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 27, 2017

Pala--2017 Mundo Parejas--Jornada 6

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

Jornada 6: March 24, 2017

Note: I have been unable to find individual joko scores for either Jornada 6 match. If I find them, I will copy them in.

1. Necol-Imanol  defeated  Landeta-Ibai Perez 3-2

2. Fusto-Brefel defeated Gaubeka-Gordon 3-2

Match article

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Necol and Brefel both won, but not decisively enough after last week's disasters. They were both eliminated. The final, next Saturday, April 1, will be:

Gaubeka-Imanol v Fusto- Ibai Perez.

There will also be a 3rd place match:

Necol-Brefel v Landeta-Gordon

None of these matchups took place during the League phase. Three of the four finalists last year are in this year's final. Ibai Perez is the only one who was not. He will be going for his 3rd tournament championship in 3 attempts this season (he won La Liga Kutxabank and Mundial Individual). Except for Ibai Perez, this will be a classic long court matchup. It should be a great match.

Final League Table:

Key: Player, W-win, L-loss, Joko Scores, Tournament points, Match record

Delanteros (Front Court)

Gaubeka (3-0, 0-3, 3-0, 3-2, 3-0, 2-3), 400 pts, 4-2
Fusto   (3-0, 3-0, 0-3, 2-3, 3-1, 3-2), 380 pts, 4-2
Necol   (0-3, 3-0, 3-0, 3-2, 0-3, 3-2), 320 pts, 4-2
Landeta (0-3, 0-3, 0-3, 2-3, 1-3, 2-3), 100 pts, 0-6

Zagueros (Back Court)

Imanol     (3-0, 3-0, 0-3, 2-3, 3-0, 3-2), 400pts, 4-2
Ibai Perez (3-0, 0-3, 3-0, 3-2, 3-1, 2-3), 380pts, 4-2
Brefel     (0-3, 3-0, 3-0, 3-2, 1-3, 3-2), 340pts, 4-2
Gordon     (0-3, 0-3, 0-3, 2-3, 0-3, 2-3),  80pts. 0-6

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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 24, 2017

Championships:  L=La Liga; MI-Mundial Individual

Gaubeka(d)......11-6....39-29...-1*....1(L)
Fusto(d)...........11-8....40-35..+2
Zubiri(d)...........8-8.....31-29...-3*
Necol(d)..........10-11...41-44..+1
Landeta(d)........5-13...28-44...-6

Ibai-Perez(z).....15-5....51-30...-1*....2(L, MI)
Brefel(z).............9-7....33-29..+1
Ibargari(z)..........8-8....32-31...+1
Imanol(z)...........7-10...31-36..+2*
Gordon(z)..........6-14...29-48...-7

*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.