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

Jai Alai/Cesta Punta--Dania Beach Final Winter 2017 Season Standings--With a link to Win Sorts

The Dania Beach (1: Fronton after renovation)  (2: Fronton before renovation) Winter 2017 season began on January 2, 2017 and ended on April 15, 2017.

Entries; Results; Game Pages; Statistics 

Note that complete up to date roster statistics are only available for the latest performance at this time.

Roster Information

Final standings for the Dania Winter 2017 Season (.pdf format, 2p.)

Source: Dania Jai Alai. See page two for the full season statistics.

Erik won the triple crown for the third consecutive season (not counting the 2016 Fall season, when there was no triple crown competition due to the Dania Team Competition--he led all winners in the team competition). He finished the 2017 Winter season with 134 wins, 25 more than 2nd place Leke. He won the championship singles with 26 wins, 6 more than 2nd place Aimar, and he won the championship doubles (front) with 31, 14 more than 2nd place Arrieta. In addition he won the most team wins-all games with 19 (with Urbieta), 7 more than any other team. He was the leading weekly winner 8 times, 3 more than 2nd place Leke. He had the most wins to lead a week with 13 (twice). His winning percentage was .257, the only player on the roster over .200. Leke was second with a .186 percentage. Erik also led the in the money percentage with .536, .90 points higher than Leke, who finished 2nd. Erik played 521 games, 15th most on the roster. Leke played the most games with 585.

Erik was the story of the Winter 2017 season any way you look at it. But another story is beginning to emerge. Leke, the 22 year old back court player, is becoming a factor on the Dania roster. For the second consecutive season he has finished runner up to Erik for most wins. And, after Erik dominated the Fall 2016 season weekly leaders (10, 8 more than 2nd place Diego), Leke emerged as a real challenger in that category this season. Leke is still mostly an early games player at Dania, but his progression has been very interesting to watch.

Dania now takes a short hiatus before a short Spring season that begins on May 2,

MY ARTICLE: Dania Standings--sorted by wins and by wins by position

For current information about the progress of the Dania season, including a weekly breakdown of playing statistics, leading weekly winners, and a game by game chart of each week's winner,  see the Jai Alai: Dania Jai Alai weekly leaders page on the right side of the blog.

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 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)


Source for all match articles, unless otherwise specifically stated, is 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)