The Kansai Independent League (KANDOK) announced on Wednesday that there will be five teams in the league next year and that the season is scheduled to begin on 3/24. A total 80 games will be played through to the end of June.
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The Kansai Independent League (KANDOK) held a delegating meeting on Sunday and officially approved the addition of the Hanna Samurai Reds (阪奈侍レッズ). The new team will likely be based out of Nara and will also have a home field in Osaka.
Seoul Haechi's status for the 2012 season was also raised -- whether or not they'll participate is still up in the air.
The 06Bulls held a press conference in Osaka today to talk about what their plans and goals are as a new member of the Kansai Independent League (KANDOK).
They also explained that the '06' part of their name signifies the desire to become the top of all 6 major areas in the Kansai region.
The Kansai Independent League's 06Bulls announced that they will be basing their operations out of Higashi Osaka. An official press conference to announce the decision will be held on the 20th.
Takayuki Murakami will be the manager of the new team and tryouts will be held in Ibaraki, Osaka on 11/5.
KANDOK rep Takeshi Kimura told reporters on Thursday that the 06Bulls, under the direction of Takayuki Murakami, will likely be a part of the league next year. A formal announcement could be made within the next few days.
The 06Bulls were already introduced as a semi-member of the league in June. Tryouts for the team are set to begin in November in Ibaraki.
The KANDOK will be holding a team rep meeting later this month in order to finalize the league structure for the 2012 season.
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2011 Championship Series
|10/5||12:00||Akashi Park Stadium||Kobe||Rained out||Hyogo|
|10/6||11:00||Akashi Park Stadium||Kobe||3-2||Hyogo||Kobe - Hyogo|
|10/7||17:30||Sumoto Mun. Stadium||Kobe||6-5||Hyogo||Kobe - Hyogo|
|10/9||13:00||Kippy Stadium||Hyogo||7-2||Kobe||Hyogo - Kobe|
|10/10||17:30||Sumoto Mun. Stadium||Kobe||4-11||Hyogo||Kobe - Hyogo|
|10/12||13:00||Kippy Stadium||Hyogo||5-3||Kobe||Hyogo - Kobe|
Note: This post will be updated as necessary.
Extortion charges against former Blue Sandars player Kazuaki Funayama and Shingo Nakano, in addition to a third individual, were dropped by the Fukuoka prosecutor's office today because a settlement was reached with the victim.
Former Blue Sandars player Kazuaki Funayama (released after his arrest) was arrested today in connection to an extortion case (conspiracy and extortion charges) that involves former Blue Sandars teammate Shingo Nakano.
According to Fukuoka police, Funayama conpsired with Nakano to extort money from a 32-year-old man between 8/2009 and 4/2011.
Funayama is denying all charges.
24-year-old Shingo Nakano (Blue Sandars) and a 31-year-old female dental assistant were arrested by Fukuoka police (east division) on the 25th and face charges of extortion.
According to the report, between August 2009 and April 2011, the two suspects threatened to have a 32-year-old male victim beaten by a gang if he didn't provide them money. In all, the suspects met with the victim about 90 times and received around 610,000 yen.
The victim finally decided he didn't want to pay the suspects any more money and approached police in May.
The two suspects are denying that they threatened the victim.
The Hyogo Blue Sandars posted a notice on their website on the 25th apologizing for the commotion. They are also announced that they decided to release Nakano.
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|3||Hyogo Blue Sandars||24||12||11||1||.522||1.0||106||93||3-2-1||3-3-0||3-3-0||4-2-0|
|5||Osaka Hawks Dream||24||7||16||1||.304||3.5||98||168||2-3-1||2-4-0||1-5-0||2-4-0|