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  1. Morningstar

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2021

    Ms3's that go 4-3 are routinely also not promoted. With the latest being Kitaharima in November 2020 going 4-3 and only making it to Ms1e. In the last decade alone there have been over a dozen examples. A J14 having a losing record and staying in Juryo has less precedent, but is not unknown. Wakakosho did it two times in a row with 7-8 scores till he finally got a 6-9 on the third try and got demoted back in 2004.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2021

    Not really. They did not have a lot of good demotion candidates, and no one forced the issue with a very strong performance. So one to replace Kakuryu due to his retirement, and the other to replace Yago for his 4-11 from J10. Bushozan loos to get a lucky break. Or it could be the other way around.
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    YDC meeting after Haru 2021

    The YDC was instituted to rubber stamp and give an air of extra legitimacy to decisions the NSK had already decided to make. This was done after a scandal in the 80's. They have held no real power and are should be put out to pasture.
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    Banzuke for Hatsu 2021

    Two Rikishi from his Ichimon (Tatsunami). Usually Kaisei and someone else.
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    Most kinboshi?

    He has 8. He needs one more to even break into the top 10. 17 to have the most.
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    Number of Sekitori per Heya

    Here is a list from SumoDB sorted by Heya with Shusshin & University. Rank Rikishi Heya Shusshin University J3e Wakamotoharu Arashio Fukushima M8w Wakatakakage Arashio Fukushima Toyo University M1w Takanosho Chiganoura Chiba O1w Takakeisho Chiganoura Hyogo S1w Mitakeumi Dewanoumi Nagano Toyo University K1e Okinoumi Hakkaku Shimane M2e Hokutofuji Hakkaku Saitama Nippon Sport Science University J10w Midorifuji Isegahama Shizuoka Kinki University J13w Nishikifuji Isegahama Aomori Kinki University M1e Terunofuji Isegahama Mongolia M3w Terutsuyoshi Isegahama Hyogo M5w Takarafuji Isegahama Aomori Kinki University J1e Ikioi Isenoumi Osaka J1w Nishikigi Isenoumi Iwate M4w Tochinoshin Kasugano Georgia M7w Aoiyama Kasugano Bulgaria M2w Tamawashi Kataonami Mongolia J10e Akiseyama Kise Aichi Nihon University J12e Kizakiumi Kise Okinawa Nihon University J7e Churanoumi Kise Okinawa Nihon University J9e Hidenoumi Kise Tokyo Nihon University M15e Shimanoumi Kise Mie Kinki University M8e Tokushoryu Kise Nara Kinki University J11w Chiyonokuni Kokonoe Mie J3w Chiyomaru Kokonoe Kagoshima J4e Chiyoshoma Kokonoe Mongolia J6e Chiyonoo Kokonoe Kagoshima J9w Chiyootori Kokonoe Kagoshima M11e Chiyotairyu Kokonoe Tokyo Nippon Sport Science University M5e Kiribayama Michinoku Mongolia Y1w Kakuryu Michinoku Mongolia M17e Ichinojo Minato Mongolia M13w Ishiura Miyagino Tottori Nihon University M9e Enho Miyagino Ishikawa Kanazawa Gakuin University Y1e Hakuho Miyagino Mongolia J8e Mitoryu Nishikido Mongolia Nihon University M15w Shohozan Nishonoseki Fukuoka Komazawa University J12w Daishoho Oitekaze Mongolia J4w Daiamami Oitekaze Kagoshima Nihon University J5e Daishomaru Oitekaze Osaka Nihon University J8w Tsurugisho Oitekaze Tokyo Nihon University K1w Endo Oitekaze Ishikawa Nihon University M14e Tobizaru Oitekaze Tokyo Nihon University S2e Daieisho Oitekaze Saitama M9w Onosho Onomatsu Aomori J2e Kotoyuki Sadogatake Kagawa J2w Kotonowaka Sadogatake Chiba M10w Kotoeko Sadogatake Miyazaki M11w Kotoshogiku Sadogatake Fukuoka M12e Kotoshoho Sadogatake Chiba M10e Sadanoumi Sakaigawa Kumamoto M3e Myogiryu Sakaigawa Hyogo Nippon Sport Science University J13e Oki Shikoroyama Niigata M14w Abi Shikoroyama Saitama M6e Takayasu Tagonoura Ibaraki J11e Hakuyozan Takadagawa Yamagata M6w Kagayaki Takadagawa Ishikawa M7e Ryuden Takadagawa Yamanashi O1e Asanoyama Takasago Toyama Kinki University J14e Fujiazuma Tamanoi Tokyo J7w Azumaryu Tamanoi Mongolia Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences J6w Akua Tatsunami Ibaraki M13e Meisei Tatsunami Kagoshima M16w Hoshoryu Tatsunami Mongolia M4e Yutakayama Tokitsukaze Niigata Tokyo University of Agriculture S1e Shodai Tokitsukaze Kumamoto Tokyo University of Agriculture J5w Kyokushuho Tomozuna Mongolia M12w Kaisei Tomozuna Brazil M16e Kyokutaisei Tomozuna Hokkaido J14w Kitaharima Yamahibiki Hyogo
  7. Morningstar

    Ishiura keiko violence - the next scandal

    I think a significant fine would be more appropriate. Along with some additional mandatory training and perhaps being made to clean the toilets in the Ryƍgoku Kokugikan on the day after the Basho.
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    Would This Work In Sumo?

    Sounds like what they need to do is add weight classes like most other combat sports.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Any reports yet on how the two new Juryo guys are doing? Both are only 20, but have a great record coming up from the bottom. I have great hopes for both of them.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    My thoughts are that his promotion chances are similar to Goeido when he was in the same position. He was promoted to a 4th Ozeki spot with 32 wins over 3 tournaments. One of which was an 8 - 7. But he had 2 Jun-yusho's during that time. Mitakeumi has two yusho (one outside of the current run) and less losing records overall while in the titled ranks. Overall I feel they are pretty comparable records. So I feel that his odds of getting promoted with a 32 win record are pretty good as long as there is a 4th ozeki spot open.
  11. Morningstar

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2019

    No they will be saying that to force a promotion, you need to do more than just a 9-6 from m1e. I expect that if he had been in contention for the title on the last day he would get promoted. They are just rasing the bar to a higher level than it was previously to open 3rd spots in the titled ranks. I am fine with that.
  12. Morningstar

    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    You have actual evidence of the bolded part?
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    Videos Nagoya 2019- Promo and Days 1- 15

    Did I utterly misunderstand it, or did the commentators at the end of the esteemed Kintamayama's video talk about non-existent bow twirling ceremony jinx? And, how they hope it can be broken?
  14. Morningstar

    Banzuke for Nagoya 2019

    Not exactly comparable, as Takatoriki was a long time veteran of the upper ranks. He had been ranked in the Sekiwake & Komusubi as well as the upper few Maegashira spots a great number of times prior. Had a large number of special prizes and two jun-yusho's going into his yusho. He was also the only Maegashira to post double digits. Also, they were far more inclined to award extra Sekiwake & Komusubi back then. Asanoyama has never been raked above M5 (and never a winning record above M8), and is a relative newcomer. He also has the bad luck of competing in the current age where they are very stingy about awarding extra titled slots. Had he done this back then, I fully expect he would have been given the appropriate Komusubi ranking.
  15. Morningstar

    Promotion Discussion thread - Natsu 2019

    Looks like the Banzuke committee chose Ryuden over Asanoyama.