for those in attendance.

You can watch the action on Fridays at 7pm and Mondays/Tuesdays at 5pm (EST) at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, streamstak.com/jaialaitv (Triple B Media), FTF Sports Network, ESPN3, BetRivers youtube channel or download the free Jai-Alai Channel app.

Magic City Jai-Alai 2023 Plans and Roster Expansion

Magic City Jai-Alai 2023 Plans and Roster Expansion

Battle Court Jai-Alai matches and Pelota game performances (aka pari-mutuel wagering events) are set for 2023 and here is the scoop per Stu Neiman on 02-November:

  • Battle Court and Pelota from February through mid-December with a mid-season break
  • August will be a break from Battle Court & Pelota for some well-deserved time off for players and staff.  August will also be dedicated to the two tournaments;  the 4th annual USNJAC and the 2nd annual WSC (World Super Court).
  • Action will resume in September and has been extended to mid-December for 2023, which is about a month longer than Magic City schedules we’ve seen in the past.
  • There will be two Battle Court drafts, one in January and another for the fall Battle Court season.  January is an off-month, however it will be a practice month for players.
  • When action resumes in February the Battle Court schedule will be the same as the current schedule;  Friday 7-pm EST and Mon/Tue 5-pm.  The Pelota games will be Sunday through Tuesday at 1:30-pm.

The roster will be expanded and the Magic City Fronton management has been flirting with the idea of adding a 5th Battle Court squad.  No details have been released on the roster expansion and SayHiLi does not expect to hear about the final roster additions until January.  Magic City Battle Court matches are alive and well and even expanded to a much larger viewing audience with the ESPN3 live coverage which was added this fall.

Here are a few notes on the current roster:

  • Bradley has been back in action and playing in Battle Court matches.  He is not expected to play in the Pelota games the rest of this month.
  • Robin has been out with a knee injury and won’t be playing the rest of the year.  He last played on October 4 and will undergo knee surgery in December.  SayHiLi staff wishes him the best for that and a speedy recovery!
  • Diaz has been out with a back injury and will be out the rest of this month.  He has been co-announcing with Stu and Andrew during Battle Court matches and providing some interesting tid-bits and banter from the perspective of a Magic City short-court player.

The 2022 Magic City end dates are as follows:

  • Battle Court Championship is Friday, Nov. 18
  • Pelota games final performance is Wednesday, Nov. 23

Don’t forget the Jai-5 and Mighty Ocho jackpots will be forced-out November 23rd.  Currently the Jai-5 is $5,822.80 for the Monday, November 7th performance.  Should this jackpot make it through another 8-performances without a single winning ticket it will be a whopper for the closing day force-out.   Also, the Mighty Ocho, a $1.oo Pick 8 Jackpot wager will pay-out a minimum of $5,000 on the force-out day to those ticket holders with the most winners correctly selected.  The Mighty Ocho has been hit for 8 of 8 correct winners twice since this challenging wager began in May of 2020.

Battle Court 2022 II Standing Through Match Week 9 (11/1/22)

Battle Court 2022 II Standing Through Match Week 9 (11/1/22)

Through 9 matches in the Battle Court 2022 II Season, the Cyclones have led wire-to-wire. The Warriors have maintained 2nd Place since their second match with the Warriors maintaining 3rd Place. With 3 matches left for each team, the Cyclones do not have 1st place locked yet, but are close. The Warriors will look to take 1st, but have a pretty good hold on 2nd Renegades. The Championship will be played on Friday, November 18, 2022 at the Magic City Fronton.

Last week saw some great action and the return of Bradley who has been out due to an injury in April. Bradley took a 3 set match from Roque and still had his amazing power.

Remaining schedule:

  • November 4: Cyclones vs Warriors
  • November 7: Renegades vs Chargers
  • November 8: Chargers vs Cyclones
  • November 11: Warriors vs Renegades
  • November 14: Chargers vs Warriors
  • November 15: Renegades vs Cyclones

Live viewing is Friday evenings at 7:00pm at the Magic City Fronton with doors opening at 6:30pm. Admission is free and there are give-a-ways and promotions for those in attendance.

You can watch the action on Fridays at 7pm and Mondays/Tuesdays at 5pm (EST) at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, streamstak.com/jaialaitv (Triple B Media), FTF Sports Network, ESPN3, BetRivers youtube channel or download the free Jai Alai Channel app.

Brackets are Set for 1st World Super Court Tourney Finals at Magic City on Thursday!

Brackets are Set for 1st World Super Court Tourney Finals at Magic City on Thursday!

The brackets are set for the Finals of the very first $50,000 World Super Court Tourney which concludes at Magic City on October 6th!  This is a short-court doubles tourney featuring many of the current top professional Jai-Alai players in the world.  All teams had to qualify at one of the four qualifying events to get their shot at the finals field of 8-teams by finishing first or second in a qualifier event.

Erik-Manu were slated to compete, however, a late scratch of Erik has meant a substitution, initially planned to be Carballo.  Carballo had to scratch from the tourney today due to a bicep issue and RonRon is filling the slot and partnering with Manu (aka Ladutxe when at Dania).  The Erik scratch was initially rumored to be a retirement of Erik and moving to Spain where his wife is from (personal reasons), however recent posts on a Jai-Alai chat board indicate Erik wanted special treatment not offered to other participants from outside Magic City…..Erik does not have a home court any more and must certainly be intelligent enough to understand he doesn’t get to make all the rules, or any of them to be realistic. Too much drama being directed away from the 1st ever WSC on that topic unfortunately and Erik is “attempting” damage control (LOL good grief)………moving on, read more about this fantastic WSC event below.

The tourney kicks off at Magic City at noon EST on Thursday with first round matches and semi-finals which follow and then the finals match is scheduled for 5-pm EST Thursday.  The rules are simple and are the same as the Magic City Battle Court matches.  Prize money is a whopping $25,000 for first and $12,000 for second.

Here are the teams on the left-side of the bracket:

  • Goixerri-Aratz VS Ikeda-Manny
  • Jairo-Nicolas VS Johan-Gorka

Here are the teams on the right-side of the bracket:

  • RonRon-Manu VS Douglas-Benny
  • Arbe-Lekue VS Inaki-Julen

If you are unable to attend the LIVE matches at Magic City, be sure to watch them at watchjaialai.com.  They can also be viewed on Triple-B Media, FTF (For the Fans), and LaLigaSports.

SayHiLi resident handicapper, Steve M, predicts the finals match will be between the brothers teams of Goixerri-Aratz and Inaki-Julen. Goixerri and Aratz have been playing great lately and Inaki has been playing some awesome Jai-Alai the last several months! This first World Super Court finals event will be an incredible display of doubles match talent that hasn’t been seen in years at Jai-Alai! Don’t miss out on this first historical WSC event! Personally, I’m rooting for the brother team of Douglas-Benny of course!

Championship Series Jai Alai H2H – Series B through 9/7/22

Championship Series Jai Alai H2H – Series B through 9/7/22

After the exciting 2022 USNJAC, H2H play resumed on Sunday, August 28. Beginning on September 5, H2H is being played on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with the Series B season ending Wednesday, September 21. Live viewing in the fronton will be on Friday evenings when the Battle Court Season II begins on September 23.

Doubles Ikeda-Aratz are still in first place with an impressive record of 8-0 with Robin-Benny in second at 5-1, followed by Inaki-Ben at 5-2.

There are 6 matches scheduled for Monday, September 12:

Game 1: Jeden-Nicolas (2-5) vs Joseph-Goixerri (2-5)

Game 2: Diaz-Douglas (1-6) vs Carballo-Roque (3-3)

Game 3: Flores-Manu (2-4) vs CRB-Spinner (1-6)

Game 4: Ikeda-Aratz (8-0) vs Williams-Manny (2-5)

Game 5: Carballo-Roque (3-3) vs Jairo-Kubala (4-2)

Game 6: Inaki-Ben (5-2) vs Robin-Benny (5-1)

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Singles Group IInaki is in first place with a record of 9-1, followed by Manu at 9-3. Douglas is in third with a record of 6-4.

There are 7 matches on Tuesday, September 13:

Game 1: Manny (3-8) vs Goixerri (5-5)

Game 2: Inaki (9-1) vs Douglas (5-5)

Game 3: Ikeda (1-10) vs (Manny (3-8)

Game 4: Manu (9-3) vs Nicolas (4-6)

Game 5: Benny (5-5) vs Inaki (9-1)

Game 6: Douglas (6-4) vs Goixerri (5-5)

Game 7: Nicolas (4-6) vs Benny (5-5)

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Singles Group II RonRon and Jairo are tied for first with records of 11-1 with Julen and Aratz tied for third with records of 8-4.

There are 7 matches on Wednesday, September 14:

Game 1: Kubala (1-12) vs Ben (1-11)

Game 2: Jairo (11-1) vs Carballo (5-7)

Game 3: RonRon (11-1) vs Julen (8-4)

Game 4: Ben (1-11) vs Aratz (8-4)

Game 5: Carballo (5-7) vs Bueno (4-9)

Game 6: Jairo (11-1) vs RonRon (11-1)

Game 7: Julen (8-4) vs Aratz (8-4)

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You can watch the action at 5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai Alai Channel app. Remember, live viewing in the Magic City fronton will be on Friday nights, beginning September 23 when Battle Court Season II starts. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for a recap of the action.

Magic City Jai-Alai Brothers Win the Entire $25k of USNJAC Pro Tourney Prize Money

Magic City Jai-Alai Brothers Win the Entire $25k of USNJAC Pro Tourney Prize Money

The 3rd Annual USNJAC ended on Sunday, August 21st, with (2) sets of Magic City Jai-Alai brothers making it a complete sweep of the entire $25,000 in Pro Tourney prize money.

Pro Singles Championship:

1st Place to Inaki defeating Aratz 9-3 to win $7,500, 2nd Place was $2,500

Pro Doubles Championship:

1st Place to brothers Goixerri-Aratz over brothers Inaki-Julen 9-6 to win $10,000, 2nd Place was $5,000

Here is the total Pro Tourney prize money breakdown for these 4-players, all on the Magic City Jai-Alai roster (Note:  Doubles Tourney prize money is split between players):

Inaki – $10,000

Aratz – $7,500

Goixerri – $5,000

Julen – $2,500

Last year Douglas won over Inaki (Dania’s Goitia at that time) in the Pro Singles Finals.  Inaki suffered an injury late in the match, breaking two bones in his hand.  After Dania closed in November 2021, Magic City extended an offer to Goitia to join the Magic City Jai-Alai roster and he was fully recovered and started playing at the start of the 10-week short-season on February 14th this year.  Inaki has been the hottest singles player in late game feature Pelota games 6 & 8 (pari-mutuel games) over the last 2-months with his leading 22.0% win rate (50-11-6-10).  Inaki also had the highest % ITM for late game Pelota singles in the last 2-months, 54.0%, which was tied with Douglas for the highest.  He proved at the USNJAC Pro Tourney he is indeed one of the top US short-court players in the country, if not the best!

Dania’s top star Erik failed to advance to the Final Four in Pro Singles when he experienced the well-established “Curse of Julen,” losing 7-6.  Julen has a history of surprise upsets and key-point wins over top contenders at Magic City, including both Douglas and Goixerri.  Previously, Erik had won against RonRon 7-4 in Round 2 of the Pro Singles Tourney after given a bye in Round 1.

Other strong contenders; Douglas, Manu, Goixerri and Zulaika surprised many fans by none of them making the Pro Singles Finals.  Douglas, winner of last year’s Pro Singles Tourney had been playing exceptionally well lately, winning both games 6 & 8 of the Pelota games on August 14th, which was the last day of games before the USNJAC.  Douglas had a bye in Round 1 and then lost to Aratz in the next round 7-6.  Manu had beaten Kubala and then Jairo both by near shut-out scores of 7-1, making it to the Final Four where he got knocked-out by Inaki 7-3.  Likewise, Goixerri, a very strong front-court player and current leader of the Magic City Singles Championship, got a bye in Round 1 and then handily beat the young, back-court player Benny, 7-0, but then failed against the experienced veteran Manu, where Manu won handily by a score of 7-4.  Zulaika won his Round 1 match 7-3 against Masters Singles finalist, Douglas I, the former pro player James Langhans who is father of brothers Matt & Ben Langhans (aka Magic City players Douglas & Benny).  Zulaika then met the Invincible Inaki in Round 2 who quickly sent him packing with a score of 7-1.

The Pro Doubles Championship Sunday turned out to be the (3) Magic City brother teams in the Final Four plus Dania’s best team of Erik-Ladutxe, the 2nd Place winners in last year’s USNJAC Pro Doubles.  Note that Ladutxe now plays at Magic City Jai-Alai in 2022 under the name Manu, thus the team of Erik-Manu this year.  The brothers teams were; Douglas-Benny (last year’s Pro-Doubles winners), Inaki-Julen and Goixerri-Aratz.  Inaki-Julen out-scored Douglas-Benny 7-4 to reach the Finals and Goixerri-Aratz defeated Erik-Manu 7-3 for the other Finals spot.  Fans were treated to an incredible match ultimately won by Goixerri-Aratz by a score of 9-6.

Congratulations to the Magic City brother winners and a big thanks to Magic City Fronton and sponsors Betrivers & Cigar City Brewing Jai-Alai IPA for this great event which unites the best Jai-Alai players in the USA to display their mastery of the fascinating sport of Jai-Alai!  The announcing team of Stu and Andrew did a fantastic job covering the USNJAC and deserve major kudos along with Scott and Lindsay Savin and the rest of the support crew, including those responsible for the amazing video shots! The back glass wall allows for some close-up angles of Jai-Alai matches that have never been seen before! Be sure to watch the replays on watchjaialai.com if you missed the live Jai-Alai matches over the weekend (tip – click “Browse” on the website).

Magic City Pelota games return on Sunday, August 28th at 1:30-pm with Jai-Alai H2H Doubles match-ups following at 5-pm.  Be sure to enter the weekly Fantasy Jai-Alai H2H contest and to be there for the live viewing of Pelota and H2H on Sunday the 28th at the Magic City Fronton if you can make it!  Also, be sure to note the schedule change for Pelota and H2H games starting in September!  No more Sunday Jai-Alai as it’s tough to compete with the NFL.  There are 2022 calendar links on the Magic City website and on SayHiLi.

3rd Annual USNJAC Tourney at Magic City Fronton Starts Friday, August 19!

3rd Annual USNJAC Tourney at Magic City Fronton Starts Friday, August 19!

The 3rd Annual USNJAC Tourney begins on Friday with the Masters Division on Day 1 (10-am EST start) with finals on Sunday.  The Pro Division won’t start until Saturday (11-am EST start) and concludes on Sunday (noon start on Sunday).

Magic City’s brother team of Douglas-Benny will be defending their 2021 Pro Doubles Championship title.  Last year they conquered the favored Erik-Ladutxe team 9-7 in the finals, taking home 1st place prize money.  This year should be even better with Ladutxe, known as Manu on the Magic City roster, having grown more accustomed to the Magic City short-court since joining the Magic City roster at the start of 2022 and the young Benny having gained more experience.

The “amazing scoop champ” Douglas will be defending his 2021 Pro Singles Championship title.  Last year Douglas defeated Goitia by a score of 9-4 in the Pro Singles finale.  Goitia, now playing on the Magic City roster as Inaki, was injured in last year’s finale against Douglas.  Inaki has been playing some of his best Jai-Alai at Magic City in recent weeks and Douglas won both late singles games in Pelota action on Sunday, August 14th, so both appear to be in top form for this weekend’s matches.  Goitia (Inaki) defeated Dania’s Erik last year in the semi-finals by a score of 7-4.  The competition should be even tougher for Erik this year should he accept the challenge.

A new serious contender for the USNJAC Pro Singles Championship title is Goixerri who joined the Magic City roster in early 2022.  Goixerri currently leads the Magic City 2022 Singles Championship with 35-singles wins, an impressive 23.8% wins overall, and has been a super-star in late singles games, however, in the last month he’s been in a slump, winning only two of 26-singles games.  Goixerri could easily be a huge threat in this tournament with some decent prize money at stake!  Currently, Carballo is 2nd in the Magic City Pelota Singles Championship with 34-wins and Douglas is 3rd with 29-wins.

SayHiLi will be covering and reporting on the Pro Division results this year, however, will not be covering the Masters Division (amateur).  We expect Jeff “Laca” Conway will be covering that angle with his site, PelotaPress.com, which is the leading site with info and support of US amateur Jai-Alai. SayHiLi will have staff on-site at Magic City Fronton Saturday and Sunday covering the Pro Singles and Doubles matches.

Contestants and match-ups for the 3rd Annual USNJAC could be released by as soon as Wednesday evening, based on last year, and will be posted on SayHiLi ASAP.  This will be the first year where live attendance is allowed.  Doors open for fans a half-hour before the start time.

Watch the event on watchjaialai.com this year if you cannot attend (not on YouTube JAC like last two years).

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Series B Week 5 & USNJAC Update

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Series B Week 5 & USNJAC Update

Doubles five exciting, action packed matches were played on Sunday, August 7.

Game 1: Flores-Manu handed Carballo-Roque a 2 set loss (6-4, 6-3).

Game 2: Joseph-Goixerri lost the first set to CRB-Spinner (5-6) but came back to win in 3 sets (5-6, 6-1, 6-1).

Game 3: Jeden-Nicolas won in 3 sets against Diaz-Douglas (6-3, 4-6, 6-3).

Game 4: Ikeda-Aratz improved to 4-0 to remain in 1st Place with a hard fought 3 set match against Inaki-Ben (4-6, 6-5, 6-5).

Game 5: Robin-Ben improved to 3-0 with a 2 set win against Jairo-Kubala (6-3, 6-4) to remain in 2nd Place.

There are 5 matches scheduled for Sunday, August 14:

Game 1: Joseph-Goixerri (1-2) vs Williams-Manny (1-2)

Game 2: Robin-Benny (3-0) vs Diaz-Douglas (1-3)

Game 3: Inaki-Ben (2-2) vs Flores-Manu (2-2)

Game 4: Ikeda-Aratz (4-0) vs Carballo-Roque (1-2)

Game 5: Jairo-Kubala (1-2) vs Jeden-Nicolas (2-2)

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Singles Group Ithere were 7 matches on Monday, August 8.

Game 1: Inaki handled Benny in 3 sets with a victory (3-6, 6-5, 6-3).   

Game 2: Manu needed 3 sets for the with over Goixerri (5-6, 6-4, 6-2). Down 2-0 in the 3rd set, Manu made a 6 point run for the win. Manu’s 7th singles win.

Game 3: Nicolas played well in the 2 set win against Ikeda (6-2, 6-2).  

Game 4: Inaki earned his 2nd win of the day with a straight set win against Douglas (6-4, 6-4). Inaki is in 2nd Place with a 6-1 record.

Game 5: Manu continues to play well to earn his 2nd win of the day with a straight set win against Benny (6-5, 6-4). Manu remains in 1st Place with a record of 8-0.

Game 6: Goixerri earned his first win of the Series B season against Douglas (6-5, 6-4).

Game 7: Manny handed Ikeda a loss in 3 sets (5-6, 6-3, 6-2).

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Singles Group II there were 7 matches on Tuesday, August 9.

Game 1: Julen earned a win against Ben in 2 sets (6-3, 6-5).

Game 2: Jairo won against Kubala (6-3, 6-3) to improve to 8-0 (see game 6 below).

Game 3: Aratz handed Bueno a 2 set loss (6-4, 6-4) to improve to a 6-2 record for 3rd Place. 

Game 4: RonRon continues to play well with a 2 set win against Ben (6-4 6-4) to improve to a record of 8-1 to remain in 2nd Place.

Game 5: Julen handled Carballo (6-5, 6-1).

Game 6: Jairo earned his 2nd win of the day against Bueno (6-0, 6-0) to remain in 1st Place with a record of 9-0. The (6-0, 6-0) score was the year’s first (6-0, 6-0) shut-out. Jairo won 24 of the 30 points he played for the day.

Game 7: Carballo needed 3 sets for the win against Kubala (6-1, 3-6, 6-4).

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USNJAC Aug 19-21, No H2H Aug 15-16

NOTE: There are no Singles I or II matches on Monday, August 15 or Tuesday, August 16 due to the 3rd USNJAC Tournament at the Magic City Fronton that runs from Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21. H2H play will resume on Sunday, August 28.  Tournament starting times are 10-am, 11-am and noon EST, respectively for Friday through Sunday.  If you can’t visit Magic City to see the live tournament this year, be sure to watch on “The Jai-Alai Channel” on YouTube!

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Sunday’s H2H matches on August 14th are open to the public which includes the “H2Hx20” promotion for those in attendance. All you have to do is pick the winner of each match and the number of sets (either 2 or 3). If you get both right, you win $20. This is open for all matches throughout the evening. Each match is individual, so if you pick incorrectly, you still have a chance in the remaining matches.

You can watch the H2H action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai-Alai Channel app. Remember, you can visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person and a chance to win some money in the “H2Hx20” promotion. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for a recap of the action.

And don’t forget to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the Jai-Alai H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear El Barba and Paulie entertain viewers with their insight and answer questions from the live chat. It is entertaining for sure.

The charts below show the standings in a couple of different formats.

Battle Court II 2022 First Draft Event – 8/5/2022

Battle Court II 2022 First Draft Event – 8/5/2022

Magic City Fronton First Battle Court II Draft Event on 8/5/2022

Friday night, August 5th, marked the first Battle Court draft selection event for the Battle Court II 2022 season which starts on Friday night, September 23rd where the Cesta Cyclones face-off against the Chula Chargers.  The draft event took place on the Magic City Jai-Alai fronton court in Miami, Florida at 6:45 pm with each of the 4-squad owners making the final decision on which player to draft to complete their 6-player squads.  Each squad had previously locked-in 3-players from the Battle Court I 2022 season and the remaining 3-players for each squad were selected via the draft process.

Here are the initial 3-players for the squads prior to the draft selection process:

Here is the draft selection order for the 3-remaining players for each squad and the players who were drafted by each squad.

Below is the final grid showing the Round 1-6 players for each of the Battle Court squads:

The selection process started shortly after the event started at 6:45-pm and lasted until the 12th draft pick which was announced around 7:30-pm EST. 

Singles games for Battle Court H2H matches will involve Round 1-players playing against each other, Round 2 players playing against each other…..down to Round 6 players playing against each other.  Doubles team pairings for each of the 4-Battle Court squads were made by the squads after the live coverage of the event ended, so those aren’t yet available for this article.

The event was broadcast on watchjaialai.com where H2H games can be viewed live on the internet or watched at a later time.  Andrew Blechman announced the event for the on-line viewers while Magic City COO, Scott Savin, announced the draft selections to those in attendance.  There will also be some ESPN3 coverage of Battle Court II H2H matches on Friday nights coming this fall. Here are a few other photos from this first draft event!  Congratulations Magic City fronton on a great and professional event!

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Series B Week 4 Update

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Series B Week 4 Update

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Doubles five exciting, action packed matches were played on Sunday, July 31.

Game 1: Diaz-Douglas earned the win in 3 sets against CRB-Spinner (6-3, 4-6, 6-5).

Game 2: Robin-Benny beat Carballo-Roque in 2 sets (6-1, 6-5), improving to 2-0.

Game 3: Ikeda-Aratz needed 3 sets to earn the win over Joseph-Goixerri (4-6, 6-1, 6-5) to remain in 1st Place with a record of 3-0.

Game 4: Jeden-Nicolas earned their first win by beating Flores-Manu in 3 sets (5-6, 6-3, 6-4).

Game 5: Inaki-Ben took a 2 set win by beating Williams-Manny (6-5, 6-2).

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There are 5 matches scheduled for Sunday, August 7:

Game 1: Carballo-Roque (1-1) vs Flores-Manu (1-2)

Game 2: Joseph-Goixerri (0-2) vs CRB-Spinner (1-2)

Game 3: Diaz-Douglas (1-2) vs Jeden-Nicolas (1-2)

Game 4: Inaki-Ben (2-1) vs Ikeda-Aratz (3-0)

Game 5: Robin-Benny (2-0) vs Jairo-Kubala (1-1)

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Singles Group I – there were 7 matches on Monday, August 1.

Game 1: Manu played well with a 2 set win against Ikeda (6-3, 6-1).   

Game 2: Benny outlasted Douglas in a low scoring 22 point, 3 set match (1-6, 6-1, 6-2).

Game 3: Manu earned his second win of the day by beating Manny (6-2, 6-2) to remain in 1st Place with a 6-0 record.  

Game 4: Inaki beat Goixerri in 3 sets after 2 close sets (5-6, 6-4, 6-1).

Game 5: Douglas handed Ikeda a 2 set loss (6-3, 6-3).

Game 6: Inaki earned his second win of the day by beating Nicolas (5-6, 6-2, 6-3) to move to 4-1, good enough for 2nd Place.

Game 7: Manny handed Benny a loss in 2 sets (6-4, 6-4).

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There are 7 matches scheduled for Monday, August 8:

Game 1: Inaki (4-1) vs Benny (3-3)

Game 2: Goixerri (0-4) vs Manu (6-0)

Game 3: Ikeda (1-4) vs Nicolas (2-3)

Game 4: Douglas (3-2) vs Inaki (4-1)

Game 5: Manu (6-0) vs Benny (3-3)

Game 6: Goixerri (0-4) vs Douglas (3-2)

Game 7: Manny (2-4) vs Ikeda (1-4)

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Singles Group II – there were 7 matches on Tuesday, August 2.

Game 1: RonRon came out on top in a hard fought, 2 set match against Aratz (6-5, 6-5).

Game 2: Julen lost just 1 point in a 2 set win over Kubala (6-0, 6-1).

Game 3: Carballo and Ben went 3 sets with Carballo earning the win (2-6, 6-1, 6-3).  

Game 4: Jairo and Aratz went 3 sets, with Jairo earning the win (4-6, 6-3, 6-4).

Game 5: RonRon earned his second win of the day in 2 sets over Kubala (6-4, 6-1) to remain in 2nd Place with a record of 7-1.

Game 6: 1st place Jairo won his second match of the day against Julen (5-6, 6-2, 6-3) to remain in 1st Place with a 7-0 record.

Game 7: Bueno came out on top with a 3 set win over Ben (5-6, 6-2, 6-4).

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There are 7 matches scheduled for Tuesday, August 9:

Game 1: Julen (3-3) vs Ben (1-6)

Game 2: Jairo (7-0) vs Kubala (0-8)

Game 3: Bueno (3-2) vs Aratz (5-2)

Game 4: Ben (1-6) vs RonRon (7-1)

Game 5: Julen (3-3) vs Carballo (2-4)

Game 6: Bueno (3-2) vs Jairo (7-0)

Game 7: Carballo (2-4) vs Kubala (0-8)

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Sunday’s matches are open to the public which includes the “H2Hx20” promotion for those in attendance. All you have to do is pick the winner of each match and the number of sets (either 2 or 3). If you get both right, you win $20. This is open for all matches throughout the evening. Each match is individual, so if you pick incorrectly, you still have a chance in the remaining matches.

You can watch the action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai-Alai Channel app. Remember, you can visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person and a chance to win some money in the “H2Hx20” promotion. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for a recap of the action.

And don’t forget to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the Jai-Alai H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear El Barba and Paulie entertain viewers with their insight and answer questions from the live chat. It is entertaining for sure.

The charts below show the standings in a couple of different formats.

1st Annual Battle Court Draft – Friday at 6:45-pm EST on watchjaialai.com

1st Annual Battle Court Draft – Friday at 6:45-pm EST on watchjaialai.com

Friday night is the First Annual Battle Court Draft for the 2nd Season of Battle Court Jai-Alai H2H matches which begin on Friday night, September 23 at the Magic City Fronton at Magic City Casino in Miami, Florida.  The draft coverage starts at 6:46-pm EST this Friday, August 5th, on watchjaialai.com with preliminary info on the draft process and rules.  The draft selections are slated to follow at 7:00-pm EST with Andrew and Pauly announcing the coverage.

The same four Battle Court team names will remain with 3-members of each Battle Court Season 1 team remaining the same while the other 3-team members will be selected according to the draft rules.  This will be quite an event that you won’t want to miss, so be sure to tune in on Friday night at 6:45-pm!  Families and friends of the players along with media were invited to attend this First Annual Battle Court Draft.

Magic City Jai-Alai Battle Court Season 2 will get coverage on ESPN3 this year which is GREAT NEWS for fans of the sport!  Check out the Magic City press release for details here:

https://magiccitycasino.com/press_release/46

Battle Court Teams and 3-members of each prior to draft selections on Friday, August 5th:

Cesta Cyclones – Manny, Ikeda, Carballo

Chula Chargers – Douglas, Jairo, Benny

Rebote Renegades – Goixerri, Aratz, Ben

Wall Warriors – Inaki, Bueno, Nicolas

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Series B Week 3 Update

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Series B Week 3 Update

Doubles five exiting, action packed matches were played on Sunday, July 31.

Game 1: Williams-Manu outlasted Jairo-Kubala in 3 sets for the win (6-1, 4-6, 6-5).

Game 2: Ikeda-Aratz beat Diaz-Douglas (6-3, 6-5) to remain undefeated at 2-0,

Game 3: Carballo-Roque 3 sets (30 points) against CRB-Spinner and won (6-4, 4-6, 6-4).

Game 4: Flores-Manu handled Joseph-Goixerri in 2 sets earning the win (6-1, 6-4). Flores continues to adjust well to the Magic City court.

Game 5: Inaki-Ben earned a 3 set victory over Jeden-Nicolas (6-5, 1-6, 6-5).

There are 5 matches scheduled for Sunday, July 31:

Game 1: CRB-Spinner (1-1) vs Diaz-Douglas (0-2)

Game 2: Robin-Benny (1-0) vs Carballo-Roque (1-0)

Game 3: Ikeda-Aratz (2-0) vs Joseph-Goixerri (0-1)

Game 4: Jeden-Nicolas (0-2) vs Flores-Manu (1-1)

Game 5: Williams-Manny (1-1) vs Inaki-Ben (1-1)

Singles Group I – there were 7 matches on Monday, July 25.

Game 1: Manu beat Inaki in 3 sets (4-6, 6-5, 6-3).   

Game 2: Nicolas handed Goixerri a loss in 3 sets (2-6, 6-4, 6-5).

Game 3: Benny beat Ikeda (6-5, 6-5).

Game 4: Inaki used 2 sets to beat Manny (6-4, 6-1).

Game 5: Manu earned his second win of the day, beating Douglas (4-6, 6-3, 6-1).

Game 6: Benny earned his second win of the day, beating Goixerri (5-6, 6-5, 6-2)

Game 7: Nicolas earned his second win of the day, beating Manny (6-0, 6-5).

There are 7 matches scheduled for Monday, August 1:

Game 1: Ikeda (1-2) vs Manu (4-0)

Game 2: Benny (2-2) vs Douglas (2-1)

Game 3: Manu (4-0) vs Manny (1-3)

Game 4: Inaki (2-1) vs Goixerri (0-3)

Game 5: Douglas (2-1) vs Ikeda (1-2)

Game 6: Nicolas (2-2) vs Inaki (2-1)

Game 7: Benny (2-2) vs Manny (1-3)

Singles Group II – there were 7 matches on Tuesday, July 26.

Game 1: Ben beat Kubala in a very hard-fought match (6-5, 3-6, 6-5).

Game 2: Jairo won against RonRon (6-4, 4-6, 6-1).

Game 3: Bueno took Kubala in 2 sets (6-1, 6-4).  

Game 4: Aratz continues to play well with a win against Julen (6-4, 6-4).

Game 5: Jairo won in straight sets against Ben (6-3, 6-3), improving to 5-0.

Game 6: Aratz improved to 5-0 with a 2 set win against Carballo (6-4, 6-1).

Game 7: RonRon beat Bueno (6-2, 6-3) to improve to 5-0.

There are 7 matches scheduled for Tuesday, August 2:

Game 1: Aratz (5-0) vs RonRon (5-1)

Game 2: Julen (2-2) vs Kubala (0-6)

Game 3: Ben (1-4) vs Carballo (1-4)

Game 4: Jairo (5-0) vs Aratz (5-0) – The battle of the unbeatens

Game 5: Kubala (0-6) vs RonRon (5-1)

Game 6: Julen (2-2) vs Jairo (5-0)

Game 7: Bueno (2-2) vs Ben (1-4)

Sunday’s matches are open to the public which includes the “H2Hx20” promotion for those in attendance. All you have to do is pick the winner of each match and the number of sets (either 2 or 3). If you get both right, you win $20. This is open for all matches throughout the evening. Each match is individual, so if you pick incorrectly, you still have a chance in the remaining matches.

You can watch the action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai-Alai Channel app. Remember, you can visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person and a chance to win some money in the “H2Hx20” promotion. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for a recap of the action.

And don’t forget to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the Jai-Alai H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear El Barba and Paulie entertain viewers with their insight and answer questions from the live chat. It is entertaining for sure.

The charts below show the standings in a couple of different formats.

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Series B Week 2 Update

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Series B Week 2 Update

Doubles the first week of the new season (Series B) began with 5 matches on Sunday, July 17.

Game 1: Bueno-Julen subbed for Joseph-Goixerri and earned a 2 set win against Diaz-Douglas (6-5, 6-0). Bueno-Julen scored the last 8 points of the match.

Game 2: Ikeda-Aratz earned a 3 set victory over Flores-Manu (6-5, 5-6, 6-2).

Game 3: CRB-Spinner used 2 sets to hand a loss to the only returning team from Series A, Jeden-Nicolas (6-3, 6-3).

Game 4: Robin-Benny beat Williams-Manny in 2 sets (6-4, 6-4).

Game 5: Jairo-Kubala outlasted Inaki-Ben in 3 sets, winning (6-3, 4-6, 6-2).

There are 5 matches scheduled for Sunday, July 24:

Game 1: Williams-Manny (0-1) vs Jairo-Kubala (1-0)

Game 2: Diaz-Douglas (0-1) vs Ikeda-Aratz (1-0)

Game 3: Carballo-Roque (0-0) vs CRB-Spinner (1-0)

Game 4: Flores-Manu (0-1) vs Joseph-Goixerri (0-0)

Game 5: Jeden-Nicolas (0-1) vs Inaki-Ben (0-1)

Singles Group I – the second week of the new season had 7 matches on Monday, July 18.

Game 1: Manu earned a 3 set win over Benny (5-6, 6-5, 2-6).

Game 2: Ikeda beat Nicolas in straight sets (6-5, 6-2).

Game 3: Manny played an impressive three set match against Benny to win (4-6, 6-3, 6-1).

Game 4: Manu beat Goixerri in 3 sets (4-6, 6-3, 6-2). Manu scored 11 of the last 13 points in the match. This was Goixerri’s first singles loss in the 12 matches he has played.

Game 5: Douglas used 2 sets for the win over Ikeda (6-3, 6-4).

Game 6: Inaki earned a 2 set win over Nicolas (6-3, 6-4). Inaki scored 12 of the last 16 points.

Game 7: Douglas beat Manny (6-4, 6-3).

There are 7 matches scheduled for Monday, July 25:

Game 1: Inaki (1-0) vs Manu (2-0)

Game 2: Nicolas (0-2) vs Goixerri (0-1)

Game 3: Benny (0-2) vs Ikeda (1-1)

Game 4: Inaki (1-0) vs Manny (1-1)

Game 5: Manu (2-0) vs Douglas (2-0)

Game 6: Goixerri (0-1) vs Benny (0-2)

Game 7: Manny (1-1) vs Nicolas (0-2)

Singles Group II – the second week of the new season had 7 matches on Tuesday, July 19.

Game 1: Aratz keeps playing well as he beat Kubala in straight sets (6-3, 6-2).

Game 2: Julen used 3 sets to earn a win over Carballo (3-6, 6-3, 6-5).

Game 3: RonRon was victorious over Ben (6-0, 6-2).  

Game 4: Aratz earned his second win of the day with a 3 set win over Bueno (6-2, 3-6, 6-2) to go to 3-0 in the standings.

Game 5: Jairo handed Kubala a 2 set loss (6-2, 6-3) to go to 3-0 in the standings.

Game 6: RonRon earned his second win of the day by beating Julen (6-2, 6-5). RonRon is currently in first place with a 4-0 record.

Game 7: Bueno beat Carballo in a thrilling 3 set match (1-6, 6-1, 6-5).

There are 7 matches scheduled for Tuesday, July 26:

Game 1: Ben (0-3) vs Kubala (0-4)

Game 2: RonRon (4-0) vs Jairo (3-0)

Game 3: Kubala (0-4) vs Bueno (1-1)

Game 4: Aratz (3-0) vs Julen (2-1)

Game 5: Jairo (3-0) vs Ben (0-3)

Game 6: Carballo (1-3) vs Aratz (3-0)

Game 7: RonRon (4-0) vs Bueno (1-1)

Sunday’s matches are open to the public which includes the “H2Hx20” promotion for those in attendance. All you have to do is pick the winner of each match and the number of sets (either 2 or 3). If you get both right, you win $20. This is open for all matches throughout the evening. Each match is individual, so if you pick incorrectly, you still have a chance in the remaining matches.

You can watch the action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai-Alai Channel app. Remember, you can visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person and a chance to win some money in the “H2Hx20” promotion. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for a recap of the action.

And don’t forget to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the Jai-Alai H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear El Barba and Paulie entertain viewers with their insight and answer questions from the live chat. It is entertaining for sure.

The charts below show the standings in a couple of different formats.

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Series A Doubles Final Week & Series B Singles First Week Update

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Series A Doubles Final Week & Series B Singles First Week Update

For Doubles, Carballo-Kubala went 1-1 to hold on to and capture 1st Place. They split matches with a win over Jeden-Nicolas (6-3, 4-6, 6-3) and lost to Flores-Aratz (6-1, 4-6, 5-6). This was Flores-Aratz’s first win. Flores-Aratz were down 4-5 in the third set and scored the final two points for the victory. Great job Flores-Aratz!

There was a tight race for second with Bueno-Benny, Robin-Julen and Jairo-Ben all within 2.3 percentage points of each other. Robin-Julen went 0-3 to drop to 7th place with losses to Jairo-Ben, Correa-Manny and Jeden-Nicolas. Jairo-Ben went 3-0 to capture 2nd Place with wins over Correa-Manny (1-6, 6-1, 6-3), Robin-Julen (1-6, 6-2, 6-5) and Joseph-Manu (6-3, 6-4). Bueno-Benny earned 3rd Place by splitting matches with a win against Diaz-Goixerri (6-4, 6-1) which included a 6 point run in the second set and a loss to the very strong substitute team of Inaki-Roque (6-2, 3-6, 2-6). Congratulations!

1st Place: Carballo-Kubala 14-6 (70.0%)

2nd Place: Jairo-Ben 13-7 (65.0%)

3rd Place: Bueno-Benny 12-8 (60.0%)

The new Doubles season (Series B), starts on Sunday, July 17 with 5 matches. Below are the new doubles parings:

  • Carballo-Roque
  • CRB-Spinner
  • Diaz-Douglas
  • Flores-Manu
  • Ikeda-Aratz
  • Inaki-Ben
  • Jairo-Kubala
  • Jeden-Nicolas
  • Joseph-Goixerri
  • Robin-Benny
  • Williams-Manny

For Singles, the first week of the new season (Series B) began with 7 matches on Tuesday.

Game 1: RonRon took the victory over Kubala (6-1, 6-4)

Game 2: Carballo earned a win over Ben (6-4, 6-3)

Game 3: RonRon earned his second win of the day by beating Jeden (sub) (6-2, 6-2)

Game 4: Julen beat Kubala 6-2, 6-2)

Game 5: Jairo earned the win in 2 sets over Ben (6-3, 6-1)

Game 6: Aratz played very well and earned a 2 set victory over Carballo 6-5, 6-3)

Game 7: Jairo earned his second win of the against Jeden (sub) in 2 sets (6-2, 6-2)

Aratz continues to improve his playing and earned Player of the Day. Congratulations Aratz!

Sunday’s matches are open to the public which includes the “H2Hx20” promotion for those in attendance. All you have to do is pick the winner of a match and the number of sets (either 2 or 3). If you get both right, you win $20 for that match (one FREE shot at $20 for each match). This is open for all matches throughout the evening. Each match is individual, so if you pick incorrectly, you still have a chance in the remaining matches.

You can watch the action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai-Alai Channel app. Remember, you can visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person and a chance to win some money in the “H2Hx20” promotion. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for a recap of the action.

And don’t forget to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the Jai-Alai H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear El Barba and Paulie entertain viewers with their insight and answer questions from the live chat. It is entertaining for sure.

The charts below show the standings in a couple of different formats. Updated Series B Singles standings will be included next week.

Sneak Peek of H2H Series B Doubles Teams

Sneak Peek of H2H Series B Doubles Teams

Here are the (11) doubles teams competing in the H2H Series B Doubles which starts on Sunday, July 17 along with a few comments.  Note that only one team is the same as Series A.

Carballo-Tennessee

Cool Fitness-Manny

CRB-Spinner (played well together last year)

Diaz-Douglas

Flores-Manu

Ikeda-Aratz (should be a tough team, beware)

Inaki-Ben (could be trouble)

Jairo-Kubala (watch out for this duo)

Jeden-Nicolas (were a Series A team this year)

Juice-Goixerri

Robin-Benny (a team to watch)

Sub Team:  Bueno-Julen

Not in H2H doubles:  Bradley, Correa, El Barba, RonRon

Championship Series A Jai-Alai H2H – Doubles Week 11 Update

Championship Series A Jai-Alai H2H – Doubles Week 11 Update

There are 2 days remaining in the Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H Series A season with 7 matches on Sunday, July 10 and the final 7 matches on Monday, July 11. Each team is scheduled to play 2-3 matches over the final 2 days. The new season (Series B) will start Tuesday, July 12 for Singles and Sunday, July 17 for Doubles. The season is scheduled to run through Tuesday, September 21.  Note this is week 10 of doubles but week 11 of the overall Championship Series A.

1st Place: Carballo-Kubala, 13-5 (72.2%) remain in first place. They went 2-2 with wins against Correa-Manny (6-3, 6-3) and Diaz-Goixerri (6-5, 3-6, 6-2) while losing to Bueno-Benny (3-6, 2-6) and Joseph-Manu (2-6, 6-5, 1-6). They have 2 matches remaining against Jeden-Nicolas and Flores-Aratz. One win will earn them a first-place finish. However, if they lose both matches things could get interesting since the 3 teams fighting for second-place are within 2.3 percentage points of each other.

2nd Place: Bueno-Benny, 11-7 (61.1%) moved into second place by going 3-1 with wins against CRB-Douglas (6-3, 6-2), Carballo-Kubala (6-3, 6-2) and Flores-Aratz (5-6, 6-5, 6-2). Their only loss was to Jairo-Ben (3-6, 4-6). They have 2 matches remaining against Diaz-Goixerri and Inaki-Roque (sub).

3rd Place: Robin-Julen, 9-6 (60.0%) dropped to third by going 2-2. They earned wins over Flores-Aratz (6-0, 6-4) and CRB-Douglas (6-3, 6-4). They lost to Diaz-Goixerri (1-6, 6-1, 4-6) and Joseph-Manu (2-6, 5-6). They have 3 matches remaining against Jairo-Ben, Correa-Manny and Jeden-Nicolas.

4th Place: Jairo-Ben, 10-7 (58.8%) moved into fourth place with a 3-1 record for the week. They earned wins over Jeden-Nicolas (6-4, 6-5), Inaki-Roque (sub) (5-6, 6-3, 6-2) and Bueno-Benny (6-3, 6-4). Their only loss was to CRB-Douglas (6-5, 1-6, 0-6). They have 3 matches remaining against Correa-Manny, Robin-Julen and Joseph-Manu.

5th Place: Diaz-Goixerri, 10-8 (55.6%) went 2-2 for the week with wins over Inaki-Roque (sub) (6-1, 6-5) and Robin-Julen (6-1, 1=6, 6-4). They lost to Correa-Manny (6-2, 2-6, 4-6) and Carballo-Kubala (5-6, 6-3, 2-6).  They have 2 matches remaining against Bueno-Benny and Joseph-Manu.

Sunday’s matches are open to the public plus there is a new promotion “H2Hx20” for those in attendance. All you have to do is pick the winner of each match and the number of sets (either 2 or 3). If you get both right, you win $20. This is open for all matches throughout the evening. Each match is individual, so if you pick incorrectly, you still have a chance in the remaining matches.

You can watch the action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai-Alai Channel app. Remember, you can visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person and a chance to win some money in the new “H2Hx20” promotion. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for a recap of the action.

And don’t forget to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the Jai-Alai H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear El Barba and Paulie entertain viewers with their insight and answer questions from the live chat. It is entertaining for sure.

The charts below show the standings in a couple of different formats.

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Week 10 Update

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Week 10 Update

Week 10 saw 3 days of doubles action. Week 11 will feature 3 days of doubles and the H2H Championship Season – Series A will conclude with 2 days of doubles in week 12 ending on Monday, July 11. Have no fear, it looks like Series – B will start on Tuesday, July 12 and run through Tuesday, September 21.

Over the 3 days of Week 10 play, teams played anywhere from 2-5 matches.

1st Place: Carballo-Kubala, 11-3 (78.6%) moved into first place with a 4-0 record. They scored victories over Robin-Julen (F), Inaki-Roque (sub) (6-4, 6-5), CRB-Douglas (6-5, 6-2) and Jairo-Ben (6-2, 6-5).

2nd Place: Robin-Julen, 7-4 (63.6%) dropped to second place with forfeitures to Carballo-Kubala and Bueno-Benny. The match against Inaki-Roque (sub) was cancelled since Inaki-Roque were already subbing for Ikeda-Bradley.

3rd Place Tie: Bueno-Benny, 8-6 (57.1%) are tied for third with Diaz-Goixerri. Bueno-Benny went 4-1 scoring 2 wins over Correa-Manny (4-6, 6-2, 6-3) and (6-3, 6-3), Robin-Julen (F) and Jeden-Nicolas (6-1, 6-4). Bueno-Benny lost to Joseph-Manu (4-6, 4-6).

3rd Place Tie: Diaz-Goixerri, 8-6 (57.1%) went 3-1 with wins over Jeden-Nicolas (6-5, 5-6, 6-3), CRB-Douglas (1-6, 6-3, 6-2) and Flores-Aratz (5-6, 6-1, 6-2). They lost to Jairo-Ben (5-6, 6-1, 3-6). All 4 of their matches went 3 sets that were packed with ‘jai’light reel material.

5th Place Tie: CRB-Douglas, 7-6 (53.8%) are tied for fifth with Jairo-Ben. CRB-Douglas went 1-2 with a win over Correa-Manny (6-2, 6-5). Their losses were to Diaz-Goixerri (6-1, 3-6, 2-6) and Carballo-Kubala (5-6, 2-6).

5th Place Tie: Jairo-Ben, 7-6 (53.8%) went 2-1 with wins against Flores-Aratz (6-5, 6-5) and Diaz-Goixerri (6-5, 1-6, 6-3). Carballo-Kubala handed then a (2-6, 5-6) loss.

Flores-Aratz (0-14) dropped 4 matches but you can see their improvement each time they play. Of the 10 sets they played in Week 10, they pushed the score to 5-5 in 5 of those sets.

Week 11 is scheduled to have 7 doubles matches each day. Play begins at 5pm EST on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Sunday’s matches are open to the public plus there is a new promotion “H2Hx20” for those in attendance. All you have to do is pick the winner of each match and the number of sets (either 2 or 3). If you get both right, you win $20. This is open for all matches throughout the evening. Each match is individual, so if you pick incorrectly, you still have a chance in the remaining matches.

You can watch the action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai-Alai Channel app. Remember, you can visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person and a chance to win some money in the new “H2Hx20” promotion. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for a recap of the action.

And don’t forget to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the Jai-Alai H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear El Barba and Paulie entertain viewers with their insight and answer questions from the live chat. It is entertaining for sure.

The tables below show the standings in a couple of different formats.

Lucky Bettor Nails all 8-Winners for $5,000 Mighty Ocho Jackpot

Lucky Bettor Nails all 8-Winners for $5,000 Mighty Ocho Jackpot

The Jackpot Force-Outs proved lucky for one bettor for the Tuesday, July 28th performance at Magic City Fronton in Miami, Florida.  The bettor hit all (8) winners on their Mighty Ocho ticket to take home the $5,000 guaranteed Jai-Alai Jackpot Wager.  This is the second time in Magic City Jai-Alai history where a bettor has correctly selected all 8-winners on this “mighty difficult” $1.00 Pick 8 wager.

The winning numbers in the sequence were “ 1-2-2-3-2-2-2-3” for races 1-8.  Historically, posts 1-2-3 win the most games for the round-robin format of the Spectacular-7 Jai-Alai games which are featured at Magic City’s 1:30-pm Pelota games, which are games featuring the traditional pari-mutuel wagering bets commonly seen at horse tracks throughout the country.  Statistically, there are 16,777,216 possibilities of outcomes for a Pick 8 wager with 8-betting entries each game, however, many of them are virtually statistically impossible due to the round-robin format plus the fact there are some players who are much stronger than others.

Congratulations to the lucky bettor or bettors scoring this historical win!

Note from the will-pays photo below that posts 3 & 4, Goixerri and Douglas, were both live for 8/8 going into the final leg, the result of the game was 3-4-2.

JACKPOT FORCE-OUTS at Magic City Fronton on Tuesday, June 28!  Don’t miss-out!

JACKPOT FORCE-OUTS at Magic City Fronton on Tuesday, June 28! Don’t miss-out!

Mandatory payouts (aka Force-Outs) of both the Jai-5 and Mighty Ocho jackpots are happening on Tuesday, June 28:

Jai-5 is guaranteed to pay out $2,000 MINIMUM to the ticket holder(s) with the most winners correctly selected for races 3-7 for this popular wager! The Jai-5 is a $1 Pick 5 Jackpot Wager.

The Mighty Ocho, a $1 Pick 8 Jackpot Wager, is also guaranteed to pay out a whopping $5,000 MINIMUM to the ticket holder(s) with the most winners correctly selected for races 1-8 on this “mighty” challenging wager!

Put your handicapping skills to test against other bettors on Force-Out Day! Only at Magic City Fronton!!

Magic City Jai-Alai Sports Betting is On the Rise at BetRivers!

Magic City Jai-Alai Sports Betting is On the Rise at BetRivers!

Check out this June 8 article on the USBETS website where Magic City COO, Scott Savin said the following, “BetRivers executives have told him that wagering is up 30% this season and that the sport has moved into its top 10 by handle, ahead of some of the smaller sports such as Major League Lacrosse, rugby, and darts and just behind the Canadian Football League.”

CLICK HERE for the full USBETS article

Congratulations Magic City Fronton!!

Championship Season Jai-Alai H2H – Week 9 Update

Championship Season Jai-Alai H2H – Week 9 Update

Week 9 provided great Jai-Alai action and concluded the Singles Groups I and II play.

Congratulations to Goixerri winning Group I Singles with an undefeated record of 11-0 and to Ikeda, also going undefeated at 12-0 to win Group II Singles. Nicolas placed second in Group I at 6-2 while RonRon earned second in Group II with an impressive 12-2 record.

For Sunday’s doubles matches, the first-place team of Robin-Julen improved to 7-2 by earning 2 wins on the day. First with a victory over Correa-Manny (6-3, 6-2), then winning a 3 set match against Jeden-Nicolas (2-6, 6-3, 6-4). Next, Jairo-Ben needed 3 sets to beat Joseph-Manu (6-4, 1-6, 6-4). Joseph injured his lower left leg in the match and forfeited game 5 to Diaz-Goixerri. The team of Inaki-Roque who subbed for Ikeda-Bradley continued their great play with 2 wins on the day. First by beating CRB-Douglas (6-1, 3-6, 6-5) and in game 7, took a 2 set win over Bueno-Benny (6-2, 6-4). Inaki-Roque are 8-2 as the doubles sub team. The second-place team of Carballo-Kubala improved to 7-3 with a well played match against Flores-Aratz (6-4, 6-5).

In Group I singles on Monday, Aratz earned his second win of the season with a 2 set win over Benny (6-4, 6-3). Jairo continued with his more aggressive play with a 2 set win over Manny (6-2, 6-3). Jairo later played Aratz to earn his second win of the day (6-1, 6-1). Jairo lost just 7 points in 4 sets.  Inaki used 3 sets for a win of Manu (3-6, 6-3, 6-3). With the score 5-3 in favor of Inaki in the third set, Manu injured his ankle but was able to complete the match; however, Carballo subbed for him in game 6 against Douglas. Carballo earned the win (6-4, 2-6, 6-5). First place Goixerri took on Inaki and needed 2 sets for the win (6-5, 6-5). In the second set, Goixerri was down 3-5 and scored the next 3 points for the win. Goixerri finished in first place with an 11-0 record.

In Group II singles on Tuesday, Jeden subbed for Bradley and beat Correa (6-4, 6-4). Correa was injured and forfeited to Kubala in game 4. Carballo had an impressive day with a 2 set win against Ben (6-3, 6-0) and later a 2 set with over Jeden (subbing for Bradley) (6-2, 6-2). As Jairo did on Monday, Carballo lost just 7 points in 4 sets. RonRon handled Bueno in 2 sets (6-3, 6-2). Bueno and Ben went 3 sets in an excellent match, with Bueno winning (4-6, 6-3, 6-5). Ben was up 4-1 in the third set and doubled-faulted and unable to regain the lead. In the final match of the day, first and second place went at it with Ikeda winning in 2 sets (6-3, 6-3), earning him first place with a record of 12-0.

Week 9 saw just two 6 point runs from Inaki-Roque and Carballo.

Week 10 is scheduled to have 7 doubles matches each day. Play begins at 5pm EST on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Sunday’s matches are open to the public plus there is a new promotion “H2Hx20” for those in attendance. All you have to do is pick the winner of each match and the number of sets (either 2 or 3). If you get both right, you win $20. This is open for all matches throughout the evening. Each match is individual, so if you pick incorrectly, you still have a chance in the remaining matches.

You can watch the action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai-Alai Channel app. Remember, you can visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person and a chance to win some money in the new “H2Hx20” promotion. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for a recap of the action.

And don’t forget to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the Jai-Alai H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear El Barba and Paulie entertain viewers with their insight and answer questions from the live chat. It is entertaining for sure.

The tables below show the standings in a couple of different formats.

Championship Season Jai-Alai H2H – Week 8 Update

Championship Season Jai-Alai H2H – Week 8 Update

Week 8 continued to impress us with great Jai-Alai action.

For Sunday’s doubles matches, Correa-Manny ran off 10 straight points to beat Jairo-Ben in straight sets (6-0, 6-3). Unfortunately, later in game 5, Correa was injured and forced to retire against Inaki-Roque who subbed for Ikeda-Bradley. In game 2, Carballo-Kubala ran off 6 points in the first set but came back to earn the win over Jeden-Nicolas in a low scoring 3 set match (6-0, 1-6, 6-2). Joseph-Manu needed 3 sets to earn a win over Flores-Aratz (6-4, 3-6, 6-3). Diaz-Goixerri handled Bueno-Benny in 2 sets (6-2, 6-2). Jairo-Ben outlasted Robin-Julen in an excellent 3 set match (4-6, 6-5, 6-3). In game 7, CRB-Douglas handed Flores-Aratz a loss (6-2, 3-6, 6-3).

Robin-Julen lead the doubles standing at 5-2 (71.4%) with Carballo-Kubala and CRB-Douglas tied for second at 6-3 (66.7%). Nicolas-Jeden are also at 66.7% with a record of 4-2. While Inaki-Roque’s record does not count in the official standings, they are an impressive 6-2 (75.0%) as subs.

In Group I singles on Monday, Goixerri handled Douglas in 2 sets (6-3, 6-4) to move to 10-0 in the Group I standings. Nicolas opened up with 4 straight points in his win over Aratz (6-2, 6-5). Manny ripped 6 straight points in the first set against Julen and earned a victory in 3 sets (6-0, 3-6, 6-5). Manu took a 2 set win over Benny (6-5, 6-3). Nicolas earned his second win of the day with a 3 set win over Jairo (4-6, 6-4, 6-2) improving to 5-2. In the final match of the day, Inaki took 3 sets to earn a win over Manny (6-3, 1-6, 6-5) to improve to 6-3.

In Group II singles on Tuesday, RonRon improved to 11-1 with wins over Ben (6-2, 6-2) and Kubala (6-0, 6-2). Bueno beat Jeden who subbed for Bradley (6-3, 6-2). Carballo needed 2 sets for a win over Bueno (6-3, 6-4) and Ben earned a 2 set win over Jeden subbing for Bradley (6-3, 6-5). In the second set, Jeden had a 5-3 lead but Ben came back with 3 unanswered points for the win. Due to an injury, Correa forfeited giving first place Ikeda (11-0) and Carballo (8-4) wins.

Week 8 saw 6 point runs from: Correa-Manny, Carballo-Kubala, Inaki-Roque, Manny and RonRon.

Week 9 kicks-off on Father’s Day, June 19 and 7-matches are scheduled each day this week. Play begins at 5pm EST with Doubles on Sundays, Singles Group I on Mondays and Singles Group II on Tuesdays.

Sunday’s matches are open to the public plus there is a new promotion “H2Hx20” for those in attendance. All you have to do is pick the winner of each match and the number of sets (either 2 or 3). If you get both right, you win $20. This is open for all matches throughout the evening. Each match is individual, so if you pick incorrectly, you still have a chance in the remaining matches.

You can watch the action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai-Alai Channel app. Remember, you can visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person and a chance to win some money in the new “H2Hx20” promotion. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for a recap of the action.

And don’t forget to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the Jai-Alai H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear El Barba and Paulie entertain viewers with their insight and answer questions from the live chat. It is entertaining for sure.

The tables below show the standings in a couple of different formats.

Championship Season Jai-Alai H2H – Week 7 Update

Championship Season Jai-Alai H2H – Week 7 Update

Week 7 was yet again, another amazing week of Jai-Alai action!

For Sunday’s doubles matches, the team of CRB-Douglas improved to 5-3 with straight set wins over Robin-Julen (6-3, 6-2) and Jeden-Nicolas (6-1, 6-4). Carballo-Kubala are also at 5-3 with a 3 set win over Correa-Manny (6-4, 4-6, 6-3), and then a 3 set loss to Diaz-Goixerri with Diaz-Goixerri winning (6-2, 4-6, 6-5). Inaki-Roque subbed for Ikeda-Bradley and earned a victory over Flores-Aratz in 2 sets (6-4, 6-3). As subs, Inaki-Roque are an impressive 5-2. Robin-Julen outlasted Joseph-Manu (6-3, 5-6, 6-4). Robin-Julen went 1-1 for the day and lead the doubles standings with a 5-1 record. Jairo-Ben took the first set over Bueno-Benny 6-0 and won the second set 6-4.

In Group I singles on Monday, 4 of the 6 matches went 3 sets. Manu needed 2 sets to beat Aratz (6-3, 6-3). It took 3 sets for Benny to earn a victory over Manny (6-5, 5-6, 6-2). Douglas beat Julen in 2 sets (6-5, 6-2). Goixerri remains undefeated at 9-0 with a 3 set win over Nicolas (5-6, 6-3, 6-3). Inaki earned a 3 set win over Jairo (2-6, 6-3, 6-5). Monday ended with Benny earning his second win of the day with a victory over Aratz (6-2, 3-6, 6-5). Benny and Inaki are tied for third place in the standings at 5-3.

In Group II singles on Tuesday, RonRon improved to a leading record of 10-0 with straight set wins over Bueno (6-5, 6-4) and Ben (6-3, 6-3). Correa took a 2 set win over Jeden who subbed for Bradley (6-1, 6-4). Kubala earned a win against Ben (6-2, 6-5) and later lost to Ikeda, with Ikeda winning (6-3, 5-6, 6-3). Carballo remains in third place with a 6-4 record with a win over Correa (6-1, 6-3). Carballo threw a drop shot from the 11 line in the first set that was amazing.

Week 7 saw 6 point runs from: Diaz-Goixerri, CRB-Douglas, Jairo-Ben and Correa.

Championship Season Jai-Alai H2H begins at 5pm EST with Doubles on Sundays, Singles Group I on Mondays and Singles Group II on Tuesdays.  

Sunday’s matches are open to the public plus there is a new promotion “H2Hx20” for those in attendance. All you have to do is pick the winner of each match and the number of sets (either 2 or 3). If you get both right, you win $20. This is open for all matches throughout the evening. Each match is individual, so if you pick incorrectly, you still have a chance in the remaining matches.

You can watch the action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai-Alai Channel app. Remember, you can visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person and a chance to win some money in the new “H2Hx20” promotion. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for a recap of the action.

And don’t forget to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the Jai-Alai H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear El Barba and Paulie entertain viewers with their insight and answer questions from the live chat. It is entertaining for sure.

The tables below show the standings in a couple of different formats.

WSC Qualifier #3 Match Scores for June 8 at Magic City

WSC Qualifier #3 Match Scores for June 8 at Magic City

Round 1:

Ikeda-Manny beat Correa-Amigorena:  6-4, 6-3

Jairo-Nicolas beat Robin-Urbieta:  6-3, 6-3

Semi-Final:

Ikeda-Manny beat Zulaika-Arrieta:  6-3, 6-3

Jairo-Nicolas beat Carballo-Arta:  6-1, 6-2

Final:

Ikeda-Manny beat Jairo-Nicolas:  6-5, 5-6, 6-4

(this was a great match between these two teams, be sure to watch the replay)

Both teams proceed to WSC Finals at Magic City

Ikeda-Manny won $2,000

Jairo-Nicolas won $1,000

Note:  the teams of Zulaika-Arrieta and Carballo-Arta had a Bye in Round 1

Championship Season Jai-Alai H2H – Week 6 Update

Championship Season Jai-Alai H2H – Week 6 Update

Week 6 was yet again, another amazing week of Jai-Alai H2H action.

Sunday’s doubles matches started with Jeden-Nicolas improving to 4-0 by taking a straight set win over Jairo-Ben (6-5, 6-4). Next up was CRB-Douglas winning in 3 sets against Joseph-Manu (6-3, 4-6, 6-3). Bueno-Benny lost 3 points in a straight set victory over Flores-Aratz (6-2, 6-1). Robin-Julen earned their 4th win to be tied with Jeden-Nicolas in 1st place with a straight set win over Diaz-Goixerri (6-4, 6-5). Robin-Julen have won all 8 sets they have played to earn their 4-0 record. It took 3 sets for Carballo-Kubala to earn a win over Joseph-Manu (6-4, 4-6, 6-3). Inaki-Roque subbed for Ikeda-Bradley, earning a win in straight sets win against Jairo-Ben (6-1, 6-4). The day ended with Correa-Manny beating Diaz-Goixerri (6-2, 6-4).

In Group I singles on Monday, it took Aratz 3 sets to earn his 1st win of the season by beating Manny (6-3, 3-6, 6-4). Benny took Julen in 2 sets (6-3, 6-4). Goixerri improved to 9-0 with a 3 set win over Inaki (6-3, 3-6, 6-3), which may be the best doubles match we have seen. Goixerri went on to another win by beating Manu (6-1, 6-5). Douglas picked up his 5th win, beating Jairo (6-4, 6-3). Nicolas earned a win over Julen (3-6, 6-4, 6-5). In the 3rd set, Nicolas jumped out to a 5-1 lead with Julen pushing it to 5-5. Nicolas won the well-played final point to earn the victory.

In Group II singles on Tuesday, Ikeda earned 2 wins to improve to 9-0. In Ikeda’s 1st match against Jeden (subbing for Bradley), he ran off a 6 point run and won (6-0, 6-3). It took Ikeda 3 sets and 32 points to remain undefeated with a well-played match against Bueno (6-4, 5-6, 6-5). Kubala earned 2 wins with a 3 set, 32 point win over Bueno (6-5, 4-6, 6-5). That was Bueno’s 2nd 3 set, 32 point match of the day. 8 of the 16 sets played on Tuesday went the maximum 11 points.

Championship Season Jai-Alai H2H begins at 5pm EST with Doubles on Sundays, Singles Group I on Mondays and Singles Group II on Tuesdays. And there is more – the World Super Court Qualifier III will be played Wednesday, June 8 at the Magic City Fronton. You can watch the WSC action at watchjaialai.com or on the free Jai Channel app.

Sunday’s Jai-Alai H2H matches are open to the public plus there is a new promotion “H2Hx20” for those in attendance. All you have to do is pick the winner of each match and the number of sets (either 2 or 3). If you get both right, you win $20. This is open for all matches throughout the evening. Each match is individual, so if you pick incorrectly, you still have a chance in the remaining matches.

You can watch the action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai Alai Channel app. Remember, you can visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person and a chance to win some money in the new “H2Hx20” promotion. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for a recap of the action.

And don’t forget to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the Jai Alai H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear El Barba and Paulie entertain viewers with their insight and answer questions from the live chat. It is entertaining for sure.

The tables below show the standings in a couple of different formats.

Spinner Returns to Pelota Games on Sunday, June 5th!

Spinner Returns to Pelota Games on Sunday, June 5th!

SayHiLi welcomes back Spinner to the Pelota games this coming Sunday as he makes his 2022 debut in the mid-singles games 3 & 4. Spinner has been sidelined since 11/1/2021 when he was playing H2H doubles and suffered an achilles injury.

The doubles team of Cool Fitness-Spinner were in serious contention for 2nd place in the 3rd Doubles Tournament of 2021 when the injury occurred. Spinner’s 2021 singles game record at the time of his injury was a very respectable 14.1% wins and 48.7% ITM.

Welcome Back Spinner!

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Week 5 Update

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Week 5 Update

Week 5 of Championship Series H2H started with 7 doubles matches. The team of Inaki-Roque subbed for Jeden-Nicolas and handed Correa-Manny (3-1) their first loss of the season in straight sets 6-0, 6-1. Bueno-Benny won in 3 sets against CRB-Douglas 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. Robin-Julen (3-0) remain undefeated with a straight set win over Flores-Aratz 6-4, 6-4. Ikeda-Bradley earned their first win with a 3 set victory against Diaz-Goixerri 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Carballo-Kubala took a 3 set win over Bueno-Benny 4-6, 6-5, 6-3. Jairo-Ben handed CRB-Douglas their second loss of the day 6-4, 6-5 while Joseph-Manu got their first win in straight sets against Ikeda-Bradley.

In Group I singles on Monday, Julen won in 3 sets over Aratz 3-6, 6-4, 6-5. Manu earned a victory in straight sets over Carballo who subbed for Nicolas 6-1, 6-2. Carballo later went on to a straight set win over Manny 6-2, 6-4. Douglas beat Inaki in a great 2 set match 6-5, 6-5. Goixerri improved to 6-0 with a 3 set win over Julen 6-5, 5-6, 6-4. And to finish the day, Benny won in straight sets over Jairo 6-5, 6-4.

In Group II singles on Tuesday, Ben beat Bradley in 3 sets 6-2, 5-6, 6-3. Carballo won in straight sets over Bueno 6-4, 6-2. RonRon improved to 6-1 with a straight set win over Kubala 6-4, 6-2. Ikeda improved to 7-0 in a thrilling 2 set match against Correa 6-5, 6-5. Bradley retired after suffering a knee injury, giving Bueno the win. The day ended with a hard-fought match between Kubala and Ben, with Ben winning 6-4, 6-4.

Carballo, Inaki-Roque and Ikeda-Bradley each had a 6 point run to win sets in their matches.

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H matches begin at 5pm EST with Doubles on Sundays, Singles Group I on Mondays and Singles Group II on Tuesdays.

Sunday’s matches are open to the public plus there is a new promotion “H2Hx20” for those in attendance. All you have to do is pick the winner of each match and the number of sets (either 2 or 3). If you get both right, you win $20. This is open for all matches throughout the evening. Each match is individual, so if you pick incorrectly, you still have a chance in the remaining matches.

You can watch the Jai-Alai H2H action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai-Alai Channel app. Remember, you can visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person and a chance to win some money in the new “H2Hx20” promotion. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for a recap of the action.

And don’t forget to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the Jai-Alai H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear El Barba and Paulie entertain viewers with their insight and answer questions from the live chat. It is entertaining for sure.

The tables below show the standings in a couple of different formats.

Lucky Bettor Nails Jai5 for $3,227 on Sunday!

Lucky Bettor Nails Jai5 for $3,227 on Sunday!

Magic City’s popular Jai5 wager was hit by one lucky bettor for $3,227 at Sunday’s matinee performance at Magic City Jai-Alai in Miami, Florida.  This was the first time this Pick 5 Jackpot wager had been hit during the regular Magic City pelota meet this year which started on May 1 and the 123rd time this Jackpot wager has been won by a bettor with the ONLY winning ticket since the wager started in 2019.

The sequence 2-2-1-2-6 for pelota games 3-7 was won by RonRon in games 3 and 4, Juice-Manu in game 5 doubles, Goixerri in game 6 followed by the doubles team of CRB-Douglas in game 7.

Congratulations to the lucky winner!

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Week 4 Update

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Week 4 Update

Week 4 started with 7 doubles matches. The team of Inaki-Roque subbed for Jeden-Nicolas and outlasted Joseph-Manu in a 30 point, 3 set match 2-6, 6-5, 5-6. In game 6, Bueno-Benny beat Inaki-Roque 6-1, 6-4. CRB-Douglas beat Carballo-Kubala in straight sets 6-5, 6-2. Carballo-Kubala played Jairo-Ben in game 5 in a relatively low scoring 3 set match, winning 6-3, 1-6, 6-1. In another low scoring 3 set match, Diaz-Goixerri beat Flores-Aratz 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. Correa-Manny later earned a victory over Flores-Aratz 6-1, 6-1. Robin-Julen won in 2 sets over Ikeda-Bradley 6-2, 6-4.

In Group I singles on Monday, Inaki took a victory over Benny 6-1, 6-1. Manny outlasted Douglas for a win in 3 sets 3-6, 6-2, 6-5. Manu was victorious over Carballo who subbed for Nicolas 6-4, 6-1. Jairo beat Aratz in 3 sets 6-4, 4-6, 6-5. Goixerri beat Douglas 6-4, 6-3. And finishing Monday’s play, Julen beat Manny 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

In Group II singles on Tuesday, RonRon gave up 9 total points by beating Bradley 6-0, 6-3, then beating Correa 6-5, 6-1 in game 5. Correa picked up a win over Bueno 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Ikeda earned wins against Ben 6-4, 6-1 and Carballo 6-4, 2-6, 6-5. Carballo beat Kubala 6-3, 6-5.

Diaz-Goixerri, Inaki, Manu and RonRon each had a 6 point run to win sets in their matches.

Goixerri is leading Group I Singles with a record of 5-0, while Ikeda leads Group II with a 6-0 record. For Doubles, Correa-Manny and Jeden-Nicolas are at the top at 3-0 followed by Robin-Julen with a 2-0 record.

Play begins at 5pm EST with Doubles on Sundays, Singles Group I on Mondays and Singles Group II on Tuesdays. Sunday, May 15, will feature 7 doubles matches.

Sunday’s matches are open to the public plus there is a new promotion “H2Hx10” for those in attendance. All you have to do is pick the winner of each match and the number of sets (either 2 or 3). If you get both right, you win $10. This is open for all matches throughout the evening. Each match is individual, so if you pick incorrectly, you still have a chance in the remaining matches.

You can watch the action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai Alai Channel app. Remember, you can visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person and a chance to win some money in the new “H2Hx10” promotion. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for a recap of the action.

And don’t forget to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the Jai Alai H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear El Barba and Paulie entertain viewers with their insight and answer questions from the live chat. It is entertaining for sure.

The tables below show the standings in a couple of different formats.

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Week 3 Update

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H – Week 3 Update

Week 3 of Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H matches started with 4 of the 6 doubles matches going 3 sets. Carballo-Kubala beat Inaki-Roque who subbed for Ikeda-Bradley 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. Jeden-Nicolas improved to 3-0 by beating Flores-Aratz 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 while Correa-Manny improved to 2-0 with a win over Joseph-Manu 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. CRB-Douglas came back after a first set loss to Diaz-Goixerri to win 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. Diaz-Goixerri played again with a straight set win over Jairo-Ben 6-1, 6-0. Robin-Julen picked up a win in straight sets over Bueno-Benny 6-5, 6-3.

In Group I singles on Monday, Inaki handed Aratz his third loss 6-3, 6-3. Goixerri improved to 4-0 with a win over Benny 6-1, 6-2. Jairo got his first win by beating Julen 6-3, 6-2. Manny was victorious over Carballo who subbed for Manu with a win in straight sets 6-5, 6-1. Nicolas played well against Inaki to win in 3 sets 2-6, 6-3, 6-5. The final match on Monday featured Benny and Douglas. Benny took the first set 6-5, then Douglas won the second set 6-1. The third set ended with Benny up 4-1, then down 5-4 and then Benny won 6-5 for his first win of the season.

In Group II singles on Tuesday, Ikeda improved to 4-0 with victories over Kubala 5-6, 6-2, 6-3 and RonRon 6-4, 6-4. Carballo also picked up two wins by beating Ben 6-2, 6-5 and Bradley 6-5, 6-5. Kubala outlasted Correa in 3 sets 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 while Ben finished the day with a win over Bueno 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H matches begins at 5pm EST with Doubles on Sundays, Singles Group I on Mondays and Singles Group II on Tuesdays. Sunday, May 15, will feature 7 doubles matches.

Sunday’s matches are open to the public plus there is a new promotion “H2Hx10” for those in attendance. All you have to do is pick the winner of each match and the number of sets (either 2 or 3). If you get both right, you win $10. This is open for all matches throughout the evening. Each match is individual, so if you pick incorrectly, you still have a chance in the remaining matches.

You can watch the action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai Alai Channel app. Remember, you can visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person and a chance to win some money in the new “H2Hx10” promotion. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for a recap of the action.

And don’t forget to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the Jai Alai H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear El Barba and Paulie entertain viewers with their insight and answer questions from the live chat. It is entertaining for sure.

The tables below show the Championship Series Jai-Alai H2H standings in a couple of different formats.

Jai-Alai H2H is Back – Week 2 Update

Jai-Alai H2H is Back – Week 2 Update

After a great season of Battle Court action, Jai-Alai H2H Championship Series started up on Monday, April 18 with Singles Group 1 play followed by Singles Group II play on Tuesday, April 19. After a short break, the first full week of play started on Sunday, May 1.

H2H Championship Series matches are at 5pm EST with Doubles on Sundays, Singles Group I on Mondays and Singles Group II on Tuesdays.

Sunday’s matches are open to the public plus there is a new promotion “H2Hx10” for those in attendance. All you have to do is pick the winner of each match and the number of sets (either 2 or 3). If you get both right, you win $10. This is open for all matches throughout the evening, so if there are 6-matches, you could win $60 max. Each match is individual, so if you pick incorrectly, you still have a chance in the remaining matches.  You don’t have to be there for all the matches.

For the ‘week’, Douglas went 3-0 with wins over Aratz (6-3, 5-6, 6-0), Benny (5-6, 6-4, 6-2) and Nicolas (6-4, 6-2). Goixerri also earned three singles victories with wins over Jairo (6-4, 6-3), Aratz (6-3, 6-0) and Manny (6-5, 6-3). After being down 3-0 in the first set against Aratz, Goixerri ran off 12 straight points to win the match. RonRon won 3 matches with wins over Correa (6-1, 3-6, 6-3), Bradley (2-6, 6-3, 6-5) and Carballo (2-6, 6-3, 6-4).

Inaki went undefeated with wins over Julen (6-1, 3-6, 6-2) and Jairo (6-4, 6-3). Ikeda went undefeated as well with victories over Carballo (6-2, 6-2) and Ben (6-2, 4-6, 6-3). Bueno was 2-1 with wins over Correa (6-1, 4-6, 6-2) and Jeden who subbed for Ikeda (6-5, 2-6, 6-1). Kubala went 2-1 with wins over Bradley (6-2, 6-5) and Bueno (6-5, 4-6, 6-3).

The doubles team of Jeden-Nicolas went 2-0 with wins against Ikeda-Bradley (6-5, 6-0) and Diaz-Goixerri (3-6, 6-5, 6-3). The sub team of Inaki-Roque earned a win over Carballo-Kubala (6-2, 6-3) after some very strong doubles play in games 5 and 7 of the earlier Pelota games.

You may have noticed a new player on the roster – Chris Flores #92 will pair with Aratz in Doubles. Chris previously played at Calder and is excited to be making his Magic City debut. Welcome Flores.

You can watch the Jai-Alai H2H action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai-Alai Channel app. Remember, you can visit the Magic City Jai-Alai fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person and a chance to win some money in the new “H2Hx10” promotion. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for a recap of the action.

And don’t forget to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the Jai-Alai H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear El Barba and Paulie entertain viewers with their insight and answer questions from the live chat. It is entertaining for sure.

The tables below show the standings in a couple of different formats.

Magic City Jai-Alai Betting Pools on the Rise!

Magic City Jai-Alai Betting Pools on the Rise!

Week 1 of the regular Magic City Jai-Alai Pelota game season just started on May 1 and betting pools are on the rise.  Game 8 of Tuesday’s May 3rd performance had the largest trifecta pool in the last 3-years with $2,862 wagered on trifectas that game.  The average trifecta pool for all games on Tuesday was $2,481 while the week 1 average was $2,315.  Even some Exacta pools were topping $600 which is very comparable to the Dania fronton to the north when they were last open in November 2021.

The average $1.00 trifecta prices are also notable for 2022 with a $1.00 average trifecta price of $253 for the 256-games YTD which is impressive in the Jai-Alai world.  The addition of seven former Dania players to the Magic City Jai-Alai roster has made handicapping more challenging which is likely the reason for the larger trifecta prices.

The Jai-ly popular Jai-5 wager at Magic City Jai-Alai, a $1.00 Pick 5 Jackpot wager in games 3-7, continues to be more difficult to win as well.  So far in 2022, a single Jackpot winner with all 5-winners correctly selected has only happened twice in 32-performances.  The Jai-5 Jackpot is currently at $1102.80 for Sunday’s performance, however, the $2,000 minimum guaranteed payoff is still in place for a single winning ticket with all 5-games correctly selected.  Since the introduction of the Jai-5 wager during the 2019 Jai-Alai season, the Jai-5 has paid-out the Jackpot to a single winner 122-times.  The largest Jai-5 payoff in Magic City Jai-Alai history is a whopping $27,348 on April 5, 2021.

The Pelota games with pari-mutuel wagering continue on Sunday, May 8th at 1:30-pm EST.  Fans in live attendance that day receive a FREE Magic City Hustle T-shirt while supplies last.  Also, those in attendance are eligible for the FREE H2H x10 Promo for each of the H2H matches at the 5-pm EST Jai-Alai H2H games.  Sunday features six exciting H2H Doubles matches.  If you haven’t yet seen these H2H matches, you are really missing out!

New In-House Jai-Alai H2H Promo:  H2H x10

New In-House Jai-Alai H2H Promo:  H2H x10

There is a NEW promo for Jai-Alai H2H at Magic City on Sundays now called “H2H x10.”  This promo replaces the 5 AT 5 promo for the live H2H attendees and works like this and starts May 1:

Basically how it works is you will pick the winner of each match AND the amount of sets each match will go (2 or 3 sets).  If you get BOTH right, you win $10.  This is open for all matches throughout the evening, so if there are 6-matches, you can walk away with $60 max.  This way, if someone comes late, they can still participate.  So each match is an individual “bet.”

Another great promo offered by Magic City Jai-Alai!

Steve M

Magic City Jai-Alai Pelota Game Entries are Up for Sunday May 1

Magic City Jai-Alai Pelota Game Entries are Up for Sunday May 1

Entries are up, actually been up for 2-days now for the upcoming Sunday through Tuesday pelota performances at Magic City Jai-Alai in Miami. CLICK HERE in case you don’t know where to find them.

There’s only one roster change for pelota games; Vuelo is no longer on the roster. Cool Fitness is back from his hamstring injury. There is a new player, Chris Flores, on the H2H roster. Chris learned to play at N. Miami Amateur and played two seasons at Calder Jai-Alai.

Get ready for 6-7 games each day of H2H matches after the Pelota games. H2H games start at 5-pm EST and if you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for the weekly fantasy contest. The contest has the same prize structure however it got harder as it’s a Pick 18 to Pick 21 each week for the fantasy contest. Look under Other Links here at SayHiLi for more info on the two different weekly contests.

Magic City 2022 Short-Season Final Jai-Alai Pelota Report

Magic City 2022 Short-Season Final Jai-Alai Pelota Report

The 2022 short-season ended on Tuesday 4/19 at the Magic City Jai-Alai fronton in Miami, Florida at the Magic City Casino near Miami International Airport. Here is the full report for this incredible Jai-Alai Pelota game meet in the magical city!

Carballo nailed the Golden Cesta Award for the most singles wins in the final week with 4-wins while Nicolas was 2nd with 3-wins. This was Carballo’s 2nd GCA in the last 3-weeks and his 8th GCA since the start of the 2019 season. He is only headed in total Golden Cesta Awards by Douglas with 34 and RonRon with 16. Congratulations Carballo! Click Here for tables showing Golden Cesta Award Stats including the number of Golden Cesta Awards for each player along with a listing of each weekly winner of this award.

The 2022 Singles Championship leader with the most singles wins thru the end of the short-season was Carballo with 20-wins. He currently leads Bueno and Goixerri, both with 15-wins. Ikeda is next with 11-wins, followed by Bradley / Douglas / Jeden with 10-wins each. The Singles Championship continues for all of 2022 which ends in late November. Click Here for weekly updates on the 2022 SIngles Championship.

The 2022 1st Doubles Tournament for the intense Jai-Alai Pelota doubles games ended on Monday 4/17. The team of Ikeda-Bradley took home first prize of $5,000 with 9-wins while Juice-Manu took 2nd place honors and a check for $2,500 with 7-wins. Click Here for weekly updates on the 2022 Doubles Tournaments. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the Doubles Tournaments page for a historical chart showing Doubles Tournament winners along with stats at Magic City Jai-Alai.

The combined singles and doubles game stats for all players is shown for the Jai-Alai traditionalists who are used to seeing stats in this format. Carballo leads 2022 with 27-wins with Goixerri 2nd with 21-wins. Ikeda is 3rd with 20-wins while Bradley & Bueno are right behind with 19-wins. There is no Magic City award at the end of the season for combined wins as singles and doubles games are treated separately. Click Here for weekly updates on the 2022 Combined Singles and Doubles Statistics.

Magic City’s end of the short-season also meant there were Force-Outs (aka mandatory payouts) for the Jackpot wagers on Tuesday 4/19. The Jai-5, a $1.00 Pick 5 Jackpot wager, paid $2,550.10 to each of (3) lucky winners who had 4 of 5 winners correctly selected. There was one ticket live with the first 4-winners which needed the 8-post team of Jeden-Nicolas to score the entire Jackpot of $7,650.40 should they have won. The Mighty Ocho Jackpot wager, a $1.00 Pick 8 wager, paid a handsome $1,000 to each of (5) lucky winners who correctly selected 5 of 8 winners on their tickets. Both wagers continue for the regular season Jai-Alai Pelota games on May 1. Click Here for the full listing of Magic City Big Jackpot Winners which also includes all Force-Out payoffs for Magic City Jai-Alai since 2019 when Jackpot wagers first began.

Monday 4/18 was also a day of interest for Magic City Jai-Alai as the front pad was lowered 4-inches. Monday also marked the return of RonRon to the singles games at Magic City. RonRon had been sidelined due to back issues and ultimately back surgery and a lengthy recovery. He had been playing recently in doubles games but Monday was his first singles game debut. RonRon was injured on July 27, 2021 in game 6. RonRon did get a show on one of his four singles games over Monday and Tuesday. Check out SayHiLi’s Injury Report to keep up-to-date on players. We expect to see Cool Fitness return on May 1 from his hamstring injury and Spinner to return in May or June from his achilles injury. SayHiLi wishes a speedy return to the Jai-Alai professionals!

Jai-Alai action returns on May 1st to Magic City for the Jai-Alai Pelota games at 1:30-pm featuring traditional pari-mutuel wagering along with the 5-pm Jai-Alai H2H matches for the NEW Sports Wagering thru BetRivers. May 1st also features the return of FREE contests; an online fantasy contest covering all 3-days of H2H match action and another one for the Sunday Live fans in attendance for H2H, May 1st.

Be sure to support Magic City Jai-Alai to keep the Jai-Alive!

Battle Court H2H Championship Update

Battle Court H2H Championship Update

What a match-up it was today with the Warriors and Cyclones putting it all on the line in the inaugural season of the Battle Court H2H “Battle Royale” Championship. The Championship was a best of 5, winner take all (each match worth 1 point).

Ikeda & Manny of the Cyclones started off with a straight set victory (6-4, 6-4) over the Warriors Inaki & Julen. This match was back and forth with only one 3-point separation by Inaki & Julen in the second set.

The second doubles match went 3-sets with Joseph & Manu of the Cyclones beating Diaz & Bradley (6-1, 5-6, 6-2) with some outstanding play. Joseph & Manu had a 5-point run in the first set, then another 5-point run in the third set to seal the win.

With a 2-0 Cyclones lead in “Battle Royale,” the Warriors were on the brink of defeat with Bueno & Nicolas taking on Jeden & Manny. Bueno & Nicolas took a straight set victory (6-3, 6-3) over Jeden & Manny to keep the Warrior’s hopes alive. Manny exhibited some amazing catches in the match.

The Championship’s only scheduled singles match featured Julen of the Warriors and Carballo of the Cyclones. This singles match-up with the 6-0 singles leader, Carballo; winning in 3-sets (3-6, 6-4, 6-1) to clinch the “Battle Royale” Championship for the Cyclones.

What a day it was with each member of the Cyclones taking home $4,000 and each member of the Warriors taking home $1,000. Joseph even treated the crowd to one of his famous back-flips after the victory. This was an amazing season! A new group of matches called Jai-Alai H2H Championship Series will debut on Monday with more games on Tuesday, then a short break and the Jai-Alai H2H Championship Series will resume on May 1 with doubles matches on Sundays and singles matches on Mondays & Tuesdays.  These do not have the squad aspect like Battle Court, however stay tuned as Battle Court II is coming this fall with a few great tweaks to make it even better!  Remember to check SayHiLi.com for updates and more details.

The table below shows the “Battle Royale” Championship point summary by set and match.

Magic City Jai-Alai Jackpot Force-Outs on Tuesday!

Magic City Jai-Alai Jackpot Force-Outs on Tuesday!

The Jackpots must be paid-out on Tuesday at the Magic City Pelota games (aka Pari-Mutuel wagering games) to the lucky handicappers who have tickets with the most winners correctly selected for both the Jai-5 and the Mighty Ocho Jackpot wagers.

There are two more performances before the Tuesday Force-Out (aka Mandatory Payout). The Jai-5 is currently above the $2,000 guaranteed minimum and is $2,717.60 going into Sunday’s Pelota games. The Mighty Ocho, a $1.00 Pick 8 Jackpot wager, is at $766.80 but has a $5,000 guarantee which will be the minimum amount paid out on Tuesday to be split among those with the most correct winners of games 1-8. The Jai-5 is also a $1.00 wager and has been hit twice this season by single winning tickets for the Jackpot with payoffs of $2,000 and a huge payoff of $12,426 which is the 2nd largest Jai-5 payoff in Magic City history. Even if the Jai-5 is hit on Sunday or Monday’s Pelota games, there will still be at least $2,000 paid out to be split among lucky handicappers who have the most winners correctly selected for games 3-7.

Click Here for a complete listing of all the Jackpot payouts in Magic City history, including all Force-Out payoffs.

Magic City Pelota Stats Update thru Week 9 – Goixerri Wins Golden Cesta Award

Magic City Pelota Stats Update thru Week 9 – Goixerri Wins Golden Cesta Award

Week 9 of Magic City Pelota games ended on Tuesday April 12 with Goixerri winning his first Golden Cesta Award with 3-singles wins for the week. This is his first GCA since his debut at Magic City Jai-Alai on February 12, 2022. Five other players had 2-wins each. The chart below shows how all players fared in singles games for Week 9.

Carballo leads the Singles Championship for 2022 which concludes at the end of the 2022 season in November. He has 16-wins while Bueno is 2nd with 15-wins. Goixerri is right behind them with 14-wins. See the full Singles Championship data for all players in the table below (players shown alphabetically).

The 1st Doubles Tournament for 2022 concludes on Sunday, April 17th, so there are only two doubles games left in this competition. Be sure to check out the blog post on how this Doubles Tournament is coming down to the wire and there are 5-teams still in contention for the first and second place prize money. The full stats for the 12-doubles teams are shown below.

All Singles and Doubles games combined for all the players are shown below for those who prefer this option.

The Jai-5 Jackpot is growing and must be given away at the end of this short 10-week meet. The mandatory payout of the $1.00 Jai-5 and Mighty Ocho is expected to be on the last day of the meet on Tuesday, April 19th. The Jai-5 currently stands at $2,717.60, well above the $2,000 minimum guarantee for a single winning ticket with all 5-winners correctly selected. The Mighty Ocho, a $1.00 Pick 8 Jackpot wager, is currently $760.80, however the minimum guarantee is $5,000 for a single winning ticket with all 8-winners correctly selected. A Mighty Ocho minimum payout of $5,000 is guaranteed to be split among all ticket holders with the most winners correctly selected on the mandatory payout (aka force-out) day.

Pelota games at Magic City Jai-Alai will resume on Sunday May 1, with a new Doubles Tournament starting that day on games 5 & 7. Be sure to sign up for wagering accounts at watchandwager.com or myWinners (myWinners if you are a Connecticut resident); some state restrictions apply so be sure to check with these ADW providers for the latest info. One can also wager at Magic City LIVE on Sundays or for any of the Pelota game performances at the Magic City Sports Club or other venues listed HERE.

Magic City Short-Meet Doubles Tournament Down to the Wire!

Magic City Short-Meet Doubles Tournament Down to the Wire!

Sunday, April 17th marks the final day of the 2022 short-meet Pelota games Doubles Tournament and 5 of the 12 tournament teams are still in contention for first or second place prize money with only two doubles games remaining.  Tournament cash prizes are awarded to the top two teams with the most wins.

Currently, the team of Ikeda-Bradley with 9-wins has a 2-win lead over second place contenders Juice-Manu with 7-wins who have a shot at a tie for first should they win both games 5 and 7.  The teams of Carballo-Kubala and Jeden-Goixerri each have 6-wins and a shot at outright 2nd place should one of them win both games; or a possible tie for 2nd should they win one game.  Robin-Ben with 5-wins still have a shot at a tie for 2nd should they win both games 5 and 7.

Tuesday is the final day of the short 10-week Pelota game meet and even though this first doubles tournament of 2022 ends on Sunday, there will still be doubles games on Monday and Tuesday, however a few of the teams will feature different doubles pairings on those days.  There will be a short break in the exciting Jai-Alai action until the Magic City Jai-Alai Pelota and H2H games resume on Sunday, May 1st.

The table below shows the top teams in contention for the first 2022 Doubles Tournament, post numbers (PN) the teams are playing from for both doubles games 5 & 7 along with comments on their possible outcomes.  Should there be any ties, Magic City COO Scott Savin will be weighing in with the tie-breaker decisions.

World Super Court 2nd Qualifier Results – Erik-Manu did not disappoint!

World Super Court 2nd Qualifier Results – Erik-Manu did not disappoint!

Despite not having played competitively on US soil since Dania closed in November last year, the team of Erik-Manu had a strong showing at Magic City in the 2nd World Super Court qualifying event at Magic City Casino & Jai-Alai in Miami today.  The team of Erik-Manu (also known as the top doubles team of Erik-Ladutxe from Dania) won all 3-matches in straight-set victories over their opponents to capture the top 2nd qualifier prize of $2,000 along with one of the 8-spots in the $50k World Super Court finals at Magic City on October 13th where the first place team wins $25,000 and second pays $12,000!

Erik-Manu handily outscored the Filipino team of Robin-RonRon 6-0, 6-0 in the first round match and won 6-5, 6-2 against Jairo-Nicolas in the second round.  The first set against Jairo-Nicolas was won by Erik-Ladutxe after Jairo lost his footing when they were tied at 5-5.  That first set was a 21-minute set which is one of the longest sets in H2H style Jai-Alai matches where there’s 3-sets to a match, with sets to 6-points (first team to 6-points wins the set), and the first team to win 2-sets wins the match.

The Magic City Jai-Alai brother’s team of Inaki-Julen (also known as Goitia-Julen, Goitia the name Inaki played under at Dania) faced off against Erik-Manu in the final match of the 2nd WSC Qualifier after they had beaten Bueno-Nicolas and Carballo-Arta.  This was another great match for viewers and did not come easy for Erik-Manu who won the first two sets 6-3 and 6-5, almost going to a 3rd set.  Inaki-Julen also advance to the WSC Finals at Magic City on October 13th and won the 2nd place prize of $1,000 for their incredible effort today.

The 3rd match in today’s first round was an outstanding match of abilities between Dania’s Zulaika-Arrieta and Magic City player Carballo paired with Arta and is a must see match for fans around the world of all types of Jai-Alai.  The Magic City team of Carballo-Anderluck was initially slated to play, but was changed early in the week to Carballo-Arta when Anderluck scratched for the 2nd WSC event.  The 6’3” Arta had played at Dania in both front court and back court positions in early games and in the last month has done judging for Magic City Jai-Alai.  The Carballo-Arta team had little practice together and lost a hotly contested first set 6-5 against Zuliaka-Arrieta, both late game Dania players, however, Carballo-Arta won the next two sets 6-3, 6-5, winning the match to proceed further in today’s qualifier.  They lost their next match in 2-sets, 4-6 and 1-6, to the Magic City brother’s team of Inaki-Julen.  Teams that won their first round sets today are eligible to compete again in future qualifiers if there are open spots.

The Erik-Manu team has vast experience playing together and is considered one of the best, if not the best, Jai-Alai doubles teams in the world.  Their late game doubles team record playing in pari-mutuel games at Dania from September of 2018 through November of 2021 is impressive when one considers there are 8-teams in each pari-mutuel game played.  The late game team record is 151-53-29-20 for an incredible 35.1% wins while an average team would have 12.5% wins, thus Erik-Manu were 2.8-times better than the average late-game team at Dania.

Today’s two qualifying teams will join the two brother’s teams of Goixerri-Aratz and Douglas-Benny who qualified at the 1st WSC Qualifier event at Magic City on February 16th.   The 3rd Qualifier is at Magic City on June 8th at 3-pm EST and the 4th Qualifier is expected to be at a location in Spain in September, exact date/time TBD, at a court similar in size to the Magic City fronton short-court (120’ long x 40’ wide).

To view the replay of the WSC Qualifier II on watchjaialai.com, CLICK HERE

Here is a detailed scoring of all the matches for this 2nd WSC Qualifier event, compliments of SayHiLi.com’s Battle Court / H2H Jai-Alai Sports Writer Jabracadabra (aka Joel A.):

Week 9 Battle Court H2H Update

Week 9 Battle Court H2H Update

The first place Cyclones squared-off with the third place Renegades to finish the last week of Battle Court play. The Cyclones will play the Warriors for the “Battle Royale” Championship on Sunday, April 17 at 5:00pm EST at the Magic City Fronton. More on the “Battle Royale” below.

The Cyclones got singles wins from Ikeda and Joseph. Ikeda won in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) over Kubala, while Joseph beat Vuelo in straight sets (6-2, 6-5). In doubles, Jeden & Manny beat Vuelo & Aratz in straight sets (6-0, 6-0).

For the Renegades, Ben beat Jeden in three sets (5-6, 6-0, 6-5) for a singles victory while the doubles team of Goixerri & Kubala earned a straight set (6-5, 6-5) victory over Carballo & Ikeda.

 Final Battle Court Standings

TeamPointsW-LPct
Cyclones45.537-210.638
Warriors37.532-270.542
Renegades33.527-320.458
Chargers27.522-370.373

Note: W-L does not include forfeitures in weeks 3 and 7, but are included in the points totals.

Be sure to tune in for the “Battle Royale” Championship Finals between the Cyclones and Warriors on Sunday, April 17th at 5:00 pm EST to find out which squad will win the top prize of $4,000 per team member! The 2nd place squad wins $1,000 per team member.

If you cannot make it to the fronton, you can watch the “Battle Royale” at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or by downloading the free Jai Alai Channel app.

The Championship will feature 4 doubles matches and 1 singles match, each worth 1 point. The first team to win 3 points/matches will win the championship. Once a team wins 3 matches, any remaining matches will not be played. The match-ups are shown below.

Fans in attendance at Sunday’s “Battle Royale” Championship Finals will have the opportunity to WIN $1,000 in the free to play “5 at 5” promotion. Any remaining (un-played) games after the Champion has been determined will count as wins. If there are multiple winners, the prize money will be split among the winners.

And don’t forget to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the “Battle Royale” sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear the entertainment as El Barba gives “Barba Bursts” for great plays. El Barba and Paulie also answer questions in the chat. It is entertaining for sure.

The tables below show the season W-L records by player/team:

Note: W-L does not include forfeitures in weeks 3 and 7, but are included in the points totals

Green Box is Forfeit-Win and Pink Box is Forfeit-Loss

Week 8 Battle Court H2H Update

Week 8 Battle Court H2H Update

What another exciting week of Battle Court H2H action at Magic City with the Cyclones clinching first place and the Warriors going 7-3 (earning 8.5 points) to clinch second place. The Championship match will take place on Sunday, April 17 at the Magic City Fronton. The Cyclones play the Renegades on Sunday, April 10 to finish the season with another 6 points up for grabs, but the standings are “locked” as the Renegades with 31 points cannot catch the second place Warriors with 37.5 points.

Standings Through Week 8 (1 match remaining: Cyclones vs. Renegades)

TeamPointsW-LPct
Cyclones42.034-200.630
Warriors37.532-270.542
Renegades31.025-290.463
Chargers27.522-370.373

Note: W-L does not include forfeitures in weeks 3 and 7, but are included in the points totals.

The Cyclones went 4-1, earning 4.5 points with singles wins from Carballo, Manny and Manu. Carballo went undefeated with a 6-0 record. Carballo was on fire in the Pelota matches and it continued with a straight set (6-3, 6-1) win over Benny (Chargers) on Sunday. Jeden & Manny earned a 6-1, 6-2 straight set doubles win over Correa & Roque (Chargers).

The Warriors went 7-3 to earn 8.5 points with singles wins from Bueno, Diaz and Nicolas. Diaz bet Vuelo (Renegades) in straight sets (6-2, 6-3) to finish with a 5-1 singles record. Inaki & Julen picked up their first doubles win in 3 sets (3-6, 6-3, 6-5) against Douglas & Benny (Chargers). Inaki teamed with Nicolas to take a 3 set win (5-6, 6-2, 6-5), handing the 5-0 Goixerri & Aratz (Renegades) their first loss of the season. Bueno & Nicolas finished doubles with a 5-1 record with a 2 set win (6-3, 6-3) over Robin & Ben (Renegades).

The Renegades went 1-4 earning 1 point with a singles win from Ben over Bradley (Warriors) in 2 sets (6-4, 6-5).

The Chargers went 3-7 earning 4 points with Benny going 1-1 with a straight set win (6-1, 6-3) over Julen (Warriors). CRB & Douglas beat Diaz & Bradley (Warriors) in 3 sets (6-1, 3-6, 6-1). Jairo & Benny took a 3 set win (4-6, 6-1, 6-2) over Carballo & Manu (Cyclones).

You can watch the final Battle Court session at 5pm on Sunday at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai Alai Channel app. You can also visit the fronton on Sunday to see the great action in person. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for the recap of the action.

And remember, those fans in attendance at Sunday’s Battle Court H2H match at 5pm will have the opportunity to WIN $1,000. It’s FREE to play and if you select the winners of the three singles matches and both doubles matches, you could WIN $1,000. If there are multiple winners, the prize money will be split among the winners.

Be sure to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear the entertainment as El Barba gives “Barba Bursts” for great plays. El Barba and Paulie also answer questions in the chat. It is entertaining for sure.

Be sure to tune in for the “Battle Royale” Championship Finals between the Cyclones and Warriors on Sunday, April 17th at 5:00 pm EST to find out which squad will win the top prize of $4,000 per team member! The 2nd place squad wins $1,000 per team member.

Magic City Jai-Alai 2022 Week 8 Update – Carballo, Carballo, Carballo!

Magic City Jai-Alai 2022 Week 8 Update – Carballo, Carballo, Carballo!

Another incredible week of Magic City pelota games concluded on Tuesday, April 5th at Magic City Jai-Alai at the Magic City Casino in the Magical City of Miami, Florida.  The exciting Jai-Alai action keeps getting better and better!

Carballo won the Golden Cesta Award for week 8 for the most singles wins for the week, scoring wins in 3 of his 8-singles games.  This is his 7th GCA in his Magic City Jai-Alai career and that secures him the spot of 3rd most GCA’s right behind Douglas with 34 and RonRon with 16.  Click Here to view the Golden Cesta Award history for Magic City Jai-Alai.

The team of Carballo-Kubala also scored victories in 3 of their 4-doubles games for week 8 in the first doubles tournament of 2022.  This is significant as they now have 6-team wins in this big money tournament and are only 1-win behind the teams of Ikeda-Bradley and Juice-Manu which have 7-wins each.  Since this tourney ends on Sunday, April 17th there are only 4-days left in the tourney which means each of the 12-tourney teams has only 5 or 6 chances left to win a doubles victory.  The first place team wins $10,000 while the second place team splits $5,000.  Click Here to view the complete doubles team chart for the first tourney for 2022.

Carballo leads the 2022 singles championship for the player with the most singles wins for the year.  He currently has 15-singles wins and Bueno is on his tail with 14-wins.  Third place with 11 wins is Goixerri.  Click Here to view the complete singles wins chart for 2022.

The combined singles and doubles records is shown below for those fans who like to mix the talents of the Magic City roster.  This chart also shows Carballo, Carballo and Carballo for most wins, top % Wins and top % ITM, plus an amazing 48.2% in-the-quiniela!

All Games 2022 thru 04-05-2022 at Magic City Jai-Alai

Steve M.

World Super Court 2nd Qualifier is April 13th:  Here’s the Matches!

World Super Court 2nd Qualifier is April 13th: Here’s the Matches!

The $50K World Super Court 2nd qualifying event will be held at the Magic City Casino Jai-Alai fronton on Wednesday, April 13th at 3-pm. Here are the teams for the first 4-matches which were drawn today for the first round of the qualifier event on Wednesday:

Erik-Manu vs Robin-RonRon

Jairo-Nicolas vs Jeden-Ben

Zulaika-Arrieta vs Anderluck-Carballo

Inaki-Julen vs Bueno-Kubala

These matches will be played using the H2H format and can be seen on watchjaialai.com. There will be a total of 7-matches on Wednesday. The top two teams will advance to the WSC Finals where they will join the teams of Goixerri-Aratz and Douglas-Benny who qualified at the 1st WSC Qualifier. The 3rd Qualifier is on June 8th at Magic City and the 4th Qualifier is slated for a date TBD in September in Spain on a court of similar size to Magic City.  The World Super Court Finals featuring the top 8-teams is October 13th at Magic City.   The World Super Court Finals first place team wins $25,000 while the 2nd place team wins $12,500.  World Super Court can be viewed on all platforms except YouTube’s The Jai-Alai Channel which is reserved for Magic City Pelota (pari-mutuel games).

Steve M.

Week 7 Battle Court Update

Week 7 Battle Court Update

What an exciting week of play it was with 4 of 5 matches on Sunday going 3 sets and the 4 of 5 matches on Tuesday going 3 sets. My wife, son and I were fortunate enough to be in the fronton on Sunday. Some friends from Illinois were also able to come down and enjoy the action. If you have not seen the action live, it is even faster than watching online. In addition to the exciting action, we met several players (Benny, CRB, El Barba and Roque) as well as Andrew’s parents. A Big Thank You to Stu, Andrew, Nate K and the entire Magic City crew that makes this amazing sport happen. I also got to say hello to Scott Savin.

The Cyclones remain in first place earning 4 points for the week going 2-2 including 1.5 points in a doubles match forfeit from Diaz & Bradley. Carballo picked up his 5th singles win beating Julen in a 3 set match (6-2, 4-6, 6-2) to lead the singles standings at 5-0. Carballo later teamed with Manu in doubles to earn a convincing victory over Inaki & Julen (6-0, 6-1).

The Renegades remain in second place and earned 4 points with a singles win by Ben over CRB of the Chargers  (4-6, 6-2, 6-2). The doubles team of Goixerri & Kubala improved to 3-2 with a 3 set victory over Jairo & Benny of the Chargers (0-6, 6-2, 6-0). Vuelo & Aratz won in straight sets (6-1, 6-0) against Correa & Roque of the Renegades.

The Warriors earned 4 points in singles play. Inaki earned his first singles win of the season with a 3 set victory over Manu of the Cyclones (5-6, 6-5, 6-4). Bradley improved to 4-1 with a straight set victory over CRB of the Chargers (6-5, 6-1). Bueno won in 3 sets (6-4, 4-6, 6-5) with a win over Correa of the Chargers. Nicolas earned a win over Manny of the Chargers (6-4, 6-4).

While the Chargers remain in 4th place, they went 5-5 for the week to earn 6 points. In singles, Correa went 1-1 while Roque improved to 4-2 for the season with wins over Diaz of the Warriors (6-4, 2-6, 6-5) and Vuelo of the Renegades (6-4, 1-6, 6-4). In doubles, Douglas & Benny earned a 3 set victory over Inaki & Nicolas of the Warriors (6-3, 5-6, 6-5) while CRB & Douglas went 3 sets to beat Bueno & Nicolos of the Warriors (6-5, 1-6, 6-4).

Standings Through Week 7 (2 Weeks Remaining)

TeamPointsW-LPct
Cyclones37.530-190.612
Renegades30.024-250.490
Warriors29.025-240.510
Chargers23.519-300.388

You can watch the action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai Alai Channel app. You can also visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for the recap of the action.

And remember, those fans in attendance at Sunday’s Battle Court H2H matches at 5pm will have the opportunity to WIN $1,000. It’s FREE to play and if you select the winners of the three singles matches and both doubles matches, you could WIN $1,000. If there are multiple winners, the prize money will be split among the winners.  If there are no winners, the $1,000 will roll over to the following Sunday’s prize purse and $2,000 will be up for grabs.

Be sure to watch pelota game player El Barba and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear the entertainment as El Barba gives “Barba Bursts” for great plays and has some newly added sound bytes. El Barba and Paulie also answer questions in the chat. It is entertaining for sure. With Chris Cote’s ownership of the “Cones”, the interactive chat has picked up and it is great seeing new Jai Alai fans learn about the game.

Magic City Pelota Stats thru Week 7

Magic City Pelota Stats thru Week 7

Ikeda won the Golden Cesta Award for Week 7 for the Magic City Casino pelota games (aka pari-mutuel games) by scoring 3-victories in his 6-singles games.  Three other players were tied with 2-wins; Bueno, Carballo and Manu.  This was Ikeda’s 5th Golden Cesta Award since joining the Magic City roster (Click Here for Golden Cesta stats)

Bueno, Carballo and Douglas had the highest %ITM for the week in singles with 66.7% each.  Overall highest singles win % for the year in singles is held by Carballo with 28.6%.  Carballo also has the highest % ITM and and % ITQ (in the quiniela or win/place combined).  Current leaders of the 2022 Singles Championship are Bueno and Carballo with 12-wins each followed by Goixerri with 10-wins and Douglas with 9-wins.  The latest week ending singles stat chart is shown HERE (under Wagering Info, Entries Results Stats & More, Magic City Singles Championship). The Singles Championship ends in November.

The doubles team of Juice-Manu had the best record for the week with two wins and a place in their four appearances while Anderluck-Benny were next best with one win and two places in their four appearances.  Overall in this first doubles tourney for 2022 which ends 4/19, the teams of Ikeda-Bradley and Juice-Manu are tied for the lead with 7-wins each.  Next best is Jeden-Goixerri with 5-wins followed by Anderluck-Benny and Robin-Ben with 4-wins each.  Each team has just 12-games left to play before this first tournament ends, so we expect some more great action-packed doubles games till the end.  The stat chart for the first tourney through 3/29 is shown HERE (under Wagering Info, Entries Results Stats & More, Magic City Doubles Tournaments).

Overall singles and doubles stats are shown below.  Carballo leads with 16 total wins and 4-players are tied with 15; Bradley, Bueno, Goixerri and Ikeda.  Ikeda leads with 23.1% for the highest win percentage and also has the highest % ITM with 55.4%.  The combined stats are shown below:

The Jai5 Jackpot was nailed by one lucky bettor on Monday’s pelota games for $12,426 so the Jackpot wager started out anew for Tuesday with the $2,000 minimum guarantee.  The mandatory payout for the Jai5 and the Mighty Ocho is the last day of the 2022 initial short meet on Tuesday, April 19th.

Steve M.

Magic City Jai-5 Jackpot Hit for $12,426!

Magic City Jai-5 Jackpot Hit for $12,426!

Jai-5 Will-Pays for Game 7 at Magic City on 3/28/2022

One lucky bettor nailed the $1.00 Jai-5 Jackpot wager at Magic City Jai-Alai in Miami for a cool $12,426 at Monday’s pelota performance on Monday, 3/28.  This was the second largest payoff in Magic City history since the challenging Jackpot wager began in 2019.  The Jackpot had swelled to $9,690.80 going into today’s performance and had gone 15-performances without a single winner since last won on February 20th for $2,000. 

The winning numbers were 7-1-2-6-8 for games 3-7.  Ikeda, a crowd favorite and strong mid-games singles player, won both game 3 and game 4 singles to kick-off the sequence.  Game 5 doubles game was won by the team of Juice-Manu from the lucrative 2-post.  Game 6 late game singles, a feature game with the strongest players, was won by Douglas in a perfect runout style from post 6.  The game 7 finale, another doubles game, was also a perfect game runout by the team of Anderluck-Nicolas from post 8.  Anderluck was substituting for Diaz in the front court who was scratched for today’s games.

All posts were covered for a 5 of 5 winner except for post 7, the team of Bueno-Julen, which would have paid $71.90 for a 4 of 5 consolation payoff had they won the game.  Posts 1 and 4 had multiple tickets with 5 of 5 winners had they won.  The Jackpot Jai-5 would have carried-over to Tuesday’s performance had the 1,4 or 7 post won the game.  The Jai-5 Jackpot wager rules dictate there must be a SINGLE winning ticket with 5 of 5 winners for the entire jackpot to be paid out.  Had post 1 won the game it would have paid a consolation payout of $683.80 to 2-different winners while post 4 would have paid a consolation payout of $455.80 to 3-different 5 of 5 winners.  Posts 2,3,5,6,8 were all single winning ticket will-pays for $12,426 each.  A total of $3,419 was wagered on the Jai-5 for Monday’s performance.

The Jackpot wager starts out at $0 for Tuesday’s pelota performance at 1:30-pm EST, however, it has a minimum guaranteed Jackpot of $2,000 should there be a single winning ticket with 5 of 5.

SayHiLi.com website shows a complete listing of all the BIG PAYOFFS during the history of Magic City Jai-Alai for both the Jai-5 and the Mighty Ocho Jackpot wagers.

Steve M.

Magic City Jai-5 Wager Could Pay Over $12,500 Today!

Magic City Jai-5 Wager Could Pay Over $12,500 Today!

The $1.00 Jai-5 wager at Magic City Jai-Alai pelota games could pay over $12,500 at the Monday matinee today should a single winner hit all 5-winners correctly!  Currently, the jackpot carryover for the Jai-5 stands at $9,690.80 and if Monday’s bettors pour in another $3,553 like they did on Sunday’s Jai-5, the wager could pay the 2nd highest price ever in Magic City history.  There were (6) winning tickets at Sunday’s pelota games that paid a consolation payoff of $236.80 each for having 4 of 5 winners correctly picked.

Sunday marked the 15th consecutive performance where no bettor successfully won the ONLY winning ticket with 5 of 5 winners.  There were no live tickets 4 of 4 going into the game 7 wager finale on Sunday for the Jai-5 wager which is games 3-7.  The previous record number of performances without a winner was 16-consecutive performances back in 2021 from 2/28 – 4/4.  The record Jai-5 paid $27,348 to one lucky winner the following day on 4/5/2021.

The 2nd largest Jai-5 payoff in Magic City history was $12,220 on 11/13/2019 and today’s Jai-5 looks like it could break that record if someone scores the big win today.  The 3rd largest Jai-5 payoff was $11,746.40 on 8/17/2021.  SayHiLi.com website shows a complete listing of all the BIG PAYOFFS during the history of Magic City Jai-Alai for both the Jai-5 and the Mighty Ocho Jackpot wagers.

The Jai-5 wager is a “low takeout” wager with 20% of the total amount wagered for the performance going to the house for expenses and state fees, 40% going to consolation payoffs and the other 40% getting added to the Jackpot carryover.  Typical takeout rates for most Jai-Alai pari-mutuel wagers are 25% (excluding win/place/show bets which are lower yet), however Magic City offers the low takeout rate of 20% for Daily Doubles, Pick 3’s, plus the Jai-5 and Mighty Ocho (the$1.00 Pick 8 Jackpot wager).  When a bettor holds the ONLY winning ticket 5 of 5, they get the carryover jackpot plus 80% of what was wagered on the Jai-5 for that performance.

Stay tuned for more on this rapidly growing Jai-5 Jackpot!  Only at Magic City Casino and Jai-Alai in Miami, Florida!!

Steve M.

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Odds of Jai-5 Getting Hit for a Single Winner Sunday?

Odds of Jai-5 Getting Hit for a Single Winner Sunday?

Here’s some Jai-5 statistics since its debut in August 2019:

2019 – 2021: 454 Jai-5 events

29x multiple 5/5 winners (6.4%)

120x single 5/5 winner (26.4%)

2022: 17 Jai-5 events, harder to win with more balanced roster

1x multiple 5/5 winners (5.9%) hit on 1st day of season

1x single 5/5 winner (5.9%) hit 3rd day of season with only $488 total wagered

Based on these 471 Jai-5 events overall from 2019 thru 2022 to date, it’s approximately four times more likely there will be a single winner 5/5 vs multiple winners 5/5.

471 total Jai-5 events produced (30) multiple 5/5 winners and (121) single Jackpot winners.

Based on 2022 history to date, it’s unlikely the Jai-5 Jackpot will be hit tomorrow, but should it be hit it’s more likely to pay closer to $10k than $9k to a single winner as the carryover is $8,269.60 and 80% of what’s wagered gets added to the carryover if there’s a single winner.  Through the grapevines I’ve heard there will be some significant action on Jai-5 Sunday, but I would still be surprised if 5/5 is hit with the talent level change for 2022 making it more challenging compared to the past.  It’s definitely a very high risk wager because the most you can collect if you aren’t the single winner 5/5 is 40% of what is wagered if you hold ALL of the consolation tickets for 3/5 or 4/5 (very doubtful it pays 2/5).  In the unlucky event you and one other person each have 5/5, the most you can collect for the 5/5 consolation is 20% of what is wagered that day.

Another point of interest is consolations with 3 of 5 winners paid out on 21.4% of events for 2020 – 2021 while 2022 so far has paid on 3 of 5 winners for 21.4% of events.

Steve M (aka straymar)

Week 6 Battle Court Update

Week 6 Battle Court Update

The Cyclones moved into first place after going 9-1 in week 6 which included a sweep over the Warriors on Sunday. The sweep was their second in as many weeks. The “Cones” hammered out a 14 game winning streak and have gone 21-4 (0.840) since being in last place in week 3. To add to the excitement, the Cyclones team owner Chris Cote was in attendance to motivate and cheer on his team.

Carballo (4-0), Manny (3-1) and Manu (2-2) of the Cyclones each earned 2 singles wins in the week. Carballo and Diaz (Warriors) are each 4-0 while Kubala (Renegades) improved to 3-0 in singles play. Joseph & Manu (5-1) picked up 2 doubles wins and Ikeda & Manny (3-3) went 1-1.

In addition to Kubala’s win, the Renegades picked up a singles win by Ben (1-2) and a doubles win by Goixerri & Aratz. Goixerri & Aratz improved to 5-0 while Bueno & Nicolas (Warriors) remain at 4-0.

The Chargers got wins from Roque (2-2) and CRB & Douglas (1-2).

Standings Through Week 6 (3 Weeks Remaining)

TeamPointsW-LPct
Cyclones33.528-170.622
Renegades26.021-230.477
Warriors25.021-190.525
Chargers17.514-250.359

You can watch the action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai Alai Channel app. You can also visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for the recap of the action.

And remember, those fans in attendance at Sunday’s Battle Court H2H matches at 5pm will have the opportunity to WIN $1,000. It’s FREE to play and if you select the winners of the three singles matches and both doubles matches, you could WIN $1,000. If there are multiple winners, the prize money will be split among the winners.  If there are no winners, the $1,000 will roll over to the following Sunday’s prize purse and $2,000 will be up for grabs.

Be sure to watch pelota game player El Barba and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear the entertainment as El Barba gives “Barba Bursts” for great plays and has some newly added sound bytes. El Barba and Paulie also answer questions in the chat. It is entertaining for sure. With Chris Cote’s ownership of the “Cones”, the interactive chat has picked up and it is great seeing new Jai Alai fans learn about the game.

Magic City Pelota Stats & CRB Wins Golden Cesta Award Week 6!

Magic City Pelota Stats & CRB Wins Golden Cesta Award Week 6!

Another great week of exciting Magic City Jai-Alai concluded Tuesday, March 22nd with CRB capturing the Golden Cesta Award for the most singles wins for the week. His two wins in his six singles games along with a 66.7% ITM was enough to edge-out the victory against Carballo who also had 2-wins and tied with highest win percentage, but fell short on the ITM tie-breaker with 50%. Congratulations to CRB for his solid play which paid-off in week 6!

Here are the singles stats for 2022 through March 22nd for all players. The %ITQ stat (in the Quiniela) has been added to the far right column to assess top two finishes for the players. Three players are tied with 10-wins in the 2022 Singles Championship which is won by the player with the most wins for the year; Bueno, Carballo and Goixerri. Carballo has an incredible 58.3% for top two finishes while Goixerri is 2nd with a respectable 47.1%

The action-packed doubles games (games 5 & 7) also referred to as “Dodging Death” at Magic City Jai-Alai continue to be led by Ikeda-Bradley with (6) team wins while Juice-Manu have closed-in with (5) team victories through Tuesday. Jeden-Goixerri are third with (4) wins and three other teams have (3) wins each. Here is a snapshot comparing all 12-teams in this first 2022 Doubles Tournament.

This next data snapshot combines singles and doubles games for all players and currently two players are leading with 14-wins; Carballo and Goixerri.

The Jai-5 Jackpot wager was not won during Week 6 and has $8,269.60 in the jackpot carryover for Sunday’s March 27th performance when exciting Pelota Games with pari-mutuel wagering returns for Week 7 at Magic City Casino & Jai-Alai in Miami. The largest Jai-5 in Magic City history was won by one lucky bettor for a whopping $27,348 last year! You must be the ONLY winner to score the entire jackpot on this popular wager. CLICK HERE for the BIG JACKPOT PAYOFF HISTORY at Magic City Jai-Alai.

Steve M (aka straymar)

Week 5 Battle Court Update

Week 5 Battle Court Update

Week 5 saw another round of great match-ups with 10 of the 15 matches going to a third and decisive set.

The Cyclones earned 9.5 points including a clean sweep of the Chargers on Tuesday. You may recall that the Cyclones were on the other end of the broom in Week 3 at the hands of the Warriors (on a Tuesday as well).

For the Cyclones; Joseph and Jeden each had two 3 set wins in singles. Joseph has been putting in extra practice time and has been working with teammates Manny and Manu to continue developing his skills. The extra work is showing as Joseph’s play has been more focused with better and more powerful shots. Joseph earned wins against Vuelo and Roque. In Jeden’s singles matches, he started with 6-5 first set wins over Ben and CRB only to lose the second sets of each match by scores of 0-6 and 2-6, then coming back to win the third sets 6-4. The third set against Ben was back and forth with no one having more than a 1 point lead until Jeden finished off the final 2 points and won 6-4. Carballo & Manu took an impressive 3 set doubles win over the undefeated team of Douglas & Benny (6-2, 3-6, 6-2) that showed more consistent and controlled play from Carballo.

The Renegades picked up singles wins from Goixerri (4-1) and Kubala (2-0). Goixerri & Aratz handed Ikeda & Manny a straight set doubles loss (6-0, 6-5) in a match that showed very powerful serving by Goixerri and amazing wall climbing by Aratz. Goixerri & Aratz along with Bueno & Nicolas of the Warriors are each 4-0 to lead Battle Court doubles. Later in doubles play, Goixerri & Kubala lost to Inaki & Nicolas in a 3 set match (6-2, 3-6, 5-6) that may have been the hardest fought match to date in Battle Court. Kubala, who joined the Magic City program in 2019, continues to improve his skill level and played tremendous with the three more experienced players.

For the Warriors, Julen won a 3 set singles match against Robin (1-6, 6-1, 6-2) that was hard fought. Robin (aka “shots king”) made some spectacular shots from the 10 line by crushing a backhand two wall and a very well placed drop shot. In addition to Nicolas’ great play in the earlier Pelota games and great doubles play, he handed Aratz his third straight singles loss (6-5, 6-3). Bueno & Nicolas won in a 3 set thriller over Vuelo (filling in for the injured Williams) & Aratz (6-5, 5-6, 6-4). In the first set, Bueno & Nicolas were up 5-0 and held on to win 6-5.

Midway through the 9 week season, only 4 points separate first from third place. The Warriors are in first place with 25 points, the Cyclones in second with 23 points, the Renegades in third with 21 points and the Chargers in fourth with 15 points.

You can watch the action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai Alai Channel app. You can also visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for the recap of the action.

And remember, those fans in attendance at Sunday’s Battle Court H2H matches at 5pm will have the opportunity to WIN $1,000. It’s FREE to play and if you select the winners of the three singles matches and both doubles matches, you could WIN $1,000. If there are multiple winners, the prize money will be split among the winners.  If there are no winners, the $1,000 will roll over to the following Sunday’s prize purse and $2,000 will be up for grabs.

Be sure to watch pelota game player El Barba and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear the entertainment as El Barba gives “Barba Bursts” for great plays and has some newly added sound bytes. El Barba and Paulie also answer questions in the chat. It is entertaining for sure. Next week, Paulie will list his top 10 pizza toppings.

And that is not all, if you have not noticed, the production crew has added instant replay that enhances the viewing experience, especially since the action is so fast. No more pausing and going back to watch a spectacular play and then being behind on the live action. A big thanks to the production crew.

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Magic City Pelota Games Wrap-Up Another Fantastic Week of Jai-Alai Action!

Magic City Pelota Games Wrap-Up Another Fantastic Week of Jai-Alai Action!

Week 5 of the 2022 pelota games 10-week short-meet just concluded on March 15 at Magic City Casino.  The Magic City 10-week short-meet started on February 14 and concludes on April 19th, however there is much more exciting Jai-Alai that continues through November.  Here is the latest scoop and stats on these pelota games, also known as the pari-mutuel wagering games,  which are Sunday through Tuesday with eight action-packed games each day at 1:30-pm EST.

Jai-5 Jackpot ($1.00 Pick 5 wager) is now at $5,436.80 and hasn’t been won for 11-consecutive performances.  This jackpot bet is starting to get some big action.  The entire jackpot can only be paid out when there is a single winner with all 5-winners correctly selected from games 3-7.  One bettor had the 6-post live in game 7 on Tuesday’s performance, the team of Ikeda-Bradley, to take down the entire jackpot.  Ikeda-Bradley needed to win two more double points (4-points more) in this game for that bettor, but were unable to score the win so the jackpot survives for Sunday, March 20 and could possibly pay over $7,000.  There were three winning tickets paying a consolation payoff on 4/5 winners for a healthy $313.40 each on Tuesday.

Juice scored his first singles game win for 2022 and treated fans to one of his famous back-flips; gotta love the energy and excitement when Juice wins!  There are still three players who have yet to win their first singles game win for 2022; Kubala (0 for 28), Nicolas (0/26) and El Barba (0 for 12).  El Barba only recently returned two weeks ago after missing the first three weeks while recovering from a knee procedure in the off-season.

The Golden Cesta Award, a non-monetary award to the player(s) with the most singles games for the week found the first time occurrence of 3-players who each had 2-wins, were all tied with the highest win % (33.3) and tied with the highest % ITM (50.0).  Those players were Goixerri, Jeden and Robin.  Goixerri was eliminated on a 3rd tiebreaker of place % as Jeden & Robin each had a place, but Goixerri didn’t but had a show finish. Congratulations Jeden and Robin!  Golden Cesta Award summary and weekly results are shown here on SayHiLi site:  Link for Golden Cesta Awards

The 2022 short-meet Singles Championship is currently being led by Bueno with 10-wins (10 of 37).  Goixerri is second with 9-wins (9 of 28) and Carballo is third with 8-wins (8 of 30).  Magic City superstar Douglas is currently fourth with 7-wins (7 of 28).  Bueno is an above-average mid-games player who plays in games 3 and 4.  Bueno had been benefiting on singles wins by filling in for El Barba in early game singles (games 1,2) due to Barba’s late start at the beginning of the meet and by substituting for Cool Fitness in those same early games because of Cool’s hamstring injury.  Bueno has scored half of his 10-singles wins in early games (5 of 11 in early games).

Note that the entries for the upcoming week do not have Bueno listed as playing in games 1 or 2 nor is he listed as a substitute for those games.  Mid-game players Anderluck and Kubala are playing in games 1 and 2 for Cool Fitness and mid-game players Bradley and Ben are listed as the program subs for those games in this coming week.  The return date for Cool Fitness is TBD.

Juice not only scored his first singles win in Week 5, but the doubles team of Juice-Manu were the only team to score two victories in the first 2022 doubles tournament which spans the 10-week short meet.  Each of the 12-teams plays four times during the six doubles games each week.  The Ikeda-Bradley team still lead the tourney with 5-wins after getting off to a quick start early in the season.  Second place is held by Jeden-Goixerri with 4-wins.  Third place is a 3-way tie between Anderluck-Benny, Carballo-Kubala and Juice-Manu.  The only winless teams are Diaz-Nicolas (0 for 17) and Cool Fitness-Aratz (0 for 7).  Cool Fitness and partner Aratz only had 7-appearances when Cool suffered his hamstring injury.

Here are some more stats for the short-season to date:

Singles games % ITM leaders:  Carballo 66.7%, Goixerri 60.7%, Ikeda 53.8%

Doubles games % ITM leaders:  Inaki-Tennessee 55.0%, Ikeda-Bradley 52.6%, Jeden-Goixerri 47.4%

Overall games % Wins:  Goixerri 27.7%, Carballo 23.5%, Ikeda 22.2%

Overall games % ITM:  Carballo 58.8%, Goixerri 55.3%, Ikeda 53.3%

Don’t forget to get your FREE fantasy contest entry in for the 15-Battle Court H2H matches for Sunday through Tuesday for the coming week! Should you get all 15-winners there’s a $1,000 cash prize (split if multiple winners).  Also, attend the live performance on Sunday for pelota games and the awesome H2H matches where H2H attendees get a FREE shot at the “5 AT 5” contest where contestants who pick all 5-match winners split $1,000.  Plus, don’t forget about the big Jai-5 Jackpot for Sunday’s pelota games!

Steve M.

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