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  1. Itachi

    Pick The Yusho Winners Haru 2024

    PTYW Haru 2024 Day 7 SHIKONA Score wins losses kk yusho Mukashi 26 26 8 0 0 Athenayama 26 26 12 0 0 Itachi 24 24 11 0 0 Chishafuwaku 24 24 11 0 0 Flohru 23 23 11 0 0 Genzai 23 23 11 0 0 Profomisakari 22 22 12 0 0 Wakatake 22 22 12 0 0 Oshirokita 22 22 12 0 0 Bunbukuchagama 21 21 11 0 0 Papayasu 19 19 14 0 0 Torafujii 18 18 15 0 0
  2. Itachi

    Sandanme Game Hatsu 2024

    The Sandanme Game will run again for Hatsu 2024 in the same format as used for last 7 basho.  The usual invitation has been amended to allow for the reduced ranks in this division which began with Natsu 2022: For the Sandanme Game, please send me your list of 15 rikishi from the usual segments of the banzuke. The segments had to be modified due to the reduction of ranks to 90. The only change is that the 51-60 group is split into two groups. Sd 1-5/6-10/11-15/16-20/21-25/26-30/31-35/36-40/41-45/46-50/51-55/56-60 61-70/71-80/81-90+ (81-90 including tsukedashi if any) Your rikishi earn points for each win, for a kachikoshi record, for leading their group, and a bonus for the best scoring rikishi on each team based on how close they were to the yusho winning record. The result is adjusted so that the best possible score gets a 15-0 result. The drone Mirai knows the future and always selects the best rikishi in each group. This shows us what the best possible score would be at each stage of the game. The drone Genzai picks the most popular rikishi from each group. This drone has tended to score well. The drone Mukashi picks the rikishi in each group who had the best record last basho. This drone isn't expected to score well but sometimes surprises us. Send your entries to me at matsuorussellj@gmail.com before any of your selections enter the dohyo for their match (and preferably a few hours before that).
  3. Itachi

    Sandanme Game Hatsu 2024

    Thanks to everyone for playing!
  4. This is the thread for the Pick The Yusho Winners (PTYW) game for Hatsu 2024. Until further notice, the game will run just as it has the last several times. I will compile the results and post them as best as I can on this thread. This is a pre-basho game where each player selects a rikishi from each of 8 sections of the banzuke. The player earns points for each win, each kachikoshi, and each yusho earned by their team of 8 rikishi. The sections of the banzuke are these: Sanyaku (Y through K) Maegashira Juryo Upper Makushita (Ms1-15 ) (* now including tsukedashi, if any, at these ranks) Lower Makushita (Ms16-60) (* no longer including tsukedashi from the Upper Makushita ranks) Sandanme (plus tsukedashi if any) Jonidan Jonokuchi That's it! Simple to understand, difficult to master. The hallmarks of any engaging game. Please send your 8 selections to me before the beginning of action on Shonichi. Itachi: matsuorussellj@gmail.com or by pm here at the forum  Good luck with your picks. Special thanks to Oshirokita, the founder of this game.
  5. Itachi

    Pick The Yusho Winners Hatsu 2024

    Thanks to everyone for playing!
  6. Itachi

    Pick The Yusho Winners Hatsu 2024

    PTYW Hatsu 2024 Final Results Itachi . . . . . Athenayama . . . . . Chishafuwaku . . . . . Bunbukuchagama . . . . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y Terunofuji 13 2 1 2 . Terunofuji 13 2 1 2 . Kotonowaka 13 2 1 0 . Kirishima 11 4 1 0 Onosato 11 4 1 0 . Onosato 11 4 1 0 . Onosato 11 4 1 0 . Asanoyama 9 3 1 0 Takerufuji 13 2 1 2 . Takerufuji 13 2 1 2 . Takerufuji 13 2 1 2 . Takerufuji 13 2 1 2 Wakatakakage 7 0 1 2 . Hakuoho 6 1 1 0 . Wakatakakage 7 0 1 2 . Wakatakakage 7 0 1 2 Asahakuryu 3 4 0 0 . Anosho 4 3 1 0 . Asahakuryu 3 4 0 0 . Haruyama 6 1 1 0 Shiroma 6 1 1 0 . Shiroma 6 1 1 0 . Shiroma 6 1 1 0 . Shiroma 6 1 1 0 Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 Kyokukaiyu 6 1 1 0 . Kyokukaiyu 6 1 1 0 . Kyokukaiyu 6 1 1 0 . Kyokukaiyu 6 1 1 0 total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . 81 66 14 7 8 . 80 66 14 8 6 . 79 66 14 7 6 . 79 65 12 8 6 Genzai . . . . . Torafujii . . . . . Papayasu . . . . . Flohru . . . . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y Kirishima 11 4 1 0 . Terunofuji 13 2 1 2 . Kirishima 11 4 1 0 . Hoshoryu 10 4 1 0 Onosato 11 4 1 0 . Asanoyama 9 3 1 0 . Onosato 11 4 1 0 . Onosato 11 4 1 0 Takerufuji 13 2 1 2 . Takerufuji 13 2 1 2 . Takerufuji 13 2 1 2 . Takerufuji 13 2 1 2 Wakatakakage 7 0 1 2 . Wakatakakage 7 0 1 2 . Hakuoho 6 1 1 0 . Wakatakakage 7 0 1 2 Anosho 4 3 1 0 . Asahakuryu 3 4 0 0 . Haruyama 6 1 1 0 . Asashiyu 2 5 0 0 Shiroma 6 1 1 0 . Shiroma 6 1 1 0 . Shiroma 6 1 1 0 . Fujiseiun 7 0 1 2 Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 Kyokukaiyu 6 1 1 0 . Kyokukaiyu 6 1 1 0 . Kyokukaiyu 6 1 1 0 . Kyokukaiyu 6 1 1 0 total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . 79 65 15 8 6 . 79 64 13 7 8 . 78 66 14 8 4 . 78 63 16 7 8 Tetsuba . . . . . Profomisakari . . . . . Mukashi . . . . . Wakatake . . . . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y Kirishima 11 4 1 0 . Kirishima 11 4 1 0 . Kirishima 11 4 1 0 . Hoshoryu 10 4 1 0 Onosato 11 4 1 0 . Atamifuji 6 9 0 0 . Onosato 11 4 1 0 . Tamawashi 8 7 1 0 Takerufuji 13 2 1 2 . Takerufuji 13 2 1 2 . Takerufuji 13 2 1 2 . Roga 9 6 1 0 Hakuoho 6 1 1 0 . Hakuoho 6 1 1 0 . Satorufuji 3 4 0 0 . Onokatsu 6 1 1 0 Anosho 4 3 1 0 . Anosho 4 3 1 0 . Daishoryu 2 5 0 0 . Kazenoumi 5 2 1 0 Soma 4 3 1 0 . Shiroma 6 1 1 0 . Shiroma 6 1 1 0 . Shiroma 6 1 1 0 Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 Kyokukaiyu 6 1 1 0 . Kyokukaiyu 6 1 1 0 . Kyokukaiyu 6 1 1 0 . Kyokukaiyu 6 1 1 0 total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . 74 62 18 8 4 . 70 59 21 7 4 . 69 59 21 6 4 . 67 57 22 8 2 Oshirokita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ w l k y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kirishima 11 4 1 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Onosato 11 4 1 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shiden 6 9 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . ` . . . . Wakaikari 4 3 1 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haruyama 6 1 1 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shiroma 6 1 1 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyokukaiyu 6 1 1 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . total score . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 57 23 7 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  7. Itachi

    Pick The Yusho Winners Hatsu 2024

    PTYW Hatsu 2024 Final - Congratulations Itachi! (6th Yusho ia) SHIKONA Score wins losses kk yusho Itachi 81 66 14 7 8 Athenayama 80 66 14 8 6 Chishafuwaku 79 66 14 7 6 Bunbukuchagama 79 65 12 8 6 Genzai 79 65 15 8 6 Torafujii 79 64 13 7 8 Papayasu 78 66 14 8 4 Flohru 78 63 16 7 8 Tetsuba 74 62 18 8 4 Profomisakari 70 59 21 7 4 Mukashi 69 59 21 6 4 Wakatake 67 57 22 8 2 Oshirokita 66 57 23 7 2 The Jun-Yusho goes to Athenayama! (4th time ia) Congratulations!
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    Sandanme Game Hatsu 2024

    Sandanme Game Hatsu 2024 Final Standings - Congratulations Papayasu! (First Yusho!) shikona score wins losses est. wins/15 kk group best Papayasu 11.94 71 34 10.14 13 6 7 Athenayama 11.68 70 34 10.10 11 6 7 Genzai 11.45 67 37 9.66 11 7 7 Chishafuwaku 11.26 67 38 9.57 12 5 7 Bunbukuchagama 11.22 67 37 9.66 11 5 7 Flohru 11.03 66 39 9.43 11 5 7 Tetsuba 10.53 64 40 9.23 11 5 6 Itachi 10.49 64 39 9.32 12 3 6 Torafujii 10.35 64 41 9.14 11 4 6 Profomisakari 9.96 60 44 8.65 11 4 6 Mukashi 8.76 54 51 7.71 9 2 6 Athenayama wins the Jun-Yusho (3rd time!) - Congratulations!
  9. Itachi

    Sandanme Game Hatsu 2024

    Thanks for your entries everyone! There are 11 players this time, including the 3 drones. The standings and detailed results tables are in the two posts above this one. Good luck with the rest of the basho!
  10. Itachi

    Sandanme Game Hatsu 2024

    Sandanme Game Hatsu 2024 results thru Day 8 . . Athenayama 1 score 10.50 w/l per 15 10.25 . Genzai 2 score 10.50 w/l per 15 10.25 . Flohru 3 score 10.33 w/l per 15 10.50 . Bunbukuchagama 4 score 10.17 w/l per 15 9.75 _ . w l kk gl . _ . w l kk gl . _ . w l kk gl . _ . w l kk gl Tanji . 4 0 1 1 . Tanji . 4 0 1 1 . Wakatakamoto . 4 0 1 1 . Wakatakamoto . 4 0 1 1 Kototsubasa . 2 2 0 0 . Suzaki . 3 1 1 1 . Kototsubasa . 2 2 0 0 . Suzaki . 3 1 1 1 Kazeeidai . 2 2 0 0 . Kazeeidai . 2 2 0 0 . Daiseiryu . 3 1 1 0 . Kazeeidai . 2 2 0 0 Oki . 1 3 0 0 . Oki . 1 3 0 0 . Oki . 1 3 0 0 . Oki . 1 3 0 0 Shiroma . 3 1 1 1 . Shiroma . 3 1 1 1 . Shiroma . 3 1 1 1 . Shiroma . 3 1 1 1 Fujiseiun . 4 0 1 1 . Fujiseiun . 4 0 1 1 . Fujiseiun . 4 0 1 1 . Fujiseiun . 4 0 1 1 Tokinohira . 3 1 1 0 . Tokinohira . 3 1 1 0 . Tokinohira . 3 1 1 0 . Harunishiki . 2 2 0 0 Itadaki . 2 2 0 0 . Koki . 1 3 0 0 . Itadaki . 2 2 0 0 . Koki . 1 3 0 0 Takashoki . 4 0 1 1 . Takashoki . 4 0 1 1 . Kenyu . 2 2 0 0 . Takashoki . 4 0 1 1 Soma . 3 1 1 1 . Soma . 3 1 1 1 . Tomiyutaka . 2 2 0 0 . Soma . 3 1 1 1 Higonomaru . 1 3 0 0 . Higonomaru . 1 3 0 0 . Hakuonada . 3 1 1 1 . Furanshisu . 1 3 0 0 Tatsuki . 3 1 1 1 . Gohakuun . 4 0 1 0 . Gohakuun . 4 0 1 0 . Tatsuki . 3 1 1 1 Higonoumi . 4 0 1 1 . Higonoumi . 4 0 1 1 . Higonoumi . 4 0 1 1 . Higonoumi . 4 0 1 1 Kiyonoumi . 3 1 1 0 . Ryuma . 2 2 0 0 . Kiyonoumi . 3 1 1 0 . Ryuma . 2 2 0 0 Suio . 2 2 0 0 . Suio . 2 2 0 0 . Amane . 2 2 0 0 . Suio . 2 2 0 0 _ . _ _ _ _ . _ . _ _ _ _ . _ . _ _ _ _ . _ . _ _ _ _ totals: . 41 19 9 7 . totals: . 41 19 9 7 . totals: . 42 18 9 5 . totals: . 39 21 8 8 Tetsuba 5 score 9.83 w/l per 15 9.75 . Papayasu 6 score 9.67 w/l per 15 9.75 . Chishafuwaku 7 score 9.50 w/l per 15 9.50 . Torafujii 8 score 9.17 w/l per 15 9.25 _ . w l kk gl . _ . w l kk gl . _ . w l kk gl . _ . w l kk gl Tanji . 4 0 1 1 . Arauma . 2 2 0 0 . Tanji . 4 0 1 1 . Tanji . 4 0 1 1 Raiho . 3 1 1 1 . Hokutoryu . 1 3 0 0 . Kainoshima . 1 3 0 0 . Suzaki . 3 1 1 1 Kazeeidai . 2 2 0 0 . Kazeeidai . 2 2 0 0 . Kazeeidai . 2 2 0 0 . Kazeeidai . 2 2 0 0 Oki . 1 3 0 0 . Oki . 1 3 0 0 . Oki . 1 3 0 0 . Oki . 1 3 0 0 Shiroma . 3 1 1 1 . Shiroma . 3 1 1 1 . Shiroma . 3 1 1 1 . Shiroma . 3 1 1 1 Kobayashi . 3 1 1 0 . Fujiseiun . 4 0 1 1 . Fujiseiun . 4 0 1 1 . Kotosato . 1 3 0 0 Hogasho . 2 2 0 0 . Tokinohira . 3 1 1 0 . Tokinohira . 3 1 1 0 . Hogasho . 2 2 0 0 Aron . 3 1 1 0 . Aron . 3 1 1 0 . Koki . 1 3 0 0 . Komanokuni . 2 2 0 0 Kyokumizuno . 3 1 1 0 . Takashoki . 4 0 1 1 . Ieshima . 3 1 1 0 . Ieshima . 3 1 1 0 Soma . 3 1 1 1 . Tatsuosho . 3 1 1 1 . Soma . 3 1 1 1 . Soma . 3 1 1 1 Higonomaru . 1 3 0 0 . Higonomaru . 1 3 0 0 . Higonomaru . 1 3 0 0 . Higonomaru . 1 3 0 0 Gohakuun . 4 0 1 0 . Gohakuun . 4 0 1 0 . Gohakuun . 4 0 1 0 . Gohakuun . 4 0 1 0 Higonoumi . 4 0 1 1 . Dairinzan . 2 2 0 0 . Higonoumi . 4 0 1 1 . Kanazawa . 3 1 1 0 Agora . 1 3 0 0 . Toramusashi . 3 1 1 0 . Asaobora . 2 2 0 0 . Toramusashi . 3 1 1 0 Kazeyuki . 2 2 0 0 . Kojikara . 3 1 1 0 . Kazeyuki . 2 2 0 0 . Kazeyuki . 2 2 0 0 _ . _ _ _ _ . _ . _ _ _ _ . _ . _ _ _ _ . _ . _ _ _ _ totals: . 39 21 9 5 . totals: . 39 21 9 4 . totals: . 38 22 8 5 . totals: . 37 23 8 4 Itachi 9 score 9 w/l per 15 9.25 . Profomisakari 10 score 8.33 w/l per 15 8.25 Mukashi 11 score 6.33 w/l per 15 6.75 . . . . . . . _ . w l kk gl . _ . w l kk gl _ . w l kk gl . . . . . . . Arauma . 2 2 0 0 . Tanji . 4 0 1 1 Kaigo . 2 2 0 0 . . . . . . . Kainoshima . 1 3 0 0 . Suzaki . 3 1 1 1 Suzaki . 3 1 1 1 . . . . . . . Okinohama . 3 1 1 0 . Kazeeidai . 2 2 0 0 Kazeeidai . 2 2 0 0 . . . . . . . Oki . 1 3 0 0 . Oki . 1 3 0 0 Oki . 1 3 0 0 . . . . . . . Shiroma . 3 1 1 1 . Shiroma . 3 1 1 1 Shiroma . 3 1 1 1 . . . . . . . Kobayashi . 3 1 1 0 . Kobayashi . 3 1 1 0 Chura . 1 3 0 0 . . . . . . . Tokinohira . 3 1 1 0 . Harunishiki . 2 2 0 0 Harunishiki . 2 2 0 0 . . . . . . . Hokutoshu . 2 2 0 0 . Koki . 1 3 0 0 Koki . 1 3 0 0 . . . . . . . Ieshima . 3 1 1 0 . Kotoegashira . 0 4 0 0 Kotoegashira . 0 4 0 0 . . . . . . . Soma . 3 1 1 1 . Soma . 3 1 1 1 Soma . 3 1 1 1 . . . . . . . Higonomaru . 1 3 0 0 . Higonomaru . 1 3 0 0 Furanshisu . 1 3 0 0 . . . . . . . Gohakuun . 4 0 1 0 . Gohakuun . 4 0 1 0 Tatsuki . 3 1 1 1 . . . . . . . Higonoumi . 4 0 1 1 . Dairinzan . 2 2 0 0 Dairinzan . 2 2 0 0 . . . . . . . Ryuma . 2 2 0 0 . Hidano . 1 3 0 0 Hidano . 1 3 0 0 . . . . . . . Suio . 2 2 0 0 . Kitanosho . 3 1 1 0 Fujinotani . 2 2 0 0 . . . . . . . _ . _ _ _ _ . _ . _ _ _ _ _ . _ _ _ _ . . . . . . . totals: . 37 23 8 3 . totals: . 33 27 7 4 totals: . 27 33 4 4 . . . . . . .
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    Sandanme Game Hatsu 2024

    Sandanme Game Hatsu 2024 standings thru Day 8 shikona score wins losses est. wins/15 kk group best Athenayama 10.50 41 19 10.25 9 7 4 Genzai 10.50 41 19 10.25 9 7 4 Flohru 10.33 42 18 10.50 9 5 4 Bunbukuchagama 10.17 39 21 9.75 8 8 4 Tetsuba 9.83 39 21 9.75 9 5 4 Papayasu 9.67 39 21 9.75 9 4 4 Chishafuwaku 9.50 38 22 9.50 8 5 4 Torafujii 9.17 37 23 9.25 8 4 4 Itachi 9.00 37 23 9.25 8 3 4 Profomisakari 8.33 33 27 8.25 7 4 4 Mukashi 6.33 27 33 6.75 4 4 3
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    Pick The Yusho Winners Hatsu 2024

    There are 13 players this time, including the two drones! Thanks to everyone for their entries, and good luck with the rest of the basho. The standings and details for each lineup are presented in the previous two posts.
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    Pick The Yusho Winners Hatsu 2024

    PTYW Hatsu 2024 thru Day 8 Bunbukuchagama . . . . . Papayasu . . . . . Flohru . . . . . Chishafuwaku . . . . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y Kirishima 6 2 0 0 . Kirishima 6 2 0 0 . Hoshoryu 6 2 0 0 . Kotonowaka 7 1 0 0 Asanoyama 7 1 0 0 . Onosato 7 1 0 0 . Onosato 7 1 0 0 . Onosato 7 1 0 0 Takerufuji 8 0 1 0 . Takerufuji 8 0 1 0 . Takerufuji 8 0 1 0 . Takerufuji 8 0 1 0 Wakatakakage 4 0 1 0 . Hakuoho 3 1 0 0 . Wakatakakage 4 0 1 0 . Wakatakakage 4 0 1 0 Haruyama 4 0 1 0 . Haruyama 4 0 1 0 . Asashiyu 1 3 0 0 . Asahakuryu 1 3 0 0 Shiroma 3 1 0 0 . Shiroma 3 1 0 0 . Fujiseiun 4 0 1 0 . Shiroma 3 1 0 0 Aonishiki 4 0 1 0 . Aonishiki 4 0 1 0 . Aonishiki 4 0 1 0 . Aonishiki 4 0 1 0 Kyokukaiyu 3 1 0 0 . Kyokukaiyu 3 1 0 0 . Kyokukaiyu 3 1 0 0 . Kyokukaiyu 3 1 0 0 total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . 43 39 5 4 0 . 41 38 6 3 0 . 41 37 7 4 0 . 40 37 7 3 0 Itachi . . . . . Torafujii . . . . . Genzai . . . . . Athenayama . . . . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y Terunofuji 6 2 0 0 . Terunofuji 6 2 0 0 . Kirishima 6 2 0 0 . Terunofuji 6 2 0 0 Onosato 7 1 0 0 . Asanoyama 7 1 0 0 . Onosato 7 1 0 0 . Onosato 7 1 0 0 Takerufuji 8 0 1 0 . Takerufuji 8 0 1 0 . Takerufuji 8 0 1 0 . Takerufuji 8 0 1 0 Wakatakakage 4 0 1 0 . Wakatakakage 4 0 1 0 . Wakatakakage 4 0 1 0 . Hakuoho 3 1 0 0 Asahakuryu 1 3 0 0 . Asahakuryu 1 3 0 0 . Anosho 1 3 0 0 . Anosho 1 3 0 0 Shiroma 3 1 0 0 . Shiroma 3 1 0 0 . Shiroma 3 1 0 0 . Shiroma 3 1 0 0 Aonishiki 4 0 1 0 . Aonishiki 4 0 1 0 . Aonishiki 4 0 1 0 . Aonishiki 4 0 1 0 Kyokukaiyu 3 1 0 0 . Kyokukaiyu 3 1 0 0 . Kyokukaiyu 3 1 0 0 . Kyokukaiyu 3 1 0 0 total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . 39 36 8 3 0 . 39 36 8 3 0 . 39 36 8 3 0 . 37 35 9 2 0 Tetsuba . . . . . Wakatake . . . . . Mukashi . . . . . Profomisakari . . . . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y Kirishima 6 2 0 0 . Hoshoryu 6 2 0 0 . Kirishima 6 2 0 0 . Kirishima 6 2 0 0 Onosato 7 1 0 0 . Tamawashi 5 3 0 0 . Onosato 7 1 0 0 . Atamifuji 4 4 0 0 Takerufuji 8 0 1 0 . Roga 6 2 0 0 . Takerufuji 8 0 1 0 . Takerufuji 8 0 1 0 Hakuoho 3 1 0 0 . Onokatsu 4 0 1 0 . Satorufuji 1 3 0 0 . Hakuoho 3 1 0 0 Anosho 1 3 0 0 . Kazenoumi 3 1 0 0 . Daishoryu 1 3 0 0 . Anosho 1 3 0 0 Soma 3 1 0 0 . Shiroma 3 1 0 0 . Shiroma 3 1 0 0 . Shiroma 3 1 0 0 Aonishiki 4 0 1 0 . Aonishiki 4 0 1 0 . Aonishiki 4 0 1 0 . Aonishiki 4 0 1 0 Kyokukaiyu 3 1 0 0 . Kyokukaiyu 3 1 0 0 . Kyokukaiyu 3 1 0 0 . Kyokukaiyu 3 1 0 0 total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . 37 35 9 2 0 . 36 34 10 2 0 . 35 33 11 2 0 . 34 32 12 2 0 Oshirokita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ w l k y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kirishima 6 2 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Onosato 7 1 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shiden 2 6 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . ` . . . . Wakaikari 3 1 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haruyama 4 0 1 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shiroma 3 1 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aonishiki 4 0 1 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyokukaiyu 3 1 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . total score . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 32 12 2 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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    Pick The Yusho Winners Hatsu 2024

    PTYW Hatsu 2024 thru Day 8 SHIKONA Score wins losses kk yusho Bunbukuchagama 43 39 5 4 0 Papayasu 41 38 6 3 0 Flohru 41 37 7 4 0 Chishafuwaku 40 37 7 3 0 Itachi 39 36 8 3 0 Torafujii 39 36 8 3 0 Genzai 39 36 8 3 0 Athenayama 37 35 9 2 0 Tetsuba 37 35 9 2 0 Wakatake 36 34 10 2 0 Mukashi 35 33 11 2 0 Profomisakari 34 32 12 2 0 Oshirokita 34 32 12 2 0
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    Sandanme Game Kyushu 2023

    The Sandanme Game will run again for Kyushu 2023 in the same format as used for last 7 basho.  The usual invitation has been amended to allow for the reduced ranks in this division which began with Natsu 2022: For the Sandanme Game, please send me your list of 15 rikishi from the usual segments of the banzuke. The segments had to be modified due to the reduction of ranks to 90. The only change is that the 51-60 group is split into two groups. Sd 1-5/6-10/11-15/16-20/21-25/26-30/31-35/36-40/41-45/46-50/51-55/56-60 61-70/71-80/81-90+ (81-90 including tsukedashi if any) Your rikishi earn points for each win, for a kachikoshi record, for leading their group, and a bonus for the best scoring rikishi on each team based on how close they were to the yusho winning record. The result is adjusted so that the best possible score gets a 15-0 result. The drone Mirai knows the future and always selects the best rikishi in each group. This shows us what the best possible score would be at each stage of the game. The drone Genzai picks the most popular rikishi from each group. This drone has tended to score well. The drone Mukashi picks the rikishi in each group who had the best record last basho. This drone isn't expected to score well but sometimes surprises us. Send your entries to me at matsuorussellj@gmail.com before any of your selections enter the dohyo for their match (and preferably a few hours before that).
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    Sandanme Game Kyushu 2023

    Sandanme Game Kyushu 2023 Final Results . . . Flohru 1 score 10.77 w/l per 15 9.29 . Itachi 2 score 10.43 w/l per 15 8.86 . Athenayama 3 score 9.74 w/l per 15 8.29 . Torafujii 4 score 8.83 w/l per 15 7.71 _ . w l kk gl . _ . w l kk gl . _ . w l kk gl . _ . w l kk gl Shohoryu . 5 2 1 0 . Kotosato . 2 5 0 0 . Kotosato . 2 5 0 0 . Kotosato . 2 5 0 0 Sazanami . 4 3 1 0 . Wakamiyabi . 4 3 1 0 . Tokinohira . 2 5 0 0 . Wakamiyabi . 4 3 1 0 Nobehara . 5 2 1 0 . Kotodaishin . 4 3 1 0 . Kotodaishin . 4 3 1 0 . Goshimaru . 3 4 0 0 Kobayashi . 3 4 0 0 . Kobayashi . 3 4 0 0 . Kobayashi . 3 4 0 0 . Kobayashi . 3 4 0 0 Anosho . 5 2 1 0 . Anosho . 5 2 1 0 . Anosho . 5 2 1 0 . Anosho . 5 2 1 0 Daihisho . 4 3 1 0 . Kotetsu . 3 4 0 0 . Daihisho . 4 3 1 0 . Kotetsu . 3 4 0 0 Chiyotaiho . 5 2 1 1 . Takabayama . 3 4 0 0 . Chiyotaiho . 5 2 1 1 . Takabayama . 3 4 0 0 Higonomaru . 3 4 0 0 . Higonomaru . 3 4 0 0 . Higonomaru . 3 4 0 0 . Higonomaru . 3 4 0 0 Nagamura . 6 1 1 1 . Nagamura . 6 1 1 1 . Gohakuun . 3 4 0 0 . Gohakuun . 3 4 0 0 Kototakuya . 3 4 0 0 . Kirinryu . 4 3 1 0 . Kawamura . 5 2 1 1 . Kawamura . 5 2 1 1 Kamitani . 3 4 0 0 . Hokutosakae . 5 2 1 1 . Kototaiki . 3 4 0 0 . Kamitani . 3 4 0 0 Fujinowaka . 4 3 1 0 . Rinko . 5 2 1 1 . Shogun . 4 3 1 0 . Agora . 2 5 0 0 Daishoryu . 7 0 1 1 . Daishoryu . 7 0 1 1 . Daishoryu . 7 0 1 1 . Daishoryu . 7 0 1 1 Oki . 6 1 1 1 . Oki . 6 1 1 1 . Oki . 6 1 1 1 . Oki . 6 1 1 1 Nagata . 2 5 0 0 . Nagata . 2 5 0 0 . Nagata . 2 5 0 0 . Takano . 2 5 0 0 _ . _ _ _ _ . _ . _ _ _ _ . _ . _ _ _ _ . _ . _ _ _ _ totals: . 65 40 10 4 . totals: . 62 43 9 5 . totals: . 58 47 8 4 . totals: . 54 51 5 3 Papayasu 5 score 8.83 w/l per 15 7.71 . Genzai 6 score 8.37 w/l per 15 7.43 . Profomisakari 7 score 8.25 w/l per 15 7.57 . Tetsuba 8 score 7.34 w/l per 15 7.14 _ . w l kk gl . _ . w l kk gl . _ . w l kk gl . _ . w l kk gl Murayama . 3 4 0 0 . Kotosato . 2 5 0 0 . Shohoryu . 5 2 1 0 . Kotosato . 2 5 0 0 Tokinohira . 2 5 0 0 . Tokinohira . 2 5 0 0 . Tokinohira . 2 5 0 0 . Wakamiyabi . 4 3 1 0 Denuma . 6 1 1 1 . Nobehara . 5 2 1 0 . Goshimaru . 3 4 0 0 . Nobehara . 5 2 1 0 Kobayashi . 3 4 0 0 . Kobayashi . 3 4 0 0 . Kobayashi . 3 4 0 0 . Kobayashi . 3 4 0 0 Anosho . 5 2 1 0 . Anosho . 5 2 1 0 . Anosho . 5 2 1 0 . Anosho . 5 2 1 0 Tatsuosho . 3 4 0 0 . Tatsuosho . 3 4 0 0 . Sekizuka . 3 4 0 0 . Tatsuosho . 3 4 0 0 Chiyotenfu . 4 3 1 0 . Takabayama . 3 4 0 0 . Takabayama . 3 4 0 0 . Takabayama . 3 4 0 0 Higonomaru . 3 4 0 0 . Higonomaru . 3 4 0 0 . Higonomaru . 3 4 0 0 . Higonomaru . 3 4 0 0 Chiyoyamato . 2 5 0 0 . Gohakuun . 3 4 0 0 . Nagamura . 6 1 1 1 . Gohakuun . 3 4 0 0 Kanazawa . 3 4 0 0 . Kanazawa . 3 4 0 0 . Oginosho . 4 3 1 0 . Kanazawa . 3 4 0 0 Wakazakura . 3 4 0 0 . Kamitani . 3 4 0 0 . Kototaiki . 3 4 0 0 . Wakazakura . 3 4 0 0 Agora . 2 5 0 0 . Agora . 2 5 0 0 . Kitanosho . 2 5 0 0 . Agora . 2 5 0 0 Daishoryu . 7 0 1 1 . Daishoryu . 7 0 1 1 . Zuitenryu . 3 4 0 0 . Aron . 5 2 1 0 Oki . 6 1 1 1 . Oki . 6 1 1 1 . Oki . 6 1 1 1 . Gonowaka . 4 3 1 0 Yamato . 2 5 0 0 . Nagata . 2 5 0 0 . Takano . 2 5 0 0 . Yamato . 2 5 0 0 _ . _ _ _ _ . _ . _ _ _ _ . _ . _ _ _ _ . _ . _ _ _ _ totals: . 54 51 5 3 . totals: . 52 53 4 2 . totals: . 53 52 5 2 . totals: . 50 55 5 0 Bunbukuchagama 9 score 7.22 w/l per 15 6.57 . Mukashi 10 score 7.11 w/l per 15 6.57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ . w l kk gl . _ . w l kk gl . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kotosato . 2 5 0 0 . Shohoryu . 5 2 1 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tokinohira . 2 5 0 0 . Tokinohira . 2 5 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nobehara . 5 2 1 0 . Goshimaru . 3 4 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kobayashi . 3 4 0 0 . Kobayashi . 3 4 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anosho . 5 2 1 0 . Anosho . 5 2 1 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yokomaru . 4 3 1 0 . Sekizuka . 3 4 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Takabayama . 3 4 0 0 . Takabayama . 3 4 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Higonomaru . 3 4 0 0 . Higonomaru . 3 4 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chiyoyamato . 2 5 0 0 . Chiyoyamato . 2 5 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amane . 1 6 0 0 . Amane . 1 6 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kamitani . 3 4 0 0 . Kototaiki . 3 4 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kitanosho . 2 5 0 0 . Kitanosho . 2 5 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zuitenryu . 3 4 0 0 . Zuitenryu . 3 4 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oki . 6 1 1 1 . Oki . 6 1 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fujiyuho . 2 5 0 0 . Fujiyuho . 2 5 0 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ . _ _ _ _ . _ . _ _ _ _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . totals: . 46 59 4 1 . totals: . 46 59 3 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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    Sandanme Game Kyushu 2023

    Sandanme Game Kyushu 2023 Final Standings - Congratulations Flohru! (33rd yusho) shikona score wins losses est. wins/15 kk group best Flohru 10.77 65 40 9.29 10 4 7 Itachi 10.43 62 43 8.86 9 5 7 Athenayama 9.74 58 47 8.29 8 4 7 Torafujii 8.83 54 51 7.71 5 3 7 Papayasu 8.83 54 51 7.71 5 3 7 Genzai 8.37 52 53 7.43 4 2 7 Profomisakari 8.25 53 52 7.57 5 2 6 Tetsuba 7.34 50 55 7.14 5 0 5 Bunbukuchagama 7.22 46 59 6.57 4 1 6 Mukashi 7.11 46 59 6.57 3 1 6 Itachi wins the jun-yusho (20th time) - self-congratulations!
  18. This is the thread for the Pick The Yusho Winners (PTYW) game for Kyushu 2023. Until further notice, the game will run just as it has the last several times. I will compile the results and post them as best as I can on this thread. This is a pre-basho game where each player selects a rikishi from each of 8 sections of the banzuke. The player earns points for each win, each kachikoshi, and each yusho earned by their team of 8 rikishi. The sections of the banzuke are these: Sanyaku (Y through K) Maegashira Juryo Upper Makushita (Ms1-15 ) (* now including tsukedashi, if any, at these ranks) Lower Makushita (Ms16-60) (* no longer including tsukedashi from the Upper Makushita ranks) Sandanme (plus tsukedashi if any) Jonidan Jonokuchi That's it! Simple to understand, difficult to master. The hallmarks of any engaging game. Please send your 8 selections to me before the beginning of action on Shonichi. Itachi: matsuorussellj@gmail.com or by pm here at the forum  Good luck with your picks. Special thanks to Oshirokita, the founder of this game.
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    Pick The Yusho Winners Kyushu 2023

    PTYW Kyushu Basho 2023 Final Results Papayasu . . . . . Flohru . . . . . Torafujii . . . . . Bunbukuchagama . . . . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y Kirishima 13 2 1 2 . Kirishima 13 2 1 2 . Takakeisho 9 6 1 0 . Kirishima 13 2 1 2 Atamifuji 11 4 1 0 . Tamawashi 9 6 1 0 . Takayasu 10 5 1 0 . Atamifuji 11 4 1 0 Onosato 12 3 1 0 . Onosato 12 3 1 0 . Onosato 12 3 1 0 . Onosato 12 3 1 0 Onokatsu 5 2 1 0 . Onokatsu 5 2 1 0 . Takerufuji 6 1 1 0 . Asahakuryu 3 4 0 0 Haruyama 5 2 1 0 . Kazenoumi 4 3 1 0 . Satorufuji 7 0 1 2 . Haruyama 5 2 1 0 Anosho 5 2 1 0 . Oki 6 1 1 0 . Anosho 5 2 1 0 . Anosho 5 2 1 0 Shiroma 7 0 1 0 . Shiroma 7 0 1 0 . Shiroma 7 0 1 0 . Shiroma 7 0 1 0 Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . 77 65 15 8 4 . 75 63 17 8 4 . 75 63 17 8 4 . 74 63 17 7 4 Genzai . . . . . Tetsuba . . . . . Athenayama . . . . . Chishafuwaku . . . . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y Kirishima 13 2 1 2 . Kirishima 13 2 1 2 . Hoshoryu 10 5 1 0 . Daieisho 9 6 1 0 Atamifuji 11 4 1 0 . Gonoyama 8 7 1 0 . Atamifuji 11 4 1 0 . Tamawashi 9 6 1 0 Onosato 12 3 1 0 . Onosato 12 3 1 0 . Onosato 12 3 1 0 . Onosato 12 3 1 0 Asahakuryu 3 4 0 0 . Wakatakakage 5 2 1 0 . Wakatakakage 5 2 1 0 . Asahakuryu 3 4 0 0 Haruyama 5 2 1 0 . Haruyama 5 2 1 0 . Haruyama 5 2 1 0 . Satorufuji 7 0 1 2 Anosho 5 2 1 0 . Anosho 5 2 1 0 . Anosho 5 2 1 0 . Anosho 5 2 1 0 Shiroma 7 0 1 0 . Shiroma 7 0 1 0 . Shiroma 7 0 1 0 . Shiroma 7 0 1 0 Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . 74 63 17 7 4 . 74 62 18 8 4 . 72 62 18 8 2 . 70 59 21 7 4 Itachi . . . . . Oshirokita . . . . . Profomisakari . . . . . Mukashi . . . . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y . _ w l k y Hoshoryu 10 5 1 0 . Kirishima 13 2 1 2 . Takakeisho 9 6 1 0 . Takakeisho 9 6 1 0 Atamifuji 11 4 1 0 . Gonoyama 8 7 1 0 . Atamifuji 11 4 1 0 . Ichiyamamoto 11 4 1 0 Onosato 12 3 1 0 . Shimazuumi 9 6 1 0 . Onosato 12 3 1 0 . Hitoshi 2 13 0 0 Asahakuryu 3 4 0 0 . Asahakuryu 3 4 0 0 . Asahakuryu 3 4 0 0 . Asahakuryu 3 4 0 0 Haruyama 5 2 1 0 . Wakaikari 6 1 1 0 . Haruyama 5 2 1 0 . Haruyama 5 2 1 0 Anosho 5 2 1 0 . Anosho 5 2 1 0 . Anosho 5 2 1 0 . Anosho 5 2 1 0 Shiroma 7 0 1 0 . Shiroma 7 0 1 0 . Shiroma 7 0 1 0 . Shiroma 7 0 1 0 Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 . Aonishiki 7 0 1 2 total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . . total score . . . . 69 60 20 7 2 . 69 58 22 7 4 . 68 59 21 7 2 . 57 49 31 6 2
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    Pick The Yusho Winners Kyushu 2023

    PTYW Kyushu 2023 Final Standings - congratulations Papayasu! 1st Yusho! (ia) SHIKONA Score wins losses kk yusho Papayasu 77 65 15 8 4 Flohru 75 63 17 8 4 Torafujii 75 63 17 8 4 Bunbukuchagama 74 63 17 7 4 Genzai 74 63 17 7 4 Tetsuba 74 62 18 8 4 Athenayama 72 62 18 8 2 Chishafuwaku 70 59 21 7 4 Itachi 69 60 20 7 2 Oshirokita 69 58 22 7 4 Profomisakari 68 59 21 7 2 Mukashi 57 49 31 6 2 Flohru (17th ia) and Torafujii (12th ia) share the jun-yusho - congratulations!
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    Oshirokita intai in several sumo games

    I retired from most games years ago, so I fully understand the motivation for reducing participation despite enjoying each game for its own merits. Of the ones you are leaving, I'm only active in the Juryo Game. I'm pleased to see no mention of the PTYW game which you created and returned to this basho!
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    Sandanme Game Kyushu 2023

    Sandanme Game Kyushu 2023 Standing thru Day 12 shikona score wins losses est. wins/15 kk group best Flohru 10.15 55 35 9.17 8 4 6 Itachi 9.89 53 37 8.83 7 5 6 Athenayama 9.38 51 39 8.50 6 4 6 Papayasu 8.35 46 44 7.67 4 3 6 Genzai 8.10 45 45 7.50 4 2 6 Torafujii 8.22 45 45 7.50 4 3 6 Tetsuba 7.07 43 47 7.17 3 0 5 Profomisakari 7.32 42 48 7.00 4 2 5 Bunbukuchagama 7.07 40 50 6.67 4 2 5 Mukashi 6.55 38 52 6.33 3 1 5
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    Pick The Yusho Winners Kyushu 2023

    PTYW Kyushu 2023 Standings thru Day 12 SHIKONA Score wins losses kk yusho Papayasu 61 53 13 8 0 Flohru 60 52 14 8 0 Torafujii 60 52 14 8 0 Bunbukuchagama 59 52 14 7 0 Genzai 59 52 14 7 0 Athenayama 59 51 15 8 0 Itachi 57 50 16 7 0 Profomisakari 57 50 16 7 0 Chishafuwaku 57 50 16 7 0 Tetsuba 56 49 17 7 0 Oshirokita 52 47 19 5 0 Mukashi 48 42 24 6 0
  24. I'm surprised Achiyama is not responding to this as he lives in the area! I'd be tempted, but I'll stay in Vancouver for a night of music hosted by New Age Doom in their Chinatown studio. https://www.musicworks.ca/featured-article/new-age-doom-steps-forward https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/new-age-doom-tuvaband-there-is-no-end/ New Age Doom's guitarist is also a sumo fan, I learned recently. Maybe his music will resonate with some of you?