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TORCHBEARER 2019: the picks, torch match notices, results

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Good day all,
    As Kisenosato rides off into the sunset, we tip a hat and raise a glass to him and all the TORCH 2019 picks.
Thanks to everyone who entered. We are up to 94 players. 38 returnee updates, 42 carry-overs, and a big welcome to 14 new players.

...The rikishi picks for TORCHBEARER 2019:  Ura had the most picks.

Abi (Ayagawa)
Akinohana (Shatsume)
Akiseyama (Nantonoyama)
Akua (Munjeezy)
Aminishiki (Jejima & rhyen)
Asahiryu (Taiga)
Asahisho (Fatakiyama)
Azumaryu (Ganzohnesushi & itchyknee)
Chiyonoo (Cydrome)
Chiyonoumi (Tenshinhan)
Daiamami (Jesinofuji)
Daigonishiki (wildcard)
Enho (kedevash & Oshirokita & Takanorappa)
Fujiazuma (ryafuji)
Gagamaru (Aled-ap-Tomos & Daughter of Sukubidubidu)
Gokushindo (Gurowake)
Hamayutaka (Getayukata)
Hattorizakura (Mutsu’ohideki)
Hokutoryu (teo_heel)
Hoshoryu (Akōgyokuseki & Konrad)
Irodori (Domichi)
Jokoryu (charliki/Gibuten)
Kaisho (Kitanoedo)
Kirinofuji (Kintaro)
Kotokamatani (Naganoyama) 
Kototebakari (Andonishiki)
Kotourasaki (Saruyama)
Masunoyama (chishafuwaku)
Midorifuji (MumboJumbo)
Mitozakura (Nekonishiki)
Mitsuuchi (Profomisakari)
Musashikuni (Bumpkin & yorikiried by fate)
Nakazono (ronnie)
Narutaki (Jason & Shokikogi)
Naya (Suwihuto)
Nishikifuji (Itachi & shimodahito & Terarno)
Ohata (Tsukiko)
Oisato (Tsubame)
Onosho (Hoshihitomi)
Roga (Chisaiyama & Hakuhonofan & kuroimori & Pitinosato & Wamahada)
Ryuden (Kofuji-ICAN & Umigame)
Ryuko (Rocks/Gansekiiwa)
Sadanohikari (Screeching Owl)
The now retired Satoyama (Yubinhaad)
Shiba (Toratorii)
Shoji (Haidouzo & Kintamayama)
Shonannoumi (Senkoho & Yukiarashi)
Sokokurai (Fujisan)
Soranoumi (Johnofuji)
Taichiyama (Sagi)
Takakeisho (Derek)
Takanofuji (Holleshoryu & Pandaazuma)
Terao (Ajisen)
Terutsuyoshi (Tsuchinoninjin)
Tochihiryu (Kiritsubaki)
Tochiseiryu (hitotsubushi)
Tokuda (Wakatake)
Tokushoryu (Shio-kago)
Tomokaze (Chankomafuji & Mmikasazuma)
Tsukahara (furanohana)
Tsurugisho (Sakura & Shitamachi & Sukubidubidu)
Ura (Achiyama & kotoshikona & Obana & orandashoho & Unkonoyama & Yoohoo)
Wakaichiro (inhashi & Kosimazaki(PhorCillic))
Wakamotoharu (Ryoshishokunin)
Wakatakakage (Taikobana & Uinseann)
Yoshoyama (McBugger)


…The rank picks for TORCHBEARER 2019: Juryo 11 East & Juryo 12 West had the most picks.

Y1E (Mutsu’ohideki)
J1E (rhyen)
J2E (Aled ap Tomas)
J2W (Nekonishiki)
J3E (Suwihuto)
J3W (chishafuwaku & inhashi)
J4E (Umigame & Kosimazaki(PhorCillic))
J5E (Chankomafuji & Jesinofuji)
J6E (Saruyama)
J6W (Chisaiyama & Domichi & Shitamachi & Sukubidubidu)
J7E (Yoohoo)
J7W (Cydrome)
J8E (Akōgyokuseki & Kitanoedo & Naganoyama & Sakura & Takanorappa)
J8W (itchyknee & Kintamayama)
J9E (Fatakiyama)
J9W (Senkoho)
J10E (Fujisan & Haidouzo & Profomisakari)
J10W (hitotsubushi & Shio-kago)
J11E (furanohana & Jason & kotoshikona & orandashoho & Munjeezy & yorikiried by fate)
J11W (Ryoshishokunin & Terarno & Unkonoyama)
J12E (Rocks/Gansekiiwa & Shokikogi)
J12W (Daughter of Sukubidubidu & Ganzohnesushi & Holleshoryu & Jejima & McBugger & Mmikasazuma)
J13E (Achiyama & Gurowake & charliki/Gibuten)
J13W (Tsuchinoninjin)
J14E (Yukiarashi)
J14W (Kintaro)
Ms2E (Pitinosato)
Ms2W (Obana)
Ms3W (Oshirokita & ronnie)
Ms4E (Getayukata)
Ms4W (ryafuji)
Ms6E (kedevash)
Ms7E (Ayagawa & Tenshinhan)
Ms7W (Konrad & Taiga)
Ms8E (Itachi & Uinseann)
Ms9W (Hoshihitomi)
Ms10E (Bumpkin)
Ms10W (Nantonoyama & Shatsume)
Ms11W (Toratorii)
Ms14E (kuroimori)
Ms16E (Kiritsubaki)
Ms19E (Wamahada)
Ms20W (Screeching Owl & Yubinhaad)
Ms21E (Tsubame)
Ms23E (shimodahito)
Ms23W (Pandaazuma)
Ms26E (Tsukiko)
Ms28E (Derek & Taikoubana)
Ms29W (MumboJumbo)
Ms36E (Ajisen)
Ms38E (Hakuhonofan)
ms42W (Andonishiki)
Ms47W (Wakatake)
Ms53W (Johnofuji)
Sd8W (Kofuji-ICAN)
Sd30W (Sagi)
Sd48E (teo_heel)
Jk27W (wildcard)

If there are any corrections/misspellings or I forgot someone, let me know. Good Luck.

Thank you! 
-shimodahito

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From the bottom of the banzuke, the TORCH starts here:

Start-of-2019 Rank: Jonokuchi 27 West
Start of 2019 Rikishi: Daigonishiki

And the first TORCH MATCH of 2019 was on Day 3:

RIKISHI
DAIGONISHIKIKI vs HAMASU
RANK
JONOKUCHI 27 WEST vs JONOKUCHI 25 WEST

Player(s) up for points:
the Wildcard's (ceremonial default) rank/rikishi pick is JONOKUCHI 27 WEST DAIGONISHIKI

standings:
94 players with zero points.

 

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Good day all, 
  Itchyknee, with a clever graphic presentation, is correct on the TORCH recap of the Hatsu Basho.  Mutsu'ohideki's pick Hattorizakura; and Roga, a popular rikishi pick by many players, missed the TORCH.  Roga pickers will certainly get another crack at it in Haru.

Start-of-Hatsu Rikishi: DAIGONISHIKI
Start-of-Hatsu Rank: JONOKUCHI 27 WEST

DAY 3: Jonokuchi 27 West Daigonishiki (0-0) passes the TORCH to Jonokuchi 25 West Hamasu (0-1)
DAY 5: Jonokuchi 25 West Hamasu (1-1) passes the TORCH to Jonokuchi 24 West Daitenma (1-1)
DAY 8: Jonokuchi 24 West Daitenma (2-1) passes the TORCH to Jonokuchi 25 East Narumi (2-1)
DAY 10: Jonokuchi 25 East Narumi (3-1) passes the TORCH to Jonokuchi 16 West Matsuyama (3-1)
DAY 12: Jonokuchi 16 West Matsuyama (4-1) defeats Jonokuchi 13 West Wakafujioka (3-2)
DAY 13: Jonokuchi 16 West Matsuyama (5-1) defeats Jonokuchi 8 West Masutenryu (5-1)


End-of-Hatsu Rikishi: MATSUYAMA
End-of-Hatsu: Rank: JONOKUCHI 16 WEST



 

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So let me see If I get this(Understand)

I pick a rikishi and he is my day one pick but if he loses whoever beat him becomes my day 2 pick?

Am I right so far?

If so,will you be posting how I/we did with a day by day record?

No disrespect Shimodahito but this is complicated........ 

 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Fujisan said:

So let me see If I get this(Understand)

I pick a rikishi and he is my day one pick but if he loses whoever beat him becomes my day 2 pick?

Am I right so far?

If so,will you be posting how I/we did with a day by day record?

No disrespect Shimodahito but this is complicated........ 

 

 

 

If I may explain(I apologize if I'm speaking out of turn.)-- It only seems complicated because you haven't recognized that the only really important thing is where The Torch ends up at the end of the year.

The Torch is gradually going to work it's way up the ranks over the course of the next few tournaments and it's going to end the year in the hands of one guy.

That's all your guessing: One wrestler, one rank.

Get either thing right=big points. Get both right=Jackpot

Even if you get neither thing right, you can still score some points if the wrestler you guess ever holds The Torch, plus some points for every match he wins while holding it.

But playing the game only requires you to make two choices: Who will end the year holding The Torch, and what will be the rank of the rikishi holding The Torch at the end, whoever that might be.

I hope this helps to clarify things for you, Fujisan.

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""""If I may explain(I apologize if I'm speaking out of turn.)-- It only seems complicated because you haven't recognized that the only really important thing is where The Torch ends up at the end of the year""""

Yes I had missed that......

So the torch starts from the bottom of the banzuke and we are trying to forecast who or where the torch will finish by the end of the year.....

I think I got it now.......( My heads stopped hurting anyway (Hitthewall...))

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Shio-kago san....  you rock.  I couldn't have said it better myself.

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With the new banzuke released, here is the Haru TORCH position.

start-of-haru rikishi: MATSUYAMA
start-of-haru-rank: JONIDAN 41 WEST

 

 

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Am I correct in saying the torch is with terunofuji of all people?

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Munjeezy is correct.  
Here is the TORCH journey recap for Haru:

DAY 2: Jonidan 41 West Matsuyama (0-0) defeats Jonidan 42 East Kakutaiki (0-0)
DAY 3: Jonidan 41 West Matsuyama (1-0) defeats Jonidan 43 East Harimandada (1-0)
DAY 5: Jonidan 41 West Matsuyama (2-0) passes the TORCH to Jonidan 40 West Teraosho (2-0)
DAY 7: Jonidan 40 West Teraosho (3-0) passes the TORCH to Jonidan 48 West Terunofuji (3-0)
DAY 9: Jonidan 48 West Terunofuji (4-0) defeats Jonidan 61 West Daiyusho (4-0)
DAY 11: Jonidan 48 West Terunofuji (5-0) defeats Jonidan 82 East Shimomura (5-0)
DAY 13: Jonidan 48 West Terunofuji (6-0) defeats Jonidan 84 West Sadatsuyoshi (6-0)


Which brings us to a kettei-san TORCH MATCH on senshuraku!:

RIKISHI
TERUNOFUJI vs ROGA
RANK
JONIDAN 48 WEST vs JONIDAN 15 WEST

Player(s) up for points:
Chisaiyma‘s rikishi pick is ROGA
Hakuhonofan’s rikishi pick is ROGA
kuroimori’s rikishi pick is ROGA
Pitinosato’s rikishi pick is ROGA
Wamahada’s rikishi pick is ROGA
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings:
94 players with zero points


 

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Good day all,
   The Roga Club snuck in for the kettei-san match and earned the first TORCHBEARER 2019 points.

   Start-of-Natsu Rikishi: ROGA
   Start-of-Natsu Rank: SANDANME 22 EAST

standings:
3 points -- Chisaiyama
3 points -- Hakuhonofan
3 points -- kuroimori
3 points -- Pitininosato
3 points -- Wamahada

 

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How far will the ROGA wagon carry the TORCH?  Tha Natsu TORCH MATCH’s start on Day 2:

RIKISHI
ROGA vs HOKUTOTSUBASA
RANK
SANDANME 22 EAST vs SANDANME 22 WEST

Player(s) up for points:
Chisaiyma‘s rikishi pick is ROGA
Hakuhonofan’s rikishi pick is ROGA
kuroimori’s rikishi pick is ROGA
Pitinosato’s rikishi pick is ROGA
Wamahada’s rikishi pick is ROGA
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings:
3 points -- Chisaiyama
3 points -- Hakuhonofan
3 points -- kuroimori
3 points -- Pitininosato
3 points -- Wamahada

 

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Roga has gone rogue in rogards to my torchbearer strategy... 

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Newcomer, Sagi, joins the race.  Natsu TORCH MATCH Day 9:

RIKISHI
HOKUTOTSUBASA vs ASAKISHIN
RANK
SANDANME 22 WEST vs SANDANME 30 WEST

Player(s) up for points:
Sagi’s rank pick is SANDANME 30 WEST
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings:

4 points – Chisaiyama
4 points – Hakuhonofan
4 points – kuroimori
4 points – Pitininosato
4 points – Wamahada


 

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