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smarts1
04-15-2012, 08:24 PM
I thought top 24 SB scorers pretty much get 2 spots in the GP...

jlai
04-15-2012, 10:23 PM
It's going to be hard for a lot of skaters to get second spot. :( Because of the reduced number of entries and the fact that some federations no longer have skaters with automatic entries, skaters who formerly got a spot on their own but no longer do so will all compete for host picks, if they are from Chn/Can/etc.

jlai
04-15-2012, 11:51 PM
I've just taken a quick look. Assuming the rules stay the same (big if), seems like the top 12 at worlds and top 24 seasons best skaters will take up 37 to 43 spots, depending on whether top skaters will do a third event (and Miyahara doing JGP). Then there are about 8 skaters who may still be in top 24 world ranking that don't have a spot and need one. Then second spots will probably go to girls like Sotnikova. Plus host picks. There won't be much left. :(

I think Gao may end up needing a host pick! :eek:

I haven't really calculated the new top 24 world ranking, and I was just adding candidates who will likely remain top 24. (So I can be wrong.)
And if more top skaters don't do a third event, then there's a bit more leeway. And then there are withdrawals, so girls like Lam and Cesario may still get one.

Anyway, having only 10 slots for GP sucks. :(

ETA: Men

I think there are about 44 slots taken up by men with top 12 at worlds, top 24 seasson's best or world ranking. Whether men that have one spot will get a second spot will depend on host picks and whether top men take a third slot. Last year only one man did a third event, so things look better for Rippon, Miner and Farris than the ladies ( the season's best and world ranking list also don't differ as much).

barbk
04-16-2012, 12:55 AM
I really feel bad for Armin. I hope he manages to get one. And I hope the USFSA doesn't use one of the host picks to yet again prop up Dornbush unless he does fabulously well at summer comps and perhaps a Senior B.

pinky166
04-16-2012, 06:43 AM
I really feel bad for Armin. I hope he manages to get one. And I hope the USFSA doesn't use one of the host picks to yet again prop up Dornbush unless he does fabulously well at summer comps and perhaps a Senior B.

Dornbush has 1 GP garaunteed whereas Armin has none, so I doubt that is likely to happen, unless Armin manages to get a GP anyways and they want to give Dornbush a 2nd. It's more likely they might give a SA to someone like Farris or Brown should they both move up and not manage to get 2 assignments off the bat (they should be able to, but again, space is tight), or to a skater with no assignment who does well in summer competitions (maybe Aaron, Messing, Carriere, Razzano, Mahbanoozadeh if he doesn't already get one, or Mroz if he gets it back together). I just hope if they move up, Farris and Brown get 2 assignments ahead of someone like Rippon or Dornbush, they deserve it more after last season honestly.

haribobo
04-16-2012, 11:57 AM
Armin and SA is an interesting thing- he's already been assigned there 2 years running, so logic would dictate that its someone else's turn. But, since he *was* pewter medalist at Nationals and probably won't be getting any other GP spots, USFS might assign him for a 3rd year in a row just so he has something. Same with Razzano who went last year, finished 5th at Nationals, and isn't high enough to get any other spots. But knowing USFS, they'll assign Weir and Lysacek with someone like Abbott in hopes of selling tickets. :P

sigrid
04-16-2012, 01:24 PM
The ISU World Standings rankings list will be purged of the 2009-10 data/points at the end of this season and the skaters' 2010-11 points will be reduced to 70%. If anyone feels like doing the math now... ;)

I did it for the men:

1- Chan 4080
2- Takahashi 3476
3- Hanyu 3088
4- Brezina 2751
5- Abbott 2679
6- Gachinski 2625
7- Kozuka 2592
8- Contesti 2435
9- Fernandez 2331
10- Amodio 2219
11- Rippon 2013
12- Verner 1936
13- Van der Perren 1893 (retiring?)
14- Joubert 1859
15- Majorov 1851
16- Ten 1850
17- Oda 1825
18- Miner 1682
19- Machida 1442

Sylvia
04-16-2012, 01:40 PM
Thanks, sigrid! :)

By my calculations:
19 Yan CHN 1,667
20 Dornbush USA 1,547
21 Brown USA 1,452
22 Machida JPN 1442
23 Song CHN 1,408
24 Mura JPN 1,337
25 Farris USA 1,317

Maybe it's time to start the annual "Grand Prix Pre-announcement Thread" in GSD for early speculation/discussion of all (not just U.S.) skaters?

ETA: Last year the ISU World Standings were updated for the new season around May 11.

According to a post I saw over at Golden Skate, there will be 4 U.S. ladies in the ISU World Standings top 24 after they are updated for the new season - Czisny, Wagner, Nagasu and Zawadzki; Zhang and Flatt will drop out of the top 24.

By my calculations, before (2011-12) & after (2012-13) the update:
Czisny 3,421 --> 2,650
Wagner 2,223 --> 1,901
Nagasu 2,817 --> 1,804
Zawadzki 1,833 --> 1,553
Zhang 2,193 --> 1,315
Gao 1,542 --> 1,098
Flatt 2,347 --> 1,011
Lam 871 --> 796
Gold 700 --> 700

pinky166
04-16-2012, 03:54 PM
Armin and SA is an interesting thing- he's already been assigned there 2 years running, so logic would dictate that its someone else's turn. But, since he *was* pewter medalist at Nationals and probably won't be getting any other GP spots, USFS might assign him for a 3rd year in a row just so he has something. Same with Razzano who went last year, finished 5th at Nationals, and isn't high enough to get any other spots. But knowing USFS, they'll assign Weir and Lysacek with someone like Abbott in hopes of selling tickets. :P

Probably but hopefully not. Razzano shouldn't get SA until he upgrades his combo from 3t-3t :shuffle:. I sort of don't understand his huge FS score at Nationals either, I get that Aaaron, Messing, Brown, Farris, etc all kind of bombed the FS, but I didn't see how he was so much higher than Carriere and Mahbanoozadeh who skated well and are stronger components wise (or at least should be). Anyways if Armin manages to get an assignment on his own, SA will likely go to someone else, but if he doesn't get any initial assignments, I think he is the logical pick for the host spot, granted he does well over the summer. USFS owes it to him after sending Ricky Dornbush to 4CC when he clearly wasn't in a good place with his skating and finished 9 spots below Armin at Nationals (and the 13th place was generous, that FS wasn't worth 150 when Aaron, Messing, Brown, and Farris were scoring in the 130s for similar skates).

Again though, if Farris/Brown move up and don't get 2 spots on their own, the host pick should go to one of them, honestly, they are the best hope for the future and need to be getting exposure now because who know how long Jeremy will stick around for and if Lysacek and Weir will even come back convincingly or at all. Does anyone know what Farris and Brown's plans are re: GP vs JGP? Or how likely they are to get 2 assignments without a host pick should they move up?

barbk
04-16-2012, 04:57 PM
Can WTT accrue any points for anyone?

(And thanks for the computation, Sigrid!)

Polymer Bob
04-16-2012, 05:05 PM
Can WTT accrue any points for anyone?

I know that personal bests and season's bests count as official. I don't know about ranking points.

barbk
04-16-2012, 05:12 PM
I know that personal bests and season's bests count as official. I don't know about ranking points.

I think I need a cheat sheet that shows which competitions get credit for PB, SB, and RP (and for RP, which category) -- way too confusing, at least once you get beyond the obvious ones.

toddlj
04-16-2012, 06:18 PM
Thanks, sigrid! :)

By my calculations:
19 Yan CHN 1,667
20 Dornbush USA 1,547
21 Brown USA 1,452
22 Machida JPN 1442
23 Song CHN 1,408
24 Mura JPN 1,337
25 Farris USA 1,317

Maybe it's time to start the annual "Grand Prix Pre-announcement Thread" in GSD for early speculation/discussion of all (not just U.S.) skaters?



Yes please!

(does KVDP's retirement mean that those below him move up?)

jaci
04-16-2012, 06:23 PM
I'd rather see Farris and Brown on the GP. :shuffle: Weir and Lysacek can save their posturing and play "pretend comeback" for an extra 15minutes of fame at Nationals. :P

Why can't Farris do both JGP's and GP's? I don't believe the rule changed yet?

Sylvia
04-16-2012, 06:27 PM
Yes please!
Paging HisWeirness! ;)


(does KVDP's retirement mean that those below him move up?)
No, I believe... unless the Belgian federation asks the ISU to remove KVDP's name from the ISU Worlds Standings list.


Why can't Farris do both JGP's and GP's? I don't believe the rule changed yet?
Only pairs can do both Junior and Senior GP in the same season.