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    Promotion & Demotion & Yusho Kyushu 2021

    This has the feel of an ongoing changing of the guard. Akiseyama dropped from Makuuchi to Makushita and Hakuho retired. Tokushoryu was demoted to Juryo for Kyushu and continues his downward slide. Shohozan will return to Juryo next basho, and the bottom of Makuuchi (i.e. the demotion zone) will be occupied by older rikishi such as Kaisei, Tochinoshin, Aoiyama and Myogiru.
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    Promotion & Demotion & Yusho Kyushu 2021

    M9 to M11 seems messy and a lot of arbitrary placements could happen, but otherwise I agree.
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    The Wall 2021

    Kyushu 2021, Final J12w Hokuseiho: 0-2-13 (6** KK, 39-5-35) Ms14w Atamifuji: 6-1 (6 KK, 36-6) Ms15w Ishizaki: 3-4 (3 KK, 21-7) Ms17w Fujiseiun: 3-4 (3 KK, 24-4) Ms35e Hagiwara: 1-1-5 (8 KK, 39-17-7) Sd2e Osanai: 3-4 (3 KK, 22-6) Sd24w Fujitoshi Suguro: 6-1 (4 KK, 24-4) Sd43e Hogasho: 2-5 (3 KK, 19-9) Sd63w Hitoshi: 0-0-7 (2 KK, 12-2-7) Sd72e Moji: 6-1 (4 KK, 22-6) Sd79w Nagata 4-3 (5 KK, 23-12) Sd81w Shunrai 4-3 (3 KK, 16-5) Sd83w Kiryuko: 5-2 (3 KK, 17-4) Sd95e Nobehara: 4-3 (3 KK, 15-6) Sd95w Miyagi: 5-2 (3 KK, 16-5) Jd12e Tatsuguchi: 4-3 (4 KK, 18-10) Jd12w Yoshino: 4-3 (4 KK, 17-11) Jd14e Nishihara: 4-3 (4 KK, 17-11) Jd14w Mizuno: 3-4 (3 KK, 16-12) Jd17w Akisada: 5-2 (4 KK, 18-10)
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    The Wall 2021

    Kyushu 2021, Day 14 With one day remaining, the fate of all wallees have all been decided. In the final tally, seven of the top nine have hit the wall while ten of the remaining eleven remain on the list. With no new additions to The Wall, these twelve will represent the lineup for Hatsu 2022. At the bottom of the list, Yoshino and Nishihara soldier on with improbable records of 17-11, only one win more than the minimum needed for four KKs. Akisada would join them with a final day loss, while Tatsugushi is marginally better at 18-10. Fujitoshi will join Atamifuji as the only wallees in Makushita, while the latter will move into the promotion zone. Notably, both are averaging only one loss per basho so far. Most likely, all of the remaining wallees will be in Sandanme next basho. J12w Hokuseiho: 0-2-12 (6** KK, 39-5-34) Ms14w Atamifuji: 6-1 (6 KK, 36-6) Ms15w Ishizaki: 3-4 (3 KK, 21-7) Ms17w Fujiseiun: 2-4 (3 KK, 23-4) Ms35e Hagiwara: 1-1-4 (8 KK, 39-17-6) Sd2e Osanai: 3-4 (3 KK, 22-6) Sd24w Fujitoshi Suguro: 5-1 (4 KK, 23-4) Sd43e Hogasho: 2-5 (3 KK, 19-9) Sd63w Hitoshi: 0-0-6 (2 KK, 12-2-6) Sd72e Moji: 5-1 (4 KK, 21-6) Sd79w Nagata 4-3 (5 KK, 23-12) Sd81w Shunrai 4-2 (3 KK, 16-4) Sd83w Kiryuko: 5-1 (3 KK, 17-3) Sd95e Nobehara: 4-3 (3 KK, 15-6) Sd95w Miyagi: 4-2 (3 KK, 15-5) Jd12e Tatsuguchi: 4-3 (4 KK, 18-10) Jd12w Yoshino: 4-3 (4 KK, 17-11) Jd14e Nishihara: 4-3 (4 KK, 17-11) Jd14w Mizuno: 2-4 (3 KK, 15-12) Jd17w Akisada: 4-2 (4 KK, 17-10)
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    The Wall 2021

    Yes, and upper Makushita in particular. I'm not sure exactly where in the Makushita ranks the "meat grinder" tends to begin. For the current basho, it clearly extends as far down as Ms17w at the least.
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    The Wall 2021

    Kyushu 2021, Day 12 Only four rikishi remain in limbo at 3-3. The color contrast is stark between the top half of the wall and the bottom half. Will Ishizaki (3-3) survive or will Atamifuji be the sole Makushitan with a KK? At the bottom of the wall, Nishihara and Akisada have strung together 4 KKs while averaging 2.5 losses per basho. The other 3-3 rikishi have similar records. This is an interesting trend that's developing. In another unusual development, there appear to be no new rikishi to add to The Wall this basho, unless I'm missing someone. J12w Hokuseiho: 0-2-10 (6** KK, 39-5-29) Ms14w Atamifuji: 5-1 (6 KK, 35-6) Ms15w Ishizaki: 3-3 (3 KK, 20-6) Ms17w Fujiseiun: 2-4 (3 KK, 23-3) Ms35e Hagiwara: 1-1-4 (8 KK, 39-17-6) Sd2e Osanai: 2-4 (3 KK, 21-6) Sd24w Fujitoshi Suguro: 5-1 (4 KK, 23-4) Sd43e Hogasho: 1-5 (3 KK, 18-9) Sd63w Hitoshi: 0-0-6 (2 KK, 12-2-6) Sd72e Moji: 5-1 (4 KK, 21-6) Sd79w Nagata 3-3 (4 KK, 18-11) Sd81w Shunrai 4-2 (3 KK, 16-4) Sd83w Kiryuko: 5-1 (3 KK, 17-3) Sd95e Nobehara: 4-2 (3 KK, 15-5) Sd95w Miyagi: 4-2 (3 KK, 15-5) Jd12e Tatsuguchi: 3-3 (3 KK, 17-10) Jd12w Yoshino: 3-3 (3 KK, 16-11) Jd14e Nishihara: 4-2 (4 KK, 17-10) Jd14w Mizuno: 2-4 (3 KK, 15-12) Jd17w Akisada: 4-2 (4 KK, 17-10)
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    The Wall 2021

    Kyushu 2021, Day 10 We are looking at potentially a mass exodus at the top of the wall. Of the top 6, two have hit the wall and three others are in danger at 2-3. Notably, these three had five career losses combined prior to Kyushu. J12w Hokuseiho: 0-2-8 (6** KK, 39-5-27) Ms14w Atamifuji: 4-1 (6 KK, 34-6) Ms15w Ishizaki: 2-3 (3 KK, 20-6) Ms17w Fujiseiun: 2-3 (3 KK, 23-3) Ms35e Hagiwara: 1-1-3 (8 KK, 39-17-5) Sd2e Osanai: 2-3 (3 KK, 21-5) Sd24w Fujitoshi Suguro: 5-0 (4 KK, 23-3) Sd43e Hogasho: 1-4 (3 KK, 18-8) Sd63w Hitoshi: 0-0-5 (2 KK, 12-2-5) Sd72e Moji: 4-1 (4 KK, 20-6) Sd79w Nagata 3-2 (4 KK, 18-10) Sd81w Shunrai 3-2 (2 KK, 15-4) Sd83w Kiryuko: 4-1 (3 KK, 16-3) Sd95e Nobehara: 3-2 (2 KK, 14-5) Sd95w Miyagi: 4-1 (3 KK, 15-4) Jd12e Tatsuguchi: 3-2 (3 KK, 17-9) Jd12w Yoshino: 3-2 (3 KK, 16-10) Jd14e Nishihara: 3-2 (3 KK, 16-10) Jd14w Mizuno: 2-3 (3 KK, 15-11) Jd17w Akisada: 4-1 (4 KK, 17-9)
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    The Wall 2021

    Kyushu 2021, Nakabi (Day 8) 5 rikishi have determined their fate, including leading wallee Hokuseiho. Atamifuji seems destined to take up his mantle unless there is a reversal of fortune among the Makushitans on the list. Hagiwara, who is the KK leader with 8 straight, is currently out of the tournament, as is Hitoshi. If anyone has details regarding the status of these kyujo rikishi, please add that to the comments! J12w Hokuseiho: 0-2-6 (6** KK, 39-5-25) Ms14w Atamifuji: 3-1 (5 KK, 33-6) Ms15w Ishizaki: 1-3 (3 KK, 19-6) Ms17w Fujiseiun: 2-2 (3 KK, 23-2) Ms35e Hagiwara: 1-1-2 (8 KK, 39-17-4) Sd2e Osanai: 2-2 (3 KK, 21-4) Sd24w Fujitoshi Suguro: 4-0 (4 KK, 22-3) Sd43e Hogasho: 1-3 (3 KK, 18-7) Sd63w Hitoshi: 0-0-4 (2 KK, 12-2-4) Sd72e Moji: 3-1 (3 KK, 19-6) Sd79w Nagata 3-1 (4 KK, 18-9) Sd81w Shunrai 3-1 (2 KK, 15-3) Sd83w Kiryuko: 4-0 (3 KK, 16-2) Sd95e Nobehara: 2-2 (2 KK, 13-5) Sd95w Miyagi: 4-0 (3 KK, 15-3) Jd12e Tatsuguchi: 2-2 (3 KK, 16-9) Jd12w Yoshino: 2-2 (3 KK, 15-10) Jd14e Nishihara: 2-2 (3 KK, 15-10) Jd14w Mizuno: 2-2 (3 KK, 15-10) Jd17w Akisada: 3-1 (3 KK, 16-9)
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    The Wall 2021

    Fixed -- thanks!
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    The Wall 2021

    The Wall lineup for Kyushu 2021: J12w Hokuseiho: 6** KK, 39-3-22 Ms14w Atamifuji: 5 KK, 30-5 Ms15w Ishizaki: 3 KK, 18-3 MS17w Fujiseiun: 3 KK, 21-0 Ms35e Hagiwara: 8 KK, 38-16-2 Sd2e Osanai: 3 KK, 19-2 Sd24w Fujitoshi Suguro: 3 KK, 18-3 Sd43e Hogasho: 3 KK, 17-4 Sd63w Hitoshi: 2 KK, 12-2 Sd72e Moji: 3 KK, 16-5 Sd79w Nagata 4 KK, 18-9 Sd81w Shunrai 2 KK, 12-2 Sd83w Kiryuko: 2 KK, 12-2 Sd95e Nobehara: 2 KK, 11-3 Sd95w Miyagi: 2 KK, 11-3 Jd12e Tatsuguchi: 3 KK, 14-7 Jd12w Yoshino: 3 KK, 13-8 Jd14e Nishihara: 3 KK, 13-8 Jd14w Mizuno: 3 KK, 13-8 Jd17w Akisada: 3 KK, 13-8
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    The Wall 2021

    The Wall lineup for Kyushu: J12w Hokuseiho: 0-0-15 (6** KK, 39-3-19) Ms24w Atamifuji: 5-2 (5 KK, 30-5) Ms25e Ishizaki: 5-2 (3 KK, 18-3) Ms46e Hagiwara: 4-3 (8 KK, 38-16-2) Sd21e Fujiseiun: 7-0Y (3 KK, 21-0) Sd52e Osanai: 6-1 (3 KK, 19-2) Sd82w Suguro: 6-1 (3 KK, 18-3) Sd99e Nagata 4-3 (4 KK, 18-9) Jd4e Hogasho: 6-1 (3 KK, 17-4) Jd17e Shunrai 5-2 (2 KK, 12-2) Jd33w Tatsuguchi: 4-3 (3 KK, 14-7) Jd36e Moji: 6-1 (3 KK, 16-5) Jd36w Nishihara: 4-3 (3 KK, 13-8) Jd42e Akisada: 4-3 (3 KK, 13-8) Jd49e Kiryuko: 6-1 (2 KK, 12-2) Jd51e Yoshino: 5-2 (3 KK, 13-8) Jd53w Mizuno: 5-2 (3 KK, 13-8) Jd63e Hitoshi: 7-0 (2 KK, 12-2) Jd64w Nobehara: 6-1 (2 KK, 11-3) Jd65e Miyagi: 6-1 (2 KK, 11-3)
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    The Wall 2021

    Aki 2021, Final: All four 3-3 rikishi managed wins in thier final bout to finish KK J12w Hokuseiho: 0-0-15 (6** KK, 39-3-19) Ms8e Shishi: 1-5-1 (7 KK, 39-15-2) Ms24w Atamifuji: 5-2 (5 KK, 30-5) Ms25e Ishizaki: 5-2 (3 KK, 18-3) Ms45w Shimoyama: 2-5 (6 KK, 33-16) Ms46e Hagiwara: 4-3 (8 KK, 38-16-2) Sd21e Fujiseiun: 7-0Y (3 KK, 21-0) Sd29e Arauma: 3-4 (4 KK, 24-11) Sd41e Kyoda: 1-6 (4 KK, 21-14) Sd52e Osanai: 6-1 (3 KK, 19-2) Sd82w Suguro: 6-1 (3 KK, 18-3) Sd99e Nagata 4-3 (4 KK, 18-9) Jd4e Hogasho: 6-1 (3 KK, 17-4) Jd16w Tanimoto: 0-1-6 (2 KK, 10-5-6) Jd33w Tatsuguchi: 4-3 (3 KK, 14-7) Jd34w Goseiryu: 0-0-7 (2 KK, 10-4-7) Jd36e Moji: 6-1 (3 KK, 16-5) Jd36w Nishihara: 4-3 (3 KK, 13-8) Jd39w Asakiryu: 3-4 (2 KK, 12-9) Jd42e Akisada: 4-3 (3 KK, 13-8) Jd51e Yoshino: 5-2 (3 KK, 13-8) Jd52e Kitamura: 0-0-7 (2 KK, 8-6-7) Jd53w Mizuno: 5-2 (3 KK, 13-8)
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    The Wall 2021

    Aki 2021, Day 12: J12w Hokuseiho: 0-0-12 (6** KK, 39-3-19) Ms8e Shishi: 1-5 (7 KK, 39-15-1) Ms24w Atamifuji: 4-2 (5 KK, 29-5) Ms25e Ishizaki: 5-1 (3 KK, 18-2) Ms45w Shimoyama: 2-4 (6 KK, 33-15) Ms46e Hagiwara: 4-2 (8 KK, 38-15-2) Sd21e Fujiseiun: 6-0 (3 KK, 20-0) Sd29e Arauma: 2-4 (4 KK, 23-11) Sd41e Kyoda: 1-5 (4 KK, 21-13) Sd52e Osanai: 5-1 (3 KK, 18-2) Sd82w Suguro: 6-0 (3 KK, 18-2) Sd99e Nagata 3-3 (3 KK, 18-9) Jd4e Hogasho: 5-1 (3 KK, 16-4) Jd16w Tanimoto: 0-1-5 (2 KK, 10-5-5) Jd33w Tatsuguchi: 3-3 (2 KK, 13-7) Jd34w Goseiryu: 0-0-6 (2 KK, 10-4-6) Jd36e Moji: 5-1 (3 KK, 15-5) Jd36w Nishihara: 3-3 (2 KK, 12-8) Jd39w Asakiryu: 2-4 (2 KK, 11-9) Jd42e Akisada: 3-3 (2 KK, 12-8) Jd51e Yoshino: 5-1 (3 KK, 13-7) Jd52e Kitamura: 0-0-6 (2 KK, 8-6-6) Jd53w Mizuno: 4-2 (3 KK, 12-8)
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    The Wall 2021

    Aki 2021, Day 10 I guess I neglected to save this update I posted the other day. J12w Hokuseiho: 0-0-10 (6** KK, 39-3-17) Ms8e Shishi: 1-4 (7 KK, 39-14-1) Ms24w Atamifuji: 3-2 (4 KK, 28-5) Ms25e Ishizaki: 5-0 (2 KK, 18-1) Ms45w Shimoyama: 2-3 (6 KK, 33-14) Ms46e Hagiwara: 3-2 (7 KK, 37-15-2) Sd21e Fujiseiun: 5-0 (2 KK, 19-0) Sd29e Arauma: 2-3 (4 KK, 23-10) Sd41e Kyoda: 1-4 (4 KK, 21-12) Sd52e Osanai: 5-0 (2 KK, 18-1) Sd82w Suguro: 5-0 (2 KK, 17-2) Sd99e Nagata 3-2 (3 KK, 18-8) Jd4e Hogasho: 4-1 (2 KK, 15-4) Jd16w Tanimoto: 0-1-4 (2 KK, 10-5-4) Jd33w Tatsuguchi: 2-3 (2 KK, 12-7) Jd34w Goseiryu: 0-0-5 (2 KK, 10-4-5) Jd36e Moji: 4-1 (2 KK, 14-5) Jd36w Nishihara: 3-2 (2 KK, 12-7) Jd39w Asakiryu: 1-4 (2 KK, 10-9) Jd42e Akisada: 3-2 (2 KK, 12-7) Jd51e Yoshino: 4-1 (2 KK, 12-7) Jd52e Kitamura: 0-0-5 (2 KK, 8-6-5) Jd53w Mizuno: 3-2 (2 KK, 11-8)
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    The Wall 2021

    All 4-0 wallees moved to 5-0 on day 9.