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.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Main Nue--Tournoi de Villefranque

Tournoi de Villefranque (1)(2)(3), an EP 1000 competition, was played November 23 and 26, 2016.

Tournament preview article (Pilota Ttiki)

November 26, 2016

Final:

Bielle-Ducassou defeated Waltary-Bilbao 40-32

Match article (Pilota Ttiki)

Selected linescore (winners always listed first)

10-4; 15-5; 20-13; 20-26; 25-30; 32-32; 40-32

Match article, audio interview with Ducassou, full match video, and link to traditional dance performed for the players after the final (Esku Pilota)

Full match video (Esku Pilota Youtube)

It was a match in three distinct parts, with each team having control for a long period of time. A 13-0 run by W-B seemed to put them in command. Shortly thereafter, Waltary suffered an adductor injury. After receiving treatment, he came back but his movement was hindered and B-D took advantage to close out the match with a 15-2 run of their own. The match video is wonderful to watch in that it is shot with two cameras, both at low level, from behind and in front of the players.

November 23, 2016

Semi-finals:

Bielle-Ducassou defeated Lambert-de Ezcurra 40-14

Waltary-Bilbao defeated Inchauspe-Amulet 40-30

Match article for both matches (Pilota Ttiki)

Match article for both matches (Esku Pilota)