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  1. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2017

    Is there any precedent to support a 7-8 Ke to be ranked Kw next basho?
  2. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2017

    He's safe, especially considering the lack of promotion candidates from juryo.
  3. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2017

    Ditto! Surprised to see this so early and also to see that anyone can make sense of this basho thus far. Still, there's little definitive to be said yet.
  4. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2017

    I like it where it is, because I'm skimming the list looking at the records for who is doing well or poorly.
  5. Basho Talk - Aki 2017 (SPOILERS)

    The basho started with M5e (Shodai) as part of the joi. That's an awfully low extension, but not unheard of. Now M6w (Kagayaki) is theoretically part of the joi, although paired against M9e Takanoiwa tomorrow. When was the last time the joi was this stretched?
  6. Banzuke Surfing Aki 2017 (13th Wave)

    Jk25w Shoji
  7. Banzuke for Aki 2017

    There's a lot of maegashira who can do very well outside the joi, but few who can compete at the next level. I wonder how Tochiozan will do consdiering he has not KKed at that level in the past 6 tournaments. Once, he was the best of the rest.
  8. Banzuke for Aki 2017

    It seems the general trend across the board is to underpromote vs. overdemote when rikishi are competitive for the same position. I can't recall if that is a continuing trend or not. Can anyone comment? And by "general trend across the board," I note the significant banzuke luck of promotees further down. They are aren't fighting anyone for these positions. *Someone* has to be promoted to fill them.
  9. Natsu jungyo 2017 goatalk

    He spent quite some time doing this exercise up and down the aisle to the dohyo.
  10. Natsu jungyo 2017 goatalk

    Takarafuji and I in Aomori
  11. Natsu jungyo 2017 goatalk

    Anyone going to Aomori?
  12. Unfortunately, most of the former maegashira on this list are just hangers on -- not that it's a bad thing. Jokoryu fell short in his bid for a return going MK at 3-4, and will be out of the promotion zone for the next basho. Fujiazuma, Amuru and Toyonoshima notably arrested their slide down the banzuke. Will they be able to KK at a higher rank next basho for a return bid? Akiseyama will get a shot at a return to the sekitori -- perhaps his last believable attempt after 7 tourneys in Makushita? I didn't have any hope for Oiwato, who was a late-career high at Ms3, but I was surprised at his resurgence from an 0-3 start to finish 3-4. Also worthy of note, former sekitori Tochihiryu will be in the promotion zone for Aki 17 after a 2-1/2 year absence from the paid ranks!
  13. I guess not! Actually, I wasn't thinking too clearly earlier, because I was slotting him for M3w, which only became a joi position when Kakuryu went kyujo. Never mind!
  14. True, but he has never KKed above M6, and KK at M10 is his first above M12 since Kyushu 2014. He would appear to be just cannon fodder.