Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
After looking over the judging assignments, as usual Ice Dance is the most "engineered" discipline.

JUNIOR WORLDS:
4 former SSRs: BLR, EST, UKR, UZB
3 eastern Europe: CZE, HUN, ISR
3 western Europe: FRA, GER, SUI
2 NA: CAN, USA
1 far East/other: CHN

WORLDS
5 former SSRs: AZE, RUS, UKR, UZB, LTU-which tends to score independently
3 Eastern Europe: FIN, HUN, SVK
3 Western Europe: FRA, GER, GBR
1 NA: USA
1 Far East/Other: AUS

Not all the judges sit on both SD and FD; 9 are selected randomly for each segment.
You have to consider who the ISU member federations are and how many are in each geographical region. There are only two NA members*, and both are represented on the JW panel, with 50% on the Worlds panel. How many Eastern European and Western European members are there? A lot. Percentage-wise, it looks to me like Europe is shockingly under-represented! Clearly this means people are going to be wuzrobbed.

Finland now counts as Eastern Europe?

* Unless you want to count Mexico and the Caribbean members, and even then it's not that many.