Kintamayama

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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: http://www.dichne.com/Guess.htm 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: http://sumodb.sumogames.de/gtb/GTBEntryList.aspx 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!
  2. GTB Haiku: Come on everyone No reason to wait to play Play NOW. Summer comes.
  3. It's that time again. Again, apologies for last basho's entry page problems. Hopefully, that is all behind us, or at least beneath us. One thing we've learned, again - there is absolutely no reason to delay your entry. Nothing is going to change from today till then. It's a fun game, please play. Drring driiiing. Nobody home. This is a formal invitation to play the "Guess the Banzuke" game!! 25 years, 145 bashos. Please play. Gluten-free. 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 whining about the Ozeki. 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 best bribe wins. Preferably a week at some cool resort where they have drinks with umbrellas, and not vice versa. 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 and Enhou will not grow taller.. For rules, standings and the additional refresher course for the new shinpan which will never happen: http://www.dichne.com/Guess.htm For the nifty entry form, which will hopefully do what it's intended to do this time: http://sumodb.sumoga...b/GTBEntry.aspx For the "new" archives: http://sumodb.sumoga...gtbarchive.aspx See if you are on the entry list: http://sumodb.sumogames.de/gtb/GTBEntryList.aspx Deadline: Monday, June 20 2022 at 18:00 GMT ("Gyoji Mustn't Tie!!") - 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 the VAR for showing the right part of the bout in question.
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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.
  10. 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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    Podcast

    Mumblings, now with video!!
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    Podcast

    I did make a podcast, since everyone that has a microphone seems to be doing it lately, and since I have a microphone..well.. Haru basho obvious observations and wild guesses, and a lot of hindsight. https://open.spotify.com/show/6bWYCjOaQjpc0b4ANIKteX
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    Podcast

    More mumbling - Natsu basho was what? https://anchor.fm/moti28/episodes/May-Natsu-Basho-2022---summary-etc-e1j1pr4
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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.
  15. Mr. Hardy: http://www.yomiuri.c...122TDY24104.htm
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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..
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    Lower division celebs results

    Sporadic attempt to keep tabs on lower ranked rikishi of note: All videos courtesy of the sumo channel, that excellent channel run by one and only.. Nice guy Amakaze (one Makuuchi basho) back at Makushita 55 after dropping all the way to Jonidan 50 due to injury wins his first bout by tsukidashi . 1-0 Taihou's grandson Naya (Makushita 5E) who is taking a bit more time than expected to become a sekitori, wins his first match of the basho, beating veteran Chiyonokuni by tsukidashi. Another ex- Taihou grandson makes his debut this basho. Mudouhou, on the right facing Iwata in the very first sumo bout of this decade. Asashouryuu's nephew Houshouryuu (on the right) faces Mongolian Sakigake who is back in Juryo after 5 years: Joukouryuu at Makushita 32E, ex-Makuuchi and at one point thought to become a huge star, wins by sotogake. Rouga, Russian/Mongolian- , on the right, a name to watch out for at Makushita 17E (career 35-8, never done worse than 5-2) faces Wakatakamoto . Hokahou (Makushita 16W), the guy that had a fistfight with Ishiura during training a few days ago, lost his first bout by uwatehineri. Kitanowaka (Makushita 57E, career 24-5, on the right), another great hope, ex-high school Yokozuna, 19, faces Narutaki:
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    Videos Natsu Basho 2022- Days 1-15

    Final day quickie version:
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    Videos Natsu Basho 2022- Days 1-15

    Final day:
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    Lower division celebs results

    Final day Natsu 2022 : Nishikawa is 4-3 and kachikoshi at Makushita 1W, his highest career rank. Started off at Sandanme 100 tsukedashi (special rank for college achievers) in March 2021. Possible Juryo promotion. Hokuseihou , Mongolian born giant (listed as Japanese), did a very short stint in Juryo and was injured, is 5-2 and kachikoshi at Makushita 2E. Probable Juryo promotion. Rouga the Russian is 4-3 and kachikoshi at Makushita 4E. Kinbouzan (Yersin) is 5-2 and kachikoshi at Makushita 4W, his highest career rank. Sandanme 100 tsukedashi in November 2021 from Kazakhstan . Kanno is 5-2 and kachikoshi at Makushita 6E. Started off at Sandanme 100 tsukedashi in March 2021. Shishi, Ukranian, is 3-4 and makekoshi at Makushita 7E, highest career rank. Oushouma, (Delgerbayar, Mongolian) is 7-0 and kachikoshi at Makushita 8E. Joined sumo in Kyushu 2021 at Makushita 15 tsukedashi. Makushita yusho and promotion to Juryo.. Akiseyama, ex-Makuuchi, is 4-3 and kachikoshi at Makushita 8W. Osanai is 2-5 and makekoshi at Makushita 10E, ,his highest career rank. He will not push. Tomokaze is 6-1 and kachikoshi at Makushita 10W. Ex- Maegashira 3 piano player, returned a few basho ago after a serious injury that sidelined him for 6 bashos. Fujiseiun is 4-3 and kachikoshi at Makushita 11E. Wakatakamoto is 3-4 and makekoshi at Makushita 15W. Eldest bother of Wakatakakage and Wakamotoharu. Joukouryuu (ex-Komusubi) is 3-4 and makekoshi at Makushita 16E. Nihonyanagi is 3-4 and makekoshi at Makushita 23W.. Fujitoushi (Suguro) is 3-4 and makekoshi at Makushita 24E. Arauma, Mongolian, is 2-5 and makekoshi at Makushita 26E, his highest rank. First ever foreigner at Isenoumi beya. Mukainakano is 5-2 and kachikoshi at Makushita 32W. Highest career rank. Maikeru, half Filipino, is 2-5 and makekoshi at Makushita 39E. Ishizaki is 5-2 and kachikoshi at Makushita 40E. Entered at Sandanme 100 tsukedashi in May 2021. Asanoyama, ex-Ozeki serving punishment, is ranked at Makushita 42W. KYUJO Dewanoryuu, Mongolian, is 6-1 and kachikoshi at Makushita 43W., Hokutenkai, Mongolian, is 5-2 and kachikoshi ranked at Makushita 45W. Kiryuukou, ex-Tokitsukaze's son number 1, is 4-3 and kachikoshi at Makushita 47E, highest career rank. Yoshii, 18 year old ex-Junior high Yokozuna boy wonder, is 4-3 and kachikoshi at Makushita 47W. Nabatame is 3-4 and makekoshi at Makushita 52E. Half Thai. Naya, Taihou's third grandson (second eldest) is 4-3 and kachikoshi at Makushita 56W. There is another grandson, Yukio, but he's a pro-wrestler. Kanzaki, is 6-1 and kachikoshi at Makushita 59E, his highest rank. He started last basho from Sandanme 100 tsukedashi. Sandanme yusho in his sumo debut basho. Suguro is at Makushita 59W, his highest career rank. Sandanme 100 tsukedashi in November 2021, brother of Fujitoushi.KYUJO. Miyagi is 3-4 and makekoshi at Makushita 60E, his highest career rank. Mudouhou, Taihou's other grandson (youngest) is 5-2 and kachikoshi at Sandanme 7W. Shinohara is at Sandanme 28W. KYUJO Oushouumi is at Sandanme 36E. KYUJO Itadaki, Canadian father, eleven years in sumo, is 5-2 and kachikoshi at Sandanme 63W. Hatsuyama, is 6-1 and kachikoshi at Sandanme 65E, his highest rank. He started last basho from Sandanme 100 tsukedashi. Furanshisu from the Philippines is 3-4 and makekoshi at Sandanme 73W. Kayou is 6-1 and kachikoshi, starting off at Sandanme 90 tsukedashi this basho. Kototebakari is 7-0 and kachikoshi at Jonidan 21E. Kotoshouhou's younger brother. Jonokuchi yusho last basho. Highest career rank. Jonidan yusho. Kotokenryuu, Mongolian, is 6-1 and kachikoshi at Jonidan 21W, highest career rank. Shunrai, ex-Tokitsukaze's son number 2, is 6-1 and kachikoshi at Jonidan 24W. Kairou - Mark Aaron Justin Toma- Brazilian-Filipino, is 3-4 and makekoshi at Jonidan 28E. Hakuouzan (Hagiwara), half Turkish, is at Jonidan 37E. KYUJO Daiseizan is 6-1 and kachikoshi at Jonidan 42W, highest career rank. Inner Mongolian. Wakanoshou is 6-1 and kachikoshi at Jonidan 43E, highest career rank. Tokitora (Shimoyama) is 5-2 and kachikoshi at Jonidan 62W. Hanafusa, Ex-Kisenosato's favorite recruit is 7-0 and kachikoshi at Jonidan 72E, highest career rank. Jonidan playoffs. Satonofuji - the bow twirler is 4-3 and kachikoshi at Jonidan 91W. 45 years old. Kagamiou (yes, he's still active..) Mongolian ex-Maegashira with injuries, has been out more or less since day 5 of July 2020, banzuke-gai.
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    Videos Natsu Basho 2022- Days 1-15

    Day 14, quickieleaks:
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    Videos Natsu Basho 2022- Days 1-15

    Hey Nineteen Day 14:
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    Lower division celebs results

    Didn't know-half Thai?