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    Top yobidashi Takuro violence scandal

    This is the best picture I've found, and looking closely you can see that yes, he's on there. It's also handy for those who didn't know the minor trivia that only Juryo and above yobidashi are given a place on the actual banzuke; for tokoyama only the top two classes, tokuto and itto. I'll miss seeing Takuro's gently smiling face here and there; he was the last person I would've expected something like this to happen to. If there's anything good that can come from it, it's that he did set a good example at the end by taking responsibility and tendering his resignation. There was a nice touch from Satoyama at his danpatsu-shiki, Kimura Akijiro was the gyoji, and Takuro got to make a cut of the hair - they were all originally in Mihogaseki-beya.
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    New kesho mawashi (pics)

    Takanosho has a new kesho-mawashi featuring a dragon holding the sword and scales of justice.
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    Old kesho mawashi

    When the city of Tsushima carried out a survey of its cultural treasures, it discovered that Nagasaki Prefectural Tsushima High School still had a kesho-mawashi of Taisho-era Ozeki Tsushimanada. An employee who had worked there for over 40 years recalled that when the current school building was opened in 1978, the old one was converted into warehouse space, and the kesho-mawashi was likely packed away somewhere and forgotten about while everyone was busy with the move. Born in a village called Kuwa, upon reaching adulthood Tsushimanada joined the Japanese army, serving in Tsushima's heavy artillery battalion. Due to his great height a senior officer recommended he be discharged in favour of taking up sumo, and so he entered Dewanoumi-beya at 21, although his hatsu dohyo was delayed until 1910 as he was struggling with a thiamine deficiency. To mark his Ozeki promotion he received the kesho-mawashi from the Tsushima(no)kuni koenkai, but unfortunately his time at the rank was cut short due to a left arm injury. He completed only one of the next five basho and retired from ozumo at 34, returning to Tsushima where he died in 1933 at the age of 45. Tsushimanada is shown wearing the kesho-mawashi on this commemorative postcard, issued at the time of his Ozeki promotion. The postcard is in the collection of Tsushimanada's great niece Chiyoko Kawakami, along with another of his kesho-mawashi and a haori with his family crest. That kesho-mawashi was given by Morinaga Confectionery and features the company's angel logo. His modern-day namesake, Sakaigawa-beya's Tsushimanada, is not related but was given the shikona as his father and grandfather both hail from Tsushima, which I didn't know before.
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    New kesho mawashi (pics)

    Shin-Juryo Hoshoryu's first kesho-mawashi was revealed at a heya gathering the other day:
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    New recruits for 2019 Kyushu

    We didn't have to wait long as it turns out - Naya the Younger will use the shikona Mudoho (夢道鵬, むどうほう). His grandfather (former Yokozuna Taiho) is the inspiration for the first and third kanji, the first one meaning dream was one of his favourites, the third obviously comes from his shikona. The middle kanji is taken from the given name of Saitama Sakae sumo director Michinori Yamada. A few pictures in the box.
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    New recruits for 2019 Kyushu

    To be joined in maezumo by Dewanoumi's Mongolian shindeshi who passed the exams last time, and I believe banzuke-gai Iwata will return as well. It used to be quite common in Taiho/Otake-beya for a rikishi to become 'Osurname' when there was a clash, if that's still the heya tradition then the younger one might become Onaya until some proper shikona are earned. On the other hand, the shisho might think the name is too high profile already for something that mundane. As ever, we'll just have to wait and see.
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    Banzuke for Kyushu 2019

    Nine shikona changes on this banzuke for rikishi from eight different heya. Kototebakari's change to Kotoshoho was announced along with his promotion, and is the only one among the top three divisions. He has also changed the given name to Yoshinari. It was only recently that Obana was lamenting the lack of flowers on the banzuke, but now he can cheer for a new one as Koshinishiki changes to Etsunohana. The first kanji is the same as before but with a different reading, that of his hometown Joetsu. He too has changed his given name to Tomoya, which in his case is his real given name. In Sakaigawa-beya, Obamaumi takes on a more heya-specific shikona, Sadanoryu. Over in Futagoyama-beya, Morita is the latest to receive a kanji from the shisho (former Ozeki Miyabiyama), in this case it's about as simple as can be as he is now Miyabi. Three other rikishi also receive their first shikona; Kise-beya's Shioya is now Kisenoumi, the first two kanji obviously those of the heya. Similar story for Fujishima-beya's Ueta, who gets a kanji from the heya and is now Fujinonami. Meanwhile, Tatsunami-beya's Minami is now Zuiko - I'll see if I can find out the context behind that one, as it seems quite unusual. Few rikishi deserve a change of luck more than oft-injured Mitsuuchi; perhaps his new shikona Tosamidori will provide it. The first two kanji are likely in honour of his home prefecture Kochi, formerly known as Tosa province. He's also changed the given name to Kiyota. Finally, banzuke returnee Okuniasahi has made the same change as his brother Okunisato did earlier in the year, switching the middle kanji but with no change to the reading. J13e Kototebakari Toshiki > Kotoshoho Yoshinari (琴勝峰 吉成) Sd64w Koshinishiki Masatora > Etsunohana Tomoya (越乃花 友弥) Jd22w Obamaumi > Sadanoryu (佐田の龍) Jd82w Morita > Miyabi (雅) Jd83e Shioya > Kisenoumi (木瀬ノ海) Jd95e Ueta > Fujinonami (藤乃波) Jd104e Minami > Zuiko (瑞光) Jk15w Mitsuuchi Kota > Tosamidori Kiyota (土佐緑 清太) Jk29e Okuniasahi (大国旭 > 大國旭)
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    Training camp news and pics

    There's a short news video about this camp here; Takasago-oyakata was presented with a skipjack tuna and some shinkonashi pears following the end of keiko. Asanojo also talks about enjoying the food more in Kochi, and will gambarize for kachi-koshi on his Makushita debut next month.
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    Glad to see it. The reason I felt it wasn't an error was that he was also missing from their Minezaki-beya page (where he's been attached since closing his own heya a few years back) - it seemed unlikely that he would've been removed from both that and the oyakata list by accident. But as you can see, he's back on there too. All's well that end's well. Sorry for the mistake, I'll try to be a bit less hasty in future.
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    There might be another vacant myoseki shortly, I don't know what's behind it but I noticed earlier that Hanakago-oyakata (former Sekiwake Daijuyama) is not on the Kyokai website any more (excluding the departments/duties page which was last updated Sep 26th). Hopefully not another health-related departure, but he still had five years until mandatory retirement so who knows. All a mistake, as shown below.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Kyokuyuko's earlier shikona Hamakasuga is missing from his shikona history, and he doesn't show up when searching for that on the Rikishi page.
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    Sad news. Izutsu-oyakata (former Sekiwake Sakahoko) died in a Tokyo hospital today, at the age of 58. According to Nikkan he was suffering from pancreatic cancer.
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    Survivors of closed heya

    Following up on an earlier post in which I mentioned three survivors of a now-defunct heya, I thought I'd round up all the rikishi who qualify for this category. I only include changes which saw rikishi actually move to a different heya - name changes aren't included, such as Nakadachi/Sakaigawa or Matsugane/Nishonoseki. ================== Wakamatsu-beya - Merged into Takasago-beya February 2002. Two survivors remaining: Asanotosa Asatenmai Asahikari - Retired after 2006 Hatsu Asanohama - Retired after 2002 Aki Asanowaka - Retired after 2005 Natsu Asasato - Retired after 2002 Kyushu Asasekiryu - Retired after 2017 Natsu Asashogo - Retired after 2008 Natsu Asashoryu - Retired after 2010 Hatsu Asatakuya - Retired after 2002 Aki Asatoshi - Retired after 2005 Hatsu Asayamada - Retired after 2004 Hatsu Ichinoya - Retired after 2007 Kyushu ================== Oshiogawa-beya - Closed March 2005. One survivor remaining in Oguruma-beya: Hienriki Ayanokaze - Retired after 2010 Kyushu Kinunoyama - Retired after 2005 Natsu Kiozan - Retired after 2009 Kyushu Wakakirin - Retired after 2009 Hatsu Wakatoba - Retired after 2007 Aki ================== Hatachiyama-beya - Closed June 2006. Two survivors remaining in Yamahibiki-beya: Amamidake Hatachijo Arashitenyu - Retired after 2008 Hatsu Daitenyu - Retired after 2016 Aki Danyu - Retired after 2011 Aki Gotenyu - Retired after 2007 Nagoya Hakurozan - Retired after 2008 Aki Hatachidake - Retired after 2010 Kyushu Sakai - Retired after 2007 Hatsu Shotenyu - Retired after 2006 Aki Wakatenyu - Retired after 2006 Aki ================== Araiso-beya - Closed September 2008. One survivor moved to Hanakago-beya - Closed May 2012. Same survivor moved to Minezaki-beya. No survivors remaining. Arawashi - Retired after 2020 Hatsu NOTE - Survivors only of the Hanakago > Minezaki move are listed further down. ================== Tagonoura-beya (previous generation) - Closed February 2012. Eight survivors were split between two heya: Five survivors remaining in Dewanoumi-beya: Aomihama Hisanotora Kairyu Oginosho Yoshimura Two survivors remaining in Kasugano-beya: Aoiyama Aozora Aokishin - Retired after 2018 Aki ================== Oshima-beya - Closed April 2012. Four survivors remaining in Tomozuna-beya: Asahisho Kyokuhozan Kyokushuho Kyokutaisei Kyokuhikari - Retired after 2018 Haru Kyokuryuo - Retired after 2014 Hatsu Kyokutenho - Retired after 2015 Nagoya ================== Hanakago-beya - Closed May 2012. Two survivors remaining in Minezaki-beya: Hikarugenji Wakahizen Arawashi - Retired after 2020 Hatsu Daiho - Retired after 2012 Kyushu Soranoumi - Retired after 2019 Natsu Ugonoumi - Retired after 2015 Hatsu Wakahikari - Retired after 2014 Haru Yoyonohana - Retired after 2015 Natsu ================== Nakamura-beya - Closed December 2012. One survivor remaining in Azumazeki-beya: Mitozakura Byakko - Retired after 2020 July Fujihisashi - Retired after 2020 Hatsu Hishofuji - Retired after 2017 Hatsu Tokizakura - Retired after 2013 Natsu ================== Hanaregoma-beya - Closed February 2013. Three survivors remaining in Shibatayama-beya: Ryuseio Sakigake Shoketsu Maeta - Retired after 2018 Aki Wakanoshima - Retired after 2017 Aki Wakaryusei - Retired after 2017 Hatsu ================== Magaki-beya - Closed March 2013. One survivor remaining in Isegahama-beya: Terunofuji Shunba - Retired after 2019 Natsu Wakaaoba - Retired after 2014 Hatsu ================== Mihogaseki-beya - closed October 2013. Two survivors remaining in Kasugano-beya: Kaorufuji Mienosato Aran - Retired after 2013 Aki Kurenishiki - Retired after 2015 Kyushu Miura - Retired after 2014 Haru Tochiimari - Retired after 2017 Hatsu Three survivors remaining via branch-out in Kise-beya: Higohikari Mogaminishiki Nankairiki Hamamiryu - Retired after 2019 Natsu Kabutoiwa - Retired after 2013 Kyushu No survivors remaining via branch-out in Onoe-beya: Baruto - Retired after 2013 Aki Hamaeiko - Retired after 2020 Hatsu Satoyama - Retired after 2018 Kyushu ================== Asahiyama-beya - Closed January 2015. Two survivors remaining in Isegahama-beya: Mimurodake Taiga Daiisshin - Retired after 2019 Hatsu Daitenpaku - Retired after 2018 Hatsu ================== Kasugayama-beya - Closed October 2016. Eleven survivors moved to Nakagawa-beya - closed July 2020. Five survivors were dispersed to five different heya: Haruhikari - Miyagino-beya Kasugaryu - Tomozuna-beya Kyokusoten - Kataonami-beya Okunisato - Oitekaze-beya Yoshizawa - Asahiyama-beya NOTE - Survivors only of the Nakagawa closure are listed in a separate entry. Fukunokuni - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Fukuyamato - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Hakunishiki - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Haruzakura - Retired after 2017 Hatsu Kasugakuni - Retired after 2019 Aki Kasugamaru - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Kasugamine - Retired after 2020 Haru Kasuganami - Retired after 2017 Kyushu Kasugasato - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Kozan - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Kumao - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Kyokuyuko - Retired after 2020 July Mankajo - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Matsubayama - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Mizuguchi - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Ose - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Sasamenishiki - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Shoei - Retired after 2017 Hatsu ================== Takanohana-beya - Closed October 2018. Five survivors remaining in Chiganoura-beya: Takagenji Takakeisho Takakento Takamasaki Takataisho Takanofuji - Retired after 2019 Kyushu Takanoiwa - Retired after 2018 Kyushu Takatenshu - Retired after 2020 Hatsu ================== Izutsu-beya - Closed September 2019. Three survivors remaining in Michinoku-beya: Hagane Kakuryu Kakutaiki One survivor remaining via branch-out in Shikoroyama-beya: Ounabara Teraofuji - Retired after 2015 Haru ================== Nakagawa-beya - Closed July 2020. Eight survivors were dispersed to six different heya: Haruhikari - Miyagino-beya Kasugaryu - Tomozuna-beya Kiyama - Tomozuna-beya Kyokusoten - Kataonami-beya Okunisato - Oitekaze-beya Sasazaki - Tokitsukaze-beya Yoshii - Tokitsukaze-beya Yoshizawa - Asahiyama-beya ==================
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    Retirees after Aki 2019

    Kasugakuni's danpatsu-shiki took place at the Kawasaki Nikko hotel in Kanagawa prefecture. Over 11 of his 19 years in ozumo were spent in the Makushita ranks; as mentioned by others above he reached the top rank in the 2009 Haru basho, going up to fight two Juryo bouts. Among his opponents in that basho was Kaonishiki, and a decade later he turned out to be the final opponent of Kasugakuni's career, which he rounded off with a win. And since I missed it first time round, here's Irie after his tidy-up haircut.
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    Survivors of closed heya

    I've updated the top post following the closure of Izutsu-beya, and removed the Isegahama-beya entry as there are no survivors left (quoted below for posterity). In addition, when Hamamiryu retired recently it occurred to me that there were still four active rikishi who originally made their debut in Mihogaseki-beya but then branched out with either Kise-beya or Onoe-beya. I came to consider them as survivors of a closed heya, so I've added them to the Mihogaseki entry as "survivors remaining via branch-out".
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    Kimarite Statistics - 2019 Aki

    Hello, here are the kimarite statistics after another topsy-turvy Aki basho, which saw Mitakeumi claim his second Makuuchi yusho. Elsewhere, the retirement of Yoshikaze will leave Oita prefecture without a sekitori for the first time in over 27 years. The basho was also tinged with sadness due to the untimely death of Izutsu-oyakata at just 58, resulting in the closure of his heya. Moving on to the techniques, the highlight of this basho was undoubtedly the excellent mitokorozeme from Kaishu - as noted at the time, it was the first appearance for that rare kimarite in over eight years, and only the 15th time among basho where data is available for all divisions. Another highlight was a fine izori at the edge from Fukuyama; his luckless opponent Onojo has now lost three times to that technique, and twice in a row against Fukuyama. Matsuda chalked up two more nichonage wins here to take his career tally to 9. They were a little different, the first a more typical throw while the second was more about the leg trip. An ipponzeoi was deployed for the second basho in a row, this time courtesy of Motokiyama, but unfortunately once again I wasn't able to find a video. I don't often mention it in the notes but I always like to see a nicely-done kainahineri, and Hiradoumi provided one in this basho, toppling Goryu. Akua booked his return to the Juryo division with a 6-1 record here; two of those wins came with a kakenage throw, taking his career tally to 10 - among active rikishi only Satonofuji (21) and Kotoeko (15) have more kakenage wins. This was the 10th consecutive basho without a zubuneri, a new record for the non-appearance of that kimarite, passing the previous barren spell of 9 basho from 1993 Hatsu to 1994 Natsu. Kimarite from kettei-sen bouts are not included in the statistics. (The table might look a little different than before due to my ongoing computer issues) Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Percentage Abisetaoshi 2 0 0 1 3 0 6 0.24% Amiuchi 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Ashitori 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.08% Chongake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fumidashi 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Fusen (default) 5 2 3 3 2 1 16 0.64% Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hansoku (foul) 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Harimanage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hatakikomi 35 27 48 66 40 2 218 8.70% Hikiotoshi 6 11 11 25 21 3 77 3.07% Hikkake 2 0 0 3 2 0 7 0.28% Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Isamiashi 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0.12% Izori 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Kainahineri 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.12% Kakenage 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 0.16% Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Katasukashi 6 2 3 7 9 1 28 1.12% Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kekaeshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Ketaguri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kimedashi 1 1 1 3 4 1 11 0.44% Kimetaoshi 0 0 2 1 2 2 7 0.28% Kirikaeshi 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Komatasukui 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Koshikudake 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Koshinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotehineri 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.04% Kotenage 4 3 12 15 14 3 51 2.03% Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubihineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubinage 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.16% Makiotoshi 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.08% Mitokorozeme 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Nichonage 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.08% Nimaigeri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okuridashi 7 6 19 19 29 7 87 3.47% Okurigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurinage 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Okuritaoshi 1 0 2 5 9 1 18 0.72% Okuritsuridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okuritsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Omata 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Osakate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Oshidashi 70 51 94 180 182 49 626 24.97% Oshitaoshi 7 4 13 20 29 10 83 3.31% Sabaori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sakatottari 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Shitatedashinage 1 1 0 1 3 2 8 0.32% Shitatehineri 0 0 3 2 2 0 7 0.28% Shitatenage 5 5 9 14 18 3 54 2.15% Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sokubiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sotogake 0 1 1 4 4 1 11 0.44% Sotokomata 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sotomuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sototasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sukuinage 4 3 7 11 14 3 42 1.68% Susoharai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Susotori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tokkurinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tottari 0 1 2 0 1 0 4 0.16% Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukidashi 13 5 17 12 3 2 52 2.07% Tsukihiza 1 0 0 1 2 0 4 0.16% Tsukiotoshi 25 6 17 36 38 5 127 5.07% Tsukitaoshi 1 1 3 4 1 0 10 0.40% Tsukite 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsuridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsutaezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Uchigake 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.04% Uchimuso 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Ushiromotare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Utchari 0 1 3 0 1 0 5 0.20% Uwatedashinage 5 5 6 9 6 3 34 1.36% Uwatehineri 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.08% Uwatenage 9 2 26 28 42 10 117 4.67% Waridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Watashikomi 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 0.12% Yaguranage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yobimodoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yorikiri 76 45 85 166 212 70 654 26.09% Yoritaoshi 3 5 15 24 42 14 103 4.11% Zubuneri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    Later articles confirm that the rikishi and tokoyama will move to Michinoku-beya.
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    Retirees after Aki 2019

    Some danpatsu-shiki pictures here, starting with Irie, who joined Tamanoi-beya after graduating from Kyushu Joho university. Much of his eight-year career was spent in Makushita, but that proved to be his wall, reaching a highest rank of Makushita 3. Fukugoriki retires after 14 years, having fallen off the banzuke after a year out of action, which I understand was due to some kind of thoracic vertebrae injury. He won the Sandanme yusho in 2017 Nagoya, and earlier reached a highest rank of Makushita 5. Now to the Fujishima-beya senshuraku party for the danpatsu-shiki of Fujitaisei, who retires after nine years on the dohyo. And lastly to Musashigawa-beya for Musashikuni's danpatsu-shiki, pictures and three videos (linked, rather than embedded).
  19. Along with a lot of other work lately, the Rijikai has determined the latest batch of promotions for a trio of gyoji, a bunch of yobidashi (who missed out completely last time) and a solitary tokoyama. All take effect on December 24th 2019, with the release of the banzuke for the 2020 Hatsu basho. Gyoji: Kimura Narimasa (Irumagawa-beya) > to Jonidan Shikimori Tomotaro (Tomozuna) > to Jonidan Kimura Keitaro (Musashigawa) > to Jonidan Yobidashi: Koji (Asakayama) > to Makuuchi Rikinojo (Takasago) > to Makuuchi Keisuke (Shibatayama) > to Juryo Yohei (Dewanoumi) > to Juryo Yuto (Tatsunami) > to Makushita Setsuo (Shikoroyama) > to Makushita Naoki (Kise) > to Makushita Shin (Michinoku) > to Sandanme Shigejiro (Kokonoe) > to Sandanme Tsurutaro (Nishikido) > to Jonidan Hiromasa (Yamahibiki) > to Jonidan Tokoyama: Tokohama (Onoe) > to Yonto (4th class)
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    Hmm... He's now been moved up ahead of the borrowers, as we saw previously with Asasekiryu/Nishikijima.
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    Games Talk Aki 2019

    and that was 996 - now my score is 979. I guess one of the 2 lowest ever, and that explains why I could get the yusho: I always have plenty of wrong selections, and this time everybody was virtually forced to make many bad choices. The record low yusho score was set just two basho after the one you found: Yours is the 4th-lowest yusho score. Perhaps an indication of the turbulent times on the dohyo, this is the third consecutive basho with a sub-1000pt yusho! Your "normal" score (i.e, your base points without all the bonuses added) is the lowest of them. Congratulations on your hatsu yusho! Basho Winner Total (Normal) 2018 Hatsu Shatsume 915 (757) 2019 Nagoya Bill 940 (805) 2002 Kyushu Kirinoumi 948 (782) 2019 Aki Akinomaki 979 (736) 2019 Natsu Susanoo 984 (814) 2002 Nagoya Zentoryu 988 (838) 2017 Aki Yubinhaad 992 (816) 1999 Haru Kazushima 997 (788)
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    Ounomatsu Oyakata kyujo for Nagoya

    He must have been under a load of stress through all the Takanohana-ichimon stuff, which likely overwhelmed him. Sad to hear he's leaving but I think it's a good idea, hopefully he'll have the time and space now to take care of himself and get back to good health. I've long considered his heya to be among the best run, good support and atmosphere. I only hope that will continue under the next shisho.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Anzai tried a running start against Toma. (I'd probably do the same, but in the other direction)
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    Winter jungyo 2019 - slight scandal

    The full schedule for this jungyo then: Dec 1st - Nogata, Fukuoka prefecture Dec 3rd - Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Dec 4th - Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Dec 5th - Ukiha, Fukuoka Dec 6th - Oita, Oita Dec 7th - Oguni (town), Aso district, Kumamoto Dec 8th - Kagoshima, Kagoshima Dec 10th - Isahaya, Nagasaki Dec 11th - Saga, Saga Dec 14th/15th - Uruma, Okinawa
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    It's been 24 years since a mid-basho change of performer happened, and that was due to kyujo. I would have been amazed if it had happened here just for the sake of it, frankly.