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--Tournois de Paris

The Tournois de Paris, an EP 1000 competition, was played at Trinquet Chiquito de Cambo (1)(2)(3) on November 18 and 20, 2016

pelotelive.free.fr Competition page

Tournament preview article (Pilota Ttiki)

November 18, 2016

* not listed in Esku Pilota player pages at present

Semi-Finals

Waltery-Amulet defeated Etchegary-Lezcano 2-0 (15-8, 15-6)

Monce-Ducassou defeated Darmendrail*-Bilbao 2-0 (15-6, 15-3)

Match articles for both matches (Pilota Ttiki)

November 20, 2016

Final

Monce-Ducassou defeated Waltary-Amulet 40-19

Match article for both final and third place match (Pilota Ttiki)

Match article (Esku Pilota)

Linescore with commentary, statistics, graph, photos, and video of one point (Pelotelive.free.fr)

Third place match:

Etchegary-Lazcano defeated Darmendrail*-Bilbao 40-29.

According to Amulet (as explained in the Pilota Ttiki article) the players asked for the format to be changed after the semi-final matches. Amulet's thinking on this is illuminating. Also, according to the PT article, the final was closer than the score indicated, with many long points that were fiercely contested.