2016 Competition Calendar

We’re into Olympic year, but there is much more than just the games to look forward to. Of course for the seniors the year will be planned towards Rio in August, as opposed to everything building to the autumn for world championships as it does every other year. With just six gymnasts getting to travel to Brazil, five plus one reserve, there is a huge amount of competition to look forward to before the games, all of which will be assessed by selectors.

For the juniors the big competition this year is Junior Europeans. Just five gymnasts will be selected from a very talented pool of girls, and competition for places will be fierce. Team, AA, and Apparatus medals will be up for grabs for those selected, the Junior Welsh, Scottish, English and British championships from the end of February to the beginning of April will all give strong indication as to likely team members.

Below is the list of competitions through the year I have found so far, events in italics indicate those that gymnasts are yet to be confirmed for, but may be sent to. Many of the events, we have sent gymnasts over previous years.

There will also be many small internationals for both senior and junior gymnasts through the year, details of which will emerge nearer the time.

Here’s to a great year of competition for all our gymnasts!

January

February

19th-21st  Baku World Cup

27th-28th Welsh National and Open Championships Espoir, Junior, Senior

27th-28th Scottish National Gymnastics Championships, Espoir, Junior, Senior

March

5th  American Cup

5th International Gymnix

12th Glasgow World Cup

12th  Womens British Team Championships. Official Olympic Trial

18th  English Championships Espoir, Junior, Senior

19th-20th Stuttgart World Cup

24th-26th Doha World Cup

31st Cottbus World Cup (Continues into April)

April 

01-03rd Cottbus World Cup (begins 31st March)

08th-10th British Championships Junior, Senior, Disability. Official Olympic Trial

16th-19th Olympic Test Event Rio (Qualified teams may send two gymnasts)

23rd-24th  Celtic Cup

28th Osijek World Cup (Continues into May)

30th GB Jr International International V France, Germany, Switzerland

May 

01st-Osijek World Cup (begins 28th April)

13th-15th Varna World Cup

07th  National Compulsory Level 4 and 3

20th-22nd Sao Paulo World Cup

21st  NDP 4,3,2,1

21st may GB Junior International V Italy, Germany

21st May NDP Club Grade National Finals

June

1st-5th European Junior and Senior Championships

11th National Compulsory Level 2 and 1 Finals

23rd-26th June Anadia World Cup

July 

August

6th-15th The Summer Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro

September

1st-4th Sainsbury’s School Games

10th  Bill McLoughlin National Apparatus Team Championships

10th  Compulsory Level 2 and 1 Qualifier

17th   Challenge Cups

October

09th Leverkusen Cup

11th Junior Commonwealth Games

21st-23rd  Northern European Championships

22nd-23rd Rushmoor Rosebowl

November

03-05 Olympic Hopes Cup Liberec Croatia

04th  National Voluntary Age Group Championships Levels 4,3,2

11th – 13th Elite Massilia 11th- 13th

19th Bill Slater British Junior Team Championships

December

02nd-04th British Espoir Championships

 

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