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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mano--Two EEPF Amateur Competitions

Euskadiko Euskal Pilota Federakuntza (EEPF) recently sponsored two amateur Mano tournaments. One appears to be in the middle of its competition. The other concluded on December 2, 2016. Matches for both were played at the same fronton on the same day.

1. XXI Torneo Herriaren

Competition page to this point (Microsoft Word format) (EEPF)

December 2, 2016

Areta Fronton, Laudio (1)(2)

Otxandorena-Bergera defeated Yoldi-PeƱas 22-12

Full match video (EITB)

2. 4 1/2 Euskadiko Elitea Eskuz Banaka Nagusiak-KOPA/Elite Euskadi Cuatro y Medio Mano Individual Senior-Copa. This tournament was played from October 28-December 2, 2016. It was an 8 player tournament, consisting of 4 quarter-finals, 2 semi-finals, and a final.

Competition context:

Results of every match (Click on the "fase" arrow for results of quarter and semi-finals "calendario de resultados".)

Individual match articles (EEPF): Track back to October 28 for preview and result articles for matches.

December 2, 2016

Final

Salaberria defeated Arabiourrutia 22-19

Preview article (EEPF)

Match article, with selected statistics and linescore (EEPF)

Match article (Desmarque)

Full match video (match begins at 1 hour, 4 minutes, 56 seconds on the video)

Note: Salaberria is the same Salaberria who played in last summer's prestigious Antiguoako Txapelketa Amateur final in Donostia (San Sebastian), covered in the blog