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Baskervilles Girls Win Medals in Malta

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IMG_24612Baskervilles Gymnastics Club had across-the-board success at an International Competition in Malta last weekend. 14 squad girls aged 7-16 years travelled to the Mediterranean Island for the Gymstars Open Competition, where they performed in individual age groups, with their scores then combined to produce overall team results.

In the first competition of the weekend, 16-year-old Bree Warren, 11-year-old Kiera Williams and 10-year-olds Isobel Martin and Rosa Pawlyn competed. As Baskervilles’ highest level gymnasts, they were up against some tough competition.

IMG_24632In the 10-12 years age category, the Baskervilles girls competed in a group of over 35 gymnasts. Youngest team member Rosa performed well on floor, achieving a score of 11.35. Meanwhile, Kiera bagged a strong score of 12.43 for her superb yurchenko vault. The last of the 10-12 years trio, Isobel, took the silver medal on beam after performing a faultless routine. Finally, Baskervilles’ most senior gymnast Bree, managed to take home the overall gold medal for her category, a brilliant result!

20160710_2904Two Baskervilles’ teams competed in the final round of the competition. Comprising of younger and less experienced gymnasts, these teams had a tough competition ahead of them.

In the first team, 10-year-olds Abby Baxter, Phoebe Prichard and Isobel Dixon and 9-year-olds Camille Gillett and Olivia Underwood competed. The second team was made up of 10-year-old Esme Mathias, 9-year-old Anya Green, 8-year-old Annabelle Moss and 7-year-olds Gracie Hurd and Tahlia Wyatt.

20160710_3411All of the gymnasts performed consistently on all four pieces of apparatus, with many girls competing their most technically difficult skills for the first time in competition. Annabelle took the silver medal on vault, with Camille in 5th place, whilst Phoebe scored an impressive 10.80 on the beam, putting her in 8th place. Meanwhile, Esme was awarded gold on floor for her fantastic routine narrowly missing out on the bronze medal position overall. In the 7-9 years category it was one of Baskervilles’ youngest competitors, Anya Green, who scored the highest in 12th place.

All of the girls who took part in the competition performed excellently. Coaches Emma Baskerville and Fran Ince, who accompanied the girls on the trip, were extremely pleased with all of their results and with how well the girls performed overseas.

More Medal Success for Baskervilles Boys at Home Competition

IMG_6744Baskervilles Gymnastics Club played host to gymnasts from five clubs from the South West on Sunday 10th July, holding their annual Baskervilles Cup Competition. This was the first ever six-piece competition for many of Baskervilles’ gymnasts. For Oliver Snook and Theo Todd-Jones, who recently put in strong performances at the Pegasus Open Competition, the Baskervilles Cup was another success, with medals all round, including a team gold.

In the Development 1 competition, 9 of Baskervilles’ gymnasts competed in teams of three, with Baskervilles teams landing 2nd, 3rd and 4th places overall. IMG_6747In the 2nd place team, Clem Nacchia (7) came 3rd on vault, with Charlie Pecchia (8), 3rd on pommel horse and rings. Jacob McLean (8), bagged silver position on pommel, and bronze position on high bar, claiming overall 4th position individually. For 6-year-olds Thomas Coles and Henry McLean, 7-year-olds Felix Bailey, Colby Jay Barnes and Zac Miles, and 8-year-old Cory White, this was their first six-piece competition – a brilliant experience for the boys.

In the Development 2 competition, teams from Baskervilles bagged silver and bronze medal positions, with Edward Gould (8) in individual 2nd place, thanks in part to a gold medal position on rings, and bronze medal positions on floor, pommel horse and high bar. James Smith (9), came 3rd on vault and parallel bars, with Finley Colebourne (8), 2nd on high bar.

23The Development 4 competition saw Charlie Day (10), win 3rd place overall, scoring an incredible 13.000 and 2nd place on pommel horse, also winning silver medal positions on the rings, vault and parallel bars, and a 3rd place on high bar.

But it was in the Under 12 competition where Baskervilles’ gymnasts fought hard for a team gold, with Oliver Snook (11), and Theo Todd-Jones (10), fighting for 1st and 2nd places individually. Oliver eventually came out on top, scoring 13.000 for a gold medal position on floor, also taking 1st place on pommel horse, vault, high bar, parallel bars, and 3rd place on rings. Theo won gold medal position on rings, taking silver positions on pommel horse, vault and high bar, and bronze position on floor.

32In the Under 14 competition, 13-year-old Henry Brooker came a close 2nd place individually, scoring just 0.875 less than the overall winner. Henry bagged 1st place on the pommel horse, vault and parallel bars, with a gold medal position on floor, scoring 13.550.

Included in the competition schedule was lots of fundraising for the gym, including a raffle, cake sale, and a silent auction on a beautiful cake kindly donated by one of Baskervilles’ parents. As a not-for-profit organisation, Baskervilles puts back all of their profits into the business for the benefit of their members, helping to aid their gymnasts’ development.

13580367_1053157714733630_5395893930500286221_oFun was had by over 10 gymnasts and two coaches in a handstand competition, with a gymnast from Bristol Hawks Gymnastics Club coming out on top with a handstand lasting over 1½ minutes.

“The running of the competition was smooth and slick”, coach Paul Baskerville commented, “Lots of medals were awarded to boys of different ages and abilities. It was fantastic to see so many boys competing at a high level, six-piece competition, and there was very healthy competition between older boys, which was great to see”.

“I’d like to thank all of the judges and coaches, especially our coach Levente Molnar-Schondorfer, for all of their hard work. A massive thank you to all of the parents who helped out on the day – it was great to have such a strong showing from parents willing to help. A big thank you also to our two dads who compered the competition”.

“We are all excited for next year’s Baskervilles Cup Competition, with even more boys expected to compete”.

Take a look at one of our gymnast’s video from the day:

Gold for Gymnasts Representing Baskervilles at West Country League

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IMG_6677Squad Gymnasts from Baskervilles Gymnastics Club saw some great results on Sunday 26th June, starting strongly in the first of three West Country League Competitions. The competition, which took place at both Wiltshire School of Gymnastics and Fromeside Gymnastics Club, saw gymnastic clubs from the South West compete against each other, with four teams representing Baskervilles. Gymnasts from Baskervilles saw some great scores, including a team gold medal for the A League Division 3 team.

IMG_6673The A League Premiership category saw Esme Mathias, 10, Anya Green, 9, Annabelle Moss, 8, Tahlia Wyatt, 7, and Gracie Hurd 7, compete for Baskervilles. For Tahlia and Gracie, this was their first ever four-piece competition, and they were the youngest gymnasts to take part in the whole competition. The girls’ team came in 4th place overall, with Esme 3rd on beam and in an individual 3rd place.

In the B League Division 1 category, Pearl Fray, 12, Jasmine Andrews, 12, Camille Gillett, 9, Edie Gudmunsen, 15, and Elisabeth Osborn, 14, won an overall 3rd place in a competition of 6 teams. Elisabeth came 2nd on floor, with Edie taking 1st place on vault and asymmetric bars, and 3rd overall.

Elite Gymnasts Bree Warren, 16, Keira Williams, 11, Isobel Martin, 10, and Rosa Pawlyn, 10, took part in the C League Division 1 competition. IMG_6672The girls came 3rd overall, with a team 1st place on floor. Individually, Keira came 7th overall, with a score of 42.25, and Bree Warren came 3rd overall, scoring 45.65, winning 3rd place on vault and 2nd place on floor.

In the strongest showing of the day, Nancy Morris, 11, Elsie Bruton, 11, Phoebe Prichard, 10, Isobel Dixon, 10, Abigail Baxter, 10 and Molly Hibbert-Davies, 9, bagged gold position in the A League Division 3 category. IMG_6675The girls had some brilliant results, with Nancy coming 3rd on beam, floor and overall, Elsie 2nd on beam, floor and overall, Abigail 1st on beam and 2nd on vault, Molly 1st on vault, and Phoebe 1st on floor and taking individual 1st place overall.

‘I’m extremely pleased with our results from this competition’, Elite Coach Francesca Ince explained, ‘this puts the girls in a great position for the rest of the year’.