Friday, April 12, 2013

News: Asia Circuit Memorial Tournament Hakata Results, Doctor O's Picks

Closing the Memorial Tournament that previously visited Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo, the Hakata stage of the Asia Circuit Memorial Tournament is ending on a slight overturn, as the Eradicators that seemed to be set to maintain steady dominance throughout the tournament were relegated to "just" second place in Hakata. Beaten out by an Ezel-based deck that incorporates Gancelot as its break ride, the upset is further emphasized because the runner-up may be the reigning national champion Nakamura Seishirou, who took the title in the previous year's Fighter's Climax 2012 tournament. Photographs of the tournament have not yet surfaced, but this name and particular combination of kanji are both rare and somewhat old fashioned; although not as unique as Rikino Sakura, there is a high probability that it's the same fighter. Nakamura previously played a Majesty Lord Blaster-based Royal Paladin deck, but his build was crippled by the January-on restricted list that Bushiroad instituted following his victory.

To finish the tournament, Doctor O also picked his favorite decks remaining from the top 8 of each tournament, amending the decklists previously uploaded to CF-Vanguard in the process. These decks did not make it to first or second place, but are simply decks that he liked.

Prizewinner: Fukuoka Koushirou/福岡幸四郎
Grade 0
x1 Crimson Lion Cub, Kyrph (FVG)
x4 Elixir Liberator HT
x4 Speeder Hound DT
x1 Flame of Victory CT
x2 Dantengal CT
x2 Silent Punisher CT
x3 Liberator of Hope, Epona CT
Grade 1
x4 Sleygal Dagger
x4 Knight of Elegant Skills, Gareth
x4 Halo Liberator, Mark
x3 Disciple of Pain
Grade 2
x4 Knight of Superior Skills, Beaumains
x4 Knight of Passion, Bagdemagus
x2 Player of the Holy Bow, Viviane
Grade 3
x3 Blazing Lion, Platina Ezel
x3 Incandescent Lion, Blond Ezel
x2 Solitary Liberator, Gancelot

Runner-up: Nakamura Seishirou/中村誠志朗
Grade 0
x1 Ambush Dragon Eradicator, Linchu (FVG)
x1 Malevolent Djinn CT
x4 Divine Spear Eradicator, Pollux CT
x4 Demonic Draogn Eradicator, Seiobo HT
x4 Eradicator, Yellow Gem Carbuncle CT
x3 Eradicator, Dragon Mage DT
Grade 1
x2 Raging Phoenix
x4 Eradicator of the Ceremonial Bonfire, Castor
x4 Eradicator Wyvern Guard, Guld
x4 Eradicator, Demolition Dragon
Grade 2
x4 Eradicator, Thunder Boom Dragon
x4 Eradicator, Spark Rain Dragon
x3 Dragonic Deathscythe
Grade 3
x4 Eradicator, Dragonic Descendant
x4 Eradicator, Gauntlet Buster Dragon

Doctor O's Pick: Itou Kazuma/伊藤和真
Grade 0
x1 PR♥SM-Smile, Koro (FVG)
x4 PR♥SM-Miracle, Timor HT
x1 Gunslinger Star, Florida CT
x1 Drive Quarter, Shuplu CT
x1 Comical Rainie CT
x4 PR♥SM-Miracle Canaria CT
x2 Heartful Yale, Fundy DT
x3 PR♥SM-Miracle, Adria DT
Grade 1
x4 Mermaid Idol, Erie
x2 Mermaid Idol, Felucca
x3 PR♥SM-Romance, Mercure
x2 PR♥SM-Promise, Leyte
x3 PR♥SM-Image, Clear
Grade 2
x2 PR♥SM-Smile Liguria
x4 PR♥SM-Romance, Lumiere
x2 PR♥SM-Promise Celt
x1 PR♥SM-Image, Rose
x2 Pearl Sisters, Perla
x1 Girls' Rock, Rio
Grade 3
x4 PR♥SM-Promise Labrador
x3 PR♥SM-Image Vert