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Baskervilles Girls Pick Up 22 Medals at Somerset Squad Championships

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Baskervilles Gymnastics Club’s Elite Girls have had yet another successful weekend, this time taking part in the Somerset Squad Championships at Wiltshire School of Gymnastics in Melksham. 15 gymnasts from Baskervilles attended, taking home a fantastic 22 medals in total.isobel least deductions on beam

In the Mini Championships category, comprising of gymnasts aged 9 and 10, the girls from Baskervilles took home overall gold, silver and bronze medals. Isobel Martin proved the strongest contender, taking home first place overall, with a fantastic score of 50.55 points. Isobel came first on vault, bars and beam, with an incredible score of 13.25 on beam. She was also awarded for having the least deductions on beam in the whole competition. Rosa Pawlyn came in silver medal position overall, helped by a fantastic first place on floor, with 12.65 points, and second place positions on bars and beam, whilst Niamh Jenkins came third overall, with a joint second place on vault with Willow Hughes. Willow also achieved a second place position on floor, where she scored a fantastic 12.20.

edie 2nd overallIn the Junior Championships, 12-year-olds Pearl Fray, Jasmine Andrews, Ruby Millard and Gaia Holder, competed.  Jasmine came in overall third position, with second places on vault and beam, and a fantastic 12.95 score on beam, whilst Pearl managed a fourth place overall, coming third on floor and bars.

In the eldest category, the Senior Championships, 14-year-old Edie Gudmunsen came in a fantastic second place overall, with a score of 50.05. Edie came first on vault, second on bars, and third on beam. Also partaking in this category, 14-year-old Georgia Morris was awarded the Artistry Award for an outstanding performance and artistry on floor.

mini open competition gymnastsYounger gymnasts were given the opportunity to compete in the Open Mini Championships, their first time competing at a county championship. Baskervilles’ Fern Hughes, Anya Green, Eloise Horton, Annabelle Moss and Charlotte Brook, took part in the competition. Fern earned a fantastic third place on floor and seventh place overall, with Anya taking fourth place overall.

Baskervilles’ Elite Girls Coach Emma Baskerville commented, ‘I am really pleased with the girls. Once again, they have done me proud. The competition was really good fun, and I am so pleased that, with 10 girls in the Somerset Squad, we currently have the most girls in the Squad that the club has ever had’.

Baskervilles Girls Rule the Floor at West Country League Finals

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DSC_0018The Elite Girls of Baskervilles have had yet another weekend of success, this time at West Country League Finals, held at Wiltshire School of Gymnastics on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November. Four teams of gymnasts competed, winning two silvers and a bronze position. Individually, Rosa Pawlyn cleaned up in her competition, placing on each piece of apparatus.

On Saturday, the Division 3 B League team competed, comprising of Ruby Millard, Niamh Jenkins, Jasmine Andrews, Gaia Holder, Georgia Morris and Esme Mathias. The team bagged an impressive overall silver medal, winning first place on the asymmetric bars. Individually, Jasmine Andrews performed fantastically, coming first overall on vault and asymmetric bars, with Ruby Millard not far behind on asymmetric bars with a second place position. Jasmine came an impressive fourth place overall, with 23 gymnasts in her competition.

DSC_0021Also on Saturday, competing in the Division 1 C League were Bree Warren, Edie Gudmunsen, Isobel Martin, Kiera Williams, Pearl Fray and Elizabeth Osbourne. With a total of 19 gymnasts competing, Bree Warren finished in an impressive eighth place, with Isobel Martin finishing 12th overall, and second on floor. The team from Baskervilles also came first on floor, which proved to be just the start of the club’s success on this piece.

IMG_5556On Sunday, Willow Hughes, Fern Hughes, Charlotte Brook, Anya Green, Rosa Pawlyn, Annabelle Moss and Eloise Horton took to the gym in the Division 1 A League competition, finishing as a team in silver medal position. Rosa Pawlyn took the individual gold position overall, with a score of 49.10. Rosa bagged first place on floor and vault, second on beam, and third on asymmetric bars. Anya Green was the second highest scorer for the team, with a personal best score of 46.00, finishing in eighth place overall. With sisters Fern and Willow Hughes taking second and third places respectively on floor, the girls naturally bagged their team first place on floor.

girlsPhoebe Prichard, Camille Gillet, Nancy Morris, Elsie Bruton, Isobel Dixon, Olivia Underwood and Abbie Baxter also competed on Sunday, coming in bronze medal position in the Division 3 A League competition. Once again, Baskervilles’ gymnasts scored strongly on floor, with a team first place on floor, thanks in part to Phoebe Pritchard’s winning score of 11.65, and Nancy Morris’ third place score of 11.20. Camille Gillett won the vault competition, whilst Olivia Underwood managed an impressive individual fifth place overall.

Baskervilles’ elite girls coaches Emma Baskerville and Fran Ince, both of whom attended the competition, are thrilled with the girls’ results. ‘The girls performed to such a high level and really showed off their routines on floor – I am so proud’, remarked Emma Baskerville, ‘I really loved the camaraderie and supportiveness of all the gymnasts competing’.

Another Successful Weekend for Baskervilles’ Boys at National Finals

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boys nationals 2The Elite Boys at Baskervilles had an extremely successful weekend at National Finals on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November. Four gymnasts travelled to the GMAC in Birmingham to represent the South West, returning with a total of six medals between them.

boys nationals 1In the Level 2 category, Simon Cheung and Theo Todd-Jones contributed towards a bronze medal in the team event. In the individual competition, with a total of 67 gymnasts competing, Theo gained 29th place, with a total of 60.50 points. Theo and Simon both scored a 9.50 on pommel horse, which put them in joint first place on this apparatus. Simon scored an overall 66.30, taking the silver medal. Along with coming in joint first place on pommel horse, Simon gained third place on Rings, second place on vault, and first place on parallel bars, with a score of 9.90, the highest score of the entire competition.

boys nationals 6In the Level 3 category, Oliver Snook competed for the South West team, contributing to a team silver medal. Individually, Oliver finished in bronze medal position overall, with a total score of 64.89 points. Oliver’s highest score was a 9.80 on vault, and he also came in fourth place on parallel bars and rings.

In the Level 5 category, Henry Brooker competed for the South West, helping the team to an overall silver medal. Individually, Henry placed in 11th position, with a total score of 59.150. Henry achieved a fantastic score of 9.00 on vault, and gained 3rd place on floor and rings.

boys nationals 7Simon Cheung and Oliver Snook also managed to gain places in the National Squad, a fantastic achievement for both the boys and the club. Gymnasts from the South West also won the Bob Currier Trophy for the second successive year, as the most successful region in the country.

Elite Boys’ Coach Levi Molnar-Schondorfer wished a ‘well done to all the gymnasts, and a big congratulations to all the coaches who contributed to this great result’.

Baskervilles’ Elite Girls Successful at National Finals

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IMG_0535Baskervilles Gymnastics Club have had a successful weekend at National Finals in Bracknell, with three of their Elite Gymnasts competing. Kiera Williams, Rosa Pawlyn and Willow Hughes had an impressive weekend of competition, all three placing in the top 50 in the country.

On Saturday 14th November, 11-year-old Kiera Williams competed in the Level 2 category. Her best piece of apparatus was vault, where she competed a ‘Tucked Tsukahara’, the first time a gymnast has competed this vault for Baskervilles. This impressive skill landed Kiera a score of 12.90, and 13th place. Overall, Kiera finished 30th in the country.

IMG_0544On Sunday 15th November, 9-year-olds Rosa Pawlyn and Willow Hughes competed as part of the South West Team, who finished 8th in the country. The girls were Baskervilles’ youngest ever gymnasts to represent the South West at National Finals. Rosa came 12th on floor, with a brilliant score of 12.15. Willow’s highest score of the day was a fantastic 12.10 on vault. The girls both had personal best scores, with Rosa racking up 47.65 points, and Willow, 45.40. Overall, Rosa placed 28th, and Willow 46th in the country.

Baskervilles’ Elite Girls Coach Emma Baskerville commented, ‘I’m ecstatic, all the girls performed to such a high level and really showed off their routines on floor. The club’s level is continually growing in strength, and the girls were chuffed to be placed in the top 50 in the country’.

Baskervilles’ Gymnasts Clean Up at Annual Withy King Competition

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IMG_5488Over 150 gymnasts from around the South West gathered at Baskervilles Gymnastics & Fitness Centre for their Annual Girls’ Withy King Competition on Sunday November 8th. Gymnasts from Baskervilles successfully threw down the gauntlet, with many picking up medals.

In total, gymnasts from eight gymnastic clubs attended the competition, with girls aged between six and 16 partaking. Gymnasts were split into 11 categories, which were competed over three sessions throughout the day. All gymnasts were judged on the vault, trampet, and their floor routines, with awards given out for scores on specific apparatus, and overall.

IMG_5489Baskervilles’ gymnasts had plenty of success in the first session of the day. In the Under 7 Pre-Levels category, Freya Edwards came first in vault and second on floor, placing her in overall second position. Freya was pipped to the post by Maya Luck, who came third on vault and first on trampet (with a fantastic trampet score of 12.30), handing her first place overall.

In the Under 9 Pre-Levels category, Daisy Barker placed third overall, but it was Freya Keyford who won a well-deserved four medals, coming third on vault, second on trampet, and first on floor, awarding her the overall gold medal with a fantastic score of 34.75.

Baskervilles’ gymnasts came first and second in the Under 7 Intermediate category, with Kezia Nokeokouman and Mimi Li Ross bagging themselves gold and silver medals respectively.

IMG_5492In the Under 7 Advanced Category, Baskervilles had a spectacular result thanks to Amelie Rushforth and Tahlia Wyatt. Amelie Rushforth fought hard, coming second on vault and trampet, bagging herself an overall silver medal. But it was Tahlia Wyatt who blew away the competition, winning first place in all categories, with a huge 12.40 score on vault, and an overall score of 35.65.

The second session of the day also didn’t disappoint. In the Under 9 Advanced Category, Baskervilles’ gymnasts placed in silver and bronze positions – Camille Gillett’s first place on vault helped her to overall third place, with Jessica Lawton coming first on floor and second on trampet, bagging a silver medal overall.

And Baskervilles yet again saw some brilliant results in the final session of the day. In the Under 12 Intermediate competition, Baskervilles’ Bella Hemmings and Anastasia Case took joint second place overall, with Bella winning third place on vault and second on trampet and Anastasia second place on vault and first on trampet. Baskervilles’ Maia West won the category overall, with a first place position on floor.

In the Under 12 Advanced category, Baskervilles’ gymnasts Elsie Bruton and Nancy Morris, both of whom competed at an International Competition in Malta earlier this year, came in second and third place respectively. Nancy Morris won bronze on floor and silver on trampet, with Elsie Bruton coming second on floor and first on trampet.

IMG_549614-year-old Liliana Richmond, a gymnast and Assistant Coach at Baskervilles, bagged an overall bronze medal in the Over 12 Advanced Category, with a bronze medal on floor and silver on vault.

And finally, in the Over 12 Intermediate category, 15-year-old Anna Street cleaned up, winning gold on floor, vault and trampet, with an impressive overall score of 32.95, securing herself first place overall.

The day featured plenty for spectators to enjoy, including performances from some of Baskervilles’ Elite Gymnasts, and a fundraising raffle. All funds raised at the competition will go towards the purchase of new equipment for the gym, and the improvement of Baskervilles’ facilities. Baskervilles put all of their profits back into the business for the benefit of their members – this helps aid gymnasts’ development to achieve their potential at all levels.

The competition was a brilliant success for all who took part, and a great day was had by all. Organiser Victoria Baskerville commented, ‘we have had a fantastic competition today. It has been great to see so many gymnasts performing to such a high standard – their poise, presentation and execution of skills was the best we’ve seen to date’. Baskervilles are now looking forward to their next big event, their annual Christmas Gala, to be held on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th December.

See the competition results here.