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  1. Oortael

    What other sports do you watch?

    I could watch pretty much any sport as long as I have a rooting interest in it : local or favorite player/team, betting interest, storytelling, heavy underdog (Enho, Tokushoryu in Hatsu) ... I'd rather watch a random handball match with the French team than say an Liverpool-ManCity FA cup final, even if I prefer soccer to handball overall. Tho, my go to sports are baseball and soccer. Pro wrestling is fun to watch sometimes too.
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    Yokozuna historic timeline

    Personnally I did this on Excel, as Excel is my "go to" for pretty much anything. Some personal preferences into it (in case you find some weird/inacturate stuff). The purpose was to learn some sumo history as I'm a newbie, and to have an idea of how many Y/O where active on average per basho.
  3. Oortael

    Hakuho & the Olympics - a dilemma.

    If that indeed happens, we are in far more trouble than just missing one event ...
  4. Oortael

    High School Banzuke 2019

    Thanks so much for this Mikawa May I suggest that you include for each guy their 'class-year' (meaning 1st, 2nd or 3rd for Middle and High School, ...) ? If it doesn't require too much work anyway of course. Outside of the 3-4 amasumo experts here, I think it may help newbies like me to follow who is turning pro, going on with his life or on his way to top the next-year banzuke. Thanks again.
  5. Oortael

    New Juryo for Natsu 2020

    That's hard for Kotodaigo, getting past by Chiyonoo despite a 4-3 from Ms2 and 2 wins against Juryo. Dunno if counts much, by he did lose to Chiyonoo on day 9. Better luck next time.
  6. Oortael

    Games Bugs

    I do see them Sandanme Sd2e Sasakiyama 1-0 (2-0) okuridashi 2-1 Sd2w Masutoo 0-1 Sd4e Yamatoarashi 0-1 tsukidashi 0-1 Sd4w Daikisho 1-0 (1-1) Sd6e Tochimaru 1-0 (2-0) tsukiotoshi 1-0 Sd6w Genbumaru 0-1
  7. Oortael

    Guys with fever-Haru 2020

    For those who wonder, we had 2 fusen in Jonidan on day 2 : - Jd1w Tomiyutaka, 19yo from Tokitsukaze beya - Jd11e Taranami, 18yo from Tatsunami beya My money is on the basho going on.
  8. Oortael

    New recruits for Haru 2020

    I see Davaaninj got a Japanese shusshin, he won't have to wait for Hakuho's retirement after all. And Sakamoto from unknown heya ? He's training on his own until he gets signed by a pro scout ;) ?
  9. Oortael

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Dunno if it's the best place for this, but sumodb didnt catch the Sandanme torikumi for day 2. Is there a way to fix this ? Edit : saw it was reported in another thread.
  10. Oortael

    Banzuke Surfing Haru 2020 (15th Wave)

    Ms10e Chiyonokuni
  11. Oortael

    Banzuke Surfing Haru 2020 (16th Wave)

    Jd50e Mudoho
  12. Oortael

    Corona and sumo

    Holding the basho without public seems a reasonable solution. I'd go as far as letting only sekitori compete to have a meaningful basho with less risk of spreading the potential virus. The bottom of the banzuke stays still for Natsu. Or let the Ms1-Ms5 compete too as they are the more likely of promotion.
  13. Oortael

    Wakaichiro has retired

    I'm counting 20 heya having a "foreigner spot" open (counting Sokokurai and Hakuho as a Japanese now) among the 45 active heya. Of course I may be wrong. 3 stables managed to have multiple foreigners : Tomozuna, Kasugano and now Michinoku.
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    Wakaichiro has retired

    There is still Colvin Ryuga Delzatto in low Jonidan/Jonokuchi, who isn't considered American either.
  15. In that case : Takakeisho YAsanoyama O Hokutofuji