North American Basque Organizations
  A federation of organizations to sustain BASQUE culture


  Izan ziralako, gara, eta garalako izango dira  
"Because they were, we are, and because we are they will be"
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Eguberri eta
Urte Berri On!

Merry Christmas &
Happy New Year!

Feliz Navidad y
Prospero A
ño Nuevo!

Joyeux No
ël et
Bonne Ann






MIL ESKER to Maurice Negueloua for all the years he dedicated as NABO Pilota Chairman.  NABO has always depended on dedicated individuals who have stepped up to go beyond their own local Basque community and make a larger contribution.  Maurice's work was appreciated, because he helped to keep the pilota flame burning!

ZORIONAK to Tony Uharte who won the Silver Medal in Men's Handball Singles in the World Cup of Pilota (Oct. 6-13 in Barcelona) On his way to the Silver Medal he defeated Mexico (22-18) and France (22-15) before facing and losing to Spain in a tough match-up in the Gold Medal Game. This follows up the Bronze Medal he won at the World Championships in Mexico City in September of 2006. Tony first learned to play Pilota at the San Francisco Basque Cultural Center when he was a child by participating in Ikaspilota and Udaleku. He now resides in Euskal Herria with his family.

To read more click on Pilota

Paleta Goma Class A

35: San Francisco-Marcel Etcheverry & Antoine Laxague
31: Bakersfield-Frankie Iturriria & John Bidart

Paleta Goma Class B

Bakersfield - John Etcheverria and Rob Fanucchi (35)
Fresno - Jean Pierre Etchechury and Patrick Bidegaray (31)


Veteran's Paleta Goma

35: Bakersfield\Fresno-Jose Recondo & JB Bidegaray
30: San Francisco-Javier Andueza & Jean Uharriet

Handball Class A-Doubles

25: Chino/Bakersfield-Denis Petrissans & Javier de Luz
13: San Francisco-Remi Cuburu & Xavier Ocafrain


Handball Class B-Doubles

25: San Francisco-Gratien Etchebehre Jr. & John Falxa
12: David Alfaro & Ignacio Gamboa


Handball A-Singles

22: San Francisco-Remi Cuburu
10: Bakersfield-Denis Petrissans


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