Bare-handed Pelota First League

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The Bare-handed Pelota First League (Campeonato Manomanista) is the most important tournament competition of Hand-pelota category of Basque pelota. It was created in 1940, when the new Basque Pelota Spanish Federation, to have a champion of the category. In its beginnings, the championship was disputed every two years, turning into an annual tournament since 1950. The first champion was Atano III. Retegi II, holds the title of most wins with 11, 9 consecutives.

Until 1995 the competition system was stair, the winner of the past year was directly qualified to final and following him the other players in its last year respective positions, always maintaining the position earned in the last tournament. From 1995 to present, the system had several modifications that make it similar to a tennis tournament. In the current competitions four semifinalists of last year are directly qualified to quarter finals. The winner is awarded with a txapela as a symboland a trophy.

Since 1957 its disputed also the Bare-handed Pelota Second League, for debutant and minor level pelotaris, that doesn't reach the level of professional pelota players, that consists of 2 or 3 games, played on weekends and holidays in frontons. the 2nd Hand-Pelota champion is allowed to participate in the next edition of 1st Hand-Pelota.

Championships[edit]

Year Champion Subchampion Score Fronton
1940 Atano III Txikito de Iraeta 22-08 Gros
1942 Atano III Atano VII 22-05 Gros
1944 Atano III Felipe (1) 22-08 Deportivo
1946 Atano III Akarregi 22–16 Astelena
1948 Gallastegui Atano III 22-06 Bergara
1950 Gallastegui Akarregi 22–15 Astelena
1951 Gallastegui Akarregi 22–14 Bergara
1953 Barberito I Gallastegui (2)
1954 Soroa II Barberito I 22-04 Astelena
1955 Arriaran II Soroa II 22–13 Astelena
1956 Arriaran II Garcia Ariño I 22–13 Astelena
1957 García Ariño I Arriaran II 22–11 Deportivo
1958 Ogueta Arriaran II 22-07 Beotibar
1959 Ogueta García Ariño I 22–13 Bergara
1960 Azkarate Ogueta 22–19 Astelena
1961 Azkarate Etxabe X 22-07 Bergara
1962 Azkarate García Ariño I 22–21 Vitoriano
1963 García Ariño I Azkarate 22-02 Beotibar
1964 Azkarate García Ariño I 22–14 Anoeta
1965 Azkarate Atano X 22–17 Anoeta
1966 Atano X Azkarate 22–13 Astelena
1967 Azkarate Atano X 22–18 Anoeta
1968 Atano X Azkarate 22–17 Anoeta
1969 Retegi I Atano X 22-08 Municipal Bergara fronton
1970 Retegi I Lajos 22–12 Anoeta
1971 Lajos Retegi I 22–17 Anoeta
1972 Retegi I Lajos (3)
1973 Retegi I Tapia I 22–20 Astelena
1974 Retegi I Gorostiza 22–21 Anoeta
1975 Retegi I Lajos 22–14 Anoeta
1976 Lajos Retegi I (4)
1977 Gorostiza García Ariño IV 22–12 Anoeta
1978 Bengoetxea III García Ariño IV 22–13 Anoeta
1979 Bengoetxea III García Ariño IV 22–10 Ogueta
1980 Retegi II Maiz II 22–14 Anoeta
1981 Retegi II García Ariño IV 22–11 Anoeta
1982 Retegi II García Ariño IV 22-09 Anoeta
1983 Retegi II Galarza III 22–16 Anoeta
1984 Retegi II Galarza III 22–21 Anoeta
1985 Retegi II Galarza III 22–13 Anoeta
1986 Retegi II Tolosa 22–12 Anoeta
1987 Retegi II Tolosa 22–16 Anoeta
1988 Retegi II Galarza III 22-09 Anoeta
1989 Tolosa Retegi II 22–19 Anoeta
1990 Retegi II Tolosa 22-08 Anoeta
1991 Galarza III Retegi II 22–15 Anoeta
1992 Galarza III Retegi II 22–12 Anoeta
1993 Retegi II Galarza III 22–19 Anoeta
1994 Arretxe Errandonea 22–12 Ogueta
1995 Beloki Errandonea 22–15 Atano III
1996 Eugi Arretxe 22–19 Atano III
1997 Arretxe Elkoro 22–18 Atano III
1998 Beloki Eugi 22–13 Atano III
1999 Beloki and Eugi Arretxe and Elkoro 22-09 y 22–11 Atano III and Astelena
2000 Eugi Beloki 22–13 Atano III
2001 Beloki Eugi 22-08 Atano III
2002 Barriola Beloki 22-03 Atano III
2003 Patxi Ruiz Olaizola II 22-07 Atano III
2004 Martínez de Irujo Xala 22–12 Atano III
2005 Olaizola II Martínez de Irujo 22–18 Atano III
2006 Martínez de Irujo Olaizola II 22–17 Atano III
2007 Olaizola II Barriola 22–10 Atano III
2008 Bengoetxea VI Barriola 22–11 Atano III
2009 Martínez de Irujo Olaizola II 22–12 Atano III
2010 Martínez de Irujo Xala 22-13 Ogueta
2011 Xala Olaizola II 22-19 Bizkaia
2012 Olaizola II Martínez de Irujo 22-07 Bizkaia
2013 Olaizola II Martínez de Irujo 22-07 Bizkaia

Winner pelotaris[edit]

Pelotari Txapela Finals
Retegi II 11 14
Azkarate 6 9
Retegi I 6 8
Martínez de Irujo 5 8
Olaizola II 4 8
Beloki 4 6
Atano III 4 5
Eugi 3 5
Gallastegui 3 4
Galarza III 2 7
Garcia Ariño I 2 6
Atano X 2 5
Lajos 2 5
Arretxe 2 4
Arriarran II 2 4
Ogueta 2 3
Bengoetxea III 2 2
Tolosa 1 4
Barriola 1 3
Xala 1 3
Gorostiza 1 2
Soroa II 1 2
Barberito I 1 2
Bengoetxea VI 1 1
Patxi Ruiz 1 1
Garcia Ariño IV 0 5
Akarregui 0 3
Errandonea 0 2
Elkoro 0 2
Maiz II 0 1
Tapia I 0 1
Etxabe X 0 1
Felipe 0 1
Atano VII 0 1
Txikito de Iraeta 0 1