Thursday, May 18, 2017

ISML 2017: First Drawn Match Yields Unique Upset Of The Round

ISML 2017: First Drawn Match Yields Unique Upset Of The Round

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
May 18, 2017

Match Day 20 of the 2017 International Saimoe League is in the books, and we have our first drawn contest of the season. In the Female Division, Momo Velia Deviluke defeated Honoka Kousaka 1019-710, Asuna Yuuki slashed past Shinobu Oshino 1192-838, Ayase Aragaki rolled past Sakura Kinomoto 1119-755, Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi won a 943-912 thriller over Yui-Nyan, Shiro dominated Chino Kafuu 1137-814, Eucliwood Hellscythe silenced Ako Tamaki 1042-653, Utaha Kasumigaoka routed Edna 1186-509 and Taiga Aisaka roared past Rikka Takanashi 1046-941.

Rize Tedeza shot down Shizuru Nakatsu 1011-576, Urara Shiraishi belted Miho Nishizumi 968-533, Megumi Katou defeated Iroha Isshiki 993-863, Ram rammed Asuka Tanaka 1253-653, Inori Yuzuriha prevailed over Hestia 986-860, Yuri Nakamura shot down Shinoa Hiiragi 1059-743, and in the closest race of the round that doubles as the Upset of the Round, Yui Yuigahama delivered a 982-982 scalp of Illyasviel von Einzbern. The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue, by rule, declares a UotR victory for the candidate not selected by BoBA to win a contest. There can be multiple Upsets of the Round as long as the vote totals are even per contest.

In the Male Division, Kosei Arima thrashed Gojou Karasuma 947-457, Karma Akabane bashed Kotarou Tennouji 1031-530, Seiya Kanie defearted Ryuunosuke Akasaka 823-750, Levi routed Inuyasha 1046-536, Ryuuji Takasu roared past Rin Okumira 1004-553, Mikoto Mikoshiba eased past Zen Wistalia 738-585, Hajime Hinata defeated Allen Walker 671-464 and Saitama punched Taki Tachibana 991-811.

Tetsuya Kuroko won a 720-669 barnburner over Youji Itami, Simon defeated Ginko 602-462, Nagisa Shiota whipped past Tomoya Okazaki 915-775, Light Yagami thumped Deishuu Kaiki 883-473, Yuuji Kazami whipped past Tobio Kageyama 796-408, Yato defeated Keima Katsuragi 820-766 (this match would have been the Upset of the Round if there was no drawn contest this round) and Shuu Ouma leveled Yuu Nishinoya 910-466.

In Winter Seasonal action, Hanabe Yasuraoka defeated Koyori Akutagawa 999-579 and Satanichia McDowell Kurumizawa dominated Kyouko Touno 1250-384.

Match Day 21 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Aquamarine Period is the Necklace match and is scheduled for May 22, 2017. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.
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