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Thread: International Challenge Cup - The Hague, Mar 8-11

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    International Challenge Cup - The Hague, Mar 8-11

    I didnt find a thread about it so
    but I got suprised cause
    I thought this event had disappeared.

    This is the event page
    http://www.schaatsen.nl/

    This year according to twitter
    https://twitter.com/#!/SylviaUnseen

    the entry list is here

    USA is sending Abott and Alissa
    France is sending Joubert, Amodio and Lena
    Andrian Schultheiss is on the list too , Victoria Helgerson and Liebers.
    and I m huge surprised about Carolina Kostner participating after so many competitions this year.

    Sigh, I could have gone if I was still in Belgium :(
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    I'm at a loss as to why Abbott & Czisny are being sent?
    Both are, after all, headed to Worlds. Are they going to stay in Europe all March and train there???

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    I didnt find a thread about it so
    but I got suprised cause
    I thought this event had disappeared.

    This is the event page
    http://www.schaatsen.nl/

    Sigh, I could have gone if I was still in Belgium :(
    I would be very surprised if everyone currently on the entries list will actually compete. So maybe you'll miss out on less than you think?

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    ^ probably but why did they even sign for the event, if they dont intend to compete first place, it is 3 weeks before Worlds.

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    Wow, I just saw the entry list!!! Jason and Alissa must have been really serious about wanting 4CC, to take another, relatively random, competition before Worlds instead! But I think that's really crazy timing! Just two weeks before Worlds!
    And Carolina is possibly an even bigger surprise; she's done 3 GPs + the final + Euros, has Worlds coming up and now another one? Her team must really have 'competing as often as possible' on top of their strategy list.

    Now I feel like I should go since I'm so close... but I'm already going to Nice!

    EDIT: another remarkable discovery on the entry list: Adrian Schultheiss.. wasn't he still too injured at the time of Euros?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trewyn View Post
    EDIT: another remarkable discovery on the entry list: Adrian Schultheiss.. wasn't he still too injured at the time of Euros?
    Yes, it will be interesting to see if he can compete already! He was also listed on Nordic Championships last weekend but didn't want to participate because he was only able to jump doubles then. Maybe the Swedish federation will decide based on this competition which one they'll send to Worlds, Schultheiss or Majorov?

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    If Schultheiss is still struggling hard on jumps he might still withdraw :(

    Does anyone know the schedule? This competition is just too close to resist I was going to be in The Hague for other reasons anyway, until the 8th, so maybe I can extend my stay for one or two days and watch the skating.

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    voila Plushy could have gone there to have his minimun score, damn you Euros

    Isn't it the schedule in the site I posted? It is Dutch, I didn't read and yes go go, if the arena is the same as junior worlds it is just outside the city by tram and has an escalade colorful wall in a room next by, the arena is small if you are used to Teb and worlds but it is cozy!and I bet tickets will be rather cheap I had paid sth like 10 euros back then!
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    All events is 12,50 euros :-) It's Dutch but I still haven't managed to find the schedule...

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    wow, I don't get this...I hope they are planning to stay in Europe, somehow then, it would make more sense (I think...although I don't understand why they would interrupt training like this, and would love to understand).

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    You can find the preliminary event schedule on pg 10 - 11 of the event announcement: http://www.schaatsen.nl/Upload/evene...Cup%202012.pdf

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    Thanks!! Senior events on Friday and Saturday then :-)

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    I have to admit I am still quite baffled by the selection of Jeremy and Alissa for this event. Seems it would be a much more appropriate opportunity - kind of Senior "B" like - to send skaters who performed well in a senior debut season, perhaps lack ISU points sufficient to be considered for Grand Prixs, as a more immediate and tangible reward for performing well at nationals. A lot can happen between January when nationals takes place, and the major summer competitions like Liberty, where many of the Senior B assignments are made. I suppose a tad creative move by the International Committee, but still seems a lost opportunity to reward other skaters who could use some international experience. JMHO.

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    Adrian Scultheiss isn't sure if will participate: http://adrianschultheiss.com/news/11...bruary/20.html

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    Schultheiss and Majorov [injury] along with Ionian [injury] are out.

    per FSU, here is a youtube account that will post the following videos:

    The SP and FP of the Senior Ladies and Men will be filmed.
    The FP of the Junior Ladies, Men and Pairs will be filmed.
    The FP of the Novice Ladies and Men will be filmed.
    The FP of the Debs Ladies and Men will be filmed.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/challengecup2012/

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