Monday, April 09, 2012

ISML 2012: Preliminaries winding down

ISML 2012: Preliminaries winding down

By JR Salazar (Bongaboi)
April 9, 2012


The final phase of the 2012 Prelimaries was underway on Sunday, and the usual suspects progressed to Super Thursday.

Shouko Kirishima and Reki will battle for a place in the regular season. Kirishima lynched Himari Takakura 4700-1108 while Reki bounced Haruka Moroshima 2921-2839. Haqua de Lot Herminium will face Ayumi Takahara for a spot in the regular season after Haqua blew past Chihaya Ayase 4371-1281 and Takahara edged Sen Yarizui 2876-2699.

In Nova Bracket C, Subaru Konoe comes in as a favorite against Airi Sena. Konoe dismissed Nano Shinonome 4220-1518 while Sena prevailed over Tomoka Minato 2728-2454. Shirayuki Hotogi and Kanon Nakagawa will duke it out for a spot in the regular season on Thursday. Hotogi sliced and diced Miu Amaha 3399-2047 while Nakagawa whipped past Chihaya Kisaragi 3881-1677.

Tsugumi and Kyouko Sakura will face each other for a chance to dance. Tsugumi outlasted Hinata Hakamada 3070-2450 and Sakura impaled Nako Oshimizu 3603-2069. Fear Kubrick and Laura Bodewig will have a chance at the regular season on Thursday. Kubrick eliminated Hakase Shinonome 4013-1599 while Bodewig cut it close against Poplar Taneshima but won 2957-2715.

Yuno Gasai and Ika-Musume are set for a classic tilt on Thursday. Gasai chopped down Aoi Kunieda 3494-2054 while Ika-Musume inked Minko Tsurugi 2887-2755. Madoka Kaname and Sora Kasugano are set for the most evenly-matched contest among the Nova Brackets. Kaname shot past Horizon Ariadust 3255-2532 while Kasugano rolled past Tsurara Oikawa 3611-1908.

Ikaros anfd Ruiko Saten are set to meet on Thursday. Ikaros trounced Hinata Hyuuga 4508-1234 while Saten landed a grand slam on Kaori Kanzaki 3253-2343. Rika Furude and Kagami Hiiragi are set to face each other on Thursday in Stella Bracket B. Furude won a thriller over Sakura Kinomoto 2862-2852 while Hiiragi easily defeated Shinku 4167-1533.

It will be mistress vs. maid in an all-Hayate showdown in Stella Bracket C. Nagi Sanzen'in defeated Sawako Kuronuma 4118-1612 and will face Maria, who rolled past Lucy Heartfilia 3171-2484. A tantalizing battle between Ami Kawashima and Konjiki no Yami will determine Stella Bracket D. Kawashima pummeled Shiki Ryougi 3613-2125 while Yami curbstomped Suigintou 3930-1626.

Mikuru Asahina comes into the Stella Bracket E final as the favorite against Kurimu Sakurano. Asahina annihilated Misuzu Kamio 4368-1460 while Sakurano defeated Rena Ryuuguu 3314-2193. Index L. Prohibitorum and Mikan Yuuki will determine the qualifier from Stella Bracket F. Index laid the book on Ai Enma 3893-1951 while Yuuki edged Mai Kawasumi 2938-2566.

One of the more intriguing bracket finals will be in Stella G, where Fate Testarossa will take on Kuruko Shirai. Testarossa took down Chrome Dokuro 3583-1890, while Shirai blew past Evangeline A.K. McDowell 3822-1979. In Stella Bracket H, Mafuyu Shiina and Fuuko Ibuki will battle it out on Thuesday. Shiina whipped past Rei Ayanami 3726-2066 while Ibuki stormed past Yin 3821-1974.

Day 16 of the 2012 International Saimoe League Preliminaries, Match Day 2 of Phase III, is scheduled for April 10, 2012. Vote at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.
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