Sunday, 27 September 2009

Results from the 10th Brentwood Open

Well it's all over once again and we managed to finish pretty much on time and hopefully everybody who attended felt their visit was worth while. We had 233 entries by close of play (33 from our own club) from 18 clubs from as far as Norwich & Cambridge and as near as round the corner. The full set of results are being sent to all clubs and are also available on our website. In the meantime, a big thank you to all helpers and officials who helped the day run smoothly.

Thank You!

Our own members highlights are:

H & I Grades
We had quite a few new competitors competing in these grades and for many of them it was simply about experiencing a competition for the first time, these included Laura Bloomfield, Ruby Blandford, Rebekah Francis & Ellen Houghton - well done for stepping up to the plate.

G Grade
Our under-9/11 girls team of Emma Martin, Tegan Roycroft, Georgia Tyrrell and Jessie-Rose Durrell won their group with Emma also taking individual 3rd place. Jessie & Georgia were not far behind in 4th & 6th out of 15 competitors.

This team success was replicated with the under-13 girls, Fiona Humphries, Susanna Badley, Alice Gibbs & Emma Brereton with Susanna also taking individual 2nd closely followed by first-timer Annalie Collins in 4th and Alice Gibbs in 5th.

The next whiff of success we had was with the under-17 girls with Tilly Ashcroft and Catherine Zalicks taking individual 2nd and 3rd places. Emma Meadows (one of our regular adult bouncers) also competed for teh first time in the Over-17 and missed 2nd place on tie-break buit was pleased with 3rd, the winner of this group was Natalie Shade bouncing for Tiptree but also a regular visitor so well done to Natalie as well.

F Grade
Highlights in this grade were Abbie Goldsmith winning the under-15 on tie break and Charlotte Hussey in her first outing at this grade in 5th. Lauren Marchant was convincing winner in the Over 15.

E Grade
This grade saw another team success with Sophie Banks, Georgia Walker and Harriet Gill, Sophie narrowly missed a medal as well ending in 4th overall.

D Grade
A mixed result with Daniel Frost winning the male competition by a good margin but Emma Frost completing her new higher tariff vol but just not quite getting the form marks she needed to challenge in the female group.

C & above
This group saw Natasha Wood winning with Chrissie Law in 6th place.

There is more detail on our website.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Free bouncing tomorrow

We are setting up for the Open Competition between 6-8pm tomorrow 26th and all help will be warmly welcomed. Once everything is set up there is scope for helpers to have a free bounce giving opportunity for last minute practice before the comp and possibly even to judge each other. (Competitors from other clubs also welcome if you fancy helping out first!)

Any raffle donations will also be gratefully received.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

10th Brentwood Open - 27th September

The timetable, officials lists and starting order are now available on-line on our website at The competition will start with warm-ups for the first round competitors at 10am and is scheduled to finish by approximately 4pm.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Recognition - Brentwood Sports Awards

We were delighted, once again, to be invited to the Active Brentwood Sports Awards last Friday. We had two short-listed nominations and had also been reaffirmed as an Academy Club member and were there to receive a cheque in respect of that accreditation. Our club chairman, Steve Nicholls received the £500 cheque for us. Our short-listed nominations were for:
  • Young Sports Personality - Hannah McCann, nominated among other things for her successful defence of her National Title and representing East of England in last years Home Nations competition (Paul Kitchen attended on her behalf);
  • Services to Sport - Dave Kingaby, mainly nominated for his 16 years service with the club, and work undertaken with other Academy Clubs to develop and promote a joint website presence.
Both of these were successful in being rated as Highly Commended but, sadly, no trophies this year!