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.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Jai Alai/Cesta Punta--Jai Alai World Tour--Masters Series: Gernika II

The Jai Alai World Tour, a series of 6 tournaments played in the South Basque, from July 7 through August 13, 2016, finished its fifth tournament on August 5. At the site you will find scheduled matches, results, match articles, rules of the competition, player pages, and how the player points are determined, among other information.

Source for all scores and articles: Jai Alai World Tour website.

At Fronton Gernika Jai Alai (1) (2) Gernika II

Aug. 5:

3rd place:

Barandika-Amigorena defeated Erik-Lekerika 2-1 (14-15, 15-13, 5-2).


Hormaetxea-Aldazabal defeated Beaskoetxea-Txasio 2-1 (15-10, 13-15, 5-1).

Full match video for both matches (3rd place match--0:00:00-1:18:50, Final: 1:18:56-2:37:37, followed by interview and trophy presentation)

Match article for both matches

Note: the match article has the tie-breaker set score reversed from the actual score.

The night after winning his 7th consecutive match without a loss and 3rd consecutive championship of the summer (two in the JAWT and one in the Internationaux Cesta Punta Master 3 competition at Donibane Lohizune (Saint-Jean-de-Luz), H-A ended Beaskoetxea's great run.

July 24: First Semi-final:

Hormaetxea-Aldazabal defeated Erik-Lekerika 2-1 (10-15, 15-14, 5-3)

Match article

This was Hormaetxea's first victory of the summer partido season, after four defeats.

July 30: Second Semi-Final

Beaskoetxea-Txasio defeated Barandika-Amigorena 2-1 (10-15, 15-12, 5-2)

Match article

MY ARTICLE: Cumulative match records for all participants in both Internationaux Cesta Punta and Jai Alai World Tour Summer Partidos through the first 8 tournaments