2013 Skate Canada Sectionals, Oct. 26-Nov. 11, 2012

Discussion in 'Kiss And Cry 2014-2015' started by Sylvia, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Sylvia

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  2. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies über

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    It could be competitive to make it to challenge in senior ladies out of COS. At Thornhill Summer Skate, 7 of the top 8 were from COS, and that didn't include Najarro who withdrew. Daleman should have a bye due to being on the JGP (I can't find a link with that rule, but I know it was applied last year).

    http://www.skatecanada-centralontario.com//Irma/Summer Skate 2012/swrs.pdf

    Not everyone who skated at Thonrhill has registered for sectionals yet. The deadline is September 26th.

    I had fun watching sectionals last year and would love to again this year, depending on the schedule.
     
  3. Sylvia

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  4. thumbyskates

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    Canada no longer has a Senior test - to skate Novice, Junior, or Senior, you simply have to have your Gold Freeskate test (up to 2Lz or 2A).
     
  5. fan

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    i believe it's the other way around. to get your gold freeskate, you need to have your juvenile test. you still need to test the competitive tests.
     
  6. mag

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    No, the only tests needed to skate in the competitive stream are Jr. Bronze - for skating up to Pre Novice, and Gold - for skating Novice, Junior, and Senior. The Juvenile test has no relation to the Gold test and never has. Back prior to July 2011, when you passed your Juvenile test your were credited with the Sr. Bronze test (but not the other way around.) As of July 2011, successful Juvenile tests were credited with their Jr. Silver test (but not the other way around.) Effective July 1, 2012 there are no more competitive tests. All the StarSkate tests - Prelim through Gold - are still available, but it is only the Jr. Bronze and Gold that are used for placing competitive skaters in levels.
     
  7. fan

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    thanks for the correction!
     
  8. danafan

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  9. danafan

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    This is the starting orders page for COS Sectionals.

    http://www.skatecanada-centralontario.com//Irma/Sectionals 2013/index.htm

    If you click on the entries it shows that some skaters have byes, but it's only last year's senior medallists from Canadians, except Paul and Islam show a bye too. In the past, any skater with a senior grand prix was byes to Canadians and anyone with another international assignment (including JGP) was byed through the challenge. I can't find the complete rules for byes on Skate Canada's website. Has the rule changed this year?

    It's going to be very competitive just to qualify for the challenge in senior ladies in COS.
     
  10. triple_toe

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    Huh, I'd like to know this too. JGPs definitely used to get you through to challenge automatically. I also thought national team members had byes in the past?
     
  11. kates8

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    I think everyone has to register and pay for sectionals even if they have a bye with no intention to skate at sectionals
     
  12. triple_toe

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    Yes, everyone has to register for sectionals regardless of whether they have a bye or not, the question is whether being on the jgp grants you a bye like it did in the past.
     
  13. 4rkidz

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    I always thought it depended upon when your jpg was to see if it actually impacted on your ability to do sectionals? As opposed to being a reward that if you do a JPG you don't have to qualify? :confused:
     
  14. triple_toe

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    No, there was definitely a time when just being assigned to a JGP gave you a bye onto challenge. Besides, the JGP circuit is usually over by the time sectionals comes around. It's different in the US.
     
  15. hohoho

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    A JGP assignment gives you a bye to Challenge. A SGP assignment gives you a bye to Nationals. Top three at Nationals last year are seeded as 1-3 at nationals this year.

    In summary, Seguin, Daleman, and Chartrand will get a bye to Challenge. With Lacoste and Osmond the only Senior ladies with SGP assignments and Phaneuf retiring, Lacoste and Osmond have byes to Nationals (Lacoste #1 seed, Osmond #2)
     
  16. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies über

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    I hope that this is still true, but the start lists for COS Sectionals does not indicate byes for the JGP skaters.
     
  17. yfbg722

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    A byed skater may choose to skate sectionals. It's an extra chance to compete in a situation with less pressure than an international. For some skaters that extra opportunity is welcomed. Also, sections like it when their more "visible" skaters come and skate at sectionals. It's good PR!
     
  18. danafan

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    Yes, of course. Najarro skated at sectionals last year (quite well actually) despite having a bye from the JGP. So the top 4 not including Najarro advanced to the challenge.

    I just want to know if the top four plus Daleman will advance to the challenge this year, even though the start list doesn't say "bye" next to Daleman's name like it does next to Chan's name in senior men's (not that I expect Chan to skate there since it's just a week after Skate Canada but who knows?).

    I think the COS senior women are going to have to skate well to advance to the Challenge.
     
  19. yfbg722

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    I think it will be the same this year. I just did a quick scan online for the rules and found this http://www.skate-eos.on.ca/Documents/2012-13/13_Competitions-Sectionals-Announcement.pdf

    It reads to me as though byed skaters only come out of the total spots for Nationals so each section should get to send the top 4 (8 for Quebec) to Challenge plus and byes.
     
  20. emilieh

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    I thought that JGP skaters only received a bye if they entered the junior level at their sectional. Of course, I can't find any document that lists that rule, but that's what I remember hearing in past years.
     
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    Ok. I am not sure about the JGP and then skating Senior Sectionals. If you stay in the same group JGP and then Junior at Sectionals you have a bye for sure.
     
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  23. Sylvia

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    Is anyone (else) planning to go to BC sectionals in Parksville? I'm likely to be there Fri-Sun.
     
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    I doubt they will skate too, though if they do, I'll be happy to photograph them for sure!
    You can find a couple photos of Steele/Coté on my Flickr stream if you're interested: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24291681@N08/8038248562/in/set-72157630676455176
     
  29. danafan

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    I found the full explanation of byes on the BC/Yukon site.

    http://www.skatinginbc.com/sites/de...ces/2013_sectional_announcement_approved4.pdf

    Relevant section:
     
  30. hohoho

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    From above, Seguin will have a Bye through QC Sectionals, Daleman through CO Sectionals, and Chartrand through EO Sectionals. Lacoste and Osmond through to Nationals. Any predictions on sectionals? NL, NS, PEI, NB, EO, WO, NO, MB, and SK have either no Senior Ladies or all will advance to Challenge. QC, COS, AB, and BC will have qualifiers. Perhaps SC need to enable a minimum TES score for Challenge so you have to qualify as usual from the section and have a min score.