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Slowed the bleeding in Bench to the tune of 6-8.  A bad day in DST dooms me to MK there.  8-6 in ISP is already a strong finish, but too far from the top 10.  Only one winner out of my last nine chosen rikishi in Odd.  A great lucky win in Quad puts me in a six-way tie for 9th.  A win there would be lovely.  8-6 in Toto is already nearly miraculous for me, and also too far from the top 10.  9-5 in SG is fantastic, and a tie for 8th.  Another win would be lovely.  Won along with practically everybody else in TTT.  Currently a 9-way tie for 6th.  Another win would be lovely.

GANBARIMASU

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Managed to have a look at Oracle. Current projections are as follows, but there are still quite a few swings to get through.

Choshu-Yuki leads

@chishafuwaku -1

Gurowake -5

Pandaazuma/Norizo -6

Kitakachiyama -8

Asashosakari -12

Ganzo and Scott look to be out of the running.

It's therefore highly likely that the yusho will go to one of the top two. After that...anyone's guess.

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Well,  chishafuwaku is looking very good then. If he gets this along with the TTT yusho that's 30 points. 

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35 minutes ago, Rocks said:

Well,  chishafuwaku is looking very good then. If he gets this along with the TTT yusho that's 30 points. 

The Chiyomaru withdrawal could be crucial in his favour.

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Scott ended up our best performer in terms of wins and losses as he hit double digits. Well done to Seb on clinching a final-day KK. Unlucky to Seisset for that MK.

The horrific luck prize goes to Stefan, who once again scored well but lost today. Just one of those tournaments - they come along from time to time. Stefan actually scored more than the 13-2 yusho winner, which won't cheer him up, I imagine. The only silver lining is the fact that he is probably safe in Makuuchi, but he'll be uncomfortably close to the bottom next time.

Panda stays at Yokozuna with no kadoban worries. Sebunshu will be sekiwake again but the ozeki promotion will be much harder next time. Jan's nightmare carried on to the final day and he is out of sanyaku. Gary, Scott and probably Miyako will be back to the elite division next time. Hal is probably back in Juryo but it isn't certain. Unkonoyama will be back in Makushita. And that's about it.

Not a great basho for the Centipedes. Bring it for Kyushu!

Final Standings:

Rank    Wins Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona
EY1 8-7 102-98 13 9 0 6 3 6 2 Simon Pandaazuma
ES1 4-11 93-107 7 12 0 2 4 4 3 Jan Kuroimori
WS1 8-7 102-105 10 12 0 4 2 2 2 Eric Sebunshu
EM1  8-7 92-99 10 8 0 5 5 4 3 Gary Chocshoporyu
EM2 10-5 97-96 7 9 0 5 4 5 4 Scott Haidouzo
EM3 9-6 100-96 11 9 0 3 3 5 3 Miyako Chankoyama
EM4 4-11 98-108 8 12 0 4 3 3 0 Douglas ScreechingOwl
EM6 5-10 93-101 7 12 0 3 5 6 3 Rupert Rupatengu
WM8 4-11 94-104 5 12 0 4 6 4 1 Mark Fujiyama
EM9 Kyujo 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Renaud Kotononami
EM10 9-6 103-96 11 10 0 7 3 5 3 Sergio Chishafuwaku
WM11 5-10 103-109 12 11 0 6 3 2 1 Stefan Sagi
EM15 9-6 103-96 11 8 0 5 1 4 2 Alexander Ganzohnesushi
WM16 6-9 98-104 9 12 1 2 3 6 2 Hal Chisaiyama
*                      
EJ5 7-8 96-99 9 10 0 4 3 7 3 Seisset Hakubayama
WJ11 4-11 91-98 6 9 0 2 5 5 2 ??? Unkonoyama
*                      
Wms5 5-10 93-98 6 9 0 1 4 1 0 Ronnie Gawasukotto
Ems8 5-10 97-99 7 12 0 2 4 2 0 Jezz Jejima

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Wasn't a great final day for the Panda but I managed wins in the important ones again and am currently looking at 49.2 Masters points plus whatever I get in Salarycap. which may be a significant amount as I have both the yusho and jun yusho winners high in the order.

Regarding the Masters, it looks like Flohru is going to pip Norizo for the Green. I'll be glad about that as I don't want Norizo sneaking ahead of me on Masters titles again! ;) Norizo has been on a tear of late and will overtake Susanoo to be my main rival in November, but I have kept pace mostly and he won't have dented my lead all that much. At this rate, I may well need 300+ to win it, but I reckon I can manage it if I concentrate.

Will be back later for a basho round-up.

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Might as well do the round-up now, as I want to clear my mind of sumo! ;)

Bench: 8-7. Carrying three utter muppets, had a really unlucky start, and came back well so I am happy with this. I won't be making sanyaku but I should be M1 or so.

Chain: I think I made it to day 3 before picking my customary fool.

DST: 2nd place, 12-3J, 12 Masters points. Had to hang on a bit at the end but I came through it.

Fantasy Sumo: 8-7. With no sansho, I was damned lucky, so I suspect this will be enough for me to keep my ozeki rank.

GTB: 5-10. Horrific performance. I really have no idea what went wrong.

Hoshitori: Probably 2-13 or 3-12. Well, I was just hapless here, not only because there were almost no kinboshi and ginboshi, but also because half the muppets I picked were injured. Not much you can do in tournaments like this one.

Juryo Game: Joint 5th for 5 Masters points. Meisei was just idiotic in the final two days, costing me God knows how many points. Painful to watch. But I have safely cleared my kadoban status and this puts me on a Yokozuna run.

Norizo Cup: Should be a KK. If Kak had beaten Hak today I'd have got 200 more points but it wasn't going to happen.

Odd Sumo: 2nd. 12 MP. Hilarious that Norizo ended up third by betting more than me, but he's that kind of player...very aggressive and confident, not afraid to take risks. It's one of the reasons for his enduring brilliance. I just played this one out after getting the big win. Not much fun this time as I was just aiming for Masters points more than anything.

Bingo: I don't dare look. Almost last, I'd imagine. Endo, Ikioi, Yutakayama and Onosho were all in there. Go figure.

Paper Oyakata: See above.

Rotosumo: 9th. 2 MP. A really pleasant surprise as I thought I was a goner here thanks to Onosho and Yutakayama, but the rest of my team was picked well.

Salarycap: Dunno yet, but I have Hak at 10, Kak at 9 and Goeido at 8 so I could very easily be in the top ten.

Oracle: 5th. 11-4. 6 MP. I came back well here and am reasonably happy, especially to regain my Yokozuna East spot. Good to see Choshu-Yuki making it to the top rank too (surely) after a brilliant performance this year.

Quad: Joint 4th. 10-5. 7 MP. Was leading this but then managed to lose four straight. Finished strongly though. This should put me on an ozeki run.

Toto: Joint 4th. 11-4. 5.2 MP. I had to really battle this time but am happy to reach 11 wins again. No idea if Pierre will deem this tsuna worthy, but I have a chance at least. Susanoo hasn't helped by getting a cast-iron Yokozuna promotion in the same basho. Dammit! ;)

Sumo Game: 8-7. Since I became Yokozuna in this game my priorities are a bit different. I obviously want yusho, but as we all know, getting good scores in this game doesn't guarantee good win-loss records. A major aim now is to score well and get many AADs. I also aim to win the rikishi of the year in terms of points and AADs (see the yearly statistics at the bottom of the stats page). I was a bit unlucky this time, losing four out of six tie-breaks and also falling victim to some insane and/or baffling picks by opponents, but 8-7 is always a job well done in this tough game.

TTT: 7-8. I screwed up badly on day 14 but overall I did OK here. Should have been in the small change though.

UDH: A total disaster thanks to my failed gambit of putting 'badly injured' Takayasu at 6. So much for keiko reports. ;)

So that's 49.2 plus Salarycap. 50+ was my aim pre-basho and I'll probably manage that. My pre-basho picks were a complete dog's dinner so I am lucky to have such a decent score. Norizo and Susanoo have kept it interesting for Kyushu so I'll have to be on my game. Will keep going for that elusive 300...that's my real opponent at the moment. I will have lost a lot of points on the SB because of Bingo and PO, but that should be dampened a little by nice jumps in Odd Sumo and DST. I'll hopefully be keeping my top spot there. After Flohru's stellar performance this basho, he will be getting too close for comfort.

Oh...and the Baka Cup stays with Scott. Omedetou, mate. :)

See you in November!

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4.333 points in Chaingang and I'll never fathom how this is perhaps the first time I've ever gotten points in CG AND it's the most points I'll (probably) be getting from a single game this basho.

2.5 points in SG.  Much happiness.

1.875 points in TTT.  Restarting ozeki run.

0.375 point(s?) in Quad.

Distinct chance of points in UDH.  Perhaps a chance in Salarycap.

So, 13.41666666 points for sure, and probably/possibly more.  I'm actually slightly sad to say this is probably my best basho this year.

And still not one yusho all year.  Oy.

And now this bloody Cup is still here.

GANBARIMASU

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Masters update...

Norizo did better than expected in UDH and Flohru didn't do all that well in UDH and Hoshitori. So Norizo is now the favourite to win the Masters. He doesn't play Salarycap. So only Flohru can beat him now, but would need a fourth place finish at least.

Current scores: 

Norizo: 65.7

Flohru: 59.83

Panda: 49.2

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On 23/09/2018 at 16:06, Pandaazuma said:

Masters update...

Norizo did better than expected in UDH and Flohru didn't do all that well in UDH and Hoshitori. So Norizo is now the favourite to win the Masters. He doesn't play Salarycap. So only Flohru can beat him now, but would need a fourth place finish at least.

Geez!  The Basho is how many days over and "Golly no scor'a"  update for Salarycap Sumo???  "Golly, how long'a" we gotta wait?  LOL!

ztnm,

Sebunshu

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Nightmare in Salarycap. I didn't change my initial team to the one I wanted...must have just forgotten, or failed to click the button properly. My line-up would have been top three minimum. Possible yusho. That could be a very costly error. Damn...wish we had email confirmations in that game, as I would have noticed it then.

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9 hours ago, Pandaazuma said:

Nightmare in Salarycap. I didn't change my initial team to the one I wanted...must have just forgotten, or failed to click the button properly. My line-up would have been top three minimum. Possible yusho. That could be a very costly error. Damn...wish we had email confirmations in that game, as I would have noticed it then.

Don't worry. The list Golynohana has published is null and void. These were the entries from Nagoya Basho... I'm sure we will see a correction soon.

Ganzohnesushi

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Well after the mono ii I was surprised to find that more people had picked Goeido than expected so my team wasn't as good as I thought. Still, four Masters points is better than zero...and it puts me almost forty ahead of the resurgent Norizo. I still believe I will need 280 points minimum to win the competition with Norizo and Susanoo in such blistering form so...will try not to mess Kyushu up.

GAMBARIMASU!

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It's that time again. Last tournament of the year.

62.5% of sanyaku is now STI...that is a new record. Well done, lads and lass! There are plenty more of us in the bottom half of Maegashira, so this basho will need to be a good one to avoid demotions. I have removed Seisset as there's not much point doing his stats if he is not reading them. I'll bring him back if he joins the forum. Apologies to Jezz, who has fallen out of my nice lines in the table below. I'll fix that before the weekend.

Rank    Wins Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona
EY1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Simon Pandaazuma
WS1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eric Sebunshu
EK1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Scott Haidouzo
WK1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Miyako Chankoyama
EK2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gary Chocshoporyu
EM5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jan Kuroimori
WM7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sergio Chishafuwaku
EM10 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Renaud Kotononami
WM12 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Douglas ScreechingOwl
WM12 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rupert Rupatengu
EM13 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Alexander Ganzohnesushi
WM15 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mark Fujiyama
WM16 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Stefan Sagi
*                      
WJ2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hal Chisaiyama
*                      
Ems4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ????? Unkonoyama
Ems8 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ronnie Gawasukotto
Wms13 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jezz Jejima

 

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Panda goals for Kyushu:

1. Try to close out the World Championships without too much fuss. I'm almost 50 points ahead of Norizo, but he is more than capable of 100+ so I'll be aiming for that elusive 300.

2. Green Mawashi...and keep that top spot on the SB. I'll have lost a lot of points this time because of the Paper Oyakata fiasco last basho.

3. At least one yusho in the games.

4. Keep that stinking Baka Cup in Scott's basement.

GAMBARIMASU!

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Haidouzo goals for Kyushu:

1.  A yusho.  Any yusho.  Just one.  So I can have one this year.

2.  Get rid of that stinking Baka Cup.

GANBARIMASU!

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First thing's first...where the hell is Ronnie? He is kyujo in all games...not even kyujo! It's not like him...has anyone heard from him? I will mail him anyway.

Some unlucky losses today but a few excelled with six-pointers: Panda, Seb and Sergio (who both lost!!), Hal and the flying Unko! ;)

Day One:

Rank    Wins Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona
EY1 1-0 6-4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Simon Pandaazuma
WS1 0-1 6-6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 Eric Sebunshu
EK1 0-1 4-6 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 Scott Haidouzo
WK1 0-1 5-5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 Miyako Chankoyama
EK2 0-1 5-5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 Gary Chocshoporyu
EM5 0-1 3-6 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 Jan Kuroimori
WM7 0-1 6-6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 Sergio Chishafuwaku
EM10 0-1 4-5 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 Renaud Kotononami
WM12 0-1 5-5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 Douglas ScreechingOwl
WM12 1-0 6-3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rupert Rupatengu
EM13 0-1 4-6 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 Alexander Ganzohnesushi
WM15 1-0 5-4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Mark Fujiyama
WM16 0-1 4-5 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 Stefan Sagi
*                      
WJ2 1-0 6-4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hal Chisaiyama
*                      
Ems4 1-0 6-5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 ????? Unkonoyama
Wms13 0-1 5-6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 Jezz Jejima

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A really good opening day for the Panda, winning almost everywhere, let down only by upsets in ISP and Quad (I had Shin and Mita!!) The pre-basho games all look OK too, with most of the lads I've picked looking sexy and the ones I've avoided looking poor. But it's only day one...got to grind out those wins. Highlights today are taking the early lead in FS, doing well in Juryo Game, getting an Odd Sumo bet right (identical to Susanoo) AND finally ending that losing streak against Scott to make a fine start in the Baka Cup.

GAMBARIMASU!

Edit: Oh, I forgot my Chain disaster...I picked Ichinojo and then changed to Mita, remembering I can't trust Ichinojo and he always lets me down. Go figure.

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5 hours ago, Pandaazuma said:

I picked Ichinojo and then changed to Mita, remembering I can't trust Ichinojo and he always lets me down. Go figure.

Haha... same here. Had picked Ichi only to make a last minute change. How stupid.

Ganzohnesushi

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As expected, the scores are low without the two main Yokozuna and one who is a yok in name only letting everyone down daily. It was also carnage in Mukade Beya today as only five of us managed to win, and indeed we only have one unbeaten lad left in Unkonoyama. Shout out to Sergio, who is the unluckiest player in Makuuchi already, with 11 points and 2 AADs but nothing to show for it.

Incidentally, I emailed Ronnie but he hasn't read it yet. Gulp...

Day 2:

Rank    Wins Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona
EY1 1-1 11-10 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 Simon Pandaazuma
WS1 0-2 10-11 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 Eric Sebunshu
EK1 1-1 8-9 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 Scott Haidouzo
WK1 0-2 9-10 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 Miyako Chankoyama
EK2 1-1 10-9 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 Gary Chocshoporyu
EM5 0-2 6-10 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 Jan Kuroimori
WM7 0-2 11-12 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 Sergio Chishafuwaku
EM10 0-2 8-10 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 Renaud Kotononami
WM12 1-1 9-8 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 Douglas ScreechingOwl
WM12 1-1 12-9 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 Rupert Rupatengu
EM13 0-2 7-11 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 Alexander Ganzohnesushi
WM15 1-1 10-9 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 Mark Fujiyama
WM16 1-1 9-9 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 Stefan Sagi
*                      
WJ2 1-1 10-10 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 Hal Chisaiyama
*                      
Ems4 2-0 12-8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 ????? Unkonoyama
Wms13 0-2 10-11 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 Jezz Jejima

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Not a particularly great day but I managed to win some important ones and am still happy with my performance so far. Walked into an insane line-up that somehow avoided almost every single banana skin I picked...and worse, I took out Shohozan this morning and put Goeido in, costing me the bout. Dammit! At least I beat Scott to go 2-0 in the Baka Cup. The pre-basho scene looks especially promising and as things stand right now, I have a decent chance of breaking 300 Masters points. Could even go quite a bit higher with a bit of luck.

GAMBARIMASU!

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I'll take the win in SG.  I see 8-9 and assume that would be the day 1 loss.  That really shouldn't be the total scores of the first two days.

Wins in SG, Bench, DST ("above average," that is), ISP, and (somehow) Toto (for 2-0!).

GANBARIMASU!

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The carnage continues and this basho is headed for record territory score-wise. Loads of 4-4s today and it was basically a toss of a coin if you won or not.

Another unlucky loss for Seb puts him at 0-3 but he is famed for his fighting comebacks so we'll not count him out yet. Renaud is having terrible luck too. Unkonoyama is still our flag-bearer. Unbeaten with a decent score as well.

Day 3:

Rank    Wins Points AADs Opp AADs 10 8+ 5- TB TB+ Who? SG shikona
EY1 2-1 15-14 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 Simon Pandaazuma
WS1 0-3 14-15 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 Eric Sebunshu
EK1 1-2 12-13 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 Scott Haidouzo
WK1 1-2 13-13 1 2 0 0 3 1 0 Miyako Chankoyama
EK2 2-1 14-13 2 1 0 0 3 2 1 Gary Chocshoporyu
EM5 1-2 10-14 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 Jan Kuroimori
WM7 1-2 15-16 2 2 0 0 2 2 1 Sergio Chishafuwaku
EM10 0-3 12-14 0 2 0 0 3 1 0 Renaud Kotononami
WM12 1-2 13-13 1 2 0 0 3 1 0 Douglas ScreechingOwl
WM12 1-2 16-14 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 Rupert Rupatengu
EM13 1-2 11-15 0 2 0 0 3 1 1 Alexander Ganzohnesushi
WM15 2-1 16-13 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 Mark Fujiyama
WM16 1-2 13-13 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 Stefan Sagi
*                      
WJ2 1-2 14-14 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 Hal Chisaiyama
*                      
Ems4 3-0 16-11 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 ????? Unkonoyama
Wms13 0-3 14-16 2 3 0 0 3 1 0 Jezz Jejima

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On days like this I generally get slaughtered, but I managed to sneak wins in Bench and SG along with small change in Odd Sumo. Was one below the line in Toto to my dismay (as I need yusho for the Yokozuna promotion). Incidentally, Pierre...looks like you've jinxed Susanoo!! Quad is a hilarious and hapless 0-3. ISP is the usual rubbish at 1-2. TTT is 1-2 as well but almost everyone is awful this time. Tipspiel is excellent and I am tied for the lead. Not doing too badly really, considering the chaos on the dohyo. Pre-basho is much better. Flying in several games and all the lads involved look decent and I have a real chance of big points in the Masters.

Oh...and 3-0 in the Baka Cup! Scott will be gutted about today! He just needed Kise or Goeido!

GAMBARIMASU!

PS. I'm really missing Rando's MCP standings in Bench. Is there really no one who can take over for just this basho?  I'd do it myself but I'm a moron.

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