I am worried that the eligible Japanese players will not be playing at the SS Final this year. The calendar shows: SS Final @ Dubai - 9 to 13 Dec All Japan Championship @ Tokyo - 30 Nov to 6 Dec Akane has given up her WC spot to her senior in order to compete at the Inter High School Competition. We can see how important is a local tournament to the Japanese players. The All Japan Championships is very important to the Japanese players because the finalist will gain a spot in the National Team A in the following year. So, I doubt we will not see any Japanese players at the SS Final this year.