The Japan High School Baseball Federation (JHBF) held their first committee meeting for the 83rd Spring Koshien tournament earlier today. They also decided that the tournament will take place over a 12 day period beginning on 3/23 and that there will be 32 openings. Participating schools will be selected on 1/28/2011 and brackets will be set on 3/15/2011.
Just as this year, there will be four special slots: three 21 century slots (one from the east, one from the west, and one from anywhere else) and one slot for the Jingu Tournament winner. The remaining 28 slots will be split as follows: Hokkaido x 1, Tohoku x 2, Kanto / Tokyo x 6, Hokushinetsu x 2, Tokai x 2, Kinki x 6, Chugoku / Shikoku x 5, and Kyush x 4.