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Baskervilles Holds Successful Annual Club Competition

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March 2015

1Baskervilles’ gymnasts had the opportunity to experience competing last weekend, at our annual Club Competition. Over 350 gymnasts, many of whom were having their first taste of this type of event, competed in 18 different competitions over two days.

Gymnasts performed on two pieces – floor and vault – to an audience of over 200 people and judges from Baskervilles who scored their efforts. The top six performers in each category were welcomed to the stage, with the top three in each competition taking their places on the podium and awarded medals. The overall winner of each competition received a trophy, and awards were also given for the best floor routine and vault in each category. Additionally, each gymnast who took part went home with a participation medal.

A fantastic time was had by gymnasts, parents and coaches alike, and we were delighted to receive great feedback from the event.2

“It was a fantastic day, and I was so proud to see my daughter compete”, said Sarah Jones, mother of Emily Jones, “I couldn’t beli
eve it when she won her 6-8 years category!”

“It was so encouraging for the gymnasts, slickly run and so well organised”, added Becky Martin, mother of Laura Martin.

Congratulations to all the gymnasts who took part!

Baskervilles’ Elite Gymnasts Compete at English Artistic Championships

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March 2015

Five of our Elite Gymnasts travelled to Loughborough University this March to compete in the 2015 English Artistic Championships.

image2-300x225Congratulations to Charlie Taylor, Henry Brooker, Alex Weeks, Harry Wall and Bree Warren on their success!

In the boys’ Junior level category, Charlie Taylor, Henry Brooker and Alex Weeks competed on six pieces – Floor, Pommels, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars and High Bar.

Charlie, 12, received his highest score on Vault, 11.900. Henry, also 12, scored 11.900 on Floor and 11.600 on Pommels. Henry finished 19th overall. 14-year-old Alex displayed an extremely neat routine on Pommels, and came a fantastic 5th overall.image1-300x225

In the Senior, 16-18 years age group, 17-year-old Harry Wall competed on Pommels and scored a total of 13.850, with the least amount of deductions of any of the gymnasts. Harry’s score placed him in 2nd place.

‘Over the past few years, Harry has had problems with his growth’, explained Levi, ‘But he continued to work extremely hard, and in the past 1 ½ years, this hard work has paid off. He was really confident in his Pommels routine and performed it with great precision and tidiness’.

Harry will be competing in the British Championships in two weeks’ time, where his routine will have a higher start value and include two new skills.

In the girls’ Junior competition, Bree Warren performed on four pieces – Vault, Bars, Beam and Floor. Bree finished 14th on Vault and 19th on Floor.

Emma said, ‘she was proud of her performance, competing a double somersault on Floor and completing her full Bar routine – the first time she has ever performed such a difficult routine at such a high level’.

Check out our Instagram to see videos from the competition @baskervillesgym

Baskervilles Holds Annual Christmas Gala

December 2014

Baskervilles School of Gymnastics held their much-anticipated annual Christmas Gala on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th December 2014.

The Gala comprised of a total of four shows – two on Friday evening and two on Saturday evening – all of which were sell out displays with audiences of over 200 people.

The shows featured a range of fantastic performances from gymnasts aged two years upwards. We saw displays from Baskervilles’ Elite gymnasts, including members of the South West Squad, Pre-School gymnasts (and parents!), a humorous and impressive display from our Freestyle (FreeG) Gymnasts and even our coaches showing that they can still perform!

Nine-year-old Simon Cheung was named Baskervilles’ ‘Gymnast of the Year’, after becoming British Champion in his age category at the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Club National Championships in November.

And Baskervilles also celebrated Barbara and Robin Baskerville’s Bath Chronicle Sports Award for ‘Outstanding Services to Sport in Bath’, awarded to them in November for over 35 years of gymnastics coaching.

Much fun was had by all, with many already looking forward to next year’s display!

Watch our Freestyle Gymnastics Performance:

Watch our Coaches Dance:

Barbara and Robin Baskerville Awarded For Outstanding Services To Sport

outstanding-services-award1November 2014

Many congratulations to Barbara and Robin Baskerville, who won the prize for Outstanding Services to Sport in Bath at the Bath Chronicle’s annual Sports Awards.

The two former schoolteachers celebrated 30 years in business in 2014, having seen their passion for Gymnastics encourage more than 22,000 youngsters from across the city to get involved in the sport. Based in Englishcombe Lane and now a real family concern involving Barbara and Robin’s three children, Baskervilles remains true to its core and continues to coach hundreds of Bath youngsters as well as people across the age spectrum, ranging from toddlers to elite gymnasts, as well as mums, dads and grandparents.

The ceremony, which was held on Thursday 13th November, saw Barbara and Robin win against stiff competition from fellow nominees Jimmy Deane and Peter Thatcher, for their services to Rugby and Judo respectively.