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84th Spring Koshien: to begin on 3/21 with 32 high schools

by on Sep.14, 2011 @ 8:47 pm, under High School, Spring Koshien

The first steering committee meeting for the 84th Spring Koshien was held in Osaka today.  The following items were discussed / confirmed:

  • The tournament will take place over a period of 12 days, beginning on 3/21
  • 32 high schools will take part in the tournament - three 21st Century slots, one Jingu Tournament slot, one from Hokkaido, two from Tohoku, six from Kanto / Tokyo, two from Hokushinetsu, two from Tokai, six from Kinki, five from Chugoku / Shikoku, and four from Kyushu.
  • Team selections will take place on 1/27 and brackets will be decided on 3/15.  Both will take place at the Osaka Mainichi Shimbun offices.
  • The also agreed to have Takayasu Okushima, chairman of the Japan High School Baseball Federation, send out a notice to all high school federations in the nation to take greater care in making sure playing conditions improve.