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 31, 2016

Mano--Torneo Bizkaia de Parejas Dentro del Cinqo Y Medio

The Torneo Bizkaia de Parejas Dentro del Cinqo Y Medio took place from July 17-30, 2016, with 6 competing teams, two of which had a seeding in the semi-finals. The cinqo y medio format is simlar to the quatro y medio, except that the fault line is 5 1/2 instead of 4 1/2 and the serve must be between the 3 and 5 1/2 line. The purpose is the same as the 4 1/2 format for singles matches. Shorten the court and emphasize speed and shot making over raw power.

July 30, 2016:

Final: Bizkaia Fronton (Bilbo (Bilbao))

Altuna III-Barriola defeated Oliazola II-Aretxabeleta 22-16.

Match Article: (noticias de Gipuzkoa)

The winners scored the last 9 points of the match.

Full match video: (Source: IETB)  (Match begins at 1 hour, 8 minutes, 14 seconds on the recording).

MY ARTICLE: Tournament Roundup: links to match scores, articles and videos.