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Will the men's event at Worlds this year be judged fairly?

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by MissIzzy, Dec 13, 2011.

Will the Men's Event At Worlds Be Judged Fairly?

  1. Yes

    23 vote(s)
  2. No

    24 vote(s)
  3. Michelle Kwan

    57 vote(s)
  4. Only if Patrick Chan withdraws

    58 vote(s)
  5. What's the use? Jeremy Abbott still won't be able to win? :-(

    5 vote(s)
  6. What does it matter? Even if it is, noone will believe it was!

    44 vote(s)
  1. MissIzzy

    MissIzzy Active Member

    Back in the Olympic season, back when half the fans were lamenting that the Olympic competition had already been decided in Yu-Na Kim's favor(and the other half lamenting it had been decided in Mao Asada's favor:shuffle:), I posted a poll on the matter, and now, in light of the Grand Prix Finale, I think a similar one might be in order(I'm even tempted to post one on the ice dance, but really, one poll at a time). Though I'm been self-centered and included my own view of the matter among the answers...:blah:
  2. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

    Will the men's event at Worlds this year be judged fairly?

  3. Polymer Bob

    Polymer Bob New Member

    I'm sure it will be as fair as it always is. :confused:
  4. Finnice

    Finnice Well-Known Member

    Purple would be a very good opinion in this poll. In the lack of it, I voted Michelle Kwan.
  5. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

    Michelle Kwan
  6. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    Why is Michelle Kwan one of the possible answers? Meant to be a joke?
  7. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

    Yes - MK is destined to win every poll, whether relevant or not :lol:
  8. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    ....and she is almost winning this one; if not for Patrick Chan's name on it....:lol:
  9. IceIceBaby

    IceIceBaby Active Member

    I am sure there will be some controversy...
  10. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

    I voted MK because I wanted her to beat Chan. :D
  11. Belinda

    Belinda Member

    Yes, if Chan falls 3 times in LP.
    Can't Michelle be a judge?
  12. AliasJohnDoe

    AliasJohnDoe Headcase Addict

    Michelle Kwan!!! :cheer:
  13. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    It will be judge fairly, but we will use the famous "wuzrobbed", anyway. :)
  14. professordeb

    professordeb Well-Known Member

    I would venture to say that if Chan wins, there will be many here who will think it wasn't fair, regardless of how he skates while there will be others who think he should win based upon using COP the way they have all season long.

    If anyone other than Chan wins, the board will likely erupt and there will be many here who say the judging was fair. :)
  15. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

    If your favorites win, it's fair.

    If your favorites don't win, wuzrobbed!

  16. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C


    Not necessarily. Last year at worlds I had no problem with his win because he skated well. It's only when he does not skate well, others do, and he still gets the highest score, that's when there are many who disagree with the results.
  17. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

    Absolutely agree! I had no problem with him winning the GPF and Worlds last season as he did meet the moment and brought the goods better than the other competitors. Granted, I gave Kozuka the nod in the LP at Worlds, but overall, Chan did the best in the SP and LP combined to deserve his title. Chan's win at the GPF this season, however, was not as convincing in the LP for in that segment he had many more errors than Takahashi, but still won. Chan also had a very sloppy SP with 2 very noticeable errors. Chan has received the same treatment all skaters do when they win an event with 2 flawed performances, and he has a long history of doing this, so it's only natural that even more venom is going to be directed his way when it should really be directed toward the judging system. Well, I guess the drop in viewership ratings and event attendance is how the venom is being directed toward the system. When a victory is not decisive, of course there will be chants of X skater being robbed and Y skater being held up. It's par for the course. :shuffle:
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011
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  18. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

    Define "fairly"
  19. casken

    casken Well-Known Member

    So who was the other person who chose the Abbott response? :grope:
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  20. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

    IMO, the fairness of the result will depend on how well Chan skates ... if he skates well, then is getting the gold is fair, but if he doesn't then his getting the gold isn't fair. Since this doesn't precisely fit with the choices on the ballot, I voted for Kwan
  21. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    Only if he doesn't skate well, but a few others skate very well.....
    Even Michelle Kwan cannot beat Chan. That's how dominant he is.:lol:
  22. Jenny81

    Jenny81 Active Member


    This. :rofl:
  23. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

    Other than Chan being certain to win even if he sits on the ice and does nothing for half of the program, the remainder of the mens event (the real competition taking place 2nd downwards apart from the coronation gold medal ceremony and exhibition skates) I believe will be judged fairly.
  24. t.mann

    t.mann Member

    Maybe Chan will skate brilliantly at Worlds so that the debate is unnecessary, just like last Worlds.

    BTW, I hope competition for bronze is fair as well.
    I am a little :confused: at Javier's PCS this season. especially the SS part.
    His skating skills are great live?? looks average on screen.
    Anyway, this season Javier[SC:7.68(SP)-8.14(LP) / RC:7.61-8.07 / GPF:7.75-8.21] is receiving the higher(or similar) SS score than a great SS guy Kozuka[SA:7.79-7.82 / NHK:7.89-7.93].
    What a :confused: moment.
  25. Primorskaya

    Primorskaya Trummerlotte

    TROLOLO! :p

    The fact that the question comes up in the first place is answer enough...

    And I voted for Michelle Kwan, of course.
  26. kittyjake5

    kittyjake5 Well-Known Member

    I voted for the Kween, cause when she was competiting I got it, she was fabulous and dominant and she won because she was that good. We had 26 pages of Michelle fans vs. Sasha fans vs. Irina's fans. Now we have 26 pages of COP breakdown. I like COP and I get it (but I had to take a COP for Dummies class at my community college) ;)

    Fair judging back then was questionable. Fair judging now is questionable.
    After all this is figure skating folks.
  27. doctor

    doctor New Member

    His skating skills are worse when you see him skating live, as he’s the slowest among the 6 competitors at GPF. His PCS should not have been higher than Brezina’s, but he outscored Brezina by almost 10 points.

    Since the worlds will be held in Europe and Amodio and Joubert are not in their best form, Fernandez will have semi-home advantage. I think he’ll outscore even Kozuka on PCS at the Worlds, which means besides Chan the remainder of the men’s competition will not be judged fairly, either.
  28. PashaFan

    PashaFan Well-Known Member

    You know when you just don't like someone but you don't know why?
    That's how I feel about Chan.
    Yes he deserved the World title BUT only because others did not do well.
    No, that's not his fault but now I feel he is being treated a bit like Plushenko was. It does not really matter to the judges if he makes errors because they will give him such high marks no matter what.
    It is taken out of the others hands.
    I just find Chan quite bland.
    Abbott, I have found myself really liking.
    I think the way the season has gone so far the judges have already given the World titles to Chan & Davis & White.
    And No, I'm not a Meryl & Charlie hater but I just don't see any movement from the judges.
    After the Salt Lake City Olympics everybody was saying change the judging system but I was saying change the judges !
    They have already found a way to place their favourites at the top yet not have to answer to anybody. And the really bad thing about this judging system is they can give a title to someone in the short programe by putting them so far ahead.
    RANT OVER !!!!!
  29. bek

    bek Guest

    I don't know how you can compare Patrick to Plushenko. Plushenko might make a slight error here and there, but he did his difficult elements consistently. I can't imagine seeing Plushenko smile if he had put in a short program like the one Chan did at GPF. Plushenko would consider it an absolute disaster.
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  30. PashaFan

    PashaFan Well-Known Member

    I'm not talking about Chan/Plushenko the person, I'm talking about the judges favouring them.
    Plushenko always got high marks even when there were errors.
    Yes, he had high technical difficulty but he was never punished like others when he skated bad.