Asojima

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    Asojima Intai

    I have decided that it is time to hang up my mawashi. I have been losing interest in sumo for the last year or so, and I have now developed some health problems. It has been a fantastic 15 years, and I have met a few hundred exciting people here (only 2 personally). I may log on now and then, but my active participation will probably come to an end. Sayonara.
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    Greetings from Texas, USA

    and I flew in and out of Tachikawa many times during the early 60's.
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    21 Kyushu 19, The Results

    Welcome to the 21 game for Kyushu 19. The game is a simple pre-basho game in which you are given 21 matchups that may occur in the next basho. Your job is to decide whether each match will occur, and, if so, who will win it. Normally, each of the 42 makuuchi rikishi will be found in one and only one match. The matchups are selected on the basis of closeness in rank and the closeness in win-loss records. The intent is to select 21 of the least predictable matches. For Kyushu 19, the participation of the Yokozunas and Ozekis is once again questionable. We have included a single match with rikishis HaKaTaTa which stand for Hakuho, Kakuryu, Takayasu and Takakeisho. The match will be the FIRST one, if any, that matches any of these four rikishi. "A" will be the higher ranked wrestler and "B" will be the lower ranked. We have also included one Juryo match as a replacement for the two rikishi who are not included in the special match. Entries are submitted as posts in this topic. Each match will have two rikishi labeled “A” and “B”. For each match, enter the match number and either A or B for your selected winner. If you do not think the match will occur, enter an “X”. For example: 1. A 2. X 3. B ... The winner is the entry with the most correct answers. (X counts.) If one of the rikishi for a match does not appear on the dohyo for the entire basho, that match will be counted as correct for all entries. An entry other than A, B or X will be counted as incorrect. If two or more entrants have the same number of correct picks, the one having the FEWEST other entrants making each of those correct picks will be the leader. If the agreement counts are equal, the entrant with the earliest time of entry will be the leader. Entry deadline is 2 days before shonichi at 05:00 AM (JST) on Friday, November 8. No new entries or entry modifications will be accepted after the deadline. Here are the 21 matches for Kyushu 19. The numbers in parens are the the results of the most recent matches between the two. Kyushu 19 A B 1 Y/O HaKaTaTa ...... Y/O HaKaTaTa 2 O1e Goeido (2-0) Sw Tochinoshin 3 K2e Hokutofuji (2-3) Se Mitakeumi 4 K1e Abi (3-2) K1w Endo 5 K2w Asanoyama (1-1) M1w Okinoumi 6 M1e Daieisho (2-2) M3e Takarafuji 7 M2w Meisei (1-1) M2e Myogiryu 8 M4e Tamawashi (0-1) M3w Tomokaze 9 M4w Kotoyuki (0-0) M6e Onosho 10 M5e Aoiyama (3-2) M5w Ryuden 11 M6w Enho (2-3) M7w Kotoeko 12 M8e Shohozan (0-1) M7e Tsurugisho 13 M9e Kotoshogiku (2-1) M8w Sadanoumi 14 M10e Shimanoumi (1-0) M9w Yutakayama 15 M13e Chiyomaru (0-0) M10w Shodai 16 M11w Chiyotairyu (0-0) M11e Ishiura 17 M12e Ichinojo (0-0) M12w Takanosho 18 M13w Kagayaki (1-2) M14w Nishikigi 19 M15w Daishoho (3-2) M14e Terutsuyoshi 20 M15e Daishomaru (2-2) M16e Wakatakakage 21 J3e Ikioi (0-0) J2e Tochiozan Each match must appear on a separate line in your entry. Use shift-enter to avoid double-spacing.
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    21 Kyushu 19, The Results

    The Final Results: Kyushu 19 A B X Day 1 Y Hakuho 16 O Takakeisho 7 0 15 2 O1e Goeido 15 Sw Tochinoshin 8 0 No Match 3 K2e Hokutofuji 9 Se Mitakeumi 14 0 2 4 K1e Abi 10 K1w Endo 13 0 5 5 K2w Asanoyama 21 M1w Okinoumi 2 0 7 6 M1e Daieisho 15 M3e Takarafuji 8 0 No Match 7 M2w Meisei 10 M2e Myogiryu 13 0 9 8 M4e Tamawashi 9 M3w Tomokaze 14 0 1 9 M4w Kotoyuki 10 M6e Onosho 13 0 5 10 M5e Aoiyama 11 M5w Ryuden 12 0 13 11 M6w Enho 12 M7w Kotoeko 11 0 4 12 M8e Shohozan 12 M7e Tsurugisho 11 0 2 13 M9e Kotoshogiku 17 M8w Sadanoumi 6 0 1 14 M10e Shimanoumi 11 M9w Yutakayama 12 0 1 15 M13e Chiyomaru 6 M10w Shodai 16 1 6 16 M11w Chiyotairyu 19 M11e Ishiura 4 0 3 17 M12e Ichinojo 14 M12w Takanosho 4 5 Ichinojo Kyujo from Day 1 18 M13w Kagayaki 6 M14w Nishikigi 17 0 7 19 M15w Daishoho 14 M14e Terutsuyoshi 9 0 3 20 M15e Daishomaru 13 M16e Wakatakakage 10 0 1 21 J3e Ikioi 12 J2e Tochiozan 11 0 3
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    Basho videos- Makuuchi - Kyushu 2019

    Every piece of his work is the best.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    3-4 mattas per day does not seem particularly high. Strange they did not become an issue until they affected the beloved Enho.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Many years ago, Kyokushuzan would do this now and then in matches with Takamisakari.
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    21 Kyushu 19, The Results

    The results through Day 14.5: Kyushu 19 A B X Day 1 Y Hakuho 16 O Takakeisho 7 0 15 2 O1e Goeido 15 Sw Tochinoshin 8 0 No Match 3 K2e Hokutofuji 9 Se Mitakeumi 14 0 2 4 K1e Abi 10 K1w Endo 13 0 5 5 K2w Asanoyama 21 M1w Okinoumi 2 0 7 6 M1e Daieisho 15 M3e Takarafuji 8 0 No Match 7 M2w Meisei 10 M2e Myogiryu 13 0 9 8 M4e Tamawashi 9 M3w Tomokaze 14 0 1 9 M4w Kotoyuki 10 M6e Onosho 13 0 5 10 M5e Aoiyama 11 M5w Ryuden 12 0 13 11 M6w Enho 12 M7w Kotoeko 11 0 4 12 M8e Shohozan 12 M7e Tsurugisho 11 0 2 13 M9e Kotoshogiku 17 M8w Sadanoumi 6 0 1 14 M10e Shimanoumi 11 M9w Yutakayama 12 0 1 15 M13e Chiyomaru 6 M10w Shodai 16 1 6 16 M11w Chiyotairyu 19 M11e Ishiura 4 0 3 17 M12e Ichinojo 14 M12w Takanosho 4 5 Ichinojo Kyujo from Day 1 18 M13w Kagayaki 6 M14w Nishikigi 17 0 7 19 M15w Daishoho 14 M14e Terutsuyoshi 9 0 3 20 M15e Daishomaru 13 M16e Wakatakakage 10 0 1 21 J3e Ikioi 12 J2e Tochiozan 11 0 3 All picks for Match 17 are judged correct. No 21 match scheduled for Days 8, 10, 11, 12 and 14. Match 1 will occur on Day 15. Based on rank and record, Match 6 is likely to take place on Day 15.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Or that the rib was already damaged and the exertion aggravated it.
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    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2019

    He will likely play the Kotoshogiku game until something opens up in Georgia. His sanyaku days probably are gone. His family stays in Georgia, so MMA and other Japanese enterprises are likely off the table.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    No medical certificate required. The first all-kyujo basho would be treated as a 0-15/0-7 record for rank purposes. The second and any additional consecutive all-kyujos would be treated as 5-10/2-5. No kosho-like grace allowed to keep Ozekis from going kadoban on a zenpai basho. The first hit should discourage malingerers, and the subsequent hits would ease the precipitous drop for rehab.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    The key to his humpty-dumpty was his ability to come in low and fast and then bury his face in his opponents chest. He has lost some of his leg strength and is no longer getting his face buried. This leaves him at arm's length and vulnerable.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    He's 35 years old. His time has come.
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    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2019

    It can handle the initial assessment/treatment of the injury. The heyas probably have their preferred specialists in Tokyo for the evaluation and treatment of sumo injuries. He is probably not in need of immediate mitigation. It's also a logistical problem. In 2 weeks, everyone will be back in Tokyo. Do they leave him behind in Fukuoka for long term treatment?
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    A livelihood that they have freely chosen which, like most other livelihoods, is subject to disruption or cancellation.
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    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2019

    West Maegashira #3 Tomokaze (Oguruma Beya) has withdrawn the 3rd Day of the November Tournament.
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    Ridiculous Predictions for Kyushu 2019

    The entire Sanyaku goes kyujo in protest over the slippery dohyo. Wakatakawho pulls off an amazing 10-5 yusho with 6 juryo crossover matches.
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    21 Kyushu 19, The Results

    There are only 23 entrants for Kyushu 19 with 483 picks ( 261 A's, 216 B's and 6 X's ). Kyushu 19 A B X Day 1 Y/O HaKaTaTa 16 Y/O HaKaTaTa 7 0 One kyujo Day 1 2 O1e Goeido 15 Sw Tochinoshin 8 0 3 K2e Hokutofuji 9 Se Mitakeumi 14 0 2 4 K1e Abi 10 K1w Endo 13 0 5 K2w Asanoyama 21 M1w Okinoumi 2 0 6 M1e Daieisho 15 M3e Takarafuji 8 0 7 M2w Meisei 10 M2e Myogiryu 13 0 8 M4e Tamawashi 9 M3w Tomokaze 14 0 1 9 M4w Kotoyuki 10 M6e Onosho 13 0 10 M5e Aoiyama 11 M5w Ryuden 12 0 11 M6w Enho 12 M7w Kotoeko 11 0 12 M8e Shohozan 12 M7e Tsurugisho 11 0 2 13 M9e Kotoshogiku 17 M8w Sadanoumi 6 0 1 14 M10e Shimanoumi 11 M9w Yutakayama 12 0 1 15 M13e Chiyomaru 6 M10w Shodai 16 1 16 M11w Chiyotairyu 19 M11e Ishiura 4 0 17 M12e Ichinojo 14 M12w Takanosho 4 5 Ichinojo Kyujo from Day 1 18 M13w Kagayaki 6 M14w Nishikigi 17 0 19 M15w Daishoho 14 M14e Terutsuyoshi 9 0 20 M15e Daishomaru 13 M16e Wakatakakage 10 0 1 21 J3e Ikioi 12 J2e Tochiozan 11 0 Welcome to our two new players, Athenayama and Houmanumi. Our most agreeable player this time is Tenshinhan, and Chishafuwaku is, once again, the most disagreeable. Will we get a match 1?? Let's get this thing going! Note: One typo corrected. Thanks to Profomisakari.
  19. In Japan, there is almost zero interest in juryo and below Ozumo, and it has existed for centuries.
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    How far will Terunofuji go?

    27???
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    21 Kyushu 19, The Results

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

    Assuming that you mean Wild Ass Guess, there are a bunch of them in the GTB game every basho.
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    Banzuke for Kyushu 2019

    Kintamayama bribes them to delay the announcement to allow for time to play Guess the Banzuke.
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    Banzuke for Kyushu 2019

    Even during his active days, Kitazakura (now Shikihide) was known for his side activities dealing with problem adolescents. It looks like he may be using his heya more as a refuge for these kids than as a training grounds for future sekitori.