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    Day 15 (results, text-only results) 12-3 Se Mitakeumi, Sw Takakeisho 11-4 M8e Okinoumi 10-5 O1w Goeido, M2w Asanoyama, M10w Meisei, M14e Tsurugisho, M16e Yutakayama With the two yokozuna and ozeki Takayasu out, Tochinoshin only held together by his bandages, and Goeido being Goeido, it's been a(nother) tournament for the new generation to make their mark. And that's what we got with the two current frontrunners of this generation - both Takakeisho and Mitakeumi easily dispatched of their senshuraku opponents Okinoumi and Endo, giving us the first-ever playoff involving two lower sanyaku wrestlers. And following another strong showing in their playoff battle the Aki 2019 top division champion is - Mitakeumi! The perennial sekiwake is now part of the rather exclusive club of two-time yusho winners below the rank of ozeki, and its first new member in just over two decades. His victory also completes a full 12 months with all different makuuchi yusho winners. In addition, Mitakeumi was rewarded with one of four special prizes - he was already certain to receive one entering the day, but got to "upgrade" from the kanto-sho to the better regarded shukun-sho with his championship. Another shukun-sho went Asanoyama's way, acknowledging the maegashira's impressive 10 wins in his first ever joi kachikoshi, while a pair of kanto-sho were presented to veteran Okinoumi for his role in the yusho race (with an additional shukun-sho up for grabs, had he won the title), and to top division rookie Tsurugisho who excelled with 10 wins in his debut. Champion Mitakeumi will certainly be considered for promotion to ozeki again in two months, with a likely target of another 12 wins to complete the standard goal of 33 wins. Given his lengthy tenure and track record in sanyaku it's unlikely that he'll be asked to achieve anything more than that, besides "showing good sumo". Whether or not 11 wins for a total of 32 will be deemed sufficient may depend on just who shows up (and stays) in Fukuoka - if it's another yokozuna-less tourney, 11 might not look that hot. He won't be the only one trying to obtain the second-highest rank as about-to-be-demoted Tochinoshin will of course attempt to duplicate former ozeki Tochiazuma's feat of making it back with 10 wins twice. For now his ozeki career came to an end with a loss to Goeido in the tournament's final regulation match, which appeared to be a bit of an afterthought in between two sekiwakes' regular bouts and their playoff encounter. Goeido for his part has finished the basho with respectable 10 wins. Both komusubi Abi and Endo were defeated to end their Aki campaigns, so there should be no doubt that they'll be appearing in Kyushu as komusubi as well. Whether or not they'll be the only ones... Promotion-contending Asanoyama may have made the banzuke committee's job a bit easier by losing to Meisei today; 10 wins from M2w isn't considerably better than results they've already given the thumbs down to in the recent past (9 from M1w, 11 from M3w), so I'm inclined to expect him in the maegashira ranks on the next banzuke. Hokutofuji, however, posted his 8th win in a row against Takarafuji to finish the basho 9-6. The very top-ranked rikishi anywhere - be it M1e, J1e or Ms1e - have tended to receive preferential treatment no matter who's been in charge of the banzuke over the decades, and I just can't fathom that they're going to deny him a spot, especially considering he had posted the same 9 wins already from the M1 West side last time. So, I would expect that we'll be given a 10-rikishi sanyaku featuring 3 ozeki including repromoted Takakeisho as well as 3 komusubi. (My lawyer has advised me to add that this should not be considered as GTB advice...) In any case the new joi-jin will include Daieisho once again following his second straight 8-7 record against top opposition (the ones available anyway), as well as Myogiryu who clinched his kachikoshi against Abi despite missing three days this basho. Okinoumi and resurgent Meisei will also get back up there, and so may Takarafuji who hasn't been seen in the joi in almost two years. 4-4-7 Kakuryu Y Hakuho 0-2-13 kyujo Takayasu O1 Goeido 10-5 (x) 6-9 Tochinoshin O2 12-3 Mitakeumi S Takakeisho 12-3 (o) 9-6 Abi K Endo 8-7 (?) 9-6 Hokutofuji M1 M2 Asanoyama 10-5 (?) 8-7 Daieisho M3 Tomokaze 7-8 7-8 Tamawashi M4 M5 M6 Myogiryu 8-5-2 M7 11-4 Okinoumi M8 Takarafuji 9-6 M9 Kotoyuki 9-6 M10 Meisei 10-5 The results in the low maegashira and high juryo ranks ended up working out much less messily than one would have expected, mostly thanks to successful performances by those on the juryo side. Both Wakatakakage and Daishomaru won on senshuraku to earn promotion-worthy records #3 and #4, and the same number of top division slots is available now - Tochiozan's first appearance in juryo since 2007 was already likely before today, but another loss to Kotoshogiku made completely sure of it, and Azumaryu lost the demotion playoff against Kagayaki, who finally had a convincing match again. Terutsuyoshi extricated himself from the demotion commotion at the last moment, defeating hapless Nishikigi, while Daishoho has a borderline demotable record at 5-10 with today's loss to Shimanoumi (despite the overwhelming historical advantage mentioned yesterday). Tokushoryu and juryo champion Ikioi essentially contested for the right to contest that spot, and that match went the 7-7 high-ranker's way, so it's between Tokushoryu and Daishoho for the final makuuchi spot in Kyushu. Recent trends should favour the incumbent here, but stranger things have happened. Youngster Takagenji is headed back to juryo following back-to-back 4-11 results, while Wakatakakage will be bubbling up to the top flight for the first time after 9 appearances in juryo that included no less than 7 kachikoshi (albeit none better than 9-6). I don't rate his chances too highly as far as avoiding an immediate trip back down goes, but maybe he'll surprise. He will be the second top division-ranked wrestler to come out of Arashio-beya, following Sokokurai (who clinched his kachikoshi today, so a good Day 15 for the stable). The big juryo story of the basho was of course Ikioi's revival. It remains to be seen if he can hold his physical condition together now or if this was just a last hurrah-type of result. (o) 4-11 Terutsuyoshi M9 M10 M11 M12 Daishoho 5-10 (?) (o) 6-9 Kagayaki M13 M14 Toyonoshima 1-9-5 (x) M15 Azumaryu 6-9 (x) M16 Tochiozan 6-9 (x) (x) 4-11 Takagenji M17 --- (o) 8-7 Chiyomaru J1 (o) 10-5 Takanosho J2 (?) 8-7 Tokushoryu J3 Wakatakakage 9-6 (o) J4 (o) 10-5 Daishomaru J5 ... J12 Ikioi 12-3 (x) A lot of rikishi are headed towards spots in the double-digit maegashira ranks for Kyushu, with those in the table joined by Nishikigi (M13w 6-9, three straight losses to end the basho), as well as erstwhile joi members Shodai, Ichinojo and Chiyotairyu who are all set to fall deeply. Some rikishi will end up very lucky here, but it's not at all clear who it will be at first glance. And finally the finishing touches on the situation between juryo and makushita, where the most messy scenario ended up coming about. Akiseyama and Chiyonoo had to battle twice when their initial bout ended inconclusive, and the slight upset was achieved by Akiseyama here to pick up his last-minute kachikoshi, denying Chiyonoo the return to juryo for now. Akiseyama's own return can't be deemed a certainty, however, as Churanoumi collected the crucial 5th win and Irodori also made a final bid to retain his spot in the second division. J5 Takanofuji kyujo (x) J6 J7 Yoshikaze 0-0-5 (i) ... J11 Chiyonoumi 2-13 (x) (x) 2-7-6 Seiro J12 (?) 6-9 Irodori J13 (x) 5-10 Asagyokusei J14 (o) 6-1 Wakamotoharu Ms1 (o) 6-1 Akua Ms2 Chiyonoo 3-4 (x) Ms3 Ms4 Kototebakari 4-3 (o) (o) 4-3 Hoshoryu Ms5 Akiseyama 4-3 (?) (?) 5-2 Churanoumi Ms6 Ms7 Chiyootori 5-2 (??) Barring major precedent-breaking decisions such as treating Chiyootori as more worthy than Akiseyama (or even than Hoshoryu), the first four KK on the ranking should be safe for promotion. Hoshoryu could well be seen as a worse candidate than Churanoumi, but even then he'd still be in line for one of the 5 definitely available spots. So, it should come down to two out of Irodori / Akiseyama / Churanoumi to complete the division. Churanoumi is of course outside the top 5 zone which tends to bring penalties, but we saw promotions with even worse rank/record combinations not that long ago when the juryo results demanded it. However, Irodori's position is significantly better than that of any of the demotees back there in Hatsu 2018, so he could well survive. The good news is that Irodori's fate is really the only variable here - we'll find out the names of the promoted rikishi by Wednesday, and their number will tell us whether or not he hung on. My personal guess is that he drops and both Akiseyama and Churanoumi get to go back to juryo, but it's not something I'd tell you to bet your life savings on. Either way we should be getting two fresh faces for juryo with Kototebakari (surely under a new shikona) and Hoshoryu. Both talents have moved up the banzuke at comparable speed, having taken 11 and 10 ranked tournaments respectively with each wrestler scoring just one 3-4 makekoshi along the way. We'll see if they're already good enough to hold their own in the paid ranks or if a bit more seasoning will be required. Lastly, the makuuchi playoff of course wasn't the only one to be contested on senshuraku. The jonidan winner was still to be determined, and while recent makushitan Aomihama managed to defend against Motobayashi's initial onslaught off the tachiai, he gave up morozashi soon after and found himself across the bales in a matter of seconds. Second divisional yusho for Motobayashi, 20 won matches including the unofficial ones in maezumo and playoffs. I do suspect that upper sandanme will prove somewhat tougher for him, but he should be ranked high enough that 5 wins in Kyushu will get him to makushita for January. Aomihama for his part will appear near the very bottom of sandanme, where he could well be a threat for another 7-0 if no other rikishi with comparable pedigrees happen to be ranked in his vicinity. As always thanks for reading and discussing all the promotion/demotion goings-on, let's do it all again in November.
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    Another Wacky Aki is behind us! Both yokozuna and ozeki Takayasu were missing in action at the end, and Goeido just could not follow through as the top dog. Once again, we saw that the younger generation is rising up, with Mitakeumi rising from the ashes when all was said and done for his 2nd yusho! Hopefully this will kickstart another ozeki campaign. Fortunately we also saw that Takakeisho will be returning, but Tochinoshin will unfortunately be back down to sekiwake to attempt on his end one more time. And we have sadly had to say goodbye to Yoshikaze, one who entertained us and showed sumo fandom true fighting spirit. Aside from him there were other prominent departures, and they will be missed. The drama continues, and the next generation continues to make their mark on sumo history. Let's have it for Top 10 Sumo Aki 2019 edition! Batch 1: Makuuchi Yusho (since the implementation of the yusho system in 1909) Most Makuuchi Yusho (all time) 1. 42 - Hakuho 2. 32 - Taiho 3. 31 - Chiyonofuji 4. 25 - Asashoryu 5. 24 - Kitanoumi 6. 22 - Takanohana 7. 14 - Wajima 8. 12 - Futabayama 8. 12 - Musashimaru 10. 11 - Akebono *Currently active yusho winners: 1. 42 - Hakuho 2. 6 - Kakuryu 3. 2 - Mitakeumi 4. 1 - Terunofuji 4. 1 - Kotoshogiku 4. 1 - Goeido 4. 1 - Tochinoshin 4. 1 - Takakeisho 4. 1 - Tamawashi 4. 1 - Asanoyama Most Makuuchi Zensho (Undefeated) Yusho (all time) 1. 15 - Hakuho 2. 8 - Futabayama 2. 8 - Taiho 4. 7 - Tachiyama 4. 7 - Kitanoumi 4. 7 - Chiyonofuji 7. 6 - Tochigiyama 8. 5 - Asashoryu 9. 4 - Tsunenohana 9. 4 - Haguroyama 9. 4 - Takanohana II *Currently active zensho yusho winners 1. 15 - Hakuho 2. 1 - Goeido Most Consecutive Yusho (all time) 1. 7 - Asashoryu (11/2004~11/2005) 1. 7 - Hakuho (3/2010~5/2011) 3. 6 - Taiho (7/1962~5/1963) 3. 6 - Taiho (3/1966~1/1967) 3. 6 - Hakuho (5/2014~3/2015) 6. 5 - Futabayama (5/1936~5/1938) 6. 5 - Kitanoumi (1/1978~9/1978) 6. 5 - Chiyonofuji (5/1986~1/1987) Most Yusho Ketteisen (playoffs) 1. 10 - Hakuho (6-4) 1. 10 - Takanohana (5-5) 3. 8 - Kitanoumi (3-5) 4. 7 - Akebono (4-3) 4. 7 - Musashimaru (1-6) 6. 6 - Chiyonofuji (6-0) 6. 6 - Asashoryu (5-1) 6. 6 - Taiho (4-2) 9. 5 - Hokutoumi (3-2) 10. 4 - Wajima (3-1) 10. 4 - Takanonami (2-2) 10. 4 - Sadanoyama (1-3) 10. 4 - Wakanohana III (1-3) *Active rikishi who have been in Ketteisen 1. 10 (6-4) - Hakuho 2. 3 (1-2) Kakuryuu 3. 2 (0-2) Terunofuji 4. 1 (1-0) Mitakeumi (NEW ENTRY) 4. 1 (0-1) Goeido 4. 1 (0-1) Tochiozan 4. 1 (0-1) Toyonoshima 4. 1 (0-1) Takakeisho (NEW ENTRY) Most Makuuchi Yusho (Rikishi who did not make Yokozuna) 1. 5 - Kaio 2. 3 - Shimizugawa, Konishiki, Chiyotaikai, Tochiazuma II 6. 2 - Toyokuni, Masuiyama I, Kaiketsu, Takanohana I, Kotokaze, Hokutenyu, Wakashimazu, Kotonishiki, Takanonami, Mitakeumi (NEW ENTRY) Lowest Makuuchi Yusho Winners (All Time) 1. M17W - Dewaminato (Hatsu 1939, 13-0) 2. M14E - Ryogoku (Natsu 1914, 9-0-1) 2. M14E - Tamanoumi (Kyushu 1957, 15-0) 2. M14E - Takatoriki (Haru 2000, 13-2) 5. M13W - Sadanoyama (Natsu 1961, 12-3) 6. M13E - Kotofuji (Nagoya 1991, 14-1) 7. M12W - Tagaryu (Aki 1984, 13-2) 7. M12W - Kotonishiki (Kyushu 1998, 14-1) 9. M9W - Fujinishiki (Nagoya 1964, 14-1) 10. M9EBS - Asashio (Hatsu 1933, 11-0) Fastest Makuuchi Yusho from Pro Debut (Excludes Makushita & Sandanme Tsukedashi, since 1958) 1. 24 - Takahanada (3/1988~1/1992) *1 1. 24 - Asashoryu (1/1998~11/2002) 3. 25 - Terunofuji (5/2011~5/2015) 4. 26 - Akebono (3/1988~5/1992) 4. 26 - Takakeisho (7/2014~11/2018) 6. 30 - Musashimaru (9/1989~7/1994) 7. 31 - Wakahanada (3/1988~3/1993) 8. 32 - Hakuho (7/2000~5/2006) 9. 34 - Kotooshu (3/2002~5/2008) 10. 38 - Chiyotaikai (11/1992~1/1999) *1 - Takanohana II *2 - Wakanohana III Fastest Makuuchi Yusho from Pro Debut (Makushita Tsukedashi) 1. 15 - Wajima (1/1970~5/1972) 2. 16 - Kotomitsuki (3/1999~9/2001) 3. 21 - Dejima (3/1996~7/1999) 3. 21 - Mitakeumi (3/2015~7/2018) Fastest Makuuchi Yusho from Pro Debut (Sandanme Tsukedashi) 1. 20 - Asanoyama (3/2016~5/2019) Most Makuuchi Yusho per Heya 1. 52 - Kokonoe 2. 51 - Dewanoumi 3. 46 - Takasago 4. 44 - Miyagino *4 5. 42 - Nishonoseki *1, *4 6. 40 - Futagoyama *2, *4 7. 27 - Hanakago *3 8. 26 - Mihogaseki *3 9. 23 - Tatsunami 10. 14 - Sadogatake *4 *1 - Original incarnation of heya ceased operations, name revived in 2014 incarnation *2 - Became known as Takanohana beya, does not include 2 yusho won by Takahanada, who was in Fujishima beya before Fujishima and Futagoyama merged. No relation to the current Fujishima beya, ceased operations after Aki 2018 *3 - Ceased operations and has not been revived *4 - Actual numbers may vary based on sources. Information kept by the Nihon Sumo Kyokai and numbers that are provided by NHK may be different Most Jun-Yusho 1. 22 - Hakuho 2. 16 - Kitanoumi 2. 16 - Takanohana II 4. 15 - Kashiwado 5. 14 - Wajima 5. 14 - Wakanohana II 5. 14 - Musashimaru 8. 13 - Akebono 9. 12 - Taiho 9. 12 - Tamanoumi 9. 12 - Kisenosato *Active Rikishi with Jun-Yusho 1. 22 - Hakuho 2. 7 - Kakuryu 2. 7 - Goeido 4. 5 - Toyonoshima 5. 4 - Terunofuji 5. 4 - Tochinoshin 5. 4 - Takayasu 8. 3 - Kotoshogiku 8. 3 - Takakeisho 10. 2 - Kaisei 10. 2 - Ichinojo 12. 1 - Aoiyama, Endo, Gagamaru, Hokutofuji, Ikioi, Shohozan, Sokokurai, Takarafuji, Tamawashi, Terutsuyoshi, Tochiozan, Tokushoryu, Toyohibiki, Yoshikaze (RETIRED AKI 2019), Yutakayama Most Juryo Yusho 1. 5 - Masurao 2. 4 - Asanobori, Onishiki, Banryuyama, Hoo, Oginohana II, Wakanosato 8. 3 - Wakanokuni, Oshio, Shishiho, Washuyama, Wakasegawa, Kushimaumi, Daizen, Kinkaiyama, Baruto, Tochinoshin, Toyohibiki, Myogiryu
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    According to Nikkan, he first conveyed his intentions to the rest of the Kyokai brass last month, and subsequently rejected requests to reconsider - I would guess they wanted him to at least see out his director term until next spring. Quite exceptional for a sitting director to not only leave his post, but the Kyokai altogether. And with that, the Takanohana rebellion is now entirely in the dustbin of history, given that Onomatsu was the compromise replacement candidate when Taka became untenable as director for even his own group's members. Anyway, it sounds like it'll be a few more days until all the proverbial i's have been dotted officially. Ex-Daido? If you mean who's going to get the freed up share, I presume Onosho to own and some-random-ex-sekitori-stuck-in-makushita on loan, eventually.
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    With my note last basho about possibly needing to split scoring, I'm glad to see the exact opposite issue this tournament. Not a good tournament for the sanyaku in general, with none of the Aki ones managing even 10 wins, so there's no promotions to Ozeki and no one on tsuna watch. Of the Ozeki only Gaijingai and Flohru scored KKs, leaving Torafuji, Norizo, and Gurowake kadoban. Norizo and especially Gurowake scored particularly low and should be glad they are Ozeki. Frinkanohana remains as Sekiwake and has been there the entire calendar year. With 18.7 wins over the last two tournaments and currently 5 Ozeki, he would need 13.3 wins for promotion next tournament. Sukubidubidu moves up to Sekiwake with a strong performance from M2 and will need 12.59 wins for promotion. Should any Ozeki get demoted, these targets would be reduced by one up to two times for each Ozeki demoted. Konosato repeats once again as Komusubi, making it 3 straight tournaments. He is joined by Taka who had a good score from M1e and yusho winner Nantonoyama moving up from M11e. Best score/rank combo not quite good enough to force promotion with 10 sanyaku already was posted by Chankoyama, while Pandaazuma and Sakura also had solid scores that set them far above the rest of the field, but they can't all be sanyaku. There was a rather large lack of rikishi to put in upper Juryo, so there's quite a lot of luck there.
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    Not what I hear.. He couldn't move his left arm at all backstage. "It's torn, " he was heard telling a tsukebito. He was also groaning quite loudly. "It happened when I pushed.. The pain.. so-so," he said. Then he apparently went to the hospital. "I haven't spoken to him on the phone. It is very worrisome. It's not something that heals in a week," said Chiganoura Oyakata, hinting at a probable kyujo from the jungyo. So, yes, it's serious. And this, from a secretive society that doesn't talk about injuries, so I'm guessing it may be even worse.
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    Results: Top score: 1330 Makuuchi Median = 1149 - Step Size = 24.133... Juryo Median = 1078 - Step Size = 33.6 Makushita Median = 1082 > Juryo median, so Juryo figures used
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    Most consecutive makuuchi yusho won by all different rikishi: 8 1990.11 - 1992.01 (Y Chiyonofuji, O Kirishima, Y Hokutoumi, Y Asahifuji, M13 Kotofuji, M5 Kotonishiki, O Konishiki, M2 Takahanada) 7 / 7 1956.05 - 1958.01 (O Wakanohana, Y Kagamisato, Y Chiyonoyama, S Asashio, K Annenyama, Y Tochinishiki, M14 Tamanoumi, O Wakanohana) 6 1928.01 - 1929.03 (O Hitachiiwa, O Noshirogata, Y Tsunenohana, Y Miyagiyama, S Tamanishiki, O Toyokuni) 6 1953.01 - 1954.03 (O Kagamisato, O Tochinishiki, M6 Tokitsuyama, Y Azumafuji, O Yoshibayama, O Mitsuneyama) 6 1972.01 - 1972.11 (M5 Tochiazuma, S Hasegawa, S Wajima, M4 Takamiyama, Y Kitanofuji, O Kotozakura) 6+ 2018.11 - 2019.09+ (K Takakeisho, S Tamawashi, Y Hakuho, M8 Asanoyama, Y Kakuryu, S Mitakeumi)
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    Final Standings: What a finish - and I am not talking about the real basho, but about Makushita Game. As of yesterday, four players were still having hopes for the yusho. The first crucial bout delivered a win of Tochikamiyama over Rao. This gave leader Kobashi an additional boost up to 13.25 points with three spots left. Asashosakari improved to 12.5 WPs, tying with Andoreasu (but only two rikishi left). Next up came a win of Tokushinho against Yamatoarashi which kept Tenshinhan in the race (12.5 points, 2 spots left, tying with Andoreasu and Asashosakari). Then, Kagamio lost against Kototsubasa which was quite a setback for the Ozeki duo of Andoreasu (12.25 WPs, 3 left) and Asashosakari (12.25 WPs, 1 left). At this stage, it almost looked a bit like a walk in the park for Kobashi, but then Wakatakamoto lost against Tomisakae. Kobashi dropped back to 13.0 (2 spots left). Tenshinhan also had Wakatakamoto and slipped to 12.25 WPs (1 spot left). However, as Tenshinhan was having the worst kettei-sen line-up among the contestants, he was out of the yusho race at this moment. Up next, Hakuyozan defeated Kairyu. This gave a final score of 12.5 WPs for Asashosakari and Tenshinhan. The Ozeki, however, remained in the race as he had a better kettei-sen line-up than frontrunner Kobashi. Yokozuna candidate Andoreasu also had Hakuyozan in his team and improved to 12.5 WPs (still with two open spots). Then, Tsukahara defeated Shiba. This moved Kobashi to 13.25 WPs (1 left), and Andoreasu to 12.75 WPs (1 left). It also meant that Asashosakari was ousted from the yusho race. So, it was mano a mano between Kobashi and Andoreasu. Churanoumi won against Oki, giving a much needed win to Andoreasu (and a final tally of 13 win points). And thus, it had to be decided in the last Makushita bout of the day which featured Chiyonoo vs. Akiseyama. Kobashi's Chiyonoo lost, and so the Sekiwake dropped to 13.0 WPs. We had a kettei-sen for the MsGame yusho! And here, the Yokozuna contender gave short shrift to the Sekiwake. Kobashi had 3-4 Chiyonoo on first bracket, but Andoreasu had 6-1 Wakamotoharu. Congratulations to Andoreasu for winning the yusho! And even more, congratulations to Andoreasu for winning back-to-back yusho, thus earning promotion to Yokozuna!!! In other news, scoring was so incredibly high that you have to subtract 2.5 points from your win points tally. If this ends up with a half-point score, you have to round down. That being said, Ariakenoumi is the last player to finish with KK while talented Asapedroryu is the first player to get a MK. The sansho: All seven eligible players (non-Ozeki, KK) had picked 7-0 Chiyonokuni. Yesterday, I said in my report that it was a race between kuroimori and Chishafuwaku. But a look into the rulebook told me that Ms1e Wakamotoharu (6-1) will get preferential treatment over Ms2e Akua (6-1), thus kicking out the former Yokozuna kuroimori who went with Akua. But two players remained for the shukun-sho who picked Wakamotoharu - Chishafuwaku and Ariakenoumi. Both remaining contestants had Terunofuji as their next 6-1 rikishi. But Chishafuwaku also had 6-1 Gokushindo, thus securing the shukun-sho. Three players are getting the kanto-sho with 70 wins apiece: Kobashi, kuroimori, and Andrasoyamawaka. And the gino-sho goes to Ariakenoumi. He/she(?) finished with 16.69 points. Among these are 5 points for Sakigake and 3 points for Nionoumi. That wraps up a super-exciting MsGame basho. I hope to see many (and more) of you return in November!
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    Fantasy Sumo is not looking good and I am not sure when the issue will be resolved or even if it can be. I suggest for Masters purposes that we wait until the Salarycap Sumo results are published, and if FS is not ready by then, we should disregard the game this basho. If Rando wants, he can add Masters points and amend the results later. Up to @Randomitsuki on that front.