Obviously I don't agree with this approach to the tournament but the fact is, if it is a method to win, do you expect people to not abuse it? These tournaments have been out for so long now and this has been a long lasting problem that is easy to fix. How can people not be expected to use double hides if they are available?
ALSO, you are a moderator. Nobody needs to ask you before they make a post about why they think you abuse your power (even if their accusations are false). They have the right to make the post and as a moderator, surely you should consider their opinions before abrubtly saying you didn't ask or even read the criticism. It makes you look even more "corrupt" when you state you didn't even the read the topic which CLEARLY highlights the issues with tournaments and gear available in them.
Finally, you state the player has nothing but mage gear, double hides, torags legs and an AGS, when it is CLEAR in the picture (if you had been willing to inspect the post instead of just saying "didn't ask didn't read"), that the player had a tent in their inv aswell, to melee. This might be a different screenshot to when this tourney was but surely as a moderator you should actually check what they have posted before you respond, for reasons like this.
This is only my opinion but you have changed from when many saw you as a decent staff promotion. You were humble and actually fitting for the role. Now you seem to think you are above all because of your role as staff on this RSPS and you also seem to be handing out unnecessary punishments before looking into things, from all perspectives and sometimes without actually reading the rules itself. Would be awful to see you as an admin, as your first four words in this reponse were "didn't ask didn't read".