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05-03-2011, 11:36 AM #31
Good informative post! I didn't realize there was a rule about skating in Worlds for getting an extra event. In that case I would put in Jeremy and Adam and who else for SA. And Mirai and which two in SA. Just so they have 2 GPs. However,
I would not put either of the two newbees to be negated or negate one of them. Armin, at this point in time, would be my choice.
I would not put Czisny against Mirai. Both these gals have a fight elsewhere.
I'm not so sure Americans have strong skaters. I do believe they have competitive skaters but none of them are really obvious podium finalists.
We have 2 podium potential finalists in Ice Dance, and one possible to slip in if 8 teams are now qualified, but that is all I can see of the Americans
Much depends on the possible 'increasing of the number of Finalists'. That should be taken up in their annual pow wow.
05-03-2011, 11:43 AM #32
So we should follow Joe's suggestion above and invite Jeremy and Adam to Skate America, and force the other host countries to take Bradley (if he competes), Dornbush and Miner whether they want them or not.
05-03-2011, 11:46 AM #33
I don't think Ryan's coming back. His latest tweets suggest he's done working hard
05-03-2011, 12:02 PM #34
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05-03-2011, 12:11 PM #35
0Originally Posted by Joesitz
Skate America: Davis and White, Bobrouva and Solviev, Cappelini and Lanotte
Skate Canada: Virtue and Moir, Weaver and Poje, Ilunykh and Katsalapov
Cup of China: Shibutani and Shibutani, Pechalat and Bourzat, Crone and Poirier
NHK: Shibutani and Shibutani, Weaver and Poje, Capellini and Lanotte
Eric Bompard: Virtue and Moir, Pechalat and Bourzat, Crone and Porier
Russia: Davis and White, Bobrova and Solviev, Ilunykh and Katsalapov
It is not possible for Chock and Zuerlein to avoid facing either Davis and White, Virtue and Moir, or Shibutani and Shibutani. In fact, they must meet one of these three in each of their two competitions. Which two events would give Chock and Zuerlein the best shot at the finals?
The other factor is that the USFSA does not send skaters to other events. The organizers of those events invite the skaters they want.
Off topic: Is it permitted for event organizers to offer top skaters money under the table, in addition to prize money, to come to their event? I have heard that Michelle Kwan got extra money like this (possibly directly from the TV networks?), but I don't know if this is true or not.
When she was roped into doing 2002 Skate America after all of the scheduled Olympic gold medalists withdrew, her agent said that the USFSA made Michelle "an offer that she couldn't refuse" to come in and save the event. I don't think Shep was talking about putting a horse's head in her bed.
05-03-2011, 12:16 PM #36
05-03-2011, 02:35 PM #37
I should read up on how the entrants are formed for the GP events. Please correct me if I am wrong:
All competitive skaters from the Worlds are eligible for Two slots for the GPs. Miner and Dorbush, if not invited at first selection process will eventually by the last selection will be selected.. That could mean Brezina and Verner both are elligible for two slots.
The BigSix hosts have the right to select their own Team of Three including those who did not skate in Worlds.
Non Worlds skaters are subjected to Invitations only for Two events.
The ISU will fill up any vacated slots by their list of best scores during the season outside of the Worlds.I dont know where Amar is on that list
A skater has a right to accept or refuse an invitation or a demand of their Fed to skate creating additional slots that only ISU can fill. (Injuries may happen.)
05-03-2011, 02:44 PM #38
Interesting that noone has mentioned Brandon Mroz as a viable candidate for the 3rd spot at Skate America. He did quite well last year at his 2 GP events, winning a silver medal & a bronze, I believe. The boy does have a quad you know.
05-03-2011, 02:55 PM #39
Reading this thread feels like a walk through a Disney Pageant.
Are some of you serious
In sport if you want to be the best you have to beat the best.
Running and hiding is not sport although pageants are known for this quality.
Here is a tip from a long time fan.
Load up SA with some of the best USA skaters. Then try and get some of the best Intl skaters.
Let's try and be competitive, not to mention relevant.
I know US Skating set up SA last season for Rachael to win. Boo, booo because the dirtbags that run SA should have known Kanako is not just better but much more appealing. She won the title and stole the show.
And that's the way it should be.
Hiding and running scared is guaranteed to give the opposition a boost. A BIG BOOST.
Competing your best and accepting all challenges is the way to go. That's the way SA used to be when people actually gave a damn about it.
It is sad now and sadder still how fans run from competition trying get their favorites into the GPF.
Hello, sorry to break the news but I would say 90 + % of Americans do not know what the GPF is. They don't watch it and most never heard of it.
Marketing 001 (beneath 101) says pack SA and try and make it as appealing as possible.
Cowards never win championships and don't deserve to .
05-03-2011, 03:04 PM #40
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Skaters who finished 13-24 are NOT guaranteed two spots. If they were 1-24 on the World Ranking list OR the Seasons Best Score list, they are guaranteed ONE spot. They might get two, but that is not guaranteed.
The selection order is this:
Host picks - 3 in each discipline for each host
Seeds - Each host gets 1 of the 1-3 seeds and 1 of the 4-6 seeds in each discipline
Worlds 7-12 - Each host gets 2 in each discipline from this category
World Ranking top 24 - of those not already selected, at least one per host/discipline
SB list top 24 / JGPF medalists / JW medalists - of those not already selected at least one per host/discipline
After all guarantees have been fulfilled, the final selection is to fill still-empty slots. Here is where skaters/teams who have only one or no assignment get a first or second assignment.
Armin Mahbanoozadeh is #32 on the World Rankings, but he is #20 on the Seasons Best list, so he is guaranteed at least one invitation.
Brandon Mroz is #22 on the World Rankings and #17 on the SB list, and is guaranteed one invitation, but it is likely that he will get two.
05-03-2011, 03:07 PM #41
05-03-2011, 03:12 PM #42
Originally Posted by chuckm
This will throw a money wrench into any possible speculation at this point. I guess we will just have to wait and see what's up.
For what it's worth, I agree with Hernando's point of view in the post above (although I am not sure it is necessary to beat the table quite so bombastically to express it. )
05-03-2011, 03:14 PM #43
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05-03-2011, 03:17 PM #44
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05-03-2011, 03:18 PM #45
^ And chuckm beat me, just above.