Friday, March 12

ISU Standings of Ice Dancers Competing at the 2010 World Championships

Here are the current ISU World Standings of the 27 teams competing at the World Championships as of March 17th.

1 Davis/White USA
3 Virtue/Moir CAN
6 Kerr/Kerr GBR
7 Pechalat/Bourzat FRA
8 Faiella/Scali ITA
9 Khoklova/Novitski RUS
10 Samuelson/Bates USA
13 Zaretski/Zaretski ISR
14 Crone/Poirier CAN
15 Cappellini/LaNotte ITA
20 Navarro/Bommentre USA
21 Zadorozhniuk/Verbillo UKR
24 Bobrova/Soloviev RUS
27 Rubleva/Shefer RUS
29 Mysliveckova/Novak CZE
32 Hermann/Hermann GER
36 Reed/Reed JPN
47 Yu/Wang CHN
52 Hoffmann/Zavozin HUN
53 Mallory/Rand EST
55 Carron/Jones FRA
57 Chitwood/Hanretty GBR
63 O'Brien/Merriman AUS
94 Good/Sorensen DEN
114 Geil/Matsjuk AUT
119 Reed/Japaridze GEO
Unranked Maitz/Ucar TUR

According to ISU rule 579, the 27 teams will be split into two sessions, the top 14 ice dancers in the ISU World Standings "skating later", and then the lower 13 dancers "skating earlier", as they call it. Rule 548 determines that the warm-up groups will be 4/4/5 teams in the earlier session, and 4/5/5 teams in the later session. The final two groups (10 teams) will consist of the 10 highest-ranked ice dancers in the ISU World Standings. The other 4 teams in the later session will be those skaters ranked 11th through 14th highest in the ISU World Standings. All other teams will draw for skate order in the earlier session, and those with no ISU World Standing will be drawn for the first spots of the skating order.


So, if you followed through all of that, you get:

The first warm-up group will begin with the only unranked ice dance team:

Unranked Maitz/Ucar TUR

There will be three more teams from the earlier half skating in the first group, and the rest of the teams will fill out warm-up groups two and three:

29 Mysliveckova/Novak CZE
32 Hermann/Hermann GER
36 Reed/Reed JPN
47 Yu/Wang CHN
52 Hoffmann/Zavozin HUN
53 Mallory/Rand EST
55 Carron/Jones FRA
57 Chitwood/Hanretty GBR
63 O'Brien/Merriman AUS
94 Good/Sorensen DEN
114 Geil/Matsjuk AUT
119 Reed/Japaridze GEO

Group four begins the "later" half and features the five teams ranked 11th through 14th highest in the world standings:

20 Navarro/Bommentre USA
21 Zadorozhniuk/Verbillo UKR
24 Bobrova/Soloviev RUS
27 Rubleva/Shefer RUS

Groups five and six are comprised of the top-10 ranked ice dance teams in the world standings:

1 Davis/White USA
3 Virtue/Moir CAN
6 Kerr/Kerr GBR
7 Pechalat/Bourzat FRA
8 Faiella/Scali ITA
9 Khoklova/Novitski RUS
10 Samuelson/Bates USA
13 Zaretski/Zaretski ISR
14 Crone/Poirier CAN
15 Cappellini/LaNotte ITA

Changes to the roster may have an effect on these groupings.

Last Updated: March 17

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