2019-20 GP Series: Entries announced

Harriet

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Loena, Laurine and Mae all at Internationaux de France, that's nice for my watching convenience. :)
 

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I think I am going to make a list of whom I would be overjoyed to see, to just check how unlucky I am :)

Ladies: Zagitova, Trusova, Sakomoto, Lim
Gentlemen: Uno, Messing, Zhou, Boyang, Brezhina, Voronov, Lazukin
Pairs: Zabiyako&Enbert, James&Cipres, DellaMonica& Guarise, Pavlyuchenko & Khodykin

Well, here was my ‘to die for’ list, and... I will get to see two athletes out of it. One each from Ladies and Gents, none from pairs. I mean, i can’t complain given SCI got big stars as headliners, but aww...
 

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Zagitova also seems to have the easy route.

Zagitova and Shcherbakova both have as World and National Champion respectively. This was to be expected. I was expecting either of them at Rostelecom, though. I‘m also a bit surprised they let Sasha meet Rika before the GPF. Also strange that Bradie will have to do back to back events. Isn‘t that a bit tough on the body? Great to see Sima having an entry, as well as Sotskova but no Gubanova despite her being on the senior reserve team? Overall, some of these choices really confuse me.
 

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A few thoughts on ladies:

Satoko has been pretty protected with this seeding, but I'm surprised she didn't get NHK.
I really hope that NHK spot goes to Mai.
Bradie gets the short end of the stick by having back to back events and limited opportunity to build PCS and momentum (this hurt H/D in the long run).
The matchup between Bradie/Kaori/Liza at Skate America will be fascinating.
A matchup between Alina and Rika at NHK? Trusova and Rika at Skate Canada? :eek:
I'm very doubtful that Karen will keep both of her spots.
Kostornaia could walk away with some big PCS given her competition in her events.
The 3A have all been set up to succeed. All of their first events look harder than their second events though.
Mako Yamashita could surprise a lot of people at Skate America. She was on fire in the early season last year and tbh should have beaten Liza at Skate Canada.

Even so I have no idea what's going to happen, and all in all this is a much more exciting GP than last year already.
 

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Great to see Sima having an entry, as well as Sotskova but no Gubanova despite her being on the senior reserve team?

Probably because that list is for funding, not assignments.
 

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Literally every single ladies event is stacked. I mean, we knew this would happen, but it's another thing to read the list. Good grief that's a deep field. Has skating ever been this competitive?
 

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So relieved about Marin. Really hope she pulls through with a great result.

Really really relieved about Lilah and Lewis getting two spots. Penny and Nick always got shafted with one to it’s nice to see their hard work pay off! Back to NHK as well!
 

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Mai Mihara? I believe she’s already been assigned to two competitions (Canada and China) though.

Oof my search missed her second spot! In that case, it would be nice if it went to Marin, but she'll really have to prove herself in the early season.
 

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A few things to say:

The IDF and NHK looks stacked for ice dance.
The top 3 Russian junior ladies of last year don't compete against each other for any of the GPs...so there's a chance all 3 will makes the GPF.
I'm a bit surprised Alaine Chartrand isn't on the list here.
I fully expect to be surprised by the men's events as always.
 

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- Rusfed was lazy, so they just paired the girls and gave each pair two GPs.
- It is weird that Alina didn't get Rostelecom.
 

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A few thoughts on ladies:

Satoko has been pretty protected with this seeding, but I'm surprised she didn't get NHK.
I really hope that NHK spot goes to Mai.
Bradie gets the short end of the stick by having back to back events and limited opportunity to build PCS and momentum (this hurt H/D in the long run).
The matchup between Bradie/Kaori/Liza at Skate America will be fascinating.
A matchup between Alina and Rika at NHK? Trusova and Rika at Skate Canada? :eek:
I'm very doubtful that Karen will keep both of her spots.
Kostornaia could walk away with some big PCS given her competition in her events.
The 3A have all been set up to succeed. All of their first events look harder than their second events though.
Mako Yamashita could surprise a lot of people at Skate America. She was on fire in the early season last year and tbh should have beaten Liza at Skate Canada.

Even so I have no idea what's going to happen, and all in all this is a much more exciting GP than last year already.

The big loser does seem to be Bradie. I think she will be lucky to be 5th or 6th each GP.
Don't forget Lilbet in SA-she is landing her quad AND 3A.
There will be injuries and withdraws, so will be interesting to know who is 'on deck' for Russia, Japan and U.S. Especially if Karen Chen also withdraws.
 

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I thought RusFed was smart and paired up the top 6 girls to spread out the assignments. Otherwise we could’ve had an event with Alina, Anna, Sasha and Rika which would almost automatically knock one out from qualifying from the final.
 

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I feel like just like last year, the GPF will only have Russian and Japanese ladies. Alina could be in trouble at the GPF. Key word: COULD.
 

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- Rusfed was lazy, so they just paired the girls and gave each pair two GPs.
- It is weird that Alina didn't get Rostelecom.

I've settled on the conclusion that Trusova probably needs it more for PCS building purposes. She's up against a lot of heavy PCS hitters with the judges, so if she skates well they have the excuse to reward her pretty highly. Her first event will be tough, probably the hardest of all of the 3As' assignments.
 

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No Gubanova????? I'm in a million depressions...

Nope. They gave 8 girls 2 spot each and there was only 2 left. Maria and Serafima would have been selected before Gubanova, I'm guessing at least.
 

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Happy that Veronik got an assignment. No Alaine as yet, interestingly. I guess they’re making her work for that host spot?
 

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My only impression: we need more entries at the GP final
 
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