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, August 18, 2016

Jai Alai/Cesta Punta--Internationaux Cesta Punta--Master 4 Tournament

The 2016 Donibane Lohizune (Saint-Jean-de-Luz) Internationaux Cesta Punta Masters competitions began on July 7, 2016 and run through August 25, 2016. At the ICP website, you will find scheduled matches, results, match articles, rules of the competition, player pages, and how the player points are determined, among other information.

The Master 4 Internationaux Cesta Punta Tournament was held at Donibane Lohizune (Saint-Jean-de-Luz) (1) (2) from August 9-16, 2016.

All match scores and match articles are available at the Internationaux Cesta Punta site. Note: as of  February 11, 2017 this link no longer worked. I was able to link directly to the match articles. Those links are below

Full Match videos are also available at the Internationaux Cesta Punta Youtube site.

August 9, 2016:

First Semi-Final Goikoetxea-Aldazabal defeated Beaskoetxea-Alliez 2-0 (15-7, 15-7)

Match article

Match highlights

Full Match Video

August 11, 2016

Second Semi-Final: Hormaetxea-Eyheragaray (substituting for the injured Irastorza) defeated P. Tambourindeguy-Txasio 2-1 (9-15, 15-6, 5-1).

Match article


Full Match Video

August 16, 2016:

Final: Hormaetxea-Eyheragaray (substituting for the injured Irastorza) defeated Goikoetxea-Aldazabal 2-1 (10-15, 15-3, 5-4)

Match article


Full match video

After winning the first set 15-10, G-A were serving with a 3-2 lead in the second set (37 minutes, 17 seconds on the recording). For the rest of the set, Hormaetxea played spectacularly and G-A never scored again, a run of 13 straight points. Though the tie-breaker could have gone either way, it was this run of great play that turned the match around and gave H-E their chance at victory.

MY ARTICLE: Cumulative match records for all participants in both Internationaux Cesta Punta and Jai Alai World Tour Summer Partidos through the first 10 tournaments