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Thread: Nebelhorn Trophy 2013: Sep 25-28 [Oberstdorf, Germany] - Olympic Qualifying Event

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    Good Luck Danielle and Greg. All the best of luck!

    Below is a news report about this team from the ABC in Australia- one of Australia's larger tv channels. Its a feel good story so if you are in a feel good mood this is a video for you

    http://sochi2014.olympics.com.au/med...F0005056A37760

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    Also, moderators
    Is it possible to move all the senior b internationals to a new thread?
    Especially with a big competition like Nebelhorn, which will be televised and where we need multiple threads for this event-
    With thanks
    GF2445

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Per the Nebelhorn official announcement (p. 5)
    http://www.eislauf-union.de/download...uncement_0.pdf:
    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.
    We see two Men from Finland and two from Israel http://www.isuresults.com/events/cat00028003.htm
    Don't they qualify to Olympics?

    I beleve may be exceptions.

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    This is like a bad dream to me. And it started out like a beautiful one. With Kiira finally changing coach, going to Rafael with big hopes for improving her jumps, and then seeing her asigned in both Nebelhorn and Finlandia and GP. A full season of Kiira! After 2 seasons of half competing and half missing due to injuries. Now I don't think she will make it to GP and there are chances not to see her at Olympics either:(. I wish I could be more optimistic but I am really really worried.
    I like Juulia but she is no Kiira. She is the same level as she was in her first senior year. And I really hoped she could do more. But she had a disastrous SP at worlds and didn't qualify for the LP, so I can't dream too much. At euros she had a nice SP, she did her 3T-3T and scored around 51 points but then had a bad LP. I think she has chances for 5th o r 6th place if Madsen and Van Daele don't have their best skates. Han is a very consistent jumper.
    And I will also be happy to see Juulia in Sochi is she qualifies a spot for Finalnd and Kiira can't make it. No finnish ladies would be very sad. I always liked them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GF2445 View Post
    Also, moderators
    Is it possible to move all the senior b internationals to a new thread?
    Especially with a big competition like Nebelhorn, which will be televised and where we need multiple threads for this event-
    With thanks
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    Pleeeeease, mods. I think GF2445 is asking to move all Senior B threads to a new sub-forum under Competitions.
    Some of us have been making the same request pertaining to other Senior Bs as well, but I agree that a new sub-forum esp. will help for Nebelhorn traffic. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexRus View Post
    We see two Men from Finland and two from Israel http://www.isuresults.com/events/cat00028003.htm
    Don't they qualify to Olympics?

    I beleve may be exceptions.
    Thx for pointing out the exceptions, AlexRus. I was not aware.

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    Just coming back from the Ice Rink, some of the skaters already went through their routines, including some of the german skaters, like Daniel and Maylin (who btw. really rocks her outfit!).

    Also our young pair Annabelle & Ruben were there, I really like their style - but I think I can "sing" Pirates of the Carrabean now backwards :D

    Maxim and Tatjana are going to practice tomorrow shortly before midnight, but there is also an opportunity to catch them during the morning session, for those that dont like to go out in the dark :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex D View Post
    Just coming back from the Ice Rink, some of the skaters already went through their routines, including some of the german skaters, like Daniel and Maylin (who btw. really rocks her outfit!).

    Also our young pair Annabelle & Ruben were there, I really like their style - but I think I can "sing" Pirates of the Carrabean now backwards :D

    Maxim and Tatjana are going to practice tomorrow shortly before midnight, but there is also an opportunity to catch them during the morning session, for those that dont like to go out in the dark :D
    Thank you for the news. Please write more if you can. I 'am already counting the hours until it begins. I'am happy beacuse it seems that Europsort Romania will broadcast the whole competition and the Gala but I'am still afraid they will change their mind on the last second and I will see snooker instead. Anyway, if we are lucky and have it all, I will post a link with our channel on line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IleK View Post
    Thank you for the news. Please write more if you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IleK View Post
    Thank you for the news. Please write more if you can. I 'am already counting the hours until it begins. I'am happy beacuse it seems that Europsort Romania will broadcast the whole competition and the Gala but I'am still afraid they will change their mind on the last second and I will see snooker instead. Anyway, if we are lucky and have it all, I will post a link with our channel on line.
    Hahaha you got me cracking up at the snooker conment!! yees all links to live streams will be very much appreciated! In very excited too! Also there is a slim chance the norwegian girl will qualify, she is in great shape this season
    Go Anne Line!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSGMT View Post
    Well, looking at the list, only Gedevanishvili, Lafuente, Frank (maybe Han) are surely better than Julia, but if she lands some of her 3Ts and 3Ss she could actually make it to the top6... Go Julia!! I really want to see Kiira in Sochi!!
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    it would be a REAL shame not to se a skater of Kiiras caliber in Sochi...
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    so basically, Turkkila needs to land her triples to have Kiira compete in Sochi if she is ready,
    Sad how many people are willing to just toss this other skater aside.

    Me, I have a different view. If Turkkila qualifies the spot, SHE should be the one to go. SHE earned it, not Korpi. SHE did the hard yards and earned the spot, NOT KORPI. It is WRONG to just toss aside Turkkila, to use her as an instrument to say, "We want an Olympic spot so we can give it to this other skater". How demoralizing! Fancy knowing that your only purpose in this event, according to some, is to get a sport for another skater who may or may not be healthy again in time for the Olympics!

    That Korpi is injured is NOT Turkkila's fault. She has received the chance to qualify and if she does, TURKKILA SHOULD GO.

    Quote Originally Posted by GF2445 View Post
    Good Luck Danielle and Greg. All the best of luck!

    Below is a news report about this team from the ABC in Australia- one of Australia's larger tv channels. Its a feel good story so if you are in a feel good mood this is a video for you

    http://sochi2014.olympics.com.au/med...F0005056A37760
    I hope Danielle and Greg qualify!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexRus View Post
    We see two Men from Finland and two from Israel http://www.isuresults.com/events/cat00028003.htm
    Don't they qualify to Olympics?

    I beleve may be exceptions.
    Quote Originally Posted by AlexRus View Post
    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).
    Adding to the comments from AlexRus (thank you ), today's lengthy Nebelhorn preview from IN says:

    - Countries with a second entry must designate which skater's result will count as the Olympic qualifier. (Israel and Finland both have two men entered.)

    - If a skating federation qualified an Olympic entry at the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario, and does not use that spot in Sochi, the next country from the Nebelhorn qualifying result gets it. (Most notably, if Isabella Tobias does not secure Lithuanian citizenship in time for the Olympics, she and partner Deividas Stagniunas' ice dance spot will likely be awarded to the country thats owns the sixth-best ice dance result in Nebelhorn qualification.)

    Source:
    Olympic spots up for grabs at Nebelhorn Trophy
    Ando returns to competition; Davis, Brubaker make international debut

    Posted 9/24/13 by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, special to icenetwork
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2013/09/24/61578628

    Although the IN article is not clear, I'm guessing that it means that Israel and Finland must designate in advance which skater's result will count as the Olympic qualifier??

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    I have been here since last Friday enjoying the scenery, weather, and the Alp cheese. I have not been to the arena yet to see what the opening hours are for spectators but I assume that I will be spending all day at the rink. I am an old man with a white beard and mustache and will be wearing a gold-yellow baseball cap that says Golden Skate on it in blue letters. I would love to meet some other Golden Skaters so, if anyone sees me, please come up and introduce yourself. I expect my wife and I will be spending most of our time in the top row of seats so we can rest our backs against the wall.

    I will be looking for you on Friday, SaraM, and would be happy to help you root for Anna Line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IleK View Post
    Thank you for the news. Please write more if you can. I 'am already counting the hours until it begins. I'am happy beacuse it seems that Europsort Romania will broadcast the whole competition and the Gala but I'am still afraid they will change their mind on the last second and I will see snooker instead. Anyway, if we are lucky and have it all, I will post a link with our channel on line.
    Will do

    Just watching the practice of the men, group 1 is past, now on group 2. Your skater Zoltan currently on the ice, he is a very funny guy :D

    Group 3 is through:

    On the Ice were, Justus Strid from Denmark, Pavel Ignatenko from Belarus and Stephane Walkers from Switzerland.

    Stephane was the only skater that did run the full program, I always like it if Skaters do that. ) Interesting about him is that he is also his own Choreographer together with Emanual Accard and I liked the final result.

    Group 4 is through:

    On the Ice were, Hyon Choe PRK, Brendan Kerry Aus, Alexei Bychenko, Stanislav Sahmohn both ISR, Ondrej Spiegl Swe, Michael Christian Martinez Phillippines - 6 skaters and a premier this morning!

    We are now also slowly moving into the higher categories if it comes to landing jumps and adding that third or forth rotation. Looks like the skaters are now awake :D

    I liked Michael´s Programm, if you consider that he started quite late at the age of 9.

    2 more groups to go.

    Group 5 is through:

    On the Ice were, Fabrizio Carrilllo Mexiko, Bela Sapp and Valtter Virtanen both Finland, Matthew Parr GB, Paul Bonifacio Parkinson Italy and Luiz Manella from Brazil.

    Some interesting debates between Valtter and his coach during the session, Matthew skated his LP to who wants to live forever - I know Siggie Heinrich (ES Commentator in Germany) doesnt like those slow "skate -sound tracks", but to me its a wonderful music to skate to - Paul seems to agree there as he had the same music in his LP featured in a Queen Medley. I liked his finish with "We are the champions", but to be a Champion he must also stand his jumps then, which sadly wasnt the case during practice.

    Group 6 just finishing up

    On the Ice are Jeremy Ten Canada, last years winner Nobunari Oda from Japan, Jason Brown USA and Artur Dimitriev from Russia.

    The Japanese seems to be the favorite to me he did really rock the crowd last year and he seems to be in good shape again, but also Jason Brown should be considered - he did run the whole LP programm and it looks really solid, plus he has a good flexibility. Not much to say about Artur as he wanted to do something totally different and only did some jumps and his step sequence which I really enjoyed though. In general Russians have a talent for those things, Adelina last year was fantastic as well.

    That concludes the practice session for the men this morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulE View Post
    I have been here since last Friday enjoying the scenery, weather, and the Alp cheese. I have not been to the arena yet to see what the opening hours are for spectators but I assume that I will be spending all day at the rink. I am an old man with a white beard and mustache and will be wearing a gold-yellow baseball cap that says Golden Skate on it in blue letters. I would love to meet some other Golden Skaters so, if anyone sees me, please come up and introduce yourself. I expect my wife and I will be spending most of our time in the top row of seats so we can rest our backs against the wall.

    I will be looking for you on Friday, SaraM, and would be happy to help you root for Anna Line.
    Unfortunately i didt make it to oberstdorf, since i am going to teb in november my budget didt allow me to make it to nebelhorn as well.. :/ hope you will enjoy your time there and any uppdates specialy on anne line will be very much appreciated!

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    Thanks for the recap, Alex!

    What did you think of Brendan Kerry? How did he look? You hint at four revolutions - did he warm up the quad?

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