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TORCHBEARER 2015

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TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 25. Nov 2014 01:59

good day all,
The 2014 prize is on the way to Hoshihitomi.
So it's time for the once-a-year invite to the easiest picking (guessing) sumo game ever. No need for daily picks, no need for pre-basho picks; just a pair of picks will last a whole year! And for 2015 there will be more points due to a rule change.

Here's how it works.
The symbolic TORCH starts with the last rikishi and last rank on the 2015 HATSU BANZUKE (rikishi/rank at the bottom of jonokuchi). If the rikishi wins his bout (called a TORCH MATCH), he keeps the TORCH. If he loses, the TORCH is passed to the winner. Through the year, the TORCH will eventually make way up the banzuke as it is always passed to the winner. The object of the game is to pick one rank and one rikishi you think will end up with the most points throughout the year's six bashos. Points are awarded to every rikishi and rank involved in a TORCH MATCH; and to players who finish closest to the final TORCH position at the end of the year.

Here’s the rule change from previous years:
AT THE END OF THE 2015 KYUSHU BASHO:
25 points if you picked the final TORCH holding rikishi.
25 points if you picked the final TORCH holding rank.
AND...
10 points if your pick is closest to the final TORCH holding rikishi.
10 points if your pick is closest to the final TORCH holding rank.
9 points to the 2nd closest picks.
8 points to the 3rd closest picks.
7 points to the 4th closest picks.
6 points to the 5th closest picks.
5 points to the 6th closest picks.
4 points to the 7th closest picks.
3 points to the 8th closest picks.
2 points to the 9th closest picks.
1 point to the 10th closest picks.
(so if my math is correct, a minimum of 110 points (55 rank/55 rikishi) are guaranteed to be handed out at the end of the year)

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR:
3 points for every TORCH MATCH your chosen rikishi wins.
3 points for every TORCH MATCH your chosen rank wins.
1 point for every TORCH MATCH your chosen rikishi loses.
1 point for every TORCH MATCH match your chosen rank loses.

The player with the most points at the end of the year will get a prize.

For historical reference, here's where the torch ended up in previous years:
2006, J2w
2007, Ms33w (highest position J7w)
2008, J7e (highest position J6w)
2009, J5e (highest position J3e)
2010, Ms58e (highest position J3e)
2011, J6e (highest position J4w) -- in only 5 basho!!!
2012, J2e (highest position J1e)
2013, Ms48e (highest position Ms4e)
2014, Ms49e (highest position Ms3e)

Highest number of points: 59 by Profomisakari in 2009.

To play, please submit:
1) the rikishi you think will get the most points between now and the end of the 2015 Kyushu Basho.
and
2) the rank you think will get the most points between now and the end of the 2015 Kyushu Basho.

The deadline for entries is one minute before the first TORCH MATCH starts... JST. Send new entries or updated entries to shimodahito(at)yahoo.com, by message on the forum, or post on this sumo forum thread. For 2014 players who miss the deadline, your 2014 picks will carry over to TORCHBEARER 2015 (as long as your rikishi pick is still active).

A "wildcard" drone pick, by default will be the lowest rikishi and rank on the HATSU BANZUKE.

Good luck! The game is painless...one rank pick, one rikishi pick... no daily picks needed…. And a prize.
-shimodahito
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 6. Dez 2014 02:56

good day all,
The 2015 TORCHBEARER Banzuke!

MAKUUCHI:
Yoohoo...............S..........Kintamayama
wildcard.............K.........Sukubidubidu
crall.(former Ozeki).M1...............Simon
shimodahito..........M2.......Profomisakari
Hoshihitomi..........M3............Wamahada
Pitinosato...........M4..............Konrad
Ajisen...............M5............Achiyama
Ganzohnesushi........M6.........Holleshoryu

Jejima...............M7...........kuroimori
Saruyama.............M8.........Hitosubushi
Kameumi..............M9.............Cydrome
Mmikasazuma..........M10.......Chishafuwaku
Vikanohara...........M11..............Jason
Terarno..............M12........Kiritsubaki
Furanohana...........M13..........Kitanoedo
Chisaiyama...........M14.........Leonishiki
yorikiried-by-fate...M15..........nomadwolf

JURYO:
Oshirokita...........J1..............ronnie
Yamansanzan..........J2..Daughter of Sukubidubidu
Kofuji/ICAN..........J3............charliki
Gusoyama.............J4..........Fatakiyama
Derek................J5....................
MAKUSHITA:
Lord Chozo...........Ms.........Andonishiki
Hayakutake...........Ms........Harumataikai
SANDANME:
Fay..................Sd...............shaka
Anjoboshi............Sd......Hidariashiyama
kajiyama.............Sd
JONIDAN:
Sukiaki..............Jd..............Devlyn
Craig................Jd..........Kuramarujo
JONOKUCHI:
Bodganyama...........Jk............Azumaryu
Kureigu-In the Bond..Jk............j.maciel
Maguroyama...........Jk.............kaiguma
BANZUKE-GAI:
Peterao
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 27. Dez 2014 22:26

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Zuletzt geändert von shimodahito am 11. Jan 2015 03:47, insgesamt 1-mal geändert.
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 7. Jan 2015 06:13

Good day all,
31 players so far and there's still a few days left to send your picks.
thanks.
-shimodahito
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 11. Jan 2015 03:45

Good day all,
No torch match on Day 1 as TORCH holder Jonokuchi 22 West / Kozakura are not on the schedule. Which means YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO ENTER OR UPDATE YOUR PICKS.
So far: we hit 50 entries! Much thanks and welcome to the new players. Much thanks to 2014 players who updated their picks. Much thanks to past players who missed the entry window last year and made it this year. With the extended entry time we should get over 50 entries....
Hot rikishi picks: SATO (7 picks!!!!!!!); SHODAI (3 picks); ABIKO, DAISHOHO, INABAJO, RYUDEN, TAKAYOSHITOSHI (2 picks).
Hot rank picks: overall, fewer Juryo picks this year as there seems to be less confidence the TORCH will make it higher than Makushita ranks. MAKUUCHI (1 PICK); JURYO (17 PICKS): MAKUSHITA (28 picks); SANDANME (2 picks); JONOKUCHI (1 PICK). Specifically: MAKUSHITA 3 WEST, 13 EAST (3 picks); JURYO 4 EAST, 7 EAST, 9 EAST, 10 WEST, MAKUSHITA 6 WEST (2 PICKS).

A special thanks goes to DOITSUYAMA and all who maintain sumo database -- which makes managing this game much easier.

Hope to see a few more entries. Again, totemo domo arigatos.

-shimodahito
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 14. Jan 2015 06:41

Good day all,

Thanks to everyone who entered. There was a record number of entrees this year. 33 returnee updates, 5 carry-overs, and 19 new players. Welcome.

The rikishi picks for TORCHBEARER 2015.

Abiko (Oshirokita & Shitamachi)
Akiseyama (Ganzohnesushi)
Asahisho (Fatakiyama)
Chiyoarashi (kuroimori)
Dairaido (Terarno)
Daishoho (Taiga & Itachi)
Gagamaru (Daughter of Sukubidubidu)
Hamaguchi (Tenshinhan)
Hokutoryu (teo_heel)
Horikiri (Sukubidubidu)
Inabajo (Andonishiki & Achiyama)
Ishii (Lord Chozo)
Ishiura (Profomisakari)
Kisenosho (Haidouzo)
Kizenryu (chishafuwaku)
Koike (Furanohana)
Kotomisen (nomadwolf)
Kotoseigo (Wamahada)
Kozakura (wildcard)
Masutoo (Konrad)
Mizuguchi (Taka)
Mizuta (Ayagawa)
Musashikuni (yorikiried by fate)
Nakazono (ronnie)
Oazuma (charliki)
Ohara (Shikona)
Ohata (Tsukiko)
Onosho (Jejima & Hoshihitomi)
Osunaarashi (Rufakiyama)
Narumi (Saruyama)
Ryuden (Umigame & Kofuji-ICAN)
Sadahikari (Screeching Owl)
Sasanoyama (shimodahito)
Sato (Derek & Tsubame & Chisaiyama & Yoohoo & Pitinosato & Kintamayama & Jason)
Satoyama (Yubinhaad)
Shiba (Toratorii)
Shodai (Domichi & Shokikogi & Mmikasazuma)
Takagi (Pandaazuma)
Takamiryu (Hitotsubushi)
Takayoshitoshi (Gurowake & Holleshoryu)
Terao (Ajisen)
Tochihiryu (Kiritsubaki)
Tokkoriki (Leonishiki)

…The rank picks for TORCHBEARER 2015:

Y1e (Rufakiyama)
J3e (Chisaiyama)
J4e (Umigame & Sukubidubidu)
J6e (Yubinhaad)
J6w (Shitamachi)
J7e (nomadwolf & Daughter of Sukubidubidu)
J8e (chishafuwaku)
J9e (Jejima & Fatakiyama)
J10e (Ganzohnesushi)
J10w (Profomisakari & Hitotsubushi)
J11e (Mmikasazuma & yorikiried by fate)
J13e (Tsubame & Toratorii)
J13w (Shokikogi & Achiyama)
Ms2e (Furanohana)
Ms3w (Oshirokita & Kintamayama & ronnie)
Ms6w (Gurowake & Lord Chozo)
Ms7e (Ayagawa)
Ms7w (Shikona)
Ms8w (Konrad)
Ms9w (Hoshihitomi)
Ms10w (shimodahito)
Ms11w (Wamahada)
Ms13e (Pandaazuma & Yoohoo & Jason)
Ms15e (Itachi)
Ms16e (Kofuji-ICAN)
Ms16e (Kiritsubaki)
Ms17e (charliki)
Ms18e (Taiga)
Ms19w (Taka)
Ms20e (Domichi)
Ms20w (Screeching Owl)
Ms21w (Terarno)
Ms23e (Tenshinhan)
Ms24w (Haidouzo)
Ms25e (Leonishiki)
Ms26e (Tsukiko)
Ms28e (Derek)
Ms32w (Holleshoryu)
Ms35w (Saruyama)
Ms36e (Ajisen)
Ms41w (kuroimori)
Ms44w (Pitinosato)
Sd47e (Andonishiki)
Sd48e (teo_heel)
Jk22w (wildcard)

If there are any corrections or I forgot someone, let me know. Good Luck.
-shimodahito
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 15. Jan 2015 03:29

good day all,
...from the bottom of the banzuke the 2015 TORCH starts with rank Jonokuchi 22 West & rikishi Kozakura -- who has been in sumo since Kyushu 2010 (49-94-19 record).
...and the the first TORCH MATCH or the year:

TORCH MATCH ON HATSU DAY 4!

RIKISHI
KOZAKURA vs KAWAMOTO

RANK
JONOKUCHI 22 WEST vs JONOKUCHI 21 EAST

Player(s) up for points:
wildcard's (default) rank/rikishi pick is JONOKUCHI 22 WEST KOZAKURA
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match

standings:
57 players with 0 points.
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 16. Jan 2015 02:51

good day all,
...it's time for the second TORCH match. The starting TORCHBEARER won the first match, but strangely has an 1-0-1 record. It appears he was given an absence, yet there was no fusen opponent. So we continue:

TORCH MATCH ON HATSU DAY 6!

RIKISHI
KOZAKURA vs KIYOMUSASHI (musashi... aloha eats!)

RANK
JONOKUCHI 22 WEST vs JONOKUCHI 21 WEST

Player(s) up for points:
wildcard's (default) rank/rikishi pick is JONOKUCHI 22 WEST KOZAKURA
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 18. Jan 2015 02:30

good day all,
Our initial TORCHBEARER is still in possession.

TORCH MATCH ON HATSU DAY 7!

RIKISHI
KOZAKURA vs YAMAMOTO

RANK
JONOKUCHI 22 WEST vs JONOKUCHI 18 EAST

Player(s) up for points:
wildcard's (default) rank/rikishi pick is JONOKUCHI 22 WEST KOZAKURA
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match
shimodahito
 
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 20. Jan 2015 15:32

TORCH MATCH ON HATSU DAY 11!

RIKISHI
YAMAMOTO vs OHATA

RANK
JONOKUCHI 18 EAST vs JONOKUCHI 17 EAST

Player(s) up for points:
Tsukiko's rikishi pick is OHATA
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 25. Jan 2015 09:23

Good day,

Here's the Hatsu recap:

Start-of-Hatsu TORCH RANK: Jonokuchi 22 West
Start-of-Hatsu TORCH RIKISHI: Kozakura

DAY 4: Jonokuchi 22 West Kozakura (0-0) defeats Jonokuchi 21 East Kawamoto (0-1) [3 points - wildcard]
DAY 6: Jonokuchi 22 West Kozakura (1-0) defeats Jonokuchi 21 West Kiyomusashi (1-1) [3 points - wildcard]
DAY 7: Jonokuchi 22 West Kozakura (2-0) passes the TORCH to Jonokuchi 18 East Yamamoto (2-1) [1 point - wildcard]
DAY 10: Jonokuchi 18 East Yamamoto (3-1) defeats Jonokuchi 10 East Daiseiryu (3-1)
DAY 11: Jonokuchi 18 East Yamamoto (4-1) defeats Jonokuchi 17 East Ohata (4-1) [1 point Tsukiko]
DAY 13: Jonokuchi 18 East Yamamoto (5-1) defeats Jonokuchi 14 West Daigonishiki (4-2)

End-of-Hatsu TORCH RANK: Jonokuchi 18 East
End-of-Hatsu TORCH RIKISHI: Yamamoto

Standings:
7 points – wildcard
1 point - Tsukiko
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 7. Mär 2015 22:20

good day all,
with the Haru Banzuke, the TORCH rises.

Start-of-Haru RANK: JONIDAN 34 WEST
Start-of-Haru RIKISHI: YAMAMOTO

good luck to any participants with a RANK or RIKISHI pick in the Jonidan Division.
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 25. Mär 2015 01:34

Good day,
No TORCH MATCHES involving participants during Haru. Here's the Haru recap:

Start-of-Haru TORCH RANK: JONIDAN 34 WEST
Start-of-Haru TORCH RIKISHI: YAMAMOTO

DAY 2: Jonidan 34 West Yamamoto (0-0) defeats Jonidan 34 East Daiyushi (0-0)
DAY 4: Jonidan 34 West Yamamoto (1-0) passes the TORCH to Jonidan 35 West Daishojo (1-0)
DAY 6: Jonidan 35 West Daishojo (2-0) passes the TORCH to Jonidan 33 East Kotokojima (2-0)
DAY 7: Jonidan 33 East Kotokojima (3-0) passes the TORCH to Jonidan 30 West Tochinohama (3-0)
DAY 9: Jonidan 30 West Tochinohama (4-0) defeats Jonidan 26 East Takumi (4-0)
DAY 11: Jonidan 30 West Tochinohama (5-0) passes the TORCH to Jonidan 10 East Kansei (5-0)
DAY 13: Jonidan 10 East Kansei (6-0) defeats Sandanme 88 West Aratoshi (6-0)
kettei-sen: Jonidan 10 East Kansei (7-0) defeats Jonidan 74 East Oseumi (7-0)

End-of-Haru TORCH RANK: JONIDAN 10 EAST
End-of-Haru TORCH RIKISHI: KANSEI

Standings:
7 points – wildcard
1 point - Tsukiko
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 5. Mai 2015 22:28

good day all,
with the Natsu Banzuke, the TORCH rises.

Start-of-Natsu RANK: SANDANME 18 WEST
Start-of-Natsu RIKISHI: KANSEI

good luck to any participants with a RIKISHI pick in the Sandanme Division.
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 23. Mai 2015 19:38

Good day,
I'm sure after this delicious yusho race, the next thing on everyone's mind is the anticipated update of our beloved TORCH. So as you wait for senshuraku suspense, here's the Natsu recap:
(three of the matches can be viewed on the data base and all three are excellent bouts)

Start-of-Natsu TORCH RANK: SANDANME 18 WEST
Start-of-Natsu TORCH RIKISHI: KANSEI

DAY 1: Sandanme 18 West Kansei (0-0) passes the TORCH to Sandanme 19 East Hisanotora (0-0)
DAY 3: Sandanme 19 East Hisanotora (1-0) defeats Sandanme 18 East Hamakasuga (1-0)
DAY 5: Sandanme 19 East Hisanotora (2-0) defeats Sandanme 19 West Tokushuzan (2-0)
DAY 7: Sandanme 19 East Hisanotora (3-0) defeats Sandanme 22 East Katsunofuji (3-0)
DAY 9: Sandanme 19 East Hisanotora (4-0) defeats Sandanme 9 West Sasayama (4-0) [video available]
DAY 11: Sandanme 19 East Hisanotora (5-0) passes the TORCH to Sandanme 35 East Aiyama (5-0) [video available]
DAY 13: Sandanme 35 East Aiyama (6-0) defeats Sandanme 45 East Otakayama (6-0) [video available]

No participants picked up points as the TORCH zips through the mid division.

End-of-Natsu TORCH RANK: SANDANME 35 EAST
End-of-Natsu TORCH RIKISHI: AIYAMA

Standings:
7 points – wildcard
1 point - Tsukiko

Thanks to those who make the videos available at the sumo reference data base!!!
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 5. Jul 2015 00:32

good day all,
The TORCH got a big promotion with this banzuke.

Start-of-Nagoya TORCH RANK: MAKUSHITA 24 WEST
Start-of-Nagoya TORCH RIKISHI: AIYAMA

Congrats to Haidouzo who will be in the first TORCH MATCH of the basho thanks to a Ms24W pick.

34 entrants have Makushita rank picks; 32 entrants have Rikishi picks currently in Makushita. There are many opportunities for points.

Good Luck.
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 11. Jul 2015 10:51

good day all,
Here we go!

TORCH MATCH ON NAGOYA DAY1!

RIKISHI
AIYAMA vs WAKARYUSEI

RANK
MAKUSHITA 24 WEST vs MAKUSHITA 24 EAST

Player(s) up for points:
Haidouzo's rank pick is MAKUSHITA 24 WEST
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 14. Jul 2015 03:36

good day all,
Two players up for points on:

TORCH MATCH ON NAGOYA DAY 3!

RIKISHI
AIYAMA vs MASUTOO

RANK
MAKUSHITA 24 WEST vs MAKUSHITA 24 WEST

Player(s) up for points:
Haidouzo's rank pick is MAKUSHITA 24 WEST
Konrad's rikishi pick is MASUTOO
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match.

Standings:
7 points – wildcard
3 points - Haidouzo
1 point - Tsukiko
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 19. Jul 2015 20:43

good day all,
Tsukiko is the first player to have rand and rikishi pick in a TORCH MATCH:

TORCH MATCH ON NAGOYA DAY 6!

RIKISHI
MASUTOO vs MUGENDAI

RANK
MAKUSHITA 25 WEST vs MAKUSHITA 26 EAST

Player(s) up for points:
Tsukiko's rank pick is MAKUSHITA 26 EAST
Konrad's rikishi pick is MASUTOO
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match.

Standings:
7 points – wildcard
4 points - Haidouzo
3 points - Konrad
1 point - Tsukiko
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Re: TORCHBEARER 2015

Beitragvon shimodahito » 19. Jul 2015 20:46

good day all,
Two players up for points on:

TORCH MATCH ON NAGOYA DAY 7!

RIKISHI
MASUTOO vs SUZAKA

RANK
MAKUSHITA 25 WEST vs MAKUSHITA 20 WEST

Player(s) up for points:
Screeching Owl's rank pick is MAKUSHITA 20 WEST
Konrad's rikishi pick is MASUTOO
a loss = 1 point, but a win = 3 points and an opportunity for more points in the next torch match.

Standings:
7 points – wildcard
6 points - Konrad
4 points - Haidouzo
2 points - Tsukiko
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