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

Mano--Torneo Aste Nagusa

Torneo Aste Negusia was contested at  Bizkaia Fronton (Bilbo (Bilbao))on August 22-25, 27, 2016.

Asegarce tournament page

Match stories for all matches (

This tournament was a hard fought battle of attrition. The average number of balls in play for the entire tournament was 586. Berasaluze II, playing as a substitute, participated in his 1000th professional match.  For the third time in August and fifth time this summer, Oliazola II made the finals of a tournament. He has won 2 and lost 3.

August 22-23

Quarter-final Tourneo

Urrutikoetxea-Larunbe defeated Bengoetxea VI-Berioz 22-16

Altuna III-Rezusta defeated Irribarria-Merino II 22-16

Note: Source of all full match and highlights videos, unless otherwise stated, is EITB.

Match highlights

August 24-25

Semi-final Tourneo

Elezkano II-Zabaleta defeated Berasaluze II (substituting for the injured Urrutikoetxea)-Larunbe 22-17

Match highlights

Oliazola II-Untoria defeated Altuna III-Rezusta 22-18

Full match video (match begins at 1 hour, 17, minutes, 11 seconds on the recording

August 27


Elezkano II-Zabaleta defeated Oliazola II-Untoria 22-15

Final point

Full match video (Source: (scroll to "Tourneo Asta Nagusia--Bilbao--27/08/2016). Note that eventually the match will move to sub-pages of this site. They can always be found by title or date.