Friday, June 19, 2015

ISML 2015: Chase for Aquamarine winding down

ISML 2015: Chase for Aquamarine winding down

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
June 19, 2015


Match Day 6 of the 2015 International Saimoe League Aquamarine Period concluded, and the field of competitors vying for the Aquamarine necklace has whittled down. In the Nova Division, Jibril defeated Shino Asada 3498-2643, Azusa Azuki rolled past Terminus Est 2905-2352, Kosaki Onodera hammered Chitoge Kirisaki 3452-2556, Marika Tachibana routed Origami Tobiiichi 3392-2422, Kotori Minami prevailed over Kaori Miyazono 2970-2506 and Umi Sonoda won a 2781-2668 thriller over Yukina Himeragi.

Tina Sprout defeated Miyuki Shiba 2810-2710, Eli Ayase smoked Satone Shichimiya 3058-2493, Chiyo Sakura hammered Yoshino 3800-2608, Mirai Kuriyama whipped past Yaya 3085-2621, Yui Yuigahama celebrated her birthday with a 3350-2519 demolition of Kurousagi and Yukino Yukinoshita slammed Isuzu Sento 3716-2373.

Wrapping up Nova play, Tohka Yatogami defeated Maki Nishikino 3983-2857, Enju Aihara prevailed over Akame 2949-2627, Kurumi Tokisaki shot down Stephanie Dola 3800-2464, Latifa Fleuranza won a 2939-2863 barn-burner over Yuuki Konno, Shiro crushed Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi 3716-2406 and Misaki Shokuhou overpowered Nico Yazawa 3004-2752.

In the Stella Division, Ayase Aragaki defeated Illyasviel von Einzbern 3244-2951, Shinobu Oshino won the closest race of the night on the women's side: a 2815-2791 nailbiter over Konjiki no Yami, Nanami Aoyama routed Sena Kashiwazaki 3379-2404, Taiga Aisaka roared past Yui-nyan 3244-2614, C.C. defeated Nadeko Sengoku 2783-2695 and Kuroyukihime flew past Holo 3316-2545.

Eru Chitanda demolished Nyarlathotep 3716-2103, Hitagi Senjougahara defeated Momo Velia Deviluke 2886-2664, Saber slashed past Kobato Hasegawa 3676-2349, Shinka Nibutani trounced Mikan Yuuki 3214-2548, Haruhi Suzumiya scored the Upset of the Round: a 3014-2436 shocker over Yuki Nagato and Asuna Yuuki sliced and diced Kurisu Makise 3373-2972.

Wrapping up Stella play, Rikka Takanashi powered past Yui Hirasawa 3368-2430, Rin Tohsaka leveled Eucliwood Hellscythe 3475-2574, Charlotte Dunois defeated Kirino Kousaka 2960-2715, Yuri Nakamura shot down Inori Yuzuriha 3354-2537, Azusa Nakano ended Kotori Itsuka's unbeaten run with a 3661-2595 statement win and Mashiro Shiina obliterated Shana 3621-2486.

In the Male Division, Umetarou Nozaki defeated Ryuunosuke Akasaka 2884-2351, Rintarou Okabe routed Ken Kaneki 3096-2200, Yato prevailed over Mikoto Mikoshiba 2519-2467, Seiya Kanie whipped past Yuuta Togashi 2970-2304, Ryuuji Takasu zoomed past Levi 2999-2514 and Hachiman Hikigaya demolished Gilgamesh 3546-2229.

Tatsuya Shiba defeated L Lawliet 2807-2569, Sadao Mao won a 2551-2498 thriller over Shizuo Heiwajima, Raku Ichijou cruised past Shidou Itsuka 2750-2381, Accelerator accelerated past Kyon 3124-2393, Yuzuru Otonashi ran past Tomoya Okazaki 2813-2218 and Touma Kamijou overpowered Rentarou Satomi 2949-2315.

Wrapping up Male Division play, Keima Katsuragi defeated Shirou Emiya 2948-2415, Kiritsugu Emiya crushed Izaya Orihara 2833-2396, Archer scored the closest victory on the men's side and overall: a 2771-2763 screamer over Gintoki Sakata, Izayoi Sakamaki routed Sorata Kanda 2873-2278 and Koyomi Araragi eviscerated Ayumu Aikawa 2922-2176.

In exhibition play, Haku defeated Yuuno Scrya 2398-1825 and Rumiho Akiha obliterated Miku Maekawa 3109-1492.

Match Day 7 of the 2015 International Saimoe League Aquamarine Period is scheduled for June 21, 2015. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.