Basque Pelota World Championships

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Basque Pelota World Championships
Tournament information
Sport Basque Pelota
Established 1952
Number of
tournaments
17
Administrator(s) FIPV
Current champion
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (7th title)

The Basque Pelota World Championships is a quadrennial tournament first organized in 1952 by the International Federation of Basque Pelota. The modern championships crowns the best amateur players in fifteen different playing categories.

International Federation of Basque Pelota

The International Federation of Basque Pelota is the worldwide governing body for Basque pelota, recognized by the International Olympic Committee. It sets the regulations for international competition and organizes the competitions.

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History

The first edition of the tournament was organized in 1952, and until 1958 was played every three years. The tournament has occurred every four years since then. No third place titles were awarded during the first five editions of the tournament. [1] Additionally, the number of disciplines disputed at each tournament has varied depending on the edition, and has even included disciplines played on the Plaza Libre in the editions of 1952 and 1958. [1] Until the edition of 1990 no women's categories were disputed in the championships. A single women's discipline was added in 1990 (Paleta goma - Trinquete), then another one in 1994 (Frontenis), and finally a third one in 2014 (Paleta goma - Fronton 30 m) bringing the total number of disputed categories to fifteen. [1] [2]

Modern events

Trinquete , 6 events:

Hand-pelota (individual)
Hand-pelota (pairs)
Paleta goma (men's)
Paleta goma (women's)
Paleta cuero
Xare

Fronton (30 m) , 4 events:

Paleta goma (men's)
Paleta goma (women's)
Frontenis (men's)
Frontenis (women's)

Fronton (36 m) , 4 events:

Hand-pelota (individual)
Hand-pelota (pairs)
Paleta cuero
Pala corta

Fronton (54 m) , 1 event:

Jai alai

Editions

YearHost City and CountryBest Performing NationsNumber of Participating Nations
1952 Flag of Spain.svg San Sebastián, Spain Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 8
1955 Flag of Uruguay.svg Montevideo, Uruguay Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 7
1958 Flag of France.svg Biarritz, France Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 9+
1962 Flag of Spain.svg Pamplona, Spain Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of France.svg  France 7
1966 Flag of Uruguay.svg Montevideo, Uruguay Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 7+
1970 Flag of Spain.svg San Sebastián, Spain Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 5+
1974 Flag of Uruguay.svg Montevideo, Uruguay Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 5+
1978 Flag of France.svg Biarritz, France Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of France.svg  France 9+
1982 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico City, Mexico Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 9+
1986 Flag of Spain.svg Vitoria, Spain Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 12+
1990 Flag of Cuba.svg Havana, Cuba Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Flag of France.svg  France 10+
1994 Flag of France.svg Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 10+
1998 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico City, Mexico Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 10+
2002 Flag of Spain.svg Pamplona, Spain Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 16
2006 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico City, Mexico Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of France.svg  France 18
2010 Flag of France.svg Pau, France Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Flag of France.svg  France 22
2014 Flag of Mexico.svg Zinacantepec, Mexico Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Flag of France.svg  France 18
2018 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona, Spain

Nations finishing in top four

Nation First place Second place Third place Fourth place Total
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 773017
Flag of France.svg  France 636217
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 244717
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 234817

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold [lower-alpha 1] Silver Bronze [lower-alpha 2] Total
1Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 647137172
2Flag of France.svg  France 635841162
3Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 473928114
4Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 47241687
5Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 4301448
6Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 351422
7Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0123
8Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 0066
  1. This table includes all modalities, including those being played in Plaza Libre in 1952 and 1958.
  2. No bronze medals were disputed from 1952 to 1966.

List of hosts

List of hosts by number of championships hosted.

Times
hosted
HostYear(s)
6Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1952, 1962, 1970, 1986, 2002, (2018)
4Flag of France.svg  France 1958, 1978, 1994, 2010
4Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 1982, 1998, 2006, 2014
3Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 1955, 1966, 1974
1Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 1990

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The 2014 Basque Pelota World Championships were the 17th edition of the Basque Pelota World Championships organized by the FIPV.

2002 Basque Pelota World Championships

The 2002 Basque Pelota World Championships were the 14th edition of the Basque Pelota World Championships organized by the FIPV.

1990 Basque Pelota World Championships

The 1990 Basque Pelota World Championships were the 11th edition of the Basque Pelota World Championships organized by the FIPV.

1986 Basque Pelota World Championships

The 1986 Basque Pelota World Championships were the 10th edition of the Basque Pelota World Championships organized by the FIPV.

1982 Basque Pelota World Championships

The 1982 Basque Pelota World Championships were the 9th edition of the Basque Pelota World Championships organized by the FIPV.

1974 Basque Pelota World Championships

The 1974 Basque Pelota World Championships were the 7th edition of the Basque Pelota World Championships organized by the FIPV.

1970 Basque Pelota World Championships

The 1970 Basque Pelota World Championships were the 6th edition of the Basque Pelota World Championships organized by the FIPV.

1966 Basque Pelota World Championships

The 1966 Basque Pelota World Championships were the 5th edition of the Basque Pelota World Championships organized by the FIPV.

1962 Basque Pelota World Championships

The 1962 Basque Pelota World Championships were the 4th edition of the Basque Pelota World Championships organized by the FIPV.

1958 Basque Pelota World Championships

The 1958 Basque Pelota World Championships were the 3rd edition of the Basque Pelota World Championships organized by the FIPV.

1955 Basque Pelota World Championships

The 1955 Basque Pelota World Championships were the 2nd edition of the Basque Pelota World Championships organized by the FIPV.

1952 Basque Pelota World Championships

The 1952 Basque Pelota World Championships were the 1st edition of the Basque Pelota World Championships organized by the FIPV.

References

  1. 1 2 3 Javier Solano (November 2004). "Historia de los Mundiales" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  2. Paloma (August 2015). "XVII Campeonato del Mundo de Pelota • Zinacantepec 2014" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 September 2016.