San Francisco Basque Cultural Center

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

The tenth edition of Basque Cultural Day will feature “the Basque game par excellence,” Basque Pilota. The day will include presentations by distinguished speakers, video and photo presentations, Frontball exhibition matches by the top players in the world and finally a great BCC dinner!


Admission to the program is free of charge with the exception of the evening dinner.

Presentations      FRONTBALL Games      Dinner          More Information



The newest discipline in Basque Pilota - FRONTBALL - will be featured:




HITZALDI ZATI BAT - Presentations - 1:00pm-4:15pm

The following distinguished speakers will be featured:


Xabier Berrueta


Xabier Berrueta, president of the U.S. Federation of Pilota, will present the origins and history of Basque Pilota.


Iker Saitua


Iker Saitua, Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Basque Studies at UNR, will discuss Basque Pilota & its impact on Basque culture and identity.


Jean Michel Idiart


Jean Michel Idiart, the creator and promotor of The Frontball Pro Tour, will discuss Basque Pilota’s latest discipline, its history and its potential impact on urban society.




FRONTBALL ZATI BAT - Frontball Exhibitions  4:30pm-6:00pm


The BEO and Basque Cultural Center present the top Frontball players in the world for the Frontball exhibiton.  Each match will be a best two of three sets, with each set consisting of 15 points.

Women's Exhibition:
Sandy Ng vs. Danielle Daskalakis


Men's Exhibition: 
A Rematch of the 2015 World Championships



AFARIA ZATI BAT - Dinner -  7:00pm

The day's presentations will conclude with a six course dinner at the Basque Cultural Center, 7:00pm. Please make your pre-paid reservations by mailing a check, payable to the “BEO”, to BEO, P.O. Box 31861, San Francisco, CA 94131-0861, by October 28th. The cost is $40 per person and includes a complimentary raffle ticket for prizes (children under 12 $10).

For any questions please contact Nicole Sorhondo at 415-285-0748 or at I
nfo@BasqueEd.org .



Frontball: Open Walls New York City:

Documentary on Basque Pilota

1983, directed by Jørgen Leth, 45 minutes

Orson Welles - 1955 - Basque Pilota