The French Nationals took place last weekend. On the men's side, Brian Joubert opened his season by defeating the quickly fading Florent Amodio by about twenty points, according to Examiner. Chafik Besseghier came in third. Predictably, Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat won the ice dancing competition handily over Pernelle Carron and Lloyd Jones. Daria Popova and Bruno Massat won pairs, and in the ladies it was Yretha Silete.