Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Prince's Skating Club, Montpelier Square, Knightsbridge
Date Started: October 29, 1908
Date Finished: October 29, 1908
Format: Each judge ranked each pair by Ordinal Placement from first through last place. The Ordinal Placement for each judge was based on Total Points awarded by that judge to the pairs. Final placement was determined by a Majority Placement rule. Thus, if a pair were ranked first by a majority of the judges, that pair was placed first overall, and the process was repeated for each place. If no absolute majority for a place existed, the tiebreakers were, in order: 1) Total Ordinals, 2) Total Points, 3) Compulsory Figure Points.
A World Championship in pairs skating was held for the first time in 1908, in St. Petersburg, Russia, and it was won by the German pair of Anna HÃ¼bler and Heinrich Burger. HÃ¼bler and Berger also won the 1908 Olympic title, defeating two British pairs. In 3rd place was the husband and wife team of Madge and Edgar Syers. Madge Syers' gold in ladies' singles and bronze in pairs makes her one of only two skaters to have medalled in pairs and an individual event at the same Olympics - the other being Ernst Baier of Germany in 1936. The second-place team of Phyllis and James Johnson (GBR) were also a married couple.