July 2020: Day-8 Fixtures & Results (26th of July) – Complete

Following on from Day-7’s bouts, we have now reached the mid-point of the tournament here on Day-8 of 2020’s July tournament – 25th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). Kotonowaka – Day 8. EAST WINNER WEST Maegashira #16 Nishikigi(2-6) Terunofuji Maegashira #17 Terunofuji(7-1) Maegashira #13Continue reading “July 2020: Day-8 Fixtures & Results (26th of July) – Complete”

Day 7 Highlights

Abi absent from Day 7 Abi is out from day 7 for breaching Sumo’s infection mitigation restrictions after visiting a restaurant with friends on day 6. The decision to remove Abi from play was made by his oyakata (stablemaster) so that he can learn to make more responsible decisions in the future. It is unclearContinue reading “Day 7 Highlights”

July 2020: Day-7 Fixtures & Results (25th of July) – Complete

Following on from Day-6’s bouts, here are the fixtures for Day-7 of 2020’s July tournament – 25th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). EAST WINNER WEST Juryo #3 Kyokushuho(3-5) Chiyomaru Maegashira #15 Chiyomaru(2-6) Maegashira #17 Terunofuji(6-1) Terunofuji Maegashira #14 Wakatakakage(3-4) Maegashira #14 Kotoshogiku(5-2)  Kotoshogiku MaegashiraContinue reading “July 2020: Day-7 Fixtures & Results (25th of July) – Complete”

July 2020: Day-6 Fixtures & Results (24th of July) – Complete

Following on from Day-5’s bouts, here are the fixtures for Day-6 of 2020’s July tournament – 24th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. EAST WINNER WEST Nishikigi(2-4)  Azumaryu Juryo #3 Azumaryu(4-2) Kotoshoho(5-1) Terunofuji  Terunofuji(5-1) Takayasu(4-2)  Takayasu Kotoyuki(1-5) Chiyomaru(0-6) Kotonowaka  Kotonowaka(4-2) Sadanoumi(2-4)  Wakatakakage Wakatakakage(3-3) Kotoeko(4-2) Shohozan  Shohozan(1-5) Kotoshogiku(4-2) Tochinoshin  Tochinoshin(4-2) Tamawashi(5-1) Tamawashi  Myogiryu(5-1)Continue reading “July 2020: Day-6 Fixtures & Results (24th of July) – Complete”

Day 5 Highlight Bout: Takayasu VS Terunofuji

Takayasu and Terunofuji – both former Ozeki – have historically been an even matchup, with Takayasu just edging out in front of his Mongolian counterpart by winning 8 and losing 7 of their previous encounters. At the start of play on Day 5, the former Ozeki Takayasu had scored 2 wins and 2 losses thisContinue reading “Day 5 Highlight Bout: Takayasu VS Terunofuji”

July 2020: Day-5 Fixtures & Results (23rd of July) – Complete

(Score board taken from Wikimedia Commons) Following on from Day-4’s bouts, here are the fixtures for Day-5 of 2020’s July tournament – 23rd of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2.   East   Winner   West Juryo #2 Tobizaru(2-3) Kotoeko   Kotoeko(4-1)   Nishikigi(2-3)  Nishikigi   Chiyomaru(0-5)   Kotoyuki(1-4)  Wakatakakage   Wakatakakage  Continue reading “July 2020: Day-5 Fixtures & Results (23rd of July) – Complete”

July 2020: Day-4 Fixtures & Results (22nd of July) – Complete

(Score board taken from Wikimedia Commons) Following on from Day-3’s bouts, here are the fixtures for Day-4 of 2020’s July tournament – 22nd of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. East Winner West Terunofuji(4-0) Terunofuji Juryo #1Chiyoshoma (0-4) Kotoyuki(1-3) Kotoyuki Chiyomaru(0-4) Takayasu(2-2) Kotoshoho Kotoshoho(4-0) Wakatakakage(1-3) Wakatakakage Kotonowaka(3-1) Sadanoumi(2-2) Kotoeko Kotoeko (3-1) Kotoshogiku (3-1)Continue reading “July 2020: Day-4 Fixtures & Results (22nd of July) – Complete”

July 2020: Day-3 Fixtures & Results (21st of July) – Complete

(Score board taken from Wikimedia Commons) Following on from Day-2’s exciting bouts, here are the fixtures for Day-3 of 2020’s July tournament – 21st of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. East Winner West Juryo #1Meisei (3-0) Meisei  Kotoyuki(0-3) Terunofuji(3-0) Terunofuji Chiyomaru(0-3) Kotoshoho(3-0) Kotoshoho Nishikigi (1-2) Kotoeko (2-1) Kotoeko Wakatakakage(0-3) Takayasu(2-1) Takayasu Kotoshogiku(2-1)Continue reading “July 2020: Day-3 Fixtures & Results (21st of July) – Complete”

July 2020: Day-2 Fixtures & Results (20th of July) – Complete

(Score board taken from Wikimedia Commons) Following on from Day-1’s exciting return to the bouts, here are the fixtures for Day-2 of 2020’s July tournament – 20th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu (Right elbow injury aggravated by his fall in the Day 1 bout vs Endo). East Winner West Nishikigi(1-1) Nishikigi  Kotoyuki(0-2) Terunofuji(2-0) TerunofujiContinue reading “July 2020: Day-2 Fixtures & Results (20th of July) – Complete”

July 2020 Day 1: Opening day upset for Yokozuna Kakuryu.

The opening day’s action saw a major upset for Yokozuna Kakuryu where he failed to defeat the Maegashira #1 rikishi Endo. The lower ranked wrestler won the bout by koshikudake (an “inadvertent collapse”) after Kakuryu attempted to disrupt the balance of his opponent through an attempted trip. Watch the the action from Day-1 July BashoContinue reading “July 2020 Day 1: Opening day upset for Yokozuna Kakuryu.”