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, December 20, 2016

Jai Alai/Cesta Punta--Cesta de Nadau

The 7th Cesta de Nadau was played at Pau (1)(2) December 9 and 16, 2016

Match previews and articles for all matches:

Source: Section Paloise Pelota Basque (Raymond Cazadebat)

December 16, 2016


Olharan-Portet defeated Hormaetxea-Enbil 2-1 (12-15, 15-13, 5-3)

2016 Full Match video (Canal+ via Audiense Audiovisuel Youtube site) (Added Dec. 23, 2016).

2015 Final Full Match Video  (Canal+ via Audiense Audiovisuel Youtube site) (Olharan-Itoiz defeated Egiguren-L. Alliez 2-0 (15-11, 15-14, December 18, 2015) (Added Dec. 23, 2016).

Dec. 9, 2016


Hormaetxea-Enbil defeated Goikoetxea-Erkiaga 2-1 (10-15, 15-14, 5-3)

Olharan-Portet defeated Egiguren-Alliez 2-0 (15-13, 15-12)

Condensed match videos (many but not all points) for all three matches, as well as a unique introduction of the players in the final (Source: Tout sur la Pelote Basque Youtube page--Olivier Simon)

See videos labeled "Cesta de Nadau 2016". Note that these videos are not commercial TV quality videos, but give a good impressionistic flavor of the matches. Note especially the video for the final, which was filmed from the front rather than the back and/or side. Watch the ball closely and you'll see with great clarity just how fast it moves in this sport.