Lottery. There will be a lottery tomorrow, Aug. 6th to decide who plays when in the tournament. Watch when your favorite team plays. There is an opening ceremony on the first day, Aug. 9th, followed by three games and then there will be four games each day until the quarter finals.
Rehearsal. Each of the participating team has been given thirty minutes to practice on the Koshien Field. Some teams focus on fielding while others may practice hitting while some teams give their 3rd year (Grade 12) students who are not on the official roster experience the sacred baseball park. The idea of this 30 minute practice is giving the players to feel the field before the tournament starts.