REGIONAL GRADING COMPETITION
16 October saw Richardís Trampoline Club at the Eastern Regional
Grading competition in Easton, Norwich.
The club had a strong team of four performers, who were all
determined to do their best and get through their routines.
Being a graded competition it meant that the scores were very
important; if the correct score was achieved then this gives
qualification to the next grade.
Neale was first up and competing at Regional G. This is only her second competition, so her aim was to get
through her routines and improve upon her score. All her warm-ups went well but during her first routine there
was some travel during the front somersault, which caused some
deductions at the end of her routine.
Her voluntary routine was much better and she finished in 8th
place, but in 16th overall.
Regional F the club had two performers Tate Henocq and Clare Kiss, in
different age groups. Both
groups were of a very high standard, so there was no room for error in
any routines. Tate did some
lovely routines, showing great consistency and good height.
This was rewarded in her score where she gained enough points to
qualify (and was only .6 from qualifying up two levels), and she
finished in 2nd place. Clare
also did some great routines, showing improved confidence at
competitions, and again easily qualified and finished in 1st
Regional D all the focus was then on Jo Collins to continue the success.
Jo hadnít had very much preparation for today, but this
didnít show in her routines. Being
the last level before Nationals, the standard is much higher in this
group and the routines are harder.
There was a small amount of travel in both her set and voluntary
routine, but she completed the routines cleanly. She was in 2nd place going through to the final,
where she competed her best routine of the day.
Jo was 1st in the final, but the lead wasnít enough
to change the overall positions, so she finished in 2nd place