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Monday, March 13, 2017

Pala--2017 Mundo Parejas--Jornada 3 and 4

Pre-Tournament qualifying round--February 17-18 ; Jornada 1: February 24, 2017 ; Jornada 2: March 3, 2017 (J2 links to full match video of both matches); Jornada 3 and 4 ; Jornada 5: March 17, 2017 ; Jornada 6: March 24, 2017Final and 3rd Place Match: April 1, 2017 (Final and 3rd place links to full match videos of both matches).

Note: All explanatory information about the tournament can be found in the Pre-Tournament qualifying round--February 17-18 link above.

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Note: Source for all article links, unless otherwise specifically stated, is Munduko Pilota Batzarra (World Pilota Council). Usually MPB match articles are presented in both Basque and Castilian, using the same link. The articles appear first in Basque, and then below that in Castilian.

Individual joko scores source: InnPala Twitter feed

Jorrnada 3: March 10, 2017

1. Necol-Ibai Perez defeated Landeta-Imanol 3-0 (10-8, 10-8, 10-4) (30-20). Necol and Ibai Perez 100pts. Landeta and Imanol 0pts.

2. Gaubeka-Brefel defeated Fusto-Gordon 3-0 (10-2, 10-8, 10-9) (30-19). Gaubeka and Brefel 100pts. Fusto and Gordon 0pts.

Jornada 4: March 11, 2017

1. Gaubeka-Brefel defeated Landeta-Imanol 3-2 (5-10, 8-10, 10-5, 10-1, 10-4) (43-30). Gaubeka and Brefel 60pts. Landeta and Imanol 40pts.

2. Necol-Ibai Perez defeated Fusto-Gordon 3-2 (6-10, 8-10, 10-9, 10-6, 10-7) (44-42). Necol and Ibai Perez 60pts. Fusto and Gordon 40pts.

Match article for all four matches

Innpala brief summary for the weekend.

En las dos próximas jornadas los partidos que se disputaran serán definitivos de cara a la clasificación general, todos los tantos son de vital importancia. Si la clasificación sigue de la misma manera la clasificación para la final puede ser por tantos así que a partir de ahora a luchar cada tanto como si fuese el ultimo.

Los resultados de la doble jornada dejan sin opciones a Landeta y Gordon pese a mejorar su rendimiento y comenzar a sumar mientras para las dos plazas para ser finalistas están muy reñidas con tan sólo 20 puntos de margen entre los 3 primeros de cada demarcación.

Google attempted English Translation

In the next two days the matches that will be disputed will be definitive in the face of the general classification, all points are of vital importance. If the classification follows in the same way the classification for the final may be by so many so from now on to fight every bit as if it were the last ..

The results of the double day leave Landeta and Gordon  without options despite improving their performance and to begin to add whereas for the two places to be finalists they are very close with only 20 points of margin between the first 3 of each demarcation.

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The outcome of the League phase began to come into focus, as Landeta and Gordon were eliminated. The table is identical on both sides, with 3 players who are within 20 points of each other are vying for two spots in the final. That said, the two days play were diametrically opposite. This was the weekend where the 1st half of the League phase ended and the 2nd half began. The first half ended as it had begun, with two shutouts. Each of the first 6 matches ended 3-0. The second half began with two nail biting 3-2 finishes.

Journada 3: After 2 difficult jokos, N-I won easily over L-I in the third. After being hammered 10-2 in the 1st joko, F-G put up a valiant fight in the 2nd and 3rd against G-B. It was a sign of things to come for F-G.

Jornada 4: The next day the partnerships stayed the same, but the match ups switched. And the matches were spectacular. After cruising through the first 2 jokos (20-13), L-I collapsed and were dominated by G-B (30-10) in the last three. F-G were on the cusp of victory, with a 9-8 lead in the third joko after winning the 1st two jokos (20-14). But they couldn't get to the finish line, losing the last 2 points, N-I used the momentum from that comeback to win the last two jokos and the match. The match article praised the play of both Fusto and Gordon and said both teams received an ovation after the 75 minute struggle.

Next week it will be Necol (260pts.)-Gordon (40pts.) v Gaubeka (260pts.)-Imanol (240pts.) and Fusto (240pts.)-Ibai Perez (260pts.) v Landeta (40pts.)-Brefel (260pts).

Table at end of Jornada 4:

Key: Player, W-win, L-loss, joko score, tournament points, match record

Delanteros (Front Court)

Gaubeka  (3-0, 0-3, 3-0, 3-2), 260 pts, 3-1
Necol    (0-3, 3-0, 3-0, 3-2), 260 pts, 3-1
Fusto    (3-0, 3-0, 0-3, 2-3), 240 pts, 2-2
Landeta  (0-3, 0-3, 0-3, 2-3),  40 pts, 0-4

Zagueros (Back Court)

Brefel     (0-3, 3-0, 3-0, 3-2), 260pts, 3-1
Ibai Perez (3-0, 0-3, 3-0, 3-2), 260pts, 3-1
Imanol     (3-0, 3-0, 0-3, 2-3), 240pts, 2-2
Gordon     (0-3, 0-3  0-3, 2-3),  40pts. 0-4

Table at the end of Jornada 3:

Key: Player, W-win, L-loss, joko score, tournament points, match record

Delanteros (Front Court)

Fusto    (3-0, 3-0, 0-3), 200 pts, 2-1
Gaubeka  (3-0, 0-3, 3-0), 200 pts, 2-1
Necol    (0-3, 3-0, 3-0), 200 pts, 2-1
Landeta  (0-3, 0-3, 0-3), 0 pts,   0-3

Zagueros (Back Court)

Imanol     (3-0, 3-0, 0-3), 200pts, 2-1
Brefel     (0-3, 3-0, 3-0), 200pts, 2-1
Ibai Perez (3-0, 0-3, 3-0), 200pts, 1-1
Gordon     (0-3, 0-3  0-3), 0pts.   0-3

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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. We begin the season with  La Liga Kutxabank, starting October 29, 2016.

March 11, 2017

Championships:  L=La Liga; MI-Mundial Individual

Gaubeka(d)......10-5....34-26..+2*....1(L)
Fusto(d)............9-8.....34-32...-2
Zubiri(d)...........8-8.....31-29...-3*
Necol(d)...........9-10...38-39..+3
Landeta(d)........5-11...25-38...-4

Ibai-Perez(z).....14-4....46-26..+2*....2(L, MI)
Brefel(z).............8-6....29-24...+3
Ibargari(z)..........8-8....32-31...+1
Gordon(z)..........6-12...27-42...-5
Imanol(z)...........5-10...25-34...-2*

*Does not include the result of Nov.25, 2016 independent match Gaubeka--Ibai-Perez v Zubiri-Imanol. The result is unknown at this time. I will add it when I find it.

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

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Pre-Tournament qualifying round--February 17-18 ; Jornada 1: February 24, 2017 ; Jornada 2: March 3, 2017 (J2 links to full match video of both matches); Jornada 3 and 4 ; Jornada 5: March 17, 2017 ; Jornada 6: March 24, 2017Final and 3rd Place Match: April 1, 2017 (Final and 3rd place links to full match videos of both matches).

Note: All explanatory information about the tournament can be found in the Pre-Tournament qualifying round--February 17-18 link above.