Disappointment for Aussie ice dancers O'Brien/Merriman has its benefits

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Thanks to Ice-dance.com for re-tweeting this article link: http://www.burwoodscene.com.au/2013/03/12/disappointment-for-aussie-ice-dancers-has-its-benefits/
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  2. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    The fact they aren't at Worlds shows how broken the minimum score system is. :mad:

    I hope they can prepare properly for the upcoming season and qualify easily at Nebelhorn.
     
  3. SamuraiK

    SamuraiK Well-Known Member

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    Theres gonna be a lot of pretty decent dance teams left out of Sochi. There are only 24 spots available and the world field has grown too big. If, for example Worlds results follow the season best order so far, then:

    1. USA (3 spots)
    2. CAN (3 spots)
    3. FRA (2 spots)
    4. RUS (3 spots)
    5. RUS
    6. ITA (2 spots)
    7. USA
    8. USA
    9. CAN
    10.CAN
    11.RUS
    12.GBR (1 spot)
    13.GER (1 spot)
    14. AZE (1 spot)
    15. ITA
    16. FRA
    17. EST (1 spot)
    18. JPN (1 spot)
    19. UKR (1 spot)

    Thats already the 19 spots quota from Worlds. Meaning that all these olympic worthy teams will be battling out at Nebelhorn for only 5 spots:

    *Agafanova Ucar
    *Mysliveckova Brown
    *Hurtado Diaz
    *Testa Csolley
    *O'Brien Merriman
    *Huang Zheng
    *Nagornyuk Kovalenko
    *Telegina Japaridze
    *Nagy Fejes
    *Elsener Roost

    Lots of broken dreams as usual :(