The last day of Hatsu Basho 2008 ends with a 22.45 and five players
above the line of 30 points. Needless to say that the daily victory was
split again, this time between Kaenkamiko and Tomoe, whose 33 points
were just cosmetic effects. Both finish with a high make-koshi.

The new year's first basho has been won by Fatakiyama. Congratulations!
Runner-ups are Konosato and Gernobono, the latter one recoups for the
lost jun-yusho in Bench Sumo. Fatakiyama also takes the Hira-sho (best
Maegashira) and Yanen the Ryo-sho (best Juryo). Congratulations! The
Shin-sho won't be handed out today.

Promotion Commotion: Abudisake will be promoted to ozeki after 35 wins
in the last three basho. Since Kintaro wasn't able to shake off his
kadoban with a kachi-koshi the number of ozeki will be the same for
March. Starting seki-zeki Kotononami was kachi-koshi but didn't get the
necessary ten or more wins. Out of the four starting yokozuna only one
was able to save a 11-4. The other three clearly have still been
suffering from the New Year celebrations. Five ozeki will be kadoban
next time. 

Hopefully I will see you all again in Osaka and hopefully the Shin-sho
will have plenty of contenders then, too!

Until then...
Tamanaogijima

Winner's line-up (Fatakiyama, 395 pts, 67-128):
6 Tochinonada 5 Dejima Tamakasuga 4 Hokutoriki Tosanoumi
3 Aminishiki Wakakirin 2 Miyabiyama Shimootori Kaiho
1 Tokitenku Goeido Wakanosato

Best possible line-up (466 pts, 51-144):
6 Chiyotaikai 5 Shimootori Dejima 4 Tamanoshima Tamakasuga
3 Homasho Wakakirin 2 Aminishiki Goeido Tochinonada
1 Tosanoumi Tokitenku Toyonoshima [Toyohibiki Kakizoe]

Worst possible line-up (149 pts, 135-60):
6 Hakuho 5 Asashoryu Takekaze 4 Kakuryu Kisenosato
3 Asasekiryu Wakanoho 2 Kyokutenho Kotooshu Ama
1 Kotoshogiku Kokkai Iwakiyama

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Final Standings         UDH Hatsu Basho 2008 |    TOTAL    |    TODAY
-------------------------------------+-------+-------------+-------------
POS +\-  SHIKONA         RANK > NEW  |  W-L  | PTS WON LOS | PTS WON LOS
-------------------------------------+-------+-------------+-------------
  1   0  Fatakiyama      M12  > Ke   | 15-0  | 395  67 128 |  23   5   8
  2   0  Konosato        M3   > Sw   | 14-1  | 389  63 132 |  20   5   8
  3  +5  Gernobono       M7   > Ke   | 14-1  | 388  69 126 |  30   4   9
-------------------------------------+-------+-------------+-------------
  4  +3  Kurisu          Ke   > Se   | 14-1  | 387  74 121 |  27   5   8
  5  -1  Zenjimoto       Ok   > Ow   | 14-1  | 386  69 126 |  21   6   7
  6  -3  Kitano          M7   > Ke   | 14-1  | 385  75 120 |  18   6   7
  7  -1  Arubaitoyama    M9   > Ke   | 14-1  | 383  74 121 |  23   6   7
  8  -3  Andoreasu       Oh   > Ow   | 13-2  | 378  69 126 |  17   6   7
  9   0  Yanen           J1   > M3   | 13-2  | 377  79 116 |  20   6   7
 10  +6  Abudisake       Sw   > Oh   | 13-2  | 376  83 112 |  27   4   9
 11  +1  Yumezukuri      Oh*  > Ow   | 13-2  | 375  76 119 |  21   5   8
 12  +1  Kaiowaka        Sw   > Se   | 13-2  | 375  78 117 |  21   5   8
 13  -2  Maguroyama      Ok   > Ow   | 13-2  | 374  72 123 |  20   5   8
 14  -4  Mysko           M1   > Sw   | 13-2  | 372  72 123 |  17   6   7
 15  +2  Nishikinada     Sh   > Sw   | 12-3  | 372  74 121 |  25   4   9
 16  -2  Gaijingai       Ow   > Oe   | 12-3  | 370  77 118 |  19   7   6
 17  -2  Pitinosato      Ok   > Ow   | 12-3  | 369  80 115 |  18   7   6
 18  +6  Gorgoro         M2   > Sh   | 12-3  | 369  81 114 |  27   6   7
 19  +7  Mariohana       Ok   > Ow   | 12-3  | 367  81 114 |  26   5   8
 20  +2  Susanoo         M3   > Sh   | 12-3  | 366  70 125 |  24   4   9
 21  +8  Randomitsuki    M14  > M3   | 12-3  | 366  80 115 |  27   5   8
 22  +3  Ekigozan        Y    > Y    | 11-4  | 366  81 114 |  24   5   8
 23  -4  Itachiyama      Oe   > Oe   | 11-4  | 365  72 123 |  21   6   7
 24  -1  Seki Haruaki    J1   > M5   | 11-4  | 365  77 118 |  23   4   9
 25  -5  Taka            Se   > Se   | 11-4  | 365  78 117 |  21   6   7
 26  +9  Kitakachiyama   M4   > Kw   | 11-4  | 365  85 110 |  27   6   7
 27   0  Shiyonofuji     J3   > M5   | 11-4  | 364  75 120 |  24   5   8
 28 +16  Mmikasazuma     M3   > Ke   | 11-4  | 364  81 114 |  29   5   8
 29  +4  Hironoumi       Sw   > Sw   | 10-5  | 364  82 113 |  26   5   8
 30   0  Norizo          Ok   > Ow   | 10-5  | 364  83 112 |  25   4   9
 31 -13  Dimitri         M2   > Ke   | 10-5  | 363  78 117 |  18   6   7
 32 -11  Charliki        Oe   > Oe   | 10-5  | 363  80 115 |  20   5   8
 33  +3  Pastanoyama     Se   > Se   | 10-5  | 362  72 123 |  25   4   9
 34  +4  Mabunkiyo       M7   > M1   | 10-5  | 362  78 117 |  25   4   9
 35  -4  Ketsukai        M1   > Sh   | 10-5  | 361  79 116 |  23   5   8
 36  +1  Bunijiman       M3   > Kw   |  9-6  | 360  74 121 |  23   4   9
 37  +7  Obana           Oe   > Ow   |  9-6  | 360  82 113 |  25   6   7
 38   0  Akenofuji       Sw   > Sw   |  9-6  | 359  79 116 |  22   5   8
 39  -7  Kotononami      Sz   > Sw   |  9-6  | 359  80 115 |  21   5   8
 40  +9  Bengoshi        M14  > M6   |  9-6  | 359  83 112 |  27   4   9
 41 -13  Fujisan         Se   > Sw   |  9-6  | 359  85 110 |  19   6   7
 42  -1  Jejima          J5   > M7   |  9-6  | 356  78 117 |  20   6   7
 43 +15  Manekineko      M1   > Kw   |  8-7  | 356  84 111 |  29   4   9
 43  -1  Meyeryu         Sw   > Sh   |  8-7  | 356  84 111 |  20   6   7
 45  +5  Heikotoriki     M13  > M6   |  8-7  | 356  89 106 |  25   5   8
 46  +5  Boltono         M13  > M6   |  8-7  | 355  71 124 |  26   4   9
 47  +7  Krokonowaka     J7   > M8   |  8-7  | 354  82 113 |  26   5   8
 48  +7  Choshu-Yuki     Sh   > Sh   |  8-7  | 354  83 112 |  26   4   9
 49 -16  Gonzaburow      Ow   > Oh   |  8-7  | 354  84 111 |  16   7   6
-------------------------------------+-------+-------------+-------------
 50 -10  Kitanoedo       M2   > M3   |  7-8  | 353  77 118 |  17   8   5
 51  +8  Bafa            Sh   > Kw   |  7-8  | 353  79 116 |  27   5   8
 51  -8  Areyama         M5*  > M6   |  7-8  | 353  79 116 |  18   6   7
 53  -7  Takanorappa     Kw   > M1   |  7-8  | 353  85 110 |  19   7   6
 54  -7  Golynohana      Oh   > Ok   |  7-8  | 352  76 119 |  19   5   8
 55   0  Takatamale      Ow*  > Ok   |  7-8  | 352  84 111 |  24   5   8
 56  -8  Fukurou         Se   > Ke   |  7-8  | 351  82 113 |  19   7   6
 57  +6  Oshirokita      M1   > M3   |  6-9  | 350  92 103 |  26   5   8
 58  +4  Asashosakari    Sh   > M1   |  6-9  | 349  70 125 |  25   5   8
 59  -2  Heruwejima      M5   > M7   |  6-9  | 349  80 115 |  22   5   8
 60  -7  Sashimaru       Oh*  > Ok   |  6-9  | 349  85 110 |  20   6   7
 61  +6  Kintaro         Ok*  > Sz   |  6-9  | 348  85 110 |  29   4   9
 62  +9  Jesinofuji      Kw   > M2   |  6-9  | 343  84 111 |  26   5   8
 62 -10  Meikenonami     M5   > M7   |  6-9  | 343  84 111 |  14   6   7
 64  -4  Araiwa          Ow   > Ok   |  5-10 | 343  88 107 |  17   7   6
 65  +8  Hijiiyama       J2   > J3   |  5-10 | 342  83 112 |  27   4   9
 66  -5  Rannohana       Y    > Y    |  5-10 | 342  86 109 |  17   7   6
 67 +11  Tamajari        M2   > M5   |  5-10 | 340  81 114 |  28   5   8
 68  -3  Tainosen        M7   > M10  |  5-10 | 340  86 109 |  17   7   6
 69 +14  Metzinowaka     Sw   > M1   |  5-10 | 339  83 112 |  29   3  10
 69  -1  Bill            M11  > M14  |  5-10 | 339  83 112 |  21   6   7
 71 +11  Kitanoyama      Kw   > M4   |  4-11 | 339  87 108 |  27   4   9
 72  -6  Jakusotsu       M4   > M8   |  4-11 | 339  88 107 |  19   6   7
 73  +8  Frinkanohana    Ow   > Ok   |  4-11 | 338  84 111 |  26   3  10
 74 -10  Imumaru         Kw   > M4   |  4-11 | 338  85 110 |  15   8   5
 75  -6  Ganzohnesushi   M1   > M5   |  4-11 | 338  88 107 |  20   6   7
 76  -2  Benten          M2*  > M6   |  4-11 | 337  87 108 |  23   5   8
 77   0  Ruziklao        Sh   > M3   |  4-11 | 336  89 106 |  23   7   6
 78  -6  Doitsuyama      Y    > Y    |  3-12 | 335  84 111 |  20   6   7
 79  -9  Holleshoryu     J2   > J3   |  3-12 | 335  90 105 |  17   7   6
 80  -5  Tamanaogijima   Sw   > M3   |  3-12 | 334  84 111 |  21   6   7
 81  -1  Hokanobenzo     M8   > M13  |  3-12 | 333  85 110 |  21   7   6
 81  -6  Marimo          M15  > J1   |  3-12 | 333  85 110 |  20   7   6
 83  +8  Tosahayate      M7   > M12  |  3-12 | 330  89 106 |  31   4   9
 84  +3  Gusoyama        M3   > M8   |  3-12 | 330  96  99 |  24   6   7
 85  -6  Yokotanoharry   Sh   > M5   |  2-13 | 329  83 112 |  17   6   7
 86  +7  Kaenkamiko      J1*  > J2   |  2-13 | 329  90 105 |  33   3  10
 87  +1  Rowitoro        M15  > J1   |  2-13 | 328  81 114 |  23   5   8
 88  +2  Zeokage         Kw   > M6   |  2-13 | 328  97  98 |  25   4   9
 89   0  Flohru          Y    > Y    |  2-13 | 325  93 102 |  20   6   7
 90  -6  Daninowaka      M9   > M15  |  2-13 | 324  90 105 |  14   7   6
 91  -6  Getayukata      J6   > J7   |  2-13 | 323  87 108 |  16   7   6
 92  +4  Sukubidubidu    Ke*  > M6   |  1-14 | 321  90 105 |  26   6   7
 93  -7  Asahi           M6   > M13  |  1-14 | 321  97  98 |  14   7   6
 94  +1  Konizan         J1   > J2   |  1-14 | 313  88 107 |  18   7   6
 95  -1  Kotochanta      J7*  > J8   |  1-14 | 310  98  97 |  14   7   6
 96  -4  Toschima        M3   > M10  |  1-14 | 309  90 105 |  11   9   4
 97  +3  Misisko         M8*  > M15  |  1-14 | 301  91 104 |  32   3  10
 98  +1  Mattjila        J4   > J5   |  1-14 | 301 101  94 |  27   5   8
 99  -1  Wolfgangho      M16  > J1   |  0-15 | 300 102  93 |  24   6   7
100  -3  Vikanohara      J3   > J4   |  0-15 | 298  99  96 |  22   6   7
101   0  Turonaka        M8   > J1   |  0-15 | 282  95 100 |  26   5   8
102  +2  Tomoe           J11  > J12  |  0-15 | 282  98  97 |  33   3  10
103  -1  Tsunamiko       J4   > J5   |  0-15 | 277 100  95 |  22   4   9
104  -1  Saruwatari      J2   > J3   |  0-15 | 267 104  91 |  15   8   5
105   0  Hidariashiyama  J7   > J8   |  0-15 | 255 110  85 |  15   8   5
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