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.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pala--Bizkaia Open Roundup

Final: 

Necol--Ibai-Perez defeated Zubiri--Imanol 3-1 (10-6, 5-10, 10-8, 10-9) at Bizkaia (Bilbo (Bilbao)) on June 18, 2016

Related Story about the New Innpala Generation (Deia)

This story emphasized the amazing fact that this was the first final in three years without either GaubekaFusto, or both participating. It noted the youth of three of the four players and how Pala has moved in the direction of the short court over the years. It was a great contextual article for one who is new to the sport. It also emphasized the possible transition from the dominance of these two players. Of course they are still active, and will have something to say about that. 

Match Story and Basic Match Statistics (Deia)

MY ARTICLE: Match summary, joko linescores analyzed, a much closer match than the final score indicated. 

MY ARTICLE: Complete rundown of scores and standings of Bizkaia Open, week by week..

Full Match Video (Source: EITB) Match begins at 1 hour, 6 minutes, 36 seconds on the recording.

Single points from variou Bizkaia Tournament matches, along with some practice sessions. (Source: Innpala Fronton Facebook Page videos).


Scroll to "Open Bizkaia" e torneo". One video before that is the last point of the final match. Each video from there on until you see "Mungia 2016" is a video of a single point from a match or a practice session. Scroll over any video after you have loaded it and you will be able to make it full screen. Hit the escape key after it ends and go to the next video. Use the back arrow key to get back to the blog. All videos are less than two minutes long.