ISML 2009: Hinagiku takes reins through Diamond 5

ISML 2009: Hinagiku takes reins through Diamond 5


August 27, 2009

Could Hinagiku Katsura do what Haruhi Suzumiya did at the inaugural International Saimoe League: win both the Ruby and Diamond necklaces?

After five matches in the 2009 ISML Diamond phase, Katsura is atop the leaderboard with a 1983-867 victory over Misuzu Kamio in Santiago, Chile. Defending champion Fate Testarossa Harlaown prevailed over Mei Sunohara 1627-1255 in Seoul, while overall league leader Shana never broke a sweat in dismissing Anya Earlstreim 2025-739 in Los Angeles.

The Rozen Maiden dolls claimed another sweep. Suigintou crushed Alice Carroll 1884-745 in Algiers, Shinku edged Nagi Sanzen'in 1513-1320 in Mexico City and Suiseiseki defeated Ami Kawashima 1642-1243 in Lagos.

Also claiming a sweep were the Higurashi girls, the SOS Brigade and the Lucky Star team.

Rena Ryuuguu chopped down Nagi 1665-784 in Buenos Aires, Rika Furude easily clobbered Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga 1954-545 in Sydney and Hanyuu Furude bowled over Remilia Scarlet 1584-727.

Haruhi Suzumiya blasted Nayuki Minase 1874-829 in Manila, Mikuru Asahina flattened Akari Mizunashi 1990-712 in Santo Domingo and Yuki Nagato had more than enough to level Reimu Hakurei 1606-1060 in Kinshasa.

Konata Izumi won a 1325-1296 thrillew over Mikoto Misaka in Bangkok, Kagami Hiiragi pounded Tamaki Kawazoe 1688-712 in Tokyo and Tsukasa Hiiragi trounced Shiki Ryogi 1788-774 in London.

In other action...C.C. defeated Vita 1513-1116 in Mumbai, Mai Kawasumi watched Patchouli Knowledge crumble 1704-676 in Sao Paulo, Kyou Fujibayashi killed Marisa Kirisame 1622-761 in New York, Rin Tosaka thumped Index L. Prohibitorum 1892-859 in Shanghai and Nanoha Takamachi busted Hayate Yagami in a battle of TSAB rivals 1630-688 in Karachi.

Kotomi Ichinose sounded off Shiori Misaka 1747-671 in Dhaka, Cairo saw Tomoyo Sakagami make turkey stuffing out of Chii 1828-850, Fuuko Ibuki left Amu Hinamori seeing stars 1766-822, Nagisa Furukawa laid the dango on Illyasviel von Einzbern 1558-1305 in Istanbul and Minori Kushieda stayed out of the drop zone with a 1564-808 victory over Kirino Chiba in Moscow.

Horo chomped up Kallen Kozuki (Stadtfeld) 1906-650 in Tehran, Konjiki no Yami (Golden Darkness) silences Saber 1648-1199 in Bogota, Sakura Hinamoto defeated Yuuhi Katagiri 1399-1002 in Toronto and Maria scored an impressive 1600-1305 victory over Taiga Aisaka in Milan.

Wrapping up action...Sayuri Kurata slammed Aya Shameimaru 1615-628 in Madrid and Louise Francoise Le Blanc De La Valliere chalked up a 1620-884 victory over Makoto Sawatari in Katowice.

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