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    World spots for 2015

    Note the following:
    * All skaters/couples who qualify to the FS/FD automatically get 16 points, even if they finish 17th or lower.
    * Skaters who do not qualify get 18 points for their country
    * A country that has only one skater requires a top 10 finish for two spots or top 2 for three spots.

    Ladies
    3 spots (<13):
    Japan: 7
    Russia: 6
    United States: 12

    2 spots (<28 or top 10 finish for a single skater):
    Italy: 19
    Korea: 25
    Canada: 24


    Men
    3 spots (<13):
    Japan: 3
    United States: 13

    2 spots (<28 or top 10 finish)
    Spain: 3rd
    Russia: 4th
    China: 7th
    France: 9th
    Canada: 23

    Pairs
    3 spots (<13):
    Russia: 9
    Canada: 7
    China: 11

    2 spots (>13 but <28):
    Germany:14
    Italy: 25
    France: 25
    United States:25

    Ice Dance
    3 spots (<13):
    Canada: 10
    Russia:11
    United States:11

    2 spots (<28 or top 10):
    Italy: 15
    France: 16
    Great Brittan: 9th

    Total by country:
    Russia: 11
    United States: 11
    Canada: 10
    Japan: 8
    France: 7
    Italy: 7
    China: 7
    Korea: 5
    Great Brittan: 5
    Spain: 5
    Last edited by Mrs. P; 03-29-2014 at 02:53 PM.

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    South Korea lucked out on the FS qualification point. Otherwise they'd have been down to 1 spot.

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    I think that the biggest surprise for me in terms of qualifying spots is Chafik Bessghier getting two for France as the lone French entry. He smashed his previous best - by 20 points in the free skate alone - and far exceeded anyone's expectations, I think. Well done to him, he's really earned his ticket for next year.

    Re ice dance, you have either mistakes or typos: France's total is 16, not 26, and Italy should be 15 and not 25.

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    Is this the first time the US has won zero medals at the worlds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    I think that the biggest surprise for me in terms of qualifying spots is Chafik Bessghier getting two for France as the lone French entry. He smashed his previous best - by 20 points in the free skate alone - and far exceeded anyone's expectations, I think. Well done to him, he's really earned his ticket for next year.

    Re ice dance, you have either mistakes or typos: France's total is 16, not 26, and Italy should be 15 and not 25.
    Probably a typo...dang butterfingers. I will edit.

    And I'm delighted for Chafik! In fact, I'd like Chafik to give Amodio a run for his money.
    Last edited by Mrs. P; 03-29-2014 at 02:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateToronto View Post
    Is this the first time the US has won zero medals at the worlds?
    No. This also happened 1994: Scott Davis placed 7th and Aren Nielson was 13th; Michelle Kwan placed 8th and Nicole Bobek didn't qualify for the FS in 25th; Meno and Sand placed 6th and Ina and Dungen in Ice Dance. placed 12th and Punsalan and Swallow placed 12th in Ice Dance.

    FWIW, as far as spots: Michelle Kwan salvaged two spots for ladies; the men got two spots, the pairs got two spots and ice dance got one spot = 7 spots.

    The cool part is that a year later team USA came back in 1995 with three medals and gained four more spots for Worlds the following year.

    So all things considered, the fact we got 11 spots this year isn't the worst showing ever and I think team USA will fare better in 2015 (or one could hope).

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    I think everyone expected the US to go down to two ice dancing spots with A/E there instead of Marlie. I'm so proud of C/B and the Shibs - I certainly think no one was expecting them both quite so high, and they both turned out great performances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleeting View Post
    I think everyone expected the US to go down to two ice dancing spots with A/E there instead of Marlie. I'm so proud of C/B and the Shibs - I certainly think no one was expecting them both quite so high, and they both turned out great performances.
    Yes! I'm proud of them.

    For perspective 11 spots is the most for the Team USA earned since 2007.

    2006 = 11
    2007 = 11
    2008 = 10
    2009 = 10
    2010 = 10
    2011= 9
    2012 = 9
    2013 = 10
    2014 = 11

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleeting View Post
    I think everyone expected the US to go down to two ice dancing spots with A/E there instead of Marlie. I'm so proud of C/B and the Shibs - I certainly think no one was expecting them both quite so high, and they both turned out great performances.
    Actually it seemed pretty much certain pre worlds C&B and S&S would be 6th and 7th. Other than B&S, I&K, P&B, W&P, and C&L who seemed obvious to beat them, who else even seemed to have the possability of doing so? Maybe the 3rd Russian team (and even that is a stretch) and that is it. Nobody expected Coomes & Buckland or Zhiganshina & Gazsi to beat either American team and it would be a shock and huge dissapointment if they had.

    Chock & Bates being in medal contention after the SD wasnt really expected though and was a big feat, even if they ended up falling back to the expected place in the end.

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    I'm just thankful Canada lucked out and did not go down to 1 spot in the Men's after the disappointing skates from Kevin Reynolds.

    And thanks to Nam for stepping up his game and having an excellent Sr. Worlds debut considering he has no quads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    Actually it seemed pretty much certain pre worlds C&B and S&S would be 6th and 7th. Other than B&S, I&K, P&B, W&P, and C&L who seemed obvious to beat them, who else even seemed to have the possability of doing so? Maybe the 3rd Russian team (and even that is a stretch) and that is it. Nobody expected Coomes & Buckland or Zhiganshina & Gazsi to beat either American team and it would be a shock and huge dissapointment if they had.

    Chock & Bates being in medal contention after the SD wasnt really expected though and was a big feat, even if they ended up falling back to the expected place in the end.
    True--C/B aren't yet getting the benefit of Reputation PCS. Starting next year, I suspect they will.

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    Poor Germany missing 3 spots in Pairs by one spot because of Wendes getting dumped. Not that they really need them given but still.

    If I was Amodio, I'd be sending Besseghier a very expensive gift right now. And yeah, good for him, he really exceeded anybody's expectation by far!

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    Canada ended up doing much better than anyone predicted at these Worlds. I remember seeing threads a few weeks ago with some very pessimistic predictions:

    1. Canada might not win any medals at Worlds

    2. W&P would be lucky to even win bronze

    3. Canada would lose its 3 dance spots

    Well, as it turned out, Canada won medals in pairs & dance, and only lost spots in men's. Expectations in ice dance were far surpassed, with W&P easily winning silver, and with G&P vaulting up to 8th, and P&I finishing a respectable 10th. Canada kept its 3 dance spots with room to spare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeaganSkater View Post
    I'm just thankful Canada lucked out and did not go down to 1 spot in the Men's after the disappointing skates from Kevin Reynolds.

    And thanks to Nam for stepping up his game and having an excellent Sr. Worlds debut considering he has no quads.
    imo it was very successful for Canada. Before the world's it crossed my mind we might win no medals - I didn't think that was the most likely scenario...but i thought it was a possible one...so I'm very happy how things worked out. We did as well - or even better - than anticipated. Aside from the medals, the performances of Daleman and especially Nguyen were a real bright spot for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan O View Post
    Well, as it turned out, Canada won medals in pairs & dance, and only lost spots in men's. Expectations in ice dance were far surpassed, with W&P easily winning silver, and with G&P vaulting up to 8th, and P&I finishing a respectable 10th. Canada kept its 3 dance spots with room to spare.
    W/P were always considered medal contenders, especially after B/S withdrew. And "easily winning silver" doesn't really fit considering how slim the margins were between the medalists.

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