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3 Gold, 2 Silver and 7 Bronze Medals!

Our squad Gymnasts celebrate success at the 2017 Voluntary Age Groups and South West Challenge Cup held in Wiltshire last weekend.

11 year-old Rosa Pawlyn wowed the judges on beam earning herself a gold medal followed by bronze medals on both vault and floor exercise; Rosa finished with a hard-earned bronze medal overall. 8 year-old Tahlia Wyatt achieved an impressive gold medal on floor exercise as well as bronze medals on both vault and bars in the largest division of the day.

11 year-old Isobel Martin performed beautifully on floor exercise winning the gold medal as well a bronze medal on beam and a bronze medal overall in her division, whilst teammate 13 year-old Keira Williams managed to clinch two silver medals on both vault and bars finishing her division in a well-deserved 4th place.

11 year-old Esme Mathias also competed alongside Rosa finishing in a respectable 4th place whilst 8 year-old Gracie Hurd and 7 year-old Ella Gunn performed consistent routines in the Level 5 division. The Baskervilles coaching staff were thoroughly pleased with all of the girl’s performances; Elite Girls Coaches Emma Baskerville and Fran Ince said “We are so proud of the girl’s dedication and hard work. They performed to a high standard and are a true reflection of the passion and love for the sport that we all share at the club.”

Baskervilles Girls Shine in Mediterranean Competition

Malta 2017 Gymnasts from Baskervilles School of Gymnastics had across-the-board success at an International Competition in Malta this summer. The club took home 7 medals including an overall International title.

On Thursday 6th July 2017, 12 squad girls aged 7–16 years travelled to the Mediterranean Island for the 29th Gymstars Open Competition, where they performed in individual age groups, with their combined scores producing an overall team result.

In the first competition of the weekend, 10-year-olds Molly Hibbert-Davies, Isabella Mori and Camille Gillett and 9-year-old Amelie Rushforth competed as a team. Whilst the youngest team from Baskervilles was made up of 8-year-olds Gracie Hurd and Tahlia Wyatt and 7-year-olds Evie Wilkins and Ella Gunn. The girls competed in category D which was the largest of the five categories with 29 other teams competing.

Trophies In the 7–9 years age category, the Baskervilles girls competed in a group of 36 gymnasts. It was Hurd who bagged a bronze medal on bar with an impressive score of 10.20. Meanwhile, Wyatt performed consistently and took silver on floor and gold on vault with a huge score of 11.35. Overall the duo narrowly missed the medals with Wyatt placing 4th and Hurd 5th.

In the 10–12 years category all 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. It was Gillett who caught the judges’ eye on floor scoring an impressive 11.53 and placing 19th overall out of 50 gymnasts.

The final Baskervilles team who competed on the final competition day was made up of 16-year-old Edie Gudmunsen, 11-year-olds Esme Mathias and Isobel Martin and 9-year-old Annabelle Moss. Containing the clubs top gymnasts, this team had some tough competition ahead of them in category C.
In the 7-9 years category, Moss impressed the judges and took home gold on vault and a respectable bronze on floor. In the 10-12 years category Martin bagged a silver medal for her faultless beam routine. Mathias performed well and secured 16th overall place out of 52 competitors. But gaining international title for Baskervilles was Martin, who came 3rd overall for her age category.

Malta Squad 2017 All of the girls who took part in the overseas competition performed excellently. Coaches Emma Baskerville and Francesca Ince, who accompanied the girls on the trip, were enormously proud of all the girls’ effort. The Baskervilles squad team have just completed their annual Summer Camp and are looking forward to preparing for their next big competition at the end of September.

Three Home Champions at Baskervilles Cup

IMG_3997Baskervilles School of Gymnastics had plenty of success at their annual Baskervilles Cup Competition, including three overall champions from the club. On Sunday 21st May, Baskervilles hosted their 14th annual Baskervilles Cup Competition, with over 50 gymnasts competing from across the country. 17 of Baskervilles’ squad boys represented the club with success in every category.

In the Development 1 Competition, six gymnasts from Baskervilles competed in two teams of three.

IMG_3996The first team, consisting of 7-year-olds Hal Davies and Thomas Coles, and 8-year-old Felix Bailey, took bronze in the team competition. Coles took home a bronze medal on rings, and landed in 10th position overall. Davies placed 8th overall, also with a strong rings score, placing 5th. With a tidy vault to place 5th, Bailey finished in 13th place overall.

For 6-year-old Archie Corbett, 7-year-old Alson Goddard and 8-year-old Bojan Seria-Walker, this was their first six-piece competition, a fantastic experience to compete alongside many high level gymnasts.

IMG_3998The Development 2 Competition saw 9-year-olds Charlie Pecchia and Cory White and 8-year-olds Clem Nacchia and Braydon Wisbey, representing the club. Pecchia bagged four silvers on pommel horse, rings, parallel bars and high bar, as well the as bronze medal on vault, to land him in 2nd place in overall. Following closely behind Pecchia, Nacchia finished in 3rd place overall thanks in part to a gold medal on vault, silver on rings and bronze on high bar. With the help of a silver medal on floor, Wisbey placed 8th overall, with White placing 9th overall and 6th on pommel horse. The boys’ combined scores won them 1st place in the team event.

In the Development 3 Competition, 9-year-olds Edward Gould, Toby Hales and Jack Jenner competed together as a team, also taking 1st place in the team event thanks to strong individual scores. Taking golds on pommel horse, rings, parallel bars and high bar, Gould was this category’s overall champion. IMG_3999Jenner’s best performance was on pommel horse, where he took 3rd place, helping him to finish 2nd in the overall competition. Hales performed a clean high bar routine to bag himself the bronze and land him in 4th place overall.

Competing in the Under 12 Competition were 11-year-olds Theo Todd-Jones and Jacob Watts of Baskervilles. Todd-Jones was the overall winner of this category thanks to strong performances across the board, taking home golds on all pieces. Watts took silver medal position in the IMG_3995overall competition, placing 2nd on floor, pommel horse and parallel bars, and 3rd on rings, vault and high bar. The boys’ combined scores won them 1st place in the team event for their category.

The Under 14 Competition saw 12-year-olds Oliver Snook and Archie-Jack Hall competing in the eldest category. Snook’s best performance was on vault, where he took gold, as well as bagging gold medals on pommel horse, rings and parallel bars. Hall’s gold medal winning floor routine was his highlight of the day, and he also took gold on high bar. Overall, Snook finished 1st to become the Under 14 champion, with Hall following closely behind in 2nd position.

The competition was a great success for all the boys, with medals awarded across all age categories, a result of their hard work and commitment to training. A big thank you to all of the judges, coaches and parents who helped out on the day, in particular to Boys’ Head Coach Levente Molnar-Schondorfer for all his hard work in organising the competition and ensuring everything ran smoothly on the day.

Click here for full competition results.

Baskervilles Gymnasts Take Home 76 Medals from Rising Stars Home Competition

18516219_10210043236252592_1187407200_nGymnasts from Baskervilles School of Gymnastics have had a successful weekend of competition, taking home 76 medals from Baskervilles’ own Annual Girls’ Rising Stars Competition. Over 200 gymnasts from 10 different clubs across the South West gathered at Baskervilles on Sunday 14th May to take part in the intermediate, squad-level competition.

Four sessions ran throughout the day, each with several competitions taking place. Gymnasts competed on floor, vault and trampet, and awards were given to the top three gymnasts on each piece, as well as to the top six gymnasts overall in each category.

18492021_10210043235132564_1738129530_nIn the Red Under 11 Pre-Level Competition, Baskervilles’ Maddie Unthank took home gold on vault, contributing to an overall score of 35.20, which won her the silver medal.

Harriet Naysmith bagged a gold medal for her vault in the Blue Under 11 Pre-Level Competition.

Competing in the Yellow Under 9 Pre-Level Competition, Poppy Aust won gold on floor, scoring 11.900. Amelia Kittlety won bronze on floor and overall, where she scored 35.49.

Baskervilles gymnasts took home an impressive six medals in the Green Under 9 Pre-Level Competition, with Isabelle Lloyd leading the pack, taking home gold medals on floor, vault and overall, with an impressive overall score of 35.85.

18516240_10210043234772555_1192615087_nSeven medals were won by Baskervilles gymnasts in the Red Under 13 Pre-Level Competition. Taking silver overall with a score of 35.65 was Sophie Franklin-Adams, who also went home with a silver medal for her floor routine and bronze on trampet. Following closely behind, Alice Hibbert-Davies took bronze overall, winning bronze on floor, and taking home gold medals on vault and trampet.

The Blue Under 7 Advanced Competition was an all-Baskervilles affair. Aine Malkin swept the board, with golds on floor, vault, trampet and overall, and an overall score of 37.00. Following closely behind, Eva Bentley had a clean sweep of silver medals, her highest score of 12.40 coming from her floor routine. Winning overall bronze position, as well as bronze on vault, was Lucy Edwards.

18492855_10210043234532549_172462512_nIn the Yellow Under 7 Pre-Level Competition, Sienna Randall won gold on vault.

Rhiannon Anaya came 3rd overall in the Green Under 7 Intermediate Competition, winning silver on floor.

The Red Under 9 Intermediate Competition saw Roxy Bristow take silver overall, coming in 2nd place on vault and 3rd on floor. Ava Gregory followed closely behind in bronze position overall, taking 1st place on vault.

Brooke Rackstraw led the way in the Blue Under 9 Advanced Competition, taking overall gold with a score of 36.80, as well as coming in 1st place on floor and 2nd on vault.

18492373_10210043235372570_1426674965_nIn the Yellow Under 11 Intermediate Competition, Sofia Francis won 2nd place overall with a score of 34.700, bagging gold on trampet and silver on vault. In 3rd place overall was Freya Brown, who won silver on floor and bronze on trampet.

Nell Bloomfield led the pack from Baskervilles in the Green Under 11 Intermediate Competition, winning 2nd place overall, with bronze on floor and silver on trampet. Following closely behind, Tilly Kennard came 3rd overall, bagging herself a gold medal on trampet and silver on vault along the way.

18554981_10210043235452572_1267449711_nIn the Red Over 13 Advanced Competition, Baskervilles’ Anna Street stomped to victory, winning gold medals on all pieces and overall, with an overall score of 34.900. Baskervilles’ Assistant Coach Daisy Collier won a silver medal on trampet and bronze on vault.

Bella Hemmings bagged overall silver in the Red Under 13 Intermediate Competition, taking home gold for her floor routine, which scored 11.200.

The competition, which included a fundraising raffle, was thoroughly enjoyed by all. 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.

Competition organiser Vicky Baskerville explained, “Yet again, this has been a fantastic event for Baskervilles – everything went incredibly smoothly and we are so proud of the gymnasts who took part. Thanks to the excellent team at Baskervilles who made it possible!”

Baskervilles are looking forward to hosting their Boys’ Baskervilles Cup Competition next Sunday.

Click here for full competition results.

Baskervilles Holds First Ever Private Schools Competition

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Gymnasts from schools around Bath have had competition success at Baskervilles School of Gymnastics first ever Public Schools Competition. The competition was held at Monkton Prep School on Friday 5th May, and saw 70 children take part.

IMG_4172Teams competed from King Edward’s School, Monkton Prep School and Royal High School, with Moorlands Schools Federation also invited as guests, following their success at the Bath and Keynsham Schools Competition, which took place in February this year.

Each team taking part on the day comprised of five gymnasts, who each competed on floor and vault, with the four highest scores on each piece of apparatus contributing to the final team score.

Split over two levels, the Year 3 and 4 Competition had a total of nine teams competing in the Level 1 Competition, with six teams taking part in the Level 2 Competition.

IMG_4186In the Level 1 Competition, King Edward’s School A Team took gold on floor, with King Edward’s School B Team earning gold on vault. Overall, King Edward’s School A Team placed 3rd, Monkton Prep School placed 2nd with a score of 66.30, and the King Edwards School B Team came 1st, with an impressive score of 67.70 out of 80.00. Livi Lewis of King Edwards School was crowned the overall individual winner of the Level 1 competition, with a score of 18.30.

The Level 2 competition saw some tough competition for the teams taking part. On floor, gymnasts Tahlia Wyatt of Moorlands Schools Federation, Toby Hales of King Edward’s School, and Tilly Kennard and Isla Mills from Royal High School all scored a perfect 10.00. Overall, King Edward’s School A Team placed 3rd, Moorlands Schools Federation A Team placed 2nd and the team from Royal High School took the gold position. Isla Mills from Royal High School won the overall individual gold medal with a score of 19.80 out of 20.00, with Tahlia Wyatt from Moorlands Schools Federation following closely behind with a score of 19.70.

IMG_4189In the afternoon, the Year 5 and 6 gymnasts took to the competition floor, with a total of five teams over the two levels.

In the Level 1 competition, all the teams performed consistently, with Monkton Prep School B Team taking 3rd place on the floor and vault, Monkton Prep School A Team taking 2nd, and King Edward’s School 1st. Sophie Parnell of Monkton Prep School was crowned the overall winner.

The Level 2 competition saw a high standard of gymnastics with many gymnasts scoring 9.00 or more out of 10.00 on both pieces of apparatus. The team from Monkton Prep School managed to bag gold on vault, whilst the team from King Edward’s School took gold on floor. Overall, the team from King Edward’s School placed 1st. Sophie Franklin-Adams from King Edward’s School took home the overall individual gold medal.

IMG-20170509-WA0003Event organiser Francesca Ince explained, “I was extremely pleased with how the competition went. It was our first year running the event and I would like to thank Monkton Prep for hosting. We are looking forward to organising the same competition next year and hope to invite even more schools and gymnasts to take part”.

Emma Pike from Monkton Prep School enthused, “a huge thank you to your team for the fantastic competition. You have such a great team to work it and the girls and boys loved it. I don’t think they will ever receive so many medals in one competition again. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this”.

Click here for full competition results.

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!

More Gymnastic Action as Baskervilles Girls Bag Over 70 Medals

IMG_4986 - CopyBaskervilles 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.

IMG_4990 - CopyThe 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.

IMG_4994 - CopyIn 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.

IMG_5057 - CopyIn 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.

IMG_5065 - CopyIn 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.

IMG_5071 - CopyEmily 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.

IMG_5081 - CopyIn 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.

IMG_5100 - CopyEach 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.

Competition Results

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

Gymnasts Spring into Action at Baskervilles Boys Competition

IMG_4895Over 100 gymnasts from seven gymnastic clubs across the South West gathered at Baskervilles Gymnastics Club for their Gymnasts in Action competition on Saturday 8th October. Gymnasts competed in four different age categories, on three apparatus – floor, vault, and trampet – with Baskervilles’ gymnasts taking home a brilliant 15 medals for their efforts.

In the Under 7 Red Competition, Alson Goddard, James Lee, William Frayling, Oliver Mantri, Charlie McKean, Louis Delbridge and Harrison Pearce represented Baskervilles. Pearce put on a strong performance, claiming the overall gold medal, with a silver on vault and bronze on floor. Delbridge bagged the gold medal on vault, along with a silver on trampet, placing him 3rd overall. Frayling received the bronze medal on vault, with Lee taking the silver on trampet.

IMG_4912The Under 7 Blue Competition saw five gymnasts compete for Baskervilles. Henry McLean performed accurate routines to take bronze on floor and silver on vault, landing in overall 3rd place. Following closely behind, teammates Thomas Coles and Felix Bailey finished in joint 4th place in the overall competition, with Coles also receiving a gold medal on trampet. Hal Davies also performed strongly on trampet, earning him a bronze medal and contributing towards an overall 7th place. Evan Siddorn displayed consistent routines across the apparatus to land him in 12th position overall.

Representing the club in the competitive Under 9 Level B Competition were Zack Glasgow, Clem Nacchia, Finley Colebourne and Zach Miles. Nacchia performed strongly across all three apparatus, placing him in overall 4th place. Miles showed his prowess on the trampet where he won gold, whilst Glasgow showed persistence across the board to place him 13th overall. Colebourne also displayed his vaulting ability to take the silver medal and 6th place overall. William Stoaling and Sam Barton also displayed their ability to accurately complete their routines in the Level A competition, placing 13th and 14th overall respectively.

Boys Elite Coach Craig Hutchison explained, “The competition was a great success. As well as many of our boys receiving medals, the competition was a valuable learning experience for all of the boys at such a young age.

“A big thank you to Head Coach Levente Molnar-Schendorfer for organising the competition to run smoothly, as well as to all of the parents who helped out on the day”.

Competition Results

U13 Level B Blue Competition
U11 Level B Blue Competition
U11 Level A Blue Competition
U9 Level B Red Competition
U9 Level A Green Competition
U7 Red Competition
U7 Blue Competition

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:

Baskervilles Boys Take the Floor at Annual Rising Stars Competition

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Over 100 gymnasts from Gymnastics Clubs across the South West headed to Baskervilles School of Gymnastics on Saturday 7th May, to take part in their Boys’ Rising Stars Competition.

Baskervilles hosted gymnasts from ten different clubs, including their own, for the annual intermediate, squad-level competition. The club ran two sessions throughout the day each with several competitions running. Gymnasts competed on floor, vault, and trampet, and medals were given to the top three gymnasts on each piece, with the top six gymnasts overall in each category also awarded. Despite stiff competition from other clubs, Baskervilles gymnasts competed well and won 16 medals in total throughout the day.

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In the Under 7 Blue category, Harrison Pearce came 5th overall with a score of 34.233, also bagging a bronze medal on floor and vault. In 6th place overall, Louis Delbridge won a silver medal on vault.

The Under 7 Green Competition saw Henry McLean take gold overall with a score of 36.633, with a gold medal on vault, silver on trampet, and a bronze on floor. Thomas Coles took 2nd place overall, taking a silver medal on floor and sharing joint 2nd place on vault with fellow Baskervilles gymnast Felix Bailey.

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Joseph Bailey represented Baskervilles in the Under 9 Level A Blue category, winning 4th place on floor, and 7th place overall.

Baskervilles were well represented in the Under 9 Level B Green category, winning 1st, 3rd, 4th and 6th places overall. Jacob McLean scored a fantastic 37.633 overall, with a bronze medal on floor and a silver medal on vault contributing towards his overall gold medal. Toby Hales came 3rd overall, winning a gold medal on vault, and a bronze medal on trampet. Finley Colebourne won 4th place overall, with bronze medals on vault and trampet. In 6th place was Zack Glasgow, with Charlie Pecchia winning 9th place and a gold medal on floor.

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The competition included 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.

Elite Boys Coach Levente Molnar-Schondorfer explained, ‘The competition went well – the boys presented their routines nicely, and, importantly, the gymnasts all enjoyed themselves, with smiles on their faces throughout’.

See below for our gallery from the day:

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