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Re(1): Magic City--regarding holding


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Regarding holding, some may be interested to know how Jai Alai came to be. The ancestor sport is called Joko Garbi and is still played on an amateur level, mostly in Iparralde (North Basque--France). If you notice the cestas closely, they resemble Jai Alai cestas but have subtle differences that make holding almost impossible. And yet it is a catch and throw sport. The trend toward Jai Alai began in 1887 when an Argentine player named Melchior Curuchage broke his wrist and had an adapted cesta made for him. This cesta became the cesta we know today because Melchior started winning a lot of games with it. But this is what the game looked like when there was no such thing as holding.

This is the Federation Francaise de Pelota Basque (FFPB) National A outdoor Championship Finals: There are two matches on the video, the Cadets Championship followed by the National A Championship. I have cued to video to begin where the National A Championship begins. Players are listed under the title. The fonton is a fronton place libre, an outdoor one wall court that is between 60 and 80 meters long and quite a bit wider than an indoor fronton. There are three players per side and no helmets. Partido to 40 points. Score is called out in French. National A Championship takes about 50 minutes. This is the first video of complete Outdoor Joko Garbi matches I have found. The game is also played indoors, on a 36 meter court. There are many video examples on Youtube. Simply search for them by "Joko Garbi."

National A Context (all scores of all matches, all players):


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Scroll to and Choose Championnat de France 2020/2021 (Competition); National A or Cadets (Categories); Toute (All) Phases; Fronton Place Libre/Chistera Joko Garbi (Specialite) and leave the "Tous" alone for Club.


2021 FFPB National A Outdoor Chistera Joko Garbi Final

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