205. ISU: QUALIFYING ROUNDS FOR ISU CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Minimum qualifying scores are introduced. Members (federations) can enter at least one competitor per discipline provided that they have met the minimum qualifying score.
Minimum Qualifying Scores
To be entered into and participate in the Championships/Qualifying Round of a Senior ISU Championships a Competitor must have reached in an ISU recognized International Competition during the ongoing or immediately preceeding season the applicable minimum Total Result Scores (points). The applicable minimum Total Result Scores shall be decided for each season by the ISU Council based on a joint proposal from the respective Technical Committee and the Sports Directorate and shall be published in an ISU Communication. No Minimum Score is required for the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships.
Please note that the applicable Minimum Total Result Scores for results obtained during the season 2009/10 will be as follows:
Men: 40 (SP), 70 (FS)
Ladies: 30 (SP), 50 (FS)
Pair Skating: 35 (SP), 60 (FS)
Ice Dance: 20 (CD), 35 (OD), 55 (FD) or 35 (SD) and 55 (FD)
Competitors can be entered directly into the first segment of the competition or into the Qualifying Round (QR).
Total Number of Entries into each Competition Segment
Euros and 4CCs:
Singles: 28 (first segment) = 18 (direct entries) + 10 (QR)
Pairs: 18 (first segment) = 12 (direct entries) + 6 (QR)
Ice Dance: 20 (first segment) = 12 (direct entries) + 8 (QR)
Worlds and Jr. Worlds:
Singles: 30 (first segment) = 18 (direct entries) + 12 (QR)
Pairs: 20 (first segment) = 12 (direct entries) + 8 (QR)
Ice Dance: 25 (first segment) = 15 (direct entries) + 10 (QR)
* In the case that the number of total Competitors subject to be entered into a Championships, either directly or through a Qualifying Round exceeds this quota only by 2 Competitors, the President has the right to cancel such Qualifying Round for the respective discipline and to increase the number of total entries into the first segment of the Championships by 2 Competitors. (applies for all ISU Championships)
In case some of the Members do not use their full quota of Direct entries, the resulting open Direct entries will be replaced by Qualifying Round entries by increasing the number of Qualifying Round entries. (for Jr. Worlds and Worlds).
Overall Entry Quotas
Members who have participated in the immediately preceding season in the corresponding discipline (Men, Ladies, Pair Skating, Ice Dance) of the same Championship shall accumulate points equal to the sum of placements of their Competitors who were entered in this preceding season’s Championships.
The point system remains the same as currently used to determine spots (entry quotas) for Euros and Worlds. 4CC is still open entry (no quota, max 3 per member).
Members are listed in the order of their best placed participant in the corresponding discipline of the preceding season’s same Championships.
From the Overall Entry Quota a Member gets as many Direct entries as the number of this Member’s Skaters in the top 18 places for Singles, top 12 places for Pairs and top 15 places for Ice Dance in the corresponding discipline of the preceding season’s same Championships.
In case the number of Direct Entries obtained this way is less than required, the next listed Member(s) obtain the right for Direct entry until the required number of entries is reached.
For these Direct entries, the respective Members may decide upon the entries by name at their discretion provided the entered Competitor(s) have reached the Minimum Scores as per paragraph 3. above.
Competitors competing in the Qualifying Round and succeeding to earn an entry into the first segment of the Championships, are entitled to skate the first segment of the Championships. In case of withdrawal/disqualification, the corresponding entry into the first segment cannot be transferred to another Competitor of the Member.
The Qualifying Rounds include only the Free Skating, respectively the Free Dance.
The Qualifying Rounds will be skated at least one day prior to the first competition day of the respective Championships in the same venue as the Championships.
However, the expenses for travel, board and lodging of participants in the Qualifying
Rounds are at the expense of the participating Members.
The draw for the starting order in the Qualifying Round will be made according to Rule 579, respectively 635.
Scores (Points) achieved at the Qualifying Round shall not be considered for the Final.
In case a Member disposes of Direct entries as well as Qualifying Round entries in a Championships/discipline, the Competitors ranked higher in the ISU World Standings (at time of making the entry) must be given preference for the Direct entries. The Competitor(s) ranked lower in the ISU World Standings must be entered into the Qualifying Round.
(^ I am not sure I understand this...I think they are trying to say that if for example Russia has 3 pairs spots but only 2 direct entries the top 2 ISU-ranked pairs get the direct entries and the lower ranked pair has to go to the QR.
Or are they talking about if someone gives up a direct entry and who it goes to?. I don't get how they are using "dispose" here...)
Host Member Rule
If the competitor(s) of the host member did not qualify for the first segment (SP, SD) during the QR, one competitor of the Host Member shall have the right to additionally enter and participate in each discipline provided they meet the minimum score requirements.
Reason: The increasingly high number of entries in ISU Championships constitutes a serious challenge and threat, both to the organizing ISU Members and the ISU. It results in high expenses and has already threatened the appropriate financial funding and consequently organization and conduct of ISU Championships. It furthermore makes it basically impossible to stage attractive Championships with high quality skating and a reasonable duration which nowadays is crucial for live TV telecast and for attracting the public on site.
The Council and Techical Committees have prepared this proposal taking into account that the ISU Championships are the highest level ISU Events. As such, Championships should be open to Competitors of an adequate level only and consequently guaranty to remain an attractive product for the media and the public which is the basis to generate the needed ISU incomes. Such incomes are the necessary basis to maintain the ISU activity thanks to generous ISU financial support.
The Council furthermore took into account that the ISU is giving substantial financial support to other ISU Events, such as the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating where lower level competitors have a chance to compete internationally at favourable financial conditions.
Through the introduction of Qualifying Rounds before and at the site of the Championships for lower level Competitors and the reduction of entries into the actual Championships, the financial burden of the Championships organizing Members becomes more reasonable. All Members, also those with lower level Skaters, have a possibility to be on site of the Championships at a certain expense and possibly qualify their Competitors for the actual Championships.