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Good day all,
Kedevash edges to 1st place and Chisaiyama moves up to 2nd place.  Day 5 fun:

RIKISHI
ENHO vs SHIMANOUMI
RANK
JURYO 10 WEST vs JURYO 14 EAST

Player(s) up for points:
Kedevash’s rikishi pick is ENHO
Gurowake’s rikishi pick is SHIMANOUMI
kuroimori’s rank pick is JURYO 14 EAST
Chisaiyama’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
Getayukata’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
hitotsubushi’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
Suwihuto’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings:
16 points – kedevash
14 points – Chisaiyama
14 points – Unkonoyama
13 points – Getayukata
13 points – hitotsubushi
13 points – Suwihuto
11 points – Shatsume
11 points – Shitamachi
11 points – Tsuchinoninjin
8 points – Kintamayama
8 points – Sakura
8 points – Tenshinhan
7 points – Andonishiki
7 points – Jejima
7 points – Taikoubana
6 points -- Daughter of Sukubidubidu
6 points – Haidouzo
5 points – orandashoho
5 points – Profomisakari
4 points – charliki
4 points – Ganzohnesushi
4 points – Holleshoryu
4 points -- kuroimori
4 points – McBugger
4 points -- Mmikasazuma
4 points – Naganoyama
4 points – Oshirokita
4 points – Ronnie
4 points – Tsukiko
1 point – Jason
1 point – Cydrome
1 point – Fatakiyama
1 point – kotoshikona
1 point – Lord Chozo
1 point – Mutsu’ohideki
1 point – Pitinosato
1 point – Ryoshishokunin
1 point – Saruyama
1 point – Senkoho
1 point -- Shokikogi
1 point – Sukubidubidu
1 point – Wamahada
1 point – Yoohoo
1 point – yorikiried by fate

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Good day all,
The J10E Enho streak ends; and the TORCH is in a Juryo-Makushita battle on Day 6!

RIKISHI
SHIMANOUMI vs TOYOHIBIKI
RANK
JURYO 14 EAST vs MAKUSHITA 2 EAST

Player(s) up for points:
Gurowake’s rikishi pick is SHIMANOUMI
kuroimori’s rank pick is JURYO 14 EAST
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings:
17 points – kedevash
15 points – Chisaiyama
14 points – Unkonoyama
14 points – Getayukata
14 points – hitotsubushi
14 points – Suwihuto
11 points – Shatsume
11 points – Shitamachi
11 points – Tsuchinoninjin
8 points – Kintamayama
8 points – Sakura
8 points – Tenshinhan
7 points – Andonishiki
7 points – Jejima
7 points -- kuroimori
7 points – Taikoubana
6 points -- Daughter of Sukubidubidu
6 points – Haidouzo
5 points – orandashoho
5 points – Profomisakari
4 points – charliki
4 points – Ganzohnesushi
4 points – Holleshoryu
4 points – McBugger
4 points -- Mmikasazuma
4 points – Naganoyama
4 points – Oshirokita
4 points – Ronnie
4 points – Tsukiko
3 points – Gurowake
1 point – Jason
1 point – Cydrome
1 point – Fatakiyama
1 point – kotoshikona
1 point – Lord Chozo
1 point – Mutsu’ohideki
1 point – Pitinosato
1 point – Ryoshishokunin
1 point – Saruyama
1 point – Senkoho
1 point -- Shokikogi
1 point – Sukubidubidu
1 point – Wamahada
1 point – Yoohoo
1 point – yorikiried by fate


 

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Good day all,
   The pace has slowed since Mk2E Toyohibiki beat J14E Shimanoumi and put the TORCH back in Makushita.

DAY 7: no TORCH match.
DAY 8: no TORCH match.


Will 2018 end with the TORCH in Makushita?  It doesn’t matter to our clever leader kedevash!  Day 9:

RIKISHI
TOYOHIBIKI vs TOMISAKAE
RANK
MAKUSHITA 2 EAST vs MAKUSHITA 6 EAST

Player(s) up for points:
kedevash’s rank pick is MAKUSHITA 6 EAST
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings:
17 points – kedevash
15 points – Chisaiyama
14 points – Unkonoyama
14 points – Getayukata
14 points – hitotsubushi
14 points – Suwihuto
11 points – Shatsume
11 points – Shitamachi
11 points – Tsuchinoninjin
8 points – Kintamayama
8 points -- kuroimori
8 points – Sakura
8 points – Tenshinhan
7 points – Andonishiki
7 points – Jejima
7 points – Taikoubana
6 points -- Daughter of Sukubidubidu
6 points – Haidouzo
5 points – orandashoho
5 points – Profomisakari
4 points – charliki
4 points – Ganzohnesushi
4 points – Gurowake
4 points – Holleshoryu
4 points – McBugger
4 points -- Mmikasazuma
4 points – Naganoyama
4 points – Oshirokita
4 points – Ronnie
4 points – Tsukiko
1 point – Jason
1 point – Cydrome
1 point – Fatakiyama
1 point – kotoshikona
1 point – Lord Chozo
1 point – Mutsu’ohideki
1 point – Pitinosato
1 point – Ryoshishokunin
1 point – Saruyama
1 point – Senkoho
1 point -- Shokikogi
1 point – Sukubidubidu
1 point – Wamahada
1 point – Yoohoo
1 point – yorikiried by fate


 

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Will anyone have a shot at 25 points for the final TORCH position?  Here's the current situation:

DAY 9: Makushita 2 East Toyohibiki (1-3) defeats Makushita 6 East Tomisakae (1-3) [kedevash 1 point]
DAY 10: no TORCH match
DAY 11: Makushita 2 East Toyohibiki (2-3) passes the TORCH to Makushita 4 East Shiba (2-3)
DAY 12: no TORCH match
DAY 13: no TORCH match


standings:
18 points – kedevash
15 points – Chisaiyama
14 points – Unkonoyama
14 points – Getayukata
14 points – hitotsubushi
14 points – Suwihuto
11 points – Shatsume
11 points – Shitamachi
11 points – Tsuchinoninjin
8 points – Kintamayama
8 points -- kuroimori
8 points – Sakura
8 points – Tenshinhan
7 points – Andonishiki
7 points – Jejima
7 points – Taikoubana
6 points -- Daughter of Sukubidubidu
6 points – Haidouzo
5 points – orandashoho
5 points – Profomisakari
4 points – charliki
4 points – Ganzohnesushi
4 points – Gurowake
4 points – Holleshoryu
4 points – McBugger
4 points -- Mmikasazuma
4 points – Naganoyama
4 points – Oshirokita
4 points – Ronnie
4 points – Tsukiko
1 point – Jason
1 point – Cydrome
1 point – Fatakiyama
1 point – kotoshikona
1 point – Lord Chozo
1 point – Mutsu’ohideki
1 point – Pitinosato
1 point – Ryoshishokunin
1 point – Saruyama
1 point – Senkoho
1 point -- Shokikogi
1 point – Sukubidubidu
1 point – Wamahada
1 point – Yoohoo
1 point – yorikiried by fate


 

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Good day al
 The final TORCH match of the season has arrived (unless there's an 8th-match Juryo match for the winner).  Two players have the last chance to collect some match points, and maybe even the bullseye TORCH points.  Day 14:

RIKISHI
SHIBA vs AKUA
RANK
MAKUSHITA 4 EAST vs MAKUSHITA 8 EAST

Player(s) up for points:
Itachi’s rank pick is MAKUSHITA 8 EAST
Toratorii’s rank pick is MAKUSHITA 8 EAST
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings:
18 points – kedevash
15 points – Chisaiyama
14 points – Unkonoyama
14 points – Getayukata
14 points – hitotsubushi
14 points – Suwihuto
11 points – Shatsume
11 points – Shitamachi
11 points – Tsuchinoninjin
8 points – Kintamayama
8 points -- kuroimori
8 points – Sakura
8 points – Tenshinhan
7 points – Andonishiki
7 points – Jejima
7 points – Taikoubana
6 points -- Daughter of Sukubidubidu
6 points – Haidouzo
5 points – orandashoho
5 points – Profomisakari
4 points – charliki
4 points – Ganzohnesushi
4 points – Gurowake
4 points – Holleshoryu
4 points – McBugger
4 points -- Mmikasazuma
4 points – Naganoyama
4 points – Oshirokita
4 points – Ronnie
4 points – Tsukiko
1 point – Jason
1 point – Cydrome
1 point – Fatakiyama
1 point – kotoshikona
1 point – Lord Chozo
1 point – Mutsu’ohideki
1 point – Pitinosato
1 point – Ryoshishokunin
1 point – Saruyama
1 point – Senkoho
1 point -- Shokikogi
1 point – Sukubidubidu
1 point – Wamahada
1 point – Yoohoo
1 point – yorikiried by fate


 

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Good day all,
Here are the TORCH match points results.  Next, I’ll be calculating the final TORCH position points to see who won:

DAY 14: Makushita 4 East Shiba (3-3) passes the TORCH to Makushita 8 East Akua (3-3) [Itachi & Toratorii 3 points]
DAY 15: no TORCH match

standings:
18 points – kedevash
15 points – Chisaiyama
14 points – Unkonoyama
14 points – Getayukata
14 points – hitotsubushi
14 points – Suwihuto
11 points – Shatsume
11 points – Shitamachi
11 points – Tsuchinoninjin
8 points – Kintamayama
8 points -- kuroimori
8 points – Sakura
8 points – Tenshinhan
7 points – Andonishiki
7 points – Jejima
7 points – Taikoubana
6 points -- Daughter of Sukubidubidu
6 points – Haidouzo
5 points – orandashoho
5 points – Profomisakari
4 points – charliki
4 points – Ganzohnesushi
4 points – Gurowake
4 points – Holleshoryu
4 points – McBugger
4 points -- Mmikasazuma
4 points – Naganoyama
4 points – Oshirokita
4 points – Ronnie
4 points – Tsukiko
3 points – Itachi
3 points – Toratorii
1 point – Jason
1 point – Cydrome
1 point – Fatakiyama
1 point – kotoshikona
1 point – Lord Chozo
1 point – Mutsu’ohideki
1 point – Pitinosato
1 point – Ryoshishokunin
1 point – Saruyama
1 point – Senkoho
1 point -- Shokikogi
1 point – Sukubidubidu
1 point – Wamahada
1 point – Yoohoo
1 point – yorikiried by fate



 

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Boy, was I feeling left out on the abundance of scoring. The torch passed up to Juryo, but never reached as high as my rikishi there. Thought I had hard luck. Now I'm amazed that it dropped back (to us)!!

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good day all,
   
The 2019 TORCH prize is ready to be sent out.   Although I don’t keep stats, I’m quite sure we hit a record for the most players accumulating TORCH MATCH POINTS this year.  Kedevash had a slim lead over a long list of players.  It’s now time to award the end-of-year FINAL TORCH POINTS.  To recap the rules for end-of-year TORCH POINTS, 25 points are awarded if you picked the FINAL TORCH position.  Additional points are awarded to the next 10 closest picks.  (10 points to the closest pick, down to 1 point for the 10th closest pick).
  
We’ll start with the END-OF-YEAR TORCH POINTS for RANK.  Itachi & Toratorii made the correct TORCH RANK pick at MAKUSHITA 8 EAST for 25 points; but Shikona, Taiga, Domichi & Konrad were only one rank off the mark for 10 points.  Even the leader going into the final day, kedevash, earned 7 points.  In all, 22 players earned FINAL TORCH RANK points.


MAKUSHITA 1 EAST........
MAKUSHITA 1 WEST........
MAKUSHITA 2 EAST........
MAKUSHITA 2 WEST........
MAKUSHITA 3 EAST........
MAKUSHITA 3 WEST........(3 points: Gibuten & Oshirokita & ronnie)
MAKUSHITA 4 EAST........
MAKUSHITA 4 WEST........
MAKUSHITA 5 EAST........(5 points: Taikobana)
MAKUSHITA 5 WEST........
MAKUSHITA 6 EAST........(7 points: kedevash)
MAKUSHITA 6 WEST........(8 points: Lord Chozo)
MAKUSHITA 7 EAST........(9 points: Ayagawa & Obana & Tenshinhan)
MAKUSHITA 7 WEST........(10 points: Shikona & Taiga)

FINAL TORCH RANK: MAKUSHITA 8 EAST...(25 points: Itachi & Toratorii)
MAKUSHITA 8 WEST........(10 points: Domichi & Konrad)
MAKUSHITA 9 EAST........(9 points: Pandaazuma)
MAKUSHITA 9 WEST........(8 points: Hoshihitomi)
MAKUSHITA 10 EAST.......
MAKUSHITA 10 WEST.......(6 points: Nantonoyama)
MAKUSHITA 11 EAST.......

MAKUSHITA 11 WEST.......(4 points: Rocks)
MAKUSHITA 12 EAST.......
MAKUSHITA 12 WEST.......
MAKUSHITA 13 EAST.......(2 points: Achiyama & Jakusotsu)
MAKUSHITA 13 WEST.......
MAKUSHITA 14 EAST.......
MAKUSHITA 14 WEST.......
MAKUSHITA 15 EAST.......(1 point: Saruyama)



The FINAL TORCH RANK points put Itachi & Toratorii into the lead with 28 points, kedevash in 2nd place with 25 points, and Tenshinhan in 3rd place with 17 points.

Next, the END-OF-YEAR TORCH POINTS for RIKISHI.  There was no 25-point awardee as no one picked the correct final TORCH RIKISHI, AKUA.  In all, 15 players earned FINAL TORCH RIKISHI points with Gibuten and Naganoyama coming the closest.

JOKORYU.......(1 point: Shatsume)
TOYONOSHIMA.....
GOKUSHINDO......
SHIMANOUMI....(3 points: Gurowake)
TOMOKAZI......(4 points: Mmimikasazuma & Rocks/Gansekiiwa)
GAGAMARU..... (5 points: Chisaiyama & Daughter of Sukubidubidu)
DAISEIDO........
TOYHIBIKI.......
IRODORI.........
TAMAKI..........
SAGATSUKASA.....
SHIBA...........
KAGAMIO.........
SOKOKURAI.......
CHURANOUMI....(8 points: Pandaazuma)
TOMISAKAE.......
TOKUSHINHO......
WAKAMOTOHARU..(10 points: Gibuten)
KOTODAIGO.......

FINAL TORCH RIKSHI: AKUA............
SEIRO...........
KOTOKAMATANI..(10 points: Naganoyama)
SATOYMA.......(9 points: Yubinhaad)

TAKAYOSHITOSHI..
KIZENRYU........
KOTOKUZAN.......
ASAKOKI.........
AKINOHANA.......
KIRIBAYAMA....(7 points: Unkonoyama)
HOMAREFUJI......
KAISHO..........
RYUKO.........(6 points: Konrad & Obana)
HIGONOJO........
HORYUYAMA.......
KAITO...........
RYUSEI..........
NAKAZONO......(2 points: ronnie)
NOGAMI..........
TSURUBAYASHI..(1 point: Getayukata)



With all the points added, our final standings:

standings:
28 points – Itachi
28 points – Toratorii
25 points – kedevash
21 points – Unkonoyama
20 points – Chisaiyama
17 points – charliki (Gibuten)
17 points – Pandaazuma
17 points – Tenshinhan
16 points – Konrad
15 points – Getayukata
15 points – Obana
14 points – hitotsubushi
14 points – Naganoyama
14 points – Suwihuto
12 points – Shatsume
12 points – Taikoubana
11 points -- Daughter of Sukubidubidu
11 points – Shitamachi
11 points – Tsuchinoninjin
10 points – Domichi
10 points – Shikona
10 points – Taiga
9 points – Ayagawa
9 points – Lord Chozo
9 points – ronnie
9 points – Yubinhaad
8 points – Ganzekiiwa (Rocks)
8 points – Kintamayama
8 points – Hoshihitomi
8 points – kuroimori
8 points – Mmikasazuma
8 points – Sakura
7 points – Andonishiki
7 points – Gurowake
7 points – Jejima
7 points – Oshirokita
6 points – Haidouzo
6 points – Nantoyama
5 points – orandashoho
5 points – Profomisakari
4 points – Ganzohnesushi
4 points – Holleshoryu
4 points – McBugger
4 points – Tsukiko
2 points – Achiyama
2 points – Jakusotsu
2 points – Saruyama
1 point – Jason
1 point – Cydrome
1 point – Fatakiyama
1 point – kotoshikona
1 point – Mutsu’ohideki
1 point – Pitinosato
1 point – Ryoshishokunin
1 point – Senkoho
1 point -- Shokikogi
1 point – Sukubidubidu
1 point – Wamahada
1 point – Yoohoo
1 point – yorikiried by fate


   For the first time, we have co-champions, who were able to sneak into the final TORCH match and win to get the bullseye and win with only 28 total points.
   Kudos also to charliki, Ganzekiiwa, Konrad, Obana, Pandaazuma, & ronnie, who were all able to earn FINAL TORCH RANK and FINAL TORCH RIKISHI points.
…For those keeping tabs on how often the 25-point TORCH bullseye is achieved:
         2011 – 3
         2012 – 1
         2015 – 3
         2016 – 3
         2017 – 2
         2018 – 2
   Thanks for participating and I hope you all can update your pick or, if a new player, submit a pick for next year. You can send your TORCHBEARER 2018 picks to me now, or wait until the Hatsu banzuke is released.  An invite (with rules for new players) will be out soon.  Pick one rank and one rikishi where you think the TORCH will be at the end of the year.  This sumo game has a prize.  New players are always welcome.  Itachi & Toratorii are the 2018 TORCHBEARER yusho winners!

Again, thanks.
-shimodahito

 

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Wow, I am so surprised to have vaulted over so many competitors with a lucky result in the final days!

I put more effort into my selection this year but almost finished with zero points!

Thanks to Shimodahito for creating and administering this unique and dynamic contest.
Congratulations to Toratorii with whom I'm honored to share the trophy.

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As I sorta said earlier in the year, just guessing the rikishi or rank by itself is going to get you a good score, and this time it was all that was needed.  Even though the Torch didn't pass through the winners' rank choice except at the very end, that's when it matters the most.  That's what I think the game really is about - all the points scored on days before the last day are pretty much just tiebreakers in the real competition.

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I might play this next time.....

What are the rules?

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I actually got some points in the end? Wohooo!

Thanks for the game and congrats to the winner! (Clappingwildly...)

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...working on banzuke now... gotta get the prizes out... rules and invitation to 2019 TORCHBEARER coming soon.

Thanks all!

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