A summay of the changes that passed is now up at the ISU website.
The qualification rounds are back (sort of ) for major championships. Now there will be a qualification event days before Euros/Worlds where the lowered ranked skaters will fight for a spot in the actual championship.
the number of skaters making it to the FP/FD has been reduced once again. :Cry:
CD are officialy history.
Spirals are no longer a required element for Ladies SP and only 1 step sequence for the Men's SP.
The random drawing of the judges scores is gone!! YAY!!!!
It's very interesting that the federations put their foot down and didn't approve the proposed Junior's Age restrictions to acces major events but they didn't mind the number of entries for these events being cut.
Last edited by SamuraiKike; 06-18-2010 at 02:40 PM.
Sigh. No CDs for seniors I can handle, even understand if I twist my mind (doesn't really make sense, but whatever). No CD's for juniors makes about as much sense as selling sand to desert nomads.
Changing the number making the FP/FD makes no sense. Bravo!
Not changing the age restriction does make sense. It's logical to have overlap between juniors and seniors, and recognizing the difficulties in finding pairs that match (and are close enough in age not to have to sit out of competitions with a new change) suggests that keeping it the way it is is smart. So it's weird that they did it.
I am surprised nobody posted yet that today Canada was awarded the 2013 worlds which will be held in London, On:
With this I am fully convinced that the Virtue / Moir fans can celebrate, because London is Tessa's hometown, and I am now certain they will stay in for the full next Olympic cycle.
Yep. Part one of my fantasy, complete.
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