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GTB -Kyushu 2017 - and results!!

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Busy.

Drrring srrring..drrrring.. drrring..

Hakuhou: "Moshimoshi?"

Hakkaku Rijichou: "Don't moshi moshi me, young man!"

H- "What did I do this time?"

Rij: "Really? Suddenly you're volunteering to do the Meiji and Gaijin 2020 dohyo-iris? Suddenly you can stomp on your bum knee?"

H- "It's getting better all the time.."

Rij: "I am angry and mad. We both know you had an ulterior motive.."

H- "OK, you got me. How did you know I wanted to see the baseball playoffs?"

Rij- "Yeah right. and I'm going to the Opera to see Aida. We both know you wanted to be at those weddings.."

H- "Oh, that.. Yeah, that too.."

Rij: "You're not getting away with this. "

H- "I did everything by the book. You guys said if I attend the official stuff, I can attend the private stuff."

Rij- "I'm pretty sure we meant if you attend the jungyo, not some dohyo iri.."

H- "Well, that's not how we understood it."

Rij- "WE? Who is we?"

H- "Well, Kakuryuu. I doubt you would have stopped him from participating in his own wedding.."

Rij: "Don't try us..We are very annoyed as it is."

H -"OK, question. Are we allowed to enter GTB?"

Rij- "Yes, that is a good punishment. You are hereby ORDERED to enter GTB!!"

Click.

Yes that's right-you heard right! It's the bi-monthly invitation to play the  GTB - the awesome between- bashos "Guess the Banzuke" game!!

Rules: Guess the Banzuke. Simple. You get two points for a bulls-eye and one point for just getting the rank right. You get no points for ignoring the buffet at a wedding.

Tiebreakers - Most total guesses, then, we check the banzuke backwards - getting the lower half right will be more important now. The most correct guesses in the last ten places will win the tiebreaker. If still tied , we go up a ranking at a time like a penalty shootout. Then we toast  the happy couple.
It's up to you to check if you are on the list of entries. It's going to be your fault if you don't notice that your entry went missing in the Internet void. No late entries will be expected or accepted.

For rules, standings and tips on how to coast till 2020:
http://www.dichne.com/Guess.htm

For the nifty entry form:
http://sumodb.sumoga...b/GTBEntry.aspx

For the "new" archives:
http://sumodb.sumoga...gtbarchive.aspx

Free online live sumo!!
http://inyourdreams-suckers.tv

Deadline- Monday, October 23rd, 2017 which is very soon, at 18:00 GMT ("Give Me Tchanko") - PLEASE NOTE-THIS IS ONE WEEK BEFORE THE OFFICIAL BANZUKE ANNOUNCEMENT!!

NEW!!! The Awesome GTB Helper, conceived by Tsuchinoninjin -  makes making an entry a piece of cake!!

Special thanks to Andoreasu who runs it, Doitsuyama who automates and maintains it and to taking it easy till retirement.

 

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4 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

25 entries already, before I even sent out the invite. Impressive..

I didn't even know it was possible.  I politely wait for the official invitation and wouldn't have considered otherwise..

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The one done to Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band. 

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10 hours ago, Gurowake said:

I didn't even know it was possible.  I politely wait for the official invitation and wouldn't have considered otherwise..

8 hours ago, Gurowake said:

I also appreciate the Beatles' lyrics that randomly happen to be appropriate.  That particular one reminds me: have you seen/heard Princess Leia's Death Star Plans?

Possible. And no, never heard of it. Checking it out.

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4 hours ago, rhyen said:

The one done to Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band. 

"It's Getting Better ".   The original is "me used to be angry young man", but I had to slip in a small change to  make it appropriate..

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My first attempt at GTB! Can't wait to see how embarrassingly low my score will be! :-D

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3 hours ago, Furuya said:

My first attempt at GTB! Can't wait to see how embarrassingly low my score will be! :-D

Have hope!  I won on my very first attempt (years ago...) ;-) 

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On 6.10.2017 at 01:32, Gurowake said:

That particular one reminds me: have you seen/heard Princess Leia's Death Star Plans?

Excellent. I won't ever be able to watch the movie again without the Beatles in my head. (Applauding...)

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On 10/8/2017 at 14:08, Jakusotsu said:

Excellent. I won't ever be able to watch the movie again without the Beatles in my head. (Applauding...)

I think the effect is much stronger the other way, although not many people listen to full albums at once any more since the rise of iTunes and such so it's more on the individual song level.

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10 hours ago, Gurowake said:

I think the effect is much stronger the other way, ...

(Iamgoingoff-topic...)(sorry GTB fans)
When the parodies are good, they supplant the originals quite easily. "Weird Al" Yankovich makes unforgettable parody clips that are very clever, based on originals that stayed completely below my radar, with a few notable exceptions. I can't listen to "Piano man" without hearing Spiderman, and if you are a Star Wars fan, have you ever heard his rendition of "The Day The Music Died"?

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2 hours ago, orandashoho said:

"Weird Al" Yankovich makes unforgettable parody clips that are very clever, based on originals that stayed completely below my radar, with a few notable exceptions.

My favourites are "Fat" and "Eat it" - I don't think that has anything to do with my love for sumo (or has it?)

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4 hours ago, Suwihuto said:

Has the entry form gone down? I'm unable to load it at the moment. :(

All of sumogames is down - hopefully a minor glitch..

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On 17/10/2017 at 01:25, Kintamayama said:

All of sumogames is down - hopefully a minor glitch..

Hopefully, although the time is ripe for it to receive a kick (Whistling...)

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85 entries at the end.

As usual here's my entry as a discussion starter...

Harumafuji (Y1w 11-4 Y)  Y1   Hakuho (Y1e 0-0-15)
Kisenosato (Y2e 0-0-15)  Y2   Kakuryu (Y2w 0-0-15)
Goeido (O1w 11-4 D)      O    Takayasu (O1e 1-2-12)
Mitakeumi (Se 8-7)       S1   Yoshikaze (Sw 8-7)
Terunofuji (O2e 1-5-9)   S2   ---
Kotoshogiku (M1w 10-5)   K    Onosho (M3e 10-5)

Tamawashi (Ke 7-8)       M1   Takakeisho (M5w 9-6)
Chiyotairyu (M3w 8-7)    M2   Shohozan (M4e 8-7)
Tochiozan (Kw 6-9)       M3   Hokutofuji (M2e 7-8)
Chiyonokuni (M7e 9-6)    M4   Ichinojo (M6e 8-7)
Takarafuji (M8w 9-6)     M5   Arawashi (M9w 9-6)
Chiyoshoma (M8e 8-7)     M6   Tochinoshin (M1e 4-11)
Daishomaru (M12e 10-5)   M7   Shodai (M5e 6-9)
Takanoiwa (M9e 8-7)      M8   Chiyomaru (M11w 9-6)
Endo (M14e 10-5)         M9   Aoiyama (M2w 3-5-7)
Daieisho (M11e 8-7)      M10  Ikioi (M7w 6-9)
Kaisei (M13w 9-6)        M11  Asanoyama (M16e 10-5)
Okinoumi (M14w 8-7)      M12  Kagayaki (M6w 4-11)
Takekaze (M10w 6-9)      M13  Aminishiki (J2w 10-5 D)
Kotoyuki (J3w 10-5 D)    M14  Ura (M4w 1-2-12)
Nishikigi (M13e 6-9)     M15  Daiamami (J3e 9-6)
Myogiryu (J1w 8-7)       M16  ---

I'm guessing M1w-M3w and M5w-M8e are the areas with the greatest number of possible (and still sensible) solutions. I ended up moving Tochinoshin and Shodai up by half a spot at the last minute, which could backfire to the tune of minus 8 points...

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