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    Quote Originally Posted by sammyf View Post
    Britian, Swiss, Germany, and Czechs could send good teams.
    You need a pair team, a dance team, 2 ladies and 2 men.
    2 British or Czechs ladies?

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    Yes, lots of competitions held in Asia. From selfish reasons I´m glad that in Europe I can pleasantly watch them live (if they are streamed on Internet).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirkbiggestfan View Post
    You need a pair team, a dance team, 2 ladies and 2 men.
    2 British or Czechs ladies?
    There are two nice Czech junior ladies which are senior eligible, Barbora Svedova and Kristina Kostkova. Two men should be obvious, and their pair and dance team are are improving a lot.

    British has Katie Powel, who just scored 121 points as senior, and Karly Robertson who qualified for free skate at Euros, two US Brits who did well on the JGP, and of course Jenna if she doesnt retire. They also have nice pairs and dance teams.

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    The information without kidding, for good children.

    2011 Europeans will be held in PostFinance Arena at Bern city, Switzerland in January 23-30, 2011

    2011 US Nationals will be held in Greensboro Coliseum at Greensboro city, North Carolina, US in January 23-30, 2011

    2011 Canadian Nationals will be held in Save–On-Foods Memorial Center at Victoria city, British Colombia, Canada in January 21-23, 2011

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    For participating to World Team Trophy, it is not always necessary for that country to have many strong players as for all categories.
    In case of Japan, we have some strong players as for Men single and as for Ladies single, but have very few players as for Pair and as for Ice Dance.
    They are Narumi Takahashi & Mervin Tran (Pair in junior) and Cathy Reed & Chris Reed (Ice Dance).
    Even in Japan Nationals, we barely have the entry of only one or two teams in Pair and in Ice Dance.


    The team standing which were ranked by each country's scores of 2008/2009 season for selecting the participating teams in the Worlds Team Trophy 2009.

    The Team Standing:
    Rank, Country, Sores

    (1-6: The participating teams)
    1 USA 7659
    2 Canada 6755
    3 Japan 6660
    4 Russia 6370
    5 France 4938
    6 China 4150

    (The following teams were left out of the selection)
    7 Germany 3968
    8 Italy 3897
    9 Czech 3372
    10 Korea 2579
    11 Ukraine 2539
    12 Finland 2206
    (The rest is omitted)

    Reference:
    http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009年世界フィギュアスケート国別対抗戦
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 06-02-2010 at 04:39 PM.

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    Maybe next time there will be 2 pairs and 2 dance teams from each country.

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    The ISU has published the Announcement for the 2011 World Team Trophy to be held on April 14-17, 2011 in Yokohama, Japan. Can someone post a direct link please?

    ETA: Never mind. Link to the new WTT thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=76535
    Last edited by Sylvia; 12-18-2010 at 12:16 AM.

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    The problem is that Japan may be the only country who can host this event. I don't think it will be marketable in any other country.

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    Isn't WTT the ISU equivalent of the cheesefests USFSA used to do but no longer does? I don't see any difference between the two, except for the fact that WTT is now in Asia. ITA with several posters in that Asia is where the money and (increasingly) the depth of talent are, so I think it's a good thing to entrench skating in what, fairly recently, were new markets for the sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakewood View Post
    The problem is that Japan may be the only country who can host this event. I don't think it will be marketable in any other country.
    For the players or for the audience, the team competition has an another strong appeal power or an attraction than the personal competition like a usual competition.
    Therefore I think that not only the audience or sponsor in Japan but also the audience or sponsor in the other countries finds the market value to the team competition.

    Moreover, it seems to be sure that this event becomes the prototype of the new team competition in Sochi Olympics in Russia.

    Reference:
    Team Figure Skating Competition Possibility for Sochi 2014
    http://www.ifsmagazine.com/forum/ind...showtopic=1990

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