Sign in to follow this  
Asashosakari

Seki-Toto/Quad/Oracle banzuke for Hatsu 2020

Recommended Posts

(Some abbreviated comments...)

Seki-Toto (play):

Ozeki Pandaazuma was the defending champion from Aki basho, and had another excellent performance, finishing runner-up to yusho winner Unkonoyama. I was ready to let this result in an extension to the tsunatori to another basho, but a more in-depth look at Pandaazuma's 11-basho ozeki tenure revealed no less than one yusho, two yusho-doten, two regular jun-yusho and one more 11-4 record - easily a strong enough track record to put this yusho + jun-yusho tsuna challenge over the top. Congrats to Toto's newest yokozuna! (Ayokozuna...)

That leaves us with a rather lopsided banzuke top featuring three yokozuna and just one ozeki, and it looks like it'll remain this way for another while; a whole bunch of semi-credible ozeki runs all cratered with none of the Kyushu sekiwake finishing better than 8-7. The komusubi and high maegashira didn't do that great either, and consequently the sanyaku ranks - after back-to-back tournaments with just 10 spots - were cut back even further to just 9 players. That was last possible almost 10 years ago, in Haru 2010!

On a side note, Unkonoyama became the winner of two yusho in one calendar year, having also triumphed in Hatsu 2019. Well done!

No particular issues with this banzuke, although the 24 KK / 17 MK split in makuuchi resulted in some very harsh demotions especially for 7-8 players.

Norizo (Yw 11-4)             Y1   Susanoo (Ye 9-6)
Pandaazuma (Oe 11-4)         Y2   -
-                            O    ScreechingOwl (Ow 11-4)
Andoreasu (S1e 8-7)          S1   Konosato (S1w 8-7)
Kotononami (M2w 11-4)        S2   -
Kuroimori (Kw 8-7)           K    Unkonoyama (M6w 12-3 Y)

Toonoryu (M2e 8-7)           M1   Andonishiki (M5e 9-6)
Herritarooo (M3e 8-7)        M2   DeRosa (M6e 9-6)
Athenayama (M4e 8-7)         M3   Haidouzo (S2w 6-9)
Mmikasazuma (M1w 7-8)        M4   Gansekiiwa (M10e 10-5)
Fujisan (S2e 5-10)           M5   Kaiowaka (M13e 11-4)
Ketsukai (M7e 8-7)           M6   Jakusotsu (M1e 6-9)
Taka (Ke 5-9-1)              M7   Kobashi (M12w 10-5)
Achiyama (M10w 9-6)          M8   Damimonay (M5w 7-8)
Ulishimaru (M12e 9-6)        M9   Kitakachiyama (M4w 6-9)
Chankoyama (M13w 9-6)        M10  Gurowake (M7w 7-8)
Flohru (M3w 5-10)            M11  Kishikaisei (M14e 9-6)
Golynohana (M8e 7-8)         M12  Umigame (M8w 7-8)
Ganzohnesushi (M15e 9-6)     M13  Gernobono (M15w 9-6)
Asashosakari (M9w 7-8)       M14  Sakura (M11e kosho)
Benihana (J4w 11-4)          M15  Tenshinhan (M9e 5-10)
Kintamayama (M11w 6-8-1)     M16  Andrasoyamawaka (M14w 7-8)
Hana-ichi (J3e 8-7)          M17  -

Gaijingai (J5w 9-6)          J1   Mariohana (J3w 8-7)
Chishafuwaku (M16w 7-8)      J2   Chijanofuji (J4e 8-7)
Atenzan (J7e 9-6)            J3   Frinkanohana (J5e 8-7)
Choshu-yuki (M16e 6-9)       J4   Bill (J2e 7-8)
GONZABUROW (J1e 6-9)         J5   Sebunshu (J1w 6-9)
Ahokaina (J10e 9-6)          J6   Metzinowaka (J14w 10-5)
Anjoboshi (J6e 6-9)          J7   Oskahanada (Ms1e 8-7)
Sutarokku (J8e 6-9)          J8   Nantonoyama (J8w kosho)
Kyoju (J6w 5-10)             J9   Terarno (J12e 7-8)
Onakaderu (J9w 6-9)          J10  Oortael (Ms8w 10-5)
Neko (J9e 5-6-4)             J11  Sukubidubidu (J2w 1-1-13)
Gaanaa (J11e 5-10)           J12  Takanorappa (J13w 6-9)
Konizan (J11w 5-10)          J13  Profomisakari (J7w 3-12)
Getayukata (J14e kosho)      J14  Gawasukotto (J12w 5-7-3)

Balon (Ms5e 7-6-2)           Ms1  Tatsuomi (Ms1w kosho)
Chelseayama (Ms2e 6-9)       Ms2  Rowitoro (J13e 4-10-1)
Holleshoryu (Ms3w 6-7-2)     Ms3  Saruyama (Ms4e 6-9)
Sherlockiama (Ms3e 5-9-1)    Ms4  WAKATAKE (Ms7w 6-5-4)
Dan Koloff (Ms2w 3-12)       Ms5  Takayumi (Ms4w 0-1-14)
Effinojo (Ms6e kosho)        Ms6  Wolfgangho (Ms6w kosho)
Luchakuma (Ms7e 0-0-15)      Ms7  Tsuchinoninjin (Ms8e kosho)
Orangemachismo (Ms9e kosho)  Ms8  Jejima (Ms9w kosho)
Azumawashi (Ms10e 0-0-15)    Ms9  Ophi (Ms10w kosho)
Iepii (Ms11e 0-1-14)         Ms10 -

  • Thanks 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seki-Quadrumvirate (play):

Ozeki Norizo is of course on tsunatori for Hatsu basho following his spectacular 14-1 yusho in November. Best of luck!

The scores in makuuchi were high enough to force a scoring deduction for the division as a whole, but fell just shy (8.48 wins) of the ozeki getting included in that. That was good news for the other two players at the rank, as DeRosa avoided the downgrade from 8 to 7 wins, and ScreechingOwl got to keep his 10 wins to get rid of his hard kadoban tag in one go. (It's just as well - in Kyushu the score adjustment still narrowly worked out against the ozeki on an average of 5.59, which caused ScreechingOwl to go makekoshi rather than 8-7 there.)

Sekiwake Kobashi prompted some consideration for promotion, but 28 adjusted wins across the last three tournaments was a bit too far off the expected mark of 30 for now, even with some additional support from the tournaments preceding that run. He's in a good position for Hatsu, though. Fellow incumbent sekiwake Haidouzo was 8-7 for the fourth straight basho, so he's quite a lot further away.

The adjusted makuuchi results had a split of 19 KK and 19 MK, so no issues making the banzuke. The sanyaku ranks were reduced from 10 to 9 here as well, but of course that's a lot more common for Quad than it is in Toto.

Norizo (O1w 14-1 Y)       O1   ScreechingOwl (O2e 10-5)
DeRosa (O1e 8-7)          O2   -
Kobashi (Sw 9-6)          S1   Haidouzo (Se 8-7)
Konosato (K1w 9-6)        S2   Choshu-yuki (M2w 11-4)
Bill (K1e 8-7)            K    Ganzohnesushi (M1e 10-5)

Andoreasu (M2e 8-7)       M1   Taka (M5e 9-6)
Sebunshu (M5w 9-6)        M2   Chankoyama (M4w 8-7)
chishafuwaku (K2e 6-9)    M3   GONZABUROW (K2w 6-9)
Susanoo (M1w 7-8)         M4   Flohru (K3w 6-9)
Gurowake (M7e 8-7)        M5   Asashosakari (M3e 7-8)
Pandaazuma (M3w 7-8)      M6   Golynohana (M14w 10-5)
Kitakachiyama (M12e 9-6)  M7   Andrasoyamawaka2 (M10e 8-7)
Terarno (M4e 6-9)         M8   Sakura (M7w kosho)
reeeen (M16e 10-5)        M9   Gibuten (M8w kosho)
Jejima (M9e kosho)        M10  Kotononami (M14e 8-7)
Chocshoporyu (M8e 6-9)    M11  Fujisan (M15e 8-7)
Kishikaisei (M11w 7-8)    M12  Asapedroryu (M9w 6-9)
Getayukata (M13e kosho)   M13  Kaiowaka (M6e 4-11)
Achiyama (M10w 6-9)       M14  Fujiyama (M6w 4-11)
Jakusotsu (J4w 11-4)      M15  Kuroimori (J1e 9-6)
Gaijingai (M12w 6-9)      M16  Gansekiiwa (M13w 6-9)
Metzinowaka (J3e 8-7)     M17  -

Andonishiki (M11e 3-12)   J1   Unkonoyama (J9e 10-5)
Hironoumi (M16w 5-10)     J2   Reijnguoshan (M15w 4-11)
Oskahanada (Ms2e 12-3)    J3   Nantonoyama (J1w 6-8-1)
Konizan (J10w 9-6)        J4   Athenayama (J2w 6-9)
Kyodaitimu (J3w 6-9)      J5   Profomisakari (J2e 5-10)
Frinkanohana (J13e 9-6)   J6   Mariohana (J11e 8-7)
Unagiyutaka (J14e 9-4-2)  J7   Kasamatsuri (J12w 8-7)
Ruziklao (J5w 6-8-1)      J8   Rowitoro (J8e 7-8)
Hakase (J4e 5-10)         J9   Saruyama (J6w 6-8-1)
Tenshinhan (J7e 6-9)      J10  Oortael (J5e 5-10)
Tsuchinoninjin (J9w 6-9)  J11  Takanorappa (J10e 6-8-1)
kamogawa (J6e 4-11)       J12  Mmikasazuma (J14w 7-6-2)
Kyoju (J11w 6-8-1)        J13  Anjoboshi (J7w 4-11)
Gernobono (J8w 4-11)      J14  Neko (J12e 4-7-4)

Holleshoryu (Ms3w 6-8-1)  Ms1  wolfgangho (Ms1w kosho)
Chelseayama (J13w 3-12)   Ms2  Balon (Ms3e 4-9-2)
stepenwolf (Ms1e 0-0-15)  Ms3  Shiroikishi (Ms2w 0-0-15)
Sora Urufu (Ms4e 0-0-15)  Ms4  Kujiranishi (Ms4w 0-0-15)
Azumawashi (Ms5e 0-0-15)  Ms5  -
 

 

Norizo (O1w 14-1 Y)                O1   ScreechingOwl (O2e 10-5)
DeRosa (O1e 8-7)                   O2   -
Kobashi (Sw 10-5 -> 9-6)           S1   Haidouzo (Se 9-6 -> 8-7)
Konosato (K1w 10-5 -> 9-6)         S2   Choshu-yuki (M2w 12-3 -> 11-4)
Bill (K1e 9-6 -> 8-7)              K    Ganzohnesushi (M1e 11-4 -> 10-5)

Andoreasu (M2e 9-6 -> 8-7)         M1   Taka (M5e 10-5 -> 9-6)
Sebunshu (M5w 10-5 -> 9-6)         M2   Chankoyama (M4w 9-6 -> 8-7)
chishafuwaku (K2e 7-8 -> 6-9)      M3   GONZABUROW (K2w 7-8 -> 6-9)
Susanoo (M1w 8-7 -> 7-8)           M4   Flohru (K3w 7-8 -> 6-9)
Gurowake (M7e 9-6 -> 8-7)          M5   Asashosakari (M3e 8-7 -> 7-8)
Pandaazuma (M3w 8-7 -> 7-8)        M6   Golynohana (M14w 11-4 -> 10-5)
Kitakachiyama (M12e 10-5 -> 9-6)   M7   Andrasoyamawaka2 (M10e 9-6 -> 8-7)
Terarno (M4e 7-8 -> 6-9)           M8   Sakura (M7w kosho)
reeeen (M16e 11-4 -> 10-5)         M9   Gibuten (M8w kosho)
Jejima (M9e kosho)                 M10  Kotononami (M14e 9-6 -> 8-7)
Chocshoporyu (M8e 7-8 -> 6-9)      M11  Fujisan (M15e 9-6 -> 8-7)
Kishikaisei (M11w 8-7 -> 7-8)      M12  Asapedroryu (M9w 7-8 -> 6-9)
Getayukata (M13e kosho)            M13  Kaiowaka (M6e 5-10 -> 4-11)
Achiyama (M10w 7-8 -> 6-9)         M14  Fujiyama (M6w 5-10 -> 4-11)
Jakusotsu (J4w 11-4)               M15  Kuroimori (J1e 9-6)
Gaijingai (M12w 7-7-1 -> 6-9)      M16  Gansekiiwa (M13w 7-8 -> 6-9)
Metzinowaka (J3e 8-7)              M17  -

Andonishiki (M11e 4-10-1 -> 3-12)  J1   Unkonoyama (J9e 10-5)
Hironoumi (M16w 6-7-2 -> 5-10)     J2   Reijnguoshan (M15w 5-8-2 -> 4-11)
Oskahanada (Ms2e 12-3)             J3   Nantonoyama (J1w 6-8-1)
Konizan (J10w 9-6)                 J4   Athenayama (J2w 6-9)
Kyodaitimu (J3w 6-9)               J5   Profomisakari (J2e 5-10)
Frinkanohana (J13e 9-6)            J6   Mariohana (J11e 8-7)
Unagiyutaka (J14e 9-4-2)           J7   Kasamatsuri (J12w 8-7)
Ruziklao (J5w 6-8-1)               J8   Rowitoro (J8e 7-8)
Hakase (J4e 5-10)                  J9   Saruyama (J6w 6-8-1)
Tenshinhan (J7e 6-9)               J10  Oortael (J5e 5-10)
Tsuchinoninjin (J9w 6-9)           J11  Takanorappa (J10e 6-8-1)
kamogawa (J6e 4-11)                J12  Mmikasazuma (J14w 7-6-2)
Kyoju (J11w 6-8-1)                 J13  Anjoboshi (J7w 4-11)
Gernobono (J8w 4-11)               J14  Neko (J12e 4-7-4)

Holleshoryu (Ms3w 6-8-1)           Ms1  wolfgangho (Ms1w kosho)
Chelseayama (J13w 3-12)            Ms2  Balon (Ms3e 4-9-2)
stepenwolf (Ms1e 0-0-15)           Ms3  Shiroikishi (Ms2w 0-0-15)
Sora Urufu (Ms4e 0-0-15)           Ms4  Kujiranishi (Ms4w 0-0-15)
Azumawashi (Ms5e 0-0-15)           Ms5  -

Edited by Asashosakari
  • Thanks 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hurray! At long last! ;)

Thanks as always for the hard work, Asashosakari!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seki-Oracle (play):

An almost complete wipeout among the yokozuna in Kyushu, with Pandaazuma's 8-7 record - one point above MK - setting the pace for the top-rankers. This may spell doom after the next tournament for Norizo and Choshu-yuki who are both at risk of an involuntary retirement now: Norizo's next MK would be his third in a row, while for Choshu-yuki it would be the 4th in 6 tournaments.

Sadly, another yokozuna is already one step ahead of that, and in minimum time: Gurowake unfortunately has started off his yokozuna career with three straight MK, all 7-8's (missing out on KKs by 3, 2 and 1 point respectively). I hate to be so harsh, but in accordance with the rules it's now mage-snipping time. Still, nobody can take away the achievement of having made it up there in the first place. (Applauding...)Gurowake has been re-entered at the bottom of the banzuke and I for one trust to see him back at the other end of the rankings before long.

Highly unusual for Oracle there was no performance difference between the two makuuchi scoring sections, both posting the exact same median score. If nothing else that made the banzuke-making a lot more natural this time around with little need to take quality differences into account. Of course, if the middle group does well that normally means the gulf to the juryo section is even bigger than usual, and so it was here with a points differential equating to no less than 3.5 wins.

Pandaazuma (Y1e 8-7)         Y1   Choshu-yuki (Y1w 6-9)
Norizo (Y2w 4-11)            Y2   -
-                            O    Gansekiiwa (Oe 8-7)
Sakura (S2w 10-5)            S1   DeRosa (S2e 9-6)
Asashosakari (Kw 10-5)       S2   -
Golynohana (Ke 9-6)          K1   chishafuwaku (M1e 10-5)
Ganzohnesushi (M3w 11-4 Y)   K2   Jejima (S1e kosho)

Frinkanohana (M3e 9-6)       M1   Mariohana (S1w 7-8)
Tsuchinoninjin (M6e 9-6)     M2   Kurofuji (M7e 9-6)
Torafujii (M5e 8-7)          M3   Kitakachiyama (M2e 7-8)
Mmikasazuma (M10e 9-6)       M4   Unkonoyama (M10w 9-6)
Kishikaisei (M2w 6-9)        M5   Hakase (M9e 8-7)
GONZABUROW (M1w 4-11)        M6   Haidouzo (M6w 7-8)
Bill (M5w 6-9)               M7   ScreechingOwl (M15e 9-6)
Sebunshu (M8e kosho)         M8   Wamahada (M8w 7-8)
Konosato (M15w 9-6)          M9   Athenayama (M9w 7-8)
Kotononami (M14e 8-7)        M10  Andoreasu (M4e 4-11)
Susanoo (M14w 8-7)           M11  Flohru (M4w 4-11)
Taka (M7w 5-10)              M12  Shatsume (J1e 11-4)
Asapedroryu (M11w 6-9)       M13  Oortael (J4e 11-4)
Nantonoyama (M11e 5-10)      M14  Ryoshishokunin (J2w 10-5)
Andrasoyamawaka2 (M13w 6-9)  M15  Gaijingai (J1w 9-6)
Metzinowaka (J2e 9-6)        M16  -

Profomisakari (J3e 9-6)      J1   Kobashi (J6e 10-5)
Oskahanada (J5e 9-6)         J2   Seki Haruaki (J4w 8-7)
Pitinosato (M12w 2-13)       J3   Balon (J8w 8-7)
Akezuma (M12e 0-0-15)        J4   Kaiowaka (J6w 7-8)
Tenshinhan (M13e 0-0-15)     J5   Anjoboshi (J7w 7-8)
Takanorappa (M16e 1-14)      J6   reeeen (J9e 7-8)
Fujisan (J8e 5-10)           J7   Holleshoryu (NR 7-8)
Andonishiki (J10w 5-10)      J8   Kasamatsuri (J7e 3-12)
Terarno (J11e 4-11)          J9   Hironoumi (J3w 0-15)
Unagiyutaka (J10e 3-12)      J10  Azumawashi (J5w 0-0-15)
Kyoju (J9w 0-0-15)           J11  Ruziklao (J12e kosho)
Sora Urufu (J12w 0-0-15)     J12  Adamito (J13e 0-0-15)
stepenwolf (J13w 0-0-15)     J13  Shiroikishi (J14e 0-0-15)
Gurowake (Y2e 7-8)           J14  -

Edited by Asashosakari
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I blame myself for exposing the fundamental strategy to Oracle to more players, also noticeable due to the equality of the top and botttom of Makuuchi medians being the same.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this