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TORCHBEARER 2021: the picks, torch match notices, results

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Good day all,
Thanks to everyone who entered. We are up to 107 players. 38 returnee updates, 61 carry-overs, and a big welcome to 8 new players. 

...The rikishi picks for TORCHBEARER 2021:  For the third straight year, Ura had the most picks.

Abi (Ayagawa & rhyen)
Akiseyama (Nantonoyama)
Akua (Munjeezy)
Arauma (Oshirokita & Terarno & Wamahada)
Asahisho (Fatakiyama)
Azumaryu (itchyknee)
Chiyonoo (Cydrome)
Daiamami (Aled-ap-Tomos & Ganzohnesushi & Jesinofuji)
Daishoho (Wakatake)
Daishomaru (Gurowake)
Daitenma (Itachi)
Dewanoryu (kuroimori)
Enho (kedevash & Takanorappa)
Fujiazuma (ryafuji)
Fukai (chishafuwaku)
Fukamiyama (Johnofuji)
Hakuyozan (Pandaazuma)
Hidenoumi (Kaito)
Hokuseihou (Amamaniac & Kintamayama)
Hokutohomare (Pitinosato)
Hokutoryu (teo_heel)
Honma (wildcard)
Hoshoryu (Akōgyokuseki)
Irodori (Domichi)
Ishii (Toratorii)
Ito (Huschnu)
Jokoryu (dingo & Jejima)
Kainoshima (Yubinaad)
Kairyu (Hakuryuho)
Kaisho (Kitanoedo & Shatsume)
Katsunofuji (shimodahito)
Kirinofuji (Kintaro)
Kirinoryu (Andreas21)
Kitaharima (Akinomaki)
Kitanowaka (charliki/Gibuten & Hakuhonofan & Naganoyama)
Marusho (Getayukata)
Mitoryu (Sukubidubidu)
Mitozakura (Nekonishiki)
Mudoho (Asterix & hakutorizakura)
Murata (Haidouzo)
Nakashima (Karasukurai)
Nakazono (ronnie/Gawasukotto)
Narutaki (Jason & Shokikogi)
Nihonyanagi (MumboJumbo)
Obayama (Tsukiko)
Ofukasawa (Benihana)
Oho (former Naya) (Suwihuto)
Oisato (Tsubame)
Oki (Tsuchinoninjin)
Okinofuji (nelimw(Tochiyatsu))
Onosho (Hoshihitomi)
Oshoryu (Achiyama & Furanohana)
Osuzuki (Saruyama & Unkonoyama & Yoohoo(Torideyama))
Roga (Chisaiyama & Joaoiyma)
Ryuden (Kofuji-ICAN & Umigame)
Ryuko (Taikoubana)
Sadanohikari (Screeching Owl)
Sagatsukasa (Bugman)
Shishi (Houmanumi & wolfgangho)
Shonanzakura (former Hattorizakura) (Mutsu’ohideki)
Shonannoumi (Senkoho & Yukiarashi)
Taiyo (Profomisakari)
Takakeisho (Derek)
Takakento (Sagi)
Tamashoho (Obana)
Terasawa/Asanowaka (Sakura)
Terunofuji (umbriel2)
Tochiseiryu (hitotsubushi)
Tohakuryu (former Shiraishi) (Rocks/Gansekiiwa)
Tokushoryu (Shio-kago)
Tomokaze (Athenayama & Chankomafuji & code_number3 & Mmikasazuma)
Tsurugisho (Shitamachi)
Ura (Andonishiki & ChickyStarr & Churaumi & Fujisan & Kaioshoryu & kotoshikona & orandashoho & Tenshinhan)
Wakahiroto (Konrad/Konizan)
Wakatakakage (Uinseann)
Yago (Daughter of Sukubidubidu)
Yoshii (Ryoshishokunin)
Yoshoyama (McBugger)

…The rank picks for TORCHBEARER 2021: And again, Juryo 11 East had the most picks.  However, I did see a few more folks leaning towards Makushita ranks so perhaps some are thinking of another 5-basho year.

Y1E (Mutsu’ohideki)
J2W (Aled ap Tomos & Nekonishiki)
J3E (Fujisan & Suwihuto)
J4E (Umigame)
J4W (ChickyStarr)
J5E (Chankomafuji & Jesinofuji )
J6E (Gurowake)
J6W (Chisaiyama & Domichi & Shitamachi & Yubinhaad)
J7E (Haidouzo & Kaito)
J7W (Cydrome & Joaoiyama & Kintamayama)
J8E (Akōgyokuseki & Kitanoedo & Naganoyama & nelimw(Tochyatsu) & Takanorappa)
J8W (itchyknee)
J9E (Fatakiyama & Sukubidubidu)
J9W (rhyen & Senkoho & Taikoubana)
J10E (dingo & Furanohana)
J10W (Amamaniac & hitotsubushi & Shio-kago)
J11E (Benihana & Ganzohnesushi & Hakuhonofan & Jason & kotoshikona & orandashoho & Munjeezy)
J11W (Unkonoyama & Yoohoo(Torideyama))
J12E (code_number3 & Jejima & Shokikogi)
J12W (Churaumi & Daughter of Sukubidubidu & McBugger & Mmikasazuma & Rocks/Gansekiiwa & Tsuchinoninjin)
J13E (Achiyama & Andreas21 & chishafuwaku)
J13W (kuroimori & umbriel2)
J14E (charliki/Gibuten & Shatsume & Yukiarashi)
J14W (Kintaro)
Ms1E (Kaioshoryu)
Ms1W (sagi)
Ms2E (Profomisakari)
Ms2W (Wamahada)
Ms3E (Sakura & wolfhangho)
Ms3W (Ronnie/Gawasukotto & Tenshinhan)
Ms4E (Konrad/Konizan & Ryoshishokunin)
Ms4W (Bugman & Hakuryuho & ryafuji & Toratorii)
Ms5W (Asterix & Karasukurai)
Ms6E (Athenayama & kedevash)
Ms7E (Ayagawa & Wakatake)
Ms7W (Pandaazuma & Pitinosato)
Ms8E (Huschnu & Itachi & Oshirokita & Uinseann)
Ms9E (Getayukata & Saruyama)
Ms9W (Hoshihitomi)
Ms10W (Nantonoyama)
Ms11W (Andonishiki & Houmanumi)
Ms13W (Akinomaki)
Ms15E (Obana)
Ms17E (Terarno)
Ms20W (Screeching Owl)
Ms21E (hakutorizakura & Tsubame)
Ms26E (Tsukiko)
Ms28E (Derek)
Ms33W (MumboJumbo)
Ms44W (Kofuji-ICAN)
Ms53W (Johnofuji)
Sd15W (shimodahito)
Sd48E (teo_heel)
Jk29E (wildcard)

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


Thank you! 
-shimodahito
 

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Hey, I got the prize today. Pretty sweet masks!

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Between this and Christmas, I've got so many cool masks now, I hope the pandemic drags on for a while. :-P

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Nice Masks.  I have a couple of sumo ones that Gaijingai's wife Gaijingal made for me.  People look at you funny when you wear them!  LOL!

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Happy 2021 all,
From the near-bottom of the banzuke, the TORCH started here:

Start-of-2021 Rank: JONOKUCHI 29 EAST
Start of 2021 Rikishi: HONMA

DAY 1: Jonokuchi 29 East Honma (0-0) defeats Jonokuchi 28 West Minorufuji (0-0)
DAY 4: Jonokuchi 29 East Honma (1-0) passes the torch to Jonokuchi 25 East Atamifuji (0-1)
DAY 5: Jonokuchi 25 East Atamifuji (1-1) defeats Jonokuchi 22 East Wakaonehara (1-1)
DAY 8: Jonokuchi 25 East Atamifuji (2-1) defeats Jonokuchi 20 East Shiraishizakura (2-1)
DAY 9: Jonokuchi 25 East Atamifuji (3-1) defeats Jonokuchi 27 West Fujinonami (3-1)
DAY 11: Jonokuchi 25 East Atamifuji (4-1) defeats Jonokuchi 26 East Kyoda (5-1)
DAY 13: Jonokuchi 25 East Atamifuji (5-1) defeats Jonokuchi 17 East Ryuseiyama (5-1)

TOMOE-SEN: Jonokuchi 25 East Atamifuji (6-1) defeats Jonokuchi 25 West Arauma (6-1) [1 point Oshirokita & Terarno & Wamahada]
TOMOE-SEN: Jonokuchi 25 East Atamifuji (7-1) defeats Jonokuchi 2 West Toshonishiki (6-2)

End-of-Hatsu Rikishi: ATAMIFUJI
End-of-Hatsu: Rank: JONOKUCHI 25 EAST


We had a bit of an odd start when 1-0 Honma did not face another 1-0 rikishi for his second bout of the basho.  Instead, they matched him against a rikishi who lost on day 1, but ends up winning the yusho!
And three players picked up a point in the playoff matches.

Standings:
1 point – Oshirokita
1 point – Terarno
1 point – Wamahada


 

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Good day all,
Getting caught up --

Start-of-Haru Rikishi: ATAMIFUJI
Start-of-Haru Rank: JONIDAN 48 WEST

The Haru Day 2 TORCH MATCH was a rematch of the Hatsu Tomoe-sen playoff match:

RIKISHI
ATAMIFUJI vs ARAUMA

RANK
JONIDAN 48 WEST vs JONIDAN 49 WEST

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

And just as in the Hatsu match, Atamifuji won.  The next matches were:

DAY 3: Jonidan 48 West Atamifuji (1-0) defeated Jonidan 49 West Reonmaru (1-0)
DAY 6: Jonidan 48 West Atamifuji (2-0) defeated Jonidan 51 East Chiyotaiko (2-0)

And so here we are with a Nakabi TORCH MATCH that involves four players:

RIKISHI
ATAMIFUJI vs TOMOKAZE

RANK
JONIDAN 48 WEST vs JONIDAN 55 WEST

Player(s) up for points:
Athenayama’s rikishi pick is TOMOKAZE
Chankomafuji’s rikishi pick is TOMOKAZE
code_number3’s rikishi pick is TOMOKAZE
Mmikasazuma’s rikishi pick is TOMOKAZE
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings: 
2 points – Oshirokita
2 points – Terarno
2 points – Wamahada


 

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Good day all,
  It's been quite some time since we had a TORCHBEARER go 7-0 and make a basho clean sheet.  No one picked this Atamifuji kid from Atami City in Shizuoka Prefecture.  There were only two matches involving seven TORCH players.  Here's the recap.

Start-of-Haru Rikishi: ATAMIFUJI
Start-of-Haru Rank: JONIDAN 48 WEST

DAY 2: Jonidan 48 West Atamifuji (0-0) defeats Jonidan 49 East Arauma (0-0) [1 point Oshirokita & Terarno & Wamahada]
DAY 3: Jonidan 48 West Atamifuji (1-0) defeats Jonidan 49 West Reonmaru (1-0)
DAY 6: Jonidan 48 West Atamifuji (2-0) defeats Jonidan 51 East Chiyotaiko (2-0)
DAY 8: Jonidan 48 West Atamifuji (3-0) defeats Jonidan 55 West Tomokaze (3-0) [1 point Athenayama & Chankomafuji & code_number3 & Mmikasazuma]
DAY 9: Jonidan 48 West Atamifuji (4-0) defeats Jonidan 23 West Kiritsubasa (4-0)
DAY 11: Jonidan 48 West Atamifuji (5-0) defeats Jonidan 22 West Ryuki (5-0)
DAY 13: Jonidan 48 West Atamifuji (6-0) defeats Jonidan 79 West Chiyoyamato (6-0)

End-of-Haru Rikishi: ATAMIFUJI
End-of-Haru: Rank: JONIDAN 48 WEST

standings:
2 points – Oshirokita
2 points – Terarno
2 points – Wamahada
1 point – Athenayama
1 point – Chankomafuji
1 point – code_number3
1 point – Mmikasazuma

Last year Natsu was cancelled.  This year, so far, so good.  The banzuke is posted so for the TORCH:

Start-of-Natsu Rikishi: ATAMIFUJI
Start-of-Natsu Rank: SANDANME 48 EAST

Good luck to all!

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Good day all,
  Atamifuji had a good run, but passed the TORCH to a new rikish/rank on Day 13.  Then in the kettie-sen match, the TORCH ended up in the hands of a TD Sd 100 rikishi!!! Here's how the path of the TORCH progressed during Natsu:

Day 2: Sandanme 48 East Atamifuji (0-0) defeats Sandanme 48 West Ebisumaru (0-0)
Day 4: Sandanme 48 East Atamifuji (1-0) defeats Sandanme 47 East Shogun (1-0)
Day 6: Sandanme 48 East Atamifuji (2-0) defeats Sandanme 45 West Azumasato (2-0)
Day 8: Sandanme 48 East Atamifuji (3-0) defeats Sandanme 44 East Toma (3-0)
Day 9: Sandanme 48 East Atamifuji (4-0) defeats Sandanme 50 East Kotoryusei (4-0)
Day 11: Sandanme 48 East Atamifuji (5-0) defeats Sandanme 82 East Asashinjo (5-0)
Day 13: Sandanme 48 East Atamifuji (6-0) passes the TORCH to Sandanme 35 West Kotodaigo (6-0)
KETTEI-SEN: Sandanme 35 West Kotodaigo (7-0) passes the TORCH to Sandanme 100 Tsukedashi Ishizaki (7-0)

End-of-Natsu Rikishi: ISHIZAKI
End-of-Natsu-Rank: SANDANME 100 TSUKEDASHI

standings:
2 points – Oshirokita
2 points – Terarno
2 points – Wamahada
1 point – Athenayama
1 point – Chankomafuji
1 point – code_number3
1 point – Mmikasazuma



 

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And so brings us to Nagoya's banzuke release.

Start-of-Nagoya Rikishi: ISHIZAKI
Start-of-Nagoya Rank: MAKUSHITA 56 WEST

 

And path of the TORCH:
Day 2: Makushita 56 West Ishizaki (0-0) defeats Makushita 57 East Sakurai (0-0)
Day 4: Makushita 56 West Ishizaki (1-0) defeats Makushita 54 West Shimoyama (1-0)
Day 6: Makushita 56 West Ishizaki (2-0) defeats Makushita 59 East Genki (2-0)
Day 8: Makushita 56 West Ishizaki (3-0) defeats Makushita 55 West Atamifuji (3-0)
Day 9: Makushita 56 West Ishizaki (4-0) defeats Sandanme 1 West Onojo (4-0)
Day 11: Makushita 56 West Ishizaki (5-0) defeats Makushita 47 West Mineyaiba (5-0)

On Day 13, we had a TORCH MATCH!!

RIKISHI
ISHIZAKI vs HOKUSEIHO

RANK
MAKUSHITA 56 WEST vs MAKUSHITA 2 WEST

Player(s) up for points:
Amamaniac’s rikishi pick is HOKUSEIHO
Kintamayama’s rikishi pick is HOKUSEIHO
Wamahada’s rank pick is MAKUSHITA 2 WEST
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

And the result:
Day 13: Makushita 56 West Ishizaki (6-0) passes the TORCH Makushita 2 West Hokuseiho (6-0) [3 points Amamaniac & Kintamayama & Wamahada]

standings:
5 points – Wamahada
3 points – Amamaniac
3 points – Kintamayama
2 points – Oshirokita
2 points – Terarno
1 point – Athenayama
1 point – Chankomafuji
1 point – code_number3
1 point – Mmikasazuma

Impressive that Wamahada has picked up points with his rank and rikishi picks!

End-of-Nagoya Rikishi: HOKUSEIHO
End-of-Nagoya Rank: MAKUSHITA 2 WEST


Aki will certainly put the TORCH in the Juryo ranks.
 

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Good day all,

   Although I am sitting out most games, I will try to keep up with the daily TORCH match updates Aki will bring.

First, the Aki Banzuke bumped the TORCH into the Juryo ranks:

   Start-of-Aki Rikishi: HOKUSEIHO
   Start-of-Aki Rank: JURYO 12 WEST

Two players have this rikishi pick.  And a whopping SIX players have this rank pick, but with a bizarre twist of fate, the TORCH is quarantined!


 

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48 minutes ago, shimodahito said:

Good day all,

   Although I am sitting out most games, I will try to keep up with the daily TORCH match updates Aki will bring.

First, the Aki Banzuke bumped the TORCH into the Juryo ranks:

   Start-of-Aki Rikishi: HOKUSEIHO
   Start-of-Aki Rank: JURYO 12 WEST

Two players have this rikishi pick.  And a whopping SIX players have this rank pick, but with a bizarre twist of fate, the TORCH is quarantined!


 

The only thing that would make this crazier is if HOKUSEIHO gets a zensho yusho in November. 

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Good day all,
Aki recap: Juryo 12 West Hokuseiho & the TORCH were under quarantine.

So the TORCH for Kyushu Basho:
   Start-of-Kyushu Rikishi: HOKUSEIHO
   Start-of-Kyushu Rank: JURYO 12 WEST

Day 1’s TORCH MATCH features THREE rikishi pickers and NINE rank pickers!!!  Gansekiiwa will be a guaranteed 4 pointer today with opposing rank/rikishi picks.  Me thinks this is going to be a high point final basho of TORCHBEARER 2021; and with no clear leader, anyone in the Juryo-range has a chance to take home the prize.

RIKISHI
HOKUSEIHO vs TOHAKURYU

RANK
JURYO 12 WEST vs JURYO 12 EAST

Player(s) up for points:
Amamaniac’s rikishi pick is HOKUSEIHO
Kintamayama’s rikishi pick is HOKUSEIHO
Rocks/Gansekiiwa’s rikishi pick is TOHAKURYU
code_number3’s rank pick is JURYO 12 EAST
Jejima’s rank pick is JURYO 12 EAST
Shokikogi’s rank pick is JURYO 12 EAST
Churaumi’s rank pick is JURYO 12 WEST
Daughter of Sukubidubidu’s rank pick is JURYO 12 WEST
McBugger’s rank pick is JURYO 12 WEST
Mmikasazuma’s rank pick is JURYO 12 WEST
Rocks/Gansekiiwa's rank pick is JURYO 12 WEST
Tsuchinoninjin’s rank pick is JURYO 12 WEST
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings:
5 points – Wamahada
3 points – Amamaniac
3 points – Kintamayama
2 points – Oshirokita
2 points – Terarno
1 point – Athenayama
1 point – Chankomafuji
1 point – code_number3
1 point – Mmikasazuma


 

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Oh! I got 4 points from Day 1 match no matter who wins. :-D

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Day 2 and a new TORCH holder and 7 players up for points:

RIKISHI
TOHAKURYU vs HAKUYOZAN

RANK
JURYO 12 EAST vs JURYO 11 WEST

Player(s) up for points:
Rocks/Gansekiiwa’s rikishi pick is TOHAKURYU

Pandaazuma’s rikishi pick is HAKUYOZAN
code_number3’s rank pick is JURYO 12 EAST
Jejima’s rank pick is JURYO 12 EAST
Shokikogi’s rank pick is JURYO 12 EAST
Unkonoyama’s rank pick is JURYO 11 WEST
Yohoo’s rank pick is JURYO 11 WEST

a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings:
5 points – Wamahada
4 points – Amamaniac
4 points – code_number3
4 points – Kintamayama
4 points – Rocks/Gansekiiwa
3 points – Jejima
3 points – Shokikogi
2 points – Mmikasazuma
2 points – Oshirokita
2 points – Terarno
1 point – Athenayama
1 point – Chankomafuji
1 point – Churaumi
1 point – Daughter of Sukubidubidu
1 point – McBugger
1 point -- Tsuchinoninjin


 

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So, here is the deal.  A very fortuitous rank pick has Hakuyozan at J11W.  He has a very good shot at a zensho yusho.  Go Hak!  That would net me and Unkonoyama a massive amount of points.  So, putting the cart before the horse, is there a tie-breaking system for this game?  And thank you shimodahito for an easy to play (and sometimes win) game.

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16 minutes ago, Torideyama said:

So, here is the deal.  A very fortuitous rank pick has Hakuyozan at J11W.  He has a very good shot at a zensho yusho.  Go Hak!  That would net me and Unkonoyama a massive amount of points.  So, putting the cart before the horse, is there a tie-breaking system for this game?  And thank you shimodahito for an easy to play (and sometimes win) game.

I would think there is. I would also not count my chickens before they hatch. While Hakuyozan has looked good the last two days, especially given he was injured last basho,  and could win the yusho I would put his chances of a Zensho at barely above 0.  Don't forget the @Pandaazuma either.

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There is no tie-breaker, just more prizes to mail out at the end of the year. (Crowned...)  But keep in mind, there are the FINAL TORCH POINTS at the end of the year, so although one pick may rack up some TORCH MATCH POINTS during the basho's (in Torideyama/Unkonoyama's example, their rank pick); both picks could garnish FINAL TORCH POINTS.

As for the current situation, code_number3 & Rocks now share the lead with Wamahada, but none have a pick in the Day 3 TORCH MATCH:

RIKISHI
HAKUYOZAN vs AZUMARYU

RANK
JURYO 11 WEST vs JURYO 10 WEST

Player(s) up for points:
Pandaazuma’s rikishi pick is HAKUYOZAN
itchyknee’s rikishi pick is AZUMARYU
Unkonoyama’s rank pick is JURYO 11 WEST
Yoohoo/Torideyama’s rank pick is JURYO 11 WEST
Amamaniac’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
Hitotsubushi’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
Shio-kago’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings:
5 points – code_number3
5 points – Rocks/Gansekiiwa
5 points – Wamahada
4 points – Amamaniac
4 points – Jejima
4 points – Kintamayama
4 points – Shokikogi
3 points – Pandaazuma
3 points – Unkonoyama
3 points – Torideyama/Yoohoo
2 points – Mmikasazuma
2 points – Oshirokita
2 points – Terarno
1 point – Athenayama
1 point – Chankomafuji
1 point – Churaumi
1 point – Daughter of Sukubidubidu
1 point – McBugger
1 point -- Tsuchinoninjin


 

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15 hours ago, Torideyama said:

So, here is the deal.  A very fortuitous rank pick has Hakuyozan at J11W.  He has a very good shot at a zensho yusho.  Go Hak!  That would net me and Unkonoyama a massive amount of points.  So, putting the cart before the horse, is there a tie-breaking system for this game?  And thank you shimodahito for an easy to play (and sometimes win) game.

LOL kiss of death right here, we are barely on day 3.

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Yep.  Easy come, easy go!

 

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The TORCH seems to be a hot potato so far.  Amamaniac takes the lead, and is part of the Day 4 TORCH MATCH:

RIKISHI
AZUMARYU vs KYOKUTAISEI

RANK
JURYO 10 WEST vs JURYO 9 WEST

Player(s) up for points:
itchyknee’s rikishi pick is AZUMARYU
Amamaniac’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
Hitotsubushi’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
Shio-kago’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
rhyen’s rank pick is JURYO 9 WEST
Senkoho’s rank pick is JURYO 9 WEST
Taikoubana’s rank pick is JURYO 9 WEST
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings:
7 points – Amamaniac
5 points – code_number3
5 points – Rocks/Gansekiiwa
5 points – Wamahada
4 points – Jejima
4 points – Kintamayama
4 points – Pandaazuma
4 points – Shokikogi
4 points – Unkonoyama
4 points – Torideyama/Yoohoo
3 points – Hitotsubushi
3 points – itchyknee
3 points – Shio-kago
2 points – Mmikasazuma
2 points – Oshirokita
2 points – Terarno
1 point – Athenayama
1 point – Chankomafuji
1 point – Churaumi
1 point – Daughter of Sukubidubidu
1 point – McBugger
1 point -- Tsuchinoninjin


 

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We have a rare event as Sukubidubidu has his rank AND rikishi pick in the Day 5 TORCH MATCH:

RIKISHI
AZUMARYU vs MITORYU

RANK
JURYO 10 WEST vs JURYO 9 EAST

Player(s) up for points:
itchyknee’s rikishi pick is AZUMARYU
Sukubidubidu’s rikishi pick is MITORYU
Amamaniac’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
Hitotsubushi’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
Shio-kago’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
Fatakiyama’s rank pick is JURYO 9 EAST
Sukubidubidu’s rank pick is JURYO 9 EAST
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings:
10 points – Amamaniac
6 points – Hitotsubushi
6 points – itchyknee
6 points – Shio-kago
5 points – code_number3
5 points – Rocks/Gansekiiwa
5 points – Wamahada
4 points – Jejima
4 points – Kintamayama
4 points – Pandaazuma
4 points – Shokikogi
4 points – Unkonoyama
4 points – Torideyama/Yoohoo
2 points – Mmikasazuma
2 points – Oshirokita
2 points – Terarno
1 point – Athenayama
1 point – Chankomafuji
1 point – Churaumi
1 point – Daughter of Sukubidubidu
1 point – McBugger
1 point – rhyen
1 point – Senkoho
1 point – Tailubana
1 point -- Tsuchinoninjin


 

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Four more new players will challenge leader Amamaniac and the three chasers in the Day 6 TORCH MATCH:

RIKISHI
AZUMARYU vs ASANOWAKA (formerly TERASAWA)

RANK
JURYO 10 WEST vs JURYO 13 EAST

Player(s) up for points:
itchyknee’s rikishi pick is AZUMARYU
Sakura’s rikishi pick is ASANOWAKA
Amamaniac’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
Hitotsubushi’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
Shio-kago’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
Achiyama’s rank pick is JURYO 13 EAST
Andreas21’s rank pick is JURYO 13 EAST
chishafuwaku’s rank pick is JURYO 13 EAST
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings:
13 points – Amamaniac
9 points – Hitotsubushi
9 points – itchyknee
9 points – Shio-kago
5 points – code_number3
5 points – Rocks/Gansekiiwa
5 points – Wamahada
4 points – Jejima
4 points – Kintamayama
4 points – Pandaazuma
4 points – Shokikogi
4 points – Unkonoyama
4 points – Torideyama/Yoohoo
2 points – Mmikasazuma
2 points – Oshirokita
2 points – Sukubidubidu
2 points – Terarno
1 point – Athenayama
1 point – Chankomafuji
1 point – Churaumi
1 point – Daughter of Sukubidubidu
1 point – Fatakiyama
1 point – McBugger
1 point – rhyen
1 point – Senkoho
1 point – Tailubana
1 point -- Tsuchinoninjin



 

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Sorry I was out a day.  Here was the Day 7 TORCH MATCH:

RIKISHI
AZUMARYU vs HIRADOUMI

RANK
JURYO 10 WEST vs JURYO 13 WEST

Player(s) up for points:
itchyknee’s rikishi pick is AZUMARYU
Amamaniac’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
Hitotsubushi’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
Shio-kago’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
kuroimori’s rank pick is JURYO 13 WEST
umbriel2’s rank pick is JURYO 13 WEST
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings:
16 points – Amamaniac
12 points – Hitotsubushi
12 points – itchyknee
12 points – Shio-kago
5 points – code_number3
5 points – Rocks/Gansekiiwa
5 points – Wamahada
4 points – Jejima
4 points – Kintamayama
4 points – Pandaazuma
4 points – Shokikogi
4 points – Unkonoyama
4 points – Torideyama/Yoohoo
2 points – Mmikasazuma
2 points – Oshirokita
2 points – Sukubidubidu
2 points – Terarno
1 point – Achiyama
1 point – Andreas21
1 point – Athenayama
1 point – Chankomafuji
1 point – chishafuwaku
1 point – Churaumi
1 point – Daughter of Sukubidubidu
1 point – Fatakiyama
1 point – McBugger
1 point – rhyen
1 point – Sakura
1 point – Senkoho
1 point – Tailubana
1 point -- Tsuchinoninjin


 

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Sorry I was out another day.  Here was the Day 8 TORCH MATCH as the leading quartet continued their roll:

RIKISHI
AZUMARYU vs KOTOSHOHO

RANK
JURYO 10 WEST vs JURYO 6 EAST

Player(s) up for points:
itchyknee’s rikishi pick is AZUMARYU
Amamaniac’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
Hitotsubushi’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
Shio-kago’s rank pick is JURYO 10 WEST
Gurowake’s rank pick is JURYO 6 EAST
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings:
19 points – Amamaniac
15 points – Hitotsubushi
15 points – itchyknee
15 points – Shio-kago
5 points – code_number3
5 points – Rocks/Gansekiiwa
5 points – Wamahada
4 points – Jejima
4 points – Kintamayama
4 points – Pandaazuma
4 points – Shokikogi
4 points – Unkonoyama
4 points – Torideyama/Yoohoo
2 points – Mmikasazuma
2 points – Oshirokita
2 points – Sukubidubidu
2 points – Terarno
1 point – Achiyama
1 point – Andreas21
1 point – Athenayama
1 point – Chankomafuji
1 point – chishafuwaku
1 point – Churaumi
1 point – Daughter of Sukubidubidu
1 point – Fatakiyama
1 point – kuroimori
1 point – McBugger
1 point – rhyen
1 point – Sakura
1 point – Senkoho
1 point – Tailubana
1 point – Tsuchinoninjin
1 point – umbriel2



 

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After four days, the TORCH has passed.  I can’t remember if a TORCH MATCH has ever involved the top Juryo rank!  Here is the 9 TORCH MATCH:

RIKISHI
KOTOSHOHO vs TSURUGISHO

RANK
JURYO 6 EAST vs JURYO 1 EAST

Player(s) up for points:
Shitamachi’s rikishi pick is TSURUGISHO
Gurowake’s rank pick is JURYO 6 EAST
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings:
20 points – Amamaniac
16 points – Hitotsubushi
16 points – itchyknee
16 points – Shio-kago
5 points – code_number3
5 points – Rocks/Gansekiiwa
5 points – Wamahada
4 points – Jejima
4 points – Kintamayama
4 points – Pandaazuma
4 points – Shokikogi
4 points – Unkonoyama
4 points – Torideyama/Yoohoo
3 points – Gurowake
2 points – Mmikasazuma
2 points – Oshirokita
2 points – Sukubidubidu
2 points – Terarno
1 point – Achiyama
1 point – Andreas21
1 point – Athenayama
1 point – Chankomafuji
1 point – chishafuwaku
1 point – Churaumi
1 point – Daughter of Sukubidubidu
1 point – Fatakiyama
1 point – kuroimori
1 point – McBugger
1 point – rhyen
1 point – Sakura
1 point – Senkoho
1 point – Tailubana
1 point – Tsuchinoninjin
1 point – umbriel2



 

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