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.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Paleta--Paleta Gomme Cruese--Championnat de France Women's and Men's Final

On June 18, 2016, the Championnat de France Paleta Gomme Cruese National A championships, the highest level of amateur play that The Federation Francaise de Pelote Basque sponsores, contested both men's and women's finals at Trinquet de Paris (Chiquito)..

Source for all on both finals is

Note that while the videos are available at the below listed sites, the quality of the feed may be much smoother at Ustream, (click on "videos" to reveal all 6 videos) where they were originally live streamed and have been made available on demand.

Women's final:

Leiza-Graciet defeated Halsouet-Comet 2-1 (14-15, 15-10, 10-7)

Competition site: All players and results

Match Final site: (Match linescores, charts, statistics, and video selections from the first and final sets. Make sure to "disactiver" the refresh feature of before viewing).

Men's Final:

Laxalde-Guillenteguy defeated Lissar-Bidegain 2-1 (10-15, 15-11, 10-8).

Competition site:

Match Final Site: Same as above but with basically the full match video. Make sure to "disactiver" the refresh feature of before viewing).

MY ARTICLE on first impressions of Paleta Gomme Cruese on both trinquet and mur a gauche courts (with example of video of mur a gauche).