The Krawk Island Deckball Championships
The championships are now over, and good times were had by all!
Intro / Rules |
Match Summary |
YOUR GUESS |
Week One : Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday
Week Two : Monday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday
Week Two - The Knockout Round
UPDATE! - According to a statement released by The Neopian Hospital, we've just learned that
Bye-Gon Jinx has come down with a rare, extremely severe case of NeoFlu. Despite a steady diet of
Jelly Pills, Bye-Gon still feels as bad as ever, and will unfortunately have no choice but
to bow out of The Deckball Tournament. However, hospital sources confirmed that once he'd gotten a
few weeks of rest, Bye-Gon Jinx was expected to make a full recovery. In order to decide who'd take
his spot in The Knockout Round, a match was arranged between Wolverine and Golden Child.
Play-In Match: Golden Child vs. Wolverine
First, Wolverine missed a chance to represent League Six when he lost to Blind Justice 8-0. Then, he
was eliminated from a Wild Card spot by Black Widow 6-3. Will the third time be the charm for
Wolverine, or would this just be a repeat of the 7-0 thrashing that he took from Golden Child in the
Match One: J. Boogie vs. Jimmy James
Wolverine never had a chance. Golden Child scored two quick goals in the first thirty seconds, then
after some scrappy defense on the part of Wolverine, "The Golden One" added another score. At the
halfway mark, Golden Child held a commanding 5-0 lead, which was never seriously threatened. Despite a
late score by Wolverine, Golden Child coasted to an impressive 9-1 victory, advancing to meet Black
Widow in The Knockout Round.
After his awe-inspiring dominance of the first round, many experts predicted that J. Boogie would have
no trouble against Jimmy James, who'd needed a helping hand from Black Widow just to get into The
Knockout Round. On the other hand, there are some who felt that J.'s easy schedule might cause
him to grow complacent and lazy; how would he perform in the face of a REAL test?
Match Two: Blind Justice vs. Hip Jive Robot
In the early stages of his match with Jimmy James, it soon became obvious that The Boogie Man was
neither complacent nor rusty. Dominating every facet of the game, he clearly outmatching the
bewildered but valiant Jimmy James. Taking a 7-0 into the half, J. cruised the rest of the way to earn
a convincing 13-2 triumph.
Much like our previous game, this contest pitted a player who'd coasted through league play
(Hip Jive Robot) against another who'd struggled to advance (Blind Justice). Would Blind Justice's
experience in tough matches give him the edge, or would he meet the same fate as Jimmy James?
Match Three: Golden Child vs. Black Widow
To everyone's surprise, some uncharacteristic errors by Hip Jive Robot gave Blind Justice an
early lead, allowing him to finish the first half with a 5-2 lead. In the second half, neither batted
an eye as they slugged it out toe-to-toe. Once the smoke cleared, Blind Justice had emerged with a
hard-fought 10-7 victory that put him in the Quarterfinals against the winner between Black Widow and
After breezing past Wolverine 9-1, many wondered if Golden Child would be able to take advantage of his
chance to replace Bye-Gon Jinx and advance to the next round. To do so, he'd have beat Black Widow,
who'd won three of her last four matches and was showing no signs of slowing down.
Match Four: Mr. Roboto vs. The Beader
In the first half, Golden Child's nifty footwork and stubborn defence created a couple of "golden"
opportunities that allowed him to take a commanding 6-2 lead. After fighting so bravely to keep the
match within reach, the wheels came off the wagon for Black Widow in the second half. Seemingly
scoring at will, Golden Child added ten more goals to chalk up a 16-5 rout and advance to the
Quarterfinals against Blind Justice.
Given his dominance of league play, Mr. Roboto was a heavy favourite going into his match against
The Beader. However, after Hip Jive Robot's stunning defeat, it's become obvious that anyone
is subject to getting beat at any time. Besides, thanks to his busy schedule as an interstellar warrior,
jet lag could also be a factor...
Match Five: Hollywood vs. Number 6
...Or it might not. Although The Beader jumped out to an early 2-1 lead, it wasn't long before Mr.
Roboto regained his composure and began piling on points. Storming back, Roboto ended the half with a
commanding 10-3 lead. Then, things went from bad to worse for The Beader. Any hopes she might have
had for a comeback vanished as Mr. Roboto picked up where he'd left off, scoring an incredible
fourteen goals to complete a decisive 24-4 thrashing.
Coming into today's match between Hollywood and Number 6, most experts clearly saw Hollywood as a
longshot to advance. However, Hollywood had won his last four matches, while 6 hadn't played
in close to a week. Would Number 6's layoff be a factor, or would he join other favourites such as
J. Boogie and Mr. Roboto in the Quarterfinals?
Match Six: C Dawg vs. Mr. Q
During the early going, Number 6 definitely showed signs of rust, as Hollywood capitalised on a couple
of mistakes to take a 4-2 lead. In the second half, it was obvious that neither wanted to go home, as
they battled to a standstill. And so, when the buzzer sounded to signal the end of the match, it was
Hollywood who had pulled off the 6-4 upset. Awaiting him in the Quarterfinals will be J. Boogie; will
Hollywood's hot streak continue, or has he run out of miracles?
In what promised to be one of The Knockout Round's most evenly matched contests, Mr. Q put his
perfect 4-0 record on the line against master Kickballer C Dawg, who'd won four straight since
stumbling against Sweets in his first match. As they got underway, it certainly seemed
as if this game would live up to its lofty expectations.
C Dawg and Mr. Q traded the lead several times, battling tooth and nail for a hard-fought 5-5 tie at
the end of the first half. However, in the second half it was all C Dawg as he racked up a whopping
eight goals, cruising to an impressive 13-5 victory. So now, as Mr. Q headed home, C Dawg looked
forward to squaring off against either Electric Blue Monkey or Mr. Pickles in the Quarterfinals.
Match Seven: Electric Blue Monkey vs. Mr. Pickles
|In a battle that matched Electric Blue Monkey's offensive firepower
against Mr. Pickles' defensive wizardry, Pickles was able to dictate the tempo and take
an early 1-0 lead into the half. But then, with a minute left to go in the game, Pickles
accidentally scored on his own goal to tie the game at 1-1 and send the contest into
sudden death overtime. A minute and a half into the extra frame, EBM was able to outmaneuver
Pickles for the score, taking a 2-1 win.
Match Eight: Mr. Insane vs. The Big Spender
|After sweeping through League Four with a 5-0 record, Mr. Insane established
himself as a top candidate for the Krawk Island Cup. But before taking the gold he'd have to
beat The Big Spender, a task that is easier said than done. Early on, Mr. Insane took command
with a couple of quick goals, coasting to take a 6-2 lead into the half. In the second period
Spender proved he's no quitter, outscoring Mr. Insane 5-4. But alas it wasn't enough, as Insane
came away with a well-deserved 10-7 triumph.