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Baskervilles girls shine overseas at the Malta International Competition 2018!

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11-year-old Molly Hibbert-Davies dominated her competition, beating 61 gymnasts to become over-all champion in the aged 10–12 category. Molly also received a spectacular gold medal on beam after a confident performance and a silver medal on floor.

12-year-old Isobel Martin competed in an age category above and despite being one of the youngest she was crowned aged 13–15 champion in a division of 20 gymnasts. Isobel excelled on floor and beam earning a silver medal on both pieces of apparatus following beautifully executed routines. 9-year-old Gracie Hurd celebrated becoming aged 7–9 champion. In a division of 23 gymnasts she also picked up a gold medal for her high energy floor routine and a silver medal on beam. Gracie alongside teammates 11-year-olds Isobel Dixon and Molly Hibbert-Davies and 10-year-olds Amelie Rushforth and Isabella Mori also finished in a brilliant 2nd place in the team competition receiving a big trophy to keep at the gym.

The youngest of the gymnasts, 8-year-old Hattie Stone performed a stunning beam routine, which saw her finish in 3rd place as well as coming in a very respectable 6th place overall. 8-year-old Eva Bentley finished inside the top 20 in 16th place, this was her first time competing in Malta. 11-year-old Phoebe Kirkwood Marshall finished inside the top 30 in the largest division of the competition containing 62 gymnasts whilst 10-year-old Rosie Stone finished in 43rd place with an excellent score on bars.

The girls stayed in Malta for six days with elite coaches Fran Ince and Rachel Down, Fran said ‘I couldn’t be more proud of the gymnasts for their achievements on the International Stage. The girls blew me away and I am delighted with the results’.

Congratulations to Rosa Pawlyn who has earned herself a place at the British Championships

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Congratulations to Rosa Pawlyn who has earned herself a spot at the British Championships after passing her Compulsory Level 1 at Lilleshall last weekend!!! 🌟

Rosa managed a phenomenal 9th place finish overall out of the 26 gymnasts who took part. She has made history as the first Baskerville’s female gymnast to pass and qualify for the British Championships 🏆

Rosa’s best piece was vault where she finished in joint second place after performing two high level explosive vaults and she finished in the top five for her ‘range and conditioning’ routine which is a demonstration of strength and flexibility 💪

Rosa’s proud coach Emma Baskerville explains how “the team of coaches and Rosa have worked tirelessly perfecting and practicing her routines. She performed with confidence and style, and was a true competitor. I’m so proud of her achievement, she is such a fantastic gymnast to work with. I am over the moon and haven’t stopped smiling since the weekend.”

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 Boys Bag 31 Medals at South West Intercounties Festival

Squad gymnasts from Baskervilles School of Gymnastics took home 31 medals, following the South West Intercounties Festival. 14 gymnasts made the trip to Falcons Gymnastics Club in Barnstaple on 29th April for the competition, which took place over two days.

IMG_3022Competing on Saturday 29th April in the floor and vault competition was 8-year-old Braydon Wisbey, who performed a spectacular vault to take 2nd place, securing 8th place in the overall competition.

On Sunday 30th April, the six-piece competition took place, where gymnasts competed on floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar.

In the Under 8 Compulsory Competition, Hal Davies, Felix Bailey, Henry McLean and Thomas Coles represented Baskervilles. Davies and Coles drew on floor, to both take bronze medal position. The boys placed 10th and 7th overall, respectively. Bailey took 4th on parallel bars and 6th on rings to land him in 9th place overall.

IMG_2539McLean bagged himself a gold on floor, two silvers on the rings and vault and a bronze on parallel bars to finish 3rd in the overall competition. Additionally, McLean also won the Mike Euridge Cup for performing his floor routine with the least deductions over the whole weekend of competition, an outstanding achievement.

As a team representing Somerset County, the four boys placed 2nd overall.

The Under 10 Competition was the most competitive category of the day, and saw Toby Hales, Charlie Pecchia, Clem Nacchia, Jack Jenner and Jacob McLean competing for Baskervilles. Nacchia’s best performance was on high bar, where he placed 13th, landing 36th place overall. Jenner placed 27th overall, coming in 16th place on floor and 17th on the pommel horse. Hales came 13th on rings and showed consistency throughout his competition, finishing in 21st place overall. A clean pommel horse routine to take 8th place helped land Pecchia in 19th place overall. McLean bagged gold on vault and bronze on high bar to place 18th overall. Gould took home silver on parallel bars and bronze on the rings to finish 6th in the overall competition, helped by four of his six scores being in top 10 positions.

As a county, the boys’ scores collectively placed them in 3rd position.

IMG_2540Archie-Jack Hall competed in his first competition for Baskervilles in the Over 12 Competition. He showed great maturity throughout, performing consistently to bag himself gold on floor and three bronze medals on pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar, finishing 4th overall.

Competing in the Under 14 Voluntary Competition, 12-year-old Oliver Snook brought home six medals, including a silver in the all-around competition. This was helped by fantastic performances on floor and vault to take gold. Furthermore, Snook took three silver medals on pommel horse, rings and parallel bars.

IMG_3093Baskervilles’ eldest gymnast of the competition, Henry Brooker, took part in the Under 16 Voluntary Competition. Brooker took 2nd place on parallel bars, and won five bronzes medals on floor, pommel horse, rings, vault and high bar respectively. These scores combined to place him in 3rd position overall.

As a county, Somerset placed 3rd in the region with all of the boys’ scores contributing to this achievement.

The South West Intercounties Festival concluded a successful month of competition for the squad boys at Baskervilles, with elite gymnasts also competing at the 2017 English Championships in mid-April. Representing the boys’ squads at Baskervilles were 11-year-old Theo Todd-Jones, 12-year-old Oliver Snook and 19-year-old Harry Wall.

17504283_1287434017972664_8267213436935176394_oCompeting in the Under 12 category, Todd-Jones finished in 34th place overall. His pommel horse routine was his strongest, where he had a clean performance and came 10th.

In the Under 14 event, Snook’s best performance was on the parallel bars, where he took 8th place after a tidy routine. Snook also showed his ability on the vault and pommel horse where he placed 13th and 14th respectively. These scores helped Snook to land in 20th place overall in a highly competitive category.

Wall competed in the Senior Men’s category, pitting himself against some of the country’s top gymnasts. With a sound pommel horse routine, Wall scored 12.600 to finish in 6th place.

The competition provided great experience for the gymnasts, allowing them to compete against the country’s top gymnasts on a national stage.

The squad boys at Baskervilles are now looking forward to competing at home, at the Baskervilles Cup, on Sunday 21st May.

Baskervilles Gymnast Places Third in the United Kingdom on Vault

IMG-20170502-WA0009An elite gymnast from Baskervilles School of Gymnastics has taken bronze on vault at National Finals. 11-year-old Rosa Pawlyn competed at the highest level a gymnast of her age is able to compete, and passed her Compulsory Level 2 Grade with a distinction. The 2017 National Finals took place on Saturday 30th April in Stoke on Trent.

Competing in the Compulsory Level 2 category, Pawlyn performed well against tough competition, coming in 21st place overall out of 35 gymnasts. With an exceptional range and conditioning routine, Pawlyn placed 8th with a score of 13.200 out of 14.00. Pawlyn managed to complete her full asymmetric bar routine with the judges awarding her the maximum start value.

Pawlyn’s best achievement of the day was on vault, where she scored 13.80 and placed 3rd in the United Kingdom.

IMG-20170502-WA0010Elite Girls’ Coach Emma Baskerville explained, “I am over the moon with Rosa’s performance at the weekend. Next year I plan for Rosa to compete in the Compulsory Level 1 competition. Passing this will qualify her for the 2019 British Championships in Liverpool. Rosa is making Baskervilles history!”

Pawlyn’s impressive result ended a successful month for Baskervilles’ elite girls, with 12-year-old Kiera Williams and 11-year-old Isobel Martin competing at English Championships.

IMG-20170502-WA0012The competition, which was held at Loughborough University, was Martin’s first English Championships, and Williams’ second year at the event. Both gymnasts competed in the Espoir category, with Williams in 37th place and Martin placing 44th, out of 59 gymnasts.

Martin successfully competed a double twist on floor, which contributed to her score of 10.300. Martin also performed a brand new bar routine, but it was her vault which scored best, which earned her 12.200 points.

Williams performed calmly, competing a tucked yurchenko vault to obtain an impressive score of 12.100. Williams’ all-round consistency earned her an overall score of 41.100.

Four Medals for Baskervilles Gymnasts at Springboard Competition

FullSizeRender (8)Gymnasts from Baskervilles School of Gymnastics had success at the Springboard Competition in Melksham on Sunday 2nd April, taking home four medals. Gymnasts travelled to Wiltshire School of Gymnastics to take part in the four piece girls’ event. The day saw stiff competition for Baskervilles’ gymnasts, with 19 gymnastic clubs taking part in total.

In the youngest category were 9-year-olds Molly Hibbert-Davies, Rosie Stone, Isabella Mori and Amelie Rushforth, and 8-year-olds Bethan Reynolds and Tess Roebuck. In a field of over 60 competitors, Hibbert-Davies bagged the overall bronze medal, scoring 46.03 points. Hibbert-Davies came 2nd on bar with a great score of 11.70, and 3rd on beam with Reynolds following closely behind in 7th place.

FullSizeRender (10)13-year-old Pearl Fray competed in the 13-14 years competition. Overall, Fray secured a respectable 6th place, helped by a clean beam routine which secured her the bronze.

Following the competition, Elite Girls’ Coach Rachel Down commented, “I am really pleased with all the girls’ performances this weekend. They have made not only me, but also, more importantly, themselves, extremely proud. For some of the gymnasts, this was their first ever four piece competition, and they excelled themselves. Overall, it was a great weekend!”

The girls are now preparing for their next competition in June, where they will compete as a team in the first match of this year’s West Country League.

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”.