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  2. Kintamayama

    Natsu jungyo 2019

    Yes. https://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20190721/sum19072120360017-n1.html
  3. Akinomaki

    Former rikishi activities

    Mr. Hanada (81), the former yokozuna Tochinoumi, the oldest surviving yokozuna, was at the Tochinoumi cup kids tournament today in his home village Inakadate, Aomori. http://www.toonippo.co.jp/articles/-/222495 o
  4. Gurowake

    RotoSumo Aki 2019

    Ozeki Torafuji had a very good performance, but not quite enough to start a true Yokozuna run. Another successive result with more than 13 wins will start the tsuna watch for them. Ozeki Flohru had another 10+ win tournament and remains on tsuna watch from his 14+ wins in Haru. Ozeki Gurowake scores in the double digits but nothing indicative of a run at Yokozuna. Norizo is repromoted to Ozeki with 10 wins in this tournament immediately following his demotion. Gaijingai only needed 10 wins for a regular promotion to Ozeki and succeeded, so we've got yet another Ozeki to add to the ranks. Ganzhonesushi is demoted to Sekiwake for two straight MKs. He needs 10 wins next tournament to return immediately like Norizo did. Sekiwake Frinkanohana gets less than 10 wins and needed a little more than that for Ozeki promotion anyway. With 20 wins in the preceding two tournaments and 5 current Ozeki, he will need 12 wins in the next tournament for promotion. Konosato repeats at Komusubi. Anjoboshi scored just barely enough wins to maintain a spot in sanyaku from having been Sekiwake. The only new sanyaku is Susanoo who was KK at M1e. The next best record/rank combination was Taka, but it was insufficient to force another sanyaku slot.
  5. Gurowake

    Roto Sumo Nagoya 2019

    Results: Top Score: 1243 Makuuchi Median = 1074; Step Size = 22.5333... Juryo Median = 1016; Step Size = 30.2666... Makushita Median = 1057, less than Juryo Median, so Juryo median and step size used.
  6. yorikiried by fate

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Good show by Kak and Hak. Grip changes! Charges!! Countercharges!!! And the guy who deserved it most won. Which Hakuho already knew yesterday. All is well under the Four Differently Colored Pompoms of Major Symbolic Significance (TM).
  7. Akinomaki

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Hakuho is content with his runner-up result: "Maybe all have forgotten that I had torn a muscle in the right arm, but the physical unease I felt till June led to a strong feeling of anxiety. I want to praise myself for being able to fight this far." http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2019/07/21/kiji/20190721s00005000494000c.html
  8. I completly forgot to submit for day 15, still was a fun basho to play.
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  10. shumitto

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    On the one hand, even the higher echelons of sumo is filled with some high(?) level of frustration, even though most of these rikishi - if not all of them - has set realistic goals. It's not surprising actually, it's life. On the other hand, although he is not on the list, I believe Shimanoumi must have exceed even his highest goals for 2019. Two juryo yusho, kanto-sho back in May and now KK from as high as Maegashira #6. It is life as well. That is part of why sumo remains so interesting (to me at least).
  11. Akinomaki

    Kensho Nagoya 2019

    In the end with 4 ozeki kyujo the number was far from the expected over 1700 kensho - only 1552 were actually placed. http://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=2019072100420&g=spo
  12. Before what will possibly be a much-deserved break, John Gunning gives us yet another Sumo 101 look inside sumo; this time he focuses on the JSA Chairman. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2019/07/21/sumo/sumo-101-jsa-chairman/#.XTR0FC2B0xg There are even a few tidbits that explain why Hakuho (like Taiho and Chiyonofuji) may never become Chairman, despite having illustrious Yokozuna careers.
  13. Pandaazuma

    21 Nagoya 19, The Results

    Hehe! Thanks to all the admins. :)
  14. Eikokurai

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Agreed. Okay, he didn’t face the toughest joi line-up of all time, but he can only fight the guys in front of him. 7-8 is a respectable record for an M1 debut no matter the circumstances, but especially coming off the back of yusho celebrations.
  15. Amamaniac

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Asanoyama IMHO actually had a pretty good tournament. Walking away from this tournament where he fought at his highest-ever rank (M1e) with a 7-8 record is actually nothing to lament. He had a great attitude viewing losses to higher-ranked opponents as a learning experience, and he even got two Ozeki scalps. The positive news is: he has only been in the Top Division for just over two years. He remains someone to watch, and watch closely. Better yet, despite only having 7 wins, he took home more kensho prizes (96) than ... money-bags Endo (84) who had ten wins. And who says money doesn't heal all wounds?
  16. Dwale

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    You would need to ask someone more adept with statistics than I. But our yokozuna aren't getting any younger and I expect the era of Mongolian dominance is winding down. In any event, I want competitive ozeki and my comment was only expressing that wish.
  17. Tenshinhan

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2019

    Yes, that's the most likely scenario. In retrospect, Endo vs. Hokutofuji was a straightforward battle for the second Komusubi slot (because Abi got his KK against Kotoshogiku to save his own Komusubi rank). If Abi had lost his bout to go to 7-8, Hokutofuji would have been lucky, I guess. Unfortunately, Hokutofuji's 9-6 record will be too weak to create an extra Komusubi slot. He probably will be tochinoshined to M1e.
  18. Ganzohnesushi

    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    Hi Simon small correction on your Sumo game comment: " It was heartbreak for Yumezukuri, who has played Sumo Game since 2001 and has never won a yusho in any division." This statement is not true as Yumezukuri has won Juryo Yusho in Natsu'14... Ganzohnesushi
  19. Amamaniac

    Bout-Length Nagoya 2019

    Day 12 had three bouts longer than one minute, and Hakuho's was the longest. But the record this tournament for longest bout seems to have gone to Yago on day 4...
  20. Asojima

    21 Nagoya 19, The Results

    The final results: Nagoya 19 A B X Day 1 Yw Hakuho 19 Ye Kakuryu 2 5 15 2 O1e Goeido 18 O1w Takayasu 8 0 No Match 3 O2e Takakeisho 9 Sw Tamawashi 7 10 All Correct 4 Kw Asanoyama 5 O2w Tochinoshin 21 0 5 5 M1w Hokutofuji 6 Se Mitakeumi 20 0 5 6 Ke Abi 11 M1e Ryuden 14 1 8 7 M2e Aoiyama 19 M3w Daieisho 6 1 15 8 M2w Endo 9 M3e Shodai 17 0 No Match 9 M5e Kotoshogiku 16 M4e Meisei 10 0 2 10 M4w Ichinojo 21 M6w Shimanoumi 4 1 6 11 M6e Chiyotairyu 19 M5w Takarafuji 7 0 1 12 M7e Myogiryu 8 M7w Tomokaze 18 0 5 13 M8w Okinoumi 20 M10w Takagenji 6 0 6 14 M8e Onosho 14 M9e Shohozan 12 0 2 15 M9w Daishoho 13 M11e Yoshikaze 12 1 All Correct 16 M10e Kotoeko 12 M11w Nishikigi 14 0 2 17 M12w Kagayaki 6 M12e Tochiozan 20 0 1 18 M13e Chiyomaru 8 M15e Yago 18 0 4 19 M14w Enho 7 M13w Sadanoumi 13 6 11 20 M16e Kotoyuki 10 M14e Toyonoshima 16 0 5 21 M15w Kaisei 19 M16w Terutsuyoshi 7 0 3 Takakeisho and Yoshikaze are kyujo from Day 1, so all picks for matches 3 and 15 are counted as correct.
  21. Domichi

    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    Got my 8th win in SG, don't think it was deserved but I'm not going to complain about it. I'll certainly have to work on this game as my luck will run out soon. Congrats Ganzohnesushi on the superb performance! Pre Basho: GTB: 7-8 (Good for me, I was 4-11 last basho) Fantasy: 166/169 (Again, better than my 190/191 last basho ) Roto: 74/79 (New game for Nagoya)
  22. Kotomiyama

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Kakuryu is sometimes seen as a lesser Yokozuna. With this yusho he has confirmed that he deserves the rank. Solid performance and a nice win against the GOAT himself. Endo - Hokutofuji match of the tournament, amazing scape and great stamina. Terutsuyoshi nice surprise, I hope that he does not climb too much in the banzuke, he might have problems. Tomokaze keeps on climbing. Where is his limit? Abi, the man with only one trick on the bag kachikoshi in his first sanyaku tournament. He never ceases to amaze me. His henka today against the Giku was predictable yet necessary. Asanoyama might have suffered the effects of celebrating a yusho. I hope to see him in sanyaku by the end of the year. Finally, Ryuden. My poor Ryuden. Next time will be better.
  23. Akinomaki

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Some results of basho related Tanabata wishes - for spoilers I post it here - bold: fulfilled, strikeout not, italic unknown Tochinoshin: no injury Mitakeumi: succeed with diet - he thinks he is too fat and wants to get under 170kg till Tanabata Tamawashi 15wins Hakuho: "V43" Kakuryu "V6" Chiyomaru (back to makuuchi upper ranks) Enho (get the ginosho) Daieisho (get strong) Onosho (I want a healthy body) Myogiryu (one step back and only forward) Nishikigi (sansho) Tokushoryu (calmly aiming for higher) Kizakiumi (aim for kachikoshi) Azumaryu (I get the yusho) Kaisei (don't get injured) Sadanoumi (don't get injured) Takarafuji (kachikoshi) Kiribayama (kachikoshi) Tomokaze (keep getting kachikoshi) Arawashi (be able to get the yusho - last year he wrote 15○ ) Takayasu "yusho" Goeido: "yusho" Ryuden: "Take care of the body" Abi "Get a healthy body" - not the yusho - he gained weight with 6 meals a day - healthy?
  24. Morty

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    During the years of Hakuho's dominance, the only rikishi other than his fellow Yokozunae who could take a Yusho off him, was an occasional Ozeki. But in Hak's declining years the last Ozeki to win a Yusho as an Ozeki, was Kisenosato in January 2017. Since then there have been two Sekiwake, two Maegashira, and one Komusubi who have taken a Yusho, but no Ozeki. The Ozeki have only even taken a Jun-Yusho seven times (Takayasu three times, Goeido twice, Terunofuji twice), ie less than a 50% record. In three of those basho there were no Yokozuna who finished at all. I know they have had a few injuries, but this would surely have to go down as one of the least successful crop of Ozeki ever wouldn't it?
  25. Benihana

    Nagoya 2019

    Pink macaron! Nobody got it correct.
  26. Profomisakari

    21 Nagoya 19, The Results

    It did not lack much – and Chishafuwaku had won the game with his "All A" tip, but he missed a second correct voted bout on the final day. So he failed with the same score, but the clearly worse TB1 against the world champion. Panda-san's clear lead in the tie-break I might have pointed out in my forecast yesterday. So our big winner in the game 21 is P a n d a a z u m a. Congratulations ! This is the ranking: Rk Player Pts TB 1 Pandaazuma 14 183 2 Chishafuwaku 14 197 3 Asojima 13 194 4 Mmikasazuma 13 204 5 ChickyStarr 12 200 6 Wamahada 12 202 7 Flohru 12 209 8 Takanorappa 11 166 9 Profomisakari 11 173 10 Chankomafuji 11 176 11 Tochinofuji 11 178 12 Benihana 11 195 13 Wakatake 10 164 14 Chisaiyama 10 164 15 Tenshinhan 10 179 16 Susanoo 9 130 17 Wolfgangho 9 141 18 Hakuhonofan 9 147 19 Shatsume 9 152 20 Raeucherlax 9 153 21 Sakura 9 157 22 Rocks 9 164 23 ScreechingOwl 8 151 24 Achiyama 8 156 25 Peeter 8 159 26 Shimodahito 7 136 Many thanks to all participants. Special thanks to Asojima for a once more good bout selection! Let us see again to a new game 21 in September to the Aki Basho! Profomisakari
  27. If this were really a tfic thread, then I would have expected some comment about Enho ducking under opponents' bellies so that he can disappear from view and work his ashitori magic... Like you, robnplunder, I am a big Enho fan myself. Let me just say this: When things started going poorly for wee Enho in his second Top Division tournament, I seriously feared he would end up with another makekoshi. The last thing I expected was him getting a ginosho. But given his intense efforts yaocho (tfic) he managed to duplicate Mainoumi's achievement, albeit one tournament later (n.b., Mainoumi got his first ginosho with an 8-7 record). More tfic theories: 1) thanks to the new NHK app, the NSK feared sumo fans would revolt if he didn't get a sansho. They probably would have given Enho the ginosho even if he had lost all five of his final bouts. 2) Hakuho purposely messed up Myogiryu's neck to "soften" him up for the latter's bout against Enho the very next day.
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