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  1. Ack!

    The Wall

    Yep -- fixed
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    The Wall

    Argh! Darn those similar sounding shikona. I'll have to blame that on my utter exhaustion today.
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    The Wall

    Kitanowaka finishes with a disappointing 3-7-5. Unsure of his injury prognosis. Congratulations to Nishikawa as he eeks out a 4-3 MK in his last bout and will make his sekitori debut in Nagoya. Osanai finishes 2-5.
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    The Wall

    Natsu 2022, Final Of note, Kototebakari takes the Jonidan yusho in a playoff with fellow Wall debutante Hanafusa after winning the Jonikuchi yusho last basho. Ms4e Kinbozan: 5-2 (4 KK, 24-4) Ms32w Mukainakano: 5-2 (6 KK, 29-6-7)* Ms47e Kiryuko: 4-3 (6 KK, 31-11) Ms54e Nobehara: 6-1 (6 KK, 32-10) new Ms59e Kanzaki; 6-1 (2 KK, 13-1) Ms59w Suguro: 0-0-7 (3 KK, 15-4-9) Ms60e Miyagi: 3-4 (5 KK, 29-13) Sd42e Raiho: 6-1 (4 KK 23-5-7)* new Sd65w Hatsuyama: 6-1 (2 KK, 11-3) new Jd21e Kototebakari: 7-0 (2 KK, 14-0) new Jd21w Kotokenryu: 6-1 (2 KK, 13-1) new Jd42w Daiseizan: 6-1 (2 KK, 12-2) new Jd43e Wakanosho: 6-1 (2 KK, 12-2) Jd48w Aoifuji: 2-5 (2 KK, 11-10) new Jd72e Hanafusa: 7-0 (2 KK, 12-2) new Jd74e Satsumasho: 6-1 (2 KK, 11-3) new Jd80w Toseiryu: 6-1 (2 KK, 10-4)
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    The Wall

    Natsu 2022, Day 10: It's only day 10, but all fates on The Wall have been decided, save for Miyagi who holds onto hope at 2-3. The Wall also welcomes 9 new sophomores, whose efforts are anything but sophomoric, to fill the the spots vacated from last basho's slaughter. These include three(!) rikishi off to a 12-0 start! That's something to keep Wall aficionados interested for the last 5 days, along with Kinbozan's promotion hopes. Ms4e Kinbozan: 4-1 (4 KK, 23-3) Ms32w Mukainakano: 4-1 (6 KK, 28-12-7)* Ms47e Kiryuko: 4-1 (6 KK, 31-9) Ms54e Nobehara: 4-1 (6 KK, 30-10) new Ms59e Kanzaki; 5-0 (2 KK, 12-0) Ms59w Suguro: 0-0-5 (3 KK, 15-4-7) Ms60e Miyagi: 2-3 (5 KK, 28-12) Sd42e Raiho: 4-1 (4 KK 21-5-7)* new Sd65w Hatsuyama: 5-0 (2 KK, 10-2) new Jd21e Kototebakari: 5-0 (2 KK, 12-0) new Jd21w Kotokenryu: 5-0 (2 KK, 12-0) new Jd42w Daiseizan: 5-0 (2 KK, 11-1) new Jd43e Wakanosho: 4-1 (2 KK, 10-2) Jd48w Aoifuji: 1-4 (2 KK, 10-9) new Jd72e Hanafusa: 5-0 (2 KK, 10-2) new Jd74e Satsumasho: 4-1 (2 KK, 9-3) new Jd80w Toseiryu: 5-0 (2 KK, 9-3)
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    The Wall

    Natsu 2022 starting lineup Following the carnage in Haru, we find a very abbreviated Wall listing for Natsu, led by Makushita yusho winner Kinbozan. Will Kinbozan prevail in the meatgrinder and win promotion to sanyaku in his first opportunity? All told, there are three rikishi making their Makushita joi debut, to include Chiyosakae and Kamito. In his sophomore effort, Nishikawa holds the envious position of Ms1w, while Tsushimanada and Roga round out the group of hopefuls. Hokuseiho and Kotoyusho, unsuccessful in their recent Juryo debuts are looking for redemption. Meanwhile, Juryo veterans Chiyonoumi and Hakuyozan have their sights on a return to the paid ranks. Ganbatte! Ms4e Kinbozan: (3 KK, 19-2) Ms32w Mukainakano: (5 KK, 24-11-7)* Ms47e Kiryuko: (5 KK, 27-8) Ms54e Nobehara: (5 KK, 26-9) Ms59w Suguro: (3 KK, 15-4-2) Ms60e Miyagi: (5 KK, 26-9) Sd42e Raiho: (3 KK 17-4-7)* Jd48w Aoifuji: 4-3 (2 KK, 9-5)
  7. I am not so good at the Makushita banzuke, but this is what I came up with: Makushita Banzuke East Rank West Chiyonoumi Ms1 Nishikawa Hokuseiho Ms2 Tsushimanada Chiyosakae Ms3 Kinbozan Hakuyozan Ms4 Kamito Roga Ms5 Kanno Kotoyusho Ms6 Shiden Oshoma Ms7 Fukai Asagyokusei Ms8 Akiseyama Shonannoumi Ms9 Shishi Tomokaze Ms10 Fujiseiun Osanai
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    The Wall

    It's been a while since we've had any honorable mentions among former Wallees. I think there are a few candidates, if not worthy after Haru, would certainly be with another KK, so are worthy of attention in Natsu. Kitanowaka: After charging to 8 straight KKs Kitanowaka hit a rough patch, going 3-4 in three of the following four bashos. Since that time, he has reeled off 5 straight KKs with his 11-4 in Haru putting an exclamation point on this active streak to date. Nishikawa: Starting with 4 straight KKs, Nishikawa succumbed to injury in Aki 2021, going 2-3-2. Following that up with the Makushita yusho in Hatsu, his KK at 4-3 in Haru proves the yusho was not just a fluke. Osanai: Osanai's three straight KKs to start include the Jonidan yusho, and otherwise total up to 19-2. Following a marginal MK at 3-4 in Aki 2021, similar to Nishikawa he achieved a 7-0 yusho-doten in Sandanme, following it up with a 4-3 KK in Haru. Hoping to see more excitement from these three!
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    Sandanme 100 tsukedashi ? Not anymore..

    I have to admit this one is better... https://tachiai.org/2022/04/01/nsk-mulls-promotion-rule-changes/
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    The Wall

    There is a back-and-forth trend developing. Losses at Kyushu were heavy at the top of the Wall, and at Hatsu it was mainly the low rankers. Next tourney's leader Kinbozan will be in the meatgrinder, so a "scalping" is a possibility.
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    The Wall

    Note to self: don't forget about the two Sd100TD rikishi this basho...
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    The Wall

    Senshuraku (Day 15), Haru 2022 J12w Atamifuji: 7-8 (7 KK, 47-17) Ms2e Kanno: 3-4 (6 KK, 36-13) Ms4w Oshoma: 3-4 (2 KK, 12-9) Ms19w Fujitoshi: 3-4 (5 KK, 33-9) Ms34e Kinbozan: 7-0 (3 KK, 19-2) Ms53e Mukainakano: 5-2 (5 KK, 24-11-7)* Ms53w Moji: 1-6 (5 KK, 28-14) Sd10w Suguro: 4-1-2 (3 KK, 15-4-2) Sd25e Miyagi: 5-2 (5 KK, 26-9) Sd29w Kiryuko: 6-1 (5 KK, 27-8) Sd40w Nobehara: 6-1 (5 KK, 26-9) Sd56w Tatsuguchi: 2-5 (5 KK, 25-17) Sd73e Raiho: 5-2 (3 KK 17-4-7)* Jd67e Aoifuji: 4-3 (2 KK, 9-5)
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    The Wall

    Day 13, Haru 2022: All fates have been decided, save for Atamifuji. Will he prevail in his last two bouts to avoid MK and also a beheading of The Wall? Congrats to Kinbozan for earning his second yusho while on The Wall. He also took the Sandanme yusho in his first basho at Sd100TD at Kyushu 2021. He stands to replace Atamifuji at the top of The Wall after only his third KK. J12w Atamifuji: 6-7 (7 KK, 46-16) Ms2e Kanno: 3-4 (6 KK, 36-13) Ms4w Oshoma: 3-4 (2 KK, 12-9) Ms19w Fujitoshi: 2-4 (5 KK, 32-9) Ms34e Kinbozan: 7-0 (3 KK, 19-2) Ms53e Mukainakano: 5-1 (4 KK, 24-10-7)* Ms53w Moji: 1-5 (5 KK, 28-13) Sd10w Suguro: 4-1-2 (3 KK, 15-4-2) Sd25e Miyagi: 5-2 (5 KK, 26-9) Sd29w Kiryuko: 6-1 (5 KK, 27-8) Sd40w Nobehara: 5-1 (5 KK, 25-9) Sd56w Tatsuguchi: 2-4 (5 KK, 25-16) Sd73e Raiho: 4-2 (3 KK 16-4-7)* Jd67e Aoifuji: 4-2 (2 KK, 9-4)
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    The Wall

    Day 11, Haru 2022: J12w Atamifuji: 5-6 (7 KK, 45-15) Ms2e Kanno: 2-4 (6 KK, 35-13) Ms4w Oshoma: 3-3 (2 KK, 12-8) Ms19w Fujitoshi: 1-4 (5 KK, 31-9) Ms34e Kinbozan: 6-0 (3 KK, 18-2) Ms53e Mukainakano: 4-1 (4 KK, 23-10-7)* Ms53w Moji: 1-4 (5 KK, 28-12) Sd10w Suguro: 3-1-1 (2 KK, 14-4-1) Sd25e Miyagi: 5-1 (5 KK, 26-8) Sd29w Kiryuko: 6-0 (5 KK, 27-7) Sd40w Nobehara: 5-1 (5 KK, 25-9) Sd56w Tatsuguchi: 1-4 (5 KK, 25-5) Sd73e Raiho: 4-2 (2 KK 16-4-7)*
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    The Wall

    Haru 2022 starting lineup J12w Atamifuji: (7 KK, 40-9) Ms2e Kanno: (6 KK, 33-9) Ms4w Oshoma: (2 KK, 9-5) Ms19w Fujitoshi: (5 KK, 30-5) Ms34e Kinbozan: (2 KK, 12-2) Ms53e Mukainakano: (3 KK, 19-2-7)* Ms53w Moji: (5 KK, 27-8) Sd10w Suguro: (2 KK, 11-3) Sd25e Miyagi: (4 KK, 21-7) Sd29w Kiryuko: (4 KK, 21-7) Sd40w Nobehara: (4 KK, 20-8) Sd56w Tatsuguchi: (5 KK, 23-12) Sd73e Raiho: (2 KK 12-2-7)*