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    Why is China allowed to send three pairs to 2010 Jr. Worlds

    Something is wrong. China's total points at 2009 Jr. Worlds' pairs competition were 19=8+11 > 13. According to the rule, they were qualified to send TWO pairs to the next Jr. worlds. How the earth are they allowed to have three pairs in this competition?

    Can anybody explain?

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    I've been wondering about that too since I saw the entries.. If they are allowed then so should be everybody else..

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    I've been wondering too...
    A chinese pair has won the JGP Final, but a japanise girl and a japanise boy has won too, and Japan has only one girl and one boy to the JW...
    Maybe is there an exception for pairs, which have sometimes lack of participants? But I've never seen a thing like this before in the ISU rules.

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    I know pairs at the JGP level have no limitations, i.e. each country can send 3 pairs to each of the events where a pair event is skated, so that might be the case -- there aren't even enough Junior pairs to have them compete at all 7 JGP's!

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    This whole thing about 'filling-in-gaps' should be explained by the ISU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kypma View Post
    I know pairs at the JGP level have no limitations, i.e. each country can send 3 pairs to each of the events where a pair event is skated, so that might be the case -- there aren't even enough Junior pairs to have them compete at all 7 JGP's!
    Not true. New rules were put in last year after the last JW.

    Before the rule change all teams could send 3 entries each JGP with a host country sending unlimited entries.

    Now the new rules say only the top 5 countries at JW can send 3 entries to each JGP. Countries 6 -15 can send 2 pairs to each event and all other countries can send 1 pair to each event.

    These new rules really have very little effect on the entries as only CAN, USA, RUS and CHN pretty much have all the quality pairs in any given year. I know that there is a good Japanese team this year but that is the exception rather than the rule.

    Things can get interesting if more of the countries that traditionally don't have any quality junior pairs put out good pairs

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    Make sure you don't assume the same entry rules for Jr Worlds and Jr Grand Prix.

    Here's a cached view of the ISU's list of entrants for ISU championships for 2010--Communication #1565 document was issued in May 2009. Scroll to appropriate place and you will see under World Juniors, Pairs: "China 2 pairs."

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