2013 U.S. Regional Championships (9/28-10/2; 10/5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 2012)

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  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Club comp. season is here!

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    Northwest Pacific (NWP), Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2012, in Eugene, Oregon
    Host club site: http://www.2013nwp-regionals.org/
    Roster: http://www.2013nwp-regionals.org/PDF/2013 Qual Entries.pdf
    Bye to Pacific Coast Sectional: Keegan Messing (Nebelhorn Trophy & 4 or fewer Sr. men registered)

    North Atlantic (NA), Oct. 5-9, in Hackensack, New Jersey
    Host club site: http://icehousenjfsc.org/category/2013-north-atlantic-regionals/
    (Roster/Groups are linked from the above; there is no Senior Men's event due to 4 or fewer registered)
    Note: If Samantha Cesario is assigned to JGP Germany, that should give her a bye to Easterns.

    Eastern Great Lakes (EGL), Oct. 5-9, 2012, in Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Host club site: http://www.eglr2013.annarborfsc.com/
    Roster: http://evt.sk8stuff.com/lister_event_detail.asp?id=4479
    Bye to Midwestern Sectional: Hannah Miller (JGP Croatia)

    New England (NE), Oct. 12-16, in Warwick, Rhode Island
    Host club site: http://www.warwickfs.org/events/2013-ne-regionals/
    Roster/Groups: http://www.warwickfs.org/images/New_England_Regional_Championships_2013_Posted_Groups.pdf
    Bye to Eastern Sectional: Stephen Carriere (won Easterns last year), Harrison Choate (JGP Croatia);
    Yasmin Siraj won Easterns last year but has elected to compete - top 5 Sr. ladies will advance to Easterns (rule 2472).


    Upper Great Lakes (UGL), Oct. 12-16, in Hobart, Wisconsin
    Host club site: http://www.uglregionals2013.com/

    Southwest Pacific (SWP), Oct. 12-16, in Peoria, Arizona
    Host club site: http://www.2013swpregionals.com/
    Roster/Groups as of Sept. 17: http://www.2013swpregionals.com/2013_SWP_Skaters_list_with_groups[1].pdf
    Bye to Pacific Coast Sectional: Leah Keiser (won Pacifics last year);
    Mirai Nagasu has a bye through SWP due to Finlandia Trophy and her Cup of China GP assignment gives her a bye through Pacifics to Nationals.


    South Atlantic (SA), Oct. 19-23, in Wake Forest, North Carolina
    http://www.tfscnc.org/satl.html

    Southwestern (SW), Oct. 19-23, in Centennial, Colorado
    Host club site: http://2013southwesterns.com/
    Bye to Midwestern Sectional: Rachael Flatt (Skate America), Max Aaron and Nina Jiang (both won Mids last year & it's their choice whether or not they want to compete at Regionals)

    Central Pacific (CP), Oct. 19-23, in Murray, Utah
    Host club site: http://www.murraysilverblades.org/
    Bye to Pacific Coast Sectional: Nathan Chen in Jr. (as defending national champ)

    I've listed the singles skaters with known byes to Sectionals at this time. Richard Dornbush (SWP), Johnny Weir (NA), and Gracie Gold (UGL) are receiving byes through Regionals & Sectionals to 2013 Nationals due to their 2 Grand Prix events.
     
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  2. mgobluegirl

    mgobluegirl Well-Known Member

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    Full EGL schedule: http://evt.sk8stuff.com/lister_event_detail.asp?id=4479

    Small event this year, with a huge non-qualifying event in conjunction. I remember when I was a junior at EGL, 1/3 (or fewer) of the skaters made the final round. Now 1/3 will make Midwestern Sectionals.
     
  3. Stephanie

    Stephanie Well-Known Member

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    A couple of interesting things I noticed from the North Atlantics roster:

    Both Jay Yostanto and Lauren Dinh have switched to SCNY (from SWP and Southwestern regions, respectively)

    Kristiene Gong has entered (IIRC she didn't compete at all last year and represented the All Year FSC the season before)
     
  4. Sylvia

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    Lauren Dinh currently is based at Detroit SC/EGL - I believe she represented Detroit SC in summer competitions. Kristiene Gong has started college in the Northeast and NA Regionals may be her first competition since her 11th place finish in Sr. at 2011 Nationals (she has represented SC of NY before, IIRC).

    Other Senior ladies registered for Regionals who have taken time off include Ellie Kawamura (SWP) and Danielle Shepard (NE). Shepard competed at Collegiate Nationals in August.
     
  5. AnnMJensen

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    Thanks Sylvia!!!
     
  6. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the links, Sylvia!

    Here is the full list of senior ladies from North Atlantics as garnered from the roster-

    Jordan Bauth
    Kaitlyn Castelli
    Samantha Cesario
    Candace Coleman
    Kaitlyn DeBardelaben
    Lauren Dinh
    Joelle Forte
    Kristiene Gong
    Monica Koch
    Katie McBeath
    Camille Menendez
    Raina Narita
    Gabrielle Newman
    Michelle Panagakos
    Helen Serafini
    Brittney Skarulis
    Courtney Taylor
    Nicolette Tomasini
    Kelly Walsh
    Vida Weisblum
    Jessica Weltz
    Jennifer Zhang


    Rather strong field for a regional there, even if Cesario gets a bye. SWPAC looks very competitive in the senior ladies field with Sophia Adams, Courtney Hicks, Carolyn Alba, Ellie Kawamura, Vanessa Lam, Anna Malkova, and Katarina Kulgeyko...
     
  7. purple skates

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    I've volunteered to do some announcing at EGL (I've done it for the club before). Not sure what events yet, and unfortunately I can't do the weekend, but hopefully it will be on the IJS side.
     
  8. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

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    Are they doing nonqual events at the same time as the qualifying competition? In my region it tends to be the weekend before.
     
  9. purple skates

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    Yes. They'll have IJS on Olympic and the non-qual on Stadium. At least that's how its been in the past.

    Change that. Just looked at the schedule, and they have IJS on Stadium and non-IJS on Olympic. Not that that matters to a whole lot of people here. :lol:

    Stadium has a warmer announcer box. :shuffle:
     
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  10. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    Why isn't Bauth competing in Juniors? She's only 15-16, isn't she?
     
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    skatemomaz 4 More Years

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  12. Sylvia

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    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    I'm delighted to see Kristiene Gong back on the scene again! I loved her SP from the 2008-2009 season.
     
  14. mgobluegirl

    mgobluegirl Well-Known Member

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    I don't see Amanda Dobbs' name on the SW Senior Ladies list. Has she decided not to compete this year, or has she changed to another region? I know she's had some struggles in the past couple of seasons, but I do enjoy her skating.
     
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  16. Sylvia

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    Here's a working link to the South Atlantics schedule with the group numbers: http://www.tfscnc.org/documents/qualifying_schedule_92212.pdf

    Thanks for the heads up! ETA: There's no Senior Men's event on the schedule (so 4 or fewer registered and elected not to compete).

    I don't know. AFAIK, Skate Detroit in July was Dobb's only competition (SP+FS) this summer.
     
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  17. Jozet

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    For SA, is it top 4 advance to Sectionals for Juv and Int?
     
  18. Sylvia

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    Yes, for all 9 Regionals (rule was revised for this season re. juvenile and intermediate singles skaters).

    From the current USFS Rulebook online (page 163):
    2472 Senior, junior, novice, intermediate and juvenile singles skaters:
    A. Senior, junior, novice, intermediate and juvenile singles skaters qualify
    for sectional championships by:
    1. Placing in the top four at a regional championship;
    2. Receiving an international bye (per rule 2473);
    3. Having four or fewer entries in their event at a regional championship;
     
  19. Jozet

    Jozet Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. That's what I thought. Just wanted to double check. (Actually, it was wishful thinking that more would go on to Sectionals. Ah well.)
     
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  20. pinky166

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    Amanda Dobbs used to represent Penninsula FSC before she moved to Texas. Considering the field at Midwesterns, and even Southwesterns, for senior ladies this season is rather deep, I wonder if she switched back to representing Penninsula where she'll likely have better odds to qualify for Nationals (Zhang has a bye and it's likely Keiser and Wang won't have to compete there due to JGPF).
     
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    Has anyone heard if they are going to do the Special Achievement Awards again this year?
     
  23. skatemomaz

    skatemomaz 4 More Years

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    Courtney Hicks (SWP) now has a bye to Pacific Coast Sectionals.
     
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  24. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    The elimination of US "Junior" Nationals has made it a lot tougher for these young skaters to get out onto the national stage, especially in large regions like North Atlantic and South Atlantic. It's a shame that the funding just wasn't there anymore.
     
  25. Debbie S

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    I wish they would take the top 8 from Sectionals with the Juv and Int events, like they've done with dance and pairs the past few years. Yes, going from 12 to 24 would increase the time needed for the events at Nationals, but the fields would still be small enough not to require a QR. They could always eliminate skaters after the SP. The more kids at those levels who can have a national comp experience, the better, I say.
     
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  26. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

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    Or at least use a proportional formula for how many kids get to move on from regionals to sectionals.
     
  27. Tammi

    Tammi Nana

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    They're going to re-evaluate this new procedure after 2014 I guess. Maybe some changes will be made at that point.
     
  28. babbyrabbit

    babbyrabbit Active Member

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    Or take the top 4 out of each regional. And then take the next top 4-8 over all high scores from all regionals. Those poor girls in SA Regionals. 4 out of 120 just doesnt seem fair.
     
  29. Debbie S

    Debbie S Well-Known Member

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    I think that was already proposed? Or there is a proposal in the works? I think the sticking point is the increased strain on clubs hosting Sectionals if the Juv and Int fields get bigger.

    I agree, 4 out of 120 (compared to regions that have much fewer entrants) doesn't seem fair. IIRC, it used to be that way (4 max advancing to JN) and then USFS went to a proportional formula to level the playing field, so to speak.
     
  30. Jozet

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    How long have SA and NA (and other regions) been this comparatively larger than other regions?

    Has there been any discussion about re-configuring? Or is that a whole can of worms to open somewhere else?