ISU Development Trophy

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  1. N_Halifax

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    Really nice to see countries like Cyprus and Iceland represented! Definitely new countries on the scene. I think this competition is a wonderful idea.
     
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    That is so unlucky. :(

    I hope it's nothing serious.
     
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    Some (mainly off-ice) photos have been uploaded to the Ice Skating Association of Ireland's Facebook page here.
     
  6. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    Kudos to the ISA of Ireland for having such an active social media presence currently via their federation's site, Facebook & Twitter! :)

    The 2nd ISU World Development Trophy for figure skating includes ice dancing and is being held this week, April 16-20, 2013, at the SM Mall of Asia International Skating Rink in Manila, The Philippines.

    "The program consists of a four-day-long preparational training camp and a one day competition as closing event" - an event schedule by day is published on page 8 of this Announcement document: http://www.hksu.org/contents/upload/isu1213/AnnouncementWorldDevelTrophyFSManila2013.pdf
     
  7. Sylvia

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    Article: http://www.philstar.com/sports/2013/04/20/932801/figure-skating-under-way-moa-rink
    Posted back in February:
     
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    This is good for the skaters in smaller countries or countries where figure skating is not the main sport!:cheer:
     
  11. Ziggy

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    It looks like Victor Kudravtsev was moderating the Filipino seminar!
     
  12. Ziggy

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    I've found this on the Polish Figure Skating Association website: http://www.pfsa.com.pl/docs/WalleySeminar14.pdf

    The team who ran the ISU Development Trophy in Cieszyn will be conducting another seminar like this in Gdansk, Poland in April. Valentin Nikolaiev (who coached Baiul and Zagorodniuk), coach and certified choreographer Jena Gres and coach and ISU technical specialist Sarkis Tewanian.

    From what I heard from skaters and coaches I have spoken to, they are all very good at this, their exercises are challenging and creative and Tewanian is great at giving feedback on the levels and finding ways of increasing them with minimum effort. The feedback they got after the Cieszyn seminar seemed to be overwhelmingly positive.

    I am really glad to see that something is happening in Poland with regards to developing skating. :)
     
  13. Dr.Siouxs

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    Is Anna Rechnio involved in skating at all nowadays?
     
  14. Sylvia

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    Off-topic but one of the most incredible skating experiences I have ever had was when I was at a skating camp in 2009 which was both for adult and competitive skaters. Anna Rechnio was one of the coaches and I absolutely loved all of the sessions we have had with her. She had a lot of knowledge as well as passion.

    On the last day, most of her skaters have already left so she took to the ice herself. It was right after our on-ice session so we stayed to watch. Consider that at that point, she was 31 and hasn't competed in 9 years.

    I remember my jaw dropping right down to the floor as she skated around the ice rink with blinding speed. She eventually started to do double jumps. Then she did some double axels and moved on to triples. She started with the easier ones but eventually was landing all of them up to the lutz. They were huge, solid and she just kept reeling them off one-by-one, landing almost every single one of them (toe she didn't do IIRC but that was because of an injury). We just couldn't believe what we saw and were absolutely mesmerised. It was a truly epic moment. Here she was, all these years later, basically skating at almost the same level as at her competitive peak.

    I spoke to her later and half-seriously told her that she should come back for the 2010 Olympics. I mean, in all seriousness, she would have easily made the Olympic team skating like that and she could have placed top 10 at Euros for sure. We talked about the pressure of competition and how now she could just skate for herself and for the fun of it. I guess it's much easier to land all of your jumps if there's absolutely no pressure involved in it. Still, that would have been one hell of a dream comeback. :swoon:

    Back then, Rechnio and her husband Alexei Fedoseev settled in Warsaw and started coaching there. There's only one ice rink in Warsaw though, with one ice surface (in a city of 1.7m people...) so ice time is really limited and there are three different clubs there competing tooth and nail. You could make a TV series about it, it's so :watch: (like one club sending inspectors in on another). I remember thinking that they would surely get sick of all that crap and eventually move abroad. As you can read in Ryan Stevens' interview, they moved to Denmark where they have been based since and things seem to be going really well. Their skater Pernille Sorensen just managed to qualify to the final at Junior Worlds, where she got three new PBs. :)
     
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  16. sammyf

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    Results are here http://www.pfsa.com.pl/wdt2014/index.htm

    All the video are posted here http://www.youtube.com/user/wdt2014

    There is also one in Manila later this month the announcement is here http://www.hksu.org/contents/upload/isuwdt14/AnnouncementISUWorldDevelopmentTrophy2014FS_PHI.pdf the only entry I can find is Julian Yee http://www.newsarawaktribune.com/news/24212/Julian-wins-senior-category-at-9th-Msia-Open-Cship/ can anyone find an entry list?

    Singapore's entries are here http://www.sisa.org.sg/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=h-LzsjGJeqA=&tabid=196&mid=1739 Chloe Ing, Jewel Koh, Luc Ong, Sarah Tan
     
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  17. Sylvia

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    Thanks, sammyf!

    ISU World Development Trophy, April 14-16, 2014 (Manila PHI) - I posted Malaysia's entries in the 2014 Malaysia Nationals thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...al-Figure-Skating-Championship-April-4-5-2014

    Jr Men: Julian Zhi Jie YEE (S1), Kai Xiang CHEW (S2), Bryan Christopher TAN (J1)
    Jr Ladies: Aina Sorfina MOHD AMINUDIN (J4), Amirah Azfariena AZHARI (J5), Jia Xin NG (Adv N1)
    Boys Basic Novice B: Nicholas Zhi Ming TAN (?)
    Girls Basic Novice B: Sze Chyi CHEW (Adv N2), Ashley Sook Hui CHIN (Adv N3)
    Girls Basic Novice A: Lily Qistina Abdmanan or Abdul Manan (Basic N2), Rachel June Leen LIM (Adv N4), Aneeta LINGAM (J2)
     
  18. twicken

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    What is exactly qualifies skaters for entry in this event? Last year Martinez only skated an exhibition but was not allowed entry. Also no foreign born athletes representing the 'developing countries' (which is as it should be) but any restrictions like a skater has to be training in the country they are representing?
     
  19. Sylvia

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  21. Sylvia

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    Ziggy, sammyf's post #46 included the Gdansk results & video links. ;)

    Here's a local article about next week's ISU World Development Trophy in Manila:
    http://www.interaksyon.com/interakt...ional-skating-competition-from-april-21-to-26
     
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    Now thatthe event has both segments, does it qualify to be used to meet TES minimums?
     
  23. Sylvia

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    56 skaters vie in World Development Trophy: http://businessmirror.com.ph/index....69-56-skaters-vie-in-world-development-trophy
    Excerpt:
    If anyone finds a link to the results from Friday's competition, please post. Thanks!
     
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  26. Sylvia

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    I don't believe full, official results were ever published for last year's ISU Development Trophy in the Philippines either. Maybe they will turn up linked from the ISU site at some point?
     
  27. drfj

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    the ISU development committee should have a lot of money,data operator,referee are from Hungary as I can see on the photos,to travel from Budapest to Manila,is not the cheapest thing,I am sure they could find closer to Manila ISU officials
     
  28. sammyf

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    They were. I think they were linked from the Singapore skating association homepage. Here is a copy of the full protocol http://amirahazhari.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/dvtrophy_manila_protocol.pdf
     
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  29. sammyf

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    This is the best I can find for this year's results

    Junior Ladies
    1 Chloe Ing SIN
    ? Promsan Rattanadilok Na Phuket THA
    ? Aina Sorfina MOHD AMINUDIN MAL
    ? Amirah Azfariena AZHARI MAL
    ? Jia Xin NG MAL

    Junior Men
    2 Han Kum Choi DRK
    3 Han Kwang Bo DRK
    ? Julian Yee MAL
    ? Kai Xiang CHEW MAL
    ? Bryan Christopher TAN MAL
    ? Michael Durham NZL

    Novice A Ladies
    1 Ro Hyang Mi DRK 42.44
    2 Sofia Guidote PHI 36.17
    3 Jaydean Brits RSA
    5 Jewel Koh SIN
    ? Thachapim Saengruangchayanon THA
    ? Lily Qistina Abdmanan or Abdul Manan MAL
    ? Rachel June Leen LIM MAL
    ? Aneeta LINGAM MAL
    ? Zara Anthony Whigham NZL
    ? Kelly Supangat INA

    Novice B Ladies
    1 Kim Un Hyang DRK 40.98
    2 Courtney Kuhn RSA 36.52
    3 Elia Mendoza PHI 32.86
    8 Sarah Tan SIN
    ? Natcha Pratchayaratikul THA
    ? Sze Chyi CHEW MAL
    ? Ashley Sook Hui CHIN MAL

    Novice A Men
    1 Luc Ong SIN

    Novice B Men
    ? Nicholas Zhi Ming TAN MAL

    All PHI -I'm not sure what level. Audrey Alcaraz, Alyssa Comia, Keith Stephanie Angeles, and Dominique Katigbak
     
  30. Ziggy

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    I know that there is like a billion of more pressing matters there than funding and developing figure skating :shuffle: but it's a shame that DPRK doesn't have enough funding (or is too scared of skaters seeing the outside world and/or defecting) to send its skaters to more international competitions.