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Cesta Punta, Doubles, Men

Date15 – 25 October 1968
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationFrontón México, Ciudad de México / Acapulco Jai-Alai, Acapulco
Participants18 from 5 countries

In the cesta punta event of pelota basque, the ball is played with a curved basket (cistera). Outside of Europe, this variant is usually referred to as jai-alai. The Mexican duo of Juan Hamui and Adrián Zubikarai had won the world title back in 1966, and the home crowd hoped the Mexican quartet would be able to repeat that victory. The losing finalists in 1966 had been the Spanish-Basque Mirapeix brothers, who were also competing in Mexico. They turned out to be unbeatable, while the Mexicans was also overcome by the French in the final round.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1SpainESP
Eduardo MirapeixJosé María MirapeixGonzalo Beascoechea
2FranceFRA
Jean-Pierre EtcheverryPierre FourneauSerge CamyGabriel Borra
3MexicoMEX
Pedro LanzagortaJuan HamuiMoisés HamuiAlejandro Andrade
4PhilippinesPHI
Antonio San DiegoBenjamín PeñalosaCarlos Yambõa
5United StatesUSA
Randy LazenbyGeorge TinkhamKenny BurrussFelix Carballo

Round Robin (15 – 21 October 1968)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCWinsTiesLossesPointsPoints ForPA
1SpainESP400816083Q
2MexicoMEX3014154122Q
3FranceFRA2024128143Q
4PhilippinesPHI1032116150Q
5United StatesUSA0040100160

Match #1 Eduardo Mirapeix / José María MirapeixESP 40 – 18Jean-Pierre Etcheverry / Pierre FourneauFRA
Match #2 Pedro Lanzagorta / Juan HamuiMEX 40 – 26Antonio San Diego / Benjamín PeñalosaPHI
Match #3 Serge Camy / Gabriel BorraFRA 40 – 33Antonio San Diego / Benjamín PeñalosaPHI
Match #4 Moisés Hamui / Alejandro AndradeMEX 40 – 26Randy Lazenby / George TinkhamUSA
Match #5 Gonzalo Beascoechea / José María MirapeixESP 40 – 17Antonio San Diego / Carlos YambõaPHI
Match #6 Jean-Pierre Etcheverry / Pierre FourneauFRA 40 – 30Kenny Burruss / Felix CarballoUSA
Match #7 Pedro Lanzagorta / Juan HamuiMEX 40 – 28Jean-Pierre Etcheverry / Gabriel BorraFRA
Match #8 Eduardo Mirapeix / José María MirapeixESP 40 – 14Felix Carballo / George TinkhamUSA
Match #9 Antonio San Diego / Benjamín PeñalosaPHI 40 – 30Kenny Burruss / Felix CarballoUSA
Match #10 1 ESP 240 – 34MEX

Final Round (23 – 25 October 1968)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCWinsTiesLossesPointsPoints ForPA
1SpainESP300612066
2FranceFRA201410592
3MexicoMEX10229593
4PhilippinesPHI003051120

Match #1 Eduardo Mirapeix / José María MirapeixESP 40 – 15Antonio San Diego / Benjamín PeñalosaPHI
Match #2 3 FRA 440 – 29MEX
Match #3 Eduardo Mirapeix / José María MirapeixESP 40 – 25Jean-Pierre Etcheverry / Gabriel BorraFRA
Match #4 Moisés Hamui / Alejandro AndradeMEX 40 – 13Antonio San Diego / Carlos YambõaPHI
Match #5 Jean-Pierre Etcheverry / Serge CamyFRA 40 – 23Antonio San Diego / Benjamín PeñalosaPHI
Match #6 Eduardo Mirapeix / José María MirapeixESP 40 – 26Juan Hamui / Moisés HamuiMEX