Monday, 15 September 2008

Scott performs well in Kladno

The 36th International Trampoline Friendship Cup 2008 was held last weekend in Kladno, 20km outside Prague. Paul Kitchen & Scott Gregory attended with Scott performing in the Junior Boys (aged 15-17) and Senior Men Synchro competitions.

The Junior Boys competition was big enough to warrant 3 flights and saw Scott performing last in the last flight - after the preliminaries he was leading by 2.8 going into the finals. With such a lead he eased back on the difficulty in the final only to discover afterwards that the competition was, unusually, running finals on a zero start basis (this normally only applies to Senior competition) - this resulted in him having to make do with 2nd place by just 0.2!

Teaming with ex-clubmate, Matthew Wright, the Synchro saw an even closer finish with Scott & Matt ending in 2nd place by just 0.1.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Trampoline History

Many people may be unaware that for many years Brentwood was the trampolining capital of the UK.  This was all due to the endeavours of one man, Ted Blake, a Brentwood resident, who not only ran Nissen's UK business but was also heavily involved in creating the competition structure we now know.  Read more on our website here.