Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
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Ties
If there is a tie by added points, the following criteria will be taken into consideration for tie-breaking:

a) the best place obtained in the two designated events will count for the better place/ranking;

If there is still a tie,
b) the higher total of the added total scores obtained in the designated events will count for the better place/ranking:

If there is still a tie,
c) participation in two events will be considered better than having participated in only one event;

If there is still a tie,
d) the higher total of the added scores in Free Skating/Free Dance obtained in the two designated events will count for the better place/ranking;

If there is still a tie,
e) the higher total score in Free Skating/Free Dance obtained in one of the two designated events will count for the better place/ranking;

If there is still a tie,
f) the higher total of the added scores in the Short Program/Short Dance obtained in the two designated events will count for the better place/ranking;

If there is still a tie,
g) the number of participants finishing the two individual events in which the tied skaters/couples have completed, will be added to the total. The higher number of participants will count for the better place/ranking.

If there is still a tie, all skaters tied are qualified for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
Thanks for posting this. Pretty unlikely there would still be a tie after b, up there. I wonder why they don't just use total scores in the first place for GPF qualification, rather than placings. Seems that would be more fair, since some fields always seem to end up substantially stronger than others.