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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.
    Last edited by sorcerer; 07-22-2010 at 07:19 AM.

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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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    Re: Japan Open

    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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    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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