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  1. good day all, The 2018 prize is getting packaged to send to our co-champions Itachi & Toratorii. It's time for the once-a-year invite to the easiest picking (guessing) sumo game ever. No need for daily picks, no need for pre-basho picks; just a pair of picks will last a whole year! Here's how it works. The symbolic TORCH starts with the last rikishi and last rank on the 2019 HATSU BANZUKE (rikishi/rank at the bottom of jonokuchi). If the rikishi wins his bout (called a TORCH MATCH), he keeps the TORCH. If he loses, the TORCH is passed to the winner. Through the year, the TORCH will eventually make way up the banzuke as it is always passed to the winner. The object of the game is to pick the one rank and one rikishi you think will end up with the most points throughout the year's six bashos. Points are awarded to every rikishi and rank involved in a TORCH MATCH; and to players who finish closest to the FINAL TORCH position at the end of the year. FINAL TORCH POINTS AT THE END OF THE 2019 KYUSHU BASHO: 25 points if you picked the final TORCH holding rikishi. 25 points if you picked the final TORCH holding rank. PLUS... 10 points to the player(s) closest to the final TORCH holding rikishi. 10 points to the player(s) closest to the final TORCH holding rank. 9 points to the 2nd closest picks. 8 points to the 3rd closest picks. 7 points to the 4th closest picks. 6 points to the 5th closest picks. 5 points to the 6th closest picks. 4 points to the 7th closest picks. 3 points to the 8th closest picks. 2 points to the 9th closest picks. 1 point to the 10th closest picks. (so if my math is correct, a minimum of 110 points (55 rank/55 rikishi) are guaranteed to be handed out at the end of the year) TORCH MATCH POINTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR: 3 points for every TORCH MATCH your chosen rikishi wins. 3 points for every TORCH MATCH your chosen rank wins. 1 point for every TORCH MATCH your chosen rikishi loses. 1 point for every TORCH MATCH match your chosen rank loses. The player with the most points at the end of the year will get a prize. For historical reference, here's where the torch ended up in previous years: 2006, J2w 2007, Ms33w (highest position J7w) 2008, J7e (highest position J6w) 2009, J5e (highest position J3e) 2010, Ms58e (highest position J3e) 2011, J6e (highest position J4w) 2012, J2e (highest position J1e) 2013, Ms48e (highest position Ms4e) 2014, Ms49e (highest position Ms3e) 2015, J6w (highest position J1w) 2016, J11e (highest position J6e) 2017, Ms10w (highest position J13w) 2018, Ms8e (highest position J2e) Highest number of points: 59 by Profomisakari in 2009. To play, please submit: 1) the rikishi you think will get the most points between now and the end of the 2019 Kyushu Basho. and 2) the rank you think will get the most points between now and the end of the 2019 Kyushu Basho. The deadline for entries is one minute before the first TORCH MATCH starts... JST. Send new entries or updated entries to shimodahito(at)yahoo.com, by message on the forum, or post on this sumo forum thread. For players who miss the deadline, your 2018 picks will carry over to TORCHBEARER 2018 (as long as your rikishi pick is still active). A "wildcard" drone pick, by default will be the lowest rikishi and rank on the HATSU BANZUKE and cannot be selected by any other player. Good luck! The game is painless...one rank pick, one rikishi pick... no daily picks needed…. And a prize. Ten+ years and still going! -shimodahito
  2. ...working on banzuke now... gotta get the prizes out... rules and invitation to 2019 TORCHBEARER coming soon. Thanks all!
  3. good day all, The 2019 TORCH prize is ready to be sent out. Although I don’t keep stats, I’m quite sure we hit a record for the most players accumulating TORCH MATCH POINTS this year. Kedevash had a slim lead over a long list of players. It’s now time to award the end-of-year FINAL TORCH POINTS. To recap the rules for end-of-year TORCH POINTS, 25 points are awarded if you picked the FINAL TORCH position. Additional points are awarded to the next 10 closest picks. (10 points to the closest pick, down to 1 point for the 10th closest pick). We’ll start with the END-OF-YEAR TORCH POINTS for RANK. Itachi & Toratorii made the correct TORCH RANK pick at MAKUSHITA 8 EAST for 25 points; but Shikona, Taiga, Domichi & Konrad were only one rank off the mark for 10 points. Even the leader going into the final day, kedevash, earned 7 points. In all, 22 players earned FINAL TORCH RANK points. MAKUSHITA 1 EAST........ MAKUSHITA 1 WEST........ MAKUSHITA 2 EAST........ MAKUSHITA 2 WEST........ MAKUSHITA 3 EAST........ MAKUSHITA 3 WEST........(3 points: Gibuten & Oshirokita & ronnie) MAKUSHITA 4 EAST........ MAKUSHITA 4 WEST........ MAKUSHITA 5 EAST........(5 points: Taikobana) MAKUSHITA 5 WEST........ MAKUSHITA 6 EAST........(7 points: kedevash) MAKUSHITA 6 WEST........(8 points: Lord Chozo) MAKUSHITA 7 EAST........(9 points: Ayagawa & Obana & Tenshinhan) MAKUSHITA 7 WEST........(10 points: Shikona & Taiga) FINAL TORCH RANK: MAKUSHITA 8 EAST...(25 points: Itachi & Toratorii) MAKUSHITA 8 WEST........(10 points: Domichi & Konrad) MAKUSHITA 9 EAST........(9 points: Pandaazuma) MAKUSHITA 9 WEST........(8 points: Hoshihitomi) MAKUSHITA 10 EAST....... MAKUSHITA 10 WEST.......(6 points: Nantonoyama) MAKUSHITA 11 EAST....... MAKUSHITA 11 WEST.......(4 points: Rocks) MAKUSHITA 12 EAST....... MAKUSHITA 12 WEST....... MAKUSHITA 13 EAST.......(2 points: Achiyama & Jakusotsu) MAKUSHITA 13 WEST....... MAKUSHITA 14 EAST....... MAKUSHITA 14 WEST....... MAKUSHITA 15 EAST.......(1 point: Saruyama) The FINAL TORCH RANK points put Itachi & Toratorii into the lead with 28 points, kedevash in 2nd place with 25 points, and Tenshinhan in 3rd place with 17 points. Next, the END-OF-YEAR TORCH POINTS for RIKISHI. There was no 25-point awardee as no one picked the correct final TORCH RIKISHI, AKUA. In all, 15 players earned FINAL TORCH RIKISHI points with Gibuten and Naganoyama coming the closest. JOKORYU.......(1 point: Shatsume) TOYONOSHIMA..... GOKUSHINDO...... SHIMANOUMI....(3 points: Gurowake) TOMOKAZI......(4 points: Mmimikasazuma & Rocks/Gansekiiwa) GAGAMARU..... (5 points: Chisaiyama & Daughter of Sukubidubidu) DAISEIDO........ TOYHIBIKI....... IRODORI......... TAMAKI.......... SAGATSUKASA..... SHIBA........... KAGAMIO......... SOKOKURAI....... CHURANOUMI....(8 points: Pandaazuma) TOMISAKAE....... TOKUSHINHO...... WAKAMOTOHARU..(10 points: Gibuten) KOTODAIGO....... FINAL TORCH RIKSHI: AKUA............ SEIRO........... KOTOKAMATANI..(10 points: Naganoyama) SATOYMA.......(9 points: Yubinhaad) TAKAYOSHITOSHI.. KIZENRYU........ KOTOKUZAN....... ASAKOKI......... AKINOHANA....... KIRIBAYAMA....(7 points: Unkonoyama) HOMAREFUJI...... KAISHO.......... RYUKO.........(6 points: Konrad & Obana) HIGONOJO........ HORYUYAMA....... KAITO........... RYUSEI.......... NAKAZONO......(2 points: ronnie) NOGAMI.......... TSURUBAYASHI..(1 point: Getayukata) With all the points added, our final standings: standings: 28 points – Itachi 28 points – Toratorii 25 points – kedevash 21 points – Unkonoyama 20 points – Chisaiyama 17 points – charliki (Gibuten) 17 points – Pandaazuma 17 points – Tenshinhan 16 points – Konrad 15 points – Getayukata 15 points – Obana 14 points – hitotsubushi 14 points – Naganoyama 14 points – Suwihuto 12 points – Shatsume 12 points – Taikoubana 11 points -- Daughter of Sukubidubidu 11 points – Shitamachi 11 points – Tsuchinoninjin 10 points – Domichi 10 points – Shikona 10 points – Taiga 9 points – Ayagawa 9 points – Lord Chozo 9 points – ronnie 9 points – Yubinhaad 8 points – Ganzekiiwa (Rocks) 8 points – Kintamayama 8 points – Hoshihitomi 8 points – kuroimori 8 points – Mmikasazuma 8 points – Sakura 7 points – Andonishiki 7 points – Gurowake 7 points – Jejima 7 points – Oshirokita 6 points – Haidouzo 6 points – Nantoyama 5 points – orandashoho 5 points – Profomisakari 4 points – Ganzohnesushi 4 points – Holleshoryu 4 points – McBugger 4 points – Tsukiko 2 points – Achiyama 2 points – Jakusotsu 2 points – Saruyama 1 point – Jason 1 point – Cydrome 1 point – Fatakiyama 1 point – kotoshikona 1 point – Mutsu’ohideki 1 point – Pitinosato 1 point – Ryoshishokunin 1 point – Senkoho 1 point -- Shokikogi 1 point – Sukubidubidu 1 point – Wamahada 1 point – Yoohoo 1 point – yorikiried by fate For the first time, we have co-champions, who were able to sneak into the final TORCH match and win to get the bullseye and win with only 28 total points. Kudos also to charliki, Ganzekiiwa, Konrad, Obana, Pandaazuma, & ronnie, who were all able to earn FINAL TORCH RANK and FINAL TORCH RIKISHI points. …For those keeping tabs on how often the 25-point TORCH bullseye is achieved: 2011 – 3 2012 – 1 2015 – 3 2016 – 3 2017 – 2 2018 – 2 Thanks for participating and I hope you all can update your pick or, if a new player, submit a pick for next year. You can send your TORCHBEARER 2018 picks to me now, or wait until the Hatsu banzuke is released. An invite (with rules for new players) will be out soon. Pick one rank and one rikishi where you think the TORCH will be at the end of the year. This sumo game has a prize. New players are always welcome. Itachi & Toratorii are the 2018 TORCHBEARER yusho winners! Again, thanks. -shimodahito
  4. Good day all, Here are the TORCH match points results. Next, I’ll be calculating the final TORCH position points to see who won: DAY 14: Makushita 4 East Shiba (3-3) passes the TORCH to Makushita 8 East Akua (3-3) [Itachi & Toratorii 3 points] DAY 15: no TORCH match standings: 18 points – kedevash 15 points – Chisaiyama 14 points – Unkonoyama 14 points – Getayukata 14 points – hitotsubushi 14 points – Suwihuto 11 points – Shatsume 11 points – Shitamachi 11 points – Tsuchinoninjin 8 points – Kintamayama 8 points -- kuroimori 8 points – Sakura 8 points – Tenshinhan 7 points – Andonishiki 7 points – Jejima 7 points – Taikoubana 6 points -- Daughter of Sukubidubidu 6 points – Haidouzo 5 points – orandashoho 5 points – Profomisakari 4 points – charliki 4 points – Ganzohnesushi 4 points – Gurowake 4 points – Holleshoryu 4 points – McBugger 4 points -- Mmikasazuma 4 points – Naganoyama 4 points – Oshirokita 4 points – Ronnie 4 points – Tsukiko 3 points – Itachi 3 points – Toratorii 1 point – Jason 1 point – Cydrome 1 point – Fatakiyama 1 point – kotoshikona 1 point – Lord Chozo 1 point – Mutsu’ohideki 1 point – Pitinosato 1 point – Ryoshishokunin 1 point – Saruyama 1 point – Senkoho 1 point -- Shokikogi 1 point – Sukubidubidu 1 point – Wamahada 1 point – Yoohoo 1 point – yorikiried by fate
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    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-15

    With guest announcer Darth Vader, joining for the Nishikigi-Takarafuji bout! You keep referring Ryuden as "the Warrior".... very appropriate for one of Kofuji's adopted rikishi.
  6. Good day al The final TORCH match of the season has arrived (unless there's an 8th-match Juryo match for the winner). Two players have the last chance to collect some match points, and maybe even the bullseye TORCH points. Day 14: RIKISHI SHIBA vs AKUA RANK MAKUSHITA 4 EAST vs MAKUSHITA 8 EAST Player(s) up for points: Itachi’s rank pick is MAKUSHITA 8 EAST Toratorii’s rank pick is MAKUSHITA 8 EAST a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match standings: 18 points – kedevash 15 points – Chisaiyama 14 points – Unkonoyama 14 points – Getayukata 14 points – hitotsubushi 14 points – Suwihuto 11 points – Shatsume 11 points – Shitamachi 11 points – Tsuchinoninjin 8 points – Kintamayama 8 points -- kuroimori 8 points – Sakura 8 points – Tenshinhan 7 points – Andonishiki 7 points – Jejima 7 points – Taikoubana 6 points -- Daughter of Sukubidubidu 6 points – Haidouzo 5 points – orandashoho 5 points – Profomisakari 4 points – charliki 4 points – Ganzohnesushi 4 points – Gurowake 4 points – Holleshoryu 4 points – McBugger 4 points -- Mmikasazuma 4 points – Naganoyama 4 points – Oshirokita 4 points – Ronnie 4 points – Tsukiko 1 point – Jason 1 point – Cydrome 1 point – Fatakiyama 1 point – kotoshikona 1 point – Lord Chozo 1 point – Mutsu’ohideki 1 point – Pitinosato 1 point – Ryoshishokunin 1 point – Saruyama 1 point – Senkoho 1 point -- Shokikogi 1 point – Sukubidubidu 1 point – Wamahada 1 point – Yoohoo 1 point – yorikiried by fate
  7. Will anyone have a shot at 25 points for the final TORCH position? Here's the current situation: DAY 9: Makushita 2 East Toyohibiki (1-3) defeats Makushita 6 East Tomisakae (1-3) [kedevash 1 point] DAY 10: no TORCH match DAY 11: Makushita 2 East Toyohibiki (2-3) passes the TORCH to Makushita 4 East Shiba (2-3) DAY 12: no TORCH match DAY 13: no TORCH match standings: 18 points – kedevash 15 points – Chisaiyama 14 points – Unkonoyama 14 points – Getayukata 14 points – hitotsubushi 14 points – Suwihuto 11 points – Shatsume 11 points – Shitamachi 11 points – Tsuchinoninjin 8 points – Kintamayama 8 points -- kuroimori 8 points – Sakura 8 points – Tenshinhan 7 points – Andonishiki 7 points – Jejima 7 points – Taikoubana 6 points -- Daughter of Sukubidubidu 6 points – Haidouzo 5 points – orandashoho 5 points – Profomisakari 4 points – charliki 4 points – Ganzohnesushi 4 points – Gurowake 4 points – Holleshoryu 4 points – McBugger 4 points -- Mmikasazuma 4 points – Naganoyama 4 points – Oshirokita 4 points – Ronnie 4 points – Tsukiko 1 point – Jason 1 point – Cydrome 1 point – Fatakiyama 1 point – kotoshikona 1 point – Lord Chozo 1 point – Mutsu’ohideki 1 point – Pitinosato 1 point – Ryoshishokunin 1 point – Saruyama 1 point – Senkoho 1 point -- Shokikogi 1 point – Sukubidubidu 1 point – Wamahada 1 point – Yoohoo 1 point – yorikiried by fate
  8. Good day all, The pace has slowed since Mk2E Toyohibiki beat J14E Shimanoumi and put the TORCH back in Makushita. DAY 7: no TORCH match. DAY 8: no TORCH match. Will 2018 end with the TORCH in Makushita? It doesn’t matter to our clever leader kedevash! Day 9: RIKISHI TOYOHIBIKI vs TOMISAKAE RANK MAKUSHITA 2 EAST vs MAKUSHITA 6 EAST Player(s) up for points: kedevash’s rank pick is MAKUSHITA 6 EAST a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match standings: 17 points – kedevash 15 points – Chisaiyama 14 points – Unkonoyama 14 points – Getayukata 14 points – hitotsubushi 14 points – Suwihuto 11 points – Shatsume 11 points – Shitamachi 11 points – Tsuchinoninjin 8 points – Kintamayama 8 points -- kuroimori 8 points – Sakura 8 points – Tenshinhan 7 points – Andonishiki 7 points – Jejima 7 points – Taikoubana 6 points -- Daughter of Sukubidubidu 6 points – Haidouzo 5 points – orandashoho 5 points – Profomisakari 4 points – charliki 4 points – Ganzohnesushi 4 points – Gurowake 4 points – Holleshoryu 4 points – McBugger 4 points -- Mmikasazuma 4 points – Naganoyama 4 points – Oshirokita 4 points – Ronnie 4 points – Tsukiko 1 point – Jason 1 point – Cydrome 1 point – Fatakiyama 1 point – kotoshikona 1 point – Lord Chozo 1 point – Mutsu’ohideki 1 point – Pitinosato 1 point – Ryoshishokunin 1 point – Saruyama 1 point – Senkoho 1 point -- Shokikogi 1 point – Sukubidubidu 1 point – Wamahada 1 point – Yoohoo 1 point – yorikiried by fate