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Jenna
08-01-2011, 03:13 AM
She doesn't have much choice with the reducement of spots and 4 russian ladies ranked above her..

I suppose that's true. How about a senior B or two?

Sylvia
08-01-2011, 03:30 AM
Shelepen can still do a Senior B but they don't count for Season Best scores like JGPs do.

Jenna
08-01-2011, 03:31 AM
Shelepen can still do a Senior B but they don't count for Season Best scores like JGPs do.

Ah. Well that makes sense too.

I suppose she'll do quite well! She's always had the jumps, so I hope her presentation has improved a bit.

Sylvia
08-01-2011, 03:32 AM
BTW, I posted the link to a Han YAN article earlier today in the Chinese skating news thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showpost.php?p=3250367&postcount=7
He plans to return to the JGP as well and should be a major contender again this season.

gingercat
08-01-2011, 04:05 AM
What is the consenus of opinion regarding skaters that have already skated in Senior level at ISU International Events returning back to the JGP level?

Ziggy
08-01-2011, 07:11 AM
What is the consenus of opinion regarding skaters that have already skated in Senior level at ISU International Events returning back to the JGP level?

Well, you won't know unless you conduct a study. :P

Personally, I don't like it but if you don't have a GP spot, ISU gives you no other options of earning a Season's Best and a decent amount of WR points.

sammyf
08-01-2011, 07:19 AM
Spanish entries http://www.fedhielo.com/component/option,com_events/Itemid,30/lang,en/

Marta García -JGP Romania
Victor Bustamante -JGP Austria
Alexandra Rodríguez/Aritz Maestu -JGP Austria
Emili Arm/Luis Fenero -JGP Austria & JGP Italy
Elena Mangas -JGP Italy
Francesc Palau -JGP Italy

Proustable
08-01-2011, 11:18 PM
What is the consenus of opinion regarding skaters that have already skated in Senior level at ISU International Events returning back to the JGP level?

It seems that more people don't like it than do. I'm mixed, truth be told.

Also, according to the post sammyf just posted, Hurtado/Diaz won't be on the JGP, which I thought they were (they planned on doing both juniors and seniors, but I guess they didn't expect a SGP slot, which takes them out of contention for a JGP slot, right?)

Ziggy
08-02-2011, 08:45 AM
Also, according to the post sammyf just posted, Hurtado/Diaz won't be on the JGP, which I thought they were (they planned on doing both juniors and seniors, but I guess they didn't expect a SGP slot, which takes them out of contention for a JGP slot, right?)

They aged out.

He's too old for Juniors now.

Slowdive
08-02-2011, 02:22 PM
Are Elena Radionova & Natalia Ogoreltseva still too young to take part in the Junior Grand Prix?

Autumn_girl
08-02-2011, 02:41 PM
Are Elena Radionova & Natalia Ogoreltseva still too young to take part in the Junior Grand Prix?

Yes, they are. Radionova (b. 1999) will be age eligible for JGP in 2012-2013 season, Ogoreltseva (b. in 2000) - only in 2013-2014 season

Sylvia
08-02-2011, 02:44 PM
They aged out.

He's too old for Juniors now.
Actually, Hurtado/Diaz are both still age-eligible for 2012 Junior Worlds because their respective birthdays are after July 1st: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00011271.htm


Canada has the maximum 12 pair slots (3 in 4 events) if they want to use them. With Katie Bobak/Ian Beharry's impressive showing at Indy Challenge this past weekend -- 3rd in SP (49.14) and 1st in FS (93.76) -- I'm sure Skate Canada intends to send this new team out.
The Indy Challenge Junior Pairs FS article mentioned re. Bobak/Beharry:

The skaters, aged 16 and 19 respectively, have two years of Junior Grand Prix eligibility. Kris Wirtz said they will likely make their international debut at the Poland JGP in Gdansk Sept. 14-18.

Ziggy
08-02-2011, 03:21 PM
Actually, Hurtado/Diaz are both still age-eligible for 2012 Junior Worlds because their respective birthdays are after July 1st: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00011271.htm

Ah, I miscalculated that.

Happy to be proven wrong.

And interesting that they chose 1 Senior GP over 2 JGPs, where they would surely place well.

Sylvia
08-03-2011, 01:50 PM
Initial entries for the first JGP in Riga, Latvia are published on the ISU site and I've started a new thread in the Kiss and Cry forum: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=79683

Ziggy
08-03-2011, 03:47 PM
It's extremely disappointing to see Canada only use one entry in Pairs, for Riga.

I guess that is going to be their policy for the entire JGP.

They have 3 spots, right?