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, January 29, 2017

Mano--Herriaren XXI Txapelketa Finals

Herriaren XX1 Txapelketa, a prestigious amateur tournament played at Areta Fronton, Laudio (1)(2), began on November 4, 2016 and ended with Juvenile, under-19, and senior finals and January 27, 2017.

Competition Page (scroll to Campeonatos Privatos) Note that the competition page is a Microsoft Word document that may require downloading in order to read.

Preview article (Diario Vasco)

Finals:

Juvenile: Yuste-Mínguez defeated  Muguruza-Erkiaga, 22-7

Under 19: Alberdi-Zezeaga (red) defeated  Picote III-Ruiz (blue), 22-6

Senior:  Ojuel-Gorrotxategi (blue) defeated Ongay-Azanza (red) 22-21

Full match videos of the Under-19 and Senior finals (EITB). Senior final begins at 41 minutes 13 seconds on the video.

The preview article said the match would be close and competitive, and it was. The winning point consumed 32 balls in play.