I think it would be fair to give the last spot to Stavitskaya. She was injured the whole autumn and therefore she could not compete at the Russian cups 1-4 but she competed in the last Russian cup and won it. She should be given the chance to compete at the nationals. Whereas Korobeynikova and Agafonova did not really skate well throughout this season.
On another note, I am surprised that Byriukova competed at three Russian Cups events and they are counting the best two. That's unfair to all other skaters who were allowed only two events. While I am glad that Byriukova qualified, I think same rules should be applied to everyone and this did give her advantage. I think they should have count either the first two, or specify beforehand which two events will count. But considering that she skated well at the last competition, I am happy she will be at the nationals.
Preliminary entries to Senior Nationals
All 7 Ladies from GP,
three Junior Ladies from JGP Final (Sakhanovich, Medvedeva, Proklova),
eight Ladies on result of Russian Cup Events:
Substitutes Korobeynikova Stavitskaya.
There is Pluschenko in Men.
2. Ilia Petrov
3. Julia L.
1. Vera Bazarov - Yuri Larionov
2. Ksenia Stolbova - Fedor Klimov
3. Julia Antipov - Nodari Maisuradze
4. Anastasia Martyusheva - Alexei Rogonov
5. Maria Vygalova - Egor Zakroev
6. Lina Fedorova - Max Miroshkin
7. Yevgeniya Tarasova - Vladimir Morozov
8. Vasilisa Davankova - Andrew Deputat
9. Alexander Minin - Semen Stepanov
10. Christina Astakhov - Maxim Kurdukov
11. Katarina Gerboldt - Alexander Enbert
12. Natalia Mitina - Yuri Shevchuk
1. Kavaguti - Smirnov
2. Anastasia Gubanov - Alexey Sintsov
1. Ekaterina Bobrova - Dmitry Solovyov
2. Elena Il'inykh - Nikita Katsalapov
3. Catherine Ryazanov - Ilya Tkachenko
4. Ksenia Monko - Cyril Khalyavin
5. Alexander Stepanova - Ivan Bukin
6. Victoria Sinitsyna - Ruslan Zhiganshin
7. Valeria Zenkova - Valery Sinitsyn
8. Angelica Kanivets - Alexei Chizhov
9. Svetlana Homjakova - Nikita Shubo-Yablonsky
10. Catherine Puskas - Jonathan Guerreiro
1. Daria Shcheglova - Anton Novikov
2. Alina Kurbanov - Igor Shelopaev
I am surprised that the pair Gainetdinova - Bich is not competing. If I count correctly, next year he will be too old for juniors so I would have thought that they would be trying to grab some position among senior pairs...
Senior and Junior Open Championships of StPetersburg
09-11 Jan 2014.
Starting Orders - Results (really online) - Protocols
(all Russian language)
SP Senior Ladies (top 4 OF 14)
1. Valentina Chernyshova 57.37
2. Polina Korobeynikova 54.64
3. Antonina Dubinina 48.95
4. Evgenia Gerasimova 48.07 (it is her first competition in the season, after injury, she WD after SP, it is planned action - only SP at first competition after injury)
Anna Shershak tried 3Lz and 3F (both falls), she never tried 3Lz before.
UPD In SrMen Vasiliy Velikov landed 4S on positive GOE and won SP with score 71.83.
Moscow qualifiers to Zhuk Memorial (Russian "baby Nationals" in two age groups - elder 11-12 years old, younger 10 and younger) will be 13-17 Jan 2014 in Moscow, Ice Palace Moskvich.
Moscow qualifiers to Zhuk Memorial Videos.
Girls Elder Age (after Elements and SP, score Elements+SP)
1. Tsurskaya 116.92 http://youtu.be/c0Uowu7oMLA
2. Bezrukova 111.46 http://youtu.be/DRs7ZbOLGik
3. Drynkina 100.99 http://youtu.be/rk5pIx62Rsw
4. Mitrofanova 100.85 http://youtu.be/OXitHMx6kVw
5. Bugakova 97.27 http://youtu.be/eN4pQh6tB0A
6. Kurakova 95.93 http://youtu.be/1ExJ3_t_QX4
Girls born at 2001-2002. Very nice skating.
I am sure that some of them will in future medal at JGP Events, and maybe at higher level Internationals.
More videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/mihsersh/videos