2021-22 Japan Regionals - General Info | Golden Skate

2021-22 Japan Regionals - General Info

cohkaix

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2021-22 Japan Regional Competitions
*Link to the competition results in English


Kanto Regionals (関東選手権大会)
Date: Sept 30-Oct 3
Location: Chiba, Chiba
Entries (preliminary, in Japanese): TBA

Tokyo Regionals (東京選手権大会)
Date: Oct 7-10
Location: Nishitokyo, Tokyo
Entries (preliminary, in Japanese): TBA

Tohoku-Hokkaido Regionals (東北・北海道選手権大会)
Date: Oct 1-3, 2021
Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido
Entries: (Entry in Japanese, with starting order)

Chu-Shikoku-Kyushu Regionals (中四国九州選手権大会)
Date: Sept 23-26
Location: Iizuka, Fukuoka
Entries: (Entry in Japanese, with starting order)

Chubu Regionals (中部選手権大会)
Date: Sept 24-26
Location: Nagoya, Aichi
Entries: (Entry in Japanese, with starting order)

Kinki Regionals (近畿選手権大会)
Date: Oct 7-10
Location: Uji, Kyoto
Entries (preliminary, in Japanese): TBA

*Adding: Announcement by JSF about # of entries to each competition (in Japanese) updated 0921
 
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figureskatingandrainbows

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Notable Entries
Chu-Shikoku-Kyushu
Men-Keiji Tanaka
Kanto
Men-Yuma Kagiyama, Shun Sato
Tohoku-Hokkaido
Men-Tatsuya Tsuboi
Tokyo
Men-Koshiro Shimada, Shingo Nishiyama, Kao Miura (Jr.)
Women-Satoko Miyahara, Yuna Aoki, Tomoe Kawabata, Wakaba Higuchi, Marin Honda, Rion Sumiyoshi (Jr.)
Chubu
Men-Sota Yamamoto
Women-Rin Nataya, Yuhana Yokoi, Nana Araki, Chisato Urumatsu, Rino Matsuike

Kinki
Men-Mistuki Sumoto, Sena Miyake, Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda, Yuto Kishina, Kazuki Tomono
Women-Mana Kawabe, Yuna Shiraiwa, Kaori Sakamoto, Mai Mihara

The block championships determine qualification for Eastern and Western Sectionals, which then determine who gets to go to Senior and Junior Nationals. Obviously, Rika, Shoma, and Yuzu aren't listed as entries, since the top three skaters at Nationals usually are seeded and don't need to participate in the block championships. Satoko, Kaori, and Yuma are likely participating for the competition practice. I could see Yuma WD from Kanto if he gets invited to the Japan Open. A lot of the women and junior women's competitions have more than 24 skaters, so the top 24 skaters will probably be the ones advancing on to the free skate and the others will be cut.
 
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cohkaix

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Since when Satoko is relocated in the east? Given her skating club, she was a western competitor, so she should be at Kinki regionals (as most of Kyoto/konoshita's skaters). Did she officially leave Konoshita academy?
Actually, according to the entry list, Satoko's belonging is listed as Kinoshita 'Group'. I think her case is similar to Koshiro Shimada's: as a supported member by Kinoshita 'Group', Shimada is always listed under Tokyo region for regional competition. So this makes sense.

To recall earlier the GenSan summer trophy, Satoko was in the competition with Takeshi Honda as a temporary coach. She was not able to return to Canada to train, due to the pandemic and visa issue to enter Canada. So I suspect that she's been training in Tokyo area all the summer time instead of in the Kansai area. Originally she was assigned to AC and I thought that could give her the chance to re-join her coach in Canada, but the WD news later on was actually a surprise....

So a clarification is that Kinoshita 'Group' is different from Kinoshita 'Academy'...perhaps both are affiliated with Kinoshita. But Kinoshita Academy is managed by Mie Hamada, and Satoko is never listed as a member of Kinoshita Academy. (But I'm not sure if Satoko has graduated from Kansai U? Maybe she's graduated already so she used Kinoshita group as her belonging now).
 

cohkaix

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Thread updating: I'm changing the title of this discussion by adding a 'general discussion', as I will open up one discussion thread for each regional competition later on.
 

surimi

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(But I'm not sure if Satoko has graduated from Kansai U? Maybe she's graduated already so she used Kinoshita group as her belonging now).

She has. I recall having seen photos from her graduation.
 

cohkaix

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JSF updated the # of entries to each regional/sectional competition: updated Sept 21st

Seed skaters:
Sr. men - Yuzuru Hanyu, Shoma Uno, Yuma Kagiyama
Sr. women - Rika Kihira, Kaori Sakamoto, Satoko Miyahara
Sr. pair - Miura/Kihara
Dance - Komatsubara/Komatsubara
Jr. men - Kao Miura
Jr. women - Hana Yoshida, Mao Shimada (Rino Matsuike is not seeded due to the switch from Jr. to Sr.)

The following skaters are exempted to the required regional/sectional competitions:
Kanto B - Shun Sato (JO)
Tokyo B - Koshiro Shimada (recommended); Wakaba Higuchi (JO)
Chu-S-K B - Keiji Tanaka (JO)

Eastern Sectional - Wakaba Higuchi (SC); Shun Sato (SA)
Western Sectional - Mai Mihara (GP-Italy); Rino Matsuike (NHK); Mana Kawabe (CS-AUT); Yuhana Yokoi (SA- need quarantine afterwards)
Keiji Tanaka (SC); Sota Yamamoto (SC); Katsuki Tomono (GP-Italy); Lucas Honda (CS-AUT); Sena Miyake (CS-AUT)


 
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cohkaix

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Since all the regionals will be held without audience, there will be a LIVE broadcasting of each competition

Link here: https://fod.fujitv.co.jp/s/genre/li...22.1559297628.1632299061-484691620.1632299061

(Note: not sure if the broadcasting will be available overseas, though!)
JSF's announcement: https://www.skatingjapan.or.jp/whatsnew/detail.php?id=103

All the regional competitions will be held without audience.
(Not sure about the broadcasting arrangement yet...)
 

figureskatingandrainbows

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It's Fuji on Demand, so it's only available in Japan or with a Japan VPN for a fee of around 964 yen per month. I think there's a free trial you can sign up for, but again you'll need a Japan VPN
 

cohkaix

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Women's 3A challenge counts at regionals (*this will be kept on updating until the end of all the regional competitions)

Regional/block#6 Chu-Shikoku-Kyushu Regionals (中四国九州選手権大会)
  • Saki Miyake - 3A attempt in FS, with fall (marked q in protocol BV 8.00//-4 GOE)
Regional/block#4 Chubu Regional (中部選手権大会)
  • Rino Matsuike - 3A attempt in FS, reportedly 2 footed on the landing (marked << in protocol, BV 3.30//-1.65 GOE) *also in report Rino landed 3A in 6-min warming-up, but obviously underrotated or q-marked.
 
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haribobo

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REGIONALS SCORES (and Japan Open)

SENIOR WOMEN over 159

Satoko Miyahara 208 (119 FS @ Japan Open)
Rino Matsuike 201 (135 FS @ Japan Open)
Kaori Sakamoto 192 (133 FS @ Japan Open)
Mana Kawabe 184 (134 FS @ Japan Open)
Rinka Watanabe 182
Yuhana Yokoi 176
Akari Matsubara 171
Tomoe Kawabata 170
Rin Nitaya 169
Yuna Aoki 168
Miyabi Oba 166
Saki Miyake 164
Nana Araki 163
Ayumi Kagotani 163
Shiika Yoshioka 162
Yuna Shiraiwa 159

Wakaba Higuchi (136 FS @ Japan Open)
Mai Mihara (119 FS @ Japan Open)


SENIOR MEN over 175
Yuma Kagiyama 261
Sota Yamamoto 231 (156 FS @ JO)
Kazuki Tomono 201 (147 FS @ JO)
Takumi Sugiyama 181
Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda 176
Kazuki Kushida 175
Kazuki Hasegawa 175

Shoma Uno (181 FS @ JO)
Shun Sato (179 FS @ JO)
Keiji Tanaka (163 FS @ JO)
Sena Miyake (126 FS @ JO)

Rika Kihira, Yuzuru Hanyu, Kao Miura yet to compete
 

cohkaix

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REGIONALS SCORES (and Japan Open)



SENIOR MEN over 175

Yuma Kagiyama 261
Sota Yamamoto 231 (156 FS @ JO)
Kazuki Tomono 201 (147 FS @ JO)
Takumi Sugiyama 181
Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda 176
Kazuki Kushida 175
Kazuki Hasegawa 175

Shoma Uno (181 FS @ JO)
Shun Sato (179 FS @ JO)
Keiji Tanaka (163 FS @ JO)
Sena Miyake (126 FS @ JO)

Rika Kihira, Yuzuru Hanyu, Kao Miura yet to compete
Kao Maura 235.73 (skating at jr level domesticall)
 
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