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, September 7, 2016

Mano--Torneo Sanantolines de Lekeitio Parejas 2016 LEP.M

Torneo Sanantolines de Lekeitio was played at Santi Brouard Fronton (Lekeitio) on September 2, 3, and 5, 2016.

Asegarce tournament page

Match articles for first semi-final and final matches (

Match article for second semi-final (Diario Vasco)

Source for all match video: EITB

September 2:

First Semi-final

Irribarria-Zabaleta defeated Barasaluze II-Larunbe 22-12

September 3:

Second semi-final

Altuna III-Rezusta defeated Oliazola II-Albisu 22-6


Full match video (match begins at 52 minutes on the recording)

The first two points of this match consumed 104 balls in play (33, 71). The entire match consumed 341.

September 5:


Altuna III-Rezusta defeated Irribarria-Zabaleta  22-14

Full match video (match begins at 1:00:06 on the recording)

Altuna III continued his excellent summer, winning his 4th tournament.


Recap of Summer tournament winners so far beginning with San Fermin:

Tourneo San Fermin Lau eta Erdiko (Quatro y Medio--4 1/2)--Urrutikoetxea

San Fermin--Oliazola II-Albisu
Torneo Bizkaia de Parejas Dentro del Cinqo Y Medio-Altuna III-Barriola
Virgen Blanca--Altuna III-Zabaleta
Villa de Ezcaray--Berasaluze II-Rezusta
Labastida Rioja Alavesa--Berasaluze II-Albisu
Villa de Zaurautz--Oliazola II-Untoria
Ciudad de Bilbao--Elezkano II-Zabaleta
Torneo San Sebastian--Altuna III-Zabaleta
Sanantolines de Lekeitio--Altuna III-Rezusta