Jejima

Active Members
  • Content Count

    6,869
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    5

Everything posted by Jejima

  1. Jejima

    Bench Sumo news

    The current Bench Sumo Yokozuna Deliberation Council (as of June 2019) is made up of the following nine members. Marushiki (North Pole Ichimon) - Chair Frinkanohana (Doitsugo Ichimon) Nekonishiki (Sumo Forum Ichimon) Sakura (Sakura Ichimon) ScreechingOwl (Sumo Talk Ichimon) Sherlockiama (MassaSHEgawa Ichimon) Tamanaogijima (Intai from Bench Sumo, but formerly of Doitsugo Ichimon) Terarno (Info Sumo Ichimon) Tsunamiko (MassaSHEgawa Ichimon)
  2. Jejima

    Bench Sumo news

    Dear all, I have received the message below from Marushiki, the esteemed chair of the Bench Sumo Yokozuna Deliberation Council. Jejima (BS rijicho) Venerable Rijicho The BSYDC has met and discussed the performance of Flohru for the Natsu Basho 2019. We congratulate him. He had an excellent Basho and performed well. After much discussion, (and a party in honour of Leonishiki's long service to the YDC, and sad retirement), we would like to offer congratulations on a score fitting of a high-ranked rikishi. After going Kadoban in the previous Basho, we based our thoughts focusing on the May Basho. We offer much encouragement and would love to see what will happen in July. After the July Basho we will again meet to discuss the possibility of promotion to the top rank. Marushiki (BSYDC chair)
  3. Jejima

    Bench Sumo news

    Really? That was the day when I went head-to-head with Kintamayama on the Bench dohyo. If I had known prior to the bout that it would decide who would lead the number of all-time wins, I would certainly have mentioned it!
  4. Jejima

    Bench Sumo news

    Hi everyone! Here is the new banzuke for July, put together very quickly (but thoroughly) by Jejima, Flohru and Kaiomitsuki (Ekigozan, Kintamayama and Asashosakari looking on). Although Leonishiki has announced his intai, we were already well on our way to making the new banzuke, so we have decided to include him on this one. For a change, the new banzuke was fairly straight forward to put together - and there is little bad or good luck. One note regarding the new sanyaku. It is one of the Bench banzuke making guidelines that we strive to have exactly 8 sanyaku members when possible. Part of this guideline says that a M1W with 8-7 can be denied promotion (as can a M3 with 9-6, a M5 with 10-5 etc). In close decisions, we usually favour East side over West side and the better results in the basho. It is for these reasons that Rubensan is the unlucky rikishi to be denied a Komusubi slot. Enjoy! Jejima (BS rijicho) Flohru (O1W, 12-3) O1 Taka (O2W, 10-5) Bill (O1E, 8-7) O2 Ihopeso (K1W, 10-5) S1 Norizo (O2E, 7-8) Yassier (M5E, 10-5) K1 Terarno (M3W, 9-6) K2 Pitinosato (K1E, KOSHO) Rubensan (M1W, 8-7) M1 pandaazuma (M2E, 8-7) Chocshoporyu (S1E, 7-8) 2 fujiyama (M7E, 10-5) Gurowake (M7W, 10-5) 3 Gawasukotto (M8W, 10-5) tainosen (M4E, KOSHO) 4 Susanoo (M6E, 8-7) toonoryu (M2W, 6-9) 5 Ruziklao (M9W, 9-6) Yamashade (S1W, 4-11) 6 Kintamayama (S2E, 4-11) Achiyama (M1E, 5-10) 7 ScreechingOwl (M5W, 7-8) Itachiyama (M4W, 6-9) 8 Konosato (M3E, 5-10) Getayukata (M10W, 8-7) 9 Jejima (M8E, 7-8) Andoreasu (J1E, 12-3) 10 Haidouzo (M6W, 6-9) Kaiowaka (M16W, 10-5) 11 mischashimaru (M14W, 9-6) Tsunamiko (M9E, 7-8) 12 iwakoko (M15E, 9-6) Damimonay (M13E, KOSHO) 13 Boltbutthamma (M13W, KOSHO) Furanohana (M10E, 7-8) 14 Holleshoryu (M15W, 8-7) Hokuyutaka (J2W, 10-5) 15 Gaijingai (M16E, 8-7) Metzinowaka (M12W, 7-8) 16 Fujisan (J1W, 9-6) Itachi (M11E, 6-9) 17 Jakusotsu (M11W, 5-10) Oshirokita (J2E, 8-7) J1 Kitahotaru (M14E, 6-9) Tenshinhan (J3W, 8-7) 2 Hana-ichi (M12E, 4-11) andonishiki (J5W, 8-7) 3 Frinkanohana (J8E, 9-6) GONZABUROW (J3E, 7-8) 4 Saruyama (J6E, 8-7) Chijanofuji (M17E, 5-10) 5 Homuburyuwa (J4E, 7-8) Heiyu (J10W, 9-6) 6 Sakura (J11E, 9-6) Kyodaitimu (J4W, 6-9) 7 Leonishiki (J7E, 7-8) Mariohana (J5E, 6-9) 8 Gansekiiwa (J13E, 9-6) Unkonoyama (J14W, 9-6) 9 wolfgangho (ms8E, 12-3) Mukanibaru (J9W, 7-8) 10 Kitakachiyama (J10E, 7-8) Sherlockiama (J8W, 6-9) 11 Bunijiman (J11W, KOSHO) Nantonoyama (J12E, KOSHO) 12 Roundeye (J6W, 5-10) tokugawa (J9E, 6-9) 13 Hironoumi (ms4W, 10-5) shimodahito (J12W, 7-8) 14 Golynohana (J13W, 7-8) Anjoboshi (ms1E, KOSHO) ms1 Rikishimiezi (ms6W, 10-5) Mmikasazuma (J14E, 7-8) 2 kuroimori (ms5E, 9-6) Wamahada (ms10W, 10-5) 3 Aminoumi (ms5W, 8-7) Unagiyutaka (J7W, 2-13) 4 kamogawa (ms9E, 9-6) Kasamatsuri (ms3W, 7-8) 5 Tameiki (ms18W, 12-3) Sebunshu (ms4E, 7-8) 6 Rowitoro (ms2W, 6-9) Watashi (ms3E, 6-9) 7 Marushiki (ms9W, 8-7) chishafuwaku (ms2E, 5-10) 8 Suwihuto (ms8W, KOSHO) VESHANA (ms10E, 8-7) 9 Takanorappa (ms7E, 7-8) Basoyama (ms13W, 9-6) 10 aoyume (ms11E, 8-7) Joaoiyama (ms12E, 8-7) 11 Kofujinokami (ms11W, KOSHO) McBugger (ms7W, 6-9) 12 Nekonishiki (ms6E, 5-10) Hibarifuji (ms14E, 8- 7) 13 Fujiko (ms12W, 6-9) Kotononami (ms15W, 7-8) 14 Kitanoyama (ms16E, 7-8) Yangnomazuma (ms17W, 7-8) 15 Jaakunakunshu (ms16W, 6-9) Maeden (ms18E, 6-9) 16 Akokoneko (ms14W, 4-11) Kintsubasa (ms17E, KOSHO) 17 Kishikaisei (ms15E, 4-11) Banzuke-gai Chisaiyama (ms1W, 0-0-15) Feginowaka (ms13E, 0-0-15)
  5. Jejima

    Bench Sumo news

    Hi everyone! Here are the updated standings for the Zentoryu Quality of Sumo Award for 2019 after the May 2019 basho. This is the combined results of the ZQoSA from July 2018 to May 2019. It reads like this..... Current ZQoSA position - (Change from after March 2019) - Rank on the May 2019 banzuke - shikona - Total ZQoSA points from the previous 6 bashos - (points gain from after May 2019, basically May 2019 minus May 2018). Flohru and Bill swap places at the top - and Flohru now has a massive lead! Taka and Ihopeso are the new entrants to the top 10. Over-and-out! Jejima Sanyaku level 1. (+1) O1W Flohru 521 (+74) 2. (-1) O1E Bill 466 (-22) 3. (=) O2E Norizo 438 (+3) 4. (+8) O2W Taka 428 (+79) 5. (+2) M3W Terarno 421 (+51) 6. (-2) S1E Chocshoporyu 409 (+7) 7. (-1) M2E pandaazuma 404 (+17) 8. (+1) S2E Kintamayama 361 (-3) 9. (+12) K1W Ihopeso 346 (+69) 10. (-3) M7W Gurowake 336 (-34) Makunouchi level 11. (+6) M5E Yassier 335 (+26) 12. (+2) M6E Susanoo 333 (+2) 13. (-8) M5W ScreechingOwl 330 (-64) 14. (-3) S1W Yamashade 327 (-27) 15. (-5) M1E Achiyama 320 (-39) 16. (+10) M1W Rubensan 315 (+71) 17. (+1) M8W Gawasukotto 301 (-5) 18. (+2) M2W toonoryu 297 (+13) 19. (-6) M12W Metzinowaka 295 (-40) 20. (-5) K1E Pitinosato (-31) 21. (+6) M3E Konosato 263 (+34) 22. (-3) M11E Itachi 249 (-42) 23. (+9) M7E fujiyama 248 (+44) 24. (-1) M4W Itachiyama 245 (-14) 25. (=) M14E Kitahotaru 239 (-11) 26. (-3) M10E Furanohana 235 (-24) 27. (-5) M11W Jakusotsu 230 (-33) 28. (-12) M4E tainosen 220 (-94) 29. (+2) M9W Ruziklao 217 (0) 30. (=) M9E Tsunamiko 212 (-7) 31. (-3) M6W Haidouzo 210 (-17) 32. (+3) M8E Jejima 205 (+27) 33. (+3) M16W Kaiowaka 200 (+35) =34. (-5) M13E Damimonay 186 (-38) =34. (+6) J1E Andoreasu 185 (+35) 36. (+7) M15E iwakoko 179 (+41) 37. (+5) M15W Holleshoryu 169 (+22) 38. (+2) M12E Hana-ichi 166 (+15) 39. (-2) J1W Fujisan 165 (+1) 40. (-1) M14W mischashimaru 161 (+7) 41. (-7) J9E tokugawa 156 (-27) 42. (+3) M10W Getayukata 154 (+24) Juryo level 43. (+1) J5W andonishiki 154 (-2) 44. (-11) M16E Gaijingai 131 (-56) 45. (-7) J2E Oshirokita 130 (-32) 46. (+4) M17E Chijanofuji 111 (+4) 47. (+4) J2W Hokuyutaka 104 (+14) 48. (+7) J3W Tenshinhan 97 (+18) 49. (+3) J8E Frinkanohana 93 (+7) 50. (-2) J8W Sherlockiama 90 (-22) 51. (+1) J4E Homuburywa 89 (+3) 52. (-5) J6E Saruyama 87 (-26) 53. (-4) J7E Leonishiki 86 (-24) =54. (-8) J6W Roundeye 78 (-42) =54. (+2) J3E GONZABUROW 78 (+9) 56. (+3) J9W Mukanibaru 72 (+11) 57. (+8) J14E Mmikasazuma 57 (+8) =58. (-1) M13W Boltbutthamma 56 (-11) =58. (+1) ms2E chishafuwaku 56 (-5) =58. (-4) J5E Mariohana 56 (-27) 61. (+5) J4W Kyodaitimu 50 (+9) 62. (+7) J10W Heiyu 49 (+18) =63. (+1) ms1E Anjoboshi 47 (-6) =63. (-1) J14W Unkonoyama 47 (-7) 65. (+5) J11E Sakura 43 (+16) 66. (-4) BG Kaiomitsuki 42 (-12) 67. (-6) ms4E Sebunshu 37 (-21) 68. (-11) ms3W Kasamatsuri 36 (-31) 69. (-1) ms9E kamogawa 31 (-2) 70. (-3) ms5E kuroimori 24 (-11) Makushita level 71. (NE) J13E Gansekiiwa 18 (+18) =72. (-1) J7W Unagiyutaka 15 (-3) =72. (+1) J11W Bunijiman 15 (0) 74. (+5) J10E Kitakachiyama 13 (+12) 75. (-1) J12W shimodahito 12 (+2) =76. (-1) ms2W Rowitoro 8 (0) =76. (NE) J13W Golynohana 8 (+8) 78. (-2) ms7W McBugger 6 (0) =79. (-8) ms3E Watashi 4 (-14) =79. (-3) ms13W Basoyama 4 (-2) 81. (-2) ms1W Chisaiyama 1 (0) 82. (-1) ms9W Marushiki -1 (0)
  6. Announcing the March 2019 edition of Guess Kisenosato's Aite.... Guess Hokutofuji's Aite All you have to do is guess M1E 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 2019 Jakusotsu (YOW 13-2) Y1 Sakura (Y1W 12-3) Gurowake (Y1E 11-4) YO Kuroimori (YOE 10-5) Tenshinhan (S1W 11-3-1) S1 Ryoshishokunin (S1E 10-2-3) chishafuwaku (K1W 11-4) K1 Jejima (K1E 10-5)Profomisakari (M3E 10-5) M1 Umizoi (M1E 8-4-3) orandashoho (M1W 8-5-2) M2 WAKATAKE (M3W 9-5-1)shimodahito (M2E 6-7-2) M3 The Kyokai (M4E 2-13)TillerTheChiller (M4W Kosho) M4 Jaakunakunshu (mz 10-5) Mae-zumo Andonishiki (M2W Intai) The rules are as follows:-1. Guess M1E 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 M1E Hokutofuji goes kyujo during the basho, we switch to M1W Kotoshogiku (M2E Endo, then M2W Daieisho 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!
  7. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite May 2019

    You can find the answer to your question in the first post in this thread.
  8. Jejima

    Guess Kisenosato's Aite

    May 2019 Jakusotsu (Y1E 9-6) Y1 Sakura (Y1W 10-5 ) Gurowake (YOE 10-5 ) YO Kuroimori (YOW 9-6) Tenshinhan (S1E 6-8-1) S1 Ryoshishokunin (S1W 8-5-2) chishafuwaku (K1E 10-5 ) K1 Jejima (K1W 8-7)Profomisakari (M1E Kosho) M1 Umizoi (M1W 9-6) orandashoho (M2E 8-6-1) M2 WAKATAKE (M2W 5-8-2)shimodahito (M3E 7-8) M3 The Kyokai (M3W 3-12)TillerTheChiller (M4W 0-0-15) M4 Jaakunakunshu (M4W 5-4-6) Mae-zumo Andonishiki (mz 6-3-6) KK line: 8-7 OQ line: 11-4 Yusho: Sakura (Y1W 10-5) Jun-Yusho: Gurowake (YOE 10-5) and chishafuwaku (K1E 10-5) Shukunsho: chishafuwaku Kantosho: Jakusotsu, Sakura, Gurowake, kuroimori, chishafuwaku, Jejima, Umizoi Ginosho: chishafuwaku ************************************************************************ New banzuke for July 2019 Sakura (Y1W 10-5 ) Y1 Gurowake (YOE 10-5 ) Jakusotsu (Y1E 9-6) YO Kuroimori (YOW 9-6) chishafuwaku (K1E 10-5) S1 Ryoshishokunin (S1W 8-5-2) Jejima (K1W 8-7) K1 Umizoi (M1W 9-6)Profomisakari (M1E Kosho) M1 orandashoho (M2E 8-6-1) Tenshinhan (S1E 6-8-1) M2 shimodahito (M3E 7-8) WAKATAKE (M2W 5-8-2) M3 Jaakunakunshu (M4W 5-4-6)The Kyokai (M3W 3-12) M4 Andonishiki (mz 6-3-6) Banzuke-gai TillerTheChiller (M4W 0-0-15) Comments: Yokozuna Sakura goes from strength to strength, as she wins yet another yusho. Yokozuna Gurowake did very well too, as he only lost the yusho due to rank. Sekiwake chishafuwaku will be considered for promotion to Ozeki after July, if he wins the yusho, or gets a very good Jun-yusho.
  9. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite May 2019

    New banzuke for July 2019 Sakura (Y1W 10-5 ) Y1 Gurowake (YOE 10-5 ) Jakusotsu (Y1E 9-6) YO Kuroimori (YOW 9-6) chishafuwaku (K1E 10-5) S1 Ryoshishokunin (S1W 8-5-2) Jejima (K1W 8-7) K1 Umizoi (M1W 9-6)Profomisakari (M1E Kosho) M1 orandashoho (M2E 8-6-1) Tenshinhan (S1E 6-8-1) M2 shimodahito (M3E 7-8) WAKATAKE (M2W 5-8-2) M3 Jaakunakunshu (M4W 5-4-6)The Kyokai (M3W 3-12) M4 Andonishiki (mz 6-3-6) Banzuke-gai TillerTheChiller (M4W 0-0-15) Comments: Yokozuna Sakura goes from strength to strength, as she wins yet another yusho. Yokozuna Gurowake did very well too, as he only lost the yusho due to rank. Sekiwake chishafuwaku will be considered for promotion to Ozeki after July, if he wins the yusho, or gets a very good Jun-yusho.
  10. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite May 2019

    Many thanks to Jakusotsu for looking after the game over the past two weeks. Jakusotsu (Y1E 9-6) Y1 Sakura (Y1W 10-5 ) Gurowake (YOE 10-5 ) YO Kuroimori (YOW 9-6) Tenshinhan (S1E 6-8-1) S1 Ryoshishokunin (S1W 8-5-2) chishafuwaku (K1E 10-5 ) K1 Jejima (K1W 8-7)Profomisakari (M1E Kosho) M1 Umizoi (M1W 9-6) orandashoho (M2E 8-6-1) M2 WAKATAKE (M2W 5-8-2)shimodahito (M3E 7-8) M3 The Kyokai (M3W 3-12)TillerTheChiller (M4W 0-0-15) M4 Jaakunakunshu (M4W 5-4-6) Mae-zumo Andonishiki (mz 6-3-6) KK line: 8-7 OQ line: 11-4 Yusho: Sakura (Y1W 10-5) Jun-Yusho: Gurowake (YOE 10-5) and chishafuwaku (K1E 10-5) Shukunsho: chishafuwaku Kantosho: Jakusotsu, Sakura, Gurowake, kuroimori, chishafuwaku, Jejima, Umizoi Ginosho: chishafuwaku
  11. Jejima

    Trump coming to the basho

    Trump has arrived - he's going to see Asanoyama fight after all! (five bouts instead of three)
  12. Jejima

    Trump coming to the basho

    I see on the plaque that it says that it will be presented to the 'Sumo Grand Champion' - is that the English for 'Yusho winner'? I always thought it meant 'Yokozuna'.
  13. Jejima

    Trump coming to the basho

    They have just shown on the sumo live stream a graphic of the US president with a weight of 110 kgs. That is 242.5 lbs or 17.3 stone. Is that correct? Just checked online, and that is his official weight.
  14. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite May 2019

    15 - Myogiryu looks the best bet.
  15. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite May 2019

    14 - Tamawashi
  16. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite May 2019

    Day 13 -- Daieisho, surely
  17. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite May 2019

    12 - I beg to differ, Endo
  18. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite May 2019

    11 - Kotoshogiku toot-toot
  19. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite May 2019

    10 - Kotoshogiku
  20. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite May 2019

    9. Remaining on the Mitakeumi train
  21. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite May 2019

    8 - Mitakeumi (joining the herd)
  22. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite May 2019

    7. Ichinojo already
  23. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite May 2019

    6 - yes, Ichinojo makes sense
  24. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite May 2019

    5 -After Jakusotsu's comment, I've had a careful study. I think that he has a good shout - but I'm going to join Gurowake with Kotoshogiku. Will there be two rival trains?
  25. Jejima

    JWS Natsu 2019

    2. Seiro 3. Takagenji