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.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Pala--Kirol Txartela Masters Tournament--Players--Tournament Regulations--Championship and Third Place Match

The Kirol Txartela Masters Tournament  at the Atano III FrontonDonastia (San Sebastian) began on July 6, 2016.  It ended with a final and third place match on August 17, 2016. The Tournament link above explains the nature of the tournament and how it is to be contested. The same information is also available in less graphic form at InnPala. Basically it was an 8 team doubles tournament, consisting of the entire 10 man InnPala roster along with 6 invited amateurs. The teams were split into two 4 team groups. This was a short court tournament. Each match was contested to a best three out of five 10 point jokos (sets). Table points were determined entirely by number of jokos won. The league phase consisted of a single round robin in each group, with each player playing every other week. Matches took place every Wednesday evening. At the end of the league phase there was a final and a third place match. Source for all match scores unless otherwise stated: InnPala Twitter feed. For more information on professional players see the player pages linked to on the right side of the blog.

Note: *=Amateur

August 17, 2016:


Navarro*-Brefel defeated Zubiri-Ayerbe 3-2 (6-10, 10-8, 4-10, 10-6, 10-9). (Match and joko score source: EITB).

Third Place Match:

Landeta--Ibai-Perez defeated Arozena*-Irrigoyen* (substituting for Ibargari) 3-1 (10-5, 9-10, 10-4, 10-5). (Match and joko score source: EITB),

Match articles and photos for both matches (source: Innpala Fronton Facebook page).

Selected player analysis article for the league phase of the tournament (source: Innpala Fronton Facebook page).

Full match video for both matches (third place match: 0:00-50 minutes, 32 seconds on the video, final match and trophy presentation: 52:02 to end of video). (Source: EITB).

Sylvain Brefel was named Player of the Tournament.

MY ARTICLE: Individual joko linescores and analysis for both matches

MY ARTICLE: Kirol Txartela Masters Tournament--full tournament summary: scores, cumulative tables, articles, video