2019 - 68th Kurowashiki Black Eagle Flag Tournament​​


  • Kurowashiki 2019

    May 1–6 - Osaka, Japan

    V.League Teams Schools
    JT Marvelous
    Toyota Body Queens
    Toray Arrows
    NEC Red Rockets
    Saitama Ageo Medics
    Okayama Seagulls
    Denso Airybees
    Hitachi Rivale
    KUROBE Aqua Fairies
    PFU Blue Cats
    Victorina Himeji
    Colleges and Universities:

    University of Tsukuba
    Aoyama Gakuin University
    Shoin University

    High Schools:

    Shimokitazawa Seitoku
    Kinrankai
  • Day 1 - May 1st 2019 Results 

    One Team Another Team
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
    JT Marvelous
    3–0 Kinrankai H.S.
    25−17 25−19 25−21
    Toray Arrows 3–0 Shimokitazawa Seitoku 25–23 25–19 25–16
    Hitachi Rivale 3–2 PFU Blue Cats 25–17 23–25 22–25 25–16 15–9
    Okayama Seagulls 3–0 University of Tsukuba 25–17 25–13 25–23
    Toyota Body Queens 3–1 Victorina Himeji 26–24 25–16 28–30 25–22
    NEC Red Rockets 3–0 Shoin University 25–14 25–10 25–16
    Denso Airybees 2–3 Aoyama Gakuin University 18–25 20–25 25–17 25–13 14–16
    Saitama Ageo Medics 3–1 KUROBE Aqua Fairies 17–25 25–14 29–27 25–18


    No idea about rosters or stats.


    Poor Denso :(

    Okayama is on a roll <3

    Himeji didn't do too bad against Toyota. I think Toyota is the team that knocked Himeji out of the Empress Cup. I'll have a talk with them.

  • Day 2 - May 2nd 2019 Results 

    One Team Another Team
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
    JT Marvelous
    3–2 PFU Blue Cats
    25–15 23–25 19–25 26–24 15–11
    Toray Arrows 3–0 University of Tsukuba 25–21 25–14 25–20
    Hitachi Rivale 3–0 Kinrankai
    25–14
    25–22 25–13

    Okayama Seagulls 3–0 Shimokitazawa Seitoku
    25–14
    25–15 25–12
    Toyota Body Queens 3–0 Aoyama Gakuin University 25–21
    25–10 25–22
    NEC Red Rockets 3–0 KUROBE Aqua Fairies
    25–19
    27–25 25–22
    Denso Airybees 3–0 Victorina Himeji
    25–17
    25–21 25–21

    Saitama Ageo Medics 3–0 Shoin University 25–16
    25–19 25–13


    Sweepy

  • A little Kurowashiki promotion gossip from the JVA:


    Haruna Soga, double H.S. champion from Kinrankai, who joined the NEC Red Rockets got her picture on the web site. She's switching from MB to OP with NEC.


    From what I could discern watching HS matches the MBs are more MB/OP hybrids. They don't really do slide attacks. They MB and then gear up for traditional OP attacks. Soga did have an effective diagonal slide/OP kaboomba kind of thing going on, so this seems natural. She also wants to receive. Look out Misaki Yamauchi! Haruna's coming for your job. She seems kinda sassy just like you :heart:


    And hey, pope , she's 173cm :rolll:

  • I like her name ....Soga - Koga

    Double down on that -- Haruna Soga / Sarina Koga -- and say it real fast ten times :lol:


    Soga seems to come through on translation but her first name often comes up as Akirana. ?( I think this has to do with the two different ways you can write Japanese --which I don't understand well enough to say anything more than that about it. On her HS page she's named ソガ ハルナ and 曽我 啓菜

  • I wonder what the translator will translate Soga into

    Got me thinking maybe you meant 'what might Soga mean'? I forget that people's names in a lot of the world have meanings. American names don't have that feature. Like "Soga" might mean "little flower" or something.


    Long story short. There's a girl on the Chinzei HS team whose name translates as Village Walnuts.

  • Got me thinking maybe you meant 'what might Soga mean'? I forget that people's names in a lot of the world have meanings. American names don't have that feature. Like "Soga" might mean "little flower" or something.


    Long story short. There's a girl on the Chinzei HS team whose name translates as Village Walnuts.

    I was wondering what the translator would translate her name to....just like Kurogo = Love after Dark. Little Flower sounds very cute.


    Village Walnuts :lol:... that is a good one.


    But u know the best name translations I get is on the Polish League. I`m sorry if this is inappropriate but Bartosz Kurek translates into Bartosz's cock :rolll::rolll:


    http://pls-web.dataproject.com…?ID=1054&mID=27910&Page=S

  • Day 3 - May 3 2019 Results


    One Team Another Team
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
    University of Tsukuba
    3–1 Shimokitazawa Seitoku 25–19 25–23 23–25 25–21
    KUROBE Aqua Fairies 3–0 Shoin University 25–15 25–17 25–20
    PFU Blue Cats 3–0 Kinrankai H.S. 25–13 25–17 25–14
    Aoyama Gakuin University 1–3 Victorina Himeji 17–25 17–25 28–26 21–25
    JT Marvelous 3–2 Hitachi Rivale 15–25 25–23 13–25 25–14 15–12
    Toray Arrows
    0–3 Okayama Seagulls 22–25 21–25 17–25
    Toyota Body Queens 1–3 Denso Airybees 17–25 13–25 26–24 16–25
    NEC Red Rockets 1–3 Saitama Ageo Medics 20–25 23–25 25–23 25–27


    Kinrankai H.S hasn't won a set yet, but they did lose Yuki Nishikawa, Rena Mizusugi, and Haruna 'little flower' Soga to the pros, and Ameze Miyabe is off with the NT. It just occurred to me that on Day 1 Kinrankai played JT Marvelous, which is where Yuki Nishikawa is. I wonder if she got court time against her alma mater. That would have been the party thing to do.


    I guess Himeji is still considered a V2 contestant, and they played students, so technically we can't call this their first V1 win. Heck, I'll do it anyway. Congratulations Himeji :!:


    Presumably Toray isn't at full strength but ... Okayama <3 anyway.


    NEC


    Does anyone know how much this thing pays?

  • "Pick up a rookie player shiny active in this arena. We will introduce the college players"


    I can't resist. 22 y/old Okayama Teen Idol Mayu Oikawa gets her photo on the JVA site today. Just look at her with her smile, next to NoSmiler extraordinaire, faux ambidextrous love magnet Sanae Watanabe.


    Priceless <3

  • MBS


    I have that as 6:00pm Friday SAT (7:00pm Saturday SUN Final) USA West Coast, but I'm nervous because I often get timezone conversions wrong. I don't know if you have to register or pay for the Live Stream.


    [Edit] Oops, see. Told ya. It's Sat/Sun, not Fri/Sat. I think

  • Day 4 - May 4 2019 Results -- Quarterfinals


    One Team Another Team
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
    JT Marvelous
    3–1 Toyota Body Queens 27–29
    25–20 28–26 25–20
    Toray Arrows 3–0 Saitama Ageo Medics 25–18 25–17 25–23
    Hitachi Rivale
    3–1 Denso Airybees
    25–20
    20–25
    28–26
    25–22
    Okayama Seagulls 3–1 NEC Red Rockets 25–21 25–17 17–25 25–16


    Found some Stats in untranslatable pdfs at Osaka Volleyball Association. How do they do it?


    Go Okayama Go :!:


    [Edit] Looks like it's - ( JT v Toray) - and - (Okayama v Hitachi) - in the Semis

  • Okayama v Toray



    22 y/old Teen Idol Mayu Oikawa, pumps her fists in the air and smiles big after scoring a point while her teammates rush to the post-point huddle urging one another to CALM DOWN: "Stay calm, no smiling. It's only one point. No big deal. We still gotta get up and cook breakfast tomorrow and other mundane stuff." I think Moe Sasaki, on the left, just remembered she has a load of laundry to do.


    <3

  • JT's new libero, Chiyo Fukagaya, doesn't look very promising. Toray's new libero, Rena Mizusugi, continues to impress.


    Mayu Ishikawa is playing for Toray, but Yuki Nishikawa isn't playing for JT. I was hoping for some Mayu versus Yuki action. Mayu looks comfortable and ready to play. Her attack and serve seem confident. Everything else needs work. That's fine. Yuki looks a little timid standing around the timeout huddle but that's her style. I hope she gets a chance and does well.

  • Day 5 - May 5 2019 Results -- Semifinals


    One Team Another Team
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
    JT Marvelous
    1–3 Toray Arrows 25–22
    21–25 23–25 16–25
    Okayama Seagulls 2–3
    Hitachi Rivale 21–25
    25–21
    25–20
    17–25 10–15


    Okayama loses set 1 and are down 16–19 in set 2 when Mayu Oikawa comes in for Aimi Kawashima. She turns things around. Plays well. Has fun. But all the high-fives and smiling took their toll and Okayama ran out of gas in the 4th set :(


    Hitachi v Toray in the Final tomorrow