Achiyama

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    Sofia, Bulgaria (currently residing in Seattle/Federal Way, WA, USA)

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  1. Bench Sumo news

    Venerable BS Rijicho, Members of Bench Banzuke Committee, Daily Gyojis of the Bench, Sumo Gamers and Fans, I am sorry for my belated Yusho acceptance speech, but I was very busy these days, as I usually was recently. Finally, I got my Makuuchi Yusho, accomplishing my Ultimate Goal to achieve at least 1 (one) Yusho in every division of Bench Sumo game. It took me 26 basho to get the last step of my goal. WOW! 41/3 years! My debut in Bench Sumo game (according to me the most prestigious sumo game) was in 2010 Aki basho. As the Jonidan division was canceled, or swallowed by Sandanme within 1 year of my participation I don’t count it. I reached 3rd place in Jonidan, and if I knew that it will disappear, and if I had my Ultimate goal set, then, maybe I was going to try hard to get a Jonidan Yusho, too. O.K. enough with beating myself for something I couldn’t affect. So, during 2012 Nagoya basho, I got my 1st Yusho in Sandanme division. During 2013 Hatsu basho, I got my 2nd Yusho – this time in Makushita division. I made my Makuuchi debut as M12 during 2013 Nagoya basho after a Jun-Yusho during 2013 Natsu basho. My debut in Makuuchi division was disastrous – I was crashed by everybody and finished 4-11, which, of course, resulted in my demotion to Juryo. But as we say in Bulgaria: “Every disaster results in success” (original saying: Всяко зло за добро) and what happened the next basho 2013 Aki?! - I achieved my 3rd Yusho – and 1st in Juryo division. At that moment I set my Ultimate Goal. So far so good: 3 years of sumo benching – 3 Yusho wins. Not bad. And then – 3.5 years battling in Makuuchi division going up to joy-jin and down to M12. Twice reaching M1 rank. A second disastrous moment happened during 2017 Haru. As M8 I was hit again badly, achieving 4-11 (again!). And I was demoted to Juryo, again. I started to doubt myself, whether I’ll ever be back in Makuuchi? But I gambarized and achieved my 2nd Juryo Yusho (4th total) and was promoted back to Makuuchi. After 3 (three) more basho going up and down I found myself just out of joy-jin at M6 during 2018 Hatsu basho. And the MIRACLE happened. After tough fights, and falling 2 games behind the Leader – Frinkanohana, I managed to gambarize the second half of the basho, and …. conquered the last Yusho of my Dreams! I also won the Zentoryu Quality of Sumo Award (ZQoSA) for 2018 Hatsu basho – the 1st basho to contribute towards the 2018 Award! And the final Achievement: I got my FIRST Sanyaku ranking in my career! A nice trifecta to start 2018 year. I apologize for the long speech. Most of you might have been bored with it, but I needed to share my achievements with the BS Community. And for the new blood in Sumo Gaming I wanted to show that with patience and perseverance great success is possible! Finally, I am very grateful to all the Gyoji, Rikishi, Gamers who have contributed to the great game of Bench Sumo over the past 17.5 years. I am honored to finally join those Makuuchi yusho winners who have succeeded before me. I am really humbled and promise to continue playing and do my best each basho. Greetings from the Great Northwest, Achiyama
  2. Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) Kyushu 2017

    Hi Sakura, There is some confusion. Isn't this thread posted in the wrong topic? It should be at the end of the topic for 2018 Hatsu.
  3. And now comes the Kekka format, which will be used for making the 2018 Haru Banzuke. Here are the Kekka points (calculated by using the simple equation "Points*7.5 / Median"). Note: Bonus points - 15 for Yusho Winner, 10 points for Jun Yusho and 5 points for 3rd place are added ONLY for Kekka and Banzuke purposes and for better differentiation at the Top. 2018 Hatsu Basho - Kekka format for Banzuke purposes: Gamer Kekka Joaoiyama 14-1 Wamahada 12-3 McBugger 12-3 Tenshinhan 11-4 Suwihuto 11-4 Haidouzo 10-5 Gurowake 9-6 Jakusotsu 9-6 Kuroimori 9-6 Sakura 9-6 Benihana 9-6 ScreechingOwl 9-6 Gansekiiwa 8-7 Andrasoyamawaka 8-7 Reijinguoshan 8-7 Mmikasazuma 8-7 Jejima 8-7 Gaijingai 7-8 Kishikaisei 7-8 Wakatake 7-8 Flohru 7-8 ReaucherLax 7-8 Oshirokita 7-8 Achiyama 7-8 Andonishiki 7-8 Pitinosato 7-8 Profomisakari 6-9 Chishafuwaku 5-10 Pandaazuma 5-10 KikoCookie 5-10 Senkoho 5-10 Fujisan 5-10 Shimodahito 4-11
  4. Maegashira game Hatsu Basho 2018

    I hope too to see the Maegashira game up and running in March 2018 and beyond. Unfortunately, I can't provide any help of fixing the problem. I hope somebody will be able to do that. Thanks Profo-zeki for your efforts to run the game in January. Sometimes, things are out of your hands and there is nothing you can do about it. Achiyama
  5. So, the TUG Winners for 2018 Hatsu Basho are: Joaoiyama is the Yusho Winner with 263 points. Congratulations! Wamahada is the Jun-Yusho Winner with 227 points. Congratulations! McBugger makes the podium at 3rd place with 223 points. Congratulations! The Sansho will be announced later. Many thanks to all TUG supporters and participants during 2018 Hatsu Basho. Hope to see you all in March during 2018 Haru Basho. Best Regards, Achiyama, TUG Rijicho
  6. Here are the Final Overall Standings after applying TB rules to 2 pairs of Gamers. Final Overall Standings for TUG Hatsu 2018 Basho: 2018 Hatsu Basho Ranking Gamer D 1 D 2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 D10 D11 D12 D13 D14 D15 Total TB1 pts 1 Joaoiyama 0 0 26 24 27 16 0 18 23 14 21 22 30 25 17 263 2 Wamahada 19 12 11 24 0 16 0 16 15 21 26 18 24 0 25 227 3 McBugger 0 0 26 9 27 21 12 16 18 0 26 22 21 25 0 223 4 Tenshinhan 0 0 26 28 24 21 13 0 24 0 21 22 30 0 0 209 5 Suwihuto 0 15 26 28 27 14 12 18 0 14 23 13 14 0 0 204 6 Haidouzo 0 0 0 28 27 0 0 0 0 21 21 22 30 18 23 190 7 Gurowake 0 0 0 0 21 19 18 23 21 0 18 30 29 0 179 8 Jakusotsu 0 0 0 28 27 16 0 18 0 21 21 22 0 0 25 178 9 Kuroimori 0 0 26 28 27 0 13 0 0 0 21 18 0 18 25 176 10 Sakura 0 0 26 28 27 0 0 0 12 14 21 22 0 0 25 175 11 Benihana 19 0 11 0 27 16 0 0 24 0 27 22 21 0 0 167 12 ScreechingOwl 0 7 11 9 27 21 0 0 18 0 21 18 0 25 9 166 13 Gansekiiwa 0 15 0 10 0 16 0 0 24 21 21 22 0 0 25 154 14 Andrasoyamawaka 0 11 10 27 16 13 0 0 0 21 22 30 0 0 150 79 15 Reijinguoshan 0 0 26 11 27 16 12 0 12 7 21 18 0 0 150 74 16 Mmikasazuma 0 0 11 10 0 16 0 0 0 0 21 22 14 29 25 148 17 Jejima 0 0 0 28 27 0 0 0 0 0 26 34 30 0 0 145 18 Gaijingai 0 7 6 0 27 21 0 0 0 0 26 18 14 25 0 144 19 Kishikaisei 0 0 0 0 27 16 0 18 0 12 22 18 30 0 0 143 20 Wakatake 0 0 12 0 27 14 0 0 12 12 11 22 14 18 0 142 21 Flohru 0 0 0 0 27 0 18 0 14 21 22 14 25 0 141 22 ReaucherLax 0 0 30 0 24 21 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 16 25 140 23 Oshirokita 0 0 0 0 27 16 0 0 0 11 21 34 30 0 0 139 91 24 Achiyama 0 12 0 0 24 16 0 0 0 20 0 18 0 29 20 139 73 25 Andonishiki 0 0 0 0 27 16 0 17 30 0 18 0 25 0 133 26 Pitinosato 0 0 26 28 13 0 0 0 14 21 0 0 25 0 127 27 Profomisakari 0 0 0 0 27 16 0 0 24 0 21 22 14 0 0 124 28 Chishafuwaku 0 0 0 0 0 19 13 0 11 7 21 13 0 12 9 105 29 Pandaazuma 19 0 11 24 27 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 102 30 KikoCookie 11 0 11 10 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 22 0 24 9 100 31 Senkoho 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 18 0 21 0 0 18 9 90 32 Fujisan 0 6 9 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 18 19 25 0 89 33 Shimodahito 0 11 0 27 0 0 0 21 0 22 0 0 81 34 Tsubame 0
  7. Once again Congratulations to Joaoiyama and Wamahada, Yusho and Jun-Yusho Winners for 2018 Hatsu Basho! The Final Standings will be announced tomorrow. Sansho Winners will be announced in a few days. Thanks to Everybody who participated in TUG during 2018 Hatsu Basho for your great and continuous support. Achiyama TUG Rijicho
  8. WIould you, please, refrain from postings about the results before the announcement from the Rijicho. You can use the PM to communicate between yourselves. And yes: Yusho Winner is the Newcomer Joaoiyama Jun-Yusho Winner is Wamahada Congratulations to Winners!
  9. That's it. The moment of truth! Here are the last picks for this basho: Day 15 # Gamer Main pick Back-up pick 1 Achiyama Takarafuji Daieisho 2 Jakusotsu Yutakayama Kagayaki 3 Flohru Ryuden Arawashi 4 Suwihuto Ryuden Goeido 5 Profomisakari Daieisho Ryuden 6 Gurowake Daieisho Ryuden 7 Andrasoyamawaka Ryuden Goeido 8 Reijinguoshan Ryuden Yutakayama 9 Mmikasazuma Yutakayama Aoiyama 10 Haidouzo Arawashi Yutakayama 11 Wamahada Yutakayama Kagayaki 12 Kuroimori Yutakayama Daieisho 13 Tenshihan Daieisho Kagayaki 14 Sakura Yutakayama Goeido 15 RaeucherLax Yutakayama Kyokutaisei 16 Gansekiiwa Yutakayama Goeido 17 Andonishiki Daieisho Ryuden 18 Oshirokita Daieisho Yutakayama 19 Fujisan Ryuden Yutakayama 20 Shimodahito Daieisho Sokokurai 21 McBugger Daieisho Ishiura 22 Benihana Ryuden Aoiyama 23 Kishikaisei Ryuden Ishiura 24 Pitinosato Daieisho Ryuden 25 Chishafuwaku Sokokurai Kagayaki 26 Pandaazuma Ryuden Daieisho 27 Jejima Daieisho Kagayaki 28 Senkoho Sokokurai Kagayaki 29 Joaoiyama Asanoyama Arawashi 30 Wakatake Goeido Kagayaki 31 ScreechingOwl Sokokurai Okinoumi 32 KikoCookie Sokokurai Arawashi 33 Gaijingai Ryuden Asanoyama 34 Tsubame
  10. All picks are in. Of course, the link will be opened till the start of the 1st Makuuchi bout.
  11. As of January 27, 2018 5:45 PM PST I have received the picks from 26 Gamers. 4 hours and 15 minutes left till the Deadline. # Gamer 1 Achiyama 2 Jakusotsu 3 Flohru 4 Suwihuto 5 Profomisakari 6 Gurowake 7 Andrasoyamawaka 8 Reijinguoshan 9 Mmikasazuma 10 Haidouzo 11 Wamahada 12 Kuroimori 13 Tenshihan 14 Sakura 15 RaeucherLax 16 Gansekiiwa 17 Andonishiki 18 Oshirokita 19 Fujisan 20 Shimodahito 21 McBugger 22 Benihana 23 Kishikaisei 24 Pitinosato 25 Chishafuwaku 26 Pandaazuma
  12. Picks submitted by: Achiyama 1/27/2018 2:17 AM
  13. Here is the link with the Entry Form for Senshuraku (Day 15): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WK9F2QK
  14. So, taking into consideration the maximum points, available for grab on Senshuraku: The Yusho will be decided between Joaoiyama and McBugger, In case, Joaoiyama wins the Yusho, and McBugger gets 0 points on Senshuraku, then Tenshinhan, Suwihuto and Wamahada have a shot on the Jun-Yusho. GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY! PICK YOUR UNDERDOGS WISELY!
  15. Here is the TUG Torikumi for Senshuraku (Day 15): The link with the Entry Form for Senshuraku (Day 15) will be posted in the next thread. Those of you, who elected to receive their daily Entry Forms in an e-mail, fill the form from there. 11 -- Goeido (vs. Kakuryu) 12 -- Mitakeumi (vs. Takayasu) 18 -- Arawashi (vs. Takakeisho) 21 -- Okinoumi (vs. Tamawashi) 12 -- Endo (vs. Tochinoshin) 15 -- Takarafuji (vs. Kotoshogiku) 17 -- Ikioi (vs. Yoshikaze) 22 -- Kaisei (vs. Ichinojo) 29 -- Aminishiki (vs. Hokutofuji) 16 -- Daishomaru (vs. Chiyonokuni) 9 -- Sokokurai (vs. Terunofuji) 27 -- Kagayaki (vs. Shodai) 33 -- Daieisho (vs. Chiyotairyu) 18 -- Abi (vs. Shohozan) 25 -- Yutakayama (vs. Chiyoshoma) 16 -- Ishiura (vs. Kotoyuki) 21 -- Ryuden (vs. Chiyomaru) 12 -- Asanoyama (vs. Takekaze) 13 -- Kyokutaisei (vs. Nishikigi) 12 -- Aoiyama (vs. Daiamami)