Hakuho Promotion Chances (WAS Re: [sumo] Henka)

Joe Petrow joepetrow at gmail.com
Sun Apr 1 23:48:57 EDT 2007

On 2 Apr 2007 12:11:13 +0900, Doreen Simmons <JZ8D-SMMN at asahi-net.or.jp> wrote:
> >Jeanne Hedge quoth:All I know is what was reported here. Here's the link to the message
> >in the archive: http://www.webtrek.com/pipermail/sumo/2007-March/007687.html
> >
> >Here's the quote I was referring to:
> >
> >
> >>YDC Chairman Ebisawa also commented on Hakuho's yusho
> >>promotion for the next basho.
> >>
> >>"If he can take the yusho race till the Senshuraku,
> >>we'd like to recommend him even with 12 wins."
> Doreen rejoins: If he takes the yusho race right up to Senshuraku,
> then by definition he's going to get either Yusho or Jun-yusho, isn't he?
> Or am I missing some alternative definition?

There could be two or more rikishi leading the yusho race, with Hakuho
one win behind them going into Senshuraku.  If Hakuho remains one or
more win behind at least two rikishi, then he would not have a claim
to even a jun-yusho status.

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