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--Challenge Elhina

Challenge Elhina  (Trinquet ElhinaAmendaritz), Jun. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016.

The best place to find the complete context of this EP 1000 tournament is the (Challenge Elhina) link above. This was a 6 team doubles tournament played in two "poules." Each three team "poule" played a round robin against the other two, so that over the course of the four week tournament there were three matches played in each "poule", with the best records in each going on to the final. The source of all of the information about this tournament, from match stories, selected match statistics, interviews with the players, and full match video was either the Esku Pilota web or Youtube site. I have used the site as the base site to link to because of its ease of access as a central point of departure for the entire tournament. You should be able to link back to the original Esku Pilota sites of interest from links given at Note that when you enter an individual match from the competition page,PFF will open a new window. To get back to the competition simply close that window. And then use the back arrow to get back to the blog item.


Larralde-Harismendy defeated Etchegaray-Ducassou 40-33 on June 26, 2016

Match article (source: Esku Pilota)