2015 British Age Group Championships Preview. Scores From Regional Voluntary Qualifiers.

The British Age Group Championships are to be held this weekend, they are the national level championships for the youngest gymnasts in Great Britain following the elite path.  The competition offers  a chance to note potential names for future junior and senior national teams, it is also a chance for the gymnasts to impress national selectors, as girls from each age group will be named to the British National development squad and be invited to attend national training camps at Lilleshall.

The gymnasts will compete ‘In Age’  in three categories, Level 4 for 2006 born gymnasts turning nine within the year, Level three for 2005 born gymnasts turning ten within the year, and Level two for 2004 gymnasts turning eleven. There is no national age group final for level one gymnasts, as they are eligible for the British Espoir Championships taking place in a few weeks time.

Please note that if you are planning to attend this competition, it has moved from Guilford Spectrum to Bracknell Leisure Centre. The Level 3 and 2 competition will be held on the Saturday, and Level four on Sunday. Competition is scheduled to start at a little before half past ten on the Saturday morning, and a little after ten on the Sunday.

A National Voluntary Champion will be crowned for each level, there will also be an Overall National Champion for each level combining the results from the National Compulsory Levels competition earlier in the year, and the Voluntary results.

There are rules for each age group in terms of what can be performed, and what cannot. There are specific bonuses available, and certain uncoded elements allowed. There are also specific apparatus set ups for different levels. If you would like to know more about the exact rules for voluntary levels, please refer to my guide to the voluntary system here:

https://britishgymnewstics.com/2015/05/10/progression-through-elite-development-in-great-britain-part-2-the-voluntary-system/

At level four and three, there is a team competition as well as individual. As with compulsory levels, the team is selected from the regional qualifying competitions. These are held in the autumn, and have to be identified as the official qualifier for national finals.  The first four gymnasts from each regional qualification will represent their region at national finals.
Should a gymnast not qualify in the top four at the regional qualifier, for 2015 any gymnast scoring 47.00 or more at level four, and 46.00 or more at level three is still eligible to compete at National finals representing their club, providing they have a carry forward score from the National Compulsory finals.
Level two is not a team competition, and all gymnasts represent their club rather than their region. There is no regional qualification score required, only that gymnasts have passed compulsory 3.

As I guide to who may be scoring well at the weekend,  I have compiled the regional scores from across the country for all three levels. Obviously these were all different competitions with different sets of judges, but it is interesting nonetheless.

Please note that the North regional results are missing as I have not been able to find them, so there is a whole team of girls missing from levels four and three, as well as the entries for level 2. 

Start lists are not up as yet, so whereas this is list of those qualified, there may of course been unfortunate injuries meaning reserve gymnasts are now on the team.

Level Four

Level four is our first chance to see this age group of girls competing voluntaries at national level. The top six from compulsories earlier in the year are:

  1    64.600 – Ellie Petroiu (East)

  2    63.350 – Ayesha Abdullahi (North West)

  3    63.150 – Paige Moroney (East)

  4    63.050 – Mercedes Moore (North of England)

  5    62.450 – Evie Price (West Midlands)

  6    62.250 – Mali Morgan (Wales)

Gymnasts qualified for National Voluntary Finals with their qualification scores are as follows, any gymnast in italics has also reached the qualification score of 47.00, and are entitled to compete as an individual.

East

Ellie Pertroiu – South Essex 51.850
Paige Moroney – South Essex 51.750
Emma Wilkinson – Pipers Vale 50.10
Ruby Keeley – Pipers Vale 49.90
Mya Patel – Pipers Vale 49.850
Thalia Perry – Colchester 49.150
Phoebe Boynton – Sapphire 49.10
Lily Baker – Dolphina 48.80
Sophia Brooks – Pipers Vale 48.650
Isla Weir – Marriots 48.50
Emily Mathers – Huntingdon 47.55
Isabelle Mardle – Norfolk Academy 47.50

East Midlands

Lucie Kyle – Notts 47.233
Katie Wood – Witham Hill 46.567
Evie Axton – Coalville 46.467
Liy Mackley – Hinckley & Burbage 45.283

London

Blaise Watts – Europa 48.850
Niambh O’Shea – Europa 48.30
Amelie Attwood – Greenwich Royals 47.20
Kathryn Withey – Camden 45.30

North West

Ayesha Abdullahi –  Appley Bridge 49.950
Hattie Moat –  CMIG  49.95
Renee Pullin –  CMIG  49.30

Ella Robinson-  CMIG 47.750

Scotland

Kennedi Foster Hamilton 47.350
Isi Mason Garioch 47.350
Sofia Karnejenko City of Glasgow  46.200

Sofia Karnejenko City of Glasgow  46.200

South

Dixie Lindsay – Pinewood 48.650
Anais Saunders – Portsmounth 48.450
Helena Vinall – Pinewood 48.10
Anabelle Johnny – Pinewood 47.750

South East

Amara McGeachie – Horsham 48.950
Jessica Hudgell – Pegasus 46.90
Daisy Evans – TAG 45.45
Cissy Marlow – Horsham 45.40

South West

Becky James – Bristol Hawks 48.663
Amelie Douglas – Bristol Hawks 47.240
Rosa Pawlyn – Baskervilles 45.873
Willow Hughes – Baskervilles 44.850

Wales
Mali Morgan  – Capital Academy 51.170
Poppy Stickler – Capital Academy 50.60
Amy Oliver – Valleys GA 49.910
Jea Maracha – Phoenix 48.40

Sophia Micalef – CCYC 47.840

West Midlands

Evie Price – City of Birmingham 50.00
Diaz Mckenzie – City of Birmingham 50.00
Annabel Shaw – Park Wrekin 49.850
Gabriella Williams – Park Wrekin 49.750
Matilda Haughton – City Of Worcester 49.00
Katie Marsh – Wolverhampton 48.30
Jessica Fox – City Of Worcester 48.150
Hermione Hammond – Tamworth 48.050
Keara Massengo-Fouani – Park Wrekin 48.050
Madeleine Harris – Uttoxeter 47.80
Cheyanne Plummer-Haaijer – City of Birmingham 47.80
Tegan Massey – Tamworth 47.30

Yorkshire

Courtney-Leigh Simpson – Dronfield 47.550
Olivia Cham Dronfield – 47.550
Poppy Wilkinson – Sheffield Workshop 46.900
Niamh Selby – Sheffield Workshop 46.400

Level Three

Level three gives us a chance to see how those who did so well at level four last year are progressing.

Top six from 2014 Level 4  national voluntary championships (number in brackets is the overall combined position)

(1)  51.150 – Jaimee Smith (East)

(5)  50.550 – Elise Adeyemo (South Essex)

(46) 49.800 – Mya Thomas-Osbourne (South)

4  (8) 49.600 – Alina Cofie (London)

5=(21) 49.200 – Madeleine Roberts (South East)

5= (3) 49.200 – Sofia Meadows (West Midlands)

Top six Compulsory three gymnasts 2015:

  1    65.400 – Jaimee Smith (London)

  2    63.650 – Akielah Ashman-Howe (London)

  3    62.650 – Miriam Allen (West Midlands)

  4    62.150 – Caitlin Saunders (East)

  5    61.950 – Sofia Meadows (West Midlands)

  6    61.450 – Bryony Ludlow (South)

Gymnasts qualified for National Voluntary Finals with their qualification scores are as follows, any gymnast in italics has also reached the qualification score of 47.00, and is entitled to compete as an individual.

East

Emma Atkin – Norfolk Academy 49.70
Maisie Squire – Pipers Vale 49.150
Isabella Flemming – Huntingdon 48.50
Caitln Saunders – Marriotts 47.90
Teegan Milligan – Huntingdon 47.050

East Midlands

Summer Hill – Notts 48.383
Alice Knights – Hinkley 48.033
Isabel Morgan Coalville 45.933
Rhianna Pyne Kettering 44.850

London

Jaimee Smith – Europa 52.80
Freya Burms – Europa 48.850
Rosie Bayliss – Europa 48.30
Alina Cofie – Hendon 48.15
Kaidey Barrientos – Hearthrow 47.80
China Mattis – East London 47.60
Akielah Ashman-Howe – Europa 47.30

North West

Darcy Fae Chesters  – Warrington 49.10
Amber Greig- CMIG 47.95
Nikita Peprah – Appley Bridge 47.90
Natalie Walker – Tameside 46.750
Sofia Rodriquez-Mendoza – Warrington 46.70

Scotland

Taylor Richardson – Dynamic 49.300
Millie Redford – City of Glasgow 48.550
Millie McConville – Dynamic 47.150
Lucy Bain – Dundonald 46.550

South

Bryony Ludlow – DMGA 50.80
Georgina Luff – Portsmounth 46.80
Sophie Pryor – Pinewood 45.70
Anna Browne – Pinewood 45.55

South East

Maddie Roberts – Meapa – 49.10
Isabelle Lamb – Horsham 47.20
Katie Ridley – Horsham 46.950
Amber Freeman – Meapa 45.25

South West

Ruby Stacey – Plymouth 48.897
Alice Sumners – The Academy 48.447
Safina Crocker – South Devon 46.423
mogen Banfield – Falcons Ac. 46.037

Wales

Seren Rowlands-Higgin – Llanelli 49.530
Ellie Mae Wainwright – Phoenix 49.210
Olivia Gauregu – Capital Academy 49.140
Emma Chandler – Capital Academy 47.940
Maddison Lin – Capital Academy 47.370
Olivia Basham – CCYC 46.610

West Midlands

Sofia Meadows – City of Birmingham 52.40
Sophia Cabrera – City of Birmingham 51.70
Isabella Wheeldon – Park Wrekin 51.450
Miriam Allen – City of Birmingham 51.050
Lucy Lewis – Wyre Forest 50.30
Sydney Kemish – Uttoxeter 48.20
Kelsie Clohessy-Daly – City of Birmingham 48.00
Anna Bambrook – Tamworth 47.250
Niamh Searchwell-Snape – Tamworth 46.30

Yorkshire

Honor Rouse – Harrogate 46.750
Libby-Eliza Mitson – Greenhead 43.350

Level Two

As I mentioned, level two gymnasts compete as individuals rather than teams, the top six  Level 3 voluntary gymnasts from 2014 were, their combined position in brackets :

  1  (1) 51.900 – Ondine Achampong (East)

  2  (2)   51.600 – Halle Hilton (East)

  3 (3) 51.050 – Samanta Katkevica (London)

  4 (13)  50.200 – Isla Lees (East Midlands)

  5  (7)  49.850 – Abigail English (South)

  6 (10) 49.500 – Amelia Thomas (Wales)

Top ten compulsory Level 2 gymnasts from 2015:

  1    63.850 – Ondine Achampong (Sapphire)

  2    63.450 – Leah Greenland (South Durham)

  3    62.550 – Samanta Katkevica (East London)

  4    62.200 – Shanna-Kae Grant (Leeds)

  5    62.150 – Halle Hilton (Pipers Vale)

  6    61.950 – Ramiyah Kofi (Notts)

East

Ondine Achampong – Saphire 54.450
Annie Young – Norfolk Academy 46.40

London

Halle Hilton – Europa 51.30
Samanta Katkevica – East London 51.05
Lily Zentner – Hendon 50.60
Miriam Hamenni – East London 48.20

Scotland *Pease note this is the top six only from L2

Anna Hollins – Largs 50.950
Crystelle Lake – Zippy’s 46.000
Teagan Batho – Garioch 44.650
Sophie MacPherson – City of Glasgow 44.250
Rebecca Quinn – City of Glasgow 44.150
Jessica Wright – City of Glasgow 43.800

South *Pease note this is the top six only from L2

Lexie Mae Neal – AGC 46.90
Lili Mae Snuggs – AGC 46.850
Georgia Pickford – Pinewood 46.75
Elisha Stott – DMGA 46.00
Amelie Priestman – Dynamo 44.50
Mia Perryment – Basingstoke 43.70

South East

Ellie Gadd Leatherhead & Dorking 44.40
Grace Davison – Tolworth 43.90
Charlie Lloyd – Woking 42.90
Amanda Cook Pegasus 42.60

South West

Emily Edge – Bristol Hawks 47.887
Katie Jones – The Academy 46.953
Alice Wintle – Bristol Hawks 45.720
Elize Waits – Bristol Hawks 44.063
Kiera Williams – Baskervilles 43.083

Wales

Amelia Thomas – COYC 48.20
Isabel Thomas – CCYC 47.840
Anya NIven – Neath Afan 44.70

West Midlands*Pease note this is the top six only from L2

Emer Hancock – City Of Worcester 46.80
Montana Leith-Mulley – City of Birmingham 46.750
Martha Shaw – Park Wrekin 45.60
Paris White – Wolverhampton 45.550
Holly Fox – City Of Worcester 45.150
Rhianna Mallee -Tamworth 44.650

 

Yorkshire

51.700 – Shanna-Kae Grant Leeds

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