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, April 19, 2017

Mano: Eskuz Banakako Txapelketa-Campeonato Manomanista De Lep.M Competition Begins

Eskuz Banakako Txapelketa-Campeonato Manomanista De Lep.M, the premier professional Mano singles championship competition, began on April 14, 2017 and will end on May 28, 2017. It is a seeded ladder knockout tournament consisting of 4 1/16 round play in matches, followed by seeded 1/8 and Quarter-finals. Quarter final winners will play a Semi-final and Semi-final winners will play in the final. A third place match will be played on May 21, 2017.

Players seeded in at the 1/8 level: Artola, Rezusta, Olaizola II, and Ezkurdia.
Players seeded in at the Quarter-final level: Irribarria (defending champion), Altuna III, Bengoetxea VI, and Urrutikoetxea.

Asegarce Competition page  (choose any year back to 1999 next to the "seleciona la temporada") for complete score recap of every tournament).

ASPE Competition page

21iguales.com Competition page

21iguales Twitter feed live scoring page

List of previous winners going back to 1940 (Asegarce)

Available final match videos

1948 (Gallestegi 22 Atano III 6--highlights only) ;

1992 (Galarza III 22 Retegi II 12--added April 27, 2017) ; 1993 (Retegi II 22 Galarza III 19)1995 (Beloki 22 Errandonea 15); 1997 (Arretxe 22 Elkoro 18)

2000 (Eugi 22 Beloki 13)2001 (Beloki 22 Eugi 8) ; 2002 (Barriola 22 Beloki 3) ; 2003 (Patxi Ruiz 22 Olaizola II 7) ;  2004 (Mtz. de Irujo 22 Xala 12) : 2005 (Olaizola II 22 Mtz. de Irujo 18) ; 2006  (Mtz. de Irujo 22 Olaizola II 17) ; 2007 (Olaizola II 22 Barriola 10) ; 2008 (Bengoetxea VI 22 Barriola 11) ; 2009 (Mtz. de Irujo 22 Olaizola II 12)

2010 (Mtz. de Irujo 22 Xala 13--1:18:45) 2011 (Xala 22 Olaizola II 19) ; 2012 (Olaizola II 22 Mtz. de Irujo 7) ;  2013 (Olaizola II 22 Mtz. de Irujo 7) ; 2014 (Mtz. de Irujo 22 Retegi BI 9--1:22:38) ;  2015 (Urrutikoetxea 22 Olaizola II 19) ; 2016 (Irribarria 22 Urrutikoetxea 13)

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Source for all match articles, unless otherwise specifically stated, is 21iguales.com. Source for all match video (highlights and full match video) unless otherwise specifically stated, is EITB).

Deciseis avos (1/16) de Final:

April 14, 2017

A. Politiportivo La Juventud, Soria (1)(2): Victor(d) defeated Untoria(z) 22-8

Match article with statistics and scoring

An early 12-1 run erased the only lead Untoria enjoyed and set the tone for an easy victory. Victor's ratio was +9, Untoria's was -5. Victor's next opponent is Rezusta. The victory made front court players (delanteros) 1-0 in the tournament, back courters (zagueros)  0-1.

Match highlights

Full match video

April 15, 2017

B. Labrit, Iruna (Pamplona) (1)(2): Laso(d) defeated Albisu(z) 22-19

Match article wth statistics and scoring

Unai Laso, at age 19 this year's youngest competitor, used a 14-7 run at the end of the match to overcome a 8-12 deficit and defeat Albisu. 17 of the 41 points were the result of errors. Laso's next opponent is Artola. Delanteros 2-0; Zagueros 0-2.

Match higlights

Full match video

April 16, 2017

C. Santi Brouard, Lekeitio (1)(2): Mendizabal III(d) defeated Zabaleta(z) 22-3

Match article with statistics and scoring

Mendizabal III scored the 1st 6 and last 14 points of the match to rout Zabaleta. Mendizabal III's next opponent will be Olaizola II. Delanteros 3-0; Zagueros 0-3

Match highlights

Full match video (match begins at 51:17 on the video)

April 17, 2017 

D. Astelena, Eibar (1)(2): Retegi BI(d) defeated Juanarena(z--changed from d in 2016) 22-15.

Match article with statistics and scoring

Retegi BI, coming off  a shoulder injury, used 5-0 runs at the beginning and in mid-match to win. Jaunarena was hurt by 10 errors. Retegi Bi's next opponent will be Ezkurdia. Delanteros 4-0; Zagueros 0-4.

I could not find any match highlights for this match.

Full match video (match begins at 37:44 on the video)