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    JWS November 2020

    Day 5 results: Ura - win (wolfgangho, Athenayama, chishafuwaku) Midorifuji - win (Akogyokuseki) Akiseyama - win (Benihana) Ikioi - loss (Flohru, WAKATAKE, Achiyama, Tenshinhan) Kyokushuho - loss (Tameiki, Fujisan) Churanoumi - loss (ScreechingOwl) Narrowly missing 50% of the field getting their picks right, but now people are starting to get consecutive win streaks together. Streaks Leaders: 2 - Fujisan, wolfgangho, Athenayama, Akogyokuseki, chishafuwaku Active: 2 - wolfgangho, Athenayama, Akogyokuseki, chishafuwaku 1 - Benihana
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    JWS November 2020

    Day 5* submissions: wolfgangho - Ura Athenayama - Ura Akogyokuseki - Midorifuji Benihana - Akiseyama Flohru - Ikioi chishafuwaku - Ura WAKATAKE - Ikioi Tameiki - Kyokushuho Fujisan - Kyokushuho Achiyama - Ikioi ScreechingOwl - Churanoumi Tenshinhan - Ikioi Ikioi becomes the favorite pick again for day 5 with 4 votes. *The forum was down on day 5 and everybody's main picks from day 4 were used, except for Athenayama who did submit their pick using the day 3 link
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    Foreign Born Rikishi?

    You forget another detail about Terao's shikona. That was his mother's maiden name. She had passed away before he joined sumo.
  4. As we all know, there was a ten year drought of yusho being won by Japanese born rikishi between 2006 (Tochiazuma) and 2016 (Kotoshogiku). Since then, there has been a Japanese born rikishi that have been able to win every calendar year since then. However there is a chance to break an ever longer drought this year related to Japanese and the yusho. In 2001, 5 of the 6 yusho that year were won by Japanese born rikishi. Since 2002, the majority of yusho in each calendar year have been won by foreign born rikishi, with Asashoryu even dominating the scene in 2005 by being the only wrestler to win all yusho in a calendar year. Should any of the leaders besides Terunofuji win the yusho for November 2020 (Takakeisho, Shimanoumi, Terunofuji, Ryuden) this will be the first year since 2001 where Japanese born rikishi won the majority of the yusho, ending a 19 year drought. Do they have a chance???
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    Japanese Yusho Resurgence? (A second drought)

    Whether you want to call it resurgence or not, 2020 now officially has more yusho won by Japanese born rikishi over foreign rikishi. Tokushoryu, Shodai and Takakeisho were the winners for Japan. Hakuho and Terunofuji represented the foreigners this time around.
  6. I have to say that the field definitely did not disappoint for this basho, even without the yokozuna and two of the ozeki. Takakeisho stood up at the right time and he finally got that prize. Terunofuji in trying to get back to where he fell from is showing that he means serious business, which I think is a good push for Takakeisho and even Asanoyama and Shodai. Hopefully this begins the next big rivalry for the next sumo era. Takanosho did decent in his sekiwake debut, as did Takayasu fighting to stay in sanyaku. Mita disappointed but he could remain in sanyaku with that last minute rally. Daiesho and Hokutofuji could be out of luck. Kudos to Shimanoumi, Ryuden the twerker, Takarafuji and Chiyonokuni for keeping it interesting, especially with Chiyonokuni being rewarded for his efforts having had to come back from career ending injuries. It looks like a lot of the younger generation certainly had wakeup calls to show that they are not at the level of many of the veteran rikishi who have been at the top for a while (even the younger joi experienced rikishi). Kiribayama, Wakatakakage, Tobizaru, Kotonowaka and Hoshoryu still have a ways to go. Kotoshoho did impress but we'll have to see how he goes about the next basho too. Best wishes to Enho, he's going to have to go back and do some brainstorming about how he wants to shape his sumo game for 2021. Hello to Midorifuji, hopefully you don't get a smacking to open up the new year. Akiseyama is back, could he be the surprise veteran yusho winner for next year? Looking forward to see who will be pushing to make a strong campaign in Juryo to make Makuuchi for March. Ura, Jokoryu are back but how far will they go? Welcome to sekitori-hood, Mr. Naya. Salute to Kotoshogiku for fighting it out to the end, now enjoy your new career as an oyakata, you certainly deserve it! Now to some articles: Takakeisho is officially on a tsuna run, according to Isegahama. "Of course if he yushos, we have to bring the conservation up. However he has to get the yusho the next time or it won't happen. Also, a low level yusho will not look good either." Says the Judging Chief. https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202011220000863.html Terunofuji seems to be back on an ozeki run as stated by his shisho, although whether that 8 win kyujo is included is craftily left out. "The 13 wins will be important going forward" Isegahama says. https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202011220000915.html
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    JWS November 2020

    Day 4 results: Ura - win (wolfgangho, chishafuwaku) Chiyonoumi - win (Athenayama) Midorifuji - win (Akogyokuseki) Akiseyama - loss (Benihana) Ikioi - loss (Flohru, WAKATAKE, Achiyama, Tenshinhan) Kyokushuho - win (Tameiki, Fujisan) Churanoumi - win (ScreechingOwl) The field had a slightly better than 50% winning rate for day 4, but nobody can yet mount a strong campaign for the basho so far. Streaks Leader 2 - Fujisan Active 1 - wolfgangho, chishafuwaku, Athenayama, Akogyokuseki, Tameiki, Fujisan, ScreechingOwl
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    JWS November 2020

    Day 4* submissions: wolfgangho - Ura Athenayama - Chiyonoumi Akogyokuseki - Midorifuji Benihana - Akiseyama Flohru - Ikioi chishafuwaku - Ura WAKATAKE - Ikioi Tameiki - Kyokushuho Fujisan - Kyokushuho Achiyama - Ikioi ScreechingOwl - Churanoumi Tenshinhan - Ikioi Ikioi is once again the top pick for day four with 4 votes. *The forum was down on day 4 and everybody's main picks from day 3 were used, except for Athenayama who did submit their pick using the day 3 link
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    JWS November 2020

    Day 3 results: Ura - loss (wolfgangho, Athenayama, chishafuwaku) Midorifuji - loss (Akogyokuseki) Akiseyama - win (Benihana) Ikioi - loss (Flohru, WAKATAKE, Achiyama, Tenshinhan) Kyokushuho - loss (Tameiki, Fujisan) Churanoumi - loss (ScreechingOwl) The field suffers another heavy day with only Benihana making a correct pick. No more active streaks from Aki 2020, and Fujisan is now the leader with 2 wins after day 3 overall. Streaks Leader 2 - Fujisan Active 1 - Benihana
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    JWS November 2020

    Day 3 submissions: wolfgangho - Ura Athenayama - Ura Akogyokuseki - Midorifuji Benihana - Akiseyama Flohru - Ikioi chishafuwaku - Ura WAKATAKE - Ikioi Tameiki - Kyokushuho Fujisan - Kyokushuho Achiyama - Ikioi ScreechingOwl - Churanoumi Tenshinhan - Ikioi For day 3 we have an Ikioi train with 4 votes for the man
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    JWS November 2020

    Day 2 results: Ura - loss (wolfgangho, Akogyokuseki, Benihana, Flohru, chishafuwaku, Achiyama, Tenshinhan) Chiyootori - loss (Athenayama) Midorifuji - win (WAKATAKE) Chiyonoo - loss (Tameiki) Takagenji - win (Fujisan) Churanoumi - loss (ScreechingOwl) The field is utterly obliterated on day 2 with the only 2 players correctly picking winning rikishi. The Ura train saw a massive derailment and the major streaks of all who just got into the top 10 come to an end. Fujisan is the only player who still has an active streak from Aki now. Streaks From Aki 2020 3 - Fujisan November 2020 2 - Fujisan 1 - WAKATAKE
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    JWS November 2020

    Day 2 submissions: wolfgangho - Ura Athenayama - Chiyootori Akogyokuseki - Ura Benihana - Ura Flohru - Ura chishafuwaku - Ura WAKATAKE - Midorifuji Tameiki - Chiyonoo Fujisan - Takagenji Achiyama - Ura ScreechingOwl - Churanoumi Tenshinhan - Ura Ura is the top pick for day 2 with 7 votes
  13. The three guys that lost out must really be kicking themselves right now
  14. Well, 2 yusho by M17's in a year find its balance in the form of two full 0-15 by two different rikishi
  15. The numbers dwindle! Jokoryu out of the (possible) playoff!
  16. Ikioi and Takagenji will see 2021 as sekitori. Ura out of the possible Juryo playoff.
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    Lower division celebs results

    Yoshii avoids the wall yet again, this time digging himself out of a 0-3 hole to finish 4-3 Hanakaze finishes 1-6 and will be back in Jonokuchi exactly one year since his last appearance in the last division Mudoho (Naya #4) gets his first career MK and will slide a little down the line in the 3rd division Hozan (Naya #2) also could not get KK and finishes 3-4, making Naya (Naya #3) the only successful brother for November
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Hozan's November 2020 record seems to be glitched. The vertical entries to show all seven bouts and results but the horizontal hoshitori only shows him as 3-3 with no day 14 or day 15 results (last match was on day 14) http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi_basho.aspx?r=12611&b=202011
  19. Sansho: Shukun-sho for Terunofuji (conditionally) Kanto-sho for Chiyonokuni (conditionally) Kanto-sho for Shimanoumi Gino-sho for Terunofuji
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    JWS November 2020

    Dear All: As rijicho for the JWS committee, I have come to the conclusion about how to run the game based on the forum having been down from days 4 to 6, and people not being able to submit their entries. I have gone over the rules and will count the results that would have been submitted during that time even if players did not submit picks, based on rule 7 of the game which is below: 7. If you are playing daily and miss the deadline, your main pick from the previous day will be used Anyone who has submitted picks already are in the game until the end, so if you did not submit picks from day 4 to 6, your picks from day 3 are going to be used. I know that this could impact how things could have gone, but this basically does act as a failsafe if the forum were to go down. Your understanding of this will be appreciated. Without further ado, the submissions and results will now follow!
  21. The 12-3 JY also helps. However you can bet that Hatsu will HAVE to be a yusho in order for them to promote him. That's why they didn't promote Kise at all during 2016.
  22. Shimanoumi is a lock for the Kanto-sho. I think though that Terunofuji will also get the kanto-sho and the obvious pick for shukun-sho if he wins. I think Hokutofuji will be a candidate for the gino-sho considering that he was able to use techniques other than oshi during this basho.
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    JWS November 2020

    Day 15 link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W3ZXMJ5
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    East vs West November 2020

    East vs West November 2020 rolls into town! I am glad to say that the reception was very warm for this game in its debut last basho, and I'm hoping we can attract more players this basho. The goal of East vs West is as follows: Pick which side (east or west) you think will win more bouts each day of the basho for all six divisions. The scoring is similar to how Turn the Tide works. You must have a clear majority in order to score a win (4 correct guesses or more). The player with the best record at the end of the basho will be declared the yusho winner! Rules 1. Pick the side of each division you think will win the most matches for the given day of the basho. Your two choices will be the east or west sides 2. If you picked the winning side, you will receive a correct guess for the division. You must have at least 4 correct guesses in order to score a win for the day (3-3 will result in a loss) a. Should the east and west of a division split the matches evenly, this will be counted as a correct guess 3. Kyujo matches are counted towards the total if they end up on the winning side 4. Players will submit their picks via the Survey Monkey link. In the case that Survey Monkey does not work, a template form will be posted in the game thread to use 5. Because this game involves all six divisions, the deadline for submitting your daily picks will be 8am JST (3pm PST/6pm EST) 6. The player with the best 15 day record will be declared the yusho winner 7. In the case of two or more players having the same score, we will go to a tiebreaker Bonus Game (Gino-Sho/Technique Prize, must have kachi-koshi) 1. The bonus game will be used as one of the factors for the tiebreaker 2. Players will pick how many matches they think the winning sides will have. This is regardless of which side wins, and also does not have any affect on the players' main game picks 3. You will pick from the following categories a. Makuuchi b. Juryo c. Makushita joi (last 5 matches of makushita) 4. The lowest margin of error will be used for the tiebreaker 5. At the end of the basho, the lowest margin of error winners for each category will be announced 6. The player with the lowest combined margin of error for all three categories will win the Gino-Sho 7. Margin of error is cumulative, so whether you are under or over the daily result, (-1 or +2) these will added as regular margin of error Tiebreaker 1. 5-0 guess for the Makushita joi from the bonus game 2. Most 6-0 guesses for the basho 3. Most 6-0 & 5-1 guesses for the basho 4. Lowest combined margin of error for the bonus game 5. Bullseye for the bonus game (no margin of error) in the following order a. Makuuchi b. Juryo c. Makushita 6. Most correct guesses per division in the following order a. Makuuchi b. Juryo c. Makushita d. Sandanme e. Jonidan f. Jonokuchi 7. Best combined correct guess record for Makuuchi, Juryo, Makushita 8. Best combined correct guess record for Sandanme, Jonidan, Jonokuchi 9. Earliest submissions Sansho (Special Prizes) Shukun-Sho: Most 6-0 daily guesses (must have kachi-koshi) Kanto-Sho: Most correct guesses for Makushita, Sandanme, Jonidan, Jonokuchi divisions (must have kachi-koshi) Gino-Sho: Lowest combined margin of error from the bonus game (must have kachi-koshi) Chanko-Sho: Lowest margin of error for Makuuchi in the bonus game (KK not required) Sukiyaki-Sho: Lowest margin of error for Juryo in the bonus game (KK not required) Gyudon-Sho: Lowest margin of error for Makushita in the bonus game (KK not required) Kinboshi (main game): Lone 6-0 daily guess Kinboshi (bonus game): Lone Bullseye in Makuuchi (no margin of error) Ginboshi (bonus game): Lone Bullseye in Juryo (no margin of error) Diamond Star: 5-0 guess for the Makushita Joi In case you are not able to make the daily submissions because of the deadline, please feel free to submit a default template using the link below so that you will not be MIA. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5S6STNB See you all in the basho!
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    East vs West November 2020

    Day 15 link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZVJKB3K