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Sylvia
09-23-2012, 08:55 PM
What is the fill-up rule?
Basically, it means that all 5 of the Senior men at SWP Regionals can advance to Pacific Coast Sectionals because there are 4 or fewer Senior men registered at both Central Pacific and Northwest Pacific Regionals.
From the current USFS Rulebook:
"2471 Fill-Up Rule: Competitors at a regional championship may progress directly to their sectional championship if, at the close of entries, there are four or fewer competitors in senior, junior, novice intermediate or juvenile singles events.
A. Additional competitors from the same event in other regions of the same section shall be permitted to enter in order to bring the number of competitors up to a maximum of 12 (or more, if ties make it necessary).
B. These additional competitors will be selected in the order of their placement. Should this result in two or more competitors qualifying for one additional place, all will be included, even if this causes the total number of competitors in the event to exceed 12."


Also, have you heard anything about Austin Kanallakan?
No. AFAIK, he hasn't competed since Pacific Coast Sectionals in November 2011. Here's my compilation of scores for the Senior men who are known to have competed so far this season: http://unseenskaters.wordpress.com/scoretracker/2012-2013-senior-men-scores/

YukiNieve
09-24-2012, 02:55 AM
Thanks Sylvia!

I see. I thought "you need more than 4 skaters for the comp to be held" rule would be considered at "each" regional comp.

And I will miss Austin if he has decided not to compete any more... (don't know if he has)

Sylvia
09-26-2012, 06:37 PM
Armin Mahbanoozadeh article via Golden Skate: http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/09/mahbanoozadeh-finds-success-in-the-springs/

Sylvia
09-26-2012, 10:31 PM
Alexander Zahradnicek, the 2011 U.S. junior silver medalist who qualified for 2012 U.S. Nationals in Senior but withdrew, is now skating for France - he is an invited competitor at the French Masters. Here's the confirmation link (French Masters starting orders) posted in Kiss and Cry: http://www.ffsg.org/salle_de_presse/documents/communiques_de_presse/2012_2013/CP_250912_Ordre_de_Passage_Masters_Orleans_2012.pd f

caseyedwards
09-26-2012, 11:07 PM
I did not expect that!

feraina
09-27-2012, 12:34 AM
Armin Mahbanoozadeh article via Golden Skate: http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/09/mahbanoozadeh-finds-success-in-the-springs/

I really hope that Armin gets a GP! He deserves it! :swoon:

dots
09-27-2012, 01:05 AM
Alexander Zahradnicek, the 2011 U.S. junior silver medalist who qualified for 2012 U.S. Nationals in Senior but withdrew, is now skating for France - he is an invited competitor at the French Masters. Here's the confirmation link (French Masters starting orders) posted in Kiss and Cry: http://www.ffsg.org/salle_de_presse/documents/communiques_de_presse/2012_2013/CP_250912_Ordre_de_Passage_Masters_Orleans_2012.pd f


:watch:

olympic
09-29-2012, 04:54 PM
Keegan Messing won the bronze medal at Nebelhorn. Here is his LP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yN_rkI9sdA

Not bad. big step out on 4t, but stayed off his butt, and hand down on another triple. Freak fall after a split jump, though :(

RFOS
09-29-2012, 05:01 PM
Alexander Zahradnicek, the 2011 U.S. junior silver medalist who qualified for 2012 U.S. Nationals in Senior but withdrew, is now skating for France - he is an invited competitor at the French Masters. Here's the confirmation link (French Masters starting orders) posted in Kiss and Cry: http://www.ffsg.org/salle_de_presse/documents/communiques_de_presse/2012_2013/CP_250912_Ordre_de_Passage_Masters_Orleans_2012.pd f

Not that I'm one to doubt you Sylvia :), but I'm just wondering why he'd need to be invited if he was representing France? Also I'm thinking back to quite a few years ago when Shantel Jordan & Jeremy Barrett were invited to French Nationals (and won IIRC) when they weren't age-eligible for international competitions.

Sylvia
10-05-2012, 02:10 PM
^^^ I think because Zahradnicek may not be released to compete for France until next season so he is allowed to participate in domestic competitions in the meantime?

Newly announced Senior B assignments for the following men:
Max Aaron - Cup of Nice in France (Oct. 24-28);
Armin Mahbanoozadeh and Douglas Razzano - Ice Challenge in Graz, Austria (Nov. 6-10).

Dornbush and Weir compete their short programs today - see this post in the TV Alerts forum for a link to watch (live and/or on demand?): http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?p=3702962#post3702962

aftershocks
10-05-2012, 08:28 PM
Johnny sp at Finlandia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaCdSZ-sZJc


Richard Dornbush sp at Finlandia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5XjY3EReFo


Overall sp results:

http://www.figureskatingresults.fi/results/1213/FT2012/SEG001.HTM


Bonus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFBk1ujPhVA Hanyu sp (trying to emulate Dai?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbDfhulAmWk Fernandez sp (well done -- needs work on spins and presentation skills)


ETA: JEREMY ABBOTT new programs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtWzcVMkbfE Spy sp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HclDBc_ek2s Bring Him Home fp (abbreviated version)

And the plot thickens for U.S. men. Good luck to all.

l'etoile
10-05-2012, 08:43 PM
I really like Ricky's sp! Watched it three times already. Beautiful melody of With Or Without You also helps ;)

aftershocks
10-05-2012, 08:56 PM
^^ Yes, right! I like RD's sp more than his fp at this point. However, so good to see him back on track for a competitive season. :)

Great to see Johnny back on competitive ice. Watching Javi and Hanyu, and then Johnny reminds me of Johnny circa 2004-2006 (especially JWe's Rondo with red/black costume). Hope Johnny gets stronger throughout the season. This is a good start for him.

Truly, I think Jeremy Abbott is better than everyone. I wish he could internalize that truth and rise to the top on the strength of belief in himself and his extraordinary talent.

Sylvia
10-05-2012, 09:08 PM
Unfortunately Nathan Chen was unable to finish his 2nd JGP competition -- @USFigureSkating tweeted earlier today:

Nathan Chen has a lower leg injury that forced him to withdraw from JGP Croatia before the FS. He will be evaluated when he returns home.
Hopefully it's not a serious injury and he will be ready and able to compete in the Junior Men's event at Pacific Coast Sectionals next month to qualify for Nationals. He has a bye through Central Pacific Regionals this month for being the defending national champ returning in Jr.

ETA: I'm cross-posting this fun item from another thread... Nathan Chen recently made the Oct. 1st issue of Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" page (:cheer: for the inclusion of a figure skater!): http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/scorecard/faces/2012/10/1/index.html

aftershocks
10-05-2012, 09:29 PM
Hope Nathan heals well and soon. Thanks for the SI link. Very cool -- his accomplishments are amazing.

Any word on how he suffered the leg injury (in practice?), and what kind of injury is it?