Friday, March 12

ISU Standings of Pairs Competing at the 2010 World Championships

Here are the pairs ISU World Standings for teams competing at the World Championships.

1 Savchenko/Szolkowy GER
2 Pang/Tong CHN
3 Zhang/Zhang CHN
4 Kavaguti/Smirnov RUS
5 Mukhortova/Trankov RUS
7 Dube/Davsion CAN
18 Kemp/King GBR
19 Langlois/Hay CAN
20 Dong/Wu CHN
23 Denney/Barrett USA
24 Evora/Ladwig USA
27 Morand/Dorsaz SUI
28 James/Bonheur FRA
30 Sergejeva/Glebov EST
31 Bazarova/Larionov RUS
32 Hausch/Wende GER
39 Kostenko/Talan UKR
47 Sunyoto-Yang/Sulindro-Yang TPE
52 Cermanova/Hanulak SVK
54 Crenshaw/Tsagris GRE
63 Berton/Hotarek ITA
67 Sulej/Chruscinski POL
79 Ivanova/Zalevski BUL
82 Bakirova/Kamianchuk BLR
87 Montalbano/Krasnopolski ISR

According to ISU rule 579, the 25 competitors will be split into two groups, the top 13 pairs in the ISU World Standings "skating later", and then the lower 12 pairs "skating earlier", as they call it. Rule 548 determines that the warm-up groups will be 4/4/4 pairs in the earlier session, and again 3/3/3/4 pairs in the later session. The final two groups (7 pairs) will consist of the 7 highest-ranked pairs in the ISU World Standings. The other 6 pairs in the later session will be those pairs ranked 8th through 13th highest in the ISU World Standings. All other pairs 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, second, and third warm-up groups will include the following 12 pairs:

30 Sergejeva/Glebov EST
31 Bazarova/Larionov RUS
32 Hausch/Wende GER
39 Kostenko/Talan UKR
47 Sunyoto-Yang/Sulindro-Yang TPE
52 Cermanova/Hanulak SVK
54 Crenshaw/Tsagris GRE
63 Berton/Hotarek ITA
67 Sulej/Chruscinski POL
79 Ivanova/Zalevski BUL
82 Bakirova/Kamianchuk BLR
87 Montalbano/Krasnopolski ISR

The first two groups of the second half (groups five and six) will include the following 6 pairs:

19 Langlois/Hay CAN
20 Dong/Wu CHN
23 Denney/Barrett USA
24 Evora/Ladwig USA
27 Morand/Dorsaz SUI
28 James/Bonheur FRA

The final two groups of the short program (groups seven and eight) will include the following 7 pairs:

1 Savchenko/Szolkowy GER
2 Pang/Tong CHN
3 Zhang/Zhang CHN
4 Kavaguti/Smirnov RUS
5 Mukhortova/Trankov RUS
7 Dube/Davsion CAN
18 Kemp/King GBR

Withdrawls or addition of pairs will have slight impact on these groups.

Last updated: March 19

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