2019/20 Junior Grand Prix pre-season news & discussion thread

Sylvia

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Before the JGP season actually gets underway in late August (and individual competition threads are started in the 2019-20 Kiss & Cry section after it's created), here's a thread for those interested in discussing potential skaters (all countries), both new and returning, as well as for posting any assignments that are announced/published online.

The seven events of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating are:

#1 August 21-24, 2019 Courchevel, France [Announcement]
#2 August 28-31, 2019 Lake Placid, USA (including Pair Skating)
#3 September 4-7, 2019 Riga, Latvia
#4 (including Pair Skating) September 11-14, 2019 Chelyabinsk, Russia (including Pair Skating) [Announcement]
#5 September 18-21, 2019 Gdansk, Poland (including Pair Skating) [Announcement]
#6 September 25-28, 2019 Zagreb, Croatia (including Pair Skating)
#7 October 2-5, 2019 Egna, Italy [Announcement]

JGP Series+Final General Announcement is published here (25 pages): https://isu.org/docman-documents-links/isu-files/event-documents/figure-skating-4/2019-20/junior-grand-prix/series-files-26/21161-junior-grand-prix-2019-20-general-announcement/file

ISU's JGP event info page: https://isu.org/figure-skating/events/junior-grand-prix-of-figure-skating

Anticipating the 2019 JGP debuts of:
Kamilla Valieva RUS
Alysa Liu USA
Shun Sato JPN
Others to look out for?

LADIES who medalled last year (not all may be selected by the feds with deep fields) and/or were top 12 at 2019 Junior Worlds:
Kseniia Sinytsina RUS - JW4 / JGP silver
Alena Kanysheva RUS - JGPF4 / 2 JGP silvers
Anastasia Tarakanova RUS - JGPF5 / JGP gold & silver
Anna Tarusina RUS - JGPF alt. / 2 JGP silvers (unless selected for GP as an alternate)
Viktoria Vasilieva RUS - JGP bronze
Hanna Harrell USA - JW7
Haein Kee KOR - JW8 / JGP bronze
Alison Schumacher CAN - JW10
Alina Urushadze GEO - JW11
Tomoe Kawabata JPN - JW12
Rion Sumiyoshi JPN - JGP bronze
Shiika Yoshioka JPN - JGP bronze
Still age-eligible: Yi Christy Leung HKG (unless selected for GP as an alternate; 14th in 2019 Worlds debut)

MEN who medalled last year and/or were top 16 at 2019 Junior Worlds:
Daniel Grassl ITA - 2019 JW bronze / JGP bronze
Artur Danielian RUS - JW4
Stephen Gogolev CAN - JW5 / JGPF1 / JGP gold
Adam Siao Him Fa FRA - JW6 / JGPF4 / JGP gold & bronze
Petr Gumennik RUS - JW10 / JGPF2 / 2 JGP golds
Joseph Phan CAN - JW12 / JGP bronze
Andrew Torgashev USA - qualified for JGPF-WD / JGP gold
Andrei Mozalev RUS - JGP gold
Kirill Iakolev RUS - JGP silver
Yuma Kagiyama JPN - JGP silver
Mitsuki Sumoto JPN - JGP silver (ETA: moving up to senior, refer to post #3 below)
Tatsuya Tsuboi JPN - JW14
Matyas Belohradsky CZE - JW15
Ivan Shmuratko UKR - JW16
Yuto Kishina JPN - JGP bronze
Iliya Kovler CAN - JGP bronze

Returning age-eligible PAIRS include:
Panfilova/Rylov RUS - JW2 / JGPF3
Kostiukovich/Ialin RUS - JW3 / JGPF2
Akhanteva/Kolesov RUS - JGPF4
Pepeleva/Pleshkov RUS - JGP bronze
Nesterova/Darenskyi UKR - JW8
Hamon/Strekalin FRA - JW9
McIntosh/Toste CAN - JW10
Finster/Nagy USA - JW11
NEW team (copying over from the German news thread):
Annika Hocke/Robert Kunkel will skate Junior Grand Prix and then switch to seniors for nationals and potential Europeans / worlds assignments
Returning age-eligible ICE DANCE TEAMS include:
Nguyen/Kolesnik USA - JW4 / JGPF5
Ushakova/Nekrasov RUS - JW5 / JGPF2
Kazakova/Reviya GEO - JW6 / JGPF6
Shanaeva/Naryzhyy RUS - JGP silver
Demougeot/Le Mercier FRA - JW8
Popova/Byelikov UKR - JGP bronze
Davis/Smolkin RUS - JGP bronze (recently moved to train with Shpilband group in Novi)
Bronsard/Bouarguia CAN
D'Alessandro/Waddell CAN
Golubtsova/Belobrov UKR
 
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@DobrinFan posted in the other thread re. the Courchevel announcement:

Entry deadline [Friday] July 19th.

Preliminary schedule
[from page 11 of Announcement]

Thursday, August 22
14:00 LADIES – Short Program
MEN – Short Program

Friday, August 23
14:30 ICE DANCE – Rhythm Dance
LADIES – Free Skating

Saturday, August 24
11:45 MEN – Free Skating
ICE DANCE – Free Dance
20:00 Gala Exhibition

Copying over from the French news thread...

JGP Courchevel event info link: https://ffsg.org/evenement/grand-prix-junior-de-patinage-artistique-danse-sur-glace-2019-courchevel/

Patinage Artistique Filles :
– Anna KUZMENKO (Club France)
– Lorine SCHILD (Reims)
– Sophie SPRUNG (ACBB Boulogne)

Patinage Artistique Garçons :
– Adam SIAO HIM FA (Brian Joubert Poitiers Glace)
– Corentin SPINAR (APA Clermont Ferrand) (en attente de / pending confirmation)
– François PITOT (Brian Joubert Poitiers Glace)

Danse sur glace :
– Loicia DEMOUGEOT / Théo LE MERCIER (Belfort / Villard de Lans)
– Lou TERREAUX / Noé PERRON (Belfort / Villard de Lans)
– 3e quotat à déterminer (TBD)
 
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JGP #2 – Lake Placid prelim. likely event order (times not yet known; awaiting Announcement to be published):

Thursday, August 29, 2019
Men’s SP
Pairs SP

Friday, August 30
Rhythm Dance
Ladies SP
Men’s FS

Saturday, August 31
Free Dance
Pairs FS
Ladies FS

Any FSUers planning to go? Head count so far (copying over from the other thread):
Yes, I already booked a hotel for Thurs and Friday and I got Thurs-Mon off. Plan on driving overnight both ways :shuffle:
I'll be there, with 4rkidz. Looking forward to it!
Driving up on Wednesday and staying midway in Malta until Thursday AM and then will be in Lake Placid until Sunday when I'll drive home.

Spoke to the box office who indicated that they expect ticket prices to approximate what they were the last time the JGP was held in Lake Placid. $10 per day and $25 for the entire event. They'll be able to confirm within the next few weeks.
 
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Most of my skater favs have retired so I’m excited to discover new skaters especially the pairs! Plus a beautiful time of year to drive to Lake Placid, will look forward to meeting up with fellow FSU fans.
 

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Thanks Sylvia, really excited for the JGP to start. Will they be showing it all on the ISU YouTube channel again? That was so good.

Also very nice to see France are sending some more Junior men for a change!
 

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Will they be showing it all on the ISU YouTube channel again?
Yes, that setup is continuing.

Junior dance will be very interesting this year. Splits, move-ups, and age-ups have really hit the ranks pretty hard; there are very few teams left over who either won a JGP medal or placed in the top ten at Worlds. There's a clear top two (Nguyen/Kolesnik and Ushakova/Nekrasov), and then a lot of question marks below; also notable in that most of the other returning teams with high placements/medals are from outside the Russia/US/Canada trifecta.
 

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Returning dance JGP medalists and/or top-ten teams from Junior Worlds:
(As far as we know)

Ushakova & Nekrasov
Nguyen & Kolesnik
Kazakova & Reviya
Shanaeva & Narizhnyy
Demougeot & Le Mercier
Popova & Byelikov
Davis & Smolkin
 

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Announcement links added below for Lake Placid, Riga, and Zagreb:

#1 August 21-24, 2019 Courchevel, France [Announcement] Entries due not later than Friday, July 19, 2019 – 20:00 h (local time)

#2 August 28-31, 2019 Lake Placid, USA (including Pair Skating) [Announcement] Entries due not later than Friday, July 26, 2019 – 20:00 h (local time)

#3 September 4-7, 2019 Riga, Latvia [Announcement] Entries due not later than Friday, August 02, 2019 – 20:00 h (local time)

#4 (including Pair Skating) September 11-14, 2019 Chelyabinsk, Russia (including Pair Skating) [Announcement] Entries due not later than Friday, August 09, 2019 – 20:00 h (local time)

#5 September 18-21, 2019 Gdansk, Poland (including Pair Skating) [Announcement] Entries due not later than Friday, August 16, 2019 – 20:00 h (local time)

#6 September 25-28, 2019 Zagreb, Croatia (including Pair Skating) [Announcement] Entries due not later than Friday, August 23, 2019 – 20:00 h (local time)

#7 October 2-5, 2019 Egna, Italy [Announcement] Entries due not later than Friday, August 30, 2019 – 20:00 h (local time)

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Daily start times for the Lake Placid JGP from the end of the Announcement:

Thursday, August 29, 2019
15:30 MEN – Short Program; PAIRS – Short Program

Friday, August 30, 2019
11:00 ICE DANCE – Rhythm Dance; LADIES – Short Program; MEN – Free Skating; Victory Ceremony MEN

Saturday, August 31, 2019
10:00 ICE DANCE – Free Dance; PAIRS – Free Skating; LADIES – Free Skating; Victory Ceremonies LADIES, PAIRS, ICE DANCE
 

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Czech entries for the first two
JGP Courchevel (FRA): Daniel Mrázek (alt Filip Ščerba), Nikola Rychtaříková (alt
Klára Štěpánová)
JGP Lake Placid (USA): Matyáš Bělohradský, Natálie Taschlerová / Filip Taschler.
 

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Czech entries for the first two
JGP Courchevel (FRA): Daniel Mrázek (alt Filip Ščerba), Nikola Rychtaříková (alt
Klára Štěpánová)
JGP Lake Placid (USA): Matyáš Bělohradský, Natálie Taschlerová / Filip Taschler.
That's funny. According to the main JGP announcement, there should not be a Czech dance team at Lake Placid. That's the one event they don't have a dance spot at. They do have a spot at JGP France.
 

Orm Irian

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That's funny. According to the main JGP announcement, there should not be a Czech dance team at Lake Placid. That's the one event they don't have a dance spot at. They do have a spot at JGP France.
Maybe another federation handed a dance spot back and they were first on the list to pick up an extra place?
 

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Maybe another federation handed a dance spot back and they were first on the list to pick up an extra place?
Only teams who initially get 1 spot at each event (category b) are supposed to be able to get extras:

2.3 Ice Dance:
a) 2 entries in 7 events: ISU Members placed one (1) to three (3) at the previous ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships may enter two (2) Skaters in all seven (7) events of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating.
b) 1 entry in 7 events: ISU Members placed four (4) to six (6) at the previous ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships are entitled to enter one (1) Skater in seven (7) events of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating.
c) 1 entry in 6 events: ISU Members placed seven (7) to ten (10) at the previous ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships are entitled to enter one (1) Skater in six (6) events of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating in the category concerned.

Additional Entries For Ice Dance if any ISU Member mentioned under a) to c) does not use its right to enter Skaters in the competition concerned, this slot will be given to the first ISU Member, mentioned under b) for an additional entry. If another ISU Member mentioned under a) to c) does not use its right to enter Skaters in the competition concerned, this slot will be given to the second ISU Member mentioned under b). If all ISU Members under b) receive the right of a second entry, all further places not used will not be considered for replacement. The order of priority as listed has to be observed.
The Czech Republic was in category c).
 

Orm Irian

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Only teams who initially get 1 spot at each event (category b) are supposed to be able to get extras:

The Czech Republic was in category c).
Clearly I had that the wrong way round in my memory. :) Maybe they negotiated a switch with another federation then, if that's even possible? Or just made an error in their document, which is probably more likely.
 

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Clearly I had that the wrong way round in my memory. :) Maybe they negotiated a switch with another federation then, if that's even possible? Or just made an error in their document, which is probably more likely.
In the document I linked with the entries it says the Czech federation requested the ISU to switch to the USA JGP since that's where there dance team was training. And the ISU approved the request.
 

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In the document I linked with the entries it says the Czech federation requested the ISU to switch to the USA JGP since that's where there dance team was training.
With whom/where are Taschlerova & Taschler training now? Does someone know?
 

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With whom/where are Taschlerova & Taschler training now? Does someone know?
With Matteo Zanni and Collin Brubaker.
They were with Matteo half season last season already so only following his move to US.
Where do u guys get this info from please send me links
From the Chicago Ice Dance Center's Instagram account re. Taschlerova/Taschler (CZE) on June 24: https://www.instagram.com/p/BzGutWGpbaB/

Copying over from the Canadian Ice Dance news thread:
Carol [Lane] gives us Canada's first JGP assignments for the new season:

JGP USA - Irina Galiyanova & Grayson Lochhead
JGP Russia - Nadiia Bashynska & Peter Beaumont
D’alessandro/Waddell get riga and egna, mcisaac/circelli get france
Not too much longer to wait for the Courchevel entries to be published by the ISU ... hopefully early in the week of July 22nd!
 
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Australia is slowly announcing their representatives via Facebook.

Victoria Alcantara is going to Lake Placid, and Amelie Tabor is going to Chelyabinsk.

Both skaters are brand new to the junior level, too.
 
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Orm Irian

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Australia is slowly announcing their representatives via Facebook.

Victoria Alcantara is going to Lake Placid, and Amelie Tabor is going to Chelyabinsk.

Both skaters are brand new to the junior level, too.
Alcantara is training at the Cricket Club for the winter (summer) this year, so Lake Placid makes logistical sense for her.

Not too much longer to wait for the Courchevel entries to be published by the ISU ... hopefully early in the week of July 22nd!
At least some of those will be placeholders, though - for Courcheval and for Lake Placid both. I know some of the countries that do test skates to determine places don't hold them until early August when juniors start to come back from their summer training camps.
 

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Ukrainian skaters will take part in 6 stages of the JGP. No athletes will take part in the tournament in Chelyabinsk (Russian Federation). List of skaters at each event listed below:

France: Mykhailo Leiba (M), Ksenia Klymenko (L), Lyzohub/Yefremenko (D),
USA: Mykhailo Rudkovskyi (M)
Latvia: Ivan Shmuratko (M), Anastasiia Arkhipova (L), Golubtsova & Belobrov (D)
Poland: Andrey Kokura (M), Eva Shulga (L), Cherniavskaya/Muratov (D), Nesterova/Darensky (P), Dzitsiuk/Pavlov (P)
Croatia: Ivan Shmuratko (M), Anastasiia Arkhipova (L), Golubtsova & Belobrov (D), Nesterova/Darensky (P), Dzitsiuk/Pavlov (P)
Italy: Andrey Kokura (M), Marina Zhdanovich (L), Sammel/Pogorelov (D)
 
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