Magic City’s Main Event is this Weekend!
The Pelota Press will be there the entire event. Action starts Friday morning and goes on all weekend. Details on results with photos coming next Monday. Fans are welcome to attend or watch live on the Ja-alai Channel!
2023 U.S. NATIONAL JAI-ALAI CHAMPIONSHIP
The U.S. National Jai-Alai Championship brings the focus of an international sport to the Magic City of Miami, Florida. U.S. bred athletes take the court to fight it out in an epic battle of skill, speed and athletic prowess to dominate The World’s Fastest Game – Jai-Alai.
August 11 – 13
· Friday 10am
· Saturday 12pm
· Sunday 1pm
Open to the public – Friends and Family are welcome to attend!
ARRIETA & GOITIA
Inigo Gorostola & Inaki Goitiandia
RULES & REQUIREMENTS
- All players must be United States citizens [Photocopy of Passport or Birth Certificate required with Entry Form].
- Players must be at least 18 years old.
- Players must sign a liability waiver and image release form.
- Players must wear an approved helmet.
- Video required with Entry Form if player is not known to the Selection Committee.
- The Selection Committee has final determination of entrants should the Championship entries exceed the available playing slots.
- Practice time will be available.
- There will be a 1-minute warm-up before each match.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT & PRIZES
August 11 & 13
Open to amateurs and former professionals who have not played professionally since January 1, 2019 and professionals who are age 50 or older
Amateurs Singles and Doubles Prize Money
- 1st Place: $1,000
- 2nd Place: $500
Limited to 32 Singles entries
Limited to 14 Doubles teams
All matches played to 6 points
Finals played to 7 points
There will be a Playback bracket in Doubles only
August 12 & 13
Open to current professional players and former professional players who have played professionally since January 1, 2019 and professionals who are under age 50
Professionals Singles Prize Money
- 1st Place: $7,500
- 2nd Place: $2,500
Professionals Doubles Prize Money
- 1st Place: $10,000
- 2nd Place: $5,000
Limited to 24 Singles entries
Limited to 16 Doubles teams
All matches played to 7 points
Finals played to 9 points