Invitation to play Sekitori-Toto & Sekitori-Oracle :) Hatsu Basho 2003
- Dear sumo games affictionados!
You are all once again cordially invited to play Sekitori-Toto and
Sekitori-Toto is a daily game that has you selecting winners for
every Makuuchi and Juryo bout during the Basho! It is a fun
game to play "first" among the daily games, cause it makes you think
about all the matches before you start to narrow them down, say for
example, for Bench Sumo. Besides the individual competition,
Sekitoto also has a Nations' Cup, so be sure to proudly represent
your country! :D
Don't be confused between Sekitori-Toto and Sekitori-Oracle, they are
both different games, and both worthwhile playing :)
In both games, you are encouraged to predict the performances of all
66 Sekitori in the upcoming basho. Sekitori-Toto is played daily.
You can now pre-register for the basho, and then return every day of
the basho to make your picks when the torikumi is known. You can
enter this game anytime, even once the basho is in progress.
SEKITORI-ORACLE is the sister game to SEKITORI-TOTO. Just as
the ideal game to play "first" among the "daily" games (Bench Sumo,
Sumo Game, ISP, Tip-Spiel, Odd Sumo etc.) during a basho, because
it "forces" its players to pick a winner for all the matches that
day, which can then be narrowed down to comprise your entries for the
other daily games, Sekitori-Oracle is a great game to play "first"
among the pre-basho games (Hoshitori, UDH, Juryo Game, GISP,
RotoSumo, etc.) as it also makes players think about the ENTIRE
spectrum of Sekitori... BEFORE a basho! After making picks for
Sekitori-Oracle, you should be ready to determine which rikishi you
want to nominate for your other games' entries! :) In this game, you
can now submit your selections already, and you have to enter before
the deadline, which is before the basho begins.
The Yusho winner will get a small but nice trophy from me :) You can
see the trophy won by MAGUROYAMA, the Aki Basho 2002 Yusho winner in
all its glory here: http://www.sekitori-oracle.com/so-trophy.gif -
worth a shot, isn't it? ;)
Sekitori-Oracle now features a bilingual interface, by the way. With
help from Amanogawa, Japanese menus and notes are now available...
not that it would matter to most of you, though ;)
These two games may seem like a lot of work, but I think it will help
you when you subsequently go to play the other games, cause you will
have already thought about each rikishi - so it'll be a snap to make
your selections! :)
Thank you, and good luck!