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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 (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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