Aki Banzuke Weekend

Its Aki banzuke weekend, and the excitement is ramping up at Tachiai! So many interesting topics came out of July’s tournament in Tokyo, and frankly I can’t wait for Sunday afternoon US time for the new ranks to be announced. Tachiai will be following it all, and yes dear followers, this time there will be podcasts to discuss.

Sum is back, and it looks like so am I! If you want top flight forecasting on how the ranks will turn out, our very own lksumo has you covered with the top division, and Juryo ranks.

So put a bottle of fine sake in the fridge, stock up on the rice crackers and buckle up as we count the days to the start of Aki.

Banzuke Sunday!

The threat of COVID-19 looms over the world of sumo, but at least one thing is certain—today is Banzuke day! That’s Sunday in the US, and early Monday for much the the rest of the world. In spite of the doubts about when the next basho will start, join Team Tachiai as we celebrate the Natsu ranking sheet!

Tachiai will bring you the details as soon as the banzuke hits the NSK web site, or you can join us in manically clicking refresh on this page: Grand Sumo Tournament Banzuke

Of course our master prognosticator, lksumo, published his predictions some time ago; you can find them here:

Banzuke Sunday!

Can you feel it? That hint of sumo in the air?

It’s Banzuke Sunday, and the team at Tachiai is milling about, trying to be useful while constantly refreshing the Sumo Kyokai’s banzuke web page. We expect it to be posted in about 6 hours, but that does not prevent us from hitting “reload” every so often.

If you are eagerly awaiting the answer to the banzuke mysteries like we are, why not start by reading lksumo’s forecast?

Check back this afternoon US time for the details. Look for our banzuke podcast on Monday!