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  1. Announcing the January 2020 edition of Guess Kisenosato's Aite.... Guess Hokutofuji's Aite All you have to do is guess M2E 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:- New banzuke for January 2020 Jakusotsu (Y2E 6-9) Y1 Gurowake (YOW 6-8-1) Kuroimori (Y1W 4-10-1) Y2 YO Sakura (Y1E Kosho) chishafuwaku (O1E 7-7-1) O1WAKATAKE (S1E 6-9) S1 Ryoshishokunin (K1E 9-6) S2 Tenshinhan (S1W Kosho) orandashoho (M1W 6-9) K1 shimodahito (K1W Kosho) Jejima (M1E Kosho) M1 Andonishiki (M2E 6-8-1)Profomisakari (M2W 6-9) M2 Hakuhonofan (M3W 6-5-4)The Kyokai (M4E 3-12) M3 Houmanumi (mz 3-7-5) Banzuke-gai Umizoi (M3E 0-0-15) Chickystar (M4W 0-0-15) Comments All three Yokozunas are expected to perform much better than last basho - especially Kuroimori who went MK. We hope that he (Dai) Yokozuna-Ozeki will be competing this basho, after an absence in November. chishafuwaku will be considered for promotion to Yokozuna with a Yusho in January. The rules are as follows:-1. Guess M2E 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 M2E Hokutofuji goes kyujo during the basho, we switch to M2W Mitakeumi (M1W Myogiryu, then M1E Endo 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!
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    Day 8 - buying my ticket for the Takayasu train
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    yes, day 7 - Asanoyama looks reasonable
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    6. A black-and-yellow insect that goes 'buzz'.* *Same pick as Profomisakari above.
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    Bench Sumo news

    Dear all, I have been rather busy of late, but the following message was delivered to me a few days ago by the venerable Marushiki, chair of the Bench Sumo Yokozuna Deliberation Council. **************** Venerable Richijo Firstly, the YDC sadly accept the intai of Randomituski from Yokozuna ranking. It was a short rein but memorable, we wish him well in future endeavours. One of the YDC members suggested instating "ichidai haridashi yokozuna" status. It is hoped that Randomitsuki will keep playing as Randomitsuki II in future Basho, his presence will be missed should he completely leave. In regard to Kitakachiyama, We are all very impressed with his performance over the last year. It is with honour that we offer Kitakachiyama the promotions to Yokozuna. The acceptance of this promotion is entirely up to his. Given the experiences of previous Yokozuna, and knowing the challenges faced in the BS game, (Not to mention the possible Wakanohana II curse) . Should he choose to decline promotion we fully understand. Marushiki (Chair YDC) **************** Of course Kitakachiyama will accept the promotion! (and will be ranked at Yokozuna on the next banzuke.) Omedetou! Back-to-back yushos is impressive! We look forward to reading Kitakachiyama's yusho acceptance speech, and his Yokozuna acceptance speech. It is a new era of Bench Sumo - the Kitakachiyama era! Jejima (BS rijicho)
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    Bench Sumo Hatsu 2020

    New address for Bench Mailing list.....
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    I agree entirely with Jakusotsu. But any news of a withdrawal will likely happen when I am fast asleep.... Day 5 - Abi???
  8. Only reading this now. Presume that I can join the game for next basho?
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    Banzuke Surfing Hatsu 2020 (11th Wave)

    Ms2e Midorifuji
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    Banzuke Surfing Hatsu 2020 (12th Wave)

    ms57E Kitanowaka
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    Banzuke Surfing Hatsu 2020 (13th Wave)

    Ms30w Hiradoumi
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    Banzuke Surfing Hatsu 2020 (14th Wave)

    ms43E Tochikamiyama
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    Banzuke Surfing Hatsu 2020 (15th Wave)

    ms36E Sadanohikari
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    Banzuke Surfing Hatsu 2020 (*new* 16th Wave)

    Jk25w Dewanoryu
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Hatsu 2020

    1. Kotoshoho KK 2. Abi 8-7 3. Kotonowaka KK 4. Roga KK 5. Terunofuji KK 6. Yamatoarashi KK 7. Amakaze KK 8. Suzuki KK 9. Daikisho KK 10. Kotosusumu KK 11. Ayakaze KK 12. Yutakayama KK 13. Akua KK TB: [16]
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    Pick The Yusho Winners Hatsu 2020

    Sorry, I don't think I will have time to make picks this basho.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    3 - Kakuryu looks fine and dandy to me too.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite January 2020

    day 1 - Goeido day 2 - Takakeisho
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    Metasumo 2020

    1-5 Norizo 6-10 Konosato 11-20 Susanoo 21-40 Fujisan 41-80 Achiyama 81-120 Pitinosato 121-200 Tsunamiko 201+ Hana-ichi
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    News about Fukurou

    My condolences.
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    Bench Sumo news

    Hi everyone, I have received the following missive from the honorable Maruzhiki-zeki, chair of the Bench Sumo Yokozuna Deliberation Council... Jejima (BS rijicho) ************* Venerable Rijicho Jejima The BSYDC have met and debated Flohru's first Basho as Yokozuna. It is understandable that standing in such a lofty position, can lead to the odd jittering of nerves the first time you are up there. Though Flohru's record this Basho was not exactly what is expected of a Yokozuna, we do understand that he needs time to settle into his role. Currently we feel that, and as no Yokozuna in the Live Sumo would be asked to retire after one poor performance. We will be give Flohru the chance to give his best for the first Basho of 2020. We offer Flohru our encouragement and support. We look forward to seeing how the new season of Sumo turns out for everyone, and how a new perspective on the game can improve for Flohru's chances. On behalf of the BSYDC, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and merry festive seasons greetings to all, and may 2020 bring good things to all. Marushiki (Chair BSYDC)
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    Guess Kisenosato's Aite

    It is the historical name.... I would rather not change it, unless I am clearly in the minority.
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    Guess Kisenosato's Aite

    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.
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    Bench Sumo news

    Hi all, Here is the new banzuke for January 2020. It was put together by Flohru (who did the heavy lifting with the 'compromise' banzuke making this time), Kaiomitsuki and Jejima, with Asashosakari, Kintamayama and Ekigozan looking on. Enjoy! Jejima Flohru (Y1E, 5-10) Y1 Bill (O1E, 10-5) O1 Norizo (O2W, 8-7) O2 Taka (O1W, KOSHO) Susanoo (M2E, 11-4) S1 Damimonay (M1W, 8-7) Terarno (M10W, 12-3) K1 Rubensan (K1W, KOSHO) pandaazuma (S1E, 7-8) M1 Yassier (S1W, 7-8) Konosato (M3E, 8-7) 2 Gawasukotto (M5W, 9-6) Andoreasu (M6E, 9-6) 3 fujiyama (M4E, 8-7) Kintamayama (M2W, 7-8) 4 toonoryu (M5E, 8-7) Jejima (K1E, 5-10) 5 Yamashade (M11E, 10-5) Chocshoporyu (M1E, 5-10) 6 iwakoko (M8E, 8-7) Ihopeso (M4W, 6-9) 7 Metzinowaka (M9E, 8-7) Boltbutthamma (M9W, 8-7) 8 tainosen (M8W, KOSHO) Chijanofuji (M14W, 10-5) 9 Achiyama (M12W, 9-6) Ruziklao (M3W, 5-10) 10 ScreechingOwl (M6W, 6-9) Fujisan (M7E, 6-9) 11 Gaijingai (M10E, 7-8) Getayukata (M12E, KOSHO) 12 andonishiki (M11W, 7-8) Gurowake (M7W, 5-10) 13 Sakura (M13W, KOSHO) Itachiyama (J2E, 10-5) 14 Haidouzo (M13E, 7-8) Tameiki (J3E, 10-5) 15 Hokuyutaka (M17E, 8-7) Oshirokita (M17W, 8-7) 16 Unkonoyama (J4W, 10-5) Itachi (J1E, 8-7) 17 Mukanibaru (J3W, 9-6) Gansekiiwa (J6E, 10-5) J1 Pitinosato (J2W, 8-7) Hana-ichi (J5E, 9-6) 2 mischashimaru (M15W, 7-8) GONZABUROW (J5W, 9-6) 3 Frinkanohana (M14E, 6-9) Jakusotsu (M16W, 7-8) 4 Tenshinhan (J1W, 7-8) Heiyu (J10E, 10-5) 5 Tsunamiko (M15E, 4-11) Saruyama (J4E, 7-8) 6 Kitakachiyama (J7E, 8-7) Kitahotaru (M16E, 4-11) 7 Mariohana (J9E, 8-7) Unagiyutaka (J9W, 8-7) 8 Furanohana (J12E, 9-6) Sherlockiama (J10W, 8-7) 9 kuroimori (J11E, 8-7) chishafuwaku (J13W, 9-6) 10 Mmikasazuma (J7W, 6-9) Golynohana (ms3E, 10-5) 11 Rikishimiezi (J14W, 8-7) shimodahito (J11W, 7-8) 12 Kyodaitimu (ms4W, 10-5) Holleshoryu (J12W, 7-8) 13 Kaiowaka (J6W, 4-11) Oortael (ms11E, 12-3) 14 Kasamatsuri (J13E, 7-8) Homuburyuwa (J14E, 7-8) ms1 wolfgangho (J8E, 4-11) Kofujinokami (ms12W, 11-4) 2 tokugawa (ms4E, 8-7) Hironoumi (J8W, 3-12) 3 Watashi (ms2E, 7-8) Sebunshu (ms3W, 7-8) 4 Rowitoro (ms1W, 6-9) Bunijiman (ms5E, KOSHO) 5 Roundeye (ms13W, 10-5) Nantonoyama (ms6E, KOSHO) 6 Kotononami (ms8E, 8-7) Anjoboshi (ms8W, 8-7) 7 Aminoumi (ms15E, 10-5) Basoyama (ms2W, 5-10) 8 Atenzan (ms16E, 10-5) Kintsubasa (ms9E, KOSHO) 9 Oskanohana (ms10W, 8-7) aoyume (ms7E, 7-8) 10 Fujiko (ms1E, 4-11) Athenayama (ms18E, 10-5) 11 Yangnomazuma (ms15W, 9-6) Joaoiyama (ms9W, 7-8) 12 Nekonishiki (ms5W, 5-10) kamogawa (ms6W, 5-10) 13 VESHANA (ms12E, 7-8) Kishikaisei (ms14E, KOSHO) 14 Takanorappa (ms10E, 6-9) Houmanumi (ms19E, 9-6) 15 Hibarifuji (ms11W, 6-9) Wamahada (ms7W, 4-11) 16 Kitanoyama (ms17W, 8-7) Chelseayama (ms18W, 8-7) 17 Akokoneko (ms14W, 5-10) Marushiki (ms13E, 4-11) 18 Domichi (ms16W, 5-10) Maeden (ms17E, 5-10) 19