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.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Jai Alai/Cesta Punta--Gant d'Or Tournament

The 40th Gant d'Or Competition, at Fronton Euskal-Jai Aguilara  (Biarritz) was played from August 3-24, 2016.

August 24, 2016:


Beaskoetxea-Irastorza defeated Goikoetxea-Minvielle 2-0 (15-10, 15-3).

Match article (Source: Jai Alai News Facebook page--auto translation available at the bottom of the article)

This match was held the day before the Internationaux Cesta Punta (ICP) slam final, also won by B-I. For Beaskoetxea, it was part of an enormously successful summer season where he has so far won 5 of the 6 championship finals he has played in ICP, Jai Alai World Tour, and Gant d'Or.

Full match video (Source: Audiense Audiovisuel Youtube site)

The Youtube site contains scores for all matches in the tournament, chronologically. Click on "SHOW MORE" under "Published on Aug. 31, 2016."

For more information on this competition, as well as others contested at Biarritz, see the B.A.C. website.