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Monday, March 20, 2017

Pala--2017 Mundo Parejas--Jornada 5

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 5: March 17, 2017

1. Gaubeka-Imanol defeated Necol-Gordon 3-0 (10-7, 10-6, 10-7) (30-20) Gaubeka-Imanol 100 pts. Necol-Gordon 0pts.

2. Fusto-Ibai Perez defeated Landeta-Brefel 3-1(10-4, 10-7, 7-10, 10-3) (37-24) F-IP 80 pts. L-B 20pts.

Match article, with discussion of the possible scenarios based on who wins this weekend  (added March 22, 2017).

Innpala brief summary: InnPala posted 2 brief summaries, but neither of them provided any information about the 2 matches. Instead, they spoke to the importance of the 6th and final Jornada, scheduled for March 24.

4 puestos para 6 palistas...

De los 8 palistas que estan disputando el parejas de pala, hay 6 que se juegan el pase a la final del proximo dia 1 en la ultima jornada del torneo. En la delantera son Fusto,Gauebeka y Necol, 2 de ellos jugaran la final, en la zaga serán Brefel,Ibai e Imanol los que se estan jugando los dos ansiados puestos... quienes serán los ganadores...

and

todo por decidir...

La próxima jornada será la ultima de la liga y los puestos para la final estan aun sin decidir, los principales favoritos para acabar esta liga como lideres son Pablo Fusto e Imanol Ibáñez pero con 100 puntos aun en juego..quienes alcanzaran la final?

Google attempted English Translation

4 positions for 6 players...

Of the 8 players who are playing in the pairs championship, there are 6 that play the pass to the final of the next day 1 in the last day of the tournament. In the front they are Fusto, Gauebeka and Necol, 2 of them will play the final, in the rear will be Brefel, Ibai and Imanol who are playing the two coveted posts ... who will be the winners ...

And

Everything to decide

The next day will be the last of the league and the posts for the final are still undecided, the main favorites to finish this league as leaders are Pablo Fusto and Imanol Ibáñez but with 100 points still at stake ... who will reach the final?

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Little is known about these three matches by those who did not attend them. I was unable to find print match articles anywhere. What we do know is that Gaubeka and Fusto are in the driver's seat for final front positions, as are Imanol and Ibai Perez in the back. What those final combinations are remain to be seen. The path of Necol and Brefel to the final seems difficult at best.

Next week it will be: Necol  (260 pts.)-Imanol (340 pts. ) v Landeta (60 pts.-Ibai Perez (340 pts), and Fusto (320 pts.)-Brefel (280 pts.) v Gaubeka (360 pts.)-Gordon (40 pts.). If you look at the table below and then look at these matchups, you will see a dizzying array of possibilities.

Table at end of Jornada 5:

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), 360 pts, 4-1
Fusto (3-0, 3-0, 0-3, 2-3, 3-1), 320 pts, 3-2
Necol (0-3, 3-0, 3-0, 3-2, 0-3), 260 pts, 3-2
Landeta (0-3, 0-3, 0-3, 2-3, 1-3), 60 pts, 0-5

Zagueros (Back Court)

Ibai Perez (3-0, 0-3, 3-0, 3-2, 3-1), 340pts, 4-1
Imanol (3-0, 3-0, 0-3, 2-3, 3-0), 340pts, 3-2
Brefel (0-3, 3-0, 3-0, 3-2, 1-3), 280pts, 3-2
Gordon (0-3, 0-3 0-3, 2-3, 0-3), 40pts. 0-5

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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 17, 2017

Championships:  L=La Liga; MI-Mundial Individual

Gaubeka(d)......11-5....37-26..+3*....1(L)
Fusto(d)...........10-8....37-33..+1
Zubiri(d)...........8-8.....31-29...-3*
Necol(d)...........9-11...38-42....-1
Landeta(d)........5-12...26-41...-5

Ibai-Perez(z).....15-4....49-27..+3*....2(L, MI)
Brefel(z).............8-7....30-27...-1
Ibargari(z)..........8-8....32-31...+1
Imanol(z)...........6-10...28-34..+1*
Gordon(z)..........6-13...27-45...-6

*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.