REGIONAL GRADING COMPETITION
22 June 2008 saw Richardís Trampoline Club travel over to Harlow for
the Eastern regional Grading competition.
This being the last competition to use the current format, which
surprisingly still attracted many entries.
A new system is being introduced for October, largely based on
the long-term athlete development (LTAD), by Balyi (1990).
Grade 3 Clara Williams completed some excellent routines, showing some
fantastic form. The
competition was incredibly close with the top 3 performers joint after
the voluntary routines. So
it was all down to the final and Clara finished in 2nd place. Lee Meakin returned to competition after a yearís break,
despite his form suffering from lack of training, he did enough to
finish in 2nd place. Daisy
Longden, who has only just recently joined the club, did some good
routines and also finished in 2nd place.
Jo Collins uncharacteristically lost her way during her voluntary
routine, and only completed 9 moves instead of the required 10.
This left her a whole mark down from each judge, so this saw her
in 6th place. Bradley
Sapsford also made a small mistake during one of his routines, he
touched the end deck mat a the end of his routine, this affected his
marks and put him in 6th place.
Jessica Impson Davey has also only just joined the club, she
successfully completed her routines, but lacking in form slightly which
left her in 7th place.
Grade 4 Laura Burns is showing great improvement. She successfully completed both her routines, and managed to
improve upon her form score since her last competition.
She easily finished in 1st place.
Joseph Pridmore also did very well; he made a slight error during
his voluntary routine. But
he then went on to do a fantastic final routine, and this gave him
enough for 1st place. Levi
Rimmer showed steady progress today, she successfully completed her
routines and finished in a well deserved 3rd place.
Scott Crowhurst has been showing good steady improvement
recently, he narrowly missed out on a medal in 4th place.