2009–10 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating

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2009–10 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating
Type: Grand Prix
Date: October 15 – December 6, 2009
Season: 2009–10
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The 2009–10 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating was a series of senior-level international figure skating competitions in the 2009–10 season. The six invitational events took place in the fall of 2009, building to the Grand Prix Final. Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies singles, pair skating, and ice dancing on the senior level. At each event, skaters earned points based on their placement and the top six in each discipline at the end of the series qualified for the 2009–10 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, held in Tokyo, Japan.

The Grand Prix series set the stage for the 2010 European Figure Skating Championships, the 2010 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships, and the 2010 Winter Olympics, as well as each country's national championships. The Grand Prix series began on October 15, 2009 and ended on December 6, 2009.

The Grand Prix was organized by the International Skating Union. Skaters competed for prize money and for a chance to compete in the Grand Prix Final. The corresponding series for Junior-level skaters was the 2009–10 ISU Junior Grand Prix.

Qualifying[edit]

Skaters who reached the age of 14 by July 1, 2009 were eligible to compete on the senior Grand Prix circuit. The top six skaters/teams from the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships were seeded and were guaranteed two events. Skaters/teams who placed 7th through 12th will also given two events, though they were not considered seeded.

Skaters and teams who were ranked in the top 24 in the world at the end of the 2008-2009 season and those who had an ISU personal best in the top-24 on the season's best list for the 2008-09 season were also guaranteed one event.

Skaters/teams who medaled at the 2008–09 JGP Final or the 2009 World Junior Figure Skating Championships were guaranteed one event. Skaters who medaled at both the Junior Grand Prix Final and the World Junior Championships were guaranteed only one event.

The host country was allowed to send three skaters/teams of their choosing from their country in each discipline.

The spots remaining were filled from the top 75 skaters/teams in the 2008–09 season's best list. Skaters could not be given a Grand Prix invitation without having been on the season's best list, with the following exceptions:

  1. The host country could select any three of their own skaters for an invitation.
  2. Pairs and dance teams who had in either the 2007-08 or 2008-09 season qualified for Grand Prix spots by World Championships placement or had held a world ranking or season's best ranking in the top 24 with a previous partner could be considered for an alternate spot with their new partner.
  3. Skaters and teams who had previously been seeded (1st through 6th at the World Championships) and had not competed in prior seasons either through injury or no fault of their own could be considered for one or two Grand Prix assignments if they chose to return to competitive skating.

Assignments and withdrawals[edit]

Sasha Cohen withdrew from the Trophée Eric Bompard due to tendinitis in her right calf.[1] She also withdrew from Skate America and was replaced by Emily Hughes.[2] Kimmie Meissner withdrew from the Rostelecom Cup and NHK Trophy due to a right knee injury.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Event Location Began Ended
2009 Trophée Eric Bompard France Paris, France October 15, 2009 October 18, 2009
2009 Rostelecom Cup Russia Moscow, Russia October 22, 2009 October 25, 2009
2009 Cup of China China Beijing, China October 29, 2009 November 1, 2009
2009 NHK Trophy Japan Nagano, Japan November 5, 2009 November 8, 2009
2009 Skate America United States Lake Placid, New York November 12, 2009 November 15, 2009
2009 Skate Canada International Canada Kitchener, Ontario November 19, 2009 November 22, 2009
2009–10 Grand Prix Final Japan Tokyo, Japan December 3, 2009 December 6, 2009

Medal summary[edit]

Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
France Trophée Eric Bompard October 17 Men Japan Nobunari Oda Czech Republic Tomáš Verner United States Adam Rippon
Pairs Russia Maria Mukhortova /
Maxim Trankov
Canada Jessica Dubé /
Bryce Davison
Germany Aliona Savchenko /
Robin Szolkowy
Ladies South Korea Kim Yuna Japan Mao Asada Japan Yukari Nakano
Ice dancing Canada Tessa Virtue /
Scott Moir
France Nathalie Péchalat /
Fabian Bourzat
United Kingdom Sinead Kerr /
John Kerr
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Russia Rostelecom Cup October 24 Men Russia Evgeni Plushenko Japan Takahiko Kozuka Russia Artem Borodulin
Pairs China Pang Qing /
Tong Jian
Russia Yuko Kavaguti /
Alexander Smirnov
United States Keauna McLaughlin /
Rockne Brubaker
Ice dancing United States Meryl Davis /
Charlie White
Italy Anna Cappellini /
Luca Lanotte
Russia Ekaterina Rubleva /
Ivan Shefer
Ladies Japan Miki Ando United States Ashley Wagner Russia Alena Leonova
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
China Cup of China October 31 Ladies Japan Akiko Suzuki Finland Kiira Korpi Canada Joannie Rochette
Men Japan Nobunari Oda United States Evan Lysacek Russia Sergei Voronov
Pairs China Shen Xue /
Zhao Hongbo
China Zhang Dan /
Zhang Hao
Ukraine Tatiana Volosozhar /
Stanislav Morozov
Ice dancing United States Tanith Belbin /
Benjamin Agosto
Russia Jana Khokhlova /
Sergei Novitski
Italy Federica Faiella /
Massimo Scali
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Japan NHK Trophy November 7 Pairs China Pang Qing /
Tong Jian
Russia Yuko Kavaguti /
Alexander Smirnov
United States Rena Inoue /
John Baldwin
Men France Brian Joubert United States Johnny Weir Czech Republic Michal Březina
Ladies Japan Miki Ando Russia Alena Leonova United States Ashley Wagner
November 8 Ice dancing United States Meryl Davis /
Charlie White
United Kingdom Sinead Kerr /
John Kerr
Canada Vanessa Crone /
Paul Poirier
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
United States Skate America November 14 Pairs China Shen Xue /
Zhao Hongbo
Ukraine Tatiana Volosozhar /
Stanislav Morozov
China Zhang Dan /
Zhang Hao
Men United States Evan Lysacek Canada Shawn Sawyer United States Ryan Bradley
November 15 Ladies South Korea Kim Yuna United States Rachael Flatt Hungary Júlia Sebestyén
Ice dancing United States Tanith Belbin /
Benjamin Agosto
Italy Anna Cappellini /
Luca Lanotte
Israel Alexandra Zaretski /
Roman Zaretski
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Canada Skate Canada International November 21 Pairs Germany Aliona Savchenko &
Robin Szolkowy
Russia Maria Mukhortova &
Maxim Trankov
Canada Jessica Dubé &
Bryce Davison
Men United States Jeremy Abbott Japan Daisuke Takahashi France Alban Préaubert
Ladies Canada Joannie Rochette United States Alissa Czisny Finland Laura Lepistö
November 22 Ice dancing Canada Tessa Virtue /
Scott Moir
France Nathalie Péchalat /
Fabian Bourzat
Canada Kaitlyn Weaver /
Andrew Poje
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Grand Prix Final December 4 Ice dancing United States Meryl Davis /
Charlie White
Canada Tessa Virtue /
Scott Moir
France Nathalie Péchalat /
Fabian Bourzat
December 5 Pairs China Shen Xue /
Zhao Hongbo
China Pang Qing /
Tong Jian
Germany Aliona Savchenko /
Robin Szolkowy
Men United States Evan Lysacek Japan Nobunari Oda United States Johnny Weir
Ladies South Korea Kim Yuna Japan Miki Ando Japan Akiko Suzuki

Grand Prix Final qualification points[edit]

After the final event, the 2009 Skate Canada International, 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

There were 7 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 is the 1st place, and that beats 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/original dance of both events.
  7. Highest number of total participants at the events.

If there is still a tie, the tie is considered unbreakable and the tied skaters all qualify for the Grand Prix Final.

Final standings[edit]

Points Men Ladies Pairs Ice dance
30 points Japan Nobunari Oda South Korea Kim Yuna
Japan Miki Ando
China Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo
China Pang Qing / Tong Jian
United States Meryl Davis / Charlie White
Canada Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
United States Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto
28 points United States Evan Lysacek Russia Maria Mukhortova / Maxim Trankov
26 points Canada Joannie Rochette Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
Russia Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov
France Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat
Italy Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte
24 points France Brian Joubert Russia Alena Leonova
United States Ashley Wagner
China Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao
Canada Jessica Dubé / Bryce Davison
Ukraine Tatiana Volosozhar / Stanislav Morozov
United Kingdom Sinead Kerr / John Kerr
22 points United States Jeremy Abbott
Japan Daisuke Takahashi
United States Johnny Weir
Japan Akiko Suzuki
United States Rachael Flatt
United States Alissa Czisny
Russia Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski
20 points Czech Republic Tomáš Verner
Czech Republic Michal Březina
Japan Mao Asada
Japan Yukari Nakano
United States Keauna McLaughlin / Rockne Brubaker
United States Rena Inoue / John Baldwin
Canada Vanessa Crone / Paul Poirier
19 points
18 points Finland Laura Lepistö Israel Alexandra Zaretski / Roman Zaretski
Russia Ekaterina Rubleva / Ivan Shefer
Russia Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev
17 points Japan Takahiko Kozuka
16 points Canada Shawn Sawyer
Russia Sergei Voronov
United States Adam Rippon
Italy Samuel Contesti
Finland Kiira Korpi
Hungary Júlia Sebestyén
United States Mirai Nagasu
United States Caydee Denney / Jeremy Barrett Canada Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje
United States Emily Samuelson / Evan Bates
15 points Russia Evgeni Plushenko
France Alban Préaubert
14 points Russia Artem Borodulin
France Yannick Ponsero
Ukraine Anna Zadorozhniuk / Sergei Verbillo
13 points Japan Fumie Suguri
12 points United States Caroline Zhang Canada Mylène Brodeur / John Mattatall United States Kimberly Navarro / Brent Bommentre
11 points United States Ryan Bradley Italy Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali
China Huang Xintong / Zheng Xun
10 points Italy Carolina Kostner China Dong Huibo / Wu Yiming
9 points France Florent Amodio
Sweden Adrian Schultheiss
Georgia (country) Elene Gedevanishvili
Canada Amélie Lacoste
Canada Cynthia Phaneuf
Canada Anabelle Langlois / Cody Hay
Canada Meagan Duhamel / Craig Buntin
Russia Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov
8 points United States Stephen Carriere
Canada Kevin Reynolds
United States Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein
United States Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell
Russia Kristina Gorshkova / Vitali Butikov
7 points Belgium Kevin van der Perren
China Yang Chao
United States Brandon Mroz
United States Alexe Gilles
Estonia Jelena Glebova
United States Amanda Evora / Mark Ladwig
Russia Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze
Italy Nicole Della Monica / Yannick Kocon
France Adeline Canac / Maximin Coia
Russia Anastasia Platonova / Alexander Grachev
6 points
5 points Canada Patrick Chan Canada Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch
United States Brooke Castile / Benjamin Okolski
Russia Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh
Russia Ekaterina Riazanova / Ilia Tkachenko
4 points Kazakhstan Denis Ten China Liu Yan
United States Emily Hughes
Czech Republic Lucie Myslivečková / Matěj Novák
Germany Carolina Hermann / Daniel Hermann
Japan Cathy Reed / Chris Reed
3 points United Kingdom Jenna McCorkell
Germany Sarah Hecken
Germany Annette Dytrt
Canada Diane Szmiett
Lithuania Katherine Copely / Deividas Stagniūnas
Canada Allie Hann-McCurdy / Michael Coreno
Estonia Caitlin Mallory / Kristjan Rand
Canada Andrea Chong / Guillaume Gfeller
  • Skaters in bold qualified for the Grand Prix Final.

Prize money[edit]

The total prize money was $180,000 per individual event in the series and $272,000 for the Final. All amounts were in U.S. dollars. Pairs and dance teams split the money. The breakdown was 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

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