By Jeff “Laca” Conway
Welcome to our new website! After 13 years, it was time for a new look and concept.
Our new domain new is pelotapress.com – a name being pulled out of the past. The original name, “Pelota Press” was used by Mark “Joey” Fox in the late 1980s when he printed up his own jai-alai newsletter. I resumed it on June 22, 1989 with a typewritten version that had a distribution of ten. A copy of it can be seen here and a copy of it is hanging in my museum.
The NJAA has a new logo along with a whole new look and concept. Instead of focusing on what’s left of the St. Pete amateur court action, we are turning to jai-alai news in both professional and amateur venues in North America. I will be inviting over 30 people to become regular bloggers on this site with the goal of having fresh new stories going up all the time. We would like stories on what’s going on at Dania jai-alai, Magic City along with the amateur courts like Matt’s in Berlin Connecticut, North Miami and St. Pete. Any updates on the potentially new Edgewater and Pompano jai-alai frontons would be great to follow along with what is going on with Miami, Calder and Ft. Pierce frontons. We will also have stories by jai-alai betting expert “Straymar” who also introduced a new jai-alai called “sayhili.com”. Be sure to check it out.
Check out the new “Jai-alai Chronology” link with perhaps the best one ever researched and produced. There may be changes required if there are any inaccuracies or additions that should be added.
Also check out the new “J Laca Museum” link. With the recent addition of artifacts from the Mark K collection, the museum has for the second time this year, a whole new look.
We have taken all the main stories from the old NJAA site and condensed it to one lone link.
The old original NJAA site will remain at national-jai-alai.com and tampabayjaialai.com.
We also acquired another domain name, seminolejaialai.com that will cover more extensive news when the J Laca court is complete.