The UDH Sumo Year 2004 ended with a good average score of 24.69 points. Not
less than 33 players could improve more or less conseiderably by saving 30+
points. Norizo was best with 34 points. Ususally the last day top scorers can
be found in make-koshi-land. But this basho was an exception to this "rule".
The game host was constantly improving from day to day, kachi-koshi since the
fourth day and never in danger of demotion.

The three injured/retired rikishi Musoyama, Tochiazuma and Dejima had impact
on the standings, but not as much as one might expect. Placing six or more
points on these three didn't automatically make you a kachi-koshi player. If
you had one or two points on them, you could get a positive record. Just a
handful players had no point on them at all (yours gyojically included). This
was a guarantee for make-koshi, Ulsimitsuki was best with 7-8.

On to the yusho race: I picked out eight days yesterday that might be the last
chance for Tamajari to take the yusho. Five out of these had the wrong result.
So the yusho goes to Sukebeejima who is 25 points (!) ahead of the rest. He
takes also the Hira-sho for the best Maegashira with him. Congratulations! His
"rank brother" Tamajari and Maguroyama share jun-yusho honors. Hakaso gets
the Shin-sho (best newcomer) while Yokotanoharry is the best Juryo and takes
the Ryo-sho for that.

Promotion commotion: There were many Se and Oe who had results of 12-3 and
better. But all but one of them didn't meet either the necessary number of
wins or the necessary rank during the last three. Only Se Fotoryu is promoted
to Ozeki with 35 wins. So is Sw Mariohana. His record in Aki was just 9-6 but
in Nagoya he had 13-2, which also makes 35-10. Congratulations!

This bashi there were two Seki-zeki. While Azumaryu returns to Ozeki with a
14-1 (ninth place overall), Heikotoriki is four points short of a 10-5. He
stays Sekiwake and will have to go the hard way back to the second highest
rank.

As back in Aki, the vacanted Sz slot(s) will again be taken by two players:
Hamanoyama and Furanohana will have to finish Hatsu 2005 with a 10-5 record
(or better, of course). In the coming basho there will be ten kadoban Ozeki
versus eleven "regular" ones.

Hope to see you again in January!

Tamanaogijima

Winner's line-up (Sukebeejima, 451 points, 52-143):
6 Musoyama 5 Kyokushuzan Toyozakura 4 Tochiazuma Takanotsuru
3 Kaikzoe Ama 2 Tochinonada Buyuzan Toki
1 Dejima Takekaze Tamakasuga

Best possible line-up (483 points, 45-150):
6 Musoyama 5 Dejima Kyokushuzan 4 Toki Tochiazuma
3 Toyozakura Shimotori 2 Takanotsuru Kyokutenho Jumonji
1 Buyuzan Tochinonada Kaikzoe [Takekaze]

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Final Standings        UDH Kyushu Basho 2004 |    TOTAL    |    TODAY
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POS +/-  SHIKONA         RANK > NEW  |  W-L  | PTS WON LOS | PTS WON LOS
-------------------------------------+-------+-------------+-------------
  1   0  Sukebeejima     M5   > Sh   | 15-0  | 451  52 143 |  33   3  10
  2   0  Tamajari        M5   > Sh   | 14-1  | 426  60 135 |  26   4   9
  3   0  Maguroyama      Oe   > Oe   | 14-1  | 425  69 126 |  29   3  10
-------------------------------------+-------+-------------+-------------
  4   0  Kurisu          M2   > Sw   | 14-1  | 423  58 137 |  28   4   9
  5  +2  Tenkuukaikatsu  Kw   > Se   | 14-1  | 423  66 129 |  30   4   9
  6  +5  Kashunowaka     M5   > Sh   | 14-1  | 420  61 134 |  32   2  11
  7  +5  Gernobono       M6*  > Ke   | 14-1  | 420  64 131 |  33   2  11
  8  -3  Rannohana       Oe   > Oe   | 14-1  | 420  66 129 |  25   5   8
  9  -1  Azumaryu        Sz   > Ow   | 14-1  | 420  69 126 |  28   6   7
 10   0  Gunterao        M4   > Sh   | 13-2  | 418  62 133 |  30   4   9
 11  -3  Yokotanoharry   J2   > M3   | 13-2  | 417  68 127 |  25   5   8
 12  -6  Ekigozan        Y    > Y    | 13-2  | 416  65 130 |  22   5   8
 13  +2  Charliki        M5   > Ke   | 13-2  | 411  68 127 |  31   4   9
 14  +3  Obana           Sw   > Se   | 13-2  | 410  61 134 |  32   2  11
 15  -2  Kaikitsune      Oh   > Ow   | 13-2  | 410  66 129 |  26   5   8
 16  -2  Mariohana       Sw   > Oh   | 13-2  | 409  67 128 |  29   5   8
 17  +5  Pastanoyama     M3   > Sh   | 13-2  | 408  64 131 |  33   3  10
 18  +1  Choshu-Yuki     M1   > Sw   | 13-2  | 406  67 128 |  30   4   9
 19  -3  Fotoryo         Se   > Oh   | 12-3  | 405  62 133 |  26   4   9
 20  +3  Asashosakari    M6   > Ke   | 12-3  | 405  72 123 |  30   4   9
 21  +7  Norizo          M4   > Ke   | 12-3  | 403  63 132 |  34   2  11
 22  +2  Hakaso          M16  > M3   | 12-3  | 403  74 121 |  28   5   8
 23  -5  Chiyozakura     Ow   > Oe   | 12-3  | 402  71 124 |  24   5   8
 24  -3  Takatamale      M2   > Sh   | 12-3  | 401  63 132 |  26   4   9
 25   0  Kintaro         Se   > Se   | 12-3  | 399  72 123 |  26   4   9
 26  +1  Itachiyama      Se   > Se   | 12-3  | 397  62 133 |  28   4   9
 27  +3  Metzinowaka     Se   > Se   | 12-3  | 396  61 134 |  28   4   9
 28  -8  Akenofuji       Ke   > Sw   | 11-4  | 396  77 118 |  20   7   6
 29  -3  Doitsuyama      Ok   > Ow   | 11-4  | 395  59 136 |  25   4   9
 30  +1  Toljokinodo     Sh   > Sw   | 11-4  | 395  64 131 |  28   3  10
 31  +4  Kotochanta      M16  > M4   | 11-4  | 395  67 128 |  30   4   9
 32  +6  Zenjimoto       Ow   > Oe   | 11-4  | 395  73 122 |  31   4   9
 33  -1  Araiwa          M16  > M4   | 11-4  | 393  71 124 |  27   4   9
 34  +8  Kachitakai      M4   > Kw   | 11-4  | 393  78 117 |  31   5   8
 35  +1  Hakanonami      J3   > M5   | 11-4  | 391  71 124 |  27   3  10
 36 +12  Mikaazuma       Sh   > Sw   | 11-4  | 391  72 123 |  31   3  10
 37  -4  Golynohana      M15  > M5   | 10-5  | 390  65 130 |  25   5   8
 38  +8  Budinishiki     M4   > Kw   | 10-5  | 390  67 128 |  30   3  10
 39 +11  Sukubidubidu    J2   > M6   | 10-5  | 390  69 126 |  31   3  10
 40  -4  Konosato        M6   > M1   | 10-5  | 390  72 123 |  26   4   9
 41  +8  Yubiquitoyama   Oh   > Ow   | 10-5  | 390  74 121 |  30   4   9
 42  +3  Oshirokita      M10  > M3   | 10-5  | 389  70 125 |  28   4   9
 43 +13  Mattjila        J13  > M6   | 10-5  | 389  77 118 |  31   4   9
 44 -10  Flohru          Oe   > Oe   | 10-5  | 388  66 129 |  23   5   8
 45  -4  Gochisozan      Se   > Se   | 10-5  | 388  67 128 |  26   3  10
 46  -7  Misisko         M7   > M2   |  9-6  | 388  73 122 |  25   5   8
 47 -18  Ursumaru        J6*  > M7   |  9-6  | 387  77 118 |  18   7   6
 48 +10  Toschima        Sh   > Sh   |  9-6  | 386  68 127 |  30   4   9
 49  +2  Fujisan         Kw   > Sh   |  9-6  | 386  73 122 |  27   5   8
 50  -6  Gibmaatsuki     Sw   > Sw   |  9-6  | 385  69 126 |  24   4   9
 51  +4  Harlegawa       J1   > M7   |  9-6  | 385  76 119 |  27   5   8
 52 -12  Gaijingai       M1   > Ke   |  9-6  | 385  77 118 |  22   6   7
 53  -1  Chiyosifuji     J6   > M7   |  9-6  | 385  78 117 |  26   5   8
 54  -8  Heikotoriki     Sz   > Sw   |  9-6  | 384  70 125 |  24   6   7
 55  -1  Sekihiryu       J1   > M8   |  8-7  | 384  74 121 |  26   4   9
 56  +1  Tzutziyama      M1   > Kw   |  8-7  | 383  71 124 |  26   5   8
 57  +8  Taka            J1   > M8   |  8-7  | 383  77 118 |  30   3  10
 58  -5  Marionoumi      M2*  > M1   |  8-7  | 382  68 127 |  24   4   9
 59  +2  Hoshifransu     Se   > Sh   |  8-7  | 381  68 127 |  27   3  10
 60  +7  Packamawashi    M5   > M2   |  8-7  | 381  71 124 |  30   4   9
 60  +2  Godaikonoryu    M7   > M3   |  8-7  | 381  71 124 |  27   3  10
 62  +8  Takamueda       Kw   > Ke   |  8-7  | 379  68 127 |  30   3  10
 63  -3  Torideyama      M15  > M7   |  8-7  | 379  76 119 |  24   5   8
 63  -4  Turonaka        M16  > M7   |  8-7  | 379  76 119 |  23   7   6
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 65  +7  Kazetoshi       M11  > M12  |  7-8  | 379  87 108 |  30   5   8
 66   0  Yumezukuri      M16  > J1   |  7-8  | 378  68 127 |  26   5   8
 67 +13  Shabodo         M5   > M6   |  7-8  | 378  76 119 |  31   3  10
 68  +7  Jakusotsu       M10  > M11  |  7-8  | 378  77 118 |  30   3  10
 69 -26  Ginkgo          J1*  > J2   |  7-8  | 377  68 127 |  16   7   6
 70  +7  Frinkanohana    Sh   > Kw   |  7-8  | 377  72 123 |  30   4   9
 71  -2  Ulsimitsuki     Ow   > Ok   |  7-8  | 377  75 120 |  27   4   9
 72  -9  Getayukata      M9   > M11  |  6-9  | 377  76 119 |  24   6   7
 73  +3  Feginowaka      Oe   > Ok   |  6-9  | 377  80 115 |  29   5   8
 74 +10  Boltono         Oh   > Ok   |  6-9  | 376  77 118 |  31   4   9
 74 -10  Tomitsuki       Sw   > M1   |  6-9  | 376  77 118 |  23   5   8
 76 +12  Hamanoyama      Ok   > Sz   |  6-9  | 374  73 122 |  33   3  10
 77  +5  Andoreasu       Oe   > Ok   |  6-9  | 371  72 123 |  26   6   7
 78  +1  Ookihito        Y    > Y    |  6-9  | 370  75 120 |  23   4   9
 79 +10  Zeokage         M3   > M5   |  6-9  | 368  80 115 |  27   6   7
 80  +3  Tameiki         Sw   > M1   |  6-9  | 367  74 121 |  22   5   8
 81  +5  Yosouou         Ke   > M2   |  5-10 | 367  85 110 |  23   7   6
 82 +12  Gonzaburow      J1   > J2   |  5-10 | 366  76 119 |  29   4   9
 83 +17  Bafa            Ke   > M2   |  5-10 | 365  74 121 |  33   1  12
 84 -13  Akibono         Ow*  > Ok   |  5-10 | 365  75 120 |  16   8   5
 85  -4  Tsunamiko       J5*  > J6   |  5-10 | 365  83 112 |  19   6   7
 86  -1  Sanyiazuma      M6   > M9   |  5-10 | 363  74 121 |  19   5   8
 86  +5  Meikenonami     M8   > M11  |  5-10 | 363  74 121 |  23   5   8
 88 -14  Zoukiyama       Sh   > M2   |  5-10 | 363  77 118 |  15   6   7
 89  +1  Arubaitoyama    J9   > J10  |  5-10 | 363  84 111 |  22   7   6
 90  +9  Susanoo         Kw   > M4   |  4-11 | 362  71 124 |  29   4   9
 91 +17  Hakajusakari    Ow   > Ok   |  4-11 | 362  73 122 |  33   2  11
 92 -19  Fukurou         J6   > J7   |  4-11 | 361  66 129 |  13   8   5
 93  -1  Furanohana      Ok   > Sz   |  4-11 | 361  69 126 |  24   5   8
 94 -16  Rowitoro        Sh   > M3   |  4-11 | 361  79 116 |  14   9   4
 95  +3  Takahike        Sw   > M2   |  4-11 | 360  81 114 |  26   4   9
 96  +5  Konizan         Se   > M1   |  4-11 | 359  71 124 |  28   3  10
 97 -29  Mmikasazuma     J3   > J4   |  4-11 | 359  75 120 |   9   8   5
 98  +4  Tominishiki     M1   > M5   |  4-11 | 359  76 119 |  28   3  10
 99 -12  Areyama         Kw   > M5   |  3-12 | 359  78 117 |  17   7   6
100  -4  Johannoshoryu   M9   > M14  |  3-12 | 359  81 114 |  23   6   7
101  -4  Mushi           M11  > J1   |  3-12 | 359  83 112 |  23   5   8
102  -9  Jejima          M8   > M13  |  3-12 | 357  74 121 |  20   5   8
103  -8  Big-Jordan      M16  > J1   |  3-12 | 356  79 116 |  19   6   7
104  +7  Jesinofuji      M6   > M11  |  3-12 | 355  78 117 |  27   5   8
105  +2  Yanen           J2   > J3   |  3-12 | 354  72 123 |  25   4   9
106  -4  Takanorappa     Oh   > Ok   |  3-12 | 354  79 116 |  23   6   7
107  -1  Hanpritcher     M5   > M10  |  3-12 | 353  67 128 |  23   3  10
108  +8  Adechelseamaru  M7   > M13  |  2-13 | 353  80 115 |  29   4   9
109  +6  Sunibono        J7   > J8   |  2-13 | 351  78 117 |  26   4   9
110  -5  Shayoto         Ow   > Ok   |  2-13 | 351  85 110 |  20   5   8
111  -1  Onigashima      M7   > M13  |  2-13 | 349  77 118 |  21   5   8
112  -8  Tamanaogijima   Oh   > Ok   |  2-13 | 348  84 111 |  17   8   5
112  +1  Dimitri         Sh   > M5   |  2-13 | 348  84 111 |  21   6   7
114  -5  Ketsukai        M13  > J1   |  2-13 | 347  80 115 |  18   6   7
115  -2  Rayama          M6   > M12  |  2-13 | 347  85 110 |  20   7   6
116  +1  Kintamayama     Y    > Y    |  2-13 | 346  83 112 |  22   6   7
117  +3  Unagiyutaka     Ke   > M6   |  1-14 | 344  77 118 |  28   4   9
118  -6  Kaenkamiko      Kw   > M7   |  1-14 | 343  76 119 |  16   7   6
119  +2  Tosahayate      J1   > J2   |  1-14 | 340  89 106 |  24   4   9
120  -1  Gusoyama        M5   > M12  |  1-14 | 339  89 106 |  19   6   7
121  -3  Hokanobenzo     J3   > J4   |  1-14 | 334  90 105 |  10   9   4
122  +1  Heruwejima      Oh   > Ok   |  1-14 | 333  76 119 |  23   5   8
123  -1  Labich          M16  > J1   |  1-14 | 330  84 111 |  16   7   6
124   0  Kitahayate      J2   > J3   |  1-14 | 329  92 103 |  21   6   7
125   0  Daninowaka      M6   > M13  |  1-14 | 326  93 102 |  18   5   8
126  +2  Seigatakaigai   Y    > Y    |  0-15 | 321  88 107 |  21   5   8
127  +3  Pitinosato      M13  > J1   |  0-15 | 321  90 105 |  31   3  10
128  -2  Manekineko      M14  > J1   |  0-15 | 319  91 104 |  18   7   6
129  -2  Akinomaki       J2*  > J3   |  0-15 | 315  93 102 |  14   8   5
130  +1  Hasurami        J2   > J3   |  0-15 | 312  95 100 |  31   5   8
131  -2  Chabonowaka     M12  > J1   |  0-15 | 310  87 108 |  17   6   7
132   0  Wenkoyama       M3   > M11  |  0-15 | 284 100  95 |   6   9   4
133   0  Mishu           J4   > J5   |  0-15 | 232 107  88 |  23   5   8
134   0  Shinkansen      J4*  > J5   |  0-15 | 196 122  73 |  17   8   5
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