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  1. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2018

    Ex-sekitori through Day 12: new KK: Akua, Toyonoshima, Tokushinho, Fujiazuma, Asahisho, Chiyootori, Yoshiazuma new MK: Dewahayate, Sakigake Record Rank Shikona Heya Age Out 6-0 Ms1e Hakuyozan Takadagawa 23 1 5-1 Ms2w Enho Miyagino 23 2 kyujo Ms4e Asabenkei Takasago 29 1 3-3 Ms5e Jokoryu Kise 29 13 4-2 Ms5w Akua Tatsunami 27 3 kyujo Ms6e Terunofuji Isegahama 26 1 3-3 Ms7e Sagatsukasa Irumagawa 36 26 4-2 Ms7w Toyonoshima Tokitsukaze 35 11 2-4 Ms8w Kitaharima Yamahibiki 31 5 2-4 Ms9w Dewahayate Dewanoumi 29 12 3-3 Ms11w Higonojo Kise 33 25 3-3 Ms12e Tochihiryu Kasugano 31 3 5-1 Ms13e Daiseido Kise 25 4 0-2-4 Ms13w Amakaze Oguruma 27 2 3-3 Ms14e Satoyama Onoe 37 6 5-1 Ms14w Toyohibiki Sakaigawa 33 3 4-2 Ms16e Tokushinho Kise 34 16 3-3 Ms17e Chiyoarashi Kokonoe 27 30 5-1 Ms18e Keitenkai Onomatsu 28 35 3-3 Ms22e Nionoumi Yamahibiki 31 30 5-1 Ms22w Tenkaiho Onoe 33 13 2-4 Ms26e Yamaguchi Miyagino 29 3 4-2 Ms31e Fujiazuma Tamanoi 31 8 4-2 Ms38e Asahisho Tomozuna 28 7 4-2 Ms41e Chiyootori Kokonoe 25 4 2-4 Ms46w Sakigake Shibatayama 32 21 3-3 Ms47w Takaryu Kise 26 18 6-0 Ms49w Takayoshitoshi Takanohana 21 2 6-0 Sd11w Kagamio Kagamiyama 30 13 kyujo Sd13w Masunoyama Chiganoura 27 20 kyujo Sd30w Ura Kise 26 3 4-2 Sd32e Dairaido Takadagawa 38 71 5-1 Sd41e Hitenryu Tatsunami 34 41 4-2 Sd72e Yoshiazuma Tamanoi 41 23 3-3 Sd73e Kaonishiki Azumazeki 39 41
  2. Day 8 (results, text-only results): Since only one of the leaders appears in the first ranking section, let's start with a yusho arasoi for a change: 8-0 Sw Mitakeumi 7-1 M6e Endo, M13w Asanoyama 6-2 O1w Takayasu, M6w Chiyotairyu, M13e Tochiozan And now... 3-3-2 Kakuryu Y1 Hakuho 3-1-4 kyujo Kisenosato Y2 5-3 Goeido O1 Takayasu 6-2 O2 Tochinoshin 5-2-1 For the first time since Natsu 2006 some tournament days have had to pass without any yokozuna dohyo-iri, after both Hakuho (right leg) and Kakuryu (right elbow) joined Kisenosato on the sidelines. Ozeki Tochinoshin was also forced to withdraw with a toe injury, so we're finishing the first week with just 2 of the top 6 rikishi. Both of these remaining high-rankers are kadoban ozeki, to boot, having missed/dropped out of the May tournament. Neither Goeido nor Takayasu have looked overly impressive thus far despite their positive records, though the depleted field should mean they're very likely to finish kachikoshi and defend their rank now. The star of the basho has been one of the sekiwake, however. Mitakeumi is 8-0 for the first time in makuuchi following today's hard-fought victory over Chiyonokuni and has another prime opportunity for a breakout tournament if he can avoid collapsing the way he did six months ago, when he fell from 7-0 to 7-5 and an eventual 8-7 finish. Fellow sekiwake Ichinojo has been fighting rather listlessly on most days and finds himself down at 3-5 after showing almost zero offensive intentions against clever Takakeisho, who just out-waited the giant until he was able to attack him off-center. Consequently the most likely rikishi to join Mitakeumi at sekiwake for September is komusubi Tamawashi for the moment, sporting an impressive 5-3 record with only ozeki Takayasu still to come as a sanyaku-ranked opponent tomorrow. Shohozan on the West side has had a significantly harder time in Nagoya and stands just one loss away from returning to the maegashira slots, having been able to defeat only Ichinojo so far. Somewhat surprisingly for a basho with so few wins taken up by the sanyaku, things don't look that great among the top maegashira either; only Takakeisho (5-3) and Chiyonokuni (4-4, with those two yokozuna fusen) have non-negative records in the first three ranks. Kaisei, Endo and Chiyotairyu do have better W-L's further down, but they'll still get a dose of the sanyaku during the second week, so it's anybody's guess if they will be able to maintain course for a promotion to sanyaku themselves. Endo figures into the yusho race regardless of his sanyaku ambitions, as does low-ranked Asanoyama who looks truly genki for perhaps the first time again after his 10-5 top division debut last September. He's not been getting tested against stiffer opposition yet, but it should not be long now - if he collects his kachikoshi tomorrow, a higher-ranked aite may await him by Day 11. 3-5 Ichinojo S Mitakeumi 8-0 5-3 Tamawashi K Shohozan 1-7 2-6 Shodai M1 Kotoshogiku 3-5 3-5 Ikioi M2 Chiyonokuni 4-4 2-6 Abi M3 Takakeisho 5-3 5-3 Kaisei M4 Kagayaki 3-5 3-5 Daishomaru M5 7-1 Endo M6 Chiyotairyu 6-2 4-4 Takarafuji M7 Daieisho 4-4 M8 5-3 Myogiryu M9 Yutakayama 5-3 M10 M11 Onosho 5-3 M12 6-2 Tochiozan M13 Asanoyama 7-1 Nagoya basho features two debutants in the top division, and neither has had it easy so far: Kotoeko and Meisei have only managed to collect two wins apiece, and it's looking almost certain that both will be taking a trip back to juryo for the next honbasho. All other rikishi may save themselves with a 3-4 second week, so the list of demotables could end up rather short this time. On first-week form the main candidates outside the two rookies are arguably sophomore Kyokutaisei, who has looked outclassed in the middle of the division, and veteran Yoshikaze, whose sumo has been completely devoid of any spark this basho, something rarely (if ever) seen from him before. On the flipside, it doesn't seem as though the promotion race in juryo will be producing an excess of contenders anyway. Takanoiwa has been pacing the field at 7-1 in his third tournament since returning from his injury issues, but everybody else already needs to post a 4-3 finish at minimum to end with a credible record. 39-year-old Aminishiki surprises once again and stands at 6-2 - you look at his sumo and you think "why don't his opponents know what's coming, and if they do, why doesn't anybody know how to defend against it?" but for now it's working again, and he could well reset his own oldest-return-to-makuuchi record yet again. Kotoyuki also looks significantly improved and may be another candidate to secure a makuuchi return (but we've seen him turn bad at a day's notice often enough), while youngster Takanosho has a chance to crown his slow 5-basho ascent through juryo with the ticket to the top division for the first time. M5 Yoshikaze 0-8 (2) ... (1) 3-5 Chiyoshoma M8 Kyokutaisei 1-7 (3) M9 (2) 3-5 Chiyomaru M10 Nishikigi 4-4 (1) (2) 3-5 Aoiyama M11 (2) 4-4 Sadanoumi M12 Arawashi 3-5 (3) M13 (5) 2-6 Kotoeko M14 Okinoumi 4-4 (3) (3) 4-4 Ishiura M15 Ryuden 4-4 (3) (3) 5-3 Hokutofuji M16 Meisei 2-6 (6) (6) 2-6 Takekaze J1 Akiseyama 1-7 (7) (5) 4-4 Daiamami J2 Takagenji 3-5 (6) (4) 5-3 Kotoyuki J3 Takanoiwa 7-1 (2) (4) 6-2 Takanosho J4 Aminishiki 6-2 (4) (6) 4-4 Daishoho J5 Hidenoumi 4-4 (6) (7) 4-4 Seiro J6 Kyokushuho 5-3 (6) (7) 4-4 Tsurugisho J7 Azumaryu 4-4 (7) (~) 4-4 Shimanoumi J8 Yago 5-3 (7) J9 J10 Terutsuyoshi 5-3 (~) (~) 5-3 Chiyonoo J11 Mitoryu 5-3 (~) The juryo ranks include two newcomers as well, and their fortunes have come together rather differently through Day 8. Chiyonoumi has seemed completely at home, fighting well even in his losses, but Churanoumi's sumo has been looking just a bit short of juryo quality against nearly every opponent, and if you don't catch any lucky breaks either, that means a 1-7 record like he's sporting right now. He'll need to run the table through week two to avoid getting demoted, and it sure doesn't look like that's going to happen. Kizenryu, the sole juryo returnee in Nagoya, unfortunately won't be picking up that elusive KK in his 9th attempt either in all likelihood. Veteran Homarefuji also finds himself in great danger, and in fact it's the second time running as he started off Natsu basho 2-9 and needed three late wins and a load of banzuke luck just to stick around for this basho. At 3-5 (and one of those wins a fusensho, to boot) it's looking pretty bad for him. All other lower juryo rikishi appear on course to maintain their spots, with the possible exception of Tokushoryu whose 2-6 record might even flatter him a bit, based on the low quality of his performances...the needed 3-4 finish isn't quite a given for him, although I suspect that he'll unleash his veteran powers and do enough to stay in the end. Definitely headed down is Sokokurai whose full kyujo due to a persistent foot injury will be sending him to makushita or intai, ending a six-year sekitori career (not counting the two-year layoff). The top 5 makushita ranks started off the tournament in depleted fashion with juryo-demoted Asabenkei kyujo right away, and highly regarded Murata also had to drop out in the meantime with an apparent knee injury, having gone winless before. Hakuyozan, who didn't receive the same banzuke luck courtesy as Homarefuji, has been making a strong case for an immediate return and finds himself kachikoshi already. Enho also appears in good shape and will likely need to add just one more victory to his 3-1 tally to secure a return to juryo as well. The rest of the top 5 ranks look somewhat iffy. We could be in for some additional promotions from lower than usual, with Ms6w Irodori perhaps able to take advantage of the promotion zoners' weak results, while 9-year makuuchi veteran Toyohibiki has a shot at securing the promotion via yusho as he attempts to battle back from his untimely arrhythmia problems that caused his demotion from juryo back in January. (1) 4-4 Shimanoumi J8 (3) 2-6 Tokushoryu J9 Gagamaru 3-5 (2) (x) kyujo Sokokurai J10 Terutsuyoshi 5-3 (1) (1) 5-3 Chiyonoo J11 Mitoryu 5-3 (1) (2) 5-3 Wakatakakage J12 Chiyonoumi 5-3 (2) (5) 2-6 Kizenryu J13 Tobizaru 5-3 (2) (5) 3-5 Homarefuji J14 Churanoumi 1-7 (7) 4-0 Hakuyozan Ms1 Murata 0-4 (x) 2-3 Gokushindo Ms2 Enho 3-1 1-3 Ichiyamamoto Ms3 Kiribayama 2-2 (x) kyujo Asabenkei Ms4 Wakamotoharu 1-3 3-1 Jokoryu Ms5 Akua 2-2 (x) kyujo Terunofuji Ms6 Irodori 3-1 ... Ms14 Toyohibiki 4-0 Explanation of symbols used: numbers = wins needed until favourable outcome (getting promoted / not getting demoted) o = favourable outcome achieved x = favourable outcome definitely missed ~ = favourable outcome missed "by the numbers", but still achievable through banzuke luck
  3. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2018

    Juryo yusho race: 11-1 J3w Takanoiwa 10-2 J4e Takanosho 9-3 --- 8-4 J3e Kotoyuki, J13w Tobizaru The listed four rikishi were all successful on Day 12, while Kokonoe duo Chiyonoo and Chiyonoumi fell to 7-5 and are definitely out of contention now. Of course, the chances for Kotoyuki and Tobizaru are mostly theoretical as well, given the three-win gap to the leader. Day 13 brings us: Takanoiwa - Tobizaru, Takanosho - Wakatakakage (J12e 7-5), and Kotoyuki - Chiyonoumi (J12w 7-5). Lower division yusho races: 6-0 Ms1e Hakuyozan (Takadagawa) 6-0 Ms49w Takayoshitoshi (Takanohana) 6-0 Sd11w Kagamio (Kagamiyama) 6-0 Sd47e Kototebakari (Sadogatake) 6-0 Sd91e Sasakiyama (Kise) 6-0 Jd35w Sadanohikari (Sakaigawa) 6-0 Jd46e Kawamoto (Kasugano) 6-0 Jd81e Rao (Tatsunami) 6-0 Jk28e Tsushida (Tokitsukaze) 6-0 Jk29w Roman (Tatsunami) No surprises here. It's five pairings straight down the ranks, including the cross-divisional matchup between Sasakiyama and Sadanohikari. Trivia note: Tsushida vs Roman will be the very first match on Day 13. This is only the second time since 1989 that the jonokuchi yusho will be decided in such fashion, following Kyushu 2010. (There was also a 6-0 vs 6-0 opening bout in Haru 1997, but that tournament had three 6-0 rikishi in jonokuchi so it wasn't a yusho decider.)
  4. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2018

    Day 12 (results, text-only results): Yusho arasoi: 11-1 Sw Mitakeumi 10-2 --- 9-3 O1e Goeido, M9w Yutakayama, M13e Tochiozan, M13w Asanoyama 3-3-6 Kakuryu Y1 Hakuho 3-1-8 kyujo Kisenosato Y2 9-3 Goeido O1 Takayasu 8-4 O2 Tochinoshin 5-2-5 The day started off so well for Mitakeumi: Both pursuers Tochiozan and Asanoyama lost in rather decisive fashion, to Myogiryu and Kaisei respectively, opening up a three-loss gap. However, an unclear finish plus questionable mono-ii decision in the leader's match with ozeki Takayasu led to him taking his first loss of the basho, so the race stands essentially unchanged after all. (I'm in the "should have been a torinaoshi" camp, for what little that's worth.) Takayasu did clinch his kachikoshi with that result and can rest a little easier for the remainder of the basho as well as Aki. He didn't catch up to fellow ozeki Goeido, however, who countered a badly mistimed pulling attempt by opponent Endo for a quick 9th win. Goeido is even back in the yusho race now (along with surprise addition Yutakayama - five straight wins), and can still personally reduce the gap to one loss tomorrow. Ichinojo appears to be interested in getting kachikoshi after all and is now on three wins in a row following a classic Ichinojo-style defeat of Kagayaki. That might spell bad news for komusubi Tamawashi's promotion aspirations, although still less bad news than his kotenage has spelled for his opponents' elbows this basho...Chiyonokuni did not appear to be in a good way following their match and it remains to be seen if he'll try to tough it out or withdraw from the tournament. Takakeisho and Chiyotairyu had an amusing bout, which can be summarized as thus from Takakeisho's perspective: push - crouch - push - crouch - push - crouch - push - fake crouch - slapdown. It was a match between two contenders for promotion to sanyaku, and Chiyotairyu is now likely out of the race as there are too many strong candidates ahead of him, while Takakeisho joined Kaisei in achieving kachikoshi today. Ikioi also remains well-placed following today's victory over Takarafuji. 6-6 Ichinojo S Mitakeumi 11-1 7-5 Tamawashi K Shohozan 3-9 (x) M1 7-5 Ikioi M2 Chiyonokuni 6-6 M3 Takakeisho 8-4 8-4 Kaisei M4 M5 8-4 Endo M6 Chiyotairyu 7-5 M7 M8 8-4 Myogiryu M9 Yutakayama 9-3 ... (x) 9-3 Tochiozan M13 Asanoyama 9-3 (x) They've decided to delay Mitakeumi's last maegashira matchup for another day, after all, so it's Goeido for him on Day 13. He will not yet clinch the yusho in any case, even if he defeats the ozeki, as pursuers Tochiozan and Yutakayama are also paired up. Asanoyama for his part meets Myogiryu. It was a rather forgettable day for the maegashira at risk of demotion. They combined for a 2-7 record, and that includes the result of the direct meeting between Chiyomaru and Yoshikaze, which has left the former safe for Aki and the latter winless. The sole other winner was Okinoumi who managed to completely reverse a strong pushing attack by Nishikigi. Meisei's loss against Daieisho sent him to makekoshi, and being ranked in the very last spot it likely sealed his demotion; the candidate list from juryo isn't that weak that he might survive here now. Kotoeko is also nominally demotable after his one-sided loss to juryo Takanoiwa, but he might still have some small hope with three straight closing wins. Arawashi looked outclassed by Kyokutaisei and has next to no margin for error remaining as well. Meanwhile we get to welcome youngster Takanosho to the world of the top division; the 23-year-old reached double-digit wins against juryo debutant Chiyonoumi and his promotion should not be in doubt now. Kotoyuki achieved his kachikoshi today and stands a good chance to join on the way up. The rest of the contenders remain rather ill-placed, though we've now reached a stage in the basho where a (three-day) winning streak by somebody wouldn't come hugely unexpected. (Obligatory: Go Akiseyama!) M5 Yoshikaze 0-12 (2) ... (1) 3-9 Chiyoshoma M8 M9 (o) 5-7 Chiyomaru M10 M11 M12 Arawashi 3-9 (3) M13 (~) 3-9 Kotoeko M14 Okinoumi 6-6 (1) (2) 5-7 Ishiura M15 Ryuden 6-6 (1) M16 Meisei 4-8 (x) J1 Akiseyama 5-7 (3) (~) 5-7 Daiamami J2 Takagenji 5-7 (~) (1) 8-4 Kotoyuki J3 Takanoiwa 11-1 (o) (o) 10-2 Takanosho J4 Aminishiki 7-5 (3) (3) 7-5 Daishoho J5 Hidenoumi 7-5 (3) J6 Kyokushuho 6-6 (x) (x) 6-6 Tsurugisho J7 Homarefuji likely punched his ticket to juryo with loss #9 against Hidenoumi today; as iffy as the makushita race has been, it seems almost impossible that they won't find somebody to replace a guy who has 9 losses at J14. Churanoumi continues to hang on by his fingernails after defeating Seiro, while Kizenryu has joined him in banzuke purgatory now, having lost to Aminishiki. And that's all she wrote about potential demotion candidates - Tokushoryu and Wakatakakage secured their continued juryo presence on Day 12, so we'll be down to just the three active candidates and absent Sokokurai for the last three days of the basho. Down in makushita it was Irodori who kept his name in the list of potential lucky promotees from outside the top 5, while opponent Sagatsukasa dropped to 3-3. (o) 5-7 Tokushoryu J9 (x) kyujo Sokokurai J10 J11 (o) 7-5 Wakatakakage J12 (~) 3-9 Kizenryu J13 (x) 3-9 Homarefuji J14 Churanoumi 4-8 (~) (o) 6-0 Hakuyozan Ms1 3-3 Gokushindo Ms2 Enho 5-1 (o) Ms3 Kiribayama 3-3 Ms4 3-3 Jokoryu Ms5 Akua 4-2 Ms6 Irodori 4-2 Ms7 Toyonoshima 4-2 Nobody is getting sent up from makushita to juryo for Day 13, but the published matches do confirm that Kiribayama and Akua will be appearing up there on either Day 14 or 15. Gokushindo and Jokoryu may be joining them, or alternatively play off for one kachikoshi and possible promotion against each other. Other than Hakuyozan's yusho decider, none of the listed makushita rikishi will be in action tomorrow.
  5. Videos Nagoya 2018 - Promo + Days 1-12

    The time-lapse transition fade in Ikioi-Takarafuji might be the most psychedelic thing you've ever included in your videos.
  6. Trivia bits

    Exactly one makuuchi yusho has been decided in a playoff between two rikishi who met on Day 1 for their regular bout; the corresponding playoff bout is here. (Inspired by the juryo yusho race between Takanoiwa and Takanosho. It's happened a few more times in that division.)
  7. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    28-year-old Yuki is in his 8th makushita basho - he has never been kachikoshi there before, but stands at 3-3 now, with his kachi/make decider likely to come on Day 14. His only previous KK opportunity came in tournament #5 a year and a half ago. (The active leader is Ishida who was never kachikoshi in 9 makushita appearances, and hasn't been there in two years now, so he'll likely retire with that streak intact.)
  8. Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Nagoya 2018

    Day 12 No scoring decisions today, but two more rikishi have failed in their quest to join the Aki basho ballot: Veterans Hitachigo and Amatsu are both 2-4 now, ending their KK streaks at 4.
  9. Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Nagoya 2018

    In time for the business end of the World Cup, here's LKS with its own squad of eleven for you to project and follow: 1. Ichiyamamoto 8* 2. Daishoho 6 3. Takagenji 6 4. Tomokaze 6* 5. Ichinojo 5 [score?] 6. Chiyonoumi 5 7. Miyazakiyama 5 8. Takiguchi 5 9. Tochinoshin 4 [score?] 10. Kyokutaisei 4 11. Akiseyama 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 11 guys up there and the further 9 rikishi (7 'veterans' and 2 newcomers...well, one newcomer and one 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 20. 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 10 tie-breakers if needed: Correctly predicted rikishi, one-by-one in ballot order, i.e. starting at Ichiyamamoto. 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.
  10. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Some bogus information seemingly floating around elsewhere that Mitakeumi would be the new fastest-to-makuuchi-yusho record holder with 21 tournaments if he wins, beating Takanohana and Asashoryu's 23. Leaving aside the fact that nobody relevant counts makushita tsukedashi starters towards the same record lists as rikishi who had to start from maezumo, the top three by MsTd are actually already: 15 Wajima 16 Kotomitsuki 21 Dejima (And personally I'd count Takanohana and Asashoryu as 24; the maezumo tournaments get counted towards all other speed records, so it would be odd not to do it for this.)
  11. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    First juryo kachikoshi for Tobizaru in his 4th tournament there. With 3 MK he was waiting on the third-longest streak among active rikishi (following Kizenryu's 9 and Sakigake's 5).
  12. Sumo World Championships 2018

    A truly brilliant decision to clash this with a tournament by the pros, even more so as it's taking place in nearly the same time zone this year. That's the way to build an audience for the sport. Hopefully they'll at least archive the live streams. Edit: The linked Youtube stream now appears to be for the adult competition on Sunday.
  13. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2018

    Juryo yusho race: 10-1 J3w Takanoiwa 9-2 J4e Takanosho 8-3 --- 7-4 J3e Kotoyuki, J11e Chiyonoo, J12w Chiyonoumi, J13w Tobizaru We're arguably down to two contenders now after Kotoyuki and Chiyonoo weren't able to keep up with the winning frontrunners. With only four days to go it would take quite the collapse by Takanoiwa just to allow the 7-4's to get into playoff contention. Day 12 sees Takanoiwa go up into makuuchi early, but just for a visit against struggling Kotoeko for now. Takanosho meets Chiyonoumi, Kotoyuki and Chiyonoo are paired up, and Tobizaru faces Mitoryu (J11w 6-5). Lower division yusho races (Day 11 results and links to video where available): 6-0 Ms1e Hakuyozan (Takadagawa) 5-1 Ms24e Daishoryu (Oitekaze) 5-1 Ms34w Tomisakae (Isegahama) 6-0 Ms49w Takayoshitoshi (Takanohana) 6-0 Sd11w Kagamio (Kagamiyama) 5-1 Sd26e Byakko (Azumazeki) 6-0 Sd47e Kototebakari (Sadogatake) 5-1 Sd61e Saio (Nishikido) 5-1 Sd86e Torakio (Naruto) 6-0 Sd91e Sasakiyama (Kise) 5-1 Jd10w Shuji (Kise) 6-0 Jd35w Sadanohikari (Sakaigawa) 6-0 Jd46e Kawamoto (Kasugano) 5-1 Jd71e Daishosei (Oitekaze) 6-0 Jd81e Rao (Tatsunami) 5-1 Jd100w Sakura (Takadagawa) 5-1 Jd106e Terunosato (Tagonoura) 6-0 Jk28e Tsushida (Tokitsukaze) 6-0 Jk29w Roman (Tatsunami) Most of the 10 race matches turned out to be fairly one-sided. Tomisakae gave it all he had but Takayoshitoshi just proved too strong, and Daishoryu stood little chance against Hakuyozan. Should hopefully be a good match for the makushita yusho on Day 13, both leaders certainly look to be of juryo strength. The sandanme bouts featured only foregone conclusions, with Kagamio fully in control of Byakko, Kototebakari on defense just briefly before he overpowered Saio, and Torakio (with a big ol' arm and shoulder taping) having absolutely nothing to offer against Sasakiyama. The best match(es) of the bunch was delivered by Sadanohikari and Shuji who had to go through a redo to determine the winner. Lanky Mongolian Sadanohikari was on the offensive in both matches and won the rematch decisively. The earliest four pairings were all over quickly with the favourites winning, leaving aside the strange false stop by the gyoji in Roman's bout that was already mentioned elsewhere. So, that's 10 unbeaten rikishi at 6-0 now, the right number to match them all up directly. And given the respective ranks of the contenders I would be surprised if something else happened. Sasakiyama and Sadanohikari are close enough with a 44-rank difference to be paired up across divisions, with the winner enabling a playoff in his division, and makushita and jonokuchi should see straight yusho-deciding bouts. (The only conceivable alternative would be to put the lowest-ranking contender in both sandanme and jonidan against a higher-ranked 5-1 opponent, but I don't see what would be gained by that.)
  14. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2018

    Day 11 (results, text-only results): Yusho arasoi: 11-0 Sw Mitakeumi 10-1 --- 9-2 M13e Tochiozan, M13w Asanoyama 3-3-5 Kakuryu Y1 Hakuho 3-1-7 kyujo Kisenosato Y2 8-3 Goeido O1 Takayasu 7-4 O2 Tochinoshin 5-2-4 Mitakeumi smartly neutralized opponent Kaisei's main offensive weapons en route to another decisive victory, so it's now 11-0 for the yusho leader. Both low-ranked pursuers did their part to maintain some modicum of suspense, however, with Tochiozan defeating Chiyotairyu in a merry-go-round pulling battle and Asanoyama grabbing hold of Nishikigi before patiently marching him out. Only one ozeki can celebrate shedding the kadoban tag today, and it's Goeido who went into full-on Goeido desperation mode and tried to rush his opponent off the dohyo in split-seconds. Lucky for him the opponent was Daishomaru who didn't have any response to it. Takayasu on the other hand ran into a suddenly reawakened Ichinojo and found himself at the receiving end of a powerful shove that dropped the ozeki to 7-4. The big winner of the day in the sanyaku promotion race was Ikioi as the only one among the top four maegashira contenders to win today; he defeated komusubi Tamawashi after torinaoshi, overcoming a 4-10 H2H history. Chiyonokuni lost to the other komusubi, already-MK Shohozan, while Takakeisho was defeated by Endo. The latter may still get back into the race himself if he goes back to winning now, after his Day 9/10 losses had seemed to end his hopes already. Kotoshogiku had to withdraw from the action with an arm injury and thus picked up his makekoshi via fusenpai. 5-6 Ichinojo S Mitakeumi 11-0 6-5 Tamawashi K Shohozan 3-8 (x) M1 Kotoshogiku 3-8 (x) 6-5 Ikioi M2 Chiyonokuni 6-5 M3 Takakeisho 7-4 7-4 Kaisei M4 M5 8-3 Endo M6 Chiyotairyu 7-4 M7 M8 7-4 Myogiryu M9 Yutakayama 8-3 ... 9-2 Tochiozan M13 Asanoyama 9-2 As mentioned by earlier posts, they're starting off Mitakeumi's top three bouts a day early by putting him against ozeki Takayasu for Day 12. It's possible indeed that they're simply trying to alternate Mitakeumi and Ichinojo's ozeki matchups, but it does also mean they have bought themselves another day (and possibly two) to determine the yusho leader's last maegashira opponent. It had looked as though the default candidate, Endo, was fading, which didn't leave any obvious choice. The two M13's are arguably too low to get picked, and ironically the fact that there are two of them probably makes it even less likely. We'll see if the Day 13 torikumi brings us Mitakeumi-maegashira or already Mitakeumi-Goeido in a few hours. Mitakeumi-Takayasu did get turned into an inspired choice by today's events, although I'm not sure they really expected Takayasu to miss the kachikoshi. Among the pursuers it's Asanoyama who gets an upper-ranked opponent for tomorrow in Kaisei, after it was Tochiozan's turn with Chiyotairyu today (he meets Myogiryu now). Meisei avoided the makekoshi for a second day, this time against Chiyomaru, so there's still no definite demotion. Fellow debutant Kotoeko was less fortunate and got overpowered by higher-ranked Takarafuji, and he is now MK. Both of them will need to win all remaining matches in order to stay in makuuchi. Things have also turned ugly for Arawashi, with a basho record of 5 straight losses, followed by three wins (in which he looked pretty good), and now three one-sided losses again. To add insult to injury, Aoiyama shoved him into the third row today. Yoshikaze continues to be without any wins in Nagoya, and it's all getting rather late and desperate for him at this stage. Today's Yoshikaze defeater was Kyokutaisei and he can now look forward to more top division action back in Tokyo. Okinoumi and Ishiura took crucial steps to secure their own survival, beating Daieisho and Chiyoshoma respectively. With what seems like 3 or 4 slots becoming available in the end, the race should be on in juryo. But there's not much of that, and it may turn out that some endangered maegashira will get to stay with subpar records. The two juryo frontrunners did win on Day 11, so Takanoiwa (surviving a hectic match with Terutsuyoshi) is now 10-1 and absolutely certain to return to makuuchi, and Takanosho (beating Chiyonoo) improved to 9-2 and can also start to plan for his makuuchi debut. Kotoyuki got slapped down by demotion-threatened Tokushoryu, but he's still in a good position to earn the promotion, while everybody else already needs to win at least 3 out of 4 to have any chance, and all 4 matches to be credible candidates. The Akiseyama kachikoshi quest is still on, however, now with 4 wins from 0-7. M5 Yoshikaze 0-11 (2) ... (1) 3-8 Chiyoshoma M8 Kyokutaisei 4-7 (o) M9 (1) 4-7 Chiyomaru M10 M11 M12 Arawashi 3-8 (3) M13 (4) 3-8 Kotoeko M14 Okinoumi 5-6 (2) (2) 5-6 Ishiura M15 Ryuden 6-5 (1) (o) 8-3 Hokutofuji M16 Meisei 4-7 (4) J1 Akiseyama 4-7 (4) (4) 5-6 Daiamami J2 Takagenji 4-7 (~) (2) 7-4 Kotoyuki J3 Takanoiwa 10-1 (o) (1) 9-2 Takanosho J4 Aminishiki 6-5 (4) (4) 6-5 Daishoho J5 Hidenoumi 6-5 (4) (x) 5-6 Seiro J6 Kyokushuho 6-5 (~) (~) 6-5 Tsurugisho J7 ... (x) 7-4 Chiyonoo J11 Both J14 fell to 3-8 makekoshi today, Homarefuji against Chiyonoumi and Churanoumi to Tsurugisho. Both are now obviously demotable if there's a need, but with Sokokurai already headed down and Kizenryu potentially getting a terrible record as well, it might still be slightly possible to survive with a 7-8 finish. Kizenryu for his part finally won again after six straight losses, but it may all be too little too late. The rest of the candidate field was thinned out considerably. Chiyonoumi, Tobizaru (vs. Aminishiki) and Gagamaru (vs. Takekaze) reached safe shores, and Tokushoryu is also almost safe after today's victory over Kotoyuki. Wakatakakage remained at one needed win as he lost to makushita visitor Kiribayama in a totally crazy bout. Kiribayama isn't the only one to be 3-3 down there now; Gokushinho prevailed against ex-juryo Dewahayate and he can also still hope to ascend to the paid ranks. The head-to-head meeting between Akua and Jokoryu was decided in favour of the less prominent ex-sekitori with the aquatic name. Ordinarily that would be curtains for Jokoryu's promotion hopes, but in this basho he could well have a shot even with just 4 wins from Ms5. Of course, he'll need to win his final match now. (FWIW, Nikkan Sports even opined today that Toyonoshima is in the running for a lucky promotion; he's currently 4-2 at Ms7w. Irodori faces Ms7e Sagatsukasa on Day 12, and I might well include the winner of that and Toyonoshima in the table for the last few days.) Hakuyozan and Enho were also in action, both victorious, so the former continues to gun for the yusho and the latter is now certain to return to juryo. (1) 4-7 Tokushoryu J9 Gagamaru 5-6 (o) (x) kyujo Sokokurai J10 J11 (1) 6-5 Wakatakakage J12 Chiyonoumi 7-4 (o) (4) 3-8 Kizenryu J13 Tobizaru 7-4 (o) (~) 3-8 Homarefuji J14 Churanoumi 3-8 (~) (o) 6-0 Hakuyozan Ms1 3-3 Gokushindo Ms2 Enho 5-1 (o) Ms3 Kiribayama 3-3 Ms4 3-3 Jokoryu Ms5 Akua 4-2 Ms6 Irodori 3-2 Kotoshogiku's exit from the basho means there's no need for makushita rikishi in juryo now, so no such matches are on the Day 12 schedule. Barring further withdrawals, they will need an even number of fill-ins for the last three days, and I would guess they will be sending all of Gokushindo/Kiribayama/Jokoryu/Akua up there.
  15. New Game Discussion

    Based on your sumo games and forums participation track record from the last decade, are you sure you're even going to be here in two months?
  16. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Banshunada (4-1) vs Roman (5-0). Does it really count as a torinaoshi if... (Alternative description: Almost as embarrassing as making the wrong public announcement on jungyo.)
  17. Persistence Watch - 2018 edition

    (2017 here) A day belated, the nakabi standings of our intrepid persisters in the first basho of 2018: Shikona Heya Debut MK Current Rank Highest Rank Record Win% Last Basho This Basho Hattorizakura Shikihide Aki 2015 14 Jonokuchi 24 West Jonokuchi 18 1-93-1 0.011 0-7 0-4 Sawanofuji Isegahama Haru 2016 10 Jonokuchi 8 West Jonidan 110 16-59 0.213 2-5 3-1 Satoiazuma Tamanoi Kyushu 2014 5 Jonokuchi 23 West Jonidan 100 13-26-7 0.333 Mz 1-4 2-2 Chiyotaiko Kokonoe Haru 2017 4 Jonokuchi 2 West Jonokuchi 2 11-21 0.344 3-4 1-3 Toyama Musashigawa Haru 2017 4 Jonokuchi 4 West Jonokuchi 4 11-21 0.344 3-4 2-2 Sekizukayama Tagonoura Haru 2017 4 Jonokuchi 6 West Jonokuchi 6 9-24 0.273 3-4 1-3 Kotoimagawa Sadogatake Haru 2017 4 Jonokuchi 9 East Jonokuchi 9 8-24 0.250 2-5 2-2 Hayasaka Tokitsukaze Haru 2017 5 Jonokuchi 10 West Jonokuchi 10 7-25 0.219 1-6 0-4 Matsuoka Azumazeki Haru 2017 4 Jonokuchi 24 East Jonokuchi 16 7-13-12 0.350 0-1-6 1-3 Koreyasu Asakayama Natsu 2017 3 Jonokuchi 4 East Jonokuchi 4 10-15 0.400 3-4 1-3 Nakano Miyagino Haru 2017 3 Banzuke-gai Jonokuchi 8 9-12-7 0.429 0-0-7 Mz 1-5 Sawanofuji has picked up where he left off in Kyushu, getting a lucky schedule full of fellow persisters but also scoring wins against them. This is the first time ever that he's got to the 3-win mark - will he go all the way and break the KK barrier as well? The rest of the lineup is the usual mixed bag of middling and less than middling records, which may or may not produce a KK between them somewhere. (Spoiler: Toyama is 3-2 after Day 9.) Nakano has immediately returned to action after falling off the banzuke after Kyushu, and while he has looked pretty hapless there, let's keep in mind that he actually had three consecutive 3-4 records before. (If you ever needed evidence that the average maezumo session is of a significantly higher standard than jonokuchi...)
  18. Rikishi Status Nagoya 2018 - Day 13

    Damage to his left arm biceps and triceps muscles, 3 weeks treatment expected.
  19. Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Nagoya 2018

    Day 11 Our lower-division members have finished up their LKS duties early: 23-year-old sandanme Takiguchi scored his 4th win today to complete his 6th straight kachikoshi. It's quite an impressive streak actually from somebody who struggled with upper jonidan before - he's in mid-sandanme now, and depending on how his last bout goes, he'll have moved up between 125 and 140 ranks in that year. Leaving us, on the other hand, is Miyazakiyama whose KK streak ended with a 2-4 today. Just 5 players correctly expected Takiguchi's KK, and as all five unfortunately also predicted kachikoshi for Miyazakiyama, nobody managed to score both available points. Day 11: 5/11 Decisions, TB 3-15 Pos Player Pts TB 1 Tsuchinoninjin 3 6 2 Asashosakari 3 9 3 Gurowake 3 10 4 WAKATAKE 3 11 5 Bumpkin 2 9 5 Tenshinhan 2 9 7 Holleshoryu 2 11 7 kuroimori 2 11 7 Mmikasazuma 2 11 7 Pandaazuma 2 11 7 Sakura 2 11 12 Rocks 2 12 13 Achiyama 2 13 14 Tsubame 2 15 15 Ryoshishokunin 1 11 16 chishafuwaku 1 12 16 Profomisakari 1 12 16 ryafuji 1 12
  20. Games Talk Nagoya 2018

    As always, the only sure win in Quad is with two fusensho. (Not true, actually - I once had two fusensho available but no gambitable bout...)
  21. Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Nagoya 2018

    Day 10 Ozeki Tochinoshin won't be rejoining the basho, so it's now assured that he'll not only miss his 10-5 target record, but also finish makekoshi altogether and drop out of LKS again. And among makushitans it's also bye-bye for Ichiyamamoto who fell to 2-4 in his visit to juryo, while Tomokaze clinched his kachikoshi at 4-1 so he'll be with us again in September. With the Ichiyamamoto MK largely unexpected, nobody managed to score all three points today. Day 10: 3/11 Decisions, TB 2-16 Pos Player Pts TB 1 Tsuchinoninjin 2 6 2 Asashosakari 2 9 2 Bumpkin 2 9 4 Gurowake 2 10 5 WAKATAKE 2 11 6 Tenshinhan 1 9 7 Holleshoryu 1 11 7 kuroimori 1 11 7 Mmikasazuma 1 11 7 Pandaazuma 1 11 7 Ryoshishokunin 1 11 7 Sakura 1 11 13 chishafuwaku 1 12 13 Rocks 1 12 15 Achiyama 1 13 16 Tsubame 1 15 17 Profomisakari 0 12 17 ryafuji 0 12
  22. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2018

    I'm sorry, next time I'll tailor my workflow to your expectations.
  23. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2018

    Decided to flip the order around to get the lower division summary done before the Day 11 bouts started taking place. Day 10 (results, text-only results): Yusho arasoi: 10-0 Sw Mitakeumi 9-1 --- 8-2 M13e Tochiozan, M13w Asanoyama (Current Japanese hope, former Japanese hope, future Japanese hope?) 3-3-4 Kakuryu Y1 Hakuho 3-1-6 kyujo Kisenosato Y2 7-3 Goeido O1 Takayasu 7-3 O2 Tochinoshin 5-2-3 It's now a two-win lead for sekiwake Mitakeumi who comprehensively defeated Kagayaki for his 10th straight victory. Asanoyama lost decisively to fellow former top collegiate Hokutofuji and had to yield the direct pursuer's spot. He's joined at 8-2 only by his M13 mate Tochiozan after an easy win over Ishiura. Takayasu (against Kaisei) and Endo (against surging Chiyonokuni) fell back to 7-3 records. Goeido now has the same line after beating Shohozan, so both he and Takayasu only require one more shiroboshi to remain ozeki. Shohozan's loss was also his makekoshi-clincher so the first sanyaku slot has become available. And Day 10 dutifully turned up the heat on the promotion race, with all the main contenders improving their scores: Aside from Kaisei and Chiyonokuni the torikumi also saw victories for Ikioi over Shodai and Takakeisho over Abi, both matches close to "blink and you'll miss it" territory. Both losing rikishi fell to makekoshi with that. Sekiwake Ichinojo was the latest beneficiary of a matchup with zenpai Yoshikaze, although he actually seemed to believe he'd already lost it. Could anything be more typical Ichinojo? At 4-6 he's still got a lot of work to do just to stay in sanyaku, let alone reach kachikoshi; both ozeki and Mitakeumi still await him. Komusubi Tamawashi has the opposite record after defeating Kotoshogiku and continues to be a likely heir of the sekiwake slot if Ichinojo can't KK. Meanwhile it's been announced that injured Tochinoshin won't be rejoining the tournament after all, so he'll be taking up residence on the kadoban carousel for September. 4-6 Ichinojo S Mitakeumi 10-0 6-4 Tamawashi K Shohozan 2-8 (x) (x) 2-8 Shodai M1 Kotoshogiku 3-7 5-5 Ikioi M2 Chiyonokuni 6-4 (x) 2-8 Abi M3 Takakeisho 7-3 7-3 Kaisei M4 Kagayaki 3-7 (x) (x) 3-7 Daishomaru M5 7-3 Endo M6 Chiyotairyu 7-3 (x) 4-6 Takarafuji M7 Daieisho 4-6 (x) M8 7-3 Myogiryu M9 Yutakayama 7-3 ... 8-2 Tochiozan M13 Asanoyama 8-2 Very favourable matchups for both ozeki tomorrow as they seek their kachikoshi refuge: Takayasu goes against Ichinojo, while Goeido faces Daishomaru. Mitakeumi's next opponent en route to his hoped-for yusho is Kaisei. Debutants Meisei and Kotoeko finally won again after four and five days respectively, so they're not yet makekoshi but still almost certain to fall back to juryo in the end. Meisei's opponent Arawashi, as well as Ishiura (third straight loss) and Okinoumi (fourth straight), all found themselves losing today, and their place in the demotion race should be assured for the rest of the basho; all three will need to win 3 times in 5 days to definitely avoid juryo. Aoiyama and Sadanoumi (beating Okinoumi) can plan for another makuuchi appearance in September, however. The juryo division sees its first credible promotion claim after today: Takanoiwa improved to 9-1 at Aminishiki's expense and also maintained his spot atop the yusho race. Takanosho clinched kachikoshi and is in a very good position to secure his makuuchi debut, possibly even with just one more win if the lower maegashira results continue to be bad. Kotoyuki rounds out the small field of strong candidates with today's victory against Gagamaru (who may not be sekitori for much longer on this year's form). After today's loss Aminishiki now needs four wins "by the numbers" and three wins for sure to have a shot at promotion. Ditto for Daiamami whose small 3-day winning streak came to its end against Kyokushuho. All others will likely depart the list over the next few days. (I'm rooting for Akiseyama to finish 8-7 though.) M5 Yoshikaze 0-10 (2) ... (1) 3-7 Chiyoshoma M8 Kyokutaisei 3-7 (1) M9 (1) 4-6 Chiyomaru M10 (o) 5-5 Aoiyama M11 (o) 6-4 Sadanoumi M12 Arawashi 3-7 (3) M13 (4) 3-7 Kotoeko M14 Okinoumi 4-6 (3) (3) 4-6 Ishiura M15 Ryuden 6-4 (1) (1) 7-3 Hokutofuji M16 Meisei 3-7 (5) (x) 2-8 Takekaze J1 Akiseyama 3-7 (5) (4) 5-5 Daiamami J2 Takagenji 4-6 (5) (2) 7-3 Kotoyuki J3 Takanoiwa 9-1 (o) (2) 8-2 Takanosho J4 Aminishiki 6-4 (4) (5) 5-5 Daishoho J5 Hidenoumi 5-5 (5) (~) 5-5 Seiro J6 Kyokushuho 6-4 (5) (~) 5-5 Tsurugisho J7 Azumaryu 4-6 (x) (x) 5-5 Shimanoumi J8 Yago 5-5 (x) J9 J10 (~) 7-3 Chiyonoo J11 Mitoryu 6-4 (x) Kizenryu lost to Tsurugisho and is the first makekoshi in juryo, and even though he's not demotable yet it appears virtually impossible for him to go on a 5-bout winning streak here, which is what it'll take now. Homarefuji finds himself in the same predicament after today's match with Chiyonoo. Churanoumi even had the unenviable task of needing 7 straight wins as of two days ago, but for now he's hanging in there; yesterday's victory over Yago was followed by another one against Azumaryu today. Young(ish) hope Ichiyamamoto visited juryo for the first time today, but it won't be an occasion that created happy memories - he is now makekoshi thanks to Chiyonoumi and won't be competing for the promotion slots this basho. The same fate befell Wakamotoharu in makushita, where a lengthy battle with Satoyama resulted in him getting pulled down via shitatehineri in the end. Jokoryu also competed unsuccessfully today and dropped to 3-2, as did outside contender Irodori. (2) 3-7 Tokushoryu J9 Gagamaru 4-6 (1) (x) kyujo Sokokurai J10 Terutsuyoshi 6-4 (o) J11 (1) 6-4 Wakatakakage J12 Chiyonoumi 6-4 (1) (5) 2-8 Kizenryu J13 Tobizaru 6-4 (1) (5) 3-7 Homarefuji J14 Churanoumi 3-7 (5) (o) 5-0 Hakuyozan Ms1 2-3 Gokushindo Ms2 Enho 4-1 (x) 2-4 Ichiyamamoto Ms3 Kiribayama 2-3 Ms4 Wakamotoharu 1-4 (x) 3-2 Jokoryu Ms5 Akua 3-2 Ms6 Irodori 3-2 It's looking quite likely that there will be banzuke luck to go around here, although it's not yet sure who will benefit from it. Neither the potential lucky survivors in juryo nor the possible lucky promotees from makushita look all that deserving at their current record trajectories. In any case, the series of rank-based crossover matches continues with #6, so tomorrow will see Kiribayama going up against Wakatakakage, hoping to avoid his makekoshi. Gokushindo is also in action at 2-3, and Jokoryu and Akua even meet directly.
  24. Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    If his giving up early is an intentional ploy, it worked for the first time in about 20 attempts...
  25. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2018

    The former sekitori after 10 days. new KK: Enho, Daiseido, Keitenkai, Hitenryu new MK: Yamaguchi Still three yusho contenders. Record Rank Shikona Heya Age Out 5-0 Ms1e Hakuyozan Takadagawa 23 1 4-1 Ms2w Enho Miyagino 23 2 kyujo Ms4e Asabenkei Takasago 29 1 3-2 Ms5e Jokoryu Kise 29 13 3-2 Ms5w Akua Tatsunami 27 3 kyujo Ms6e Terunofuji Isegahama 26 1 3-2 Ms7e Sagatsukasa Irumagawa 36 26 3-2 Ms7w Toyonoshima Tokitsukaze 35 11 1-4 Ms8w Kitaharima Yamahibiki 31 5 2-3 Ms9w Dewahayate Dewanoumi 29 12 2-3 Ms11w Higonojo Kise 33 25 3-2 Ms12e Tochihiryu Kasugano 31 3 4-1 Ms13e Daiseido Kise 25 4 0-2-3 Ms13w Amakaze Oguruma 27 2 2-3 Ms14e Satoyama Onoe 37 6 4-1 Ms14w Toyohibiki Sakaigawa 33 3 3-2 Ms16e Tokushinho Kise 34 16 3-2 Ms17e Chiyoarashi Kokonoe 27 30 4-1 Ms18e Keitenkai Onomatsu 28 35 3-2 Ms22e Nionoumi Yamahibiki 31 30 4-1 Ms22w Tenkaiho Onoe 33 13 1-4 Ms26e Yamaguchi Miyagino 29 3 3-2 Ms31e Fujiazuma Tamanoi 31 8 3-2 Ms38e Asahisho Tomozuna 28 7 3-2 Ms41e Chiyootori Kokonoe 25 4 2-3 Ms46w Sakigake Shibatayama 32 21 2-3 Ms47w Takaryu Kise 26 18 5-0 Ms49w Takayoshitoshi Takanohana 21 2 5-0 Sd11w Kagamio Kagamiyama 30 13 kyujo Sd13w Masunoyama Chiganoura 27 20 kyujo Sd30w Ura Kise 26 3 4-1 Sd32e Dairaido Takadagawa 38 71 4-1 Sd41e Hitenryu Tatsunami 34 41 3-2 Sd72e Yoshiazuma Tamanoi 41 23 3-2 Sd73e Kaonishiki Azumazeki 39 41