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  1. Never too soon. Only too late. (Jean Paul Goddard Homarenishiki)
  2. As I am a very busy and wealthy businessman with a full agenda and much gusto, I found the deadlines to be too close apart- we could easily have had two days to vote and reach the basho in time for the final result. I missed way too many days in this intriguing but intriguing game, as a result.. Now I'm really curious to see what the results will be next year. Thanks for running this, my not participating as much as I would have liked notwithstanding..
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    New recruits March 2024

    Noda (no, no Noda, my mistake again) and Matsui college stars will start off at Makushita 60 tsukedashi, per the new rules, This was decided at the rijikai today. Only Matsui. No Noda.
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    Preparations of the Y/O - Haru 2024

    Ozeki Kirishima trained at the Tokitsukaze rengo-keiko which was held yesterday and was 16-1 against the likes of Daieishou. "I'll do what I can and the ultimate goal is the yusho," he said.
  5. Ozeki Kotonowaka trained against Juryo Kotoekou and others today- 16 bouts. He will be facing stiffer opponents at the Nishonoseki Ichimon Rengo keiko on the 4th and 5th. "I know the numbers are low but i know what I need to do. I hope to properly build my body.. " he said.
  6. Newly married Juryo Kotoekou had 16 bouts today, 8 of thrum against Kotonowaka, losing them all. It's the first time he has done any training since last November, having a knee injury. He was 5-11 overall. "It was mostly for regaining my sumo sense. I feel my body is moving well," he explained. "Kotonowaka is strong and there is a difference in ability. It's been a while but it seems he has become stronger. I want to get good results so that my fans will be happy," he cliched.
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    Michinoku beya likely to close

    Kirishima to Otowayama beya. Official says so.
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    Raja Pradham Video Looking Ahead at March Basho

    Pradhan. Fun to be the stickler for once..
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    Train-ing- the end

    The famous Sumo- train used by the rikishi to travel to the three non-Tokyo venues has been discontinued. Makushita and under rikishi used to travel on this train a day after the Banzuke was released and returned to Tokyo a week after the end of the basho. Tokyo station used to be filled with hundreds of rikishi and officials giving off the the sweet aroma of the bintsuke oil and fans used to gather to see their idols board the train. This always signaled that a basho was approaching. But as times change, the use of the train dwindled and for Kyushu only 11 of the 44 heyas used the train. The turning point was COVID- after March 2020 the train was suspended and was reinstated only last Nagoya. So now, each heya will get to the provincial tournaments on their own. Another historical facet of sumo comes to an end. Trains will be continued to be used during some parts of jungyo, but the Sumo train is no more.
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    GTB invitation- March 2024 - Results!

    Less than two days to enter. I was hibernating. I see a lot of humdrum around the game which is good. Shall we or shall we not? I personally do not toss a give. Whatever works. It is what it is. That's life. I'm hungry. (insert cliche here: ) As long as you get those entries in! It's that time again. This is a formal invitation to play the "Guess the Banzuke" game!! 25 years, 154th basho. Please play. It's fun and healthy and leaves no trace. 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 knowing everything. About anything.. 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, we will all cry together. It's up to you to check if you are on the list of entries. It's up to you to check if your entry was accepted and did not go missing in the Internet void. No late entries will be expected or accepted. The entry process is very simple and fully automated so don't be put off by thinking this is technically complicated in any way. The game itself - very complicated indeed. For rules that will never be changed, standings and love : http://www.dichne.com/Guess.htm For the nifty entry form, which will hopefully continue to do what it's intended to do : http://sumodb.sumoga...b/GTBEntry.aspx For Chiyotasuke's incredible helper: https://chiyotasuke.github.io/gtbhelper/ For the archives: http://sumodb.sumoga...gtbarchive.aspx See if you are on the entry list: http://sumodb.sumogames.de/gtb/GTBEntryList.aspx Deadline: Monday, February 19th, 2024 at 18:00 GMT ("Grand Ménage à Trois!!! ) - PLEASE NOTE-THIS IS ONE WEED BEFORE THE OFFICIAL BANZUKE ANNOUNCEMENT!!
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    Ochiai activities

    Mage:
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    meta GTB results

    Wow.
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    GTB invitation- March 2024 - Results!

    Top ten rankings: Place Shikona Points Bashos Total Correct Total Bullseye Total Hits Bonus Total Points Yusho 1. Goshobiyama 5.913 28 836 656 180 - 1492 - 2. Tim Sumo 5.682 14 402 312 90 - 714 - 3. Reonito 5.665 39 1154 938 216 - 2092 1 4. TochiYESshin 5.639 24 686 524 162 - 1210 - 5. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA 5.576 7 218 182 36 - 400 - 6. Kaito 5.569 23 706 585 121 - 1291 - 7. glacier 5.522 11 327 257 70 - 584 - 8. Heriokuno 5.501 120 3324 2546 778 4 5882 1 9. Moshogaeru 5.474 12 368 292 76 - 660 1 10. BlackPinkMawashi 5.466 21 595 454 141 - 1049 -
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    GTB invitation- March 2024 - Results!

    Final fixed results- the yusho goes to GONZABUROW, first time. Check to see your changes, if at all.. Apologoies all around. Place Shikona Basho Rank Correct Guesses Bulls-eye Hits Total Points Record 1. Gonzaburow 98 24 33 32 1 65 15-0 2. Bill 105 26 35 29 6 64 14-1 3. Schwoosh 4 101 32 32 0 64 14-1 4. Masanoumi 6 22 35 28 7 63 14-1 5. Flew 4 115 33 27 6 60 13-2 6. Midoriyama 4 94 32 28 4 60 13-2 7. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA 7 5 30 30 0 60 13-2 8. ezequiel * 1 225 31 27 4 58 13-2 9. Hisui 4 93 30 28 2 58 13-2 10. Mondage 7 52 32 25 7 57 12-3 11. Kaito 23 6 30 27 3 57 12-3 12. Reonito 39 3 29 28 1 57 12-3 13. CaptSmarta$$ 11 59 31 25 6 56 12-3 14. Yoshio 19 25 31 25 6 56 12-3 15. Pepenohana * 1 228 30 26 4 56 12-3 16. Goshobiyama 28 1 29 27 2 56 12-3 17. Miwabe 5 77 29 27 2 56 12-3 18. sarsan * 1 229 30 25 5 55 11-4 19. Tim W 4 117 29 26 3 55 11-4 20. Kale 9 11 29 26 3 55 11-4 21. Toranoshin 19 32 29 26 3 55 11-4 22. Sugakusha 8 14 28 27 1 55 11-4 23. Rikioi 4 122 28 26 2 54 11-4 24. Taeghan 4 119 29 24 5 53 11-4 25. ScreechingOwl 58 15 28 25 3 53 11-4 26. Ganzohnesushi 106 64 28 25 3 53 11-4 27. Sumo Spiffy 10 12 29 23 6 52 11-4 28. Shiroiokami 3 178 29 23 6 52 11-4 29. Bunbukuchagama 8 16 29 23 6 52 11-4 30. Orandayama 4 106 28 24 4 52 11-4 31. Papayasu 6 33 28 24 4 52 11-4 32. Heriokuno 120 8 28 24 4 52 11-4 33. RyanTradesFutures 5 78 27 25 2 52 11-4 34. Tim Sumo 14 2 28 23 5 51 10-5 35. Wakudoyama 27 36 28 23 5 51 10-5 36. Jejima 137 99 27 24 3 51 10-5 37. Kaerufuji 4 157 26 25 1 51 10-5 38. gtree10 3 169 29 21 8 50 10-5 39. Akakyoryu 23 51 28 22 6 50 10-5 40. KatsumaBen 17 53 28 22 6 50 10-5 41. Arashidake 2 235 28 22 6 50 10-5 42. Joezeki 4 105 28 22 6 50 10-5 43. Arctic 2 207 28 22 6 50 10-5 44. Balon 17 50 28 22 6 50 10-5 45. Shatsume 43 38 27 23 4 50 10-5 46. Doreikishi 15 60 27 23 4 50 10-5 47. Kyotomo 17 66 27 23 4 50 10-5 48. Kishikaisei 37 49 27 23 4 50 10-5 49. Kaibutsunofuji * 1 236 27 23 4 50 10-5 50. Takaryu 7 19 26 24 2 50 10-5 51. Torafujii 100 87 28 21 7 49 9-6 52. PaURA 12 42 27 22 5 49 9-6 53. Pandaazuma 80 27 27 22 5 49 9-6 54. TochiYESshin 24 4 26 23 3 49 9-6 55. OShogun * 1 238 26 23 3 49 9-6 56. hakuhoforpresident 3 185 29 19 10 48 9-6 57. Kaiomitsuki 101 239 28 20 8 48 9-6 58. Golynohana 33 39 26 22 4 48 9-6 59. Gair 4 131 25 23 2 48 9-6 60. Renaldomoon 2 205 25 23 2 48 9-6 61. Kinoko 14 88 25 23 2 48 9-6 62. Wakawakawaka 13 111 25 23 2 48 9-6 63. Taxinohana 110 63 26 21 5 47 9-6 64. Cheesofuji 18 29 25 22 3 47 9-6 65. Akagitsune * 1 242 25 22 3 47 9-6 66. Takatairyu 3 173 25 22 3 47 9-6 67. Tokar * 1 243 24 23 1 47 9-6 68. Taiseiyama 39 89 28 18 10 46 9-6 69. glacier 11 7 26 20 6 46 9-6 70. Manatsumai 110 96 26 20 6 46 9-6 71. Koshinoumi 5 104 25 21 4 46 9-6 72. Ullishimaru 138 56 24 22 2 46 9-6 73. Unkonoyama 42 35 30 15 15 45 8-7 74. Silent_Coup 2 189 26 19 7 45 8-7 75. Suwihuto 32 129 26 19 7 45 8-7 76. BeefBeefMcBurger 2 245 25 20 5 45 8-7 77. Saruwatari II 25 31 25 20 5 45 8-7 78. Kujo 27 123 25 20 5 45 8-7 79. Velsi 17 41 25 20 5 45 8-7 80. imaginethings * 1 246 25 20 5 45 8-7 81. Yarimotsu 15 61 24 21 3 45 8-7 82. Oskanohana 63 45 24 21 3 45 8-7 83. Chiyotasuke 14 40 24 21 3 45 8-7 84. Toshishugisha 5 85 23 22 1 45 8-7 85. Asset 12 43 23 22 1 45 8-7 86. Tenisukoto 8 95 26 18 8 44 8-7 87. Chishafuwaku 65 65 25 19 6 44 8-7 88. Akinomaki 79 74 25 19 6 44 8-7 89. Simon! 5 102 25 19 6 44 8-7 90. Simon 17 70 24 20 4 44 8-7 91. Speck00 2 219 24 20 4 44 8-7 92. rikinofuji * 1 248 24 20 4 44 8-7 93. makafuji * 1 249 24 20 4 44 8-7 94. Frinkanohana 122 118 24 20 4 44 8-7 95. Halian 7 250 23 21 2 44 8-7 96. ChewieKen 3 164 23 21 2 44 8-7 97. Fatakiyama 43 253 24 19 5 43 8-7 98. OhnoOho 6 91 24 19 5 43 8-7 99. Randy Savage 14 44 24 19 5 43 8-7 100. Hoshotakamoto 12 62 23 20 3 43 8-7 101. cmlobue 6 158 23 20 3 43 8-7 102. Krakel 4 145 23 20 3 43 8-7 103. Ack! 9 116 22 21 1 43 8-7 104. The Goonch 10 103 26 16 10 42 7-8 105. Nanikitanohito 2 204 25 17 8 42 7-8 106. Dare 11 75 24 18 6 42 7-8 107. Fishomata 6 57 24 18 6 42 7-8 108. Korinokoishi 44 17 24 18 6 42 7-8 109. herbern 4 156 24 18 6 42 7-8 110. Leonishiki 138 97 24 18 6 42 7-8 111. Kenwuyona * 1 256 24 18 6 42 7-8 112. Kuroneko 5 80 24 18 6 42 7-8 113. Godango 17 210 24 18 6 42 7-8 114. Andonishiki 67 79 23 19 4 42 7-8 115. StreetwearLegendAbi 4 150 23 19 4 42 7-8 116. BlackPinkMawashi 21 10 22 20 2 42 7-8 117. Nantonoyama 49 67 22 20 2 42 7-8 118. Susanoo 119 47 22 20 2 42 7-8 119. Furuimori 14 113 25 16 9 41 7-8 120. Oortael 31 58 25 16 9 41 7-8 121. Hananofuji 3 190 24 17 7 41 7-8 122. Moshogaeru 12 9 23 18 5 41 7-8 123. Fujinowaka 5 143 23 18 5 41 7-8 124. Atrumus * 1 257 22 19 3 41 7-8 125. Konosato 124 48 22 19 3 41 7-8 126. Asashosakari 119 18 22 19 3 41 7-8 127. Itachiyama 98 46 22 19 3 41 7-8 128. Zelerny 3 171 22 19 3 41 7-8 129. Doidesemu * 1 259 25 15 10 40 7-8 130. Kintamayama 54 84 24 16 8 40 7-8 131. Kitakachiyama 92 76 22 18 4 40 7-8 132. Tetsuba 9 37 22 18 4 40 7-8 133. Koorifuu 10 203 22 18 4 40 7-8 134. Akawainnoumi 21 72 21 19 2 40 7-8 135. Fuyuryu * 1 260 21 19 2 40 7-8 136. Abuza 2 218 23 16 7 39 6-9 137. Konishiki 12 155 23 16 7 39 6-9 138. Itchynotoe 16 98 22 17 5 39 6-9 139. BlckKnght 4 160 22 17 5 39 6-9 140. Kajiyanosho 14 55 22 17 5 39 6-9 141. Fashiriteta 6 162 22 17 5 39 6-9 142. Shosei 4 154 22 17 5 39 6-9 143. liokale 2 199 22 17 5 39 6-9 144. Heider 2 197 21 18 3 39 6-9 145. Gurowake 56 28 21 18 3 39 6-9 146. Duden * 1 263 20 19 1 39 6-9 147. Joputosu 3 174 24 14 10 38 6-9 148. Muhomatsu 59 82 23 15 8 38 6-9 149. Fukurou (2) 4 172 22 16 6 38 6-9 150. Rokudenashi 9 121 22 16 6 38 6-9 151. Indorfin 2 211 22 16 6 38 6-9 152. Effinojo 10 216 22 16 6 38 6-9 153. Kashunowaka 31 30 21 17 4 38 6-9 154. Yubinhaad 138 127 21 17 4 38 6-9 155. Mowse * 1 270 25 12 13 37 6-9 156. Oshirokita 124 108 23 14 9 37 6-9 157. Andoreasu 129 107 23 14 9 37 6-9 158. Mariohana 89 141 22 15 7 37 6-9 159. Octofuji 8 112 21 16 5 37 6-9 160. Netakata 18 132 21 16 5 37 6-9 161. Shoryuyama 22 21 19 18 1 37 6-9 162. Kasamatsuri 116 153 22 14 8 36 5-10 163. Kaiowaka 113 137 20 16 4 36 5-10 164. Kotononami 100 100 20 16 4 36 5-10 165. Tamanaogijima 139 120 20 16 4 36 5-10 166. Isokiho 2 209 19 17 2 36 5-10 167. Kowaiazumaya 8 168 19 17 2 36 5-10 168. Aminoumi 62 130 21 14 7 35 5-10 169. RaeucherLax 44 149 21 14 7 35 5-10 170. Athenayama 34 139 21 13 8 34 5-10 171. Wamahada 87 133 20 14 6 34 5-10 172. Oshiyama 31 128 19 15 4 34 5-10 173. Wakaarashi 11 83 19 15 4 34 5-10 174. Chiyohanakuso 3 182 19 15 4 34 5-10 175. Seiyashi 17 136 21 12 9 33 5-10 176. Anjinsan 5 152 21 12 9 33 5-10 177. Pitinosato 106 90 18 15 3 33 5-10 178. Sukubidubidu 121 86 17 16 1 33 5-10 179. Ketsukai 99 142 20 12 8 32 5-10 180. Hakunojo 3 180 20 12 8 32 5-10 181. Yagikunshu 6 166 18 13 5 31 4-11 182. Shimodahito 70 240 18 13 5 31 4-11 183. Wakatake 33 109 18 12 6 30 4-11 184. benny * 1 285 18 12 6 30 4-11 185. Kaminari no taiyo 13 159 18 12 6 30 4-11 186. bobo 2 215 17 13 4 30 4-11 187. Flohru 116 73 17 13 4 30 4-11 188. Sakura 41 92 16 14 2 30 4-11 189. Chiyonosawa 87 69 16 14 2 30 4-11 190. Oelber * 1 286 16 14 2 30 4-11 191. Chiyoryu 2 237 18 10 8 28 4-11 192. Tirunofuji * 1 296 17 11 6 28 4-11 193. Kyokutenzan * 1 297 15 13 2 28 4-11 194. Chisaiwashi 35 140 19 8 11 27 4-11 195. Rodonsidh 2 226 16 10 6 26 3-12 196. Tupayumi 39 144 15 11 4 26 3-12 197. Felix Culprit * 1 305 15 11 4 26 3-12 198. Nivasta 4 194 18 7 11 25 3-12 199. Kamahiko 4 187 20 4 16 24 3-12 200. Wakayama * 1 316 16 8 8 24 3-12 201. Wakatakakater * 1 317 15 9 6 24 3-12 202. Hazukaze 3 222 12 12 0 24 3-12 203. takaishi 2 247 16 7 9 23 2-13 204. Daihado * 1 323 14 8 6 22 2-13 205. Tsukareta kaeru * 1 332 12 7 5 19 1-14 206. Gilgamesh * 1 336 11 7 4 18 0-15
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    GTB invitation- March 2024 - Results!

    I'm on it- I noticed it a few minutes ago in the winning guess- I think Takarafuji and Takerufuji were confused, and Takarafuji was counted as a bulls-eye for everyone and vice versa, so that's your extra 2 points there.. So, we have a monoii- we'll wait till morning. This could definitely affect the yusho..
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    GTB invitation- March 2024 - Results!

    And here we are, after another round of GTB. Not a high-scoring affair, but the winner had 66 so not too bad. The winner, a first time winner in his 98th basho- Gonzaburow! Congratulations from all of us at the GTB headquarters. 206 players, 26 rookies, 3 of them in the top 20. Unheard of. Milestones: Heriokuno, 120th basho and 8th on the current leaderboard! Taxinohana - 110th basho Manatsumai - 110th basho Torafujii- 100th basho Kotononami - 100th basho Shimodahito - 70th basho another one in the books, thank for playing, special thanks to Andoreasu for keeping the machine running smoothly and to Doitsuyama for being there always.. And now, on with the Ba-show!! To see how you did. go here:
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    Lower division celebs results

    Haru 2024: Chiyomaru, cuddly one who dropped to Makushita, is at Makushita 1E. Ounokatsu, new Mongolian, amateur Yokozuna, started the Kyushu 2023 basho at Makushita tsukedashi 15 (the last one before the rule change) - is at Makushita 2W. Highest career rank. Kayou is at Makushita 3W. Started off at Sandanme 90 tsukedashi in May 2022. Nabatame is at Makushita 5W. Half Thai. Highest career rank. Kototebakari is at Makushita 6E. Kotoshouhou's younger brother. Jonokuchi yusho, Jonidan yusho. Satorufuji is at Makushita 7E. Jonidan yusho in May 2023, 33-9 career. Makushita yusho in Kyushu 2023. Kiryuukou, ex-Tokitsukaze's son number 1, is at Makushita 8W. Wakaikari, oldest son of ex-Ooikari is at Makushita 10E. Sandanme yusho in the past, 33-9 career. Highest career rank. Hananoumi (Hanafusa), ex-Kisenosato's recruit, is at Makushita 10W. Highest career rank. Miyagi is at Makushita 12E. Enhou clone, ex-Kisenosato recruit. Mudouhou, ex-Taihou's other grandson (youngest) is at Makushita 12W. Highest career rank. Daiseizan is at Makushita 13E, his highest career rank. Inner Mongolian. Fujiseiun is at Makushita 14W. Juryo experience, then injury. Sandanme yusho last basho. Haruyama is at Makushita 17W. Jonokuchi yusho in May 2023, 30-5 career. Highest career rank. Yago, ex- Makuuchi, is at Makushita 20E. Started at Makushita tsukedashi 15 in May 2017, has one Makushita yusho. Kotokenryuu, 19 years old Mongolian, is at Makushita 20W. Hitoshi, drops back last basho from Juryo due to injury and is at Makushita 21E. Hatsuyama is at Makushita 25W. He started March 2022 from Sandanme 100 tsukedashi. Asahakuryuu is at Makushita 27E. Jonokuchi yusho in his debut basho. Mongolian. Tanji, 17 years old, Russian mother, is at Makushita 28W. Highest career rank. Kazenoumi is at Makushita 29W. Jonokuchi yusho in the past. Mongolian. Highest career rank. Terutsuyoshi, ex-Makuuchi stalwart and mighty thrower of the salt, is at Makushita 36W. Makushita yusho in the past. Kurohimeyama, ex-Kurohimeyama's grandson, is at Makushita 40W. Shiroma is at Makushita 41E. 20-1 career, Jonokuchi yusho, Jonidan playoff loss. Career high rank Wakatakamoto is at Makushita 43E. Eldest brother of Wakatakakage and Wakamotoharu. Shunrai, ex-Tokitsukaze's 18 years old son number 2, is at Makushita 45E. Jonokuchi yusho in the past. Anooshou is at Makushita 48E. 23-5 career, highest career rank. Jonokuchi and Jonidan yusho lately. Ex-Aminishiki's recruit. Kyokutaisei, ex-Makuuchi, dropped all the way to Jonokuchi after missing four bashos, is at Makushita 55W. He starred in a French documentary about life in a heya a few years back. Maikeru, half Filipino, is at Makushita 60E. Yuuki, bow twirler, is at Sandanme 9E. Aonishiki, new Ukrainian from ex-Aminishiki's heya is at Sandanme 18E. Jonokuchi yusho last basho. Highest career rank. Jonidan yusho, 14-0 career. Kihou is at Sandanme 23E. Injuries dropped him from Juryo. Naya, ex- Taihou's third grandson (second eldest) is at Sandanme 26W. There is another grandson, Yukio, but he's a pro-wrestler. Kuwae, half Philipino Justine France Pasquale is at Sandanme 38W, his highest career rank. Furanshisu from the Philippines is at Sandanme 63W. Suyama, small first ever student/graduate from Tokyo University, is at Sandanme 65E. Quite a media celeb. Shouketsu, the oldest guy in sumo (47), is at Sandanme 70E. Kaitoma - Mark Aaron Justin Toma- Brazilian-Filipino, is at Jonidan 38E. Anzakura - ex-Aminishiki's first recruit (18 years old and nephew) at his newly founded Ajigawa beya is at Jonidan 49E. Enhou, battered and all the way down here now, is at Jonidan 54E.
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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:
  19. Ex-Ozeki Asashio has died. No further details yet.
  20. Yes, that as me as usual, taking a long time to understand what you meant..
  21. Yes, I made a double booboo.
  22. Magaki Oyakata (ex-Ishiura), taking over the heya for now?: "I have no idea. I know nothing. I can only wait to be contacted.."
  23. *More gossip- the rikishi's wallet Hokuseihou glued and rendered useless was given to the rikishi by heyamate returning to Juryo Hakuouhou as a present. When Hakuouhou heard of this, he got angry and bought the rikishi a new one. Another story- Hokuseihou locked one of the guys in the toilet for three hours. He also forced a rikishi to eat 20 hamburgers and used glue on earphones belonging to others, it is rumored. As a whole, he was not well liked at the heya and some rikishi left the heya lately specifically because of him. A collective sigh of relief was heard all over Tokyo when Hokuseihou retired, probably. *Some amount of salt should be taken with these rumors, but I personally believe every word.
  24. The quote was from another oyakata, to be clear..
  25. Tabloids are speculating his next job will be "salesman at the KKan shops" during the basho. Won't hurt sales for sure, they add. Also, probably no NHK duties either, as popular as they were with him.