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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Haru 2022

    Day 13 Makekoshi for Tomokaze to scupper his injury comeback after 6 straight KK for now. He joined Fujitoshi as a pick unanimously predicted wrong by us. No change to the standings, except that the reduction of the possible TB range to 7-9 meant that chishafuwaku was no longer in the running for the bonus point (like nearly the whole field already). Day 14 And Atamifuji fell to makekoshi in his juryo debut as well, resulting in a clean sweep - 6 ballot rikishi entered the tournament with a KK streak dating back to their entry to the banzuke in jonokuchi, none survived Haru basho. Day 14: 15/16 Decisions, TB 7-8 Pos Player Pts TB 1 chishafuwaku 8 10 1 Sakura 8 13 3 Athenayama 7 12 3 Chartorenji 7 3 Tsuchinoninjin 7 9 6 ryafuji 6 12 7 Holleshoryu 5 13 7 Rocks 5 13 7 Tameiki 5 11 7 WAKATAKE 5 11 11 Hakuryuho 4 12 11 Jejima 4 16 11 Yarimotsu 4 13 14 Profomisakari 2 14 Meanwhile, Mitakeumi had moved on to a 10-4 record, so it was a straight shoot-out for the LKS yusho depending on his senshuraku match against fellow ozeki Takakeisho.
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Haru 2022

    Day 10 Perhaps the most busy day in LKS history with no less than seven new decisions on the ballot and two more off of it. Kachikoshi were achieved only by Kamito and Tatsukaze. Rookie trio Moji, Kototaiki and Tatsuguchi saw their debut KK streaks conclude, and veteran sekitori Sadanoumi and freshly renamed Taiga (previously Tanji) also dropped to MK. The final two off-ballot results also came in already, with Miyagi moving on up to the ballot while Kotohaguro failed to do so. Day 10: 10/16 Decisions, TB 7-12 Pos Player Pts TB 1 chishafuwaku 7 10 2 Sakura 7 13 3 Athenayama 6 12 4 Tsuchinoninjin 5 9 5 Chartorenji 5 6 Tameiki 4 11 6 WAKATAKE 4 11 8 Rocks 4 13 8 Yarimotsu 4 13 10 Hakuryuho 3 12 10 ryafuji 3 12 12 Holleshoryu 3 13 12 Jejima 3 16 14 Profomisakari 2 14 Day 11 With Kanno, another youngster saw his initial KK streak snapped. Day 11: 11/16 Decisions, TB 7-11 Pos Player Pts TB 1 chishafuwaku 7 10 2 Sakura 7 13 3 Athenayama 6 12 4 Tsuchinoninjin 5 9 5 Tameiki 5 11 6 Chartorenji 5 7 WAKATAKE 4 11 8 Holleshoryu 4 13 8 Rocks 4 13 8 ryafuji 4 12 8 Yarimotsu 4 13 12 Hakuryuho 3 12 12 Jejima 3 16 14 Profomisakari 2 14 Day 12 The MK parade continued with Asanowaka picking up his in juryo. In addition the day saw Abi take his 6th loss, dropping him out of contention for his 10-5 target record. Day 12: 13/16 Decisions, TB 7-10 Pos Player Pts TB 1 chishafuwaku 8 10 2 Sakura 8 13 3 Athenayama 7 12 3 Chartorenji 7 5 Tsuchinoninjin 6 9 6 ryafuji 6 12 7 Holleshoryu 5 13 7 Tameiki 5 11 9 Hakuryuho 4 12 9 Jejima 4 16 9 Rocks 4 13 9 WAKATAKE 4 11 9 Yarimotsu 4 13 14 Profomisakari 2 14 With three decisions to go - 3-3 Tomokaze in makushita, 6-6 Atamifuji in juryo, and 9-3 ozeki Mitakeumi aiming for his 11-4 target - the LKS yusho race was in fact down to just two contenders already. All participants predicted a kachikoshi for Tomokaze, so his final outcome wasn't going to affect the results in any case. All would-be contenders also had a KK pick for Atamifuji, so this slot proved irrelevant as well. That just left Mitakeumi as a decisive part of the ballot, and the 7-point pursuers Athenayama and Chartorenji had the misfortune that the leading pair had picked differently, meaning that either chishafuwaku or Sakura would definitely stay ahead for an outright victory. Sakura was in line to win the yusho should Mitakeumi finish 10-5 or worse, while chishafuwaku was going to prevail with 11-4 or better.
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Haru 2022

    Day 6 An early third loss for yokozuna Terunofuji and it had to come by fusenpai, to boot, forcing an early decision on his Haru LKS result. Day 6: 1/16 Decisions, TB 0-19 Pos Player Pts TB 1 chishafuwaku 1 10 1 Tsuchinoninjin 1 9 3 WAKATAKE 1 11 4 Athenayama 1 12 5 Sakura 1 13 5 Yarimotsu 1 13 7 Tameiki 0 11 8 Hakuryuho 0 12 8 ryafuji 0 12 10 Holleshoryu 0 13 10 Rocks 0 13 12 Profomisakari 0 14 13 Jejima 0 16 14 Chartorenji 0 Day 7 And another very early exit with Fujitoshi's debut KK streak crashing out at 0-4. No change to the standings since nobody predicted that MK. Off-ballot Kiryuko went the other way with a 4-0 start to join the Natsu ballot. Day 8 - no news Day 9 A quick run to kachikoshi for both Mitakeumi and Kitanowaka, although only the latter scored a point at this stage. Nobehara also joined the next ballot with his 5th KK. Day 9: 3/16 Decisions, TB 4-18 Pos Player Pts TB 1 Athenayama 2 12 1 chishafuwaku 2 10 3 Sakura 2 13 3 Yarimotsu 2 13 5 Tameiki 1 11 5 WAKATAKE 1 11 7 Hakuryuho 1 12 7 ryafuji 1 12 9 Holleshoryu 1 13 9 Rocks 1 13 9 Tsuchinoninjin 1 9 12 Jejima 1 16 13 Chartorenji 1 14 Profomisakari 0 14
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Haru 2022

    And the Haru results...belated welcome to newcomers Chartorenji and Yarimotsu! Player Teru Mita Atami Abi Asano Kanno Tomo Taiga Kamito Fuji T'kaze Moji Koto T'guchi Sada Kita TB Cons ryafuji + 14-1 + 11-4 + - 9-6 - - + + - + - + + - - + 12 1.79 Profomisakari + 13-2 + 12-3 + + 10-5 + + + + - + - - + + - - 14 1.75 Chartorenji + 14-1 - 8-7 + - 9-6 - + + - - + + + - + - + n/a 1.67 Holleshoryu + 14-1 + 13-2 + - 9-6 + - + - - + - + + - + + 13 1.67 chishafuwaku - 12-3 + 11-4 + - 9-6 + + + - - + - - - - - + 10 1.49 Yarimotsu - 9-6 + 11-4 + + 13-2 + + + - - + - + + + - + 13 1.39 WAKATAKE - 10-5 - 10-5 - + 11-4 + + + + - + - - - + - - 11 1.95 Sakura - 12-3 - 9-6 + - 9-6 + + + - + + - - - + - + 13 1.63 Rocks + 13-2 - 9-6 - + 11-4 + + + - - + + + + + - + 13 1.71 Athenayama - 12-3 + 11-4 + - 9-6 + + + - - + - + - - - + 12 1.34 Hakuryuho + 13-2 - 10-5 + - 8-7 + + + + - + - + - + - + 12 1.34 Jejima + 13-2 - 10-5 + - 8-7 + + + + + + + + + + + + 16 1.87 Tameiki + 14-1 + 12-3 + + 10-5 + - + - + - + + - + + 11 Tsuchinoninjin - 11-4 - 9-6 - - 9-6 + + + - - + - + - - - - 9 1.71 8:6 7:7 11:3 5:9 12:2 11:3 14:0 5:9 3:11 13:0 3:11 10:4 7:7 8:6 3:11 11:3 Results - + - - - - - - + - + - - - - + I don't think we ever had this much disagreement about the likely results of the sanyaku rikishi before... Unfortunately Tameiki's entry included an invalid pick again, while Chartorenji didn't submit a tie-breaker prediction.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Indeed, it's the usual issue. @Doitsuyama 0-win and 0-loss rikishi require record-fixing for Kyushu, Hatsu and Haru basho.
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Hatsu 2022

    Scores for banzuke purposes: Hakuryuho 12 (11+Top) Tsuchinoninjin 12 (11+Top) Athenayama 11 (10+TB) Rocks 11 (10+TB) Profomisakari 10 Asashosakari 10 (9+TB) chishafuwaku 9 Holleshoryu 9 ryafuji 9 WAKATAKE 9 (8+TB) Jejima 8 Tameiki 8 Mmikasazuma 8 (7+TB) Total: 126 / 13 = 9.69 ---> -2 wins The banzuke for Haru 2022: Asashosakari (Ye 8-7) Y --- chishafuwaku (Oe 7-8) O Tsuchinoninjin (Ke 10-5 D) Rocks (Se 9-6) S Athenayama (Sw 9-6) Hakuryuho (Kw 10-5 Y) K Profomisakari (M2e 8-7) ryafuji (M1e 7-8) M1 Sakura (M1w kosho) WAKATAKE (M2w 7-8) M2 Holleshoryu (M4e 7-8) Tameiki (M3e 6-9) M3 Ryoshishokunin (M3w kosho) Jejima (M4w 6-9) M4 --- Sadly, we're down to one yokozuna again. Mmikasazuma's three consecutive absences (first one kosho, next two 0-0-15) left her with only one shot at kachikoshi to avoid being forcibly retired, and she fell well short of that. I hope we'll see you come back up from unranked status soon! Next up on the agenda was Athenayama, who seems to have a knack for presenting tricky post-demotion cases. A year ago it went like this: It's 9-6 again, it's one point off the winner's score again, but this time it's not jun-yusho. Given the high frequency with which players are putting up promotion-worthy results in LKS, I feel I have to be harsh and disallow the repromotion this time around. Sorry about that. Speaking of promotion-worthy results, Tsuchinoninjin's back-to-back yusho-doten scores easily cleared the bar for that, even from komusubi. It's in fact the third LKS ozeki promotion directly from K, although the other two were back in 2011 and 2012. He joins incumbent ozeki chishafuwaku, kadoban after his Hatsu MK. Meanwhile, yusho winner Hakuryuho unfortunately got stuck at komusubi due to an utter lack of other candidates to put there, but rest assured that not being sekiwake will be no more of a hurdle with the right follow-up result than it was for Tsuchinoninjin just now.
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Hatsu 2022

    Sorry this is so late again...I meant to wait to see if any more stables were going to be affected by Covid timeouts and then got sidetracked on my intended posting days. Without further ado, the lineup for Hatsu 2022, LKS's 75th edition: 1. Terunofuji 16 [score?] 2. Kotoyusho 7 3. Mitakeumi 6 [score?] 4. Atamifuji 6* 5. Abi 5 6. Asanowaka 5 7. Kanno 5* 8. Tomokaze 5 9. Kaishinmaru 5 10. Tanji 5 11. Nagata 5* 12. Shodai 4 [score?] 13. Bushozan 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 13 guys up there and the further 13 12 rikishi (6 'veterans', 6 5 newcomers (please disregard Nishihara), and returnee Kototaiki) 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 26 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 12 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. Kotoyusho KKMK 3. Mitakeumi W-L 4. Atamifuji KKMK 5. Abi KKMK 6. Asanowaka KKMK 7. Kanno KKMK 8. Tomokaze KKMK 9. Kaishinmaru KKMK 10. Tanji KKMK 11. Nagata KKMK 12. Shodai W-L 13. Bushozan KKMK TB xx ----- Good luck!
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Hatsu 2022

    Day 14 Both off-ballot rikishi Hokutoiwa and Akisada fell to MK at the final hurdle, removing Tsuchinoninjin from contention. In their exchange bout Atamifuji defeated Kotoyusho to leave the former with KK and the latter with MK, so ryafuji was out as well. And lastly, Asanowaka secured his KK in the first of two opportunities to cause Rocks to drop out of the race, too, leaving Hakuryuho as the last man standing. Congrats! It's Hakuryuho's second yusho in the last four tournaments, following up on his previous victory in Nagoya 2021. Tsuchinoninjin finishes doten runner-up with the same points total, but a playoff loss to Hakuryuho on the 7th bracket, Kanno's KK. As it happens, he found himself in the same unfortunate situation just two months prior in Kyushu as well. With all decisions already in the books, the Hatsu LKS finished one day early. The final standings: Day 15: 13/13 Decisions, TB 14 Pos Player Pts TB 1 Hakuryuho 11 13 2 Tsuchinoninjin 11 16 3 Athenayama 10 14 3 Rocks 10 14 5 Profomisakari 10 13 6 Asashosakari 9 14 7 chishafuwaku 9 12 7 Holleshoryu 9 12 7 ryafuji 9 13 10 WAKATAKE 8 14 11 Jejima 8 16 11 Tameiki 8 12 13 Mmikasazuma 7 14 An unusually high number of five players picked up the bonus point for the correct tie-breaker guess. Hard luck for ryafuji, from yusho contender to makekoshi in one day. The "new" ballot for Haru 2022 was: 1. Terunofuji 17 Kotoyusho 7 2. Mitakeumi 7 3. Atamifuji 7* 4. Abi 6 5. Asanowaka 6 6. Kanno 6* 7. Tomokaze 6 Kaishinmaru 5 8. Tanji 6 Nagata 5* Shodai 4 Bushozan 4 9. Kamito 5 10. Fujitoshi 5* 11. Tatsukaze 5 12. Moji 5* 13. Kototaiki 5** 14. Tatsuguchi 5* --- 15. Sadanoumi 4 16. Kitanowaka 4
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Hatsu 2022

    Day 11 ballot: 10th win and positive outcome for Mitakeumi, 7th loss and negative outcome (not MK yet) for ozeki Shodai off-ballot: - Day 11: 8/13 Decisions, TB 10-21 Pos Player Pts TB 1 Rocks 7 14 2 Tsuchinoninjin 6 16 3 Hakuryuho 6 13 3 Profomisakari 6 13 3 ryafuji 6 13 6 Jejima 5 16 7 Athenayama 5 14 8 chishafuwaku 5 12 8 Holleshoryu 5 12 8 Tameiki 5 12 11 Asashosakari 4 14 11 Mmikasazuma 4 14 11 WAKATAKE 4 14 Day 12 ballot: 2nd loss and negative outcome for Terunofuji, MK for Nagata off-ballot: KK for Tatsukaze, MK for Mineyaiba and Kamitani Day 12: 10/13 Decisions, TB 11-18 Pos Player Pts TB 1 Rocks 8 14 2 Hakuryuho 8 13 2 Tsuchinoninjin 8 16 4 Athenayama 7 14 5 Profomisakari 7 13 5 ryafuji 7 13 7 Asashosakari 6 14 8 Jejima 6 16 9 chishafuwaku 6 12 9 Holleshoryu 6 12 9 Tameiki 6 12 12 WAKATAKE 5 14 13 Mmikasazuma 4 14 Day 13 ballot: MK for Shodai off-ballot: KK for Kamito No change to the standings, possible TB range reduced to 12-17 Ballot rikishi remaining: 6-7 Kotoyusho and 3-3 Atamifuji (matched up on Day 14, impossible to have both finish KK), 7-6 Asanowaka Off-ballot rikishi remaining: 3-3 Hokutoiwa, 3-3 Akisada Still able to win the tournament: with MK for Asanowaka: Rocks, regardless of other outcomes with KK for Asanowaka: KK for Kotoyusho, MK for Atamifuji: Tsuchinoninjin if two KK off-ballot, otherwise ryafuji MK for Kotoyusho, KK for Atamifuji: Tsuchinoninjin if two KK off-ballot, otherwise Hakuryuho MK for both Kotoyusho and Atamifuji: ryafuji
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Hatsu 2022

    Day 8 ballot: KK (no point yet) for sekiwake Mitakeumi, KK for Tomokaze, MK for Bushozan off-ballot: KK for Kototaiki Day 8: 2/13 Decisions, TB 3-24 Pos Player Pts TB 1 Hakuryuho 2 13 1 Profomisakari 2 13 1 Rocks 2 14 1 ryafuji 2 13 1 WAKATAKE 2 14 6 Tsuchinoninjin 2 16 7 Asashosakari 1 14 7 Athenayama 1 14 7 Mmikasazuma 1 14 10 chishafuwaku 1 12 10 Holleshoryu 1 12 10 Tameiki 1 12 13 Jejima 1 16 Day 9 ballot: KK (no point yet) for yokozuna Terunofuji, KK for Kanno and Tanji off-ballot: KK for Moji and Tatsuguchi, MK (absent after 1-3) for Kotodaigo Day 9: 4/13 Decisions, TB 8-23 Pos Player Pts TB 1 Rocks 4 14 2 Hakuryuho 4 13 2 Profomisakari 4 13 4 Jejima 3 16 4 Tsuchinoninjin 3 16 6 Athenayama 3 14 6 WAKATAKE 3 14 8 ryafuji 3 13 9 Tameiki 3 12 10 Mmikasazuma 2 14 11 chishafuwaku 2 12 11 Holleshoryu 2 12 13 Asashosakari 1 14 Day 10 ballot: KK for Abi, MK for Kaishinmaru off-ballot: KK for Fujitoshi, MK for Yoshino Day 10: 6/13 Decisions, TB 10-21 Pos Player Pts TB 1 Rocks 6 14 2 Tsuchinoninjin 5 16 3 Hakuryuho 5 13 3 Profomisakari 5 13 3 ryafuji 5 13 6 Jejima 4 16 7 Athenayama 4 14 7 Mmikasazuma 4 14 7 WAKATAKE 4 14 10 chishafuwaku 4 12 10 Holleshoryu 4 12 10 Tameiki 4 12 13 Asashosakari 3 14
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Hatsu 2022

    At last and finally... Player Teru Koto Mita Atami Abi Asano Kanno Tomo Kaishin Tanji Nagata Shodai Busho TB Cons Rocks - 13-2 - - 9-6 + + - + + - + + - 8-7 - 14 1.84 chishafuwaku + 14-1 - + 10-5 + + + + + - - - + 9-6 + 12 1.19 Athenayama - 13-2 - - 9-6 + + + + + + + - - 8-7 + 14 1.44 Hakuryuho - 13-2 - + 10-5 + + + + + + + - + 9-6 - 13 1.16 Profomisakari + 14-1 - + 10-5 + + + + + + + - + 9-6 - 13 1.19 Jejima - 12-3 + + 10-5 + + + + + + + + + 9-6 + 16 1.50 Mmikasazuma + 14-1 - - 9-6 + + + + + - - + + 9-6 + 14 1.42 Holleshoryu + 15-0 - - 9-6 + + + - + - + - - 8-7 + 12 1.62 WAKATAKE + 14-1 - - 9-6 + + + + + + - - + 9-6 - 14 1.37 ryafuji - 13-2 - + 10-5 - + + + + - - + + 9-6 - 13 1.65 Tameiki + 14-1 + + 12-3 + + + + + + + - + 10-5 + 12 1.40 Tsuchinoninjin - 12-3 - + 11-4 + + + - + - + - + 9-6 - 16 0.00 Asashosakari - 13-2 - + 10-5 + + + - + - - - + 9-6 + 14 1.37 6:7 2:11 8:5 12:1 13:0 12:1 10:3 13:0 6:7 8:5 4:9 10:3 7:6 Results - - + + + + + + - + - - -
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    Trivia bits

    I had this a while ago: Six-basho dropping as a sekitori would be quite the feat.
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    Retirees after Haru 2022

    IIRC, the expansion to the sewanin positions back in 2003 was partly motivated by needing more working hands during jungyo. Since then, they've drastically curtailed the size of the travelling party for those tours, so maybe the workload just isn't there anymore. I don't have any real idea about the wakaimonogashira. Have there been relevant changes at the sumo school, perhaps, such as using more external lecturers etc., or have some of their roles been shifted to the handful of oyakata who are assigned to the school? As for (late response) Shibatayama-beya's foreigner spot, unless there's already some under the table deal with whoever is going to absorb the stable in five years, I'm skeptical about seeing a new foreigner join a heya whose owner has that little time left and no in-house successor.
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    Banzuke for Natsu 2022

    Only marginally related, but yesterday I tested how the new banzuke would work out if I treated it as one for Seki-Toto (I used to do that regularly, but not in a while now), and other than the unavoidable crunch at M1/2, my standard set of ground rules would have been sufficient to create a valid ranking all the way to J14 without a single spot that required manual intervention. That surprised even me, considering how awkward several areas of the real thing were when trying to do them Kyokai-style. (I hasten to add that I don't think it's a better ranking, since I'm accepting of a lot of things that would probably cause a ruckus in the real one. But it's definitely highly consistent.)
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Forking a copy of the Sumo Reference data has been done (without consent, AFAIK) quite a few times over the years - I think the most notable copy still up is the Japanese-only one at http://大相撲.jp/. The problem as always is that any new maintainer will have to invest the same effort into keeping the contents up to date as Doitsuyama does, with all the attendant side effects. (For instance, at the aforementioned site the rikishi IDs only match those of the DB up to the date of the forking.) Additionally the quality of the data will invariably diverge because error corrections are unlikely to be made on all forks.
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    USA National Sumo Championships

    As a foreign-born ex-pro rikishi doing amasumo there was Byamba (ex-Daishochi), of course, and for a while his compatriot ex-Maenoyu was also active in amateur competitions, with them usually travelling together. (That was before Byamba became an entertainment personality in the US.)
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    GTB Natsu 2022- Results!!

    A very flattering 53 here. Other than getting Kagayaki's non-demotion right there's not a lot in there that I'd be putting on a GTB resume.
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    Banzuke for Natsu 2022

    Only the second shikona I recall seeing whose provided reading uses ー for vowel elongation; the other was current sewanin Ranbo (Kyokai profile).
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    Banzuke for Natsu 2022

    Eek, you quoted my post with the two dumb errors still included in it.
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    Banzuke for Natsu 2022

    Ishiura getting demoted half a rank more than Meisei with a record one win better. No way that's just a joi bonus for Meisei. Ishiura might as well not have bothered coming back to the basho if that's how they were going to treat his time missed. In a related note (because that's what Ishiura's demotion resulted in), I wonder how the heck Yutakayama got away as the only non-demoted 7-8 rikishi here, given the contortions they had to go through to give everybody else one.
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    Banzuke for Natsu 2022

    Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi (New shikona in red.)
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    Banzuke for Natsu 2022

    Makushita-joi Chiyonoumi Ms1 Nishikawa Hokuseiho Ms2 Tsushimanada Chiyosakae Ms3 Hakuyozan Roga Ms4 Kinbozan Kotoyusho Ms5 Kamito Kanno Ms6 Shiden Shishi Ms7 Asagyokusei Oshoma Ms8 Akiseyama Fukai Ms9 Shonannoumi Osanai Ms10 Tomokaze Fujiseiun Ms11 Tsukahara Hikarifuji Ms12 Kainoshima Ichiki Ms13 Tochikamiyama Tochinobori Ms14 Hatooka Hamayutaka Ms15 Wakatakamoto
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    Banzuke for Natsu 2022

    Juryo Chiyomaru J1 Hidenoumi Chiyonokuni J2 Tsurugisho Mitoryu J3 Ryuden Akua J4 Tohakuryu Kitanowaka J5 Daishoho Daiamami J6 Nishikifuji Enho J7 Yago Tokushoryu J8 Asanowaka Kaisho J9 Kaisei Shimazuumi J10 Bushozan Hiradoumi J11 Daishomaru Shohozan J12 Atamifuji Chiyoarashi J13 Tochimaru Takakento J14 Churanoumi
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    Aoiyama is properly Japanese

    Kasugano hasn't had any trouble securing kabu for his many sekitori over the last decade, so I doubt Aoiyama will be limited to in-house options.
  25. I think the comment was rather about the difference from Shohozan to the next guys, who are deep in the unsalaried ranks. Not that that's really a surprise. Most old rikishi are ranked far below where they were during their prime, so somebody in upper makushita would - in most cases - be somebody that was a steady sekitori at his best. Those guys don't tend to stick around for that long when the salary goes, so below juryo you'll often find (former) makushita journeymen making up such a list. Impressive though that Aozora is still hanging on so high. He's at 71 tournaments in makushita now; as far as I can tell that's fourth all-time for guys who turned pro after university, behind Tochinoyama (86), Yanagawa (77), and Kaonishiki (74).