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TORCHBEARER 2020: the picks, torch match notices, results

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Good day all,
  I'm way late on this post, distracted by life stuff and travel. 
Thanks to everyone who entered. We are up to 100 players: 45 returnee updates, 41 carry-overs, and a big welcome to 14 new players.

...The rikishi picks for TORCHBEARER 2020:  For the second straight year, Ura had the most picks.


Abi (Ayagawa)
Akiseyama (Nantonoyama)
Akua (Munjeezy)
Asahisho (Fatakiyama)
Asagyokusei (Pitinosato)
Azumaryu (itchyknee)
Chiyonoo (Cydrome)
Daiamami (Aled-ap-Tomos & Ganzohnesushi & Jesinofuji)
Daiseido (shimodahito)
Dewanoryu (kuroimori & Oshirokita & Wamahada)
Enho (kedevash & Takanorappa)
Fujiazuma (ryafuji)
Fukamiyama (Johnofuji)
Kainoshima/Fukuyama (Yubinaad)
Gagamaru (Daughter of Sukubidubidu)
Hakuyozan (Pandaazuma)
Hattorizakura (Mutsu’ohideki)
Hokutenkai (Kintamayama & Saruyama & Unkonoyama)
Hokutoryu (teo_heel)
Hoshoryu (Akōgyokuseki)
Irodori (Domichi)
Jokoryu (dingo)
Kaisho (Kitanoedo)
Kirinofuji (Kintaro)
Kirinoryu (Andreas21)
Kitanowaka (charliki/Gibuten & Hakuhonofan & Naganoyama)
Kotokuzan (Itachi)
Kyokutaisei (Sukubidubidu)
Masunoyama (Terarno)
Midorifuji (Toratorii)
Mitozakura (Nekonishiki)
Miyakojima (Athenayama)
Oshoryu/Motobayashi (Achiyama & Amamaniac & Benihana)
Murata (Haidouzo & Kaito & Profomisakari & Sakura)
Nakazono (ronnie/Gawasukotto)
Narutaki (Jason & Shokikogi)
Naya (MumboJumbo & Suwihuto)
Nishikigi (Jejima)
Obayama (Tsukiko)
Oisato (Tsubame)
Oki (Tsuchinoninjin)
Onosho (Hoshihitomi)
Roga (Chisaiyama & Houmanumi)
Ryuden (Kofuji-ICAN & Umigame)
Sadanohikari (Screeching Owl)
Sagatsukasa (Bugman)
Shiraishi (Rocks/Gansekiiwa)
Shonannoumi (Gurowake & Senkoho & Yukiarashi)
Taiga (wildcard)
Takakeisho (Derek)
Tanahashi (Wakatake)
Tanakayama (Sagi)
Terao (Ajisen & Getayukata)
Terunofuji (Fujisan & umbriel2)
Tobizaru (Obana)
Tochiseiryu (hitotsubushi)
Tokisakae (Shatsume)
Tokushoryu (Shio-kago)
Tomokaze (Akinomaki & Chankomafuji & code_number3 & Mmikasazuma)
Tsukahara (chishafuwaku & furanohana)
Tsurugisho (Shitamachi)
Ura (Andonishiki & ChickyStarr & Churaumi & Kaioshoryu & kotoshikona & orandashoho & Tenshinhan)
Wakaichiro (inhashi & Kosimazaki(PhorCillic))
Wakahiroto (Konrad/Konizan)
Wakamotoharu (Ryoshishokunin)
Wakatakakage (Uinseann)
Yago (Taikoubana)
Yoshoyama (McBugger)
Yutakanami (Yoohoo(Torideyama))


…The rank picks for TORCHBEARER 2019:  And for the second straight year, Juryo 11 East had the most picks.

Y1E (Mutsu’ohideki)
J1E (
rhyen & Terarno)
J2E (
Profomisakari)
J2W (
Aled ap Tomos & Nekonishiki)
J3E (Suwihuto)
J3W (inhashi)
J4E (Umigame & Kosimazaki(PhorCillic))
J4W (
ChickyStarr)
J5E (Chankomafuji & Jesinofuji &
MumboJumbo)
J6W (Chisaiyama & Domichi &
Oshirokita & Pitinosato & Shitamachi & Yubinhaad)
J7E (
Haidouzo & Jejima)
J7W (
chishafuwaku & Cydrome)
J8E (Akōgyokuseki & Kitanoedo & Naganoyama &
Obana & Takanorappa)
J8W (itchyknee)
J9E (Fatakiyama)
J9W (
Kintamayama & Senkoho & Taikoubana & Yoohoo)
J10E (
Athenayama & dingo & Houmanumi & Sukubidubidu)
J10W (hitotsubushi & Shio-kago)
J11E (
Amamaniac & Fujisan & furanohana & Ganzohnesushi & Hakuhonofan & Jason & kotoshikona & orandashoho & Munjeezy & Sakura & yorikiried by fate)
J11W (
Unkonoyama)
J12E (
code_number3 & Shokikogi)
J12W (
Churaumi & Holleshoryu & McBugger & Mmikasazuma & Rocks/Gansekiiwa & Saruyama & Tsuchinoninjin & Toratorii)
J13E (
Achiyama & Andreas21 & Getayukata & Shatsume)
J13W (
Gurowake & umbriel2)
J14E (
Benihana & charliki/Gibuten & Yukiarashi)
J14W (Kintaro)
Ms1E (
Kaioshoryu & kuroimori)
Ms1W (
Wamahada)
Ms3E (
Daughter of Sukubidubidu)
Ms3W (Ronnie/Gawasukotto &
Ryoshishokunin & Tenshinhan)
Ms4E (
Konrad/Konizan)
Ms4W (
Bugman & ryafuji)
Ms5E (
Akinomaki)
Ms6E (kedevash &
Sagi)
Ms7E (Ayagawa)
Ms7W (
Pandaazuma & Taiga)
Ms8E (
Itachi & Uinseann)
Ms9W (Hoshihitomi)
Ms10E (
Bumpkin)
Ms10W (Nantonoyama)
Ms11W (
Andonishiki)
Ms14W (
Kaito)
Ms16E (
Kiritsubaki)
Ms20W (Screeching Owl)
Ms21E (Tsubame)
Ms26E (Tsukiko)
Ms28E (Derek)
Ms36E (Ajisen)
Ms53W (
Johnofuji)
Ms56E (
shimodahito)
Ms56W (
Wakatake)
Sd44E (
Kofuji-ICAN)
Sd48E (teo_heel)
Jk28E (
wildcard)


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

Hatsu results coming tomorrow.  Thank you!
-shimodahito

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Will passing the torch be allowed this basho after all?

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5 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

Will passing the torch be allowed this basho after all?

Only with face mask and after hands have been thoroughly washed... 

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I was just wondering what effect cancelling the basho midway through (in the case of a rikishi contacting the coronavirus) would have, not only on this game and others, but on the sumo itself (banzuke based on results to that point, or throw out the whole basho as if it never started.

For this game, I would think that cancelling one basho would have a great effect on the results, as 7 less lower division bouts this early means that the torch has a much lower chance of reaching the paid ranks.  

Just wondering.

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From the bottom of the banzuke, the TORCH started here:
Start of 2020 Rikishi: TAIGA
Start-of-2020 Rank: JONOKUCHI 28 EAST

I didn’t have much faith with Taiga being the first TORCHBEARER of the year.  Although he was once ranked as “high” as Sandanme 86, he 1) had been banzuke-gai TWICE; 2) had not won since Nagoya 2018; 3) since Aki 2018 had a record of 0 wins, 6 losses, and 30 absences.  Then Hatsu 2020 started and when day 12 rolled around and Taiga was 0-0-6 and I suspected he may go banzuke-gai again OR intai….coronavirus was not involved. 

   But there he was on Day 13 for our first TORCH match facing last year’s first TORCHBEARER:

RIKISHI
TAIGA vs HATTORIZAKURA
RANK
JONOKUCHI 28 EAST vs JONOKUCHI 27 WEST

Player(s) up for points:
Mutsu’ohideki’s rikishi pick is HATTORIZAKURA
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

And Taiga won.  So we ended where we started.

End-of-Hatsu Rikishi: TAIGA
End-of-Hatsu Rank: JONOKUCHI 28 EAST

standings: 
1 point Mutsu’odeki
no points for the 99 others.

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And now the new banzuke is out:

Start-of-Haru Rikishi: TAIGA
Start-of-Haru Rank: JONOKUCHI 18 WEST

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Some commentary:

  • We have been here before ~ starting Haru still in Jonokuchi…no panic.
  • If a basho is cancelled or suspended midway through, the TORCHBEARER simply keeps the TORCH until their next match when wrestling resumes.
  • In this game, the TORCH does not always reach the paid ranks.  The lowest final TORCH position was Makushita 58 East [the tally is 6 Makushita finishes, with 2 years never touching Juryo].  As long as the TORCH is still around in November, there will be a winner.  Results change, but the game rules don’t change.
  • IF IF IF and only IF for some reason the TORCHBEARER goes intai before November with the TORCH, there is a backup plan.  I’ll post IF IF IF an only IF that ever happens.

Good Luck

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Good day all,

  Although we want to stop the Wuhan Virus from infecting rikishi and ranks, our beloved TORCH is alive and well and working its way through the rikishi and ranks as it should be doing.  Here’s a summary of the Haru fun:

DAY 2: Jonokuchi 18 West Taiga (0-0) defeats Jonokuchi 18 East Kyokushoriki (0-0)
DAY 3: Jonokuchi 18 West Taiga (1-0) defeats Jonokuchi 20 West Kyonosato (1-0)
DAY 6: Jonokuchi 18 West Taiga (2-0) defeats Jonokuchi 17 East Daishiryu (2-0)
DAY 8: Jonokuchi 18 West Taiga (3-0) passes the TORCH to Jonokuchi 22 West Shinohara (3-0)
DAY 9: Jonokuchi 22 West Shinohara (4-0) defeats Jonokuchi 10 West Shoryudo (3-1)
DAY 11: Jonokuchi 22 West Shinohara (5-0) defeats Jonokuchi 6 West Yatabe (5-0)
DAY 13: Jonokuchi 22 West Shinohara (6-0) defeats Jonidan 107 West Ishihara (5-1)

End-of-Haru Rikishi: SHINOHARA
End-of-Haru: Rank: JONOKUCHI 22 WEST

Natsu cancelled….new banzuke posted.
 

Start-of-Nagoya Rikishi: SHINOHARA
Start-of-Nagoya Rank: JONIDAN 16 EAST

Standings:
1 point – Mutsu’odeki
99 other players – zero

Good luck


 

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Good day all
   The TORCH is making up for the lost basho very nicely thanks to the higher division match on Day 13.  And with the new banzuke, the TORCH burned through Sandanme!  Here’s the summary of TORCH’s Nagoya fun:


DAY 1: Jonidan 16 East Shinohara (0-0) defeats Jonidan 15 West Asanotosa (0-0)
DAY 4: Jonidan 16 East Shinohara (1-0) defeats Jonidan 14 West Kotomanabe (1-0)
DAY 5: Jonidan 16 East Shinohara (2-0) passes the TORCH to Jonidan 14 East Oba (2-0)
DAY 8: Jonidan 14 East Oba (3-0) passes the TORCH to Jonidan 19 West Tochihayate (3-0)
DAY 9: Jonidan 19 West Tochihayate (4-0) passes to TORCH to Jonidan 28 East Daihisho (4-0)
DAY 11: Jonidan 28 East Daihisho (5-0) defeats Jonidan 46 East Imafuku (5-0)
DAY 13: Jonidan 28 East Daihisho (6-0) passes the TORCH to Sandanme 84 West Mudoho (6-0)
KETTEI-SAN: Sandanme 84 West Mudoho (7-0) passes the TORCH to Sandanme 67 East Fukai (7-0)

End-of-Nagoya Rikishi: FUKAI
End-of-Nagoya Rank: SANDANME 67 EAST

And now with the release of the Banzuke:

   Start-of-Aki Rikishi: FUKAI
   Start-of-Aki Rank: MAKUSHITA 41 WEST

Standings:
1 point – Mutsu’odeki
99 other players – zero


 

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good day all,

  On Day 1, the TORCH holder Makushita 41 West Fukai defeated Makushita 40 West Nankairiki and retained the TORCH.

  We get some early action for a game entrant with Fatakiyama ready to join the standings in the TORCH MATCH on Day 4:

RIKISHI
FUKAI vs ASAHISHO
RANK
MAKUSHITA 41 WEST vs MAKUSHITA 41 EAST

Player(s) up for points:
Fatakiyama’s rikishi pick is ASAHISHO
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

Standings:
1 point – Mutsu’odeki

 

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good day all,

  We have our first 3 point winner this year and another TORCH MATCH on Day 6:

RIKISHI
ASAHISHO vs TERASAWA
RANK
MAKUSHITA 41 EAST vs MAKUSHITA 42 EAST

Player(s) up for points:
Fatakiyama’s rikishi pick is ASAHISHO
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

Standings:
3 points – Fatakiyama
1 point – Mutsu’odeki

 

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