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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”.

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.

For more information and to book, click here.

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.