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    Sumo is a very good thing.
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  1. Asashosakari

    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    In case anybody's waiting for it, I'm afraid I've seen far too little of the basho to do any sort of sensible Promotion/Demotion thread this month. Have at it if anyone wants to fill in, or as an open thread or something.
  2. Asashosakari

    Trivia bits

    Akebono might be the most interesting name on that list as the overall most prolific yusho winner to have two lengthy gaps in his championship record.
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    Most underrated/overlooked rikishi?

    I always felt Arawashi's peak as a (brief) near-joi caliber rikishi was a lot higher than anybody expected him to go.
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    Asahifuji kanreki dohyo-iri

    I daresay that might have been more because Chiyonofuji didn't appear to be on the best of terms with anybody in his own generation of rikishi, and the likes of Hakkaku and Shibatayama simply didn't feel like accommodating him in what's a strictly private matter (so no "sumo world obligation"). I don't think anything like that will be an obstacle to Harumafuji and Terunofuji appearing with Isegahama.
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    Trivia bits

    Slightly related to recent discussion in the basho thread: Basho with the best and worst overall results by sanyaku against maegashira. Since 1965 (start of heya-based matchmaking), fusen and playoffs excluded. Top 10: 1983.03 88.1% (59-8) 1995.01 87.8% (65-9) 1987.05 86.6% (58-9) 2018.09 85.2% (52-9) 1983.01 84.8% (56-10) 1970.07 84.6% (55-10) 2000.01 84.3% (59-11) 1968.03 83.9% (52-10) 1971.05 83.6% (56-11) 2017.05 83.6% (56-11) Flop 10: 2020.01 46.3% (31-36) 1992.11 50.7% (34-33) 2005.03 51.6% (33-31) 2001.09 52.0% (39-36) 1975.07 53.3% (32-28) 1976.07 54.2% (39-33) 2018.01 54.7% (35-29) 2020.09 54.7% (35-29) 1975.01 54.8% (40-33) 1973.01 55.2% (37-30) Full list in chronological order:
  6. After nearly four years, an update to the table in the opening post, with some expanded notes. Corrections and additions welcome.
  7. Asashosakari

    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Also the final tournaments for Musoyama and Goeido.
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    Takagenji Caught Smoking Weed

    Sumo is an incredibly injury-prone sport at the amateur levels as well, so any prospective future pro career could be over at any moment. The great majority of guys that get recruited into their respective universities due to their sumo prowess end up in white collar jobs anyway rather than in Ozumo, so I'm fairly sure the "normal" state of things is that their educational performance is like that of any other student. (There's also the fact that nobody since Miyabiyama over two decades ago has decided to forego their degree and drop out of university to go pro early when they got a tsukedashi qualification before their final year.)
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    They're getting cash bonuses for every win... Not anywhere near the 30k of a kensho envelope, of course, but the concept is hardly foreign to low-rankers. The noteworthy thing about kensho isn't the monetary value as such, but that getting one means that some person or entity that isn't part of the sumo world thought your bout worthy of spending money on. Somebody like Mitoryu could be buying stuff for his oyakata from his regular salary all he wants; but getting to do it with kensho money demonstrates a degree of having "made it" as a rikishi.
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    Seki-Toto/Quad/Oracle banzuke for Aki 2021

    Seki-Oracle (play): Pandaazuma (Y2e 11-4) Y1 Norizo (Y1w 8-7) Choshu-yuki (Y1e 7-8) Y2 - DeRosa (O1w 10-5) O1 Oskahanada (O2w 8-7) - O2 Andrasoyama (O1e 6-9) Kishikaisei (Ke 11-4) S1 chishafuwaku (S1w 8-7) Gansekiiwa (M1w 12-3 Y) S2 - Golynohana (M2e 9-6) K Frinkanohana (S2e 7-8) Oshirokita (M5w 9-6) M1 Wamahada (M4w 8-7) Kaito (S2w 6-9) M2 Kitakachiyama (S1e 5-10) Andoreasu (Kw 6-9) M3 Ganzohnesushi (M3e 7-8) ScreechingOwl (M7w 9-6) M4 Taka (M6e 8-7) Asashosakari (M6w 8-7) M5 Flohru (M15e 11-4) Bill (M5e 7-8) M6 Balon (M10w 9-6) joaoiyama (M11e 9-6) M7 Konosato (M1e 4-11) Shatsume (M10e 8-7) M8 Sakura (M2w 4-11) Oortael (M8w 7-8) M9 Kobashi (M9w kosho) Jejima (M7e 6-9) M10 Torafujii (M3w 3-12) Unkonoyama (M14e 8-7) M11 Mariohana (M14w 8-7) Holleshoryu (J5e 12-3) M12 Kotononami (M8e 5-10) Hakase (M13e 7-8) M13 Kaiowaka (M9e 5-10) Pitinosato (J1e 9-6) M14 Athenayama (M12w 6-9) Kasamatsuri (J8w 12-3) M15 Sukubidubidu (J3w 10-5) GONZABUROW (J2e 9-6) M16 - Kurofuji (M11w 5-10) J1 Susanoo (M12e 5-10) Netsuzakura (J7w 9-6) J2 Profomisakari (J1w 7-8) Kashunowaka (M4e 0-0-15) J3 Ruziklao (J3e kosho) Mmikasazuma (J6w 8-7) J4 Takanorappa (J7e 8-7) Saruyama (M15w 5-10) J5 Andonishiki (J4w kosho) Metzinowaka (J8e 8-7) J6 Nantonoyama (M13w 3-12) Fujisan (J6e 7-8) J7 Kintamayama (J4e 5-10) Seki Haruaki (J9w 7-8) J8 Terarno (J5w 5-10) Kajiyanosho (J2w 3-12) J9 Anjoboshi (J9e 5-10) reeeen (J11w 5-10) J10 Kyoju (J11e 3-12) Hidenotora (J10w 2-13) J11 Furanohana (J12e 0-0-15)
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    Seki-Toto/Quad/Oracle banzuke for Aki 2021

    Seki-Quadrumvirate (play): Kobashi (O1w 8-7) O1 Norizo (O1e 7-8) Flohru (O2e 6-9) O2 - DeRosa (Se 11-4 Y) S Bill (O2w 6-9) GONZABUROW (K3e 8-7) K1 Pandaazuma (M2e 9-6) Kishikaisei (M3e 9-6) K2 chishafuwaku (M1e 8-7) - K3 Jakusotsu (M3w 9-6) ScreechingOwl (Sw 7-8) M1 Ganzohnesushi (M4w 9-6) Hironoumi (K2e 7-8) M2 Asapedroryu (M8w 10-5) Golynohana (M4e 8-7) M3 Kaito (K1w 6-9) Susanoo (K2w 6-9) M4 Taka (M1w 7-8) Kyoju (K1e 5-10) M5 Athenayama (M2w 7-8) Kashunowaka (M10w 9-6) M6 Fujisan (M9e 8-7) Asashosakari (M5w 7-8) M7 Konosato (M6e 7-8) Choshu-yuki (M6w 7-8) M8 Andoreasu (M8e 7-8) Metzinowaka (M5e 5-10) M9 Rowitoro (M15w 9-6) Fujiyama (M13w 8-7) M10 Getayukata (M9w 7-8) Jejima (M7w 5-10) M11 Chankoyama (M10e 6-9) Chocshoporyu (M7e 4-11) M12 Andrasoyama (M11e 6-9) Achiyama (M13e kosho) M13 Unkonoyama (M11w 6-9) Sakura (M14e kosho) M14 Kuroimori (M12e 6-9) Kitakachiyama (M15e 7-8) M15 Balon (J6e 9-6) Oortael (J4e 8-7) M16 reeeen (J14w 11-4 D) Anjoboshi (M16e 6-9) J1 Oskahanada (M14w 5-10) Nantonoyama (M12w 4-11) J2 Andonishiki (J10w 9-6) Oyama (J8e 8-7) J3 Kyodaitimu (J3w 7-8) Frinkanohana (J1w 6-9) J4 Kotononami (J4w 7-8) Kintamayama (J5e 7-8) J5 Hakushin (J2e 6-9) joaoiyama (J2w 6-9) J6 Profomisakari (J13e 9-6) Gernobono (J7e 7-8) J7 Sukubidubidu (J7w 7-8) Terarno (J1e 4-11) J8 Netsuzakura (Ms6e 10-5) Kajiyanosho (Ms1e 8-7) J9 Ketsukai (J10e 7-8) Kaiowaka (J3e 4-11) J10 Takanorappa (J12e 7-8) Toyama (J9e 6-9) J11 Saruyama (J5w 4-11) Kasamatsuri (J6w 4-11) J12 Gansekiiwa (J9w 5-10) Unagiyutaka (Ms2e 7-8) J13 Mariohana (Ms2w 7-8) Neko (J14e kosho) J14 Hidenotora (Ms3e 7-8) Holleshoryu (J11e 5-10) Ms1 Oshirokita (Ms1w 6-9) Ruziklao (J8w 3-12) Ms2 McBugger (J11w 4-11) Hogashi (Ms3w 6-9) Ms3 Mmikasazuma (J12w4-11) Kazejihi (J13w 4-11) Ms4 Furanohana (Ms4w kosho) Hakase (Ms4e 5-10) Ms5 kamogawa (Ms5e 3-12) Splism (NR 3-12) Ms6 -
  12. Seki-Toto (play): Pandaazuma (Ye 11-4) Y Norizo (Yw 7-8) ScreechingOwl (O2e 9-6) O1 Unkonoyama (O1e 7-8) Konosato (O2w 7-8) O2 Athenayama (O1w 5-10) Toonoryu (S1e 8-7) S1 Ganzohnesushi (S1w 8-7) Chijanofuji (M2e 12-3 Y) S2 Bill (Kw 9-6) Kishikaisei (M2w 11-4) K Chishafuwaku (M3e 9-5-1) Kitakachiyama (M1w 8-7) M1 Kotononami (S2e 7-8) DeRosa (Ke 7-8) M2 Taka (M3w 8-7) Golynohana (M6e 9-6) M3 Gaanaa (M5e 8-7) Oortael (M1e 7-8) M4 Gernobono (M7w 9-6) Flohru (M5w 8-7) M5 Kuroimori (M8e 8-7) Joaoiyama (M10w 9-6) M6 Metzinowaka (M8w 8-7) Takanorappa (M4w 7-6-2) M7 Gawasukotto (M7e kosho) Andoreasu (M4e 6-9) M8 Asashosakari (M11e 8-7) Kobashi (M9e kosho) M9 Oskahanada (M12e 8-7) Andonishiki (M12w 8-6-1) M10 Umigame (M15e 9-6) Herritarooo (M10e 7-8) M11 Asapedroryu (J1e 9-6) Frinkanohana (M16e 8-7) M12 Benihana (J4e 10-5) Kintamayama (J2e 9-6) M13 Fujisan (M6w 3-12) Achiyama (M14e kosho) M14 Chankoyama (M13e 6-9) Choshu-yuki (J5e 9-6) M15 Terarno (J3e 8-6-1) Holleshoryu (M15w 7-8) J1 Chelseayama (J3w 8-7) Ketsukai (M11w 4-11) J2 Kyoju (M9w 3-12) Jakusotsu (J5w 8-7) J3 Anjoboshi (J8w 9-5-1) Onakaderu (J2w 7-7-1) J4 Nantonoyama (J9e 9-6) Ahokaina (M13w 4-9-2) J5 Effinojo (J9w 9-3-3) Kaiowaka (J1w 6-9) J6 Kaito (M14w 4-11) Jejima (J13e 10-4-1) J7 Balon (J11e 9-6) Damimonay (J6e 7-8) J8 GONZABUROW (J6w 7-7-1) Getayukata (J8e kosho) J9 Kajiyanosho (J7e 7-8) Mariohana (J11w 8-7) J10 Sutarokku (J7w 7-8) Atenzan (J4w 5-10) J11 Sakura (J10e kosho) Susanoo (Ms1e 9-5-1) J12 Toyama (J14w 8-7) Saruyama (Ms3w 9-6) J13 Profomisakari (Ms6e 10-5) Gansekiiwa (J12e 7-8) J14 Hana-ichi (J14e 7-8) Unagiyutaka2 (Ms5w 8-4-3) Ms1 Chudorj (Ms6w 8-7) Neko (Ms2e kosho) Ms2 Hidenotora (Ms1w 7-8) Andrasoyamawaka (J13w 6-9) Ms3 Dan Koloff (J10w 4-8-3) Kashunowaka (Ms4w 7-8) Ms4 WAKATAKE (Ms5e 7-8) Oshirokita (Ms2w 6-9) Ms5 Mmikasazuma (J12w 4-9-2) Tomisakae (Ms4e 6-9) Ms6 Oyama (Ms3e 5-9-1) Sherlockiama (Ms10e 7-4-4) Ms7 Sukubidubidu (Ms8e 6-9) Netsuzakura (Ms8w 6-9) Ms8 Akishiki (Ms9e 5-10) Rowitoro (Ms7w 4-7-4) Ms9 Ulishimaru (Ms7e 2-9-4) Hakuryuho (Ms9w 0-0-15) Ms10 Domichi (Ms11e 0-0-15) Dundgovi (Ms11w 0-0-15) Ms11 Iepii (Ms13e kosho)
  13. Asashosakari

    Miyagino beya out of Aki

    According to whom? The Kyokai has counted the January absence in their stats on his juryo debut.
  14. Asashosakari

    Sumo Reference Updates

    0-win and 0-loss results from Nagoya are in need of the usual fix-up to appear in queries.
  15. Asashosakari

    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Aki 2021

    Another Covid-marred LKS edition, with shin-juryo Hokuseiho forced to sit out for the second time this year. He'll be back on the ballot (presumably) for Kyushu. Still plenty of action to come here, however, courtesy of the following 14 entrants led by new yokozuna Terunofuji: 1. Terunofuji 14 [score?] 2. Ura 10 3. Ichiyamamoto 8 4. Meisei 7 [score?] 5. Shishi 7* 6. Fujikawa 7 7. Hagiwara 7* 8. Shimoyama 6* 9. Chiyoshoma 5 10. Kotoyusho 5 11. Awanokuni 5 12. Akitoba 5 13. Mitakeumi 4 [score?] 14. Kaisho 4 TB: [pick?] (* marks rikishi with no makekoshi since debut) The scoring and thus your game assignment: For sanyaku: Please predict an exact record for each rikishi. The target record will be calculated after the deadline and will be chosen so that it bisects the predictions as evenly as possible. The predictions will then be converted into + and - votes as usual; one point for each correct prediction. For lower-ranked rikishi: Please predict for each rikishi if he will finish KK or MK; one point for each correct prediction. (For clarification: If you're expecting an outright makekoshi for one of the sanyaku high-rankers, just predict MK, exact records are only needed on the kachikoshi side of things.) First tie-breaker: From among those 14 guys up there and the further 9 rikishi (5 'veterans' + Hatooka and 3 newcomers) who are currently just shy of a 5-KK streak, please guess how many KK you expect in total. Your tie-breaker guess may be anything from 0 to 23. Only exactly correct guesses qualify at this tie-breaker stage. Note: Sanyaku count as correct for the tie-breaker if they achieve KK, they do not need to meet their target records. Next 13 tie-breakers if needed: Correctly predicted rikishi, one-by-one in ballot order, i.e. starting at Terunofuji. Extra tie-breakers, should two or more players have entered identical ballots: Proximity of their tie-breaker guesses to the correct number, followed by proximity of their sanyaku rikishi guesses to the correct records (one-by-one in ballot order). Final tie-breaker: earliest entry. Note: Rikishi who show up on the before-shonichi kyujo list will be excluded from scoring (even if they end up joining the basho later), so it is not necessary to re-submit your entry if you picked such a rikishi as a KK; he will not count for points anyhow. You may, however, notify me if you'd like to reduce your tie-breaker guess by one point to compensate for the "missing" rikishi. Your position on the entry list (for final tie-breaker purposes) will be deemed unchanged in this special situation. Any other changes to a ballot will be considered a new entry, with correspondingly lower priority for the final tie-breaker. Deadline: Shonichi noon JST. ----- Simplified entry template: 1. Terunofuji W-L 2. Ura KKMK 3. Ichiyamamoto KKMK 4. Meisei W-L 5. Shishi KKMK 6. Fujikawa KKMK 7. Hagiwara KKMK 8. Shimoyama KKMK 9. Chiyoshoma KKMK 10. Kotoyusho KKMK 11. Awanokuni KKMK 12. Akitoba KKMK 13. Mitakeumi W-L 14. Kaisho KKMK TB xx ----- Good luck!