By Jeff “Laca” Conway
It appears the highly anticipated father-son team of Benny and Chris Bueno are out of the USNJAC tournament which is now set for December 5-6th at Magic City. The event, expected to garner a huge national “jai-alai” audience – not only in attendance but on YouTube’s Jai-alai Channel has been rescheduled with its 4th date now set in stone unless county officials stop it due to increased COVID-19 cases. Dania player manager and former Miami star player Benny was originally scheduled to appear with his son Chris, whose been making amazing progress in his second season at Magic City. Chris is now scheduled to play with Magic City’s top player “Douglas” in the tournament. Douglas was originally scheduled to play with another sophomore player – Kubala – who will now in turn play with his father Paul Kubala. Paul was the main force in getting the first public jai-alai court ever built in the United States back in 2007. His son Kyle practically grew up with a jai-alai basket in his hand at the public jai-alai court two blocks from their home. But he pursued golf since his high school days and was on the golf team in college, before Magic City caught his interest with a very respectable salary and bonus structure.
We will keep you posted with details on this event which is rapidly approaching us.