I feel bad for Juulia...if she does manage to qualify the spot, there's a high chance she'd lose it to Kiira if Kiira's healthy enough. That's got to be kind of rough.
Ok, so I'm not totally clear on these rules, forgive me.
For the skaters that are trying to gain Olympic spots, they must be in top 6 correct? Do the skaters that already qualified that place in top 6 get excluded? For example:
1. skater that previously qualified
2. skater that needs to qualify
3. skater that needs to qualify
4. skater that needs to qualify
5. skater that needs to qualify
6. skater that needs to qualify
7. skater that needs to qualify
Would skaters 2-7 qualify and those be the 6 spots or #7 doesn't qualify because it's top 6 not excluding already qualified skaters?
Sorry if I didn't explain my question correctly, I try again if needed. Also, despite all of this, the skaters need to reach the min score required for Olympics, correct? Are there any skaters strictly at this competition to achieve that or will be at gp comps to do that?
^^^ They'll skip over the skaters from countries that have already qualified for the Olympics, and count the top 6 skaters from the countries that haven't. So theoretically, if skaters from countries that have already qualified end up in places 1, 2, 5, 7, 8 then the skaters placing 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11 would get the Olympic spots for their countries. Remember spots go to the country federation, not the skater. Also, yes there are minimum TES requirements for SP and FS that the skater themselves must attain to participate in Olympics (and Worlds). But it doesn't necessarily have to be attained at Nebelhorn; minimums could have been earned last season or this season at one of many other international competitions. SP and FS minimum TES scores do not have to be earned during the same competition.
Just to let you know that I have just posted the Eurosport TV schedule for the Nebelhorn Trophy in the Good news everyone! (Nebelhorn) thread.
Hope this helps
Places 7, 8 (of that who pretend to Olympics spot) etc also have some sense.
If any federation can't use its place (for example, best skater of federation has injury, others have not minimum technical score) - this place is given to next in Nebelhorn (7th, 8th and so on).
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Those that are coming over, grab some short pants and armless shirts!
ISU Members who need to qualify in a discipline (have not yet earned the right to participate in that discipline at Olympic Winter Games 2014) will be allowed to enter only one Competitor/Couple into the respective discipline.
- Link to ISU page that in turn has links to Entries/Starting orders/Results [Thx, sky_fly20]
- Links to the Nebelhorn/Eurosport thread and to CLf's very informative post over there [Thx, CLf ]
- Link to official Nebelhorn announcement (12-page PDF)