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    Japan Open

    2 - 3 Oct in Saitama, Japan

    Senior Ladies & Men (invitational)

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    Thumbs up Re: Japan Open

    The website is here:
    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/japanopen2010/

    Team Japan is Asada-Ando-Takahashi-Kozuka, already announced.
    Team North America and Team Europe not yet given, but some skaters have mentioned about the possibilities.

    This year the game seems to be all eligible skaters competing.
    Takeshi Honda is a "guest skater" so he's not in the team.

    If Lambiel comes, he'll also be a "guest skater", I think.

    This Japan Open should be a try-out chance for the top Japanese skaters to get accustomed to the new rules, because those top members usually aren't assigned to international B comps.
    Maybe not the case for the members of other teams but still a season-opening challenge for sure.

    Rochette did very well last year in this comp.

    JO is somewhat a cheesefest but the judging is IJS and the protocol comes out for the individual skaters, so never an event to be thrown away.
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    Re: Japan Open

    Team North America

    Rochette (CAN), Nagasu (USA)
    Buttle (CAN), Rippon (USA)

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    Re: Japan Open

    Yes, so I see it now on the website!

    Then it'll be only Team Japan without a pro .....
    If Lambiel gets in Team Europe, that is.

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    Wow the 2 teams sound really competitive. But unfortunately I don't think Lambiel can be a part of the Team Europe, Japan Open is one of that "competitions" where he is banned for 2 years
    Nevertheless he can perform in the gala

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    Re: Japan Open

    JO is "open" for eligible and ineligible (i.e. pro) skaters. Inviting Lambiel should be no problem and he'll have it. I'm curious if Plushenko comes. He's working very actively in Japan these days.

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    Re: Japan Open

    Team Europe
    Laura Lepisto, Sarah Meier
    Evgeni Plushenko, Michal Brezina

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    Re: Japan Open

    Quote Originally Posted by NMURA View Post
    Team Europe
    Laura Lepisto, Sarah Meier
    Evgeni Plushenko, Michal Brezina
    Plush !!
    Well I guess he's got something to show to the judges.
    And no Lambiel !?

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    Rochette will dominate this one like last year if she participates

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    Quote Originally Posted by ordinary person View Post
    Rochette will dominate this one like last year if she participates
    I think she has a shot, but I feel like the Ladies' field here is very strong. Apart from the obvious strength of the Japanese, Lepisto's coming off of a bronze at World's and Nagasu a 4th-place finish at Olympics. The only person that we can safely say she'll beat is Meier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigrid View Post
    Wow the 2 teams sound really competitive. But unfortunately I don't think Lambiel can be a part of the Team Europe, Japan Open is one of that "competitions" where he is banned for 2 years
    Nevertheless he can perform in the gala
    Why? What happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleopatra20042004 View Post
    Why? What happened?
    Well, when he appeared on the TV Show "Thin Ice" ISU banned him from competitions for 2 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by SerpentineSteps View Post
    I think she has a shot, but I feel like the Ladies' field here is very strong. Apart from the obvious strength of the Japanese, Lepisto's coming off of a bronze at World's and Nagasu a 4th-place finish at Olympics. The only person that we can safely say she'll beat is Meier.
    4th place at olympics,but lower at world's, sadly she's not that great like she proved last season,she shouldn't be any threats to anyone at all.

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    Nagasu out
    Phaneuf in

    Many of you must be disappointed. The official site says just "injury". Nagasu already has canceled trips to Japan three times in just about one year. I'm afraid she won't be invited to IMG related events in Japan in future.

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    I thought Nagasu has a stress fracture in her foot and has been off the ice for a few weeks. If so, she's got more immediate problems and things to worry about than not being invited to IMG events in Japan in the future. So far, she's still on the roster for GP events, the first of which is CoC in November.

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