Last year we saw the first Honbasho of a new Imperial era, and now we are a few days away from the first Honbasho of a new decade. What hasn’t changed, however, is my commitment to bringing you scorecards for each and every tournament. Here’s hoping we ring in the new year with another amazing Hatsu Basho!
Never fear, Scorecards are here! Boy does it feel good to be back. While things have been far more hectic in the life of LiamLovesSumo as of late, that’s no excuse not to get scorecards ready for everyone who enjoys them come Basho time.
Here’s hoping for another excellent Basho, and fingers crossed, seeing more content from me on Tachiai.org soon!
As a teacher, September is always a busy time so boy was I surprised to realize that the Aki Basho starts in just a few days! Never fear, I got my act together and the 2019 Aki Basho Scorecards are ready to go! As many will notice, these scorecards still list Rikishi like Takayasu who have already announced that they will not compete. They are included here as it is my hope that these cards will also act as a form of banzuke for those who enjoy record keeping for every Basho.
With just a few days to go until the Nagoya Basho starts, here are the scorecards for the Makuuchi and Juryo divisions.
For those wondering why rikishi who have gone kyujo before the scorecards go out, there is a reason. I goal is that these documents are not just scorecards, but also a form of a banzuke for those who like to keep their own records of the changes in sumo from basho to basho. I also keep a rikishi’s name on just in case they were to join part way through a basho. For these reasons. every scorecard will have a spot for each rikishi ranked on the official banzuke, and only in the most special of circumstances (ex: Takanoiwa) will their bracket be changed.
Here’s hoping that you keeping score at home and that we get another exciting Basho!