NOVICE MEMBERS EXCEL
On a busy weekend for Alpha, 35 members were taking part in the regional novice and letter grades competition at the end of May.
The regional letter grades are an alternative structure offered in the region, allowing members a chance to try different routines and achieve qualification to higher grades. With only 6 members competing in this section, an impressive 4 of them achieves that qualification.
Paul Bezant - Grade F, 5th place, qualified to Grade E
Amelie Rossiter - Grade G Under 11, 5th place, qualified to Grade F
Bea Curtis - Grade G Under 11, 9th place
Jess Trillaud - Grade G Under 13, 1st place, qualified to Grade F
Ellie Voice, Grade G Under 13, 2nd place
Mary Hirst, Grade G Under 15, 3rd place, qualified to Grade F
The main section of the day belonged to the novices however, many of whom were competing for the first time. With no placings being given, bronze, silver and gold execution medals were awarded to help maintain a focus on technique and how well the routines were being presented. 28 out of 29 Alpha competitors achieved an execution medal, the majority of them being silver which is a great achievement! Highlights of the day came from some of Alpha’s youngest members - Willow King, 8, narrowly missed a gold execution medal in Club Development Plan 1, finishing in second place in the group, while Tirah Dillner, 6, also just missed out on a gold execution medal in the highest novice group, Club Development Plan 2, where she finished with the joint highest score!
Silver: Abi Warnes, Rhona McKenzie
Bronze: Eloise Curtis, Isobel Jewsbury, Holly Anfield, Zak Livingstone, Jess Potter
Club Development Plan 1
Silver: Willow King, Jess Hobbs, Emily Hurst, Alice Hurst, Lucy Buchanan, Catherine McKenzie
Bronze: Emilia Robertson, Isla Bavin
Club Development Plan 2
Silver: Tirah Dillner, Lila Ward, Maddie Johnson, Luke Hoban, Ciara Rossiter, Tedi Dillner, Chloe Trillaud, Logan King, Phoebe Riley
Bronze: Lilia Caddy, Duncan Jeynes, Ben Spiller, Tegan Hart
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ALPHA MEMBERS IN ACTION AT ENGLISH CHAMPS QUALIFIER
Four of Alpha’s competitive members were in action at the English Championships Qualifier in May, hoping to earn themselves a place at the Championship Finals which are held at the end of the year.
Robert Hamilton and Gemma Stokes were both competing in two disciplines each - Individual Trampoline and Double-Mini Trampoline. Given that Gemma had only been with the club for about a year and had only taken up DMT 6 months previously, she did superbly well even to be eligible for the event. In the 9-12 DMT Silver Girls, Gemma took a step into the unknown with new passes, finishing a very credible 11th place. She also took a huge leap up into the 11-12 Silver TRA group having only previously competed at a lower regional level. Here, she completed two routines well, finishing in 26th place. Robert produced a double gold over the weekend, finishing first in the 17-18 Silver TRA on the Saturday, before trying his hand at the Senior Gold DMT Men’s event for the first time. Competing at the highest level, he finished all four of his passes brilliantly, finishing with another gold medal.
Elsewhere, Tivon Dillner and Molly Loveridge were both competing in the 13-16 Silver DMT events for boys and girls respectively. Tivon was another club member who had secured a huge increase in his
difficulty, allowing him to compete at the
event. He did so brilliant, making the
final in 4th place after the preliminaries,
and finishing 6th overall in his group.
Molly also competed her preliminary
passes very well, just missing out on the
final and finishing in 7th place overall.
A huge well done to all!
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