Might as well do the round-up now, as I want to clear my mind of sumo! ;)
Bench: 8-7. Carrying three utter muppets, had a really unlucky start, and came back well so I am happy with this. I won't be making sanyaku but I should be M1 or so.
Chain: I think I made it to day 3 before picking my customary fool.
DST: 2nd place, 12-3J, 12 Masters points. Had to hang on a bit at the end but I came through it.
Fantasy Sumo: 8-7. With no sansho, I was damned lucky, so I suspect this will be enough for me to keep my ozeki rank.
GTB: 5-10. Horrific performance. I really have no idea what went wrong.
Hoshitori: Probably 2-13 or 3-12. Well, I was just hapless here, not only because there were almost no kinboshi and ginboshi, but also because half the muppets I picked were injured. Not much you can do in tournaments like this one.
Juryo Game: Joint 5th for 5 Masters points. Meisei was just idiotic in the final two days, costing me God knows how many points. Painful to watch. But I have safely cleared my kadoban status and this puts me on a Yokozuna run.
Norizo Cup: Should be a KK. If Kak had beaten Hak today I'd have got 200 more points but it wasn't going to happen.
Odd Sumo: 2nd. 12 MP. Hilarious that Norizo ended up third by betting more than me, but he's that kind of player...very aggressive and confident, not afraid to take risks. It's one of the reasons for his enduring brilliance. I just played this one out after getting the big win. Not much fun this time as I was just aiming for Masters points more than anything.
Bingo: I don't dare look. Almost last, I'd imagine. Endo, Ikioi, Yutakayama and Onosho were all in there. Go figure.
Paper Oyakata: See above.
Rotosumo: 9th. 2 MP. A really pleasant surprise as I thought I was a goner here thanks to Onosho and Yutakayama, but the rest of my team was picked well.
Salarycap: Dunno yet, but I have Hak at 10, Kak at 9 and Goeido at 8 so I could very easily be in the top ten.
Oracle: 5th. 11-4. 6 MP. I came back well here and am reasonably happy, especially to regain my Yokozuna East spot. Good to see Choshu-Yuki making it to the top rank too (surely) after a brilliant performance this year.
Quad: Joint 4th. 10-5. 7 MP. Was leading this but then managed to lose four straight. Finished strongly though. This should put me on an ozeki run.
Toto: Joint 4th. 11-4. 5.2 MP. I had to really battle this time but am happy to reach 11 wins again. No idea if Pierre will deem this tsuna worthy, but I have a chance at least. Susanoo hasn't helped by getting a cast-iron Yokozuna promotion in the same basho. Dammit! ;)
Sumo Game: 8-7. Since I became Yokozuna in this game my priorities are a bit different. I obviously want yusho, but as we all know, getting good scores in this game doesn't guarantee good win-loss records. A major aim now is to score well and get many AADs. I also aim to win the rikishi of the year in terms of points and AADs (see the yearly statistics at the bottom of the stats page). I was a bit unlucky this time, losing four out of six tie-breaks and also falling victim to some insane and/or baffling picks by opponents, but 8-7 is always a job well done in this tough game.
TTT: 7-8. I screwed up badly on day 14 but overall I did OK here. Should have been in the small change though.
UDH: A total disaster thanks to my failed gambit of putting 'badly injured' Takayasu at 6. So much for keiko reports. ;)
So that's 49.2 plus Salarycap. 50+ was my aim pre-basho and I'll probably manage that. My pre-basho picks were a complete dog's dinner so I am lucky to have such a decent score. Norizo and Susanoo have kept it interesting for Kyushu so I'll have to be on my game. Will keep going for that elusive 300...that's my real opponent at the moment. I will have lost a lot of points on the SB because of Bingo and PO, but that should be dampened a little by nice jumps in Odd Sumo and DST. I'll hopefully be keeping my top spot there. After Flohru's stellar performance this basho, he will be getting too close for comfort.
Oh...and the Baka Cup stays with Scott. Omedetou, mate. :)
See you in November!