September 2020: Day-5 Fixtures & Results (17th of September) – Complete

Absent rikishi: East Maegashira #16, Kyokutaisei – Day 5 West Maegashira #11, Kotoshogiku – Day 3 East Yokozuna, Hakuho – Day 1 West Yokozuna, Kakuryu – Day 1 West Maegashira #13, Ishiura – Day 1 West Maegashira #14, Abi – Day 1 West Juryo #7, Azumaryu – Day 1 East Juryo #14 , Fujiazuma –Continue reading “September 2020: Day-5 Fixtures & Results (17th of September) – Complete”

September 2020: Day-4 Fixtures & Results (16th of September) – Complete

Absent rikishi: West Maegashira #11, Kotoshogiku – Day 3 East Yokozuna, Hakuho – Day 1 West Yokozuna, Kakuryu – Day 1 West Maegashira #13, Ishiura – Day 1 West Maegashira #14, Abi – Day 1 West Juryo #7, Azumaryu – Day 1 East Juryo #14 , Fujiazuma – Day 1 Fixtures and results: East WinnerContinue reading “September 2020: Day-4 Fixtures & Results (16th of September) – Complete”

September 2020: Day 3 Roundup

We’re three days into the September basho and there already have been many talking points. So, without further ado, let’s discuss sumo! Days 1 – 3 Well, not really surprising due to the amount of injuries going around in professional Sumo’s current climate, but many rikishi have pulled out of this Aki tournament: Yokozuna, Hakuho,Continue reading “September 2020: Day 3 Roundup”

September 2020: Day-3 Fixtures & Results (15th of September) – Complete

Absent rikishi: West Maegashira #11, Kotoshogiku – Day 3 East Yokozuna, Hakuho – Day 1 West Yokozuna, Kakuryu – Day 1 West Maegashira #13, Ishiura – Day 1 West Maegashira #14, Abi – Day 1 West Juryo #7, Azumaryu – Day 1 East Juryo #14 , Fujiazuma – Day 1 Fixtures and results: East WinnerContinue reading “September 2020: Day-3 Fixtures & Results (15th of September) – Complete”

September 2020: Day-2 Fixtures & Results (14th of September) – Complete

Absent rikishi: East Yokozuna, Hakuho – Day 1 West Yokozuna, Kakuryu – Day 1 West Maegashira #13, Ishiura – Day 1 West Maegashira #14, Abi – Day 1 West Juryo #7, Azumaryu – Day 1 East Juryo #14 , Fujiazuma – Day 1 Fixtures and results: East Winner West Maegashira #16 Kyokutaisei(1-1) Ichinojo  Maegashira #17Continue reading “September 2020: Day-2 Fixtures & Results (14th of September) – Complete”

September 2020: Day-1 Fixtures & Results (13th of September) – Complete

Absent rikishi: East Yokozuna, Hakuho – Day 1 West Yokozuna, Kakuryu – Day 1 West Maegashira #13, Ishiura – Day 1 West Maegashira #14, Abi – Day 1 West Juryo #7, Azumaryu – Day 1 East Juryo #14 , Fujiazuma – Day 1 Fixtures and results: East Winner West Maegashira #17 Ichinojo(0-1) Hoshoryu Maegashira #16Continue reading “September 2020: Day-1 Fixtures & Results (13th of September) – Complete”

September 2020: Tournament Preview

After an exciting return to the ring for the July tournament, Grand Sumo will make its return for the annual Aki tournament, hosted in Tokyo’s Kokugikan arena (from the 13th of September through to the 27th). This basho looks set to offer an entirely new dynamic to the sumo world, with plenty of young JūryōContinue reading “September 2020: Tournament Preview”

September 2020 Grand Sumo Tournament Listings

The Banzuke (rankings) for each Makuuchi (top division) wrestler can be found below (sorted by descending order of rank). Note: – E denotes “East”, – W denotes “West”. Yokozuna Hakuho – E Kakuryu – W Ozeki Asanoyama – E Takakeisho – W Sekiwake Shodai – E Mitakeumi – W Daieisho – E Komusubi Okinoumi –Continue reading “September 2020 Grand Sumo Tournament Listings”

Day 15 Highlights

Today marked the 15th and final day of play in the July 2020 basho and with the prospect of a four way fight for the Yūshō at the start of play, day 15’s action provided an entertaining ending to the first Sumo tournament since March. Ichinojo Granted a Makuuchi Bout for Final Day Ichinojo madeContinue reading “Day 15 Highlights”

July 2020: Day-15 Final Day Fixtures & Results (2nd of August)- Complete

Following on from Day-14’s bouts, we have now reached the final day of play here on Day-15 of 2020’s July tournament – 2nd of August 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). Kotonowaka – absent from Day 8; Returning from Day 14. Takakeisho – Day 12 Hakuho –Continue reading “July 2020: Day-15 Final Day Fixtures & Results (2nd of August)- Complete”