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The “Horma Bat” frontón at the Denak Bat Basque club in Mendoza hosts an International Handball Championships

10/20/2015

At the Basque club fronton, pilotaris and members of Denak Bat, including Basque teachers Alicia Aguirre and Cecilia Belaunzaran
At the Basque club fronton, pilotaris and members of Denak Bat, including Basque teachers Alicia Aguirre and Cecilia Belaunzaran

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The city of Mendoza became the site of an Open International Handball Tournament with the participation of local players and those from Parana and Ecuador.  The “One Wall” games will took place at the Basque club’s fronton, inaugurated at the beginning of the year and named, “Horma Bat.”  Winner were Leandro Rodriguez and Adrian Astorga. 

Mendoza, Argentina.   An Open International Handball Tournament took place on October 8-10, with local athletes competing with others from Parana (Entre Rios) and Ecuador.  The tournament was comprised of three different disciplines played in three different venues.  One Wall took place at the club’s new fronton, Eskuz (four walls) took place at the Mendoza Regata Club and Llargues at the General San Martin Park.

The results favored the local team who reigned in the One Wall competition with first place going to Leandro Rodriguez and Adrian Astorga; and second place, also a local team, Franco Riccardi and Lucas Pagella.  In the four-wall handball competition, first place went to Rodriguez-Astorga and second went to Dobronich-De Coninck.  Ecuador won the Llargues competition.

The Basque club stood out among the public that came to watch the matches including the President of the International Federation of Pelota, Daniel San Juan, accompanied by businessman, Antonio Ferreres.  Players had dinner with members of the club during the first days of the championships.

Film Series

Among the upcoming activities for the Mendoza Basque club there will be a Basque Film Series that will begin on Saturday, October 24 at 20:00 at the local Microcine (9 de Julio 500) in the David Eisenchias room.  The first film to be shown will be Pagafantas by Borja Cobeaga.  Admission is free and the event is open to the public. 



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