Grand Prix Assignments - 2013/14 Olympic Season

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  1. kwanfan1818

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    I think she may be the first non-pair to get two off the alternates list from Top 75 SB.

    That has been the practice since they started the substitutes list. Originally, this was formal, and the groups of 3 (as the rule was back then) only started after the (returning) or newly added split couples and comeback skaters got two. Last year the Announcement changed to apply the groups of 5 to all the skaters on the alternates list.

    It's hard to say whether they would look to P/T first, based on his SB with Takahashi, or if there would have been a choice between them and Davis/Brubaker, had their not been three US couples at SA.
  2. jlai

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    I hope it is Hicks
  3. Lyinna

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    There are already 3 american girls in TEB. I hope it's either Imai or Gosviani
  4. Erin

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    However, Hicks would be eligible for Skate Canada where there are only two Americans.
  5. toddlj

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    Both Imai and Gosviani are slated for Russia the following week; not impossible, but challenging.
  6. toddlj

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    And I think Hicks has a good shot of getting it. Lacoste can't take the slot, she's already there... and Zhang would be unlikely because she's in China the next week.

    I called it!:
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    NEWS: @courtneynhicks has accepted an invitation to 2013 Skate Canada International. Good luck Courtney!
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  7. Stephanie

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    Great news for Hicks...she definitely deserves to be on the Grand Prix.
  8. Garden Kitty

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    Very happy for Courtney. I thought she was gracious about not getting SA, and I'm glad she'll get a shot on the grand prix this year.
  9. Jammers

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    Good for Courtney. Glad she is being rewarded for her skating in the last couple competitions.
  10. flyingsit

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    Yay! She absolutely deserves the spot, and I hope another one opens up later in the series.
  11. NadineWhite

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    Copied & pasted from my post in the Trash Can just now:

    She deserves it! To the victor go the spoils! :encore:
  12. rosewood

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    Yesssss Hicks deserves the spot!!
  13. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Maybe USFS now will invite a Canadian pair (Purich/Tran?) to Skate America? :)

    ETA that I missed seeing this earlier post:
  14. FunnyBut

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    :cheer: Don't cry for Courtney, Argentina, she's going to Canada! :cheer2:
  15. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  16. vexlak

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    I was told that Joshi Helgesson may be injured and not make the GP in China...
  17. luckiest1

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    I would love it if Purich/Tran were added to Skate America, seeing as there is only one other Canadian team going right now.
  18. Ziggy

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    They really deserve it as well. They've gelled really quickly and skated very well in the SP at Nebelhorn Trophy for such a new team. I think they have lots of potential.
  19. Lyinna

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    I agree, they need more competitions together, but the SP was very nice
  20. Stephanie

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    Purdy/Marinaro got SC per the ISU site
  21. manhn

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    Oh, I can't wait to see them live!
  22. NadineWhite

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    I truly envy you, manhn! Their silent film program last year blew me away. They weren't just skating to "The Artist", they honest to God were the actors! :smokin: *shades of sasha cohen and r&j*
  23. Erin

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    I assume you mean Skate America? They were already assigned to Skate Canada in the original assignments.

    Strange that it didn't go to Purich & Tran given past practice, but nice that P&M got the assignment after having to miss the Salt Lake Sr. B.
  24. DaveRocks

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    Yes, they had already been assigned SC. Regardless, manhn, Marinaro is the bomb -- love him!
  25. SamuraiK

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    So List of 5 Ladies Alternates updated is :

    * Haruka Imai (COR)
    * Kexin Zhang (COC)
    * Nikol Gosviani (COR)
    * Courtney Hicks (SA)
    * Polina Korobeynikova (COC)
  26. Jeschke

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    so ando isn't in?
    in the icenetwork article it was mentioned, she could enter the substitute list; but I totally lost control here, who, when, why belongs to that :p
  27. Stephanie

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    Yes, Skate America :eek: I'm rather bummed that Purich/Tran didn't get it but oh well.
  28. SamuraiK

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    If she had won Nebelhorn she will be added at the bottom of the alternate list but that didn't happen so..
  29. Jeschke

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    damn it :p

    thanks for the news, great you could always give the summaries.
  30. Meteorlight

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    Me too! It'll be the first figure skating competition I attend live, and when I saw a spot opened up I was reaally hoping for Purich/Tran to get it (Looove him). Plus, it just doesn't seem right for the world jr silver medalists to get a second spot before the gold medalists do (at least I don't think Denney/Frazier have a second yet). Ah well, I'm sure I'll manage :)
  31. olympic

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    Pairs - D/B squeaked ahead of P/T at Nebelhorn. I wonder if this will have any bearing on who would be selected first in a substitute situation. Would it also mean D/B is substitute #1 generally?
  32. kwanfan1818

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    Only if she won Nebelhorn, and then she'd have gone to the bottom of the list, according to the GP announcement. Unless there would have been an ISU :bribe: exception, IN was as accurate as the Eurosport guys who said that countries who had already qualified for Sochi could gain more spots at Nebelhorn.

    Although last year, when the rules were changed, split couples got the first replacement spots, that must have been by choice, because by being allowed to skip P/T, P/T have to have been included in the Top Five.
  33. manhn

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    Re: Marinaro/Purdy

    Oops. In my defence, except for the really top flight skaters, after I initially read the list of competitors at the event(s) I intend to attend, I promptly forget as I get caught up in all the hotels and flights I have to book, coffeeshops I have to consume, all the restaurants I have to eat, and all the shuttles I need to take.
  34. Sylvia

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    Updated as of Sept. 27, 2013 (new entries since the original lists were published are bolded)

    Links to the 4 PDF files by discipline on the ISU site: http://www.isu.org/vsite/vnavsite/page/directory/0,10853,4844-136494-137802-nav-list,00.html

    * = GP debut

    SKATE AMERICA (Oct. 18-20, Detroit, Michigan)

    Brian Joubert FRA
    Takahiko Kozuka JPN
    Tatsuki Machida JPN
    Daisuke Takahashi JPN
    Denis Ten KAZ
    Artur Gachinski RUS
    Alexander Majorov SWE
    *Max Aaron USA
    Evan Lysacek USA Jason Brown USA
    Adam Rippon USA

    Mae Berenice Meite FRA
    Elene Gedevanishvili GEO
    Valentina Marchei ITA
    Mao Asada JPN
    *Elena Radionova RUS
    Elizaveta Tuktamysheva RUS
    Viktoria Helgesson SWE
    *Samantha Cesario USA
    Ashley Wagner USA
    Caroline Zhang USA

    Moore-Towers/Moscovitch CAN
    James/Cipres FRA *Purdy/Marinaro CAN
    Berton/Hotarek ITA
    Stolbova/Klimov RUS
    Volosozhar/Trankov RUS
    Castelli/Shnapir USA
    Denney/Coughlin USA
    *Zhang/Bartholomay USA

    Zlobina/Sitnikov AZE
    Carron/Jones FRA
    Cappellini/Lanotte ITA
    Reed/Reed JPN
    Tobias/Stagniunas LTU
    Davis/White USA
    Hubbell/Donohue USA
    Shibutani/Shibutani USA



    SKATE CANADA (Oct. 25-27, Saint John, NB)

    Elladj Balde CAN
    Patrick Chan CAN
    Andrei Rogozine CAN
    Michal Brezina CZE
    Yuzuru Hanyu JPN
    Takahito Mura JPN
    Nobunari Oda JPN
    Jeremy Abbott USA
    *Joshua Farris USA
    Ross Miner USA

    Amelie Lacoste CAN
    *Veronik Mallet CAN
    Kaetlyn Osmond CAN
    Kiira Korpi FIN *Natalia Popova UKR
    Akiko Suzuki JPN
    Yuna Kim KOR *Courtney Hicks USA
    Alena Leonova RUS
    Julia Lipnitskaia RUS
    Christina Gao USA
    Gracie Gold USA

    Duhamel/Radford CAN
    Lawrence/Swiegers CAN
    *Purdy/Marinaro CAN
    Sui/Han CHN
    *Vartmann/Van Cleave GER
    Berton/Hotarek ITA
    Kavaguti/Smirnov RUS
    *Davis/Brubaker USA (new)

    Paul/Islam CAN
    Virtue/Moir CAN
    Weaver/Poje CAN
    Zhiganshina/Gazsi GER
    Guignard/Fabbri ITA
    Riazanova/Tkachenko RUS
    *Stepanova/Bukin RUS
    Hubbell/Donohue USA


    CUP OF CHINA (Nov. 1-3, Beijing)

    Kevin Reynolds CAN
    Nan Song CHN
    Yi Wang CHN
    *Han Yan CHN
    Florent Amodio FRA
    Peters Liebers GER
    Takahiko Kozuka JPN
    Denis Ten KAZ
    *Maxim Kovtun RUS
    Richard Dornbush USA

    Bingwa Geng CHN
    Zijun Li CHN
    Kexin Zhang CHN
    Carolina Kostner ITA
    Kanako Murakami JPN
    Polina Korobeynikova RUS
    *Anna Pogorilaya RUS
    Adelina Sotnikova RUS
    Joshi Helgesson SWE
    Agnes Zawadzki USA

    Pang/Tong CHN
    Peng/Zhang CHN
    *Xuehan Wang/Lei Wang CHN
    Popova/Massot FRA
    Savchenko/Szolkowy GER
    Martiusheva/Rogonov RUS
    Scimeca/Knierim USA
    *Zhang/Bartholomay USA

    Huang/Zheng CHN
    Yu/Wang CHN
    *Yiyi Zhang/Nan Wu CHN
    Carron/Jones FRA
    Pechalat/Bourzat FRA
    Bobrova/Soloviev RUS
    *Aldridge/Eaton USA
    Chock/Bates USA


    NHK TROPHY (Nov. 8-10, Tokyo)

    Chafik Besseghier FRA
    Takahito Mura JPN
    Nobunari Oda JPN
    Daisuke Takahashi JPN
    Konstantin Menshov RUS
    Sergei Voronov RUS
    Javier Fernandez ESP
    *Max Aaron USA
    Jeremy Abbott USA
    Adam Rippon USA

    Zijun Li CHN
    Elene Gedevanishvili GEO
    Valentina Marchei ITA
    Mao Asada JPN
    Akiko Suzuki JPN
    *Satoko Miyahara JPN
    Alena Leonova RUS
    *Elena Radionova RUS
    Gracie Gold USA
    Mirai Nagasu USA

    Lawrence/Swiegers CAN
    Peng/Zhang CHN
    Sui/Han CHN
    *Takahashi/Kihara JPN (new)
    Kavaguti/Smirnov RUS
    Volosozhar/Trankov RUS
    Castelli/Shnapir USA
    *Denney/Frazier USA

    Gilles/Poirier CAN
    *Kolbe/Caruso GER
    Cappellini/Lanotte ITA
    Reed/Reed JPN
    Ilinykh/Katsalapov RUS
    Sinitsina/Zhiganshin RUS
    Davis/White USA
    Shibutani/Shibutani USA


    TROPHEE ERIC BOMPARD (Nov. 15-17, Paris)

    Patrick Chan CAN
    Nan Song CHN
    *Han Yan CHN
    Michael Brezina CZE
    Florent Amodio FRA
    Chafik Besseghier FRA
    Romain Ponsart FRA
    Yuzuru Hanyu JPN
    *Jason Brown USA
    Ross Miner USA

    Kiira Korpi FIN *Natalia Popova UKR
    *Lenaelle Gilleron-Gorry FRA
    Mae Berenice Meite FRA
    Yretha Silete FRA *Samantha Cesario USA
    Yuna Kim KOR Amelie Lacoste CAN
    *Anna Pogorilaya RUS
    Adelina Sotnikova RUS
    Viktoria Helgesson SWE
    Christina Gao USA
    Ashley Wagner USA

    Duhamel/Radford CAN
    *Purich/Tran CAN (new)
    Pang/Tong CHN
    James/Cipres FRA
    Popova/Massot FRA
    Della Monica/Guarise ITA
    Bazarova/Larionov RUS
    Denney/Coughlin USA

    Orford/Williams CAN
    Virtue/Moir CAN
    *Papadakis/Cizeron FRA
    Pechalat/Bourzat FRA
    Zhiganshina/Gazsi GER
    Coomes/Buckland GBR
    Ilinykh/Katsalapov RUS
    Monko/Khaliavin RUS

    ROSTELECOM CUP (Nov. 22-24, Moscow)

    Kevin Reynolds CAN
    Brian Joubert FRA
    Peter Liebers GER
    Tatsuki Machida JPN
    Artur Gachinski RUS
    *Maxim Kovtun RUS
    Evgeni Plushenko RUS
    Javier Fernandez ESP
    Richard Dornbush USA
    *Joshua Farris USA

    Kaetlyn Osmond CAN
    Carolina Kostner ITA
    Haruka Imai JPN
    *Satoko Miyahara JPN
    Kanako Murakami JPN
    *Nikol Gosviani RUS
    Julia Lipnitskaia RUS
    Elizaveta Tuktamysheva RUS
    Mirai Nagasu USA
    Agnes Zawadzki USA

    Moore-Towers/Moscovitch CAN
    Savchenko/Szolkowy GER
    *Takahashi/Kihara JPN (new)
    *Antipova/Maisuradze RUS
    Bazarova/Larionov RUS
    Stolbova/Klimov RUS
    Scimeca/Knierim USA
    *Simpson/Blackmer USA

    Gilles/Poirier CAN
    Weaver/Poje CAN
    *Papadakis/Cizeron FRA
    Bobrova/Soloviev RUS
    Monko/Khaliavin RUS
    Riazanova/Tkachenko RUS
    *Heekin-Canedy/Dun UKR
    Chock/Bates USA
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  35. Hanna

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    Isn't Cesario replacing Silete at TEB?

    Popova and Lacoste instead of Korpi and Kim. I feel really robbed. :wuzrobbed
  36. Proustable

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    I don't know if she replaced Silete, but it's true that Cesario will be there but Silete won't be. I really hope Silete fully recovers and is able to compete eventually, though.
  37. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Yes, thanks - I've edited this into my post above.

    I've also crossed out Lysacek's name from Skate America since he announced today that he has withdrawn due to a torn labrum (ETA: I've added Jason Brown's name now that USFS has announced him as Lysacek's replacement).
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  38. Jammers

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    I hope Jason Brown gets the SA slot now. He's earned it.
  39. NadineWhite

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    It looks like you are right, Jammers. :)
  40. inthemiddle

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    USFS just announced Jason will replace Evan :cheer2::cheer2: