saw Richard’s Trampoline Club travel over to Ipswich for their annual
open competition. For some
it was their first ever competition with the club, others were trying
out new, harder routines. This
competition catered for all the grades, and it was nice seeing the more
experienced performers helping everyone out today.
Grade 2 Kasey Kilday and Rosannamay Cannon were competing against each
other in the same group. It
couldn’t have been a closer competition between them if they tried!
Kasey got through his routines ok, not his best form, but he was
pleased with his voluntary routine, as it was slightly higher in
difficulty. Rosannamay did
some lovely routines, maintaining her form well throughout.
After the voluntary routines they both had the same total score,
so it was decided in the final with 0.1 separating them! Kasey finished just outside the medals in 4th
place and Rosannamay in 5th place.
Grade 3 Clara Williams did some great routines. There was a small error in her voluntary routine, but she
covered it well by amending the order of somersaults in her routine.
This baffled her coach, but the judges were none the wiser and
awarded her 1st place. Jo Collins made it through all her routines, but they were
not her best. So she’ll
be looking to improve upon her 7th place next time. Lizzie Mercer suffered an error at the end of her set
routine, which cost her dearly in marks.
This left her down in 9th place.
However the 3 of them did enough to win team 2nd
overall. Sophie Perks
suffered from ‘lost move syndrome’ prior to today, this meant she
was unable to complete the end of her set routine.
Due to this she finished in 9th place, but a brave
performance and hopefully she’ll have her moves back again soon!
Grade 4 Scott Crowhurst is still showing tremendous improvement.
This is Scott’s second competition at Grade 4 and he’s
handling the higher difficulty very well. He did some of his best routines ever today when it mattered,
and he narrowly missed out on a medal in 4th place.
Grade 5 Laura Burns had a fantastic day!
This is her first ever trampoline competition, since joining the
club only recently. She
finished in 2nd place due to putting her hand down at the end
of her set routine, however without that error she would easily have
finished in 1st place. So
a great start to her trampolining!
Grade 6 Rebecca Shepherd, Chloe Saunders and Tate Henocq were all
competing for their first time. Rebecca
was consistent with her routines throughout, and finished in 3rd
place. Chloe finished in 6th
place and Tate in 7th place.
Helen Viner competing for her second time today finished in 15th