2019/20 Challenger Event #1 - Autumn Classic - Oakville, ON - Sept. 11-14

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2019/20 Challenger Event #1 - Autumn Classic - Oakville, ON - Sept. 11-14

Post by Elizabeth » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:57 pm

This event takes place next weekend.

Entries: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent03111900.htm

The original entries were posted some time ago and posted in the general Challenger Series thread but there have now been some withdrawals/changes.

The latest list for the ladies where Gabby Daleman & Bradie Tennell no longer appear:

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Komatsubara & Koleto from Japan have withdrawn from the ice dance as she is recovering from a concussion.
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Post by Elizabeth » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:36 pm

The schedule: https://skatecanada.ca/wp-content/uploa ... Sept-9.pdf

There will be live streaming beginning at 2:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday - the link is on the Skate Canada page for the event: https://skatecanada.ca/2019-autumn-clas ... rnational/

The start orders & results will apparently also be on the Skate Canada event page above.

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Post by Elizabeth » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:42 am

Skate Canada press release about the CDN skaters participating: https://skatecanada.ca/2019/09/top-skat ... rnational/

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Post by Elizabeth » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:13 pm

From Skate Canada on Twitter:
We will be live streaming all practices tomorrow, Friday and the Men’s practice on Saturday for #ACI19
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Post by Elizabeth » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:03 pm

Jackie Wong has decided to travel to Oakville to start his skating season - he will be posting practice notes beginning the ladies practice later this afternoon and carrying on through practices tomorrow.

Jackie's "desk" in Oakville Image

His notes are on his website - RockerSkating.com
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Post by Elizabeth » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:32 am

Danielle Earl's time reference chart (all in EDT):
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The Dailymotion live stream link: https://t.co/IwojSTEq8f?amp=1

The Schedule/Entries/Results link is now up here: https://skatecanada.ca/2019-autumn-clas ... rnational/

Thursday it is only the Ladies SP:

Starting Order

Warm-Up Group 1
1 Karen CHEN USA
2 Mae Berenice MEITE FRA
3 Andrea MONTESINOS CANTU MEX
4 Hiu Ching KWONG HKG
5 Anastassiya KHVAN KAZ

Warm-Up Group 2
6 Niki WORIES NED
7 Maya GORODNITSKY ISR
8 Chloe ING SGP
9 Nina POVEY GBR
10 Rika KIHIRA JPN

Warm-Up Group 3
11 Evgenia MEDVEDEVA RUS
12 Eunsoo LIM KOR
13 Alexia PAGANINI SUI
14 Kailani CRAINE AUS
15 Michelle LONG CAN
16 Veronik MALLET CAN

Detailed time schedule for the ladies SP
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Re: 2019/20 Challenger Event #1 - Autumn Classic - Oakville, ON - Sept. 11-14

Post by Elizabeth » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:22 am

The practices are being live streamed now at: https://t.co/l1dGp8dgAX?amp=1

Some Danielle Earl photos from the first day of ladies practice - our two CDN ladies, Michelle & Veronik, plus Evgenia & Rika

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Post by Elizabeth » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:44 pm

The ladies SP start order/results link: https://skatecanada.ca/2019-autumn-clas ... 555a14e21b
It may not be "live" - we will have to wait and see.

The link for the DailyMotion stream in English: https://t.co/ex8j95kmVz?amp=1
There is a separate French stream https://t.co/4Z6TP9qxHr?amp=1

I understand that Meagan Duhamel will be doing some of the commentary. This, of course, is taking place at the club where she and Bruno now coach.

Confirmed! The commentating team for the English channel Image
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Re: 2019/20 Challenger Event #1 - Autumn Classic - Oakville, ON - Sept. 11-14

Post by Elizabeth » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:42 pm

In case you have trouble accessing the page, here are the final results after the Ladies SP:

Placements:
  • Kihira JPN 78.18
  • Medvedeva RUS 75.14
  • Chen USA 60.89
  • Paganini SUI 58.87
  • Lim KOR 56.31
  • Craine AUS 54.24
  • Meite FRA 53.03
  • Cantu MEX 52.59
  • Ing SGP 50.82
  • Povey GBR 50.59
  • Mallet CAN 50.23
  • Long CAN 48.87
  • Kwong HKG 45.18
  • Wories NED 43.92
  • Gorodnitsky ISR 40.24
  • Khvan KAZ 26.78
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Final SP detailed scores:

1 Rika KIHIRA JPN 78.18 44.54 33.64 8.30 8.15 8.50 8.65 8.45 0.00 #10
2 Evgenia MEDVEDEVA RUS 75.14 39.54 35.60 8.85 8.70 9.00 8.90 9.05 0.00 #11
3 Karen CHEN USA 60.89 31.41 30.48 7.50 7.50 7.70 7.75 7.65 1.00 #1
4 Alexia PAGANINI SUI 58.87 30.99 27.88 6.90 6.70 7.05 7.00 7.20 0.00 #13
5 Eunsoo LIM KOR 56.31 26.47 30.84 7.70 7.55 7.65 7.95 7.70 1.00 #12
6 Kailani CRAINE AUS 54.24 27.96 26.28 6.45 6.20 6.70 6.75 6.75 0.00 #14
7 Mae Berenice MEITE FRA 53.03 26.39 26.64 6.65 6.30 6.90 6.60 6.85 0.00 #2
8 Andrea MONTESINOS CANTU MEX 52.59 27.87 24.72 6.35 5.85 6.25 6.20 6.25 0.00 #3
9 Chloe ING SGP 50.82 25.74 26.08 6.20 6.40 6.55 6.65 6.80 1.00 #8
10 Nina POVEY GBR 50.59 25.47 25.12 6.25 6.10 6.35 6.25 6.45 0.00 #9
11 Veronik MALLET CAN 50.23 24.11 26.12 6.60 6.40 6.55 6.50 6.60 0.00 #16
12 Michelle LONG CAN 48.87 22.95 25.92 6.55 6.30 6.35 6.60 6.60 0.00 #15
13 Hiu Ching KWONG HKG 45.18 23.94 23.24 6.10 5.70 5.70 5.80 5.75 2.00 #4
14 Niki WORIES NED 43.92 19.92 25.00 6.35 6.05 6.00 6.50 6.35 1.00 #6
15 Maya GORODNITSKY ISR 40.24 20.80 19.44 5.15 4.90 4.85 4.85 4.55 0.00 #7
16 Anastassiya KHVAN KAZ 26.78 10.98 17.80 4.55 4.55 4.20 4.50 4.45 2.00 #5

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Post by Elizabeth » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:39 pm

A surprise visitor at ACI this afternoon
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Javier is in Toronto to do some training before participating in the upcoming Japan Open :)

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Re: 2019/20 Challenger Event #1 - Autumn Classic - Oakville, ON - Sept. 11-14

Post by Elizabeth » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:00 pm

As I think you will see from this photo, there was a lot of fan excitement at the return of Yuzuru Hanyu to competition ice today for his first official practice at ACI.
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In other news, he is keeping both his SP and FS from last season although there may be some new jump combinations/layouts.

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Post by Elizabeth » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:29 pm

The very creative "On Ice Perspectives" has provided a recap of Day 1 at ACI on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNrWbrw ... e=youtu.be

A skater himself, he has done a number of amazing on ice videos with various skaters.

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Re: 2019/20 Challenger Event #1 - Autumn Classic - Oakville, ON - Sept. 11-14

Post by happyheini » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:24 pm

Yes, very nice you almost feel as if you are right there.

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Post by Elizabeth » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:06 pm

Yuzuru's fans were out in force for the SP today but were not allowed to "rain down" the Poohs

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I hear that all the yellow signs were made by Chinese fans!

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Post by Elizabeth » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:29 pm

First medals awarded after today's three events.

The video of the ceremony: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7l0wth

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Post by Elizabeth » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:31 pm

In case you missed it - Piper and Paul's rhythm dance to music from "Mack & Mable": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI1RPKD ... P13qRZ%3A6

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Re: 2019/20 Challenger Event #1 - Autumn Classic - Oakville, ON - Sept. 11-14

Post by Elizabeth » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:29 am

A Skate Canada press release after day 1 of competition: https://skatecanada.ca/2019/09/gilles-a ... rnational/

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Post by Elizabeth » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:17 pm

Often at medal ceremonies, those who are on the podium are given flags by members of the audience as they do their "skate around". In Oakville they left the hockey "glass" up so it wasn't possible for that to happen. After the "traditional" skate round, Keegan decided they could use the flags that had been set up behind the podium - the others picked up the hint and they had an impromptu flag parade/race, much to the delight of the audience!!

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Re: 2019/20 Challenger Event #1 - Autumn Classic - Oakville, ON - Sept. 11-14

Post by Elizabeth » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:34 pm

The people behind the videos, photographs and almost instantaneous technical reports - Jordan Cowan of On Ice Perspectives, Danielle Earl of Danielle Earl Photography, and Jackie Wong of RockerSkating.com - all captured in one photo at the Autumn Classic :)

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Post by Elizabeth » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:01 am

Skate Canada press release on Saturday's competition: https://skatecanada.ca/2019/09/gilles-a ... rnational/

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