It IS a B rated comp. Don't know what to do to fix it. But it has always lacked gravitasToo many traveling restrictions and hurdles to overcome, not to mention many skaters would have probably taken a pass anyway. 4CC cannot catch a break. To this day, it continues to be considered a b-rated comp. This season aside, it's unfortunate that 4CC, which is supposed to be the equivalent of Euros, is not seen in the same light. Kudos to the skaters who chose to go in seasons past. For the moment, canceling 4CC (this year) is not a surprise—too much red tape.
They might have to hold a really large qualifier in the fall (so basically Nebelhorn on steroids) or go off some measurement of standings in the whole of the fall season (which is how a number of spots for the recent Youth Olympics were qualified, for instance).So how are they going to do it?
There isn't any way that you can magically give Four Continents the century-plus history of Euros. It just isn't possible.I reckon not have it so close to Worlds for starters.
The positioning of Euros in January helps. It gives athletes enough time to travel and make adjustments without impacting Worlds.
Canada and the USA might need to reschedule their nationals though.
Only by people with no brains.To this day, it continues to be considered a b-rated comp.
It's NOT a B-rated comp, or have you forgotten the incredible skating we've seen there in the last few years, definitely better than anything we saw at Euros.
But does Four Continents have warm-up music from obscure Eurovision entries? I think you’ll find the answer is no.It's NOT a B-rated comp, or have you forgotten the incredible skating we've seen there in the last few years, definitely better than anything we saw at Euros.
Like I said in the other thread, I’m sad this had to happen but glad that it’s been done well in advance and that the event can’t be turned into a domestic political football for a premier who badly needs a win right now. And it’s good of them to give us a replacement date right off the bat.