66th All-Japan InterCollegiate Championship 2019 (Nov 26–Dec 1)

  • 66th Super College Women's Championship

    Sixty-four teams will haul ass through the Regular Round in four days. Day 5 is the Semis; Day 6, the Final (and 3rd place match). It's like March madness: You lose, you go home (I think). In its 65 year history (1954–present) only about a dozen different teams have won it, with Nippon Sport Science University winning it 29 times (28 times in the first 40 years, and then not again until 2014). (Wiki-Source)


    The brackets are presumably drawn so that the favored teams don't meet on day 1. Here they are in Japanese.


    The 2019 Contenders
    Aichi Gakuin University
    Aoyama Gakuin University
    Ashiya University
    Chūgoku Gakuen University
    Chukyo University
    Daito Bunka University
    Edogawa University
    Fukuoka University
    Fukushima University
    Fukuyama Heisei University
    Gifu Kyoritsu University
    Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen University
    Hiroshima University
    Hokkaido Tokai University
    Hokusho University
    International Pacific University
    JF Oberlin University
    Juntendo University
    JWCPE
    Kaetsu University
    Kanagawa University
    Kanazawa Seiryo University
    Kansai University
    Keiai University
    Kinjo University
    Kobe Gakuin University
    Kobe Shinwa Women's University
    Koeki University
    Kokushikan University
    Kumamoto Gakuen University
    Kwansei Gakuin University
    Kyoto Sangyo University
    Kyoto Tachibana University
    Kyushu Kyoritsu University
    Matsuyama Shinonome College
    Mukogawa Women's University
    Nagasaki International University
    Nagasaki Junshin University
    Nagoya Gakuin University
    NIFS
    Nihon University
    Niigata University of Health and Welfare
    NSSU
    Osaka International University
    Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences
    Ryukoku University
    Sapporo University
    Seinan Jo Gakuin University
    Seisa Dohto University
    Senri Kinran University
    Shigakkan University
    Shigakukan University
    Shikoku University
    Shoin University
    Shokei Gakuin University
    Sonoda Women's University
    Tenri University
    Tezukayama University
    Tohoku Fukushi University
    Tokai Mermaids
    Tsukuba Daigaku
    Tsuru University
    TWCPE
    Waseda Universit


    2018:

    1. University of Tsukuba (Tsukuba Daigaku), who featured the oh so lovely MVP and best MB Haruka Maruo, are the reigning Champions
    2. Aoyama Gakuin University, Silver Meadlists, have a bunch of little sisters: Ai Shimamura, Yuka Oikawa, Aki Meguro, Yuki Higane
    3. Shoin University captured Bronze with Himeji Gold Arisa Nagano (Best Spiker), and NEC's Chinami Furuya (Best Scorer)
  • Probably not going to be a lot of news here because I can't find anywhere on the web that is covering it. Apologies to any Universities whose name I have mangled through Google Translation. I would kill for some roster action, and kill with prejudice to know a place where these matches (at least the finals) might be broadcast.


    The getsuvolley site will have rosters and broadcasts of the High School Championship but nada for Universities that I can find :(

  • 2019.11.26 -- Round 1

    JWCPE 3 25-14
    25-12
    25-22
    0 Shigakkan University
    Kanagawa University 3 25-15
    26-24
    14-25
    26-24
    1 Tenri University
    Kaetsu University 3 25-23
    28-30
    25-23
    19-25
    15-11
    2 Senri Kinran University
    Kinjo University 0 14-25
    23-25
    9-25
    3 NIFS
    Fukuoka University 3 25-19
    25-14
    25-13
    0 Fukushima University
    Waseda University 2 25-23
    21-25
    17-25
    25-22
    13-15
    3 Sonoda Women's University
    Kanazawa Seiryo University 0 15-25
    12-25
    17-25
    3 Koeki University
    Hokkaido Tokai University 0 11-25
    16-25
    17-25
    3 Nihon University
    Kyoto Tachibana University 3 25-16
    25-16
    25-11
    0 Fukuyama Heisei University
    Seisa Dohto University 0 8-25
    17-25
    13-25
    3 Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences
    Shoin University 3 25-19
    25-12
    25-19
    0 Aichi Gakuin University
    Niigata University of Health and Welfare 0 20-25
    23-25
    17-25
    3 Koeki University
    TWCPE 3 25-19
    25-19
    25-10
    0 Kyoto Sangyo University
    Seinan Jo Gakuin University 3 25-16
    25-22
    24-26
    25-17
    1 Nagoya Gakuin University
    Kyushu Kyoritsu University 2 15-25
    29-27
    22-25
    28-26
    17-19
    3 Ryukoku University
    Sapporo University
    0 13-25
    8-25
    14-25
    3 Tokai University
    Aoyama Gakuin University 3 25-21
    28-30
    25-23
    25-20
    1 Mukogawa Women's University
    Shikoku University
    1 23-25
    25-15
    13-25
    17-25
    3 Chukyo University
    Nagasaki Junshin University 2 21-25
    25-22
    12-25
    25-23
    13-15
    3 Shokei Gakuin University
    Keiai University 0 18-25
    24-26
    22-25
    3 Kobe Shinwa Women's University
    Kokushikan University
    3 25-21
    25-22
    28-30
    25-18
    1 Chūgoku Gakuen University
    Tsuru University 3 25–10
    25–17
    25–14
    0 International Pacific University
    Nagasaki International University 3 26-24
    25-19
    25-22
    0 Hiroshima University
    Hokusho University 0 13-25
    12-25
    21-25
    3 University of Tsukuba
    NSSU 3 25-16
    25-16
    22-25
    25-14
    1 Ashiya University
    JF Oberlin University 3 22–25
    24–26
    25–18
    25–17
    15–10
    2 Osaka International University
    Daito Bunka University 3 25-20
    25-16
    19-25
    27-25
    1 Kobe Gakuin University
    Edogawa University
    0 24-26
    14-25
    22-25
    3 Tezukayama University
    Kansai University 3 25-18
    25-21
    25-15
    0 Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen University (Kure)
    Kumamoto Gakuen University 1 25-21
    22-25
    22-25
    11-25
    3 Gifu Kyoritsu University
    Matsuyama Shinonome College 0 24-26
    15-25
    19-25
    3 Kwansei Gakuin University
    Shigakukan University 0 9-25
    9-25
    16-25
    3 Juntendo University
  • Speaking of the fabulous Tamaki Matsui, I watched her College team, JWCPE, win their first match. I like their Freshman Middle-Blocker, Yoshi Shiozaki 塩崎葵葉, at least I think it's "Yoshi". She doesn't look super tall or anything but has that "Let's get it on" attitude and she's fast and hits hard. Tamaki gave her more than a couple opportunities for HULK SMASH-ing. Three years from now I will return to name check this thread and see how she's doing



  • 2019.11.27 -- Round 2

    JWCPE 3 25-19
    25-10
    25-4
    0 Kanagawa University
    Kaetsu University 0 22-25
    17-25
    21-25
    3 NIFS
    Fukuoka University 3 25-14
    25-20
    25-23
    0 Sonoda Women's University
    Koeki University 0 23-25
    10-25
    22-25
    3 Nihon University
    Kyoto Tachibana University 3 25-19
    25-13
    25-10
    0 Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences
    Shoin University 0 18-25
    13-25
    21-25
    3 Tohoku Fukushi University
    TWCPE 3 25-19
    25-18
    25-9
    0 Seinan Jo Gakuin University
    Ryukoku University 0 21-25
    16-25
    14-25
    3 Tokai University
    Aoyama Gakuin University 3 25-18
    25-19
    25-14
    0 Chukyo University
    Shokei Gakuin University 0 22-25
    23-25
    28-30
    3 Kobe Shinwa Women's University
    Kokushikan University
    3 25-16
    25-22
    29-27
    0 Tsuru University
    Nagasaki International University 0 8-25
    14-25
    14-25
    3 University of Tsukuba
    NSSU 3 25-19
    25-22
    25-16
    0 JF Oberlin University
    Daito Bunka University 0 24-26
    21-25
    20-25
    3 Tezukayama University
    Kansai University 3 25-18
    23-25
    25-21
    25-23
    1 Gifu Kyoritsu University
    Kwansei Gakuin University 0 17-25
    18-25
    21-25
    3 Juntendo University


    The winning teams zig-zag perfectly down this list. I didn't plan that. 15/16 matches were 3–0. Shoin University got the hard draw. If they'd have played any one of eight different teams, they'd be in the Sweet Sixteen:

    • JWCPE v NIFS
    • Fukuoka v Nihon
    • Kyoto Tachibana v Tohoku Fukushi
    • TWCPE v Tokai
    • NSSU v Tezukayama
    • Kansai v Juntendo
    • Kokushikan v Tsukuba
    • Aoyama v Kobe Women's

    Some easy ones and some tragic ones.

  • 2019.11.28 -- Round 3

    JWCPE 3 25-23
    25-19
    25-12
    0 NIFS
    Fukuoka University 3 25-27
    25-20
    25-23
    25-18
    1 Nihon University
    Kyoto Tachibana University 3 25-15
    25-21
    17-25
    22-25
    15-10
    2 Tohoku Fukushi University
    TWCPE 1 25-22
    17-25
    23-25
    18-25
    3 Tokai University
    Aoyama Gakuin University 3 22-25
    25-21
    25-13
    25-23
    1 Kobe Shinwa Women's University
    Kokushikan 0 16-25
    15-25
    19-25
    3 University of Tsukuba
    NSSU 3 29-27
    29-27
    25-22
    0 Tezukayama University
    Kansai University 1 23-25
    23-25
    25-19
    27-29
    3 Juntendo University


    Last year Tsukuba beat Aoyama Gakuin for the Title. The previous year Aoyama Gakuin beat Tsukuba for the Title. This year one of them goes home after the Quarterfinals:

    • Aoyama Gakuin University v University of Tsukuba
    • JWCPE v Fukuoka University
    • Kyoto Tachibana University v Tokai University
    • NSSU v Juntendo University

    The only surprise is that the JVA web site put up a box score and filled in the Bracket Sheet giving Fukuoka a 3–1 victory over JWCPE on the 29th, which hasn't happened yet. That was weird and a little sad, as I'm rooting for JWCPE and their whippersnapper middle-blocker and fabulous Tamaki.


    Of course the Free Broadcasts are over now, so I won't get to see any more matches. It was fun while it lasted :(

  • 2019.11.29 -- Quarter finals

    JWCPE 0 21-25
    20-25
    23-25
    3 Fukuoka University
    Kyoto Tachibana University 0 21-25
    14-25
    22-25
    3 Tokai University
    Aoyama Gakuin University 1 25-20
    24-26
    20-25
    18-25
    3 University of Tsukuba
    Nippon Sport Science University 1 22-25
    20-25
    25-19
    18-25
    3 Juntendo University


    Sad to see JWCPE go


    Semis

    Fukuoka University v Tokai University

    University of Tsukuba v Juntendo University

  • FINAL STANDINGS

    :cup: Tsukuba University
    Fukuoka University
    Tokai University



    4th Place
    Juntendo University
    5th Place Nippon Sport Science University (NSSU)
    Kyoto Tachibana University
    Japan Women's College of Physical Education (JWCPE)
    Aoyama Gakuin University


    Individual Awards

    MVP Miho Yokota Tsukuba Daigaku
    Dare Fighter
    Tosuna Ito Fukuoka University
    Best Scorer
    Moeka Ko Tsukuba Daigaku
    Best Spiker
    Moeka Ko Tsukuba Daigaku
    Best Blocker
    Manaka Hayashida Fukuoka University
    Best Server
    Minoru Yamamoto Fukuoka University
    Best Receiver
    Ami Yamashiro Tsukuba Daigaku
    Best Setter
    Manami Mandai <3 Tsukuba Daigaku
    Best Libero
    Chiharu Tashiro Fukuoka University


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