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.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Mano--Pablo Berasaluze retires

After 18 years and over 1,000 professional mano matches, Pablo Berasaluze retired on October 1, 2016. He went out in style, +17 in a 22-18 win with Urrutikoetxea v Oliazola II-Larunbe in front of a capacity crowd of 3,000 at Bizkaia Fronton, Bilbo (Bilbao).

"AdiĆ³s a un pelotari inolvidable," by Enrique Echavarren (Diario Vasco)

"Berasaluze II:"No tengo palabras para agraceder a toda la gente que me ha apoyado" (Asegarce)

Revista article

Asegarce Player Page

Retirement ceremony (EITB)

Career highlights (EITB)

Berasaluze II's final match

Full match video (match begins at 44 minutes, 42 seconds on the video)