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2008–09 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating

 

2008–09 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating

2008–09 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating
Type: Grand Prix
Date: October 23 – December 14, 2008
Season: 2008–09
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The 2008–09 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating was a series of six international invitational competitions in the 2008–09 season. Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies singles, pair skating, and ice dancing on the senior level. At each event, skaters earned points based on their placements and the top six scoring skaters or teams at the end of the series qualified for the 2008–09 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, held in Goyang, South Korea.

The Grand Prix series set the stage for the 2009 European Figure Skating Championships, the 2009 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the 2009 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, and the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships, as well as each country's national championships. The Grand Prix series began on October 23, 2008 and ended on December 14, 2008.

The Grand Prix was organized by the International Skating Union. Skaters competed for prize money and for a chance to compete in the Grand Prix Final. The corresponding series for Junior-level skaters was the 2008–09 ISU Junior Grand Prix.

Contents

  • Qualifying 1
  • Schedule 2
  • Medal summary 3
  • Points 4
    • Final points 4.1
  • Prize money 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Qualifying

Skaters who reached the age of 14 by July 1, 2008 were eligible to compete on the senior Grand Prix circuit. The top six skaters from the 2008 World Figure Skating Championships were seeded and were guaranteed two events. Skaters who placed 7th through 12th were also given two events, though they were not considered seeded.

Skaters/teams who medaled at the 2007–08 Junior Grand Prix Final or the 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships were guaranteed one event. Skaters who medaled at both the Junior Grand Prix Final and the World Junior Championships were guaranteed only one event.

The host country was allowed to send three skaters/teams of their choosing in each discipline.

The spots remaining were filled from the top 75 skaters/teams in the 2007–08 Season's Best list.

Schedule

Event Location Date Begin Date End
2008 Skate America Everett, Washington October 23, 2008 October 26, 2008
2008 Skate Canada International Ottawa, Canada October 31, 2008 November 2, 2008
2008 Cup of China Beijing, China November 6, 2008 November 9, 2008
2008 Trophée Eric Bompard Paris, France November 13, 2008 November 16, 2008
2008 Cup of Russia Moscow, Russia November 20, 2008 November 23, 2008
2008 NHK Trophy Tokyo, Japan November 27, 2008 November 30, 2008
2008–09 Grand Prix Final Goyang, South Korea December 10, 2008 December 14, 2008

Medal summary

Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Skate America October 25 Pairs Aliona Savchenko
/ Robin Szolkowy
Keauna McLaughlin
/ Rockne Brubaker
Maria Mukhortova
/ Maxim Trankov
Men Takahiko Kozuka Johnny Weir Evan Lysacek
October 26 Ice dancing Isabelle Delobel
/ Olivier Schoenfelder
Tanith Belbin
/ Benjamin Agosto
Sinead Kerr
/ John Kerr
Ladies Kim Yuna Yukari Nakano Miki Ando
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Skate Canada November 1 Pairs Yuko Kawaguchi
/ Alexander Smirnov
Jessica Dubé
/ Bryce Davison
Keauna McLaughlin
/ Rockne Brubaker
Men Patrick Chan Ryan Bradley Evan Lysacek
Ladies Joannie Rochette Fumie Suguri Alissa Czisny
November 2 Ice dancing Meryl Davis
/ Charlie White
Vanessa Crone
/ Paul Poirier
Nathalie Péchalat
/ Fabian Bourzat
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Cup of China November 7 Pairs Zhang Dan
/ Zhang Hao
Tatiana Volosozhar
/ Stanislav Morozov
Pang Qing
/ Tong Jian
November 8 Ladies Kim Yuna Miki Ando Laura Lepistö
Ice dancing Oksana Domnina
/ Maxim Shabalin
Tanith Belbin
/ Benjamin Agosto
Jana Khokhlova
/ Sergei Novitski
Men Jeremy Abbott Stephen Carriere Tomáš Verner
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Trophée Eric Bompard November 15 Men Patrick Chan Takahiko Kozuka Alban Préaubert
Pairs Aliona Savchenko
/ Robin Szolkowy
Maria Mukhortova
/ Maxim Trankov
Meagan Duhamel
/ Craig Buntin
Ladies Joannie Rochette Mao Asada Caroline Zhang
Ice dancing Isabelle Delobel
/ Olivier Schoenfelder
Federica Faiella
/ Massimo Scali
Sinead Kerr
/ John Kerr
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Cup of Russia November 22 Ladies Carolina Kostner Rachael Flatt Fumie Suguri
Pairs Zhang Dan
/ Zhang Hao
Yuko Kawaguchi
/ Alexander Smirnov
Tatiana Volosozhar
/ Stanislav Morozov
Men Brian Joubert Tomáš Verner Alban Préaubert
November 23 Ice dancing Jana Khokhlova
/ Sergei Novitski
Oksana Domnina
/ Maxim Shabalin
Meryl Davis
/ Charlie White
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
NHK Trophy November 29 Pairs Pang Qing
/ Tong Jian
Rena Inoue
/ John Baldwin
Jessica Dubé
/ Bryce Davison
Ice dancing Federica Faiella
/ Massimo Scali
Nathalie Péchalat
/ Fabian Bourzat
Emily Samuelson
/ Evan Bates
Ladies Mao Asada Akiko Suzuki Yukari Nakano
November 30 Men Nobunari Oda Johnny Weir Yannick Ponsero
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Grand Prix Final
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December 13 Ice dancing Isabelle Delobel
/ Olivier Schoenfelder
Oksana Domnina
/ Maxim Shabalin
Meryl Davis
/ Charlie White
Men Jeremy Abbott Takahiko Kozuka Johnny Weir
Ladies Mao Asada Kim Yuna Carolina Kostner
Pairs Pang Qing
/ Tong Jian
Zhang Dan
/ Zhang Hao
Aliona Savchenko
/ Robin Szolkowy

Points

After the final event, the 2008 NHK Trophy, the six skaters/teams with the most points advanced to the Grand Prix Final. The qualification point system is as follows:

Placement Points (Singles/Dance) Points (Pairs)
1st Place 15 Points 15 Points
2nd Place 13 Points 13 Points
3rd Place 11 Points 11 Points
4th Place 9 Points 9 Points
5th Place 7 Points 7 Points
6th Place 5 Points 5 Points
7th Place 4 Points
8th Place 3 Points

There were seven tie-breakers in cases of a tie in overall points:

  1. Highest placement at an event. If a skater placed 1st and 3rd, the tiebreaker is the 1st place, and that beats a skater who placed 2nd in both events.
  2. Highest combined total scores in both events. If a skater earned 200 points at one event and 250 at a second, that skater would win in the second tie-break over a skater who earned 200 points at one event and 150 at another.
  3. Participated in two events.
  4. Highest combined scores in the free skating/free dancing portion of both events.
  5. Highest individual score in the free skating/free dancing portion from one event.
  6. Highest combined scores in the short program/original dance of both events.
  7. Highest number of total participants at the events.

If a tie remained, it was considered unbreakable and the tied skaters all qualified for the Grand Prix Final.

Final points

  • Skaters in bold qualified for the Grand Prix Final.
Points Men Ladies Pairs Ice dance
30 Points Patrick Chan Kim Yuna
Joannie Rochette
Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao
Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder
28 Points Takahiko Kozuka Mao Asada Yuko Kawaguchi / Alexander Smirnov Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin
Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali
26 Points Johnny Weir Pang Qing / Tong Jian Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski
Meryl Davis / Charlie White
Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto
24 Points Brian Joubert
Jeremy Abbott
Tomáš Verner
Carolina Kostner
Yukari Nakano
Miki Ando
Fumie Suguri
Tatiana Volosozhar / Stanislav Morozov
Maria Mukhortova / Maxim Trankov
Keauna McLaughlin / Rockne Brubaker
Jessica Dubé / Bryce Davison
Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat
22 Points Alban Préaubert
Evan Lysacek
Rachael Flatt Vanessa Crone / Paul Poirier
Sinead Kerr / John Kerr
20 Points Yannick Ponsero Alissa Czisny Rena Inoue / John Baldwin
Meagan Duhamel / Craig Buntin
Emily Samuelson / Evan Bates
19 Points
18 Points Stephen Carriere
Kevin Reynolds
Laura Lepistö
Caroline Zhang
Ashley Wagner
Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte
17 Points Ryan Bradley
16 Points Kristina Gorshkova / Vitali Butikov
15 Points Nobunari Oda
14 Points Shawn Sawyer Mylène Brodeur / John Mattatall
Tiffany Vise / Derek Trent
Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev
Pernelle Carron / Mathieu Jost
13 Points Akiko Suzuki
12 Points Susanna Pöykiö
Beatrisa Liang
Kimberly Navarro / Brent Bommentre
11 Points Brandon Mroz Alena Leonova Alexandra Zaretski / Roman Zaretski
10 Points Adam Rippon Mirai Nagasu Anna Zadorozhniuk / Sergei Verbillo
9 Points Artem Borodulin
Sergei Voronov
Candice Didier Amanda Evora / Mark Ladwig
Dong Huibo / Wu Yiming
Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze
Stacey Kemp / David King
Ekaterina Rubleva / Ivan Shefer
Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje
8 Points Wu Jialiang
Adrian Schultheiss
Katrina Hacker Katherine Copely / Deividas Stagniūnas
7 Points Vaughn Chipeur
Takahito Mura
Cynthia Phaneuf Zhang Yue / Wang Lei
Ksenia Ozerova / Alexander Enbert
Maria Sergejeva / Ilja Glebov
Jennifer Wester / Daniil Barantsev
6 Points Kristoffer Berntsson
Yasuharu Nanri
Kimmie Meissner
5 Points Alexander Uspenski
Peter Liebers
Kevin van der Perren
Jelena Glebova
Xu Binshu
Sarah Meier
Adeline Canac / Maximin Coia
Monica Pisotta / Michael Stewart
Caitlin Yankowskas / John Coughlin
Rachel Kirkland / Eric Radford
Laura Magitteri / Ondřej Hotárek
Kristin Fraser / Igor Lukanin
4 Points Jeremy Ten Mira Leung
Jenna McCorkell
Júlia Sebestyén
Elene Gedevanishvili
Jane Summersett / Todd Gilles
Anastasia Platonova / Alexander Grachev
3 Points Anastasia Gimazetdinova Yu Xiaoyang / Wang Chen
Andrea Chong / Guillame Gfeller
Cathy Reed / Chris Reed

Prize money

The total prize money is $180,000 per individual event in the series and $272,000 for the Final. All amounts are in U.S. dollars. Pairs and dance teams split the money. The breakdown is as follows:

Placement Prize Money (Series) Prize Money (Final)
1st $18,000 $25,000
2nd $13,000 $18,000
3rd $9,000 $12,000
4th $3,000 $6,000
5th $2,000 $4,000
6th - $3,000

References

  • 2008/09 Grand Prix Announcement PDF
  • 2008 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating
  • Grand Prix Standings: Men
  • Grand Prix Standings: Ladies
  • Grand Prix Standings: Pairs
  • Grand Prix Standings: Ice dancing

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