Yes, well ..one of my points was that I couldn't see the competition..So far, A.H. Black, who was there , has said on the competition thread that he/she thought the finish was justified ..which is fine... but I'd love to hear more , and more detailed opinions .
I have seen both FDs at Thornhill, and just as programs , I'd have to say I much prefer the Camerlengo program to the L/R program ( for subtlety , nuance, diversity, and being clearly dance ). I definitely think G/P showed more strength, speed and power , but considerably less refinement. I didn't see much real innovation in their program , all the lifts and difficult poses seemed quite derivative of programs of the past . That is not to take anything away from their difficulty, or the strength required to execute them , but at the Thornhill outing ,at least , the program seemed a mad dash from one highlight to the next , with not much dancing in between.
The PCS in the SD is mystifying to me ..how one team can be given the edge in the tech score yet be given a lower mark for SS ( just one example) doesn't seem quite right to me .. especially when the team with the higher mark has such a discrepancy in their SS relative to one another..while the team with the lower mark are well matched in ability, and either one of them have greater overall skill than the weaker partner of the first team...
Anyway , I don't claim P/I should have won.. The closeness of the marks fits better with what my eyes tell me than has been the case in previous competitions. That's reassuring to me. I'd like to understand those PCS better, but realize this is the grey area in CoP.
Nebelhorn should be interesting, different , but challenging field .. and a different judging panel, perhaps more heavily weighted on the European side.