IW team Wight Crystals were second in today’s novice competition in the Trophy D’Ecosse, scoring 26.11. The injury-hit Crystals were unable to field a full team of 16, which will inevitably have impacted on some elements. Nottingham’s Shadows won with 39.27, considerably advancing their score on the 30.81 achieved at the British championships in November 2011. The Crystals had the consolation of being awarded most entertaining programme of the day.
Elementary team Wight Sparkles make their debut on the competitive scene tomorrow. Good luck!
Besides the novice event, two other ISU categories were decided today. At senior level Fire on Ice of Australia led Team Spirit of Bristol 39.41 to 23.22 after the short, and remained first after the free with a total of 112.94 against Spirit’s total of 63.54. How the Australians’ score measures up to the scrutiny of a world-class judging panel will be determined next week at the World Synchronized Skating Championships in Gothenburg (Fire on Ice managed 105.65 at the Australian championships).
In the juniors, the short programme saw Team Joy of Sweden in front with 32.60, Starlight Juniors of Switzerland in second with 30.59 and Nottingham’s Icicles third with 22.82. First and second place switched after the free programme, with Starlight Juniors ending up first with a total of 91.89, Team Joy second on a total of 85.99 and the Icicles third on 66.45.
Scores are now officially confirmed.
Wight Crystals are: Kirsty Atter, Sarah Baldwin, Nicola Baxter, Sophie-Rose Broadley-Darby, Emily–Jayne Calvo, Charlotte Chapman, Roxy Collins (injured), Tia Daley, Caitlin Fyffe, Beth Howarth, Robyn Johnson, Ella Newnham, Kayleigh Pedley, Jordan Pointer, Jemma Southwell, and Amy World
Official results: www.sk8scotland.org.uk/Results/TrophyDeEcosse2012/index.htm