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Presentation about Jai Alai by guy spriggs
The Serve Each point is started by serving the pelota (ball). The server must bounce the ball behind the serving line, and, with the cesta, hurl the ball directly to the front wall so that upon rebound it will bounce between lines No. 4 and 7. If it does not, it is an under or over serve and the other team will receive the point. Scoring Points The ball must be caught on the fly or first bounce. The ball, also, must be caught and thrown in "one fluid motion". The judges will rule juggling if the ball "pops up" or if it is held for "more than the required time". All three walls are in play - the red is out-of-bounds. In "Spectacular Seven/Nine" scoring point value is 1 until each team has played once, thereafter point value is double. Interference Like handball or squash, Jai-Alai players share the court with the opposition. If a player blocks another's line to the ball on the catch or to the wall on the return, the judges may rule interference if they deem that the ball was "playable". Playing Rotation Most games are played to 7 points with points doubling after the first round of play (called Spectacular Seven) scoring. The game is played in a round-robin rotation, usually by 8 teams or single players. In doubles, each team consists of a frontcourt player and a backcourt player. The game begins when the frontcourt player of Team No. 1 serves the ball to Team No. 2. The winner of each point stays on the court to meet the next team in rotation. Losers go to the end of the line to await another turn on the court. The first team to score 7 points (or 9 in Superfecta games) wins. The next highest scores are awarded "place" (second) and "show" (third) positions, respectively. Playoffs decide tied scores.Playoffs POSTPOINTS *Note that the combination of Spectacular Seven scoring and the round-robin rotation gives an advantage to the lower post positions in that they will have more chances to play than the higher numbers.
These are jai-alai pelotas (balls in Spanish) Made of rubber, coated in goat skin Must be made by hand!