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4/12 All-Japan Results


The penultimate day of Champions Carnival wrapped up earlier, and now it’s midnight in Japan so I now have results (I sense again All-Japan deliberately screwed up their website to make us wait for SportsNavi to be able to now post results). Results from Day 4 at Korakuen:
They claimed 1600 paid.
Joe Doering & Minoru beat Manabu Soya & Shuji Kondo in 10:58. Doering pinned Soya after Revolution Bomb.

Champions Carnival:
Block A:
KONO beat Masaktsu Funaki in 12:44.
Yuji Nagata beat Ryota Hama in 11:18.
Suwama beat Takao Omori in 16:56.
Block B:
Seiya Sanada beat Taiyo Kea in 18:37.
Minoru Suzuki beat Jun Akiyama in 19:21.
Joe Doering beat KENSO by forefit.

Block A:
Suwama: 3-1, 6 points
Nagata: 3-1, 6 points
Funaki: 2-2, 4 points
Omori: 2-2, 4 points
KONO: 2-2, 4 points
Hama: 0-4, 0 points

Block B:
Akiyama: 3-1-1, 7 points
Suzuki: 3-1, 6 points
Sanada: 3-1, 6 points
Kea: 2-1-1, 5 points
Doering: 1-4, 2 points
KENSO: 0-5, 0 points (OUT)

Only the block winners advance to tomorrow’s finals. Here’s how it looks according to SportsNavi:
Block A: Obviously Hama is out. Everyone else still has a chance. The simplest scenario is this: If Nagata wins tomorrow (Omori), he advances because of his win over Suwama. Suwama can only advnace with a win or time limit draw AND a Nagata loss. If Nagata-Omori is a time limit draw, Suwama must win (KONO). KONO, Omori & Funaki all must win and Suwama & Nagata both lose to have any chance (Funaki faces Hama).
Block B: Much simpler: The Suzuki-Sanada winner tomorrow advances. If it goes to a time limit draw, it gets complicated and probably requires a tiebreaker match…and that’s if Kea doesn’t win. If Kea DOES win in this scenario, we’ve got ourselves a potential 4-way tiebreaker!

Tomrrow’s lineup is the remaining 5 preliminary CC matches, Jun Akiyama & Makoto Hashi vs. Manabu Soya & Masanobu Fuchi and the CC Finals.