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Old May 22nd, 2009, 03:38 AM   #4
jkaplenk
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: World Traveller and St. Louis, MO
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Smile Photos are Published and Roller Skating Article Forthcoming

The first batch of photos from the competition are posted on the http://usopeninline.com website. Just click on the links at the left on the website. The photos are high quality and may take a while to download. I didn't want to reduce the size and am quite busy at the moment and wanted to get them posted. If people really have a hard time downloading it let me know and I'll see what I can do.

There will be an article in the upcoming Roller Skating magazine about the competition. If you don't have a subscription, contact them for a separate subscription or to buy the magazine. The deadline was Monday and so it snould be out shortly.

Joe Kaplenk
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"And a good time was had by all"

There were skaters from Illinois, Michigan and Virginia. It was about half ice skaters and half roller skaters. Three USARS judges made a special effort to ask to be invited back next year. One said it was better than they expected. The team of skaters and coaches from Haiti had U.S. visa problems and fought to the last minute, but didn't make it.

I had to serve as Meet Director, initial tabulator, camera man for 2 afternoons and Sunday for the Seminar and was otherwise quite busy. We started 45 minutes late due to needing proper forms printed and some clarifications. I'm still busy with paperwork. Next year we will be ready. We learned a lot.

There will be more details including an article in Roller Skating Magazine. The Seminar was quite productive also with both presentations and floor work. The Slalom skating was a hit and looks like a good match for us.

The rink definitely wants us back. After next year we will move it around, probably first to California and then have a Chicago Open besides the U.S. Open.

Some videos will be posted, but we want to make some money to fund marketing for next year's event, so the complete set will be sold.

Joe Kaplenk, Chair
U.S. Open Inline Chicago 2009
http://usopeninline.com


EVENT TITLE
PLACE NAME CLUB

Freeskate Elementary Boys Inline
1 Benjamin Kletzli Riverside Artistic Club

Freeskate Elementary Girls
1 Morgan Hall East End Skating Club

Open A Inline Creative solo Free Dance (13+)
1 Joe Kaplenk USA Skate Center

Open B Inline Creative Solo Free Dance (12-)
1 Morgan Hall East End Skating Club
2 Mallory Hall East End Skating Club

Interp/Silver Gold
1 Phyllis E. McKenzie Frederick Figure Skating Club
2 Mallory Hall East End Skating Club
3 Morgan Hall East End Skating Club
4 Heidi Kletzli Riverside Artistic Club

Freeskate Bronze Ladies
1 Ladeene Freimuth None

Freeskate Bronze Men
1 Joe Kaplenk USA Skate Center

Freeskate Gold Teen
1 Phyllis McKenzie Frederick Figure Skating Club
2 Heidi Kletzli Riverside Artistic Club

Beginner Solo Dance
1 Morgan Hall East End Skating Club
2 Mallory Hall East End Skating Club

Artistic Pre-Teen & Teen
1 Phyllis McKenzie Frederick Figure Skating Club
2 Khary Armstrong Riverside Artistic Club
3 Heidi Kletzli Riverside Artistic Club

Family Show
1 Kletzli Family Riverside Artistic Club

Survivor Bronze
1 Morgan Hall East End Skating Club
2 Mallory Hall East End Skating Club

Basic Racing
1 Aleem Talib Fairfax, VA
2 Joe Kaplenk USA Skate Center

Interpretive Adult
1 Aleem Talib Fairfax VA

Basic Skill Elements
1 Aleem Talib Fairfax, VA

Artistic Adult
1 Aleem Talib Fairfax, VA

Free Skate Gold Men
1 Khary Armstrong Riverside Artistic Club
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