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    'Senior B' international competitions

    I'm starting a new thread on Senior Bs from the "Official List Of Gp Participants!!" Sr. GP thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    It is my understanding that the Senior B competitions currently under consideration for U.S. skaters are:
    Ondrej Nepala, Sept. 22-24, Bratislava, Slovakia
    Nebelhorn Trophy, Sept. 27-29, Oberstdorf, Germany
    Finlandia Trophy, Oct. 12-14, Vantaa, Finland
    Golden Spin, Nov. 8-11, Zagreb, Croatia

    Last year, Megan Williams-Stewart and Jordan Miller (Nepala), Bebe Liang, Katy Taylor and Parker Pennington (Nebelhorn) Jeremy Abbott (Finlandia), and Danielle Kahle (Vienna Cup) were the singles skaters who medalled in the 'B' events. Taylor and Liang already had 2 Sr. GP assignments when they were assigned to Nebelhorn (perhaps Caroline Zhang and others may get a Senior B "warm-up" comp. as well?). Castile/Okolski won the pairs gold at Nebelhorn but did not have the opportunity to compete on the Sr. GP. At least a Senior B is better than nothing...
    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel View Post
    Rather than sending Zhang and other ladies out to a Sr B event as a warm up, would USFS look at their other Sr ladies that deserve a chance to develop or continue to develop internationally as well?? in order of their finish order at US Nationals...
    Danielle K , Katy T, Michelle B, Christine Z, Melissa B, Megan W.S., Taylor F (leaving out Rachael F..JGP, Juliana C...JGP and Megan O...SGP). How far down into Sr Ladies does USFS typically go to send a skater out to a Senior B event. IIRC, Erica A went last year to Finlandia without a finish in the top 10 the yr before at US Nationals.

    As someone else posted, the USFS seems to be putting alot of their eggs in the upcoming JR ladies basket. Kind of surprising to see who is not going to the SGP events.
    Last edited by Sylvia; 06-08-2007 at 01:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel View Post
    Rather than sending Zhang and other ladies out to a Sr B event as a warm up, would USFS look at their other Sr ladies that deserve a chance to develop or continue to develop internationally as well??
    Perhaps there will be enough slots to go around? (she writes hopefully )

    in order of their finish order at US Nationals...
    Danielle K , Katy T, Michelle B, Christine Z, Melissa B, Megan W.S., Taylor F (leaving out Rachael F..JGP, Juliana C...JGP and Megan O...SGP).
    You can take out Melissa Bulanhagui who is on the JGP. Michelle Boulos (8th at '07 Nats) and Taylor Firth (14th) are JGP age-eligible as well (I'm not counting Kahle, Taylor and Zukowski here because they've already had extensive JGP experience).

    How far down into Sr Ladies does USFS typically go to send a skater out to a Senior B event. IIRC, Erica A went last year to Finlandia without a finish in the top 10 the yr before at US Nationals.
    Erica Archambault was 11th, Danielle Kahle 12th, and Megan Oster 14th at 2006 Nationals (side note: Stephanie Rosenthal was 8th but didn't receive anything). Summer monitoring may play a significant role in who gets which Senior B (or JGP, if slots become available).
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    The German Fed has just updated the their homepage to add an event page for Nebelhorn Trophy 2007:

    http://www.eislauf-union.de/NebelhornTrophy2007.html

    Pre-lim Timetabel, Announcement and Entry form are now available

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    There is something I've been wondering about these B Level events. Do the records count as ISU approved? Let's say a girl has the skate of her life and breaks the magic 200.00 barrier. Does the record count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolymerBob View Post
    There is something I've been wondering about these B Level events. Do the records count as ISU approved? Let's say a girl has the skate of her life and breaks the magic 200.00 barrier. Does the record count?
    That score would likely be reported as a PB on the skater's ISU profile.

    However, unless the event was one of the ones published on the Seasons Best list, it won't help get GP assignments. For 2006-2007, none of the "B" Internationals were included on the SB list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra_persch View Post
    The German Fed has just updated the their homepage to add an event page for Nebelhorn Trophy 2007:

    http://www.eislauf-union.de/NebelhornTrophy2007.html

    Pre-lim Timetabel, Announcement and Entry form are now available
    At least there is a Schedule of Events. Is there schedule for Skate America.?

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    The Finnish Figure Skating Association is pleased to announce the 2007 FINLANDIA TROPHY International Senior Competition in Figure Skating for Ladies, Men and Pairs.

    The official homepage is available at:

    http://www.stll.fi/finlandia_trophy/

    Please notet that Preliminary entries are due by July 30, 2007 and final entries by August 31, 2007

    all forms and the announcement can be found here:

    http://www.stll.fi/finlandia_trophy/forms/

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    15th Ondrej Nepala Memorial
    Bratislava
    Slovakia

    The announcement for the 15th Ondrej Nepala Memorial has been published:

    http://www.czechskating.org/kalendar/623.pdf

    Please note that the closing date for entries is August 28th

    Official Homepage:

    http://nepela.kraso.sk/

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