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Monday, November 28, 2016

Pala--La Liga Kutxabank--Week 5

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 semi-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

Week 3--November 12, 2016

Week 4--November 19, 2016

Week 5--November 25-26, 2016 (Source for individual Joko scores and scoring when available, EITB).

November 25, 2016

Fusto-Gordon defeated Necol-Ibargari 3-2 (?-?, ?-?, ?-?, ?-?. 10-?) (Source: InnPala)

Independent Match

Gaubeka--Ibai-Perez v Zubiri-Imanol (?) I could not find any information on this match.

November 26, 2016

Necol-Ibargari defeated Zubiri-Brefel 3-2 (10-8, 6-10, 9-10, 10-8,10-5)

Scoring: Necol +16 -9 Ibargari +7-9    
              Zubiri +12 -11 Brefel +11 -10

601 balls in play. Time of the match: 68 minutes 43 seconds.

Fusto-Gordon defeated Landeta-Imanol 3-0 (10-4, 10-9, 10-7)

Scoring: Fusto +7 -1 Gordon +6 -6
              Landeta +7 -9  Imanol +7 -9

384 balls in play (Fusto 123, Gordon 73; Landeta 75 Imanol 113). Time of the match: 41:52.

Match Summaries for all three matches (Source: InnPala Fronton Facebook page).

Full match video for both matches (First match is from 0:00 to 1:14:50. Second match is from 1:14:51 until the end of the video). (Source EITB)

This week marked the end of the first half of the Liga competition.

The big winners over the weekend were Fusto-Gordon, whose 2 victories and 6 jokos moved them out of last place and into contention for a semi-final spot. They were Gordon's first two victories as a professional. Highlights of the weekend were the performances of Necol and Fusto on Saturday.

League Table:

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

Gaubeka--Ibai-Perez.......4-0....(3-2, 3-1, 3-2, 3-2).....12
Zubiri-Brefel...................2-2....(2-3, 3-1, 3-0, 2-3).....10
Necol-Ibargari:.................2-2....(3-1, 2-3, 2-3, 3-2).....10
Fusto-Gordon...................2-2....(1-3, 0-3, 3-2, 3-0)......7
Landeta-Imanol................0-4....(1-3, 1-3, 2-3, 0-3)......4

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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 26, 2016

Gaubeka(d)....4-0....12-7...+4*
Zubiri(d)........3-2....13-7...-1*
Fusto(d)..........2-2.....7-8...+2
Necol(d).........2-3....10-12..+1
Landeta(d)......0-4.....4-12..-4

Ibai-Perez(z).4-0.....12-7...+4*
Ibargari(z).....3-2.....13-9..+1
Brefel(z)........2-2.....10-7...-1
Gordon(z)......2-3.....7-11...+2
Imanol(z)......0-4.....4-12...-4*

Includes Nov. 19, 2016 independent match: Zubiri-Ibargari defeated Necol-Gordon 3-0 (10-8, 10-3, 10-9) at Bizkaia.

Does not include the result of Nov.25, 2016 independent match Gaubeka--Ibai-Perez v Zubiri-Imanol The result is unknown at this time. I will add it when I find it.

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.