Hokkaido leads bowling competition point ranking at 67th National Sports Festival

    10/22/12

    Japan

    Gifu Grand Bowl in Gifu, Japan (Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2012)

     The prefecture of Hokkaido got the most points in the bowling competition of the 67th Japanese National Sports Festival which was held from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, 2012 at Gifu Grand Bowl in the prefecture of Gifu, Japan.

    Pictured left is the award ceremony for the Emperor's Cup Ranking. Click on the images to enlarge.

    The National Sports Festival is Japan's largest annual multi-sports event. Every year a prefecture (Ken) - one after the other - hosts and organizes all the sports competitions in cooperation with each sport's national governing body.

    The Japan Sports Association and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, Sports and Technology were the co-organizers. The Japan Bowling Congress (JBC) was involved as the organizer of the bowling competition which featured Singles (Boys, Girls, Men and Women), Doubles (Boys, Girls, Men and Women) and four-player Team (Men and Women) events.

     In each sport, points are awarded to the prefectures based on their players' performance. The points from all sports are tabulated and the Emperor's Cup is awarded to the prefecture which got the most overall points from all divisions while the Empress' Cup is awarded to the prefecture with most points in the female division only.

    Pictured right is the award ceremony for the Empress' Cup Ranking

    Points for Emperor's and Empress' Cup in the bowling competition:
    Singles: 1st place - 8 points, 2nd place - 7, … and 8th place - 1
    Team: 1st place - 24 points, 2nd place - 21, … and 8th place - 3.

    Though Hokkaido got the most points overall and in the women's division, both the Emperor's and Empress' Cup were eventually awarded to the host prefecture of Gifu.

    Courtesy of Masahiko Kosugi, Japan Bowling Congress.

     


    67th National Sports Festival - Team Competition


    Prefectures with position, players, 24-game total and average

    Men
     1. Osaka (Masaaki Takemoto, Satoshi Hamanaka, Hajime Baba, Tsuneo Hamada), 4909, 204.54
    2. Wakayama (Shogo Wada, Yukiyoshi Yamagami, Yoshiya Kanaya, Kazuyoshi Nishida), 4879, 203.29
    3. Gunma (Yuta Ishikawa, Takahiro Sato, Susumu Tomizawa, Takahito Fukuda), 4876, 203.17
    4. Saitama (Yuji Akimoto, Shoji Makino, Sena Ito, Hiroshi Nasuno), 4857, 202.38
    5. Kyoto (Yasuyuki Hori, Hiroki Inoue, Hiroki Nishikawa, Yoshihiro Kamite), 4825, 201.04
    6. Nagano (Masahiro Takeshita, Norihiko Nakajima, Yoichi Seki, Tsukasa Hirabayashi), 4674, 194.75
    7. Hiroshima (Yoshimi Takemoto, Takanori Nakashio, Yasuo Nabae), 4603, 191, 79
    8. Shizuoka (Iwao Mori, Yoshihiro Naito, Masanori Hisamatsu, Tetsuya Ishijima), 4565, 190.21

    Women
     1. Fukuoka (Ami Fujita, Mai Kawaguchi, Aya Sakamoto, Kazue Sakamoto), 4476, 186.50
    2. Saitama (Kaori Yamanaka, Yuka Oshima, Kumi Tsuzawa, Yumiko Yoshida), 4327, 180.29
    (tie) Chiba (Junko Harigaya, Misato Oami, Miki Shoji, Misaki Mukotani), 4327, 180.29
    4. Hokkaido (Yurie Fukuzono, Yukari Honma, Eri Ishikawa, Haruka Matsuda), 4196, 174.83
    5. Fukui (Kayoko Imamura, Kyoko Matusbara, Noriko Takagi, Yoko Tsuji), 4165, 173.54
    6. Tokushima (Mari Kimura, Chiyo Kotani, Miho Fujioka, Mariko Kayama), 4155, 173.13
    7. Wakayama (Mina Kakizoe, Chie Shinohara, Akemi Yamazaki, Yoshimi Matsumura), 4118, 171.58
    8. Okayama (Emi Iot, Atsumi Hasegawa, Chizuko Hirata, Junko Kuraoka), 4059, 169.13

     


    67th National Sports Festival - Doubles Competition


    Players with position, prefecture, 18-game total and average

    Men
     1. Kanagawa B (Nobuhito Fujii, Tomoyuki Sasaki), 3845, 213.61
    2. Osaka A (Masaaki Takemoto, Tsuneo Hamada), 3817, 212.06
    3. Hokkaido A (Yosuke Aoyama, Shingo Hoki), 3787, 210.39
    4. Hiroshima A (Takanori Nakashio, Yasuo Nabae), 3749, 208.28
    5. Oita A (Eiji Ando, Satosi Ando), 3716, 206.44
    6. Gifu A (Toshihiko Takahashi, Shusaku Asato), 3705, 205.83
    7. Kyoto A (Hiroki Inoue, Yoshihiro Kamite), 3683, 204.61
    8. Aomori A (Junichiro Kudo, Daiki Kojika), 3650, 202.78

    Women
     1. Shizuoka A (Haruna Nojima, Maki Nakano), 3802, 211.22
    2. Tokyo A (Kana Minowa, Mayumi Naito), 3673, 204.06
    3. Hokkadi B (Eri Ishikawa, Yukari Honma), 3638, 202.11
    4. Gunma A (Kozue Someya, Rie Totsuka), 3550, 197.22
    5. Fukuoka B (Aya Sakamoto, Kazue Sakamoto), 3548, 197.11
    5. Tokushima A (Mari Kimura, Chiyo Kotani), 3548, 197.11
    7. Hokkaido A (Yurie Fukuzono, Haruka Matsuda), 3458, 192.11
    8. Saitama B (Yuka Oshima, Yumiko Yoshida), 3423, 190.17

    Boys
     1. Kanagawa (Yuta Saito, Ryota Yakuwa), 3692, 205.11
    2. Fukuoka (Koki Maekawa, Katsuhito Nakano), 3611, 200.61
    3. Saitama (Shota Tsukagoshi, Yugo Imakita), 3588, 199.33
    4. Gifu (Tomoki Natsume, Shunsuke Takebayashi), 3545, 196.94
    5. Gunma (Takuya Miyazawa, Yu Takeuchi), 3519, 195.50
    6. Tokyo (Yamashita Hiroya, Ariyoshi Ono), 3434, 190.78
    7. Miyagi (Eiki Obara, Ikki Takahashi), 3361, 186.72
    8. Hokkaido (Tsubasa Yoshinari, Tomohito Hino), 3232, 179.56

    Girls
     1. Nagasaki (Natsumi Harada, Futaba Imai), 3377, 187.61
    2. Hokkaido (Chika Terashita, Emiri Seino), 3237, 179.83
    3. Kanagawa (Chinatsu Yoshikawa, Miho Takahashi), 3212, 178.44
    4. Kyoto (Yuna Kawasaki, Nagisa Ikeguchi), 3162, 175.67
    5. Aichi (Nayu Fujimura, Yuki Katakabe), 3107, 172.61
    6. Fukuoka (Miyu Matsuda, Mitsuki Okamoto), 3096, 172.00
    7. Tochigi (Anami Tsurui, Aya Tokuda), 3048, 169.33
    8. Nara (Mio Maetosa, Ayaka Kubota), 3041, 168.94

     


    67th National Sports Festival - Singles Competition


    Players with position, prefecture, 9-game total and average

    Men
     1. Daisuke Yoshida (Aichi), 2008, 223.11
    2. Takashi Taniai (Kanagawa), 1988, 220.89
    3. Hajime Baba (Osaka), 1966, 218.44
    4. Hiroki Nishikawa (Kyoto), 1961, 217.89
    5. Tomokatsu Yamashita (Nagasaki), 1936, 215.11
    6. Tetsuya Ishikawa (Shizuoka), 1899, 211.00
    7. Takafumi Takeda (Toyama), 1870, 207.78
    8. Takahito Fukuda (Gunma), 1816, 201.78

    Women
     1. Misaki Mukotani (Chiba), 1828, 203.11
    2. Hikaru Takekawa (Gifu), 1811, 201.22
    3. Mina Kakizoe (Wakayama), 1765, 196.11
    4. Miki Shoji (Chiba), 1729, 192.11
    5. Haruna Nojima (Shizuoka), 1726, 191.78
    6. Mai Kawaguchi (Fukuoka), 1725, 191.67
    7. Atsumi Hasegawa (Okayama), 1720, 191.11
    8. Miwa Zatsume (Aichi), 1714, 190.44

    Boys
     1. Joji Takabuchi (Okayama), 1974, 219.33
    2. Yugo Imakita (Saitama), 1881, 209.00
    3. Eiki Obara (Miyagi), 1861, 206.78
    4. Tomoki Asakawa (Hyogo), 1834, 203.78
    5. Yuta Saito (Kanagawa), 1827, 203.00
    6. Rikiya Matsuda (Ishikawa), 1817, 201.89
    7. Takeshi Kaneko (Niigata), 1789, 198.78
    8. Katsuhito Nakano (Fukuoka), 1785, 198.33

    Girls
     1. Emiri Seino (Hokkaido), 1725, 191.67
    2. Shinobu Saito (Aomori), 1718, 190.89
    3. Chika Terashita (Hokkaido), 1714, 190.44
    4. Midori Yamamoto (Niigata), 1711, 190.11
    5. Mitsuki Okamoto (Fukuoka), 1696, 188.44
    6. Miki Okouchi (Fukushima), 1694, 188.22
    7. Yuki Katakabe (Aichi), 1651, 183.44
    8. Saki Kawaguchi (Wakayama), 1636, 181.78