Kashunowaka

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    Not the Kyushu basho 2020 GTB invite - and Results!!

    But if the Kyokai outsourced the banzuke making to you two guys, the banzuke would be far too consistent and all the excitement with GTB would be gone.
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    Not the Kyushu basho 2020 GTB invite - and Results!!

    Another look at the drops from sanyaku: you would expect that Daieisho, Okinoumi and Endo with consecutive ranks and and consecutive results (5-4-3) should have been rather evenly spread out but they ended up at M2w, M3w and M7w. I think everyone in this thread has posted better suggestions than that.
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    Not the Kyushu basho 2020 GTB invite - and Results!!

    Okinoumi over Hokutofuji? 3½ rank drop from Ke with 4-11 2 rank drop from M2e with 6-9 Everyone here seem to agree that this is strange. Even the winning guess has Hokutofuji above Okinoumi. And no rebate at all for Terutsuyoshi, he was dropped the full 5 ranks with 5-10. I think he is the only one in that part of the banzuke who got the full demotion treatment, if I not missing someone.
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    Not the Kyushu basho 2020 GTB invite - and Results!!

    And with 130 players very close to a new record number of participants! Just two off Natsu 2006.
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    Not the Kyushu basho 2020 GTB invite - and Results!!

    You should update the GTB graph, considering how many entries there have been lately.
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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    We are only joking about your predictions because we love you, Kinta-zeki...
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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    Yes, and there are people - in this very thread! - who'll gladly put the next-ozeki stamp on rikishi who have just gone 8-7 in their makuuchi debut. Edit: although, he didn't say "quickly" this time.
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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    Yes, of course it's one man's opinion, just like Kintamayama's next-ozeki prediction. It's not the only place on the old Sumoweb site where Tosanoumi is mentioned as a one-time ozeki candidate, but I'll leave that as an exercise for the curious reader.
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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    Not everyone debuts in makuuchi as M7 and have to face an ozeki and a yokozuna day 1-2... Once upon a time there was a bi-monthly column called Rikishi Report. Excerpt from Natsu basho 1999: http://web.archive.org/web/20020808031642/http://www.sumoweb.com/rikishi_report/rr22.htm
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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    And Tosanoumi, Tochinonada, Akinoshima... the guys who could beat anyone or lose to anyone on any given day. What would sumo be without them?
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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    I'd be surprised to see *anyone* string together 3 successful basho for an ozeki return. It's only happened once before.
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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    It's actually his 4th basho in makuuchi, day 2. So your memory is about right @RabidJohn.
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    Gaming Banter

    Now is the time for you to do a Terunofuji. Gambatte!
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Nah, as a former ozeki he doesn't qualify for the Next Ozeki moniker.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    The next ozeki? Takanosho, obviously.
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    Sort of new

    I am out of reactions so I'll just say welcome!
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2020

    Could you then say - avoiding the double negative - that Miyabiyama's approval was animous?
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2020

    Regarding 32 wins and ozeki promotion: out of 26 promotions in the last 30 years, 4 were after 32 wins and 3 of those in the 2010s. Shodai's case with 8-7 / 11-4 / 13-2Y is arguably stronger than 32-winners Kisenosato, Goeido and Asanoyama because of that yusho and going 13-2, which neither of the others did in their ozeki runs. It resembles Chiyotaikai's 9-6 / 10-5 / 13-2Y in 1999 a lot. If you get the chance to promote a sekiwake after a 13-2 yusho, you take it.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Of course! Didn't think of checking the original text, and I didn't read through the previous thread. Makes perfect sense (although it might be by accident). I'll try to stop thinking of that melody as a Christmas song.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Found the thread:
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Odd choice of music when the cup is presented: Händels' music from the oratorio Judas Maccabeus, more known with the text "Tochter Zion, freue dich" (Daughter Zion, rejoice). I guess they just wanted a nice tune which everyone knows. Do they always play that?
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I am delighted that Shodai managed to finish with 8 (!) straight wins and go 13-2. And Tobizaru has won everyone's heart.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    We'll see about Kotonowaka... He didn't finish this basho well, I expected him to dominate juryo more. If he is cut from the same cloth as his father he will be a makuuchi regular and occasional sanyaku but not more. Edit: for the record, Kotonowaka senior was one of my favourites to watch. Perfect sumo body. Devastating uwatenage. Often ended up in bouts which got stuck several minutes. Perennial under-achiever.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Good sumo between Kotoeko ... eko ... eko and Takarafuji.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    The wonderful thing with sumo is that should the unthinkable happen, e.g. 8-7 at M17 / 15-0 at M16 / 15-0 Ke, it is perfectly fine to break the "rules" and promote to ozeki from komusubi since there are no rules. It is also fine *not* to promote with 38 wins in 3 basho.