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, November 15, 2016

Main Nue--Tournois de Macaye

Tournoi de Macaye (1)(2), an EP 1000 tournament, was played November 5 and 11, 2016.

Sources for scores (Esku Pilota Results page)

November 5, 2016

Semi-finals:

Monce-Bilbao defeated L. Lambert- X. Lambert 40-26

Inchauspé-Lazcano defeated Etchegaray-de Ezcurra 40-30

November 11, 2016

Final;

Monce-Bilbao defeated Inchauspé-Lazcano 40-25

Match article, including audio interview with Bilbao and full match video

Full match video (Esku Pilota Youtube)

Like the recent Tournois de Bidart and Trophee Atharee  this tournament was played on a mur a gauche with a drop-in Trinquet dugout. And like those two tournament finals,this one is also interesting to watch from the standpoint of a right side of the court that is open. Monce-Bilbao dominated both of their matches.