Host prefecture Nagasaki leads Bowling Point Ranking at 69th National Sports Festival

    10/23/14

    Japan

    Nagasaki also receives the Emperor's Cup as the overall point leader in all sports; Tokyo defends the Empress' Cup as the overall female point leader

     The host prefecture of Nagasaki led the overall point standings in the bowling competition of the 69th Japanese National Sports Festival, which was held from Oct. 13-16 at Nagasaki Lucky Bowl in Nagasaki, Japan.

    The team from Nagasaki accumulated 85 points in both divisions (male and female) to finish 8 points ahead of last year's NSF host Tokyo (77) with Hokkaido and Osaka mere one point behind in third place with 76 points each.

    Nagasaki also led the point ranking in the female division (women and girls) with 58 points followed by Hokkaido and Osaka, who tied for second place at 52 points. Tokyo was fourth with 47 points.

    Photo shows overall point leader Nagasaki. Click on the images to enlarge.

    Japan national team members Shusaku Asato of Gifu and Misaki Mukotani of Chiba both set new championship records on their way to successfully defend the adult (18 and over) individual titles.

    Asato averaged 247 over nine games to claim the men's title with 2223 pinfall total. Mukotani totaled 2091, an average of 232.33, to win the women's NSF title for the third consecutive year.

    The individual titles for juveniles (15-17 years of age) went to Japan Bowling Congress youth national team members Takuya Miyazawa of Gunma and Shion Izumune of Ehime.

    Miyazawa, who won bronze with the Japanese boys' Team event at the 13th World Youth Championships in Hong Kong in August, toppled 2053 pins (228.11 average) to claim the boys title.

    Izumune, who was the most winningest girl in the Hong Kong WYC with two gold (Team & All-Events) and two silver medals (Singles & Doubles), led the girls division with 1940 (215.56).

    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 of the event.

    The Japan Bowling Congress (JBC) served as organizer of the bowling competition which featured Singles (Boys, Girls, Men and Women), Two-Player Team (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.

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

    At the conclusion of the 2014 Festival, the Emperor's Cup went to the host, Nagasaki, while Tokyo defended the Empress' Cup.

    Courtesy of Masahiko Kosugi, Japan Bowling Congress.

     


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    69th National Sports Festival - Four-Player Team Results


    Prefectures with position, players and 24-game total; * indicates championship record; click image to enlarge.

    Men
     1. Aichi (Mitsuhiro Otsuki, Hiroya Tamura, Daisuke Yoshida, Koji Iriguchi), *5426
    2. Fukuoka (Sho Watanabe, Masaharu Hoshino, Hiroki Ishiguro, Narihide Nagai), *5307
    3. Nagasaki (Daichi Teshima, Atsuya Nakamura, Tomokatsu Yamashita, Yoshinao Masatoki), *5278
    4. Kanagawa (Tomoyuki Sasaki, Yuta Saito, Etsuo Murakami, Takeo Murakami), *5265
    5. Hokkaido (Toshihiro Matsunaga, Shingo Hoki, Yoshikuni Tachiki, Nobuaki Nagao), 5228
    6. Hiroshima (Yoshimi Takemoto, Kaisei Morimoto, Takanori Nakashio, Yasuo Nabae), 5216
    7. Saitama (Kazuyuki Oshino, Yugo Imakita, Reiji Watanabe, Masayoshi Yamanaka), 5145
    8. Shiga (Masakatsu Yamagiwa, Tadashi Fujita, Takuya Nishimura, Tetsuya Chiba), 4984

     


    Women
     1. Shizuoka (Haruna Nojima, Tomomi Ogawa, Ikue Sasaki, Miho Kusamatsu), *5153
    2. Tokyo (Kana Minowa, Nana Iida, Mayumi Naito, Ai Yoshida), *5092
    3. Osaka (Maki Nakano, Rika Yamamoto, Miyuki Takanami, Kimie Takebe), *5061
    4. Saitama (Kaori Yamanaka, Kumi Tsuzawa, Yuka Oshima, Yumiko Yoshida), *5053
    5. Wakayama (Mina Kakizoe, Manae Kameshima, Maki Kawaguchi, Mio Nebuka), *4997
    6. Hokkaido (Emiri Seino, Yuria Fukuzono, Eri Hoki, Haruka Matsuda), 4935
    7. Nagasaki (Rina Asada, Rikako Morigami, Saki Koike, Natsuki Teshima), 4900
    8. Okinawa (Kanako Ishimine, Hazuki Furukata, Masae Nakasone, Yuriko Shimabukuro), 4589

     


    69th National Sports Festival - Two-Player Team Results


    Players with position, prefecture and 18-game total

    Men
     1. Kanagawa A (Tomoyuki Sasaki, Takeo Murakami), *4048
    2. Nagano A (Masahiro Takeshita, Norihiko Nakajima), 4007
    3. Oita B (Ryo Oaki, Tadashi Ogata), 3972
    4. Miyazaki B (Takehiro Oyama, Takashi Kajisa), 3960
    5. Hiroshima B (Yoshimi Takemoto, Kaisei Morimoto), 3951
    6. Okinawa B (Arifumi Higa, Kenta Shimoji), 3858
    7. Miyagi A (Tatsuya Chiba, Tomonobu Hayasaka), 3777
    8. Okayama B (Tetsuya Maki, Ryutaro Shima), 3771

     


    Women
     1. Osaka A (Maki Nakano, Kimie Takebe), *3958
    2. Hokkaido A (Eri Hoki, Haruka Matsuda), 3892
    3. Nagasaki A (Rina Asada, Natsuki Teshima), 3889
    4. Chiba B (Kana Shimoide, Misaki Mukoatni), 3842
    5. Hokkaido B (Emiri Seino, Yuria Fukuzono), 3820
    6. Tokyo B (Nana Iida, Ai Yoshida), 3819
    7. Aomori A (Shinobu Saito, Eiko Toriyabe), 3768
    8. Akita A (Miki Obuchi, Hisae Chiba), 3707

     


    Boys
     1. Osaka (Naruto Yamada, Takahiro Mimura), 3994
    2. Tokyo (Kentaro Sako, Ariyoshi Ono), 3909
    3. Fukuoka (Ryosuke Takagi, Daichi Kishizaki), 3908
    4. Gunma (Hiroki Miyazawa, Takuya Miyazawa), 3812
    5. Saitama (Yutaro Takahashi, Kazuma Iijima), 3704
    6. Hokkaido (Yuki Inabe, Akifumi Hino), 3699
    7. Yamaguchi (Shigeaki Tashiro, Yuya Tanaka), 3635
    8. Gifu (Daichi Murase, Tomoki natsume), 3627

     


    Girls
     1. Mie (Mirai Tanihara, Rin Sakakura), 3799
    2. Hiroshima (Saho Ishibashi, Mirai Ishimoto), 3769
    3. Ehime (Shion Izumune, Haruka Nakagawa), 3749
    4. Saitama (Yumi Motohashi, Yuki Okada), 3715
    5. Kanagawa (Yuki Uchida, Seika Fujiwara), 3706
    6. Nagasaki (Natsumi Harada, Futaba Imai), 3693
    7. Aichi (Natsuki Mizutani, Nanami Irie), 3665
    8. Shizuoka (Mizuho Ono, Yuna Ishikawa), 3623

     


    69th National Sports Festival - Singles Results


    Players with position, prefecture and 9-game total

    Men
     1. Shusaku Asato (Gifu), *2223
    2. Yuki Murahama (Okinawa), 2144
    3. Ryo Oaki (Oita), 2083
    4. Daichi Teshima (Nagasaki), 2041
    5. Masaru Ito (Fukushima), 1996
    6. Yoshikuni Tachiki (Hokkaido), 1947
    7. Yusuke Hayashi (Fukushima), 1897
    8. Masayoshi Yamanaka (Saitama), 1860

     


    Women
     1. Misaki Mukotani (Chiba), *2091
    2. Mayumi Naito (Tokyo), 2041
    3. Kana Shimoide (Chiba), 1961
    4. Kanako Ishimine (Okinawa), 1932
    5. Manae Kameshima (Wakayama), 1919
    6. Rina Asada (Nagasaki), 1885
    7. Tomoka Kawaguchi (Yamaguchi), 1875
    8. Kaori Yamanaka (Saitama), 1842

     


    Boys
     1. Takuya Miyazawa (Gunma), 2053
    2. Ariyoshi Ono (Tokyo), 2035
    3. Kazuma Iijima (Saitama), 2029
    4. Tomoki Natsume (Gifu), 1981
    5. Tatsuya Yamamoto (Nagasaki), 1950
    6. Yoichiro Kudo (Aomori), 1926
    7. Kentaro Sako (Tokyo), 1903
    8. Daichi Kishizaki (Fukuoka), 1888

     


    Girls
     1. Shion Izumune (Ehime), 1940
    2. Natsumi Harada (Nagasaki), 1924
    3. Mirai Ishimoto (Hiroshima), 1912
    4. Futaba Imai (Nagasaki), 1908
    5. Nao Nishinakagawa (Okayama), 1839
    6. Yumi Motohashi (Saitama), 1824
    7. Nanami Irie (Aichi), 1817
    8. Nayu Yamamoto (Wakayama), 1738

     


    69th National 'Sports Festival Tokyo' - Bowling Competition Points


    Men's and Women's Overall Point Standings for the Emperor's Cup
     1. Nagasaki (85)
    2. Tokyo (77)
    3. Hokkaido and Osaka (76)
    5. Saitama (69)
    6. Kanagawa (61)
    7. Hiroshima (58)
    8. Fukuoka (50)
    9. Aichi (42)
    10. Chiba (39)
    11.Shizuoka (37)
    12. Ehime (36), 13. Mie, Oita and Okinawa (34)
    16. Gunma (33)
    17 Nagano (31)
    18. Wakayama (27)
    19. Gifu (26)
    20. Miyazaki (25)
    21. Aomori (19)
    22. Yamaguchi (18)
    23. Okayama (17)
    24. Miyagi and Fukushima (16)
    26. Akita and Shiga (13)
    28. Iwate, Yamagata, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Yamanashi, Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa, Kyoto, Hyogo, Nara, Tottori, Shimane, Kagawa, Tokushima, Kochi, Saga, Kumamoto, and Kagoshima (10 each).

    Women's Overall Point Standings for the Empress Cup
     1. Nagasaki (58)
    2. Hokkaido and Osaka (52)
    4. Tokyo (47), 5. Saitama (44)
    6. Chiba (39)
    7. Shizuoka and Hiroshima (37), 9. Ehime (36)
    10. Mie (34)
    11. Wakayama (27)
    12. Kanagawa (22), 13. Aichi and Okinawa (18)
    15. Aomori (16)
    16. Okayama (14), 17. Akita (13)
    18. Yamaguchi (12)
    19. Iwate, Miyagi Yamagata, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Yamanashi, Niigata, Nagano, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Gifu, Shiga, Kyoto, Hyogo, Nara, Tottori, Shimane, Kagawa, Tokushima, Kochi, Fukuoka, Saga, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima (10 each).