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National Trampoline League Competition, 27th - 28th June 2015, Hull

Orbit seek points in the National Trampoline League Competition

Last week end on the 27th and 28th June Orbit team travelled all the way up to Hull for the 2nd. League entry.

This is a true League with points awarded for positions - 100 points for 1st. place, 75 for 2nd. 60 for 3rd. right down to 1 for 24th.

After the last one in early October, points will be collated to pick the top 12 finalists to compete on Halloween, October 31st.

We had members in all three categories, League's 1,2, and 3, the highest being 1.

On Saturday, Ritchie Clarke began our campaign in the 19+ men's L3. He worked routines that he and his coach had spent a good deal of consideration to get his style and difficulty as well matched as possible. It paid off, and he lead from the start. The Set and Voluntary routines counted for the points, and Ritchie was 1st. Acquiring 100 points. His coach had never seen him jump as well at competition, and to add the icing, in the Zero final for the day's medals, Ritchie was also 1st. again, adding a gold to his achievement.

Moving up to L2 in the afternoon, Emily RoxbeeCox and Tess Walker lead the way in the 17 - 18 girls. Both girls had had training difficulties, lack of time, small injuries, and so entered slightly below par. However, they successfully completed both Set and Voluntary routines, falling outside of the day's final eight, in 10th and 11th. place respectively acquiring 20 and 18 points.

On the Sunday, our French guest member Tristan Lagny jumped for us in the Men's 19+ L1. This is a formidable group, with high difficulty routines and huge height. Tristan settled to the task, his confidence growing with each warm up routine. A stylish Set put him in the top 5, a good position from which to launch his voluntary. This went as well as we could have hoped, high and central with good control, which earned him 8s from the judges. To his great happiness and surprise he was 2nd. Attracting 75 points, his best result in G.B. to date. To top it out, Tristan jumped almost equally well in the Zero final of the day, stepping on the podium in 3rd. place.

Finally, also in L1, Dayle Walker competed in the 19+ ladies, a very strong group. A stylish and controlled Set scored her in the 8s, and her voluntary routine used the highest difficulty that she has attempted to date, so not easy to execute, but Dayle still acquired high marks from the judges. For the first time at this level, Dayle reached the final in 7th. place with 24 points. Her last routine of the day was arguably her best, raising her two places to 5th. in the final.

We look forward to the next League event in September in Cardiff, where we hope for even more points.

Like all Community clubs, we struggle to obtain the latest trampoline equipment on which to train, rather than only at competition events. Financial help would be hugely welcome. We are Orbit Milton Keynes on 01908 313048.

National Trampoline League Competition, 27th - 28th June 2015, Hull