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.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Mano--Tourneo San Fermin Lau eta Erdiko (Quatro y Medio--4 1/2) Tournament.

Tourneo San Fermin Lau eta Erdiko (Quatro y Medio--4 1/2) Tournament. (Source for Tournament structure and schedule--Asegarce). For those who do not know about the San Fermin Festival, it is explained here.

MY ARTICLE about Quatro y Medio--differences from the traditional singles game.

First Round:

A. Bengoetxea VI defeated Victor 22-10 at San Fco. Javier Fronton (1) (2), Lodosa on June 4, 2016.

MY ARTICLE about this match, match scoring

Full Match Video (source: EITB)

B. Altuna III  defeated Irribarria 22-16 at Astelena Fronton (1) (2), Eibar on June 24, 2016.

Match statistics and graph (Source ASPE)

Match Highlights (Source: EITB)

Full Match Video (Source: Scroll to Irribarria vs Altuna III Eibar 24/06/2016. Note that this match is on the first page of Fronton Tv's full match videos now, but will move to lower pages later,as they add more full video matches to their archive. Using the players' names and date of the match is the easiest way to find the match via scrolling.

C . Juanarena defeated Mendizabal III 22-14 at Uarkape Fronton (1) (2), Arrasate (Mondragon) on June 26, 2016.

Match Statistics, linescore, and graph (Source: ASPE)

Match article:  (Noticias de Gipuzkoa)

Full Match Video: (Source: IETB)


A. Urrutikoetxea defeated Bengoetxea VI 22-9 at Las Llanas FrontonSestao on June 24, 2016.

Match Statistics (Source: Asegarce)

Match Story (El Diario Vasca)

Match highlights (Source: EITB)

B. Ezkurdia defeated Juanarena 22-6 at the Udala FrontonMungia, on June 29, 2016).

Match Story (Deia) contains match statistics and selected linescore

C. Altuna III  defeated Retegi BI 22-13 at the Adarraga FrontonLogrono on July 1, 2016

Match Story (El Diario Vasca) contains match statistics and selected linescore.

Match Highlights: (Source: IETB)

Full Match Video: (Source: IETB) (match begins at 1 hour, 8 minutes, 53 seconds on the recording)


A. The big news development of the tournament was the injury (shoulder tendinitis) that prevented Oliazola II from playing his semi-final against Urrutikoetxea  on July 2, 2016. The injury was announced by Asegarce on Jun. 27, 2016.

B.  Ezkurdia defeated Altuna III 22-11 at the Sopelana FrontonSopelana, on July 3, 2016.

Match Statistics, Linescore, and Graph (Source: ASPE)

Full match video (Source: EITB) Match begins at 46 minutes, 5 seconds on the recording.


Urrutikoetxea (Asegarce) defeated Ezkurdia(ASPE) 22-21 at the Labrit Fronton, Iruna (Pamplona) on July 7, 2016.

Match Story and Statistics: (Source: Asegarce)

Match Statistics, etc: (Source: ASPE).

MY ARTICLE: Where have we seen this before?

Full Match Video:  (Match begins at 57:28 on the video) (Source: EITB)