ISU Challenger Series - 2017/18

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Re: ISU Challenger Series - 2017/18

Post by Elizabeth » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:44 pm

kittykins wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:16 pm
I managed to catch the end of the men's event and saw the skater from Belgium. QUITE impressive :!:
Yes, I've been watching him for several years. Both he and his sister compete and under difficult conditions regarding funding, etc.

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Re: ISU Challenger Series - 2017/18

Post by kittykins » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:10 pm

That's great! It's too bad they have such difficult training conditions! Sometimes the countries you least expect have skaters that rise up in the ranks. Israel is an example of a country that has had many talented skaters especially over the past few years that have seemed to rise up suddenly. Even Spain with Fernandez...who would have expected it?!

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Finlandia Trophy

Post by Elizabeth » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:51 pm

Danielle Earl has once again provided a time conversion for this weeks' event: Image

Here's the link for the entries by discipline: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent03111455.htm

This is supposed to be the link for the official live stream: https://t.co/3r0m1XgEcS It will apparently be free on Friday but there will be a charge for the remainder of the competition.

Here is the Skate Canada article on the Canadians competing in the Finlandia Trophy, including Lubov travelling on her Canadian passport for the first time : https://skatecanada.ca/2017/10/canadian ... n-finland/

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Re: Finlandia Trophy

Post by Elizabeth » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:14 pm

Here's the link for the Schedule/Entries/Results: http://www.figureskatingresults.fi/resu ... /index.htm

Videos from the Finlandia Trophy 2017 are being uploaded to these channels quite quickly:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm8h2_ ... rveXnQbymg
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM_UaC ... AXQowpJcrQ

There is a delay in the middle of the men's free skate - a fire alarm has gone off and the building has been evacuated and the fire department has arrived. The 10th skater of 18, Li of CHN, had completed his program and awaits his scores outside the building.

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Re: Finlandia Trophy

Post by Elizabeth » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:30 pm

Should you be interested in photos, etc. from this event, check out this website: https://ajtl.pictures.fi/kuvat/Finlandia+Trophy+2017/

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Re: ISU Challenger Series - 2017/18 - Event #7

Post by Elizabeth » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:41 pm

This week the 7th event, the Minsk Arena Ice Star 2017, will take place in Minsk, BLR from Oct. 26 through 29.

The entries, by discipline, can be found here: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent03111463.htm

There are no CDN skaters entered.

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Re: ISU Challenger Series - 2017/18 - Event #8

Post by Elizabeth » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:16 pm

The 8th event, the Warsaw Cup 2017, will take place in Warsaw, POL from Nov. 16-19.

Entries, by discipline, can be found here: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent03111473.htm

Canadian skaters are entered in all but pairs.

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Re: ISU Challenger Series - 2017/18

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Re: ISU Challenger Series - 2017/18

Post by fred » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:58 am

If these are "results" it's totally absurd.

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Re: ISU Challenger Series - 2017/18

Post by Elizabeth » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:41 am

fred wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:58 am
If these are "results" it's totally absurd.
For many of the skaters they are their rankings/standings based on the combination of their total scores from two Challenger events from this season. For some, however, it is only the score from one event in which they have participated (so far) - for example, Kevin Reynolds has only the score from his 11th place finish at the Finlandia Trophy(186.36).

A reminder about the rationale behind these events, as I posted at the beginning of this particular thread:
This series of 10 events provides an opportunity for skaters, especially those not participating in the Grand Prix events, to earn the technical scores necessary to participate in ISU championship events such as Europeans, Four Continents and Worlds. One of the events, the Nebelhorn Trophy, is also the only opportunity for countries to qualify for the last remaining spots in the Olympics.

Some skaters take advantage of one of the Challenger Series events to get their programs out before the International judges, even though they may also be participating in one or more GP events later in the season.
For the top 3 in each discipline, at the end of the 10 events there is prize money involved, as you will see here: http://www.isu.org/figure-skating/figur ... ger-series

By the way, according to the official announcement, skaters/couples may compete in up to three of the 10 competitions with their two best scores being counted.

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Re: ISU Challenger Series - 2017/18 - Event #8

Post by Elizabeth » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:48 am

The Warsaw Cup, Nov. 16-19, has Canadian participation - here's the Skate Canada article: https://skatecanada.ca/2017/11/skate-ca ... arsaw-cup/

The entries in each discipline can be found from the links here: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent03111473.htm The Schedule/Entries/Results link should appear there soon.

There will be a live stream: http://www.vistream.pl/stream.html

The standings, by discipline, after the seven events already completed:

Men - http://www.isuresults.com/events/cs2017/csmen.htm

Ladies - http://www.isuresults.com/events/cs2017/csladies.htm

Pairs - http://www.isuresults.com/events/cs2017/cspairs.htm

Ice Dance - http://www.isuresults.com/events/cs2017/csdance.htm

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Re: ISU Challenger Series - 2017/18 - Event #8

Post by Elizabeth » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:32 pm

Here's the Schedule/Entries/Results link: http://www.pfsa.com.pl/results/1718/CSPOL2017/index.htm

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Re: ISU Challenger Series - 2017/18

Post by Elizabeth » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:07 pm

An alternate site for the live stream, at least for Friday: https://t.co/m3EuJy5nQt

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Re: ISU Challenger Series - 2017/18

Post by Elizabeth » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:07 pm

Here a video of the Free Skate of Liam Firus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbiL__Sl_kc

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Re: ISU Challenger Series - 2017/18

Post by Elizabeth » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:16 pm

The standing in the Challenger Series have been updated: There are two events remaining:
  • ISU CS Tallinn Trophy 2017, Tallinn / EST - 21.11.2017 - 26.11.2017
  • ISU CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 2017, Zagreb / CRO - 12.06.2017 - 12.09.2017

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Re: ISU Challenger Series - 2017/18 - Event #9

Post by Elizabeth » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:32 am

The Tallinn Trophy is taking place in Tallinn, EST.

Here's the Schedule/Entries/Results page: https://data.tallinntrophy.eu/2017/Tall ... /index.htm

Here's the link for the live stream: https://www.youtube.com/user/TallinnTrophy

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Re: ISU Challenger Series - 2017/18 - final event

Post by Elizabeth » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:29 pm

The final Challenger Series event of this season is the Golden Spin of Zagreb.

Entries in each discipline are here: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent03111484.htm

Here is the results page: http://sharp-jackson-2e11d8.bitballoon.com/

This is perhaps the last opportunity for skaters to get the minimum TES numbers needed for ISU championship/Olympic competition.

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Re: ISU Challenger Series - 2017/18 - final event

Post by Elizabeth » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:39 am

The senior events start today.

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