The steering committee for the 90th Spring Koshien (Senbatsu) met in Osaka on January 10 and selected Ima Arite for the opening march. Ima Arite is also currently the tournament song. The thirty-six participating high schools will be decided by the selection committee on January 26.
The following tie break rules will also be introduced, not just to the Spring Koshien, but also to the Summer Koshien and various spring, summer, and fall tournaments.
The Japan High School Baseball Federation (JHBF) decided that the new tie-break rules for the 90th Spring Koshien next year will be finalized in January 2018. The JHBF originally planned to set the final rules before the end of the year, but they decided to extend the deadline so that they can take all suggestions (provided through surveys given by regional federations across Japan) in consideration.
The JHBF decided the 100th Summer Koshien message will be, “Arigato Natsu 100-kai Korekaramo” (Thank you, summer 100 times, from here on too).
Source: Daily Sports 11/24/2017
The Kanagawa High School Baseball Federation (KHBF) decided to split the Kanagawa region into two tournaments for the 100th Summer Koshien: the South Kanagawa Tournament and the North Kanagawa Tournament. The federation has 194 high school members and ninety-six will be in the South Kangawa and ninety-eight in the North. The Kanagawa Tournament will be split into North and South for the first time since the 90th Koshien Tournament in 2008.
The steering committee for the 90th Spring Koshien met in Osaka today. Tie-break rules will be added beginning next year. The rules will take effect in the thirteenth inning. Additional details will be decided later (some time by November).
Note: 131 games Spring/Summer tournament games have gone into extra innings since 2000. Of the 131 games, twenty-one required more than twelve innings, or about sixteen percent of all extra inning games.
The ninetieth Spring Koshien will feature thirty-six schools, four more than usual. Thirty-two schools will be regular selections, three twenty-first century selections, and one Jingu Tournament slot.
Regular Selection Regions
Hokkaido (one), Tohoku (three), Kanto/Tokyo (six), Hokushinetsu (three), Tokai (three), Kinki (six), Chugoku (three), Shikoku (three), Kyushu (four).
The Tohoku, Hokushinetsu, and Tokai regions will each have an extra slot compared to previous years. The Chugoku/Shikoku regions usually have two each and share one slot for a total of five, but will each have three.
The tournament will take place over thirteen days beginning on March 23, 2018. The selection committee will meet on January 26, 2018. Brackets will be decided on March 16, 2018.0 Comments
The Spring Koshien steering committee met in Osaka earlier today. They decided to increase the number of participating schools from thirty-two to thirty-six next year in celebration of the tournament’s ninetieth anniversary.
The breakdown of regions:
Additional details, like the schedule, will be decided during a steering committee meeting in September.0 Comments