Junior High School Athletic Competition

The Junior High School Athletic Competition (中学校総合体育大会; chūgakkō sōgō taiiku taikai) is an annual competition in Akita and other prefectures of Japan. It is often referred to as sports competition in English, or sōtai (総体) in Japanese. In Akita, the prefecture is divided into 9 areas, and the schools compete against each other to progress to the All-Akita competition, held in mid July (2016: July 16th - 18th).

Areas

Area Name Short name 2018
Kazuno-chiku Sōtai 鹿角地区総体 Kazuno, Kosaka
Daihoku Sōtai 大北総体 Ōdate, Kitaakita, Kamikoani June 16, 17
Noshiro Yamamoto Kaki Sōtai 能代山本夏季総体 Nōyama Sōtai 能山総体 Noshiro, Fujisato, Happō, Mitane June 16, 17
Oga Katagami Nanshu Sōtai 男鹿潟上南秋総体 Shigun Sōtai 市郡総体 Katagami, Gojōme, Hachirōgata, Ikawa, Ōgata, Oga June 16, 17
Akita-shi Chusōtai 秋田市中総体 Akita City June 16~18
Honjō Yuri Sōtai 本荘由利総体 Yurihonjō, Nikaho June 23, 24
Ōmagari Semboku Sōtai 大曲仙北総体 Daisen, Semboku, Misato
Yokote-shi Sōtai 横手市総体 Yokote
Ogachi Yuzawa Sōtai 雄勝湯沢総体 Gunshi Sōtai 郡市総体 Yuzawa, Ugo, Higashinaruse June 16, 17

History

  • 2018 - Oga-shi Sōtai (男鹿市総体) merged with Katagami Nanshu Sōtai (潟上南秋総体) to form Oga Katagami Nanshu Sōtai (男鹿潟上南秋総体)
  • 2017 - 3rd weekend in June, except for Honjō Yuri which was 4th weekend
  • 2016 - 3rd weekend in June, except for Kazuno which was 4th weekend

See also