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    Nishonoseki-beya happenings

    Add a walk-in freezer (ex-Yoshikaze was marveling about that..), a bathroom as equipped as a public bath-house (2 baths, 10 users possible at a time),and a fully-equipped training room, where he intends for other sportsmen from the area to train as well. "I want to produce some Yokozunae and Ozeki from this stable. I want to turn Ibaraki into a sumo site!" concluded the proud Oyakata.
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    Nishonoseki-beya happenings

    The heya officially opens. 10 minute walk from the nearest train station, many gigantic supermarkets in the vicinity. "The doors are high, the ceiling is high, the entrance is wide-everything to make it livable for the rikishi," said the Oyakata. The roof color reminds us of the KKan, two dohyos, a basketball court- very different. "It's a great location. It's as I envisioned," added the ex-Kisenosato.Asked what the cost was he answered: "About a few million apples.." And the rikishi? "We are even more surprised than you reporters. There are a lot of single rooms and some double rooms but we won't fall into being lazy.." said ex-Makuuchi (and soon to return?) Tomokaze, hinting at the guys' seriousness. The air conditioning is great as well. "It's an environment where we can totally concentrate on sumo, so i want to gambarize," said 19 year old great prospect Hanafusa who just lost the the Jonidan yusho playoffs. "The first target is to produce some great rikishi. Then, we'd like to have a good basho, the kind that would make the local people in our area proud of us, " summed Nishonoseki Oyakata. ס
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    Invite for GTB- July (Nagoya) 2022- 155 entries - RESULTS!!

    As many as you like - the last one will count.
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    Ex-Kaounishiki finds a new job in sumo

  5. Ex-Kaounishiki retired last March after 20 years in sumo and at the age of 43. It took him 60 basho to reach Juryo, although if it were not for the yaocho scandal and the mass exit of rikishi, I'm not sure he would have made it in the first place (Kakizoe was promoted to Juryo with a 3-4..). Anyhow, Kaounishiki is now joining Tagonoura beya as a coach. He was in Azumazeki during his career- different heya, different ichimon. Rare occurrence. Thank you.
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    More Takatoriki nonsense.

    Takatouriki had things to say about his son Ouhou. "You're the great Taihou's grandson- you gotta do better. Don't aim for what I did- aim for Taihou. The way things are looking, I'm not sure you'll even eclipse my achievements. I find it hard to watch his bouts, he irritates me. He is too high. He should train more and learn how to come from under," he said. He did state at the onset that he is not in touch with his children. Still he is rooting for him. "Every parent has feelings for his son. If he can, I hope he becomes stronger and gives us good memories.." he summed.
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    Invite for GTB- July (Nagoya) 2022- 155 entries - RESULTS!!

    GTB Haiku number two: Time flies while you sleep Guess the Banzuke is here Where is your entry?
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    Invite for GTB- July (Nagoya) 2022- 155 entries - RESULTS!!

    I'm going with 3K. And Ouhou- Yutakayama both at 16. And Ryuuden up.
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    GTB Natsu 2022- Results!!

    Due to the virus and to my continuing depression, laziness, seniority, social distancing and flatulence, there will be no special GTB invite sketch this time Apologies to the person waiting for this. A heads-up- less than three weeks this time so do it NOW!! This is a formal invitation to play the "Guess the Banzuke" game!! 24 years, 144 bashos. Please play. Game rules: Guess the Banzuke. Simple. You get two points for a bulls-eye and one point for just getting the rank right. You get no points for wearing pink clothes. Tiebreakers - Most total guesses, then we check the banzuke backwards - getting the lower half right will be important. The most correct guesses in the last ten places will win the tiebreaker. If still tied, we go up a ranking at a time like a penalty shootout. If still tied, I suggest the highest bribe wins. preferably in Euro.. It's up to you to check if you are on the list of entries. It's going to be your fault if you don't notice that your entry went missing in the Internet void. No late entries will be expected or accepted. Those are the rules, and the rules will never be changed. Just like the dohyo will never be lowered. For rules, standings and the Onami brothers' secret chanko recipe: For the nifty entry form: http://sumodb.sumoga...b/GTBEntry.aspx For the "new" archives: http://sumodb.sumoga...gtbarchive.aspx See if you are on the entry list: Deadline: Monday, April 18th, 2022 at 18:00 GMT ("Get Me Tea!!") - PLEASE NOTE-THIS IS ONE WEEK BEFORE THE OFFICIAL BANZUKE ANNOUNCEMENT!! Special thanks to Andoreasu who runs it, Doitsuyama who automates and maintains it and to retirement!
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    GTB Natsu 2022- Results!!

    Again, if anyone has the inclination to make the entry form better, be my guest.. The present one was made in 1998..
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    Sumo films

    Itadaki, obviously.
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    Invite for GTB- July (Nagoya) 2022- 155 entries - RESULTS!!

    GTB Haiku: Come on everyone No reason to wait to play Play NOW. Summer comes.
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    Natsu Backstory

    The next. We shall see.
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    Natsu Backstory

    Of course I'm only talking about his first two Komusubi bashos, ignoring the context on purpose, of course. Hiro's not mentioning him at all is my beef. Grossly unfair , even if Houshouryuu was greatly overhyped. From any objective viewpoint, he should have been mentioned. At least.
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    Natsu Backstory

    I mean generally. Isn't he someone "to look out for"? I mean, as the next Yokozuna and all? Asahouryuu's first two basho as komusubi were 8-7 and 7-8 (his last ever real makekoshi). Nephew was 8-7 twice. Yes, it took Asa 15 bashos to get there compared to Houshouryuu's 24, but as a sanyaku, for now, Houshouryuu is doing better. Hiro was talking about "future stars" and not of May performances when dealing with Kotonowaka et al and not even mentioning Houshouryuu? Come now...
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    Natsu 2022 Superbanzuke Masters Series Results

    All I can say is Shoudai. Without the rank. Only the abilities.
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    Natsu Backstory

    So Houshouryuu is chopped liver?
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    Degeiko ban lifted for a period

    "The current situation allows us to review this. ban. It's important to return things to the way they were before this, but we have to do this a step at a time and act accordingly while discussing this with relevant doctors and amongst ourselves, " said Shibatayama PR manager.
  19. Degeiko will be allowed between June 6th and June 22nd, it was decided today. The details will be worked out between the Oyakatas. determining schedules and who will go where. A PCR test will be held before each session for those involved. No eating before degeiko will be allowed . Good start.
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    Mumblings, now with video!!
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    More mumbling - Natsu basho was what?
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    Natsu 2022

    The number of daily spectators allowed for May will be 9265, as opposed to the 5000 allowed in January. The chayas are expected to return to business as well.
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    GTB Natsu 2022- Results!!

    I'd love for that to happen, but I have nothing to do with it. It's Tsuchinoninjin's baby. Maybe you can PM him this AM.
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    Lower division celebs results

    He will be added, others will be dropped..