Challenge Cup - Feb 20-23, The Hague, NED

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Challenge Cup - Feb 20-23, The Hague, NED

Post by Elizabeth » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:02 am

The entries list has been updated: https://www.schaatsen.nl/media/43496/en ... cc2020.pdf

It is, I believe, the very last opportunity for skaters to achieve the required technical minimums to compete at Worlds 2020.

The list now includes two CDN ladies in the senior category - Bausback & Schizas. It would appear that the decision about our 2 ladies for Worlds will not be made quite yet.

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Re: Challenge Cup - Feb 20-23, The Hague, NED

Post by Elizabeth » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:54 pm

In fact, part of the announcement was made - Alicia Pineault will go to Worlds but the second team member will be announced on Feb. 23rd, i.e. after the conclusion of the Challenge Cup.

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Re: Challenge Cup - Feb 20-23, The Hague, NED

Post by Elizabeth » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:42 pm

The Schedule/Entries/Results link is now up: http://kunstrijden.knsb.nl/2019-2020/20200220/

It is believed that there will be a live stream here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdxXLM ... 66_9dG8i4g

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Re: Challenge Cup - Feb 20-23, The Hague, NED

Post by Elizabeth » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:07 am

The link for the livestream information: https://www.schaatsen.nl/kunstrijden/ and the YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/P0Qvwdd4gwQ

The schedule (in local time):
  • Donderdag 20 februari vanaf 12.45 uur:
    Opening Ceremony Challenge Cup | Advanced Novice Men Short Program | Advanced Novice Ladies Short Program | Junior Men Short Program
  • Vrijdag 21 februari vanaf vanaf 08:00 uur:
    Advanced Novice Ladies Free Skating | Junior Men Free skating | Junior Ladies Short Program | Senior Men Short Program
  • Zaterdag 22 februari vanaf 08:00 uur:
    Advanced Novice Men Free Skating | Junior Ladies Free Skating | Senior Ladies Short Program | Senior Men Free Skating | Junior Pairs Short Program | Senior Pairs Short Program | Ice Dance (nat. championship)
  • Zondag 23 februari vanaf 08:00 uur:
    Basic Novice Men Free Skating | Basic Novice Ladies Free Skating | Senior Ladies Free Skating | Basic Novice Pairs Free Skating | Junior Pairs Free Skating | Senior Pairs Free Skating | Ice Dance (nat. championships)
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Re: Challenge Cup - Feb 20-23, The Hague, NED

Post by Elizabeth » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:28 am

It appears that Emily Bausback might be going to Worlds - she needed a minimum short program TES of 30 to meet the qualifications and today (so far unofficially) she got 31.5

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Madeline Schizas is also competing here - she needs both senior minimum TES scores but also needs senior scores looking toward next year.

As previously reported, Skate Canada will be making the announcement of the final spot tomorrow.

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Re: Challenge Cup - Feb 20-23, The Hague, NED

Post by Elizabeth » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:58 am

Update - after the SP both Emily and Madeline have the TES short program minimum for Worlds. In fact, Madeline placed higher than Emily at her first international senior competition. Here are all of those who have at least 30 TES as shown on the results page: http://kunstrijden.knsb.nl/2019-2020/20 ... SEG009.HTM

1 Rika KIHIRA JPN 74.27 41.47 33.80 8.55 8.05 8.40 8.65 8.60 1.00 #2
2 Yuhana YOKOI JPN 73.29 40.29 33.00 8.25 7.95 8.40 8.25 8.40 0.00 #16
3 Sierra VENETTA USA 62.15 31.79 30.36 7.30 7.45 7.75 7.70 7.75 0.00 #13
4 Jenni SAARINEN FIN 61.03 32.19 28.84 7.25 6.85 7.25 7.35 7.35 0.00 #19
5 Natasha McKAY GBR 60.89 31.85 29.04 7.10 6.95 7.40 7.30 7.55 0.00 #10
6 Madeline SCHIZAS CAN 60.32 32.68 27.64 6.95 6.65 6.95 6.95 7.05 0.00 #20
7 Emily BAUSBACK CAN 58.26 31.50 26.76 6.90 6.30 6.75 6.70 6.80 0.00 #1
8 Kristina ISAEV GER 55.22 30.74 24.48 6.15 5.95 6.20 6.10 6.20 0.00 #18

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Re: Challenge Cup - Feb 20-23, The Hague, NED

Post by Elizabeth » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:11 am

The full SP results:
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Re: Challenge Cup - Feb 20-23, The Hague, NED

Post by Elizabeth » Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:07 pm

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Skate Canada has a big decision to make today regarding the Worlds spot - Madeline easily got the required minimum TES scores in both SP and FS; she beat Emily in both (soundly in the FS); and she moved up to win a bronze medal!! All of this in her first international senior outing. Will they choose her over Emily, who now also has the TES minimums but at a lower level, and is the national champion?

In fact, Madeline now has the highest total international score of any Canadian lady this season (with the usual caveats about comparing scores and especially re: ISU championship vs B event scores).


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