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  1. Chijanofuji

    Games Bugs

    ISP entry pages gives the Server Error in '/' Application. error message - about 50 min before the entry deadline now
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    Games Bugs

    No need for that, it turn's out I'm out of the game anyway as my pick lost on day 2. I wanted to check if I was still in on the site (didn't remember who I picked) and kept getting the runtime error on both the standings and the entry page. But from my conformation e-mail I now see I picked a loser yesterday anyway...
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    Games Bugs

    I have been getting runtime errors at the chaingang game for at least 15 minutes now...
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    Virtual Bench Euros 2020?

    I'm not sure yet. At this point I'm tempted to say no because I feel it lacks that element of excitement when it's not connected to the real event.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Yes, and since there must always be 2 Ozeki on a banzuke, that also means we will have the return of the Yokozuna-Ozeki. My guess is that will be Hakuho, but it could also be Kakuryu, as both only had 1 win this basho... Does 1-3-11 trump 1-4-10 or vice-versa? I had a quick look to see when the last time was that there was only 1 Ozeki and we thus had a Yokozuna-Ozeki on the banzuke, and as far as I can tell that was as far back as the Hatsu basho of 1982 (January 1982) when Yokozuna Wakanohana I was listed as such. The lone Ozeki at the time was Kotokaze. Someone please correct me if I got that wrong...
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    Bench Sumo - Day 1 emergency picks

    Ah I see her post was approved already! Thanks for that!
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    Bench Sumo - Day 1 emergency picks

    My sister Kitahotaru also just tried to post her line-up here, but as it is her first post in this forum it remains invisible until approved by a moderator.... So just in case that doesn't happen before the day 1 Bench Sumo entry deadline I better copy it here: ------------------------------------------------------------ Kitahotaru's Day 1 Line-Up: 4 Asanoyama, 3 Hakuho, 3 Onosho, 2 Goeido, 2 Daieisho Bench: Mitakeumi, Meisei, Tamawashi, Wakatakakage, Kotoeko
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    Bench Sumo - Day 1 emergency picks

    Chijanofuji's Day 1 Entry: 4 Hakuho, 3 Shodai, 3 Shimanoumi, 2 Tochinoshin, 2 Abi Bench: Kotoshogiku, Chiyotairyu, Terutsuyoshi, Goeido, Kotoyuki
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yes, You are right. I corrected my error just now.
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yes, see my corrected post. I quoted myself from the wrong side of the table
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yes, the last occurrence of no Yokozuna on the dohyo in a basho before two tournaments ago was during the Natsu basho in 2006 when Asashoryu went kyujo from day 3. See this this post I made about it in the "Sumo Trivia" section:
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Not only that, but there's another fairly recent precedent with Yokozuna Takanohana's 8-7 record during Hatsu 1999, so yes 8-7 would be an acceptable record for Kisenosato as well.
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    Trivia bits

    Now that Kisenosato has lost his first 4 matches in a row... The last and only other time this occurred in the modern era (a Yokozuna losing the first 4 matches of a basho, none of which by default) was in Haru 1931 when Yokozuna Miyagiyama lost his first 4 matches and nevertheless continued the basho. He won his 5th match and finished with 5 wins and 6 losses in the end (this was in the 11 days per basho era). It was Miyagiyama's last basho as an active rikishi. He was listed on the next banzuke, but did not fight again. Yokozuna Onokuni lost hist first 3 matches during Aki1988, but he went on to win hist 4th match and still managed to get his kachikoshi on the final day... Yokozuna Asahifuji lost his first 3 matches during Hatsu 1992, but retired after this 3rd loss... So if Kisenosato returns tomorrow and loses he sets a new negative record (most consecutive losses by a Yokozuna from day 1 of a basho). Also, no Yokozuna (in the modern era, since June 1909, when the yusho system was established) ever went on to fight in another basho after starting with 4 losses, let alone 5...
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    Bench World Cup 2018

    You're right, there won't be a 3rd/4th place playoff match (there never has been at the European Championships). Wembley gets 3 group D matches, 1 match in the round of 16, both semi-finals and the final. The other stadia generally have 3 or 4 matches. The complete schedule is already listed here at Wikipedia:
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    Bench World Cup 2018

    I'm very proud to have finished 3rd in the 2018 Bench Sumo World Cup, almost as proud as my neighbors in Belgium are with their team finishing 3rd in the real World Cup! Congratulations to overall Bench Cup winner Nantonoyama, runner-up Jejima and 4th placed Pitinosato; Bench Plate winner Krisachiyama and runner-up Furanohana; Bench Bowl winner Maeden and runner-up Benihana; Bench Saucer winner Kuroelwin and runner-up Fujiko; and very well done and thanks to everyone else who participated! Many thanks to the game's creator and Rijicho/Refioji Jejima and to all of the other Refioji Achiyama, Atenzan, Fukurou, Jakusotsu, Nekonishiki and Pandaazuma! You all have my sincere thanks for playing a vital part in managing a very enjoyable game which has added much to my enjoyment of the real world cup! As for the real 2018 FIFA World Cup, I quite enjoyed the tournament! If I had to rank it according to its entertainment value I would put it in about 8th place out of the 21 tournaments that have now been completed. I have seen nearly all of the World Cup matches -as far as it was possible for me to do so- since 1974 (I own all of the official FIFA World Cup films on DVD - except the one for 2014 which was never released to the general public), and so 8th place is not bad - for comparison: I have Brazil 2014 ranked 10th and South Africa 2010 9th. In my opinion France was the strongest team from the start and always were the odds on tournament favorites to win for me (it's why I chose them from the Yokozuna group) and so I feel they indeed deserved to win this World Cup (which hasn't happened that often), despite the fact that they almost always seemed to play with the handbrakes on, never really displayed full steam attacking football (which they are capable of), and always put the accent on their defense - too much so for my taste. Belgium were the team that played the most enjoyable football in my opinion and I'm glad they ended up with a prize (if only the bronze medal). Croatia played a great tournament as well and I'm sorry they slightly ran out of steam in the final. England played above their ability, I feel, but they deserve many kudos for their well organized, disciplined approach (even though it lacked a certain "je ne sais quoi") and the enthusiasm of their fans. Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Portugal all disappointed in various ways. Portugal, Uruguay, Colombia, Sweden, Senegal, Denmark and Russia about played to their ability; Japan rose above expectations, and Poland and Germany were the biggest disappointments as far as I'm concerned. Hope to see you all for a 2020 Bench Sumo edition of Euro 2020! It promises to be interesting already, not in the least because the real matches will be played in 12 different cities throughout Europe: Wembley Stadium (London, England) will host a total of 7 matches (including the semi-finals, the 3rd/4th place match and the final of the tournament). The opening match, 2 other group matches and a semi-final will take place at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy. The other host cities are Munich (Germany), Baku (Azerbaijan), Saint Petersburg (Russia), Bucharest (Romania), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Dublin (Ireland), Bilbao (Spain), Budapest (Hungary), Glasgow (Scotland) and Copenhagen (Denmark).