This is a current awareness blog that links to the latest sources of information on Basque Pelota matches and Tournaments. It covers both North and South Basque modalities: Mano, Main Nue, Pala, Paleta, Remonte, Cesta Punta, Jai Alai, and minor modalites. We link to match articles, statistics and video highlights and/or full match videos.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Jai Alai/Cesta Punta--Coupe de France Pro/Am 2016
As a prelude to the 2016 Donibane Lohizune (Saint-Jean-de-Luz) Internationaux Cesta Punta Masters competitions that began on July 7, 2016 and run through August 25, ICP sponsored this tournament. Eight doubles teams competed. The entire tournament is summarized at pelotelive.free.fr After quarter-final matches at Pau (1) (2) and Soorts-Hossegor (1) (2), the semi-finals and finals were held at Donibane Lohizune (Saint-Jean-de-Luz) (1) (2).
At the pelotelive.free.fr site there are scores, commentary, and full match video for both semi-finals and the final. If you watch the matches from pelotelive.free.fr, make sure to click on "disactiver" below the matches to turn off pff's auto-refresh. At the competition page, for each match a ball icon indicates a score, a thought bubble icon indicates a commentary, and a film icon indicates a full match video. Full match videos are also available at the Internationaux Cesta Punta Youtube site Scroll to anything that says "coup de France."
Semi-Finals: June 30, 2016
1.Curveur-Ihitsague defeated Tambourindeguy-Minvielle 2-1 (15-8, 6-15, 5-3)
2. Ohla-Toucoullet defeated Garcia-Inza 2-1 (15-12, 11-15, 5-1)
Final: July 5, 2016
Curveur-Ihitsague defeated Ohla-Toucoullet 2-1 (15-14, 9-15, 5-2)
Note: the source of the full match videos for this, and for all matches of the summer season at Donibane Lohizune (Saint-Jean-de-Luz) is the French Canal+ TV network. They are spectacular HD quality videos. Watch them on as big a screen as you can!