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    Men - Qualifying A (1st group to skate)

    I'm not posting the marks here because they're being updated almost live on the ISU website http://www.isufs.org/results/wjc2006/SEG001.HTM

    USA Geoffry Varner Start No: 1
    Notes: Music: 1492 & the last Samurai / black with curved gold lines around one side of chest / 3z steps 3t / 2a / back sit with variations ch sit with variations - pretty good / 3f2t2l / strt steps are ok and pretty music with music / music softens and a bit of chor / 2l / 3s / cam with variation starts the combo spin that is pretty well centered and well done / music picks up again (samurai now?) 2z / 3f2t / O ftwrk moves quite well / 2a / death drop is good / a good skate - he did the elements but doesn't project much personality into his skating, at least not this time. I've never seen him before so I don't know if that is the norm for him / into 1st of course /
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    ESP Manuel Legaz Start No: 2
    Notes: Music: Tango Shine by Bond / now that he's finished I'm going to try and describe this costume - it's a one piece in dark navy with a diag effect with dark pink on 1/2 the top and one sleeve with sort of a black net over part of the pink - I think you have to see it to believe it / 3z fell / 2a hand down / a bit of chor / I looked away and he fell on something / music changes to the tango now and he bails on a salchow / combo spin is very fast with very good pos - well done / 3z both hands down - he gets up into the air nicely but has no control on the landing no check / O ftwrk is simple but with the music and moves well / 2a had it then both hands down / 2f / strt steps and he's working hard to keeping the tango expression / sit ch sit with good pos variations / into 2nd
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    CAN Kevin Reynolds Start No: 3
    Notes: Music: Varejau, Ombra, Snake Food / purple vest effect over white & black with black pants - reminds me of a band costume / 2a / 3z3t2l / 4s fell - think rot / some chor now / fly sit to upright spin is well done / music is soft piano now and a tiny bit of chor / 3l / 2a3t / 3z 2ft / 3s2t / back twisted upright spin then something happened and it got very slow / music is now drums for O ftwrk that seemed empty / 3f hand down? / strt ftwrk to driving beat that is ok / into combo spin to same driving beat and it works with this - very nice spin / I have to admit a bit of bias here - I don't like the music at all and the program lacks drastically (to me) in choreography. / into 1st /
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    RUS Sergei Voronov Start No: 4
    Notes: Music: Variations by Danova / Phantom on Ice / black vest effect with open V with orange ruffle around it / 2z / 3a landed on 2ft under rot - almost a bail on landing / 3l / 3s fell out / O ftwrk is quite good / music slows and some emoting type chor / spread eagle in full circle with nice arm movement / 3a turnout / A spin to upright holding foot / death drop / 2a / music starts to build again 3t2t / strt steps move & with music / 2s / cam with nice extension starts the combo spin to end the program / new pb / into 1st /
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    JPN Takahiko Kozuka Start No: 5
    Notes: Music: Piano Concerto in F by Gershwin / black with red down centre of shirt / a bit of chor right off / 3a bit forward on landing / 3f / strt steps are with music - maybe a bit simple / 3l / 3s hung on / flysit with variations is centered good speed / music smooths and a bit of chor with nice spread eagle & hydro blade / death drop is good / he's using his his music / 2a very low tight landing - almost as if he changed his mind / 3z? 3t / 2f / 2a / O ftwrk uses whole body and is right with music / cam starts a very fast combo spin with great pos / into 2nd /
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    ARM Gegham Vardanyan Start No: 6
    Notes: Music: Allegretto (Bond) white shirt & black pants / some chor to start / 2a3t? Not sure if 3 or 2t - wasn't expecting it / 3s2t / 3t / combo spin with good pos except back cam is centered / some more chor / 2s / 3t / ok either I'm seeing something wrong or he's now done three 3t's / O ftwrk is with the music - not bad at all / then some aimless skating around into a nice spin / 2z steps 2f / I missed something / strt steps are very simple / new pb / into 5th /
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    JPN Takahito Mura Start No: 7
    Notes: Music: Violin Concerto - that's all it says / dark blue velvet pants with white shirt with dark blue insets / I missed a couple of things / 3a fell out / 3z2t / 3f2t / death drop with nice pos variations / strt ftwrk is with the music / he gives a nice sense of skating to his music / 3s / spread eagle series / some chor / 3z / 3l bad lean saved it / sit spin with variations was a bit slow / 3t2t / 3t / O ftwrk is ok - something seemed a bit odd about it to me / combo spin to end is a bit on the weak side / new pb / into 3rd /
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    JPN Ryo Shibata Start No: 8
    Notes: Music: Malaguena White sparkly with gold matador style with black pants / 3f2t2l / a bit of chor and now castanets start up / 1a / 3z2l / S ftwrk is nice - with music / 3l / flycam with lovely speed & extention with variations to donut / music stops & starts up slow again and we have a couple of spirals - one in beillman / 3s / another camel spin to donut / 3z / pause at end for strt steps & for music to catch up - steps are chor'd to music - he could use more expression in these one / 3f hand down fell out / 2a / back cam with layout & donut starts the combo spin that ends in a nice-looking beillman / into 4th /
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    FRA Kim Lucine Start No: 9
    Notes: Music: Pirates black with red sash & dager embroidered on hip / a bit of chor to start / 3f2t / 3z / flysit with variations / 3t / 3s / he's working at skating to the big music but isn't quite carrying it off this morning - at least not so far / strt steps / and some miming/emoting chor / 3l / back cam starts the combo spin - 1st half was very nice - 2nd got slow / 3f fell / 2a2t / O ftwrk into 2a into fly sit with variations to end the program / new pb / into 7th /
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    CRO Boris Martinec Start No: 10
    Notes: Music: Matrix Reloaded & Lord of the Rings / black with grey sleeves / some emoting type chor to start us off / 2a / 3z hand down / 3f / flysit good tuck a little unsteady on the landing but did an ok spin / O ftwrk is simple but has some connection to the music / 3s stumbled out 2t / 3t had it then slid off edge / back upright then forward upright spin with not much pos variation / I missed a double jump / strt ftwrk was kind of empty / I missed a couple of jumps after that and then a final combo / new pb / into 8th /
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    GBR David Richardson Start No: 11
    Notes: Music: Four Seasons wearing dark blue that is almost purple / ? Jump / 3t fell out / 2z / 3s from travelling 3s / back cam sit with variations ch cam sit layback - sit pos are very good - camel is weak / music slows and some chor with spread eagles / 3l2t / back shoot duck into 2a - very nice / 2a 2t2l / flysit with good fly & tuck & spin pos - bit slow on spin / music picks up with the violins for O ftwrk that is nicely chor'd to music starts out nice gets a little simple near end / 2f / strt ftwrk again works with music - a little more to this / back sit ch sit - again good pos & variations but a bit slow / new pb / into 8th /
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    SVK Taras Rajec Start No: 12
    Notes: Music: Alexander soundtrack wearing black with gold at waist & wrists & red fabric from shoulder to waist / popped z / 3s / 3z fell / combo spin is not bad at all / a bit of chor to slow drum beat / 3z turnout 2t / he wasn't using his music much at the start but is doing an acceptable job now / 3t2t / flycam with ok pos & decent speed / 3t landed on 2 feet / 2a / music builds again for O ftwrk that is soso / 2f / back starts a spin into mushroom / strt steps into closing pose / into 9th /
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    HUN Tigran Vardanjan Start No: 13
    Notes: Music: The Godfather white-white sparkly shirt / a bit of emoting chor to start / 3z hand down - nice air pos & rotation though / 3s / deathdrop that had trouble on landing and he aborted the spin / a bit of chor using the pockets in his pants / 1a bailed / 2t / combo spin is soso but a couple of interesting pos / music picks up for strt ftwrk that moved quite well - simple though / 3t2t / 2l / sit ch sit / some more emoting chor into 2s / O ftwrk is with the music / his skating skills aren't the greatest but he was using his music throughout the program which made it enjoyable to watch / new pb / into 11th /
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    POL Mateusz Chruscinski Start No: 14
    Notes: Music: Libertango wearing very dark maroon & black with gloves / bad pick on z & singled it / some chor - he has nice posture - at least he did for a minute / 3f fell / 3s / back sit with variations ch sit / 2a / 2a / some emoting chor to slower music with spread eagles & a spiral / 3z2t not really pretty on either jump but he got them done / strt steps with lots of expression / 3t2t / spin that I didn't really see / 3t2t / back spin with some nice variations starts the combo spin / O ftwrk is interesting / new pb / into 9th /
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    BLR Alexandr Kazakov Start No: 15
    Notes: Music: Mummy - costume is very dark maroon velvet with lighter piece on one side of chest / 3a hands down / 2z / 3? Think toe / sit ch sit is pretty good / then a combo spin and some chor that doesn't quite work for me / 3z2t landed toe at dead stop / 2l wild in air / flycam to catchfoot has just gorgeous extension & good speed on the 'regular' camel part / S ftwrk / 3t landed forward but clean / 3s2t 2t / O ftwrk moves quite well / 2a2t into a bit of chor then closing pose / new pb into 7th /
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    ITA Marco Fabbri Start No: 16
    Notes: Music: Art on Ice / dark navy with silver sequin design on chest & belt / 3? bit wild on landing / 3f / 3l / now a bit of chor / 2a2t / sit spin but didn't see entrance / O ftwrk moves well & chor'd to music / some chor now to slower music - I enjoyed it / 3s2t2t / 2a - music is now winter / sit ch sit front half very good back ok / 3t2t / combo spin was quite nice until he almost lost it right at the end / strt ftwrk is ok / 3s into closing pose / new pb / into 9th /
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    FIN Valtter Virtanen Start No: 17
    Notes: Music: Conair, The Rock Black with bit of red sequin / 3z step out / 3f / sit ch sit is good kept up the speed & nice variations / now some slow chor / sorry I missed a couple of things in there - was distracted / 3l ?/ flysit has nice fly & tuck with fast spin / spread eagles and then some aimless skating / 2a / 3s / 3s2t / 3t / think I missed some strt steps before the combo spin - combo spin was very nice / new pb / into 10th /
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    RUS Alexander Uspenski Start No: 18
    Notes: Music: The Bird black with white on one side & seelve pattern is reminscent of feathers - had no clue until I saw the music, but I'd guess that's what it is / 3a3t toe was on a real lean and he had to hop out of it to save it / 3f / 3l / ina 3z very tight on landing but hung on / 3t / flycam lovely extended pos good speed / music pause & some chor as it starts up again - very lyrical and the strt steps match very well / 3s2t2l / 2a pitched way forward on landing / O ftwrk flows well / 3s fell out / combo spin is very nice - kept up speed throughout even with all the pos variations / sit ch sit to end the program / he's a very 'soft' skater, very gentle to the ice - nice to watch him just stroke / into 1st /
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    USA Daisuke Murakami Start No: 19
    Notes: Music: West Side Story red shirt black pants / a bit of chor and around for a 2a / 3z hung on / pause for a bit of chor as 'a time for us starts' into flysit with variations - nicely done / 3l / lovely spiral that I barely got to see - hold it guy!!! / and then we had a 3?2? That I was still thinking about the spiral and didn't really see / 2a / now we're into the 'fight' music and the strap for his pants has come undone / here we go again and they started the music a little too late / and into O ftwrk that is really musical and fun to watch / 3t2t / diag ftwrk is very good as well and now we've got 'america' 3z / 3s hand down fell out / combo spin to end the program / new pb / into 6th /
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    TUR Kutay Eryoldas Start No: 20
    Notes: Music: Exodus / costume is black tunic & pants - with roman collar - red hanging bits off one side & white on the other and diag 'rosary beads with cross / sorry missed the 1st little bit / 3s / 3t fell out 2t / fly sit is ok / strt steps are with the music / 2a2t2l / 3t came out forward / bailed on ? Jump / sorry I'm paying more attention to the music (which I love) than I am to his skating to it / new pb / into 19th /
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    Thumbs up

    You get the reports up fast!

    (Long time since i have been here)

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    Thanks again, Rosaleen! Boy, this is a tough/deep group!

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    Quote Originally Posted by missflick
    You get the reports up fast!

    (Long time since i have been here)

    Right now (and hopefully for the rest of the event) we have wireless internet in the arena and even power for the laptops, so I can post quite often. For qualifying and the earlier groups I'm just posting after each group. When we get to the short & free programs and the top skaters, I'll post after each skater or two.

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    thanks for the report

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    thank you for the updates.

    funny, only one man managed more points then Mao during qualifying.

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