The world’s best pelota players in action

The best national teams will participate in the Basque Pelota World Championships Barcelona 2018 from 14 to 20 October 2018.

A total of 14 official competitions and more than 160 matches will be played at the iconic Vall d’Hebron Olympic frontons.

PARTICIPANTS

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The world’s best teams are set to meet in Barcelona

A total of 14 countries have secured a place at the 18th Basque Pelota World Championships 2018 thanks to the classifications they obtained during the World Cups of 2015-17.

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ARGENTINA

The Argentine team will be well represented at these Championships, given that it has already managed to classify its players in 10 of the official competitions. It has only missed out on the specialities of cesta punta, 36m fronton mano pelota doubles and the two trinquete mano pelota competitions.

Participating in:

- F36m Mano singles

- Trinquete paleta cuero

- F36m Paleta cuero

- Trinquete women’s paleta goma

- Trinquete men’s paleta goma

- F30m Men’s paleta goma

- F30m Women’s paleta goma

- F36m Pala corta

- F30m Men’s frontenis

- F30m Women’s frontenis

BOLIVIA

The mano pelota players of the Bolivian team have managed to qualify in the four competitions of this speciality group: trinquete mano pelota singles and doubles and 36m fronton mano pelota singles and doubles.

Participating in:

- Trinquete mano singles

- Trinquete mano doubles

- F36m Mano singles

- F36m Mano doubles

BRAZIL

The Brazilian team has only qualified for the 36m fronton mano pelota singles competition in this edition.

Participating in:

- F36m Mano singles

CHILE

The Chilean team has classified for seven competitions in these Championships: trinquete paleta cuero, 30m fronton men’s and women’s paleta goma, trinquete men’s and women’s paleta goma and men’s and women’s frontenis.

Participating in:

- Trinquete paleta cuero

- Trinquete men’s paleta goma

- Trinquete women’s paleta goma

- F30m Men’s paleta goma

- F30m Women’s paleta goma

- F30m Men’s frontenis

- F30m Women’s frontenis

CUBA

Cuba is a country with a long-standing pelota tradition and will be well represented at the World Championships in Barcelona, given that it has managed to qualify for 11 of the 14 competition specialities. The only ones in which it will not participate are: trinquete men’s and women’s paleta goma and trinquete paleta cuero.

Participating in:

- Trinquete mano singles

- Trinquete mano doubles

- F36m Mano singles

- F36m Mano doubles

- F36m Paleta cuero

- F30m Men’s paleta goma

- F30m Women’s paleta goma

- F36m Pala corta

- F30m Men’s frontenis

- F30m Women’s frontenis

- F54m Cesta punta

USA

The USA has classified for five specialities: 36m fronton mano doubles, 36m fronton and trinquete paleta cuero, 30m fronton men’s paleta goma and men’s frontenis.

Participating in:

- F36m Mano doubles

- F36m Paleta cuero

- Trinquete paleta cuero

- F30m Men’s paleta goma

- F30m Men’s frontenis

EL SALVADOR

The team from El Salvador will also be in Barcelona to participate in two competitions of these Championships: men’s frontenis and 30m fronton men’s paleta goma.

Participating in:

- F30m Men’s frontenis

- F30m Men’s paleta goma

SPAIN

Spain was proclaimed world runner-up in Zinacantepec, Mexico in 2014 with 13 medals (four golds, four silvers and five bronzes). In this edition, the Spanish team will participate in all 14 official competitions.

Participating in:

- Trinquete mano singles

- Trinquete mano doubles

- F36m Mano singles

- F36m Mano doubles

- Trinquete paleta cuero

- F36m Paleta cuero

- Trinquete women’s paleta goma

- Trinquete men’s paleta goma

- F30m Men’s paleta goma

- F30m Women’s paleta goma

- F36m Pala corta

- F30m Men’s frontenis

- F30m Women’s frontenis

- F54m Cesta punta

FRANCE

The French national team will compete in these Championships to improve on the third place (11 medals: two golds, six silvers and three bronzes) it achieved at the last edition, held in Zinacantepec, Mexico in 2014. Together with Spain, France will compete in all 14 specialities that are to be disputed in this edition of the Championships.

Participating in:

- Trinquete mano singles

- Trinquete mano doubles

- F36m Mano singles

- F36m Mano doubles

- Trinquete paleta cuero

- F36m Paleta cuero

- Trinquete women’s paleta goma

- Trinquete men’s paleta goma

- F30m Men’s paleta goma

- F30m Women’s paleta goma

- F36m Pala corta

- F30m Men’s frontenis

- F30m Women’s frontenis

- F54m Cesta punta

GUATEMALA

The team from Guatemala will also be in Barcelona to compete in a competition in these Championships: men’s paleta goma.

Participating in:

- F30m Men’s paleta goma

ITALY

The Italian team has again classified for the men’s paleta goma competition and will hope to improve on it fourth position at the last edition of the Championships.

Participating in:

- F30m Men’s paleta goma

MEXICO

The new champion at the last World Championships in Zinacantepec, Mexico in 2014, with six golds, two silvers and three bronzes. Mexico will participate in 12 of the 14 official competitions in this edition. It only missed out on the specialties of pala corta and trinquete paleta cuero.

Participating in:

- Trinquete mano singles

- Trinquete mano doubles

- F36m Mano singles

- F36m Mano doubles

- F36m Paleta cuero

- Trinquete women’s paleta goma

- Trinquete men’s paleta goma

- F30m Men’s paleta goma

- F30m Women’s paleta goma

- F30m Men’s frontenis

- F30m Women’s frontenis

- F54m Cesta punta

PERU

The pelota players on the Peruvian team will participate in both the 30m fronton men’s and women’s paleta goma competitions.

Participating in:

- F30m Men’s paleta goma

- F30m Women’s paleta goma

URUGUAY

Uruguay has qualified for eight official competitions. In the mano pelota speciality group, it only missed out on the 36m fronton doubles competition. The team will also compete in the competitions of trinquete paleta cuero, trinquete men’s and women’s paleta goma and the 30m fronton men’s and women’s paleta goma.

Participating in:

- Trinquete mano singles

- Trinquete mano doubles

- F36m Mano singles

- Trinquete paleta cuero

- Trinquete women’s paleta goma

- Trinquete men’s paleta goma

- F30m Men’s paleta goma

- F30m Women’s paleta goma

SPECIALITIES

Four specialities plus 160 matches

The Basque Pelota World Championships will schedule a total of 14 official competitions within a total of four specialities.

TABLE OF SPECIALITIES BY MODALITY

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