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Guess Kisenosato's Aite (K1W Tochiozan) - September 2017

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Jejima    235
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It's September!

We haven't had a komusubi for a couple of years - and just one Sekiwake in the same time frame....

Please rank in order of preference who you like from these potential pick-ees....

S1W Yoshikaze
K1E Tamawashi
K1W Tochiozan

 

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Gurowake    1,393

Yoshikaze

Tochiozan

Tamawashi

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Jejima    235

bump!

Just a little longer to vote.....

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Jejima    235

The winner is....

K1W Tochiozan!

I will set up the game in due course....

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Jejima    235

Announcing the September 2017 edition of Guess Kisenosato's Aite.... But for K1W Tochiozan....

All you have to do is guess K1W Tochiozan's opponent each day, before the torikumi comes out. If you guess correctly, you get a shiroboshi. This is surprisingly more fun (or frustrating) and challenging than it should be. It also gets you to think a bit more about the 'inner-workings' of sumo.

Here is the current banzuke:-

Jakusotsu (Y1E 9-5) Y1 Kuroimori (Y1W 8-5-1)
Andonishiki (O2E 8-4-2) O1 Gurowake (O1E 6-8)
Gernobono (O1W Kosho)  O2    
chishafuwaku (S1E 8-6) S1 Sakura (M1W 10-4)
                                                  S2 Jejima (S2W Kosho)
Tenshinhan (M1E 8-4-2)  K1    orandashoho (S1W 6-7-1) 

Profomisakari (K1W 6-8)  M1 Ryoshishokunin (K1E 5-4-5)  
McBugger (M3E 6-1-7)   M2 The Kyokai (M2E 1-13)

shimodahito (M2W 0-2-12) M3 PawnSums (M3W Kosho)
PhorCillic (M4E Kosho)  M4  

Comments:
Yokozuna Kuroimori  is strongly urged to aim to do Ozeki Quality Sumo this basho.
Ozeki Gurowake is kadoban, and so requires a KK this basho in order to keep his Ozeki rank.
Both chishafuwaku and Sakura will be considered for promotion to Ozeki with a yusho, (or possibly with a 'good' Jun-Yusho).

The rules are as follows:-
1. Guess K1W Tochiozan's opponents on each day of the basho.
2. Entries need to be in before 11:30 am Japan time on the previous day, except for the days 1 and 2 entries which need to be in before 11:30 am Japan time on the Friday prior to the start of the basho. If it turns out that the daily toriukumi is printed before these times, then any entry proved to have come afterwards is not allowed for that day (so enter early to be safe).
3. Tie-breakers to decide the Yusho.... We look at the result of the day 15 prediction, then day 14, and so on back to day 1. If still a tie, then the highest ranked on the banzuke can claim the Yusho.
4. If K1W Tochiozan goes kyujo during the basho, we switch to K1E Tamawashi (S1W Yoshikaze, then S1E Mitakeumi kept further in reserve, if needed due to a mass spate of kyujos) for the days after his fusensho loss (I.e. we can still guess who gets the freebie). For the immediate day afterwards, (unless it is known very soon after the event), everyone will get a 'kyujo'.
5. Players that are leading the Yusho race (especially in the final few days of the basho), are requested / expected to get their picks in very early (before all the other players, if possible) - in order to avoid suspicions of 'tactical picking'.

Special prizes (many thanks to Yaochoyama):

1. Outstanding performance (shukun-sho) - the one who correctly picks the aite the most consecutive days. You have to have a minimum of three to win this prize.

2. Fighting spirit (kanto-sho) - the one who limits their incorrect aite picks to the shortest number of consecutive days (literally the one whose longest losing streak is the shortest). Any losing streak of 5 or more days would disqualify you from this prize.

3. Technique (gino-sho) - the one who is best at making correct picks when no one, or hardly anyone else does. A point system is used as follows and you need at least 3 points to claim this prize:

3 points if you're the only win to make the correct pick
2 points if you're one of two to make the correct pick
1 point if you're one of three to make the correct pick

New players ((Order,order!)) are cordially invited to this game - it is an official second league © game!

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Jejima    235

Day 1 - Hakuho
Day 2 - Kakuryu

Had a rethink.....

Day 2 - Takayasu

 

Edited by Jejima
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Sakura    166

Since Kakuryu hasn't withdrawn yet

1 Hakuho
2 Kakuryu

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McBugger    420

I'm suspending judgement for the moment in case of last-second withdrawal, but I have a trivia question.

If a makuuchi guy kyujoes out on the Saturday before the basho, does his day 2 aite get a fusensho win as well as his day 1 aite? 

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Gernobono    152
8 minutes ago, McBugger said:

I'm suspending judgement for the moment in case of last-second withdrawal, but I have a trivia question.

If a makuuchi guy kyujoes out on the Saturday before the basho, does his day 2 aite get a fusensho win as well as his day 1 aite? 

the torikumi is ajusted

see kakuryu haru 2015

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Gurowake    1,393

I suspect one or more withdrawals before the deadline but don't want to forget about it completely.

1. Hakuho

2. Kakuryu

 

edit: Kise and Kak withdrawals were posted on Reddit and not here.  I guess most people here are asleep.

1. Hakuho

2. Takayasu

Edited by Gurowake

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chishafuwaku    285
15 hours ago, chishafuwaku said:

Day 1: Hakuho

Day 2: Kakuryu

Day 2: Harumafuji

 

chishafuwaku

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