Atano III fronton

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Atano III
Atanopilotalekua.jpg
Full name Atano III.a pilotalekua / Frontón Atano III
Former names Anoeta pilotalekua / Frontón Anoeta
Location 6 Anoeta pasealekua, San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Basque Autonomous Community, Spain
Coordinates 43°18′1.77″N 1°58′12.28″W / 43.3004917°N 1.9700778°W / 43.3004917; -1.9700778Coordinates: 43°18′1.77″N 1°58′12.28″W / 43.3004917°N 1.9700778°W / 43.3004917; -1.9700778
Owner San Sebastián municipality
Capacity 1944[1]
Field size 35 m (length) x 10 (width) x 14 m (height)[2]
Construction
Broke ground 1962
Opened July 17, 1963
Renovated 1995

Atano III is a Basque pelota short fronton located at the Anoeta Sports Complex in San Sebastián, Basque Autonomous Community, Spain.[2]

History[edit]

The fronton was built in 1963 by the municipality, due to the high demand by the professional and aficionate players of the Gipuzkoa province, originally named Anoeta fronton. In 1995, after repair and maintenance work the fronton was renamed after Mariano Juaristi Mendizábal who played with the seudonym of "Atano III", often considered one of the best pelotaris of all time.

Modalities[edit]

The main modalities played in the Atano III fronton are Hand-pelota and Paleta-rubber. Atano III is one of the frontons which held one of the most important yearly competitions in the sport, the 1st Hand-Pelota Championship, with 40 finals played there until the current date.[3]

Events[edit]

These are the most notable events held in the Atano III since the name change in 1995.

1st Hand-pelota category Championship finals[edit]

  • Total: 16
Year Champion Subchampion Score
1995 Beloki Errandonea 22-15
1996 Eugi Arretxe 22-19
1997 Arretxe Elkoro 22-18
1998 Beloki Eugi 22-13
1999* Beloki Arretxe 22-09
2000 Eugi Beloki 22-13
2001 Beloki Eugi 22-08
2002 Barriola Beloki 22-03
2003 Patxi Ruiz Olaizola II 22-07
2004 Martínez de Irujo Xala 22-12
2005 Olaizola II Martínez de Irujo 22-18
2006 Martínez de Irujo Olaizola II 22-17
2007 Olaizola II Barriola 22-10
2008 Bengoetxea VI Barriola 22-11
2009 Martínez de Irujo Olaizola II 22-12
2014 Martínez de Irujo Retegi Bi 22-09

* In 1999, two separate finals were played, due to a disagreement between the two organising companies, Asegarce and Aspe: the Aspe final was played in the Atano III (as listed above), and the Asegarce one in the Astelena (won by Eugi over Elkoro, 22-11).

2nd Hand Pelota category Championship finals[edit]

  • Total: 4
Year Champion Subchampion Score
1997 Koka Goñi II 22-20
2000 González Imaz 22-15
2001 Berraondo Xala 22-16
2002 Pascual Apeztegia 22-18

Doubles-Pelota Championship finals[edit]

  • Total: 11
Year Champions Subchampions Score
1994-95 Retegi II - Errandonea Unanue - Zezeaga 22-17
1995-96 Capellán - Beloki Etxaniz - Arretxe 22-18
1996-97 Retegi II - Lasa III Eugi - Zezeaga 22-14
1997-98 Unanue - Errasti Etxaniz - Elkoro 22-21
1999 Nagore - Errandonea y Olaizola I - Elkoro Berasaluze VIII - Beloki y Goñi II - Zezeaga 22-17 y 22-15
2001 Olaizola I - Goñi III Alustiza - Beloki 22-13
2002 Xala - Lasa III Olaizola I - Patxi Ruiz 22-19
2003 Koka - Beloki Olaizola II - Pascual 22-15
2004 Titín III - Goñi III Martínez de Irujo - Lasa III 22-8
2005 Martínez de Irujo - Goñi III Bengoetxea VI - Beloki 22-12
2009 Juan Martínez de Irujo - Goñi III Olaizola II - Mendizabal II 22-21

Cuatro y Medio Championship finals[edit]

  • Total: 2
Year Champion Subchampion Score
2005 Olaizola II Xala 22-05
2008 Olaizola II Martínez de Irujo 22-17

References[edit]