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.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Jai Alai/Cesta Punta--Two "Editorials" on the future of Jai Alai.

The recent re-opening of Fronton Mexico has led to the publication of many articles about various aspects of the new Jai Alai/Cesta Punta development. Most of them deal with the cultural or sporting aspects. Recently a print and video article have been released that attempt to address possible futures of the sport. Both of the articles have a definite point of view, some might say contrasting points of view. Whatever your point of view, there is food for thought in each. Both articles are in English.

A. The Death and Resurrection of the Old Game of Jai-Alai, by Juan Ignacio Zulaika (Basque Tribune, April 17, 2017)

B. Jai Alai 101 (The New Tropic, April 14, 2017). Running time: 1 minute 50 seconds.