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4STh
06-17-2012, 08:23 AM
2012 Japan Open will be held on Oct. 6th, the day after Medal Winners Open.

http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/japanopen2012/
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp.e.ck.hp.transer.com/japanopen2012/
(English but machine translation...)

This is a team competition among Japan, North America and Europe. Each team consists of two ladies and two men. Skaters perform Free Skating only.

Some of the competitors are announced:

JAPAN
Akiko Suzuki
Daisuke Takahashi
Takahiko Kozuka

NORTH AMERICA
Ashley Wagner
Gracie Gold
Patrick Chan
Jeffrey Buttle

EUROPE
Alena Leonova

shutterbug
06-17-2012, 02:57 PM
NORTH AMERICA
Ashley Wagner
Gracie Gold
Patrick Chan
Jeffrey Buttle

Hmm, no Joannie this year. I wonder what this might mean.......

VarBar
06-17-2012, 03:36 PM
I am quite disappointed they didn't invite Yuzuru to Japan Open but yay for Gracie Gold and it will be interesting to see Patrick's new competitive program.

El Rey
06-17-2012, 03:47 PM
Hmm, no Joannie this year. I wonder what this might mean.......

It means she's participating in the Medal Winners Open the day before.

seabm7
06-17-2012, 04:00 PM
But Jeff Buttle is participating in both segments. I wonder about the logic, too.

Andrey aka Pushkin
06-17-2012, 04:05 PM
Leonova alone is against 7 people :eek:

mgobluegirl
06-17-2012, 04:07 PM
Leonova alone is against 7 people :eek:

Don't worry, she can out-perk them all.

shutterbug
06-17-2012, 04:22 PM
But Jeff Buttle is participating in both segments. I wonder about the logic, too.

Exactly. Joannie seems to enjoy the team events, and it's a long way to travel from Canada for just one competition. Maybe she has other commitments (?).

Macassar88
06-17-2012, 04:23 PM
Don't worry, she can out-perk them all.

And Morozov can still Politik a win

Sylvia
06-17-2012, 04:26 PM
Maybe IMG just wanted to balance 2 Americans (Wagner, Gold) with 2 Canadians (Chan, Buttle) for Team North America? This competition should give Gracie a bye through her Regionals (Upper Great Lakes) in October.

Karpenko
06-17-2012, 04:51 PM
Leonova alone is against 7 people :eek:

Never under-estimate a perky pirate.

Sylvia
07-04-2012, 10:36 PM
According to the Japan Open Announcement (http://isu.sportcentric.net/db//files/serve.php?id=3579) (don't when it was published), the current roster is:

Team Japan
Mao Asada, Akiko Suzuki, Daisuke Takahashi, Takahiko Kozuka

Team North America
Ashley Wagner, Patrick Chan, Jeffrey Buttle, TBD

Team Europe
Elene Gedevanishvili, Alena Leonova, Evgeni Plushenko, TBD

ali_dorate
07-05-2012, 01:11 AM
Thank you Sylvia.

It's gonna be exciting if Plushenko will compete!

Why is the other lady in Team North America "TBD"? Will Gracie be replaced by Joannie?

I checked the Web site of JO and Gracie's name was still there (Of course it says the entries are subjected to change).
What happened to Gracie?

love_skate2011
07-05-2012, 06:46 PM
Never under-estimate a perky pirate.

arggggg !!!! you got that ryt mayte !
but reading Buttle is in it burned my eyes :scream:

Sylvia
07-05-2012, 10:29 PM
Why is the other lady in Team North America "TBD"? Will Gracie be replaced by Joannie?

I checked the Web site of JO and Gracie's name was still there (Of course it says the entries are subjected to change).
What happened to Gracie?
Since I don't know when the Announcement was published, I have no idea which Japan Open roster is more current/accurate.

Gold is listed for the "Carnival on Ice" exhibition which takes place the same day, right after the Japan Open: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=84188