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, February 1, 2017

Jai Alai/Cesta Punta--Xistera Kluba amateur competition circuit--2016 Annual Report, with links to all 9 full match final videos

Euskal Herriko Xistera Kluben Kirol Kluba (Basque Country Xistera Sports Club), together with EEUP (Euskadiko Euskal Pilota Federakuntza) has recently started an amateur Jai Alai tournament circuit. The Club has three aims: to reintroduce the game to children, to strengthen the game at the club level, and to create a competition circuit to help encourage new and young fans to follow the game. The full mission statement is here.

In January 2017 Xistera Kluba released its 2016 annual report (.pdf format, 19 p., available in Castilian and Basque). The report details XK's achievements in 2016. It is filled with links to XK print and video news releases and promotional material. From the point of view of the fan who wishes to see some excellent amateur (boys and girls) Jai Alai, it is an almost perfect index to each of the 9 XK tournament finals played between June and December of 2016, culminating with the Markina-Xemein Grand Final on December 17. Simply scroll to P. 11 (4. Competitions) of the report. For each tournament there are links to announcements, match articles, and full match videos. These videos are available directly at the XK Youtube site and/or EITB, but there is no site I know of where all these matches, along with the ancillary information about them, is so easily accessible. If you haven't seen some of these, or even if you have, this is a great starting point for all things XK in 2016.

Xistera Kluba 2016 Annual Report (Castilian). Click on "Para leer el balance anual, pinche aquí"

Xistera Kluba 2016 Annual Report (Basque). Click on "Urteko balantzea irakurtzeko, sakatu hemen"