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National Trampoline League Competition, Series 3, David Ross S.C., Nottingham, 31st August 2019

The Third and Final National Trampoline League Qualifying Round. Nottingham.

This week-end Orbit Milton Keynes took eight young trampolinists to try their skills and gain enough points to be invited to the National finals in November. Only the top 24 can earn any points, and in some groups there are over 70 competitors.

On Saturday our League 3 jumpers stood up to the plate and warmed up in earnest. In the girls 11-12 yrs. Libby-Leigh Corby jumped competently, but without enough flair and height to impress the judges. A clutch of 7s was not enough and she finished in a credible 32nd place.

Asami Gynn was next, and she was able to raise her game drawing 8s from the judges, and daring herself with a new more difficult voluntary to secure 10th place. These points will carry her forwards.

In the older 15-16 girls Freya Robinson showed her improved form and scored into the 7s for her compulsory routine. The new voluntary looked good in all her warm-ups, but her fortune swung down in the actual performance and she did not complete her routine. Freya will have to try again next year.

Sunday welcomed our League 2 performers, older and more advanced.

Millie Heathcote jumped in the 15-16 girls and was in 7th. place after the compulsory. Her voluntary pulled her up to 3rd place, 4th. in the combined routines. These are very useful points, and to go one better, in the day's jump-off for silverware, Millie improved to 2nd. place.

Milly Cole in the 17-18s, had to keep the Milly/Millie names to the fore, and lead after the compulsories. Even though she has a little more in the tank, her voluntary contained the highest difficulty, and she held her position in 1st. place. Some more good points, and in the day's fight for medals Milly held off all comers to take the gold. So, if you want to do well in the girls you had better have an 'M' name, Marvelous, Miracle, Magnificent.

Our only male today, Charlie Roberts in the 17-18s showed the opposition a clean pair of heels after the compulsory to take the lead. Using a more advanced voluntary than ever before, he performed that well also keeping 1st. place. Another one for the finals. In the day's medal foray, things swung unexpectedly and Charlie ended in a very good 4th. place.

Our thanks to our parents and officials for making the days possible.

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