REGIONAL GRADING COMPETITION
31 May 2009 saw Richard’s Trampoline Club attending the Eastern
regional Grading competition in Brentwood.
Despite there being glorious sunshine outside, and exam time for
many, a team of 8 performers competed today.
Being a grading competition this meant if anyone scored high
enough, then they could qualify up to the next grade.
Regional G Tate Henocq was really hoping to qualify for the next level
today, something that seems to be eluding her.
She’s worked really hard on her routines, and it paid off as
she performed both routines flawlessly, and she qualified easily for the
next grade. She also won
her group by a large margin. Rebecca
Shepherd has been struggling with the end of one of her routines, so her
goal was to complete her routine. Despite
many problems during warm-up, she got it right when it mattered.
She finished in 11th place.
Regional F Sam Andrews has only recently moved up to this grade, she
made the transition easily and completed some good routines. She easily finished 1st and qualified to move up
to the next grade. Clare
Kiss, who also has only recently moved up to this level, did some good
routines also. She just
needs to work on her form a little more.
Clare just missed out on a medal in 4th place.
just one performer at Regional E, Hannah Rayfield made an excellent
start with her set routine, which left her in 2nd place.
A slight error during her voluntary routine affected her marks,
but she still made it through to the final.
She improved in her final routine, and finished 3rd
overall, a great effort though as this is her first grading at this
Regional D Laura Burns has also only just recently moved up to this
level. She started with a
good set and voluntary routine, which left her in 4th place,
however with some travel during the final routine this saw her finish in
5th place overall. Lizzie
Mercer made a good start in her set routine, but she missed a move out
of her voluntary routine that brings a large deduction, so she finished
in 9th place. Roseannamay
Cannon also made a mistake during her voluntary routine, which left her
in 10th place.