2012-13 ISU Grand Prix Assignments

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, May 21, 2012.

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  1. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    Seconded.
  2. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along Staff Member

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    Sad to miss Evan but totally jazzed for Armin. :cheer2:
  3. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

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    It's like when I was in high school swimming (a PE requirement at my school) and girls had to sit out pretty much every month, but guys never had to sit out. It didn't matter what your reasoning was: if you didn't compete, you showed up early for a 2-hour session to make it up. :/ Point is, get rid of these athletic double standards! Create a whole separate set of guidelines if you have to!
  4. Lara

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    Hope Evan recovers soon - in the meantime, thrilled for Armin to get a GP after all! :cheer:
  5. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    Well if true (that Mirai and USFS want her to have 2 GP spots but she keeps getting passed) that makes it really shocking. :mad:

    I mean Mirai is clearly on top of the substitute list and we are now getting to a point where skaters way way down on the season's best list are getting picked because they are less of a threat to the host's own skaters.

    ISU needs to force the organisers to always pick the skater/team highest on the substitute list to stop this shit (as well as other backroom deals between feds).

    Honestly...

    :mitchell:
  6. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    Why am I not surprised? :slinkaway
  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    (also cross-posted in the SA roster thread in Kiss and Cry)
  8. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

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    Lol SKAM... worst acronym
  9. chipso1

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    I think CoC still takes the cake on the "bad acronym" list. ;)
  10. kwanfan1818

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    Argh, and the dance fields are so small to begin with.

    I wish them a speedy recovery.
  11. feraina

    feraina Active Member

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    Oh, I'm so happy for Armin! Really glad he gets a GP after all. He more than deserves it! Good luck!
  12. victoriaheidi

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    Please please PLEASE don't let the Miki spots go unfilled...
  13. Ziggy

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    Damnit such a shame to see a spot go to waste given how small the fields are. :(

    Given Shakira & Stag withdrew from Finlandia Trophy recently, they shouldn't have waited this long to announce this. :/
  14. kwanfan1818

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    Montalbano/Krasnapolski still haven't met the GP minimum: they missed by a hair, less than a point, last season, and they missed by more at Nebelhorn and the US International. Since they didn't compete at Nepala, the last Senior B with Pairs before SA, and the Pairs SP started on the 4 Oct without them, that means that USFS should have had 15 days notice before the start of SA to replace them, if they were not given an exception to be allowed to compete without meeting the minimum. Della Monica/Guarise could have taken that spot, or as winners of Nepala, Martyusheva/Rogonov, since the winners at the Fall Senior B's go to the bottom of the alternates list, on which there are less than five pairs.

    We may have a Pairs field of seven, too, at Skate America, which will bump James/Cipres into the first warmup group.
  15. Ziggy

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    I don't know what to think about this. M/K missed the minimum by less than a point but rules are rules and I think that the spot should have gone to Della Monica/Guarise or Martyusheva/Rogonov.

    Having said that, I'd much rather see the spot go to M/K than to nobody. I mean if USFS decided to grant a provisional spot to M/K and then not replace them once they haven't reached the minimum score after all, then :mad: :mitchell:
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    Agreed.
  17. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

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    AGH

    Minimum score drama with M/K makes me wonder why USFS would pick them over one of these qualified but not major competition for Denney/Coughlin teams.

    People withdrawing late and no one bothering to replace them bugs me. I get why it's too late for T/S, but it's far from too late to put two qualified girls into Ando's spots. And I'll be really frustrated if the ISU doesn't.
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    And it will be frustrating too if TEB doesn't find someone for Zahorski/Miart' spot. If they split few weeks ago, they should have been replace.
  19. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

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    Agreed.
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    Cup of China : Sofia BIRYUKOVA (RUS) IN
    Trophée Bompard : Elena GLEBOVA (EST) IN
  21. Ziggy

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    FSU has guessed it right!

    It's outrageous that Nagasu has been passed over again, though. :mad:
  22. love_skate2011

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    Great :(
    more headcases
  23. Jeschke

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    :cheer: for biryukova!!!
    2 grand prixs is her chance to present her to international judges and to the russian fed, if she does well (which is, regarding the test skates, just a hopeful wish)
  24. love_skate2011

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    not sure about that, she finished bronze at the fed cup in Sochi behind Polina K. and an unknown skater
  25. rosewood

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    YAY for them.

    But Mirai is passed again :mad:
  26. chika3

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    Cup of China : Kexin ZHANG - OUT
    Trophée Bompard : Kexin ZHANG - OUT

    oh..........
  27. love_skate2011

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    what ? , this season is plagued by soo many injuries
    :wall:
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    Tatjana Flade tweeted:

    Ice dancers I. Tobias/D. Stagniunas (LTU) out of Skate America. :-( He had injured his back prior to going to Nebelhorn Trophy.​
  29. caelan

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    Surely that TEB spot will now go to Mirai?!
  30. Mrs. P

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    Mirai for TEB and Osmond for CoC?

    ETA: Though I wouldn't be surprised if McCorkell got TEB. She is now on the top five subsitution list now that Biryukova secured a second event.

    For some reason, the TEB organizers appear to want it to be Europe heavy -- as of right now 7 out of the 9 listed competitors are from Europe (Wagner and Gao round out the entry list). And McCorkell had a solid showing at Ondrej Nepela Memorial, winning the event.
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  31. kwanfan1818

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    Why? There are at least two dozen Ladies below her who've met the GP minimum, but whose PB's from last season are at least 25 points below Nagasu's. [/bitterness]
  32. love_skate2011

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    I think they already substituted the entry and that spot will go to
    Glebova and Biryukova as mentioned above ?
  33. Mrs. P

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    One more spot for each event has been open with the withdrawal of Kexin Zhang.
  34. love_skate2011

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    oh, so that other one was from Miki Ando's withdrawal ?
  35. Mrs. P

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    Yep, Kexin and Miki were assigned to the same events.
  36. Lis

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    I soo hope Kaetlyn Osmond will get TEB :)
  37. love_skate2011

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    hopefully now Mirai gets a second spot, not sure Osmond will get another
    maybe they will wait after Skate Canada
  38. Ziggy

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    Commiserations to Zhang. Nagasu better get that spot now. :mad:

    Substitute list now is:

    (11) Nagasu, (38) Flatt, (41) Osmond, (44) Glebova and (46) McCorkell.

    I am guessing Jenna McCorkell for TEB (cheapest to transport by far as well as most likely to be beaten by French skaters) and Glebova for CoC? :D :wall:

    Well it would have been nice of them to announce their withdrawal BACK THEN allowing USFS to replace them. :mad:
  39. love_skate2011

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    I agree about TEB its probbaly the cheapest to transport and most beatable
    (McCorell ) Mirai will be passed again :wall:, but I think CoC spot could go to Osmond but I have a feeling Flatt gets another
  40. Lis

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    Well at TEB there are already 2 US ladies so I am hoping for, as said, a Canadian lady
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