Gurowake

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  1. Gurowake

    UDH Kyushu Basho 2018

    Only 6th all time. The presence of Ryuden (50th all-time) pulled some people away from him.
  2. Gurowake

    Norizo Cup 2018.11

    I admit it was hard for me, even knowing most of the wrestlers' shikona, simply because I wasn't used to being required to read them that way; before it was always just a nice bonus. The only one I had trouble with was Onosho, who wasn't around when I studied all the shikona and he has some unusual kanji and readings. He has the same first Kanji as Abi, for instance, which usually is pronounced "a", but apparently not always.
  3. Gurowake

    Norizo Cup 2018.11

    For those who don't know about the questions that are asked every basho, they are the ones that are after the Yusho entry. The first one is "most active" rikishi below Ozeki, with 20 pts per win, -10 per loss, and something for sansho. The next one is three more "active" rikishi, with the same scoring but only 10 per win, and you don't have to pick all three if you don't feel like it. After that is the three most "non-active" rikishi, with opposite scoring (though no penalty for them getting a sansho) -10 per win, +10 per loss and again you don't have to pick all three.
  4. Gurowake

    Games Bugs

    If you look at the Norizo Cup thread, Susanoo indicated that the English version of the Norizo Cup entry page will not be available in time this basho. All the questions are written in that thread in English, though if you've never entered it before the ones that are the same every basho you wouldn't know anything about. Even I messed up the first time because I forgot exactly what all of them were.
  5. Gurowake

    Drunken driving rikishi?

    Being in the same stable as Osunaarashi was makes this a little more interesting than it might have otherwise been. Did Osunaarashi have a bad influence on other deshi? Is there something about the physical location of Otake stable that makes rikishi more inclined to break the rules regarding driving?
  6. I was not aware of this, unless "recieves" means something different than "receives". Could you explain further?
  7. Gurowake

    Banzuke for Kyushu 2018

    http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query_bout.aspx?show_form=0&shikona1=nakata&shikona2=nakatani Gyoji announces the match as "Nakata ni Nakatani". I could have sworn that was a regular match, but I guess it was only a Mz one.
  8. Gurowake

    Preparations of the masses-Kyusho 2018

    And these days I almost always change my squad after the entry deadline, not because of last-minute withdrawals, but because I don't need to think about the entry I put in just to get on the torikumi so I just pick somewhat at random, although guessing where I'm likely to end up. I ended up changing 2 maegashira and Hakuho this time around, which is about normal.
  9. Gurowake

    Norizo Cup 2018.11

    Interesting. Because I registered a katakana name to use in Japanese output, in order to log into the Japanese version I had to use that name.
  10. I would think Kaisei has some probability of entering late. Well, I suppose Kakuryu and Hakuho do as well, but far less motivation.
  11. Kakuryu exiting ended up not really changing things. 1. Ichinojo 2. Tochinoshin
  12. Gurowake

    Hakuhou injured-Kyushu crisis looms

    While this will almost always be true for the top-ranked Yokozuna, one thing to keep in mind if Hakuho withdraws is that Kisenosato and Takayasu would both be in the top 4, so there wouldn't be the normal top 4 schedule the last 3 days (though Kakuryu's schedule would be unlikely to change). I guess that really has nothing to do with what you're saying, but it was going through my mind and thought I might as well mention it.
  13. For the love of.... My entry is like 99% a placeholder for my real entry which will be modified near the deadline. It's left in the state it is so I don't have to rethink it and it might even be acceptable in the case where there's an emergency and I don't get to change it. I don't care one way or another if it's acceptable. If it's unacceptable but ends up predicting things right, I'll be happy. I don't care one whit about the scoreboard, and neither should anyone else, IMO. The game is about guessing someone's aite, not about winning. We just keep score because, why not? Getting rid of scoring for conditional guesses won't stop me from making them. It'll just stop me from scoring absolutely meaningless points, which may suit others' purposes just fine; I don't care at all.