19 April was a charity open competition at Brentwood, Essex.
This was to raise funds for Georgia's Teenage Cancer Appeal (GTCA);
so all money raised on the day went to this cause.
Without the pressures of a grading competition, many performers
used today to try out new, harder routines.
National C level, Lauren Doherty was using today as practise for her
National competition the following week in Cardiff.
She started off well with a good set routine, but unfortunately
suffered a large amount of travel in her voluntary routine. This left her down in 12th place, but hopefully
she will have learnt from her mistake and will do better next weekend!
Regional D Lizzie Mercer completed both of her routines well.
She’s been working on holding her lineouts for longer, as this
will improve her marks, she finished in 10th place.
Laura Burns competed at this level for the first time today, and
she made the transition extremely well.
She started well with her set routine, but her voluntary had some
travel in it. This left her in 12th place, but she should be
proud of herself today having reached this level after only a year of
Regional E Levi Rimmer had minimal preparation for today.
She took it in her stride though and performed some good
routines, lacking slightly in difficulty and height she finished in 10th
Regional F Sam Andrews had a great day.
This was her first time at this level, since returning to
trampolining after a 10-year break!
She completed some good routines to finish in 2nd
place. Her group was extremely close, with just 0.2 separating 1st,
2nd and 3rd.
Tate Henocq competed at this level today, despite not being
qualified for it yet, something that has been eluding her.
She demonstrated her readiness by completing some lovely
routines; the only thing she lacked was some height.
She finished in 7th place and hopefully she’ll
qualify at the next grading to compete at this level.
Francesca Jones competed at Regional G; this is only her second
trampoline competition. She
finished in 8th place, but will be looking to improve upon
this next time.