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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Aki 2020

    Day 12 Wow, quite some upheaval here in LKS with lots and lots of new decisions. Starting at the top, the day saw sekiwake Shodai's target-clinching 10th win. Youngster Kotoshoho avoided the sophomore slump in his second top division appearance and secured his kachikoshi today, running his impressive streak of positive basho records further into double digits. An even newer hope in Kitanowaka is also KK in the makushita division, and yet another kachikoshi was scored by our bottom-ranked ballot member Kaishin in sandanme. The two sekitori results were majority expectations, but fewer than half of us had foreseen these outcomes for the toriteki pair. Quite a few players did manage to collect three points today, not including any of yesterday's three leaders though, while one intrepid entrant picked up the full four points. And he's now the sole leader: Day 12: 11/13 Decisions, TB 15-17 Pos Player Pts TB 1 Profomisakari 9 12 2 Jejima 8 16 3 Asashosakari 8 11 3 Ryoshishokunin 8 13 3 Tsuchinoninjin 8 12 6 Achiyama 7 16 7 Athenayama 7 12 7 Holleshoryu 7 12 7 Mmikasazuma 7 13 7 WAKATAKE 7 13 11 chishafuwaku 6 12 11 Sakura 6 12 13 Hakuryuho 5 12 The backup team has achieved the astonishing feat of being completely done already as none of its 9 members is 3-3 after Day 12. Completing the slate the day brought mixed results, with kachikoshi and November ballot entry for Jokoryu (quite likely as a sekitori again after nearly two years) as well as often-injured Tosamidori, and makekoshi for Kotoseigo and Tennozan. So that's 6 ballot additions for next time, quite a large batch of successful applicants. So with still three days to go we're down to just two undecided rikishi, these being veteran ex-maegashira Amakaze and 17-year-old phenom Yoshii, both 3-3 of course. The list of players who can still catch up to the leader's score includes four names: 3 of Profomisakari's 4 pursuers - Tsuchinoninjin is out having identical picks to the leader - alongside two-points-down Mmikasazuma. The only possible outright winners are Profomisakari with MK for Amakaze and KK for Yoshii, and Asashosakari with both results the other way around. Makekoshi for both would see Profomisakari and Ryoshishokunin jointly atop the table, with the latter taking it on a 7th bracket tie-breaker (that's Yoshii). A double KK would see a tied score between Profomisakari and Jejima, where Jejima would be winning in 4 brackets (that's Amakaze). In other words, every possible combination of the two still-to-come results will crown a different LKS champion. Couldn't have written it any better! Mmikasazuma is out of the running as her preferred outcome is also Asashosakari's, so her ability to catch the current leader is unfortunately insufficient to actually win. Amakaze will go first, so we'll be down to two yusho contenders after Day 13, before Yoshii's final match will serve to decide the winner on Day 14.
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    New recruits Aki 2020

    Only the maezumo records outside of Haru basho though, prior to July 1986, so for most rikishi they didn't count even then.
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2020

    I mean, that's unavoidable that all your (makushita) wins are against makekoshi rikishi when you start 0-3 and finish 4-3.
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Aki 2020

    Day 11 And the same results in summary as on the previous day, with a sanyaku KK alongside one positive and one negative outcome. Ozeki Asanoyama completed the 8-3 turnaround from his opening losing streak and will be around for us to predict on again in November, and so will Terunofuji who is certain to find himself back in sanyaku after today's kachikoshi. (Good thing for LKS, too, after this basho's boring unanimous KK votes...) Not joining us for not-Kyushu is the ex-ozeki's Isegahama stablemate Terutsuyoshi after today's 3-8 makekoshi. That one has also come as a relatively unsurprising outcome with only three players who had expected him to KK. One more backupper secured his ballot spot as well with Dewataikai achieving his 5th straight KK, in his makushita debut no less. All three players who picked the wrong Terutsuyoshi result were among yesterday's 6 leaders, so we're down to half as many frontrunners now. Day 11: 7/13 Decisions, TB 10-19 Pos Player Pts TB 1 Ryoshishokunin 6 13 2 Athenayama 6 12 2 Tsuchinoninjin 6 12 4 Jejima 5 16 4 WAKATAKE 5 13 6 Holleshoryu 5 12 6 Profomisakari 5 12 8 Asashosakari 5 11 9 Achiyama 4 16 9 Mmikasazuma 4 13 11 chishafuwaku 4 12 11 Hakuryuho 4 12 11 Sakura 4 12
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Aki 2020

    Day 10 A couple of new scores to finish off the middle third of the basho. Makuuchi newcomer Tobizaru has been a man possessed for his top division debut; he ran his score to 8-2 on this day, and just might end up posting his most wins ever as a sekitori here as he never went past 10 wins in juryo. Conversely, young collegiate hope Tokisakae has found himself running into his personal wall at last and fell to 2-4 in his 8th ranked tournament. In addition sekiwake Shodai achieved an early KK as well to retain his ballot spot, but he needs a couple more wins for his 10-5 target record. The Tobizaru KK was a slight majority choice, while only 3 players predicted Tokisakae's result. A pair of players in Holleshoryu and Tsuchinoninjin scored with both, but neither was among of the leaders coming into the day, so they're just new co-leaders with plenty of others. Day 10: 5/13 Decisions, TB 7-20 Pos Player Pts TB 1 Ryoshishokunin 4 13 2 Athenayama 4 12 2 Holleshoryu 4 12 2 Profomisakari 4 12 2 Tsuchinoninjin 4 12 6 Jejima 4 16 7 WAKATAKE 3 13 8 Asashosakari 3 11 9 Mmikasazuma 2 13 10 chishafuwaku 2 12 10 Hakuryuho 2 12 10 Sakura 2 12 13 Achiyama 2 16
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Aki 2020

    Day 9 And yet more positive outcomes, most notably a 4-1 record by potential future star Suzuki for his 9th straight kachikoshi since turning pro. A very impressive result for his first appearance in the upper half of makushita, coming off a major jump up the rankings after his July 6-1, no less. All but two players correctly expected him to continue his ascent this basho. 4-1 also for 30-year-old veteran Sadanoryu, who has picked up 5 KKs now since he changed his name from Obamaumi after two tournaments missed through injury. We'll be seeing him on the ballot proper for November. One player left the leading group again. Day 9: 3/13 Decisions, TB 5-21 Pos Player Pts TB 1 Ryoshishokunin 3 13 1 WAKATAKE 3 13 3 Athenayama 3 12 3 Profomisakari 3 12 5 Jejima 3 16 6 Mmikasazuma 2 13 7 chishafuwaku 2 12 7 Hakuryuho 2 12 7 Holleshoryu 2 12 7 Tsuchinoninjin 2 12 11 Asashosakari 2 11 12 Achiyama 2 16 13 Sakura 1 12
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Aki 2020

    Wow, lots of early decisions this basho... Day 3 The quickest possible end to Asanoyama's 13-2 record which had been projected as the upside score by us, as he opened up Aki basho with three straight losses. Good news for the slight majority who had entered lower guesses. Day 7 Our first new entry for Kyushu basho was secured here courtesy of comeback kid Ura's 4-0 start to the basho. Another rikishi's hopes were ended in equally quick fashion, however, with an 0-4 for Izumigawa. Day 8 And another couple of minimum-time KKs, on this day for ballot rikishi Murata who's also blazing along the comeback trail, as well as for newcomer Otsuji who's aiming to join both makushita and LKS in time for his 17th birthday; he has achieved the latter now. Only one detractor failed to score on Murata, and it was one of the players who had picked up the Asanoyama point earlier, so nobody had to leave the middle weekend completely scoreless. Day 8: 2/13 Decisions, TB 3-21 Pos Player Pts TB 1 Athenayama 2 12 1 Profomisakari 2 12 3 Asashosakari 2 11 3 Ryoshishokunin 2 13 3 WAKATAKE 2 13 6 Jejima 2 16 7 chishafuwaku 1 12 7 Hakuryuho 1 12 7 Holleshoryu 1 12 7 Sakura 1 12 7 Tsuchinoninjin 1 12 12 Mmikasazuma 1 13 13 Achiyama 1 16
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Aki 2020

    The selection stats for this basho's 13 players: Player K'sho Terun Suzuki Amak Toki Kita Yoshii Asano Murata Kaish Shodai Terut Tobi TB Cons chishafuwaku + + + + + - - - 12-3 - - + 11-4 - - 12 1.54 WAKATAKE - + + - + - - - 11-4 + + + 10-5 - - 13 1.64 Athenayama + + + - + - - - 12-3 + - - 8-7 - + 12 1.27 Profomisakari + + + - + + + - 12-3 + + + 12-3 + + 12 1.62 Sakura + + - + + - - + 13-2 + - + 10-5 - + 12 1.49 Ryoshishokunin + + + - + + - - 11-4 + - - 9-6 - + 13 1.30 Jejima + + + + + + + - 11-4 + + - 8-7 + + 16 1.71 Holleshoryu + + + - - - - + 13-2 + + - 9-6 + + 12 1.78 Hakuryuho + + + - + - + + 13-2 + - - 9-6 - - 12 1.41 Mmikasazuma + + + + + + - + 13-2 + - + 10-5 - - 13 1.30 Achiyama + + + + + + + + 14-1 + - + 10-5 - - 16 1.39 Asashosakari + + - + - + - - 12-3 + - + 10-5 - - 11 1.69 Tsuchinoninjin + + + - - - + + 13-2 + - + 10-5 - + 12 1.49 12:1 13:0 11:2 6:7 10:3 6:7 5:8 6:7 12:1 4:9 8:5 3:10 7:6 Results + + + + - + + + + + + - +
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2020

    It's clear that they don't really concern themselves with the ordinal ranking positions like that, otherwise we wouldn't be seeing stuff such as 7-8's effectively getting promoted sometimes when the size of sanyaku is reduced. (Example: Kagayaki, Takekaze and Nishikigi after Kyushu 2017, sanyaku from 11 to 9.)
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2020

    This is a bit circular, because "what is 'bad enough'?" is pretty much the core of such a debate, even if it's not spelled out that way. And that's simply impossible to answer conclusively just based on precedents. Of course there's no doubt that usually, the various puzzle pieces will align such that 2 wins at M11 are a super-clear demotion. But there have been cases such as Tamanoshima dropping only 7 ranks on a 2-9-4 (and that was just 12 spots, since the sanyaku shrunk by 2), so it's certainly conceivable that Kotoshogiku could find himself hanging on at M17. And leaving the numbers aside - there are few rikishi better positioned to get the nod over an equally undeserving juryo rikishi in such a scenario than a veteran ex-ozeki would be, IMHO. I do have to take issue with one argument from the "other" side as well: Ishiura, Abi, Shohozan and Kyokutaisei, I assume? That they're ranked below Kotoshogiku is only meaningful if they actually end up with worse rank/record combinations than the M11w 2-10-3 that's being mooted as the extreme case for Giku here, and at least for Ishiura and arguably also for Shohozan that's far from assured at this point. Even for 3-9-3 I'd say Ishiura would be a decent bet to beat that. That one-year rule only applies to establishing a stable from scratch, mere takeovers can be done instantaneously. (You already know it, but I should be expressing my gratitude here, too: Many thanks for keeping this thing alive both last basho and this time.)
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    Banzuke for Aki 2020

    http://www.sumo.or.jp/EnHonbashoBanzuke/index/ Makuuchi Hakuho Y Kakuryu Asanoyama O Takakeisho Shodai S Mitakeumi Daieisho S --- Okinoumi K Endo Terunofuji M1 Takanosho Hokutofuji M2 Tamawashi Myogiryu M3 Terutsuyoshi Yutakayama M4 Tochinoshin Kiribayama M5 Takarafuji Takayasu M6 Kagayaki Ryuden M7 Aoiyama Tokushoryu M8 Wakatakakage Enho M9 Onosho Sadanoumi M10 Kotoeko Chiyotairyu M11 Kotoshogiku Kotoshoho M12 Kaisei Meisei M13 Ishiura Tobizaru M14 Abi Shimanoumi M15 Shohozan Kyokutaisei M16 Hoshoryu Ichinojo M17 ---
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    Rare occurence in Jonidan

    Correct. Two such matchups a little while ago, from the same basho no less (Kyushu 2017): Kiriarashi - Amamidake initial, restart Kozakura - Osuzuki initial, restart
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Aki 2020

    + Kotoshoho + Terunofuji - Suzuki + Amakaze - Tokisakae + Kitanowaka - Yoshii 12 Asanoyama + Murata - Kaishin 10 Shodai - Terutsuyoshi - Tobizaru TB 11
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Aki 2020

    The interesting factor is arguably that they've had no further matches before the role reversal was complete. Most overlapping "veteran ozeki on the way down" and "future ozeki on the way up" careers either have a bunch of matchups in between while neither is ozeki, or they're trivial cases such as Takanonami and Miyabiyama meeting in both Natsu and Nagoya 2000 as ozeki and sekiwake, but flipping ranks in between.
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    Seki-Toto/Quad/Oracle banzuke for Aki 2020

    Seki-Oracle (play): Pandaazuma (Y1e 8-7) Y1 Choshu-yuki (Y1w 8-7) Norizo (Y2e 8-7) Y2 - - O - DeRosa (S1w 12-3) S1 Ganzohnesushi (M1w 12-3) Jejima (Ow 6-9) S2 Gansekiiwa (S2w kosho) chishafuwaku (M3e 9-6) K Oshirokita (M12w 11-4 Y) Kishikaisei (S1e 7-8) M1 Susanoo (M2w 8-7) Golynohana (S2e 7-8) M2 Unkonoyama (M5w 9-6) Sakura (Kw 7-8) M3 Andoreasu (M9w 10-5) Wamahada (Ke 6-9) M4 Asashosakari (M3w kosho) Torafujii (M6w 8-7) M5 Mariohana (M4w kosho) Kitakachiyama (M9e 9-6) M6 Frinkanohana (M1e 5-10) Profomisakari (M8w 8-7) M7 Bill (M6e kosho) Ryoshishokunin (M2e 5-10) M8 Taka (M10e 8-7) Haidouzo (M7w kosho*) M9 Mmikasazuma (M5e 5-10) ScreechingOwl (M4e 4-11) M10 Hakase (M7e 6-9) Oskahanada (M14e 8-7) M11 Konosato (M8e 6-9) Andrasoyamawaka2 (M16w 9-6) M12 Shatsume (M14w 8-7) Oortael (M10w 7-8) M13 GONZABUROW (M15e 8-7) Balon (J3e 12-3) M14 Kaito (J3w 12-3) Kurofuji (M13e 7-8) M15 Kasamatsuri (J10w 14-1) Athenayama (M11w 6-9) M16 Kotononami (J2e 10-5) Pitinosato (J2w 10-5) M17 - Flohru (M12e 6-9) J1 Tsuchinoninjin (M15w 7-8) Seki Haruaki (J5w 10-5) J2 Kaiowaka (J8e 11-4) Gaijingai (J6e 10-5) J3 Nantonoyama (J1e kosho) Holleshoryu (M13w 5-10) J4 Asapedroryu (M11e 3-12) Kobashi (J4e kosho) J5 Andonishiki (J9e 9-6) Tenshinhan (J4w kosho) J6 Anjoboshi (J1w 6-9) Metzinowaka (M16e 4-11) J7 Gurowake (J7e kosho*) Kashunowaka (NR 10-5) J8 suwihuto (J8w kosho) joaoiyama (J5e 5-10) J9 Takanorappa (J9w kosho) Ruziklao (J6w 5-10) J10 Kintamayama (J10e 6-9) Kyoju (J11e 6-9) J11 NokottaClue (J11w kosho) Fujisan (J7w 4-11) J12 Furanohana (J12w kosho*) Terarno (J12e 6-9) J13 Toyama (J13w 5-10) kuroimori (J14e kosho*) J14 Sebunshu (J14w kosho°) Hironoumi (Ms1e kosho°) Ms1 reeeen (J13e 1-14) Unagiyutaka (Ms2e kosho°) Ms2 Chelseayama (Ms1w 1-14)
  16. Note for all three banzuke: I decided to do the same thing I did back in 2011 when sumo gaming returned from the long break after the cancelled Haru tournament that year, and have awarded kosho to all absent July players, even if they hadn't competed in March either. In 2011 I also extended the same double kosho opportunity to players who missed the first two tournaments after the break (so July + September here); I'm still pondering whether that is appropriate to do as well this time. Preferably I'd like to see all July-absent players back for Aki, naturally. Seki-Toto (play): Norizo (Y1w 13-2 Y) Y1 Susanoo (Y1e 13-2 D) Pandaazuma (Y2e 11-4) Y2 - Andoreasu (Oe 10-4-1) O1 Unkonoyama (Ow 8-6-1) - O2 ScreechingOwl (S2w 10-4-1) Athenayama (K1w 9-6) S Konosato (M1e 10-5) Toonoryu (M7e 12-3) K1 Flohru (M2e 8-7) Asashosakari (K2e kosho) K2 - Kaiowaka (K1e 7-8) M1 Ketsukai (M3w 8-6-1) Kotononami (S1w 6-9) M2 Hana-ichi (M8e 10-5) DeRosa (S1e 5-10) M3 Golynohana (M10w 10-5) Herritarooo (M3e 7-8) M4 Taka (M13e 10-4-1) Ganzohnesushi (M11w 9-5-1) M5 Gansekiiwa (M5w kosho) Kuroimori (M6e kosho) M6 Haidouzo (M6w kosho*) Kitakachiyama (M9w 8-7) M7 Chankoyama (M1w 5-9-1) Kobashi (M7w kosho) M8 Kishikaisei (M12w 9-6) Gernobono (M11e 8-7) M9 Metzinowaka (M16e 10-5) Jakusotsu (M8w 7-7-1) M10 Damimonay (M2w 4-10-1) Chijanofuji (M15e 9-6) M11 Fujisan (M9e 7-7-1) Frinkanohana (M13w 8-7) M12 Andonishiki (M4w 4-10-1) Mmikasazuma (M5e 4-11) M13 Gaanaa (J1e 9-6) Umigame (M4e 3-12) M14 Oortael (J4w 10-5) Andrasoyamawaka (J3e 9-6) M15 Gaijingai (M14e 7-7-1) Sakura (M14w 7-8) M16 - Gawasukotto (J3w 8-7) J1 Benihana (M12e 5-9-1) Takanorappa (J6e 9-5-1) J2 Tenshinhan (J1w kosho) Kyoju (M15w 6-9) J3 Gurowake (J2w kosho*) Sutarokku (J6w 8-7) J4 Chelseayama (J9e 9-5-1) Achiyama (M10e 2-12-1) J5 GONZABUROW (J4e 7-8) Oskahanada (J14w 11-4) J6 Onakaderu (J10w 9-6) Chishafuwaku (J11e 9-6) J7 Kaito (J11w 9-6) Oshirokita (J14e 10-5) J8 Choshu-yuki (J2e 5-9-1) Sebunshu (J7w kosho*) J9 Anjoboshi (J7e 7-7-1) Kintamayama (J5e 6-9) J10 Bill (J8w kosho) Mariohana (J9w kosho) J11 Joaoiyama (Ms1e 9-6) Holleshoryu (J13w 8-7) J12 Ulishimaru (J5w 5-10) Nantonoyama (J8e 6-9) J13 Balon (Ms3e 8-7) Terarno (J12w 6-8-1) J14 Profomisakari (J12e 5-10) Ahokaina (J13e 5-8-2) Ms1 Atenzan (J10e 3-11-1) Konizan (Ms2e kosho) Ms2 Toyama (Ms6e 7-6-2) Getayukata (Ms2w 5-8-2) Ms3 Saruyama (Ms4e 5-3-7) Rowitoro (Ms1w 3-9-3) Ms4 Oyama (NR 6-7-2) WAKATAKE (Ms5w 4-8-3) Ms5 Kashunowaka (NR 5-10) Sherlockiama (Ms8e 4-4-7) Ms6 Dan Koloff (Ms3w 2-11-2) Sukubidubidu (Ms7e kosho°) Ms7 Yangnomazuma (Ms7w kosho) Wolfgangho (Ms9e 4-3-8) Ms8 Aderechelseamaru (Ms8w kosho*) Asapedroryu (Ms6w 3-4-8) Ms9 Takayumi (Ms9w kosho) Neko (Ms5e 2-7-6) Ms10 Effinojo (Ms4w 0-1-14) Jejima (NR 2-13) Ms11 Iepii (Ms10e 0-1-14)
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    Seki-Toto/Quad/Oracle banzuke for Aki 2020

    Seki-Quadrumvirate (play): Norizo (O2w 9-6) O1 DeRosa (O1e 8-6-1) Kobashi (O1w kosho) O2 ScreechingOwl (O2e 5-10) Flohru (Se 9-6) O3 - chishafuwaku (Sw 8-6-1) S Konosato (M1w 8-7) Choshu-yuki (M2e 8-7) K Asashosakari (Kw kosho) Susanoo (M6e 9-6) M1 Ganzohnesushi (Ke 7-8) Taka (M4e 8-7) M2 Gurowake (M2w kosho*) Golynohana (M6w 8-7) M3 Bill (M1e 6-9) Haidouzo (M4w kosho*) M4 Sebunshu (M5e kosho*) Andrasoyamawaka2 (M9e 8-7) M5 Kitakachiyama (M3w 6-9) Fujisan (M13e 9-5-1) M6 Metzinowaka (M10w 8-6-1) Gaijingai (M11e 8-7) M7 Getayukata (M7e 7-8) Pandaazuma (M3e 5-10) M8 Chocshoporyu (M5w 6-9) Kotononami (M8w 7-8) M9 Kishikaisei (M15w 9-6) Kyoju (M16e 9-6) M10 GONZABUROW (M13w 8-7) Terarno (M8e 6-9) M11 Jakusotsu (M9w 6-9) Kaiowaka (J2w 9-6) M12 Andoreasu (M7w 4-11) Achiyama (J1w 8-6-1) M13 Sakura (M14e 7-8) Kuroimori (M14w kosho) M14 Asapedroryu (M12w 6-9) Andonishiki (M15e 7-7-1) M15 Chankoyama (M11w 5-10) Athenayama (M12e 5-10) M16 Unkonoyama (M10e 4-11) Fujiyama (M17e 7-8) M17 - Frinkanohana (J6w 9-6) J1 reeeen (J10w 10-5) Unagiyutaka (J3e 7-8) J2 Reijnguoshan (J4w 7-7-1) Jejima (J5e 7-8) J3 Gansekiiwa (J3w kosho) Kaito (J9w 8-7) J4 Hironoumi (J1e 5-10) Anjoboshi (M16w 4-11) J5 Oskahanada (J12e 8-7) Kintamayama (Ms1w 9-6) J6 Holleshoryu (J8e 7-8) Mariohana (J7e kosho) J7 Oortael (J2e 5-10) McBugger (J13w 8-7) J8 Gernobono (M17w 3-12) Tenshinhan (J9e kosho) J9 kamogawa (J10e 7-8) Kasamatsuri (J6e 6-9) J10 Nantonoyama (J4e 5-10) Hakase (J5w 4-11) J11 Ruziklao (Ms1e 7-8) Kyodaitimu (J11w 6-9) J12 Konizan (J12w kosho) Takanorappa (J11e 5-7-3) J13 Kashunowaka (NR 7-8) Balon (Ms2e 6-9) J14 Tsuchinoninjin (J7w 2-0-13) Profomisakari (J13e 4-11) Ms1 Mmikasazuma (J8w 2-11-2) Oshirokita (Ms2w 5-9-1) Ms2 joaoiyama (Ms3e 5-10) Saruyama (J14w 4-4-7) Ms3 Rowitoro (J14e 2-10-3) wolfgangho (Ms4e 3-4-8) Ms4 aderechelseamaru (Ms4w kosho*) Chelseayama (Ms5e kosho*) Ms5 Neko (Ms5w 3-7-5) Toyama (Ms3w 1-12-2) Ms6 -
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - July 2020

    Apologies for being so late, I lost track of the time a bit. The ballot for July: 1. Kotoshoho 9 2. Kotonowaka 8 3. Terunofuji 7 4. Amakaze 7 5. Daikisho 7 6. Suzuki 7 7. Yutakayama 6 8. Tokisakae 6* 9. Kitanowaka 6* 10. Yoshii 6* 11. Araoyama 5* 12. Mishima 5* 13. Asanoyama 4 [score?] 14. Ikioi 4 15. Kaisei 4 16. Hakuyozan 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 16 guys up there and the further 9 rikishi (8 'veterans' and 1 returnee) 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 25. 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 15 tie-breakers if needed: Correctly predicted rikishi, one-by-one in ballot order, i.e. starting at Kotoshoho. 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. Kotoshoho KKMK 2. Kotonowaka KKMK 3. Terunofuji KKMK 4. Amakaze KKMK 5. Daikisho KKMK 6. Suzuki KKMK 7. Yutakayama KKMK 8. Tokisakae KKMK 9. Kitanowaka KKMK 10. Yoshii KKMK 11. Araoyama KKMK 12. Mishima KKMK 13. Asanoyama W-L 14. Ikioi KKMK 15. Kaisei KKMK 16. Hakuyozan KKMK TB xx
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    Shimpan news and schedules

    I was recently asked about personnel movements in the shimpan department, and to my dismay I realized that I had completely lost track of changes that happened as little as a year ago. And researching that stuff on the forum turned out to be quite arduous, because so far shimpan updates have been posted in all manner of places (the kabu thread, rikishi status, basho talk, completely separate threads...), which makes them rather hard to find later if you don't already know what you're looking for. So, I'm hoping that this thread may become the future one-stop place for shimpan news. In addition, there will be each basho's shimpan shift lineups, so if you're ever watching a live broadcast and wondering who's sitting around the dohyo at that moment, this thread will hopefully allow you to find the answer. All data is sourced from the official torikumi sheets, such as this one from Nagoya 2017 Day 1.
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    Bench Sumo news

    My bad, I missed the shift in topic from the original issue for the current basho.
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    Bench Sumo news

    I don't really see why. Inattentive players have had full-kyujo rikishi in their squads before, no? It's not like the Hakuho and Kakuryu buttons are getting disabled on the entry pages. (Hmm, or are they...?)
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - July 2020

    Scores for banzuke purposes: chishafuwaku 12 (11+top) Holleshoryu 12 (11+top) Athenayama 10 Pandaazuma 10 WAKATAKE 10 Achiyama 9 Hakuryuho 9 Mmikasazuma 9 wolfgangho 9 Profomisakari 8 Jejima 7 Sakura 7 Ryoshishokunin 6 Total: 118 / 13 = 9.08 ---> -2 wins Ugly KK/MK splits either way again, and neither worked terribly well for the banzuke, so I went with the alternative that was narrowly indicated by both average and split (7.08 and 5/8 rather than 8.08 and 9/4). The new banzuke for Aki 2020: Asashosakari (Ye kosho) Y --- chishafuwaku (O1w 10-5 Y) O1 Athenayama (O2w 8-7) --- O2 Mmikasazuma (O1e 7-8) Holleshoryu (M1w 10-5 D) S Tenshinhan (Se kosho) Rocks (Sw kosho) K Pandaazuma (M2e 8-7) Tsuchinoninjin (M1e kosho) M1 WAKATAKE (M7e 8-7) wolfgangho (M3w 7-8) M2 ryafuji (M2w kosho) Jejima (Ke 5-10) M3 Sakura (Kw 5-10) Achiyama (M6w 7-8) M4 Katsunorifuji (M4w kosho) Pitinosato (M5e kosho) M5 Hakuryuho (NR 7-8) Profomisakari (M6e 6-9) M6 Ryoshishokunin (M3e 4-11) Joaoiyama (M4e 0-0-15) M7 robnplunder (M5w 0-0-15) chishafuwaku had a jun-yusho in the preceding tournament, but as mentioned at the time, it was one of the softest jun-yusho results we've ever had in LKS, and so this J+Y combination is unfortunately not enough to result in a new white rope. He's now on a full-fledged tsuna run for the upcoming tournament though, of course. Mmikasazuma finds herself kadoban for the 4th time in her 14th ozeki appearance, while Athenayama had a credible enough debut showing in July and can breathe easy for his second turn. I normally avoid to demote kosho sekiwake who are on an ozeki run, which Rocks is, but I honestly had no better idea how to fill the four lower sanyaku slots this time. The run is of course still intact, and I'll have no issues promoting straight from komusubi if the Aki result warrants it.
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - July 2020

    Apologies that I'm only able to roll this up now. Many thanks to @Ryoshishokunin for stepping in with the final results, and belated congrats to chishafuwaku from here for winning the July 2020 LKS title on a 4-bracket playoff with runner-up Holleshoryu! It's chishafuwaku's second yusho (following Kyushu 2016), and his first victory in a bracket playoff in five attempts, snapping the longest no-win streak in playoffs that we had among active players. (New "leaders": Pandaazuma and Profomisakari, both 0-for-3.) The final results table for posterity: Day 15: 16/16 Decisions, TB 10 Pos Player Pts TB 1 chishafuwaku 11 13 2 Holleshoryu 11 14 3 Athenayama 10 15 3 Pandaazuma 10 13 3 WAKATAKE 10 14 6 Achiyama 9 13 6 Hakuryuho 9 14 6 Mmikasazuma 9 13 6 wolfgangho 9 14 10 Profomisakari 8 13 11 Jejima 7 16 11 Sakura 7 12 13 Ryoshishokunin 6 14 The tie-breaker guesses all missed by a mile, as our interim results master already reported, so no bonus wins for anyone but the two who led on points. The confirmed new ballot for Aki 2020: 1. Kotoshoho 10 Kotonowaka 8 2. Terunofuji 8 4. Amakaze 8 Daikisho 7 3. Suzuki 8* Yutakayama 6 5. Tokisakae 7* 6. Kitanowaka 7* 7. Yoshii 7* Araoyama 5* Mishima 5* 8. Asanoyama 5 Ikioi 4 Kaisei 4 Hakuyozan 4 9. Murata 5 10. Kaishin 5 --- 11. Shodai 4 12. Terutsuyoshi 4 13. Tobizaru 4 Quite a bit shorter than the last couple of basho, and thankfully we have those three sekitori additions at the bottom to pad things out a bit.
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    Banzuke for Aki 2020

    The remainder: Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi (New shikona in red.)
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    Banzuke for Aki 2020

    Makushita-joi Takagenji Ms1 Jokoryu Chiyonoumi Ms2 Shiraishi Kaisho Ms3 Sakigake Asabenkei Ms4 Naya Kotodaigo Ms5 Ura Tsushimanada Ms6 Ichiki Tokisakae Ms7 Tsukahara Yago Ms8 Takakento Oshoryu Ms9 Daiseido Asagyokusei Ms10 Bushozan Chiyoarashi Ms11 Kotokuzan Kairyu Ms12 Hokaho Omoto Ms13 Ichiyamamoto Toyohibiki Ms14 Kitanowaka Tamashoho Ms15 Tochimaru