Emperor’s Cup final to be held at Ariake Coliseum
The Japan Basketball Association (JBA) has announced the outline of the “98th Emperor’s Cup/89th Empress’s Cup All Japan Basketball Championship”, and the combinations of the Emperor’s Cup 1st to 3rd rounds and the Empress’s Cup 1st to 2nd rounds.
Teams and clubs belonging to a wide range of categories, from prefectural level to domestic top leagues, participate in this tournament, and it is the most prestigious tournament in Japan that competes for the best position in Japan in a complete tournament system. Last year and the year before, due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, some tournaments were held on a reduced scale, such as the cancellation of the first round, but this season, 101 men’s teams and 61 women’s teams will be held as usual. decided to participate. The Emperor’s Cup Final will be held at Ariake Coliseum, and the Empress’s Cup Final will be held at Yoyogi National Gymnasium.
<第98回天皇杯>Total number of participating teams: 101 teams
Participating 47 teams / Prefectural representatives
Schedule: September 17-18, 2022
*The Central Japan Tournament will be held from September 18th to 19th due to the circumstances of the venue.
23 participating teams / 7 teams that advanced to the first round + 16 clubs in the B3 league
Schedule: September 23 to September 25, 2022
Venue: Sky Hall Toyota (Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture)
40 participating teams / 4 teams that advanced to the second round + 22 clubs in the B1 league (ranked 3rd or lower in the 2021-2022 B league season) + 14 clubs in the B2 league
Schedule: October 29 to October 31, 2022
Venue: 1. Wetland Wind Arena Kushiro (Kushiro City, Hokkaido) 2. White Ring (Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture) 3. Tsu City Industry and Sports Center Saolina (Tsu City, Mie Prefecture) 4. Hayamizu Park Sports Culture Center (Miyakonojo City, Miyazaki Prefecture)
Participating 8 teams / 3rd round advanced 8 teams
Schedule: December 7, 2022
Venue: 4 venues / Arena in the home area of B1 top clubs advancing to the 4th round
≪Quarter Final (Quarter Final)≫
Participating 4 teams / 4 teams advanced to the 4th round
Schedule: January 4, 2023
Venue: 2 venues / arena in the home area of B1 clubs advanced to QF
4 participating teams / 2 teams that advanced to the quarter finals + 2 clubs in the B1 League (B League 2021-22 season results 1-2nd place)
Schedule: February 15, 2023
Venue: 2 venues / Arena in the home area of the 2021-22 season B1 1st and 2nd place clubs
2 participating teams / 2 semi-finalists
Schedule: March 12, 2023
Venue: Ariake Coliseum (Koto Ward, Tokyo)
<第89回皇后杯>Total number of participating teams: 61 teams
≪1st round≫ 47 participating teams/prefectural representatives
Schedule: September 17-18, 2022
*The Central Japan Tournament will be held from September 18th to 19th due to the venue.
≪Second round≫ 27 participating teams / 13 teams that advanced to the first round + 14 teams from the W League
Schedule: December 3-4, 2022
≪Final Round≫ 8 teams participating / 8 teams advancing to the second round
Schedule: December 14 to December 18, 2022
Venue: National Yoyogi Stadium 2nd Gymnasium (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Click the link below for combinations of Emperor’s Cup 1st-3rd rounds and Empress’s Cup 1st-2nd rounds.