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The Spring Tournament (known as Tokyo Metropolitan Spring Baseball Tournament) is an annual baseball tournament that is considered the preliminary to the Summer Tournament. Like with the Fall Tournament there is no location based West-East Tokyo division. The top 16 schools or teams that reached the fourth round get to be seeded for the Summer Tournament both in West and East blocks.[1]

Winners and runners-up of the tournament in the 7 prefectures of the Kanto Region as well as the third and fourth place finishers of the prefecture-host of the tournament, amounting to 16 schools in total, are then qualified to participate in the Kanto Tournament.

Participants[]

Act I[]

Spring Tournament[2]
Teams Rank Prefecture
Seidou High x West Tokyo
Ichidaisan High Best 8 [3] West Tokyo

Act II[]

Spring Tournament[4]
Teams Rank Prefecture
Inashiro Industrial Winner [5] West Tokyo
Ichidaisan High Runner-up[5] West Tokyo
Seidou High Best 4 [6] West Tokyo
Teito High Best 4[7] East Tokyo
Ugumori High Best 8[8] East Tokyo
Koukaidai Sugata Best 8[8] West Tokyo
Kasugaichi High Best 8 [9] East Tokyo
Niougakusha Ootsuki High Best 8 [10] East Tokyo
Seiko Academy Fourth Round West Tokyo
Sensen Academy Fourth Round West Tokyo
Bitou High Fourth Round -
Ueno Academy Fourth Round [11] -
Houdaiichi High Fourth Round [11] East Tokyo
Bakata Academy Fourth Round[12]
Yakushi High Third Round [13] West Tokyo
Akikawa Academy Third Round[12] West Tokyo
Eigen High Third Round [12] East Tokyo
Kawamura High Third Round[12] East Tokyo
Kurohira High Third Round[12]

Trivia[]

  • Of all the tournaments, the Spring Tournament is the only one to take place over the course of two months, mid-March to the end of April.
  • In the manga, the Spring Tournament is one of two tournaments where all matches were held on the weekends or non-school days.
    • The first two weeks of the tournament are during the break between Winter trimester and the start of the new academic year.


See also[]

List of Baseball Matches

References[]

  1. Act II - Chapter 19
  2. Spring Tournament after 83rd Spring Koshien
  3. Act I - Chapter 8
  4. Spring Tournament after 84th Spring Koshien
  5. 5.0 5.1 Act II - Chapter 51
  6. Act II - Chapter 46
  7. Act II - Chapter 48
  8. 8.0 8.1 Act II - Chapter 26
  9. Act II - Chapter 30
  10. Act II - Chapter 31
  11. 11.0 11.1 Act II - Chapter 23
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Act II - Chapter 15
  13. Act II - Chapter 20
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