I have a stupid PoT-related question, the answer to which I cannot find anywhere. And I need to know the answer before I can satisfactorily edit my fic and
When, exactly, are the nationals? Month-wise? School starts in April and I get the feeling it's been, like, maybe 3, 4 months, tops, for all the regional tournaments and build-up to take place in the manga?
Follow-up question: if the nationals are in August or so, ... what the hell do they do for the next nine months? That's gotta suck, if you're a sophomore new to the team you only have a few months to prove yourself, and then a huge stretch of time where nothing is happening before the next crop of your teammates even arrive.
But maybe I'm reading it wrong?