2011–12 ISU Junior Grand Prix

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2011–12 ISU Junior Grand Prix
Type: ISU Junior Grand Prix
Date: August 31 – December 11, 2011
Season: 2011–12
Location: Latvia Riga
Australia Brisbane
Poland Gdańsk
Romania Braşov
Austria Innsbruck
Italy Milan
Estonia Tallinn
Canada Quebec City
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The 2011–12 ISU Junior Grand Prix was the 15th season of the series of junior international competitions organized by the International Skating Union. It was the junior-level complement to the 2011–12 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating contested by senior-level skaters. Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singes, pair skating, and ice dancing.[1]

Skaters earned points towards qualifying for the final at each of the seven Junior Grand Prix events. The top six skaters/teams in the series from each discipline met at the 2011–12 Junior Grand Prix Final, which was held concurrently with the senior final.

Competitions[edit]

The locations of the JGP events change yearly. For the 2011–2012 season, the series comprised the following events in autumn 2011:

Date Event Location Other notes
September 1–3 2011 JGP Volvo Cup Riga, Latvia
September 8–10 2011 JGP Brisbane Brisbane, Australia No pair competition
September 15–17 2011 JGP Baltic Cup Gdańsk, Poland
September 22–24 2011 JGP Brasov Cup Braşov, Romania No pair competition
Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 2011 JGP Cup of Austria Innsbruck, Austria
October 6–8 2011 JGP Trofeo W. Lombardi Milan, Italy No pair competition
October 13–15 2011 JGP Tallinn Cup Tallinn, Estonia
December 8–11 2011–2012 Junior Grand Prix Final Quebec City, Canada

The JGP Final was held in conjunction with the senior-level version.

Qualifying[edit]

Skaters who reached the age of 13 by July 1, 2011 but had not turned 19 (singles and females of the other two disciplines) or 21 (male pair skaters and ice dancers) were eligible to compete on the junior circuit. Unlike the senior Grand Prix, skaters for the JGP were not seeded by the ISU. The number of entries allotted to each ISU member federation was determined by their skaters' placements at the previous season's Junior World Championships in each respective discipline.

For the 2011–2012 season, in singles, the three best placed member nations at the 2011 Junior Worlds were allowed to enter two skaters in all seven events. Member nations which placed 4th through 6th were allowed to enter one skater in all seven events, those which placed 7th through 12th were allowed one skater in six of the seven events, and those with a skater who qualified for the free skate were allowed one skater in five of the events. Member nations which did not qualify for the free skate but placed 25th through 30th in the short program were allowed to enter one skater in four of the events, those which placed 31st and lower in the short program were allowed one skater in three of the events, and those countries which did not participate in the 2011 Junior Worlds were allowed one skater in two events. There were provisions for additional entries per member country if another country did not use all of its allotted entries.

In pairs, member nations which placed in the top five at the 2011 World Junior Championships were allowed to enter three entries in all four events which included pairs. Member nations which qualified for the free skate were allowed two entries in all four events, and all others were allowed one entry in all four events. There was no limit on host nation pair entries.

In ice dancing, the multiple spots allowance was the same as for singles, through one entry in five events.

The host country was allowed to enter up to three skaters/teams in singles and dance, with no limit for pair teams from the host nation.

The general spots allowance for the 2011–2012 Junior Grand Prix events was as follows:

Entries Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
3 per event  Canada
 China
 Japan
 Russia
 United States
2 per event  Canada
 Japan
 Sweden
 Japan
 Russia
 United States
 Austria
 Czech Republic
 Hungary
 Italy
 Poland
  Switzerland
 Ukraine
 France
 Russia
 United States
1 per event  China
 Russia
 United States
 Belgium
 China
 France
 Canada
 Spain
 Slovakia
1 in six events  Belgium
 Czech Republic
 Estonia
 France
 Kazakhstan
 Ukraine
 Austria
 Estonia
 Finland
 Italy
  Switzerland
 Slovakia
 Estonia
 United Kingdom
 Germany
 Kazakhstan
  Switzerland
 Ukraine
1 in five events  Belarus
 Finland
 Germany
 Poland
 Australia
 Germany
 South Korea
 Slovenia
 Sweden
 Italy
1 in four events  Italy
 South Korea
 Spain
  Switzerland
 Chinese Taipei
 Canada
 Denmark
 Latvia
 Poland
 Turkey
 Austria
 Uzbekistan
 China
  Switzerland
 Estonia
 Belarus
 Romania
1 in three events  Armenia
 Australia
 Brazil
 Bulgaria
 United Kingdom
 Georgia
 Hong Kong
 Latvia
 Lithuania
 Malaysia
 Netherlands
 Romania
 Thailand
 Turkey
 Armenia
 Belarus
 Brazil
 Bulgaria
 United Kingdom
 Hong Kong
 Hungary
 Israel
 Kazakhstan
 Lithuania
 Malaysia
 Mexico
 Mongolia
 Netherlands
 Norway
 New Zealand
 Philippines
 South Africa
 Singapore
 Serbia
 Spain
 Thailand
 Chinese Taipei
 Ukraine
 Australia
 Finland
 Israel
 Japan
 Latvia
 Lithuania
 New Zealand
 Turkey

All other member nations had one entry per discipline in two of the seven events in singles and ice dancing and one entry in all four events in pairs.

Junior Grand Prix Final qualification and qualifiers[edit]

Qualification rules[edit]

At each event, skaters/teams earned points toward qualification for the Junior Grand Prix Final. Following the 7th event, the top six highest scoring skaters/teams advanced to the Final. The points earned per placement was as follows:

Placement Points (Singles/Dance) Points (Pairs)
1st 15 15
2nd 13 13
3rd 11 11
4th 9 9
5th 7 7
6th 5 5
7th 4 4
8th 3 3
9th 2
10th 1

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 was the 1st place, and that beat 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/short dance of both events.
  7. Highest number of total participants at the events.

If there was still a tie, the tie was considered unbreakable and the tied skaters all advanced to the Junior Grand Prix Final.

Qualifiers[edit]

The following skaters qualified for the 2011–2012 Junior Grand Prix Final.

Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
1 China Yan Han Russia Julia Lipnitskaia China Sui Wenjing / Han Cong Russia Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin
2 United States Joshua Farris Russia Polina Shelepen United States Britney Simpson / Matthew Blackmer Russia Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin
3 United States Jason Brown United States Vanessa Lam Canada Katherine Bobak / Ian Beharry Russia Anna Yanovskaia / Sergei Mozgov
4 Russia Maxim Kovtun Japan Risa Shoji China Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang Ukraine Maria Nosulia / Evgen Kholoniuk
5 Japan Ryuju Hino China Zijun Li Russia Ekaterina Petaikina / Maxim Kurduykov Ukraine Anastasia Galyeta / Alexei Shumski
6 Japan Keiji Tanaka Russia Polina Korobeynikova United States Jessica Calalang / Zack Sidhu United States Alexandra Aldridge / Daniel Eaton
Alternates
1st Russia Artur Dmitriev, Jr. United States Samantha Cesario Russia Tatiana Tudvaseva / Sergei Lisiev United States Lauri Bonacorsi / Travis Mager
2nd China Zhang He Russia Polina Agafonova Canada Margaret Purdy / Michael Marinaro Russia Valeria Zenkova / Valerie Sinitsin
3rd South Korea Lee June-Hyoung Japan Satoko Miyahara Czech Republic Klara Kadlecova / Petr Bidar Russia Evgenia Kosigina / Nikolai Moroshkin

Medals table[edit]

The following is the table of total medals earned by each country on the 2011–2012 Junior Grand Prix. It can be sorted by country name, number of gold medals, number of silver medals, number of bronze medals, and total medals overall. The table is numbered by number of total medals.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 12 9 9 30
2  United States 8 4 10 22
3  China 5 6 0 11
4  Canada 2 2 4 8
5  Japan 1 5 3 9
6  Ukraine 1 2 1 4
7  Estonia 0 1 0 1
8  South Korea 0 0 2 2

Medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

In Milan, Italy, Lee June-hyoung became the first Korean male skater to medal at an ISU competition.[2]

2011–2012 Junior Grand Prix
Men's medalists
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
JGP Latvia Japan Ryuju Hino China Zhang He United States Timothy Dolensky Details
JGP Australia United States Jason Brown Japan Keiji Tanaka Canada Liam Firus Details
JGP Poland United States Joshua Farris Russia Artur Dmitriev, Jr. Japan Ryuichi Kihara Details
JGP Romania Russia Maxim Kovtun Japan Ryuju Hino Canada Nam Nguyen Details
JGP Austria China Han Yan Russia Gordei Gorshkov Japan Keiji Tanaka Details
JGP Italy China Han Yan United States Jason Brown South Korea Lee June-Hyoung Details
JGP Estonia United States Joshua Farris Russia Maxim Kovtun Japan Shoma Uno Details
JGP Final United States Jason Brown China Yan Han United States Joshua Farris Details

Ladies[edit]

2011–2012 Junior Grand Prix
Ladies' medalists
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
JGP Latvia Russia Polina Shelepen China Li Zijun Russia Polina Agafonova Details
JGP Australia United States Courtney Hicks Japan Risa Shoji United States Vanessa Lam Details
JGP Poland Russia Julia Lipnitskaia Japan Satoko Miyahara United States Samantha Cesario Details
JGP Romania Russia Polina Shelepen Russia Polina Korobeynikova South Korea Hae-Jin Kim Details
JGP Austria United States Vanessa Lam China Li Zijun Russia Polina Agafonova Details
JGP Italy Russia Julia Lipnitskaia Russia Anna Shershak United States Hannah Miller Details
JGP Estonia United States Gracie Gold Japan Risa Shoji United States Samantha Cesario Details
JGP Final Russia Julia Lipnitskaia Russia Polina Shelepen Russia Polina Korobeynikova Details

Pairs[edit]

2011–2012 Junior Grand Prix
Pairs' medalists
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
JGP Latvia China Sui Wenjing / Han Cong China Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang Canada Margaret Purdy / Michael Marinaro Details
JGP Australia No pairs competition held
JGP Poland United States Britney Simpson / Matthew Blackmer Canada Katherine Bobak / Ian Beharry Russia Tatiana Tudvaseva / Sergei Lisiev Details
JGP Romania No pairs competition held
JGP Austria China Sui Wenjing / Han Cong China Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang Russia Ekaterina Petaikina / Maxim Kurduykov Details
JGP Italy No pairs competition held
JGP Estonia Canada Katherine Bobak / Ian Beharry United States Britney Simpson / Matthew Blackmer United States Jessica Calalang / Zack Sidhu Details
JGP Final China Sui Wenjing / Han Cong Canada Katherine Bobak / Ian Beharry United States Britney Simpson / Matthew Blackmer Details

Ice dancing[edit]

2011–2012 Junior Grand Prix
Ice dancing medalists
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Details
JGP Latvia Ukraine Maria Nosulia / Evgeni Kholoniuk Russia Evgenia Kosigina / Nikolai Moroshkin United States Alexandra Aldridge / Daniel Eaton Details
JGP Australia Canada Nicole Orford / Thomas Williams United States Lauri Bonacorsi / Travis Mager Russia Valeria Zenkova / Valerie Sinitsin Details
JGP Poland Russia Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin Ukraine Anastasia Galyeta / Alexei Shumski Russia Anna Yanovskaia / Sergei Mozgov Details
JGP Romania Russia Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin Ukraine Anastasia Galyeta / Alexei Shumski Canada Mackenzie Bent / Garrett McKeen Details
JGP Austria Russia Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin United States Alexandra Aldridge / Daniel Eaton Ukraine Maria Nosulia / Evgeni Kholoniuk Details
JGP Italy Russia Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin Russia Valeria Zenkova / Valerie Sinitsin United States Lauri Bonacorsi / Travis Mager Details
JGP Estonia Russia Anna Yanovskaia / Sergei Mozgov Estonia Irina Shtork / Taavi Rand Russia Evgenia Kosigina / Nikolai Moroshkin Details
JGP Final Russia Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin Russia Anna Yanovskaia / Sergei Mozgov Russia Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin Details

Top JGP scores[edit]

Top scores attained in Junior Grand Prix competitions as of December 10, 2011 (JGP Final). Skaters ranked according to total score. The short and free columns break down the total score of a skater's best overall event into the short and free program.

Men[edit]

Rank Name Country Total Short Free Event Date
1 Han Yan  China 219.37 72.07 147.30 JGP Italy 2011-10-07
2 Jason Brown  United States 208.41 68.77 139.64 JGP Final 2011-12-10
3 Joshua Farris  United States 207.67 74.55 133.12 JGP Estonia 2011-10-14
4 Artur Dmitriev, Jr.  Russia 197.09 66.88 130.21 JGP Poland 2011-09-17
5 Maxim Kovtun  Russia 193.76 63.68 130.08 JGP Final 2011-12-10
6 Keiji Tanaka  Japan 192.36 64.65 127.71 JGP Australia 2011-09-10
7 Ryuju Hino  Japan 182.71 58.10 124.61 JGP Latvia 2011-09-03
8 Zhang He  China 182.38 59.26 123.12 JGP Latvia 2011-09-03
9 Gordei Gorshkov  Russia 180.25 61.70 118.55 JGP Austria 2011-10-01
10 Liam Firus  Canada 180.00 57.09 122.91 JGP Australia 2011-09-10

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Country Total Short Free Event Date
1 Julia Lipnitskaia  Russia 183.05 63.71 119.34 JGP Italy 2011-10-08
2 Gracie Gold  United States 172.69 60.18 112.51 JGP Estonia 2011-10-15
3 Polina Shelepen  Russia 162.34 54.99 107.35 JGP Final 2011-12-09
4 Satoko Miyahara  Japan 162.20 56.46 105.74 JPG Poland 2011-09-16
5 Risa Shoji  Japan 157.83 55.19 102.64 JGP Estonia 2011-10-15
6 Vanessa Lam  United States 156.58 50.35 106.23 JGP Austria 2011-09-30
7 Li Zijun  China 156.40 55.59 100.81 JGP Austria 2011-09-30
8 Samantha Cesario  United States 153.84 52.22 101.62 JGP Poland 2011-09-16
9 Courtney Hicks  United States 151.91 50.19 101.72 JGP Australia 2011-09-09
10 Polina Korobeynikova  Russia 151.18 45.24 105.94 JGP Final 2011-12-09

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Country Total Short Free Event Date
1 Sui Wenjing / Han Cong  China 167.14 48.60 118.54 JGP Austria 2011-09-30
2 Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang  China 154.37 51.30 103.07 JGP Austria 2011-09-30
3 Katherine Bobak / Ian Beharry  Canada 152.65 52.77 99.88 JGP Final 2011-12-09
4 Britney Simpson / Matthew Blackmer  United States 146.35 50.91 95.44 JGP Final 2011-12-09
5 Ekaterina Petaikina / Maxim Kurduykov  Russia 146.17 48.75 97.42 JGP Final 2011-12-09
6 Jessica Calalang / Zack Sidhu  United States 139.32 49.99 89.33 JGP Estonia 2011-10-14
7 Li Meiyi / Jiang Bo  China 138.92 48.29 90.63 JGP Austria 2011-09-30
8 Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin  Russia 134.88 44.68 90.20 JGP Austria 2011-09-30
9 Margaret Purdy / Michael Marinaro  Canada 134.46 43.95 90.51 JGP Latvia 2011-09-02
10 Tatiana Tudvaseva / Sergei Lisiev  Russia 133.79 45.47 88.32 JGP Final 2011-12-09

Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Country Total Short Free Event Date
1 Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin  Russia 151.10 61.74 89.36 JGP Austria 2011-10-22
2 Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin  Russia 149.98 62.86 87.12 JGP Italy 2011-04-30
3 Anna Yanovskaia / Sergei Mozgov  Russia 142.72 59.48 83.24 JGP Estonia 2011-01-28
4 Alexandra Aldridge / Daniel Eaton  United States 136.85 55.48 81.37 JGP Austria 2011-04-30
5 Valeria Zenkova / Valerie Sinitsin  Russia 130.58 53.84 76.74 JGP Italy 2011-10-08
6 Lauri Bonacorsi / Travis Mager  United States 129.63 53.67 75.96 JGP Italy 2011-10-08
7 Maria Nosulia / Evgen Kholoniuk  Ukraine 128.34 54.76 73.58 JGP Austria 2011-10-01
8 Nicole Orford / Thomas Williams  Canada 127.21 50.89 76.32 JGP Australia 2011-09-10
9 Irina Shtork / Taavi Rand  Estonia 126.51 52.16 74.35 JGP Estonia 2011-10-15
10 Shari Koch / Christian Nuchtern  Germany 124.35 51.89 72.46 JGP Italy 2011-10-08

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