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    TORCHBEARER 2022: invitation, rules, and your picks

    good day, The following TORCH picked rikishi have retired. The TORCH players who picked them will need to update their picks, or be marked as absent. This list may get an update after the Hatsu Basho is released. Good luck! INTAI Asahisho (picked by Fatakiyama) INTAI Kirinoryu (picked by Andreas21) INTAI Oisato (picked by Tsubame) INTAI Ryuko (picked by Taikoubana) pick submitted! INTAI Sagatsukasa (picked by Bugman) INTAI Shonanzakura (former Hattorizakura) (picked by Mutsu’ohideki) -shimodahito
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    TORCHBEARER Banzukes ... finally

    Good day all, TORCHBEARER started in 2008 with just 20 players. Since it has grown every year since then, I've decided to create a banzuke. Some years it seemed easier to get points than others so adjustments had to be made in determining the final W-L records. This post will focus on 2008 (other years will follow in later posts). First, the player, the number of points in TORCHBEARER 2008, and win-loss record I assigned: Terarno..................17,...15-0 Jejima...................17,...15-0 j.maciel.................14,...14-1 Mmikasazuma..............13,...13-2 Ganzohnesushi............10,...12-3 Daughter of Sukubidubidu..7,...11-4 crall.....................6,...10-5 Maguroyama................2,....8-7 kaiguma...................2,....8-7 wildcard..................2,....8-7 Profomisakari.............1,....7-8 Ekigozan..................0,....0-15 Hasurami..................0,....0-15 Konizan (Konrad)..........0,....0-15 Gusoyama..................0,....0-15 Vikanohara................0,....0-15 Oshirokita................0,....0-15 Hitosubushi...............0,....0-15 shimodahito...............0,....0-15 Peterao...................0,....0-15 With this end-of-2008 data, the 2009 banzuke is: Terarno...........M1.....Jejima j.maciel..........M2.....Mmikasazuma Ganzohnesushi.....M3.....Daughter of Sukubidubidu crall.............M4.....Maguroyama kaiguma...........M5.....wildcard Profomisakari.....M6 Unspecified Juryo: Ekigozan..........J.....Hasurami Konizan (Konrad)..J.....Gusoyama Vikanohara........J.....Oshirokita Hitosubushi.......J.....shimodahito Peterao...........J According to my records, j.maciel, Mmikasazuma, Maguroyama, kaiguma, Ekigozan, Hasurami never played TORCHBEARER again. If they did, it was under another shikona so let me know so I can adjust the future banzukes. Thanks.
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    TORCHBEARER Banzukes ... finally

    Here is the 2022 Banzuke!! No new ozeki or yokozuna, but Gurowake, now in a sanyaku slot, is the leading candidate for ozeki promotion. MAKUUCHI: Pandaazuma.................O.................Chisaiyama Hitotsubushi...............S...................Gurowake Kintamayama................S Naganoyama.................K...Daughter of Sukubidubidu ...........................K...................Achiyama Shitamachi................M1.................Fatakiyama Sukubidubidu..............M2....................Cydrome Torideyama/Yoohoo.........M3.................Unkonoyama Yubinhaad.................M4...................Haidouzo Kuroimori.................M5.....................Konrad Profomisakari.............M6..............Ganzohnesushi Wamahada..................M7...........charliki/Gibuten Chishafuwaku..............M8...................Saruyama Shokikogi.................M9................Hoshihitomi Domichi...................M10...............shimodahito Jejima....................M11..................Suwihuto Umigame...................M12....................Itachi Pitinosato................M13................Jesinofuji Jason.....................M14................Furanohana Mmikasazuma...............M15............Tsuchinoninjin Kitanoedo.................M16 JURYO: Senkoho..................J1..................itchyknee Amamaniac................J2................Andonishiki Kiritsubaki..............J3.........yorikiried-by-fate Taiga....................J4.....................Sakura Terarno..................J5................Kotoshikona Takanorappa..............J6.................Oshirokita Nantonoyama..............J7.............Ryoshishokunin Fujisan..................J8..................Toratorii Kaito....................J9....................Ayagawa ronnie(Gawasukotto)......J10...............orandashoho Tenshinhan...............J11.....................Obana Akōgyokuseki.............J12...............Hakuhonofan Screeching Owl...........J13.................Shio-kago Benihana.................J14...............ChickyStarr MAKUSHITA: Yukiarashi..............Ms1...............Holleshoryu Aled-ap-Tomos...........Ms2..................Shatsume kedevash................Ms3................Kosimazaki Kofuji/ICAN.............Ms4...................Tsubame Munjeezy................Ms5....................Ajisen Rocks(Gansekiiwa).......Ms6..............Chankomafuji Nekonishiki.............Ms7................Taikoubana Inhashi.................Ms8.................Houmanumi Wakatake................Ms9.....................rhyen Tsukiko.................Ms10....................Derek Sagi....................Ms11.............code_number3 Bumpkin.................Ms12.................Uinseann Tochiyatsu/nelimw.......Ms13................Joaoiyama nomadwolf...............Ms14............Mustu’ohideki crall...................Ms15..................ryafuji Bugman..................Ms16.................McBugger Andreas21...............Ms17...............Athenayama Lord Chozo..............Ms18...............Rufakiyama Churaumi................Ms19....................dingo Shikona.................Ms20.................umbriel2 wildcard................Ms21..................Kintaro Getayutaka..............Ms22...............Leonishiki teo_heel................Ms23..................Kameumi Johnofuji...............Ms24...............MumboJumbo Akinomaki...............Ms25...............Kaioshoryu Asterix.................Ms26..................Godango Hakuryuhu...............Ms27............hakutoizakura Huschnu.................Ms28..............Karasukurai wolfgangho..............Ms29 SANDANME: .......................Sd JONIDAN: Jakusotsu..............Jd JONOKUCHI: Taka...................Jk BANZUKE GAI: Vikanohara Time to update your picks.... or, if you're a new player, submit an entry. See the invitation thread. This game has a prize – congrats to ChickyStarr for the 2021 win. -shimodahito
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    TORCHBEARER Banzukes ... finally

    The 2021 (current) Banzuke with records added... MAKUUCHI: Pandaazuma.(8-7)............O.................(9-6).Chisaiyama Achiyama.(7-8)..............S..............(11-4).Hitotsubushi Kintamayama.(9-6)...........S....................(0-15).Konrad Profomisakari.(0-15)........K...(8-7).Daughter of Sukubidubidu Naganoyama.(9-6)............M1.......(0-15).charliki.(Gibuten) Fatakiyama.(8-7)............M2.................(0-15).Saruyama Gurowake.(12-3).............M3..............(0-15).Hoshihitomi Sukubidubidu.(9-6)..........M4..............(0-15).shimodahito Kuroimori.(7-8).............M5.........(8-7).Torideyama/Yoohoo Unkonoyama.(8-7)............M6...................(0-15).Itachi Pitinosato.(0-15)...........M7...............(12-3).Shitamachi Chishafuwaku.(7-8)..........M8.................(9-6).Yubinhaad Haidouzo.(9-6)..............M9..................(11-4).Cydrome Wamahada.(8-7)..............M10............(9-6).Ganzohnesushi Shokikogi.(8-7).............M11...........(absent).Kiritsubaki yorikiried-by-fate.(absent).M12.................(absent).Taiga Andonishiki.(0-15)..........M13...................(8-7).Jejima Domichi.(9-6)...............M14...............(7-8).Furanohana Mmikasazuma.(7-8)...........M15...........(7-8).Tsuchinoninjin JURYO: Jason.(8-7).................J1..............(0-15).Nantonoyama Ryoshishokunin.(0-15).......J2...................(9-6).Umigame Toratorii.(0-15)............J3....................(7-8).Sakura Terarno.(7-8)...............J4......(0-15).ronnie(Gawasukotto) Senkoho.(8-7)...............J5...............(0-15).Tenshinhan Obana.(0-15)................J6................(7-8).Oshirokita Kotoshikona.(8-7)...........J7...........(0-15).Screeching Owl Holleshoryu.(absent)........J8...................(7-8).Ayagawa Suwihuto.(11-4).............J9...............(0-15).Yukiarashi Kosimazaki.(absent).........J10..............(11-4).Jesinofuji Kitanoedo.(11-4)............J11..................(9-6).Fujisan Ajisen.(absent).............J12.............(0-15).Kofuji/ICAN Tsubame.(0-15)..............J13..............(8-7).orandashoho Kaito.(9-6).................J14...............(absent).Inhashi MAKUSHITA: Hakuhonofan.(8-7)..........Ms1..............(13-2).itchyknee Akōgyokuseki.(9-6).........Ms2..............(12-3).Amamaniac Benihana.(8-7).............Ms3..............(0-15).Houmanumi Takanorappa.(10-5).........Ms4..............(absent).Bumpkin Tsukiko.(0-15).............Ms5..................(0-15).Derek Sagi.(0-15)................Ms6............(absent).nomadwolf Uinseann.(0-15)............Ms7................(absent).crall kedevash.(8-7).............Ms8................(9-6).Shatsume Mustu’ohideki.(0-15).......Ms9................(0-15).ryafuji Bugman.(0-15)..............Ms10..........(absent).Lord Chozo Rufakiyama.(absent)........Ms11......(8-7).Rocks(Gansekiiwa) wildcard.(N/A).............Ms12.............(absent).Shikona Munjeezy.(9-6).............Ms13.............(13-2).Shio-kago Chankomafuji.(9-6).........Ms14.........(11-4).Aled-ap-Tomos Leonishiki.(absent)........Ms15............(9-6).Nekonishiki Kameumi.(absent)...........Ms16...............(0-15).Kintaro Getayutaka.(0-15)..........Ms17.............(8-7).Taikoubana McBugger.(7-8).............Ms18..............(0-15).teo_heel Johnofuji.(0-15)...........Ms19..................(8-7).rhyen Wakatake.(9-6).............Ms20............(0-15).MumboJumbo Akinomaki.(0-15)...........Ms21..............(7-8).Andreas21 Athenayama.(7-8)...........Ms22...........(14-1).ChickyStarr Churaumi.(7-8).............Ms23...........(8-7).code_number3 dingo.(7-8)................Ms24............(0-15).Kaioshoryu umbriel2.(7-8).............Ms25................. SANDANME: Jakusotsu.(absent).........Sd JONIDAN: Taka.(absent)..............Jd JONOKUCHI: Vikanohara.(absent)........Jk SHIN DESHI: Tochiyatsu/nelimw...(9-6) Joaoiyama...........(9-6) Asterix............(0-15) Godango............(0-15) Hakuryuhu..........(0-15) hakutoizakura......(0-15) Huschnu............(0-15) Karasukurai........(0-15) wolfgangho.........(0-15) As I work the new banzuke, now is the time to update your picks for the TORCHBEARER 2022 season. And new players are very welcome. Don’t hesitate to enter (see separate thread for entrees). -shimodahito
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    TORCHBEARER Banzukes ... finally

    good day all, Here's a recap of the 2021 results and win-loss assigned. Both of our current Ozeki (Chisaiyama & Pandaazuma) had winning records. ChickyStarr.................34,.....(14-1) Shio-kago...................24,.....(13-2) Gurowake....................22,.....(12-3) itchyknee...................22,.....(12-3) Shitamachi..................21,.....(12-3) Amamaniac...................20,.....(12-3) Cydrome.....................17,.....(11-4) Jesinofuji..................17,.....(11-4) Kitanoedo...................17,.....(11-4) Hitotsubushi................16,.....(11-4) Suwihuto....................16,.....(11-4) Aled ap Tomos...............15,.....(11-4) Takanorappa.................13,.....(10-5) Chankomafuji................11,.....(9-6) Ganzohnesushi...............11,.....(9-6) Kintamayama.................11,.....(9-6) Chisaiyama..................10,.....(9-6) Umigame.....................10,.....(9-6) Akōgyokuseki.................9,.....(9-6) Domichi......................9,.....(9-6) Fujisan......................9,.....(9-6) Naganoyama...................9,.....(9-6) Sukubidubidu.................9,.....(9-6) Tochyatsu....................9,.....(9-6) Yubinhaad....................9,.....(9-6) Nekonishiki..................8,.....(9-6) Shatsume.....................8,.....(9-6) Haidouzo.....................7,.....(9-6) Joaoiyama....................7,.....(9-6) Kaito........................7,.....(9-6) Munjeezy.....................7,.....(9-6) Wakatake.....................7,.....(9-6) code_number3.................5,.....(8-7) Pandaazuma...................5,.....(8-7) rhyen........................5,.....(8-7) Rocks/Gansekiiwa.............5,.....(8-7) Wamahada.....................5,.....(8-7) Benihana.....................4,.....(8-7) Daughter of Sukubidubidu.....4,.....(8-7) Fatakiyama...................4,.....(8-7) Hakuhonofan..................4,.....(8-7) Jason........................4,.....(8-7) Jejima.......................4,.....(8-7) kedevash.....................4,.....(8-7) kotoshikona..................4,.....(8-7) orandashoho..................4,.....(8-7) Shokikogi....................4,.....(8-7) Unkonoyama...................4,.....(8-7) Torideyama/Yoohoo............4,.....(8-7) Senkoho......................3,.....(8-7) Taikoubana...................3,.....(8-7) Andreas21....................2,.....(7-8) Athenayama...................2,.....(7-8) Ayagawa......................2,.....(7-8) Mmikasazuma..................2,.....(7-8) Oshirokita...................2,.....(7-8) Sakura.......................2,.....(7-8) Terarno......................2,.....(7-8) Achiyama.....................1,.....(7-8) chishafuwaku.................1,.....(7-8) Churaumi.....................1,.....(7-8) dingo........................1,.....(7-8) Furanohana...................1,.....(7-8) kuroimori....................1,.....(7-8) McBugger.....................1,.....(7-8) Tsuchinoninjin...............1,.....(7-8) umbriel2.....................1,.....(7-8) Akinomaki...................0,....0-15 Andonishiki.................0,....0-15 Asterix.....................0,....0-15 Bugman......................0,....0-15 charliki/Gibuten............0,....0-15 Derek.......................0,....0-15 Getayukata..................0,....0-15 Godango.....................0,....0-15 Hakuryuho...................0,....0-15 hakutorizakura..............0,....0-15 Hoshihitomi.................0,....0-15 Houmanumi...................0,....0-15 Huschnu.....................0,....0-15 Itachi......................0,....0-15 Johnofuji...................0,....0-15 Kaioshoryu..................0,....0-15 Karasukurai.................0,....0-15 Kintaro.....................0,....0-15 Kofuji-ICAN.................0,....0-15 Konrad/Konizan..............0,....0-15 MumboJumbo..................0,....0-15 Mutsu’ohideki...............0,....0-15 Nantonoyama.................0,....0-15 Obana.......................0,....0-15 Pitinosato..................0,....0-15 Profomisakari...............0,....0-15 Ronnie/Gawasukotto..........0,....0-15 ryafuji.....................0,....0-15 Ryoshishokunin..............0,....0-15 sagi........................0,....0-15 Saruyama....................0,....0-15 Screeching Owl..............0,....0-15 shimodahito.................0,....0-15 Tenshinhan..................0,....0-15 teo_heel....................0,....0-15 Toratorii...................0,....0-15 Tsubame.....................0,....0-15 Tsukiko.....................0,....0-15 Uinseann....................0,....0-15 wolfhangho..................0,....0-15 Yukiarashi..................0,....0-15 Kiritsubaki...............absent yorikiried-by-fate........absent taiga.....................absent Holleshoryu...............absent Kosimazaki................absent Inhashi...................absent Bumpkin...................absent nomadwolf.................absent crall.....................absent Lord Chozo................absent Rufakiyama................absent Shikona...................absent Leonishiki................absent Kameumi...................absent Taka......................absent Vikanohara................absent Jakusotsu.................absent The invitation is open for anyone wanting to join the fun, or update their current picks. See the TORCH 2022 invitation thread.
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    Shikona Megathread: Translations and Trivia

    fascinating... thanks!
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    Shikona Megathread: Translations and Trivia

    Imagine shikona with kanji for "drip" - "puddle" - "trickle" - "pond" More appropriate: "waterfall" - "onsen" - "reservoir" - "flood"
  8. Good day all, Thanks to everyone who entered. We are up to 107 players. 38 returnee updates, 61 carry-overs, and a big welcome to 8 new players. ...The rikishi picks for TORCHBEARER 2021: For the third straight year, Ura had the most picks. Abi (Ayagawa & rhyen) Akiseyama (Nantonoyama) Akua (Munjeezy) Arauma (Oshirokita & Terarno & Wamahada) Asahisho (Fatakiyama) Azumaryu (itchyknee) Chiyonoo (Cydrome) Daiamami (Aled-ap-Tomos & Ganzohnesushi & Jesinofuji) Daishoho (Wakatake) Daishomaru (Gurowake) Daitenma (Itachi) Dewanoryu (kuroimori) Enho (kedevash & Takanorappa) Fujiazuma (ryafuji) Fukai (chishafuwaku) Fukamiyama (Johnofuji) Hakuyozan (Pandaazuma) Hidenoumi (Kaito) Hokuseihou (Amamaniac & Kintamayama) Hokutohomare (Pitinosato) Hokutoryu (teo_heel) Honma (wildcard) Hoshoryu (Akōgyokuseki) Irodori (Domichi) Ishii (Toratorii) Ito (Huschnu) Jokoryu (dingo & Jejima) Kainoshima (Yubinaad) Kairyu (Hakuryuho) Kaisho (Kitanoedo & Shatsume) Katsunofuji (shimodahito) Kirinofuji (Kintaro) Kirinoryu (Andreas21) Kitaharima (Akinomaki) Kitanowaka (charliki/Gibuten & Hakuhonofan & Naganoyama) Marusho (Getayukata) Mitoryu (Sukubidubidu) Mitozakura (Nekonishiki) Mudoho (Asterix & hakutorizakura) Murata (Haidouzo) Nakashima (Karasukurai) Nakazono (ronnie/Gawasukotto) Narutaki (Jason & Shokikogi) Nihonyanagi (MumboJumbo) Obayama (Tsukiko) Ofukasawa (Benihana) Oho (former Naya) (Suwihuto) Oisato (Tsubame) Oki (Tsuchinoninjin) Okinofuji (nelimw(Tochiyatsu)) Onosho (Hoshihitomi) Oshoryu (Achiyama & Furanohana) Osuzuki (Saruyama & Unkonoyama & Yoohoo(Torideyama)) Roga (Chisaiyama & Joaoiyma) Ryuden (Kofuji-ICAN & Umigame) Ryuko (Taikoubana) Sadanohikari (Screeching Owl) Sagatsukasa (Bugman) Shishi (Houmanumi & wolfgangho) Shonanzakura (former Hattorizakura) (Mutsu’ohideki) Shonannoumi (Senkoho & Yukiarashi) Taiyo (Profomisakari) Takakeisho (Derek) Takakento (Sagi) Tamashoho (Obana) Terasawa/Asanowaka (Sakura) Terunofuji (umbriel2) Tochiseiryu (hitotsubushi) Tohakuryu (former Shiraishi) (Rocks/Gansekiiwa) Tokushoryu (Shio-kago) Tomokaze (Athenayama & Chankomafuji & code_number3 & Mmikasazuma) Tsurugisho (Shitamachi) Ura (Andonishiki & ChickyStarr & Churaumi & Fujisan & Kaioshoryu & kotoshikona & orandashoho & Tenshinhan) Wakahiroto (Konrad/Konizan) Wakatakakage (Uinseann) Yago (Daughter of Sukubidubidu) Yoshii (Ryoshishokunin) Yoshoyama (McBugger) …The rank picks for TORCHBEARER 2021: And again, Juryo 11 East had the most picks. However, I did see a few more folks leaning towards Makushita ranks so perhaps some are thinking of another 5-basho year. Y1E (Mutsu’ohideki) J2W (Aled ap Tomos & Nekonishiki) J3E (Fujisan & Suwihuto) J4E (Umigame) J4W (ChickyStarr) J5E (Chankomafuji & Jesinofuji ) J6E (Gurowake) J6W (Chisaiyama & Domichi & Shitamachi & Yubinhaad) J7E (Haidouzo & Kaito) J7W (Cydrome & Joaoiyama & Kintamayama) J8E (Akōgyokuseki & Kitanoedo & Naganoyama & nelimw(Tochyatsu) & Takanorappa) J8W (itchyknee) J9E (Fatakiyama & Sukubidubidu) J9W (rhyen & Senkoho & Taikoubana) J10E (dingo & Furanohana) J10W (Amamaniac & hitotsubushi & Shio-kago) J11E (Benihana & Ganzohnesushi & Hakuhonofan & Jason & kotoshikona & orandashoho & Munjeezy) J11W (Unkonoyama & Yoohoo(Torideyama)) J12E (code_number3 & Jejima & Shokikogi) J12W (Churaumi & Daughter of Sukubidubidu & McBugger & Mmikasazuma & Rocks/Gansekiiwa & Tsuchinoninjin) J13E (Achiyama & Andreas21 & chishafuwaku) J13W (kuroimori & umbriel2) J14E (charliki/Gibuten & Shatsume & Yukiarashi) J14W (Kintaro) Ms1E (Kaioshoryu) Ms1W (sagi) Ms2E (Profomisakari) Ms2W (Wamahada) Ms3E (Sakura & wolfhangho) Ms3W (Ronnie/Gawasukotto & Tenshinhan) Ms4E (Konrad/Konizan & Ryoshishokunin) Ms4W (Bugman & Hakuryuho & ryafuji & Toratorii) Ms5W (Asterix & Karasukurai) Ms6E (Athenayama & kedevash) Ms7E (Ayagawa & Wakatake) Ms7W (Pandaazuma & Pitinosato) Ms8E (Huschnu & Itachi & Oshirokita & Uinseann) Ms9E (Getayukata & Saruyama) Ms9W (Hoshihitomi) Ms10W (Nantonoyama) Ms11W (Andonishiki & Houmanumi) Ms13W (Akinomaki) Ms15E (Obana) Ms17E (Terarno) Ms20W (Screeching Owl) Ms21E (hakutorizakura & Tsubame) Ms26E (Tsukiko) Ms28E (Derek) Ms33W (MumboJumbo) Ms44W (Kofuji-ICAN) Ms53W (Johnofuji) Sd15W (shimodahito) Sd48E (teo_heel) Jk29E (wildcard) If there are any corrections/misspellings or I forgot someone, let me know. Good Luck. Thank you! -shimodahito
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    TORCHBEARER 2021: the picks, torch match notices, results

    Yes, there were a lot of "carry-over" picks last year during the 5-basho, COVID-distracted season. Carry-overs are automatic as long as your rikishi pick didn't go intai. You bring up a wonderful reason everyone could play... it's the game that involves very little time -- your pick is documented, and continues to give you a chance to win one of the few sumo games with a prize. Spread the word. The TORCHBEARER 2022 invite will be out next month. Background: I do the prize because in the early years of Bench Sumo, there were prizes (I think it was Kanto-sho, Gino-sho, Shukun-sho) that got passed from winner to winner each year. It was a great tradition, easier to sustain when there were fewer players. On tipspiel, I think capture-the-sagari still has a prize.
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    TORCHBEARER 2021: the picks, torch match notices, results

    Next, the END-OF-YEAR TORCH POINTS for RIKISHI. There was no 25-point awardee as no one picked the correct final TORCH RIKISHI, ICHIYAMAMOTO. But credit goes to all players earning points as the tougher skill of this game is picking a rikishi. In all, 18 players earned FINAL TORCH RIKISHI points with Cydrome just one-off from the bullseye. Kudos to the full bucket of players, Aled ap Tomos & Cydrome & Gurowake & itchyknee & Jesinofuji & Kitanoedo & rhyen & Shitamachi & Sukubidubidu & Suwihuto who had ended with rank AND rikishi points, showcasing the skill in this game. Last year, only one player did so. CHIYONOKUNI...... CHIYOMARU........ ABI.............(2 points: Ayagawa & rhyen) AKUA............(3 points: Munjeezy) SADANOUMI........ KAISEI........... SHOHOZAN......... TSURUGISHO......(5 points: Shitamachi) WAKAMOTOHARU..... DAIAMAMI........(7 points: Aled-ap-Tomos & Ganzohnesushi & Jesinofuji) KAISHO..........(8 points: Kitanoedo & Shatsume) DAISHOMARU......(9 points: Gurowake) BUSHOZAN......... NISHIKIFUJI...... FINAL TORCH RIKSHI: ICHIYAMAMOTO CHIYONOO........(10 points: Cydrome) NISHIKIGI........ KOTOSHOHO........ TOKUSHORYU......(8 points: Shio-kago) OHO.............(7 points: Suwihuto) DAISHOHO........(6 points: Wakatake) MIDORIFUJI....... CHURANOUMI....... MITORYU.........(4 points: Sukubidubidu) KYOKUTAISEI...... YAGO............(3 points: Daughter of Sukubidubidu) AZUMARYU........(2 points: itchyknee) ENHO............. HAKUYOZAN.......(1 point: Pandaazuma) With all the points added, our final standings: standings: 34 points - ChickyStarr 24 points - Shio-kago 22 points - Gurowake 22 points - itchyknee 21 points - Shitamachi 20 points - Amamaniac 17 points - Cydrome 17 points - Jesinofuji 17 points - Kitanoedo 16 points - Hitotsubushi 16 points - Suwihuto 15 points - Aled ap Tomos 13 points - Takanorappa 11 points - Chankomafuji 11 points - Ganzohnesushi 11 points - Kintamayama 10 points - Chisaiyama 10 points - Umigame 9 points - Akōgyokuseki 9 points - Domichi 9 points - Fujisan 9 points - Naganoyama 9 points - Sukubidubidu 9 points - Tochyatsu 9 points - Yubinhaad 8 points - Nekonishiki 8 points - Shatsume 7 points - Haidouzo 7 points - Joaoiyama 7 points - Kaito 7 points - Munjeezy 7 points - Wakatake 5 points - code_number3 5 points - Pandaazuma 5 points - rhyen 5 points - Rocks/Gansekiiwa 5 points - Wamahada 4 points - Benihana 4 points - Daughter of Sukubidubidu 4 points - Fatakiyama 4 points - Hakuhonofan 4 points - Jason 4 points - Jejima 4 points - kedevash 4 points - kotoshikona 4 points - orandashoho 4 points - Shokikogi 4 points - Unkonoyama 4 points - Torideyama/Yoohoo 3 points - Senkoho 3 points - Taikoubana 2 points - Andreas21 2 points - Athenayama 2 points - Ayagawa 2 points - Mmikasazuma 2 points - Oshirokita 2 points - Sakura 2 points - Terarno 1 point - Achiyama 1 point - chishafuwaku 1 point - Churaumi 1 point - dingo 1 point - Furanohana 1 point - kuroimori 1 point - McBugger 1 point - Tsuchinoninjin 1 point - umbriel2 Congratulations to ChickyStarr, the TORCHBEARER 2021 winner. I’ll be corresponding to send the prize. A very impressive TORCH 2021 with 67 players in the 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 2019 – 1 2021 – 1 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 2022 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. Again, thanks. -shimodahito
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    font test, without using <insert>

    MAEGASHIRA 15 WEST... MAEGASHIRA 16 EAST... MAEGASHIRA 16 WEST... MAEGASHIRA 17 EAST... MAEGASHIRA 17 WEST... JURYO 1 WEST......... JURYO 2 EAST......... JURYO 2 WEST.........(8 points: Aled ap Tomos & Nekonishiki) JURYO 3 EAST.........(9 points: Fujisan & Suwihuto) JURYO 3 WEST......... JURYO 4 EAST.........(10 points: Umigame) FINAL TORCH RANK: JURYO 4 WEST...(25 points: ChickyStarr) JURYO 5 EAST.........(10 points: Chankomafuji & Jesinofuji) JURYO 5 WEST......... JURYO 6 EAST.........(9 points: Gurowake) JURYO 6 WEST.........(8 points: Chisaiyama & Domichi & Shitamachi & Yubinhaad) JURYO 7 EAST.........(7 points: Haidouzo & Kaito) JURYO 7 WEST.........(6 points: Cydrome & Joaoiyama & Kintamayama) JURYO 8 EAST.........(5 points: Akōgyokuseki & Kitanoedo & Naganoyama & Tochyatsu & Takanorappa) JURYO 8 WEST.........(4 points: itchyknee) JURYO 9 EAST.........(3 points: Fatakiyama & Sukubidubidu) JURYO 9 WEST.........(2 points: rhyen & Senkoho & Taikoubana) JURYO 10 EAST........(1 points: dingo & Furanohana)
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    TORCHBEARER 2021: the picks, torch match notices, results

    good day all, Absolutely this could be a record bonanza of pickers with MATCH POINTS -- and the list will grow when the FINAL TORCH POINTS get distributed. The 2021 TORCH prize is ready for the winner. The TORCH MATCH point leader is Amamaniac with 20 points. 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. ChickyStarr hits the 25-point bullseye and was the only one with the JURYO 4 WEST picker. Umigame, Chankomafuji, and Jesinofuji missed it by one position. In all, 31 players earned FINAL TORCH RANK points!. MAEGASHIRA 15 WEST... MAEGASHIRA 16 EAST... MAEGASHIRA 16 WEST... MAEGASHIRA 17 EAST... MAEGASHIRA 17 WEST... JURYO 1 WEST......... JURYO 2 EAST......... JURYO 2 WEST.........(8 points: Aled ap Tomos & Nekonishiki) JURYO 3 EAST.........(9 points: Fujisan & Suwihuto) JURYO 3 WEST......... JURYO 4 EAST.........(10 points: Umigame) FINAL TORCH RANK: JURYO 4 WEST...(25 points: ChickyStarr) JURYO 5 EAST.........(10 points: Chankomafuji & Jesinofuji) JURYO 5 WEST......... JURYO 6 EAST.........(9 points: Gurowake) JURYO 6 WEST.........(8 points: Chisaiyama & Domichi & Shitamachi & Yubinhaad) JURYO 7 EAST.........(7 points: Haidouzo & Kaito) JURYO 7 WEST.........(6 points: Cydrome & Joaoiyama & Kintamayama) JURYO 8 EAST.........(5 points: Akōgyokuseki & Kitanoedo & Naganoyama & Tochyatsu & Takanorappa) JURYO 8 WEST.........(4 points: itchyknee) JURYO 9 EAST.........(3 points: Fatakiyama & Sukubidubidu) JURYO 9 WEST.........(2 points: rhyen & Senkoho & Taikoubana) JURYO 10 EAST........(1 points: dingo & Furanohana) So at the end of the final RANK point distribution we have three players – Hitotsubushi, Shio-kago, Shitamachi – with 16 points in third place. In second place, itchyknee joins Amamaniac’s 20 points. And ChickyStarr takes the lead with 34 points, far enough in front of anyone to surpass. p.s. trying to figure out how to change font in this message without inserting. Hope you can see the chart in COURIER FONT.
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    TORCHBEARER 2021: the picks, torch match notices, results

    Before we get to the TORCH POINT distribution, here is the Kyushu TORCH MATCH summary: start-of-Kyushu rikishi: HOKUSEIHO start-of-Kyushu rank: JURYO 12 WEST end-of-Kyushu rikishi: ICHIYAMAMOTO end-of-Kyushu rank: JURYO 4 WEST Here are the standings of all the TORCH MATCH points. standings: 20 points – Amamaniac 16 points – Hitotsubushi 16 points – itchyknee 16 points – Shio-kago 9 points – ChickyStarr 8 points – Shitamachi 8 points – Takanorappa 5 points – code_number3 5 points – Kintamayama 5 points – Rocks/Gansekiiwa 5 points – Wamahada 4 points – Akōgyokuseki 4 points – Benihana 4 points – Ganzohnesushi 4 points – Gurowake 4 points – Hakuhonofan 4 points – Jason 4 points – Jejima 4 points – kedevash 4 points – Kitanoedo 4 points – kotoshikona 4 points – Munjeezy 4 points – Naganoyama 4 points – orandashoho 4 points – Pandaazuma 4 points – Shokikogi 4 points – Unkonoyama 4 points – Torideyama/Yoohoo 4 points – Tochyatsu 2 points – Andreas21 2 points – Athenayama 2 points – Chisaiyama 2 points – Mmikasazuma 2 points – Oshirokita 2 points – Sakura 2 points – Sukubidubidu 2 points – Terarno 1 point – Achiyama 1 point – Chankomafuji 1 point – chishafuwaku 1 point – Churaumi 1 point – Cydrome 1 point – Daughter of Sukubidubidu 1 point – Domichi 1 point – Fatakiyama 1 point – Joaoiyama 1 point – kuroimori 1 point – McBugger 1 point – rhyen 1 point – Senkoho 1 point – Taikoubana 1 point – Tsuchinoninjin 1 point – umbriel2 1 point – Wakatake 1 point – Yubinhaad
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    RotoSumo Hatsu 2022

    ZERO wins in roto -- and yet finish first in 21 game.
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    Game 21 for the Kyushu 2021 Basho

    so odd... FOr my other pre-basho similar games, I finish dead last (zero wins) in roto-sumo. Thanks for running this game. And an invite goes out to all 21 players to sign up for TORCHBEARER 2022. Look for the invite in the next two weeks.
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    Promotion & Demotion & Yusho Kyushu 2021

    J4W Ichiyamamoto vs J7W Daishoho is the final TORCH MATCH of 2021. Should the J4W holder win, it may be the highest the TORCH has ever finished (from the bottom of the banzuke in January, to the last match in November). Thanks to all who contribute to this thread.
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    TORCHBEARER 2021: the picks, torch match notices, results

    Either ChickyStarr or today’s four new challengers are going to get the win and 25 bullseye TORCH points when we add the end-of-year TORCH POINTS: Senshuraku: RIKISHI ICHIYAMAMOTO vs DAISHOHO RANK JURYO 4 WEST vs JURYO 7 WEST Player(s) up for points: Wakatake’s rikishi pick is DAISHOHO Cydrome’s rank pick is JURYO 7 WEST Joaoiyama’s rank pick is JURYO 7 WEST Kintamayama’s rank pick is JURYO 7 WEST ChickyStarr’s rank pick is JURYO 4 WEST a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match standings: 20 points – Amamaniac 16 points – Hitotsubushi 16 points – itchyknee 16 points – Shio-kago 8 points – Shitamachi 8 points – Takanorappa 6 points – ChickyStarr 5 points – code_number3 5 points – Rocks/Gansekiiwa 5 points – Wamahada 4 points – Akōgyokuseki 4 points – Benihana 4 points – Ganzohnesushi 4 points – Gurowake 4 points – Hakuhonofan 4 points – Jason 4 points – Jejima 4 points – kedevash 4 points – Kintamayama 4 points – Kitanoedo 4 points – kotoshikona 4 points – Munjeezy 4 points – Naganoyama 4 points – orandashoho 4 points – Pandaazuma 4 points – Shokikogi 4 points – Unkonoyama 4 points – Torideyama/Yoohoo 4 points – Tochyatsu 2 points – Andreas21 2 points – Athenayama 2 points – Chisaiyama 2 points – Mmikasazuma 2 points – Oshirokita 2 points – Sakura 2 points – Sukubidubidu 2 points – Terarno 1 point – Achiyama 1 point – Chankomafuji 1 point – chishafuwaku 1 point – Churaumi 1 point – Daughter of Sukubidubidu 1 point – Domichi 1 point – Fatakiyama 1 point – kuroimori 1 point – McBugger 1 point – rhyen 1 point – Senkoho 1 point – Taikoubana 1 point – Tsuchinoninjin 1 point – umbriel2 1 point – Yubinhaad
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    TORCHBEARER 2021: the picks, torch match notices, results

    Good day all, There's no chance the TORCH will end up in a Juryo playoff match, so the final TORCH MATCH points will be distributed today. Afterwards I'll have to tally the end-of-year TORCH points for those who finished closest to the final TORCH positions. It was a busy basho, so here's the rundown of Kyushu to see if there are any blatant errors. DAY 1: Juryo 12 West Hokuseiho (0-0) passes the TORCH to Juryo 12 East Tohakuryu (0-0) [4 points Rocks; 3 points code_number3 & Jejima & Shokikogi; 1 point Amamaniac & Churaumi & Daughter of Sukubidubidu & Kintamayama & McBugger & Mmikasazuma & Tsuchinoninjin] DAY 2: Juryo 12 East Tohakuryu (1-0) passes the TORCH to Juryo 11 West Hakuyozan (1-0) [3 points Pandaazuma & Unkonoyama & Yoohoo; 1 point code_number3 & Jejima & Rocks & Shokikogi] DAY 3: Juryo 11 West Hakuyozan (2-0) passes the TORCH to Juryo 10 West Azumaryu (1-1) [3 points Amamaniac & Hitotsubushi & itchyknee & Shio-kago; 1 point Pandaazuma & Unkonoyama & Yoohoo] DAY 4: Juryo 10 West Azumaryu (2-1) defeats Juryo 9 West Kyokutaisei (1-2) [3 points Amamaniac & Hitotsubushi & itchyknee & Shio-kago; 1 point rhyen & Senkoho & Taikoubana] DAY 5: Juryo 10 West Azumaryu (3-1) defeats Juryo 9 East Mitoryu (2-2) [3 points Amamaniac & Hitotsubushi & itchyknee & Shio-kago; 2 points Sukubidubidu; 1 point Fatakiyama] DAY 6: Juryo 10 West Azumaryu (4-1) defeats Juryo 13 East Asanowaka (3-2) [3 points Amamaniac & Hitotsubushi & itchyknee & Shio-kago; 1 point Achiyama & Andreas21 & chishafuwaku & Sakura] DAY 7: Juryo 10 West Azumaryu (5-1) defeats Juryo 13 West Hiradoumi (2-4) [3 points Amamaniac & Hitotsubushi & itchyknee & Shio-kago; 1 point kuroimori & umbriel2] DAY 8: Juryo 10 West Azumaryu (6-1) passes the TORCH to Juryo 6 East Kotoshoho (6-1) [3 points Gurowake; 1 point Amamaniac & Hitotsubushi & itchyknee & Shio-kago] DAY 9: Juryo 6 East Kotoshoho (7-1) passes the TORCH to Juryo 1 East Tsurugisho (3-5) [3 points Shitamachi; 1 point Gurawake] DAY 10: Juryo 1 East Tsurugisho (4-5) defeats Juryo 6 West Tokushoryu (4-5) [4 points Shitamachi; 1 point Chisaiyama & Domichi & Yubinhaad] DAY 11: Juryo 1 East Tsurugisho (5-5) passes the TORCH to Juryo 8 East Midorifuji (5-5) [3 points Akōgyokuseki & Kitanoedo & Naganoyama & Tochyatsu & Takanorappa; 1 point Shitamachi] DAY 12: Juryo 8 East Midorifuji (6-5) passes the TORCH to Juryo 11 East Enho (7-4) [4 points Takanorappa; 3 points Benihana & Ganzohnesushi & Hakuhonofan & Jason & kedevash & kotoshikona & Munjeezy & orandashoho ; 1 point Akōgyokuseki & Kitanoedo & Naganoyama & Tochyatsu ] DAY 13: Juryo 11 East Enho (8-4) passes the TORCH to Juryo 4 West Ichiyamamoto (10-2) [ 3 points ChickyStarr ; 1 point Benihana & Ganzohnesushi & Hakuhonofan & Jason & kedevash & kotoshikona & Munjeezy & orandashoho & Takanorappa] DAY 14: Juryo 4 West Ichiyamamoto (11-2) defeats Juryo 13 East Asanowaka (9-4) [3 points ChickyStarr; 1 point Achiyama & Andreas21 & chishafuwaku & Sakura ]
  19. shimodahito

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - November 2021 edition

    That was a heck of a final gutsy pick by Gurowake.... well done.
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    Bout-Length Kyushu 2021

    My hunch is this topic is already buried in a thread. Which active rikishi has the longest and shortest average bout time/match? All time? Current basho, certainly must be Takayasu or Takarafuji, unless there's someone in the lower ranks longer. THanks for tracking this!
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    TORCHBEARER 2021: the picks, torch match notices, results

    On day six, Juryo 13 East Asanowaka was in the TORCH MATCH and lost. He returns, giving four players a second chance in the Day 14 TORCH MATCH. We are guaranteed to have a player in the final TORCH MATCH of the year. If your rank or rikishi pick has not faced J4W Ichiyamamoto or J13E Asanowaka this basho, you might find yourself in the final day too! Day 14: RIKISHI ICHIYAMAMOTO vs ASANOWAKA RANK JURYO 4 WEST vs JURYO 13 EAST Player(s) up for points: Sakura’s rikishi pick is ASANOWAKA Achiyama’s rank pick is JURYO 13 EAST Andreas21’s rank pick is JURYO 13 EAST chishafuwaku’s rank pick is JURYO 13 EAST ChickyStarr’s rank pick is JURYO 4 WEST a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match standings: 20 points – Amamaniac 16 points – Hitotsubushi 16 points – itchyknee 16 points – Shio-kago 8 points – Shitamachi 8 points – Takanorappa 5 points – code_number3 5 points – Rocks/Gansekiiwa 5 points – Wamahada 4 points – Akōgyokuseki 4 points – Benihana 4 points – Ganzohnesushi 4 points – Gurowake 4 points – Hakuhonofan 4 points – Jason 4 points – Jejima 4 points – kedevash 4 points – Kintamayama 4 points – Kitanoedo 4 points – kotoshikona 4 points – Munjeezy 4 points – Naganoyama 4 points – orandashoho 4 points – Pandaazuma 4 points – Shokikogi 4 points – Unkonoyama 4 points – Torideyama/Yoohoo 4 points – Tochyatsu 3 points – ChickyStarr 2 points – Mmikasazuma 2 points – Oshirokita 2 points – Sukubidubidu 2 points – Terarno 1 point – Achiyama 1 point – Andreas21 1 point – Athenayama 1 point – Chankomafuji 1 point – Chisaiyama 1 point – chishafuwaku 1 point – Churaumi 1 point – Daughter of Sukubidubidu 1 point – Domichi 1 point – Fatakiyama 1 point – kuroimori 1 point – McBugger 1 point – rhyen 1 point – Sakura 1 point – Senkoho 1 point – Taikoubana 1 point – Tsuchinoninjin 1 point – umbriel2 1 point – Yubinhaad
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - November 2021 edition

    15. hopelessly-stubbornly, tamawashi
  23. shimodahito

    Konnichiwa from Cologne

    greeeeetings. Hope you are enjoying Kyushu Basho.
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    TORCHBEARER 2021: the picks, torch match notices, results

    With two days left, the chances of someone ending the TORCHBEARER 2021 season with the TORCH is still looking very good. ChickyStarr joins the nine carry overs from yesterday in the Day 13 TORCH MATCH: RIKISHI ENHO vs ICHIYAMAMOTO RANK JURYO 11 EAST vs JURYO 4 WEST Player(s) up for points: Takanorappa’s rikishi pick is ENHO kedevash’s rikishi pick is ENHO Benihana’s rank pick is JURYO 11 EAST Ganzohnesushi’s rank pick is JURYO 11 EAST Hakuhonofan’s rank pick is JURYO 11 EAST Jason’s rank pick is JURYO 11 EAST kotoshikona’s rank pick is JURYO 11 EAST Munjeezy’s rank pick is JURYO 11 EAST orandashoho’s rank pick is JURYO 11 EAST ChickyStarr’s rank pick is JURYO 4 WEST a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match standings: 20 points – Amamaniac 16 points – Hitotsubushi 16 points – itchyknee 16 points – Shio-kago 8 points -- Shitamachi 7 points – Takanorappa 5 points – code_number3 5 points – Rocks/Gansekiiwa 5 points – Wamahada 4 points – Akōgyokuseki 4 points – Gurowake 4 points – Jejima 4 points – Kintamayama 4 points – Kitanoedo 4 points – Naganoyama 4 points – Pandaazuma 4 points – Shokikogi 4 points – Unkonoyama 4 points – Torideyama/Yoohoo 4 points – Tochyatsu 3 points – Benihana 3 points – Ganzohnesushi 3 points – Hakuhonofan 3 points – Jason 3 points – kedevash 3 points – kotoshikona 3 points – Munjeezy 3 points – orandashoho 2 points – Mmikasazuma 2 points – Oshirokita 2 points – Sukubidubidu 2 points – Terarno 1 point – Achiyama 1 point – Andreas21 1 point – Athenayama 1 point – Chankomafuji 1 point – Chisaiyama 1 point – chishafuwaku 1 point – Churaumi 1 point – Daughter of Sukubidubidu 1 point – Domichi 1 point – Fatakiyama 1 point – kuroimori 1 point – McBugger 1 point – rhyen 1 point – Sakura 1 point – Senkoho 1 point – Taikoubana 1 point – Tsuchinoninjin 1 point – umbriel2 1 point – Yubinhaad
  25. shimodahito

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite - November 2021 edition

    14. i'll try tamawashi again