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.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Mano--Abel Barriola announces his retirement after 19 years.
Barriola is one of 7 players in the history of Mano to win the triple crown (singles, doubles, and 4 1/2 Championships). Full match videos (EITB) are available for all of those victories.
4 1/2 Championship: 2001 Ogueta (Vitoria-Gasteiz): defeated Eugi 22-10.
Singles: 2002 Atano III (Donastia (San Sebastian)): defeated Beloki 22-3
Doubles Championship: 2014 Bizkaia (Bilbo (Bilbao)) Mtz. de Irujo-Barriola defeated Olaizolla II-Aretxabaleta 22-13
He also participated in 8 other finals in those disciplines.
Noticias de Gipuuzkoa
ASPE Player page