JSF's criteria this season on who will represent Japan at Junior Worlds '11
JSF's criteria this season on who will represent Japan at Junior Worlds '11 are as follows.
Published on Sept. 3, at
Skaters representing Japan will be determined when the Japanese Championships conclude, from those who fulfill any of the following 4 criteria, and under over-all considerations by the federation.
1. Top three finishers per discipline in the Japanese Junior Championships
2. Highest three Japanese finishers per discipline in the Junior Grand Prix Final / Junior Grand Prix series
3. Highest three finishers per discipline in the Japanese (Senior) Championships among those who have age qualification as Junior and also have the wish to be sent to Junior Worlds
4. Highest three Japanese per discipline in the ISU World Rankings at the time the Japanese Championship conclude, among those who have age qualification as Junior and also have the wish to be sent to Junior Worlds
The skater's particiption in the Japanese (Senior) Championships is mandatory to be subject of this selection.
ETA: This last clause may be a misprint by the JSF; it may be Japanese Junior Championships?
ETA2: No it wasn't misprint; JSF confirmed that the participation in the Senior Nats is mandatory.
Last edited by sorcerer; 09-14-2010 at 10:23 PM.
I really, really, really think they're planning on sending Yuzuru and Murakami (maybe Imai) to junior worlds again if they don't make senior worlds. I feel like they changed things this year just so they could do that... I doubt the last clause is a misprint, they probably want to see how they do at senior nationals before they send them to junior worlds.
I mean, from what I see, they say "Japanese Championships" (without the parenthetical), right? If that's the case, they may just be referring to the competition as a whole, regardless of level, no?
Originally Posted by sorcerer
In Japan "Japanese Championships" automatically means senior.
Originally Posted by SerpentineSteps
JSF says it's not misprint "since the top 3 at Junior Nats are invited to the (sinior) Nats so it's natural", but the 3 criteria out of 4 don't fit this explanation.
But anyway, participating in the senior Nats is mandatory for being selected to go to Junior Worlds.
Thanks for this interesting information.
Junior and Senior Nationals are over.
Any idea who will go to JW??
From Japan, the following skaters are going to the Junior Worlds.
Kento Nakamura, Keiji Tanaka, Ryuichi Kihara
Risa Shoji, Yuki Nishino, Miyabi Ohba
Takahashi/Tran <also goes to the Senior Worlds>