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    Zoe Wilkinson (née Jones)

    Zoe Jones is an English figure skater. She was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, on 14th January 1980. She was British Senior Ladies Champion in 2000 and 2001.

    After a 14 year sabbatical, Zoe returned to competition in the 2015–16 season at the age of 35. Now using her married name of Zoe Wilkinson, she finished 2nd in the British Championships in December 2015, winning the Free Skate in the process.

    Simply remarkable!

    Well done Zoe!!!

    CaroLiza_fan


    Update: December 2015

    Summary

    Zoe Ann Jones was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, in January 1980.

    Zoe has competed under a number of names. She used her maiden name of Zoe Jones until the 200102 season, when she retired from competitive skating. She made her comeback as an Adult skater in the 2013–14 season, competing under the name Zoe Wood (the surname of her first husband, Canadian Ice Hockey player Dody Wood). During the 2014–15 season, Zoe got re-married, to English / South African figure skater Matthew Wilkinson. So, when she return to competing at Senior level for the 2015–16 season, it was as Zoe Wilkinson.


    Biographical Info

    ISU Bio:
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00000322.htm

    Stats On Ice Bios:
    https://statsonice.com/skater/Zoe/Jones/
    https://statsonice.com/skater/Zoe/Wood/
    https://statsonice.com/skater/Zoe/Wilkinson/

    Tracings.net Bio:
    http://tracings.net/jone-zoe.html

    Wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoe_Jo...gure_skater%29


    Social Media

    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/Zoewilkinsonfans


    Programmes

    2015–16 Season
    SP:
    FS:
    EX:

    2014–15 Season
    SP:
    FS:
    EX:

    2013–14 Season
    SP:
    FS:
    EX:

    2001–02 Season
    SP: “Nessun Dorma” by Giacomo Puccini
    FS: “The Last Emperor” (soundtrack) by Ryuichi Sakarnoto and David Byrne
    EX:

    2000–01 Season
    SP: “Heart still Beating” by Ottmar Liebert, “Barcelona Nights” by Ottmar Liebert
    FS: “The Mission” by Ennio Morricone
    EX:

    1999–2000 Season
    SP:
    FS:
    EX:

    1998–99 Season
    SP:
    FS:
    EX:

    1997–98 Season
    SP:
    FS:
    EX:

    1996–97 Season
    SP:
    FS:
    EX:

    1995–96 Season
    SP:
    FS:
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    1994–95 Season
    SP:
    FS:
    EX:


    Personal Best Scores

    ISU

    Date Competition Score
    Short Programme
    Free Skate
    Overall

    International

    Date Competition Score
    Short Programme 25 March 2016 Triglav Trophy 30.85
    Free Skate 27 March 2016 Triglav Trophy 74.07
    Overall 23–27 Mar. 2016 Triglav Trophy 104.92

    National

    Date Competition Score
    Short Programme 05 December 2015 British Championships 38.87
    Free Skate 06 December 2015 British Championships 86.50
    Overall 01–06 Dec. 2015 British Championships 125.37


    Competitive History

    Date Competition SP FS Overall
    Pos Score Pos Score Pos Score
    201516 Season
    23–27 Mar. 2016 Triglav Trophy 5 30.85 3 74.07 4
    104.92
    01–06 Dec. 2015 British Championships 3 38.87 1 86.50 2 125.37
    02–05 Nov. 2015 Basingstoke Open 1 36.89 W/D W/D 7 36.89
    21–24 Sep. 2015 IJS Skate Southern 3 35.17 1 76.87 2 112.04
    24–28 Aug. 2015 IJS Sheffield 9 34.08 7 64.94 8 99.02
    201415 Season
    18–23 May 2015 ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition (Masters Elite Ladies I Free Skating) 1 84.78 1 84.78
    18–23 May 2015 ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition (Masters Elite Ladies I Artistic) 1 32.91 1 32.91
    201314 Season
    25–31 May 2014 ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition (Masters Elite Ladies I Free Skating) 1 71.33 1 71.33
    25–31 May 2014 ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition (Masters Elite Ladies I Artistic) 1 28.59 1 28.59
    2001–02 Season
    03–08 Dec. 2001 British Championships 1 0.5 2 2.0 1 2.5
    07–11 Nov. 2001 Golden Spin 8 12 11 16.0
    05–07 Oct. 2001 Finlandia Trophy 12 13 13 19.0
    200001 Season
    17–25 Mar. 2001 ISU World Championships 31
    17–25 Mar. 2001 ISU World Championships (Qualifying Group B) 16 6.4 16 6.4
    21–28 Jan. 2001 European Championships 17 10.2 19 19.0 17 32.0
    21–28 Jan. 2001 European Championships (Qualifying Group A) 7 2.8 7 2.8
    27 Nov. – 02 Dec. 2000 British Championships 1 1 1 1.5
    1999–2000 Season
    08–13 Nov. 1999 British Championships 2 2 2 3.0
    1998–99 Season
    10–14 Nov. 1998 British Championships 3
    05–08 Nov. 1998 Skate Canada 11 11 11 16.5
    25–28 Aug. 1998 Nebelhorn Trophy 8 10 9 14.0
    1997–98 Season
    09–13 Dec. 1997 British Championships W/D
    15–18 Oct. 1997 Karl Schäfer Memorial 2 7 6 8.0
    26–29 Aug. 1997 Nebelhorn Trophy 14 11 11 18.0
    1996–97 Season
    16–23 Mar. 1997 ISU World Championships 35
    16–23 Mar. 1997 ISU World Championships (Qualifying Group B) 18 18
    24 Nov. – 01 Dec. 1996 ISU World Junior Championships 20 17 18 27.0
    British Championships 2
    23–25 Aug. 1996 Grand Prix de St. Gervais 10
    1995–96 Season
    26 Nov. – 02 Dec. 1995 ISU World Junior Championships 19 22 22 31.5
    26 Nov. – 02 Dec. 1995 ISU World Junior Championships (Qualifying Group A) 10 10
    British Championships 2
    Grand Prix de St. Gervais 10
    1994–95 Season
    05–09 Feb. 1995 European Youth Olympic Festival 7 7 7 10.5
    British Championships 2


    Videos

    2015-16 Season

    6th December 2015: British Championships Presentations (British Commentary) [Ladies Podium Ceremony starts at 16m38s]
    http://livestream.com/IMP-UK/events/...deos/106425292
    6th December 2015: Jenny Chats To...Zoe (British Commentary) [Jenny Bill speaks to Zoe Wilkinson & Family after Ladies FS]
    http://livestream.com/IMP-UK/events/...deos/106420496
    6th December 2015: British Championships FS (British Commentary) [Group 2 Warm-Up not shown; Zoe starts at 00m00s]
    http://livestream.com/IMP-UK/events/...deos/106396252
    5th December 2015: British Championships SP (British Commentary) [Group 1 Warm-Up starts at 11m30s; Zoe starts at 17m57s]
    http://livestream.com/IMP-UK/events/...deos/106296468


    2000-01 Season

    27th January 2001: European Championships FS (British Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmW5EcwNyi4
    26th January 2001: European Championships SP (British Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soAIWLC958Y


    Exhibition Videos




    Other Videos

    17th August 2011: Zoe Jones (matt wilkinson) [Figure skating audition video filmed August 2011]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSyqygYjw0s


    Articles And Video Interviews

    10th December 2015: “Danielle Harrison is crowned British Senior champion” (Basingstoke Gazette) [Story about Danielle Harrison winning 2015 British Championships. Zoe is mentioned for finishing 2nd]
    http://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/...mpion/?ref=arc

    24th September 2015: “Skaters' success on home territory” (Waltham Forest Guardian) [Story about 2015 Skate Southern, where Zoe finished 3rd]
    http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/new...ome_territory/

    18th September 2015: “ICE SKATING: Top British coaches to work on new Swindon ice rink initiative” (Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard) [Story about a NISA sponsored initiative in which Zoe was a coach]
    http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/s...nk_initiative/

    24th August 2015: “NISA and GLL team to offer brand new courses at Swindon Ice Rink in September” (Swindon Link) [Story about a NISA sponsored initiative in which Zoe was a coach]
    http://swindonlink.com/2015/08/nisa-...-in-september/

    2nd July 2015: “Wilkinson gets redemption at adult competitions” (Ice Network) [Story about Zoe winning 2015 ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition, and her career]
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...t-competitions

    7th July 2014: “Ice skating instructor turns back the clock to scoop gold medals” (Swindon News) [Story about Zoe’s comeback as an Adult Skater]
    http://www.swindonnews.org.uk/ice-sk...p-gold-medals/

    June 2014: “Medal haul for table-topping Team GB at Adult ISU competition” (National Ice Skating Association) [Story about 2014 ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition]
    http://www.iceskating.org.uk/index.c...u-competition/

    30th May 2014: “Oberstdorf 2014: Day five results” (No Excuses: Diary Of An Adult Skater) [Review of Day 5 of 2014 ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition]
    http://noexcusesinskating.blogspot.c...e-results.html

    28th May 2014: “Oberstdorf 2014: Day three results” (No Excuses: Diary Of An Adult Skater) [Review of Day 3 of 2014 ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition]
    http://noexcusesinskating.blogspot.c...e-results.html

    13th December 2000: “Ice Skating: Jones upset after `skate-off' order” (Daily Telegraph) [Story about selecting who goes to 2001 Europeans]
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/oth...off-order.html

    2nd November 1998: “In the shadow of talent: A Family Affair” (The Independent) [Interview in which Zoe’s mother, Chris, and brother, Iain, talk about Zoe’s career and how it affects family life]
    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...r-1182246.html
    Last edited by CaroLiza_fan; 03-27-2016 at 11:57 PM.

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    Amazing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Amazing!!!
    I didn't get to watch the British Championships, because I was doing other things over the weekend. But, I have just been reading some comments on Facebook, and it sounds like there was a very messy and controversial end to them.

    Apparantly, Zoe had been declared the champion, and then it was changed.

    I still don't know exactly what happened, but I've posted copies of some of the comments to the British Championships event thread (they're on page 2).

    Maybe somebody who was watching will be able to fill us in.

    CaroLiza_fan
    Last edited by CaroLiza_fan; 12-07-2015 at 12:29 AM.

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    OK, so Icebethy (who was at the championships) has filled us in on what happened:

    Quote Originally Posted by Icebethy View Post
    After the ladies fp, Zoe was announced as the winner only for the marks to be recalculate as they missed a single toe off the end of one of Danni jumps which was a repeated jump, tech called but it wasn't data entered.

    So then at the podium it was announced to everyone else, some of the response wasn't great, but no one deserved that response. So it was kind of bitter sweet, the original score out Zoe 1.3 points ahead after both programs
    EDIT: Icebethy has provided some more details, and it turns out that I had picked things up wrong. It wasn't for a few minutes that everybody thought Zoe had won - it was for a few hours!

    Quote Originally Posted by Icebethy View Post
    I think it was just simply missed in the data entry. The only thing that I am confuse is that I thought the pdf once online for all to see is final and then cannot be changed, but I was obviously wrong and it can be changed till the podium.

    It shouldn't happen but it has, however Zoe still won the night and missed the top of the podium by 0.09 a massive feat by someone who grew up in the 6.0 era and has had to learn ijs. The way they announced it was hard as instead of doing the podiums in order they left the ladies till last, and as I have heard the skaters had only just been told before the audience. Everyone is moaning that people booed a 16 year old, but irrespective of age it shouldn't happen to any skater of any age its jus not fair!

    When watching the ladies there was an energy in the building that hasn't been there in the last couple of years, so in a way that part is good, hopefully deepening the strength of British ladies/British skating, hopefully.

    Nick and Penny gave an amazing performance, same with Peter James and Phil. The gala that NISA has started running over the past few years at the end of the event was really good as always, all of this is stored on the live stream links as well I think as the podiums which have been posted up until Saturday, I have not looked for Sundays.

    Icebethy

    Edit ISU were contacted and helped sort the issue out following the isu rules on what to do with the issue in the ladies therefore the change was done within the rules and with isu knowing.
    Hearing that NISA had to go to the ISU to sort it out, I can understand how it took so long. But, the skaters should have been told straight away, and the audience straight after. It should not have been left until the podium ceremony.

    Regardless, it was not right for the audience to react badly to the skaters. It wasn't the skaters' fault that somebody back stage messed up.

    Shame on them! They can't be true fans.

    CaroLiza_fan
    Last edited by CaroLiza_fan; 12-07-2015 at 04:14 AM.

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    Just a quick message to let you know that Zoe will be making her International return to Senior level this weekend at the Triglav Trophy.

    Incidentally, the Triglav Trophy was also the first International competition she competed at when she was 11 years old (Source: Facebook comment).

    Whilst I do appreciate this as being a fitting place for Zoe to make her International return, I really wish she had done some Senior B's earlier in the season. Because, if she had got some international scores on the board, there is a high probability that she would have been getting on a flight to Boston instead.

    But hey!

    Entries / Results Page:
    http://www.dkjesenice.si/triglav-tro...ntriesresults/

    Livestream:
    http://livestream.com/accounts/18371562/events/5037049

    The Ladies SP is due to start at 18:00 CET (17:00 GMT) on Friday. There is no detailed Time Schedule published, but Zoe is due to be the third skater to start.

    The Ladies FS is due to start at 10:10 CEST (08:10 GMT) on Sunday.

    Please be aware that Europe switches to daylight savings time at 01:00 GMT on Sunday morning.

    ALL THE BEST ZOE!!!

    CaroLiza_fan
    Last edited by CaroLiza_fan; 03-24-2016 at 05:21 AM.

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    Zoe certainly did not disgrace herself against the younger skaters...

    5th in the SP, 3rd in the FS, and 4th overall!!!

    2016 Triglav Trophy Ladies Short Programme Results
    2016 Triglav Trophy Ladies Short Programme Protocols

    2016 Triglav Trophy Ladies Free Skate Results
    2016 Triglav Trophy Ladies Free Skate Protocols

    2016 Triglav Trophy Ladies Overall Results

    Unfortunately, Zoe did not have a good start to her SP. She fell on her opening combination jump, and then under-rotated both her triple lutz and double axel. That left her a shade under 5 points behind Alessia Zardini in 4th.

    The FS went much better. Again, she got 2 under-rotation calls (for the triple salchow, and for the triple toe in a combination jump), but at least there were no falls.

    Although Zoe finished ahead of Alessia in the FS, it was only by 1 point. So, the damage was done in the SP.

    Looking at the results, her scores here would not have attained the minimum TES's required for Worlds. But, it was her first international Senior-level competition for 14 years! And, although she is a VERY experienced skater, she is still VERY new to competing under IJS.

    Hopefully, with more competitions under her belt and more experience of IJS, she will achieve the minimum TES's by the time the Majors come around next season.

    WELL DONE ZOE, AND ALL THE BEST!!!

    CaroLiza_fan

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    I am afraid that I am here to let you know that yesterday, Zoe announced that she would no longer be competing in Senior Ladies.



    "So this will be my last post as a Senior Lady !!!
    When I set out on my journey as an adult skater I had no idea it would bring me back to the British Championships, and definitely not to a winning performance and a silver medal.
    My skating has since progressed and moved on but at the time I can honestly say I couldn't have done any better. The struggle, determination and fight it took for me to get there will only ever be known to me but I want to thank every one who helped and supported me on my way and were there for me after, It's much appreciated and I love every one of you.
    I will now embark on another new ,very unexpected and extreamly exciting journey !!!!"

    Source: https://www.facebook.com/Zoewilkinso...9541541261191/

    About this new journey. Well, nothing has been announced officially on her Facebook page yet, but over in the "Splits and Partner Changes" thread, hanca revealed that Zoe is Christopher Boyadji's new partner in Pairs!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by hanca View Post
    They did split up second time. Boyadji is with a new partner. (Zoe Wilkinson, new to pairs and in her mid thirties. But at least she has triple jumps).
    Didn't see that one coming!

    After how well she has done since her comeback, it will be a shame to see her leave Singles skating. But, she knows what is best for her, and for us it will be exciting to she how she gets on doing something different.

    All the best to Zoe in this new phase of her career. I hope it proves to be as successful as her Singles career was!

    CaroLiza_fan

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