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  1. Jejima

    Kiribayama - New Kid on The Block

    Kiribayama at the age of 23, is one of the youngest rikishi in Makunouchi (Takakeisho and Onosho are a few months younger), and had a great debut basho in Makunouchi, racking up an 11-4 record from the rank of M17E. The highest ranked player that he has defeated thus far was M8E Aoiyama. How will the rest of 2020 pan out for him? Please expand on your vote by making a comment below.
  2. Jejima

    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)
  3. Jejima

    Bench Sumo news

    You defeated me on day 15!
  4. Jejima

    Drop Sumo Games Haru 2020

    When will the next basho take place? May 2020 June (postponed from May) 2020 July 2020 September 2020 November 2020 January 2021 March 2021 May 2021 Later
  5. Jejima

    Drop Sumo Games Haru 2020

    Did I win?
  6. Jejima

    Bench Sumo news

    Hi everyone! Here is the new Bench Sumo banzuke for May 2020:- Flohru (Y1E, 10-5) Y1 Taka (O1E, 10-5) O1 Bill (O2W, 9-6) O2 Norizo (O1W, 6-9) Yassier (S1W, 8-7) S1 Itachi (M7W, 12-3) Konosato (M5E, 10-5) K1 Terarno (S1E, 7-8) fujiyama (M2E, 8-7) M1 Rubensan (M1W, KOSHO) ScreechingOwl (M6E, 10-5) 2 Susanoo (M2W, KOSHO) Metzinowaka (M4W, 9-6) 3 Gawasukotto (K1E, 7-8) pandaazuma (K1W, 6-9) 4 tainosen (M11W, 10-5) Ruziklao (M10W, 9-6) 5 Kintamayama (M9E, 8-7) Damimonay (M1E, 5-10) 6 Gaijingai (M6W, KOSHO) Sakura (M3W, 6-9) 7 Andoreasu (M4E, 6-9) Unkonoyama (M15W, 11-4) 8 Boltbutthamma (M8W, KOSHO) Jejima (M3E, 5-10) 9 Ihopeso (M5W, 6-9) Itachiyama (M14E, 9-6) 10 Chijanofuji (M9W, 7-8) Tameiki (M8E, 6-9) 11 Oshirokita (M15E, 9-6) mischashimaru (M7E, 5-10) 12 Pitinosato (M17W, 9-6) Kitakachiyama (J2E, 10-5) 13 toonoryu (M16E, 8-7) Chocshoporyu (M11E, 6-9) 14 Achiyama (M13W, 7-8) Hokuyutaka (M10E, 5-10) 15 andonishiki (M14W, 7-8) Fujisan (M12W, 6-9) 16 Gurowake (M13E, 6-9) Yamashade (J1E, 8-7) 17 Jakusotsu (J3W, 9-6) iwakoko (M12E, 5-10) J1 Heiyu (M17E, 7-8) Hana-ichi (J1W, 7-8) 2 Gansekiiwa (J6W, 9-6) Kitahotaru (J4W, 8-7) 3 Mukanibaru (M16W, 5-10) chishafuwaku (J8E, 9-6) 4 Mmikasazuma (J10W, 10-5) Getayukata (J5E, KOSHO) 5 Holleshoryu (J8W, 9-6) Haidouzo (J6E, KOSHO) 6 tokugawa (J11E, 10-5) Frinkanohana (J7E, KOSHO) 7 Sherlockiama (J9W, 9-6) Tenshinhan (J4E, 7-8) 8 Saruyama (J3E, 6-9) Furanohana (J9E, KOSHO) 9 Tsunamiko (J10E, 8-7) kuroimori (J7W, 7-8) 10 Oortael (J11W, 8-7) Golynohana (J12E, 8-7) 11 wolfgangho (ms1W, 10-5) Unagiyutaka (J5W, 6-9) 12 GONZABUROW (J2W, 3-12) shimodahito (ms1E, 8-7) 13 Hironoumi (J13W, KOSHO) Yangnomazuma (ms10W, 11-4) 14 Atenzan (ms6E, 9-6) Kaiowaka (J14E, 7-8) ms1 Wamahada (ms3W, 8-7) Homuburyuwa (ms4E, 8-7) 2 Athenayama (ms10E, 10-5) Kishikaisei (ms11E, 10-5) 3 Rikishimiezi (J14W, 6-9) Takanorappa (ms11W, 10-5) 4 Roundeye (ms4W, KOSHO) Joaoiyama (ms5E, KOSHO) 5 Anjoboshi (J12W, 5-10) Nantonoyama (J13E, 5-10) 6 Kaito (ms13E, 10-5) Kofujinokami (ms2E, 6-9) 7 Kyodaitimu (ms2W, 6-9) Mariohana (ms3E, 6-9) 8 Sebunshu (ms8W, KOSHO) Watashi (ms7W, 7-8) 9 Oskanohana (ms8E, 7-8) Kotononami (ms6W, 6-9) 10 Rowitoro (ms9E, 7-8) Kasamatsuri (ms9W, 7-8) 11 VESHANA (ms13W, 8-7) kamogawa (ms14W, 8-7) 12 Bunijiman (ms7E, 5-10) Kintsubasa (ms5W, 4-11) 13 Marushiki (ms18E, 9-6) aoyume (ms16E, 8-7) 14 Basoyama (ms19W, 9-6) Houmanumi (ms17E, 8-7) 15 Fujiko (ms15W, KOSHO) Oyama (ms20W, 9-6) 16 Domichi (ms18W, 8-7) Chelseayama (ms14E, 7-8) 17 Nekonishiki (ms12W, 6-9) Aminoumi (ms12E, 5-10) 18 Kuramarujo (ms15E, 6-9) Maeden (ms19E, 6-9) 19 Hibarifuji (ms20E, 6-9) Kitanoyama (ms16W, 3-12) 20 Banzuke-gai Akokoneko (ms17W, 0-0-15)
  7. Announcing the March 2020 edition of Guess Kisenosato's Aite.... Guess Hokutofuji's Aite All you have to do is guess K1E 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 March 2020 Sakura (YO 12-3) Y1 Gurowake (Y1W 9-5-1) Kuroimori (Y2E 9-5-1) Y2 YO Jakusotsu (Y1E 8-7) chishafuwaku (O1E 9-6) O1Ryoshishokunin (S1W 11-3-1) S1 Tenshinhan (S2W 10-5) Hakuhonofan (M2W 9-5-1) K1 WAKATAKE (S1E 7-2-6) shimodahito (K1W 8-7) M1 Andonishiki (M1E Kosho)Jejima (M1E 8-7) M2 orandashoho (K1E 6-7-2)Profomisakari (M2E 7-8) M3 Houmanumi (M3W 6-7-2) The Kyokai (M3E 2-13) M4 Oshirokita (mz 11-4) Joaoiyama (mz 10-5) M5 Andreas21 (mz 7-8) DrunkCat (mz 0-1-14) M6 Comments Yokozuna Jakusotsu has been set the challenge to show why he is worthy of the Yokozuna rank by displaying Ozeki Quality in either (preferably both) this March or the May basho. Sekiwake Ryoshishokunin will be considered for promotion to Ozeki with a KK in March. The rules are as follows:-1. Guess K1E 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 K1E Hokutofuji goes kyujo during the basho, we switch to K1W Endo (S1W Shodai, then S1E Asanoyama 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!
  8. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite March 2020

    I guess we are at 4. I am thinking that it will make a more interesting basho next time, with a larger variety of guesses. We will see whether the best players can perform under the more difficult conditions. To borrow an expression from English football.... ""But can they do it on a cold rainy night in Stoke"?
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite March 2020

    I found the rules here. Once chosen, that rikishi will remain the subject of the game until any of the following happens... 1. the rikishi retires 2. the rikishi gets promoted to Ozeki 3. the rikishi will be (or is likely to be) kyujo at the start of a basho 3. the rikishi drops out of Makunouchi 4. the rikishi spends more than two consecutive basho ranked below the joi-jin (roughly M5 and below) 5. there is a surge of opinion among players that we should change the rikishi 6. any other reason that may arise, that I can't think of at present
  10. Jejima

    Bench Sumo news

    Hi everyone! Here are the updated standings for the Zentoryu Quality of Sumo Award for 2020 after the March 2020 basho. This is the combined results of the ZQoSA from May 2019 to January 2020. It reads like this..... Current ZQoSA position - (Change from after January 2020) - Rank on the March 2020 banzuke - shikona - Total ZQoSA points from the previous 6 bashos - (points gain from after March 2020, basically March 2020 minus January March). Yassier moves to the top of the standings! Flohru is just a point behind. Konosato and fujiyama are new entries to the top 10. Itachi is not only the yusho winner, and the best for ZQoSA this basho, he is also the biggest climber (15 positions) in the rankings. Over-and-out! Jejima Sanyaku level 1. (+3) S1W Yassier 468 (+60) 2. (-1) Y1E Flohru 467 (+31) 3. (=) O1W Norizo 424 (+8) 4. (-2) K1W pandaazuma 420 (-9) 5. (+1) O1E Taka 407 (+21) 6. (-1) S1E Terarno 401 (0) 7. (+1) K1E Gawasukotto 394 (+25) 8. (+3) M5E Konosato 386 (+33) 9. (+3) M2E fujiyama 373 (+23) 10. (-3) O2W Bill 368 (-7) Makunouchi level 11. (+2) M3E Jejima 336 (-8) 12. (-2) M5W Ihopeso 319 (-42) 13. (-4) M2W Susanoo 313 (-49) 14. (+6) M4W Metzinowaka 296 (+35) 15. (-1) M16E toonoryu 291 (-39) 16. (+2) M4E Andoreasu 282 (+12) 17. (-3) M1W Rubensan 276 (-54) 18. (+5) M6E ScreechingOwl 272 (+23) 19. (=) M1E Damimonay 269 (+6) 20. (-4) M11E Chocshoporyu 268 (-44) 21. (=) M12E iwakoko 248 (-9) 22. (+3) M10W Ruziklao 247 (+6) 23. (+15) M7W Itachi 228 (+73) 24. (+2) M12W Fujisan 223 (+1) 25. (-3) M9E Kintamayama 221 (-31) 26. (-9) M13W Achiyama 219 (-58) =27. (+1) M6W Gaijingai 208 (0) =27. (+4) M7E mischashimaru 208 (+23) 29. (+10) M3W Sakura 196 (+44) 30. (+14) M15W Unkonoyama 194 (+65) 31. (-1) M13E Gurowake 193 (0) 32. (=) M14W andonishiki 189 (+5) 33. (=) M10E Hokuyutaka 188 (+7) 34. (=) M9W Chijanofuji 185 (+9) 35. (-11) J1E Yamashade 179 (-65) 36. (-9) M8W Boltbutthamma 173 (-37) 37. (+6) M15E Oshirokita 171 (+36) 38. (-3) M11W tainosen 159 (-6) 39. (-10) M6E Haidouzo 152 (-54) 40. (-3) J4W Kitahotaru 144 (-13) 41. (-1) J3W Jakusotsu 139 (-6) 42. (=) M14E Itachiyama 134 (-5) Juryo level 43. (+7) M8E Tameiki 130 (+31) 44. (+3) M16W Mukanibaru 126 (+9) =45. (-9) M17E Pitinosato 122 (-38) =45. (=) J4E Tenshinhan 122 (-3) 47. (+6) M17E Heiyu 108 (+13) 48. (-2) J7E Frinkanohana 103 (-19) 49. (-8) J10E Tsunamiko 102 (-42) 50. (-2) J14E Kaiowaka 100 (-12) 51. (+5) J3E Saruyama 99 (+10) 52. (+5) J2E Kitakachiyama 98 (+30) 53. (-2) J5E Getayukata 96 (0) 54. (+3) J6W Gansekiiwa 94 (+26) =55. (-6) J2W GONZABUROW 85 (-19) =55. (-2) J8W Holleshoryu 85 (-8) 57. (-3) J1W Hana-ichi 81 (-9) 58. (+1) J9W Sherlockiama 71 (+10) 59. (-5) J9E Furanohana 57 (-33) 60. (+2) J10W Mmikasazuma 51 (+9) 61. (+7) J8E chishafuwaku 49 (+23) 62. (=) ms1E shimodahito 42 (0) 63. (-2) J5W Unagiyutaka 40 (-8) =64. (+1) ms3E Mariohana 38 (0) =64. (+5) J7W kuroimori 38 (+13) 66. (-6) ms4E Homuburywa 37 (-23) 67. (+5) J12E Golynohana 32 (+12) 68. (-1) ms1E wolfgangho 28 (0) 69. (+4) J11E tokugawa 27 (+9) 70. (=) J13W Hironoumi 24 (0) Makushita level =71. (-9) ms2W Kyodaitimu 22 (-20) =71. (+5) J11W Oortael 22 (+10) 73. (+1) J14W Rikishimiezi 21 (+8) 74. (+2) J13E Nantonoyama 16 (+4) 75. (-1) INTAI Leonishiki 13 (0) 76. (+2) ms9W Kasamatsuri 8 (0) 77. (-11) ms4W Roundeye 7 (-25) 78. (-7) ms7E Bunijiman 6 (-15) 79. (=) ms12W Anjoboshi 0 (-5)
  11. Glad to see that you are back. I was worried!
  12. Jejima

    Guess Kisenosato's (Hokutofuji's )Aite

    March 2020 Sakura (Y1E 12-3 ) Y1 Gurowake (Y1W Kosho) Kuroimori (Y2E 9-5-1) Y2 YO Jakusotsu (YO 10-5) chishafuwaku (O1E 12-3 ) O1Ryoshishokunin (S1E 10-5) S1 Tenshinhan (S1W 10-5) Hakuhonofan (K1E 11-3-1) K1 WAKATAKE (K1W 8-4-3) shimodahito (M1E Kosho) M1 Andonishiki (M1W 7-5-3)Jejima (M2E 10-5) M2 orandashoho (M2W 7-5-3)Profomisakari (M3E 4-10-1) M3 Houmanumi (M3W 2-6-9) The Kyokai (M4E 2-13) M4 Oshirokita (M4W 10-5) Joaoiyama (M5E Kosho) M5 Andreas21 (M5W Kosho) DrunkCat (M6E Kosho) M6 Mae-zumo Katsunorifuji (mz 0-1-14) KK line: 9-6 OQ line: 12-3 Yusho: Sakura (12-3) Jun-Yusho chishafuwaku (12-3) Shukunsho: Sakura, chishafuwaku Kantosho: Sakura, Jakusotsu, chishafuwaku, Tenshinhan, Hakuhonofan, Jejima, Oshirokita Ginosho: Sakura, chishafuwaku, Hakuhonofan ************************************************************************ New banzuke for May 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: Sakura continued to show why she is the dai-Yokozuna. Jakusotsu did a little better than a KK, but did not meet the target of an OQ. He will be asked to show OQ in May, to prove why he is deserving of the Yokozuna rank. Kuroimori has been 'coasting' of late. He will be asked to up his game in May, otherwise he may too be set targets in the future. Gurowake's absence is of concern, we really (real world really) hope that he is fine, and hope to see him competing in May. chishafuwaku will be considered for promotion to Yokozuna with a Yusho or good Jun-Yusho in May. Ryoshishokunin met the target set, and has been accordingly promoted to Ozeki. Omedetou!
  13. 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.
  14. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite March 2020

    New banzuke for May 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: Sakura continued to show why she is the dai-Yokozuna. Jakusotsu did a little better than a KK, but did not meet the target of an OQ. He will be asked to show OQ in May, to prove why he is deserving of the Yokozuna rank. Kuroimori has been 'coasting' of late. He will be asked to up his game in May, otherwise he may too be set targets in the future. Gurowake's absence is of concern, we really (real world really) hope that he is fine, and hope to see him competing in May. chishafuwaku will be considered for promotion to Yokozuna with a Yusho or good Jun-Yusho in May. Ryoshishokunin met the target set, and has been accordingly promoted to Ozeki. Omedetou!
  15. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite March 2020

    Sakura (Y1E 12-3 ) Y1 Gurowake (Y1W Kosho) Kuroimori (Y2E 9-5-1) Y2 YO Jakusotsu (YO 10-5) chishafuwaku (O1E 12-3 ) O1Ryoshishokunin (S1E 10-5) S1 Tenshinhan (S1W 10-5) Hakuhonofan (K1E 11-3-1) K1 WAKATAKE (K1W 8-4-3) shimodahito (M1E Kosho) M1 Andonishiki (M1W 7-5-3)Jejima (M2E 10-5) M2 orandashoho (M2W 7-5-3)Profomisakari (M3E 4-10-1) M3 Houmanumi (M3W 2-6-9) The Kyokai (M4E 2-13) M4 Oshirokita (M4W 10-5) Joaoiyama (M5E Kosho) M5 Andreas21 (M5W Kosho) DrunkCat (M6E Kosho) M6 Mae-zumo Katsunorifuji (mz 0-1-14) KK line: 9-6 OQ line: 12-3 Yusho: Sakura (12-3) Jun-Yusho chishafuwaku (12-3) Shukunsho: Sakura, chishafuwaku Kantosho: Sakura, Jakusotsu, chishafuwaku, Tenshinhan, Hakuhonofan, Jejima, Oshirokita Ginosho: Sakura, chishafuwaku, Hakuhonofan
  16. Jejima

    Hakuho - 16th time of asking

    16 years I have been setting a poll about Hakuho! Will this one be the last one? Please add a comment with your prediction below - and also say how many zensho yushos you think he'll win in 2020, for the fourth question to this poll. Hakuho's first basho of 2020 did not go well.... He was ranked at Y1E and went 1-3-11. Previous polls:- 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
  17. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite March 2020

    15 - Shodai - I suppose (I nearly went with Myogiryu Shohozan).
  18. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite March 2020

    day 14 - Onosho
  19. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite March 2020

    Day 14 - probably Onosho, but why not mix it up a bit? Myogiryu
  20. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite March 2020

    13 - yeah, Ryuden
  21. Jejima

    Happy Birthday Takanorappa

    Hipply Bopply!
  22. Jejima

    Happy Birthday, Jejima!

    Thank you to everyone. I spent the day at home with 'man flu' . Feeling much better today, though .
  23. Jejima

    Happy Birthday, Jejima!

    Play Bench Sumo!
  24. Jejima

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite March 2020

    12. Enho (boring)