2012 Japan Open, Oct. 6th, 2012

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  1. 4STh

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    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
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2012
  2. shutterbug

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

    VarBar Well-Known Member

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    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.
  4. El Rey

    El Rey Well-Known Member

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    It means she's participating in the Medal Winners Open the day before.
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  5. seabm7

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    But Jeff Buttle is participating in both segments. I wonder about the logic, too.
  6. Andrey aka Pushkin

    Andrey aka Pushkin Brezina's Nemesis

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    Leonova alone is against 7 people :eek:
  7. mgobluegirl

    mgobluegirl Well-Known Member

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

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    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 (?).
  9. Macassar88

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    And Morozov can still Politik a win
  10. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    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.
  11. Karpenko

    Karpenko Well-Known Member

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    Never under-estimate a perky pirate.
  12. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    According to the Japan Open Announcement (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
  13. ali_dorate

    ali_dorate New Member

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    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?
  14. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    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
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  16. ali_dorate

    ali_dorate New Member

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    Thank you again.

    It seems the Announcement is replaced by a new version.:confused:
    http://www.isu.sportcentric.net/db//files/serve.php?id=3583

    According to this version, the roster is:
    Team Japan:
    Akiko Suzuki, Daisuke Takahashi, Takahiko Kozuka and (1) TBD

    Team Europe:
    Elene Gedevanishvili, Alena Leonova, and (2) TBD

    Team North America:
    Ashley Wagner, Jeffrey Buttle, Patrick Chan and (1) TBD

    So Mao Asada and Evgeni Plushenko are not on the list and still no Gracie.:confused:
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2012
  17. icellist

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    Maybe they should invite Samuel contesti. He was great at world team trophy and newly retired/coaching.

    There's still kanako and miki for Japan, and mirai and Caroline for north America.
  18. Jammers

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    Isn't "Carnival on Ice" the day after the Japan Open? Gracie probably doesn't want to skate on back to back days which would be insane. Plus October is the start of the GP season so i don't see why she would want to skate in a couple other events beforehand just a couple weeks before Skate Canada..
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  19. lauravvv

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    No, it's on the same day. Which means two performances in one day (as skaters do just one competition program at Japan Open) - nothing insane here. In other shows, skaters often have to do two performances in about two hours time, plus the collective opening and closing numbers (although not always). And sometimes they have to do that twice in one day, and then also the next day, and the day after that. Of course, a show performance is not a competition program, but I can imagine that it takes a lot of energy as well. So, skaters are used to that.
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  20. robinhood

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    Invite Javi!!
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    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/japanopen2012/

    JAPAN
    Akiko Suzuki
    TBA
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Takahiko Kozuka

    NORTH AMERICA
    Ashley Wagner
    Agnes Zawadzki [NEW]
    Patrick Chan
    Jeffrey Buttle

    EUROPE
    Alena Leonova
    Elene Gedevanishvili
    Evgeni Plushenko [NEW]
    Michal Březina [NEW]
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  26. kittyjake5

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    Sarah Hughes competing, interesting.
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  27. ice9

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    Brezina! :cheer:
  28. MR-FAN

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    Sarah?!? Lol! I'm starting to think this is gonna be a cheese fest :p

    First head-to-head between Irina and Sarah since SLC
  29. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    What happened to Gracie Gold competing? Scheduling conflict?
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  33. Tony Wheeler

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    Shizuka Arakawa is now on the roster for the Medal Winners Open. :)
  34. misskarne

    misskarne Spirit. Focus. Ability. Tenacity. Aussie Grit.

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    Plushenko vs Chan vs Takahashi...

    :watch:
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    22 skaters will participate in the gala Carnival on Ice ! :eek:
    OMG, can you believe this !? :swoon:


    Shizuka Arakawa
    Takeshi Honda
    Akiko Suzuki
    Mao Asada
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Takahiko Kozuka
    Irina Slutskaya
    Laura Lepisto
    Ilia Kulik
    Philippe Candeloro
    Alexei Yagudin
    Aliona Leonova
    Elena Gedevanishvili
    Evgeni Plushenko
    Jeffrey Buttle
    Ashley Wagner
    Joannie Rochette
    Agnes Zawadzki
    Patric Chan
    Kurt Browning
    Michal Brezina
    Sarah Hughes

    and they are expecting more....:swoon:
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  37. YukiNieve

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    A preview program on Japan Open was shown on TV yesterday.

    It was actually a "post-view" since Daisuke, Takahiko and Akiko
    watched the videos of the past Japan Opens since 2006,
    revisited the experience and made comments.

    It brings back some memories...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToX3VNtpyqo&feature=youtu.be
  38. leapfrogonice

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    Philippe Candeloro! OMG this is too much. Will they allow back flips? Will the competitors be required to keep their shirts on?

    Love it. The fans will be passing out from screaming given the roster.
  39. spikydurian

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    Wow... the Medal Winners Event looks exciting! I think Team Japan has the greatest chance of winning.
    Can't wait to see the skaters' new programs.
  40. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Re-posting these links from the Daisuke Takahashi thread in the Trash Can:
    Re-posting the following info from the Medal Winners Open thread in GSD:
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2012