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 22, 2016

Mano--Torneo Villa de Zarautz

Torneo Villa de Zarautz was contested at Aritzbatalda Fronton (1) (2) August 17, 19, and 21, 2016

Asegarce tournament page

Match articles and statistics for all three matches (Source:

Three things stood out in this tournament. The first was how easily Oliazola II-Untoria defeated Urrutikoetxea-Albisu. Linescore numbers like 5-0, 9-2, and 19-4 indicate this. The second was the second match, easily the most exciting of the tournament. Irribarria-Merino II staggered from 10-11 to 10-18 but then roared back to force a 43rd point. The third was Oliazola II, winner of player of the tournament. O-U evened the ledger with Altuna III-Zabaleta after a crushing defeat two weeks ago in Tourneo Virgen Blanca. This was Oliazola II's 2nd consecutive Tourneo Villa de Zarautz victory.

August 17:

First semi-Final

Oliazola II-Untoria defeated Urrutikoetxea-Albisu 22-9

Match highlights (Source: EITB)

August 19:

Second semi-final

Altuna III-Zabaleta defeated Irribarria-Merino II 22-21

Full match video (Source: Scroll to "Zarautz 19/08/2016"

August 21:


Oliazola II-Untoria defeated Altuna III-Zabaleta 22-18

Match highlights (Source: EITB)

Full match video (Source: EITB) (match begins at 1:03:17 on the recording)