Tokyo Horikoshi, Osaka Prefectural Fujiidera win MEXT Cup

    12/23/09

    Japan

    16th All Japan Inter-High School Championships draws 98 High School teams

    2009JPNIHSCBoysChampions.jpg2009JPNIHSCGirlsChampions.jpgThe boys from the Osaka Prefectural Fujiidera Technology High School (pictured left) and the girls from the  Horikoshi High School (right) won the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Cup - 16th All Japan Inter-High School Championships which were held at Kawasaki Grand Bowl in Kawasaki-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, Japan, from Dec. 18-20, 2009.

    The championships are considered a team event while the All Japan High School Championships in July are the individual championships. The Inter-High School Championships are conducted as a doubles event in both the boys and girls divisions. However, each school is allowed to enter three players for their team.

    The 2009 championships drew boys' teams from 68 schools while girls' teams from 30 schools participated. After 18 games of qualifying the top 8 schools advanced to the single-elimination finals.

    Every year, bowlers from the higher positioned teams are selected for the Japanese teams for the Asian School Championships.

    The 16th All Japan Inter-High School Championships were co-hosted by the Japan Bowling Congress (JBC) and the Kawasaki Municipal Government. Supported by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, Sports and Technology, the Minister’s Cup is awarded to the Boy's and Girl’s Team Champion.


    Boys Division - Final Standings (top 8 of 68 schools)


    2009JPNIHSCTop8Boys.jpg 1. Osaka Prefectural Fujiidera Technology H.S. Satoshi Hamanaka (1st grade), Hiroki Takada (2nd grade), Katuski Shigemi (3rd grade)
    2. Kyoto Prefectural Toryo H.S.(Kyoto), Daichi Kaibara (2nd grade), Hiroki Nishikawa (2nd grade)
    3. Fukuoka Daiichi H.S. Dai Miyagi (3rd garde), Shusaku Asato (3rd grade), Mineto Nakano (2nd grade)
    4. The First High School Attached to Hachinohe Institute of Technology, Takuya Urushido (3rd garde), Tatsuya Onami (3rd grade)
    5. Saitama Prefectural Omiya Technological H.S. Masataka Sugawara (1st grade), Reiji Watanabe (2nd grade), Takumi Enomoto (2nd grade)
    6. Mie Prefectural Ino H.S.(Mie), Yoshihisa Mori (3rd garde), Kenta Yoshida (1st grade), Yuta Nohara (3rd grade)
    7. Kanagawa Prefectural Kangawa Sohgoh H.S. Ryoma Ishii (1st grade), Yuta Mizoguchi (3rd grade), Hiroki Goto (2nd grade)
    8. Kanagawa Prefectural Yokohama Nanryo H.S. Tomoya Watanabe (3rd garde), Yoshinori Otani (3rd grade), Kota Iseya (1st grade)

    2009JPNIHSCHGHSAwards.jpgHigh Game:, 289 - Takuma Echigo, Yamamoto Gakuen H.S.
    High Series: 774 - Ryoma Ishii, Yohihama Prefectural Kanagwa Sohgoh H.S.
    (pictured right with girls' winner Yukari Oku)

     


    Boys Division - Playoff Results


    Quarterfinal
    Kyoto Prefectural Kyoto Toryo HS def. Kanagawa Prefectural Kanagawa Sogoh Hgh School, 368-346
    Aomori First H.S. attached to Hachinohe Institute of Technology def. Mie Prefectural Ino H.S., 396-359
    Osaka Prefectural Fujiideara Technology H.S. def. Saitama Prefectural Omiya Technology H.S., 420-379
    Fukuoka Daiichi H.S. def. Kanagawa Prefectural Yokohama Nanryo H.S., 453-325

    Semifinal
    Kyoto def. Aomori, 404-364
    Osaka def. Fukuoka, 368-366

    Championship
    Osaka def. Kyoto, 425-376

     


    Girls Division - Final Standings (top 8 of 30 schools)


    2009JPNIHSCTop8Girls.jpg 1. Horikoshi H.S.(Tokyo), Kana Minowa (1st grade), Yuka Oshima (1st grade)
    2. Kanagawa Prefectural Yokohama Nanryo H.S.(Kanagawa), Yuri Sato (3rd garde), Yukari Oku (3rd grade), Yumeko Minemura (1st grade)
    3. Chiba Meitoku H.S.(Chiba), Misaki Mukotani (2nd grade), Yukino Yukui (1st grade)
    4. Josuikan High School(Hiroshima), Mei Kawanaka (2nd grade), Reo Kawanaka (3rd grade)
    5. Okinawa Prefectural Ginowan H.S.(Okinawa), Anna Kashima (1st grade), Mikie Hamamoto (2nd grade)
    6. Nagasaki Prefectural Nagasaki Kakuyo H.S.(Nagasaki), Yukari Mizumoto (1st grade), Saki Koike (3rd grade)
    7. Osaka Prefectural Higashi Yodogawa H.S.(Osaka), Miki Maeda (2nd grade), Hitomi Nakae (2nd grade)
    8. Toyokawa H.S.(Aichi), Yumi Moroto (2nd grade), Sara Watanabe (1st grade)

    High Game: 263 - Yukari Oku, Yokohama Nanryo H.S.
    High Series: 710 - Yukari Oku, Yokohama Nanryo H.S.


    Girls Division - Playoff Results


    Quarterfinal
    Tokyo Horikoshi H.S. def. Aichi Toyokawa H.S., 451-322
    Chiba Mietoku H.S. def. Okinawa Prefecturla Ginowan H.S., 459-389
    Hiroshima Josuikan H.S. def. Nagasaki Prefectural Nagasaki Kakuyo H.S., 348-338
    Kanagwa Prefectural Yokohama Nanryo H.S. def. Osaka Prefectural Higashiyodogawa H.S. , 423-321

    Semifinal
    Tokyo def. Chiba, 434-407
    Kanagawa def. Hiroshima, 398-377

    Championship
    Tokyo def. Kanagawa, 501-420