Sakura

Regular Members
  • Content Count

    3,547
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    4

Everything posted by Sakura

  1. Sakura

    Kyushu 2022 day After pics overview

    I've never heard anyone use that to mean email. I've always heard `send me an email'
  2. Sakura

    The Wall

    He did, but as a foreigner he had to sit out an extra bahso before starting though. Only 7 tournaments participated in.
  3. I also thought that someone else was chairing the Banzuke meeting anyway, from the latest job listing. I can't find it though.
  4. The number of Maegashira is determined by the number of Sanyaku. Shodai leaving Ozeki to Sekiwake has no effect on the numbers, but the shrinking sanyaku does.
  5. The following link shows the number of times a Maegashira has beaten a sanyaku member in the basho. Aki comes to with 40, and this basho has 36. (The median amount is 26). The difference between the two is that a lot more losses are coming from the large Sekiwake and Komusubi ranks, which now need thinning out. Aki of course had two 4-11 Ozeki and a 5-5-5 Yokozuna, which had the effect of the increased Sanyaku size. In between we have Hatsu 2020, but that was an easy Sanyaku exchange.
  6. Hopefully this problem will resolve itself soon. Terunofuji will hopefully come back healthier and give away fewer wins, and MItakeumi and Shodai dropping out of the less moveable Ozeki rank should hopefully bring about some more fluidity.
  7. The current Sekiwake and Komusbi ranks (combined) are rather bloated, and they could do with reducing the numbers to avoid the problem of `what happens if they stick with 10 sanyaku and the M1s pull out great records and they have to expand some more'. Reducing down to 9 wouldn't be enough to cure that problem, but reducing down to 7 causes a lot of problems in ordering the Maegashira. 8 would be a resonable number as you say and I think they don't have a problem with giving rikishi awful banzuke luck.
  8. Sakura

    Break the Curse Kyushu 2022

    Entries received Day 15 Gaijingai Tamawashi Hokutofuji Kagayaki Tenshinhan Tamawashi Hokutofuji Kagayaki Athenayama Tamawashi Midorifuji Kagayaki Sumo Spiffy Tamawashi Kagayaki Midorifuji tsunamiko Tamawashi Kagayaki Aoiyama RaeucherLax Hokutofuji Tamawashi Midorifuji WAKATAKE Ura Oho Kagayaki gernobono Tamawashi Midorifuji Kagayaki Jakusotsu Hokutofuji Midorifuji Kagayaki shimodahito Hokutofuji Nishikigi Aoiyama Fujisan Tamawashi Kagayaki Aoiyama Standings after Day 15 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total Gaijingai 95 75 170 Tenshinhan 104 66 170 RaeucherLax 78 81 159 Athenayama 73 83 156 tsunamiko 97 54 151 Sumo Spiffy 79 71 150 shimodahito 75 63 138 gernobono 78 60 138 Jakusotsu 73 63 136 WAKATAKE 62 63 125 Fujisan 72 39 111 @Gaijingai and @Tenshinhan tie on points, but Gaijingai wins the tie-breaker. Congratulations, @Gaijingai on the yusho!
  9. Sakura

    Break the Curse Kyushu 2022

    Welcome to Break The Curse (The Nigate Game) No need to register. Just start making your picks. It's an easy game to play, but you have to pick wisely. In this daily game, you have to choose three Makuuchi bouts where you think a rikishi with a losing head-to-head record against his opponent will win. Post your guesses either here with spoiler tags or PM me on this forum. Rules 1) Every day, choose three Makuuchi bouts listed for that same day. The bouts must follow this form: A) The first bout must contain a rikishi from Sanyaku (any bout with a Y/O/S/K can be chosen). B) The second bout must contain a rikishi ranked M1 through M8. C) The third bout must contain a rikishi ranked M9 or lower. A lower ranked Makuuchi rikishi against a Juryo rikishi can be chosen. 2) Some bouts will fit in multiple categories (e.g. a Y vs M1 bout can be chosen for the first or second bout). However, you may not choose the same bout twice (or more). If you do, the second (or third) instance of the bout will score you 0 points. 3) Any bouts that do not fit the criteria will not score points. 4) You will score points if the rikishi with the losing record in head-to-head wins. E.g. if RIKISHI A has a 30-20 winning record over RIKISHI B and RIKISHI B wins, then you score points. If RIKISHI A wins, then you score 0 points. 5) The number of points you score is calculated by the difference in head-to-head score prior to the bout. E.g. if RIKISHI A has a 30-20 winning record over RIKISHI B and RIKISHI B wins, then you score 30-20=10 points. These points are called base points. 6) When determining points, any previous bouts between the two rikishi that were in a playoff or decided by fusen do not count. I'll be using the head-to-head stats from the database, so if it gives a head-to-head of 5[-1]-8[+1], then that will be used as a 4-8 record in the calculations. 7) Fusen: If your rikishi wins by fusen, then you get half of all points (including the bonus points in rule 9) rounded up to the nearest integer. 8) The Kotoshogiku Rule. This rule has been named in honour of Kotoshogiku's extremely lopsided head-to-head result with Hakuho. The maximum number of base points on any match-up is 20. If RIKISHI A has a head-to-head winning record of 50-5 over RIKISHI B then the base points will be 20, not 45. 9) In addition to the points given as described above there will be an additional 3 points for picking a winning rikishi. This should make some of the lower scoring but low risk bouts more attractive to pick. 10) For any day, due to timezones, it may be that I cannot get to posting the points scores until well after the torikumi is out. You may choose to wait for me or calculate them yourselves. 11) Entry deadline is start of Juryo Winning The winner is the one with the most points and the end of the basho. The tiebreaker is decided by the bonus points system.
  10. Sakura

    Games talk Kyushu 2022

    My best ever Oracle performance. If I hadn't somehow failed to give Ura a record (I would have chosen 7-8).... Cingratulations to @ScreechingOwl
  11. Sakura

    RotoSumo Hatsu 2023

    I did? Given that I also forgot to do a ChainGang pick, this is entirely plausible.
  12. The first slot is Chiyotairyu's intai. EDIT: Got distracted whilst writing this, and @Gurowake beat me to it.
  13. Sakura

    Break the Curse Kyushu 2022

    Day 15 torikumi Sanyaku 5: Hokutofuji (vs Shodai) 1: Kiribayama (vs Hoshoryu) 8: Tamawashi (vs Tochinoshin) 3: Ura (vs Tobizaru) 2: Daieisho (vs Onosho) M1-M8 5: Hokutofuji (vs Shodai) 8: Tamawashi (vs Tochinoshin) 3: Ura (vs Tobizaru) 2: Kotonowaka (vs Ryuden) 1: Terutsuyoshi (vs Ichinojo) 5: Midorifuji (vs Kotoshoho) 2: Oho (vs Wakamotoharu) 2: Sadanoumi (vs Ichiyamamoto) 3: Nishikigi (vs Kotoeko) 2: Azumaryu (vs Myogiryu) 6: Kagayaki (vs Takarafuji) M9+ 2: Daieisho (vs Onosho) 1: Terutsuyoshi (vs Ichinojo) 5: Midorifuji (vs Kotoshoho) 2: Oho (vs Wakamotoharu) 2: Sadanoumi (vs Ichiyamamoto) 3: Nishikigi (vs Kotoeko) 2: Azumaryu (vs Myogiryu) 6: Kagayaki (vs Takarafuji) 6: Aoiyama (vs Okinoumi)
  14. Sakura

    Break the Curse Kyushu 2022

    Entries received Day 14 Gaijingai Tamawashi Kotonowaka Sadanoumi Tenshinhan Abi Ryuden Kotoshoho Athenayama Tamawashi Kotonowaka Hiradoumi Sumo Spiffy Tamawashi Ryuden Nishikigi RaeucherLax Tamawashi Hiradoumi Okinoumi tsunamiko Ryuden Hiradoumi Kotoshoho Jakusotsu Tamawashi Kotonowaka Sadanoumi WAKATAKE Ryuden Tamawashi Kotoshoho shimodahito Hokutifuji Kotonowaka Nishikigi gernobono Shodai Ryuden Kotoshoho Fujisan x x x Standings after Day 14 after 14 days @Gaijingai and @Tenshinhan are tied for the lead on points. @Gaijingai has the tiebreaker Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total Gaijingai 79 69 148 Tenshinhan 88 60 148 Athenayama 60 77 137 Sumo Spiffy 66 65 131 tsunamiko 82 48 130 RaeucherLax 57 72 129 WAKATAKE 62 63 125 gernobono 65 54 119 Jakusotsu 60 57 117 shimodahito 57 54 111 Fujisan 57 33 90
  15. Sakura

    Break the Curse Kyushu 2022

    Entries received Day 13 Gaijingai Kiribayama Kotoeko Takanosho Tenshinhan Kiribayama Takanosho Kotoeko Athenayama Kiribayama Hokutofuji Takanosho Sumo Spiffy Shodai Tobizaru Takanosho Jakusotsu Shodai Hokutofuji Kotoeko RaeucherLax Kiribayama Takanosho Kotoeko WAKATAKE Shodai Azumaryu Kagayaki tsunamiko Hoshoryu Takanosho Kotoeko shimodahito Nishikifuji Nishikigi Kotoeko gernobono Kiribayama Kotoeko Takanosho Fujisan Shodai Kiribayama Kotoeko Standings after Day 13 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total Gaijingai 76 63 139 Tenshinhan 76 51 127 Athenayama 55 71 126 Sumo Spiffy 60 56 116 RaeucherLax 50 63 113 tsunamiko 70 39 109 Jakusotsu 57 51 108 WAKATAKE 53 54 107 shimodahito 56 51 107 gernobono 54 45 99 Fujisan 57 33 90
  16. Sakura

    Break the Curse Kyushu 2022

    Entries received Day 12 Gaijingai Kiribayama Takarafuji Kotonowaka Athenayama Kiribayama Wakamotoharu Aoiyama Tenshinhan Kiribayama Takarafuji Meisei Jakusotsu Kiribayama Wakamotoharu Nishikigi RaeucherLax Kiribayama Wakamotoharu Meisei WAKATAKE Kiribayama Wakamotoharu Aoiyama gernobono Kiribayama Meisei Nishikigi Sumo Spiffy Endo Takarafuji Meisei shimodahito Kiribayama Takarafuji Nishikigi tsunamiko Wakamotoharu Takarafuji Nishikigi Fujisan Wakamotoharu Takarafuji Aoiyama Standings after Day 12 Name Base Pts Bonus Pts Total Gaijingai 73 60 133 Tenshinhan 73 48 121 Athenayama 52 68 120 Sumo Spiffy 57 53 110 Jakusotsu 57 51 108 RaeucherLax 47 60 107 WAKATAKE 53 54 107 tsunamiko 67 36 103 shimodahito 54 48 102 gernobono 51 42 93 Fujisan 57 33 90
  17. Discussion in the Guess Kiribayama's aite agrees with you. The new committee has been doing things diffferentlt for most of the basho.
  18. I almost went for that one.
  19. The real reason that they gave him Onosho is so that I can have another intra-team bout in Bench Sumo. 15. Kagayaki
  20. Great work. I would have Chiyomaru as (1) though.
  21. Sakura

    Break the Curse Kyushu 2022

    Day 14 torikumi Sanyaku 3: Shodai (vs Mitakeumi) 4: Abi (vs Hoshoryu) 3: Hokutofuji (vs Wakatakakage) 4: Ryuden (vs Daieisho) 1: Tamawashi (vs Takarafuji) M1-M8 3: Hokutofuji (vs Wakatakakage) 4: Ryuden (vs Daieisho) 1: Tamawashi (vs Takarafuji) 2: Kotonowaka (vs Meisei) 2: Kagayaki (vs Takayasu) 1: Terutsuyoshi (vs Ura) 2: Sadanoumi (vs Tochinoshin) 4: Hiradoumi (vs Nishikifuji) 1: Nishikigi (vs Ichiyamamoto) 4: Kotoshoho (vs Myogiryu) M9+ 4: Abi (vs Hoshoryu) 2: Kagayaki (vs Takayasu) 1: Terutsuyoshi (vs Ura) 2: Sadanoumi (vs Tochinoshin) 4: Hiradoumi (vs Nishikifuji) 1: Nishikigi (vs Ichiyamamoto) 4: Kotoshoho (vs Myogiryu) 2: Okinoumi (vs Chiyoshoma)
  22. I suppose the Mitoryu one is one I can come up with without searching. Chiyonokuni was safe by the numbers (just) and could have been considered borderline, but was not demoted in favour of Mitoryu who went 12-3Y at J6 and that was only last year.
  23. Just checking on the last one. The 13-2Y from J7. There was an M3 with a 2-13 record that could have been demoted by the numbers, but only went as far as M13.
  24. J1's that didn't get promoted.Mostly 8-7s from J1w. Though a couple of 8-7's from J1e and four 9-6's from J1w. J2-3's: Worst being an 11-4Y from J3. J4-5's: Worst being an 11-4Y from J4 J6-7's: Worst being a 13-2 Y from J7 Having strong promotion cases doesn't guarantee a promotion.
  25. Mitoryu had one more win than his rank needed and couldn't get in.