Pink’s Sumo Ranking Charts
(page updated March 3, 2020-corrected the following description)
Click below to download a three-basho chart. The chart shows the results of the
NOVEMBER 2019 Kyushu basho
JANUARY 2020 Tokyo Hatsu basho
and the banzuke rankings for the upcoming
MARCH 2020 Osaka basho
Below is an example of the chart’s appearance. Clicking the example image will open the latest Three Basho JPG chart in your browser.
Also, you can click the “download” buttons below the example to view and download the chart (either as a JPG or a PDF.) PC users can right-click a button to “Save As” either version chart. Some browsers don’t do a good job of displaying the JPG (poor colors). In this case, I recommend using the Download buttons.
Note: The “special prizes” are shown for completed tournaments. That’s the Shukun-Sho (Outstanding Performance Award), the Kanto-Sho (Fighting Spirit Prize) and the Gino-Sho (Technique Prize) . These are not always given out.
Notes about the rankings: After the end of a basho, I post the results for the last three tournaments. This chart stays posted for about six weeks. About two weeks before the start of the next basho, a ranking of the competitors (rikishi) will be released by the Japan sumo elders–the new “banzuke”. I will release a new chart at this point, which shows the last two completed tournaments plus the banzuke ranking of the rikishi for the new tournament. The chart will show that in the new ranking, some rikishi from the last tournament have been demoted from the top level competition (Makuuchi) to the second level competition (Juryo). An equal number of rikishi that excelled in the last Juryo level competition are promoted to Makuuuchi for the upcoming basho. These promotions and demotions are noted with horizontal bars on the charts. The chart also shows Makuuchi tournament winners, along with prizes and possibly “Kadoban” status for Ozeki. I tried to make this chart 100% accurate, but errors may exist.
Errors/comments can be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the zoom in/out feature of viewing program to adjust the chart height to match the height of your screen. Then use the horizontal slider on the program to move earlier and later in the chart.
Fred Pinkerton, Massachusetts USA