Blackpool 2012

#43
Different from last year where they invited another Canadian ballroom couple instead of Victor and Anna...it seems less manipulated by the organizers in favor of the European team this year.

(But, I don't know if it was by invitation or how it was done this year)
 
#49
In amateur latin final round, I don't I see dancers like Andrei Zaitsev & Anna Kuzminskaya, Nino Langella & Khrystyna Moshenskaya. I am not following closely amateurs, but can anybody kindly shed light on? Is it due to WDSF and things like that?
 
#52
Don't know can be discerned from the Dancesportinfo Blackpool results page, but it appears that neither Franco and Olga and/or Slavik and Daria are moving forward into round 3 today (pro latin)...so it appears that neither couple showed up to dance Blackpool. Maybe someone at Blackpool can provide further first hand info? All the other 'top couples' are moving up into the results for subsequent rounds...(so far round 3, top 99)
 
#53
Neither Slavik or Formica are dancing. Slavik and Daria ended their partnership allready, and Formica published on facebook that he and Olga are not ready yet to compete.
 
#55
Neither Slavik or Formica are dancing. Slavik and Daria ended their partnership allready, and Formica published on facebook that he and Olga are not ready yet to compete.
Woah!!!! I can't believe that Slavik and Daria already terminated their partnership!!! Stunned!!! Although, something happened at Sunshine State Dancesport Championship that hasn't yet fully been explained...plus there were more signs that things weren't going well (already). Also, Slavik and Daria were registered to dance at Emerald Ball and didn't show according to reports on that thread! Absolutely stunned, although if it's true I'm not sure that Daria was the best partner for him, but actually they looked good in Miami and got a standing ovation for Rumba.
 
#56
Neither Slavik or Formica are dancing. Slavik and Daria ended their partnership allready, and Formica published on facebook that he and Olga are not ready yet to compete.
I am still definitely excited to hear results, but not quite as much as I was earlier today. Bummer.
 
#57
Professional Latin Final Results

Blackpool Pro Latin Final Placings

1. Michael and Joanna (England)
2. Riccardo and Yulia (USA)
3. Sergey and Melia (Russia)
4. Maurizio and Andra (Canada)
5. Andrej and Melinda (Slovenia)
6. Justinas and Anna (Lithuania)
7. Anton and Ekaterina (Russia)
8. Markus and Ksenia (Germany)
8. (tie) Emanuele Soldi and Elisa Nasato (Italy)
 
#58
Blackpool Pro Latin Final Placings

1. Michael and Joanna (England)
2. Riccardo and Yulia (USA)
3. Sergey and Melia (Russia)
4. Maurizio and Andra (Canada)
5. Andrej and Melinda (Slovenia)
6. Justinas and Anna (Lithuania)
7. Anton and Ekaterina (Russia)
8. Markus and Ksenia (Germany)
8. (tie) Emanuele Soldi and Elisa Nasato (Italy)
Not sure I understand the overall placement here in the multi-dance final, but this doesn't seem like it's making sense, they are giving Justinas and Anna an overall 6th even though they only made the final in one dance: Cha Cha?
 
#59
Also note Michael and Joanna 1st in all 5 dances, Riccardo and Yulia 2nd in all 5 dances, same for the other placements through 5th

Anton and Ekaterina final-ed in all dances, but Rumba...Markus and Ksenia only once (6th in Jive), Emanuele and Elisa also only once in Rumba (6th)
 

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