After 2009-2010 data is deleted and 2010-2011 is reduced to 70%, new World Rankings:
25 C. Zhang
72 S. Ishikawa
Seasons Best Rankings
09 176.18 C. Zhang
34 148.65 Agafonova
35 148.48 Lacoste
39 147.47 Phaneuf
41 146.25 Osmond
42 145.44 Meite
52 138.60 Popova
64 129.48 DeSanctis
66 128.66 Charbonneau
68 126.97 Marrocco
71 123.67 Purich
76 122.14 S. Ishikawa
No Seasons Best Rank (did not compete in JGP, GP or ISU Championship):
Sorry, I guess it's not correct to use the season's rankings from ISU page. I understood these to be th rankings from Past season only. If anyone wants to make the same mistake, they can find the season rankings on the ISU page. The world rankings can also be found there.
The ISU uses the trimmed World Rankings (not the Seasons Rankings) and the Seasons Best list for Grand Prix assignments.
Thanks, Chuckm, I wasn't actually musing about Grand Prix assignments. It would seem that those will be rather rare for our ladies this year, and I wouldn't want to make things look worse than they are.
Originally Posted by chuckm
I was just using those figures to see how the ladies stacked up in actual competitions last year, unaware that nobody else does that.
Minto has effectively become the Canadian equivalent Lake Placid competition for ice dance. The fields in the other disciplines are very weak but all the ice dancers show up.
Originally Posted by hohoho
One of the biggest problems with summer competitions is that with the exception of Thornhill, ( pre-novice to junior ) , there are no event finals where the fields are so large that the ladies have to be separated into multiple groups. Therefore the effective fields ( only those in the skater's group ) are diluted and weak. The best skaters almost never face off against each other.
It is not abnormal for a junior lady to win a group with nothing more than a double axel. And usually these ladies aren't even attempting triples as they do not even try them in warmup.
SC must insist on event finals at all events at all levels starting at pre-juvenile. The atmosphere of the best pushing each other must start early.
Hi Nadster. I believe event finals are a help, but not all disciplines have enough skaters involved to have an event, alone an event final. Senior Ladies at Wildrose last year had 8 skaters registered with only one skater actually arriving. I agree that the lower levels (Pre-Juv to Pre-Novice) have larger numbers and should have finals. By doing the finals though, the event organisers would lose money on the event as they will not be able to have as many skaters (time restrictions). Most of these events are major funding events for sections and clubs. More skaters = more funds. Skate Canada would have to mandate an event final before that would change.
Perhaps Skate Canada has to push Minto as the JGP "consideration" competition. If you don't compete there, you don't be considered. I understand as Canadians we try to be diplomatic and treat everyone the same. But when it comes to representing your country you have to hold "tryouts". Hockey Canada does it for Junior Hockey - camp in summer and another before Junior Worlds before team is selected. Skate Canada can use a summer comp and Nationals. We have the events, Skate Canada just has to push it. They can rotate events also between Minto, Quebec, BC, Wildrose, Thornhill. Or they could select skaters and push a US competition (Detroit, Liberty, etc).
Wicked Yankee Girl