2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships

The 2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships was held on February 7–10, 2019 in Anaheim, California, United States.[1] Held annually since 1999, the competition featured skaters from the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. Medals were be awarded in men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

2019 Four Continents Championships
2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships logo.gif
Type:ISU Championship
Date:February 7 – 10
Season:2018–19
Location:Anaheim, California, United States
Host:U.S. Figure Skating
Venue:Honda Center
Champions
Men's singles:
Japan Shoma Uno
Ladies' singles:
Japan Rika Kihira
Pair skating:
China Sui Wenjing / Han Cong
Ice dance:
United States Madison Chock / Evan Bates
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2018 Four Continents Championships
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2020 Four Continents Championships

QualificationEdit

This competition is open to skaters from all non-European member nations of the International Skating Union. The corresponding competition for European skaters is the 2019 European Figure Skating Championships.

Skaters are eligible for the event if they reached the age of 15 before July 1, 2018. Each national federation is permitted three entries for each discipline and may choose skaters based on their own criteria, as long as the selected skaters have attained the minimum technical elements scores (TES) in accordance with ISU regulations.

Minimum technical element scores (TES)Edit

The ISU stipulates that the minimum scores must be achieved at an ISU-recognized senior international competition in the ongoing or preceding season, no later than 21 days before the first official practice day. Due to the difference in the rules for the 2017–18 and 2018–19 seasons, the required minimum scores to enter the 2019 Four Continents Championships have been adjusted separately for scores reached in the 2017–18 and the 2018–19 season.[2]

Minimum TES 2017/2018 2018/2019
Discipline SP / SD FS / FD SP / RD FS / FD
Men 28.00 48.00 28.00 46.00
Ladies 22.00 39.00 23.00 40.00
Pairs 25.00 44.00 25.00 42.00
Ice dance 25.00 38.00 26.00 42.00
Minimum TES must be reached separately in each segment
(not a total of the two segments).
SP and FS scores may be attained at different events.

EntriesEdit

The International Skating Union announced the preliminary entries on January 17, 2019.

Country Men[3] Ladies[4] Pairs[5] Ice dancing[6]
  Australia Andrew Dodds
Brendan Kerry
Mark Webster
Kailani Craine
Brooklee Han
Matilda Friend / William Badaoui
Chantelle Kerry / Andrew Dodds
  Brazil Isadora Williams
  Canada[7] Keegan Messing
Nicolas Nadeau
Nam Nguyen
Larkyn Austman
Alaine Chartrand
Véronik Mallet
Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro
Camille Ruest / Andrew Wolfe
Evelyn Walsh / Trennt Michaud
Laurence Fournier Beaudry / Nikolaj Sørensen
Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier
Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje
  China Jin Boyang
Zhang He
Chen Hongyi Peng Cheng / Jin Yang
Sui Wenjing / Han Cong
Chen Hong / Sun Zhuoming
Ning Wanqi / Wang Chao
Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu
  Chinese Taipei Micah Tang
Amy Lin
  Hong Kong Leslie Man Cheuk Ip
Harrison Jon-Yen Wong
Yi Christy Leung
Joanna So
  Japan[8] Keiji Tanaka
Kazuki Tomono
Shoma Uno
Rika Kihira
Mai Mihara
Kaori Sakamoto
Misato Komatsubara / Tim Koleto
  Kazakhstan Nikita Manko Elizabet Tursynbaeva
  Malaysia Chew Kai Xiang
Julian Yee
  Mexico Donovan Carrillo Andrea Montesinos Cantu
  Philippines Alisson Krystle Perticheto
  South Korea Cha Jun-hwan
Lee June-hyoung
Lee Si-hyeong
Kim Ha-nul
Kim Ye-lim
Lim Eun-soo
  Thailand Micah Kai Lynette
  United States[9][10][11] Jason Brown
Tomoki Hiwatashi
Vincent Zhou
Mariah Bell
Ting Cui
Bradie Tennell
Ashley Cain / Timothy LeDuc
Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier
Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea
Madison Chock / Evan Bates
Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker
Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue

Changes to preliminary assignmentsEdit

Date Discipline Withdrew Added Reason/Other notes Refs
January 31, 2019 Pairs   Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya / Harley Windsor None Unspecified Injury [12]
January 31, 2019 Pairs   Ryom Tae-ok / Kim Ju-sik None No specified reason [12]
February 3, 2019 Pairs   Miu Suzaki / Ryuichi Kihara None Concussion [13]
February 7, 2019 Men   Tsao Chih-i None Ankle injury [14]

RecordsEdit

The following new ISU best scores were set during this competition:

Event Component Skaters Score Date Ref
Men Free skating   Shoma Uno 197.36 February 9, 2019 [15]

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Shoma Uno   Japan 289.12 4 91.76 1 197.36
2 Jin Boyang   China 273.51 3 92.17 2 181.34
3 Vincent Zhou   United States 272.22 1 100.18 5 172.04
4 Keegan Messing   Canada 267.61 5 88.18 3 179.43
5 Jason Brown   United States 258.89 6 86.57 4 172.32
6 Cha Jun-hwan   South Korea 255.83 2 97.33 8 158.50
7 Keiji Tanaka   Japan 251.54 7 83.93 6 167.61
8 Tomoki Hiwatashi   United States 236.79 9 76.95 7 159.84
9 Brendan Kerry   Australia 224.44 10 76.81 9 147.63
10 Nam Nguyen   Canada 216.49 8 79.55 10 136.94
11 Nicolas Nadeau   Canada 209.65 11 74.44 11 135.21
12 Kazuki Tomono   Japan 206.41 12 74.16 12 132.25
13 Andrew Dodds   Australia 191.40 13 71.91 15 119.49
14 Lee June-hyoung   South Korea 188.10 16 64.19 14 123.91
15 Lee Si-hyeong   South Korea 183.98 21 56.03 13 127.95
16 Zhang He   China 179.59 15 67.38 18 112.51
17 Donovan Carrillo   Mexico 174.70 14 71.16 20 103.54
18 Micah Tang   Chinese Taipei 174.59 17 62.95 19 111.64
19 Micah Kai Lynette   Thailand 174.44 19 57.45 16 116.99
20 Julian Zhi Jie Yee   Malaysia 174.10 18 61.23 17 112.87
21 Harrison Jon-Yen Wong   Hong Kong 148.54 20 56.27 22 92.27
22 Leslie Man Cheuk Ip   Hong Kong 146.60 23 50.40 21 96.20
23 Nikita Manko   Kazakhstan 138.40 22 51.15 23 87.25
24 Mark Webster   Australia 126.41 24 50.24 24 76.17
Did not advance to free skating
25 Chew Kai Xiang   Malaysia 46.38 25 46.38 N/A

LadiesEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Rika Kihira   Japan 221.99 5 68.85 1 153.14
2 Elizabet Tursynbaeva   Kazakhstan 207.46 6 68.09 3 139.37
3 Mai Mihara   Japan 207.12 8 65.15 2 141.97
4 Kaori Sakamoto   Japan 206.79 2 73.36 4 133.43
5 Bradie Tennell   United States 202.07 1 73.91 5 128.16
6 Mariah Bell   United States 193.94 3 70.02 6 123.92
7 Lim Eun-soo   South Korea 191.85 4 69.14 8 122.71
8 Kim Ye-lim   South Korea 187.93 9 64.42 7 123.51
9 Véronik Mallet   Canada 170.46 12 54.97 9 115.49
10 Larkyn Austman   Canada 165.21 11 54.99 12 110.22
11 Ting Cui   United States 164.84 7 66.73 14 98.11
12 Yi Christy Leung   Hong Kong 164.79 15 53.93 11 110.86
13 Kim Ha-nul   South Korea 162.48 17 51.44 10 111.04
14 Chen Hongyi   China 150.50 13 54.44 15 96.06
15 Kailani Craine   Australia 149.52 10 60.64 17 88.88
16 Alaine Chartrand   Canada 147.54 21 45.89 13 101.65
17 Isadora Williams   Brazil 138.26 19 47.92 16 90.34
18 Alisson Krystle Perticheto   Philippines 136.97 16 51.66 19 85.31
19 Amy Lin   Chinese Taipei 134.56 20 46.99 18 87.57
20 Andrea Montesinos Cantu   Mexico 124.51 22 42.92 20 81.59
21 Joanna So   Hong Kong 117.82 18 50.00 21 67.82
WD Brooklee Han   Australia withdrew 14 54.22 withdrew from competition

PairsEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Sui Wenjing / Han Cong   China 211.11 2 74.19 1 136.92
2 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro   Canada 211.05 1 74.66 2 136.39
3 Peng Cheng / Jin Yang   China 205.42 3 69.48 3 135.94
4 Ashley Cain / Timothy LeDuc   United States 196.82 4 67.49 4 129.33
5 Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier   United States 184.18 7 61.71 5 122.47
6 Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea   United States 180.36 5 66.34 6 114.02
7 Evelyn Walsh / Trennt Michaud   Canada 159.05 6 61.91 8 97.14
8 Camille Ruest / Andrew Wolfe   Canada 158.91 8 57.38 7 101.53

Ice dancingEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points RD FD
1 Madison Chock / Evan Bates   United States 207.42 2 81.17 1 126.25
2 Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje   Canada 203.93 3 80.56 3 123.37
3 Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier   Canada 202.45 4 78.05 2 124.40
4 Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue   United States 201.66 1 81.95 4 119.71
5 Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker   United States 189.87 5 74.42 5 115.45
6 Laurence Fournier Beaudry / Nikolaj Sørensen   Canada 186.91 6 73.30 6 113.61
7 Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu   China 169.11 7 64.37 7 104.74
8 Chen Hong / Sun Zhuoming   China 156.89 8 59.44 8 97.45
9 Misato Komatsubara / Tim Koleto   Japan 149.14 9 54.94 9 94.20
10 Chantelle Kerry / Andrew Dodds   Australia 138.53 10 53.98 10 84.55
11 Ning Wanqi / Wang Chao   China 130.92 11 52.10 11 78.82
12 Matilda Friend / William Badaoui   Australia 118.22 12 43.64 12 74.58

Medals summaryEdit

MedalistsEdit

Medals awarded to the skaters who achieve the highest overall placements in each discipline:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Shoma Uno   Jin Boyang   Vincent Zhou
Ladies   Rika Kihira   Elizabet Tursynbaeva   Mai Mihara
Pairs   Sui Wenjing / Han Cong   Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro   Peng Cheng / Jin Yang
Ice dancing   Madison Chock / Evan Bates   Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje   Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier

Small medals awarded to the skaters who achieve the highest short program or rhythm dance placements in each discipline:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Vincent Zhou   Cha Jun-hwan   Jin Boyang
Ladies   Bradie Tennell   Kaori Sakamoto   Mariah Bell
Pairs   Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro   Sui Wenjing / Han Cong   Peng Cheng / Jin Yang
Ice dancing   Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue   Madison Chock / Evan Bates   Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje

Small medals awarded to the skaters who achieve the highest free skating or free dance placements in each discipline:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Shoma Uno   Jin Boyang   Keegan Messing
Ladies   Rika Kihira   Mai Mihara   Elizabet Tursynbaeva
Pairs   Sui Wenjing / Han Cong   Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro   Peng Cheng / Jin Yang
Ice dancing   Madison Chock / Evan Bates   Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier   Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje

Medals by countryEdit

Table of medals for overall placement:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Japan (JPN)2013
2  China (CHN)1113
3  United States (USA)1012
4  Canada (CAN)0213
5  Kazakhstan (KAZ)0101
Totals (5 nations)44412

Table of small medals for placement in the short segment:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)3115
2  Canada (CAN)1012
3  China (CHN)0123
4  Japan (JPN)0101
  South Korea (KOR)0101
Totals (5 nations)44412

Table of small medals for placement in the free segment:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Japan (JPN)2103
2  China (CHN)1113
3  United States (USA)1001
4  Canada (CAN)0224
5  Kazakhstan (KAZ)0011
Totals (5 nations)44412

Prize moneyEdit

Prize money is awarded to skaters who achieve a Top 6 placement in each discipline as follows:

Prize money (US$)
Placement Men's / Ladies' singles Pairs / Ice Dance
1st 21,000 30,000
2nd 16,000 20,000
3rd 11,000 12,000
4th 7,000 10,000
5th 5,000 7,000
6th 3,000 5,000
Total prize money: $294,000 USD.

ReferencesEdit

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