Magic City Jai-Alai’s Scott Savin announced three major events during Friday’s noon Jai-Alai performance this week:
The US National Jai-Alai Championship is now scheduled for Saturday & Sunday, December 5-6, shortly after the end of the Magic City Jai-Alai season which ends on Sunday, November 29th. There are currently 35-40 confirmed entrants with more coming in. Live fan viewing, if accommodated, is likely to be limited to family and/or friends of contestants but details are still being sorted out. This is great news for Jai-Alai fans as the tournament has been postponed several times due to the worldwide covid-19 pandemic. Die-hard Jai-Alai fans are surely hoping and expecting to see the father/son team of Benny & Chris Bueno who were previously entered in this tourney.
Also, Scott Savin mentioned the addition of 10-more weeks of Magic City Jai-Alai in 2021 from February through the first 2-weeks in April. This is great news for Magic City Jai-Alai fans!
The third big announcement is the start of the final 2020 Doubles Tournament at Magic City Jai-Alai which starts on Thursday, October 15 at the noon performance. Teams were announced and there will be two doubles games each performance, games 5 & 7, not the usual three that we are used to seeing. The first place team splits $10,000 while the second place team splits an impressive $5,000. The 9-teams for the tourney are: Vuelo-Anderluck, Asier-Douglas, CRB-Ben, Jeden-Bradley, Cool Fitness-Ikeda, El Barba-Kubala, Juice-RonRon, Bueno-Tennessee, Diaz-Carballo. This tourney runs through the end of the 2020 season and should definitely provide some great competitive action for fans to follow