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    Cup of China Predictions

    Seeing how there is no predictions thread yet. voila!

    Men:
    1 Kevin REYNOLDS (CAN)
    2 Jinlin GUAN (CHN) withdrew
    3 Nan SONG (CHN)
    4 Jialiang WU (CHN)
    5 Brian JOUBERT (FRA) withdrew
    6 Yuzuru HANYU (JPN)
    7 Nobunari ODA (JPN)
    8 Artur GACHINSKI (RUS)
    9 Jeremy ABBOTT (USA)
    10 Richard DORNBUSH (USA)

    Ladies:
    1 Bingwa GENG (CHN)
    2 Kexing ZHANG (CHN)
    3 Qiuying ZHU (CHN)
    4 Carolina KOSTNER (ITA)
    5 Valentina MARCHEI (ITA)
    6 Kanako MURAKAMI (JPN)
    7 Ksenia MAKAROVA (RUS)
    8 Adelina SOTNIKOVA (RUS)
    9 Christina GAO (USA)
    10 Mirai NAGASU (USA)

    Pairs:
    1 Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH (CAN)
    2 Taylor STEELE / Robert SCHULTZ (CAN )
    3 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN (CHN)
    4 Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN (CHN)
    5 Dan ZHANG / Hao ZHANG (CHN)
    6 Klara KADLECOVA / Petr BIDAR (CZE)
    7 Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV (RUS)
    8 Amanda EVORA / Mark LADWIG (USA)

    Dance:
    1 Xintong HUANG / Xun ZHENG (CHN)
    2 Xiaoyang YU / Chen WANG (CHN)
    3 Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES (FRA)
    4 Penny COOMES / Nicholas BUCKLAND (GBR)
    5 Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV RUS (RUS)
    6 Charlotte LICHTMAN / Dean COPELY (USA)
    7 Emily SAMUELSON / Todd GILLES (USA)
    8 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI (USA)

    Happy Pickings!
    Last edited by icellist; 11-02-2011 at 03:41 PM.

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    I'll come back to do predictions, but just a quick note: Brian Joubert withdrew from CoC.

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    Men:
    1 Artur GACHINSKI (RUS)
    2 Yuzuru HANYU (JPN)
    3 Nobunari ODA (JPN)

    Ladies:
    1 Adelina SOTNIKOVA (RUS)
    2 Kanako MURAKAMI (JPN)
    3 Carolina KOSTNER (ITA)

    Pairs:
    1 Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV (RUS)
    2 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN (CHN)
    3 Dan ZHANG / Hao ZHANG (CHN)

    Dance:
    1 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI (USA)
    2 Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV RUS (RUS)
    3 Emily SAMUELSON / Todd GILLES (USA)

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    Men
    1 Hanyu
    2 Song
    3 Gachinski

    A reminiscence of 2010 junior worlds. Reflecting on SA and SC, someone unexpected have won silvers. At least, Song has the quad, consistent 3A plus home supports.

    Ladies
    1 Kostner
    2 Murakami
    3 Sotnikova

    In ladies, the "favorites" have won so far. Kostner will score over 180 with SA performance here. It would be hard for teens to make up for the PCS gaps.

    Pairs
    1 Z/Z
    2 K/S
    3 S/H

    The Chinese federation will not allow S/H to be above Zhangs.

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    Ladies
    1. Carolina
    2. Kanako
    3. Adelina

    Men
    1. Nobunari
    2. Yuzuru
    3. Jeremy

    Pairs
    1. The Zhangs
    2. Kavaguti & Smirnov
    3. Sui & Han

    Ice Dance
    1. The Shibutanis
    2. Bobrova & Soloviev
    3. Samuelson & Gilles

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    Ladies:
    1. Carolina Kostner. I rather she does the robbing. It's odd to see Caro being robbed. My heart can't stand it.
    2. Adelina
    3. Kanako

    Men:
    1. Nobu. He's a strong GP skater. I can't believe someone wouldn't put him in the top 3.
    2. Yuzuru
    3. Athur

    Pairs:
    1. K/S.
    2. Z/Z
    3. S/H

    Dance:
    1. S/S
    2. B/S
    3. S/G

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    Men:
    01. Nobunari ODA
    02. Yuzuru HANYU
    03. Artur GACHINSKI
    04. Jeremy ABBOTT
    05. Richard DORNBUSH
    06. Nan SONG
    07. Kevin REYNOLDS
    08. Jialiang WU
    09. Jinlin GUAN

    Ladies:
    01. Adelina SOTNIKOVA
    02. Kanako MURAKAMI
    03. Carolina KOSTNER
    04. Christina GAO
    05. Mirai NAGASU
    06. Ksenia MAKAROVA
    07. Bingwa GENG
    08. Valentina MARCHEI
    09. Kexing ZHANG
    10. Qiuying ZHU

    Pairs:
    01. Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV
    02. Dan ZHANG / Hao ZHANG
    03. Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH
    04. Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN
    05. Amanda EVORA / Mark LADWIG
    06. Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN
    07. Taylor STEELE / Robert SCHULTZ
    08. Klara KADLECOVA / Petr BIDAR

    Dance:
    01. Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI
    02. Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV
    03. Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES
    04. Emily SAMUELSON / Todd GILLES
    05. Charlotte LICHTMAN / Dean COPELY
    06. Xintong HUANG / Xun ZHENG
    07. Penny COOMES / Nicholas BUCKLAND
    08. Xiaoyang YU / Chen WANG
    Last edited by Blades of Passion; 11-02-2011 at 12:15 AM.

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    So hard to predict.

    But here's mine.

    Men:
    1 Yuzuru HANYU (JPN)
    2 Jeremy Abbott (US)
    3 Nobunari ODA (JPN)

    Ladies:
    1 Adelina SOTNIKOVA (RUS)
    2Mirai Nagasu (US)
    3 Kanako Murakami (JPN)

    Pairs:
    1 Dan ZHANG / Hao ZHANG (CHN)
    2 Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV
    3Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN (CHN)

    Dance:
    1 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI (USA)
    2 Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV RUS (RUS)
    3 Emily SAMUELSON / Todd GILLES (USA)

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    Jinlin GUAN (CHN) withdrew from CoC. Only 8 men entries left...
    http://www.isuresults.com/events/cat00007534.htm

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    I'm surprised to see that everyone is so sure the Shibs will run away with the gold easily. They were only 3 points higher than B/S at Worlds 2011(and B/S made a mistake on the circular step sequence). They are my pick for the gold too, but I am not 100% convinced they have it in their bag.(I wanted to say that the Shibs SD is not very good, but neither is B/S SD). I think it will be close and I won't be surprised is B/S win it

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    Even if it wasn't going to be B/S debut of the season I would still expect S/S to win. Not by a D/W V/M margin like a third of a DWVM margin. Something like what P/B has over the rest of the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirunna View Post
    I'm surprised to see that everyone is so sure the Shibs will run away with the gold easily. They were only 3 points higher than B/S at Worlds 2011(and B/S made a mistake on the circular step sequence). They are my pick for the gold too, but I am not 100% convinced they have it in their bag.(I wanted to say that the Shibs SD is not very good, but neither is B/S SD). I think it will be close and I won't be surprised is B/S win it
    If they're absolutely clean yes, B/S have a chance of beating the Shibs. Problem is, they weren't all that clean last year. They tend to make these little mistakes, in particular those twizzles.

    And even with a very, very harsh tech panel in Finlandia the Shibs still scored relatively well, which I think puts them in a good position for this event.

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    i am not going to predict-because the last 2 got me.
    1) the men can go for at least 5 arthur gachinski, brian joubert, nobunari oda, yuzuru hany, jeremy abbot

    2) the women can go at least 6 -adelina, carolina kostner, kanako, ksenia, christina, and mirai with maybe a chinese lady

    3) the pairs can go zhang/zhang, kavaguti /smirnov, sui/han, mooretowers, moscovitch, evora ladwig

    4) the dance is shibutanie/ bobrova soloviev wth copely lichtman, samuleson giles, carron jones, combes buckland, and a chinese team.

    for me anyone balls game in the events

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    good luck to all skaters

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    MEN:

    1) Oda 2) Hanyu 3) Gachinski or Abbott

    I wish Joubert hadn't withdrew.

    LADIES:

    1) Kostner 2) Sotnikova 3) Murakami

    Of course if the good Mirai shows up, she could be on the podium..

    PAIRS:

    1) Kavaguti/Smirnov 2) Zhang/Zhang 3) Sui/Han or Moore-Towers/Moscovitch

    DANCE:

    1) Shibutanis 2) Bobrova/Soloviev 3) Samuelson/Gilles (a wild card since I haven't even seen them skate, but SOUND promising) or Carron/Jones
    It would be nice to see Carron/Jones get a medal.

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