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    Compulsory Dance Report

    Delobel/Schoenfelder

    She in same red dress as last week in Paris, he in tails. Excellent glide and flow over the ice. Second patters slightly less effortless than the first especially in the end. My problem with them is what I'm not getting "waltz" feeling from them.

    Hoffman/Elek

    She is same blue dress as last week, he in tails. Nice and smooth with good glide. And lots of "O-faces" from the Nora.

    Platonova/Maximishin

    She in white, he in tails. Do not seem to be as confident or as relaxed as the previous teams. Also seemed slower.

    Belbin/Agosto

    Both in white. Their flowed looked inferior to Del&Sch, in some places where French "pushed and glide" they just "steps" (sorry coundn't explain it better). Looked somewhat forced in the ending. But that completely non-technical impression.

    Matthiews/Zavozin

    She in red, he in tails. Nice, but they did not appear confident in the changes of hold around the "sitting down" section.

    Domnina/Shabalin

    She in white with feathers (and the front of her dress looks like sparkling bra). Very nice performance. Smooth, confident. Unlike over teams they do not simply move through the changes of holds they "emphasize" them and make them the highlights. I am not sure if it counts or how good they were technically, but I liked their expression the best. They have a very nice "lilt" in their moves.

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    Beknazarova/Zuev

    She in peach, he in tails. It might have been sound technically, but it was completely bland.

    Capellini/La Notte

    Same costumes as in Paris. Once again excellent character and neat, precise movements. I would have had them ahead of Hoffman/Elek, but I do not understan the technique.

    Kerr/Kerr

    She is white, he in tails. Nice, but not very expressive. I thought they had a stumble toward the end, but the view was blocked and I wasn't sure. Well, judging from the marks they didn't...

    Frazer/Lukanin

    She in sparkling ivory, he is pants and vest more suitable for tango. Once again no idea of how "right" it was, but her posture and unability to streighten her knees is distracting. Not much of character either.

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    Thank you for your impressions, Anna .

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    Sorry to be a bit cynical, but I have a feeling that the placements in the CD owed as much or more to random sekret judge selection as to the performance.

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    Well, a quick glance on protocols (that is I haven't really counted, just looked those marks "looks" better, might be wrong) and assuming that random order of judges is the same random order throughout

    The "ordinals" are

    3 1 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 2
    1 3 3 1 2 2 2 1 3 3
    2 2 2 2 3 1 3 2 2 1

    So Dom&Sha pretty much have the majority of firsts, anyway.
    Last edited by Anna; 11-25-2006 at 04:07 AM.

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    Ok, since I had nothing better to do, I typed the numbers in Excel.

    Assuming I did it right and the judges stay the same throughout

    TES
    3 1 1 2 1 3 1 3 1 2
    1 3 2 2 2 2 3 1 2 3
    2 2 3 1 3 1 2 2 3 1

    PCS
    3 1 1 2 1 3 3 3 1 1
    1 3 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2
    2 2 3 2 3 1 2 2 3 1

    So it seems that the judges pretty much agree that B&A weren't that "hot" technically, but some decided to award them higher PCS.

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