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.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Main Nue Tournament--Trophee de la Rune

Trophee de la Rune (Trinquet d'Ascain), Ascain, May 21, 28, 2016. Sources: and Esku Pilota. The site has scores and video for the entire tournament in one place. This was a singles tournament with two semi-finals played the first week and the final the next.


Ducassou defeated Guichandut 40-19 on May 28, 2016

Match article: (Source: Esku Pilota)

MY ARTICLE: Match summary and comparison between singles Mano and Main Neu

Decade linescore: 8-2; 12-8; 20-10; 27-13; 33-17

Full Match Video (Source: Esku Pilota Youtube site)


Guichandut defeated Bilbao 40-30 on May 21, 2016

Decade linescore: 10-4; 20-9; 30-26; 40-30

Ducassou defeated Amulet (substituting for Larralde) 40-19 on May 21, 2016

Decade linescore: 10-7: 20-10: 30-15

Match Stories for both matches (Source: Esku Pilota)

Both semifinals were fairly easy victories, Guichandut pulling away from a challenge in the middle of the match (Bilbao had closed to 27-26). Ducassou pulled further away as the match progressed.