Wednesday, May 29, 2013

UTRS: 2013 P-Bar Scores

A different look at Lucas Fischer, the bronze medalist at the 2013 European Championships

Last year, The All Around created some handy dandy rankings, leading up to the Olympics. This year, not so much. So, I've decided to create the UTRS (Uncle Tim Ranking System), which, for those who care, is pronounced "uterus." Think of my ranking system as a surrogate until The All Around steps in and takes over. (Yup, I'm still waiting!)

As per usual, take these rankings with a grain of salt. (Pro Tip: Never bet your life savings based on my numbers–or my predictions for that matter.) Judging varies from meet to meet, and as you can see, I've culled these scores from several meets. I've included the competition names so that you can decide how much crack the judges smoked before handing out the scores.

More than anything, you should think of these tables like this: New quad, new Code of Points. What the H is a good score nowadays? Well, let me show you…

(Updated: June 4, 2013–Videos from Chinese Nationals are slowly popping up…)

Men's P-Bar Rankings: Best D Scores

Name Country D-Score Meet
1. Zhou Shixiong China 7.0 Chinese Nationals
2. Jossimar Calvo Moreno Colombia 6.9 Ljubljana
2. You Hao China 6.9 Chinese Nationals
4. Phuoc Hung Pham Vietnam 6.8 Ljubljana
4. Marcel Nguyen Germany 6.8 European Championships
4. Oleg Verniaiev Ukraine 6.8 Zakharova
4. Kim Jin Hyok North Korea 6.8 Doha
4. Deng Shudi China 6.8 Chinese Nationals
9. Ryohei Kato Japan 6.7 Tokyo
9. Koji Uematsu Japan 6.7 Cottbus
9. Danell Leyva USA 6.7 French International
9. Daniel Keatings Great Britain 6.7 British Championships
14. Brandon Wynn USA 6.6 Cottbus
14. Aliaksandr Tsarevich Belarus 6.6 Cottbus
14. Oleg Stepko Ukraine 6.6 European Championships
14. Andrei Vasile Muntean Romania 6.6 European Championships
14. Emin Garibov Russia 6.6 European Championships

Men's P-Bar Rankings: Best E Scores

Name Country E-Score Meet
1. Vasileios Tsolakidis Greece 9.300 French International
2. Artur Davtyan Armenia 9.250 Doha
3. Hamilton Sabot France 9.200 French International
3. Ryohei Kato Japan 9.200 French International
3. Mitja Petkovsek Slovenia 9.200 Ljubljana
6. Marcel Nguyen Germany 9.175 German Nationals
7. Oleg Stepko Ukraine 9.166 European Championships
8. Eugen Spiridonov Germany 9.150 German Nationals
9. Lucas Fischer Switzerland 9.133 European Championships
9. David Belyavskiy Russia 9.133 European Championships
9. Serob Soghomonyan Armenia 9.133 European Championships
12. Samuel Piasecky Slovakia 9.125 Ljubljana
12. Christopher Jursch Armenia 9.125 German Nationals
14. Nguyen Ha Thanh Vietnam 9.075 Cottbus
15. Andrei Vasile Muntean Romania 9.066 European Championships

Men's P-Bar Rankings: Best Scores

Name Country Final Score Meet
1. Zhou Shixiong China 15.967 Chinese Nationals
2. Vasileios Tsolakidis Greece 15.800 French International
2. Oleg Verniaiev Ukraine 15.800 Zakharova
4. Oleg Stepko Ukraine 15.766 European Championships
5. Phuoc Hung Pham Vietnam 15.700 Ljubljana
6. Andrei Vasile Muntean Romania 15.666 European Championships
7. Lucas Fischer Switzerland 15.633 European Championships
8. Ryohei Kato Japan 15.600 French International
8. Daniel Keatings Great Britain 15.600 British Championships
10. Marcel Nguyen Germany 15.566 European Championships
11. Kazuhito Tanaka* Japan 15.550 Japanese Nationals
12. David Belyavskiy Russia 15.533 European Championships
13. Hamilton Sabot France 15.500 French International
13. You Hao* China 15.500 Chinese Nationals
15. Yusuke Tanaka* Japan 15.450 Japanese Nationals
15. Yuya Kamoto* Japan 15.450 Japanese Nationals

*I do not have E and D scores for these gymnasts. If anyone knows where they are, please leave a comment.


What's going on with Danell Leyva? I mean, he's the 2011 World Champion on parallel bars, right?

Since the Olympics, Danell has been struggling like a beautiful butterfly trying to break its chrysalis. At the Winter Cup, he had a cold. At the American Cup, he had the flu. And he withdrew from the Tokyo World Cup. On parallel bars, his highest score was a 15.400, which he received during the qualifications round at the French International.  That score places him in a three-way tie for 17th with Mitja Petkovsek of Slovenia and Daniel Corral of Mexico.

Who's this Colombian dude with a 6.9 routine?

Unfortunately, Jossimar Calvo Moreno fell on his Bhavsar during finals at the World Challenge Cup in Slovenia, but just wait until you see his dismount…

Holy crapoly! I bet you didn't see that coming! I mentioned that dismount in my evolution of parallel bar dismounts post, but like, no one does that. Seriously, no one.

What does a 15.967 routine look like?

I'll warn you. You're not going to watch it and have your mind blown.
That front double front with a half out is pretty impressive, though. So clean!

Who's the European Champion?

Oleg Stepko, who scored a 15.766.

Yeesh! Those straddle 5/4s to hand support make me more nervous than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs! I just picture all kinds of things breaking. But I suppose if you're bold enough to tattoo the words "Only God Can Judge Me" on your chest, you're not scared of breaking a few phalanges.

On that note, there's only one fitting way to end this post: With a gratuitous shot of Marcel Nguyen's tattoo:

The parallel bars are in the background, so it's not entirely gratuitous.

P.S. For that tattoo fans, David Belyavskiy's tattoo reads, "Desipere in loco," which comes from the Latin aphorism "Dulce est desipere in loco." ("It is sweet to be foolish at the proper time.")

Related Links:

2013 Men's UTRS: Updated July 1
2013 Men's and Women's All-Around Scores
2013 Men's Floor Scores
2013 Women's Vault Scores
2013 Men's Pommel Horse Scores
2013 Women's Uneven Bar Scores
2013 Men's Vault Scores
2013 Women's Beam Scores 
2013 Women's Floor Scores  
2013 Men's High Bar Scores 


  1. I'm not sure if it's 15.8 or not, but worth a look.