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falling_dance
06-14-2010, 02:12 AM
Say that to the ISU. They're the ones who give the assingments, the skaters don't ask for them.

No, they don't ask; they steal. :P

I'd like to see Lee get a GP assignment. Ultimately, I think she'll get it. Otherwise, I'm fine with the assignments as they are. :shuffle:

pinky166
06-14-2010, 02:14 AM
They don't ask; they steal. :P

:lol:

MikiAndoFan#1
06-14-2010, 02:14 AM
They don't ask; they steal. :P

:lol:

If the ISU give them assignments, it's because they feel like it and have reasons to do so.

Lanna
06-14-2010, 02:22 AM
True. I guess they have a reason for it and some skaters are "established" or whatnot, but it's still kind of annoying that Sarah Meier gets rewarded for not making the FS at Worlds and jumping a FS full of doubles at the Olympics.

There is no direct cause-effect here. Meier is eligible for spots due to her performance last season (5th at Euros) and world ranking. How she skated at Worlds does not have anything to do with it; skating poorly at Worlds does not disqualify you from getting on the GP.

Ziggy
06-14-2010, 02:35 AM
There is no direct cause-effect here. Meier is eligible for spots due to her performance last season (5th at Euros) and world ranking. How she skated at Worlds does not have anything to do with it; skating poorly at Worlds does not disqualify you from getting on the GP.

Yes, more than one season is taken into account for World Ranking (and rightly so).

pinky166
06-14-2010, 02:54 AM
Yes, more than one season is taken into account for World Ranking (and rightly so).

Oh, I wasn't thinking about that, I guess you have a point. Fumie and Sarah did fairly well in 08-09.

her grace
06-14-2010, 03:20 AM
It appears Amanda is first in line to get a 2nd GP assignment for singles based on her 23 ranked SB score (highest among all ladies who have only 1 assignment) . . .

Just remember that there's not really a next-in-line. Grand Prix host federations can choose anyone from the top 75 season best list who doesn't already have two assignments. It's quite common for skaters to be skipped over and a skater with a lower season best to be chosen. Additionally, host federations can't choose more than three skaters from a country. Japan, Canada, (and China where Dobbs has already been selected) have already maxed out their American entries. The only way she could be selected for NHK or Skate Canada is if one of the American ladies withdraws.

Dobbs was ranked high on the list last year, too (#35), and she wasn't selected at all. I do hope she has better luck this year, but it's possible she'll only get her one assignment. It doesn't help that she'll be competing in China the week before Skate America, so the SA TBA spot likely will not go to her.

Ziggy
06-14-2010, 03:28 AM
Oh, I wasn't thinking about that, I guess you have a point. Fumie and Sarah did fairly well in 08-09.

To be more precise: 100% points accrued in 2009-2010 season together with 70% points gathered in the preceding 2008-2009 season count towards World Standings.

So while the last season counts more, skaters who did really well in the preceding season might still manage to retain a high position in the ranking.

Alanya
06-14-2010, 03:34 AM
For some reason, I expected Suguri, Van Der Perren, Meier, Gimazetdinova to be retired by now.

Nope (http://absoluteskating.com/articles/2010kevjen-season.html)

jlai
06-14-2010, 03:47 AM
wrong thread

pinky166
06-14-2010, 04:08 AM
For some reason, I expected Suguri, Van Der Perren, Meier, Gimazetdinova to be retired by now.

Gizmo will never retire :EVILLE:

Kevin probably wants to land 4-3-3 again and continue to skate until Mrs. KVDP decides to retire

icedance21
06-14-2010, 06:19 AM
Gizmo and Suguri are still going to compete! :cheer2: :cheer: Now if only Granny could be persuaded to continue.

Marco
06-14-2010, 08:35 AM
I am pretty convinced the VDPs just wanted free travelling. :P

I feel weird about Amodio and Borodulin not just because they only got 1 event when others in their country who skated worse last season got 2 invitations - as someone explained up thread their ranking wasn't as high; but because their federations did not secure their second outing already. How can they feel confident or beloved at all?

I think it's good that Canada is giving J Ten, who has potential but just bombed so badly last season, one assignment and not already giving Sawyer his 2 assignments; because his room for improvement is small. I am pretty sure Sawyer will get his second assignment after Nebelhorn anyway because he never really fails to land his other 6 triples - and this past season he even had the lutz down.

Too bad that off all the young US men, only Ross Miner got to debut at the senior GP this coming season. I guess US men have enough depth that the others can stay at JGPs.

I know they don't want to double up Flatt and Nagasu but I think they made a mistake not inviting Nagasu to Skate America. Flatt will never be a ticket draw or attract real media attention.

I understand why the Chinese Federation would want P&T and Z&Z to stick around, but Liu Yan? Really? I hope Geng Bingwa and one other Chinese girl who got sent to Li Mingzhu would get the 2 other spots in China.

Get Cheltzie Lee an event already! :mad:

Angelskates
06-14-2010, 08:45 AM
It is pretty likely Cheltzie will get a spot I think, right? Once people decline. I hope she gets Cup of China :cheer2:

(wishful thinking, I know)

Dave of the North
06-14-2010, 11:03 AM
And we get Takahashi AND Oda! I guess Sawyer is still competing, but where is Chipeur?

Chipeur was injured and withdrew from worlds, and was supposed to have surgery, I believe.
When I saw him finishing up at the Olympics - the way he stayed on the ice soaking up the experience, I thought at the time - this is his last time ...