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

Main Nue--Le Trophee Esku Pilota

Le Trophee Esku Pilota, a tournament dedicated to the memory of Jean-Marie Mailharro was played on November 25, December 9, and December 16, 2016.

* not listed in Esku Pilota player pages at present

December 16, 2016

Final

Trinquete Moderne, Bayonne (Baiona) (1)(2): Aguirre-Amulet defeated Elgart-Lucu* 40-26

Selected line score (winners always listed first)

4-10; 10-20; 23-23; 30-24; 40-26

Match article with link to full match video

A hand injury suffered by Lucu, along with vastly improved play by Amulet in the second half of the match, turned this final around. A-A, down by 10 points half-way through the match, outscored E-L 30-6 from that point to win easily.

Full match video (Esku Pilota Youtube site)

Semi-final score source: Esku Pilota results). Scroll to dates and match names.

November 25, 2016

First semi-final:

Beguios (1)(2): Elgart-Lucu* defeated Inchauspe-Benesse* 40-29

December 9, 2016
Second semi-final

Trinquet Xilar, Souraide (1)(2): Aguirre-Amulet defeated Olcomendy*-Lazcano 40-34