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, October 13, 2016

Mano--Lau eta erdiko Txapelketa 2016/Campeonato del 4 1/2 de 1a categoría 2016 LEP. M

The 2016-17 professional Mano season began on October 7, 2016 with the first round of the Lau eta erdiko Txapelketa 2016/Campeonato del 4 1/2 de 1a categoría 2016 LEP. M competition.

Asegarce Competition Page

The competition has 12 players, in two groups. The opening round of four preliminary matches took place October 7-10, 2016. The four winners (two in each group) move on to a quarter final league, where they join four other seeded players (Urrutikoetxea and Altuna III in Gourp A, Oliazola II and Bengoetxea VI in Group B) in a single round robin quarter-final league. The 1st place finishers in each group will then face the 2nd place finishers in the other group in the semi-finals. Semi-final winners will play in the final on November 27, 2016.

Note: Source for all match articles, unless otherwise specifically stated is

Source for all match video, unless otherwise specifically stated, is EITB.

Match highlights for all four matches

Group A

October 7, 2010:

At Municipal Fronton, Bergara  Irribarria defeated Jaunarena 22-20

Match article:

In a very Urrutikoetxean performance, Irribarria came back from deficits of 4-10, 5-14, 8-16, and 12-19, to win. A 10-1 run at the end of the match got him over the line.

Full match video (Source: Scroll to Bergara - 07/10/2016

October 8, 2016

At Beotibar Fronton, Tolosa Victor defeated Untoria 22-17

 Match article:

Victor overcame 9 errors with 13 winners (including 2 service aces) to outlast Untoria,

Full match video:

Group B

October 8, 2016:

At Vall d'Hebron Fronton, Barcelona Retegi BI defeated Gorka 22-15

Match article:

7 Gorka errors were the difference in this match.

October 9, 2016:

At Lekunberri Fronton (1) (2) Ezkurdia defeated Arretxe II 22-16

Match article:

Arretxe II suffered a neck injury early in this match (1-2) but came back after treatment. Ezkurdia had 19 winners.

Full match video