Monday, July 22, 2013

ISML 2013: Tickets punched for Emerald Necklace Match

ISML 2013: Tickets punched for Emerald Necklace Match

By JR Salazar
July 22, 2013

Tickets have been punched for the 2013 International Saimoe League Emerald Necklace Match after the conclusion of Emerald Match Day 7. Rikka Takanashi, Mikoto Misaka, Mashiro Shiina, Ayase Aragaki, Kobato Hasegawa, Shana and Kuroyukihime are at the ready to contend for the prize. The Bedlam has placed Misaka as the even-money favorite to win this.

We've had a lot of close matches in this round, so let's get to it.

NOVA DIVISION

In the Nova Division, Meiko Honma defeated Fuuko Kurasaki 3800-3268, Inori Yuzuriha routed Noumi Kudryavka 4163-3769, Homura Akemi won a 3373-3351 nailbiter over Karuta Roromiya, Momo Beila Deviluke prevailed over Mikan Yuuki 3165-2932, Yozora Mikazuki defeated Touka Takanashi 3853-3310 and Erio Touwa prevailed in a 3354-3344 thriller over Ririchiyo Shirakiin.

Eru Chitanda defeated Shinka Nibutani 3885-3438, Aria Holmes Kanzaki gunned down Rea Sanka 3884-3082, Suguha Kirigaya edged Keiko Ayano 3362-3332, Shinobu Oshino wiped out Karen Araragi 3611-2585, Rikka Takanashi clobbered Asuna Yuuki 4454-3298 and Kobato Hasegawa ran past Yui 4401-2943.

Wrapping up Nova action, Shouko Kirishima cruised past Yui Kotegawa 3855-2854, Sena Kashiwazaki prevailed over Nanami Aoyama, Rin Natsume defeated Mei Misaki 3674-3210, Subaru Konoe took care of Tsukihi Araragi 3461-3210, Mashiro Shiina defeated Kuroyukihime 3803-3587 and Nyarlathotep won a 3590-3565 barnburner over Kurisu Makise.

STELLA DIVISION

In the Stella Division, Last Order trounced Holo 4430-2819, Kirino Kousaka crushed Nadeko Sengoku 4597-2698, Nagisa Furukawa defeated Konata Izumi 3592-3181, Hinagiku Katsura won the closest match of the night: a 3348-3347 edge-of-your-seat thriller over Louise Francoise Le Blanc De La Valliere that will go down as one of the classics in this tournament and Yuri Nakamura shot down Konjiki no Yami 3961-3214.

Charlotte Dunois defeated Tomoyo Sakagami 3708-3111, Mikoto Misaka electrocuted Saber 4784-2783, C.C. defeated Nymph 3526-3252, Shana torched Yui Hirasawa 4085-3349, Mato Kuroi earned the upset of the round: a 3416-3397 thriller over Victorique de Blois that makes it a rare sweep for the gunners, defending champion Kanade Tachibana sliced and diced Eucliwood Hellscythe 4532-2886 and Azusa Nakano romped past Yui-nyan 4289-3036.

Wrapping up Stella play...Ayase Aragaki pummeled Illyasviel von Einzbern 4752-2549, Mio Akiyama rocked Haruhi Suzumiya 4120-3233, Yuki Nagato dominated Rin Tosaka 4330-2804, Kyou Fujibayashi 3825-3066, Ruri Gokou ran past Taiga Aisaka 4241-3477 and Hitagi Senjougahara defeated Masami Iwasawa 3930-3020.

Yurika Misumaru and Misa Hayase teamed up to defeat Hikaru Shidou and Nadia la Arwall 2715-1490 in the special exhibition.

Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
2013 ISML Emerald Necklace Odds
As of 8:25 p.m. PT
July 22, 2013

Mikoto Misaka EVEN
Rikka Takanashi 3-2
Mashiro Shiina 3-1
Ayase Aragaki 7-1
Kobato Hasegawa 10-1
Shana 25-1
Kuroyukihime 50-1

Match Day 8 of the 2013 International Saimoe League Emerald Necklace Period, the Necklace Match, is scheduled for July 25, 2013. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.
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