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2013 NWP Regionals info/links

Posted by unseenskaters on September 30, 2012

Northwest Pacific (NWP) Regionals, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2012, in Eugene, Oregon
Host club’s event site
Roster (PDF)
Competition/Practice Schedule (PDF)
Byes to Pacific Coast Sectional:
Keegan Messing (Nebelhorn Trophy & 4 or fewer Senior men registered, event not held);
Only 1 Junior man in NWP? (event not held);
4 or fewer Novice men registered (event not held).

Official Results/Protocols

NWP Videos on IceNetwork (being uploaded)

Local Oregon article/TV news video report previewing NWP Regionals

Eugene, Oregon local newspaper preview article

Eugene, Oregon local article on NWP Sr. champ Amanda Hofmann

Pacific Coast Sectional qualifiers’ names have been added to the SECTIONALS page of this blog.

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JGP #5 in Bled, Slovenia, Sept. 26-29 (also Nebelhorn Trophy links)

Posted by unseenskaters on September 27, 2012

The fifth JGP takes place in Bled, Slovenia, and Team USA consists of Joshua Farris, Lukas Kaugars; Courtney Hicks, Barbie Long; Alexandra Aldridge & Daniel Eaton and Elliana Pogrebinsky & Ross Gudis (dance). Making their JGP debuts here are Kaugars and Long.

THURSDAY update for Team USA:
Long finished 2nd (52.24) and Hicks 6th (46.63) in Ladies SP – both will skate in the last group of the FS on Saturday.
Farris won the SP by 8+ points (74.35), Kaugars is 18th (43.36).

FRIDAY update for Team USA:
Short Dance: Aldridge/Eaton in 1st (58.46, new ISU PB score for them), Pogrebinsky/Gudis 11th (42.07).
Men’s FS: Farris wins his 2nd GOLD (211.21 total, 136.86 FS) and qualifies for his third consecutive JGP Final; Kaugars is 20th (118.17).

SATURDAY update for Team USA:
Ladies FS: Long wins the SILVER medal in her JGP debut (147.19, 94.95 FS); Hicks finishes 3rd in the FS (94.75), 4th overall (141.38).
Free Dance: Aldridge/Eaton win their second GOLD (138.43, 79.97 FD) & qualify for their second consecutive JGP Final; Pogrebinsky/Gudis place 11th (100.38).

Click here for JGP Slovenia results/protocols (Bled is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Time)

Click here to read Lukas Kaugars’ blog from Slovenia

Click here to view Team USA backstage photos

Click here to view the ISU’s YouTube channel playlist of JGP Slovenia Ladies’ SP & FS videos (in skate order)

Click here to view the ISU’s YouTube channel playlist of JGP Slovenia Men’s SP & FS videos (in skate order)

Click here to view the ISU’s YouTube channel playlist of JGP Slovenia Short & Free Dance videos (in skate order)

Sylvia will tweet score updates/news re. JGP Slovenia & Nebelhorn Trophy when she can

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Click here for 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy results/protocols

Click here for IceNetwork’s event page (Carriere’s blog, backstage photos, etc.)

Click here to view Tatjana2541’s videos (USA’s Chock/Bates’ SD & FD, Denney/Coughlin’s SP & FS, Messing’s FS & many more!)

Click here to view pianomaya65’s videos (USA’s Carriere’s SP & FS & many more!)

THURSDAY update for Team USA:
Chock/Bates are 2nd (56.97) out of 15 teams after the Short Dance.
Denney/Coughlin placed 2nd (57.29), Donlan/Speroff 6th (43.21) of 9 teams in the Pairs SP.
Messing finished 3rd (68.56) and Carriere 8th (65.68) out of 24 in the Men’s SP.

FRIDAY update for Team USA:
Ladies SP: C Zhang is 10th (45.43).
Pairs FS: Denney/Coughlin win SILVER (178.90 total, 121.61 FS); Donlan/Speroff 4th (145.35), 3rd in FS (102.14) out of 7 teams.
Men’s FS: Messing wins BRONZE (210.78 total, 142.22 FS); Carriere 4th (209.11). 3rd in FS (143.43) out of 24.

SATURDAY update for Team USA:
Ladies FS: Zhang placed 12th (124.13) of 22.
Free Dance: Chock/Bates win GOLD (147.79, 90.82 FD) out of 14 teams.

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Scoretracker & Top Ten have been updated…

Posted by unseenskaters on September 27, 2012

… with the following September club competition results: Houston Fall Invitational, Middle Atlantics, Providence Open, Skate Cleveland, Viviani Memorial, U.S. Junior/Novice Challenge Skate, Challenge Cup, John Smith Memorial, Magic City Ice Classic, Skate St. Moritz, SW Florida Fall Classic, and Illinois Grand Prix (Juveniles only).

A BIG THANK YOU to the people who sent in official results sheets for:
Juvenile Girls events at Maplewood Fall Classic, So-Cal Inv Series Final, Challenge Cup Juv. Girls Group B (missing from the official results), and Oktoberfest;
Amherst Invitational Senior/Junior Ladies & Men and Intermediate Ladies;
Orange County Open Intermediate Ladies;
and Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational Juvenile Pairs.
If anyone has official result sheets from Shores Autumn Classic or any other competition that has yet to publish results online (see the CLUB COMPS page), please let us know!

ADDENDUM: We prefer receiving photos/scans of any official results sheets via e-mail (rather than scores typed out by hand or individual skaters’ scores since they can’t be verified). To send us e-mail CLICK HERE. To the person who submitted Pasadena Open Juvenile Girls top scores earlier today, could you please e-mail us photos/scans of the official results sheets?

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JGP #4 in Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 19-22, 2012

Posted by unseenskaters on September 20, 2012

The fourth JGP takes place in Istanbul, Turkey, and Team USA consists of Jason Brown, Shotaro Omori; Nina Jiang, Leah Keiser; Kaitlin Hawayek & Jean-Luc Baker and Lorraine McNamara & Quinn Carpenter (dance). Making their JGP debuts here are Keiser and Hawayek/Baker as a team.

THURSDAY updates for Team USA:
Keiser, skating 6th of 30 in the Ladies’ SP, finished 3rd (50.70) with the highest PCS score; Jiang is 8th (41.71).
Brown is in 1st (65.95) and Omori (55.28) 4th after the SP.

FRIDAY updates:
Short Dance: Hawayek/Baker place 3rd (54.56) and McNamara/Carpenter 5th (53.97) of 21 teams – both make the final group for the Free Dance tomorrow!
Ladies FS: GOLD for Keiser 156.33 (105.63 FS) – her 7 triple jumps were called 3Lz+3T<, 2A+3T, 3Lo, 3Lz, 2A+2T+2Lo, 3F(e), 3S<. Jiang 115.48 finishes 11th.

SATURDAY start orders:
Free Dance (5 am ET start time): McNamara/Carpenter finish 4th (128.16) and Hawayek/Baker 5th (127.29).
Men’s FS: Brown wins GOLD (198.16) & should qualify for the JGP Final in Sochi, Russia; Omori finishes 4th overall (166.09), landing his first 3A in international competition.

Click here for JGP Istanbul starting orders/results/protocols (Istanbul is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Time)

Click here to view the ISU’s YouTube channel playlist of JGP Istanbul Ladies’ SP & FS videos (in skate order

Click here to view the ISU’s YouTube channel playlist of JGP Istanbul Men’s SP & FS videos (in skate order)

Click here to view the ISU’s YouTube channel playlist of JGP Istanbul Short & Free Dance videos (in skate order)

Click here for Exhibition Gala videos (Brown, Keiser, McNamara/Carpenter, etc.)

Click here for Jason Brown’s post-event Blog

Click here for Team USA press release & related links

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2013 U.S. Regional Championships schedule/roster info (in progress)

Posted by unseenskaters on September 19, 2012

Last updated: Sept. 30 (SA groups added, UGL schedule added, NA starting orders posted)

NOTE: Please go to the Home page of this blog for NWP and NA/EGL Regional competition updates (NE/UGL/SWP and SA/SW/CP to come).

Northwest Pacific (NWP), Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2012, in Eugene, Oregon
Host club’s event site
Roster (PDF)
Bye to Pacific Coast Sectional: Keegan Messing (Nebelhorn Trophy).
There are no Senior, Junior or Novice Men’s events due to 4 or fewer registered.
Official Starting Orders are up (competition starts Saturday 9/29)

North Atlantic (NA), Oct. 5-9, in Hackensack, New Jersey
Host club’s event site (all starting orders posted on 9/30)
Juvenile/Intermediate/Novice Ladies Groups as of 9/18 (PDF)
There is no Senior Men’s event due to 4 or fewer registered.
Bye to Eastern Sectional: Samantha Cesario in Sr. and Jay Yostanto in Jr. (JGP Germany).
Johnny Weir has a bye though NA due to Finlandia Trophy and his 2 GP assignments give him bye through Easterns to Nationals.

Eastern Great Lakes (EGL), Oct. 5-9, 2012, in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Host club’s event site
Schedule/Groups on sk8stuff.com
A Senior Men’s exhibition is scheduled for W. Brewster.
Bye to Midwestern Sectional: Hannah Miller (JGP Croatia)

New England (NE), Oct. 12-16, in Warwick, Rhode Island
Host club’s event site
Roster/Groups (PDF)
Bye to Eastern Sectional: Stephen Carriere (won Easterns last year), Harrison Choate (JGP Croatia);
Yasmin Siraj won Easterns last year but has elected to compete – top 5 Sr. ladies will advance to Easterns (rule 2472).

Upper Great Lakes (UGL), Oct. 12-16, in Hobart, Wisconsin
Host club’s event site (schedule posted 9/30)
Juvenile/Intermediate/Novice Ladies Groups as of 9/27 (PDF)
There is no Senior Men’s event due to 4 or fewer registered.
Gracie Gold has a bye through UGL and Mids due to her 2 GP assignments.

Southwest Pacific (SWP), Oct. 12-16, in Peoria, Arizona
Host club’s event site
Roster/Groups as of 9/17 (PDF)
No. of Skaters advancing to Sectionals chart (as of 9/26)
Bye to Pacific Coast Sectional: Leah Keiser (won Pacifics last year) and Courtney Hicks (due to her 2 JGP assignments) in Sr.; Shotaro Omori in Jr. Men (JGP Germany).
Mirai Nagasu and Richard Dornbush have byes through SWP due to Finlandia Trophy and their respective GP assignments gives them both a bye through Pacifics to Nationals.

South Atlantic (SA), Oct. 19-23, in Wake Forest, North Carolina
Host club’s event site (competition schedule with group numbers added on 9/19)
Juvenile/Intermediate/Novice/Junior Ladies Qualifying Groups (PDF)
There is no Senior Men’s event due to 4 or fewer registered.

Southwestern (SW), Oct. 19-23, in Centennial, Colorado
Host club’s event site
Roster/Groups (Juvenile Girls/Intermediate Ladies added)
There is no Senior Men’s event due to 4 or fewer registered.
Bye to Midwestern Sectional: Rachael Flatt (Skate America), Max Aaron and Nina Jiang (both won Mids last year).

Central Pacific (CP), Oct. 19-23, in Murray, Utah
Host club’s event site (schedule posted on 9/28)
There are no Senior or Novice Men’s events due to 4 or fewer registered.
Bye to Pacific Coast Sectional: Nathan Chen in Jr. (as defending national champ); Angela Wang in Sr. (due to her 2nd JGP assignment in Croatia – to be confirmed)

From the current USFS Rulebook online (page 163):
Rule 2472 Senior, junior, novice, intermediate and juvenile singles skaters:
A. Senior, junior, novice, intermediate and juvenile singles skaters qualify
for sectional championships by:
1. Placing in the top four at a regional championship;
2. Receiving an international bye (per rule 2473);
3. Having four or fewer entries in their event at a regional championship;

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2012 U.S. International FS Classic & Challenge Skate, Sept. 12-16

Posted by unseenskaters on September 14, 2012

The inaugural U.S. INTERNATIONAL FIGURE SKATING CLASSIC (Senior B) and CHALLENGE SKATE (invitational for U.S. Junior and Novice level singles skaters and pair/dance teams) is being held at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex from Wednesday, September 12 through Sunday, September 16, 2012.

Click here for IceNetwork’s LIVE streaming schedule of the Novice, Junior & Senior events!

Click here for IceNetwork’s event page for the Senior International (video, articles, photos, Lynn & Logan’s blog)

Click here to watch the fun “Tweet Seat” skater videos!

Click here for Senior starting orders/results/protocols

Click here for Junior & Novice starting orders/results/protocols

Click here for IceNetwork’s event page for the Junior/Novice Challenge Skate (video, articles, photos)

Click here for Ice-Dance.com’s Photos

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JGP #3 in Linz, Austria, Sept. 12-15, 2012

Posted by unseenskaters on September 13, 2012

The third JGP takes place in Linz, Austria, and Team USA consists of Samantha Cesario, Hannah Miller; Nathan Chen, Jay Yostanto; Britney Simpson & Matthew Blackmer, Jessica Calalang & Zack Sidhu, Brianna de la Mora & Taylor Wilson (pairs); Rachel & Michael Parsons and Whitney Miller & Kyle MacMillan (dance). Making their JGP debuts here are Chen, de la Mora/Wilson, and Miller/MacMillan.

Click here for JGP Austria starting orders, results, schedule (Austria is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Time)

Click here for Team USA backstage photos on IceNetwork

Click here to view the ISU’s YouTube channel playlist of JGP Austria Men’s SP & FS videos

Click here to view the ISU’s YouTube channel playlist of JGP Austria SD & FD videos

Click here to view the ISU’s YouTube channel playlist of JGP Austria Pairs SP & FS videos

Click here to view the ISU’s YouTube channel playlist of JGP Austria Ladies SP & FS videos

THURSDAY results for Team USA:
Short Dance: Parsons/Parsons 4th (51.07, a new ISU PB), Miller/MacMillan 9th (41.78);
Pairs SP: Simpson/Blackmer 5th (45.90), Calalang/Sidhu 6th (45.63), de la Mora/Wilson 11th (34.65);
Men’s SP: N Chen 2st (75.15! – landed 3A, 3Lz+3T, 3F), Yostanto 6th (53.84).

FRIDAY updates for Team USA:
Ladies SP: Miller 2nd (55.47, a new ISU PB), Cesario 4th (54.38);
Free Dance: Parsons/Parsons finish 6th (114.05 total), Miller/MacMillan 10th (97.81 total);
Pairs FS: Simpson/Blackmer finished 5th, Calalang/Sidhu 6th, de la Mora/Wilson 11th.

SATURDAY updates:
Nathan Chen scored an impressive 146.85 in FS, 222.00 overall to win the GOLD by 36 points! Yostanto 165.74 6th overall, 111.90 5th in FS (both new ISU PB scores for him).
Hannah Miller wins SILVER and Samantha Cesario BRONZE!

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Scoretracker/Top Ten updated

Posted by unseenskaters on September 11, 2012

Scoretracker and Top Ten have been updated with scores from the following club competitions: Golden West, Florida Labor Day Invitational, Skate Chautauqua, Onyx Challenge, Peach Open, Charter Oak Open, Moran Memorial, and Skate San Francisco. Also included are scores from the Cup of Colorado Intermediate Ladies and Juvenile Girls – thank you to the nice folks who sent us photos of the official result sheets! A link to complete, detailed protocols for the Glacier Falls Summer Classic has been added to the CLUB COMPS page as well.

REMINDER regarding how Scoretracker is calculating total, or combined, scores this season:
If there are qualifying and final rounds for Intermediate, Novice, Junior and/or Senior ladies, the higher SP and higher FS score from the same competition are added together. The higher score for an individual Juvenile skater, either qualifying or final round, is used.

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2012 U.S. Challenge Skate Junior/Novice preliminary roster

Posted by unseenskaters on September 5, 2012

The inaugural U.S. CHALLENGE SKATE for invited U.S. Junior and Novice level singles skaters and pair/dance teams will be held in conjunction with the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic (new Senior B international competition) at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex from Wednesday, September 12 through Sunday, September 16, 2012.

Click here for the Challenge Skate official entry list, schedule & related info links

Click here for IceNetwork’s LIVE streaming schedule of the Novice, Junior & Senior events!

Click here for Junior & Novice starting orders for Thursday/Friday

Click here for an informational Challenge Skate Q & A with Kelly Vogtner, U.S. Figure Skating’s Senior Director of Athlete Development

Here is the preliminary roster, subject to change, courtesy of U.S. Figure Skating, with 2012 U.S. National and Junior National Championships placements by level and the skaters’ clubs added (J = Junior, N = Novice, I = Intermediate):

JUNIOR LADIES (11 entries)
Polina Edmunds J-6 (Peninsula SC)
Gwendolyn Prescott J-7 (Peninsula SC)
Jenelle Herman J-8 (SC of Boston)
Camille Davis J-12 (Salt Lake Figure Skating) *NEW* Article on this Univ. of Utah freshman
Amber Glenn N-2 (Dallas FSC) Team USA Bio
Amanda Gelb N-3 (Los Angeles FSC) Team USA Bio
Madison Vinci N-4 (Washington FSC)
Olivia Serafini N-5 (SC of New York)
Selena Zhao N-7 (Highland SC in Seattle, WA)
Avery Kurtz N-8 (Broadmoor SC)
Morgan Sewall N-11 (North Atlantic FSC in Maine)
Withdrawn: Barbie Long J-4 (Illinois Valley FSC) Team USA Bio (she has been assigned to JGP #5 in Bled, Slovenia)

JUNIOR MEN (6 entries)
Ryan Hartley J-9 (Queen City FSC in Cincinnati, Ohio)
Andrew Nagode J-10 (University of Delaware FSC)
Jimmy Ma N-5 (SC of New York)
Brian Krentz N-6 (Skokie Valley SC in Illinois)
Chase Belmontes N-8 (Broadmoor SC)
Kyle Shropshire N-9 (Wagon Wheel FSC in Illinois)

JUNIOR PAIRS (4 team entries)
Olivia Oltmanns & Joshua Santillan J-9 (Kansas City FSC/All Year FSC)
Team USA Bio
Cali Fujimoto & Nicholas Barsi-Rhyne J-11 (Peninsula SC/SC of Lake Placid)
old Team USA Bio
Caitlin Fields & Jason Pacini N-2 (Coyotes SC of Arizona/Fort Collins FSC)
Team USA Bio
Alexandria Shaughnessy & James Morgan N-3 (both SC of Boston)
Team USA Bio

NOVICE LADIES (9 entries)
Ashley Shin I-1 (Dallas FSC)
Selin Kang I-6 (Ice House of New Jersey FSC)
Morgan Flood I-7 (Dallas FSC)
Sarah Feng I-8 (Peninsula SC)
Cheyenne Taylor I-10 (Los Angeles FSC)
Kaitlyn Doan I-13 (Rocky Mountain FSC)
Michelle Hedges I-15 (FSC of Bloomington in Minnesota)
Elise Romola I-17 (Washington FSC)
Jessica Reili Santiago I-18 (Peninsula SC)

NOVICE MEN (4 entries)
Oleksiy Melnyk N-11 (Washington FSC)
Harrison Wong I-4 (La Jolla FSC in California)
Jason Cohn I-6 (St. Louis SC)
Sam Anderson I-9 (Broadmoor SC)

NOVICE PAIRS (7 team entries)
Elise Middleton & Robert Hennings N-5 (both Los Angeles FSC)
Madeleine Gallagher & Jonathon Horton I-1 (Sk8 Bay FSC/Detroit SC) Dec. 2011 local article
Sophia Dai & Jeffrey Fishman I-2 (both Arctic FSC in Michigan)
Annabelle & Joel Schneider-Farris I-7 (both Broadmoor SC)
Grace Knoop & Noah Chinault I-8 (both Southwest Florida FSC)
Linde LaChance & Kenneth Anderson I-9 (both Nashville FSC)
Juliette Erickson & Connor Fleming I-10 (both Peninsula SC)

NOVICE DANCE (3 team entries)
Chloe Rose Lewis & Logan Bye N-4 (All Year FSC/Broadmoor SC)
Sarah Feng & Anthony Ponomarenko I-5 (Peninsula SC/SC of San Francisco)
Lauren Leonesio N-11 & Quinn Chambers I-10 (Los Angeles FSC/Colorado College SC)

Best wishes to all the participating skaters!

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