CESTA ALL STAR--APRIL 13-MAY 5, 2023--MATCHUPS AND COMPLETE SCHEDULE Posted on March 28, 2023 at 11:37:55 PM by jsolo
Will link directly below.
All matches will be played at Donibane Lohizune (St. Jean de Luz)
Note that the player links at the site are each linked to more information about that player. Also note that below the match ups are current standings. Top four fronts and backs will meet in semi-finals. Winners meet in final.
6 teams, single round robin
2 sets to 15 with a tie breaker to 5.
I haven't been able to find how the points system works, but it's usually along the lines of
2-0=4 pts (or some multiple of that); 2-1=3, 1-2=1, 0-2=0. As far as I know, the pairs in the semis could easily be different than those in the league stage.
There will also be a women's Tournament (2 semi-finals and a final).
The Teams for League Play:
JON TAMBOURINDEGUY--IMANOL LOPEZ (IPARRALDE-HEGOALDE)
XABIER BARANDIKA--THIBAULT BASQUE (HEGOALDE-IPARRALDE)
INAKI GOIKOETXEA--TXABI INZA (HEGOALDE-IPARRALDE)
LUDOVIC LADUCHE--UNAI LEKERIKABEASKOA (LEKE) (IPARRALDE-HEGOALDE)
ARITZ ERKIAGA--JON ZABALA (HEGOALDE)
JEAN OLHARAN--DAVID MINVIELLE (IPARRALDE)
Last year all matches were streamed live and on demand by Canal +. Hopefully that will also be the case this year. As I find out more about that, I will let you know.
It looks to me like it will be a very competitive, entertaining mix. Now that Deigo has retired, IMHO these are among at the least the top 15 long court players in the world.