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British Championship Medal for Baskervilles’ Henry Brooker

IMG_2902Elite gymnasts from Baskervilles School of Gymnastics have had success at this year’s British Championships, with one gymnast bagging himself a coveted medal. The event, which was held at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on 24th-26th March 2017, drew its’ biggest ever crowd with over 15,000 spectators in the sold-out venue.

In the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Under 16 event, 14-year-old Henry Brooker competed strongly, landing himself in 26th place overall. Brooker’s strongest performance was on vault, where he bagged the bronze medal for both of his vaults with an average score of 11.925, in his most high profile competition to date.

IMG_293819-year-old Harry Wall competed in the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Senior event for the second year running, pitting himself amongst members of the Men’s Olympic Gymnastics team. Wall’s strongest performance was on pommel horse, where he came sixth, drawing with ex-Olympian Daniel Purvis, with a score of 12.500.

This year’s British Championships saw the strongest results in a voluntary competition that Baskervilles have earned in the past decade, in the Under 16 and Senior Age Groups. The club’s elite gymnasts are now looking forward to English Championships, which will take place on Friday 7th-Sunday 9th April.

Baskervilles Gymnast to Represent the South West following Compulsory Grades

IMG_7589Gymnasts from Baskervilles School of Gymnastics have had their most successful Compulsory Grades Competition to date, with four gymnasts passing their Grades and one gymnast also securing a place representing the South West at National Finals.

The competition, held at Wiltshire School of Gymnastics on Sunday 19th April, is the highest level of gymnastics that a child can compete at, and six Elite Gymnasts from Baskervilles took part.

11-year-old Rosa Pawlyn competed in the Compulsory 2 Category, not only passing her Grades, but also winning a place representing the South West at National Finals on Sunday 30th April. This is the second consecutive year that Pawlyn has achieved this accolade.

IMG_7590In the Compulsory 5 Category, gymnasts Tahlia Wyatt, 7, and Gracie Hurd, 8, both passed their Grades, with Wyatt scoring a brilliant 12.630 on vault, and Hurd scoring 11.900 on beam.

9-year-old Annabelle Moss passed her Grades in the Compulsory 4 Category, with a strong score of 11.200 on bars.

In the Compulsory Level 3 Category, 10-year-old Anya Green narrowly missed out, despite a high score of 12.600 on vault.

For 11-year-old Esme Mathias, this was the first time that she had competed at such a high level, and a great experience which will help further her gymnastic career.

Emma Baskerville, “The girls all performed to a very high standard, executing their skills with beautiful stretch, poise and presentation throughout their routines. I am so proud of all of their performances”.

Over 400 Gymnasts Take Part In Baskervilles’ Annual Club Competition

club comp 1Baskervilles Gymnastics Club held their eighth Annual Club Competition last weekend, with over 400 gymnasts taking part. Each year, all of the club’s recreational gymnasts are invited to experience competing, many of whom have never taken part in this type of event.

25 competitions were held over five sessions on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March. Gymnasts competed on two pieces – floor and vault – to an audience of over 300 people, and judges from Baskervilles who scored their efforts. Each gymnast won a participation medal, with the top six performers in each category and the top three on each piece awarded further accolades. The overall winner of each competition received a trophy.

club comp 7This was Baskervilles’ largest home competition to date, and a great time was had by gymnasts, parents and coaches alike.

Parent Julie Holborn commented, “My daughter had such an amazing time at the competition. Despite having worried prior to the competition, with reassurance from coaches and lots of practice, she happily took part, even winning a few medals. Most importantly, though, she gained huge self confidence in her abilities”.

club comp 4Competition organiser Vicky Baskervilles explained, “The thing I most enjoy about our Club Competition is seeing gymnasts display great courage in performing their routine to such a large audience, and their joy after competing. One gymnast approached me after performing their floor routine and said, ‘I felt nervous, and now I feel so, so happy’. That for me is what makes our competition so worthwhile”.

Congratulations to all the gymnasts who took part!

Baskervilles’ Oliver Snook Lands British Silver Medal

IMG_2230 - CopyElite Gymnasts from Baskervilles were pitted against the best of Britain on Saturday 11th March, at the Men’s British Championships. The event, held at the Europa Gymnastics Centre in London, saw 11-year-old Theo Todd-Jones and 12-year-old Oliver Snook take part in the Under 12 and Under 14 events respectively. Both gymnasts finished in the top 40 in the country, with Snook taking home a silver medal on floor.

Competing in the Under 12 category, Todd-Jones finished in 34th place overall. A clean routine on the parallel bars provided him with his best performance of the day, where he placed 14th.

IMG_2843 - CopyAs one of the youngest gymnasts in his category, Snook faced stiff competition in the Under 14 age group. Despite this, he performed an outstanding floor routine to take home the silver medal. With a strong performance on parallel bars, where he placed 10th, and 16th place positions on both high bar and vault, Snook placed 18th overall.

The competition was a great experience for the boys, allowing them to compete on a national stage amongst elite competitors from around Britain. The boys are now preparing for the English Championships in April, aiming for more success for Baskervilles!