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  1. Ack!

    The Wall 2020

    Here’s the final July 2020 tally for never-makekoshi rikishi. Kitanowaka rejoined Tokisakae with 7 KK after a final-day win. Lower ranked Suzuki still leads with 8 KK. Mudoho lost the Sandanme yusho playoff to Fukai, who leads the newcomers to this list. Ms17w Tokisakae: 5-2 (7 KK, 38-11 career) Ms20w Kitanowaka: 4-3 (7 KK, 37-12) Ms40e Daikisho: 1-6 (7 KK, 35-21) Ms49e Suzuki: 6-1 (8 KK, 39-17) Ms54w Yoshii: 4-3 (6 KK, 34-15) Sd49e Dewanoryu: 5-2 (3 KK, 18-3) Sd54w Nihonyanagi: 2-1-4 (2 KK, 15-2-4) Sd58w Araoyama: 1-6 (5 KK, 24-18) Sd66w Mishima: 2-5 (5 KK, 24-18) Sd84w Mudoho: 7-0 (3 KK, 19-2) Honorable mention: M15e Kotoshoho: 8-7; only one career MK, current streak 9 KK, 92-45 career Newcomers: Sd67e Fukai: 7-0 Y (2 KK, 12-2) Jd16e Shinohara: 5-2 (2 KK, 12-2) Jd46w Hayatefuji: 6-1 (2 KK, 12-2) Jd47w Taiyo: 5-2 (2 KK, 11-3) Jd75w Nabetame: 6-1 (2 KK, 11-3) Jd79e Kirameki: 4-3 (2 KK, 9-5) Jd84e Takeoka: 7-0 (2 KK, 11-3)
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    The Wall 2020

    Can you direct me to that thread, please?
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    The Wall 2020

    I forgot to mention the most important news: Day 13 saw Yoshii earn his kachi koshi, one day before his 17th birthday! When was the last time a 16-year-old did that in Makushita?
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    The Wall 2020

    After day 13, only Kitanowaka remains in limbo. There will be a Sandanme playoff between Muduho and Fukai; the latter will be added to The Wall for next basho. Fukai debuted at Sd100TD last basho. I'll feature the new additions to the list after the final day's action. Ms17w Tokisakae: 4-2 (7 KK, 37-11 career) Ms20w Kitanowaka: 3-3 (6 KK, 36-12) Ms40e Daikisho: 1-5 (7 KK, 35-20) Ms49e Suzuki: 4-2 (8 KK, 38-17) Ms54w Yoshii: 4-3 (6 KK, 34-15) Sd49e Dewanoryu: 5-1 (3 KK, 18-2) Sd54w Nihonyanagi: 2-1-3 (2 KK, 15-2-3) Sd58w Araoyama: 1-5 (5 KK, 24-17) Sd66w Mishima: 2-4 (5 KK, 24-17) Sd84w Mudoho: 7-0 (3 KK, 19-2) Honorable mention: M15e Kotoshoho: 8-5; only one career MK, current streak 9 KK, 92-43 career
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Is anyone else paying attention to this child Yoshii at Ms54w? He has a chance at posting a KK in Makushita before he turns 17 on Saturday!
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    The Wall 2020

    Here is your update on never-makekoshi rikishi after day 8. While Dewanoryu and Mudoho wasted no time in claiming their KK, the rest of the Sandanme contingent is in trouble. In Makushita, Daikisho firmly hit the wall at 0-4. Tokisakae also took a loss. On the other side, fans of Suzuki should be relieved since he is now 3-1 after an opening loss. Similarly, both Kitanowaka and Yoshii evened their records at 2-2 after posting losses in their second and third bouts. Ms17w Tokisakae: 3-1 (6 KK, 36-10 career) Ms20w Kitanowaka: 2-2 (6 KK, 35-11) Ms40e Daikisho: 0-4 (7 KK, 34-19) Ms49e Suzuki: 3-1 (7 KK, 36-17) Ms54w Yoshii: 2-2 (6 KK, 32-14) Sd49e Dewanoryu: 4-0 (3 KK, 17-1) Sd54w Nihonyanagi: 2-1-1 (2 KK, 15-2-1) Sd58w Araoyama: 1-3 (5 KK, 24-15) Sd66w Mishima: 1-3 (5 KK, 23-16) Sd84w Mudoho: 4-0 (3 KK, 16-2) Honorable mention: M15e Kotoshoho: 6-2; only one career MK, current streak 8 KK, 90-40 career
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    The Wall 2020

    Here is your update on never-makekochi rikishi. Tokisakae is off to a blazing start at 3-0 in sharp contrast to his 1-3 start in March, while the other Makushitans in our list are struggling, save Suzuki. With a 4-3 record in March, Suzuki is not meeting substantially tougher competition this go-round. Not yet 17, Yoshii is the youngest rikishi in Makushita by 2 1/2 years! In Sandanme, Dewanoryu, Nihonyanagi and Mudoho are having a successful debut so far. At this rate, Dewanoryu could debut in Makushita next tournament, which would only be his fourth. To date, he has only one loss in his young career. Ms17w Tokisakae: 3-0 (6 KK, 36-9 career) Ms20w Kitanowaka: 1-2 (6 KK, 34-11) Ms40e Daikisho: 0-3 (7 KK, 34-18) Ms49e Suzuki: 2-1 (7 KK, 35-17) Ms54w Yoshii: 1-2 (6 KK, 31-14) Sd49e Dewanoryu: 3-0 (2 KK, 16-1) Sd54w Nihonyanagi: 2-1 (2 KK, 15-2) Sd58w Araoyama: 1-2 (5 KK, 24-14) Sd66w Mishima: 1-2 (5 KK, 23-15) Sd84w Mudoho: 3-0 (2 KK, 15-2) Honorable mention: M15e Kotoshoho: 5-1; only one career MK
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    Heisei Hopefuls - prospect watch

    For those of you who have been missing updates on this thread, here is a link to a Sumo database query that approximates the data presented -- but without Asashosakari's helpful commentary. http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query.aspx?show_form=0&columns=6&showbirthdate=on&showhighest=on&form1_basho_nr=6&form1_year=2020&form1_month=3&form1_ms=on&sort_by=birthdate&offset=100
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    The Wall 2020

    So the 5 rikishi who finished yesterday at 3-3 went 2-3 on day 14, with the final result of an even split of 7 KKs and 7 MKs. The matches remaining for day 15 won't decide any winners or losers in our list. Among new additions, Nihonyanagi suffers his first career loss being pulled into the Sd yusho "semifinal" against Sd64e Nankairiki, while Dewanoryu takes the Jd yusho against Jd57e Ryubu. Ms8e Roga: 2-5 MK Ms10w Oshoryu: 2-4 MK Ms24 Tokisakae: 4-3 KK Ms34e Kitanowaka: 4-2 KK Ms59w Suzuki: 4-2 KK Sd1w Toma: 3-4 MK Sd4w Daikisho: 5-2 KK Sd19e Yoshii: 5-2 KK Sd23e Marusho: 1-6, MK Sd26e Hokutenkai: 2-4 MK Sd28e Ito: 3-4 MK Sd48w Kotosusumu: 3-4 MK Sd77e Araoyama: 4-2 KK Sd85w Mishima: 4-3 KK New additions: Jd15w Nihonyanagi: 6-1; undefeated Jd48e Dewanoryu: 7-0; yusho Jd49e Mudoho: 5-1 Honorable mention: J6e Kotoshoho: 11-3, KK, sole Juryo yusho leader; one career MK
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    The Wall 2020

    So far, we have 5 KKs, 4 MKs and 5 at 3-3. Anyone want to predict the final tally? There are 3 new additions to replace the 4 MKs to date. Looks like the list may not be much shorter for the next basho. Ms8e Roga: 2-4 MK Ms10w Oshoryu: 2-4 MK Ms24 Tokisakae: 3-3 Ms34e Kitanowaka: 4-2 KK Ms59w Suzuki: 4-2 KK Sd1w Toma: 3-3 Sd4w Daikisho: 4-2 KK Sd19e Yoshii: 4-2 KK Sd23e Marusho: 1-5, MK Sd26e Hokutenkai: 2-4 MK Sd28e Ito: 3-3 Sd48w Kotosusumu: 3-3 Sd77e Araoyama: 4-2, KK Sd85w Mishima: 3-3 New additions: Jd15w Nihonyanagi: 6-0; undefeated Jd48e Dewanoryu: 6-0 Jd49e Mudoho: 5-1 Honorable mention: J6e Kotoshoho: 10-2, KK, sole Juryo yusho leader; one career MK
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    The Wall 2020

    One new entry and a couple of KKs on day 11; lots of 2-3 records -- ganbatte! Ms8e Roga: 2-3 Ms10w Oshoryu: 1-4 MK Ms24 Tokisakae: 2-3 Ms34e Kitanowaka: 4-2 KK Ms59w Suzuki: 4-2 KK Sd1w Toma: 2-3 Sd4w Daikisho: 3-2 Sd19e Yoshii: 3-2 Sd23e Marusho: 1-5, MK Sd26e Hokutenkai: 2-3 Sd28e Ito: 3-3 Sd48w Kotosusumu: 2-3 Sd77e Araoyama: 4-2, KK Sd85w Mishima: 2-3 New additions: Jd15w Nihonyanagi: 6-0; undefeated Jd48e Dewanoryu: 6-0 Jd49e Mudoho: 4-1 Honorable mention: J6e Kotoshoho: 9-2, KK; one career MK
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2020

    Who else besides me wants to see Aoiyama vs. Takanosho on day 12?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2020

    I never thought I'd see Asabenkei nor Fujiazuma as sekitori again, and now the are both primed for promotion. What does it say that these old guys (to include Akiseyama) can get back into juryo after years in Makushita during this "changing of the guard" that everyone has been talking about?
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    The Wall 2020

    Several stepped up to a winning record on day 10 Ms8e Roga: 2-3 Ms10w Oshoryu: 1-4 MK Ms24 Tokisakae: 2-3 Ms34e Kitanowaka: 3-2 Ms59w Suzuki: 3-2 Sd1w Toma: 2-3 Sd4w Daikisho: 3-2 Sd19e Yoshii: 3-2 Sd23e Marusho: 1-4, MK Sd26e Hokutenkai: 2-3 Sd28e Ito: 3-2 Sd48w Kotosusumu: 2-3 Sd77e Araoyama: 4-1, KK Sd85w Mishima: 2-3 New additions: Jd15w Nihonyanagi: 5-0; undefeated Jd48e Dewanoryu: 5-0 Honorable mention: J6e Kotoshoho: 8-2, KK; one career MK
  15. I have had similar situations occur, so I learned to lead off with "I don't speak..." or "I only know a little..." Lessons learned.