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.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Remonte--Torneo Express de Remonte--La Amistad de Zaragoza-Gran Premio Movistar 2016

Torneo Express was played at Centro NataciĆ³n Helios Fronton, Zaragoza (1)(2) on November 20, 2010. It was sponsored by La FundaciĆ³n Remonte Euskal Jai Berri.

It was a triangular competition.,

Ezkurra II-Barrenetxea IV defeated Endika-Ion 25-20

Urriza-Etxeberria III defeated Ezkurra II-Barrenetxea IV 25-17

Urriza-Exteberria III defeated Endika-Ion 25-17

U-E 2-0
E-B 1-1
E-I  0-2

Background article on bringing Remonte back to Zaragoza after a nearly 60 year absence. (Euskal Jai Berri)

Match article for all matches (Euskal Jai Berri)

Note: the match article noted that the final score of the final match was 30-17, but elsewhere on the Euskal Jai Berri website the score was reported as 25-17.

Pala--La Liga Kutxabank--Week 4

La Liga Kutxabank competition began on October 29, 2016 at Bizkaia Fronton, Bilbo (Bilbao) (1)(2). This tournament includes the entire InnPala roster, divided into 5 teams which will participate in a double round robin League competition, followed by a semi-final between the 2nd and 3rd place teams. The winner will face the League winner in a final on January 7th, 2017. Most of the matches will be at Bizkaia. There will also be matches at Sopela and Gallarta. For more on the tournament see the tournament page at InnPala.

Week 1--October 29, 2016

Week 2--November 5, 2016

Week 3--November 12, 2016

Week 4--November 19, 2016 (Source for Scores, InnPala, Diario Vasco Cartelera, InnPala Fronton Facebook page).

Gaubeka--Ibai-Perez defeated Landeta-Imanol 3-2 (4-10, 10-9, 9-10, 10-7, 10-5).

League Table:

Key: Team, Match record, Joko (set) record, League points

Gaubeka--Ibai-Perez.......4-0....(3-2, 3-1, 3-2, 3-2).....12
Zubiri-Brefel...................2-1....(2-3, 3-1, 3-0).............8
Necol-Ibargari:................1-1.....(3-1, 2-3)....................5
Landeta-Imanol...............0-3....(1-3, 1-3, 2-3).............4
Fusto-Gordon..................0-2....(1-3, 0-3).....................1

In a separate non-Liga match Zubiri-Ibargari defeated Necol-Gordon 3-0 (10-8, 10-3, 10-9).

Table of wins and losses for the 2016-2017 season.

Key: Player, Position (d=delantero (front court), z=zaguero (back court)) match wins-losses, joko (set) wins-losses, winning-losing streak, championships won. Matches that are single partidos will be noted. Table will be according to match winning percentage. 1st tie breaker will be number of wins. 2nd tie breaker will be joko win-loss differential.

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November 19, 2016

Gaubeka(d)....4-0....12-7...+4
Zubiri(d)........3-1....11-4...+3
Necol(d).........1-2.....5-7....-2
Fusto(d)..........0-2.....1-6....-2
Landeta(d)......0-3.....4-9....-3

Ibai-Perez(z).4-0.....12-7...+4
Brefel(z)........2-1.....8-4....+2
Ibargari(z).....2-1.....8-4....+1
Imanol(z).......0-3.....4-9....-3
Gordon(z)......0-3.....1-9....-3

Includes Nov. 19, 2016 independent match: Zubiri-Ibargari defeated Necol-Gordon 3-0 (10-8, 10-3, 10-9) at Bizkaia.

For cumulative accounting of this player table see the InnPala Player win-loss table under the Pala page on the right side of the blog.