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2011 International Cup of Nice (Senior B for 5 U.S. skaters)

Posted by unseenskaters on October 28, 2011

The 16th International Cup of Nice is taking place this week in Nice, France and is a Senior B competion for 5 U.S. skaters – Keegan Messing, Mary Beth Marley/Rockne Brubaker, and Ashley Cain/Joshua Reagan (their senior international debut).

Starting Orders/Results/Protocols

Team USA & Other Photos on IceNetwork

Link to Podium Photos on the Event site

The Senior Pairs SP (8:20 am Eastern start time) and Senior Men SP (10:40 am start time) events take place on Friday, October 28. Team USA results: Cain/Reagan 3rd (53.04) & Marley/Brubaker 4th (52.04); Messing in 1st (77.75) with a 9+ point lead!

Keegan Messing wins GOLD in his senior international debut with a total score of 203.42, 4th in the FS (125.67): Link to Video.

Marley/Brubaker (159.08 total, 107.04 3rd in FS) win the BRONZE at Cup of Nice with Cain/Reagan finishing 4th (154.00 total, 100.96 4th in FS).

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Best Wishes to all Regional competitors at South Atlantics, Southwesterns & Central Pacifics!

Posted by unseenskaters on October 21, 2011

The third and final set of Regional Championships has kicked off today (October 20) at South Atlantics in Aston, PA, with competition starting tomorrow at Southwesterns (near Dallas, TX) and Central Pacifics (Santa Rosa, CA). Good Luck to everyone competing!

South Atlantics Starting Orders/Results/Protocols

Southwesterns Starting Orders/Results/Protocols

Central Pacifics Starting Orders/Results/Protocols

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Good Luck to All Skaters at North Atlantic, Upper Great Lakes & Southwest Pacific Regionals!

Posted by unseenskaters on October 15, 2011

The second set of U.S. Regionals is taking place October 14-18, 2011 in Amherst, New York, Richfield, Minnesota, and Ontario, California, and competition starts on Saturday:

North Atlantic Regional Starting Orders/Live Results

Upper Great Lakes Starting Orders/Live Results

SWP Starting Orders/Live Results

Sylvia is tweeting Regionals highlights & high scores as time permits

Best wishes to each and every skaters at these 3 Regionals!

UPDATE: Many thanks to the person who sent in this report late Friday night (Oct. 15) for posting!

Just got back from watching the Senior Ladies short program at SWP Regionals. Sophia Adams was great, good speed and attack, and she always has such lovely spins. It was great to see Anna Malkova return to the ice, she nailed her jumps and seemed very confident. Danielle Kahle did not have the best outing I’ve ever seen from her, but she fought through her program. Significant withdrawals were Ellie Kawamura (not listed in the starting order) and Lindsay Davis (first in starting order).

I was really impressed with Leah Keiser. She has such nice control on her jumps, and really delivered a solid, graceful program, and smiled throughout her skate. The audience response was strong, and I was expecting a much higher score (as I think others were, because when her score was announced, people around me looked surprised.) There really seems to be a disconnect between what is seen from the stands and what the judges see, and I think that’s a problem for the sport – if you can’t “see” what the judges and technical panels are seeing, it will certainly make things confusing for fans.

Courtney Hicks was there watching the Senior Ladies wearing a cast on her leg, she was smiling and signing autographs. Such a shame that she got hurt and I’ll be rooting for her come back strong!

If anyone else would like to submit their first-hand reports or impressions from Regionals for public viewing in this blog, you can do so via the Contact or Submit Reply links on this site or via email here (and let us know how or if you would like to be credited).

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The Latest! New Top Ten and Updated Scoretracker!

Posted by unseenskaters on October 14, 2011

At long last, we have updated the results for competitions from August and September! Thanks for your patience, we know you’ve been waiting!

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JGP #7 in Tallinn, Estonia; JGP Final Qualifiers

Posted by unseenskaters on October 13, 2011

Estonia is 7 hours ahead of Eastern time.

The Junior Men SP (J Farris #5, S Omori #14 to skate) started at 3:00 am Eastern on Thursday, October 13, to be followed by Junior Pairs SP (Simpson/Blackmer #4, Calalang/Sidhu #14) at 7:30 am, and Junior Ladies SP (S Cesario #2, G Gold #24) at 11:15 am.

Thursday’s Team USA results: Farris 1st by 16+ points (74.55) & Omori 5th (52.42) in Men’s SP. Calalang/Sidhu 1st (49.99) & Simpson/Blackmer (49.57). Gold in 1st with 60.18 in her JGP debut & Cesario is 3rd with 54.74.

Friday’s Team USA results: Hawayak/Bramante 10th (42.06).
Pairs FS: Simpson/Blackmer win SILVER, Calalang/Sidhu BRONZE & both teams qualify for the JGP Final.
Men FS: Farris wins GOLD & qualifies for the Final, Omori is 5th.

Saturday’s Team USA results:
Ladies FS: Gold wins the FS & the GOLD, Cesario wins BRONZE & is first alternate to the Final.
Free Dance: Hawayek/Bramante finish 8th in FD & 8th overall.

Click here for Starting Orders / “Live” Results / Detailed Protocols

Click here to view Team USA backstage photos

Men’s SP & FS videos (in skate order)

Pairs SP & FS videos (in skate order)

Ladies SP & FS videos (in skate order)

Short Dance & FD videos (in skate order)

The 6 qualifiers for the JGP Final in Men, Ladies, Pairs and Dance will be determined by the results in Tallinn.

Click here for JGP Men’s Final Standings

6 Qualifers: H Yan CHN & J Farris USA (2 golds, 30 points), J Brown USA, M Kovtun RUS & R Hino JPN (1 gold & 1 silver, 28 points), K Tanaka JPN (1 silver & 1 bronze, 24 points).

Click here for JGP Ladies’ Final Standings

6 Qualifers: J Lipnitskaia RUS & P Shelepen RUS (2 golds, 30 points), V Lam USA (1 gold & 1 bronze, 26 points), Z Li CHN & R Shoji JPN (2 silvers, 26 points), P Korobeynikova RUS (1 silver & 1 4th, 22 points).
S Cesario USA (2 bronzes, 22 points) is the first alternate.

Click here for JGP Pairs’ Final Standings

6 Qualifers: Sui/Han CHN (2 golds, 30 points), Simpson/Blackmer USA & Bobak/Beharry CAN (1 gold & 1 silver, 28 points), Yu/Jin CHN (2 silvers, 26 points), Petaikina/Kurduykov RUS & Calalang/Sidhu USA (1 bronze & 1 4th, 20 points).

Click here for JGP Dance Final Standings

6 Qualifers: Sinitsina/Zhiganshin RUS & Stepanova/Bukin RUS (2 golds, 30 points), Yanovskaia/Mozgov RUS & Nosulia/Kholoniuk UKR (1 gold & 1 bronze, 26 points), Galyeta/Shumski UKR (2 silvers, 26 points), Aldridge/Eaton USA (1 silver & 1 bronze, 24 points, higher combined total score from 2 JGPs is the tiebreaker).
Bonacorsi/Mager USA (1 silver & 1 bronze, 24 points) is the first alternate.

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JGP #6 in Milan, Italy (also Finlandia Trophy)

Posted by unseenskaters on October 6, 2011

Italy is 6 hours ahead of Eastern time. Finland is 7 hours ahead of Eastern time.

The Junior Men SP (J Brown #11 & J Yostanto #18 to skate) starts at 7:50 am Eastern on Thursday, October 6, followed by Junior Ladies SP (C Hicks #14, H Miller #27) at noon Eastern.
Thursday’s Team USA results: Brown is 2nd (68.37) and Yostanto 3rd (58.80) in the Men’s SP. Miller is 2nd (52.78) and Hicks 8th (43.95).
Friday’s Team USA results: Bonacorsi/Mager 3rd in SD; Brown wins the Silver medal & Yostanto finishes 5th.
Saturday’s Team USA results: Bonacorsi/Mager and H Miller win Bronze medals; C Hicks WD (due to an injury incurred on the first jump of her FS, according to IceNetwork’s recap article).

Oct. 12th UPDATE: Click here to read about Courtney Hicks’ unfortunate season-ending injury

Click here for Starting Orders / “Live” Results / Detailed Protocols

IceNetwork’s recap article

Team USA backstage photos

Men SP & FS videos (in skate order)

Ladies SP & FS videos (in skate order)

Dance SD & FD videos (in skate order)

Click here for Finlandia Trophy Starting Orders / Results

Team USA results: D Razzano wins the Silver medal & FS. Shibutanis win the Silver & Chock/Bates Bronze in dance.

Click here to view Finlandia videos filmed by Hanna

Click here to view Finlandia videos by tamriko

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