The capacity crowd at Boise’s historic Anduiza Fronton was treated to a tight, back-and-forth struggle between squads from San Francisco and Boise during the final match of the 35th-annual pilota championships sponsored by the North American Basque Organizations, or NABO.
The lead changed hands several times in the exciting paleta goma contest, which was held Friday evening July 30 during the Jaialdi 2010 Basque festival.
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In the end, San Francisco players Robert Iriartborde and Jack Uhalde came out on top 35-32, despite a strong performance by Patxi Kerns and Edu Sarria of Boise.
The game was simulcast live to hundreds of others gathered at the nearby Basque Center on the city’s Basque Block. The play-by-play announcing was done in English and Euskera by Xabier Berrueta and Unai Martin.