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.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Multiple Modalities: South Basque: One Major Amateur Competition Ends as Another Begins

The EEPF Euskal Herriko Kluben/CPTO. de EH. de Clubes competition, featuring 25 tournaments in 8 modalities (Eskuz indivdual and pairs, Pala Motza,  Pala Goma, Paleta Goma, Larruzko Paleta, Zesta Punta, and Frontenis) began on January 28, 2017 and ended the weekend of March 10-12, 2017. The premiere South Basque amateur competition, the Gravni Competition, began on March 11, and will end with finals on April 30.

EITB televised the finals of two EHK competitions, the Ezkuz Individual Juvenile and Pairs Senior Division.

Source for all scores and match articles: EEPF

Preview finals article

Final results article 2017 EHK/CPTO.de EH. with links to finals results (Spreadsheet format)

Photo Gallery for finals. (Added March 15, 2017).

March 10, 2017

Lakua, Vitoria-Gasteiz (1)(2)

Individual Juvenile Final:

Ultzama (Gascue--red) defeated Zabala (Zazpi Iturri--blue) 22-9

Senior Division Pairs Final:

Pagazpe (Santxo-Altuna--blue) defeated Ilunpe (Alberdi-Uzkudun--red) 22-21

Match article for both matches

Full match video (EITB). Individual match is the first match, Senior final begins at 39:44 on the video

The senior final was a 71 minute struggle that had 4 lead changes from 18-18, a terrific way to finish the night.

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The Gravni competition, which runs from March 11 - April 30, 2017, is a provincial tournament involving players from Gipuzkoa, La Rioja, Araba, Bizkaia, Nafarroa and Iparralde (North Basque Country).The competition includes 15 modalities on mur a gauche and trinquet for men and women.

Preview article. See the reglamento document (.pdf format, 14p.) for details on the modalities and competition.

Preview article (pilota-ttiki.com). This article discusses aspects of North Basque Country participation in the Gravni competition.

To follow the competitions as they happen (or to recap the EHK results) go to the EEPF competition page. Click on competitions of interest and a drop down menu will appear. Click on any of the competitions and any phase from "Liga" to "Final". "Calendarios and "Calendarios de Resultados" are available in HTML and spreadsheet format. Gravni competitions will appear in the blog when there is match video.