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.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Mano--Tourneo Virgen Blanca (La Blanca)

Turneo Virgen Blanca was contested August 5, 6, and 8 at Ogueta Fronton (Vitoria-Gasteiz).

Asegarce Tournament page

Source for all full match videos: EITB

August 5:

First Semi-final

Oliazola II-Untoria defeated Artola-Albisu 22-18

Match article (Source: Asegarce)

Full match video (match begins at 37:20 on the recording)

August 6:

Second Semi-final

Altuna III-Zabaleta defeated Ezkurdia-Rezusta 22-15

Match article (Source: Diario Vasco)

Full match video (match begins at 1:01:08 on the recording)

August 8:


Altuna III-Zabaleta defeated Oliazola II-Untoria 22-6

Match article (Source: Diario Vasco)

A 9-0 run by the winners at the start of the sealed the outcome, but they kept applying pressure, adding to their lead throughout for a surprisingly easy victory.

Video highlights (11 selected points, including the winning point: Youtube site)

Full match video (match begins at 55:43 on the recording)