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  1. Jejima

    General Corona Banter

    Updated table.... Confirmed cases for Covid-19 Date Hillsborough, FL Staffordshire, Eng 23rd March - England starts lockdown March 25 75 76 1st April - Florida starts lockdown April 18 924 1,102 April 22 979 1,287 May 15 1,512 ????? 19th May - Florida reopens June 4 2,285 2,265 June 14 3,295 2,326 June 28 9,130 2,392 July 2 11,465 2,415 4th July - England reopens.... July 9 16,666 3,686 ?th July - Mask wearing compulsory in Hillsborough County for most businesses. July 14 19,828 3,728 July 21 24,550 3,789 24th July - Mask wearing compulsory in England's shops July 30 28,268 3,844 August 13 33,198 3,928 Hillsborough stats Staffordshire - you need to click on the button provided on this page So, I was way off in my prediction. This is good news for my family and me living in Staffordshire. In 3 weeks time, my two young boys will be at school. School attendance will be compulsory in September for all children over the age of 5 - as in normal times. There was some concern on the Whatsapp group for parents of the children in my four year old's (turning five in November) class about the return, but not too much. For more explanation, see my earlier posts in this thread.
  2. Jejima

    Do you collect BBM Sumo cards?

    I clicked no, but I used to have a reasonable amount of cards (may still do, somewhere) from the '90s, from my time living in Japan.
  3. Compared to other Dai-Yokozunas, he has a 'Dai-Yokozuna' to spare. What do I mean by this? Hakuho has 44 yushos. The next closest is Taiho with 32 Yushos. So, Hakuho matches his closest challenger AND has an additional 12 yushos (enough for 'Dai-Yokozuna' recognition) to spare.
  4. I enjoy watching Hakuho, the greatest rikishi of all time*. He'll probably only be around for a year or so more. So, I am more than happy for him to have as much rest as required, if I can watch him get the yusho a few more times in that period. Takanohana took a whole year out at the end of his career. Kakuryu? Maybe time for him to call it a day. So, I think there should be exceptions for dai-Yokozunas (those with 10+ yushos), who should be allowed more time. They have done more than enough to deserve extra time at the top - and they draw in the crowds. Yokozunas who are not dai-Yokozunas, and so are pretty similar to high-performing Ozekis, should be asked to consider moving on after three or more incomplete bashos in a year. *Probably - although Raiden might be the real GOAT.
  5. Jejima

    Potential New Game

    Seven groups of 6 might neaten/even things up...? The resulting top three groups (of 18) would end up being the sanyaku plus joi-jin (taking into account withdrawals and same heya rikishi). The fourth group would then be the first group that had rikishi fairly unlikely to go into the meat-grinder. With the current system, of groups of 7, the third group (#15- 21), would be made up of meat-grinder fodder and non-sausage meat. The more astute players would unlikely to ever pick #15 or 16 (and perhaps 17), making a waste of the rikishi at those ranks.
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    Potential New Game

    Fantasy Sumo used to be one of my favourites. But I agree with Randomitsuki regarding the top two ranks. Fantasy Sumo had a 'work-around' in which sometimes the ranks were not quite right. For example, Terunofuji could have been put in the top group (yes, I know a little hindsight might have been required...) [FS also used to have Hakuho equal two other rikishi. But I am not sure how that would work with your game.] Or, (my suggestion) maybe Yokozuna wins count 0.6, Ozeki wins count 0.8 and Sekiwake wins count 0.9. (I think no need to modify a komusubi, as they are pretty much in the same meat grinder as a joi-jin player.)
  7. Jejima

    Bench Sumo news

    Hi everyone! Here are the updated standings for the Zentoryu Quality of Sumo Award for 2020 after the July 2020 basho. This is the combined results of the ZQoSA from September 2019 to July 2020. It reads like this..... Current ZQoSA position - (Change from after May 2020) - Rank on the July 2020 banzuke - shikona - Total ZQoSA points from the previous 5 bashos - (points change from after July 2020 - basically the points gained for July 2020 minus the points gained in July 2019). Yassier did not turn up for this basho, so drops from the top spot, down to joint 8th. Flohru is the new leader. Metzinowaka is the only player to break into the top 10. Over-and-out-until-September! Jejima Sanyaku level 1. (+2) Y1E Flohru 365 (+8) 2. (+7) K1W Terarno 354 (+49) 3. (+7) O1W Bill 341 (+38) 4. (=) M4E pandaazuma 329 (-26) 5. (+1) M3W Gawasukotto 328 (0) 6. (-4) O2W Norizo 327 (-31) 7. (=) O1E Taka 303 (-9) =8. (-3) K1E Konosato 294 (-58) =8. (-7) S1E Yassier 294 (-78) 10. (+3) M3E Metzinowaka 289 (+23) Makunouchi level 11. (-3) M1E fujiyama 279 (-28) 12. (-1) M9E Jejima 275 (-21) 13. (+3) M13W toonoryu (+29) 14. (+3) M2E ScreechingOwl 257 (+26) 15. (=) M7W Andoreasu 254 (+7) 16. (+5) S1W Itachi 253 (+52) 17. (-3) M2W Susanoo 251 (-14) 18. (+8) M7E Sakura 238 (+58) 19. (-7) M6E Damimonay 231 (-38) 20. (+5) M5W Kintamayama 226 (+31) 21. (+2) M5E Ruziklao 213 (+13) 22. (+5) M8E Unkonoyama 197 (+18) =23.(+12) M4W tainosen 193 (+34) =23. (-4) M14E Chocshoporyu 193 (-13) =25. (+9) M10W Chijanofuji 189 (+29) =25. (-7) M9W Ihopeso 189 (-36) 27. (-7) M1W Rubensan 186 (-19) 28. (+2) M6W Gaijingai 181 (+12) 29. (+1) M15W andonishiki 179 (+10) 30. (-9) J1E iwakoko 178 (-23) 31. (-3) M14W Achiyama 167 (-8) 32. (+9) M12W Pitinosato 165 (+43) 33. (+4) M11W Oshirokita 164 (+12) 34. (-11) M16E Fujisan 163 (-37) =35. (+4) M11E Tameiki 159 (+29) =35. (-6) M8W Boltbutthamma 159 (-14) 37. (+5) M17W Jakusotsu 152 (+37) 38. (-2) M17E Yamashade 144 (-12) 39. (-7) M15E Hokuyutaka 130 (-33) =40. (-2) M16W Gurowake 128 (-3) =40. (-8) M12E mischashimaru 128 (-35) 42. (+6) M13E Kitakachiyama 121 (+35) Juryo level 43. (-1) J3E Kitahotaru 105 (-10) 44. (-2) J3W Mukanibaru 99 (-16) 45. (+4) J7E Frinkanohana 92 (+8) 46. (+1) J1W Heiyu 90 (0) 47. (-7) J6E Haidouzo 86 (-38) 48. (-2) M10E Itachiyama 81 (-12) 49. (+5) J9W Tsunamiko 79 (+15) 50. (+6) J5E Getayukata 78 (+23) 51. (+2) J2E Hana-ichi 77 (+11) =52. (-7) J8E Tenshinhan 76 (-28) =52. (-1) J2W Gansekiiwa 76 (0) 54. (-2) J12W GONZABUROW 75 (+4) 55. (-5) J8W Saruyama 71 (-12) 56. (+1) J4E chishafuwaku 69 (+20) 57. (-3) J7W Sherlockiama 65 (+1) 58. (=) J12E Unagiyutaka 56 (+13) 59. (+3) J10E kuroimori 50 (+12) 60. (=) J5W Holleshoryu 47 (+5) 61. (-3) J4W Mmikasazuma 43 (0) 62. (+1) J13E shimodahito 38 (+5) 63. (+9) J6W tokugawa 37 (+19) 64. (+3) J11E Golynohana 35 (+11) 65. (+4) J10W Oortael 29 (+7) 66. (=) J9E Furanohana 25 (-1) 67. (-3) J11W wolfgangho 24 (-4) 68. (+3) ms3W Rikishimiezi 21 (0) 69. (-8) ms1E Kaiowaka 19 (-21) 70. (-3) J13W Hironoumi 16 (-8) Makushita level 71. (NE) J14E Yangnomazuma 15 (+15) =72. (NE) J14W Atenzan 14 (+14) =72. (-8) ms8E Mariohana 14 (-14) =74. (-5) ms2E Homuburywa 9 (-13) =74. (-1) ms6E Nantonoyama 9 (-7) =74. (=) ms7W Kyodaitimu 9 (-4) 77. (-2) ms11E Kasamatsuri 8 (0) 78. (-2) ms12W Bunijiman 3 (-3) 79. (-2) ms5W Anjoboshi 0 (0)
  8. Announcing the May/June July 2020 edition of Guess Kisenosato's Aite.... Guess Hokutofuji's Aite All you have to do is guess M5W Hokutofuji's opponent each day, before the torikumi comes out. If you guess correctly, you get a shiroboshi. This is surprisingly more fun (or frustrating) and challenging than it should be. It also gets you to think a bit more about the 'inner-workings' of sumo. Here is the current banzuke:- Banzuke for May July 2020 Sakura (Y1E 12-3) Y1 Jakusotsu (YO 10-5) Kuroimori (Y2E 9-5-1) Y2 Gurowake (Y1W Kosho) chishafuwaku (O1E 12-3) O1 Ryoshishokunin (S1E 10-5)Tenshinhan (S1W 10-5) S1 Hakuhonofan (K1E 11-3-1) Jejima (M2E 10-5) K1 Oshirokita (M4W 10-5) shimodahito (M1E Kosho) M1 WAKATAKE (K1W 8-4-3) Andonishiki (M1W 7-5-3) M2 orandashoho (M2W 7-5-3)Profomisakari (M3E 4-10-1) M3 Houmanumi (M3W 2-6-9) The Kyokai (M4E 2-13) M4 Joaoiyama (M5E Kosho) Andreas21 (M5W Kosho) M5 DrunkCat (M6E Kosho) Katsunorifuji (mz 0-1-14) M6 Comments: Jakusotsu is expected to show Ozeki Quality sumo this basho, to prove that he is still deserving of the Yokozuna rank. Kuroimori is expected to perform better than of late this basho. chishafuwaku will be considered for promotion to Yokozuna with a Yusho or good Jun-Yusho in May July. The rules are as follows:-1. Guess M5W Hokutofuji's opponents on each day of the basho.2. Entries need to be in before 11:30 am Japan time on the previous day, except for the days 1 and 2 entries which need to be in before 11:30 am Japan time on the Friday prior to the start of the basho. If it turns out that the daily toriukumi is printed before these times, then any entry proved to have come afterwards is not allowed for that day (so enter early to be safe).3. Tie-breakers to decide the Yusho.... We look at the result of the day 15 prediction, then day 14, and so on back to day 1. If still a tie, then the highest ranked on the banzuke can claim the Yusho.4. If M5W Hokutofuji goes kyujo during the basho, we switch to M5E Abi (M6E Enho, then M6W Ryuden kept further in reserve, if needed due to a mass spate of kyujos) for the days after his fusensho loss (I.e. we can still guess who gets the freebie). For the immediate day afterwards, (unless it is known very soon after the event), everyone will get a 'kyujo'.5. Players that are leading the Yusho race (especially in the final few days of the basho), are requested / expected to get their picks in very early (before all the other players, if possible) - in order to avoid suspicions of 'tactical picking'.6. If the kyokai changes the originally posted torikumi for any day (such as for a late kyujo), the first version released will be used for the purpose of this game. Special prizes (many thanks to Yaochoyama): 1. Outstanding performance (shukun-sho) - the one who correctly picks the aite the most consecutive days. You have to have a minimum of three to win this prize. 2. Fighting spirit (kanto-sho) - the one who limits their incorrect aite picks to the shortest number of consecutive days (literally the one whose longest losing streak is the shortest). Any losing streak of 5 or more days would disqualify you from this prize. 3. Technique (gino-sho) - the one who is best at making correct picks when no one, or hardly anyone else does. A point system is used as follows and you need at least 3 points to claim this prize: 3 points if you're the only win to make the correct pick 2 points if you're one of two to make the correct pick 1 point if you're one of three to make the correct pick New players () are cordially invited to this game - it is an official second league © game!
  9. Doing what I promised before the new ozumo banzuke is out.... Apart from the first basho (when all players' scores are counted), I am deciding on the records thusly.... a) Mae-zumo players are excluded from calculations. b) Kyujo (0-0-15) players are excluded from calculations. c) Players going intai during a basho are excluded from calculations. d) All players scores are added up, and an average taken. That figure is then rounded to the nearest whole digit. That becomes the KK / MK cut off-line. e) The above score (not rounded up) has 33.33% added to it, which is then rounded to the nearest whole digit. This is to give the Ozeki-calibre record. (This equates to the difference between 7.5 and 10, which directly relates to ozumo.) Edit: New rule c) in memorandum of Kofuji.
  10. Jejima

    Guess Kisenosato's (Hokutofuji's )Aite

    July 2020 Sakura (Y1E 10-5 ) Y1 Jakusotsu (Y1W 8-7) Kuroimori (Y2E kosho) Y2 Gurowake (Y2W 2-1-12) chishafuwaku (O1E 10-5 ) O1 Ryoshishokunin (O1W 8-7)Tenshinhan (S1E kosho) S1 Hakuhonofan (S1W 5-2-8) Jejima (K1E 8-7) K1 Oshirokita (K1W kosho) shimodahito (M1E 5-6-4) M1 WAKATAKE (M1W 8-5-2) Andonishiki (M2E 6-6-3) M2 orandashoho (M2W 8-7)Profomisakari (M3E 6-8-1) M3 Houmanumi (M3W kosho) The Kyokai (M4E 3-12) M4 Joaoiyama (M4W 0-0-15) Andreas21 (M5E 0-0-15) M5 DrunkCat (M5W 0-0-15) Katsunorifuji (M6E kosho ) M6  KK line: 8-7 OQ line: 10-5 Yusho: chishafuwaku (10-5) Jun-Yusho: Sakura (10-5) Shukunsho: Sakura, chishafuwaku Kantosho: Sakura, Jakusotsu, chishafuwaku, orandashoho Ginosho: chishafuwaku, Profomisakari ************************************************************************ Sakura (Y1E 10-5) Y1 Jakusotsu (Y1W 8-7) Gurowake (Y2W 2-1-12) Y2 chishafuwaku (O1E 10-5) Kuroimori (Y2E kosho) YO O1 Ryoshishokunin (O1W 8-7)Jejima (K1E 8-7) S1 Tenshinhan (S1E kosho) WAKATAKE (M1W 8-5-2) K1 Oshirokita (K1W kosho) orandashoho (M2W 8-7) M1 Hakuhonofan (S1W 5-2-8)Andonishiki (M2E 6-6-3) M2 shimodahito (M1E 5-6-4)Profomisakari (M3E 6-8-1) M3 Houmanumi (M3W kosho)The Kyokai (M4E 3-12) M4 Katsunorifuji (M6E kosho ) Banzuke-gai Joaoiyama (M4W 0-0-15) Andreas21 (M5E 0-0-15) DrunkCat (M5W 0-0-15) Comments: Yokozuna Sakura showed why she is the dai-Yokozuna, once again performing at the highest level, and just falling short of the yusho. Yokozuna Jakusotsu did not perform at an Ozeki level, despite being strongly requested to do so. The thinking is that he may no longer be capable of performing as a Yokozuna. We await to hear a statement from Yokozuna Jakusotsu. Yokozuna Kuroimori was expected to perform better than of late this basho. He failed to turn up. He will be expected to turn up and perform better in September. After missing last basho, Yokozuna Gurowake did not manage to last long this basho. Gurowake has made comments in this thread. No more pressure will be put on him at this moment in time. We will wait to see how he feels in September. chishafuwaku won the yusho. He is thereby promoted to Yokozuna. Omedetou!
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite July 2020

    Sakura (Y1E 10-5) Y1 Jakusotsu (Y1W 8-7) Gurowake (Y2W 2-1-12) Y2 chishafuwaku (O1E 10-5) Kuroimori (Y2E kosho) YO O1 Ryoshishokunin (O1W 8-7)Jejima (K1E 8-7) S1 Tenshinhan (S1E kosho) WAKATAKE (M1W 8-5-2) K1 Oshirokita (K1W kosho) orandashoho (M2W 8-7) M1 Hakuhonofan (S1W 5-2-8)Andonishiki (M2E 6-6-3) M2 shimodahito (M1E 5-6-4)Profomisakari (M3E 6-8-1) M3 Houmanumi (M3W kosho)The Kyokai (M4E 3-12) M4 Katsunorifuji (M6E kosho ) Banzuke-gai Joaoiyama (M4W 0-0-15) Andreas21 (M5E 0-0-15) DrunkCat (M5W 0-0-15) Comments: Yokozuna Sakura showed why she is the dai-Yokozuna, once again performing at the highest level, and just falling short of the yusho. Yokozuna Jakusotsu did not perform at an Ozeki level, despite being strongly requested to do so. The thinking is that he may no longer be capable of performing as a Yokozuna. We await to hear a statement from Yokozuna Jakusotsu. Yokozuna Kuroimori was expected to perform better than of late this basho. He failed to turn up. He will be expected to turn up and perform better in September. After missing last basho, Yokozuna Gurowake did not manage to last long this basho. Gurowake has made comments in this thread. No more pressure will be put on him at this moment in time. We will wait to see how he feels in September. chishafuwaku won the yusho. He is thereby promoted to Yokozuna. Omedetou!
  12. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite July 2020

    Sakura (Y1E 10-5 ) Y1 Jakusotsu (Y1W 8-7) Kuroimori (Y2E kosho) Y2 Gurowake (Y2W 2-1-12) chishafuwaku (O1E 10-5 ) O1 Ryoshishokunin (O1W 8-7)Tenshinhan (S1E kosho) S1 Hakuhonofan (S1W 5-2-8) Jejima (K1E 8-7) K1 Oshirokita (K1W kosho) shimodahito (M1E 5-6-4) M1 WAKATAKE (M1W 8-5-2) Andonishiki (M2E 6-6-3) M2 orandashoho (M2W 8-7)Profomisakari (M3E 6-8-1) M3 Houmanumi (M3W kosho) The Kyokai (M4E 3-12) M4 Joaoiyama (M4W 0-0-15) Andreas21 (M5E 0-0-15) M5 DrunkCat (M5W 0-0-15) Katsunorifuji (M6E kosho ) M6 KK line: 8-7 OQ line: 10-5 Yusho: chishafuwaku (10-5) Jun-Yusho: Sakura (10-5) Shukunsho: Sakura, chishafuwaku Kantosho: Sakura, Jakusotsu, chishafuwaku, orandashoho Ginosho: chishafuwaku, Profomisakari
  13. Jejima

    Gaming Banter

    I think that I am about to collect my 18th career Shukun-sho in Hoshitori. (I don't think that I can be caught, or go MK at this stage of the basho.) Outstanding!
  14. Jejima

    Games Bugs

    The fix for Bench Sumo is to change the '14' to '15' in the URL, like this --> http://benchsumo.sumogames.de/DailyEntry.aspx?D=15
  15. I will look later, but I worry that I might be camping in my parents' garden (a 'holiday' treat for our two boys (aged 3 and 4), during the pandemic) when the form comes out. My pick is Terunofuji. Back-up pick is Myogiryu.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite July 2020

    I think it is a good match-up. The winner will likely be in Makunouchi in September, the loser in Juryo.... So all to play for!
  17. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite July 2020

    15 - Takanosho looks fine to me.
  18. Jejima

    General Corona Banter

    On the first day of the mandatory mask wearing in shops, I saw good compliance. A few days later, it is still better than before the rule came into play, but it is not always being observed. In particular, the indoor market in Stafford centre has signs on all entrances saying that masks must be worn at all times. We only saw one stall holder wearing a mask, and she removed it to talk to a customer. Only about a third of the customers in the market (including my family) were wearing masks. The small town in Staffordshire where one of my sisters and her family lives has had an outbreak of Covid-19 after the relaxation of the lockdown rules. Confirmed cases for Covid-19 Date Hillsborough, FL Staffordshire, Eng 23rd March - England starts lockdown March 25 75 76 1st April - Florida starts lockdown April 18 924 1,102 April 22 979 1,287 May 15 1,512 ????? 19th May - Florida reopens June 4 2,285 2,265 June 14 3,295 2,326 June 28 9,130 2,392 July 2 11,465 2,415 4th July - England reopens.... July 9 16,666 3,686 ?th July - Mask wearing compulsory in Hillsborough County for most businesses. July 14 19,828 3,728 July 21 24,550 3,789 24th July - Mask wearing compulsory in England's shops July 30 28,268 3,844 Hillsborough stats Staffordshire stats - scroll down For more explanation, see my earlier posts in this thread.
  19. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite July 2020

    14 - Yutakayama
  20. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite July 2020

    13 - Ishiura
  21. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite July 2020

    12 - Asanoyama, I concur
  22. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite July 2020

    11 - I can see what the Prof is thinking, and I am tempted to go that way too. BUT, I think Shodai wold make things easier for the torikumi makers, so I am going with Shodai - but I am curious to see how others are going to vote today.
  23. I think let the results stand, and no need to annul anything. I picked using the existing entry form, but checked to see which matches were 'real' before picking. My time zone (UK) means that I would have been asleep if the entry was updated later - so I did my best to enter before that. Other players put their entries in this thread, which can also be used. So, we (myself, and the other players who managed to make an entry) went the extra mile to enter the game. I don't think that we should be penalised for this. It is such a rare occurrence, that those who live in unfortunate time zones should be able to live with it. Can you? Edit: As Tameiki mentions above, in the Europe time zone, we are often penalised with late kyujos - but we live with it. I think those in the 'wrong' time zone this time, should be able to live with it too.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite July 2020

    10 - Hakuho
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite July 2020

    9 - Shodai