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5Ali3
09-13-2011, 05:28 AM
Yes, the Sept 1 deadline for entry in Regionals/qualifying season is firm. There are no exceptions, AFAIK, for past achievements.

Oh, it's happened. More than once.

Rochelle
09-13-2011, 04:43 PM
Oh, it's happened. More than once.

When and for who, in the past decade?

haribobo
09-13-2011, 06:08 PM
When and for who, in the past decade?

LOLZ like that's gonna be revealed. :lol:

gkelly
09-13-2011, 06:25 PM
I vaguely remember hearing about one example in ice dance, but it was more than a decade ago and what I recall of the situation wasn't exactly comparable.

Rochelle
09-13-2011, 07:20 PM
LOLZ like that's gonna be revealed. :lol:

If it's happened in this past decade given internet news sites and fan boards such as this (not to mention the rink-to-rink gossip mills), it shouldn't be difficult to reveal. Or even secret.

Step 1: Team definitely forms after Sept 1 (or the Regional/Sectional qualifying deadline that year) deadline.
Step 2: Team then is entered and competes at Sectionals (or even straight to Nationals, potentially, if a major exception).
Result: Obviously an exception was made.

I just frankly can't recall any teams that have had an exception made for them in the past decade or so... though it's certainly possible I'm forgetting. It seems they've been strict with their qualifying deadline over the past decade or so, so I'm curious as to who has had an exception (if anyone) since then.

Jenna
09-13-2011, 09:21 PM
I do know that the deadline is strictly enforced for younger, lower level skaters. A couple of years ago I had a huge brainfart and forgot to enter my daughter (novice at the time). I contacted USFSA and explained my situation, but they wanted nothing to do with it. Needless to say, her coach was not happy with me!

haribobo
09-13-2011, 10:43 PM
I just frankly can't recall any teams that have had an exception made for them in the past decade or so... though it's certainly possible I'm forgetting. It seems they've been strict with their qualifying deadline over the past decade or so, so I'm curious as to who has had an exception (if anyone) since then.

I personally do not know which skaters that's happened for, but my point was that if it did happen (and I can believe that it did)- it was likely something that was done on the DL and so not a ton of people would know about it, and the ones that do probably won't spill the info.

OlieRow
09-14-2011, 02:11 AM
It's also easier to do in an event like senior pairs vs. one of the lower level singles events where nationals berths are harder to come by. As far as I'm concerned, if it doesn't mean someone who was registered by the deadline would potentially miss out on Nationals then there's no harm in not letting a team with 2 former national medalists in. Yes, rules are there for a reason, but if there aren't enough qualifiers it's a reasonable exception and could promote long-term development.

skatemommy
09-14-2011, 02:19 AM
^ this is a very reasonable and well thought out post. If Kaitlyn and Themi are by the grace of skate gods (this is way conjecture) put something together they should not be denied this season. This is probably so wishful thinking and I so hope I am wrong and would love to see them in the mix.

UDelpairs2012
09-14-2011, 02:24 AM
Shaughnessy/Morgan are registered to compete this week in Novice Pairs at the Middle Atlantics club competition in NYC, along with the new team of Lianna Thomas/Gene Fu (both SC of NY), Caitlin Belt/Michael Johnson (or will they compete in the Junior event now since they have tested up?), and Hailee Settle/Rique Newby-Estrella (both Dallas FSC).

Caitlin and Michael have switched to Junior at Mids as of like yesterday. That is great to hear about Shaughnessy/Morgan they are gorgeous to watch skate!

reese
09-14-2011, 03:29 AM
Yeah Shaughnessy/Morgan are lovely. The remind me of Duarte/Grafton with their long lines and ice dancer looks.

Sylvia
09-19-2011, 10:49 PM
Marron/Evans Pacs/Mids?
Sarah Marron has listed herself on icepartnersearch as of 9/18. She and Anthony Evans competed in the Junior Pairs SP only at Indy Challenge.

Another Junior pair that competed at Indy and reportedly has since split is Allison Smith/Craig Segall.

ETA: I believe the final count is 16 Junior pairs for Sectionals. If Simpson/Blackmer can make the JGP Final (fingers crossed!), it will be 15.

Pulaski73
09-19-2011, 11:14 PM
Sylvia, the fairy godmother, do you happen to have those 15/16 pairs and their sections?

Rochelle
09-20-2011, 05:15 AM
Marley/Brubaker withdrew 9/17 from Nebelhorn (held this upcoming weekend). They are replaced by Vise/Baldwin.

http://www.usfigureskating.org/Athletes.asp?id=216 (http://www.usfigureskating.org/Athletes.asp?id=216)

I hope it's nothing too serious for M/B. Nice opportunity for Vise/Baldwin (in advance of Skate America).

johndockley92
09-20-2011, 05:57 AM
Sarah Marron has listed herself on icepartnersearch as of 9/18. She and Anthony Evans competed in the Junior Pairs SP only at Indy Challenge.

Another Junior pair that competed at Indy and reportedly has since split is Allison Smith/Craig Segall.

ETA: I believe the final count is 16 Junior pairs for Sectionals. If Simpson/Blackmer can make the JGP Final (fingers crossed!), it will be 15.


Anthony Evans and Ali Smith are teamed up for Novice Pairs. Neither had tested Junior yet so... Craig quit, btw.