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  1. Asashosakari

    Future is bright (U20 rikishi)

    It's on the list...
  2. The flipside of that is that it's actually quite hard to schedule a fair 15-bout tournament for a larger number of rikishi. 10 "extra" bouts with 22 "extra" possible opponents is enough time to put each yusho contender against a diverse selection of other contenders...typically the first few of those 10 bouts will be against contenders with a similar ranking, and then the last few (after the contender list has been shortened) against those from the other end of the division. It would be much more tricky with, say, 50 juryo rikishi, where it's quite likely that a high-ranked contender would end up with a significantly tougher schedule than a low-ranked one, simply because the number of yusho contenders would remain large for too long, so that even with 15 total bouts there wouldn't be enough time to make sure a low-ranked rikishi will be sufficiently tested. The end result would be similar to what's been described with makushita earlier in the thread (low-rankers needing to fluke only one upset win for the title), even though one would think that 15 bouts is strictly better than 7 bouts. In other words, there are some potential division sizes where neither the straight 7-bout Swiss system nor the 15-bout pseudo-round robin would be particularly suitable for determining a winner.
  3. Asashosakari

    New recruits for Hatsu 2019

    Apologies for the frequent invasions from the lizardworld - Abema's video quality degradation continues unabated, and my faint hope that a cut from the live broadcast would be better than from the recorded stream was sadly misplaced. Maybe Miselet's recording from a 1080p(+) source will be of a higher standard, I'm limited to what Abema's adaptive streaming decides to push to my 768p notebook screen. Oddly enough, 5 returnees and 10 newcomers is the exact same mix we had for last year's Hatsu basho. Day 3 Results: Mz1 Terasawa (1-0) Mz2 Kotonagahama (0-1) Mz3 Chiyooume (0-1) Mz4 Watanabe (1-0) Mz5 Higohikari (0-1) Mz6 Kiyama (1-0) Mz7 Shirakawa (1-0) Mz8 Kotosusumu (0-1) Mz9 Isa (1-0) Mz10 Sudo (0-1) Mz11 Hasegawa (0-1) Mz12 Tochikamiyama (1-0) Mz14 Ishizaka (1-0) Mz13 Oishi (0-1) Mz15 Suzuki (1-0) Mz2 Kotonagahama (0-2) This may well have been the most uncompetitive maezumo session of this length that I've ever seen... Hopefully things will pick up a bit from tomorrow when winners are paired with winners and losers with losers. Standings: Mz1 Terasawa Takasago 1-0 E | Mz2 Kotonagahama Sadogatake 0-2 W Mz4 Watanabe Oguruma 1-0 W | Mz3 Chiyooume Kokonoe 0-1 E Mz6 Kiyama Nakagawa 1-0 W | Mz5 Higohikari Kise 0-1 E Mz7 Shirakawa Oitekaze 1-0 E | Mz8 Kotosusumu Sadogatake 0-1 W Mz9 Isa Onoe 1-0 E | Mz10 Sudo Tatsunami 0-1 W Mz12 Tochikamiyama Kasugano 1-0 W | Mz11 Hasegawa Takadagawa 0-1 E Mz14 Ishizaka Fujishima 1-0 E | Mz13 Oishi Sakaigawa 0-1 W Mz15 Suzuki Fujishima 1-0 E
  4. Asashosakari

    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Hatsu 2019

    We're starting off the LKS year with 16 players - welcome! The selection stats: Player D'shoho Tomo W'kage Toyo Hosho Saka Taka Myogi Tochi Yago Teru Enho TB Cons Rocks + + - + + + - 8-7 - MK - - - - 14 1.61 Bumpkin + + - + + + + 9-6 - MK - + - - 14 1.36 ryafuji - + + + - + + 10-5 - MK - + - + 13 1.31 Ryoshishokunin + + + + + + - 8-7 - MK - - + + 15 1.36 Jejima + + + + + + + 11-4 + 8-7 + + + + 20 1.57 Mmikasazuma - + + + + - - 8-7 - MK - + - + 14 1.40 Suwihuto + + + + - + + 9-6 - MK - + - + 13 1.21 chishafuwaku + + - + + - + 10-5 - MK - - - - 12 1.53 Tsubame + - + + + - + 9-6 - MK + + - + 16 1.61 Profomisakari + + + + + + + 9-6 - MK + + + + 14 1.26 Sakura + + + + + - + 9-6 - MK + - - + 16 1.40 WAKATAKE - + - + + + + 9-6 - MK - + + + 12 1.31 Tenshinhan - + + + - - + 9-6 - MK - - + + 14 1.53 kuroimori + + - + + + - 8-7 - MK - + - + 14 1.36 Achiyama - + + + - - + 9-6 - MK - - + - 13 1.69 Pandaazuma - + + + + + + 9-6 - MK - + + + 15 1.16 10:6 15:1 11:5 16:0 12:4 10:6 12:4 1:15 4:12 10:6 7:9 12:4 Results 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The decision for defending champion Takakeisho's target record turned out to be a narrow affair between those thinking less than 9 wins, and those thinking more. The pessimists ever so slightly prevailed (4:3), so the target was set at only 9-6 after all. Komusubi returnee Myogiryu's goal for the basho was much easier to determine and ended up at the standard 8-7, with only a single player going for the kachikoshi. In incumbent juryo champion Tomokaze one other slot received similarly lopsided picks, though in the other direction, and veteran Toyonoshima has even managed to run the table for an all-KK prediction. Overall we're being very optimistic with our picks this time around, as upvotes outnumber downvotes by a 5:3 ratio. We'll see how we get on with that... Nobody got particularly close to the mainstream picks in this edition; Pandaazuma has posted the lowest consensus score, but even he has disagreed with the majority on two selections, same as Bumpkin, kuroimori, Profomisakari and ryafuji. In fact, they're beaten by #2 consensus player Suwihuto, who has made just one pick against the grain, but his MK prediction on rising star Hoshoryu is one of the bigger departures. The greatest overall outlier selections were provided by Achiyama, betting against the line on half of the 12 selections, and Tenshinhan who went against 5. No completely identical entries, but four pairs of players have deviated from each other on only one slot apiece: Achiyama/Tenshinhan (Enho), Jejima/Profomisakari (Myogiryu), Pandaazuma/WAKATAKE (Wakatakakage), and ryafuji/Suwihuto (Daishoho). The least agreeable lineups were given by Achiyama and kuroimori who share just 4 selections. Aside from Jejima's extreme choice of 20, the tie-breaker selections have covered a range from 12 to 16 with multiple picks for each number. 14 leads the way with 6 selections. Good luck, everyone!
  5. Asashosakari

    Trivia bits

    Don't think I've ever mentioned this before: Fukuzono (Prompted by Shuji who is currently four deep into that run.)
  6. Asashosakari

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Sadly, all the way through his blood-and-guts performance in Aki basho I had that nagging thought, "Is this going to end up like Takanohana's last hurrah 16 years ago"? Looks like it well might, on the exact same timetable.
  7. Asashosakari

    Terunofuji's health problems

    The dangers of blathering on the internet without engaging one's brain first.
  8. Asashosakari

    Seki-Toto/Quad/Oracle/Fantasy Sumo banzuke for Hatsu 2019

    Fantasy Sumo (play): Hironoyama (O2e 9-6) O1 Pandaazuma (O1w 8-7) Chisaiyama (O1e 7-8) O2 Bill (O2w 5-10) Norizo (Sw 8-7) S1 Chocshoporyu (K1e 9-6) Taka (K1w 8-7) S2 - Holleshoryu (M6e 12-3 Y) K Jejima (Se 7-8) Metzinowaka (M2e 8-7) M1 Toratorii (K2e 7-8) Gibuten (M3e 8-7) M2 Kitakachiyama (M9e 10-5) Konosato (M4e 8-7) M3 Anjoboshi (M4w 8-7) Danishido (M1w 7-8) M4 Hironoumi (M1e 6-9) Seki Haruaki (M11e 9-6) M5 Kurofuji (M11w 9-6) Kotomikey (M9w 8-7) M6 Andoreasu (M12w 9-6) Akezuma (M10w 8-7) M7 Flohru (M7e 7-8) Tenshinhan (M14e 9-6) M8 Susanoo (M14w 9-6) Amafan (M5e 5-10) M9 Feginowaka (M15w 9-6) Choshu-yuki (M7w 6-9) M10 Natsuki (M5w 5-10) Ruziklao (M3w 4-11) M11 Ganzohnesushi (K2w 2-13) Gonzaburow (M6w 5-10) M12 Asashosakari (M2w 3-12) Tochinofuji (M12e 7-8) M13 Ryukyuyama (M16e 8-7) chishafuwaku (M10e 6-9) M14 Frinkanohana (M8e 5-10) Achiyama (M13w 7-8) M15 MussenoYama (M8w 5-10) Dingoyama (J1w 9-6) M16 ScreechingOwl (J2w 9-6) Kuroimori (J3w 9-6) M17 - Ketsukai (M13e 5-10) J1 Chankoyama (J3e 8-7) Saruyama (J5w 9-6) J2 Iron Chef Kanoya (J4e 8-7) Kaiowaka (J1e 7-8) J3 Tsuchinoninjin (J13w 11-4) Motohageouryu (J11e 10-5) J4 Mike (J9e 9-6) Kotononami (J7w 8-7) J5 Mariohana (M16w 4-11) Unkonoyama (Ms2w 11-4) J6 Sushiyama (J12e 9-6) Yamashiro (J10e 8-7) J7 canapayama (J5e 6-9) kishikaisei (J2e 4-11) J8 21grams (J4w 5-10) KikoCookiee (J6e 5-10) J9 Sebunshu (J8e 6-9) Alishimaru (J7e 5-10) J10 Saryn (Ms3e 9-6) Gurowake (Ms6e 10-5) J11 Gaijingai (J11w kosho) Midoriyama (Ms2e 8-7) J12 Washi (J9w 5-10) Roundeye (Ms11e 11-4) J13 Mmikasazuma (J6w 3-12) wuli (J12w 6-9) J14 Haidouzo (Ms4e 8-7) Thoralee (Ms9e 10-5) Ms1 Peraz (Ms1e 7-8) Reijinguoshan (J13e 5-10) Ms2 Fujisan (J14e 5-10) Motörfuji (J14w 5-10) Ms3 Yeznik (J10w 3-12) Shatsume (Ms17w 11-4) Ms4 sagi (Ms5e 7-8) Ichigohime (Ms5w 7-8) Ms5 Sherlockiama (Ms3w 6-9) Andonishiki (Ms1w 5-10) Ms6 Mogurayama (Ms15e 9-6) Jro59 (Ms13e 8-7) Ms7 Senkoho (Ms7w kosho) Wamahada (Ms18w 10-5) Ms8 Yamamiaomiao (Ms8w kosho) SuperSteveZeki (Ms6w 6-9) Ms9 Osanshuo (Ms14w 8-7) Haruto (Ms28w 12-3) Ms10 FarewellMoose (Ms10w kosho) nageru (J8w 0-0-15) Ms11 SumOweN (Ms19e 9-6) Megaturonu (Ms12e kosho) Ms12 hunter beagle (Ms19w 9-6) Always Exciting Ura (Ms7e 5-10) Ms13 Joshzeki (Ms20w 9-6) Super Duper Sumo (Ms8e 5-10) Ms14 Ves-Hana (Ms23w 10-5) Hararudo (Ms21w 9-6) Ms15 Fujiwara Hatsuharu (Ms15w kosho) Terarno (Ms9w 5-10) Ms16 Sashogatake (Ms22e 8-7) Furanohana (Ms18e 7-8) Ms17 Seisset (Ms24w 8-7) shimodahito (Ms25e 8-7) Ms18 TruF. (Ms16w 6-9) Arawaka (Ms13w 5-10) Ms19 Uiriamu (Ms27w 8-7) Princess (Ms20e kosho) Ms20 Gansekiiwa (Ms28e 8-7) Kotoedo (Ms17e 5-10) Ms21 Rasuto (Ms14e 4-11) Geishazakura (Ms11w 3-12) Ms22 Bayasaa (Ms4w 0-0-15) Brian DC (Sd3e 9-6) Ms23 Utsukushi (Ms26e 7-8) hisanohama (Ms27e 7-8) Ms24 Alt (Ms16e 3-12) Carlos (Ms10e 0-0-15) Ms25 Athenayama (Sd6w 8-7) Okami Shu-moto (Sd7e 8-7) Ms26 Suwihuto (Ms23e 4-11) Chanko (Ms26w 5-10) Ms27 tatsukai (Ms12w 0-0-15*) Lisiecky (Sd16e 10-5) Ms28 Harukoksan (Sd4e 7-8) Rick (Sd1e 6-9) Ms29 Robiyama (Sd13w 8-7) Bimyou (Ms30e kosho) Ms30 Kobashi (Sd22e 10-5) SakuraSumo (Sd1w 5-10) Sd1 Januck (Sd2e 5-10) senban-kou (Ms22w 2-13) Sd2 Deku (Sd12w 7-8) Valley Wind (Sd5e 5-10) Sd3 Innyuendo (Sd3w kosho) wolfgangho (Sd6e 5-10) Sd4 Ama no Shiri (Ms21e 0-0-15) Ishigawa (Sd9e 5-10) Sd5 Fightin Flamingos (Sd5w kosho) mamasan (Sd9w 5-10) Sd6 Kyoju (Sd10e 5-10) SumoSon (Ms29w 2-13) Sd7 Asa (Sd10w 5-10) Takanosushi (Ms24e 0-0-15*) Sd8 Shokikogi (Ms25w 0-0-15*) RyuoAndKokkai2 (New 10-5) Sd9 GrannieSumo (New 10-5) Tsunohashi (Sd4w 2-13) Sd10 Sumotion Wink (Sd19e 6-9) Hirokeshi (Sd11e kosho) Sd11 frank-san (Sd8w 3-12) Gotshuyama (Sd12e kosho) Sd12 Commander Fabulous (Sd16w 5-10) Sutārokku (Ms29e 0-0-15) Sd13 Ooatama (Sd34e 8-7) Gaijinkusai (Sd34w 8-7) Sd14 Kung Fu Pandas 2 (Ms30w 0-0-15*) #freeosunaarashi (Sd15e kosho) Sd15 DarkKnight24 (Sd15w kosho) Chiyonomegami (New 9-6) Sd16 Stewby (New 9-6) Diego2757 (Sd17e kosho) Sd17 Takanorappa (Sd2w 0-0-15*) Sumo101 (Sd17w 4-11) Sd18 Suntory Time (Sd18w kosho) Adoki (Sd21w 5-10) Sd19 Kiyomi (Sd19w kosho) Disnelle (Sd18e 4-11) Sd20 Arinoshin (New 8-7) Buranka (New 8-7) Sd21 takoshigava (New 8-7) Yaginokaze (New 8-7) Sd22 Fat Man (Sd24e 5-10) Gray Haired Man (Sd24w 5-10) Sd23 TripleAAA (Sd23w kosho) Hermanosato (Sd7w 0-0-15*) Sd24 War Rhino (Sd8e 0-0-15) Bakanonou (Sd35e 7-8) Sd25 Ivan (Sd25w kosho) Rocket Man (Sd27e 5-10) Sd26 Monkey (Sd20e 3-12) Komusubi maru (Sd11w 0-0-15) Sd27 Bouncer (Sd27w kosho) Dhalsim (Sd28e kosho) Sd28 Sumoloko (Sd33e 6-9) ChefZuki (Sd13e 0-0-15) Sd29 erieri (Sd14e 0-0-15) OneMan Wolfpack (Sd30e kosho) Sd30 Hayanami (Sd30w kosho) Dairou (Sd31e kosho) Sd31 Tenjin (Sd31w kosho) Small Frye (Sd32e kosho) Sd32 keiko (Sd14w 0-0-15) Genjitsushin (Sd36e 6-9) Sd33 fujiyama (New 7-8) Chenko (New 7-8) Sd34 Thunderfoot (New 7-8) Hitotsu (New 7-8) Sd35 Hananiwa (New 7-8) Thurstonogushi (Sd23e 2-13) Sd36 chiqokadze (Sd36w kosho) SAIMON (New 6-9) Sd37 Orkbo (New 6-9) SumoGuy (New 6-9) Sd38 Gobofuji (New 6-9) Rikishi Argy (Sd21e 0-0-15) Sd39 Takakofuji (New 5-10) Fugu (New 5-10) Sd40 Tsukushinbo (New 5-10) Busha (New 5-10) Sd41 100 Hand Slap (New 5-10) Aohm (New 5-10) Sd42 First Timer (New 5-10) Eigakan (New 5-10) Sd43 Konjonashi (Sd25e 0-0-15) Zhang Fei (New 4-11) Sd44 dRUNken_MasTeR (New 3-12) KittyCat (New 3-12) Sd45 -
  9. Asashosakari

    Seki-Toto/Quad/Oracle/Fantasy Sumo banzuke for Hatsu 2019

    Seki-Oracle (play): Pandaazuma (Y1e 13-2) Y1 Norizo (Y1w 7-8) Choshu-yuki (Y2e 6-9) Y2 - - O Gurowake (S1w 15-0) Andoreasu (S1e 8-7) S1 Tsuchinoninjin (M4w 15-0 Y) Mariohana (M1w 12-3) S2 DeRosa (K1w 9-6) Andrasoyamawaka2 (K2e 8-7) K1 Sakura (M4e 11-4) Jejima (M7w 12-3) K2 - Frinkanohana (M3e 9-6) M1 ScreechingOwl (S2w 7-8) Ganzohnesushi (M3w 8-7) M2 chishafuwaku (K3e 7-8) Asashosakari (M1e 7-8) M3 Taka (M2w 7-8) Kitakachiyama (K2w 5-10) M4 Tenshinhan (K1e 4-11) Gansekiiwa (M8e 9-6) M5 Bill (M6e 8-7) Konosato (M2e 6-9) M6 Torafujii (M9w 9-6) Wamahada (M14w 11-4) M7 Hakase (M11w 9-6) Sebunshu (M7e kosho) M8 Profomisakari (M5w 6-9) Kurofuji (M10e 8-7) M9 Haidouzo (M11e 8-7) Mmikasazuma (M6w 5-10) M10 Hironoumi (M8w 6-9) Kishikaisei (M10w 7-8) M11 Suwihuto (M16e 8-7) Metzinowaka (J3e 12-3) M12 Flohru (M9e 5-10) Unkonoyama (M12w 7-8) M13 Ayagawa (M13w kosho) Gaijingai (M14e kosho) M14 Susanoo (J1e 9-6) Pitinosato (M13e 6-9) M15 Kaiowaka (M15e 7-8) GONZABUROW (J2w 9-6) M16 - Akezuma (M12e 5-10) J1 Fujisan (J4w 9-6) Kobashi (J5w 9-6) J2 Ruziklao (J6e 9-6) Anjoboshi (J1w kosho) J3 Andonishiki (J2e kosho) Athenayama (J5e 8-7) J4 Senkoho (M5e 0-0-15) Holleshoryu (J6w 8-7) J5 Saruyama (J3w 7-8) Bakanonou (NR 9-6) J6 Nantonoyama (J4e 6-9) Kuroimori (J7e 7-8) J7 Shatsume (NR 8-7) Takanorappa (J8w 7-8) J8 Kotononami (J7w 6-9) Seki Haruaki (J8e 6-9) J9 Terarno (J9e 5-10) RPedro44 (J10e 5-10) J10 Kyoju (J9w 2-13) Kasamatsuri (J10w 0-15) J11 -
  10. Asashosakari

    Seki-Toto/Quad/Oracle/Fantasy Sumo banzuke for Hatsu 2019

    Seki-Quadrumvirate (play): Choshu-yuki (Oe 9-6) O1 ScreechingOwl (Ow 8-7) Norizo (S1e 11-4 Y) O2 - DeRosa (K1w 10-5) S Pandaazuma (S1w 8-7) Flohru (M3e 9-6) K1 chishafuwaku (S2e 7-8) - K2 Susanoo (S2w 7-8) Haidouzo (K2e 7-8) M1 Kaiowaka (K2w 7-8) Andoreasu (M4w 8-7) M2 Chankoyama (M9e 10-5) Reijnguoshan (M9w 10-5) M3 Taka (M7w 9-6) Konosato (K1e 5-10) M4 Kitakachiyama (M1e 6-9) Kishikaisei (M3w 7-8) M5 Sebunshu (M1w 6-9) Gaijingai (M5e kosho) M6 Fujisan (M10e 9-6) Gurowake (M4e 7-8) M7 Ganzohnesushi (M2e 6-9) Tsuchinoninjin (M11w 9-6) M8 Jejima (M6w 7-8) Metzinowaka (M2w 5-10) M9 Terarno (M7e 7-8) Gernobono (M14e 9-6) M10 Asashosakari (M12e 8-7) GONZABUROW (M8e 7-8) M11 Profomisakari (M12w 8-7) Kyodaitimu (M13e 8-7) M12 Kyoju (M16w 9-6) Andonishiki (M6e 4-11) M13 Gibuten (M13w kosho) Bill (M8w 5-10) M14 Chocshoporyu (M11e 6-9) Fujiyama (J1e 8-7) M15 Achiyama (M5w 2-13) Senkoho (M16e kosho) M16 Frinkanohana (J3w 8-7) Ruziklao (M10w 4-11) M17 Kasamatsuri (J4e 8-7) Mariohana (M15e 6-9) J1 Kuroimori (M14w 5-10) Kotononami (J2e 7-8) J2 Jakusotsu (M15w 5-10) Kobashi (J12w 10-5) J3 Athenayama (J7w 8-7) Andrasoyamawaka2 (J1w 5-10) J4 Gansekiiwa (J2w 5-10) Hakase (J11w 8-7) J5 Hironoumi (J5w 6-9) Sakura (J7e 6-9) J6 Takanorappa (J5e 5-10) Getayukata (J10w 7-8) J7 Unkonoyama (J8e 6-9) Tenshinhan (J6e 5-10) J8 Rowitoro (J8w 6-9) Konizan (J6w 5-10) J9 Anjoboshi (J4w 4-11) Nantonoyama (J9w 6-9) J10 suwihuto (J14e 6-9) Mmikasazuma (J10e 4-11) J11 RPedro44 (NR 6-9) Saruyama (J12e kosho) J12 Holleshoryu (J13e 3-12) kamogawa (J11e 2-13) J13 Tainosen (J9e 0-1-14) wolfgangho (J13w 1-14) J14 aderechelseamaru (J14w kosho)
  11. Comments later. Seki-Toto (play): Norizo (Ye 10-5) Y Susanoo (Yw 6-9) Pandaazuma (O1e 7-8) O1 Flohru (O2e 7-8) ScreechingOwl (O1w 5-10) O2 - Asashosakari (S2e 9-6) S1 Gurowake (K1e 10-5) Ganzohnesushi (S1e 8-7) S2 Andoreasu (M4e 13-2 Y) Konosato (K2w 8-7) K1 Kitakachiyama (M2w 9-6) - K2 Chankoyama (M7e 11-4) Taka (M5w 10-5) M1 Ahokaina (M2e 8-6-1) DeRosa (S2w 7-7-1) M2 Sebunshu (M4w 9-6) Fujisan (M5e 9-6) M3 Toonoryu (M3w 8-7) Andrasoyamawaka (K1w 6-9) M4 Andonishiki (S1w 5-9-1) Sakura (M15w 12-3) M5 Kuroimori (M3e 7-8) Gernobono (M1e 6-9) M6 Fukurou (M9w 9-6) Kaiowaka (M8e 8-7) M7 Chisaiyama (M8w 8-7) Damimonay (M9e 8-6-1) M8 Umigame (M6e 7-8) Kintamayama (M12w 9-6) M9 Jakusotsu (M6w 7-8) Bill (M15e 10-5) M10 GONZABUROW (M11w 8-7) Hana-ichi (M14e 9-6) M11 Choshu-yuki (M13e 8-7) Tenshinhan (M13w 8-7) M12 Metzinowaka (M10w 7-8) Unkonoyama (M12e 7-7-1) M13 Kotononami (M10e 6-9) Ketsukai (J2w 9-6) M14 Profomisakari (J3w 9-6) Tainosen (M1w 1-0-14) M15 Hakajusakari (J4w 9-6) Terarno (M14w 7-6-2) J1 Gawasukotto (J1w kosho) Kobashi (J5e 8-7) J2 Haidouzo (J7w 9-6) Gaijingai (J3e kosho) J3 Gansekiiwa (J2e 7-8) Mariohana (J9e 9-6) J4 Mmikasazuma (J7e 8-7) Herritarooo (J1e 6-8-1) J5 Achiyama (M11e 3-9-3) Sherlockiama (J4e 7-7-1) J6 Onakaderu (J9w 8-7) Athenayama (J5w 7-8) J7 Frinkanohana (J10w 8-7) Chijanofuji (Ms1e 10-5) J8 Tsuchinoninjin (J11w 8-7) Kishikaisei (J12e 8-7) J9 Chishafuwaku (J8w 7-8) Suwihuto (J6w 6-8-1) J10 Feginowaka (J8e 6-9) Sutarokku (J6e 5-10) J11 Holleshoryu (Ms2w 9-5-1) Gaanaa (J10e 6-9) J12 Getayukata (J11e 6-9) Benihana (J13e 6-8-1) J13 Anjoboshi (J13w 6-9) Sukubidubidu (J14e kosho) J14 Rowitoro (J14w 6-8-1) Takanorappa (Ms3w 7-7-1) Ms1 Tatsuomi (Ms1w kosho) Kitsune (Ms2e kosho) Ms2 Dan Koloff (J12w 4-10-1) Ulishimaru (Ms4e 6-9) Ms3 Kyoju (Ms4w 6-8-1) Nantonoyama (Ms5w 6-8-1) Ms4 Neko (Ms9e 7-8) Iepii (Ms5e 5-3-7) Ms5 Konizan (Ms6e 5-6-4) Takayumi (Ms7w 5-8-2) Ms6 Effinojo (Ms8e 5-8-2) Saruyama (Ms7e kosho) Ms7 Takashidodo (Ms8w 5-10) Wolfgangho (Ms3e 1-8-6) Ms8 Jejima (Ms6w 2-13) Takami (NR 1-0-14) Ms9 Edwardoho (Ms10e kosho)
  12. Asashosakari

    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Hatsu 2019

    We open the new LKS year with one of the most sekitori-heavy ballots ever: 1. Daishoho 9 2. Tomokaze 9* 3. Wakatakakage 6 4. Toyonoshima 5 5. Hoshoryu 5 6. Sakabayashi 5 7. Takakeisho 4 [score?] 8. Myogiryu 4 [score?] 9. Tochiozan 4 10. Yago 4 11. Terutsuyoshi 4 12. Enho 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 12 guys up there and the further 16 rikishi (12 'veterans' and 4 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 28. 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 11 tie-breakers if needed: Correctly predicted rikishi, one-by-one in ballot order, i.e. starting at Daishoho. 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. Daishoho KKMK 2. Tomokaze KKMK 3. Wakatakakage KKMK 4. Toyonoshima KKMK 5. Hoshoryu KKMK 6. Sakabayashi KKMK 7. Takakeisho W-L 8. Myogiryu W-L 9. Tochiozan KKMK 10. Yago KKMK 11. Terutsuyoshi KKMK 12. Enho KKMK TB xx
  13. Asashosakari

    tables on 4.2x

    @Ryoshishokunin Apologies for the late response. It's a self-made CSS sheet that mimics how the forum used to render table BBcode natively, with the actual HTML code "written" as Excel output.
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    Banzuke for Hatsu 2019

    Asanosho was Takanohana's 16th-highest possible opponent, the only guy they skipped to get to him was M6w Tokitsunada at 1-7 (compared to Asanosho's 4-4).
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    GTB January 2019 Hanukka edition and results!

    GTB scores of 70+, 42-rikishi era (i.e. since Hatsu 2004). The result was yusho unless noted in brackets. 76 2018.03 Pandaazuma 76 2019.01 Pandaazuma 74 2012.05 Itachiyama 74 2013.09 Fatakiyama 74 2013.11 Asashosakari 73 2006.11 Yosouou 73 2013.09 Okisuruga (2nd) 73 2014.03 Gooner 73 2018.03 Chiyonosawa (2nd) 73 2018.09 Asashosakari 73 2019.01 Ryoshishokunin (2nd) 72 2008.01 Seki Haruaki 72 2008.03 Gorgoro 72 2012.05 Taxinohana (2nd) 72 2015.11 Feginowaka 72 2015.11 Takanorappa (2nd on tiebreak) 72 2016.09 Konosato 71 2006.03 Itachiyama 71 2008.07 Meyeryu 71 2009.11 Crall 71 2012.05 Feginowaka (3rd) 71 2013.01 Andoreasu 71 2013.09 Kyokuhagyo (3rd) 71 2014.03 Asashosakari (2nd) 71 2015.11 Chiyonosawa (3rd tied) 71 2015.11 Smoczayama (3rd tied) 71 2016.09 Okisuruga (2nd) 71 2019.01 Manatsumai (3rd) 70 2006.11 Seki Haruaki (2nd) 70 2009.11 Bunijiman (2nd) 70 2012.05 Bafa (4th tied) 70 2012.05 Kaiowaka (4th tied) 70 2012.05 Randomitsuki (4th tied) 70 2013.05 Gooner 70 2013.09 Bafa (4th tied) 70 2013.09 Feginowaka (4th tied) 70 2013.09 Susanoo (4th tied) 70 2014.03 Feginowaka (3rd) 70 2015.01 Asashosakari 70 2015.11 Oskanohana (5th) Indeed it appears that Pandaazuma's latest is the first time ever that anybody has managed to completely avoid zero-point scores. The one to get closest before was Okisuruga in Aki 2013 with only one zero-pointer (wrong rikishi in the very last maegashira spot). Two zeros, i.e. exactly two rikishi flipped across ranks, has happened a number of times. For comparison and for completeness, scores of 66+ in the 40-rikishi era - for this, I'm disregarding the 3-point bonus picks that existed during part of that period: 73 2001.11 Kurausu 69 2001.11 Feginowaka (2nd) 68 2002.11 Gernobono 68 2002.11 Zenjimoto (2nd on tiebreak) 67 2000.07 Ekigozan 67 2002.07 Hamanoyama 66 2000.07 Akinomaki (2nd tied) 66 2000.07 Ookihito (2nd tied) 66 2002.07 Ookihito (2nd) 66 2003.01 Flohru 66 2003.11 Bafa Kurausu missed one point fewer than Pandaazuma did in his 76's, but did manage to have a pair of zeros in there anyway. Most appearances in the above two lists: 5 Feginowaka 4 Asashosakari 3 Bafa 2 Chiyonosawa, Gooner, Itachiyama, Okisuruga, Ookihito, Pandaazuma, Seki Haruaki 1 (25 players)