ISU Challenger Series

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The ISU Challenger Series is a series of international figure skating competitions. Established by the International Skating Union in the 2014–15 season, it is a group of senior-level events ranked below the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating. The events are required to include at least three disciplines (men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing) and to take place between August 1 and December 15.

History[edit]

The ISU Council decided to create the series at its February 2014 meeting.[1] Eleven competitions were selected in June 2014.[2] The Triglav Trophy dropped out by October 10, 2014, resulting in a series composed of ten events.[3] The Nebelhorn Trophy, Finlandia Trophy, Ondrej Nepela Memorial, and Golden Spin of Zagreb are the "core group".[4]

The events are required to include at least three disciplines and to take place between August 1 and December 15.[5] The ISU revised the event criteria in August 2014.[6]

Events[edit]

Title Country 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Asian Open Trophy Thailand Yes
Autumn Classic Canada Yes Yes Yes Yes
Denkova-Staviski Cup Bulgaria Yes
Finlandia Trophy Finland Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Golden Spin of Zagreb Croatia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ice Challenge Austria Yes Yes
Ice Star Belarus Yes
Inge Solar Memorial – Alpen Trophy Austria Yes
Lombardia Trophy Italy Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mordovian Ornament Russia Yes
Nebelhorn Trophy Germany Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ondrej Nepela Memorial Slovakia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tallinn Trophy Estonia Yes Yes Yes Yes
Volvo Open Cup Latvia Yes
Warsaw Cup Poland Yes Yes Yes Yes
U.S. Classic United States Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Top three finishers per season[edit]

Each skater or duo is permitted to compete in up to three ISU Challenger Series events. Their two highest scores determine the final ranking.[5]

Men[edit]

Season 1st 2nd 3rd Refs
2014–15 Czech Republic Michal Březina Russia Alexander Petrov Russia Konstantin Menshov [7]
2015–16 United States Jason Brown United States Max Aaron Russia Mikhail Kolyada [8]
2016–17 United States Jason Brown Russia Alexander Petrov United States Max Aaron [9]
2017–18 Russia Mikhail Kolyada Russia Sergei Voronov Georgia (country) Moris Kvitelashvili [10]
2018–19 Russia Mikhail Kolyada South Korea Cha Jun-hwan United States Jason Brown [11]

Ladies[edit]

Season 1st 2nd 3rd Refs
2014–15 Russia Elizaveta Tuktamysheva Russia Alena Leonova United States Hannah Miller [12]
2015–16 Russia Elizaveta Tuktamysheva Russia Anna Pogorilaya Russia Adelina Sotnikova [13]
2016–17 Russia Elizaveta Tuktamysheva United States Mirai Nagasu United States Mariah Bell [14]
2017–18 Italy Carolina Kostner Russia Stanislava Konstantinova Russia Elizaveta Tuktamysheva [15]
2018–19 Russia Elizaveta Tuktamysheva United States Bradie Tennell Kazakhstan Elizabet Tursynbayeva [16]

Pairs[edit]

Season 1st 2nd 3rd Refs
2014–15 United States Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim United States Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier United States Jessica Calalang / Zack Sidhu [17]
2015–16 Germany Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot Russia Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov Russia Natalja Zabijako / Alexander Enbert [18]
2016–17 Italy Valentina Marchei / Ondřej Hotárek Italy Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise Russia Kristina Astakhova / Alexei Rogonov [19]
2017–18 Russia Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert Italy Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise Russia Kristina Astakhova / Alexei Rogonov [20]
2018–19 Russia Aleksandra Boikova / Dmitrii Kozlovskii Canada Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro Russia Alisa Efimova / Alexander Korovin [21]

Ice dancing[edit]

Season 1st 2nd 3rd Refs
2014–15 United States Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani Italy Charlène Guignard / Marco Fabbri Germany Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi [22]
2015–16 Italy Charlène Guignard / Marco Fabbri Israel Isabella Tobias / Ilia Tkachenko Poland Natalia Kaliszek / Maksym Spodyriev [23]
2016–17 Russia Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev United States Madison Chock / Evan Bates Italy Charlène Guignard / Marco Fabbri [24]
2017–18 Russia Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev Italy Charlène Guignard / Marco Fabbri Russia Tiffany Zahorski / Jonathan Guerreiro [25]
2018–19 Canada Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier Italy Charlène Guignard / Marco Fabbri United States Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko [26]

Top finishers standings[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russia (RUS)107926
2 United States (USA)45615
3 Italy (ITA)3519
4 Canada (CAN)1102
5 Germany (GER)1012
6 Czech Republic (CZE)1001
7 Israel (ISR)0101
 South Korea (KOR)0101
9 Georgia (GEO)0011
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)0011
 Poland (POL)0011
Totals (11 nations)20202060

Top scores per season[edit]

Men[edit]

Season Name 1st event Points 2nd event Points Total points
2014–15[7] Czech Republic Michal Březina 2014 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 228.48 2014 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 239.62 468.10
2015–16[8] United States Jason Brown 2015 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 239.37 2015 CS Ice Challenge 240.65 480.02
2016–17[9] United States Jason Brown 2016 CS Lombardia Trophy 256.49 2016 CS U.S. International Classic 254.04 510.53
2017–18[10] Russia Mikhail Kolyada 2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 247.81 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy 248.50 496.31
2018–19 Russia Mikhail Kolyada 2018 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 274.37 2018 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 253.14 527.51

Ladies[edit]

Season Name 1st event Points 2nd event Points Total points
2014–15[12] Russia Elizaveta Tuktamysheva 2014 CS Finlandia Trophy 193.31 2014 CS Warsaw Cup 196.66 389.97
2015–16[13] Russia Elizaveta Tuktamysheva 2015 CS Warsaw Cup 192.93 2015 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 201.33 394.26
2016–17[14] Russia Elizaveta Tuktamysheva 2016 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 185.93 2016 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 192.03 377.96
2017–18[15] Italy Carolina Kostner 2017 CS Lombardia Trophy 198.36 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy 193.76 392.12
2018–19 Russia Elizaveta Tuktamysheva 2018 CS Lombardia Trophy 206.07 2018 CS Finlandia Trophy 202.85 408.92

Pairs[edit]

Season Name 1st event Points 2nd event Points Total points
2014–15[17] United States Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim 2014 CS U.S. International Classic 163.24 2014 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 166.10 329.34
2015–16[18] Germany Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot 2015 CS Tallinn Trophy 214.42 2015 CS Warsaw Cup 209.60 424.02
2016–17[19] Italy Valentina Marchei / Ondřej Hotárek 2016 CS Lombardia Trophy 179.56 2016 CS Warsaw Cup 189.26 368.82
2017–18[20] Russia Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert 2017 CS Lombardia Trophy 196.06 2017 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 202.96 399.02
2018–19 Russia Aleksandra Boikova / Dmitrii Kozlovskii 2018 CS Lombardia Trophy 191.99 2018 CS Finlandia Trophy 188.54 380.53

Ice dance[edit]

Season Name 1st event Points 2nd event Points Total points
2014–15[22] United States Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani 2014 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 162.98 2014 CS Ice Challenge 166.34 329.32
2015–16[23] Italy Charlène Guignard / Marco Fabbri 2015 CS Warsaw Cup 169.72 2015 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 172.28 342.00
2016–17[24] Russia Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev 2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial 178.84 2016 CS Warsaw Cup 183.60 362.44
2017–18[25] Russia Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev 2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 181.92 2017 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 186.66 368.58
2018–19 Canada Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier 2018 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 201.27 2018 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 194.12 395.39

Prize money[edit]

At the end of the series, prize money is awarded to skaters who finished in the top three in each discipline in the final ranking. In pairs and ice dancing, the partners split the prize money.

In the 2014–15,[5] 2015–16,[27] and 2016–17 seasons:[4]

Final rank Men's and ladies' singles Pairs and ice dance
1st CHF 4,000 CHF 5,000 (2,500 per partner)
2nd CHF 3,000 CHF 4,000 (2,000 per partner)
3rd CHF 2,000 CHF 3,000 (1,500 per partner)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Communication No. 1854: Decisions of the ISU Council" (PDF). International Skating Union. March 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Communication No. 1876: Decisions of the ISU Council" (PDF). International Skating Union. June 25, 2014. pp. 4–5.
  3. ^ ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2014/2015 at the International Skating Union at the Wayback Machine (archive index)
  4. ^ a b "Communication No. 1994 ISU Challenger Series in Figure Skating Season 2016/17" (PDF). International Skating Union. February 26, 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 9, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Communication No. 1858: ISU Challenger Series in Figure Skating" (PDF). International Skating Union. April 4, 2014.
  6. ^ "Communication No. 1894: Revision of minimum entry criteria to qualify as Challenger Series event" (PDF). International Skating Union. August 26, 2014.
  7. ^ a b "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2014/2015: Men". International Skating Union.
  8. ^ a b "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2015/2016: Men". International Skating Union.
  9. ^ a b "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2016/2017: Men". International Skating Union.
  10. ^ a b "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2017/2018: Men". International Skating Union.
  11. ^ "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2018/2019 Men" (PDF).
  12. ^ a b "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2014/2015: Ladies". International Skating Union.
  13. ^ a b "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2015/2016: Ladies". International Skating Union.
  14. ^ a b "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2016/2017: Ladies". International Skating Union.
  15. ^ a b "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2017/2018: Ladies". International Skating Union.
  16. ^ "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2018/2019 Ladies" (PDF).
  17. ^ a b "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2014/2015: Pairs". International Skating Union.
  18. ^ a b "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2015/2016: Pairs". International Skating Union.
  19. ^ a b "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2016/2017: Pairs". International Skating Union.
  20. ^ a b "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2017/2018: Pairs". International Skating Union.
  21. ^ "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2018/2019 Pairs" (PDF).
  22. ^ a b "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2014/2015: Ice dance". International Skating Union.
  23. ^ a b "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2015/2016: Ice dance". International Skating Union.
  24. ^ a b "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2016/2017: Ice dance". International Skating Union.
  25. ^ a b "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2017/2018: Ice dance". International Skating Union.
  26. ^ "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2018/2019 Ice Dance" (PDF).
  27. ^ "Communication No. 1928 ISU Challenger Series in Figure Skating Season 2015/16" (PDF). International Skating Union. February 6, 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 13, 2015.

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