Japan, Rice Bowl, World

Japan American Football Association | American Football Japan Championship | Rice Bowl 1984-2019

Bowl Year University Team   Social Team (X-League)  
37 1984 Kyoto University Gangsters 29 Renown Lowverse 28
38 1985 Nihon University Phoenix 53 Renown Lowverse 21
39 1986 Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters 42 Renown Lowverse 45
40 1987 Kyoto University Gangsters 35 Renown Lowverse 34
41 1988 Kyoto University Gangsters 42 Renown Lowverse 8
42 1989 Nihon University Phoenix 47 Renown Lowverse 7
43 1990 Nihon University Phoenix 42 Silver Star 14
44 1991 Nihon University Phoenix 35 Matsushita Electric Works Pulse 13
45 1992 Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters 6 Onward Oaks 28
46 1993 Kyoto University Gangsters 20 Silver Star 29
47 1994 Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters 23 Silver Star 28
48 1995 Ritsumeikan University Panthers 14 Matsushita Electric Works Pulse 16
49 1996 Kyoto University Gangsters 35 Matsushita Electric Works Pulse 21
50 1997 Kyoto University Gangsters 16 Recruit Seagulls 19
51 1998 Hosei University Tomahawks 0 Kajima Deers 39
52 1999 Ritsumeikan University Panthers 16 Recruit Seagulls 30
53 2000 Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters 17 Asahi Beer Silver Star 33
54 2001 Hosei University Tomahawks 13 Asahi Beverage Challengers 52
55 2002 Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters 30 Asahi Beverage Challengers 27
56 2003 Ritsumeikan University Panthers 36 Seagulls 13
57 2004 Ritsumeikan University Panthers 28 Onward Skylarks 16
58 2005 Ritsumeikan University Panthers 7 Matsushita Electric Works Pulse 26
59 2006 Hosei University Tomahawks 17 Orbic Seagulls 47
60 2007 Hosei University Tomahawks 29 Onward Skylarks 30
61 2008 Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters 38 Matsushita Electric Works Pulse 52
62 2009 Ritsumeikan University Panthers 17 Panasonic Electric Works Impulse 13
63 2010 Kansai University Keizers 16 Kajima Deers 19
64 2011 Ritsumeikan University Panthers 0 Orbic Seagulls 24
65 2012 Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters 28 Orbic Seagulls 38
66 2013 Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters 15 Orbic Seagulls 21
67 2014 Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters 16 Orbic Seagulls 34
68 2015 Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters 24 Fujitsu Frontiers 31
69 2016 Ritsumeikan University Panthers 19 Panasonic Impulse 22
70 2017 Kaikyo Great Fighters 13 Fujitsu Frontiers 30
71 2018 Nihon University Phoenix 9 Fujitsu Frontiers 37
72 2019 Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters 17 Fujitsu Frontiers 52

Reference: Compiled from : [1][2]

Composite Table – University Teams (12 Wins)

  P W L
Kyoto University Gangsters 6 4 2
Nihon University Phoenix 5 4 1
Ritsumeikan University Panthers 8 3 5
Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters 12 1 11
Hosei University Tomahawks 4 0 4
Kanai University Keizers 1 0 1

Reference: Compiled from [1][2]

Composite Table – Social Teams (23 Wins)

  P W L
Recruit Seagulls / Seagulls / Orbic Seagulls 8 7 1
Matsushita Electric Works Pulse / Panasonic Electric Works Impulse / Panasonic Impulse 7 4 3
Fujitsu Frontiers 4 4 0
Silver Star / Asahi Beer Silver Star 4 3 1
Kajima Deers 2 2 0
Renown Lowverse 6 1 5
Asahi Beverage Challengers 2 1 1
Onward Skylarks 2 1 1
Onward Oaks 1 1 0

Reference: Compiled from [1][2]

Report

The Rice Bowl is the pinnacle of American Football in Japan, the first 36 editions were a University All-Star Game, between East and West with 24 wins for Kanto and 12 for Kansai. [1]

Beginning in 1984 it has been played between the winners of the University Championship and the winners of the X-Bowl (Social Championship). [1]

Recruit / Orbic Seagulls have been the most succesful team, winning 7 Rice Bowls, with Matsushita Electric Works / Panasonic & Fujitsu Frontiers winning four each. The most successful University sides have been Kyoto University Gangsters & Nihon University Phoenix with four apeice. The most finals appearances belongs to Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters with 12 appearances in total, although with only one victory. [1][2]

References

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Websites

[1] Japan American Football Association (2019) Past Records | American Football Japan Championship Prudential Life Cup No. 72 Rice Bowl Official Website [Internet] Available from: http://ricebowl.americanfootball.jp/record.html [Accessed 21 February 2019]

[2] X-League (2019) 2018 X League Championship [Internet] Available from: http://www.xleague.com/english/schedule.php [Accessed 21 February 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Liam Delaney, Caoilfhionn Nic Fhearai & Keiko.

About this document

 

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

World Gridiron Archive

Last Updated: 2 March 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and World Gridiron 2018

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.

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