NABO Mus Finals
42 Mus teams, representing NABO Basque clubs, gathered in Lincoln, CA, to compete the 2016 National Tournament. Hosted by the Iparreko Ibarra Basque Club, home of last year's Mus champions, teams competed for the honor of representing NABO at the International Mus Tournament held in Donostia. At the end of the day, Alberto Blanco and Pedro Sanz, representing the Fresno Basque Club, came in first, with second place going to Peio Urrutia and Miguel Irigoyen from the Ventura Basque Club.
On May 31, 44 teams, representing 29 clubs, gathered at the Txoko Ona Basque Club in Homedale, Idaho to compete for the title of NABO Mus Champion. After an entire day of play, Maurice Negueloua and Chris Bonson, representing Rocklin's Iparreko Ibarra Basque club came out on top, with Tony Espinal and Manuel Gamio from Los Baños Basque club coming in second. Negueloua and Bonson will now go on to represent NABO at the World Mus Championships to be held in Mar de Plata, Argentina during the first week of November.
The Marin-Sonoma Basque Association was the host of the 2014 NABO Mus Tournament held in San Rafael. Forty-two teams competed with tournament play lasting all day. In the end, Tony Uranga and Darren Uranga, from Homedale Idaho's Txoko Ona Basque Club came out on top with Mus veterans Tony Espinal and Cecilio Echamendi from San Francisco Basque Cultural Center coming in second. Uranga and Uranga will now represent the US at the International Mus Tournament that will take place in Cancun, Mexico October 19-25th! Zorionak eta sorte on Mexicon!
The 2013 NABO Mus Finals were held on June 8, 2013, hosted by the Oberena Basque club and held at the Centro Basco Restaurant in Chino, CA. Forty three teams participated and at the end of the day Noel Erdozaincy and Erramun Lahargou, from the Marin Sonoma Basque club, took first with James Goyhenetche and Pello Urrutia, representing the Ventura Basque club, coming in second.
The club of the winning team from the previous year serves as host of NABO's annual Mus Tournament. The winner of this national tournament represents the United States* at the annual world tournament.
*Canada sends its own national team