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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!

Olympic Medallist Beth Tweddle Delivers Coaching Masterclass at Baskervilles

16665522_1414769021875834_5781076201776238251_oBaskervilles Gymnastics Club received a visit from Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle on Sunday 12th February, who hosted one of her popular Gymnastics Camps.

Over 70 gymnasts from the region took part on the day, which was split into two three-hour-long camps. The sessions began with a warm-up and stretch led by Tweddle, followed by coaching on five separate apparatus. This was followed by gymnastic games and a dance routine, with gymnasts receiving a goody bag at the end of the session. The camps were programmed to suit gymnasts of all ability levels.

Tweddle explains, “I want to give back to my sport. I had so much enjoyment through gymnastics. I was just a kid with a dream to work hard and to achieve something. If I can inspire one of these kids, and put a smile on their face, that’s my job done”.

Keen to allow as many gymnasts as possible to benefit from the once in a lifetime experience of training with Tweddle, Baskervilles held a series of competitions giving customers the opportunity to win tickets to the event.

FullSizeRender11-year-old Rosa Pawlyn, an Elite gymnast at Baskervilles, was one of the winners.

“It was really nice to meet Beth. Her and the other coaches were really friendly and happy to share a joke with the gymnasts, and didn’t pressurise us to achieve skills”, said Pawlyn, “I also really enjoyed seeing what gymnasts from different clubs do on each piece”.

8-year-old Amelie Rushforth, a Baskervilles Squad gymnast, said, “I really appreciated the individual training on beam from Beth, which was really inspiring. I also loved learning the dance routine at the end of the session”.

Another lucky winner was 9-year-old Kaci-Mae Hart, an Intermediate gymnast at Baskervilles, who commented, “It was really great to meet Beth and I really enjoyed going on the apparatus with her and the coaches. Beth signed various items for me including my Baskervilles jacket. It was a great opportunity – thank you Baskervilles”.

16731975_10154413399523108_384929807_o6-year-old Lara Gülcemal was new to gymnastics when she won her ticket to Tweddle’s gymnastics camp, and the day has inspired her to take up a regular gymnastics class.

Lara explained, “I loved the gymnastics camp and meeting Beth, and having my picture taken with her was very exciting. I had an amazing time!”

Baskervilles Coach Vicky Baskerville explained, “We were delighted to receive a visit from Beth and her team. The day went really well, with lots of inspired gymnasts leaving with huge smiles on their faces!”

Baskervilles Gymnasts Bag 38 Medals at ‘HEY!’ Competition

IMG_5368Gymnasts from Baskervilles Gymnastics Club had a successful day of competition on Sunday 5th February, winning 38 medals at the ‘HEY!’ Competition. Gymnasts travelled to Writhlington Gymnastics Club to compete in the invitational floor and vault competition, aiming to gain experience at away competitions.

Baskervilles’ girls competed in the Under 11 Red and Pink Competitions, and the Under 13 Competition.

In the Under 11 Red Competition, 10-year-olds Freya Brown, Daisy Barker and Alice Haig came 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively on floor, with Freya Brown taking home the overall gold medal.

IMG_2817In the Under 11 Pink Competition, Baskervilles again ruled the podium on floor, with 9-year-olds Phoebe Franklin, Nell Bloomfield and Zara Latkovic taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively. On vault, 9-year-old Tilly Kennard took bronze, with Bloomfield winning silver. In the overall competition, Franklin bagged the silver, with Bloomfield stealing gold.

In the Under 13 Competition, 11-year-old Nina Walter also competed strongly, winning 1st place on floor and 2nd place on vault, taking the overall gold medal in her category.

IMG_2841The boys from Baskervilles took part in the Under 7, Under 9 and Under 11 Competitions.

In the Under 7 Category, 6-year-olds Louis Delbridge, Archie Corbett and Alson Goddard all had successful days, winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively on floor, vault, and in the overall competition.

In the Under 9 Competition, Henry McLean, 7, won bronze on floor, with Cory White winning silver. On vault, Zachary Miles, 8, came 3rd with Felix Bailey in 2nd position. Overall, Henry McLean came 2nd with Cory White following closely behind in 3rd place. But it was 7-year-old Thomas Coles who cleaned up, winning gold on floor, vault and overall.

IMG_2799In the Under 11 Category, 9-year-old Zack Glasgow took silver on floor, vault and overall, with 9-year-old Finley Colebourne pipping him to the post with golds on floor, vault and overall.

“I am really pleased with these results”, Baskervilles coach Vicky Baskerville commented, “this competition was a great experience for all who attended, and I am so proud of our gymnasts!”

Baskervilles to Welcome Beth Tweddle for Gymnastics Camp

21252Baskervilles will receive a visit from Olympic medal winner Beth Tweddle this February, who will be coaching a Gymnastics Camp over the February half term.

Tweddle’s career highlights include competing at three Olympic Games, including London 2012, where she won a bronze medal on the uneven bars, as well as becoming World Champion three times, European Champion six times and National Champion seven times. In 2010, Beth was awarded an MBE for her success, commitment and dedication to gymnastics.

In recent years, Tweddle’s many endeavors include commentating on gymnastics Championships and the Olympic Games, and running Gymnastics Camps in gymnasiums around the country, allowing gymnasts to experience ‘Training With Beth’.

Tweddle will be running sessions at Baskervilles on Sunday 12th February. Sessions will start with a warm-up and stretch led by Tweddle, followed by coaching on five separate apparatus. There will then be a series of competitions, dances, fun games and prizes. At the end of the session, gymnasts will be given a goody bag and have the opportunity to get autographs and photos with Tweddle.

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Baskervilles Hold ‘Legendary’ Christmas Gala

15541494_1880299342189755_1499631996313226909_nMembers of Baskervilles Gymnastics Club have been showing off their spectacular skills with a festive flavour.

One Christmas gala was not enough though – Baskervilles put on four shows over the course of two days.

Among the entertainment, provided by a whole range of ages, were flying Santas and tumbling elves. Baskervilles’ new cheerleading squad were also involved, showcasing their first-ever routine. Also performing were Baskervilles’ Coaches and gymnasts at Baskervilles from Pre-School to Elite, including our Adult Gymnasts.

The theme for this year’s galas was “Legends”, with gymnasts performing routines to songs from Hollywood’s greats as well as a few modern-day success stories.

5A total of £599 was raised for Children In Need thanks to ticket sales for the events.

Baskervilles, who were crowned Community Club of the Year at this year’s Bath Sports Awards, is based just off Englishcombe Lane in Bath.

The family-run club has been going for more than 30 years and now employs more than 50 coaches, providing gymnastics and fitness for all ages and abilities.

Many thanks to the Bath Chronicle for our Gala report and photography.

West Country Golds for Baskervilles Gymnasts

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img_1043Squad girls from Baskervilles Gymnastics Club took part in the third and final West Country League Competition of the year over the weekend of the 26th and 27th November 2016, winning two team gold medals and three silvers. The competition, which was hosted by Wiltshire School of Gymnastics in Melksham, saw gymnasts from the area compete against each other on behalf of their clubs, with four teams representing Baskervilles. Teams were awarded for their performance on the day, as well as for their overall performance in each of this year’s West Country League Competitions. The event saw stiff competition for Baskervilles’ gymnasts, with 24 gymnastic clubs taking part.

On Saturday 26th November, the A League Division 3 and Premiership A League teams from Baskervilles competed, taking 2nd place and 4th place respectively, with the A League Division 3 team awarded overall West Country League gold.

img_1042In Baskervilles’ A League Division 3 team were 10-year-olds Olivia Underwood, Isobel Dixon and Phoebe Pritchard, 9-year-olds Isabella Mori and Molly Hibbert-Davies, and 8-year-old Amelie Rushforth. Overall, the team bagged the silver medal overall, coming 1st on vault, and winning the gold medal for their overall performance over the year. Individually, the girls also had some great results. Pritchard picked up 1st place on vault, with a score of 12.18, and 2nd place on floor. Underwood came 1st on beam with a score of 11.27, whilst Rushforth took 3rd place on asymmetric bars. Overall, Dixon took 2nd place with a score of 45.40.

Competing in the Premiership A League team from Baskervilles were 9-year-old Anya Green, 8-year-old Annabelle Moss, 7-year-olds Tahlia Wyatt and Gracie Hurd, and 6-year-old Evie Wilkins. For Wilkins, this was her first ever four-piece competition. The team from Baskervilles came 4th overall, taking 2nd place on beam – a brilliant result for the youngest team taking part in the entire West Country League competition. Individually, Green took 2nd place on asymmetric bars with a score of 12.14, coming in 3rd place overall, with a score of 46.20.

img_1050On Sunday 27th November, Baskervilles’ B League Division 3 and C League Division 1 teams competed, winning gold and silver medals respectively, with overall silver medals for their year’s performances.

In the B League Division 3 team were 15-year-old Edie Gudmunsen, 14-year-old Elisabeth Osborn, 13-year-olds Pearl Fray, Jasmine Andrews and Ruby Millard, and 10-year-old Camille Gillett. The team had a successful competition, winning the overall gold medal, also coming 1st on vault and beam, and winning silver for their performance over the past year. Individually, Andrews came 1st on vault, scoring 12.60, and 2nd overall, in what was her final ever gymnastic competition. Gudmunsen came 2nd on vault, with Osborn 2nd on asymmetric bars. Millard came 1st on beam, with a score of 12.87.

img_1039The C League Division 1 team comprised of 16-year-old Bree Warren, 12-year-old Kiera Williams, 11-year-old Isobel Martin, and 10-year-olds Rosa Pawlyn and Esme Mathias. The team from Baskervilles won the overall silver medal, coming 1st on bars, as well as taking silver for their performance over the year. Individually, Bree Warren had a successful competition, coming 2nd on vault with a score of 12.55, and 3rd on bars and floor, where she competed her first ever double back somersault. Pawlyn also displayed a new skill, competing her first ever Yurchenko vault.

Following the competition, Elite Girls’ Coach Emma Baskervilles commented, “this was an amazing final competition of the year. The girls all competed well and did me really proud, working really hard as a team. All of the teams performed exceptionally well!”

The gymnasts are now looking forward to performing in Baskervilles’ Annual Christmas Gala, which will be held on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December.

Baskervilles Gymnasts Qualify for Somerset Squad at A Star Competition

img_0825Squad Gymnasts from Baskervilles Gymnastics Club have had success at the A Star Competition in Bristol, with two gymnasts qualifying for next year’s Somerset Squad. The competition was held at City of Bristol Gymnastics Club on Sunday 13th November, and provided a rare opportunity for the gymnasts to compete individually.

In the Level 5 Competition, 10-year-old Phoebe Prichard qualified for Somerset Squad with an outstanding performance all around. Prichard came 1st on floor, with a score of 12.000, and 3rd on vault, scoring 11.400, bagging 4th place overall. 10-year-olds Camille Gillett and Isobel Dixon both had personal bests, with Gillett coming 6th on floor and vault and Dixon 9th on beam.

img_0820In the Level 4 competition, 14-year-old Elisabeth Osborn came 2nd on bars, scoring 12.500, and 2nd on floor with a score of 12.030, coming in 6th place overall and qualifying for Somerset Squad. The Level 3 competition saw 15-year-old Edie Gudmunsen take 6th place on beam, with a score of 12.250.

Elite Girls’ Coach Katie Cottrell commented, “The girls all competed really well and I was pleased with their style and performance all around. The girls are looking strong for the upcoming West Country League final next week”.