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 15, 2016

Main Nue--Esku Pilota Summer 30-35 point village matches

Esku Pilota organized a series of Summer 30-35 point matches at outdoor venues (fronton place libres). It was a notable effort to take the game to some of the smallest villages in the North Basque Country. Note that below the town or village population (source: Wikipedia town or village articles) is listed for each venue. There is full match video for one of these matches, the Trophee Esku Pilota (see below, the first match listed).

Esku Pilota Player Pages

*=not listed at EP player pages at present.

Source for results: Esku Pilota Results pages Scroll to date or venue. Switch pages at the bottom of the page.

(Added October 31, 2016)

October 30, 2016:

Espellette (1) (2)--(1,987)

Monce-Cubiat* defeated Argain*-Inchauspe 30-20

Match article

The photo says it all as the traditional sport is enjoyed in the traditional way on a beautiful afternoon.

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September 14, 2016

Trophee Esku Pilota

Sare (1) (2)--(2,314) Note: one of the dedication stones for this F.P.L. reads "1833".  The year at the top of the wall reads "1902".

Etxeto*-Cubiat* (red) defeated Endara*-Olagary* (white) 30-20

Full match video

September 5, 2016

Urrugne :(1) (2)--(7,668)

Etxeto*-Cubiat* defeated Aguirre-P. Ducassou* 30-19

August 24, 2016

Espellette (1) (2)--(1,987)

Arbeletxe*-Etxeto* defeated Bereterbide*-Cubiat* 30-20

August 17, 2016

Espellette (1) (2)--(1,987)

Endara*-Cubiat* defeated Etchemendi*-Elissalde* 35-20

Match photo (click on the photo to enlarge it)

August 15, 2016

Ainhoa (1) (2)--(683)

Olcomendy*-Arbeletxe* defeated Bereterbide*-Cubiat* 30-27

August 10, 2016

Espellette (1) (2)--(1,987)

Aguirre-Ducassou defeated Etxeto*-Cubiat* 30-27

July 31, 2016

Belus (1) (2)--(615)

Inchauspe-Amulet defeated Aguirre-Harismendi 35-27

July 25, 2016

Ustaritz: (1) (2)--(6,294)

Etxeto*-Arbeletxe* defeated Etchemendi*-Maitia* 30-25

July 20, 2016

Espellette (1) (2)--(1,987)

Aguirre-Olhagaray* 26 Beterbide*-Elissalde* 22 (match stopped by rain)

July 17, 2016

Guiche: (1) (2)--(870)

Olcomendy*-Elissalde* defeated Argain*-Amulet* 35-28

July 12, 2016

Espellette (1) (2)--(1,987)

Etxeto*-Cubiat* defeated Aguirre-Erreca* 30-20

July 9, 2016

Saint-Martin d'Arberoue (1) (2)--(293)

Elgart-Guichandut deveated Bonetbelche-Inchauspe 35-19