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--Internationaux Cesta Punta--Master 1 Tournament

The 2016 Donibane Lohizune (Saint-Jean-de-Luz) Internationaux Cesta Punta Masters competitions began on July 7, 2016 and run through August 25, 2016. At the ICP website, you will find scheduled matches, results, match articles, rules of the competition, player pages, and how the player points are determined, among other information.

The Master 1 Internationaux Cesta Punta Tournament was held at Donibane Lohizune (Saint-Jean-de-Luz) (1) (2) from July 7-12, 2016.

All match scores and match articles are available at the Internationaux Cesta Punta site. Note: as of February 11, 2017 this link no longer worked. I was able to link directly to the final match article (see below). The other match articles are available at the PFF links below
All match scores, articles, and full match videos are available at

Note: a ball icon means scores; a thought bubble icon means commentary; a film icon means full match video. Click on any icon and it will take you to the match page, which contains all of the above information.

Full Match videos are also available at the Internationaux Cesta Punta Youtube site. Note: as of February 11, 2017 this link no longer worked. I have added a link to the original match article for the final. The other match articles are at the PFF link above.

July 7, 2016:

First Semi-Final: Olharan-Minvielle defeated Tambourindeguy, Jon-Alliez 2-1 (12-15, 15-8, 5-1) Note. at the time of this post, some sources had Patxi rather than Jon listed. This is incorrect.

Full Match Video

Second Semi-Final:  Goikoetxea-Ihitsague defeated Ohla-Aldazabal 2-0 (15-7, 15-14).


Full match video

July 12, 2016:

Final: Olharan-Minvielle defeated Goikoetxea-Ihitsague 2-1 (15-14, 8-15, 5-3)

Match article (added February 11, 2017)


Full match video

MY ARTICLE: Cumulative match records for all participants in both Internationaux Cesta Punta and Jai Alai World Tour Summer Partidos