REGIONAL GRADING COMPETITION
12 October saw Richard’s Trampoline Club at the Eastern Regional
Grading competition in Ipswich. Being
a graded competition means if the qualification score or points are
achieved, then this permits the trampolinist to progress onto the next
level. This was the first
grading event using the new competition structure, and probably as a
result the competition was much smaller than usually anticipated.
the entry level of Regional G, the club had 2 performers.
All people new to the competition structure must start at this
level. The age groups only
consist of 3 groups at this level now, so as anticipated this was an
enormous group of over 40 competitors.
Hannah Rayfield, who joined the club just a month ago, did some
fantastic routines. She
finished in an incredible 2nd place, a fantastic achievement
she should be very proud of! Tate
Henocq made a very uncharacteristic fault during her first routine; she
then went onto complete an excellent voluntary routine that would have
left her in 9th place. But
with her earlier mistake it wasn’t going to be.
Regional E Paige Maranian made a superb return to competition, she’s
not competed at all this year due to reoccurring injury. However she showed tremendous improvement today and easily
gained 1st place. Scott
Crowhurst is continuing to improve upon his form, and this showed today
when he finished in 5th place.
Levi Rimmer is also another to show great improvement and she
finished in 6th place. Laura
Burns finished in 7th place, but a great achievement for her.
She’s been trampolining for less than 8 months, and in that
time has moved up a couple of times in difficulty level, so fantastic
progress for her so far.
Regional D, the highest level at this competition, Lisa Withey, Jo
Collins, Lizzie Mercer and Daisy Longden gained team 1st.
It was doubtful that Lisa would compete today, as she’s only
recently come out of hospital. But she was determined to try and her efforts paid off with
her finishing in 4th place.
Daisy did some fantastic routines when it mattered to finish in 6th
place, Jo finished in 9th place and Lizzie in 11th