Baskervilles Gymnastics Club welcomed over 200 gymnasts from around the South West on Sunday 16th October for their Girls’ Gymnasts in Action Competition. The day saw successes across the board, including over 70 medals for Baskervilles’ gymnasts.
Gymnasts from 10 gymnastic clubs attended the competition, with girls aged between six and 16 partaking. Gymnasts were split into 16 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.
The first session of the day saw some great results for Baskervilles’ gymnasts. In the Under 9 Intermediate Competition, Phoebe Franklin came 2nd overall, taking 2nd place on floor and 1st place on trampet, scoring 12.400. Kezia Nokeokouman came 3rd on floor and 2nd on vault with a score of 12.350, which contributed to an overall 3rd place. Roxy Bristow came 1st on vault, scoring 12.450, whilst Rahni Burnett-Maloney scored 12.300 to win 3rd place on trampet.
Sophie Franklin-Adams was overall victor in the Under 11 Pre-Level Red Competition, scoring 34.350. Franklin-Adams took home a gold medal on vault, a silver on floor and bronze on trampet. Completing an all-Baskervilles line up on floor, Freya Brown won the gold medal, with Ellie Hobson taking home the bronze. Olivia Bendry and Nolly Quinn came in joint 3rd place on vault.
In the Under 11 Intermediate Competition, Alice Haig won overall, with a score of 35.000, taking home silver medals on floor and trampet. Farrah DeBuriatte and Arsia Gashi followed closely behind, taking joint 2nd place overall, with DeBuriatte taking bronze on floor and silver on vault, and Gashi winning 1st place on floor and 3rd place on vault. Anna McKim came 2nd on trampet and 1st on vault with a score of 12.000, and Nina Walters bagged 1st place on trampet, scoring 12.100.
In the Under 13 Pre-Level Competition, Alice Hibbert-Davies won first place on vault with a score of 12.300. Sabrina Sanfillipo came 2nd on floor and 3rd overall. But it was Stevie Saunders who bagged the overall title, with a score of 35.700, winning golds on floor and trampet, as well as being in bronze position on vault.
In the second session of the day, in the Under 7 Pre-Level Competition, Sophie Napp came 2nd on floor, and L’Maia Shanley’s score of 12.450 secured her the silver medal on trampet.
In the Under 7 Intermediate Category, Rhiannon Anaya and Lucie Hall shared overall 1st place, scoring 33.850. Anaya came 2nd on floor and vault and 1st on trampet, with Hall winning 1st place on floor and vault and 2nd on trampet. Isla O’Connor came 2nd overall, winning silver on trampet and bronze on floor, and Isabel Rich completed the overall medals, taking the bronze, thanks in part to a 3rd place position on vault.
Mollie Dokic was the overall winner in the Under 7 Advanced Category, scoring 36.100, taking home gold medals on floor and vault, and silver on trampet. Eva Bentley won the silver medal overall, with a 3rd place position on vault. Lucy Edwards took home the overall bronze medal, placing 2nd on vault. Ella Gunn came 3rd on floor, and Hattie Stone won bronze on trampet and silver on floor. Roami Wilson took gold on the trampet, with a score of 12.200.
Emily Franklin Adams came 2nd on vault in the Under 9 Pre-Level Blue Competition. In the Under 9 Pre Level Red Competition, Aoife Kestell came 1st on trampet with a score of 12.700, winning 3rd place overall. Olive Burgess came 2nd on trampet scoring 12.550, and Grace Kitteridge came 2nd on vault. Harriet Naysmith and Eva Emerson landed joint 3rd place on vault.
The third and final session of the day saw the oldest age categories in competition, including some of Baskervilles’ Demonstrators and Assistant Coaches. Brooke Rackstraw took home a bronze medal on floor in the Under 9 Advanced Category, and in the Under 11 Advanced Category, Baskervilles Demonstrator Bella Hemmings came 2nd on vault and 1st on trampet, scoring 12.200. In the Under 13 Intermediate Competition, Demonstrator Kora Franklin won a silver medal on floor.
In the Under 13 Advanced Category, Alice Gane scored 34.450, winning her the overall gold medal. Gane came 1st on floor and trampet, as well as bagging 3rd place on vault. Sophie Smith also scored well in this competition, coming 2nd on vault and 3rd on trampet.
In the Over 13 Intermediate Competition, Baskervilles Assistant Coach Emily Romero-Shaw came 1st on floor and trampet, winning silver overall. In the Over 13 Advanced Competition, Assistant Coach Daisy Collier came 3rd overall, with 3rd place on floor and 2nd place on vault with a score of 12.500. Assistant Coach Liliana Richmond scored 12.00 on trampet, giving her 3rd place.
Each of the competitions included a fundraising raffle, with all funds raised to 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.
A great day was had by all, with successes for gymnasts from all the clubs taking part. Organiser Victoria Baskerville commented, ‘The competition ran smoothly, and it was so nice to see so many participants from all over the South West, especially in the older age groups and including our current and future coaches!’
Baskervilles are now looking forward to their next big event, their annual Christmas Gala, to be held on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December.
Session 1 Under 9 Intermediate
Session 1 Under 11 Intermediate
Session 1 Under 11 Pre-Level Blue
Session 1 Under 11 Pre-Level Red
Session 1 Under 13 Pre-Level
Session 2 Under 7 Advanced
Session 2 Under 7 Intermediate
Session 2 Under 7 Pre Level
Session 2 Under 9 Pre Level Blue
Session 2 Under 9 Pre Level Red
Session 3 Over 13 Advanced
Session 3 Over 13 Intermediate
Session 3 Under 9 Advanced
Session 3 Under 11 Advanced
Session 3 Under 13 Advanced
Session 3 Under 13 Intermediate