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Nagoya 2019

Nagoya 2019  

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  1. 1. The Wall

    • Tomokaze misses career wall - 13th try / makuuchi wall - 3rd try
    • Tomokaze hits career wall - 13th try / makuuchi wall - 3rd try
    • Shimanoumi misses makuuchi wall - 2nd try
    • Shimanoumi hits makuuchi wall - 2nd try
    • Takagenji misses makuuchi wall - 1st try
    • Takagenji hits makuuchi wall - 1st try
    • Kiribayama misses juryo wall - 3rd try
    • Kiribayama hits juryo wall - 3rd try
    • Ryuko misses juryo wall - 1st try
    • Ryuko hits juryo wall - 1st try
    • Ichiyamamoto misses juryo wall - 1st try
    • Ichiyamamoto hits juryo wall - 1st try
    • Kizakiumi misses juryo wall - 1st try
    • Kizakiumi hits juryo wall - 1st try
    • Kotonowaka misses juryo wall - 1st try
    • Kotonowaka 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 stays Ozeki
    • Takakeisho gets demoted to Sekiwake
    • Takayasu MK -> kadoban
    • Takayasu KK
    • Goeido MK -> kadoban
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    • Goeido KK
    • Tochinoshin MK -> kadoban
    • Tochinoshin KK
  3. 3. Guess the colour of the giant macaron

    • red
    • yellow
      0
    • green
    • blue
    • brown
      0
    • purple
      0
    • pink
      0
    • gold
      0
    • black
      0
    • other colour, please specify in comments
      0

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  • Poll closed on 07/07/19 at 12:00

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Posted (edited)

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" (KK = winning record, means missing the wall, which is a good thing). For makuuchi this basho it's Tomokaze, Shimanoumi and Takagenji. Tomokaze never hat a losing record in his whole career (!), so he fights his career- and makuuchi wall. For Takagenji it's his first try in makuuchi. In juryo we have 5 guys to fight the wall, 4 of them having their first try.

 

Promotion/demotion/kadoban:

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

Takakeisho entered Natsu basho as new Ozeki and had to drop out injured. This means he is kadoban and needs 8 wins to secure his rank. If he blows again, he'll be on par with Musoyama, who is the only other modern time Ozeki debutant, who got demoted after mere 2 basho.

Tochinoshin on the other hand was demoted to Sekiwake after Haru basho 2019, because had 2 losing records in a row as Ozeki. Last basho he had the chance to secure insta-repromotion to Ozeki with 10+ wins and he did it! Will he go straight to kadoban again, like in his first basho as Ozeki?

Uncle Sumo (Aminishiki) is fighting fiercely to stay in the salaried ranks after a career of 22 years. He himself said, he will fight 'til the end. At the moment he has 907 career wins (8th place on the most career wins Top 10 list). He needs only 21 wins to catch 6th place on that list. Ganbatte!

 

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 become a popular game to guess it.

Edited by Benihana

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I’m predicting the makuuchi wall will have three new splats on it, Takayasu is the only kadoban of four ozeki in September, Aminishiki will stay juryo at least one more time, and a red macaroon will be presented to...someone. The poll didn’t ask who.

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Takakeisho announced kyujo, he won't fight, so demotion is inevitable.

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Looks like I’m batting .000 so far, come on red macaron!

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Pink macaron! Nobody got it correct.

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1 for 9, 11% accuracy. About usual for me.

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