I will announce the updates on the Sumo Reference site on this forum - I feel that's better than somewhere hidden on the site.
Firstly I could correct a few errors found by Asashosakari and Randomitsuki. Next I want to thank Gans-san for sharing a lot of material which will be worked into the database, but it's so much it will last some months. Gochisozan also is providing me with a lot of missing lower division results in the Heisei era from his Sumo magazine archive. Of course Nishinoshima also is active and I received a fat letter with lots of material from him.
It's so much, I actually could need help in entering all that new data. So, if there is another person or two insane dedicated enough to enter data into Excel sheets, I happily can throw loads of work at them. Ability to read kanji or at least hiragana is widening the range of possible tasks, but there actually also are enough tasks where only kanji for "east" and "west" must be distinguished or even less than this.
Actually I can understand if no one wants to do that time-consuming job, but I'm accepting volunteers - just send a PM or email.
Now what's new in the database since last week?
I have added the missing juryo kimarite from 1974 to 1988 with some rare kimarite (like ipponzeoi, sabaori, gasshohineri etc) among them. There still are a lot more available from Haru 1956 to 1973 waiting to be entered.
Then I was able to get the correct W-L records for Aki 1988 and Kyushu 1988. Until now these two full banzuke were entered from the banzuke itself (it was nice training to read the jonidan and jonokuchi shikona on the real banzuke), with the wins implicitly deduced from banzuke movement - naturally no distinction was possible between losses and absences, and final scores from intai rikishi were guessed with 0-0-7. Now everything is correct here. Some minor errors between Hatsu 1989 and Aki 1989 also were corrected and hoshitori added.
And lastly I completed the records of Kitamayama's favorite oldest rikishi in Ozumo, Ichinoya.
Heh, that's something I'd been meaning to check for years... Might as well now.
A few more cases:
Azumazeki - Takaminobori & Takamiwaka hatsu-dohyo 1986.01, branch-out from Takasago-beya 1986/Feb/02 (first basho affected)
Irumagawa - Hoken & Kotsukasa & Kuwayama hatsu-dohyo 1992.11, branch-out from Kasugano-beya 1993/Jan/29 (first two basho affected)
Minezaki - Minezakura & Sakaguchi hatsu-dohyo 1988.03, branch-out from Hanaregoma-beya 1988/Dec/01 (first five basho affected)
Oguruma - Terukaze hatsu-dohyo 1986.11, Hayate & Hidekaze & Okaze & Shofu hatsu-dohyo 1987.03, branch-out from Sadogatake-beya 1987/Mar/23 (first three basho / first basho affected)
Oitekaze - Daishodai & Hayateumi hatsu-dohyo 1998.03, branch-out from Tomozuna-beya 1998/Oct/01 (first four basho affected)
Onomatsu - Onowaka hatsu-dohyo 1994.03, branch-out from Oshiogawa-beya 1994/Oct/01 (first four basho affected)
Nakadachi (later Sakaigawa) - Toshoka hatsu-dohyo 1998.05, branch-out from Dewanoumi-beya 1998/May/25 (first basho affected)
Shikihide - Shikinohana & Shuho hatsu-dohyo 1992.03, branch-out from Tokitsukaze-beya 1992/May/01 (first basho affected)
Shikoroyama - Teraofuji & Toofuji hatsu-dohyo 2004.01, branch-out from Izutsu-beya 2004/Jan/27 (first basho affected)
I only checked currently active stables and only those founded since the late 1980s, so almost certainly not complete. Surprising that the Oitekaze duo slipped through for so long.
By the way, the exact Minezaki-beya and Shikihide-beya founding dates (= Misugiiso departure from Hanaregoma-beya, and Oshio departure from Tokitsukaze-beya) can be added to the kabu side of the DB...we didn't have those pieces of info yet back when we compiled the lot, but Sensho's juryo debut a few years ago and Arawashi's makuuchi debut last year finally provided them.