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, August 1, 2016

Main Nue--Tournoi Hoberenak--Unfinished

Tournoi Hoberenak, an EP 1000 competition, was contested at Trinquet D'Arcangues  (1) (2) from July 2-14, 2016. It has yet to be completed.

July 2, 2016:

Ospital-Amulet defeated Bielle-Guichandut 40-20 (Source: Esku Pilota)

Semi-Finals:

July 9, 2016:

Larralde-Ducassou defeated Etchegaray-Harismendy 40-8 (Source: Esku Pilota)

Note: these were the same players who had played in the final of the Trophee Elhina in June, 2016. The back courters switched partners.

July 10, 2016:

Waltary-Bilbao defeated Ospital-Amulet 40-31 (Source: Esku Pilota)

Full match video (Source: Esku Pilota Youtube site)

Final:

July 14, 2016:

Waltary-Bilbao lead Larralde-Ducassou 16-13 when Larralde suffered an ankle injury and had to retire. The match will be replayed in its entirety.

Match article and full match video (Source: Esku Pilota web site and Youtube site

Match Linescore, graph, and full match video (Source: pelotelive.free.fr) Make sure to click on "desactiver" below the match video to disable pfp's auto-refresh.

Rather than award the match to Waltary-Bilbao due to the inability of Larralde to continue, Esku Pilota decided to reschedule the match in its entirety. In this age of winning as the be all and end all of all sporting competitions, of "too bad, you lose" and move on, Esku Pilota decided to reschedule the match in its entirety. Because it was a good matchup. Because people wanted to see these two teams play. Because it wasn't a good way to end a tournament. Esku Pilota decided to reschedule the match in its entirety. Magnifique!

(Added Nov. 10, 2016). The match was replayed on November 1, 2016