2007–08 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating

The 2007–08 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating was a series of international invitational competitions in the first half of the 2007–08 season. Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies singles, pairs, and ice dancing over six events. Skaters earned a certain number of points per placement and the top six scoring skaters or teams at the end of the series qualified for the 2007–08 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, held in Turin, Italy.

2007–08 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating
Type:Grand Prix
Date:October 26 – December 16, 2007
Season:2007–08
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The pairs medalists at the 2007 NHK Trophy.

The Grand Prix series set the stage for the 2008 European Figure Skating Championships, the 2008 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, and the 2008 World Figure Skating Championships, as well as each country's national championships. The Grand Prix series began on October 25, 2007 and ended on December 16, 2007.

The Grand Prix is organized by the International Skating Union. Skaters compete for prize money and for a chance to compete in the Grand Prix Final. The corresponding series for Junior-level skaters was the 2007–08 ISU Junior Grand Prix.

QualifyingEdit

Skaters who reached the age of 14 by July 1, 2007 were eligible to compete on the senior Grand Prix circuit. The top six skaters/teams from the 2007 World Figure Skating Championships were seeded and were guaranteed two events. Skaters/teams who placed 7th through 12th were also given two events, though they were not considered seeded.[1]

Skaters who medaled at the 2006–07 Junior Grand Prix Final or the 2007 World Junior Championships were guaranteed one event. Medaling at both guaranteed only one invitation.

The host country was allowed to send three skaters/teams of its choosing in each discipline. The remaining spots were filled from the top 75 skaters/teams in the 2006–07 Season's Best list. The International Skating Union published the list of invitations on June 8, 2007.[2]

ScheduleEdit

The series was composed of six events leading to the Grand Prix Final.[3]

Date Event Location
October 26–28 2007 Skate America Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
November 1–4 2007 Skate Canada International Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
November 8–11 2007 Cup of China Harbin, China
November 15–18 2007 Trophée Éric Bompard Paris, France
November 22–25 2007 Cup of Russia Moscow, Russia
Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 2007 NHK Trophy Sendai, Japan
December 13–16 2007–08 Grand Prix Final Turin, Italy

Medal summaryEdit

Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
  Skate America October 27 Pairs   Jessica Dubé /
Bryce Davison
  Pang Qing /
Tong Jian
  Vera Bazarova /
Yuri Larionov
Men   Daisuke Takahashi   Evan Lysacek   Patrick Chan
October 28 Ice dancing   Tanith Belbin /
Benjamin Agosto
  Nathalie Péchalat /
Fabian Bourzat
  Federica Faiella /
Massimo Scali
Ladies   Kimmie Meissner   Miki Ando   Caroline Zhang
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
  Skate Canada November 3 Pairs   Aliona Savchenko /
Robin Szolkowy
  Jessica Dubé /
Bryce Davison
  Yuko Kawaguchi /
Alexander Smirnov
Ladies   Mao Asada   Yukari Nakano   Joannie Rochette
November 4 Ice dancing   Tessa Virtue /
Scott Moir
  Anna Cappellini /
Luca Lanotte
  Pernelle Carron /
Mathieu Jost
Men   Brian Joubert   Kevin van der Perren   Jeffrey Buttle
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
  Cup of China November 9 Pairs   Pang Qing /
Tong Jian
  Keauna McLaughlin /
Rockne Brubaker
  Jessica Miller /
Ian Moram
November 10 Ladies   Kim Yuna   Caroline Zhang   Carolina Kostner
Ice dancing   Tanith Belbin /
Benjamin Agosto
  Oksana Domnina /
Maxim Shabalin
  Federica Faiella /
Massimo Scali
Men   Johnny Weir   Evan Lysacek   Stéphane Lambiel
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
  Trophée Eric Bompard November 17 Ice dancing   Isabelle Delobel /
Olivier Schoenfelder
  Jana Khokhlova /
Sergei Novitski
  Meryl Davis /
Charlie White
Men   Patrick Chan   Sergei Voronov   Alban Préaubert
Ladies   Mao Asada   Kimmie Meissner   Ashley Wagner
Pairs   Zhang Dan /
Zhang Hao
  Pang Qing /
Tong Jian
  Maria Mukhortova /
Maxim Trankov
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
  Cup of Russia November 24 Ladies   Kim Yuna   Yukari Nakano   Joannie Rochette
Pairs   Zhang Dan /
Zhang Hao
  Aliona Savchenko /
Robin Szolkowy
  Yuko Kawaguchi /
Alexander Smirnov
Men   Johnny Weir   Stéphane Lambiel   Andrei Griazev
November 25 Ice dancing   Oksana Domnina /
Maxim Shabalin
  Nathalie Péchalat /
Fabian Bourzat
  Anna Zadorozhniuk /
Sergei Verbillo
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
  NHK Trophy November 30 Pairs   Aliona Savchenko /
Robin Szolkowy
  Keauna McLaughlin /
Rockne Brubaker
  Jessica Dubé /
Bryce Davison
December 1 Ice dancing   Isabelle Delobel /
Olivier Schoenfelder
  Tessa Virtue /
Scott Moir
  Jana Khokhlova /
Sergei Novitski
Ladies   Carolina Kostner   Sarah Meier   Nana Takeda
December 2 Men   Daisuke Takahashi   Tomáš Verner   Stephen Carriere
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Grand Prix Final December 15 Ice dancing   Oksana Domnina /
Maxim Shabalin
  Tanith Belbin /
Benjamin Agosto
  Isabelle Delobel /
Olivier Schoenfelder
Men   Stéphane Lambiel   Daisuke Takahashi   Evan Lysacek
Pairs   Aliona Savchenko /
Robin Szolkowy
  Zhang Dan /
Zhang Hao
  Pang Qing /
Tong Jian
Ladies   Kim Yuna   Mao Asada   Carolina Kostner

PointsEdit

After the final event, the NHK Trophy, the six skaters/teams with the most points advanced to the Grand Prix Final. The point system was 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

If a pairs team competed in more than two events, the teams who scored below them in their non-scoring competition did not automatically move up in gaining points. For example, if Team A placed second below Team B, and it was Team B's non-scoring event, Team A still earned 13 points, not 15.

Skaters were required to competed in two events in order to qualify for the Final.

Final pointsEdit

Skaters in bold qualified for the Grand Prix Final.

Points Men[4] Ladies[5] Pairs[6] Ice dance[7]
30   Daisuke Takahashi
  Johnny Weir
  Kim Yuna
  Mao Asada
  Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao   Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder
  Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto
28   Kimmie Meissner   Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
  Jessica Dubé / Bryce Davison
  Pang Qing / Tong Jian
  Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
  Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin
26   Patrick Chan
  Evan Lysacek
  Carolina Kostner
  Yukari Nakano
  Keauna McLaughlin / Rockne Brubaker   Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat
24   Stéphane Lambiel   Caroline Zhang   Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski
22   Kevin van der Perren   Sarah Meier
  Miki Ando
  Joannie Rochette
  Yuko Kawaguchi / Alexander Smirnov   Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte
  Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali
20   Stephen Carriere
  Jeffrey Buttle
  Maria Mukhortova / Maxim Trankov   Meryl Davis / Charlie White
19
18   Tomáš Verner
  Alban Préaubert
  Ashley Wagner
  Emily Hughes
  Pernelle Carron / Mathieu Jost
17
16   Nana Takeda
  Fumie Suguri
  Jessica Miller / Ian Moram
  Tiffany Vise / Derek Trent
  Tatiana Volosozhar / Stanislav Morozov
  Anabelle Langlois / Cody Hay
  Anna Zadorozhniuk / Sergei Verbillo
  Sinead Kerr / John Kerr
  Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev
15   Brian Joubert
  Andrei Griazev
14   Sergei Davydov   Mira Leung   Kristin Fraser / Igor Lukanin
13   Sergei Voronov   Alexandra Zaretski / Roman Zaretski
12   Christopher Mabee
  Jeremy Abbott
  Ryan Bradley
  Li Jiaqi / Xu Jiankun
11   Alexander Uspenski   Laura Lepistö
  Júlia Sebestyén
  Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov
10   Takahiko Kozuka
  Yannick Ponsero
  Anastasia Grebenkina / Vazgen Azrojan
  Kimberly Navarro / Brent Bommentre
9   Kiira Korpi   Amanda Evora / Mark Ladwig
  Zhang Yue / Wang Lei
  Allie Hann-McCurdy / Michael Coreno
  Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje
8   Jelena Glebova
  Elene Gedevanishvili
  Beatrisa Liang
7   Vaughn Chipeur
  Sergei Dobrin
  Kensuke Nakaniwa
  Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh
  Meeran Trombley / Laureano Ibarra
  Katherine Copely / Deividas Stagniūnas
  Ekaterina Rubleva / Ivan Shefer
  Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi
6
5   Karel Zelenka   Alissa Czisny
  Nina Petushkova
  Adeline Canac / Maximin Coia
  Laura Magitteri / Ondřej Hotárek
  Meagan Duhamel / Craig Buntin
  Maria Sergejeva / Ilja Glebov
4   Andrei Lutai
  Pavel Kaška
  Shawn Sawyer
  Lesley Hawker
  Fang Dan
  Viktória Pavuk
  Alexandra Ievleva
  Huang Xintong / Zheng Xun
  Julia Zlobina / Alexei Sitnikov
3   Kevin Reynolds
  Jamal Othman
  Susanna Pöykiö
  Mai Asada
  Gwendoline Didier
  Chris Reed / Cathy Reed
  Zoé Blanc / Pierre-Loup Bouquet
  Barbora Silná / Dmitri Matsjuk
  Carolina Hermann / Daniel Hermann

Prize moneyEdit

The total prize money is $180,000 per individual event and $272,000 for the Final.[1] 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2007/08 Grand Prix Announcement" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007.
  2. ^ "Lineup Announced for 2007-08 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series". U.S. Figure Skating. 8 June 2007. Archived from the original on 15 July 2007.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  3. ^ "2007 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 December 2007.
  4. ^ "Grand Prix Standings: Men". International Skating Union.
  5. ^ "Grand Prix Standings: Ladies". International Skating Union.
  6. ^ "Grand Prix Standings: Pairs". International Skating Union.
  7. ^ "Grand Prix Standings: Ice dancing". International Skating Union.

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