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  1. Gurowake

    Shikihide beya troubles

    I recently during the lockdown partially cleaned out my cupboard of some stuff that had been there for a long time, particularly of interest in this case were some pasta side dish kits (Knorr and Pasta Roni). Despite being around for at least as long as that rice, there wasn't anything wrong with them. But that's pasta, not rice. I did have one thing of Rice-a-roni that was fine too, but it was long grain and wild rice, so not the usual white rice that they would be eating. Of course, I might just not be a connoisseur of dried starch products; obviously, I left these sitting around for years after I stopped eating them regularly. Perhaps someone that eats them all the time can tell the good from the bad better.
  2. Gurowake

    Are Abi's days numbered?

    Whether Abi is on the banzuke (or have a hole left for him) will presumably be apparent by the number of Juryo promotions. It's not like there is either a dearth of candidates or surplus of them where we might see people overdemoted or hanging on with a demotable record. They'll be pulling a 5-2 Ms4 who's even a former Komusubi, which isn't nearly an auto-promote or way less than what it normally takes. If there are 4 promotions, Abi or a hole is on the banzuke. If there are 5, he isn't.
  3. Gurowake

    Are Abi's days numbered?

    It would also mean an extra spot in Juryo too.
  4. Gurowake

    Are Abi's days numbered?

    Now that I've done my GTB, I agree with you. I thought it was much closer than it actually was.
  5. Gurowake

    Gurowake-era RotoSumo Banzuke History

    This is what happens when you trust automation too much...
  6. Gurowake

    RotoSumo Natsu 2020

    Oshirokita should have been calculated in Juryo, which would change the results slightly, but I'm not going to worry too much about it. If anyone has a problem and wants me to redo the bottom of the Haru banzuke, the Natsu/July banzuke based on Oshirokita shifting people slightly on the Haru banzuke, the July results as mentioned above, and then redo the Aki banzuke based on those changes, I can, but I doubt it would change much.
  7. Gurowake

    Gurowake-era RotoSumo Banzuke History

    I'm declaring Oshirokita as Ms8HD for the Haru Banzuke (just ahead of Kaito), and J13HD for the Natsu/July Banzuke (a bit behind Wolfgangho). Also corrected minor issue with first rank of Makushita. Aki Banzuke as updated: Flohru(O2e, 12.2 wins) O Gaijingai(O2w, 9.02 wins) Torafujii(Ow, 4.27 wins) O2 Norizo(Oe, 0 wins) Taka(Ke, 14.02 wins) S Athenayama(M1e, 15 wins) Andoreasu(M2e, 13.17 wins) S2 Gurowake(O3e, kyujo) Pandaazuma(Kw, 9.21 wins) K Andonishiki(M5e, 12.99 wins) Frinkanohana(M2w, 9.57 wins) M1 Kotononami(M9w, 12.56 wins) Kutoyama(Sw, 5.49 wins) M2 Chishafuwaku(M10e, 10.61 wins) Kitakachiyama(M7e, 8.96 wins) M3 Ganzohnesushi(M4w, 7.51 wins) Metzinowaka(M5w, 7.99 wins) M4 Saruyama(M1w, 5.43 wins) Konosato(M10w, 9.39 wins) M5 Bill(M14w, 11.34 wins) Seki Haruaki(M13w, 10.67 wins) M6 Kaiowaka(M11w, 9.57 wins) Oskahanada(J3w, 14.56 wins) M7 Nantonoyama(M7w, kosho) Choshu-yuki(Se, 0.61 wins) M8 ScreechingOwl(M3e, 3.78 wins) GONZABUROW(M16e, 10.73 wins) M9 Terarno(M8w, 6.22 wins) Sakura(M6e, 3.9 wins) M10 Hironoumi(M4e, 0.85 wins) Susanoo(M3w, 0 wins) M11 Ruziklao(J1w, 9.55 wins) Kishikaisei(M6w, 0 wins) M12 Oshirokita(J13HD, 14.6 wins) Tsuchinoninjin(J9e, 12.31 wins) M13 Gibuten(M13e, kosho) Unkonoyama(M8e, 0.49 wins) M14 Asashosakari(M14e, kosho) Gansekiiwa(M15e, kosho) M15 Achiyama(M15w, kosho) Chumsinomaru(J2w, 8.98 wins) M16 Mariohana(M16w, kosho) Tenshinhan(J1e, kosho) J1 Anjoboshi(M9e, 0 wins) Golynohana(J9w, 11.55 wins) J2 Chankoyama(M11e, 1.52 wins) Shiroikumo(J3e, kosho) J3 Kōrinokoishi(J6w, 9.75 wins) Takanorappa(J8w, 10.59 wins) J4 Shimodahito(M12e, 0 wins) Asapedroryu(M12w, 0 wins) J5 Kuroimori(J5w, kosho) Kyodaitimu(J14e, 12.11 wins) J6 Wamahada(Ms1e, 12.39 wins) Shatsume(J7w, 8.34 wins) J7 Hagamachikuni(J12e, 10.23 wins) Chisaiyama(J8e, kosho) J8 Jejima(J4w, 6.46 wins) Domichi(Ms8e, 14.96 wins) J9 Sanjuroku(M17e, 1.4 wins) Oyama(Ms9w, 14.04 wins) J10 Haidouzo(J10w, kosho) Veshana(J2e, 1.44 wins) J11 Wolfgangho(J12w, 7.51 wins) Oortael(Ms3w, 9.87 wins) J12 Kyoju(Ms6w, 11.27 wins) Sutārokku(J4e, 0.08 wins) J13 Fujisan(J6e, 2.01 wins) Ketsukai(J7e, 2.73 wins) J14 Profomisakari(Ms13w, 13.88 wins) TochiYESshin(J10e, 3.53 wins) Ms1 Arawaka(Ms1w, kosho) Ariakenoumi(Ms5e, 8.26 wins) Ms2 Mumaru(Ms2w, kosho) Kobashi(Ms3e, kosho) Ms3 Sukubidubidu(J11w, 3.29 wins) Sebunshu(J5e, kyujo) Ms4 Mmikasazuma(J13w, 3.29 wins) Andrasoyamawaka(J11e, 0 wins) Ms5 Joaoiyama(Ms10w, 8.66 wins) Sherlockiama(Ms2e, 3.49 wins) Ms6 Chelseayama(J14w, 0.96 wins) Kintamayama(Ms6e, 5.25 wins) Ms7 Kaito(Ms13e, 8.42 wins) Rowitoro(Ms7e, 4.49 wins) Ms8 Reijinguoshan(J13e, kyujo) Furanohana(Ms4e, 0 wins) Ms9 Toyama(Ms7w, 3.37 wins) Denho(Ms11e, 3.49 wins) Ms10 Koutouryu(Ms4w, kyujo) Fujiyama(Ms5w, kyujo) Ms11 Suwihuto(Ms11w, kosho) Hakuryuho(New, 2.41 wins) Ms12 Marushiki(Ms12e, 0 wins) Yeyisoshin(New, 0 wins) Ms13 Konizan(Ms8w, kyujo) Bg Mischashimaru(Ms9e, kyujo) Bg Tatsuomi(Ms10e, kyujo) Bg Hokushu(Ms12w, kyujo) Bg
  8. Gurowake

    Gurowake-era RotoSumo Banzuke History

    I thought you were on the previous list of players when I was doing it, but you somehow weren't on the banzuke. Something about the procedure I used didn't catch you. I'll look into it.
  9. Gurowake

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Are you talking about Hokuseiho? He has a rather Mongolian (or at very least not Japanese at all despite Hokkaido Shusshin) real name as listed at http://sumo.or.jp/EnHonbashoMain/champions/ - Ariunaa Davaaninj edit: Should have made sure I was on the last page before mentioning this, as someone else got to it way earlier.
  10. Gurowake

    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion July 2020

    Two fusen wins. I didn't mean for my comment to suggest that his 11 wins wasn't going to be good enough. I mean, I guess they might not, but generally for banzuke purposes they only look at the results. Quality of wins might matter for Ozeki and Yokozuna promotion, but I don't think it'll stop 11-4 K -> S.
  11. Gurowake

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Someone somewhere asked why Takayasu and Tochinoshin didn't meet despite having good records and being relatively close in rank. This should be at least partially attributed to the "Koto Zone". The 5 Sadogatake rikishi faced both of the aforementioned former Ozeki, along with pretty much everyone else on the lower half of the banzuke, so that left less matches for those not in their heya to face each other. Additionally, while I didn't do my matrix of match likelihoods, I also suspect that they are in the part of the banzuke, at around 10 people from the bottom, where, due to how many matches for lower-ranked rikishi need to be scheduled against higher-ranked one because they're not bringing additional guys up from Juryo, the likelihood of the rikishi in that area meeting drops dramatically. Thus, if they aren't scheduled early, it's more likely that they're forced to fight elsewhere to get matches for all the lower-ranked rikishi compared to similar gaps in rank elsewhere in the banzuke. This effect was greatly amplified in this basho due to the 5 Koto- rikishi.
  12. Gurowake

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Does anyone know if the Tatsunami Juryo rikishi were drawn intentionally into separate preliminary matches?
  13. Gurowake

    Gurowake-era RotoSumo Banzuke History

    Aki 2020 Flohru(O2e, 12.2 wins) O Gaijingai(O2w, 9.02 wins) Torafujii(Ow, 4.27 wins) O2 Norizo(Oe, 0 wins) Taka(Ke, 14.02 wins) S Athenayama(M1e, 15 wins) Andoreasu(M2e, 13.17 wins) S Gurowake(O3e, kyujo) Pandaazuma(Kw, 9.21 wins) K Andonishiki(M5e, 12.99 wins) Frinkanohana(M2w, 9.57 wins) M1 Kotononami(M9w, 12.56 wins) Kutoyama(Sw, 5.49 wins) M2 Chishafuwaku(M10e, 10.61 wins) Kitakachiyama(M7e, 8.96 wins) M3 Ganzohnesushi(M4w, 7.51 wins) Metzinowaka(M5w, 7.99 wins) M4 Saruyama(M1w, 5.43 wins) Konosato(M10w, 9.39 wins) M5 Bill(M14w, 11.34 wins) Seki Haruaki(M13w, 10.67 wins) M6 Kaiowaka(M11w, 9.57 wins) Oskahanada(J3w, 14.56 wins) M7 Nantonoyama(M7w, kosho) Choshu-yuki(Se, 0.61 wins) M8 ScreechingOwl(M3e, 3.78 wins) GONZABUROW(M16e, 10.73 wins) M9 Terarno(M8w, 6.22 wins) Sakura(M6e, 3.9 wins) M10 Hironoumi(M4e, 0.85 wins) Susanoo(M3w, 0 wins) M11 Ruziklao(J1w, 9.55 wins) Kishikaisei(M6w, 0 wins) M12 Tsuchinoninjin(J9e, 12.31 wins) Unkonoyama(M8e, 0.49 wins) M13 Gibuten(M13e, kosho) Chumsinomaru(J2w, 8.98 wins) M14 Asashosakari(M14e, kosho) Gansekiiwa(M15e, kosho) M15 Achiyama(M15w, kosho) Anjoboshi(M9e, 0 wins) M16 Mariohana(M16w, kosho) Tenshinhan(J1e, kosho) J1 Golynohana(J9w, 11.55 wins) Chankoyama(M11e, 1.52 wins) J2 Kōrinokoishi(J6w, 9.75 wins) Shiroikumo(J3e, kosho) J3 Takanorappa(J8w, 10.59 wins) Shimodahito(M12e, 0 wins) J4 Asapedroryu(M12w, 0 wins) Kyodaitimu(J14e, 12.11 wins) J5 Kuroimori(J5w, kosho) Wamahada(Ms1e, 12.39 wins) J6 Shatsume(J7w, 8.34 wins) Hagamachikuni(J12e, 10.23 wins) J7 Jejima(J4w, 6.46 wins) Chisaiyama(J8e, kosho) J8 Domichi(Ms8e, 14.96 wins) Sanjuroku(M17e, 1.4 wins) J9 Oyama(Ms9w, 14.04 wins) Veshana(J2e, 1.44 wins) J10 Haidouzo(J10w, kosho) Wolfgangho(J12w, 7.51 wins) J11 Oortael(Ms3w, 9.87 wins) Kyoju(Ms6w, 11.27 wins) J12 Oshirokita(New, 14.6 wins) Sutārokku(J4e, 0.08 wins) J13 Fujisan(J6e, 2.01 wins) Ketsukai(J7e, 2.73 wins) J14 Profomisakari(Ms13w, 13.88 wins) Arawaka(Ms1w, kosho) Ms1 TochiYESshin(J10e, 3.53 wins) Ariakenoumi(Ms5e, 8.26 wins) Ms2 Mumaru(Ms2w, kosho) Kobashi(Ms3e, kosho) Ms3 Sukubidubidu(J11w, 3.29 wins) Sebunshu(J5e, kyujo) Ms4 Mmikasazuma(J13w, 3.29 wins) Andrasoyamawaka(J11e, 0 wins) Ms5 Joaoiyama(Ms10w, 8.66 wins) Sherlockiama(Ms2e, 3.49 wins) Ms6 Chelseayama(J14w, 0.96 wins) Kintamayama(Ms6e, 5.25 wins) Ms7 Kaito(Ms13e, 8.42 wins) Rowitoro(Ms7e, 4.49 wins) Ms8 Reijinguoshan(J13e, kyujo) Furanohana(Ms4e, 0 wins) Ms9 Toyama(Ms7w, 3.37 wins) Denho(Ms11e, 3.49 wins) Ms10 Koutouryu(Ms4w, kyujo) Fujiyama(Ms5w, kyujo) Ms11 Suwihuto(Ms11w, kosho) Hakuryuho(New, 2.41 wins) Ms12 Marushiki(Ms12e, 0 wins) Yeyisoshin(New, 0 wins) Ms13 Konizan(Ms8w, kyujo) Bg Mischashimaru(Ms9e, kyujo) Bg Tatsuomi(Ms10e, kyujo) Bg Hokushu(Ms12w, kyujo) Bg
  14. Gurowake

    RotoSumo Aki 2020

    No Ozeki performed well enough to be considered for Yokozuna in the near future. Norizo and Torafuji are kadoban after posting MKs. Gurowake's prolonged absence as well as his MK last time he entered lead to his demotion from Ozeki. Both Sekiwake last tournament posted MKs so there are no Ozeki promotions. Promoted to Sekiwake are Taka, Yusho winner Athenayama, and Andoreasu. They all need only ten wins next tournament for promotion to Ozeki after their monster scores this tournament and decent scores last tournament. Pandaazuma returns as Komusubi and is joined by newly promoted Andonishiki. Edit: Corrected first rank of Makushita because I apparently couldn't read e vs w. Corrected Oshirokita based on
  15. Gurowake

    RotoSumo Natsu 2020

    It's still Natsu if it happens in Tokyo during the summer, even if it's in July. Winning score: 1542 Makuuchi median = 1419; Step Size = 16.4 Juryo Median = 1355; Step Size = 24.9333... Makushita Median = 1374 > Juryo Median, so Juryo median and step size used.