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Natsu 2019

The Wall  

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  1. 1. The Wall

    • Tomokaze misses career wall - 12th try / makuuchi wall - 2nd try
    • Tomokaze hits career wall - 12th try / makuuchi wall - 2nd try
    • Shimanoumi misses makuuchi wall - 1st try
    • Shimanoumi hits makuuchi wall - 1st try
    • Enho misses makuuchi wall - 1st try
    • Enho hits makuuchi wall - 1st try
    • Kiribayama misses juryo wall - 2nd try
    • Kiribayama hits juryo wall - 2nd try
    • Irodori misses makuuchi wall - 1st try
    • Irodori hits juryo wall - 1st try
  2. 2. Promotion/demotion/kadoban

    • Aminishiki stays in juryo (even with a small MK)
    • Aminishiki intai (try not to cry)
    • Takakeisho KK
    • Takakeisho MK -> kadoban in first basho as Ozeki
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    • Takayasu KK
    • Takayasu MK -> kadoban (3rd)
    • Goeido KK
    • Goeido MK -> kadoban (8th)
    • Tochinoshin KK (10+ wins) -> instant repromotion to Ozeki
    • Tochinoshin MK or KK with less than 10 wins -> has to start a new Ozeki run
  3. 3. Guess the colour of the giant macaron


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  • Poll closed on 12/05/19 at 12:00

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First basho of the Reiwa era.

 

Disclaimer/introduction for new players

The Wall:

If a sumotori gets a makekoshi (MK = losing record) his first time in that respective division, it's called "hitting the wall". For makuuchi this basho it's Tomokaze, Shimanoumi and Enho. Tomokaze never hat a losing record in his whole career, so he fights his career- and makuuchi wall. For Shimanoumi and Enho it's his first try in makuuchi. In juryo it's up to Kiribayama and Irodori to fight the wall.

Promotion/demotion/kadoban:

Goeido and Takayasu had winning records at Ozeki rank last basho. If they get a losing record, they won't be demoted, but placed on kadoban, which means demotion after another makekoshi next basho.

Takakeisho enters Natsu Basho as new Ozeki. All eyes are on him, if he can live up to the rank.

Tochinoshin was kadoban last basho and he produced another losing record, so he was demoted to Sekiwake. He now has a SINGLE shot at instant repromotion with 10+ wins. Even with a kachikoshi (KK = winning record) with 9 or 8 wins, he won't be repromoted and has to start a new Ozeki run. 

Guess the colour of the giant macaron:

One of the prices for the yusho winner is a giant fake macaron (as placeholder for a load of real normal sized macarons from one of the best Pâtisseries in Paris). The colour varies and it has a become a popular game to guess it.

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Enho will get squished, Tomokaze had a good run, and Takayasu had better do better than 1-20 against a retiree. Tochinoshin will stay sanyaku but not as ozeki. Nagoya will see Aminishiki in the juryo  dohyo-iri. New emperor means I’m feeling a gold macaron this time.

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The big macarron will be orange like that f* turd who will shows up - sadly - on senshuraku. HTB.

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