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JWS Haru 2021 (Back in Tokyo)

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Hello everyone and welcome back to JWS! We've had some interesting things been happening within, above and below Juryo and we should have an interesting field of wrestlers to choose from. The Kokonoe, Miyagino, Tomozuna and Arashio bunches should be back and hopefully having had some time to recover can make them contenders. We also have the surprise Hatsu 2020 yusho winner Tokoshoryu back in the division only 5 basho after his Cinderella story, joined by Sadanoumi and Akua. Ura will be trying to complete the next unlikely comeback after Terunofuji, while we have newcomers Bushozan and Takakento in the mix too. Who will contend for the yusho? Who in our player group get lucky with their picks? 8 players have continuing streaks from last basho, will they be able to challenge for the top 10 win streak list for JWS? Let's find out! 

The goal of the game is to pick one juryo rikishi that you think will win for the day and try to get the longest streak possible.

Rules below!

1. Pick one Juryo rikishi from the 28 ranked on the banzuke that you think will win for the day
2. You can opt to use your main pick from day 1 for the rest of the basho, or you can play daily using the Survey Monkey links
3. All Juryo rikishi are eligible for daily picks, even those in makuuchi or makushita crossover matches. However, you cannot pick their makuuchi or makushita opponents
4. It is requested that you submit your picks via the Survey Monkey link, but you can also submit picks here in this thread, by PM, or by email
5. Deadline for daily picks is 2pm Japan time (9pm Pacific Standard time), late submissions will not be accepted. Senshuraku deadline for picks is 1:30pm Japan time (8:30pm Pacific Standard Time) due to the early start times
6. Matches involving a kyujo rikishi (withdrawal) will not be eligible for submission
7. If you are playing daily and miss the deadline, your main pick from the previous day will be used
7. Please designate 1st, 2nd, and 3rd default picks for the basho
  a. If your main pick goes kyujo, either through daily play or for the entire basho, your 1st default will be substituted to your main pick
  b. Your 1st default will be replaced if they go kyujo to the 2nd default and so forth, unless you change your main picks and defaults
  c. If your main pick is involved in a kyujo match for the day (fusensho or fusenpai), your 1st default will be substituted. If the 1st default is also involved in a kyujo match, the 2nd default will be used (3rd default if 2nd is also kyujo). If all four of your picks are involved in a kyujo match, you will automatically have a loss for the day
7. You may change your default rikishi at anytime during the basho as long as you make your submission before the deadline. Missing the deadline will result in the previous default being used
8. A loss by your pick will wipe out your winning streak and you will have to start over
9. Everybody on the forums are allowed to participate and you may send a submission on any day of the basho
10. The player with the longest streak in the basho will be declared the yusho winner
11. In the case of a tie for longest streak of the basho, a tiebreaker will will be used to determine the winner. Criteria is also taken from results in your streak only
12. Active streaks that do not end on senshuraku (last day) of the basho will continue into the next basho from day 1

Tiebreakers:

1. Picking the same rikishi the most times
2. Second longest streak
3. Most picks with the least consensus among your peers (if you picked someone who was not picked by most other players)
4. Picking rikishi with losing records to win
5. Strength of schedule based on the final records of the opponents beaten during your streak
6. Winning streaks of your 2nd and 3rd defaults. This applies to what your 2nd and 3rd defaults were up to day 8 to prevent cheating. You are still free to change your defaults after that but the 2nd and 3rd defaults up to day 8 will be used for tiebreakers only. Both defaults will be looked at
7. Highest number of wins that you scored that did not apply to your 1st and 2nd streaks
8. Wins by picks against higher ranked rikishi

 

Kekka scoring:

Your kekka record/scoring is determined on a curve factor. The longest streaks of all players are added at the end of the basho and the total sum of the streaks is then divided by the number of players in the game to get the average streak up to the second decimal. The score is then rounded up to the next whole number to determine the KK line. 

To register, complete the simple form in the link below. Check if you will play the game or declare kosho. Day 1 link will be posted after the torikumi has been announced.

Looking forward to playing with everyone this basho!

Registration link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z3ZZGJR

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One week to go! Registered so far are the following:

WAKATAKE
Athenayama
Akogyokuseki

Waiting on responses from the following who participated in the last basho:

@Achiyama @Benihana @chishafuwaku @Flohru @Fujisan @Gaijingai @Rocks/Gansekiiwa @Tameiki @Tenshinhan @wolfgangho @Houmanumi @ScreechingOwl 

Also a call out to former players that we would love to have participate again:

@chikoryu @kuroimori @Jejima Kyoju Masonoyama

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I’ll be.entering. Just been busy. 

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Day 1 entries:

Akogyokuseki - Enho
Tenshinhan - Nishikifuji
Achiyama - Enho
Fujisan - Ura
Athenayama - Ura
Flohru - Ura
Tameiki - Akua
chishafuwaku - Ura
Benihana - Ura
Gansekiiwa - Enho
WAKATAKE - Sadanoumi
Houmanumi - no entry
Gaijingai - no entry

Ura is more than likely mounting a return campaign to the top division for this basho, and our players faith in him reflects that. Pick of the day for the acrobat with 5 votes

@Tenshinhan there was an apparent glitch with your entry because somehow there were no defaults. If you can either post here, PM me or enter your defaults on your day 2 submission, that would be appreciated.

@Houmanumi and @Gaijingai registered for the game but did not make submissions for day 1, we hope to see you for day 2!

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Day 1 results:

Enho - win (Akogyokuseki, Achiyama, Gansekiiwa)
Nishikifuji - win (Tenshinhan)
Ura - win (Fujisan, Athenayama, Flohru, chishafuwaku, Benihana)
Akua - win (Tameiki)
Sadanoumi - loss (WAKATAKE)

We almost had a perfect day for opening the basho, but yours truly messed that up. The good thing though for all other players is that they are continuing their streaks from the last basho. How far will everyone be able to go?

Streaks continued from Hatsu 2021

6 - Akogyokuseki, Fujisan
5 - Athenayama
4 - Tenshinhan, Gansekiiwa
2 - Achiyama, chishafuwaku

Streaks for Haru 2021

1 - Akogyokuseki, Achiyama, Gansekiiwa, Tenshinhan, Fujisan, Athenayama, Flohru, chishafuwaku, Benihana, Tameiki

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Posted (edited)

Hey everyone. It has been confirmed that I will be going on my first long term business trip with my job, which will happen this week. I'll be getting back home in early April. Because of that I will not have access to my computer and will not be able to post links for each respective day of action on a daily basis. My solution to this is that I will have all links made (since they are mostly copy and paste anyway) and then post them for you to access. You can either use the links or if you want to doubly make sure that your entry is in, you can post to here too. I'll be looking at getting all links up by Wednesday west coast time.

Thanks as always for playing my games!

Edited by WAKATAKE

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Day 2 Ura 

Stick with the winner.

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Day 2 submissions:

Akogyokuseki - Ura
Tenshinhan - Nishikifuji
Achiyama - Ura
Fujisan - Ura
Athenayama - Ura
Flohru - Ura
Tameiki - Wakamotoharu
chishafuwaku - Ura
Benihana - Ura
Gansekiiwa - Ura
WAKATAKE - Ura
Gaijingai - Ura

A LOT of people are confident with giving Ura a commanding pick of the day with 10 votes
 

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Day 2 results:

Ura - win (Akogyokuseki, Achiyama, Fujisan, Athenayama, Flohru, chishafuwaku, Benihana, Gansekiiwa, WAKATAKE, Gaijingai)
Nishikifuji - loss (Tenshinhan)
Wakamotoharu - win (Tameiki)

We almost had a perfect occur again this basho, with us being one away from that. We still have a good number of streaks continuing from last basho, and no telling what the basho will turn out on only the second day.

Streaks continued from Hatsu 2021

7 - Akogyokuseki, Fujisan
6 - Athenayama
5 - Gansekiiwa
3 - Achiyama, chishafuwaku

Streaks for Haru 2021

2 - Akogyokuseki, Achiyama, Gansekiiwa, Fujisan, Athenayama, Flohru, chishafuwaku, Benihana, Tameiki
1 - Gaijingai, WAKATAKE

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Day 3 submissions:

Akogyokuseki - Nishikigi
Tenshinhan - Nishikifuji
Achiyama - Kyokutaisei
Fujisan - Chiyomaru
Athenayama - Kyokutaisei
Flohru - Ura
Tameiki - Chiyomaru
chishafuwaku - Ura
Benihana - Chiyomaru
Gansekiiwa - Chiyomaru
WAKATAKE - Ichiyamamoto
Gaijingai - Enho

Chiyomaru is the pick of the day with 4 votes, signaling a mass departure from the Ura train of the previous day

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Day 4 submissions:

Akogyokuseki - Tokushoryu
Tenshinhan - Nishikifuji
Achiyama - Ura
Fujisan - Ura
Athenayama - Ura
Flohru - Ura
Tameiki - Ura
chishafuwaku - Ura
Benihana - Takagenji
Gansekiiwa - Azumaryu
WAKATAKE - Enho
Gaijingai - Wakamotoharu

Ura reclaims the pick of the day with 5 votes

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Day 3 results:

Nishikigi - loss (Akogyokuseki)
Nishikifuji - win (Tenshinhan)
Kyokutaisei - win (Achiyama, Athenayama)
Chiyomaru - win (Fujisan, Tameiki, Benihana, Gansekiiwa)
Ura - loss (Flohru, chishafuwaku)
Ichiyamamoto - loss (WAKATAKE)
Enho - win (Gaijingai)

Most players wisely got off the Ura train for day 3 as it managed to derail. We still several players able to maintain their opening streaks for the basho, and also for keeping their streaks alive from the Hatsu basho.

Streaks continued from Hatsu 2021

8 - Fujisan
7 - Athenayama
6 - Gansekiiwa
4 - Achiyama

Streaks for Haru 2021

3 - Achiyama, Gansekiiwa, Fujisan, Athenayama, Benihana, Tameiki
2 - Gaijingai
1 - Tenshinhan

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Day 4 results:

Tokushoryu - loss (Akogyokuseki)
Nishikifuji - loss (Tenshinhan)
Ura - win (Achiyama, Fujisan, Athenayama, Flohru, Tameiki, chishafuwaku)
Takagenji - win (Benihana)
Azumaryu - win (Gansekiiwa)
Enho - win (WAKATAKE)
Wakamotoharu - loss (Gaijingai)

The Ura train got back on schedule after having to take a detour. We still have streaks continuing from the last basho, as well as our leaders maintaining their opening streaks of this basho.

Streaks continued from Hatsu 2021

9 - Fujisan
8 - Athenayama
7 - Gansekiiwa
5 - Achiyama

Streaks for Haru 2021

4 - Achiyama, Gansekiiwa, Fujisan, Athenayama, Benihana, Tameiki
1 - Flohru, chishafuwaku, WAKATAKE

 

*This is the last update I will be posting before the end of the basho. I will be posting all corresponding links for the respective days. You can either use those links to submit, or if you are more comfortable posting in this thread, that is completely fine too. Thanks for your understanding!

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Day 5: Ishiura

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