Actually, if IJS scores are supposed to be absolute and they know the level of skating that is out there, it seems like they should be able to pick a minimum that will give them the field they want within 1-3 entries. Ah, I thought I read right here on FSU that this was why they were setting them. They were saying something about making their product attractive to tv by ensuring a certain level of skating at Championship events. It's true that if the goal was to set the fields to a certain amount, having minimums and adjusting them right before the championships lets you do that. OTOH, I really don't think it's fair to the athletes. They have to guess what the ISU will do and make decisions that can't be undone based on those guesses. I prefer a system where they make their decisions based on rules that everyone knows ahead of time, that don't change, and are the same for everyone. The ISU has been notorious in the past for not doing any of that so I'm somewhat unwilling to give them a break on this one now. I feel for the teams who guessed wrong.