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    Sumo obituaries

    FWIW the database also claims a Shikihide sekitori from 1894-1897.
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    Trivia bits

    I used a combination of 3 queries and cross-referenced, but yes this is unprecedented. https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query.aspx?show_form=0&having=1&form1_wins=11&form1_y=on&form1_m=on (was Makuuchi Yusho 11) https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query.aspx?show_form=0&group_by=basho&having=4&form1_rank=J&form1_wins=>10 (do any of the 4x J with 11+ wins basho match these? no.) https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query.aspx?show_form=0&group_by=basho&having=4&form1_rank=J&form1_wins=>11 (4-or-more J with 12-or-more wins)
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    the search feature

    Go to your profile -> See My Activity -> under Forums, click Topics.
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    Narutobeya happenings

    Up to Sd, not Jd?
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    Sekitori Sweepstake - July 2024

    having presumably cleared kadoban, I'm joining for the next basho
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    Banzuke Surfing Natsu 2024 (19th Wave)

    Satorufuji was considered... anyway, looking forward to considering my options after the slide. Thanks for the game
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    Game 21 Natsu Basho 2024

    Welcome to Game 21 for the Natsu 2024 Basho. Interesting bouts included! I am launching the game again today, while Profomisakari will be back for the day to day comments. HOW TO PLAY GAME 21 Shortly after the Banzuke is published, 21 potential bouts are selected by the admins. You just have to decide which bouts will or will not take place and, if they will, who you think will be the winners. The deadline to play is always the Friday before the basho starts at 11 AM (JST), 2 AM (UTC), or slightly earlier if I discover the torikumi has been revealed. Each correct pick will earn you one point. If a Rikishi is listed in one of the potential bouts but never has a match scheduled in the Basho, the bout will not count for the allocation of points. If two or more entrants end up with the same number of correct picks, the two following tiebreaker rules will apply: TB1: entrants will earn TB points for their ability to spot winning outsiders (i.e. the fewer players to correctly pick a winner, the more TB points you score) and the entrant with most TB points will win the tiebreaker. TB2: if the first tiebreaker does not break the tie, the entrant with the earliest submission time will be declared the winner. Your submission time updates if you edit. If you want to play, simply click the link below. it will take you to a multiple-choice form that will offer you three choices for each bout: A if you think the first Rikishi will win B if you think the second Rikishi will win X if you think the bout will not take place In addition to your picks and your shikona, the form will ask for a valid email address. The reason for this request is (a) to allow the system to send you a copy of your picks and (b) to allow you to update your choices until the deadline by clicking the “Edit Response'' button that is in the email.  If you want to play for the upcoming Basho, HERE IS THE LINK.  The deadline to play is Friday 10th of May at 11 AM (JST), 2 AM (UTC)  To help you prepare your picks, here are the bouts for the upcoming Basho: Nr A History B 1 Terunofuji 8-6[-1] Daieisho 2 Hoshoryu 8-8[-1] Kirishima 3 Onosato - Atamifuji 4 Abi 6[+1]-5 Takayasu 5 Midorifuji 4-5 Kotoshoho 6 Takakeisho 7-5 Asanoyama 7 Nishikigi 5-6 Shodai 8 Kotozakura - Hiradoumi 9 Gonoyama 1-0 Wakamotoharu 10 Mitakeumi 29-8 Tamawashi 11 Ryuden - Oshoma 12 Onosho 3-6 Ura 13 Takarafuji 1-1 Churanoumi 14 Oho 0-2 Tobizaru 15 Tokihayate - Tsurugisho 16 Tomokaze 2-3 Roga 17 Meisei - Takerufuji 18 Ichiyamamoto 2-2 Shonannoumi 19 Nishikifuji 3[-1]-2 Hokutofuji 20 Mitoryu 1-2 Sadanoumi 21 Takanosho 2-1 Kinbozan We have seen some injury reports but no confirmation of any absences at this stage. As such, all 42 makuuchi rikishi have been included in the hope they will participate - remember that if any fail to appear on any torikumi over the whole basho, their bout will not count for our game. Hopefully you will join us in predicting this basho!
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    Game 21 Natsu Basho 2024

    Thanks to Profomisakari for the day-to-day corrections and collations. As usual, any player feedback is welcome and I hope to see you all next time! Congrats to @Fashiritētā ! I notice in awarding the wooden spoon to Fia that their name has been omitted from the final standings and replaced by ChickyStarr, who has to settle for 31st place.
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    According to this crude query, only once before (in 1963, with 18 Juryo ranks) has 11-4 been exceeded by 4 rikishi. The next best was 10-5. https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Banzuke.aspx?b=196307 According to the very similar query here, only the tournament immediately before that one and 5 times in the massive Juryo of the 1950s did 5 rikishi in Juryo have more than 10 wins. https://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query.aspx?show_form=0&group_by=basho&having=5&form1_rank=J&form1_wins=>10
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Could you even imagine if Abi pulled off 3 henkas today...
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Natsu 2024

    Exciting analysis, and in time for it to still provide extra tension to the action. Thanks Asashosakari!
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    Promotion/Demotion Discussion

    I think we can safely chuck both of them in the "permanently crippled" camp
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    I see that 11-day basho in 1930 doesn't have a playoff loss indicated with a D and doesn't seem to award a JY either. Just incomplete data, or was it not held then?
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Incredible efforts from Hiradoumi and Meisei both to stay alive in their respective bouts, with a plan. Kotozakura got a gift today. Could have easily been a torinaoshi. He's really liking this "fall back to the tawara" plan...
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    I've seen a lot of yorikiri that surely deserved a more explosive moniker. There's definitely some grounds for complaint each day.
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    Sekitori Sweepstake - May 2024

    I believe Kotozakura's day 6 loss to Onosato has gone unnoticed...
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    No need to call me out like that haha
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    Sekitori Sweepstake - May 2024

    The thing with Tomokaze is he's clearly demonstrated to me in the last year that he's still strong enough and crafty enough to be a top-division regular. He's also demonstrated that he has more weak joints he can't trust in his undercarriage than good ones, and no matter how much confidence he regains there's only been a backwards slide in conditioning for him since returning to Juryo.
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    Ridiculous Predictions Natsu 2024

    The yokozuna and ozeki all go undefeated from here into the final matchups and one of them comfortably takes the yusho.
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Onosato seemed to think he was still in university after that victory, barely bothering to contain a celebration. Would be nice if he started acting like the ozeki / yokozuna he surely must be on course to become sooner rather than later.
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    Betting odds for the upcoming basho

    Where do you find the odds?
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    Bench Men's Euros 2024

    I've been debating with myself whether I sign up for this for over a month, but now that I've seen the fixtures that confirms there's a total of 5 watchable games for me - none of the finals. Prime time for Europe evening slot is 3AM starts for me. So unfortunately I think I'll have to sit it out.
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Natsu 2024

    1. Hoshoryu 11-4 2. Kotozakura 10-5 3. Daiseizan KK 4. Wakaikari KK 5. Onosato 8-7 6. Haruyama KK 7. Tokihayate MK 8. Anosho MK 9. Takashoki MK TB 9
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    Game 21 Natsu Basho 2024

    Thanks for joining us once again in Game 21 for the Natsu basho! 34 entries were recorded, and their latest versions were received in the following order: Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Diff 1 Athenayama X A A A A X B A A A A B B B B A X B B A A 327 2 Gusoyama X A A A A X B A B A B A A B X B B A A B B 323 3 Fia X A B B X X B A X B X B X B X A B A X B X 467 4 Tochinofuji B A A B A A A A B A A A B B A B B B A B A 286 5 Fashiriteta X A A A B A B A A A B B B B X B A A B B B 359 6 Shatsume B A B B A A B A B A B A B B A B B B A B A 298 7 Hisui X A B A A B B A B A B B B B X A A B A B A 331 8 Rokudenashi B A A A A X B A B A B B A B A B X B B A A 297 9 shimodahito B B A X A B A A A A A A A A B A B B A B B 381 10 ChickyStarr A B B A A A B A A A B A B A A B A B A A B 367 11 RaeucherLax A A A B A A B A B B A A B A A B A B A B A 332 12 Karasukurai A A A A B A B A A A A B X B A B A B A B A 344 13 Hakuhonofan X B A A A X A B B B B A A B B B B B A A A 362 14 Wamahada X A A B A X B A B B A A A B B B X B B A A 327 15 Suwihuto B B B B A B A B A B A A A B A B B B A A B 396 16 Hakuryuho B A A A A B B A B A A A B B A B B B B B B 293 17 Profomisakari A A A B A A B A B B B A B A B B B B A A B 344 18 Yarimotsu B A A A A X A A B B A B B A A A A B B A B 339 19 grocerybird B B B B A A A A B A B B B B A B A B A B B 321 20 Mizuma B A A B A X A A B A A B B B A A A A A B A 316 21 Takanorappa B B A A B X A A A A B B B A B A B A A B A 387 22 Susanoo B B A A B A A A B A B A A B A B A B B B A 327 23 Papayasu X A A B B X A A B A B B B B X B A B A B X 334 24 Hoshotakamoto X A A X B X X A B A A X A B B A B B X X B 407 25 Flohru A B A A A B A A B A A A A B A B B B B A B 331 26 Jeauonosato B A A A A X A A B A A A B B B B X B B A B 305 27 Hidenotora X A A B A X A A A A B A A B A A X A B B A 338 28 Hohofuji B A A B A A B A B B B B B B A A A B B B A 310 29 Asapedroryu B A B B A X B A A A B B A B B B X B A B A 328 30 Fujisan B B B A A B B A B A A A B B A B B B B A B 332 31 Benihana A A B A B A B A B A B B B B B A X B A A B 355 32 Bunbukuchagama A A A B A X A A A B A B A B A A X B B B A 339 33 chishafuwaku X A A A A X A A B B B B A B A B B B B A B 312 34 WAKATAKE X A A B A A A A B A B A B B A A X B B B A 301 Newcomer Fia's picks are the most unique, primarily due to a whole bunch of X predictions. MAX 467 Fia MIN 286 Tochinofuji Nr A History B A B X Day Result 1 Terunofuji 8-6[-1] Daieisho 7 15 12 . 2 Hoshoryu 8-8[-1] Kirishima 25 9 0 . 3 Onosato - Atamifuji 25 9 0 . 4 Abi 6[+1]-5 Takayasu 17 15 2 . 5 Midorifuji 4-5 Kotoshoho 26 7 1 . 6 Takakeisho 7-5 Asanoyama 12 6 16 . 7 Nishikigi 5-6 Shodai 16 17 1 . 8 Kotozakura - Hiradoumi 32 2 0 . 9 Gonoyama 1-0 Wakamotoharu 10 23 1 . 10 Mitakeumi 29-8 Tamawashi 24 10 0 . 11 Ryuden - Oshoma 15 18 1 . 12 Onosho 3-6 Ura 17 16 1 . 13 Takarafuji 1-1 Churanoumi 13 19 2 . 14 Oho 0-2 Tobizaru 6 28 0 . 15 Tokihayate - Tsurugisho 19 10 5 . 16 Tomokaze 2-3 Roga 13 21 0 . 17 Meisei - Takerufuji 11 14 9 . 18 Ichiyamamoto 2-2 Shonannoumi 6 28 0 . 19 Nishikifuji 3[-1]-2 Hokutofuji 17 15 2 . 20 Mitoryu 1-2 Sadanoumi 13 20 1 . 21 Takanosho 2-1 Kinbozan 17 15 2 . Unfortunately our roster has already been cut short with a couple of absences confirmed for the basho. Bout 6 will almost certainly not be contested as Asanoyama pulled out, and Takerufuji seems unlikely to sneak a late return making bout 17 a probable miss as well. Many others enter with poor conditioning or lingering injury worries. It seems our players agree with my bout-picking in that none of these have a clear outcome. Hiradoumi triumphing over Kotozakura would earn two plucky guessers a great badge of honour and perhaps a lead. The 12 players who selected Terunofuji - Daieisho to not occur may be surprised to find this bout already scheduled (on day 2, not on the very first day as I asserted due to a sumo DB bug) and very likely to occur! @Profomisakari will manage the game for the basho's duration - enjoy, all!
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    Game 21 Natsu Basho 2024

    Final chance - 11 hours to enter Game 21 before the deadline Friday 10th of May at 11 AM (JST), 2 AM (UTC) HERE IS THE LINK Below are the entries since last update: (welcome Jeaunosato!) grocerybird Mizuma Takanorappa Susanoo Papayasu Hoshotakamoto Flohru Jeauonosato Reminder to recent players to please participate once again (newcomers always welcome!): @Asapedroryu Asset @Bunbukuchagama @Benihana @chishafuwaku @WAKATAKE @Hidenotora @Fujisan Jogn, @Kujo @Andonishiki @ScreechingOwl @Tetsuba Gair, Sada Supporter, @Takoyama / takoyakiyama, Fujinokarasu, King Bo Slice, Miromaru, AlphaHo, Kinmitsu, shifuto, hansonofuji, @Rocks / Gansekiiwa, wakashaka, moshogaru @Achiyama BariiHachiBenson, Tochiyatsu