Grades Club Team Winner 21st june 2014The second event in the 2014 Scottish Grades Series took place inside the expanse of the Bells Sports Centre Dome in Perth on Sunday 1st June. The large arena was a fitting venue for the size of the entry, an excellent crowd of spectators and a competition that required the full Olympic layout of apparatus.

Over 150 gymnasts took part across the two competitions ranging from under 8 year old beginners participating in Floor and Vault to elite level gymnasts working for the 2014 regional qualifiers. The qualifiers will be held in September on Sunday 21st and it was great to see so many clubs and gymnasts testing out their progress towards the goal of a team place representing Scotland at the British Finals in November.

The entry to the grades competition was 81 gymnasts which marks a major milestone and quite possibly a record for the Men’s Artistic programme and clearly shows that the popularity of the sport is growing with movement on the performance pathway. Full results can be viewed here.

The day began with the Beginner and Intermediate Floor & Vault, a competition that is designed as the introduction for many gymnasts to competition as well as being fun, open and friendly for gymnasts not yet ready or destined to progress on the National Grades Programme. This featured an Individual and Team competition – summary of winners…

Beginner Under 8 Team

1st Lasswade A 65.990
2nd City of Glasgow 64.610
3rd West Lothian 62.940

 

Beginner Under 10 Team

1st West Lothian 67.880
2nd Salto 64.780
3rd Falkirk A 63.960

Individual Winners – Scottish Floor and Vault

Beginner U8 Individual All Around 1st Keiran Walker Largs 22.980
Beginner U10 Individual All Around 1st Cameron Forbes West Lothian 22.970
Intermediate U10 Individual All Around 1st Lewis Houston Salto 22.920
Beginner U12 Individual All Around 1st Scott Roberts Allander 23.150
Intermediate U12 Individual All Around 1st Jacob Barr Angus Axis 21.990
Beginner U&O 14 Individual All Around 1st Luke Oliver Angus Axis 20.700
Intermediate U&O 14 Individual All Around 1st Ben McCreadie Falkirk 22.490

 

Following the Scottish Floor and Vault competition was the Scottish Grades Series event – the Prep 2 competition. Allowing gymnasts to compete on any apparatus up to all 7 it was heartening for all to see that all apparatus were strongly contested. Gymnasts competed for All Around titles in their age group as well as for the highest score on each apparatus. An additional team competition was introduced this year for the clubs where the winning club-team was the one gaining the highest number of points based on individual rankings, number of levels entered and apparatus titles won. Winning the club team competition was City of Glasgow, closely followed by Largs and West Lothian.

Some special guests also attended so not only were the stars of the future present the organisers had arranged for some stars of the past to present medals and speak a few words to the successful medal winners. The special guests included: Tommy Burke – a Scottish Junior Individual and Senior Team Champion and 1978 Commonwealth Games gymnast, Willie Lindsay – Dunfermline Senior Men’s Team, and Ron Rodgers – Scottish Junior Individual and Senior Team Champion and British Veteran champion age 69 to 75!

Levels and apparatus winners were: –

Apparatus Winners

  Name Club Score
Floor Grant Arneil Largs 9.400
Pommels Robbie Bain Lasswade 9.400
Rings Niall Mcewan Zippys 9.250
Vault= Robbie Young
Ethan Yates
Largs
Largs
9.700
Parallel Bars Finlay Logan Glasgow 9.100
High Bar Ben Johnston West Lothian 9.200
Physical Preparation Magnus Fettes Salto 9.400

 

Club Development Grades – Level 1 In Age

Robbie Young Largs 61.000

Club Development Grades – Level 1 Out of Age

Jack Goodwin Glasgow 48.100

Club Development Grades – Pre Level 1 U8

Niall McEwan Zippys 58.700

Club Development Grades – Level 2 In Age

Matthew McGill Largs 59.950

Club Development Grades – Level 2 Out of Age

Jacob Organ Chalkys 56.750

Club Development Grades – Level 3 In Age

Fraser Lynes Glasgow 57.300

Club Development Grades – Level 3 Out of Age

Lewis Gregory Glasgow 31.800

Club Development Grades – Level 4 In Age

Magnus Fettes Salto 60.100

Club Development Grades – Level 5 In Age

Callum Adams Beacon 42.450

National Elite Grades – Level 1 In Age

Ben Henderson Glasgow 58.550

National Elite Grades – Level 2 In Age

Ben Johnston West Lothian 59.700

National Elite Grades – Level 3 In Age

Khuzaymah Saddique Lasswade 56.900

National Elite Grades – Level 4 In Age

Euan McLellan West Lothian 34.500