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, November 13, 2016

Main Nue--23rd Coup de Chasseurs

The 23rd Coup de Chasseurs, an EP 500 competition, ran from August 31-November 7, 2017. It was a 50 point doubles tournament. The particulars of the tournament were discussed in this blog post. The tournament was held at Trinquet Garat, (Saint-John-Pied-de-Port(Donibane Garazi))(1)(2). All matches were covered in the Main Nue recurring 50 point match results page on the right side of the blog (see G23rd-CdC for the dates listed above).

November 7, 2016

* Not listed on the Esku Pilota player pages at present.


Elgart (substituting for Ospital)-Lucu* defeated Aguirre-Lafitte* 50-35.

Scoring: Elgart +20 (inlcuding 7 service aces) -7;  Lucu +10 -3
            Aguirre +17 (including 4 service aces) -10;  Lafitte +8 -10

Equalities: 2, 3, 4, 8

Decade linescores: (winners always listed first):

4-6; 11-9; 18-12; 22-18; 29-21; 32-28; 38-32; 46-34

Playing time: 45 mintes 33 seconds; total time: 1:28: 38.

Match article along with link to an audio interview and full match video (Source: Esku Pilota)

Full match video (Source: Esku Pilota Youtube site)

E-L handed A-L their first loss in the tournament in the final. E-L were in control much of the way. A-L made a comeback in the 5th decade to cut the lead in half. but E-L then drew away to an easy victory, outscoring A-L 18-7.  The Goizeko Izarra tourmament page (which also contains full match statistics) emphasized ("mention speciale") the performance of Lucu. A-L finished 3-1. E-L finished with the same record.