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
pelotelive.free.fr Competition page
Tournament preview article (Pilota Ttiki)
November 18, 2016
* not listed in Esku Pilota player pages at present
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
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.