Saturday, August 1, 2009

Consolidated Prefectural Brackets

In the interest of having the brackets easy to access, I will have the Prefectural Qualifying Brackets posted here by region. Translations are complete, scores are not, and neither is the time schedule. All should come in time, and hopefully before the Natsu Koshien starts.

Brackets are fully completed (start times still missing for some prefectures)

Hokkaido (Kita/Minami)
Tohoku (Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Yamagata, Miyagi, Fukushima)
Kanto (Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Chiba, Nishi & Higashi Tokyo, Kanagawa)
Hokushinetsu (Niigata, Nagano, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Shiga)
Chuubu (Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Gifu, Aichi)
Kinki (Mie, Kyoto, Nara, Wakayama, Osaka, Hyogo)
Chuugoku (Tottori, Okayama, Shimane, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi)
Shikoku (Kagawa, Tokushima, Ehime, Kochi)
Kyushu (Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, Okinawa)


JapanVidMan said...

Hi guys! Great to see you back at it again. Really love the hard work and efforts you put into this blog. Didn't realize til now that you cover the prefectural qualifiers too. Awesome! Got a question for kanji is terrible so I'm having a difficult time locating the status of Tokuha Kikugawa on your spreadsheet for Shizuoka. Could you let me know if they are still alive and if so, where and when their next game will be? I see that Kakegawa Nishi is still going which is also good news. Thanks so much in advance and keep up the great work!

Mark in Fukuroi

btw...I don't suppose any of the prefecture games are being broadcast?

Goro Shigeno said...

If you're talking about broadcast over the internet, I'm afraid I don't know. My hunch is probably not. As for on TV, my guess is they don't show them regionally until maybe the semifinals and finals. If you're there though you might as well go see it in person if you can. It's great to watch!

As for Tokoha Kikugawa, I have English brackets right next to the Kanji bracket. But to answer your question, they lost in the quarterfinals to Shimada Shougyou. The pitching just didn't hold up (I'm disappointed too). Their sister school Tokoha Tachibana will play today.

JapanVidMan said...

Thank you very much for the update! Now I see your English version...duh!! Actually, I did some more research and found the 9-8 score from yesterday. You're right, a bit disappointing, although Kakegawa Nishi is still playing I believe, which is actually closer to me. As you suggested, I'm going to seek out the location and time of the game to perhaps watch it in person.

Hmmm...seems it's in Shimada today...I'd better hurry! (maybe rained out??)

Goro Shigeno said...

Yup. Rained out. No need to rush. But yeah, head out to the stadium and watch the game. It's a very personal experience!

JapanVidMan said...

That's actually good news for me since I'm busy this afternoon. Any idea when the make-up will be? Tomorrow perhaps?

Thanks again for the prompt replies.

Goro Shigeno said...

It's probably tomorrow (weather permitting). Even though Koshien starts on the 8th, they want these to get done ASAP.

JapanVidMan said...

Weather permitting (which is very iffy at the moment) do you have a start time for the Kakegawa Nishi game? I'm guessing it's at Shimada Stadium correct?

Goro Shigeno said...

Sorry for not replying back. My internet connection was down where I was at.

If you're up for a trip, the games today are being held at Kusanagi starting at 10.

JapanVidMan said...

I wondered what happened to you yesterday! I actually drove up to Shimada and caught the last 3 innings of the Kakegawa Nishi game...just in time to see them give up 6 runs and lose! Doh!

Goro Shigeno said...

Yeah, I looked at the boxscore and was like, "ooh, that wouldn't have been too good to see..."

But at least it's not as bad as what Yukigaya faced at the hands of Teikyou. That really sucked.

I continue to hope that Tokoha Tachibana continues to carry the banner in Shizuoka.