Sign in to follow this  
Doitsuyama

Day 5 results and day 6 pairings

Recommended Posts

Again most of the sekiwake and higher won, with two exceptions today as Harumafuji and ozeki candidate Kisenosato lost to ozeki scalper Toyonoshima and Goeido. Takekaze fell to Kitataiki, so just Hakuho, shin-ozeki Kotoshogiku and sekiwake Kakuryu are the leading makuuchi rikishi. Several maegashira rikishi had a very good first third of the basho though with Tochinowaka, Wakakoyu, Myogiryu and Aoiyama winning today to improve to 4-1. Tsurugidake and Sadanofuji also won today, making Shohozan the only losing shin-makuuchi rikishi today.

The three juryo leaders all won today, making it a well-paced yusho race for a change. Three more rikishi managed to stay one win behind with Tosayutaka, Kyokushuho and Masuraumi. Kimikaze returned from his kyujo and looked ok, but Hochiyama won with a well executed tsuki attack, so he stays winless as are hapless Tamanoshima, Shironoryu and Satoyama.

Day 5

Juryo

J14e   Ikioi (5-0)		 yoritaoshi	 J13w   Satoyama (0-5)
J13e   Asahisho (3-2)	  hikiotoshi	 J12e   Tamanoshima (0-5)
J11e   Sotairyu (3-2)	  hikiotoshi	 J14w   Chiyozakura (2-3)
J12w   Oiwato (2-3)		okuridashi	 J9e	Tochinonada (3-2)
J11w   Tokushoryu (5-0)	yorikiri	   J8e	Shironoryu (0-5)
J10e   Chiyoarashi (2-3)   hatakikomi	 J7w	Hokutokuni (3-2)
J7e	Masuraumi (4-1)	 oshidashi	  J10w   Takamisakari (3-2)
J6e	Kyokushuho (4-1)	tsukidashi	 J8w	Kotoyuki (2-3)
J5w	Hochiyama (3-2)	 tsukidashi	 J6w	Kimikaze (0-3-2)
J5e	Tosayutaka (4-1)	yoritaoshi	 J3w	Takanoyama (2-3)
J2e	Bushuyama (3-2)	 hikiotoshi	 J4w	Nionoumi (3-2)
J1w	Yoshiazuma (5-0)	yorikiri	   J4e	Tamaasuka (2-3)
J2w	Masunoyama (3-2)	oshidashi	  J1e	Tenkaiho (2-3)

Makuuchi

J3e	Chiyonokuni (1-4)   tsukiotoshi	M15e   Shohozan (2-3)
M17e   Kimurayama (2-3)	hatakikomi	 M14w   Takarafuji (1-4)
M15w   Sadanofuji (3-2)	oshidashi	  M13e   Tamawashi (1-4)
M16e   Aoiyama (4-1)	   oshidashi	  M12w   Sagatsukasa (2-3)
M16w   Tsurugidake (2-3)   oshidashi	  M12e   Daido (2-3)
M11w   Myogiryu (4-1)	  yorikiri	   M14e   Kaisei (3-2)
M11e   Toyohibiki (2-3)	yorikiri	   M13w   Asasekiryu (1-4)
M9w	Wakakoyu (4-1)	  yorikiri	   M10e   Kokkai (1-4)
M8w	Takayasu (3-2)	  tsukiotoshi	M10w   Fujiazuma (3-2)
M9e	Wakanosato (2-3)	shitatenage	M7e	Tokitenku (1-4)
M5e	Kitataiki (2-3)	 oshidashi	  M7w	Takekaze (4-1)

M4w	Tochiozan (3-2)	 tsukidashi	 M6w	Miyabiyama (2-3)
M4e	Tochinowaka (4-1)   yorikiri	   M5w	Yoshikaze (2-3)
M3w	Gagamaru (2-3)	  oshidashi	  M6e	Aminishiki (3-2)
S1w	Kakuryu (5-0)	   yorikiri	   M2e	Tochinoshin (0-5)
M1w	Goeido (2-3)		sotogake	   S1e	Kisenosato (4-1)
O2w	Kotoshogiku (5-0)   yorikiri	   M1e	Okinoumi (1-4)
O2e	Kotooshu (4-1)	  yorikiri	   M3e	Aran (0-5)
K1e	Toyonoshima (3-2)   shitatenage	O1w	Harumafuji (3-2)
O1e	Baruto (2-3)		hikiotoshi	 K1w	Homasho (0-5)
Y1e	Hakuho (5-0)		yoritaoshi	 M2w	Kyokutenho (1-4)

Day 6

Juryo

J12e   Tamanoshima (0-5)				  J14e   Ikioi (5-0)
J14w   Chiyozakura (2-3)				  J11w   Tokushoryu (5-0)
J10e   Chiyoarashi (2-3)				  J13w   Satoyama (0-5)
J12w   Oiwato (2-3)					   J10w   Takamisakari (3-2)
J9e	Tochinonada (3-2)				  J13e   Asahisho (3-2)
J7e	Masuraumi (4-1)					J11e   Sotairyu (3-2)
J8w	Kotoyuki (2-3)					 J7w	Hokutokuni (3-2)
J6e	Kyokushuho (4-1)				   J8e	Shironoryu (0-5)
J6w	Kimikaze (0-3-2)				   J4w	Nionoumi (3-2)
J3e	Chiyonokuni (1-4)				  J5w	Hochiyama (3-2)
J2e	Bushuyama (3-2)					J5e	Tosayutaka (4-1)
J1e	Tenkaiho (2-3)					 J4e	Tamaasuka (2-3)
J2w	Masunoyama (3-2)				   J1w	Yoshiazuma (5-0)

Makuuchi

M17e   Kimurayama (2-3)				   J3w	Takanoyama (2-3)
M16w   Tsurugidake (2-3)				  M15w   Sadanofuji (3-2)
M14e   Kaisei (3-2)					   M16e   Aoiyama (4-1)
M15e   Shohozan (2-3)					 M13w   Asasekiryu (1-4)
M14w   Takarafuji (1-4)				   M12w   Sagatsukasa (2-3)
M13e   Tamawashi (1-4)					M10w   Fujiazuma (3-2)
M9e	Wakanosato (2-3)				   M12e   Daido (2-3)
M11w   Myogiryu (4-1)					 M9w	Wakakoyu (4-1)
M11e   Toyohibiki (2-3)				   M8w	Takayasu (3-2)
M10e   Kokkai (1-4)					   M7w	Takekaze (4-1)
M6e	Aminishiki (3-2)				   M6w	Miyabiyama (2-3)

M5e	Kitataiki (2-3)					M5w	Yoshikaze (2-3)
M7e	Tokitenku (1-4)					M4w	Tochiozan (3-2)
M1e	Okinoumi (1-4)					 M2e	Tochinoshin (0-5)
K1e	Toyonoshima (3-2)				  K1w	Homasho (0-5)
S1e	Kisenosato (4-1)				   S1w	Kakuryu (5-0)
O1e	Baruto (2-3)					   M4e	Tochinowaka (4-1)
M3w	Gagamaru (2-3)					 O2w	Kotoshogiku (5-0)
O2e	Kotooshu (4-1)					 M2w	Kyokutenho (1-4)
M1w	Goeido (2-3)					   O1w	Harumafuji (3-2)
Y1e	Hakuho (5-0)					   M3e	Aran (0-5)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have a look at the bouts for each day on Doitsuyama's superb database, you'll see that one Juryo lad has come up each day to fight a Makuuchi rikishi. This is because there is currently an odd number of rikishi in the top division...Shotenro is kyujo.

It happens almost every basho. In fact, to the stat lads...has there ever been a basho where no Juryo lad was needed? No one going kyujo? It has probably happened, I reckon...but will be rare.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If you have a look at the bouts for each day on Doitsuyama's superb database, you'll see that one Juryo lad has come up each day to fight a Makuuchi rikishi. This is because there is currently an odd number of rikishi in the top division...Shotenro is kyujo.

In pretty table form. Very formulaic so far (in both divisions), although I suspect that Takanoyama will be the last one before they start mixing things up; they rarely go below J3 for these required crossover bouts.

Yes, that's a 5-0 for the juryo guys so far...

It happens almost every basho. In fact, to the stat lads...has there ever been a basho where no Juryo lad was needed? No one going kyujo? It has probably happened, I reckon...but will be rare.

Tricky question...the last time they didn't do any such bouts at all was Hatsu 1990 (see empty JW and JL columns). The last time they didn't need any bouts (= the ones that happened were for promotion/demotion purposes, not required by absences) was this past January when all 42 makuuchi rikishi made full attendance and the only exchange bouts were a pair on Day 14. His victory that day was the start of Kimurayama's unlikely streak of makuuchi survival with subpar records, incidentally.

Edit: Lest we forget, Takanoyama himself fought a juryo opponent (Day 15) while ranked in makuuchi in the last tournament.

Edited by Asashosakari

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Close call the Tosayutaka and Takanoyama bout. Maybe they have wasted the "chance" to call a torinaoshi. First blow to Kisenosato's Ozeki run this time and tomorrow a pretty tough encounter against Kakuryu to test his nerves. Homasho is like a toy sometimes in the hands of the upper-san'yaku rikishi and today in losing to Baruto. Kyokushuho is really impressive showing that aggressive sumo that earned him praise early on in his career. I sincerely hope that Tamanoshima's "slump" is part caused to his being engaged in arranging for a kabu or somewhat giving provision to his after rikishi life because it's sad to the man lose like that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was sure Kotoshogiku (Kotokikutsugi then) will be at least sekiwake level rikishi when I saw his first bouts at sandanme level years ago, He was tarzanish back then and had the tools already. So 5 points for that. Now he has silently developed a strength from migiyotsu too and small all around increments to his power level and he is extremely difficult to outpower. He looks very much like a true ozeki now with his solid sumo, trademark yotsu (and now even from migiyotsu ie left hand outside he can work quite well) and confidence. Okinoumi showed his own rising overall quality and power too fighting tenaciously against Koto.

My son is now a bit over 6 months and his tsuppari is the best among all babies I have seen ever. His kicks to my chest and sometimes jaw and eyes and stomach are very strong when he lies on his back on my knees. His mother is more of an endurance type lacking some fast constricting muscle cells but son is showing off pretty damn explosive and dynamic moves. Also his yoooooooooishoooo comes out suddenly and loud. Not yet able to do suriashi due to inability to stand/walk/speak German but his eyes are full of flames, enthusiasm and joy when dad does suriashi with kettle bell. Also he watches sumo keenly pumping his arms and shouting sporadically. His favourite on enlarged screen is Yoshikaze. Gagamaru makes him confused. He won't become a rikishi but he is my son and he is the best. He is not allowed to hold my Kisenosato-statue ( from KOKUGIKAN) because he likes to annihilate things.

Speaking of which, Kisenosato fell to Goeido's only viable tactics against him which is morozashi attack. Kise did his admittedly strong pivoting combined with tsukiotoshi/katasukashi which he has used efficiently lately even against the lip tightening yokozuna. Goeido followed well, established a strong morozashi and Kise's kime-hold is not something Kise has done much so despite the enourmous power he didn't do much good with that before Goeido predictably dropped him with neat sotogake. Goeido looks quite good so far even if he is 2-3. Kisenosato indeed needs to beat Kakuryu tomorrow to get back on track. Both have been very good this basho.

Kakuryu continued his own sumo finesse agaist Tochinoshin getting a better grip and being wary of Tochinoshin's tawara moves steadily ousted him to advance to a fine 5-0 of which at least 4 wins have been very convincing without much flaws. One of the highlight bouts tomorrow as Kakuryu needs to do what Goeido did today and not try to get in power game against Kise.

The more I see Gagamaru, the more I feel his existence is important for sumo. I mean he is the classic behemoth who just uses his bulk and forward momentum to do his job on the dohyo. Makuuchi without Gagamaru would miss something definitely. Aoiyama is a bit similar in some ways and has good stuff but has something more than Gagamaru in general. Good debut for him.

Miyogiryu has excellent natural dohyo sense or actually more like sumo sense and his technique is very sophisticated. He rarely fusses around, hassles or rushes things but just explosively seizes to openings, beats foes in grip duels and shows formidable finishing power even. Today he so totally suffocated any sumo in Kaisei and just outskilled him 100-0. Great rikishi and a definite asset in makuuchi. People who appreciate/understand finer details in sumo are surely his fans already. Observe the work of his hands on the dohyo.

Toyonoshima has sometimes screwed up a bout against Harumafuji from the exact same deep inside grip but today defended well and while Harumafuji is the rikishi who can always come up with some good attempt even from rather disadvantageous situation, this time he was dumped well. Harumafuji often makes a smile-kind of face when squashed, no matter what, that is his losing expression. Such is life. At least it gets conspiracy hawks' attention and makes good material for forum's picture quote masters. Anyways, this bout was won and lost fully at the tachi-ai. Harumafuji is so far from any yokozuna talks now and is going for some 10-5 result.

Kotooshu vs Aran was a text book (not that there are likely to be textbooks about this) example how Kotooshu's height gives him good leverage against rikishi as "small" as Aran. Migiyotsu is Osh's forte and he basically just lifts Aran enough while pulling him in so that Aran loses ground control and use of legs as powerful factors in the defensive moves. What the hell can you do when Osh pulls you in and lifts you up so and escorts out? Tochinoshin was earlier able to counter this as he is already so tall that leverage is more difficult to take away fully. I claim that the 4.5cm height difference between Tochinoshin and Aran is a big one in such bouts against Osh. Kotooshu 4-1 and looks reasonably good though, then again he has been able to do his sumo in many bouts and lost the one to Toyonoshima where he was outskilled in the technical phase of the bout. Aran is 0-5 and soon he gets his first win with a big henka for sure (not tomorrow...).

Hakuho's lip tightening moves is annoying but who cares?

Ikioi 5-0 hehehehehehehehehehehehehhehehe....that IS funny, not that he is bad, not at all, but his makushia-history is just awesome in its stunning formula (which was broken lately as he actually made the step up to get more 5-2 + results) but WHY is he not getting more muscles in his great frame?? He has the body to get that and doesn't have Takanoyamaish body style and problems gaining weight.

Nobody "toys" or "plays" with Homasho who has true physical power and even good own style but he is totally lost and most likely his back is troublesome as he is very unstable now and that is not usual.

Kokonoe sekitori were combined 1-8 aftter 3 days but now more light as Chiyonokuni showed a great tsukiotoshi and also sharpness in his first winning bout today and Chiyozakura has looked a bit better too.

Tochinowaka continues to show his vastly improved sharpness by not falling to Yoshikaze's fast sumo. Great transformation.

There are some good newcomers in makuuchi folks! Aoiyama, Tochinowaka, Okinoumi, Miyogiryu....

Edited by Kaikitsune Makoto

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I sincerely hope that Tamanoshima's "slump" is part caused to his being engaged in arranging for a kabu or somewhat giving provision to his after rikishi life because it's sad to the man lose like that.

He's got that classic "veteran at most six months away from intai" look now, arguably already did in Aki basho. The enthusiasm for competing is still there, but he just doesn't have enough left in the tank to actually win a bout.

I suspect the plan/hope was that he could stay active until his ex-shisho retires in three years, or at the very least until the big oyakata retirement wave hits throughout 2013. Hasn't quite worked out that way...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My son is now a bit over 6 months and his tsuppari is the best among all babies I have seen ever. His kicks to my chest and sometimes jaw and eyes and stomach are very strong when he lies on his back on my knees. His mother is more of an endurance type lacking some fast constricting muscle cells but son is showing off pretty damn explosive and dynamic moves. Also his yoooooooooishoooo comes out suddenly and loud. Not yet able to do suriashi due to inability to stand/walk/speak German but his eyes are full of flames, enthusiasm and joy when dad does suriashi with kettle bell. Also he watches sumo keenly pumping his arms and shouting sporadically.
(Applauding...) My 3 year old just started Tae Kwon Do last week, maybe I should have bought him a mawashi instead of a dobak. Hahaha No he would look too funny against his classmates...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this