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    Six Weeks to Curtain (Campbell's)

    This contest will have the top tier skaters making their seasonal debut. What will you be expecting?

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    For me it is just a dress rehearsal. And I will be checking out the improvements, the music and the costumes.

    I expect decent performances of Irina (if she comes); Anne Patrice; Jenny. I don't expect the best of MK, Sasha and Angela (if she comes).

    Tim will be nervous; Plush will be cocky; Yags is a mystery; Johnny (if he is coming) will prove he can do it; Michael will be Michael as will Matt. I hope to see Jahnke prove he is a top tier skater.

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    I will be looking foward to programs by Michelle, Sasha, and Irina.

    I don't care for costumes.

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    MK's first performance each season is usually a little empty as far as choreography. Her routines tend to build to completion. I always notice a big difference between the start and finish of each season. I'll bet Sasha comes out swinging.

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    Great. It's nice to see posters thinking about the contestants and what they expect (or hope) them to do.

    At such an early stage in the 03/04 season, predictions are not based on anything but favorites.

    Joe

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    Basically I will be looking forward to seeing some of my favorite skaters compete, live! :D

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    I can't wait to see all of the skaters new programs!

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    I also want to see Short Programs, but they don't do them in Campbells.:(

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    they don't? I didn't know that :( I want to see their short programs too.

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    Campbell's is an almost Pro skate. It is not an ISU sanctioned event. No short program. What you want to do is check out the skaters for the various components of an LP.

    Do not try to pick a winner without checking everything out. It's not important anyway.

    Think: costumes, music, choreography, improvements.

    this is about a rehearsal for the all those international events that are about to take place. It is your first gauge in predicting a winner at SkateAmerica, which is an important contest.

    Joe

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    Originally posted by Joesitz
    Campbell's is an almost Pro skate. It is not an ISU sanctioned event.
    A little clarification:

    This is an Open invitational. It is sanctioned by the ISU, uses ISU International judges, and is put on by the USFSA.

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    Only 44 days left. I hope I can wait that long.

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    Norlite - You are correct. It is an event sanctioned by the ISU, but it is not an ISU event.

    The "like proam" is just that the event is open to all. Proams are open invitations.

    SkateAmerica as an ISU event, e.g., must conform with ISU rules with seeded skaters, number of events permitted, etc.

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    Joe,

    Campbell's is an ISU event in the same manner as Skate America. Meaning, governed by ISU rules, and sanctioned by the ISU.

    Skate America is an USFSA event.

    Strictly ISU events are: GP Final, 4CC, Europeans and Worlds (and comparable Junior events)

    Please see ISU communication 1214. You will note that their are many events that do not follow the familiar "rules" that many fans are aware of. Also see ISU communication 1072 which notes the last rule amendments made for Open Invitationals at the 2000 congress. I don't believe any have been made since.

    Open Invitationals are bound by and included in the ISU rulebook as well.
    Last edited by Norlite; 08-20-2003 at 09:54 PM.

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    Norlite - Thanks for the info. I will have homework to do to grasp this.

    I believe Campbell's is an independent contest sponsored by the people at Campbell's. It's design is by the USFSA and approved by the ISU. Am I correct?

    SkateAmerica is a USFSA event designed by the USFSA and approved by the ISU. Am I correct?

    From the two examples above, I would dedeuce that only the design of the two contests are different. Am I correct?

    Presume Hersheys at seasons end is similar to Campbell's.

    Neither Campbell's nor Hersheys is considered for seeding purposes?

    Joe

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