2016 British Age Group Championships Preview. Scores From Regional Voluntary Qualifiers.

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The British Age Group Championships are to be held 04th – 06th November at the Guilford Spectrum. 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 an opportunity 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 through 2017.

The gymnasts will compete ‘In Age’ in three categories, Level 4 for 2007 born gymnasts turning nine within the year, Level three for 2006 born gymnasts turning ten within the year, and Level two for 2005 gymnasts turning eleven. There is no national age group final for level one gymnasts, as provided they have passed their compulsory 1, they are eligible for the British Espoir Championships taking place in a few weeks time.

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 championships earlier in the year, and the voluntary championships 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,  the fifth gymnast is the reserve.
Should a gymnast not qualify in the top four at the regional qualifier, for 2016 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 gymnasts are listed, but not the scores as I do not have them as yet.

Start lists are not up, so whereas this is list of those that finished top of their regions, there may of course have been changes  to the actual competing teams.

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.  Madison Morgan – South West

2. Sienna Godwin – East

3. Lilli Clo Thorpe Richens – South

3. Layla Starkie – Wales

5. Isabel Richards – Wales

6. Grace Davies – East

Top four gymnast plus fifth placed reserve gymnast from regional qualifiers are as follows, any gymnast in italics has also reached the qualification score of 47.00, and are entitled to compete as an individual, this does not necessarily mean we will see them at national finals, but they have qualified to be there.

East

Sienna Godwin – South Essex 51.000
Grace Davies – Norfolk Academy 50.000
Alina Ciausu – Norfolk Academy 49.550
Millie Root – Marriots 49.050
Leda Rehus – Huntingdon 48.450

Lucy Patten – Huntingdon 47.900

East Midlands

Beatrice Hill – Notts 49.400
Brogan Hardwick Coalville – 44.600
Annabel Ramsey – Wade 43.850
Charlotte Alcock – Worksop 43.300
Charley Kirk – Coalville 42.900

London

Cienna Kwayie – Europa 49.250
Darcy Buttler – Europa 49.150
Sophie O’Flaherty – Hendon 48.900
Alexis Fisher – Aspire 48.850
Casey Mcenteggart 48.700

Nikol Stoimenvoa – Hendon 47.750
Isabelle Ings – Greenwich 47.550
Joey Heng – Hendon 47.500
Gemma Thatcher – Heathrow 47.00

North

Josie Kwok – South Durham
Mia Turner – South Durham
Maisie Cooke – City of Newcastle
Evie Dixon – City of Newcastle
Renee Mcintire-Hope – City of Newcastle

North West

Olivia Harper – Warrington 48.150
Zoe Prescott – City of Liverpool 47.700
Grace Dickinson – City of Preston 47.700
Aimee Glenn – City of Preston 47.050
Millie McGuire – Sparks 46.850
Maebelle Dawson – SA 46.200

Scotland

Courtney Dunbar – Dynamic 48.350
Hannah Connell – Largs 47.318
Natalie Scott – City of Glasgow 47.284
Milli De Ohara – Hamilton 47.150
Niamh Llewellyn – West Lothian 47.118

South 

Lili Clo Thorp Richens – Aylesbury Gymastics Academy 50.220
Emily Gorman – De Mond 49.670
Kirsten Jonker – Portsmouth Gymnastics 48.570
Daniela Di Cioccio – Phoenix 48.090
Libby Herbert – Portsmouth 47.900

Rosie Greer – Abingdon Gymnastics Club  47.850

South East

Allegra Ezekwugo – Tolworth 46.834
Madeleine Dodd – Leatherhead and Dorking 46.217
Lottie Roberts – Leatherhead and Dorking 46.000
Isabelle Smith – Leatherhead and Dorking 45.984
Summer Nolan – Pegasus 45.767

South West

Madi Morgan – The Academy 50.830
Felicity Ayres – Falcons Academy 49.590
Molly Seddon – Falcons Academy 49.060
Kayleigh Lancey – Falcons Academy 48.180
Georgia Parker – Falcons Academy 47.870

Thea Davies – Falcons Academy 47.850
Poppy Abbot – Bristol Hawks 47.840

Wales

Madison Harford – VGA 48.750
Meliyah Baker – Phoenix 48.300
Ruby Evans – Cardiff Olympic 48.200
Evie Flage Donovan CCYC 48.050
Annais Muteba Mundi CCYC 48.000

Layla Starkie – Penybont 47.050

West Midlands

Sofia Johnson – City of Birmingham 48.150
Zoe Bostock – Uttoxeter 47.100
Tiffany Pilnikova Coventry 46.700
Julia French – East Staffs 46.450
Lauren Jones – City of Worcester 46.050

Yorkshire

Leyla Gellan – Gymmagic 46.300
Jessica Burton – Sheffield Workshop 44.850
Jane Howard – Diamonds 43.100
Olivia Terry – Diamonds 42.800
Gracie Allen – Diamonds 41.700

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 2015 Level 4 national voluntary championships (number in brackets is the overall combined position)

1. Ellie Petroiu – East  (1)

2. Paige Moroney – East (2)

3. Mali Morgan – Wales (4)

4. Ayesha Abdullahi – North West (3)

5. Poppy Stickler – Wales (7)

6. Amy Oliver – Wales (12)

Top six Compulsory three gymnasts 2016:

1. Ellie Petriou – East

2. Ayesha Abdullahi – North West

3. Paige Moroney – East

4. Jea Maracha – Wales

5. Amy Oliver – Wales

6. Hattie Moat – North West

Top four gymnasts plus fifth place reserve gymnast are as follows, any gymnast in italics has also reached the qualification score of 46.00, and is entitled to compete as an individual, this does not mean that every gymnast will, just that they have qualified to do so.

East

Ellie Petriou – South Essex 51.550
Paige Moroney – South Essex 50.700
Violet Masner – South Essex 49.500
Emma Wilkinson – Pipers Vale 47.600
Ruby Keely – Pipers Vale 47.550

Isabelle Mardle – Norfolk Academy 47.450
May Patel – Pipers Vale 47.300
Lily Baker – Dolphina 47.150
Sofia Brooks – Pipers Vale 47.050
Emmie Beale – Colchester 46.900
Thalia Perry – Colchester 46.150

East Midlands

Katie Wood – Witham Hill 47.267
Evie Axton – Coalville 45.600
Sofia Saporita – Robin Hood 45.367
Geneva Jones – Robin Hood 41.500
Alice Podesta – Robin Hood 37.266

London

Tommera Hendricks – Europa 48.350
Niambh O’Shea – Europa 46.900
Amelie Attwood – Greenwich 46.750
Chloe Buist – Europa 46.600
Blaise Watts – Europa 45.450

North

Mercedes Moore – South Durham
Ellie Potts – South Durham
Isobel Gosling – South Durham

North West

Ayesha Abdullahi – Appley Bridge 51.600
Hattie Moat – City of Manchester 50.800
Renee Pullin – City of Manchester 49.600
Ruby Doherty – The Wire 48.750
Tyra Ammundson – Warrington 47.250

Macy Drennan -SA 47.000
Alexandra Coulthard – Tameside 46.250

Scotland

Kennedi Foster – Hamilton 48.701
Charlotte Peacock – Largs 47.251
Sofia Karnajenko – Largs 45.568
Rachel Quinn – Dynamic 45.500
Rebecca-Ann Greig – Garioch 45.367

South

Paige Carder – Aylesbury Gymnastics Academy 48.550
Lexie Mullins – Portsmouth Gymnastics 47.850
Dixie Lindsay – Pinewood 46.800
Anais Saunders – Portsmouth Gymnastics 46.300
Daisy Ellis – Slough 46.100

South East

Helena Vinall – Leatherhead and Dorking 46.067
Cissy Marlow – Leatherhead and Dorking 45.100
Daisy Evans – The Gym Academy 44.717
Mia Hamill – Leatherhead and Dorking 44.534
Jessica Jameson – The Gym Academy 44.250

South West

Becky James – Bristol Hawks 49.790
Amelie Douglas – Bristol Hawks 48.180
Rosa Pawlyn – Baskervilles 47.700
Kate Trott – Bristol Hawks 46.330
Esme Mathias – Baskervilles 45.520

Wales

Mali Morgan – Capital 52.100
Jea Maracha – Phoenix 52.050
Poppy Stickler – Capital 51.350
Sofia Micalef – CCYC 50.300
Amy Oliver – VGA 50.150

Katie Dovey – Capital 46.000

West Midlands

Annabel Shaw – Park Wrekin 50.000
Diaz Mckenzie – City of Birmingham 49.850
Mia Evans – Park Wrekin 48.600
Gabriella Williams – Park Wrekin 47.900
Skye-Rose Hamilton – City of Worcester 47.450

Matilda Haughton – City of Worcester 46.950
Tegan Massey – Tamworth 46.950
Madeleine Harris – Uttoxeter 46.950
Katie Marsh – Wolverhampton 46.850
Keara Massengo-Fouani – Park Wrekin 46.700
Hermione Hammond – Tamworth 46.250
Sacha Bailey – Uttoxeter 46.100

Yorkshire

Olivia Cham – Dronfield 45.450
Jessica Rodgers – Sheffield Workshop 43.550
Madison Ockerby – Diamonds 43.550
Jessica Ambler – Huddersfield 41.300
Ruby Ineson – Huddersfield 41.100

Level 2

As I mentioned, level two gymnasts compete as individuals rather than teams, the top six Level 3 voluntary gymnasts from 2015 were, their combined position in brackets :

Top six from 2015 Level 3 national voluntary championships (number in brackets is the overall combined position)

1. Jaimee Smith – London (1)

2. Sophia Cabrera – West Midlands (10)

3. Akielah Ashman-Howe – Europa (2)

4. Bryony Ludlow – South (4)

5. Miriam Allen – West Midlands (3)

6. Sofia Meadows – West Midlands (5)

Top six Compulsory Level 2 gymnasts 2016:

1. Rosie Bayliss – Europa

2. Akiela Ashman-Howe – Europa

3. Sophia Cabrera – City of Birmingham

4. Sofia Meadows – City of Birmingham

5. Jaimee Smith – Europa

6. Ellie Gargett – South Essex

Please note, I do not know whether every one of these gymnasts has their pass at compulsory three from their regional qualifier earlier in the year, and are therefore eligible to compete at National Finals. I have also only included results from gymnasts that competed AA at regionals.

It is also worth noting that at this level gymnasts do not have to compete at the regional qualifiers, so there are gymnasts not listed in their regional results, that I would expect to see at national finals as long as they are not injured.

East

Isabella Flemming – Huntingdon 51.100
Ellie Garget – South Essex 50.300
Emma Atkin – Norfolk Academy 49.050
Teegan Milligan – Huntingdon 48.550

East Midlands

Alice Knights – Hinckley 46.167
Rhianna Pyne – Kettering 46.050

London

China Mattis – City of London 50.100
Rosie Bayliss – Europa 49.600
Alia Leat – Heathrow 44.150
Freya Burns – Europa 44.100

North West

Amber Grieg – City of Manchester 48.000
Nikita Peprah – Appley Bridge 47.100
Sofia Rodriquez Mendoza – Warrington 44.150
Natalie Walker – Tameside 42.700

Scotland

Millie Redford – City of Glasgow 45.850
Kirsty Buchanan -Lasswade 44.100

South

Bryony Ludlow – De Mond 49.300
Sydney Whittle – Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre 44.100
Georgia Luff – Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre 42.550
Anna Browne – Pinewood 41.750
Lila North – Dynamo 38.500

South East

Amber Freeman – Meapa 45.167
Isabelle Lamb – Leatherhead and Dorking 43.584
Chrystal Touch – Meapa 39.900
Katie Ridley Uckfield 30.150

South West 

Alice Sumners – The Academy 48.400
Ruby Stacey – Plymouth 47.940
Mayalee Osola – Bristol Hawks 47.500
Isobel Martin – Baskervilles 45.540
Roxanne Price – Bristol Hawks 44.950
Safina Crocker – South Devon 44.270

Wales

Olivia Gauregi – Capital 48.800
Seren Rowland Higgins – Lanelli 43.25

West Midlands

Sofia Meadows – City of Birmingham 51.500
Miriam Allen – City of Birmingham 46.400
Kelsie Clohessy-Daly – City of Birmingham 46.200
Missy Holder – Park Wrekin 45.300
Anna Bambrook – Tamworth 42.350
Martha Waugh – Uttoxeter 40.950

Yorkshire

Honor Rouse  – Harrogate 42.200

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