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    Sumo goods

    It looks here as though still done by hand, though this video is a bit old at this point. Since new e-banzukes are being made, perhaps it's still relevant.
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    Sumo Ranfurly Shield History

    Ok, I've completed my own spreadsheet through 1929 inclusive, based on the posts of Gurowake and Sakura. Interesting to note: Onishiki successfully defended the shield on average the most but only held it the once, where as Tochigayama successfully defended it the most often overall. Kiyosegawa and Dewagatake won the shield from others most often (five times each) with Dewagatake slightly better at holding on to it. Rikishi Awarded Won Successfully Defended Ave. Defenses per Possession Akutsugawa 1 4 4.0 Asahibiki 1 2 2.0 Dewagatake 5 7 1.4 Fukuyanahi 1 0 0.0 Hatasegawa 2 8 4.0 Hitachidake 3 2 0.7 Hitachishima 3 5 1.7 Hitachiwa 1 7 7.0 Hoshikabuto 1 0.0 Ichinohama 1 0.0 Imizugawa 1 1 1.0 Kagamiiwa 1 1 1.0 Kiyosegawa 5 5 1.0 Komaizumi 1 3 3.0 Manazuru 2 2 1.0 Misugiiso 2 1 0.5 Miyagiyama 1 7 7.0 Nishikinada 2 2 1.0 Nishinoumi 4 5 1.3 Noshirogata 3 2 0.7 Onishiki 1 14 14.0 Onogawa 2 7 3.5 Onosato 2 5 2.5 Oshio 1 3 3.0 Shinobuyama 1 1 1.0 Sotogahama 1 0.0 Tachihikari 3 11 3.7 Takaragawa 1 0.0 Tamaikari 1 0.0 Tamanishiki 4 2 0.5 Terukaze 1 1 1.0 Tochigayama 1 1 20 10.0 Tsunenohana 2 7 3.5 Tsurugahama 1 0 0.0 Wakabayama 2 2 1.0 Yamanishiki 3 3 1.0 Yoshinoyama 3 1 0.3
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    Sumo Ranfurly Shield History

    Since I brought this up in the crosspost, I thought I'd give a better example of what I mean. I propose the following tracking: Rikishi Awarded Won Successfully Defended Ave. Defenses per Possession Oshio 1 3 3 Onishiki 1 14 14 Misugiiso 1 1 1 Tsurugahama 1 0 0 Tachihikari 1 4 4 Komaizumi 1 3 3 I've added it at this point because it demonstrates the difference between what Gurowake has so kindly started and what I'm suggesting for cleaner recordkeeping. The issue of a shieldholder missing a bout or tournament seems analogous to a shieldholding rugby team playing an away game - that match is not counted in the statistics.
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    Sumo ‘Ranfurly Shield’ for 2022

    It seems as though we're keeping track of how many times a wrestler has defended the shield, but not how often he has won it from another wrestler. The wikipedia page on the Ranfurly Shield has an 'overall records' table that lists Wins, Successful Defenses, and Average Defenses (per possession). I can't keep up with the pace of the work being done in the other thread, but I thought it worth mentioning before we get too far along to make the tracking too onerous.
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    A Gaijin Looks At Sumo Wrestling

    This is the kind of post that makes me wish there were a 'wow' option under the like symbol.
  6. For the record, Italian has seven vowel sounds, which is certainly covered by your 'approximately', but the two 'e' and two 'o' sounds can add to some subtle confusion.
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    Oyakata Tier List

    What is it that makes you say that? I'm not trying to challenge you; I'm genuinely curious.
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    Technical History of Sumo?

    This is good advice. Specifically, this is a link to references on the tachiai blog. I'm with you, however. I also wish there were a centralized reference. If you find one, please let us know!
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    Nakabi idea

    Seems like a good idea! How recent is the importance of Nakabi? There aren't any special rituals reserved for it, are there?
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    Natsu basho 2021

    We have him for another three years before retirement at least, don't we? Enjoy the ride.
  11. What's the Moirurara story? I can't seem to find it in the search.
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    Daily wins scraping

    Any programmers on the forums? I'm trying to scrape daily win-loss information for top division bouts, but my two main sources ( and sumodb) use images to record wins and losses. Is there anywhere I can find the results as ones and zeroes or text (w, l, etc)? Or is there a way for me to scrape image info into google sheets? I'd be glad for any advice!
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    Daily wins scraping

    Google sheets doesn't support VBA, but does support JavaScript, so I guess I'll have to learn Javascript. Thanks again to both of you for the help!
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    Daily wins scraping

    The simple style might be just what I'm looking for! I'm using google sheets, but the scraping protocol is similar enough to excel. Up until now, I've used regular expressions to find what I want. How are you doing it so that it also scrapes the Rikishi number?
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    Daily wins scraping

    Python is a few steps beyond my current ability, but I thank you for the offer!
  16. If it's not against forum rules, please do!
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    Ozumo Consecutive Match Tracker

    What's the new system that you're using?
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    Ozeki Reranking confusion

    Could anyone please explain to me why in all the projections for the March 2021 Banzuke, Shodai is ranked higher than Asanoyama? They both ended 11-4, but Asanoyama won their head-to-head. Why doesn't that make him the highest ranked Ozeki for March 2021?
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    Ozeki Reranking confusion

    Excellent answers! But what would happen these days (keeping in mind the 1997 rule change) in my hypothetical scenario, where neither A nor B in a 3-man playoff take the Yusho, but the lower ranked wrestler beats the higher ranked wrestler?
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    Ozeki Reranking confusion

    Is that because one of them won the tourney and the other didn't? If it's a 3 man playoff of A (East Sekiwake), B (West Sekiwake), and C (Komusubi, for the sake of argument), and C beats both A and B, but B beat A, do the rankings of B and A change, considering neither won the Yusho?
  21. Greetings all, with a couple of friends I created a set of rules for a Fantasy Sumo League. I've attached them here, with the hopes that you guys can point out any glaring errors. We keep track of the results by spreadsheet and already have one Basho in the books. If there's any interest I can share the spreadsheet we used to keep track, but I don't think that's relevant at the moment to the initial document. What do you think?