Bare-handed Pelota First League Doubles

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The Bare-handed Pelota First League Doubles known as Campeonato de España de mano parejas is the second most important tournament of Hand-pelota category in Basque pelota, after the 1st Hand-Pelota singles championship, known as manomanista. The teams are formed by a Forward and a Defender, and the games are played to 22 points.

History[edit]

The competition was created by the Spanish Federation of Basque Pelota on 1941 at the same time of manomanista, played every 2 years, but for a lack of interest and agreement the competition was suspended until 1978. On 1973 the two hand-pelota companies that operated at the time, Empresas Unidas and Eskulari, hold professional championships of doubles apart. In 1978 the companies finally agreed to merge both tournaments into one, named Campeonato de España (Championship of Spain). Since 1978 the championship is played yearly. The first winning partners were Onaindia and Urcelay, and the ones with most wins were Retegi II and Errandonea with 3 wins.

Awards[edit]

The winners are awarded with a Txapela and a trophy (the winner are denomined Txapelduns).

Championships[edit]

Year Champions Subchampions Score Fronton
1941 Onaindia - Urcelay Txikito de Iraeta - Gallastegui 22-18 (1) Gros
1943 Onaindia - Urcelay Ubilla I - Kortabitarte 22-21
1945 Txikito de Iraeta (2) - Lazcano Atano VII - Atano IV 22-21
1961 Arriarán I - Arriarán II Ogueta - Etxabe X 22-15
1978 Pierola II - Maiz II Retegui I - Aldazabal II 22-14 Anoeta
1979 Bengoetxea III - Gorostiza Pierola II - Maiz II 22-15 Anoeta
1980–81 García Ariño IV - Maiz II Vergara II - Martinikorena 22-13 Anoeta
1981–82 Beristain - Tolosa García Ariño IV - Maiz II 22-21 Anoeta
1982–83 Bengoetxea IV - Maiz II García Ariño IV - Gorostiza 22-11 Anoeta
1983–84 Bengoetxea IV - Maiz II Oreja III - Aldeazabal II 22-18 Anoeta
1984–85 Vergara II - Martinikorena Oreja III - Galarza III 22-18 Anoeta
1985–86 Vergara II - Martinikorena Alustiza - Tolosa 22-15 Anoeta
1986–87 Ladutxe - Tolosa Alustiza - Galarza III 22-14 Anoeta
1987–88 Retegi II - Errandonea Ladutxe - Martinikorena 22-16 Anoeta
1988–89 Ladutxe - Tolosa Retegi II - Arretxe 22-18 Anoeta
1989–90 Retegi II - Errandonea Vergara II - Etxenagusia (3) 22-3 Anoeta
1990–91 Retegi II - Arretxe Salaberria - Galarza III 22-19 Anoeta
1991–92 Vergara II - Arretxe Unanue - Zezeaga 22-18 Ogueta
1992–93 Alustiza - Maiz II y Etxaniz - Zezeaga Titín III - Arretxe y Urioraguena - Galarza III 22-20 y 22-15 Ogueta
1993–94 Titin III - Arretxe Retegi II - Beloki 22-14 Ogueta
1994–95 Retegi II - Errandonea Unanue - Zezeaga 22-17 Atano III
1995–96 Capellán - Beloki Etxaniz - Arretxe 22-18 Atano III
1996–97 Retegi II - Lasa III Eugi - Zezeaga 22-14 Atano III
1997–98 Unanue - Errasti Etxaniz - Elkoro 22-21 Atano III
1999 Nagore - Errandonea y Olaizola I - Elkoro Berasaluze VIII - Beloki y Goñi II - Zezeaga 22-17 y 22-15 Atano III and Adarraga
2000 Titin III - Lasa III Unanue - Errasti 22-19 Ogueta
2001 Olaizola I - Goñi III Alustiza - Beloki 22-13 Atano III
2002 Xala - Lasa III Olaizola I - Patxi Ruiz 22-19 Atano III
2003 Koka - Beloki Olaizola II - Pascual 22-15 Atano III
2004 Titín III - Goñi III Martínez de Irujo - Lasa III 22-8 Atano III
2005 Martínez de Irujo - Goñi III Bengoetxea VI - Beloki 22-12 Atano III
2006 Martínez de Irujo - Martínez de Eulate Olaizola II - Zearra 22-11 Ogueta
2007 Xala - Martínez de Eulate Olaizola I - Beloki 22-18 Ogueta
2008 Olaizola II - Mendizabal II Titín III - Laskurain 22-17 Ogueta
2009 Juan Martínez de Irujo - Goñi III Olaizola II - Mendizabal II 22-21 Atano III

Pelotaris[edit]

Pelotari Txapelas Finals
Retegi II 5 7
Maiz II 5 7
Errandonea 4 4
Goñi III 4 4
Arretxe 3 6
Vergara II 3 5
Titín III 3 5
Tolosa 3 4
Lasa III 3 4
Martínez de Irujo 3 4
Beloki 2 7
Martinikorena 2 4
Olaizola I 2 4
Ladutxe 2 3
Onaindia 2 2
Urcelay 2 2
Bengoetxea IV 2 2
Xala 2 2
Martínez de Eulate 2 2
Zezeaga 1 5
Alustiza 1 4
Unanue 1 4
Olaizola II 1 4
Garcia Ariño IV 1 3
Etxaniz 1 3
Txikito de Iraeta 1 2
Pierola II 1 2
Elkoro 1 2
Errasti 1 2
Gorostiza 1 2
Mendizabal II 1 2
Lazcano 1 1
Arriarán I 1 1
Arriarán II 1 1
Bengoetxea III 1 1
Beristain 1 1
Capellán 1 1
Nagore 1 1
Koka 1 1
Galarza III 0 4
Aldazabal II 0 2
Oreja III 0 2
Gallastegui 0 1
Ubilla I 0 1
Kortabitarte 0 1
Atano VII 0 1
Atano IV 0 1
Ogueta 0 1
Etxabe X 0 1
Retegi I 0 1
Etxenagusia 0 1
Salaberria 0 1
Eugi 0 1
Berasaluze VIII 0 1
Goñi II 0 1
Zearra 0 1
Patxi Ruiz 0 1
Pascual 0 1
Bengoetxea VI 0 1
Laskurain 0 1

At the same time, the 2nd Hand-Pelota doubles championship is played by minor importance or rookie pelotaris giving the right to the winning partners to play in the 1st category tournament next year.