Hello UDH Players,

welcome  to  the UDH R.O.Y. of 2017. This time we have a newcomer to the
UDH Hall of Fame. He was once among the top ten of the year (#7 in 2013)
and  had  three  near  top  ten  results. Ladies and gentlemen, your UDH
Rikishi of the Year is

    Kitakachiyama!

After two years of sub-65 wins we are back to at least 68 wins that were
necessary  to  win  this  competition.  But we are still waiting for the
first all-kachi-koshi year since 2013. A dismal May prevented our winner
from doing so.

Second  ranked  Kitsunegari  even missed out this feat by just one point
(one  single loss by his selections), which would not only brought him a
nicer 8-7 in March and this a but also the joint leadership.

All  in  all  there  were  only seven players with five kachi-koshi this
year,  and  only two of them could drive all of them into double-digits.
Another eleven players got at least four positive records in 2017.

The only player to get more than one top three finishes in 2017 (i.e. to
collect  more than one yusho or jun-yusho) was Susanoo. There were other
prize  combinations  though,  as the Hira-sho for the best Maegashira of
the basho was a "supplement prize" throughout the year as it came with a
yusho  or  jun-yusho  in  all  six  basho. The Ryo-sho (best Juryo) came
combined  once  and  alone  five times. The Shin-sho (best newcomer) did
come alone all the time, but was handed out only three times.

The following table includes every player who was listed on at least one
banzuke during the year 2017.

Tamanaogijima
   

                    RANK
POS  RIKISHI        HT18    KY17        AK17        NG17        NT17        HR17        HT17       WO-LO-AB-UR    PRZ
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  1  Kitakachiyama  Se    13-2  Sw     9-6  Sw    14-1  M1     4-11 Se    14-1  Sh    14-1  M4     68-22          J
  2  Kitsunegari    Oh    13-2  Se    11-4  Se    15-0  Sh    10-5  M1     7-8  Kw    11-4  M5     67-23          Y
  3  Gonzaburow     Y     12-3  Y     15-0  Y     10-5  Y     12-3  Y      6-9  Y     10-5  Y      65-25          Y
  4  Norizo         Ok     6-9  Oh     9-6  Oh     9-6  Se    14-1  Sw    12-3  Ke    14-1  M10    64-26          JH
  4  Suwihuto       Se    14-1  Sw    12-3  Sh    11-4  M2     9-6  M6     6-9  M4    12-3  J3     64-26          J
  6  Pandaazuma     Oh    13-2  Se    13-2  Sw    12-3  Ke    14-1  M7     7-8  M6     3-12 M1     62-28          JH
  6  Taka           Oh    13-2  Sz     7-8  Ok     6-9  Ow    13-2  Oh    13-2  Se    10-5  Se     62-28
  8  Susanoo        Oh     8-7  Ow    14-1  Ok     2-13 Oh    10-5  Se    12-3  Se    15-0  Ke     61-29          YJ
  9  Mariohana      Y     12-3  Y      6-9  Y      x-x  Y     15-0  Y     14-1  Y     13-2  Y      60-15-15       Y
 10  Terarno        Ok     4-11 Ow    12-3  Oh     9-6  Ow    11-4  Oh    10-5  Se    12-3  Se     58-32
 10  Konosato       Se    10-5  Se    14-1  Ke    12-3  M5     5-10 M2    11-4  M10    6-9  M8     58-32
 10  Andoreasu      Sw    12-3  Ke     7-8  Se    11-4  Se    12-3  Sw    14-1  M3     2-13 Sz     58-32
 13  Kotononami     Sh    11-4  M1     4-11 Se    14-1  Sh     8-7  Sh    13-2  M3     6-9  M1     56-34
 14  Choshu-Yuki    M4     5-10 M1     6-9  Sh     8-7  Se    13-2  Ke     7-8  Se    14-1  Kw     53-37
 15  Ketsukai       M3     3-12 Sw    13-2  M1     6-9  Sw    14-1  M1    10-5  M7     5-10 M4     51-39
 16  Achiyama       Sh    11-4  M1     9-6  M4     9-6  M11    5-10 M8     3-12 M3    13-2  J2     50-40          R
 17  Gurowake       M4     1-14 Se    13-2  Sw    13-2  Kw     7-8  Sh    11-4  M2     4-11 Sw     49-41
 18  Yamashade      Sh     9-6  Kw    11-4  M5     4-11 M1     9-6  M4     2-13 Sw    13-2  Kw     48-42
 19  Fukurou        M6     1-14 Sh     8-7  Se    14-1  Kw     8-7  M1     5-10 Se    11-4  Sw     47-43          J
 20  Flohru         Y      4-11 Y      1-14 Y     12-3  Y     14-1  Y     12-3  Y      3-12 Y      46-44          J
 21  Hironoumi      Kw    11-4  M5     4-11 M1     7-8  Kw    12-3  M8     8-7  J1     2-13 M13    44-46
 22  Tenshinhan     Sw*    x-x  Sw    10-5  Sh     8-7  Ke     8-7  Kw    11-4  M7     7-8  M6     44-31-15
 23  Holleshoryu    M6     0-15 Sw    10-5  Sh     9-6  Sh     9-6  Ke    14-1  M9     1-14 M2     43-47          J
 23  Chishafuwaku   M7     5-10 M4     2-13 Sw    11-4  Sh    11-4  M1     6-9  Sh     8-7  Se     43-47
 23  ScreechingOwl  Sw    14-1  M1    14-1  M15    4-11 M11    5-10 M8     1-14 M1     5-10 Se     43-47          JH
 26  Nomadwolf      M5     3-12 Kw    12-3  M7     2-13 M1     6-9  Sw    10-5  Ke     9-6  M1     42-48
 27  Senkoho        M4     2-13 Sw    11-4  Kw    10-5  M5     7-8  M4     2-13 Sw     9-6  Sw     41-49
 27  Jejima         Ok     3-12 Oh     8-7  Ok     4-11 Ow    10-5  Ok     5-10 Ow    11-4  Oh     41-49
 27  Kaiomitsuki    Sh    10-5  M1    10-5  M6     8-7  M12    3-12 M7     3-12 M2     7-8  M1     41-49
 30  Obana          Kw    11-4  M7     0-15 Sh    14-1  M5    11-4  J3     1-14 J2     3-12 J1     40-50          JH
 30  Andonishiki    M3     8-7  M6     3-12 M1    10-5  M6     1-14 Sh    12-3  M2     6-9  Kw     40-50
 32  Sakura         Ke    15-0  ret    3-12 M4    12-3  J2     6-9  J1     4-11 M16    x-x  unr    40-35- 0-15    YH
 33  Bill           M4     7-8  M3     5-10 Kw    10-5  M3     8-7  M7     9-6  J1     0-15 M10    39-51
 34  Chocshoporyu   Ke     8-7  Kw    10-5  M5     6-9  M3    13-2  J3     1-14 J2     0-15 J1     38-52          R
 34  Haidouzo       M7     2-13 M1     9-6  M4     8-7  M8     5-10 M5     4-11 M1    10-5  M7     38-52
 36  Pitinosato     M2     9-6  M6     5-10 M3    13-2  J2     6-9  J1     0-15 M8     4-11 M4     37-53
 37  Sebunshu       M14    0-15 M6     6-9  M4     4-11 Kw    11-4  M4     5-10 M1     9-6  M5     35-55
 37  Ayagawa        M4    12-3  J2     7-8  J1     0-15 M11    0-15 M3     7-8  M2     9-6  M6     35-55
 37  Torafujii      M8     7-8  M7     9-6  J1     5-10 M13    4-11 M9     3-12 M4     7-8  M3     35-55
 37  Gaijingai      Ok     6-9  Ow    14-1  Sz     3-12 Ok     1-14 Ow    11-4  Ok     0-15 Oe     35-55
 41  Asashosakari   M2    14-1  J2     7-8  J1     1-14 M12    2-13 M6     6-9  M4     4-11 Kw     34-56          JR
 42  Saruyama       M6    10-5  J1     2-13 M11    3-12 M6    10-5  J6     4-11 J5     3-12 J4     32-58
 43  Rowitoro       M9     0-15 M1    11-4  M9     0-15 M1    12-3  M11    0-15 M3     8-7  M7     31-59
 44  Nantonoyama    J2     6-9  J1     2-13 M13    2-13 M7     4-11 M3     2-13 Se    14-1  Kw     30-60          J
 45  Kumojin        M4     9-6  M11    0-15 M3    13-2  J1     6-9  M16    x-x  unr    x-x  unr    28-32- 0-30    R
 46  Mmikasazuma    M10*   x-x  M10    4-11 M6*    x-x  M6     0-15 Sw    13-2  M2    11-4  M10    28-32-30
 47  Konizan        M7     4-11 M3    13-2  J2     2-13 J1     0-15 M8*    x-x  M8     8-7  J2     27-48-15       R
 48  Rhyen          M6    10-5  J1     1-14 M15*   x-x  M7*    x-x  M7     4-11 M3    12-3  M16    27-33-30       S
 49  Kintaro        J1**   x-x  M8*    x-x  Kw*    x-x  Kw     7-8  Sw    15-0  M3     5-10 Kw     27-18-45       YH
 50  Seki Haruaki   J2     6-9  J1     1-14 M14    1-14 M7     3-12 M2     5-10 Sh    10-5  M1     26-64
 51  Metzinowaka    M14    4-11 M10*   x-x  M10    3-12 M5     5-10 M2     9-6  M6     4-11 M2     25-50-15
 52  Randomitsuki   ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  Ow    13-2  Ok     4-11 Oh     8-7  Ok     25-20-45
 53  Sukubidubidu   M4*    x-x  M4     8-7  M8     7-8  M7     9-6  J1     0-15 M15    0-15 M7     24-51-15
 53  Just_Some_Guy  M5     7-8  M4    12-3  J4     0-15 J3     3-12 J2     2-13 J1*    x-x  J1     24-51-15
 55  Takanorappa    J2     2-13 J1     3-12 M15    6-9  M13    2-13 M7     9-6  J2     1-14 J1     23-67          R
 55  Frinkanohana   J3     5-10 J2     4-11 J1     5-10 M14    1-14 M7     8-7  M14    0-15 M6     23-67
 57  Tsuchinoninjin M7     9-6  J2     0-15 J1     0-15 M9     4-11 M5    10-5  M16    x-x  unr    23-52- 0-15
 58  Akinomaki      J1     1-14 M11    2-13 M5     5-10 M2*    x-x  M2     8-7  M4     6-9  M2     22-53-15
 59  Fujisan        J1     3-12 M13*   x-x  M13    1-14 M6     2-13 Kw    13-2  M8     2-13 M2     21-54-15
 60  Arubaitoyama   J2     0-15 J1     1-14 M15    7-8  M14    0-15 M6     0-15 Sw    12-3  Kw     20-70
 61  Kuroimori      J1     2-13 M10    3-12 M5     5-10 M2     3-12 Sz     5-10 Ok     1-14 Ow     19-71
 62  Ruziklao       M4     8-7  M9*    x-x  M9     1-14 M2*    x-x  M2     8-7  M4     2-13 Sw     19-41-30
 63  Kitanoyama     M10*   x-x  M10    6-9  M8*    x-x  Kw*    x-x  Kw    10-5  M3*    x-x  M3     16-14-60
 64  Iginishiki     M15*   x-x  M15    5-10 M12*   x-x  M12    7-8  M11*   x-x  M11    1-14 M4     13-32-45
 65  Bunijiman      ret    x-x  ret    x-x  J1**   x-x  M11*   x-x  M3*    x-x  M3    13-2  J1**   13- 2-75
 66  Futtokazan     J1**   x-x  M13*   x-x  M5*    x-x  M5    10-5  M16    x-x  unr    x-x  unr    10- 5-45-30    S
 67  Mukanibaru     ret    x-x  J1**   x-x  M13*   x-x  M5*    x-x  M5    10-5  M16    x-x  unr    10- 5-60-15    S
 68  Smoczayama     ret    x-x  ret    x-x  M15**  x-x  M7*    x-x  Ke*    x-x  Ke     7-8  Se*     7- 8-75
 69  Wakatake       J2     1-14 J1     5-10 M16    x-x  unr    x-x  unr    x-x  unr    x-x  unr     6-24- 0-60
 70  Shatsume       J1     5-10 M16    x-x  unr    x-x  unr    x-x  unr    x-x  unr    x-x  unr     5-10- 0-75
 71  Aome           ret    x-x  ret    x-x  J5**   x-x  J4*    x-x  J3*    x-x  J3     5-10 J2      5-10-75
 72  Fujiyama       J12**  x-x  J11*   x-x  J10*   x-x  J10    1-14 J9     1-14 J8**   x-x  J7*     2-28-60
 73  Chisaiyama     ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  J6     2-13 J5*    x-x  J4*    x-x  J4      2-13-75
 74  Edamame        J1*    x-x  J1     0-15 M16    x-x  unr    x-x  unr    x-x  unr    x-x  unr     0-15-15-60
 75  Ack!           J3**   x-x  J2*    x-x  J1*    x-x  J1     0-15 M16    x-x  unr    x-x  unr     0-15-45-30
 76  Shokikogi      ret    x-x  J3**   x-x  J2*    x-x  J1*    x-x  J1     0-15 M16    x-x  unr     0-15-60-15
 77  Kitanoedo      ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  J5**    0- 0-90
 77  Boltono        ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  J3**   x-x  J2*     0- 0-90
 77  Reijinguoshan  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  J3**   x-x  J2*     0- 0-90
 77  Doitsuyama     ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  Y      x-x  Y       0- 0-90
 77  Hogashi        ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  J1**   x-x  M15*   x-x  M7*     0- 0-90
 77  Shimodahito    ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  J2**   x-x  J1*    x-x  M8*     0- 0-90
 77  Ekigozan       ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  Y      x-x  Y      x-x  Y       0- 0-90
 77  Sokkenaiyama   ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  J1**   x-x  M13*   x-x  M5*    x-x  M5      0- 0-90
 77  Ryoshishokunin ret    x-x  ret    x-x  ret    x-x  J3**   x-x  J2*    x-x  J1*    x-x  J1      0- 0-90
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x-x      absent
x-x/unr  not on banzuke (joined or re-entered during 2016)
x-x/ret  not on banzuke (retired during 2016)