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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Main Nue--Tournoi de Mendionde

Tournoi de Mendionde (Lekorne) (1) (2), an EP 1000 tournament, was played on September 16 and 19, 2016

Source for match scores and article, Esku Pilota web site. Source for match video, Esku Pilota Web site and Youtube site.

September 16, 2016:

Semi finals (Esku Pilota Results Page) Scroll to the date.

Bielle-Bilbao defeated Ospital-Amulet 40-17

Larralde-de Ezcurra defeated Lambert-Ducassou 40-28

September 19, 2016:

Larralde-de Ezcurra defeated Bielle-Bilbao 40-39

Match article

Match video: final three points of the match. 

The video joins the match early in the 77th point. From here, the rest of the match consumed 89 balls in play!

A few words must be said about the fitness and resiliency of Larralde, de Ezcurra, and Bilbao in the last week. They played back to back tournaments (Sare, Mendionde) on Aug. 12, 14, 16, and 19. In the four matches, Larralde-de Ezcurra played 289 points. Bilbao (with different partners), played 283. At the very end of that workload, to play a final 3 points with the intensity these were played with is phenomenal.