Asojima

Active Members
  • Content Count

    5,394
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    14

Asojima last won the day on August 31 2016

Asojima had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

2,054 Excellent

About Asojima

  • Rank
    Ancient Observer
  • Birthday 22/12/1940

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    San Diego, CA, USA
  • Interests
    Wine, Roses and Sumo

Recent Profile Visitors

16,034 profile views
  1. Asojima

    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    After 35 years. That is 9 out of 66, and most of them were already near retirement. That proportion is not all that sizeable
  2. Asojima

    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    Which heya will pick up Kakuryu? It seems unlikely that Izutsu heya will remain open with 2 rikishi. Edit: A second thought that one of the other heya could split off an oyakata and a group of rikishi to revitalize Izutsu heya.
  3. Asojima

    21 Aki 19, The Results

    The results through Day 13: Aki 19  A B X Day 1 Ke Abi 2 Ye Kakuryu 25 0 Kakuryu kyujo from Day 8 2 Yw Hakuho 21 M2e Ichinojo 6 0 Kyujos-Hakuho Day 2, Ichinojo 5 3 Kw Endo 19 O2e Tochinoshin 7 1 9 4 M1e Hokutofuji 6 Se Mitakeumi 21 0 6 5 M2w Asanoyama 16 M1w Aoiyama 11 0 8 6 M3e Daieisho 8 M3w Tomokaze 19 0 + 7 M4w Shodai 12 M4e Tamawashi 14 1 1 8 M5e Chiyotairyu 9 M6e Shimanoumi 18 0 5 9 M7e Kotoshogiku 8 M5w Ryuden 19 0 5 10 M7w Kotoeko 8 M6w Myogiryu 19 0 2 11 M8e Okinoumi 15 M8w Takarafuji 12 0 4 12 M10w Meisei 14 M9e Terutsuyoshi 13 0 3 13 M9w Kotoyuki 12 M10e Sadanoumi 15 0 4 14 M11w Enho 11 M11e Onosho 16 0 1 15 M11w Enho 8 M12e Shohozan 19 0 4 16 M12w Daishoho 12 M13w Nishikigi 15 0 2 17 M13e Kagayaki 18 M15e Ishiura 9 0 - 18 M14w Toyonoshima 18 M14e Tsurugisho 9 0 1 19 M15w Azumaryu 6 M17e Takagenji 20 1 4 20 M16w Tochiozan 6 M16e Yutakayama 21 0 1 21 J1e Chiyomaru 12 J2e Takanosho 15 0 2 There will be no "X" points for this basho. No 21 matches scheduled for Days 7, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
  4. Asojima

    Yoshikaze situation

    My wish for the last couple years has been that he would get a zensho yusho and then retire the next day.
  5. Asojima

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    I don't remember a gyoji ever calling a hair-pull foul. It is always a shimpan call.
  6. Asojima

    BG record

    Bariki has returned to Jk after 15 basho in BG following 3 zenpai kyujo bashos. This prompts the question of who spent the most time in BG and still returned to active status?
  7. Asojima

    21 Aki 19, The Results

    The results through Day 7: Aki 19 A B X Day 1 Ke Abi 2 Ye Kakuryu 25 0 Kakuryu kyujo from Day 8 2 Yw Hakuho 21 M2e Ichinojo 6 0 Kyujos-Hakuho Day 2, Ichinojo 5 3 Kw Endo 19 O2e Tochinoshin 7 1 9 4 M1e Hokutofuji 6 Se Mitakeumi 21 0 6 5 M2w Asanoyama 16 M1w Aoiyama 11 0 8 6 M3e Daieisho 8 M3w Tomokaze 19 0 + 7 M4w Shodai 12 M4e Tamawashi 14 1 1 8 M5e Chiyotairyu 9 M6e Shimanoumi 18 0 5 9 M7e Kotoshogiku 8 M5w Ryuden 19 0 5 10 M7w Kotoeko 8 M6w Myogiryu 19 0 2 11 M8e Okinoumi 15 M8w Takarafuji 12 0 4 12 M10w Meisei 14 M9e Terutsuyoshi 13 0 3 13 M9w Kotoyuki 12 M10e Sadanoumi 15 0 4 14 M11w Enho 11 M11e Onosho 16 0 1 15 M11w Enho 8 M12e Shohozan 19 0 4 16 M12w Daishoho 12 M13w Nishikigi 15 0 2 17 M13e Kagayaki 18 M15e Ishiura 9 0 - 18 M14w Toyonoshima 18 M14e Tsurugisho 9 0 1 19 M15w Azumaryu 6 M17e Takagenji 20 1 4 20 M16w Tochiozan 6 M16e Yutakayama 21 0 1 21 J1e Chiyomaru 12 J2e Takanosho 15 0 2 There will be no "X" points for this basho. No 21 matches scheduled for Day 7.
  8. Asojima

    21 Aki 19, The Results

    If Tochinoshin is kyujo for the entire basho, "A", "B" and "X" would all be appropriate and would all be counted as a correct answer. If he goes kyujo for days 3-15 and has not been scheduled for Endo, then "X" is appropriate. In the final situation, anyone who selected Endo would get one point in the 21 game. Sorry about the confusion with my use of 21. Here are the full set of game rules and procedures: 1. Approximately 2 weeks before the start of each Ozumo hon-basho, the game administrators will post on the Sumo Forum, a list of 21 matches that may occur during the basho. The matches will be numbered 1 through 21 and will contain the shikona of the two rikishi, labeled A and B, that might participate in the match. 2. Each potentially active makuuchi rikishi will be assigned to one match. If it is known before match publication that one or more of the 42 makuuchi rikishi may not participate in the basho, one or more makuuchi rikishi may be assigned two matches, or one or more matches between two juryo rikishi may be included in the list of 21 matches. 3. The game participants shall post on the Sumo Forum, a list their choices for the winner of each match by entering the match number and either A or B. If the participant decides that the match will not occur during the basho, an entry of the match number and an X will be made. 4. Only one entry is permitted for a forum member. If a member submits entries using more that one shikona, all entries for that member will be disqualified. 5. The deadline for entry submission shall be 5:00 AM JST on the Friday before the start of the basho. Original entries can be made or modified until the deadline. No new or modified entries will be accepted after the deadline. 6. The game winner shall be the participant who makes the most correct responses for the 21 matches. Note: If the match does not appear on any torikumi, X is the correct response. 6a. Kettei-sen (playoff) results will be counted only if the two rikishi do not meet in a regular match during the basho. 7. In the event of a tie for the most correct responses, the participant with the FEWEST number of other participant responses matching the participant's responses is the winner. If two or more participants have the same number of correct responses and the same number of matching responses, the participant with the earliest entry is the winner. A modification of an entry constitutes a new time of entry for tiebreaker purposes. 8. Fusen wins are counted as a win for the rikishi who won, not as an X. 9. If a rikishi in a match withdraws or is withdrawn for the entire basho, all entries for that match shall be judged as correct, even if the rikishi is listed in the Day 1 and/or Day 2 torikumi. ((This rule overrides all provisions of rules 6 and 8.))
  9. Asojima

    21 Aki 19, The Results

    If a rikishi is absent for the entire basho, all entries for his match are judged as correct. "X' is applied if both rikishi are active and the match is not scheduled. This may be because of a simple scheduling decision or because one of the rikishi goes kyujo after day one. If a match is scheduled and one of the rikishi goes kyujo, the winning rikishi gets 21 credit for the win.
  10. Asojima

    21 Aki 19, The Results

    The agreeable player is the one having the most other player entries that agree with his/her picks. The disagreeable one has the least matching picks.
  11. Asojima

    Yoshikaze situation

    The decision may have been made several months ago. The announcement may have been delayed until he was going to drop out of the paid ranks and all of the kabu/transition details were in place. This is not a surprise announcement.
  12. Asojima

    21 Aki 19, The Results

    There are 27 entrants for Aki 19 with 567 picks ( 241 A's, 323 B's and only 3 X's ). Aki 19 A B X Day 1 Ke Abi 2 Ye Kakuryu 25 0 2 Yw Hakuho 21 M2e Ichinojo 6 0 3 Kw Endo 19 O2e Tochinoshin 7 1 4 M1e Hokutofuji 6 Se Mitakeumi 21 0 5 M2w Asanoyama 16 M1w Aoiyama 11 0 6 M3e Daieisho 8 M3w Tomokaze 19 0 7 M4w Shodai 12 M4e Tamawashi 14 1 1 8 M5e Chiyotairyu 9 M6e Shimanoumi 18 0 9 M7e Kotoshogiku 8 M5w Ryuden 19 0 10 M7w Kotoeko 8 M6w Myogiryu 19 0 2 11 M8e Okinoumi 15 M8w Takarafuji 12 0 12 M10w Meisei 14 M9e Terutsuyoshi 13 0 13 M9w Kotoyuki 12 M10e Sadanoumi 15 0 14 M11w Enho 11 M11e Onosho 16 0 1 15 M11w Enho 8 M12e Shohozan 19 0 16 M12w Daishoho 12 M13w Nishikigi 15 0 2 17 M13e Kagayaki 18 M15e Ishiura 9 0 18 M14w Toyonoshima 18 M14e Tsurugisho 9 0 1 19 M15w Azumaryu 6 M17e Takagenji 20 1 20 M16w Tochiozan 6 M16e Yutakayama 21 0 1 21 J1e Chiyomaru 12 J2e Takanosho 15 0 Welcome to our new player, sumojoann. Chisaiyama is our most agreeable player, and Chishafuwaku is the most disagreeable. Let's get this thing going!
  13. Football had earned Andrew Luck a free college education and enough hundreds of million dollars to live the rest of his life in luxurious comfort. He has extensive contacts available in the sports and entertainment worlds to earn many more millions. It sounds like he is dealing with simple reality. I am amazed that many more players do not take the early out option.
  14. Asojima

    21 Aki 19, The Results

    1. B 2. B 3. A 4. A 5. B 6. B 7. A 8. B 9. A 10. A 11. B 12. B 13. B 14. B 15. B 16. A 17. A 18. B 19. X 20. B 21. B Asojima
  15. Asojima

    Enho - predictions?

    That makes me a tech geek. I did FORTRAN applications in the 70's and major COBOL projects in the 80's and 90's.