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18 spots in both Sr & Jr.How many of the top Sectionals advance to Nationals?
Currently for the US Senior Men, the following have byes:
1) Nathan Chen, Ilia Malinin, Vincent Zhou, Jason Brown, Camden Pulkinen = 5, but probably only 3
5) Jimmy Ma (US Classic, SCI, MKJW), Dinh Tran (Lombardia, Finlandia, SkAm), Liam Kapeikis (Nebelhorn, SkAm, IceChallenge) = 3
6) Tomoki Hiwatashi (NHK), Will Annis (IceChallenge) = 2
The top 2 at each Sectional will advance. Then, the top 2 (up to 4) of the remaining 3rd place & lower finishers combined from all Sectionals will advance. Whether it's 2, 3 or 4 depends on whether Nathan or Vincent plan on competing at Nationals.
On the Junior side - the NQS document is a little unclear - it says that any JGPF qualifiers are automatically through to Nationals and then the Top 4 JUNIOR Men at each Sectional plus the Top 2 NOVICE men at each Sectional. Yampolsky is scheduled to compete at Easterns, so I'm not sure if that means that only the Top 3 Junior men at Easterns will advance or what. Same goes for Broussard at Pacific Coasts (start orders aren't up yet).