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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Interesting Chris Sumo Youtube on "How to beat Enho". Part of a series of Youtube's he is doing on individual Rikishi in the Aki Basho. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S96EYbOifso
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I have added a "Basho results by stable" and several links to Chris Sumo's ongoing videos pertaining to individual Rikishi at my 2020 Aki Report Blog. The stable report is at the top of the blog. For the recently released video links, scroll down to "updates". Enjoy https://jbssumo.blogspot.com/2020/03/results-from-haru-spring-2020.html
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    https://jbssumo.blogspot.com/2020/03/results-from-haru-spring-2020.html Complete 2020 Aki (September Basho Blog). Contents (most of these are links--I have aggregated what I couldn't find already aggregated. Most of my aggregations are for the Aki "team" rather than individual Rikishi. ========= Introduction Complete roster (linked Rikishi, Country/Prefect of Origin, Stable--also CURRENT height and weight information). Links to preview articles and videos Daily Reports (From Day 15 to Day 1) Condensed results (winner, loser, ranks, finishing moves, time of match). For Days 12-15, the Championship "race in miniature" Top Rank Kachi-Koshi/Make-Koshi listings, in order of when they got to KK/MK. Beginning Day 10. Complete cumulative Basho Kimarite sorts, daily and Cumulative day by day. Kimarite's on the cumulative tables are linked to NHK video demonstrations of the moves. Time of Match Breakdowns (daily and cumulative day by day. Total time, longest match, shortest match, average time. 10 second aggregations (0-9.9; 10-19.9, etc.) Top Rank, Rookie, and Jurio substitute wins, cumulative, day by day. For Day 15: aggregated records of Jurio substitutes, Maegashira v san;yaku.(Rikishi by Rikishi). ========= Daily results lists (Sumo Reference Daily, Basho Win-Loss Matrix, Japanese Sumo Association, Japan Times Daily results for every day on one page). Daily match times from (nikkansports.com), Absent Rikishi information. day by day at one link. (JSA)-. list of Rikishi that did not participate in part or all of Basho--by rank). Daily Articles tachai.org daily previews, recaps, selected bouts from the lower divisions--note that these reports link to match videos of over 100 lower division matches, including the Yusho clinching matches in every division (which I have pulled out and linked to separately, as well as my personal favorite Hattorizakura's (Jk32w) 200th and 202nd loss. Japan Times Bosho Reports Photos (From the great work of Sumoforum.net and nikkansports.com. Literally hundreds of photos. Videos Daily NHK 27 minute "highlights" (which are actually the condensed, complete matches--English commentary). The only non-copyright violation source I know that provides this. Also 50 minute summaries from Day 1 and 8. Note that these will only be available for a short period of time after the end of the Basho. Two weeks was what it was for March and July. Chris Sumo Youtube daily reports (3-7 minutes each). He has high definition videos of selected matches produced from the arena. ======= I know that most or all of you are aware of the sources I use. This blog was intended for less experienced English speaking fans. But I think it might be useful as a "one stop shop" for a great deal of the record of this Basho. And I hope that you find the statistical aggregations I did useful and/or entertaining. There may be errors, I did use checksums and other methods to check my daily cumulative tables. Please let me know of any errors you may find so I can correct them. Any other feedback is always welcome, but know that I am a content guy (retired data librarian), not a fancy picture guy. I point to the fancy pictures. I follow this board closely as it helps me to learn a lot about context, history, strategy, tactics, and the basic ins and outs of the sport. This is my way of thanking you for all you have done to increase my knowledge and appreciation of this magnificent sport. My high point for this Basho was being able to watch Shenshuraku on a live feed. What an experience!!!! Below the September Basho are reports for the July and March Basho. March was when I got serious about this sport. Enjoy https://jbssumo.blogspot.com/2020/03/results-from-haru-spring-2020.html
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    2020 Ake Sumo Blog Sumo Aggregated links to articles, video, photos, (Maakuche and lower ranks) with data on match times and Kimarite's to see how the Ake "Team" is doing this time around. Current through Day 12 with Day 13 matchups and preview. Below this one (scroll way down) is blog for July and March. I'm sure you all know all the sources well, but I have aggregated them into one place, with links directly to source material (sometimes that is hard to find at some of these sources after some time has passed.). Hopefully you will find it entertaining, and perhaps useful Feedback always welcome. Enjoy https://jbssumo.blogspot.com/2020/03/results-from-haru-spring-2020.html
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Tobizaru, Asanoyama, Terunofuji, well anyone can root for them. My personal favorite is Hattorizakura (Jonidan 32w). When I was 22 I didn't know anything about Sumo but wanted to be a ring announcer at US Pro Wrestling because I was too small to wrestle. 5'11, 140 lbs. Now I find the man who is living my dream (probably better than I would have). Room and board and a fighting slot in the biggest and most important Sumo Stadium there is. 3-197 with a 65 match losing streak. Much better than what I was doing at 22. (taking tickets at a soft core porn theater and tending bar) Here is the opening match (the real opening match), of this Basho. Note: this is his 63 consecutive loss. Sorry for the duplication for those who have already seen it. I love this guy. https://twitter.com/i/status/1304931898121019392
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Thanks very much for the feedback Amamaniac. Much appreciated. As far as photos, I thought it better to let nissansports.com do the photogrraphy. I loved their daily photo essays and looked forward to them every day. As far as fonts and color, if you look below the July Basho, you will see the reports I did for the March Basho, in which I used color and fonts generously. However, I found that I am not very skilled in formatting blogs on blogger, and was spending more time fixing formatting than actually blogging. I also used color and fonting on the Banzuke piece I uploaded in April. Blogger has now put out a "new version", which is difficult to get used to, but has more powerful features than the old one. I will experiment with your suggestions for the next Basho. And by the way, for those who are not already aware of Chris Sumo Youtube, I have added links to his post-basho commentary. I find his stuff indispensable for a new fan like me, https://jbssumo.blogspot.com/2020/03/results-from-haru-spring-2020.html Again, many thanks for your input.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Did a Blog Post on the entire July Basho. Mainly for new fans, but you might be interested. Any feedback welcome https://jbssumo.blogspot.com/2020/03/results-from-haru-spring-2020.html
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Nikkan Sports article also said he originally injured it earlier in the Basho, perhaps the match where he ran half way up the runway after he won. Basho has lots of interesting sub-plots. The two Ozeki's desperate to win for opposite reasons. The young guys, Kotoshoho starting great and then fading, Wakatakakage starting poorly and then really coming on. Terunofuji coming back from Jonidan, Onosho and Yutakayama's struggles at M1 and M2. Wondering if Enho will get pancaked under the dohyo before this is over. And a lot of great wrestling. I am new to this, but love the history and long and deep statistical data that goes with it. I am a retired librarian and sports nut, so I have put up a blog post that follows this Basho day by day (and below, one for the March Basho. It's a primer for new fans but also might be entertaining for experienced ones. My writing is a little naive in these early (for me) days, as I don't have context yet. Still, I hope you enjoy. Any feedback would be welcome. https://jbssumo.blogspot.com/2020/03/results-from-haru-spring-2020.html