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.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Multiple Modalities--Highlights of the Master International Pelote 2016 - 2nd edition amateur competition.

Master International Pelote was a set of 3 amateur competitions--organized by the Pelote Club du Chaudron, with several sponsors, including the Federation Francaise de Pelote Basque (FFPB) and InnPala--held in La Reunion (an overseas Department of France located on an island in the Indian Ocean) November 12-19, 2016.

In mid-December DMB production released a 29 minute 23 second video highlighting the week's competitions and youth outreach.

MIP 2016 Édition 2 (Dominique Meyer-Bisch - DMB Production)

Competitions were held in Main Nue, Pala Corta, and Paleta Cuir (all on mur a gauche courts). The Paleta Cuir competition was fully covered by pelotelive.free.fr. The Pala Corta competition was partially covered by PFF. The pala/paleta competitions were also covered by the MIP Facebook page.  Both sources have links to several match videos. Look for thought bubble or film icons at PFF. Make sure to "disactiver" PFF's auto-refresh or the video will stop. A complete listing of MIP Facebook match videos can be found here.

One of the highlights of the competition was the upset of InnPala professionals Fusto-Brefel by the local La Reunion team of Mahabo-Mangaman in a Paleta Cuir semi-final.

Mahabo-Mangaman defeated Fusto-Brefel 2-0 (15-12, 15-11).

Selected match video Make sure to "disactiver" PFF's auto-refresh or the video will stop.

Also available at MIP Facebook page

November 19, 2016

Paleta Cuir Final:

Clain (substituting for Mahabo)-Magaman defeated Sainz-Skufka 2-1 (6-15, 15-10, 10-7).

Match video (match video is at the bottom of the page)

November 19, 2016

Pala Corta Final:

Zozaya-Muruzabal defeated de Elizondo-Belestin 2-1 (15-10, 12-15, 10-4)

Full match video and complete linescores are available at the pelotelive.free.fr match page. Scroll to the bottom of the page for videos. Part 1 is at the bottom of the page. Part 2 is directly above Part 1.