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

Pala--La Liga Kutxabank--Week 2

La Liga Kutxabank competition began on October 29, 2016 at Bizkaia Fronton, Bilbo (Bilbao) (1)(2). This tournament includes the entire InnPala roster, divided into 5 teams which will participate in a double round robin League competition, followed by a sem-final between the 2nd and 3rd place teams. The winner will face the League winner in a final on January 7th, 2017. Most of the matches will be at Bizkaia. There will also be matches at Sopela and Gallarta. For more on the tournament see the tournament page at InnPala.

Week 1--October 29, 2016

Week 2--November 5, 2016

Sopela (1)(2) (Joko scores source: Diario Vasco Cartelera, Nov. 6, 2016).

Zubiri-Brefel defeated Landeta-Imanol 3-1 (10-5, 1-10, 10-5, 10-9)

Gaubeka--Ibai-Perez defeated Fusto-Gordon 3-1 (10-8, 6-10, 10-1, 10-6).

Match article for both matches with 7 photos (Source: InnPala Fronton Facebook page). Auto translate may be available.

Video of Zubiri-Ibai-Perez v F-G practice on Nov. 1, 2016 (Source: InnPala Twitter feed).

Video of Gordon training (with Ibai-Perez, Fusto, and Zubiri) on Oct. 31, 2016) (Source: Innpala Twitter feed).

Match video of one point of G-I v F-G (Source: InnPala Fronton Facebook page).

Iker Gordon played his first match as a professional at his home fronton. It was a well played match, but, according to the match article, G-I are the in form team at the moment, having now won both their opening matches. Special mention was made of the play of Ibai-Perez.

League Table:

Key: Team, Match record, Joko (set) record, League points

Gaubeka--Ibai-Perez...... 2-0....(3-2, 3-1)....6
Zubiri-Brefel...................1-1....(2-3, 3-1).....5
Necol-Ibargari:................1-0.....(3-1)...........3
Landeta-Imanol...............0-2....(1-3, 1-3)....2
Fusto-Gordon..................0-1....(1-3)...........1

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Table of wins and losses for the 2016-2017 season.

Key: Player, Position (d=delantero (front court), z=zaguero (back court)) match wins-losses, joko (set) wins-losses, winning-losing streak, championships won. Matches that are single partidos will be noted. Table will be according to match winning percentage. 1st tie breaker will be number of wins. 2nd tie breaker will be joko win-loss differential.

November 5, 2016

Gaubeka(d)....2-0.....6-3...+2
Necol(d).........1-0.....3-1...+1
Zubiri(d)........1-1.....5-4...+1
Fusto(d)..........0-1.....1-3...-1
Landeta(d)......0-2.....2-6...-2

Ibai-Perez(z).2-0.....6-3...+2
Ibargari(z).....1-0.....3-1...+1
Brefel(z)........1-1.....5-4...+1
Gordon(z)......0-1.....1-3...-1
Imanol(z).......0-2.....2-6...-2

For cumulative accounting of this player table see the InnPala Player win-loss table under the Pala page on the right side of the blog.