2019–20 ISU Challenger Series

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2019–20 ISU Challenger Series
Type:ISU Challenger Series
Date:September 12 – December 7, 2019
Season:2019–20
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The 2019–20 ISU Challenger Series was held from September to December 2019. It was the sixth season that the ISU Challenger Series, a group of senior-level international figure skating competitions ranked below the ISU Grand Prix, was held.

Events[edit]

The 2019–20 series was composed of ten events in autumn 2019.[1][2]

On July 22, 2019, the ISU canceled the Asian Open Figure Skating Classic and replaced the competition with Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy on the same dates.[3]

Date Event Location Notes Results
September 12–14 Canada 2019 CS Autumn Classic International Oakville, Ontario, Canada No pairs Details
September 13–15 Italy 2019 CS Lombardia Trophy Bergamo, Italy No pairs Details
September 17–22 United States 2019 CS U.S. International Figure Skating Classic Salt Lake City, Utah, United States Details
September 19–21 Slovakia 2019 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial Bratislava, Slovakia No pairs Details
September 25–28 Germany 2019 CS Nebelhorn Trophy Oberstdorf, Germany Details
October 11–13 Finland 2019 CS Finlandia Trophy Espoo, Finland Details
October 18–20 Belarus 2019 CS Ice Star Minsk, Belarus No pairs Details
October 30 – November 3 Hong Kong 2019 CS Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy Dongguan, China[a] No pairs Details
November 14–17 Poland 2019 CS Warsaw Cup Warsaw, Poland Details
December 4–7 Croatia 2019 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb Zagreb, Croatia Details
  1. ^ Hosted by the Hong Kong Skating Union.

Medal summary[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Challenger Series
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Results
Canada Autumn Classic Japan Yuzuru Hanyu France Kévin Aymoz Canada Keegan Messing Details
Italy Lombardia Trophy China Jin Boyang Russia Dmitri Aliev Italy Matteo Rizzo Details
United States U.S. Classic Japan Keiji Tanaka Japan Sōta Yamamoto United States Vincent Zhou Details
Slovakia Nepela Memorial Russia Dmitri Aliev Italy Matteo Rizzo Latvia Deniss Vasiļjevs Details
Germany Nebelhorn Trophy Russia Makar Ignatov Japan Koshiro Shimada Israel Alexei Bychenko Details
Finland Finlandia Trophy Japan Shoma Uno Japan Sōta Yamamoto Canada Roman Sadovsky Details
Belarus Ice Star Italy Daniel Grassl Russia Artem Kovalev France Adam Siao Him Fa Details
Hong Kong Asian Open Trophy Italy Daniel Grassl United States Andrew Torgashev United States Ryan Dunk Details
Poland Warsaw Cup Russia Andrei Mozalev Russia Petr Gumennik South Korea Lee June-hyoung Details
Croatia Golden Spin United States Jason Brown Georgia (country) Morisi Kvitelashvili Russia Makar Ignatov Details

Ladies[edit]

Challenger Series
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Results
Canada Autumn Classic Japan Rika Kihira Russia Evgenia Medvedeva South Korea Lim Eun-soo Details
Italy Lombardia Trophy Russia Anna Shcherbakova Russia Elizaveta Tuktamysheva South Korea You Young Details
United States U.S. Classic Japan Satoko Miyahara South Korea You Young United States Amber Glenn Details
Slovakia Nepela Memorial Russia Alexandra Trusova Japan Kaori Sakamoto South Korea Kim Ha-nul Details
Germany Nebelhorn Trophy United States Mariah Bell South Korea Kim Ye-lim Germany Nicole Schott Details
Finland Finlandia Trophy Russia Alena Kostornaia Russia Elizaveta Tuktamysheva Japan Yuhana Yokoi Details
Belarus Ice Star Russia Sofia Samodurova South Korea Kim Ha-nul Azerbaijan Ekaterina Ryabova Details
Hong Kong Asian Open Trophy South Korea Lim Eun-soo South Korea Kim Ha-nul United States Gabriella Izzo Details
Poland Warsaw Cup Poland Ekaterina Kurakova United States Bradie Tennell Russia Elizaveta Nugumanova Details
Croatia Golden Spin Russia Elizaveta Tuktamysheva Belarus Viktoriia Safonova Germany Nicole Schott Details

Pairs[edit]

Challenger Series
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Results
United States U.S. Classic United States Ashley Cain-Gribble / Timothy LeDuc Russia Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov China Peng Cheng / Jin Yang Details
Germany Nebelhorn Trophy Canada Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro United States Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim North Korea Ryom Tae-ok / Kim Ju-sik Details
Finland Finlandia Trophy Russia Anastasia Mishina / Aleksandr Galliamov Russia Alisa Efimova / Alexander Korovin Canada Liubov Ilyushechkina / Charlie Bilodeau Details
Poland Warsaw Cup United States Jessica Calalang / Brian Johnson Russia Alina Pepeleva / Roman Pleshkov Canada Justine Brasseur / Mark Bardei Details
Croatia Golden Spin United States Ashley Cain-Gribble / Timothy LeDuc United States Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea Germany Minerva Fabienne Hase / Nolan Seegert Details

Ice dance[edit]

Challenger Series
Competition Gold Silver Bronze Results
Canada Autumn Classic Canada Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier United Kingdom Lilah Fear / Lewis Gibson France Marie-Jade Lauriault / Romain Le Gac Details
Italy Lombardia Trophy Italy Charlène Guignard / Marco Fabbri Canada Laurence Fournier Beaudry / Nikolaj Sørensen Ukraine Alexandra Nazarova / Maxim Nikitin Details
United States U.S. Classic United States Madison Chock / Evan Bates United States Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko Canada Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus Details
Slovakia Nepela Memorial Russia Victoria Sinitsina / Nikita Katsalapov Spain Sara Hurtado / Kirill Khaliavin United States Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter Details
Germany Nebelhorn Trophy Canada Laurence Fournier Beaudry / Nikolaj Sørensen United States Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker United States Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko Details
Finland Finlandia Trophy United States Madison Chock / Evan Bates China Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu Russia Betina Popova / Sergey Mozgov Details
Belarus Ice Star Spain Sara Hurtado / Kirill Khaliavin Poland Natalia Kaliszek / Maksym Spodyriev Ukraine Alexandra Nazarova / Maxim Nikitin Details
Hong Kong Asian Open Trophy United States Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko Russia Ksenia Konkina / Pavel Drozd Georgia (country) Maria Kazakova / Georgy Reviya Details
Poland Warsaw Cup France Marie-Jade Lauriault / Romain Le Gac Russia Ksenia Konkina / Pavel Drozd United States Caroline Green / Michael Parsons Details
Croatia Golden Spin Italy Charlène Guignard / Marco Fabbri Russia Annabelle Morozov / Andrei Bagin United States Caroline Green / Michael Parsons Details

Medal standings[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russia1012325
2 United States86822
3 Japan54110
4 Italy4116
5 Canada3159
6 South Korea1449
7 France1124
8 China1113
9 Poland1102
 Spain1102
11 Georgia0112
12 Belarus0101
 Great Britain0101
14 Germany0033
15 Ukraine0022
16 Azerbaijan0011
 Israel0011
 Latvia0011
 North Korea0011
Totals (19 nations)353535105

Challenger Series rankings[edit]

The ISU Challenger Series rankings were formed by combining the two highest final scores of each skater or team/couple.

Men[edit]

[4]

Rank Name 1st event Score 2nd event Score Total score
1 Russia Dmitri Aliev 2019 CS Lombardia Trophy 249.62 2019 CS Nepela Memorial 255.32 504.94
2 Italy Daniel Grassl 2019 CS Ice Star 243.82 2019 CS Asian Open Trophy 230.08 473.90
3 Japan Sōta Yamamoto 2019 CS U.S. Classic 240.11 2019 CS Finlandia Trophy 223.24 463.35
4 Italy Matteo Rizzo 2019 CS Lombardia Trophy 227.38 2019 CS Nepela Memorial 232.70 460.08
5 Georgia (country) Morisi Kvitelashvili 2019 CS Lombardia Trophy 220.96 2019 CS Golden Spin 236.65 457.61

Ladies[edit]

[5]

Rank Name 1st event Score 2nd event Score Total score
1 Russia Elizaveta Tuktamysheva 2019 CS Lombardia Trophy 214.38 2019 CS Golden Spin 221.15 435.53
2 South Korea You Young 2019 CS Lombardia Trophy 200.89 2019 CS U.S. Classic 199.29 400.18
3 South Korea Lim Eun-soo 2019 CS Autumn Classic 184.38 2019 CS Asian Open Trophy 197.63 382.01
4 South Korea Kim Ye-lim 2019 CS Lombardia Trophy 182.60 2019 CS Nepela Memorial 186.27 368.87
5 Russia Sofia Samodurova 2019 CS Ice Star 187.16 2019 CS Golden Spin 180.61 367.77

Pairs[edit]

[6]

Rank Name 1st event Score 2nd event Score Total score
1 United States Ashley Cain-Gribble / Timothy LeDuc 2019 CS U.S. Classic 205.58 2019 CS Golden Spin 199.43 405.01
2 United States Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea 2019 CS U.S. Classic 174.02 2019 CS Golden Spin 194.29 368.31
3 Germany Minerva Fabienne Hase / Nolan Seegert 2019 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 182.30 2019 CS Golden Spin 185.09 367.39
4 Russia Alisa Efimova / Alexander Korovin 2019 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 171.46 2019 CS Finlandia Trophy 194.28 365.74
5 United States Jessica Calalang / Brian Johnson 2019 CS U.S. Classic 166.50 2019 CS Warsaw Cup 191.46 357.96

Ice dance[edit]

[7]

Rank Name 1st event Score 2nd event Score Total score
1 Italy Charlène Guignard / Marco Fabbri 2019 CS Lombardia Trophy 202.10 2019 CS Golden Spin 202.18 404.28
2 United States Madison Chock / Evan Bates 2019 CS U.S. Classic 202.40 2019 CS Finlandia Trophy 198.26 400.66
3 Canada Laurence Fournier Beaudry / Nikolaj Sørensen 2019 CS Lombardia Trophy 189.36 2019 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 201.00 390.36
4 Spain Sara Hurtado / Kirill Khaliavin 2019 CS Nepela Memorial 188.97 2019 CS Ice Star 193.47 382.44
5 United States Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko 2019 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 190.35 2019 CS Asian Open Trophy 191.55 381.90

Top scores[edit]

Men[edit]

Best total score[edit]

Rank Name Nation Score Event
1 Yuzuru Hanyu  Japan 279.05 2019 Autumn Classic
2 Jin Boyang  China 268.31 2019 Lombardia Trophy
3 Kévin Aymoz  France 262.47 2019 Autumn Classic
4 Keegan Messing  Canada 256.02 2019 Autumn Classic
5 Dmitri Aliev  Russia 255.32 2019 Nepela Memorial
6 Shoma Uno  Japan 255.23 2019 Finlandia Trophy
7 Keiji Tanaka  Japan 249.96 2019 U.S. Classic
8 Daniel Grassl  Italy 243.82 2019 Ice Star
9 Jason Brown  United States 242.39 2019 Golden Spin of Zagreb
10 Sōta Yamamoto  Japan 240.11 2019 U.S. Classic

Best short program score[edit]

Rank Name Nation Score Event
1 Jin Boyang  China 101.89 2019 Lombardia Trophy
2 Dmitri Aliev  Russia 101.49 2019 Nepela Memorial
3 Yuzuru Hanyu  Japan 98.38 2019 Autumn Classic
4 Kévin Aymoz  France 94.76 2019 Autumn Classic
5 Sōta Yamamoto  Japan 92.81 2019 Finlandia Trophy
6 Shoma Uno  Japan 92.28 2019 Finlandia Trophy
7 Keegan Messing  Canada 89.57 2019 Autumn Classic
8 Vincent Zhou  United States 89.03 2019 U.S. Classic
9 Keiji Tanaka  Japan 88.76 2019 U.S. Classic
10 Roman Sadovsky  Canada 86.34 2019 Finlandia Trophy

Best free skating score[edit]

Rank Name Nation Score Event
1 Yuzuru Hanyu  Japan 180.67 2019 Autumn Classic
2 Dmitri Aliev  Russia 168.44 2019 Lombardia Trophy
3 Kévin Aymoz  France 167.71 2019 Autumn Classic
4 Jin Boyang  China 167.22 2019 Lombardia Trophy
5 Keegan Messing  Canada 166.45 2019 Autumn Classic
6 Jason Brown  United States 162.95 2019 Golden Spin of Zagreb
Shoma Uno  Japan 2019 Finlandia Trophy
8 Keiji Tanaka  Japan 161.20 2019 U.S. Classic
9 Daniel Grassl  Italy 158.40 2019 Ice Star
10 Sōta Yamamoto  Japan 157.23 2019 U.S. Classic

Ladies[edit]

Best total score[edit]

Rank Name Nation Score Event
1 Alexandra Trusova  Russia 238.69 2019 Nepela Memorial
2 Alena Kostornaia  Russia 234.84 2019 Finlandia Trophy
3 Rika Kihira  Japan 224.16 2019 Autumn Classic
4 Elizaveta Tuktamysheva  Russia 221.15 2019 Golden Spin of Zagreb
5 Anna Shcherbakova  Russia 218.20 2019 Lombardia Trophy
6 Evgenia Medvedeva  Russia 217.43 2019 Autumn Classic
7 Mariah Bell  United States 205.13 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy
8 Satoko Miyahara  Japan 204.30 2019 U.S. Classic
9 Ekaterina Kurakova  Poland 201.47 2019 Warsaw Cup
10 You Young  South Korea 200.89 2019 Lombardia Trophy

Best short program score[edit]

Rank Name Nation Score Event
1 Rika Kihira  Japan 78.18 2019 Autumn Classic
2 Alena Kostornaia  Russia 77.25 2019 Finlandia Trophy
3 Evgenia Medvedeva  Russia 75.14 2019 Autumn Classic
4 Alexandra Trusova  Russia 74.91 2019 Nepela Memorial
5 Satoko Miyahara  Japan 74.16 2019 U.S. Classic
6 Elizaveta Tuktamysheva  Russia 73.66 2019 Lombardia Trophy
7 You Young  South Korea 70.47 2019 Lombardia Trophy
8 Bradie Tennell  United States 70.10 2019 Warsaw Cup
9 Mariah Bell  United States 68.45 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy
10 Anna Shcherbakova  Russia 67.73 2019 Lombardia Trophy

Best free skating score[edit]

Rank Name Nation Score Event
1 Alexandra Trusova  Russia 163.78 2019 Nepela Memorial
2 Alena Kostornaia  Russia 157.59 2019 Finlandia Trophy
3 Anna Shcherbakova  Russia 150.47 2019 Lombardia Trophy
4 Elizaveta Tuktamysheva  Russia 148.29 2019 Golden Spin of Zagreb
5 Rika Kihira  Japan 145.98 2019 Autumn Classic
6 Evgenia Medvedeva  Russia 142.29 2019 Autumn Classic
7 You Young  South Korea 141.25 2019 U.S. Classic
8 Mariah Bell  United States 136.68 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy
9 Ekaterina Kurakova  Poland 135.39 2019 Warsaw Cup
10 Kaori Sakamoto  Japan 134.45 2019 Nepela Memorial

Pairs[edit]

Best total score[edit]

Rank Name Nation Score Event
1 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro  Canada 210.35 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy
2 Anastasia Mishina / Aleksandr Galliamov  Russia 210.18 2019 Finlandia Trophy
3 Ashley Cain-Gribble / Timothy LeDuc  United States 205.58 2019 U.S. Classic
4 Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim  United States 202.41 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy
5 Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov  Russia 194.69 2019 U.S. Classic
6 Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea  United States 194.29 2019 Golden Spin of Zagreb
7 Alisa Efimova / Alexander Korovin  Russia 194.28 2019 Finlandia Trophy
8 Liubov Ilyushechkina / Charlie Bilodeau  Canada 193.58 2019 Finlandia Trophy
9 Jessica Calalang / Brian Johnson  United States 191.46 2019 Warsaw Cup
10 Alina Pepeleva / Roman Pleshkov  Russia 188.79 2019 Warsaw Cup

Best short program score[edit]

Rank Name Nation Score Event
1 Ashley Cain-Gribble / Timothy LeDuc  United States 76.23 2019 U.S. Classic
2 Anastasia Mishina / Aleksandr Galliamov  Russia 74.99 2019 Finlandia Trophy
3 Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov  Russia 74.85 2019 U.S. Classic
4 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro  Canada 71.76 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy
5 Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim  United States 70.83 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy
6 Alisa Efimova / Alexander Korovin  Russia 69.12 2019 Finlandia Trophy
7 Minerva Fabienne Hase / Nolan Seegert  Germany 68.30 2019 Golden Spin of Zagreb
8 Jessica Calalang / Brian Johnson  United States 68.20 2019 Warsaw Cup
9 Liubov Ilyushechkina / Charlie Bilodeau  Canada 68.07 2019 Finlandia Trophy
10 Peng Cheng / Jin Yang  China 67.90 2019 U.S. Classic

Best free skating score[edit]

Rank Name Nation Score Event
1 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro  Canada 138.59 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy
2 Anastasia Mishina / Aleksandr Galliamov  Russia 135.19 2019 Finlandia Trophy
3 Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim  United States 131.58 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy
4 Ashley Cain-Gribble / Timothy LeDuc  United States 129.35 2019 U.S. Classic
5 Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea  United States 128.09 2019 Golden Spin of Zagreb
6 Liubov Ilyushechkina / Charlie Bilodeau  Canada 125.51 2019 Finlandia Trophy
7 Alisa Efimova / Alexander Korovin  Russia 125.16 2019 Finlandia Trophy
8 Jessica Calalang / Brian Johnson  United States 123.26 2019 Warsaw Cup
9 Alina Pepeleva / Roman Pleshkov  Russia 121.73 2019 Warsaw Cup
10 Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier  United States 120.47 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy

Ice dance[edit]

Best total score[edit]

Rank Name Nation Score Event
1 Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier  Canada 202.49 2019 Autumn Classic
2 Madison Chock / Evan Bates  United States 202.40 2019 U.S. Classic
3 Charlène Guignard / Marco Fabbri  Italy 202.18 2019 Golden Spin of Zagreb
4 Laurence Fournier Beaudry / Nikolaj Sørensen  Canada 201.00 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy
5 Victoria Sinitsina / Nikita Katsalapov  Russia 198.14 2019 Nepela Memorial
6 Sara Hurtado / Kirill Khaliavin  Spain 193.47 2019 Ice Star
7 Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker  United States 192.47 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy
8 Annabelle Morozov / Andrei Bagin  Russia 191.71 2019 Golden Spin of Zagreb
9 Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko  United States 191.55 2019 Asian Open Trophy
10 Lilah Fear / Lewis Gibson  Great Britain 188.25 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy

Best rhythm dance score[edit]

Rank Name Nation Score Event
1 Charlène Guignard / Marco Fabbri  Italy 83.31 2019 Golden Spin of Zagreb
2 Laurence Fournier Beaudry / Nikolaj Sørensen  Canada 81.16 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy
3 Madison Chock / Evan Bates  United States 80.18 2019 U.S. Classic
4 Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier  Canada 79.61 2019 Autumn Classic
5 Annabelle Morozov / Andrei Bagin  Russia 78.75 2019 Golden Spin of Zagreb
6 Victoria Sinitsina / Nikita Katsalapov  Russia 78.44 2019 Nepela Memorial
7 Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko  United States 78.40 2019 Asian Open Trophy
8 Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter  United States 78.39 2019 Golden Spin of Zagreb
9 Sara Hurtado / Kirill Khaliavin  Spain 77.03 2019 Nepela Memorial
10 Olivia Smart / Adrián Díaz  Spain 75.80 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy

Best free dance score[edit]

Rank Name Nation Score Event
1 Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier  Canada 122.88 2019 Autumn Classic
2 Charlène Guignard / Marco Fabbri  Italy 122.63 2019 Lombardia Trophy
3 Madison Chock / Evan Bates  United States 122.22 2019 U.S. Classic
4 Laurence Fournier Beaudry / Nikolaj Sørensen  Canada 119.84 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy
5 Victoria Sinitsina / Nikita Katsalapov  Russia 119.70 2019 Nepela Memorial
6 Sara Hurtado / Kirill Khaliavin  Spain 117.39 2019 Ice Star
7 Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker  United States 116.70 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy
8 Marie-Jade Lauriault / Romain Le Gac  France 114.08 2019 Warsaw Cup
9 Lilah Fear / Lewis Gibson  Great Britain 114.03 2019 Autumn Classic
10 Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko  United States 113.36 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Communication No. 2234: Decisions of the Council". International Skating Union. March 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "ISU Challenger Series in Figure Skating 2019/20 Announcement". International Skating Union.
  3. ^ "Challenger Series Announcement". International Skating Union. July 22, 2019. Archived from the original on July 24, 2019.
  4. ^ "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2019/2020: Men". International Skating Union.
  5. ^ "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2019/2020: Ladies". International Skating Union.
  6. ^ "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2019/2020: Pairs". International Skating Union.
  7. ^ "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2019/2020: Ice Dance". International Skating Union.

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