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    ..., or: The newest member of Wanzanbaku-beya Hello all, I find it quite fitting to use the same thread title as I did use three years ago as it is the same wonder again that has happened to us. And since I have been in this forum for so long (it remains the only one I have stuck with) I want to share my joy with you. Last week my second child was born, this time a boy! His big sister is very proud, and so are his parents :-)
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    Some pictures from the kanreki dohyo-iri, again varying in size and quality. Video. Former Ozeki Konishiki is in the hanamichi taking pictures as the group heads out.
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    Results of the Natsu 2015 Masters Series are available as I am typing... Welcome to the Age of Oligarchy in Sumo Gaming. While the overall number of players is constantly dwindling, we have a small number of players who seem to have found ways to rack up lots of Masters points. This (new?) tendency materialized in Natsu Basho 2015 where we had no less than three players who achieved more than 55 Masters points, a score that would have easily secured a Green Mawashi in ages past. That being said, Taka won his second career Green Mawashi, fuelled by yushos in Hoshitori Game and Juryo Game (which are completely independent from each other). Flohru grabs his second career shukun-sho for winning no less than three yusho! He was unbeatable in ISP, Odd Sumo, and Sekitori Quadrumvirate (again, quite different game mechanics, although all three of course require abilities in daily gaming). Finally, Gurowake won his first ever sansho, though probably not his last: he gets the gino-sho for balanced performance on the pre-basho gaming scene (e.g. a RotoSumo yusho) and daily gaming (e.g. a yusho in Tippspiel). Moreover, Gurowake achieved top 10 finishes in nine different games, thus securing the kanto-sho as well. Congratulations to all the winners! Over and above that, the World Championship Standings have been updated as well. Taka has attackad and taka'en the lead from Pandaazuma. Gurowake has also arrived in triple-digit territory which further supports the oligarchy theory espoused above. It's really frightening to have three 100+ players already after only three basho (and five more of them hovering between 90 and 100 points)...
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    GTA = Grand Theft Aite ;-)
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    Thank you for a most frustrating but irresistible game. Count me in for next basho!
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    I predict that Isegahama will pick ex-Harumafuji & Terunofuji.
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    NHK (Kanto area) shonichi makuuchi 2nd half had only TV ratings of 11.8%, not in the top 30, after 16.2%, 15.6% and 15.8% the last 3 basho, in spite of Hakuho-Ichinojo for day 1 and sumo popularity on the rise. http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/150513/ent1505130001-n1.html From day 3 on the ratings enter the 12% range, day 4 was 12.9%, rank 28, day 7 had 14.2%, rank 15, day 8 13.8%, rank 18. http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/150520/ent1505200002-n1.html Day 15 had 19.2%, 3rd in the weekly rankings, (for the Kansai region 16.7%, also 3rd) last year for the Natsu basho was 15.6%, last basho 17.8%. Day 14 had 13.9%, rank 17, but that's it - has the popularity revival passed it's peak? http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/150527/ent1505270001-n1.html http://www.sankei.com/west/news/150530/wst1505300009-n1.html
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    1776 kensho in all, most ever for a day several times newly established during the basho: last being 154 on day 14 and 158 on day 15 http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2015/05/24/kiji/K20150524010411750.html
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    Again 15 days of full house for last basho, for Natsu also after 19 years again. 9 of them sell-outs with 10816 spectators and most other days not far from it. http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2015/05/24/kiji/K20150524010411750.html I managed to get the day with the lowest attendance as planned, and was there for a sell-out day for the first time. Maybe next year will see 15 days of sell-out. The numbers from sanspo Day 01 - sell-out Day 02 - 9718 spectators Day 03 - 9678 spectators Day 04 - 10360 spectators Day 05 - 10262 spectators Day 06 - sell-out Day 07 - sell-out Day 08 - sell-out Day 09 - 10784 spectators Day 10 - 10648 spectators Day 11 - sell-out Day 12 - sell-out Day 13 - sell-out Day 14 - sell-out Day 15 - sell-out I'm still doing the repairs of the news pages getting mixed up in Japan, I may add some more info later when I find some. Some index pages are still missing, that repair may take a while, and without them the news are hard to find.
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    The 3 had the wedding reception on May 31st, with about 500 guests. http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2015/06/01/kiji/K20150601010458310.html
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    Is this to be considered a special honor to him, or rather a sign of Kokonoe's precarious status among his peers? I can't imagine that Hakkaku for example would refuse to participate if asked. I suspect that the choice has more to do with the fact that after Taiho (who was attended by Kitanoumi and Kokonoe) and Kitanoumi (who was attended by Kokonoe and Takanohana), there is a sharp decline in the "weight" of the remaining ex-Yokozuna. There are only 5 Yokozuna remaining in the NSK after Kokonoe (Hakkaku, Shibatayama, Isegahama, Takanohana and Musashigawa) and there's a VERY good chance that there won't be any new ex-Yokozuna joining the Kyokai in the immediate future (given that all current ones are foreigners). My impression is that the choice of using the two highest ranked active Yokozuna (who btw have no affiliation whatsoever with Kokonoe) is meant to change the format of future such ceremonies to use active rikishi. Of course, that's just my conjecture, i could always be dead wrong. I guess we'll have to wait until 2020 and see what happens when its ex-Asahifuji's turn :-)
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    Bit late, but here's the final senshuraku selection for this basho.
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    IMHO, the Kanreki Dohyo-iri is one of the coolest (for lack of a better term) traditions in sports. Kind of like an "old timers" game in baseball. One more chance to cheer for the heroes of times gone by. The first one I remember was Yokozuna Tochinishiki's. (Dohyo-iri...)
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    A few extra danpatsu-shiki pictures. Yoyonohana was one of the survivors of Hanakago-beya, moving to Minezaki-beya when Hanakago closed three years ago. He's moving on to a job as a landscape gardener, according to my source. Sadanohama. Kimura Chishu was the participating gyoji. Hakiai had a post-danpatsu karaoke party with a few friends. The following day, he got married to his girlfriend of about ten years.
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    Here are the kimarite statistics for all divisions in this basho. A trio of kimarite made their first appearance of 2015 in this basho. On the third day, Genkaiho threw down Mizuta with an amiuchi. Both rikishi were at their highest career rank in mid-Makushita, but while Genkaiho's 2-5 result isn't too surprising, I didn't expect Mizuta to get the same. Anyway, back to the kimarite. Day 9 saw the first tokkurinage of the year, with Asahisho leaving shin-Juryo Daishomaru in a spin. It's the 24th appearance in total, and the fifth in the Juryo division, since this variant of gasshohineri was introduced in the kimarite expansion of 2001. Best of all, on the penultimate day we had the first tasukizori of the year. Once again we have yumitori-shiki performer Satonofuji to thank for it - it's the sixth win of his career with this exotic manoeuvre. For only the third time in the current era there were five ashitori in the basho, three of them performed by the same family. Uno got two wins with the leg grab technique as he recorded his fourth consecutive 5-2 kachi-koshi, while younger brother Amanoshima picked up the 10th ashitori win of his (longer) career. Finally, there's nothing particularly special about katasukashi, but this basho saw a total of 33 wins with that technique, equalling the current-era record set in the 2008 Haru basho. Kimarite from kettei-sen bouts are not included in the statistics. Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Abisetaoshi 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 Amiuchi 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 Ashitori 1 0 0 3 0 1 5 Chongake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Fumidashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Fusen (default) 4 0 0 2 4 0 10 Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hansoku (foul) 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 Harimanage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hatakikomi 21 16 42 58 48 3 188 Hikiotoshi 10 14 10 11 32 2 79 Hikkake 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Isamiashi 0 0 0 1 3 1 5 Izori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kainahineri 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kakenage 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Katasukashi 8 2 6 7 7 3 33 Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kekaeshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ketaguri 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 Kimedashi 3 1 2 5 7 0 18 Kimetaoshi 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 Kirikaeshi 2 1 1 2 1 0 7 Komatasukui 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Koshikudake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Koshinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kotehineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kotenage 5 2 10 12 9 1 39 Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kubihineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kubinage 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 Makiotoshi 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 Mitokorozeme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nichonage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nimaigeri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Okuridashi 8 8 14 26 22 2 80 Okurigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Okurinage 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 Okuritaoshi 0 1 3 3 2 1 10 Okuritsuridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Okuritsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Omata 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Osakate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oshidashi 57 44 104 140 176 54 575 Oshitaoshi 6 7 11 21 28 8 81 Sabaori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sakatottari 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 Shitatedashinage 1 2 1 5 3 0 12 Shitatehineri 0 0 0 2 1 3 6 Shitatenage 7 3 7 16 16 5 54 Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sokubiotoshi 0 0 3 2 1 0 6 Sotogake 1 0 2 3 1 1 8 Sotokomata 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sotomuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sototasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sukuinage 9 4 8 11 21 1 54 Susoharai 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Susotori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tasukizori 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Tokkurinage 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Tottari 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tsukidashi 7 6 16 26 11 2 68 Tsukihiza 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Tsukiotoshi 21 10 19 33 20 1 104 Tsukitaoshi 2 0 3 2 1 0 8 Tsukite 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tsuridashi 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 Tsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tsutaezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Uchigake 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Uchimuso 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 Ushiromotare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Utchari 0 2 0 2 8 0 12 Uwatedashinage 4 4 5 4 6 0 23 Uwatehineri 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 Uwatenage 19 14 17 26 33 12 121 Waridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Watashikomi 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 Yaguranage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Yobimodoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Yorikiri 88 48 94 192 174 39 635 Yoritaoshi 9 13 17 44 41 10 134 Zubuneri 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 [/td][td]__________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________
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    not much of the TV news yet on the net, in acceptable quality that is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clurVzgm74E
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    Still looks great for 60 on 1 June. Remains my all-time favourite, his nage technique was just magic to watch. Swami
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    Seiro: http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=6559
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    Seiro, the Blue Wolf. Super nice guy and looks to finally be going to Makuuchi.
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    I say Ichinojo: Zero points, Seiro: Ten points!
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    Seiro, J1W. Promoted to Makuuchi for the next Basho.
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    Great stuff, Rando. Thanks! Congrats to Taka on a fine performance. I'm getting flashbacks of 2012 already! :(
  23. 1 point
    Natsu 2015 Finale Edition Shikona Age Country Heya Debut KK Current Rank Yushos Record Win% Last Basho This Basho Narumi20OnomatsuHaru 20147 Sandanme 20 East031-250.554 4-3 1-6 Shodai23TokitsukazeNatsu 20147 Makushita 2 West239-100.796 4-3 4-3 Sato18TakanohanaKyushu 20144 Makushita 55 East225-30.893 5-2 6-1 Shohoryu18TokitsukazeKyushu 20143 Sandanme 100 East017-110.607 5-2 3-4 Ohata18TokitsukazeHatsu 20153 Sandanme 89 East015-60.714 6-1 4-3 Yamamoto18TamanoiHatsu 20152 Sandanme 98 East013-80.619 5-2 2-5 Inabajo18SakaigawaHatsu 20153 Jonidan 34 West014-70.666 4-3 5-2 Mitakeumi22DewanoumiHaru 20152 Makushita 3 East012-20.857 6-1 6-1 Iwasaki23OitekazeHaru 20152 Jonidan 30 West012-20.666 6-1 6-1 Kanamori18IrumagawaHaru 20152 Jonidan 32 East010-40.714 6-1 4-3 Omoto22IrumagawaHaru 20152 Jonidan 57 East011-30.786 5-2 6-1 Kotonoawa18SadogatakeHaru 20152 Jonidan 60 East011-30.786 5-2 6-1 Kenshin19SakaigawaHaru 20152 Jonidan 72 East09-50.643 4-3 5-2 Shodai, for the second basho in a row, had two chances to claim one more win for Juryo promotion and failed, again. He'll get to try again probably from Ms1 where a 4-3 will be enough there, Though its hard to get excited after 4 missed chances. Sato went straight up to the Yusho decider against 202kg ex-Wall Takagi and lost. Now Takagi gets a Juryo berth repassing Shodai in the banzuke. Sato will be in mid-upper Makushita next time, around Ms25. Shohoryu and Yamamoto somewhat expectedly dropped, but Ohata hung on. Inabajo was somewhat underranked after losing to strong competition last time, and got his KK. Added to the mix is Mitakeumi who will appear in Juryo next time, congrats to him after his second basho! Iwasaki and Omoto are the other college aged rikishi added to the wall. Also added are Kanamori, Kotonawa, and Kenshin for a triple K experience. Next time we'll be watching 20 other rikishi including yusho winner Ura who has caused quite a stir with his unorthodox technique.
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    2ND LEAGUE HARU 15 - RESULTS Little Mawashi: chishafuwaku (376,97 pts) Very Little Mawashi: Flohru (352,66 pts) Shukun-sho: Flohru (4 yusho) Gino-sho: Holleshoryu (9,94) Kanto-sho: chishafuwaku (12 top10) and Tenshinhan (11 top10) I think it is fair that Tenshinhan also gain the Kanto because he and chishafuwaku clearly outperformed the other opponents. (Addendum to the Kanto-sho: If the second is closer to the first than the third from the second, the second also won this award) chishafuwaku