Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Brackets are up!

Well, the draw is completed, and the brackets are up.

I'll have a translated bracket later today, but here are the quick highlights.

There are a couple of brackets that could constitute a bracket of death, these include
  • A (Meihou, Kounan, Saijyou, Tokoha Tachibana)
  • B (Tenri, Ryuukokudai Heian, Chuukyoudai Chuukyou)
  • C (Hanamaki Higashi, Touhoku, Nihon Dai-san)
Other teams may have an easy time to get to the best 8:
  • E (PL Gakuen)
  • F (Nihon Bunri)
  • G (Aomori Yamada)
  • H (Teikyou)
Some good matches happen right away:
  • A (Meihou vs. Kounan)
  • B (Ryuukokudai Heian vs. Chuukyoudai Chuukyou)
  • E (PL Gakuen vs. Seikou Gakuin)
There are pockets of good teams, and that is to be expected from a random draw. But the team seem separated out pretty well given that. May seem like it'll make for uninteresting baseball early, but then again you never know....

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