WAKATAKE

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    JWS November 2020

    Dear All, I only realized this now, but the link is from last basho. If you filled out the link from day 9 or posted in here, they will be accepted. I apologize for the inconvenience.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite November 2020

    Day 11 Shimanoumi
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    21 November 20, The Results

    Has match 17 results been applied? It doesn't seem to be crossed out even though it's noted as taking place on day 4
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    JWS November 2020

    Day 10 link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H3R7DM6
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    East vs West November 2020

    Day 10 link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V68TGJC Default template: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5S6STNB
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite November 2020

    10. Tochinoshin
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    JWS November 2020

    Day 9 link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCK6QKY
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    East vs West November 2020

    Day 9 link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/56B89KG Default template: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5S6STNB
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    Kotoshogiku retires

    Some stats from Nikkan about Kotoshogiku retiring: https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202011150000073.html - Had the highest number of bouts among active rikishi at 1496 (far from 10th place though) - Had the highest number of makuuchi bouts among active rikishi at 1332, 6th overall - 92 basho in makuuchi, was 2nd among active wrestlers (after Hakuho) and 7th overall. His 91 consecutive basho in makuuchi tie him for 4th place - At 828 career wins was 2nd highest among active wrestlers (after Hakuho) - 718 makuuchi wins which puts him in 6th place overall - Got 3 kinboshi from Harumafuji, Kisenosato and Hakuho after he fell down from ozeki
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    Who's next?

    You should put an option that says "Somebody Else" because it might not be Ikioi or Shohozan that retire next
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    Who's next?

    You should “somebody else” because it could happen. For all we know it could be Kakuryu
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    Will there be a President's Cup in 2021?

    With Covid I highly doubt it. And not to get political Biden is not as much of a character as Trump is
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite November 2020

    9. Kagayaki
  14. I can guarantee that the NSK will not consider an ozeki run even with 10+ win kyujo. His health will be questioned at that point
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    Ex-Ozeki Corps November 2020 Version

    We've been seeing a lot of bouncing up and down from the current ex-ozeki corps, which consists in alphabetical order of Kotoshogiku, Takayasu, Terunofuji and Tochinoshin. We saw Terunofuji fall all the way to Jonidan before mounting an almost impossible comeback to win his second yusho in July 2020. In July 2020, all the ex-ozeki also had KK. In Aki 2020, we saw a different picture of how everyone was doing, as Kotoshogiku and Tochinoshin went MK, with the Geek all but becoming the 4th ex-ozeki to fall to juryo based on his performance for the basho. Terunofuji managed to go KK before dropping out, while Takayasu put together a strong enough record that will likely see him back in sanyaku since falling from ozeki last year. This group is probably the biggest we've seen of an ex-ozeki corps in a while, if not all time. Each have shown shadows of what they were, but some of them almost seem like they might be able to mount a strong enough comeback to return to the second highest rank. Only one ex-ozeki has returned to ozeki the traditional way, could any of the current group become the second? This poll will be closed when one of the results in the poll questions happens, and a new updated poll will be made then.
  16. Abi kyujo and Geek retires which opens up 2 slots for Juryo now. Naya is now 4-0 so we will finally see the first of the Taiho grandkids as a sekitori for 2021.
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    JWS November 2020

    Day 7 Kyokushuho
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    JWS November 2020

    Day 8 link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BVTZH7C Results and such will start being posted for tomorrow. How to deal with the yusho race will be decided after the basho. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor streaks.
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    East vs West November 2020

    Day 8 link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2JZZ5R5 Default template: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5S6STNB
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    Ex-Ozeki Corps November 2020 Version

    Thanks to everyone who has participated in this poll so far. The writing was pretty much on the wall, as 28 of 29 polled thought that Kotoshogiku would retire first, which indeed came true not even halfway through the basho. We'll have to see what happens with the other two questions, they could be answered quickly, or could take a while. We'll see you down the road!
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    East vs West November 2020

    Let me check back on this. The game (and a few others) are already complicated by the forum having been down for 3 days.
  22. Looking at the current kabu list of the NSK I would not be surprised if Kotoshogiku is picked as the next Sadogatake. His career achievements would definitely give him the advantage.
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    Kotoshogiku retires

    A fond memory I have of Kotoshogiku was watching him win the yusho with my parents. Can't remember the last time that my mom had been interested in watching sumo. Sad to see him go and he will be missed. Needless to say he's had one remarkable career.
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    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite November 2020

    8. K’sho
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    JWS November 2020

    Crud forgot to post. Please post in here and then I will post day 8