ScreechingOwl

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  1. ScreechingOwl

    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    The basho isn't over yet technically, although as a practical matter every rikishi except Hakuho should be concentrating on their banzuke ranking next basho, special prizes, and not getting injured before the holidays. After 10 days, I'm 9-1 and leading in two games : Toto and Quad. I think the last time that happened was, um, never. I'm also in second in Tip Spiel (which is exceptionally closely bunched). And I've positive records in several other games and chances for points in those too. Despite that, according to Randomitsuki, I'm currently only in 5th place for Kyushu, so there should be some very high scores when this basho is over. And it still isn't over, as we are only two-thirds way through and five days is often close to an eternity where sumo is concerned.
  2. ScreechingOwl

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Harumafuji didn't retire for his health: he would almost certainly have been forced to retire and acted honorably in sparing the NSK that decision. Both Hakuho and Kakuryu who were merely present at the incident were strongly censured and fined by the NSK. Harumafuji's resignation was voluntary in the same way President Nixon's was.
  3. ScreechingOwl

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    They have indeed changed the Makuuchi torikumi matchups, with Tochiozan getting a return visit to Makuuchi earlier than expected.
  4. ScreechingOwl

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Meisei is listed at 120 kilos. He's only 24, so he's sure to gain more weight - and he'll need to if he's going to stay at the top of the makuuchi division. Ama started in the top division weighing about 113 kilos, was up to 126 kilos when he changed his shikona to Harumafuji and was promoted to ozeki, and increased to 133 kilos when he was promoted to yokozuna. The extra weight was a big help (and necessary: he would never have made yokozuna at 113) but what made Harumafuji so special was his speed and mobility, his tactical intelligence, and his amazing will to win. There isn't any rikishi in the 15 years I've followed sumo that I miss more.
  5. ScreechingOwl

    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    That's the fifth lowest-scoring day of all time despite the fact that almost everyone got a fusen win. (And although Goeido's kyujo wasn't announced before night in Europe, anyone who watched day 1 was aware he wasn't going to be able to wrestle.) If you subtract the automatic win, it's almost assuredly the worst prediction day ever, caused in part by losses by the top five ranked rikishi on the banzuke.
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    Bench Sumo - Day 1 emergency picks

    Screeching Owl shonichi picks: 4 Hakuho 3 Mitakekumi 3 Shodai 2 Asanoyama 2 Tamawashi Wakatakakage, Ryuden, Goeido, Takanosho, Tomokaze
  7. ScreechingOwl

    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    Some hard luck on senshuraku for the five score footed crew. Sagi lost a tie-breaker, falling short one point short of victory and a possible yusho. Unkonoyama also unfortunately faltered on day 15, falling two points short of the juryo yusho. In Makushita Gawasukotto won, but also fell one point short of the yusho. However, there was much positive news for Aki overall. In Makuuchi, Haidouzo finished with a victory to go 11-4 and bag a jun yusho. Sagi finished with 99 points (one short of the most for the basho) and a fine 10-5 record. And Chocshoporyu had the most AADs with 12, and also produced 10 wins. Haidouzo should find himself promoted to komusubi next basho, while ScreechingOwl will yield his place in the sanyaku. In Juryo, Unkonoyama finished 12-3, good for the jun yusho and a likely promotion to Makuuchi next time out. In Makushita, Gawasukotto finished 12-3 and will move considerably closer to Juryo, while Domichi also finished with double digit wins. Congratulations to all the SG gamers and I hope your autumn gets off to a smooth and happy start. Rank Record Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona EY1 9-6 95-84 11 10 0 1 3 3 2 Simon Pandaazuma EK1 6-9 91-90 8 8 0 4 6 1 0 Douglas ScreechingOwl EM1 7-8 86-90 8 9 0 0 7 2 Miyako Chankoyama EM4 11-4 94-89 10 8 0 3 5 6 4 Scott Haidouzo WM4 4-11 84-88 6 8 0 1 8 5 0 Rupert Rupatengu WM5 10-5 95-91 12 9 0 3 3 4 3 Gary Chocshoporyu EM6 9-6 94-88 10 7 0 3 4 4 3 Jan Kuroimori EM8 7-8 83-87 7 8 0 1 6 7 3 Alexander Ganzohnesushi WM17 10-5 99-86 11 9 0 4 2 4 3 Stefan Sagi * EJ3 5-10 79-91 6 8 0 0 8 3 2 Eric Sebunshu WJ3 6-9 95-92 11 8 0 2 3 3 0 Mark Fujiyama EJ5 12-3 90-84 8 6 0 3 7 4 4 Unko Unkonoyama WJ7 8-7 90-87 9 8 0 2 5 4 1 Sergio Chishafuwaku * Wms5 8-7 84-81 7 5 0 0 6 5 1 Rocks Gansekiiwa Ems9 9-6 92-84 10 5 0 2 5 4 1 Steve Chelseayama Wms20 12-3 92-82 9 7 0 2 3 5 4 Ronnie Gawasukotto Ems25 6-9 82-93 7 8 0 1 8 4 2 Jezz Jejima Wms34 10-5 81-79 5 5 0 1 9 4 4 Dustin Domichi
  8. ScreechingOwl

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    While anything can happen, Takakeisho has to be the favorite. He has the easiest match up on senshuraku and his earlier bout this basho against Mitakeumi was very one-sided.
  9. ScreechingOwl

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    No mark on the sand, no mono-ii, and no reason not to have one. The shimpan make another embarrassing decision that effects the yusho race a mere two basho after the previous time. Maybe in a century or two they will actually use common sense and the camera angles to correct human frailty. (Note there was no visible mark in the sand from Endo's supposed step-out.)
  10. ScreechingOwl

    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    Day 14 finds Sagi leading the way with a strong 8. There is a five way tie for the yusho lead going into senshuraku, with the centipedes having two of the leaders, Haidouzo and Sagi. Since two of the leaders (Norizo and Trender) are matched against each other, it will require 11 victories to take the yusho. Sagi is tied with Norizo and Trender with 92 points, so he needs to both win and get at least as many points as the higher scorer between the two. Haidouzo is 5 points behind, so he’ll be playing for the jun-yusho. Pandaazuma could theoretically finish in a tie for the jun-yusho and will certainly win a lot of gaming points should he triumph tomorrow. In Juryo Unkonoyamq has 12 victories and will face the other joint leader on senshuraku, so a win will yield him the yusho. Gawasukotto is in a five-way tie for second in Makushita, and will need a win, to make up 2 points on two players, and for the leader to lose to take the yusho, which is a tall order. No one who hasn’t already achieved kachi koshi will gain one tomorrow, but there is still pride and banzuke considerations at stake for everyone, so let’s all finish the basho on a high note. Ganbare! Rank Record Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona EY1 9-5 89-83 10 9 0 1 3 2 2 Simon Pandaazuma EK1 6-8 86-85 8 8 0 4 5 1 0 Douglas ScreechingOwl EM1 6-8 80-85 7 9 0 0 7 2 Miyako Chankoyama EM4 10-4 87-84 9 8 0 3 5 6 4 Scott Haidouzo WM4 4-10 79-81 6 7 0 1 7 5 0 Rupert Rupatengu WM5 9-5 88-84 11 8 0 3 3 3 2 Gary Chocshoporyu EM6 8-6 87-83 9 7 0 3 4 4 3 Jan Kuroimori EM8 6-8 78-82 7 8 0 1 5 7 3 Alexander Ganzohnesushi WM17 10-4 92-79 10 8 0 4 2 3 3 Stefan Sagi * EJ3 5-9 74-85 6 7 0 0 7 3 2 Eric Sebunshu WJ3 5-9 86-87 10 8 0 2 3 3 0 Mark Fujiyama EJ5 12-2 85-77 8 5 0 3 6 4 4 Unko Unkonoyama WJ7 8-6 83-80 8 7 0 2 5 3 1 Sergio Chishafuwaku * Wms5 8-6 78-74 6 4 0 0 6 5 1 Rocks Gansekiiwa Ems9 8-6 86-79 9 5 0 2 5 4 1 Steve Chelseayama Wms20 11-3 86-77 8 7 0 2 3 5 4 Ronnie Gawasukotto Ems25 6-8 79-85 7 7 0 1 7 4 2 Jezz Jejima Wms34 10-4 76-73 5 4 0 1 8 4 4 Dustin Domichi
  11. ScreechingOwl

    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    Day 13 yielded some positive notes: Pandazuma, Haidouzo, Chocshoporyu, and Gawasusukko lead the way with 9s. Unkonoyama and Gawasugokko won their 11th victories, to stay tied for the lead in juryo and makushita, respectively (although trailing in the tiebreaker of points). Pandaazuma, Choshoporyu, and Chishafu got their all important 8th wins. Let’s see what tomorrow brings. Ganbare! Rank Record Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona EY1 8-5 82-79 9 9 0 1 3 2 2 Simon Pandaazuma EK1 5-8 80-80 7 8 0 4 5 1 0 Douglas ScreechingOwl EM1 6-7 75-78 7 8 0 0 6 2 Miyako Chankoyama EM4 9-4 80-77 8 7 0 3 5 5 3 Scott Haidouzo WM4 4-9 74-76 6 7 0 1 6 4 0 Rupert Rupatengu WM5 8-5 81-78 10 7 0 3 3 3 2 Gary Chocshoporyu EM6 7-6 82-78 9 7 0 3 3 3 2 Jan Kuroimori EM8 5-8 73-76 7 8 0 1 4 6 2 Alexander Ganzohnesushi WM17 9-4 84-73 9 7 0 3 2 3 3 Stefan Sagi * EJ3 4-9 68-81 5 7 0 0 7 3 2 Eric Sebunshu WJ3 4-9 83-82 9 8 0 2 3 3 0 Mark Fujiyama EJ5 11-2 76-73 7 5 0 3 6 4 4 Unko Unkonoyama WJ7 8-5 84-74 8 6 0 2 4 3 1 Sergio Chishafuwaku * Wms5 8-5 73-69 6 4 0 0 5 4 1 Rocks Gansekiiwa Ems9 7-6 79-73 8 4 0 2 5 4 1 Steve Chelseayama Wms20 11-2 83-73 8 7 0 2 2 5 4 Ronnie Gawasukotto Ems25 6-7 75-78 7 6 0 1 6 4 2 Jezz Jejima Wms34 9-4 72-69 5 4 0 1 7 3 3 Dustin Domichi P.S. Great thanks to Dustin for helping out on Day 12. I had a long day at work and although I finished the table I'm not sure I'd have had the energy to post it. For day 14 and senshuraku I'm off, so I'll attempt to post the results with Panda-like promptness.
  12. ScreechingOwl

    Happy Birthday, Pandaazuma!

    Best wishes for a happy day for a happy dai.
  13. ScreechingOwl

    Mukade Beya (Formerly STI) Sumo Gaming Banter Thread

    Bench is now open (9/2), so all interested parties can register for both SG and Bench. I'll be happy to help out while our international man of mystery is away.
  14. ScreechingOwl

    21 Aki 19, The Results

    1.B2.A3.A4.B5.B6.A7.B8.A9.B10.B11.A12.A13.B14.B15.B16.A17.A18.A19.B20.B21.B
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    2019 Aki - THE UNDERDOG GAME (TUG) - BANZUKE

    I'm looking forward to playing and choosing Abi in Aki!