REGIONAL GRADING COMPETITION
11 January 2009 saw Richard’s Trampoline Club attending the Eastern
regional Grading competition in Hitchin.
It was the first competition of the year, since the Christmas
break. Being the second
grading competition using the new structure, many were still getting
used to new routines.
Regional D we had a strong team of Rosannamay Cannon, Lizzie Mercer,
Daisy Longden and Lorna Kyan who took team 1st. Rosannamay didn’t have the best start in her set routine,
but performed much better in her voluntary and finished in 5th
place overall. Unfortunately
Lizzie, Daisy and Lorna all showed their lack of practice in their
routines, and they’re all capable of doing much better than they did
today. Kasey Kilday competed today after a long break from
competition. He did some
good routines in the first 2 rounds, demonstrating his capability,
however a badly thought out routine in the final left him away from the
Regional E Laura Burns did some fantastic routines. She’s showing good improvement as she’s only recently
moved up to this level. The
standard within her group was really high though, so she finished in 5th
place. But a great
achievement for today. Scott
Crowhurst has been struggling with his baranis recently, and
unfortunately this affected his voluntary routine.
His other routines were completed successfully, but he needs to
work further on his form, he finished in 8th place.
just 1 competitor at Regional F Hannah Rayfield didn’t have a good
day. Her set routine,
uncharacteristically, didn’t go according to plan.
However she then went onto perform an excellent voluntary
routine, which was joint 1st for that round, but she finished
in 4th place overall. Hannah
is still very new to trampolining, and shows tremendous talent.
Regional G we had some fantastic results.
Tate Henocq was in a massive group of over 30 people, yet this
didn’t phase her as she performed 2 excellent routines. She’s shown great improvement recently, and this showed
when she finished in 3rd place.
Clare Kiss was competing for her first time today, despite little
preparation time and being nervous, she did some lovely routines and
finished in 3rd place. She
also achieved the required score that allows her to move up to the next
level. Joseph Pridmore also did some good routines, showing more
consistency than usual, narrowly missing out on a medal in 4th