The following skaters/teams will be making their Senior Grand Prix debut this fall (GP initial entries were published on the ISU site on May 30, 2009).
* = JGP/Jr. Worlds eligible in 2009-10 under the current ISU age rules
Florent Amodio (FRA; '09 World Team Trophy), Michal Brezina (CZE; Sr Bs, Euros for the past 2 seasons), *Javier Fernandez (ESP; Euros & Worlds for the past 3 seasons, Sr Bs), *Armin Mahbanoozadeh (USA), *Denis Ten (KAZ; '09 4CC & Worlds), Chao Yang (CHN; '09 4CC & World Team Trophy),
*Becky Bereswill (USA), *Alexe Gilles (USA), Oksana Gozeva (RUS; Sr B last year), *Sarah Hecken (GER; Senior Bs), *Joshi Helgesson (SWE; Senior Bs), Amelie Lacoste (CAN; 4CC twice), *Diane Szmiett (CAN)
Castelli/Shnapir (USA), Denney/Barrett (USA; '09 4CC & Worlds), Lawrence/Swiegers (CAN), Martiusheva/Rogonov (RUS), *Takahashi/Tran (JPN; '09 World Team Trophy)
*Chock/Zuerlein (USA), Findlay/Richaud (FRA; '09 Euros), *Hubbell/Hubbell (USA), Mallory/Rand (EST; Sr Bs, '09 Euros & Worlds), Mysliveckova/Novak (CZE; Senior Bs, '09 Worlds)
Five Senior B competitions are currently listed on USFS' 2009-10 International Assignments page for the fall of 2009. One of them will be designated the Collegiate International competition. The 5 are:
Nebelhorn Trophy, September 24-27, Oberstdorf, Germany
Finlandia Trophy, October 8-11, Vantaa, Finland [no pairs]
Ice Challenge (new event) October 28-November 1, Graz, Austria
Coupe de Nice, November 4-8, Nice, France
Golden Spin, November 12-14, Zagreb, Croatia
It is not yet known how many U.S. skaters/teams will be assigned to each of these competitions. I assume that selections will once again be made based on Nationals results and/or performances at summer monitoring competitions.