Since it's too early for an official 2011-12 Grand Prix thread because the 2011-12 GP announcement has not been released already, I thought we could begin the GP assignments discussion here. The ISU has already updated the World Rankings and Season bests through 2011 Worlds, but they have yet to remove the 2008-09 season points from the ISU World Standings. The GP assignments should be announced a day or two after the ISU GP Selection Meeting. Last year (2010) the meeting was June 11-12 and the GP assignments were posted on the ISU website around 9am Central Euro time on June 13. Someone with the ISU meeting schedule should know when this meeting is scheduled for 2011. The ISU should post the "wiped" (i.e. with the 2008-09 season removed) ISU World Standings within a week or so. These wiped world standings are the ones historically used for GP assignments in the past. Helpful Links: 2010-11 Grand Prix Thread ISU Grand Prix Webpage 2010-11 Grand Prix Announcement (contains assignment procedure) ISU World Standings ISU Seasons World Ranking (not historically used to determine GP assignments) 2010-11 Season Best Total Scores: Men | Ladies | Pairs | Dance Discussion of 2011-12 Grand Prix competition sites and dates is here: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=77157 There has been some discussion about changes to the assignment process for 2011-12. Some relevant posts from other threads: Top 12 finishers at Worlds (historically guaranteed 2 GP spots, top 6 are seeded) Men: Chan, Kozuka, Gachinski, Brezina, Takahashi, Oda (seeded) Amodio, Joubert, Dornbush, Fernandez, Miner, Verner Ladies: Ando, Kim, Kostner, Leonova, Czisny, Asada (seeded) Makarova, Murakami, Korpi, Gedevanishvili, Hecken, Flatt Pairs: Sav/Szo, Vol/Tra, Pang/Tong, Kav/Smi, Baz/Lar, Yan/Cou (seeded) Duh/Rad, M-T/Mos, Tak/Tran, Ber/Hot, Evo/Lad, Hau/Wen Dance: Dav/Whi, Vir/Moir, Shibs, Pec/Bou, Wea/Poje, Bob/Sol (seeded) Ili/Kat, Cap/Lan, Cho/Zue, Cro/Poi, Zhi/Gaz, Car/Jon Top 3 at Junior Grand Prix Final and Jr. Worlds (historically guaranteed 1 spot) JGPF Men: Dornbush (* has 2 spot guarantee from Worlds), Yan, Rogozine Ladies: Sotnikova, Tuktamisheva, Li Pairs: Takahashi/Tran (* has 2 spot guarantee from Worlds), Stolbova/Klimov, Yu/Jin Dance: Monko/Khaliavin, Sinitsina/Zhiganshin, Stepanova/Bukin Jr. Worlds Men: Rogozine (* also JGPF), Tanaka, Majorov Ladies: Sotnikova (* also JGPF), Tuktamisheva (* also JGPF), Zawadzki Pairs: Sui/Han, Stolbova/Klimov (* also JGPF), Takahashi/Tran (* 2 spots from Worlds) Dance: Monko/Khaliavin (* also JGPF), Pushkash/Guerreiro, Lichtman/Copely Also, historically skaters with an ISU World Standing placement of 1-24 (after 2010-11 season) and skaters with season best scores in the top 24 (for 2010-11) who are not in the top 24 in the World Standings are guaranteed 1 event if they are not guaranteed spot(s) already from Worlds/JGPF/Jr. Worlds. Hoping for some more rumors about the changes to the assignment process. It's difficult to project with certainty which skaters will get assignments when the rules may change and several skaters are considering retirement or taking the fall season off.