Pink’s Sumo Ranking Charts

(page updated September 4, 2020)

Home of the three-basho Sumo scorecard! 

Current chart shows the March and July basho results and the banzuke for the September 2020 Tokyo basho.

 

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“HISTORY” CHART ADDED (JULY 2020)

In July, I strung together the 15 tournament results to make one VERY WIDE chart.

The chart starts with the results of the November Kyushu 2017 basho and ends with the banzuke for the

cancelled May 2020 tournament. I’ll only update this one 2 or 3 times a year.

The links for the 15 basho chart are below the links for the three basho chart.

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Click below to download the three-basho chart. The chart includes
the MARCH 2020 Osaka basho results
the July 2020 Tokyo basho results
and the banzuke ranking for the September 2020 Tokyo basho

***The May 2020 Tokyo Natsu basho was cancelled. The July basho was held in Tokyo instead of Nagoya.***

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.

********************** Three (3) Basho Chart
Basho Results-March and July 2020 and Banzuke for September Tokyo Basho   Download JPG
 
Basho Results-March and July 2020 and Banzuke for September Tokyo Basho  Save As PDF
 
********************** Fifteen (15) Basho Chart
 
Basho Results-November 2017 through March 2020 plus the  banzuke ranking for May 2020 (Natsu Tokyo)   Download JPG
 
 
Basho Results-November 2017 through March 2020 plus the  banzuke ranking for May 2020 (Natsu Tokyo)   Save As PDF
 
 
**********************Notes about Sumo and the charts

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 fpink3@gmail.com

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