By Loren Harris
Fronton Salas of Cancun, Mexico held its first International Fall Festival last Labor Day weekend. Due to inclement weather, we had to work around the elements, however we got thru it and a good time was had by all. Youth Players Leo Soto, Gael Arellano, Fabricio Navarrete and Julio Ortega from Baja California were on hand and participated. These Young Pelotaris also are at summer training camp at Fronton Salas thru September 21 under the guidance of Maestro Alejo Diaz Perez resident teaching pro at Fronton Salas.
Also attending from Mexico City was 11 year old prodigy Bruno Carvahal and the Brothers Borgo from Mexico City as well. These 7 young Mexican Prospects all had good showings and progressed and demonstrated their Play very well. The Local Pelotaris of Cancun joined them as well as Fronton Mexico Star Players Daniel Inclan and Ekhi Martinez. All types of systems of play were used including Round Robin quinelas, Partidos, and Magic City Style H2H Sets.
Friendly but spirited competitions were held as well as youth clinics which Inclan, Ekhi gave some of their time to show the finer points of the game. Fronton Salas Patriarch Javier Guero Salas and his Sons Arturo and Javier were in attendance as well. Some other highlights of the event was a visit of the Sports Director of the Collegio Boston in Cancun, which is a school of over 1500 students.
As a result of this visit an agreement is being concluded to have a working arrangement to begin training and introducing new young pelotaris to the sport. Collegio Boston is a Prestigious prepatory school in Cancun and will be a starting point for the newly Formed Fronton Salas Jai Alai Academy. The Next Youth Event planned at Fronton Salas is scheduled for April 15 2022 the 2ns Annual International Youth Training Camp.We are expecting a large contingent from The Basque Country as well as from Mexico. Hopefully we will attract a few American Youth Players from the South Florida Area.