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 31, 2016

Pala--Asta Nagusia and Plentsia Tournaments

Two Pala tournaments concluded on August 27 and 28.

1. Asta Nagusia Tournament played at Bizkaia Fronton (Bilbo (Bilbao))

This was a combination short court Pala and Jai Alai/Cesta Punta (Jai Alai World Tour CTO. singles MPB) tournament played during the week of August 21-28. For the Jai Alai story see this blog post

May 28, 2016:


Necol-Imanol defeated Fusto-Ibai Perez 3-1 (5-10; 10-8; 10-9; 10-6)

Match article (Deia)

This was a match that consumed 619 balls in play. The third Joko alone consumed 220. Necol was the star of the match.

Full match Video (Source: EITB)

May 26:

Second Semi-final

Fusto--Ibai-Perez defeated Landeta-Brefel 3-2 (8-10, 10-6, 6-10, 10-7, 10-3)

Match article (Deia)

Fusto returned to action after his injury in the Master Kirol Txartela. According to the match article, he was not 100% fit. In the fourth Joko F-I won after trailing 1-4.

May 21:

First Semi-final

Necol-Imanol defeated Gaubeka-Ayerbe 3-1 (10-7, 10-8, 7-10, 10-6)

Match article (Deia)

The pala match is summarized in the last paragraph of the article.


2. Plentzia (1) (2)

This tournament was played on August 25 and 27 on a long court. It is unkown as to whether it was a pala larga or pala motza (corta) tournament.

Score source: Diario Vasco cartaleras for August 26 and 28.

August 25, 2016:


Gaubeka-Brefel defeated Landeta--Ibai-Perez 3-1 (8-10, 10-6, 10-3, 10-7)

Necol-Ayerbe defeated Zubiri-Imanol 3-1 (5-10, 10-2, 10-5, 10-3)

August 27, 2016:


Gaubecka-Brefel defeated Necol-Ayerbe 3-1 (10-8, 10-6, 7-10, 10-7)

3rd Place

Zuberi-Imanol defeated Landeta--Ibai Perez 3-0 (10-6, 10-5, 10-7)