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 11, 2016

Main Nue--Tournois Espela d'Espelette

Tournoi Espela d'Espelette, an EP 500 competition, was contested at Trinquet d'Espelette (1) (2)  August 6 and 9, 2016.

* Not listed in Esku Pilota player pages at this time.

August 6, 2016:


Elgart-Guichandut defeated Lambert-Lazcano 40-26

Inchauspe-Amulet defeated Monce-Migueltorena* 40-27

Source for both scores (Esku Pilota)

August 9, 2016


Elgart-Guichandut defeated Inchauspe-Amulet 40-26

Match article, photos, and audio interview with Elgart (Source: Esku Pilota)

As the match story indicates, Inchauspe-Amulet had little chance to win. Three days earlier they won a 67 point match in the semi-finals of this tournament. The day before they played a marathon 50-48 Monday at the Garat match against each other (see under the recurring 50 point match Main Nue results on the right side of the page), a match that took an hour and 50 minutes. So, counting the 66 points of this final, they played 231 points in 4 days.