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.

Main Nue: Recurring 50 point match results -- through Apr. 27, 2017

G=Monday's at Trinquet Garat, Donibane Garazi  (Saint-John-Pied-de-Port) 50 point matches. Note:
Details for the latest Monday match only (including photos and statistics), can be found at Goizeko Izarra's (association which organizes these matches) "lundi" page. Note that each week's "lundi" page is replaced by the next week's page. The old pages are not archived at present. When statistics are available on the "lundi" page, I will copy them out. Statistics are available for selected matches at Esku Pilota. We will link to them. * Player is not listed at Esku Pilota player page at present.

Note: Jean-Phillipe Benesse, Michael Darmendrail, Cedric Lucu, and Alain Migueltorena  were recently added to the Esku Pilota player page.

SA=Thursday's at Trinquet Saint-AndreBaiona (Bayonne) 50 point matches

Note: a link to video of the last 5 points, and  30 photos from the final of Tournois de la Foire Au Jambon (Esku Pilota-Nautica) (SA--April 6-16, 2017) was added April 18, 2017

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SA--April 27, 2017

SA--April 20-May 4, 2017

Tournoi Kintoa-Kintoa Lehiaketa

Trinquet Saint Andre presents its second tournament. Semi-finals will be contested on April 20, 2017: Tellier*-Benesse v Olcomendy*-Migueltorena, and April 27: Darmendrail-Garat* v Aguirre-Iturbe*. The final will be June 4,

Benesse, Migueltorena, Darmendrail, and Aguirre or listed at the Esku Pilota player page. Ion Iturbe and Bixente Garat played in the semi-finals of the 2016-17 National A FFPB Championat de France Main Nue Equipe (1). Peio Tellier is a long time amateur from Urrugne. Mattin Olcomendy is a long time amateur from Saint-Etienne-de Baigorry.

April 20, 2017: 1st Semi-final: Tellier*-Benesse defeated Olcomendy-Migueltorena 50-47

April 27, 2017: 2nd Semi-final: Darmendrail-Garat* defeated Aguirre-Iturbe* 50-33

50 point match win-loss records (G, SA, and any other 50 point matches I find will be listed here). Players listed here who are not on the list of players at the Cumulative records of Esku Pilota players will not be listed there.

Key: Player; Player position (av-avant-Front, ar-arrière-Back); match wins-losses; points for-against; winning-losing streak, Tournaments won. Table will be ordered by match winning percentage. 1st tie breaker will be number of wins. 2nd tie-breaker will be point differential. 3rd tie breaker will be point differential percentage.

April 27, 2017

A--Tournois de la Foire Au Jambon (Esku Pilota-Nautica)  (SA)

Tellier(av).................3-0........150-110.......+3--(A)
Darmendrail(av).......1-0..........50-33.........+1
Monce(av).................1-0..........50-39.........+1
Inchauspe(av)............1-0..........50-41.........+1
Gonzalez(av).............2-2........176-186.......+2
Etchegaray(av)..........1-1..........95-89.........-1
Olcomendy(av)..........2-3........225-226.......-3
Aguirre(av)................1-3........167-177.......-2
Ospital(av).................0-1..........41-50.........-1
Alcasena(av)..............0-1..........27-50.........-1
Dizabo(av).................0-1..........20-50.........-1


X. Lambert(ar)...........2-0.........100-76......+2
Lucu(ar).....................1-0...........50-39.......+1
Bonetbelche(ar).........1-0...........50-41.......+1
Ducassou(ar)..............1-0...........50-41.......+1
Cubiat(ar)...................1-0...........50-45.......+1
Garat(ar)....................2-1.........143-110......+1
Iturbe(ar)....................2-1........133-113.....+1--(A)
Benesse(ar)................2-1.........145-136......-1
Amulet(ar).................0-1...........41-50.........-1
Palomes(ar)................0-1..........41-50.........-1
Lazcano(ar)................0-1..........39-50.........-1
Guichandut(ar)...........0-1..........27-50.........-1
Ocafrain(ar)...............0-1...........27-50.........-1
de Ezcurra(ar)............0-2..........88-100........-2
Migueltorena.............0-2..........67-100........-2

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G--April 24, 2017

Gonzalez-Cubiat* defeated Etchegaray-Benesse 50-45

Selected "remarkable points" (winners always listed 1st)

6-11; 11-13; 15-18; 22-20; 25-24; 27-26; 32-31; 35-33; 39-38; 47-45; 49-45

Selected match statistics (source: Jean-Baptiste Garat, "lundi" page)

10 Equalities: 1; 2; 18; 19; 20; 24; 25; 26; 31; 38
Service aces: Gonzalez 10 Etchegaray 12
Filet ponts: G-C 10  E-B 5
Time of the match: 1 hour, 37 minutes

Brief "Garat Lundi" summary

Splendide partie, engagement total tant des Avants que des Arrières.
Etchegaray et Benesse  se sont inclinés dans les derniers points mais l'issue de la partie était incertaine.
Gonzalez et Çubiat, excellents, n'ont pas cédé à la pression énorme de leurs adversaires.
Mention bien aux quatre Joueurs!

Google Translation English

Splendid match, total commitment of the Forwards and Backs.
Etchegaray and Benesse lost in the last points but the outcome of the game was uncertain.
Gonzalez and Çubiat, excellent, did not yield to the enormous pressure of their opponents.
Well played by the four Players!

Through half the match there was a 1 point difference. G-C were able to finally pry the match open (slightly) at the very end. The "remarkable" points listing shows a remarkable last two decades to this match.

50 point match win-loss records (G, SA, and any other 50 point matches I find will be listed here). Players listed here who are not on the list of players at the Cumulative records of Esku Pilota players will not be listed there.

Key: Player; Player position (av-avant-Front, ar-arrière-Back); match wins-losses; points for-against; winning-losing streak, Tournaments won. Table will be ordered by match winning percentage. 1st tie breaker will be number of wins. 2nd tie-breaker will be point differential. 3rd tie breaker will be point differential percentage.

A--Tournois de la Foire Au Jambon (Esku Pilota-Nautica)  (SA)

Tellier(av)..................3-0.......150-110.......+3--(A)
Monce(av).................1-0..........50-39.........+1
Inchauspe(av)............1-0..........50-41.........+1
Gonzalez(av).............2-2........176-186.......+2
Etchegaray(av)..........1-1..........95-89.........-1
Olcomendy(av)..........2-3........225-226.......-3
Aguirre(av)................1-2........134-127.......-1
Ospital(av).................0-1..........41-50.........-1
Alcasena(av)..............0-1..........27-50.........-1
Dizabo(av).................0-1..........20-50.........-1


Iturbe(ar)....................2-0.........100-63......+2--(A)
X. Lambert(ar)...........2-0.........100-76......+2
Lucu(ar).....................1-0...........50-39.......+1
Bonetbelche(ar).........1-0...........50-41.......+1
Ducassou(ar)..............1-0...........50-41.......+1
Cubiat(ar)...................1-0...........50-45.......+1
Benesse(ar)................2-1.........145-136......-1
Garat(ar)....................1-1...........93-77........-1
Amulet(ar).................0-1...........41-50.........-1
Palomes(ar)................0-1..........41-50.........-1
Lazcano(ar)................0-1..........39-50.........-1
Guichandut(ar)...........0-1..........27-50.........-1
Ocafrain(ar)...............0-1...........27-50.........-1
de Ezcurra(ar)............0-2..........88-100........-2
Migueltorena.............0-2..........67-100........-2

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SA--April 20-May 4, 2017

Tournoi Kintoa-Kintoa Lehiaketa

Trinquet Saint Andre presents its second tournament. Semi-finals will be contested on April 20, 2017: Tellier*-Benesse v Olcomendy*-Migueltorena, and April 27: Darmendrail-Garat* v Aguirre-Iturbe*. The final will be June 4,

Benesse, Migueltorena, Darmendrail, and Aguirre or listed at the Esku Pilota player page. Ion Iturbe and Bixente Garat played in the semi-finals of the 2016-17 National A FFPB Championat de France Main Nue Equipe (1). Peio Tellier is a long time amateur from Urrugne. Mattin Olcomendy is a long time amateur from Saint-Etienne-de Baigorry.

April 20, 2017: 1st Semi-Final: Tellier*-Benesse defeated Olcomendy-Migueltorena 50-47

50 point match win-loss records (G, SA, and any other 50 point matches I find will be listed here). Players listed here who are not on the list of players at the Cumulative records of Esku Pilota players will not be listed there.

Key: Player; Player position (av-avant-Front, ar-arrière-Back); match wins-losses; points for-against; winning-losing streak, Tournaments won. Table will be ordered by match winning percentage. 1st tie breaker will be number of wins. 2nd tie-breaker will be point differential. 3rd tie breaker will be point differential percentage.

A--Tournois de la Foire Au Jambon (Esku Pilota-Nautica)  (SA)

Tellier(av)..................3-0.......150-110.......+3--(A)
Etchegaray(av)..........1-0..........50-39........+1
Monce(av).................1-0..........50-39.........+1
Inchauspe(av)............1-0..........50-41.........+1
Olcomendy(av)..........2-3........225-226.......-3
Aguirre(av)................1-2........134-127.......-1
Gonzalez(av).............1-2........126-141......+1
Ospital(av).................0-1..........41-50.........-1
Alcasena(av)..............0-1..........27-50.........-1
Dizabo(av).................0-1..........20-50.........-1


Iturbe(ar)....................2-0...........100-63.....+2--(A)
X. Lambert(ar)...........2-0.........100-76.......+2
Benesse(ar)................2-0.........100-86.......+2
Lucu(ar).....................1-0...........50-39.......+1
Bonetbelche(ar).........1-0...........50-41.......+1
Ducassou(ar)..............1-0...........50-41.......+1
Garat(ar)....................1-1...........93-77........-1
Amulet(ar).................0-1...........41-50.........-1
Palomes(ar)................0-1..........41-50.........-1
Lazcano(ar)................0-1..........39-50.........-1
Guichandut(ar)...........0-1..........27-50.........-1
Ocafrain(ar)...............0-1...........27-50.........-1
de Ezcurra(ar)............0-2..........88-100........-2
Migueltorena.............0-2..........67-100........-2

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G--April 17, 2017

Etchegaray-Benesse defeated Olcomendy*-Lazcano 50-39

Selected "remarkable" points (winners always listed 1st)

17-10; 18-10; 21-10; 24-11; 25-11; 27-17; 36-22; 37-22; 43-29; 46-30; 47-30


Brief Garat "Lundi" summary.

Etchegaray et Benesse en costauds ont mené de bout en bout..
Olcomendy et Lazcano n'ont pas réussi à bousculer leurs adversaires.

Google Translate English

Etchegaray and Benesse have been leading from start to finish.
Olcomendy and Lazcano did not succeed in upsetting their opponents.

Though E-B won handily, O-L never gave up. Indeed at the end of the match they outscored the winners 9-3. Their deficit, however, was too great to overcome. Etchegaray's overall 5 match losing streak came to an end. Lazcano suffered his 7th consecutive defeat. 

50 point match win-loss records (G, SA, and any other 50 point matches I find will be listed here). Players listed here who are not on the list of players at the Cumulative records of Esku Pilota players will not be listed there.

Key: Player; Player position (av-avant-Front, ar-arrière-Back); match wins-losses; points for-against; winning-losing streak, Tournaments won. Table will be ordered by match winning percentage. 1st tie breaker will be number of wins. 2nd tie-breaker will be point differential. 3rd tie breaker will be point differential percentage.

A--Tournois de la Foire Au Jambon (Esku Pilota-Nautica)  (SA)

Tellier(av)..................2-0.........100-63........+2--(A)
Etchegaray(av)..........1-0..........50-39........+1
Monce(av).................1-0..........50-39.........+1
Inchauspe(av)............1-0..........50-41.........+1
Olcomendy(av)..........2-2........178-176.......-2
Aguirre(av)................1-2........134-127.......-1
Gonzalez(av).............1-2........126-141......+1
Ospital(av).................0-1..........41-50.........-1
Alcasena(av)..............0-1..........27-50.........-1
Dizabo(av).................0-1..........20-50.........-1


Iturbe(ar)....................2-0...........100-63.....+2--(A)
X. Lambert(ar)...........2-0.........100-76.......+2
Benesse(ar)................1-0...........50-39.......+1
Lucu(ar).....................1-0...........50-39.......+1
Bonetbelche(ar).........1-0...........50-41.......+1
Ducassou(ar)..............1-0...........50-41.......+1
Garat(ar)....................1-1...........93-77........-1
Amulet(ar).................0-1...........41-50.........-1
Palomes(ar)................0-1..........41-50.........-1
Lazcano(ar)................0-1..........39-50.........-1
Guichandut(ar)...........0-1..........27-50.........-1
Ocafrain(ar)...............0-1...........27-50.........-1
Migueltorena.............0-1...........20-50.........-1
de Ezcurra(ar)............0-2..........88-100........-2

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SA--April 6-16, 2017.

Tournois de la Foire Au Jambon (Esku Pilota-Nautica)   

The traditional Thursday 50 point match returned to Trinquet Saint-Andre for the first time since December 1, 2016. It returned in the form of a three week tournament (2 semi-finals and a final). The contestants are Aguirre-Garat, Alacasena-Ocafrain, Tellier-Iturbe, and Dizabo-Migueltorena. Aguirre and Migueltorena are on the Esku Pilota roster. Xabi Alcasena and Patrick Ocafrain won the 2016-17 National A FFPB Championat de France Main Nue Equipe Final. (1) (2). Thomas Dizabo also played in that championship final. Ion Iturbe and Bixente Garat lost to the two finalists in the Semi-finals (3). Peio Tellier is a long time amateur from Urrugne. (added Apr. 13, 2017--the match article had misspelled Tellier's name and it took a while to find him) :) .

April 16, 2017: Final: Tellier*-Iturbe* defeated Aguirre-Garat* 50-43

Match article  and 6 photos (Esku Pilota)

Match video (Esku Pilota) (last five points: 48-41--50-43) (Added April 18, 2017)

30 photos (Esku Pilota) (added April 18, 2017)

Selected linescore: (winners always listed 1st)

10-2; 14-14; 50-43

The article mentioned that the early part of the match was a defensive struggle. The match to 14-14 took 45 minutes. Late in the match T-I were in control but A-G changed balls to a more lively one and scored 5 points to make it close. But T-I were able to hold off the onslaught and win in the end.

50 point match win-loss records (G, SA, and any other 50 point matches I find will be listed here). Players listed here who are not on the list of players at the Cumulative records of Esku Pilota players will not be listed there.

Key: Player; Player position (av-avant-Front, ar-arrière-Back); match wins-losses; points for-against; winning-losing streak, Tournaments won. Table will be ordered by match winning percentage. 1st tie breaker will be number of wins. 2nd tie-breaker will be point differential. 3rd tie breaker will be point differential percentage.

A--Tournois de la Foire Au Jambon (Esku Pilota-Nautica)  (SA)

Tellier(av)..................2-0.........100-63........+2--(A)
Monce(av).................1-0..........50-39.........+1
Inchauspe(av)............1-0..........50-41.........+1
Olcomendy(av)..........2-1........139-126.......-1
Aguirre(av)................1-2........134-127.......-1
Gonzalez(av).............1-2........126-141......+1
Ospital(av).................0-1..........41-50.........-1
Alcasena(av)..............0-1..........27-50.........-1
Dizabo(av).................0-1..........20-50.........-1


Iturbe(ar)....................2-0...........100-63.....+2--(A)
X. Lambert(ar)...........2-0.........100-76.......+2
Lucu(ar).....................1-0...........50-39.......+1
Bonetbelche(ar).........1-0...........50-41.......+1
Ducassou(ar)..............1-0...........50-41.......+1
Garat(ar)....................1-1...........93-77.......-1
Amulet(ar).................0-1...........41-50.........-1
Palomes(ar)................0-1..........41-50.........-1
Guichandut(ar)...........0-1..........27-50.........-1
Ocafrain(ar)...............0-1...........27-50.........-1
Migueltorena.............0-1...........20-50.........-1
de Ezcurra(ar)............0-2..........88-100........-2

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April 13, 2017: 2nd Semi-final: Tellier*-Iturbe* defeated Dizabo*-Migueltorena 50-20

Esku Pilota brief commentary (Basque)

Bigarren final erdia arratsalde huntan jokatzen zen San Andres trinketean, eta publikoa bildu da nunbre haundian. Emaitzaren aldetik Tellier--Iturbe parea airez aire nagusitu da 50 -20 Dizabo-Migueltorena parearen kontra. Irabazleak igande huntan , Apirilaren 16an,  ariko dira finalean 5etan, Baionako San Andres Trinketean  Aguirre-Garat parearen aurka.

Google Translate English:

The second half of the final was played this afternoon in San Andres trinket, and the public gathered in large numbers As a result Tellier-Iturbe pair dominated Dizabo-Migueltorena 50-20. The final will take place this Sunday, April 16, at 5:00 pm at San Andres Trinquet, Bayonne. Tellier-Iturbe v Aguirre-Garat

50 point match win-loss records (G, SA, and any other 50 point matches I find will be listed here). Players listed here who are not on the list of players at the Cumulative records of Esku Pilota players will not be listed there.

Key: Player; Player position (av-avant-Front, ar-arrière-Back); match wins-losses; points for-against; winning-losing streak. Table will be ordered by match winning percentage. 1st tie breaker will be number of wins. 2nd tie-breaker will be point differential. 3rd tie breaker will be point differential percentage.

Tellier(av)..................1-0..........50-20.........+1
Monce(av).................1-0..........50-39.........+1
Inchauspe(av)............1-0..........50-41.........+1
Olcomendy(av)..........2-1........139-126.......-1
Aguirre(av)................1-1..........91-77........+1
Gonzalez(av).............1-2........126-141......+1
Ospital(av).................0-1..........41-50.........-1
Alcasena(av)..............0-1..........27-50.........-1
Dizabo(av).................0-1..........20-50.........-1


X. Lambert(ar)...........2-0.........100-76.......+2
Iturbe(ar)....................1-0............50-20......+1
Garat(ar)....................1-0...........50-27.......+1
Lucu(ar).....................1-0...........50-39.......+1
Bonetbelche(ar).........1-0...........50-41.......+1
Ducassou(ar)..............1-0...........50-41.......+1
Amulet(ar).................0-1...........41-50.........-1
Palomes(ar)................0-1..........41-50.........-1
Guichandut(ar)...........0-1..........27-50.........-1
Ocafrain(ar)................0-1...........27-50.........-1
Migueltorena(ar)........0-1...........20-50.........-1
de Ezcurra(ar)............0-2..........88-100........-2

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April 6, 2017: 1st Semi-Final: Aguirre-Garat* defeated Alcasena*-Ocafrain* 50-27

Match article (Esku Pilota)

The match article praised the play of Garat and said that this match was never in doubt after a poor start by A-O.. The second semi-final will be next Thursday, with the final on April 16, 2017..

50 point match win-loss records (G, SA, and any other 50 point matches I find will be listed here). Players listed here who are not on the list of players at the Cumulative records of Esku Pilota players will not be listed there.

Key: Player; Player position (av-avant-Front, ar-arrière-Back); match wins-losses; points for-against; winning-losing streak. Table will be ordered by match winning percentage. 1st tie breaker will be number of wins. 2nd tie-breaker will be point differential. 3rd tie breaker will be point differential percentage.



Monce(av).................1-0..........50-39.........+1
Inchauspe(av)............1-0..........50-41.........+1
Olcomendy(av)..........2-1........139-126.......-1
Aguirre(av)................1-1..........91-77........+1
Gonzalez(av).............1-2........126-141......+1
Ospital(av).................0-1..........41-50.........-1
Alcasena(av)..............0-1..........27-50.........-1


X. Lambert(ar)...........2-0.........100-76.......+2
Garat(ar)....................1-0...........50-27.......+1
Lucu(ar).....................1-0...........50-39.......+1
Bonetbelche(ar).........1-0...........50-41.......+1
Ducassou(ar)..............1-0...........50-41.......+1
Amulet(ar).................0-1...........41-50.........-1
Palomes(ar)................0-1..........41-50.........-1
Guichandut(ar)...........0-1..........27-50.........-1
Ocafrain(ar)................0-1...........27-50.........-1
de Ezcurra(ar)............0-2..........88-100........-2

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G--April 3, 2017: Gonzalez-Bonetbelche* defeated  Aguirre-Palomes 50-41

Complete match statistics--equalities, decade linescores, complete scoring, time of match (Esku Pilota, spreadsheet format) (added April 5, 2017)

Selected match statistics (Source: Jean-Baptiste Garat on "lundi" page)

"Remarkable points", Equalities, Decade linescores (from both selected and full match statistics sources) (winners always listed 1st) 

1-1; 7-3; 9-4; 10-8; 11-9;  11-11; 13-13; 14-14; 16-14; 17-14; 22-18; 24-18; 28-18; 29-21; 31-23; 31-29; 35-35; 37-37; 41-39; 45-39; 49-41 

Salient scoring statistics:

Gonzalez 16 service aces; Aguirre 10 service aces
G-B 10 filet points; A-P 6 filet points

Time of the match: 1 hour 45 minutes

Brief  Garat "Lundi: summary:

Partie de transition entre les parties du Championnat de France groupes A et B.
Mais belle partie et un engagement total des quatre Joueurs.

Aguirre et Palomes sont bien remontés à 35 partout mais Gonzalez et Bonetbelche ont assuré leur fin de partie.

Google English:

Part of transition between the parts of the French Championship groups A and B.
But nice part and a total commitment of the four Players.

Aguirre and Palomes are well back to 35-35 but Gonzales and Bonetbelche have ensured their end of game.

This epic struggle was defined by 3 major runs, the last by G-B proving decisive. G-B had an 8-3 run early that established a lead that they held until the beginning of the 8th decade. Going into that decade A-P completed a 12-4 run to equalize. G-B immediately responded with a 15-6 run to win.. We have seen--most recently in the January 6, 2017 Arabako Sagardotegien Torneo Kopo where Gonzalez had about 11 service aces (full match video available from that link), and before that throughout the Super Prestige Tournament (played at this venue), where in 5 matches he averaged over 15 service aces per match, finally losing after 4 wins to Larralde in the Semi-Final (full match videos available for December 26, 2016 v Larralde and December 19 v Bilbao matches, both available from the above link)--how devastating his serve can be. His service game was a big part of his +29 -9 overall match score. It was obviously effective in this match. There will be no 50 point match on April 10, as there will be 2 FFPB CdF Main Nue par Equipe matches instead. 

50 point match win-loss records (G, SA, and any other 50 point matches I find will be listed here). Players listed here who are not on the list of players at the Cumulative records of Esku Pilota players will not be listed there.

Key: Player; Player position (av-avant-Front, ar-arrière-Back); match wins-losses; points for-against; winning-losing streak. Table will be ordered by match winning percentage. 1st tie breaker will be number of wins. 2nd tie-breaker will be point differential. 3rd tie breaker will be point differential percentage.


Monce(av).................1-0..........50-39.........+1
Inchauspe(av)............1-0..........50-41.........+1
Olcomendy(av)..........2-1........139-126.......-1
Gonzalez(av).............1-2........126-141......+1
Ospital(av).................0-1..........41-50.........-1
Aguirre(av)................0-1..........41-50.........-1

X. Lambert(ar)...........2-0.........100-76.......+2
Lucu(ar).....................1-0...........50-39.......+1
Bonetbelche(ar).........1-0...........50-41.......+1
Ducassou(ar)..............1-0...........50-41.......+1
Amulet(ar).................0-1...........41-50.........-1
Palomes(ar)................0-1..........41-50.........-1
Guichandut(ar)...........0-1..........27-50.........-1
de Ezcurra(ar)............0-2..........88-100........-2 

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G--March 20, 2017: Inchauspe-Ducassou defeated Ospital-Amulet 50-41

Complete match statistics (equalities, decade linescores, individual scoring  (including all types of shots), time of match (Esku Pilota--spreadsheet format) (added March 23, 2017)

Selected match statistics (Source: Jean-Baptiste Garat on "lundi" page)

"remarkable" points (winners always listed first.

1-2; 13-18; 27-25; 35-31; 39-32; 41-35; 49-40; 50-41

Selected linescore EP Equalities, EP Decade scores, Garat "remarkable points"

1-2; 2-2; 4-4; 4-6; 6-14; 12-18; 13-18; 17-2324-2426-24; 27-25; 30-30; 31-31; 35-31; 38-32; 39-32; 41-35; 44-36; 49-40; 49-41; 50-41

Brief  Garat "Lundi: summary:

Belle partie, intense. les quatre Joueurs se sont livrès à fond.

Bon départ de Ospital et Amule mais leurs puissants adversaires sont revenus pour terminer la partie de belle manière.

Google English:

Nice match, intense. The four Players went all out.

Good start from Ospital and Amulet but their powerful opponents came back to finish the game in a beautiful way.

A 26-14 run (13-18--39-32) in the middle of the match changed the outcome after O-A had controlled the 1st 3 decades. 9 service aces by Inchauspe helped lead the way. This was his 1st victory of 2017 after 6 consecutive defeats in A and B tournaments as well as an independent match. It was Ducassou's 7th consecutive victory in all matches. This was the first "Lundi" 50 point match of the year for all 4 of these players. There will be no "Lundi" 50 point match next week, as two FPP CDC Par Equipe matches (a B Groupe followed by an A Groupe) will take place instead.

50 point match win-loss records (G, SA, and any other 50 point matches I find will be listed here). Players listed here who are not on the list of players at the Cumulative records of Esku Pilota players will not be listed there.

Key: Player; Player position (av-avant-Front, ar-arrière-Back); match wins-losses; points for-against; winning-losing streak. Table will be ordered by match winning percentage. 1st tie breaker will be number of wins. 2nd tie-breaker will be point differential. 3rd tie breaker will be point differential percentage.


Monce(av).................1-0..........50-39.........+1
Inchauspe(av)............1-0..........50-41.........+1
Olcomendy(av)..........2-1........139-126.......-1
Ospital(av).................0-1..........41-50.........-1
Gonzalez(av)..............0-2........76-100.........-2

X. Lambert(ar)...........2-0.........100-76.......+2
Lucu(ar).....................1-0...........50-39.......+1
Ducassou(ar)..............1-0...........50-41.......+1
Amulet(ar).................0-1...........41-50.........-1
Guichandut(ar)...........0-1..........27-50.........-1
de Ezcurra(ar)............0-2..........88-100........-2

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G--March 6, 2017--Monce-Lucu  defeated  Olcomendy*-de Ezcurra 50-39

Selected match statistics  (Source: Jean-Baptiste Garat on "lundi" page)

Selected linescore (remarkable points) (winners always listed 1st)

2-2; 6-7; 12-17; 17-17; 33-25; 37-26; 38-27; 39-29; 40-29; 43-30; 48-38

Full Scoring statistics (Source: H. Ocafrain  (added March 9, 2017). 

Decade + "remarkable" points + equalities linescores  (winner always listed 1st).

2-2; 4-6; 6-7; 7-7; 7-13; 12-17; 13-17; 17-17; 19-21; 24-24; 25-25; 33-25; 34-26; 37-26; 38-27; 39-29; 40-29; 41-29; 43-30; 46-34; 48-38

Scoring: 

Monce +28 (13 sakiak, 2 egindakoak, 5 xareat, 5 pumpa xare, 3 motz) -4; Lucu +10 (3 egindakoak, 2 pumpa xare, 1 ziloat, 1 dejadez, 1 motz, 2 izkin motz) -11

Olcomendy +20 (6 sakiak, 4 egindakoak, 1 xareat, 1 pumpa xare, 3 dejadez, 3 motz, 2 izkin motz) -4; de Ezcurra +4 (1 egindakoak, 1 pumpa xare, 1 motz, 1 izkin motz) -8

Time of the match: 1 hour, 31 minutes, 33 seconds. Actual playing time: 46:17 

Brief  Garat "Lundi: summary:

L'affiche initiale de la rencontre a été modifiée mais la partie fut belle.
Olcomendy et de Ezcurra ont mené mais se sont faits reprendre à 25 partout.
Il ne fallait pas laisser partir Monce-Ondars et Lucu!
Mention spéciale aux vainqueurs

Google English

The initial poster (matchup) of the game was modified but the game was beautiful.
Olcomendy and de Ezcurra led but were caught at 25-25.
Monce-Ondars and Luce should not be allowed to leave!
Special mention to the winners!

The original matchup had X. Lambert partnering with Olcomendy for the 3rd consecutive "Lundi" match, and Ducassou partnering with Monce. Due to commitments of the back court players to the FPP CDC par Equipe (in which they had played over the weekend), the matchup was changed. A 26-10 (including a 12-1 burst) run by the winners at 12-17 turned the match and handed Olcomendy his first 50 point defeat this year after 2 wins. Monce scored over half of his team's points and had a +24 ratio. There will be no "Lundi" 50 point match next week, as a FPP CDC Par Equipe match will take place instead.

50 point match win-loss records (G, SA, and any other 50 point matches I find will be listed here).

Key: Player; Player position (av-avant-Front, ar-arrière-Back); match wins-losses; points for-against; winning-losing streak. Table will be ordered by match winning percentage. 1st tie breaker will be number of wins. 2nd tie-breaker will be point differential. 3rd tie breaker will be point differential percentage.


Monce(av).................1-0..........50-39.........+1
Olcomendy(av)..........2-1........139-126.......-1
Gonzalez(av)..............0-2........76-100.........-2

X. Lambert(ar)...........2-0.........100-76.......+2
Lucu(ar).....................1-0...........50-39.......+1
Guichandut(ar)...........0-1..........27-50.........-1
de Ezcurra(ar)............0-2..........88-100........-2

The full win-loss record of these players is available at the recurring  Cumulative records of Esku Pilota players page on the right side of the blog. Note: players appearing here who are not listed at that page will not be listed there.

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G--February 27, 2017--Olcomendy*-X. Lambert defeated Gonzalez-Guichandut 50-27.

Selected match statistics (Source: Jean-Baptiste Garat on "lundi" page)

Selected linescore (remarkable points) (winners listed first)

16-8; 20-10; 21-10; 28-20; 40-23; 43-24

Equalities (1) 2-2

Service Aces: Olcomendy 11; Gonzalez 1
Filet Points: O-L 5; G-G 4

Match Statistics (Esku Pilota spreadsheet) (added March 1, 2017)

Time of the match: 1 hour,18 minutes.

Brief Garat "Lundi" summary:

Olcomendy et X. Lambert dominateurs ont durant toute la partie augmenté leur avance. Gonzalez et Guichandut n'ont pu opposer suffisamment de résistance.
Mention spéciale aux vainqueurs !. 

La question du jour : qui arrêtera leur magnifique parcours au Garat ?

Google English:

Olcomendy and X. Lambert dominators have increased their lead throughout the game. Gonzalez and Guichandut could not put up enough resistance.
Special mention to the winners!

The question of the day: who will stop their magnificent course at the Garat?

O-L won their 2nd consecutive 50 point Garat Lundi match. It was much easier than their first, two weeks ago. They benefited from 19 G-G errors.. O-L's third consecutive win might be more difficult, next Monday, March 6, v Monce-Ducassou.

50 point match win-loss records (G, SA, and any other 50 point matches I find will be listed here).

Key: Player; Player position (av-avant-Front, ar-arrière-Back); match wins-losses; points for-against; winning-losing streak. Table will be ordered by match winning percentage. 1st tie breaker will be number of wins. 2nd tie-breaker will be point differential. 3rd tie breaker will be point differential percentage.


Olcomendy(av)..........2-0........100-76........+2
Gonzalez(av)..............0-2........76-100.........-2

X. Lambert(ar)...........2-0.........100-76.......+2
de Ezcurra(ar)............0-1..........49-50.........-1
Guichandut(ar)...........0-1..........27-50.........-1

The full win-loss record of these players is available at the recurring  Cumulative records of Esku Pilota players page on the right side of the blog. Note: players appearing here who are not listed at that page will not be listed there.

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G--February 13, 2017--Olcomendy*-X. Lambert defeated Gonzalez-de Ezcurra 50-49

Selected match statistics (Source: Jean-Baptiste Garat on "lundi" page)

Equalities (17) 

1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19, 21, 32, 33, 34, 35, 46, 47,  49

"Remarkable points" (21)

2/2, 3/3, 4/4, 6/4, 9/5, 9/9, 10/10, 11/10, 12/14, 15/12, 17/14, 19/18, 20/19, 21/21, 24/21, 25/29, 28/31, 34/34, 42/46, 43/46, 46/46

Selected scoring: Gonzalez: 14 "engagements gagnants"; Olcomendy 7 "engagements gagnants"

Time of the match 1 hour, 54 minutes.

A traditional 50 point match was held at the Garat on Monday for the first time since November 21, 2016. And what an amazing match it was. The available match statistics give us a small window into how intense and exciting it must have been. What better way to begin the new year than with a 99 point match! According to the brief "lundi" match article, the winners came from behind at the very end of the match. Note: there will be no 50 point match next Monday, February 20. The final of the Groupe B FFPB Championnat de France, Etchegaray v Elgart, will be played at the Garat.

50 point match win-loss records (G, SA, and any other 50 point matches I find will be listed here).

Key: Player; Player position (av-avant-Front, ar-arrière-Back); match wins-losses; points for-against; winning-losing streak. Table will be ordered by match winning percentage. 1st tie breaker will be number of wins. 2nd tie-breaker will be point differential. 3rd tie breaker will be point differential percentage.


Olcomendy(av)..........1-0.........50-49........+1
Gonzalez(av)..............0-1.........49-50.........-1

X. Lambert(ar)...........1-0.........50-49.........+1
de Ezcurra(ar)............0-1..........49-50.........-1

The full win-loss record of these players is available at the recurring  Cumulative records of Esku Pilota players page on the right side of the blog. Note: players appearing here who are not listed at that page will not be listed there.

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Due to a hand injury to Baptiste Ducassou that caused a delay of the  Super Prestige Tournament final until January 22, 2017, followed by scheduling some FFPB Championnat de France Main Nue Individuel Elite Pro matches on "Lundi", the 50 point matches that were supposed to re-appear at "Le Garat" on January 8 were delayed until February 6. However, due to the postponement on February 5 of a FFPB MNI Group A Liguilla semi-final Round 2 match between Ospital and Bilbao (due to a heavy storm that caused condensation on the floor at Arcangues, which led to dangerous playing conditions), the match was rescheduled for Le Garat on February 6. It was the opener of a 2 match program. The second match was supposed to be mark the first 50 point match at Le Garat since November 21, 2016. However that match (Olcomendy-X. Lambert v Inchauspe-Amulet) was cut to 40 points. As of this post, the first 50 point match of 2017 at Le Garat will be played between Gonzalez-de Ezcurra and Olcomendy-X. Lambert on Monday, February 13. (Source: Pilota-ttiki.com match article for the FFPB MNI Liguilla Round 2 matches at Arcangues and Gozieko Izarra "Lundi" page for February 5. Since that page will disappear on February 13, here is what it said.

"Rendez-vous le lundi 13 février pour la partie à main nue par équipes en 50 points.

à 16h :  Gonzalez  -  de Ezcurra  contre  Olcomendy  -  X. Lambert."  


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SA-- December 1, 2016--Elgart-Palomes defeated Aguirre-Lucu* 50-29  

50 point Garat matches will be suspended from November 28, 2016-January 8, 2017 as the much anticipated 23rd Super Prestige tournament, an EP 2000 seeded singles tournament, will be played. There will be two matches each Monday. The tournament will be played in knockout fashion with 4 "tours", followed by two semi-finals and a final (played on a Sunday). Seeding in one bracket (from low to high) is: Guichandut, X. Lambert, Bilbao, and Larralde. And in the other bracket: Ospital, de Ezcurra, Waltary, and Ducassou.  The seeding can be seen graphically here. This tournament will be covered in the main blog. 2015 SP results

G--November 21, 2016--Inchauspe-Bonetbelche* defeated Elgart-Lucu* 50-23

Match statistics (Source: H. Ocafrain via  Goizeko Izarra "lundi" page). These (see link above) will only be available until next Monday's match. Occasionally, Esku Pilota copies these statistics into a spreadsheet that they keep available for much longer than a week. I will link to it if they do. Until then:

Equalities: 1, 7, 8, 9, 16, 18

Decade linescores (winner always listed first)

7-3; 9-11; 14-16; 22-18; 30-20; 38-22; 48-22;

Scoring:   Inchauspe +25 (including 9 service aces) -2 (including 1 service fault) Bonetbelche +9 -5; Elgart +12 (including 5 service aces) -3 Lucu +4 -13

Time of the match: 1 hour and 12 minutes. Actual playing time: 35 minutes.

An extended, accelerated  and devastating 28-5 run turned a close match into a rout as I-B more than doubled the reigning Coupe de Chasseurs champions (see below). "Mention Speciale" went to Inchauspe, who played an almost perfect match, accounting for half his team's points with a differential of +23. Cedric Lucu, who came into the match on the heels of a great four match run from October 13-November 7  (two in the CdeC, two in the recently played Tournoi Ossau Iraty), came crashing to earth in this one, with a differential of -9 and more errors than the other three players combined. 

G--November 14, 2016--Waltary-Lazcano defeated Olcomendy*-de Ezcurra 50-40. 

Match statistics (Source: H. Ocafrain via  Goizeko Izarra "lundi" page). These (see link above) will only be available until next Monday's match. Occasionally, Esku Pilota copies these statistics into a spreadsheet that they keep available for much longer than a week. I will link to it if they do. Until then:

Scoring: Waltary +27 (including 13 service aces) -6 (including 2 service faults) Lazcano +4 -9; Olcomendy +19 (including 7 service aces) -11 de Ezcurra +6 -8 

Equality: 3-3

Decade line score (winners always listed 1st): 

7-3; 15-5; 19-11; 24-16; 32-18; 37-23; 42-28 44-34(?) 50-40

Time of the match: 1 hour, 18 minutes, 15 seconds. Actual playing time: 43 minutes.

Two 8-2 decades built a 32-18 lead for the winners which, in spite of a spirited comeback toward the end, O-E were unable to overcome. "Mention-Speciale" for this match was given to Waltary for his sparkling offense. 

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G--From August 29-October 31 each Monday: 23rd Coupe de Chasseurs, an EP 500 Tournament. This is a 50 point match tournament organized by Goizeko Izarra. Watch for coverage here.

Brackets (Source: Esku Pilota Facebook page).

Results from 22nd (2015) and 21st (2014) tournaments

The tournament contains 6 pairs in two poules. Each poule will play a round robin against the other teams in its poule. At the end of the poule phase there will be two semi-finals (October 17 and 24), each with the first place team in the poule playing against the second place team in the other poule. The semi-finals will be followed by a final on October 31.

Coupe de Chasseurs--Latest match information only will be available at Goizeko Izarra's CdC Tournament page

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Player Pages at Esku Pilota

* Player is not listed at Esku Pilota player page at present

G-23rd CdC--November 7, 2016--Final. Elgart (substituting for Ospital)-Lucu* defeated Aguirre-Lafitte* 50-35.

Scoring: Elgart +20 (inlcuding 7 service aces) -7;  Lucu +10 -3
            Aguirre +17 (including 4 service aces) -10;  Lafitte +8 -10

Equalities: 2, 3, 4, 8

Decade linescores: (winners always listed first):

4-6; 11-9; 18-12; 22-18; 29-21; 32-28; 38-32; 46-34

Playing time: 45 mintes 33 seconds; total time: 1:28:38.

Match article along with link to an audio interview and full match video (Source: Esku Pilota)

Full match video (Source: Esku Pilota Youtube site)

E-L handed A-L their first loss in the tournament in the final. E-L were in control much of the way. A-L made a comeback in the 5th decade to cut the lead in half. but E-L then drew away to an easy victory, outscoring A-L 18-7.  The Goizeko Izarra tourmament page emphasized ("mention speciale") the performance of Lucu. A-L finished 3-1. E-L finished with the same record. Elgart-Lucu win the 23rd Coup de Chasseurs.

Note that the final has been postponed and rescheduled for November 7, 2016. Elgart-Lucu played (and lost) the final of Tournoi Ossau Iraty on October 27, 2016. It was a grueling 40-39 loss.

G-23rd CdC--October 24, 2016--2nd Semi-Final: Elgart (substituting for Ospital)-Lucu*  defeated Darmandrail*-Benesse* 50-40.

This was the second semi-final of the tournament. It was close until the last decade of the match, according to the brief match story, when E-L took command. Lucu was especially noted for excellent play. Darmendrail*-Bennesse* finish the tournament 2-1. Next Monday, October 31, the final will be played between Aguirre-Lafitte* (substituting for Iturbe*) and Elgart (substituting for Ospital)- Lucu*. It will be an all Poule A final, with A-L the only undefeated team in the tournament (3-0). E-L are now 2-1. In Poule play three weeks ago A-L defeated Olcomendy* (substituting for Ospital)-Lucu* 50-44.

G-23rd CdC--October 17, 2016--1st Semi-Final: Aguirre-Lafitte* (substituting for Iturbe*) defeated Monce*-Cubiat* 50-49.

Match statistics (Source: H. Ocafrain via spreadsheet created by Esku Pilota)--the statistics are on the tournament page (see above) but will be removed after next Monday's match. The spreadsheet is available now and should be available after next week as well.

Of the 8 matches played so far, this was the 4th match decided by 10 points or less, the 3rd match by 3 points or less, and the 2nd match by the 99th point. The match statistics reveal a tremendous struggle. There were 8 equal scores, including 48-48 and 49-49. At 36-44, M-C seemingly had the match won. But from there A-L charged back, using a 14-5 run to finally win. The winners were behind at every decade mark except the first. Both front courters scored more than 20 pts. The match lasted 1:55:29. Actual play lasted 54:27. It's difficult to imagine a more exciting match. Monce*-Cubiat* finish the tournament 1-2.  Next Monday, October 24, the second semi-final, Darmandrail*-Benesse* v Elgart (substituting for Ospital) Lucu*. The final will take place on Monday, October 31.

G-23rd CdC--October 10, 2016 Darmandrail*-Benesse* (substituting for Lazcano) defeated  Monce*-Cubiat* 50-35

This was the final match in the league phase of the tournament. With the victory D-B won poule B. Next Monday, October 17,  the first semi-final will feature the winner of Poule A, Aguirre-Lafitte* (substituting for Iturbe*) v the loser of today's match and second place finisher in Poule B, Monce*-Cubiat*.  On the following Monday, October 24, the winning team in today's match will face the second place finisher in Poule A. Unless the substitution patterns change, that match will feature Darmandrail*-Benesse* (substituting for Lazcano) v Olcomendy* (substituting for Ospital)-Lucu*. The two semi-final winners will meet in the final on Monday, October 31.

Final Poule table

Poule A

Aguirre-Iturbe*..........................2-0....100-80
Ospital--Lucu*...........................1-1......84-72
Elgart-Migueltorena*.................0-2....58-100

Note: Olcomendy* substituted for Ospital on Sep. 5.
Note: Olcomendy* substituted for Ospital on Oct. 2.
Note: Bereterbide* substituted for Elgart on Sep. 5
Note: Bereterbide* substituted for Elgart on Sep. 19
Note: Lafitte* substituted for Iturbe* on Sep. 19
Note: Lafitte* substituted for Iturbe* on Oct. 2.

Poule B

Darmendrail*-Lazcano............2-0....100-82
Monce*-Cubiat*.......................1-1......85-78
Mainhaguiet*-Amulet..............0-2....75-100

Note: Benesse* substituted for Lazcano on Sep. 12.
Note: de Ezcurra substituted for Amulet on Sep. 26.
Note: Benesse* substituted for Lazcano on Oct. 10.

G-23rd CdC--October 3, 2016 Aguirre-Lafitte* (substituting for Iturbe*) defeated Olcomendy* (substituting for Ospital)-Lucu* 50-44

Match statistics (Source: H. Ocafrain via spreadsheet created by Esku Pilota--the statistics are on the tournament page (see above) but will be removed after next Monday's match. The spreadsheet is available now and should be available after next week as well.

The match statistics indicate a hard fought battle. 9 equal scores. Equality as late as 29-29. No team had a lead greater than 6 points at any decade mark. An hour and 55 minute struggle of which nearly an hour was actual play. In short, a great Garat 50 point match! It was the 3rd out of  6 tournament matches to be decided by less than 10 points.

This was the third and final Poule A match. By winning, Aguirre-Lafitte* finished undefeated at the top of the poule. On Oct. 17, they will face the loser of next week's final Poule B match between  Darmendrail*-Benesse* (substituting for Lazcano) and Monce*-Cubiat*. The winner of that match will face Olcomendy* (substituting for Ospital)-Lucu* in the other semi-final, on Oct. 24.

Poule A

Aguirre-Iturbe*..........................2-0....100-80
Ospital--Lucu*...........................1-1......84-72
Elgart-Migueltorena*.................0-2....58-100

Note: Olcomendy* substituted for Ospital on Sep. 5.
Note: Olcomendy* substituted for Ospital on Oct. 2.
Note: Bereterbide* substituted for Elgart on Sep. 5
Note: Bereterbide* substituted for Elgart on Sep. 19
Note: Lafitte* substituted for Iturbe* on Sep. 19
Note: Lafitte* substituted for Iturbe* on Oct. 2.

Poule B

Darmendrail*-Lazcano............1-0....50-47
Monce*-Cubiat*......................1-0....50-28
Mainhaguiet*-Amulet..............0-2....75-100

Note: Benesse* substituted for Lazcano on Sep. 12.
Note: de Ezcurra substituted for Amulet on Sep. 26.

G-23rd CdC--September 26, 2016 Monce*-Cubiat* defeated Mainhaguiet*-de Ezcurra (substituting for Amulet) 50-28

Statistics source: CdC Tournament page

Equal scores: 3-3; 12-12; 16-16; 17-17

Selected line score:  (winners always listed first). Note: points listed here are called "notable points" at the CdC Tournament page . It is possible that some of this match was recorded by TVPI and may become available for viewing. If that happens, a link will be given.

1-3; 7-4; 10-5; 10-8; 11-9;  12-10; 12-16; 15-16; 16-16; 18-17; 24-17; 28-18; 31-19; 36-19; 39-22; 42-22; 45-25; 47-27; 49-28; 50-28

This was the second Poule B match. The defeat eliminates Mainhaguiet*-Amulet from the tournament.

The selected linescore/"notable points" suggests that the early part of the match was quite competitive. M-C then took complete control, outscoring M-E 33-11 after the last equality.

Poule A

Ospital--Lucu*...........................1-0....50-22
Aguirre-Iturbe*..........................1-0....50-36
Elgart-Migueltorena*.................0-2....58-100

Note: Olcomendy* substituted for Ospital on Sep. 5.
Note: Bereterbide* substituted for Elgart on Sep. 5
Note: Bereterbide* substituted for Elgart on Sep. 19
Note: Lafitte* substituted for Iturbe* on Sep. 19

Poule B

Darmendrail*-Lazcano............1-0....50-47
Monce*-Cubiat*......................1-0....50-28
Mainhaguiet*-Amulet..............0-2....75-100

Note: Benesse* substituted for Lazcano on Sep. 12.
Note: de Ezcurra substituted for Amulet on Sep. 26.

Next week's scheduled match is the final Poule A match between Olcomendy* (substituting for Ospital)-Lucu* and Aguirre-Lafitte* (substituting for Iturbe*). The winner will win Poule A and move on to the semi-finals against the second place Poule B team. The loser will face the first place Poule B team in the other semi-final.

G-23rd CdC--September 19, 2016  Aguirre-Lafitte* (substituting for Iturbe*) defeated  Bereterbide* (substituting for Elgart)-Migueltorena 50-36.

Match statistics (Source: Esku Pilota)

This was the second Poule A match.  A 15-5 run turned a 2-8 deficit into a 17-13 lead.  A 10-0 run turned a competitive 38-32 match into a route. Aguirre led all scorers with +28 (including 17 service aces) -6. The defeat eliminated Elgart-Migueltorena* from the tournament. They finished 0-2.

Next week's scheduled match is a Poule B match between  Mainhaguiet*-Amulet and Monce*-Cubiat*. A defeat will eliminate M-A.

Poule A

Ospital--Lucu*...........................1-0....50-22
Aguirre-Iturbe*..........................1-0....50-36
Elgart-Migueltorena*.................0-2....58-100

Note: Olcomendy* substituted for Ospital on Sep. 5.
Note: Bereterbide* substituted for Elgart on Sep. 5
Note: Bereterbide* substituted for Elgart on Sep. 19
Note: Lafitte* substituted for Iturbe* on Sep. 19

Poule B

Darmendrail*-Lazcano............1-0....50-47
Monce*-Cubiat*......................0-0
Mainhaguiet*-Amulet..............0-1....47-50

Note: Benesse* substituted for Lazcano on Sep. 12.  

G--23rd CdC--September 12, 2016 Darmandrail*-Benesse* (substituting for Lazcano) defeated Mainhaguet*-Amulet 50-47

This was the first Poule B match of the tournament. It was Benesse's second match of the tournament. He lost the barrage (play-in) game 50-49 (see below). It was also his second 50 point match in 5 days (see below). Two of the first three matches in this tournament have been decided by a total of 4 points. This match was tied at 42 and 47 before D-B were able to win.

Next week's scheduled match is a Poule A match between Bereterbide* (substituting for Elgart)-Migueltorena and Aguirre-Iturbe*

Poule A

Ospital--Lucu*...........................1-0....50-22
Aguirre-Iturbe*..........................0-0
Elgart-Migueltorena*.................0-1....22-50

Note: Olcomendy* substituted for Ospital on Sep. 5.
Note: Bereterbide* substituted for Elgart on Sep. 5

Poule B

Darmendrail*-Lazcano............1-0....50-47
Monce*-Cubiat*......................0-0
Mainhaguiet*-Amulet..............0-1....47-50

Note: Benesse* substituted for Lazcano on Sep. 12.  

SA--September 8, 2016 Tellier*-Benesse* defeated Darmendrail*-Iribarren* 50-37

G--23rd CdC.--September 5, 2016 Olcomendy* (substituting for Ospital)-Lucu* defeated Bereterbide* (substituting for Elgart)-Migueltorena* 50-22

Statistics source: CdC Tournament page:

Equal scores: 2-2; 3-3
Decade scores: (winners listed first) 7-3; 14-6; 20-10; 26-14; 31-19; 41-19; 48-22

Scoring: Olcomendy +25 (including 14 service aces), -2; Lucu +5, -5
               Bereterbide +6, -6; Migueltorena +9, -14

Match time: 1:09:41. Playing time: 32:33

This was the first Poule A match of the tournament.

Poule A

Ospital-Lucu*..........................1-0.....50-22
Aguirre-Iturbe*........................0-0
Elgart-Migueltorena*...............0-1.....22-50

Note: Olcomendy* substituted for Ospital on Sep. 5.
Note: Bereterbide* substituted for Elgart on Sep. 5.

Poule B

Mainhaguiet*-Amulet.............0-0
Darmendrail*-Lazcano............0-0
Monce*-Cubiat........................0-0

Mainhaguiet*-Amulet got into Poule B by defeating Bereterbide*-Benesse* 50-49 in a barrage (play-in) match on August 29.

Bereterbide*-Benesse* finish the tournament 0-1

The first Poule B match is next Monday, September 12. Mainhaguiet*-Amulet v Darmendrail*-Lazcano

SA--September 2, 2016  Aguirre-Lucu* defeated Darmendrail*-Larralde 2* (Bix Larralde) 50-44

G--23rd CdC.--August 29, 2016  Mainhaguet*-Amulet defeated Bereterbide*-Benesse* 50-49

This was a barrage (play in) match for a final bracket slot in the tournament. See the bracket page above for how this works. As the information on this week's tournament page says, this match got the tournament off to a "flying start." Note that Esku Pilota, as of August 31, had a different score for this match (50-45). We will stay with the GI score until there is a clarification.

According to the brackets, Next Monday, September 5  match should be:

Elgart-Migueltorena* v Ospital-Lucu*

However the match listed at the tournament page is:

Bereterbide*-Migueltorena* v Olcomendy*-Lucu*

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G--August 22, 2016  Monce-Cubiat* defeated Elgart-Lazcano 50-32

Equal scores: 1-1

"Decade" linescore: (winners always listed first)

6-4; 15-5; 20-10; 26-14; 31-19; 38-22; 43-27; 48-32

Scoring:
Monce +27 (including 10 service aces) -5; Cubiat +7 -5
Elgart +12 (including 9 service aces) -7; Lazcano +10 -9

G--August 16, 2016 Darmendrail*-Ducassou defeated Monce-Guichandut 50-34

Match statistics (Source: Esku Pilota)

The match score listed at Esku Pilota is 50-32. The statistics confirm that the score was 50-34

This match was played on Tuesday instead of Monday because both Ducassou and Guichandut had played in the final of the Tournois Chilhar de Souraide on Sunday, August 14, a 63 point match. Each had also played a semi-final (against each other) in the same tournament on August 12. That was a 61 point match. So this Garat match was delayed one day. In total, in five days they played 208 points. Ducassou's team won all three matches.

G--August 8, 2016 Lambert-Amulet defeated Inchauspe-Lucu* 50-48

For Inchauspe and Amulet, this match was one of three that they played in four days. Two days earlier they won a 67 point match in the semi-finals of  the Tournois Espela d'Espelette.The day after, they played in the final of that tournament, a 66 point match.  This marathon Garat match lasted an hour and 50 minutes and 98 points.They played 231 points in the three matches, winning one match, losing one, and splitting one. One can only imagine what their hands must have felt like on the evening of August 9.

G--August 1, 2016 Olcomendy*-Lazcano defeated Elgart-Lucu* 50-48

G--July 25, 2016 B.Elgart*-Migueltorena* defeated Aguirre-Lucu* 50-37
Match Statistics: (Source: Esku Pilota)

G--July 18, 2016: Monce-Ducassou defeated Ospital-Harismendy 50-36

G--July 11, 2016: Inchauspe-De Ezcurra defeated L. Lambert-Lezcano 50-44

SA--July 7, 2016: Alcacena*-Lucu* defeated Olcomendy*-Amestoy* 50-29

G--July 4, 2016: Monce-Migueltorena* defeated Aguirre-Benesse 50-33

SA--June 30, 2016: Darmendrail*-Lucu*  defeated Alcacena*-Migueltorena* 50-27

G--June 27, 2016: Aguirre-Benesse defeated Inchause-Bonetbelche 50-37

SA--June 23, 2016: Aguirre-Iribarren* defeated  Alcacena*-Lucu* 50-44

G--June 20, 2016: Monce-Migueltorena* defeated Elgart-Iturbe* 50-40

SA--June 16, 2016: Aguirre-Iturbe* defeated Ospital-Iribarren* 50-38

G--June 13, 2016: Monce-Migueltorena* defeated Olcomendy*-Lucu* 50-30

Match article, statistics, chart, full match video (Source: Esku Pilota web and Youtube site.)

Match line score, MY ARTICLE, and link to full video (Source: pelotelive.free.fr), Note that with all videos located at pelotelive.free.fr, you must click on the "desactiver" under the video in order to disable pff's auto-refresh.

There are two errors in my commentary that I know of.

Point 3 consumed 1 ball in play (a service ace), not 11. So all of the total balls in play for the first 10 points and the running total balls in play for the match should be adjusted accordingly. The total number of balls in play for the match should be 864, not 874.

In the commentary about the last 10 points of the match the winners were referred to as "M-O". They should have been referred to as "M-M". For any other errors found, please send corrections to the address for feedback page above.


G--June 6, 2016:  Monce-Migueltorena* defeated Elgart-Iturbe* 50-46

SA=Tournee des Commercants de Bayonne  (Trinquet Saint-AndreBaiona (Bayonne), May 26, June 2, June 9, 2016. All information not sourced below comes from the Esku Pilota Results pages. This was a doubles tournament with two semi-finals and a final, played on consecutive Thursdays at Saint-Andre.

Final:

Aguirre-Iturbe* defeated Darmendrail*-Irribaren* 50-27 on June 9, 2016

Match article and Partial Match video (Source: Esku Pilota Website)

The video joins the match in progress but very early in it.

Semi-Finals
:

Aguirre-Iturbe* defeated Alcacena*-Bonetbelche 50-45 on June 2, 2016

Darmendrail*-Irribaren* defeated Etcheverry-Lucu* 50-34 on May 26, 2016