2020-21 ISU Grand Prix selections announced

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Starting a new thread for visibility (eta: and copied out all the initial selections for posterity):

ISU GP page: https://isu.org/figure-skating/events/grand-prix-of-figure-skating

Due to the current situation, the usual selection criteria do not apply. The competitors will be invited according to the following principles: The top 6 Skaters/Couples from the ISU Grand Prix List are given priority to be selected for a Grand Prix event provided they reside/train in one of the Grand Prix Member countries, or have no travel restrictions to travel to a Grand Prix Member country in the nearby area. The top 7-12 Skaters (for Ladies and Men), Top 7-10 Couples (for Pair Skating and Ice Dance) from the Grand Prix List are given 2nd priority to be selected for a Grand Prix. The top 24 Season’s best and World Standings Skaters/Couples for season 2019/20, not included in the above will have 3rd priority for selection. The remaining entries will be from Skaters/Couples in the top 75 season’s best list from 2019/20 and up to two Skaters/Couples from the Organizing Grand Prix Member (off list). In case there are no available Skaters/Couples left in the top 75, the Organizing Grand Prix Member may invite any other Skater training in the Organizing Grand Prix Member’s country.
The Grand Prix List was composed in the following ranking order: the top 6 Skaters as entered for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2020 (listed in Season’s best order, in replacement of the usual World Figure Skating Championships results); top 7 to 12 Skaters as entered for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2020 (listed in Season’s best order - 7 to 10 for Pair Skating and Ice Dance); “Come-back” Skaters/Couples; top 24 Skaters in the World Standings for 2019/20; top 24 Skaters in the Season’s best list for 2019/20; medalists from the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2020 and winners of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2019/20; returning “split Couples” and top 25 to 75 in the Season’s best list for 2019/20.


ANNOUNCEMENT: https://isu.org/docman-documents-li...-grand-prix-general-announcement-2020-21/file
"For the sake of fairness, no World Standing/Ranking points will be awarded and the scores obtained by the
Competitors shall not count towards the Minimum Total Elements Scores applicable for ISU Championships.
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Ladies: https://isu.org/docman-documents-li...es-33/entries-5/25027-ladies-assignments/file

Men: https://isu.org/docman-documents-li...files-33/entries-5/25026-men-assignments/file

Pairs: https://isu.org/docman-documents-li...les-33/entries-5/25028-pairs-assignments/file

Ice Dance: https://isu.org/docman-documents-li...33/entries-5/25025-ice-dance-assignments/file

* = making Grand Prix Series debut in singles or together as a team

Skate America October 23-24, 2020 / Las Vegas, NV USA [USFS' 10/1/20 press release]
*Ashley LIN CHN (her international debut for China)
Starr ANDREWS USA
Mariah BELL USA
Karen CHEN USA
Amber GLENN USA
Gracie GOLD USA
*Isabelle INTHISONE USA
*Gabriella IZZO USA
*Pooja KALYAN USA
*Audrey SHIN USA
Bradie TENNELL USA
*Kate WANG USA

*Stephen GOGOLEV CAN
Keegan MESSING CAN
Michal BREZINA CZE
Alexei BYCHENKO ISR
Nathan CHEN USA
Tomoki HIWATASHI USA
Alexei KRASNOZHON USA
Jimmy MA USA
*Ilia MALININ USA
*Maxim NAUMOV USA
Camden PULKINEN USA
Vincent ZHOU USA

Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV RUS (this TASS article quotes Trankov saying that they may not return from Russia)
Ashley CAIN-GRIBBLE / Timothy LEDUC USA
Jessica CALALANG / Brian JOHNSON USA
Tarah KAYNE / Danny O'SHEA USA
Audrey LU / Misha MITROFANOV USA
*Alexa SCIMECA KNIERIM / Brandon FRAZIER USA (new)
*Olivia SERAFINI / Mervin TRAN USA
TBA USA

Christina CARREIRA / Anthony PONOMARENKO USA
*Molly CESANEK / Yehor YEHOROV USA
Madison CHOCK/ Evan BATES USA
Caroline GREEN / Michael PARSONS USA
Kaitlin HAWAYEK / Jean-Luc BAKER USA
Madison HUBBELL/ Zachary DONOHUE USA
*Lorraine MCNAMARA / Anton SPIRIDONOV USA (new)
*Eva PATE / Logan BYE USA
*Livvy SHILLING / Alexander PETROV USA
TBA (eta) *Yura MIN / Daniel EATON KOR [listed in USFS' press release]

Skate Canada International October 30-31, 2020 / Ottawa, ON CAN [Skate Canada's 10/1 press release]
*Emily BAUSBACK CAN
Alicia PINEAULT CAN
*Madeline SCHIZAS CAN
*Alison SCHUMACHER CAN
Yi (Beverly) ZHU CHN
Satoko MIYAHARA JPN
*Ekaterina KURAKOVA POL

Nicolas NADEAU CAN
Nam NGUYEN CAN
Conrad ORZEL CAN
*Joseph PHAN CAN
Roman SADOVSKY CAN
*Mark GORODNITSKY ISR
Junhwan CHA KOR
Jason BROWN USA

*Lori-Ann MATTE / Thierry FERLAND CAN
Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Michael MARINARO CAN
*Natasha PURICH / Bryce CHUDAK CAN
Camille RUEST / Andrew WOLFE CAN
Evelyn WALSH / Trennt MICHAUD CAN
Riku MIURA / Ryuichi KIHARA JPN

*Holly HARRIS / Jason CHAN AUS
Laurence FOURNIER BEAUDRY / Nikolaj SORENSEN CAN
*Alicia FABBRI / Paul AYER CAN
Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER CAN
Marjorie LAJOIE / Zachary LAGHA CAN
*Molly LANAGHAN / Dmitre RAZGULAJEVS CAN
Haley SALES / Nikolas WAMSTEEKER CAN
Carolane SOUCISSE / Shane FIRUS CAN
Lilah FEAR / Lewis GIBSON GBR
Olivia SMART / Adrian DIAZ ESP

Cup of China November 6-8, 2020 / Chongqing CHN
Hongyi CHEN CHN
TBA CHN
TBA CHN
TBA CHN
TBA CHN
TBA CHN

*Yudong CHEN CHN
Boyang JIN CHN
Han YAN CHN
He ZHANG CHN
TBA CHN
TBA CHN

Cheng PENG / Yang JIN CHN
Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN CHN
Feiyao TANG / Yongchao YANG CHN
*Yuchen WANG / Yihang HUANG CHN

Hong CHEN / Zhuoming SUN CHN
Yuzhu GUO / Pengkun ZHAO CHN
*Wanqi NING / Chao WANG CHN
Shiyue WANG / Xinyu LIU CHN
TBA CHN

Internationaux de France November 13-15, 2020 / Grenoble FRA [FFSG's 10/1 press release]
*Eva-Lotta KIIBUS EST
Emmi PELTONEN FIN
*Jenni SAARINEN FIN
*Maia MAZZARA FRA
Mae-Berenice MEITE FRA
Lea SERNA FRA
Nicole SCHOTT GER
*Lara Naki GUTMANN ITA
*Alessia TORNAGHI ITA
Rika KIHIRA JPN
Alexia PAGANINI SUI
TBA

Brendan KERRY AUS
Kevin AYMOZ FRA
Romain PONSART FRA
*Adam SIAO HIM FA FRA
*Adrien TESSON FRA
*Philip WARREN FRA
*Daniel GRASSL ITA
Matteo RIZZO ITA
Koshiro SHIMADA JPN
Shoma UNO JPN
Deniss VASILJEVS LAT
*Nikolaj MAJOROV SWE

Miriam ZIEGLER / Severin KIEFER AUT
*Coline KERIVEN / Noel-Antoine PIERRE FRA
*Cleo HAMON / Denys STREKALIN FRA
*Camille (Mendoza) KOVALEV / Pavel KOVALEV FRA
Minerva Fabienne HASE / Nolan SEEGERT GER
*Annika HOCKE / Robert KUNKEL GER
Nicole DELLA MONICA / Matteo GUARISE ITA
Rebecca GHILARDI / Filippo AMBROSINI ITA

*Yuka ORIHARA / Juho PIRINEN FIN
Adelina GALYAVIEVA / Louis THAURON FRA
Marie-Jade LAURIAULT / Romain LE GAC FRA
*Evgeniia LOPAREVA / Geoffrey BRISSAUD FRA
Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON FRA
Julia WAGRET / Pierre SOUQUET-BASIEGE FRA
*Jennifer JANSE VAN RENSBURG/ Benjamin STEFFAN GER
Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRI ITA
Allison REED / Saulius AMBRULEVICIUS LTU
TBA

Rostelecom Cup November 20-22, 2020 / Moscow RUS [RuFed's 10/1 press release]
Ekaterina RYABOVA AZE
*Viktoriia SAFONOVA BLR
*Alina URUSHADZE GEO
*Anastasiia GULIAKOVA RUS
Alena KOSTORNAIA RUS
Evgenia MEDVEDEVA RUS
Sofia SAMODUROVA RUS
Anna SHCHERBAKOVA RUS
Alexandra TRUSOVA RUS
Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA RUS
TBA RUS
TBA RUS

Vladimir LITVINTSEV AZE
Morisi KVITELASHVILI GEO
*Irakli MAYSURADZE GEO
Dmitri ALIEV RUS
*Artur DANIELIAN RUS
*Petr GUMENNIK RUS
Makar IGNATOV RUS
Mikhail KOLYADA RUS
*Andrei MOZALEV RUS
Alexander SAMARIN RUS
Roman SAVOSIN RUS
TBA

*Ioulia CHTCHETININA / Mark MAGYAR HUN
*Anna VERNIKOV / Evgeni KRASNOPOLSKI ISR
Aleksandra BOIKOVA / Dmitrii KOZLOVSKII RUS
Anastasia MISHINA / Aleksandr GALLIAMOV RUS
*Apollinariia PANFILOVA / Dmitry RYLOV RUS
Daria PAVLIUCHENKO / Denis KHODYKIN RUS
*Alina PEPELEVA / Roman PLESHKOV RUS
TBA RUS

*Maria KAZAKOVA / Georgy REVIYA GEO
*Elizaveta KHUDAIBERDIEVA / Egor BAZIN RUS (new)
*Ksenia KONKINA / Pavel DROZD RUS
Annabelle MOROZOV / Andrei BAGIN RUS
Sofia SHEVCHENKO / Igor EREMENKO RUS
Anastasia SKOPTCOVA / Kirill ALESHIN RUS
Victoria SINITSINA / Nikita KATSALAPOV RUS
Alexandra STEPANOVA / Ivan BUKIN RUS
Tiffani ZAGORSKI / Jonathan GUERREIRO RUS
Alexandra NAZAROVA / Maxim NIKITIN UKR

NHK Trophy November 27-29, 2020 / Osaka JPN
*Nana ARAKI JPN
Wakaba HIGUCHI JPN
Marin HONDA JPN
*Tomoe KAWABATA JPN
*Mana KAWABE JPN
*Rino MATSUIKE JPN
Mai MIHARA JPN
Kaori SAKAMOTO JPN
*Chisato URAMATSU JPN
Mako YAMASHITA JPN
Yuhana YOKOI JPN
TBA

*Lucas Tsuyoshi HONDA JPN
*Yuma KAGIYAMA JPN
*Yuto KISHINA JPN
*Kao MIURA JPN
*Sena MIYAKE JPN
*Shun SATO JPN
*Mitsuki SUMOTO JPN
Keiji TANAKA JPN
Kazuki TOMONO JPN
Sota YAMAMOTO JPN
*Nozomu YOSHIOKA JPN

No Pairs

*Rikako FUKASE / Eichu CHO [Oliver Zhang] JPN
Misato KOMATSUBARA / Tim KOLETO JPN
*Kana MURAMOTO / Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN (new)

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ISU World Standings (as of 9/18/20)

Season Best Total Scores 2019/20
MenLadiesPairsIce Dance
TotalTotalTotalTotal

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LADIES - next 14 highest ISU SB:
7 Young YOU KOR 12 WS
11 Kseniia SINITSYNA RUS 52 WS
17 Haein LEE KOR 29 WS
19 Yelim KIM KOR 16 WS
22 Eunsoo LIM KOR 9 WS
25 Anastasia TARAKANOVA RUS 62 WS
26 Seoyeong WI KOR 45 WS
37 Elizaveta NUGUMANOVA RUS 144 WS
40 Hanul KIM KOR 56 WS
50 Serafima SAKHANOVICH RUS 40 WS
53 Ting CUI USA 53 WS
54 Alexandra FEIGIN BUL 28 WS
63 Yuna SHIRAIWA JPN 48 WS
66 Lucrezia BECCARI ITA 70 WS

MEN - next 14 highest ISU SB:
34 Paul FENTZ GER 45 WS
37 Artem KOVALEV RUS 70 WS
38 Aleksandr SELEVKO EST 30 WS
39 Ivan SHMURATKO UKR 42 WS
44 Egor MURASHOV RUS 68 WS
45 Anton SHULEPOV RUS 84 WS
46 Sihyeong LEE KOR 48 WS
47 Gabriele FRANGIPANI ITA 36 WS (Nebelhorn silver, scored 231.65)
48 Andrew TORGASHEV USA 28 WS
55 Ilya YABLOKOV RUS 73 WS
58 Andrei LAZUKIN RUS 33 WS
59 Gleb LUTFULLIN RUS 74 WS
60 Julian Zhi Jie YEE MAS 78 WS
64 Ryan DUNK USA 49 WS

Status unknown (top 24 SB):
19-tie Natalia KALISZEK / Maksym SPODYRIEV POL (ice dance)
21 Tae Ok RYOM / Ju Sik KIM PRK (pairs)

Elected not to compete (or a confirmed injury):
Yuzuru HANYU JPN 1 WS / 2 SB
Alina ZAGITOVA RUS 8 WS (did not compete internationally in 2019-20)
Elizabet TURSYNBAEVA KAZ 20 WS (did not compete internationally in 2019-20)
Sara HURTADO / Kirill KHALIAVIN ESP 12 SB (she is recovering from shoulder surgery)

Too young (in top 36 SB):
5 Kamila VALIEVA RUS
14 Alysa LIU USA
15 Daria USACHEVA RUS
24 Maiia KHROMYKH RUS
34 Anna FROLOVA RUS
36 Yeonjeong PARK KOR

16 Daniil SAMSONOV RUS

Switched to pairs:
23 Viktoria VASILIEVA RUS
 
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I’m disappointed Canada isn’t having more women compete. I was pulling for Michelle Long.
The US included a lot of skaters - good for them!

It is rather curious, isn’t it? Looking at who got spots in men, pairs and dance, Skate Canada’s criteria seemed pretty open.
 

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Are the Lithuanians back in Oberstdorf?
I thought they are in MTL now.
 

Colonel Green

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If one of the US pairs can’t win SkAm even though Morozov had YNW, that will be the most US pairs thing ever.

IdF is kind of the most intriguing event overall because it’s the only one I’d call truly international. Though I feel for the OES ladies that Kihira decided to loiter around Europe to stomp them, it’d otherwise be their best/only shot at a Grand Prix gold.
 

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IDF looks pretty exciting, and all the nationals matchups will be fun. China looks dead, as we guessed.

The dance is interesting as so many teams train in Canada that some Gadbois teams are going to their home country: P/C, L/LG, C/B (wouldn’t be surprised if they withdrew), H/D, H/B.
 
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If one of the US pairs can’t win SkAm even though Morozov had YNW, that will be the most US pairs thing ever.

IdF is kind of the most intriguing event overall because it’s the only one I’d call truly international. Though I feel for the OES ladies that Kihira decided to loiter around Europe to stomp them, it’d otherwise be their best/only shot at a Grand Prix gold.

Trankov said today T/M are staying in Russia and going to skip the GP (and avoid flying back again) to focus on doing two Russian Cup events.
 

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Are the Lithuanians back in Oberstdorf?
I thought they are in MTL now.

I don’t think they’ve been able to travel to Canada yet.

And honestly, that is a disgusting amount of prize money to be attached to a bunch of parochial showcases when every cent of it has been stripped from the competitions with full international judging panels, but I guess the ISU has to make sure that them that haves, gets, and gets most of what’s to be got, no matter what. If the big names won’t compete without some sort of reward, just give every skater who turns up a nominal appearance fee - $500 for two days’ work would be fine - and tell them all to like it or lump it.
 

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I also love that Satoko is leaving the rest of Japan, sans Rika, to fight things out and is off to snag herself Skate Canada gold. :D (Not to jinx her, but in that field, I'd say her chances are pretty darn good.)
 

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I wonder why Ting Cui didn't get assigned to Skate America, is she not ready? She was landing triples on her instastory this past summer and she's posted videos of her working on choreography with Colin McManus.
 

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I also love that Satoko is leaving the rest of Japan, sans Rika, to fight things out and is off to snag herself Skate Canada gold. :D (Not to jinx her, but in that field, I'd say her chances are pretty darn good.)
Japan ends up having the best athlete distribution of any of the big feds, as apart from the NHK events they’re favoured at both singles events at IdF and SCI’s ladies event; and their pair team will probably win a medal at SCI too.
 

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I honestly don't understand why H/D, H/B, and C/B are asked to go to the US and P/C and L/LG are asked to go to France. Not sure if it's their federations fault or if Skate Canada didn't want to invite them (I want to believe ISU didn't limit the number of participants at each event), but either way, to make them travel during these times is a questionable move at best.
ETA: seems like ISU did limit it to 10 entries, still, you'd think exceptions would be made during the biggest global crises to happen in the last century...
 
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So for SA, gracie and pooja are the 2 off list skaters with no sb score. Kate, Isabelle, Izzo, Audrey all got in top 75 sb. No idea how Ting is doing. I'd imagine 1st alternate would be her (in top 75) or Finley Hawk (no sb), maybe Paige or Sierra.
 

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I honestly don't understand why H/D, H/B, and C/B are asked to go to the US and P/C and L/LG are asked to go to France. Not sure if it's their federations fault or if Skate Canada didn't want to invite them (I want to believe ISU didn't limit the number of participants on each event), but either way, to make them travel during these times is a questionable move at best.
I would imagine it’s all of the above: None of the teams wanted to turn SCI into a mini-Worlds, and the USFS and FFSG wanted their headliners for the home events.
 

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I honestly don't understand why H/D, H/B, and C/B are asked to go to the US and P/C and L/LG are asked to go to France. Not sure if it's their federations fault or if Skate Canada didn't want to invite them (I want to believe ISU didn't limit the number of participants on each event), but either way, to make them travel during these times is a questionable move at best.
ETA: seems like ISU did limit it to 10 entries, still, you'd think exceptions would be made during the biggest global crises to happen in the last century...

I’m guessing it’s related to how there are so many dance teams training in Canada. I hope they manage it safely.
 

Wyliefan

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So for SA, gracie and pooja are the 2 off list skaters with no sb score. Kate, Isabelle, Izzo, Audrey all got in top 75 sb. No idea how Ting is doing. I'd imagine 1st alternate would be her (in top 75) or Finley Hawk (no sb), maybe Paige or Sierra.

I wonder if Hanna Harrell fits in anywhere here. She's training again, but she was dealing with injury for so long.
 

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