English Championships 2009
Report by Sue Snelgrove
The English Championships 2009 were held at New College, Leicester on 19 and 20 September. The competition age groups are slightly different from other GB competitions with the Junior competition being age 12 to 15 on 1st Jan 2009 and the Senior competition being 16 and over.
Ben Taylor and Sam Hunter entered the Senior Competition (Andy Smith had to withdraw because of a bad back).
Sam did pommels, parallel bars and high bar coming 1st on pommels, = 1st on high bar and 5th on parallel bars.
Ben did floor, rings, vault and high bar but a sore wrist limited some of his routines but he still came 6th on floor and 9th on high bar.
In the Junior competition,
Nathanael Fittro won bronze on rings, with 4th highest vault score.
Sam Woodford won a silver medal on parallel bars and came 5th on both floor and high bar and
Matt Liddiard came 6th place on parallel bars (none of the boys did all 6 pieces).
Photos are now viewable on Flickr. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13157079@N05/sets/)
Results are on the England Gymnastics Website (http://www.englandgymnastics.org.uk/page.asp?node=288&sec=English_Championships_2009)