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Jejima

Bench World Cup 2022

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Hi everyone!

Back in 2010, we had the inaugural Bench World Cup.  This is a fantasy sports game played during the football (soccer) World Cup.  Since then, there have been two further Bench World Cups in 2014 and 2018 and three Bench Euros in 2012, 2016 and 2021.  

Here are the basic rules of the game(These may be slightly tweaked later - but they are pretty much established now.)

From previous experience, it can take a little while to get people to sign up, so that we have enough players to make the game work. So, I am starting very early with this topic, outside of sumo time.

The actual World Cup commences in the middle of a sumo basho. So, I would like to get all the initial administration (the draw for representative teams, squad selection, and list of penalty takers for the round of 16) completed around the end of October, so as not to overlap with sumo gaming. :-)

Please sign up to play and to volunteer to be a 'refioji' (referee/gyoji - term originally coined by Achiyama). No need for prior experience to become a refioji.

Please 'sign up' on the list below if you would like to play.  We need 32 competitors, (plus a few reserves, just in case)

Preference is given to:
a) sumo game players (even better if you play Bench Sumo!)
b) sumo fans
c) family of the above
d) friends of the above

We also need eight 'refiojis' - one person to look after each of the six groups in the group stages (so one refioji in charge of four players).
Those refiojis will then be given games in the knock-out stages to look after.

Please register your interest to play below, and whether you would be able to kindly help out with the administration. 

Refiojis
1. Athenayama
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Players
1. Jejima
2. Fujiko (wife of Jejima)
3. Baku (son of Jejima and Fujiko)
4. Kaba (son of Jejima and Fujiko)
5. Athenayama
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Reserves - in case any of the above drop out at the last minute or don't make their squad selections in time.
1st reserve: Djodjoyoshi (Athenayama's cousin who participated with very good performance in last Bench Euro)
2nd reserve: Shamrock (Athenayama's friend)
3rd reserve: Patrick (Athenayama's friend)
4th reserve: Ptunus (Athenayama's friend)
5th reserve:: Bulldog (Athenayama's friend) 

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OK sir, hold your breath! Also, maybe that post will motivate others to register early, fearing there will be no place soon...

So, me as a player and I'd be willing to try refioji again.
Candidates as players :
- Djodjoyoshi (my cousin who participated with very good performance in last Bench Euro).
- Shamrock (friend, shikona might change before the start of the game as he's new to this).
- Patrick (friend, shikona might change before the start of the game as he's new to this).
- Ptunus (friend, shikona might change before the start of the game as he's new to this).
- Bulldog (friend, shikona might change before the start of the game as he's new to this).

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Count me in, as long as I don't have to be present in real life in Qatar. Unfortunately limited time does not allow any refioji duties.

Ganzohnesushi

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Still not sure if I'm going to watch any games of this travesty, but playing and refyojiing the BWC is just too much fun to miss.

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1 hour ago, Jakusotsu said:

Still not sure if I'm going to watch any games of this travesty,

And wait to see the next one with 48 teams....

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