If they wanted to guarantee that Emily got the minimums, perhaps she should have been sent to Bavarian Open instead of 4 Continents.
That said, Bavarian Open would not have been preparation for the pressure of a Senior Worlds, as 4 Continents may well have been.
She did withdraw from 3 summer/fall competitions in 2019.20 ( Minto, NY Summer and Autumn Classic) before doing Finlandia, Skate Canada and Canadians.
She went into Skate Canada and Finlandia with very little training. I believe she was not cleared from concussion protocol until mid September...
The National Team was top 5 at one point, but that has been modified by this doc that was in effect for 19.20 season.
It is now top 3 plus GP assigned entries, plus the ability to add new couplings
Rinks. A and B have about 5 rows high up that run the length of one side
C has a single ‘penalty bench’ at ice level that runs the length of the side opposite the judges.
D is a practice rink and has a viewing window
A B and C have standing areas on the concourse with large viewing windows...