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  1. 7 points
    Greetings all, at the end of this remarkable basho. While injuries reduced the top end of the banzuke to a skeleton crew, the Makuuchi yusho was still taken by a high-ranking rikishi, with lone Yokozuna Harumafuji staging a superb recovery to snatch the yusho from the hands of lone Ozeki Goeido. Moving on to the techniques, Matsuda put his leg trip skills on display to great effect here, winning bouts with nimaigeri, uchigake and nichonage on the way to a 7-0 record. While he wasn't able to solve the Enho puzzle in the Sandanme yusho kettei-sen, it's still the best result of his career and will see him make his Makushita debut in the final basho of the year. The middle Sunday of the basho saw no less than three tsuridashi performed, the first of them by 42-year-old Isenohana which was a fine way to mark the 1,000th bout of his long career. It's always nice to see the rare zori-te techniques make an appearance, and three of them were used in this basho! Ikeru clearly had a plan for his bout against Masutoo, going low right at the start for a tsutaezori win against the Hungarian. It's the first appearance of the year for that one. Next, Fukuyama showed impressive strength and agility to keep his backside off the dohyo to get an izori win against Onojo. Finally, Saionji added new depth to his usual oshi-based sumo with a tasukizori on Senshuraku, toppling Hokutotsuru. Aside from tsutaezori, two other kimarite also made their first appearance of 2017 in this basho. On Day 10, Konno flattened his smaller opponent Ono for a sabaori win. The following day Matsuzawa (son of former Sekiwake Kotonishiki) had a couple of tries at lifting Toki out of the dohyo for an okuritsuridashi win. Thanks to Asashosakari for those videos! Wakasatake swept up two of the basho's four susoharai wins in his 4-0 start, although he faded after that. He has more wins with susoharai than any other kimarite, albeit only three basho into his career. There were a couple of attempted kekaeshi leg kicks which didn't succeed, most spectacularly from retiring Mutsumi, whose air shot quickly led to the end of his bout against Toseima. A few days later, Matsuzawa at least made contact with his attempt against Chida, albeit also in vain. Shoutout to the tenacious Awajiumi for a couple of gyakuten dashinage wins in this basho. For the eighth time, oshidashi was the most common kimarite in the basho, accounting for 26.56% of all torikumi. The three highest oshidashi percentages have all occurred in the last three Aki basho, with last year's 26.71% the highest. Wacky! Kimarite from kettei-sen bouts are not included in the statistics. Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Percentage Abisetaoshi 1 0 0 2 4 0 7 0.29% Amiuchi 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.04% Ashitori 1 1 1 1 0 1 5 0.21% Chongake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fumidashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fusen (default) 3 1 2 0 3 2 11 0.46% Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hansoku (foul) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Harimanage 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Hatakikomi 32 17 36 38 52 3 178 7.42% Hikiotoshi 16 6 12 22 27 6 89 3.71% Hikkake 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.13% Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Isamiashi 0 1 0 2 0 2 5 0.21% Izori 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Kainahineri 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Kakenage 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Katasukashi 3 1 4 8 4 0 20 0.83% Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kekaeshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Ketaguri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kimedashi 0 0 2 4 1 0 7 0.29% Kimetaoshi 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Kirikaeshi 1 0 1 0 0 2 4 0.17% Komatasukui 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Koshikudake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Koshinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotehineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotenage 6 2 13 6 10 0 37 1.54% Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubihineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubinage 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Makiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Mitokorozeme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Nichonage 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Nimaigeri 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Okuridashi 5 5 15 23 25 3 76 3.17% Okurigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurinage 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.08% Okuritaoshi 0 2 3 3 4 1 13 0.54% Okuritsuridashi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Okuritsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Omata 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Osakate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Oshidashi 59 46 107 198 183 44 637 26.56% Oshitaoshi 5 5 15 17 40 12 94 3.92% Sabaori 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Sakatottari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Shitatedashinage 0 0 0 4 2 0 6 0.25% Shitatehineri 1 0 0 2 3 1 7 0.29% Shitatenage 5 4 7 7 20 4 47 1.96% Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sokubiotoshi 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.08% Sotogake 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 0.17% Sotokomata 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sotomuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sototasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sukuinage 6 8 7 14 11 3 49 2.04% Susoharai 0 1 0 0 3 0 4 0.17% Susotori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tasukizori 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Tokkurinage 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 0.13% Tottari 2 0 2 2 1 0 7 0.29% Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukidashi 8 5 5 17 4 1 40 1.67% Tsukihiza 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Tsukiotoshi 29 12 27 46 41 4 159 6.63% Tsukitaoshi 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 0.17% Tsukite 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsuridashi 0 1 2 0 1 1 5 0.21% Tsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.04% Tsutaezori 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Uchigake 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.08% Uchimuso 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Ushiromotare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Utchari 0 0 2 2 3 1 8 0.33% Uwatedashinage 3 7 6 4 8 0 28 1.17% Uwatehineri 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.08% Uwatenage 12 11 11 20 42 7 103 4.30% Waridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Watashikomi 1 0 2 0 1 1 5 0.21% Yaguranage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yobimodoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yorikiri 66 62 100 154 182 33 597 24.90% Yoritaoshi 4 9 15 26 42 11 107 4.46% Zubuneri 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% This is the 100th basho to take place since the kimarite list was last altered in 2001, and since then there have been 250,772 honwari torikumi. As mentioned earlier, three of the exotic zori-te group were used in this very basho. Unsurprisingly, the other three members of the group - kakezori, shumokuzori and sototasukizori - are the only kimarite to remain unused during the current era. Of course, yorikiri is by far the most common kimarite across the era as a whole, accounting for 26.22% of all those bouts. But during the last six years oshidashi has closed the gap quite noticeably. It's been far too many years since I made any kind of chart, so please forgive the amateur rush job here.
  2. 5 points
    The gist is that they are happy with the Harumafuji yusho but not with the kinboshi dispensing and Goueidou was a disappointment. As for the 3 kyujo Yokozuna they fully understand that they had to take time off to heal and hope they will be back to their old strong selves quickly, since as Yokozunae they have the responsibility to show up.. You really don't have to read to know this is what they would say more or less.. "I can't praise an 11-4 yusho, that's for sure. I thought that the 4th Yokozuna was showing signs of falling apart as well and that he wouldn't be able to win, but he made a remarkable recovery. He has to uphold the honor.." said Kitamura chairman man. Goueidou's tsuna run? "Not a single member of the YDC thinks that can happen. If he gets a zensho, we'll talk.." summed the Chairman.
  3. 5 points
    OK, the story goes like this, there's a theatre festival that's hired me to translate their archives of programmes, leaflets and whatnot. Greek to English. It pays the bills, but... Aaaaaaaaargh. Just because you decided to put your unemployed second cousin on the festival payroll doesn't mean you have to make a rectal withdrawal of a new job title just for him. As the saying goes, you don't need to understand what something means when you read it. Neither do you have to understand what something means when you write it, though that is unfortunate. But you have to understand what something means if you're translating it. Pray tell, what the f**k exactly is a "movement coordinator"? Not a choreographer, mind you. That's a different person. Presumably one with an actual job, and actual qualifications, who might do something to contribute to the play. (Future translator for the same people, because I sure am not working for them again, this is likely the only google result you're getting in quotes. Επιμέλεια κίνησης) "Post-production video"? This is theatre. It's LIVE. Is your play so bad that nobody would try to slyly record it on their phone, so you hired a guy to do that instead? What does that mean? Get over yourselves. I know exactly how small the venues you're playing at are, there is no way you're making enough profits off 10 euro tickets in one night to pay all these people. These are two of about nine new job titles featured there In fact, how are you paying all these people? How are you paying me? ... "Festival funded jointly by the Ministry of Culture and the European Union". Ah. I'm paying all these people.
  4. 4 points
    Wacky Aki 2017 Nakabi Rikishi Heya Age Debut KK Rank Yusho W L % Last Current Asanoyama Takasago 22 2016.03 10 Makuuchi M16e 1 74 28 0.725 11-4 D 10-5 K Kizaki Kise 23 2016.05 8 Makushita 3w 2 49 18 0.731 5-2 3-4 Murata Takasago 22 2017.03 3 Makushita 16w 0 21 7 0.750 5-2 3-4 Wakatakakage Arashio 22 2017.03 4 Makushita 16e 1 22 6 0.786 6-1 4-3 Ichiyamamoto Nishonoseki 23 2017.03 4 Makushita 57w 1 26 3 0.897 6-1 6-1 Ryuko Onoe 18 2017.03 3 Sandanme 11w 0 22 5 0.815 6-1 5-2 Yago Oguruma 23 2017.05 2 Juryo 13w 1 19 10 0.655 7-0 Y 7-8 Enho Miyagino 22 2017.05 3 Sandanme 18w 3 21 0 1.000 7-0 Y 7-0 Y Fukuyama Fujishima 22 2017.05 3 Sandanme 68w 0 18 3 0.857 6-1 6-1 Tanabe Kise 23 2017.05 3 Sandanme 71w 0 18 3 0.857 6-1 6-1 Seigo Shikoroyama 18 2017.05 3 Jonidan 22w 0 15 6 0.714 5-2 5-2 Asakura Tokitsukaze 19 2017.05 3 Jonidan 26e 0 14 7 0.667 5-2 4-3 Tochikodai Kasugano 18 2017.05 2 Jonidan 27e 0 15 6 0.714 5-2 5-2 Tainaka Fujishima 18 2017.05 2 Jonidan 32e 0 12 9 0.571 5-2 3-4 Kamito Tatsunami 23 2017.05 3 Jonidan 34w 0 13 8 0.619 5-2 4-3 Fujikawa Oguruma 15 2017.05 3 Jonidan 37e 0 14 7 0.667 4-3 5-2 Chura Miyagino 16 2017.05 2 Jonidan 38e 0 11 10 0.524 5-2 2-5 Abezakura Shikihide 25 2017.05 2 Jonidan 44e 0 12 9 0.571 4-3 3-4 Nagaya Shikoroyama 16 2017.05 2 Jonidan 47w 0 11 10 0.524 4-3 3-4 Tomokaze Oguruma 22 2017.07 2 Jonidan 15e 1 13 1 0.929 7-0 Y 6-1 Tokimaru Miyagino 19 2017.07 2 Jonidan 76e 0 10 4 0.714 5-2 5-2 Ono Isenoumi 18 2017.07 2 Jonidan 85w 0 9 5 0.643 4-3 5-2
  5. 3 points
    The basho had a total of 1757 kensho (but who knows how the forgotten ones are counted), 2060 had been ordered before the basho. Thus about 300 were lost due to kyujo of the most popular kensho attracting rikishi, but several got re-distributed to mainly Endo and Goeido. http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20170924/sum17092421240019-n1.html
  6. 2 points
    Just like with Wacky Aki last year, once I doubled everybody's wins for banzuke making purpose, everything clicked into place nicely. Kitakachiyama (Ye 3-12 -> 6-9) Y Haidouzo (Ow 5-10 -> 10-5) O Pandaazuma (Oe 1-14 -> 2-13) Taka (K1w 6-9 -> 12-3) S Nomadwolf (Sw Kosho) Kaiomitsuki (K1e 4-11 -> 8-7) K1 Flohru (K2w 4-11 -> 8-7) Asashosakari (M6e 6-9 -> 12-3) K2 Senkoho (M12w 7-8 -> 14-1) Gurowake (M5e 5-9-1 -> 10-5) M1 Susanoo (M5w 5-10 -> 10-5) Korinokoishi (M9w 6-9 -> 12-3) M2 Ganzohnesushi (Se 3-11-1 -> 6-9) Achiyama (M4e 4-11 -> 8-7) M3 Gaijingai (M4w 4-11 -> 8-7) Fujiyama (M6w 4-11 -> 8-7) M4 Andonishiki (M11e 5-10 -> 10-5) Konosato (M2e 3-12 -> 6-9) M5 Kaiowaka (M2w 3-12 -> 6-9) ScreechingOwl (M3e 3-12 -> 6-9) M6 Chishafuwaku (M3w 3-12 -> 6-9) Ruziklao (M17e 6-9 -> 12-3) M7 Jakusotsu (K2e 2-12-1 -> 4-11) Andoreasu (M1e 2-13 -> 4-11) M8 Chankoyama (M1w 2-13 -> 4-11) Mariohana (M14e 5-10 -> 10-5) M9 Takanorappa (J7w 8-7 -> 15-0) Chocshoporyu (M7e 3-11-1 -> 6-9) M10 Bill (M7w 3-12 -> 6-9) Frinkanohana (M16e 5-10 -> 10-5) M11 Suwihuto (J5e 7-8 -> 14-1) Sebunshu (M8e 3-12 -> 6-9) M12 Tenshinhan (M13e 4-9-2 -> 8-7) Pitinosato (M9e 3-12 -> 6-9) M13 Nantonoyama (M10w 3-12 -> 6-9) Shimodahito (M11w 3-12 -> 6-9) M14 Kumojin (J11e 7-7-1 -> 14-1) Chisaiyama (J8e 6-9 -> 12-3) M15 Kuroimori (J1e 4-11 -> 8-7) Kotononami (J1w 4-10-1 -> 8-7) M16 Metzinowaka (M16w Kosho) Taxinohana (M13w 3-12 -> 6-9) M17 Gawasukotto (M10e 2-13 -> 4-11) J1 GONZABUROW (M14w 3-12 -> 6-9) Sakura (J3w 4-11 -> 8-7) J2 Unkonoyama (M15w 3-12 -> 6-9) Neko (M12e 2-11-2 -> 4-11) J3 Yassier (M8w 1-12-2 -> 2-13) Tsuchinoninjin (J14e 6-9 -> 12-3) J4 Tainosen (J4w Kosho) Jejima (J10e 5-10 -> 10-5) J5 Saruyama (J6w 4-11 -> 8-7) Kishikaisei (M15e 2-13 -> 4-11) J6 Kintamayama (J2w 3-12 -> 6-9) Taikanute (J3e 3-12 -> 6-9) J7 Rikishimiezi (J13e 5-9-1 -> 10-5) Mmikasazuma (J9w 4-11 -> 8-7) J8 Fujisan (J8w Kosho) Kamogawa (J14w 5-9-1 -> 10-5) J9 Wamahada (J10w 4-11 -> 8-7) Kasamatsuri (J2e 2-12-1 -> 4-11) J10 Futtokazan (ms2w 5-9-1 -> 10-5) Andrasoyamawaka (J12w 4-9-2 -> 8-7) J11 Manatsumai (J4e 2-13 -> 4-11) RaeucherLax (J12e Kosho) J12 Mischashimaru (J13w 4-11 -> 8-7) Holleshoryu (J5w 2-13 -> 4-11) J13 Anjoboshi (mz 5-10 -> 10-5) Gernobono (J7e 2-13 -> 4-11) J14 Shokikogi (J6e 1-14 -> 2-13) Hana-ichi (ms3e 3-12 -> 6-9) ms1 Reijinguoshan (J9e 1-14 -> 2-13) Profomisakari (J11w 1-12-2 -> 2-13) ms2 Mukanibaru (ms2e 1-10-4 -> 2-13) Hayaikaze (ms1w 0-12-3 -> 0-15) ms3 Banzuke-gai: Ayagawa (ms1e) Gansekiiwa (ms3w)
  7. 2 points
    I'm late, but there's another clip of Fukuyama's stunning izori on the DB now (standard front view like the second clip, but the full bout). Thanks to Yubinhaad for the excellent-as-always summary!
  8. 2 points
    From the recent show about the wives of Chiyonokuni and Shohozan Shohozan and family http://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/190113 Chiyonokuni and wife http://www.tvguide.or.jp/news/20170925/01.html
  9. 2 points
    There was a long and quite angry discussion about the possibility of steroids in sumo on this forum a few years ago. It covered a lot of this ground. The basic arguments were a) without testing all rikishi would be mad not to use steroids or other PEDs; b) without testing some rikishi will definitely be using steroids and other PEDs; or c) are you mad, this is sumo, tradition would stop anyone using. Go here: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/30065-steroids-in-sumo-one-man-has-it-figured-out/
  10. 2 points
    Hey, that's a new one! You should hang out with these guys.
  11. 2 points
    Hiya! The Aki Masters results are now online and available (the super-official Salarycap Sumo results aren't in yet, but I trust in Gurowake's craftsmanship to have distilled the correct results from Golynohana's data). Aki Basho brought the first ever Green Mawashi for Gonzaburow. The long-time Japanese player won the UDH yusho, and also received jun-yusho in RotoSumo and Salarycap Sumo. Takanorappa gets his first ever shukun-sho for winning yusho in Sekitori-Toto and Turn the Tide. Finally, overall runner-up Ganzohnesushi nets the gino-sho (1st) with excellent pre-basho results (GTB jun-yusho) and daily results (Toto jun-yusho), and also the kanto-sho (2nd) with nine scores among the top 10. Congratulations to all the winners! Also updated: the World Championship standings. Pandaazuma still has a very strong lead over Susanoo. Ganzohnesushi moves into 3rd place.
  12. 2 points
    I've refrained from commenting on the outcome of wacky Aki until I'd seen Mr Mensing's upload to YT of the NKH highlights show, with it's HD, English commentary, and both sansho and yusho interviews. First I want to congratulate Onosho on his historic 3rd straight 10-5 from makuuchi debut. Some may think he had a bit of an easier time of it due to the absence of so many Y/O, but I prefer to believe he was merely denied the opportunity to score multiple kinboshi! I've watched Mitakeumi, Shodai, Hokutofuji and Takakeisho all come unstuck to a greater or lesser extent in their 3rd makuuchi/1st joi appearances, so this was a joy to behold. From his sansho interview it's clear that he's got an astute head on those young shoulders. He's only gone and bundled Mitakeumi out of the 'my current favourite rikishi' slot. Talking of Takakeisho, he bounced right back from his moderately disastrous joi debut in the style I'd hoped he would. He also came across really well in his (well-deserved) sansho interview. I was saddened to see both Tamawashi and Hokutofuji go MK, primarily due to in-basho injuries. Hokutofuji in particular is starting to look worryingly banged up. Anyhow, I'm now hoping he gets a reciprocal drop back to M2W to balance his miserly half rank promotion from the same with his 8-7 in July. Re: Mitakeumi vs Yoshikaze, having now seen it in HD, I think Mitakeumi was extremely lucky not to have a hansoku call against him. It looked totally unintentional, but I've seen other rikishi called for less. Someone mentioned a few days ago that the shimpan appeared to be getting lazy and in this case I agree. I'm pretty sure I predicted that Harumafuji would probably walk away with his usual 10 or 11 wins, but I never expected him to take the yusho with it! That was a bit "Meh". I mean, the lowest ever winning score by a yokozuna and giving away a kinboshi with every loss is not a brilliant record, is it? That said, I thought his performance in the last three days was excellent; pulling himself out of a pack of 10 8-4s after day 12 was no mean feat, nor was beating the always dangerous Goeido twice when it counted. So, I'll add my qualified congratulations to HMF for his 9th yusho. --- One of the things that struck me overall about wacky Aki 2017 was the number of oshi specialists who unexpectedly went yotsu (e.g. Chiyotairyu, Chiyomaru, Chiyonokuni, Onosho, Hokutofuji) with varying degrees of success. I can just imagine Hakkaku lining them all up on the morning of nakabi and yelling in a drill sergeant voice: "Rychoo orrible lot, doanchew know we've got yokozunas and hozekis missin in bloody akshun? The public is not getting the hentertainment it expects and deserves, so I want to see less of this bloody oshi and a lot more proper yotsu! Remember, I'm bloody watchin you!"
  13. 2 points
    Updated standings after Aki 2017.
  14. 2 points
    Some top 10 updates: Career wins: - Aminishiki finished the basho at 10-5 to make his total 843 career wins, moving to within 17 of 9th place Terao. Above Terao at 872 is Taiho. Makuuchi wins: - Harumafuji moved to 712 makuuchi wins, passing both Takanohana II and Musashimaru to move into sole 6th place. Next up is Taiho at 746 wins. Win streak from pro debut: - As already discussed plenty of times in this thread, Hakuho protege Enho is 21-0 for his career, tying Kototenzan aka WWF wrestler Earthquake. He will be trying to extend that record for Kyushu and could possibly be trying to clinch juryo promotion as well. Yokozuna wins: - As the sole yokozuna competing this basho, Harumafuji moved up to 285 wins at the top rank, moving to within seven of 10th place Tochinishiki, who has been on the list for 67 years. Career bouts: - Aminishiki has completed 1657 bouts, which moved him three above Takamiyama into sole 6th place. Next up is Wakanosato at 1691 bouts. Makuuchi bouts: - Aminishiki currently sits at 1358 makuuchi bouts and looks to extend that record after the long awaited expected return to the division for Kyushu - Takekaze has completed 1212 bouts in makuuchi, moving him to within nine of 8th place Kirinji. Yokozuna bouts: - Harumafuji has completed 386 bouts at the top rank, moving into 10th place and displacing the aforementioned Tochinishiki. Whether he can reach ninth place is a whole other ballgame, because Takanohana II sits in 9th place at 521 bouts. Good luck on that. Most makuuchi bouts between two rikishi: - The quartet that has been making their way onto the list is Hakuho, Harumafuji, Kisenosato and Kotoshogiku. These six pairings make up six of the top seven on the list. However with Hakuho and Kisenosato having gone kyujo this basho, only Harumafuji and Kotoshogiku's pairing got the extension. This pair now sits in sole second place at 62 bouts (excluding fusen) behind Kotoshogiku vs Kisenosato at 64. Basho in makuuchi: - Aminishiki is currently at 94 basho in makuuchi and will be looking to spend a 95th basho in the top division with his expected return in Kyushu. - This was Takekaze's 83rd basho in makuuchi, moving into sole tenth place and knocking former ozeki Miyabiyama off the list. Unless we see a retirement from him between now and Kyushu, he will be in makuuchi for the 84th time in Kyushu, and will be looking to tie former Kirinji. - Hakuho became the third active rikishi this basho to have 80+ basho ranked in makuuchi. Basho as yokozuna - This was Hakuho's 61st basho at the top rank. He moves to within two of #1 Kitanoumi. - This was Harumafuji's 30th basho at the top rank. He moves to within two of #10 Chiyonoyama, who has been on the list for 68 years. Basho as sanyaku (both ranks combined) - This was Tochiozan's 25th basho in the sanyaku ranks and moves him to within one of 9th placers Takatoriki and Wakanosato. Basho as sekitori - This was Aminishiki's 106th basho as a sekitori, moving him into a three way tie with Oshio and Wakanosato for 4th place. Up next is Terao at 110 basho. Basho career all-time: - This was Hanakaze's 189th basho as a rikishi. He continues to extend the all-time record he once shared with Hokutoryu, who retired back in Haru. - This was Kyokuhikari's 153rd basho as a rikishi. He moves to within one of 8th placers Kotokanyu and Kimenryu. Kinboshi winners: - Hokutofuji (2nd) - Kotoshogiku (1st) - Onosho (1st) - Takakeisho (1st) Kinboshi losses: - Harumafuji as the sole yokozuna this basho suffered four losses, all to maegashira. He moves into a three way tie with Wajima and Takanohana II for most kinboshi losses with 39. Will his career last long enough to "pass" Kitanoumi who had 53? Sandanme TD makuuchi debut: - As only one of two sandanme tsukedashi rikishi, Asanoyama automatically got onto the list having taken 9 basho to get to the top division, and fared a lot better in his top division debut than his fellow debutante, Yutakayama. Makushita TD juryo debut: - Yago became the 10th makushita tsukedashi to take only two basho to make it to juryo, however that celebration may be short lived as he could be headed back to the lower division for Kyushu. And last but not least: - Orora "surpassed" Konishiki after tipping the scales at 288.8 KG to become the heaviest rikishi of all time. Full list here: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/37032-top-10-sumo-records-aki-2017-edition/
  15. 2 points
    Day 15 (results, text-only results): kyujo Hakuho Y1 Harumafuji 11-4 kyujo Kisenosato Y2 Kakuryu kyujo 1-2-12 Takayasu O1 Goeido 11-4 Nothing to see here, just another yusho won by a yokozuna. All kidding aside, that was a pretty fitting end to, indeed, Wacky Aki. Beating former runaway leader Goeido twice on senshuraku, Harumafuji became the 17th yusho winner to take the championship despite trailing before the final day. Congrats! Interestingly this stuff seems to happen in bunches - more than half the cases were in years that saw it happen multiple times (1974, 1999 and 2017 twice each, 1997 even three times). This is Harumafuji's 9th career yusho, moving him up to joint 15th place on the all-time list. And of course, as has been mentioned roughly 232 times by now, it's only the third makuuchi yusho ever to be won by a score of 11-4. Goeido, meanwhile, missed out on becoming perhaps the least heralded two-time yusho winner since Masuiyama senior. He'll still get to take over the Ozeki East slot for Kyushu, with only Takayasu joining him due to Terunofuji's impending demotion. Terunofuji for his part will be staging his repromotion effort from the S2e slot after Mitakeumi won the feisty sekiwake duel today to achieve his last-minute kachikoshi and keep himself ranked ahead of Yoshikaze. Yoshikaze did receive his 4th gino-sho for this basho's efforts, which now puts him at 10 sansho in total for his career, the 27th rikishi to reach this milestone. Komusubi Tamawashi wasn't able to do what Mitakeumi did, fell to 7-8 at the final hurdle Takakeisho (that's almost as strange a combination as Gagamaru and limbo...), and has to join his West side counterpart Tochiozan on the way down to the maegashira ranks, ending a 6-basho stint in sanyaku. All that has thankfully cleared the path for Kotoshogiku and Onosho who both put some extra emphasis on their upcoming promotions by picking up their 10th wins, against Takarafuji and Takanoiwa respectively. Onosho will be the youngest sanyaku debutant since Kisenosato 11 years ago, if I'm not mistaken. Kotoshogiku becomes the 8th post-WWII ozeki to stage a return to the sanyaku ranks. Onosho also received a sansho for his Aki success, his second kanto-sho after Natsu basho. Another kanto-sho went to top division debutant Asanoyama who finished the basho in double digits at 10-5 (and needed to beat Chiyotairyu today to secure the award). Last not least a shukun-sho was awarded to Takakeisho, who beat both yusho playoff participants. For him it's also his second sansho overall, following a kanto-sho in March. (x) 1-5-9 Terunofuji O2 8-7 Mitakeumi S Yoshikaze 8-7 (x) 7-8 Tamawashi K Tochiozan 6-9 (x) M1 Kotoshogiku 10-5 (o) M2 (o) 10-5 Onosho M3 Chiyotairyu 8-7 8-7 Shohozan M4 M5 Takakeisho 9-6 The picture in the lower maegashira and upper juryo ranks also appears to be fairly clear after Day 15. Nishikigi came through against top-ranked Tochinoshin for his 6th win and will certainly get to stay now, while Ishiura fell to 3-12 against Aoiyama and has no chance of a lucky reprieve. On the juryo side Aminishiki made sure to be the highest (re-)entrant for the banzuke-making session by winning his senshuraku bout; Myogiryu, Daiamami and Kotoyuki weren't so fortunate and will be progressing less deep into the maegashira spots now. The one remaining wildcard here is the expected one. Ura's survival was always contingent on there not being enough credible promotees, and while there's no really strong 5th claimant we do have Homarefuji with 10 wins at J6, which might be good enough to trigger an exchange. Personally I think they'll allow Ura to stay, but it's far from definitive. Homarefuji and Aminishiki did get to join a 4-way playoff for the juryo yusho after Kotoyuki failed to defend his one-win lead, but the champion turned out to be the one who made that lead evaporate to begin with: Youngster Abi won three bouts on the day, two of them against Kotoyuki. The erstwhile leader had progressed to the playoff final by beating Aminishiki, but had to yield there to Abi who had eliminated Homarefuji a few minutes earlier. (That actually doesn't seem to be a particularly common scenario in juryo - off-hand I can only find 5 other cases where a pursuer beat a leader to get into a playoff, and then beat the same leader again with the championship on the line. And 4 of them have happened in just the last few years, the other one in 2004. [A few more playoffs also had such repeat wins, but the playoff wasn't finished yet at that point.]) M4 Ura 1-2-12 (?) ... (x) 3-12 Ishiura M10 M11 M12 Sadanoumi 2-8-5 (x) (o) 6-9 Nishikigi M13 M14 (x) 4-11 Tokushoryu M15 Yutakayama 4-11 (x) M16 --- J1 Myogiryu 8-7 (o) (o) 10-5 Aminishiki J2 (o) 9-6 Daiamami J3 Kotoyuki 10-5 (o) J4 (x) 8-7 Ryuden J5 (x) 9-6 Kyokushuho J6 Homarefuji 10-5 (?) And on the other hand we have the situation at the sekitori/toriteki border... We got the arguably most messy outcome possible today, thanks to Osunaarashi, Gagamaru and Yago all winning their final matches. That leaves us with just two properly demotable rikishi (Kitaharima and Kizenryu), but 4 eminent promotion candidates. As detailed yesterday I would guess that top-ranked Takagenji will receive one of the available spots, and the other one should go to Masunosho by rights for his 6-1 record. I concur with Gurowake above that Yago really should be demoted to make room for Tobizaru. Whether they'll actually do it is a different question... The next possible exchange would be Kitataiki for Osunaarashi, but that seems a step too far, as tough as it would be for Kitataiki to get stuck at Ms1. Gagamaru should be safe in any case. I suppose a reasonably fair alternative would be to promote Masunosho and Tobizaru and leave both Ms1's in makushita, but that would be a significant departure from how they usually do it, with a significant bonus for the Ms1e guy. Anyway, Yago's senshuraku win came at the expense of makushitan Kizaki who failed to score his 9th straight kachikoshi and will now need to start a new promotion attack in November. Let's hope he's not the next Maeta or Takunishiki, collegiate guys who went deep into the rankings in their initial run but whose first real setback turned out to be permanent. Shimanoumi completed the hoshitori of the promotion zone rikishi with his 5th win, and both he and Daishoho will go high enough on the next banzuke to fight for a return to juryo. Both previously spent one basho in the second division. J7 Gagamaru 5-10 (o) J8 J9 (??) 6-9 Osunaarashi J10 J11 (x) 5-10 Kitaharima J12 J13 Yago 7-8 (?) J14 Kizenryu 6-6-3 (x) (o) 4-3 Takagenji Ms1 Kitataiki 4-3 (??) (?) 5-2 Tobizaru Ms2 (o) 6-1 Masunosho Ms3 Kizaki 3-4 (x) Ms4 5-2 Daishoho Ms5 Shimanoumi 5-2 And finally, a playoff was also held to find the yusho winner in the sandanme division. Matsuda threw the kitchen sink at Enho but in the end it was another victory for the favourite whose winning streak now stands at 21 official bouts, plus 2 in maezumo and 2 in yusho playoffs. That's it for Wacky Aki, and while the last two weeks were very entertaining in a surreal way, I'm kinda looking forward to a return to the regularly scheduled programming for Kyushu, hopefully with the top-rankers in somewhat better condition. See ya!
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    Day 15 - Results Shikona/Factors x15 x13 x11 x10 x9 x8 x7 x6 x5 DAY 15 Wakatake 0 6,5 11 10 0 8 7 0 5 47,5 RaeucherLax 15 13 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 35 Senkoho 0 13 0 0 0 8 0 6 5 32 Pandaazuma 0 13 0 10 0 0 7 0 0 30 just_some_guy 0 0 5,5 10 0 8 0 0 5 28,5 Shatsume 0 0 0 5 9 8 0 6 0 28 Burajirotono 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 24 kuroimori 0 0 0 10 0 8 0 0 5 23 Achiyama 15 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 22 Pitinosato 0 0 0 0 9 0 7 0 5 21 Flohru 0 0 11 0 4,5 0 0 0 5 20,5 Profomisakari 0 0 0 0 0 8 7 0 5 20 Shokikogi 0 0 0 10 0 8 0 0 0 18 Tenshinhan 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 0 13 Holleshoryu 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 chishafuwaku 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8 FINAL SCORE SHIKONA D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 D10 D11 D12 D13 D14 D15 SCORE GAP Pitinosato 41 50 37 46 45 49 66 40 73 62 40 26 37 21 633 0 kuroimori 46 46 51 59 21 47 29 53 47 47 49 59 29 23 606 27 Pandaazuma 28 28 44 59 49 25 39 49 54 60 37 53 43 30 598 35 Burajirotono 49 40 32 61 29 60 51 33 64 52 43 32 13 24 583 50 Shokikogi 39 39 44 59 28 40 29 51 40 52 44 59 29 18 571 62 Wakatake 35 40 24,5 55,5 20,5 42,5 35,5 55,5 29,5 22,5 62,5 40,5 56,5 47,5 568 65 Senkoho 53 43 33 56 37 21 30 42 31 45 38 64 35 32 560 73 Shatsume 59 34 50 63 18 13 46 50 26 40 34 66 30 28 557 76 Achiyama 36 38 36 60 36 24 41 37 57 56 47 34 29 22 553 80 RaeucherLax 31 52 26 67 13 39 31 43 46 38 46 45 34 35 546 87 chishafuwaku 44 45 33 53 23 29 41 62 29 53 21 68 33 8 542 91 just_some_guy 30 31 32,5 47,5 23,5 33,5 43,5 46,5 43,5 36,5 24,5 50,5 59,5 28,5 531 102 Tenshinhan 32 33 35 53 34 36 37 38 48 51 42 49 27 13 528 105 Profomisakari 30 43 33 70 36 31 52 22 39 47 32 34 22 20 511 122 Holleshoryu 38 32 23 64 27 46 40 37 31 59 27 46 16 11 497 136 Flohru 41 26 19,5 39,5 37,5 33,5 37,5 48,5 35,5 42,5 36,5 42,5 33,5 20,5 494 139 558,9 Mean There are no last-minute surprises and Pitinosato wins the yusho. This was clearly a revenge of the last basho http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/36739-unstable-team-nagoya-17/?do=findComment&comment=339785 Yusho: Pitinosato Yun-Yusho: kuroimori chishafuwaku
  17. 1 point
    I always watch Kintamayama's digest on YouTube, because that's always first up, but I also watch the NHK World Grand Sumo Highlights show as uploaded by Robert Mensing https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgW_qyy8E0wQyGOjjXHlitg , which usually goes up several hours later. The thing is, I don't recognise all this discussion of different intros on odd and even days, nor indeed a 2-minute intro. The one I watch has a 15-second intro which is the same every day and the show run time is 23 minutes, though I've also seen a 25-minute version on the Japan 2020 channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Kh0X2f-y5q0PPz4Rq0j8A that is prefaced by a 2-minute 'Sumopedia'. Yes, they could trim it a bit to fit in an 'In today's other bouts' section, but I'm not complaining. I'm guessing the show is the length it is so it can fit into a half-hour slot with commercial breaks in the middle and at the end. Yes, they could also improve the pre-match graphics, but the commentator usually runs through things like head to heads, so again I'm not complaining.
  18. 1 point
    kuroimori (Oe 13-2) O Taka (Ow 8-7) Watashi (S1e 8-7) S Andoreasu (M2e 12-3) Yassier (M6e 13-2) K1 ScreechingOwl (M3e 10-5) Gawasukotto (S1w 7-8) K2 Itachiyama (K2e Kosho) Packamawashi (M1e Kosho) M1 Shinkansen (K1e 7-8) Taxinohana (K1w 7-8) M2 Gurowake (M4e 9-6) Schnappamawashi (M4w 9-6) M3 Jejima (S2e 6-9) Pitinosato (M2w 7-8) M4 Haidouzo (M7w 9-6) Asashosakari (M3w 7-8) M5 Norizo (M6w 8-7) pandaazuma (M7e 8-7) M6 Konosato (K2w 4-11) Sebunshu (M1w 4-11) M7 Profomisakari (M12e 10-5) Metzinowaka (M8e Kosho) M8 Andonishiki (M10w 9-6) Holleshoryu (M11e 9-6) M9 Fujisan (M9w Kosho) GONZABUROW (M5w 6-9) M10 Jakusotsu (J2w 13-2) Flohru (M9e 7-8) M11 Heisikuomi (M5e 4-11) Ganzohnesushi (J1e 11-4) M12 Mayumi (M16w 9-6) Akamiri (M14w 8-7) M13 Heiershoryu (M15e 8-7) Kaiomitsuki (M10e 6-9) M14 Kitakachiyama (J1w 10-5) Mariohana (M8w 5-10) M15 Hana-ichi (M13e 6-9) Oroganosato (M13w 6-9) M16 Tainosen (M15w 7-8) Susanoo (M14e 6-9) M17 Tsunamiko (M17e 7-8) Oshirokita (M12w 4-11) J1 Gernobono (J10w 11-4) Senkoho (J10e 10-5) J2 kamogawa (M11w 1-14) Nantonoyama (J11w 9-6) J3 Anjoboshi (J14e 10-5) Terarno (J13e 8-7) J4 Chisaiyama (J4w 7-8) Nekonishiki (J5e Kosho) J5 Kaiowaka (J5w 7-8) Mischashimaru (J3w 6-9) J6 Wamahada (J4e 6-9) Frinkanohana (J7w 7-8) J7 chishafuwaku (J9w 7-8) Tenshinhan (M16e 0-15) J8 Basoyama (J6e 5-10) Takanorappa (J12e 7-8) J9 Oiwaimogineda (J6w 4-11) Manatsumai (J9e 5-10) J10 Ganryu (J13w 7-8) Hamikaze (J2e 0-15) J11 Tsubame (J3e 0-15) Rikishimiezi (J11e 4-11) J12 Chokoryu (J14w 5-10) Uminoyume (J8w 0-15) J13 Tikozan (J8e 0-0-15) Kotononami (J12w 0-0-15) J14 wolfgangho (neu 0-15) Intai: Randomitsuki (J7e) If you want to join the game: the rules can be found here: http://tipspiel.sumofan.net/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30 (scroll down for English or Français) You have to be a forum member of http://tipspiel.sumofan.net/ to enter your picks. If you need help with the registration process, feel free to ask!
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    I had an undisclosed injury that meant I couldn't bring my brand of Sumo, I will endeavor to do better at the next Basho... Congrats to just_some_guy
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    According to this FB post from Kise Beya, last night's senshuraku party also marked the intai of 29 year old Kisenowaka, after an 11 year career. He ended at sandamne 2, his career high being makushita 29 some 5 years ago. I don't know the reason for his retirement. Best of luck.
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    Scores for banzuke purposes: Pandaazuma 11 (9+top+tb) Sakura 9 (8+tb) Holleshoryu 8 Mmikasazuma 8 kuroimori 7 Tenshinhan 7 Jejima 7 (6+tb) Ryoshishokunin 7 (6+tb) Asashosakari 6 chishafuwaku 6 Profomisakari 6 WAKATAKE 5 (4+tb) Gurowake 4 ryafuji 4 Achiyama 2 Burajirotono 2 Tsubame 2 Total: 101 / 17 = 5.94 ---> +1 win New banzuke for Kyushu 2017: kuroimori (Oe 8-7) O Pandaazuma (S1e 12-3 Y) Sakura (Ke 10-5 J) S1 Tenshinhan (S1w 8-7) chishafuwaku (Ow 7-8) S2 --- Mmikasazuma (M2e 9-6) K Asashosakari (S2e 7-8) Holleshoryu (M5e 9-6) M1 Jejima (M3w 8-7) Profomisakari (Kw 7-8) M2 Ryoshishokunin (M4e 8-7) ryafuji (M1w 5-10) M3 Gurowake (M2w 5-10) Achiyama (S2w 3-12) M4 Suwihuto (M4w kosho) WAKATAKE (NR 6-9) M5 HYI (M5w kosho) Tsubame (M3e 3-12) M6 Burajirotono (NR 3-12) Ack! (M1e 0-0-15) M7 --- kuroimori escaped his kadoban predicament again, while chishafuwaku wasn't so fortunate. His spot is taken over by our back-to-back yusho winner. kuroimori will now get to celebrate his 10th straight ozeki ranking. Tenshinhan and Asashosakari were both in the running for promotion to ozeki as well, but fell well short. The main contenders for Kyushu will be Sakura with back-to-back jun-yusho and demoted chishafuwaku with his one-shot return opportunity.
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    Yes he did. This is from his jonokuchi yusho in 2001: That's some pretty bad acne right there. You can even see some on his chest, although it's not as obvious as his face. He was still a couple of weeks away from turning 17 years old at the time.
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    The only beef I have is that it's not a full coverage of all bouts. They can easily fit in all matches (at the expense of some of those replays) . A digest (as in most sport digests) should include all matches of the day. The minute they do that - I'm retiring, as I've stated a million times before. It's exactly another three minutes max, and if they want to really quickly go through the "less interesting bouts" they can do that in under a minute. I cannot understand why they don't do a full coverage. Other than that, I think it's perfect.
  24. 1 point
    I'll take competitiveness (even if it's wacky) over dominance (even if we get to see flawless Hak sumo) almost every time
  25. 1 point
    Much drama unfolds already early into the basho. As expected, Ura and Takayasu are kyujo from a very unfortunate Day 2 among the ongoing list of absentees and their injuries. still sell-out - but at the end the daily tickets may not get sold M1w Kotoshogiku (3-0) yorikiri Y1w Harumafuji (2-1) unusual tachai start Harumafuji repeatedly patting Kotoshogiku's back signaling a matta in vain Waiting on gyoji and shimpan reponse as he looks their way No response for a pair of puppy dog eyes Newly papa'd Kotoshogiku gets the kinboshi win extra pics of him with his first born son Three consecutive wins so far and among that, the first kinboshi of his career List kinboshi by former ozeki (After Showa era) with Kotoshogiku located at the bottom of the list columns: Basho date / Rikishi / Maegashira Rank / Defeated yokozuna / kimarite A frustrating day for Harumafuji O2e Terunofuji (1-2) yorikiri M1e Tochinoshin (0-3) M2e Hokutofuji (2-1) fusen O1e Takayasu (1-2) with a right thigh muscle injury S1e Mitakeumi (1-2) hikiotoshi M4e Shohozan (2-1) M3e Onosho (3-0) okuridashi K1e Tamawashi (1-2) Shimpan from left to right: Asakayama, Kataonami, Yamashina, Kokonoe, Fujishima M6e Ichinojo (1-2) fusen M4w Ura (1-2) who on Day2 aggrivated aright knee ACL injury M5w Takakeisho (3-0) oshidashi M5e Shodai (1-2) M9e Takanoiwa (3-0) tsukiotoshi M10e Ishiura (1-2) Underneath Daishomaru is glimpse of M11w Chiyomaru (1-2) oshidashi M10w Takekaze (0-3) M14e Endo (2-1) yoritaoshi M13w Kaisei (2-1) J2e Aminishiki (3-0) tsukiotoshi M15e Tokushoryu (0-3) M16e Asanoyama (2-1) oshitaoshi M15w Yutakayama (1-2) J14e Daiseido (2-1) tokkurinage J13e Terutsuyoshi (1-2) Rikishi arrive on a rainy Tokyo day with some carrying lovely wagasa umbrella Azumaryu looks comfortable in geta footwear :D Endo too Takekaze with tsukebito Sorakaze and Mutsukaze the NSK umbrella on sale for the fans PR: "Not 3, but 2 oyakata fit under this must-have umbrella" photo shoot oyakata duty for Naruto goods and presents Squishy rikishi doll ball toy Shirts available from size Small to XXXL Accessories more magnets and acrylic straps sumo purikura ex-Kyokutenho (Tomozuna oyakata) celebrates his birthday with the OBs booths outside Old photos "Edo ko-rikishi exhibition" Kokugikan cafe a popluar bento shop The Takayasu bento which contains his favorite dish, miso simmered mackerel chanko for the first half of the basho - in the basement party room Hiyochanyaki