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Chain Gang Game

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Hi Gamers!! (deepest apologies again to non-gamers..)

This one is the CHAIN GANG. After the successful inaugural/trial first basho, we are going for another one. This time, though, the rules will be a wee bit different, as we encountered a few problems which needed solutions.

What is the "Chain Gang"? It's a Sumo-related game, based on a day by day entry. This means you have to follow the ongoing tournament.

The good news is that all you have to do is guess one (1) winner of your choice from all the bouts on a given day, Juryo and Makuuchi. Only one, any one. You got it right? You advance to day 2 and pick again. It could be the same rikishi, or anyone else. You got it wrong? Well, that was

the shortest game you ever played, because yer OUT!! No three strikes,no yellow card, no "one more chance".. It's the end of the road.

Last human being standing wins. This means the game could theoretically end on day 6. So what? The prize? A key-chain, of course...

IMPORTANT!! You will need to pick TWO default guys before the basho starts for the days you don't/can't play, who cannot be changed. There is a 5-time use limit per basho for using a default, and you can use him for three straight days only, though we don't think you'll get very far using a default in this particular game. The reason for two defaults is this:

KYUJO - When your default pick goes Kyujo, your second default pick kicks in..

IMPORTANT!! You cannot win OR lose by fusen. If your picked rikishi is involved in a fusen match, the default kicks in automatically. This is so no player will have any advantage/disadvantage due to time zone

differences, as we had happen last basho. In the highly unlikely event that your default is also involved in the fusen match, you're toast..The best thing to do is keep an eye out for possible kyujos, and stay away from that rikishi!!

IMPORTANT!! When your default kicks in for a kyujo rikishi, he doesn't count as one of the 5-per-basho you are allowed.

The tie-breaker- the player who used the lowest ranked rikishi on average wins.

IMPORTANT!! You have to register to play, even if you played last time.

There will be no mail sent out during the Basho - you'll

have to visit us to see who's still standing.

Good luck!!


Kintamayama and Kofuji

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Hi Kintamayama and Kofuji,

Great to see the chain gang game back for its second outing. I like the amendments you have made to the rules.


jomojo. :-)

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You're welcome..If I'm not mistaken, you fell because of the old rules in the inaugural basho..

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Ah! Good memory Kintamayama. Yes, I am one of those "time-zonally challenged" cyber-rikishi. 2pm JST equates to 5am here in the UK.

best wishes,


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