BRITISH UNDER 14 TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP & MENíS APPARATUS FINALS
PIPERS VALE GYMNASTIC CENTRE, IPSWICH.
SUNDAY 9th OCTOBER 2005.
UNDER 14 TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Notts School of Gymnastics entered two teams; the A Team of Andy Smith, Ben Taylor, Matthew Beverley, Reece Pearson, Sam Oldham & Zack Walker and the B Team of Jamie Webster, Ryan Rogers, Nathaniel Fittro, Sam Woodford, Andrew Marshall & William Woodhouse.
With four scores counting on each piece it was important that all of the boys played their part for their respective teams.
After two rotations the A team were lying second, but thereafter they stormed away from Leeds and Huntingdon to take the Title by nearly 10 marks, with a total of 176.100 marks with Huntingdon and Leeds tying for the Silver with scores of 166.750. The team ethic was very important: when boys made errors on a piece the other members of the team held their nerve to perform well and contribute their score, which all added the final team total.
The very same can be said for the B Team, who all gained valuable experience at this level and again performed well to finish in ninth place as a team, with a score of 139.850, which bodes very well for the future for both the Under 12 and Under 14 Team competitions.
Individually Reece Pearson, scoring 47.350, and Sam Oldham, scoring 46.600, came 1st and 2nd respectively, both beating Reiss Beckford from South Essex into third, who had just beaten them to the Gold in the individual Under 14 Championship at Wigan two weeks ago.
As a result of winning the Under 14 Team Title and adding the points gained from the Menís Team Championship earlier this year in Ipswich, Notts School of Gymnastics were awarded the coveted Continental Cup, awarded to the Menís Artistic Club of the Year.
This is the first time Notts as a club have won this trophy and rounds off a very successful year having also won the Under 12 Team title at Ipswich in February.
MENíS APPARATUS FINALS
Following the British Under 18 and Senior Championships at Wigan two weeks ago, Nathan Dunstan, Sam Hunter and Tim Saunders all qualified for various individual finals.
Sam was unable to compete as he was competing for Great Britain in the Czech Republic, but Nathan qualified for the Floor, Vault and High Bar finals and Tim qualified for the Rings and Vault finals.
Nathan won the Vault title with a score of 9.087 just beating Tim by 0.012 for Silver, and also struck Gold on the High Bar with a score of 7.775 beating Ross Brewer. Nathan also came away with the Bronze on the Floor, scoring 8.275 and Tim also gained a bronze in the Rings final with a score of 7.925.
All round a very successful weekend for Notts School of Gymnastics, capped off with winning the Continental Cup.
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