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Seki-Toto/Quad/Oracle banzuke for Aki 2022

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(Filling in what was not posted yet...)

Seki-Toto:

Following Natsu basho, I had to put yokozuna Pandaazuma on alert due to flagging results:

On 11/07/2022 at 07:34, Asashosakari said:

2021.09 Ye 8-7
2021.11 Ye 6-9
2022.01 Yw 6-9
2022.03 Yw 9-6
2022.05 Yw 6-9

The absolute bare minimum expectation for yokozuna in all Seki games is "don't post four makekoshi in a six-basho stretch". As it stands, Pandaazuma will have to achieve KK in both Nagoya and Aki just for that. However, given that high-ranking players are scoring quite a bit better in Toto than they do in Quad or Oracle and thus these results are looking even worse in comparison, I'm feeling compelled to require more here. Therefore, Pandaazuma will need either A) 10+ wins in Nagoya and any KK in Aki, or B) 9 wins in Nagoya and 9+ wins in Aki.

Fortunately he stepped up to the call and delivered at least the first part of it in Nagoya by posting a 10-5 record, leaving only the bare KK requirement for Aki. He even took over the #1 position on the Aki banzuke as fellow yokozuna Norizo struggled to an 8-7 score.

The Nagoya highlight result among the top-ranked players was provided by ozeki Ganzohnesushi, doten runner-up with an excellent 13-2 and obviously in line for a tsunatori in Aki basho. The other ozeki ScreechingOwl achieved a very credible 10-win record as well.

Another pre-Nagoya comment spotlighted two players on ozeki runs:

On 11/07/2022 at 07:34, Asashosakari said:

Amongst all the commotion, Joaoiyama and Toonoryu have both posted back-to-back 11-4 records, putting them on bonafide ozeki runs.

While things didn't work out so well for Toonoryu with a 6-9 makekoshi and consequently a trip back to the maegashira ranks, Joaoiyama managed to post a third successive 11-4. What's left to say besides, congrats! This was the run in detail:

2022.03 M1w 11-3-1 J
2022.05 S1w 11-4
2022.07 S1e 11-4

As has become sadly customary, the scoring went sky-high in the joi again, even topping 9 wins with an average of 9.2 for players between yokozuna and M5. Fortunately there was just barely enough space to get away without demoting any 8-7's this time, although I've had to slightly disfavour other players relative to my usual approach (in particular 10-5 duo Athenayama and Metzinowaka - sorry about that). Needless to say the handful of actual makekoshi players won't be enjoying their revised ranking too much, either. The crunch went on until M7, after which things immediately started to look a whole lot more like they're supposed to do.

Pandaazuma (Yw 10-5)          Y    Norizo (Ye 8-7)
Ganzohnesushi (Ow 13-2 D)     O1   ScreechingOwl (Oe 10-5)
Joaoiyama (S1e 11-4)          O2   -
Oskahanada (S1w 11-4)         S1   Konosato (K2e 10-5)
Oortael (M1e 12-3)            S2   Kintamayama (K3w 9-6)
Unkonoyama (K1e 8-7)          K1   Susanoo (M2e 11-4)
-                             K2   Golynohana (M2w 11-4)

Terarno (M3e 9-6)             M1   Kaito (M1w 8-7)
Athenayama (M5e 10-5)         M2   Metzinowaka (M5w 10-5)
Kotononami (M7e 10-5)         M3   Toonoryu (S2e 6-9)
Gaanaa (M4e 8-7)              M4   Andoreasu (K1w 6-9)
DeRosa (K2w 6-9)              M5   Chishafuwaku (M13w 12-2-1)
Kajiyanosho (J1e 13-2 Y)      M6   Flohru (M4w kosho)
Chelseayama (M7w 8-6-1)       M7   Chijanofuji (M3w 7-7-1)
Hidenotora (M12e 9-6)         M8   Jakusotsu (M15w 10-5)
Asapedroryu (J2w 11-4)        M9   Hana-ichi (M13e 8-7)
Chankoyama (M9e 7-8)          M10  Taka (M14e 8-7)
Herritarooo (M10e 7-8)        M11  Bill (M6e 5-10)
Kishikaisei (M6w 5-8-2)       M12  Sakura (M12w kosho)
Achiyama (M9w 6-9)            M13  Umigame (J2e 9-6)
Fujisan (M8e 5-8-2)           M14  Gernobono (M8w 5-10)
Frinkanohana (M10w 5-9-1)     M15  Gawasukotto (M11e 5-10)

Takanorappa (M11w 5-10)       J1   Asashosakari (J4e 8-7)
Onakaderu (M14w 6-7-2)        J2   Kuroimori (J1w 7-8)
Andonishiki (J6e 8-7)         J3   Tomisakae (J3e 7-8)
Gansekiiwa (J7w 8-7)          J4   Ahokaina (J12w 10-5)
GONZABUROW (J8w 8-7)          J5   Kobashi (J5w 7-8)
Kitakachiyama (J3w 6-9)       J6   Mmikasazuma (J6w 7-4-4)
Akishiki (J7e kosho)          J7   Balon (J4w 6-9)
Benihana (M15e 3-12)          J8   Choshu-yuki (Ms2w 9-6)
Ketsukai (J10e 7-8)           J9   Mariohana (Ms3w 9-6)
Profomisakari (J9e 6-9)       J10  Netsuzakura (J11w 7-8)
Effinojo (Ms3e 8-6-1)         J11  Saruyama (J8e 5-10)
Rowitoro (J5e 3-12)           J12  Getayukata (J13w 7-8)
Kyoju (J10w 5-10)             J13  Oshirokita (J13e 6-9)
Kaiowaka (J14e kosho)         J14  Neko (Ms1w 7-7-1)

Holleshoryu (Ms2e 7-8)        Ms1  Ulishimaru (J9w 4-11)
Anjoboshi (J14w 6-8-1)        Ms2  Kashunowaka (J12e 4-10-1)
Sherlockiama (Ms7e 7-5-3)     Ms3  Nantonoyama (Ms5e 6-9)
Chudorj (Ms4e 5-10)           Ms4  Oyama (Ms4w 5-10)
Dan Koloff (Ms1e 3-7-5)       Ms5  BariiHachiBenson (Ms6w 5-10)
Andrasoyamawaka (J11e 0-0-15) Ms6  Unagiyutaka2 (Ms8w 5-7-3)
Aderechelseamaru (Ms7w 4-7-4) Ms7  WAKATAKE (Ms8e 4-8-3)
Gusoyama (Ms6e 3-10-2)        Ms8  Chartorenji (Ms9e 0-0-15)
Sutarokku (Ms9w kosho)        Ms9  -

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Seki-Quadrumvirate:

Just like Natsu basho did, Nagoya also came in low enough scoring-wise that all players received an extra win for banzuke purposes. And again an ozeki was among the main beneficiaries with Kaito not becoming kadoban for Kyushu. The other three were all over the place - a decent (adjusted) 9-6 for Norizo, an exceptional yusho-winning performance by Jakusotsu, and an absence by Kobashi, who was at risk of demotion and will continue to be so for November.

This banzuke ain't stopping at just four ozeki though. Courtesy of the previous summary before Nagoya:

On 11/07/2022 at 07:35, Asashosakari said:

With three sekiwake holding rank and komusubi Oskahanada set to come up with double-digit wins, I was inclined to be harsh with fellow komusubi Ganzohnesushi and keep him at the fourth-highest rank despite 9 wins (which is usually a K->S promotion) to avoid overcrowding. Nevertheless, one other player forced his way into sekiwake, and I couldn't justify promoting him alone there, so Ganzohnesushi ultimately went up, too. That other player is Andrasoyama, courtesy of this run:

2022.01 M17e 11-4 D
2022.03 M6e 10-5
2022.05 M1e 10-5

Purely in W-L terms, that's an ozeki promotion quality run, so I felt compelled to create an opportunity for Andrasoyama to cap it off with another strong result this month.

That turned out to be prescient as Andrasoyama added yet another 11-win score at sekiwake for a truly outstanding four-basho run that of course earned him promotion.

Luckily three other sekiwake went makekoshi so after the previous banzuke bumped up against the imposed 12-slot limit this one comes in at just 11 even with the added ozeki spot.

Overall the banzuke worked out without requiring any special considerations, although most of the top division saw relatively small promotions and large demotions. As always when scores have been adjusted, the following banzuke listing features those adjusted scores with the original results below in spoilers.

Jakusotsu (O2e 12-3 Y)      O1   Norizo (O1w 9-6)
Kaito (O1e 8-7)             O2   Kobashi (O2w kosho)
Andrasoyama (S3e 11-4)      O3   -
Oskahanada (S1e 9-6)        S1   Susanoo (Ke 11-4)
Ganzohnesushi (S2e 8-7)     S2   Choshu-yuki (M2e 11-4)
Bill (Kw 8-7)               K    chishafuwaku (M5w 10-5)

joaoiyama (M1w 8-7)         M1   Pandaazuma (S1w 7-8)
Kishikaisei (S2w 7-8)       M2   Unkonoyama (M7e 10-5)
Golynohana (S3w 7-8)        M3   Athenayama (M5e 8-7)
Konosato (M1e 7-8)          M4   Flohru (M2w kosho)
Getayukata (M8e 9-6)        M5   Andoreasu (M8w 9-6)
Ketsukai (M6w 8-7)          M6   Kotononami (M11e 10-5)
Oortael (M7w 8-7)           M7   Asapedroryu (M3w 7-8)
DeRosa (M3e 6-9)            M8   ScreechingOwl (M6e 7-8)
Kitakachiyama (M4e 6-9)     M9   Anjoboshi (J1e 11-4)
Andonishiki (M11w 8-7)      M10  Nantonoyama (M9e 7-8)
Sakura (M10w kosho)         M11  Chankoyama (J1w 10-5)
Holleshoryu (J2w 10-5)      M12  Kuroimori (M14w 8-7)
Fujisan (M4w 4-11)          M13  Gansekiiwa (M9w 6-9)
GONZABUROW (M10e 6-9)       M14  Taka (M14e 7-8)
Netsuzakura (M12e 6-9)      M15  Achiyama (J5w 9-6)
Asashosakari (M15w 7-8)     M16  -

Metzinowaka (M13w 6-9)      J1   Gernobono (J8e 10-5)
Terarno (J6w 9-6)           J2   Frinkanohana (J4w 8-7)
Kashunowaka (M12w 5-10)     J3   Hironoumi (M15e 6-9)
Kaiowaka (J4e kosho)        J4   reeeen (J3e 7-8)
Kintamayama (J11w 10-5)     J5   Chibiyama (J7w 8-7)
Ruziklao (J5e kosho)        J6   Jejima (M13e 3-12)
Oyama (J2e 5-10)            J7   Kajiyanosho (J11e 8-7)
Kyodaitimu (J3w 5-10)       J8   Balon (J6e 6-9)
Takanorappa (J9e 7-8)       J9   Kyoju (J7e 6-9)
Profomisakari (J13w 8-7)    J10  Mmikasazuma (Ms2e 8-7)
Hidenotora (J10w 6-9)       J11  Doreikishi (J8w 4-11)
Mariohana (J13e 6-9)        J12  Saruyama (J10e 4-11)
Hakase (Ms2w 7-8)           J13  Sukubidubidu (J12w 5-10)
bariihachibenson (Ms1w 6-9) J14  Chocshoporyu (J9w 3-12)

Unagiyutaka (Ms4e 7-8)      Ms1  Rowitoro (J12e 4-11)
Hakushin (J14w 5-10)        Ms2  Kasamatsuri (Ms3e 6-9)
Gusoyama (Ms5w 7-8)         Ms3  Hogashi (Ms3w 5-10)
Oshirokita (J14e 3-12)      Ms4  Neko (Ms1e 2-13)
Furanohana (Ms4w 3-12)      Ms5  WAKATAKE (Ms7e 3-12)
Kazejihi (Ms5e 0-0-15)      Ms6  Chartorenji (Ms6w kosho)
kamogawa (Ms6e 0-0-15)      Ms7  -

Spoiler

Jakusotsu (O2e 11-4 Y -> 12-3)       O1   Norizo (O1w 8-7 -> 9-6)
Kaito (O1e 7-7-1 -> 8-7)             O2   Kobashi (O2w kosho)
Andrasoyama (S3e 10-5 -> 11-4)       O3   -
Oskahanada (S1e 8-7 -> 9-6)          S1   Susanoo (Ke 10-5 -> 11-4)
Ganzohnesushi (S2e 7-7-1 -> 8-7)     S2   Choshu-yuki (M2e 10-4-1 -> 11-4)
Bill (Kw 7-8 -> 8-7)                 K    chishafuwaku (M5w 9-5-1 -> 10-5)

joaoiyama (M1w 7-8 -> 8-7)           M1   Pandaazuma (S1w 6-9 -> 7-8)
Kishikaisei (S2w 6-8-1 -> 7-8)       M2   Unkonoyama (M7e 9-6 -> 10-5)
Golynohana (S3w 6-8-1 -> 7-8)        M3   Athenayama (M5e 7-8 -> 8-7)
Konosato (M1e 6-9 -> 7-8)            M4   Flohru (M2w kosho)
Getayukata (M8e 8-7 -> 9-6)          M5   Andoreasu (M8w 8-7 -> 9-6)
Ketsukai (M6w 7-8 -> 8-7)            M6   Kotononami (M11e 9-6 -> 10-5)
Oortael (M7w 7-8 -> 8-7)             M7   Asapedroryu (M3w 6-9 -> 7-8)
DeRosa (M3e 5-9-1 -> 6-9)            M8   ScreechingOwl (M6e 6-7-2 -> 7-8)
Kitakachiyama (M4e 5-10 -> 6-9)      M9   Anjoboshi (J1e 10-4-1 -> 11-4)
Andonishiki (M11w 7-8 -> 8-7)        M10  Nantonoyama (M9e 6-9 -> 7-8)
Sakura (M10w kosho)                  M11  Chankoyama (J1w 9-6 -> 10-5)
Holleshoryu (J2w 9-6 -> 10-5)        M12  Kuroimori (M14w 7-8 -> 8-7)
Fujisan (M4w 3-8-4 -> 4-11)          M13  Gansekiiwa (M9w 5-10 -> 6-9)
GONZABUROW (M10e 5-10 -> 6-9)        M14  Taka (M14e 6-9 -> 7-8)
Netsuzakura (M12e 5-10 -> 6-9)       M15  Achiyama (J5w 8-7 -> 9-6)
Asashosakari (M15w 6-9 -> 7-8)       M16  -

Metzinowaka (M13w 5-9-1 -> 6-9)      J1   Gernobono (J8e 9-6 -> 10-5)
Terarno (J6w 8-7 -> 9-6)             J2   Frinkanohana (J4w 7-7-1 -> 8-7)
Kashunowaka (M12w 4-10-1 -> 5-10)    J3   Hironoumi (M15e 5-9-1 -> 6-9)
Kaiowaka (J4e kosho)                 J4   reeeen (J3e 6-7-2 -> 7-8)
Kintamayama (J11w 9-5-1 -> 10-5)     J5   Chibiyama (J7w 7-8 -> 8-7)
Ruziklao (J5e kosho)                 J6   Jejima (M13e 2-13 -> 3-12)
Oyama (J2e 4-11 -> 5-10)             J7   Kajiyanosho (J11e 7-8 -> 8-7)
Kyodaitimu (J3w 4-11 -> 5-10)        J8   Balon (J6e 5-8-2 -> 6-9)
Takanorappa (J9e 6-9 -> 7-8)         J9   Kyoju (J7e 5-10 -> 6-9)
Profomisakari (J13w 7-8 -> 8-7)      J10  Mmikasazuma (Ms2e 7-4-4 -> 8-7)
Hidenotora (J10w 5-9-1 -> 6-9)       J11  Doreikishi (J8w 3-12 -> 4-11)
Mariohana (J13e 5-10 -> 6-9)         J12  Saruyama (J10e 3-12 -> 4-11)
Hakase (Ms2w 6-9 -> 7-8)             J13  Sukubidubidu (J12w 4-11 -> 5-10)
bariihachibenson (Ms1w 5-9-1 -> 6-9) J14  Chocshoporyu (J9w 2-13 -> 3-12)

Unagiyutaka (Ms4e 6-6-3 -> 7-8)      Ms1  Rowitoro (J12e 3-12 -> 4-11)
Hakushin (J14w 4-11 -> 5-10)         Ms2  Kasamatsuri (Ms3e 5-10 -> 6-9)
Gusoyama (Ms5w 6-7-2 -> 7-8)         Ms3  Hogashi (Ms3w 4-11 -> 5-10)
Oshirokita (J14e 2-13 -> 3-12)       Ms4  Neko (Ms1e 1-13-1 -> 2-13)
Furanohana (Ms4w 2-12-1 -> 3-12)     Ms5  WAKATAKE (Ms7e 2-5-8 -> 3-12)
Kazejihi (Ms5e 0-0-15)               Ms6  Chartorenji (Ms6w kosho)
kamogawa (Ms6e 0-0-15)               Ms7  -

 

Edited by Asashosakari

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Seki-Oracle:

As a pre-basho game Oracle was of course significantly more affected by all the Covid shenanigans in July than Toto and Quad were. However, short of throwing out the results altogether I didn't really see how I could reasonably improve upon them to take account of the unique circumstances, so in the end I let them stay as they were.

Back in May, yokozuna Pandaazuma posted his first ever result below 7-8 at the rank, and unfortunately Nagoya saw him follow up on it with a second 6-9, which means he entered Aki basho at risk of an involuntary retirement, should he score a third straight MK there. Norizo was already at the precipice in Nagoya after three makekoshi in the preceding five tournaments (four in six = also intai), and he saved himself ever so barely, tied for the last points score that was still above the joi-jin KK/MK line.

None of the five ozeki were kadoban so we weren't going to lose any in the downward direction, but the opposite one was of course possible. And the one ozeki who was on tsunatori did it in style, with the yusho. Congrats to Oskahanada for reaching the ultimate rank in Oracle! This did it for him:

2022.03 O2e 15-0 J (sole 2nd place)
2022.05 O1e 9-6 (tied 4th-9th place)
2022.07 O2e 14-1 Y (1st place)

Another ozeki in freshly promoted Golynohana also had an excellent result, finishing Nagoya basho in 3rd place. Combined with his previous result, the Natsu yusho, that would be a promotable run, but of course the yusho still happened as sekiwake, and I can't quite give that much credit for it. It's easily enough to be considered for a tsuna run in Aki, of course.

The remaining ozeki results saw decent 9-6 scores for Kaito and Gansekiiwa, and a big 5-10 makekoshi for chishafuwaku who thus went on to Aki basho with kadoban status.

The sanyaku ranks saw another expansion from 11 to 12 on the heels of last basho's, so we're at the nominal max now. The promotion of Torafujii to komusubi from all the way down at M9 may look weird in light of his 10-5 record, but he was actually the tournament runner-up to Oskahanada. Had Torafujii been ranked in the joi already, his points total would have converted to 13-2 there.

Norizo (Ye 8-7)            Y1   Pandaazuma (Yw 6-9)
Oskahanada (O2e 14-1 Y)    Y2   -
Golynohana (O3e 13-2)      O1   Kaito (O1e 9-6)
Gansekiiwa (O1w 9-6)       O2   chishafuwaku (O2w 5-10)
Frinkanohana (Sw 10-5)     S1   Andoreasu (Se 8-7)
-                          S2   Wamahada (M2e 11-4)
DeRosa (M5e 10-5)          K    Torafujii (M9e 10-5)

Kishikaisei (Ke 7-8)       M1   Susanoo (Kw 7-8)
Bill (M4e 8-7)             M2   Konosato (M8e 9-6)
Asashosakari (M1w 7-8)     M3   Oshirokita (M6e 8-7)
Ganzohnesushi (M6w 8-7)    M4   Kitakachiyama (M3e 7-8)
Andrasoyama (M7w 8-7)      M5   Flohru (M4w 7-8)
Mariohana (M2w 6-9)        M6   Balon (M1e 5-10)
Choshu-yuki (M12e 9-6)     M7   Athenayama (M14w 10-5)
Unkonoyama (M10w 8-7)      M8   Takanorappa (M11e 8-7)
GONZABUROW (M3w 4-11)      M9   Taka (M8w 7-8)
Kotononami (M15w 9-6)      M10  Sakura (M9w 7-8)
ScreechingOwl (M10e 7-8)   M11  Oortael (M5w 4-11)
Hakase (M7e 5-10)          M12  Ruziklao (M12w kosho)
Mmikasazuma (J2e 11-4)     M13  Shatsume (J1e 10-5)
Metzinowaka (M13e 6-9)     M14  Profomisakari (M13w 6-9)
Sukubidubidu (M15e 7-8)    M15  Terarno (J4e 10-5)

joaoiyama (M16e 7-8)       J1   Kobashi (J1w kosho)
Saruyama (M11w 4-11)       J2   Pitinosato (M14e 4-11)
bariihachibenson (J5e 8-7) J3   Kasamatsuri (J9w 10-5)
Seki Haruaki (J6e 8-7)     J4   Netsuzakura (J3w 7-8)
Anjoboshi (J2w 6-9)        J5   Doreikishi (J3e 6-9)
Gusoyama (J11w 9-6)        J6   Holleshoryu (J5w 7-8)
TochiYESshin (NR 9-6)      J7   Gusokaze (J7w kosho)
Kurofuji (J8e kosho)       J8   Chartorenji (J8w kosho)
Kaiowaka (J9e kosho)       J9   Hidenotora (J7e 5-10)
reeeen (J12e 7-8)          J10  Kajiyanosho (J10w kosho)
Fujisan (J11e 6-9)         J11  Andonishiki (NR 5-10)
WAKATAKE (NR 4-11)         J12  Nantonoyama (J4w 0-0-15)
Kakushoyama (J6w 0-0-15)   J13  -

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