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, November 9, 2016

Main Nue--Tournois Herriarena and Replay of Tournoi Hoberenak (Arcangues) Final

1. Tournois Herriarena (Saint-Etienne-de-Baigorry) (1)(2), an EP 1000 tournament, was played October 23, 30, and November 6, 2016.

Source of scores: Esku Pilota Results page. Note: scroll to dates or name of tournament.

* Not listed at the Esku Pilota player page at present.

November 6, 2016


Olcomendy*-Ducassou defeated Bielle (substituting for Larralde)-Amulet 40-27

Match article, including an audio interview with Olcomendy and full match video (Source: Esku Pilota) (Added Nov. 11, 2016)>

Full match video (Source: Esku Pilota Youtube site) (Added Nov. 11, 2016).

October 23, 2016:

1st Semi-final

Olcomendy*-Ducassou defeated Beille-Guichandut 40-30.

Match statistics

O-D lead throughout the match, although B-G made a run at them in 4th decade (20-10--23-17). Bielle led all scorers with +18, but was somewhat neutralized by Guichandut's -11. Ducassou's scoring was +10 -1.

October 30, 2016

2nd Semi-final:

Larralde-Amulet defeated Lambert-de Ezcurra 40-18.


2. Tournoi Hobernak (D'Arcangues) (1)(2), an EP 1000 tournament, was completed on November 1, 2016 with a full replay of the final that was originally played on July 14, 2016. That match was postponed after Larralde suffered an ankle injury.

Full coverage of the tournament.

November 1, 2016

Final Replay

Larralde-Ducassou defeated Waltary-Bilbao 40-28

Match article, along with link to an audio interview with Ducassou and full match video (Source: Esku Pilota)

Full match video (Source: Esku Pilota Youtube site).

The second try at playing this match suffered the same fate as the first, except for the fact that Bilbao was able to come back from injuring his left hand. In fact the break seemed to interrupt L-D's momentum and led to an 15-2 run and a 18-16 lead for W-B. But they couldn't keep their momentum going, and L-D dominated the rest of the match 24-10 to win the championship.