2019-20 GP Series: Entries announced

Fluture

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It is more fair to compare points at a junior level, don't you think so?
Old system scores:
Medvedeva 192.97 at JWC
Trusova 225.52 at JWC

Nah, that‘s even less fair. Those competitions were like what, four years apart? Doesn‘t make sense at all to compare them. I think overall, we‘ll have to see the skaters at Challenger events, then we can maybe compare them.
 

taylor1

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Someone explain to me why Alina not going to Rostelecom is such a big deal
 

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That's some bull*#@% right there with the Russian Fed not inviting any US Ice Dance teams just so they can protect their precious teams. :dev2: And no US Ladies at COC? So China raids the US to get girls to skate for them then doesn't assign any US Ladies at COC? :disagree:
 

Fluture

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Someone explain to me why Alina not going to Rostelecom is such a big deal

Because she is World Champ. In general, the reigning World Champ and Russia‘s biggest star usually got the home field. Zhenya after she won Worlds in 2017 and Alina after the Olympic win. I don‘t think it‘s a particularly big deal, though. Zhenya wasn‘t in Russia in the 2016-2017 season even though she did win Worlds the year before. And it‘s very likely Alina wanted Japan because she loves it. But she could have only one of the two because Russia and Japan are back to back. I see no conspiracy here and don‘t get what the big deal is either.
 

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The ladies' field is deeper than ever, and each GP event will be so exciting! No guarantees for sure!

I do wonder how high the PCS will start for Anna, Alena, and Alexandra in their senior debuts.
 

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My impression is that it's going to be so intense, I am now looking forward to the ladies GP events the most in years. And I'd already liked watching ladies a lot.
 

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Med scored 223.80 at WC with 2 UR
Trusova scored 222.89 at JWC with 2 landed quads and 1 quad fall

While I would put my money on Trusova, I think it's closer than people think. A lot will depend on # of quads, cleanliness of both, and PCS.

Do you really think that Med has a chance against Sasha? :palmf:
 

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I'm surprised H/D are willing to go for back to back events at the start of the GP once again.

Being the third seed, they probably didn't have a choice. They had to take what was left over after host picks and first and second seed picks.
 

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Poor Nastya Gubanova! Passed over yet again! I’m glad Masha and Sima have spots, but even though Masha is one of my absolute favs, based on their performances this season, I would rather give Nastya two spots.
 

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Sasha will most likely beat Zhenya. Let’s consider that juniors don’t have choreo sequences and have slightly lower PCS than justified. As long as Sasha lands one quad I think she can already beat Zhenya. Zhenya may eventually land 4S, but I doubt she’ll get it steady by the GP. After all, it took Sasha an entire season and it look Lilbet half of one. Sasha scored 215 even with only one quad landed, and that was her lowest score this entire season. She’s also been really consistent with her 4T. With just 4T she can score around 218.
 

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Do you really think that Med has a chance against Sasha? :palmf:

Did I say that? Or did I simply post scores from their most recent competitions and say that it's not entirely clear cut because many things could happen? Not everything needs to start an argument. I'm prepared for and will live with any results, will you?
 

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Sasha will most likely beat Zhenya. Let’s consider that juniors don’t have choreo sequences and have slightly lower PCS than justified. As long as Sasha lands one quad I think she can already beat Zhenya. Zhenya may eventually land 4S, but I doubt she’ll get it steady by the GP. After all, it took Sasha an entire season and it look Lilbet half of one. Sasha scored 215 even with only one quad landed, and that was her lowest score this entire season. She’s also been really consistent with her 4T. With just 4T she can score around 218.

I don‘t think anyone seriously expects Zhenya to beat Sasha. Only thing people are saying is that there is at least the possibility of this to happen. Which is fair, of course, since we never know beforehand. If I had to bet, I‘d bet on Sasha of course, if only for the simple fact that her technical scores are way above Zhenya‘s even without the choreo sequence. It‘s more likely that the tough fight will be between Rika and Sasha. But if anyone messes up, Zhenya will most likely be there to use her chance.
 

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Poor Nastya Gubanova! Passed over yet again! I’m glad Masha and Sima have spots, but even though Masha is one of my absolute favs, based on their performances this season, I would rather give Nastya two spots.

I think she has a great chance as an alternate. Somewhere, someone will drop out, be injured, retire etc.
 

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Do you really think that Med has a chance against Sasha? :palmf:

I sincerely believe that this is not an impossible scenario. If Evgenia is clean, she can beat a Sasha who plans 2 quads and falls on 1 of them because no one is infaillible and I don't know if she will take the risk of including 3 quads in her free program this season. It was good to experience it in junior when the podium (and even gold) was guaranteed anyway but it will not be so simple anymore.
 

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I hyperventilate beacuse I saw there is Han Yan on the list! :love: :love: :love:

ETA: Also glad for Kostornaia, Yuhana Yokoi and Nic Nadeau! :hap93:

Now, I have some new avatar to be made....
 

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I think she has a great chance as an alternate. Somewhere, someone will drop out, be injured, retire etc.

I believe for her to get a spot as a replacement a Russian lady would have to drop out since they already have 3 Russians on every GP
 

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Why do you constantly switch to who loves whom and who dislike whom? Try to discuss calmly, everyone have a right to their opinion.

Yeah, but posting “ :palmf: :palmf: :palmf: “ and ”Do you seriously think...“ as the only responses to a post is not exactly discussing calmly and reasonably either, is it? Just saying. :laugh:

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I believe for her to get a spot as a replacement a Russian lady would have to drop out since they already have 3 Russians on every GP

I really like Nastya but I hope this will not happen. Because it would mean one of the Russian ladies is injured...
 

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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.

Yeah, I'm surprised about Chartrand, too, especially with Mallet on the list.
 

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i think everyone needs to take a step back and remember that a loooooot of funky things can happen a skaters first senior season. it is a very different ballgame than junior competition and with that comes added pressure and usually harder tech content. the combination of the two often leads to nerves and mistakes. obviously we don't know how 3A will handle this new season at all, even based on past junior results, so i wouldn't be so quick to jump to conclusions as to who is going to beat who. many seniors have a PCS/reputation cushion too, and new seniors don't have that yet.

may the best skater win :hap10:
 

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My predictions (which are almost impossible to make at this stage but that doesn’t stop me ;) ) What do you guys think?

Skate America
1: Anna SHCHERBAKOVA
2: Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA
3: Elizabet TURSYNBAEVA

Skate Canada
1: Alexandra TRUSOVA
2: Rika KIHIRA
3: Evgenia MEDVEDEVA

Internationaux de France
1: Alina ZAGITOVA
2: Alëna KOSTORNAIA
3: Kaori SAKAMOTO

Cup of China
1: Anna SHCHERBAKOVA
2: Elizabet TURSYNBAEVA
3: Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA

Rostelecom
1: Alexandra TRUSOVA
2: Evgenia MEDVEDEVA
3: Satoko MIYAHARA

NHK
1: Rika KIHIRA
2: Alina ZAGITOVA
3: Alëna KOSTORNAIA
 

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My predictions (which are almost impossible to make at this stage but that doesn’t stop me ;) ) What do you guys think?

Skate America
1: Anna SHCHERBAKOVA
2: Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA
3: Elizabet TURSYNBAEVA

Skate Canada
1: Alexandra TRUSOVA
2: Rika KIHIRA
3: Evgenia MEDVEDEVA

Internationaux de France
1: Alina ZAGITOVA
2: Alëna KOSTORNAIA
3: Kaori SAKAMOTO

Cup of China
1: Anna SHCHERBAKOVA
2: Elizabet TURSYNBAEVA
3: Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA

Rostelecom
1: Alexandra TRUSOVA
2: Evgenia MEDVEDEVA
3: Satoko MIYAHARA

NHK
1: Rika KIHIRA
2: Alina ZAGITOVA
3: Alëna KOSTORNAIA
Skate Canada will definitely depend on how they skate. Clean or not. I mean tis important in any of those competitions, but here especially, if for example rika is unclean like last year at the most important competitions than zhenya could be in second place, if Sasha is unclean it could mean first place for rika if she is clean, or even if it seems unlikely zhenya, if Sasha stays clean she will win. Same with nhk, it will depend on how clean rika and alina are for example if both make faults and alena stays clean she could also get first place, if alina is clean and rika is not than alina would probably get first place. Otherwise I my prediction would be the same as yours
 

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That's some bull*#@% right there with the Russian Fed not inviting any US Ice Dance teams just so they can protect their precious teams. :dev2: And no US Ladies at COC? So China raids the US to get girls to skate for them then doesn't assign any US Ladies at COC? :disagree:

I don’t think there were any USA Ice Dance teams or Ladies left to be invited though :shocked:
 

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I think Alina, Shcherbakova, Trusova, and Rika will make the GPF.

The remaining two spots will go to two of the following, listed in order of most likely to least likely: Lilibet, Kostornaia, Tukt, Zhenya, Kaori, Wakaba (Wakaba is a dark horse pick...but she could be in top form when we see her next so I just want to be prepared!)
 
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