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.

FFPB CDF 2016-2017 National A and B match videos, current through April 22, 2017

In this space I will link to Federation Francaise de Pelote Basque FFPB National A and B Championnat de France match videos as I find them. These videos in almost all cases are not commercial TV videos, but they will give a flavor of the competitions. They range from full match videos to condensed and selected match videos. I will link to the pelotelive.free.fr competition pages for context, and also directly to the matches with videos. If you wish to watch them directly from pelotelive.free.fr, make sure to click on "d├ęsactiver" under the video in order to disable PFF's auto refresh, used for live scoring. The video will stop if this isn't done. Most of these videos originate at Youtube sites and can be watched directly from there if you wish. They will also give you sources of video that you can tap into whenever you wish.

Match videos for FFPB CDF matches can be easily searched 

pick FFPB under "Liste des Organisateurs", 2016-17 under "Saisons" and  videos under "Medias."

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Additions listed here by date added. See below this for links to full match videos. Full match videos are listed alphabetically by modality below, except that Main Nue Elite Pro is listed 1st.

Added April 23, 2017:

April 22: 2017: Main Nue par Equipe Groupe A Semi-Final (A2 v A3)

Added April 17, 2017

April 14, 2017: Man Nue par Equipe Barrage Match (A4 v B1). Last few points of the match (35-34--40-36)

Added April 15, 2017--Main Nue par Equipe Poul A Match (2nd condensed mostly full match video to the one April 8. Different camera angle and the score is called out).

Added April 8, 2017--Main Nue par Equipe Poule A Match (condensed full match video)

Added March 20, 2017

March 12, 2017--Xare National B Semi-final

March 19, 2017--Main Nue par Equipe Poule A Match (condensed full match video)

Added March 18, 2017

March 18, 2017--Xare National A Final (full match video--2 different sources)

Added March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017--Paleta Cuir National A Final (full match video--2 different sources)

March 17, 2017 Women's Paleta Gomme Pleine (Trinquet) National A Final (almost full match video with closing ceremony and complete full match video with opening ceremony)

Added March 13, 2017

March 12, 2017--Main Nue par Equipe Poule A Match (condensed full match video)

Added March 12, 2017

March 11, 2017--Xare National A Semi-final (full match video)

Added March 9, 2017

March 5, 2017--Paleta Cuir National A Semi-final

Added March 5, 2017

March 4, 2017--Joko Garbi--National A and B Finals (2 full match videos and extensive highlights)
March 5, 2017--Xare--National A Quarter-final (full match video and extensive highlights)
March 5, 2017--Paleta Gomme Creuse (Men) Individuel National A Final

Added March 4, 2017

March 3, 2017--Main Nue par Equipe Poule A Match (condensed full match video)

Added Feb. 27, 2017

Feb. 26, 2017--Paleta de Cuir National B Final

Added February 26, 2017

February 26, 2017--Paleta de Cuir National B Final (full match video and extensive highlights)

Added February 20, 2017

February 18, 2017--Paleta Gomme Pleine (Trinquet) National A Final (extensive highlights), National B Final (extensive highlights)

Added February 18,2017

February 18, 2017--Paleta Gomme Pleine (Trinquet) National A Final (full match video)

Added Feb 13, 2017:

Feb. 11, 2017--Paleta Gomme Pleine (Trinquet). Both National A Semi-finals

Feb. 12, 2017: Main Nue--Semi-final Liguilla Round 3 A and B (Irissarry)

Added Feb. 12, 2017:

Feb. 11, 2017--Paleta Gomme Pleine (Trinquet). Both National B Semi-finals

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Current to April 14, 2017

Main Nue (par Equipe)

Elite Pro Groupe A

Competition Page

April 22, 2017: Larralde-Bilbao 40 Bielle-X. Lambert 25 (condensed full match video)

Barrage

April 14, 2017: Waltary-Guichandut (A4) 40 L. Lambert-Palomes (B1) 36 (last few points of the match (35-34--40-36)

Poule Unique Groupe

April 7, 15 2017: Larralde-Bilbao 40 Waltary-Guichandut 31 (condensed full match video (Bilbao) and condensed mostly full match video (Olivier Simon--Tout sur la Pelote Basque). Camera angles are different. TSP version has score called out on almost every point. TSP not a full match video, as a few points are missing. Bilbao is a full match video. The two complement each other well.

March 19, 2017: Larralde Bilbao 40 Etchegaray-Lazcano 24 (condensed full match video)

March 12, 2017: Larralde-Bilbao 40 Inchauspe-Amulet 18 (condensed full match video)

March 3, 2017: Larralde-Bilbao 40 Bielle-X. Lambert 24 (condensed full match video)

Elite Pro Poule B

Competition Page

Barrage

April 14, 2017: Waltary-Guichandut 40 (A4) L. Lambert-Palomes (B1) 36 (last few points of the match (35-34--40-36)

Main Nue (Individuel)

Individuel Elite Pro Group A

Competition Page

Semi-final Liguilla Round 3

February 12, 2017: Ospital 40 Larralde 35

Semi-final Liguilla Round 1

January 29, 2017: Larralde 40 Bilbao 30

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Indivduel Elite Pro Group B

Competition page

Semi-final Liguilla Round 3

February 12, 2017: Etchegaray 40 Monce 23

Semi-final Liguilla Round 1

January 29, 2017: Elgart 40 Etchegaray 26

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Joko Garbi

National A

Competition Page

Final:

March 4, 2017: Anglet (red) 40 Saint Palais (blue) 37 Full match video is available via a facebook and a Youtube (added March 8, 2017) feed. An extensive set of highlights is also available.

National B

Competition Page

Final:

March 4, 2017: Bayonne (blue) 40 Cambo les Bains (red) 22 Full match video is available via a facebook feed. An extensive set of highlights is also available.

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Paleta Cuir 

National A

Competition Page

Final:

March 17, 2017: Biarritz Athletic Club (Biarritz--red) defeated Urrunarak (Urrugne--blue) 2-1 (14-15, 15-9, 10-5)

The same match, another source (see PilotariP Youtube)--no opening or closing ceremonies but slightly better angle from behind and better view of scoreboard.

Semi-final:

March 5, 2017: Biarritz Athletic Club (green) defeated Luzean (Saint Jean de Luz--black) 2-0 (15-4, 15-7)

Poule 2

February 4, 2017: Section Paloise defeated Pilotari Club Oronais 3 2-1 (13-15, 15-12, 10-8)

January 15, 2017: Pilotari defeated Pilotari Club Oronais 3 2-1 (15-11, 11-15, 10-8)

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National B

Competition page

Final:

February 26, 2017:  Goizeko-Izarra (Saint Jean Peid de Port--black) defeated Pelote Union Monassut (Monassut--red) 2-0 (15-3, 15-4). Full match video is available via a facebook feed. An extensive set of highlights is also available.

Poule 1

January 15, 2017: Section Paloise defeated Pilotari 2 2-0 (15-10, 15-11)

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Paleta Gomme Creuse (Men) Individuel

National A:

Competition Page

Final:

March 5, 2017: Lasseube (Pucheux--red) defeated Begles (Sender--blue) 2-0 (15-9, 15-9)

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Paleta Gomme Pleine (Trinquet)

National A:

Competition page

Final:

February 18, 2017: Saint Jean de Luz (red) 40 Pau (Section Paloise--blue) 37 Full match video is avialable via a facebook feed. An extensive set of highlights is also available.

Semi-finals

February 11, 2017: Saint Jean de Luz  (black)  40 Bayonne (green) 29

February 11, 2017: Pau (Section Paloise--white) 40 Begles (blue) 28

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National B:

Competition Page

Final:

February 18, 2017: Uhaldean (Bardos--white) 40 Billere (blue) 31

Semi-finals

February 11, 2017: Uhaldean (Bardos--blue) 40 Tyrosse (white) 38

February 11, 2017: Billere (white)  40 Section Paloise 3 (blue) 27

Poule 6

January 8, 2017: Section Paloise defeated Pilotari by forfeit, but there was a match, won by Section Paloise 40-26

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Paleta Gomme Pleine (Trinquet) (Women)

Competition page

National A:

Final:

March 17, 2017: Saint Pee Union Club (Saint Pee Sur Nivelle--blue) defeated Zaharrer-Segi (Saint Etienne de Baigorry--red) 40-31 (match begins at 3-2).

The same match, another source (see PilotariP Youtube)--no opening or closing ceremonies but slightly better angle from behind and better view of scoreboard. Includes opening ceremony and entire match. No closing ceremony.

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Xare

National A:

Competition page

Final:

March 18, 2017: Hardoytarrak (Anglet--blue) defeated Nozbait (Hasparren--red) 40-30 (full match video)

The same match, another source (see PilotariP Youtube)--no opening or closing ceremonies but slightly better angle from behind and better view of scoreboard. Video begins at 3-0.

Semi-Final

March 11, 2017: Noizbait (Hasparren) defeated La Pelote Ogeuloise (Ogeu) 40-26 (full match video).

Quarter-Final

March 5, 2017: La Pelote Ogeuloise defeated Urrunnarak 40-27 Full match video is available via a facebook feed. An extensive set of highlights is also available.

Poule 1

February 5, 2017: La Pelote Ogeuloise defeated Noizbait 2 40-25

January 22, 2017: La Pelote Ogeuloise defeated U.S. Saint-Palais Amikuze 2 40-19

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National B

Competition page

Semi-Final

March 12, 2017

Nozbait (Hasparren) 40 Aviron Bayonnais (Bayonne) 35

Poule 1

February 5, 2017: Aviron Bayonnais defeated Pelotari Club de Ger 40-18