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--Xistera Kluba Amateur "Final of Finals"

Note that all print articles on the Xistera Kluba website are completely bilingual. I have used Castilian links. Click on the top right side of the page to switch to Basque.

Euskal Herriko Xistera Kluben Kirol Kluba (Basque Country Xistera Sports Club) together with EEUP (Euskadiko Euskal Pilota Federakuntza) has recently started an amateur Jai Alai tournament circuit. The Club has three aims: to reintroduce the game to children, to strengthen the game at the club level, and to create a competition circuit to help encourage new and young fans to follow the game. The full mission statement is here.

The final Xistera Kluba tournament ("final of finals") of the year was played on December 17, 2016, at Markina-Xemein. (1)(2). Three matches were played, including a girls quiniela match that featured 6 teams.

Match articles for all three matches (Source: Xistera Kluba)

Full match video for all three matches (Source: Xistera Kluba Youtube page)

Use the match article (reading from the end of the article to the beginning) below to identify players and locate the beginning of each match.

See Xistera Kluba Calendario for details on future tournaments.

See the Xistera Kluba home page above or USstream page for details on notification of live streaming. Live and on demand streaming is available for finals only at this time.

Previous Xistera Kluba full match videos (this link will lead to the latest (Tolosa) final which will link back to the other finals. (Source: Xistera Kluba Youtube and EITB).

XK promotional video