British Championships
 1st/2nd November 2008 , Goresbrook, Dagenham, Essex

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Report by Sue Snelgrove

Well done to all the boys who competed in the British Championships at the weekend - while we didn't have many outstanding results this year we did have some good steady performances and with several either just coming back from injury or still suffering it was a pretty good all round performance.

Results were:

U12
Matthew Liddiard
all round silver plus bronze on p bars - congratulations!
Hamish Carter (not 10 years old yet), gaining in experience all the time, had a steady competition to finish in 17th out of 70 gymnasts including equal 5th (with Matt) on rings

U14
Toby Shouls
7th all round plus gold on High Bar (that makes him British U14 High Bar champion - congratulations!),
Sam Woodford 11th all round with an impressive consistent performance

U16
Matt Beverley
did floor and vault, getting the bronze medal on vault (including a score of 15.00 for his second vault!) - this also made him first reserve for the Masters Vault final.
Nathanael Fittro did floor, vault and rings.

U18
Ben Taylor
came 6th overall and was reserve for the Masters Floor final (Ben is also the English Schools Champion...more)
Jake Houtby came 19th
Andy Smith didn't do pommels or rings but got the bronze medal on floor and qualified in 7th place for the Masters final.

Senior
Sam Hunter only did p bars, high bar, rings and pommels as he has a foot injury - he came 4th on p bars and qualified for the Masters final but did not compete in it because of his injury.

Masters Finals
Andy Smith came 5th in the Floor final.

The photos from the competitions are on our site on Flickr and the link follows -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13157079@N05

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