Putting the bounce back into the East Region


Team East 3rd In UK in BG’s Regional Team Finals

Team East competitor in action

A Team East competitor in action with coaches looking on

Team East 3rd in UK

Team East’s trampoline and DMT gymnasts punched above their weight once more, winning 24 medals at 2017’s Regional Team Finals held last weekend at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena.  No fewer than 42 of the team’s 70 gymnasts also qualified to compete at the NDP Finals; these take place in Telford on the weekend of 8th and 9th July.

On trampoline there were 18 medals spread across Continue reading

Trampolining Gold at NDP Team Finals

Regional team medallists

Some of our happy medallists

Trampolining Gold at NDP Team Finals

With 22 medals and 40 trampolinists qualified for NDP Finals, the East Region’s Trampoline Team won the trophy as the best of the 13 UK regions at last weekend’s Regional Team Finals in Birmingham.  This was a remarkable achievement and will hopefully be a springboard to still further successes. Continue reading

Final Agreed Open & Regional Championships Structure

Regional Championship & Open Competition Structure

In previous years we have held an inter-club Regional Championship based on the grading routines.  With some clubs now opting to compete only in NDP this leaves the region divided in terms of routines being competed and the regional committee has been looking at ways in which we could come together without forcing clubs to abandon their principled decisions to adopt one, or the other, of the two structures we support in East.  All DMT and TPD competition in the region adopts the BG NDP structures and is not directly affected.

Outline of Structure

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East Region Championship 2015

East Region Championship 2015

Levitation hosts East Region Championship 2015The date and venue for this has now been set and all clubs are invited to prepare for the competition which is being hosted by Levitation TC:

  • Date:  11th October
  • Venue: Hertfordshire Sports Village, De Havilland Campus University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Herts. AL10 9EU.

As in previous years there will be both team and individual champions and clubs may enter more than one team if they would like.  One big change this year is brought upon us because of the two different structures in use and in order to allow all to compete on a ‘level-playing field’ the competition will make use of the East Region’s Open Competition Structure.  This structure has been designed to give clubs confidence in using either NDP or Eastern Grades (or both in reflection of individuals’ needs) as their preferred development pathway going forward.  This new format structure was trialled at the recent Fenland Flyers Open where both the organizers and those attending thought it worked well with only minor wrinkles (now being in the process of being ironed out).

As with last year the competition will be for:

  • Trampoline for People with Disabilities,
  • Individual Trampoline &
  • Double Mini Trampoline.

If anybody has a query about the New Open Structure please email [email protected]

East Region Trampoline Technical Committee (Trampoline East) – AGM Notice

Our Annual General Meeting will immediately follow the East Region Championship competition.  Can all clubs please make an effort to attend.


NDP Regional Team Finals

NDP Regional Team Finals

East Regional NDP Team

Most of the team were able to get together before the event

Over the last weekend of May, The Peterborough Arena hosted a wonderful Regional Team Finals, an intermediate level competition between teams of trampoline, double mini and tumbling gymnasts from all regions of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  The East Region’s team was small compared to some but had quality and spirit in abundance and punched well above its weight. Our younger performers in particular were an inspiration and at the end of the first day on overall points we led the competition!  Sunday was a little quieter for us but the East Team finished 5th on trampoline among the 12 regions, 3rd on double mini and 2nd in tumbling; a fantastic result!

Gold medal winner

One of our Gold medal winners on the podium

On trampoline there were golds for Shannon Waterman, Conner Houston, Harvey Bell, Carys Verdicchio and Hal Ottley; all aged 12 or younger. Ellis Rushworth jumped to silver and Imogen Mayhew, Charlotte Warnes, Caitlin Constance and Monica Dowling all collected bronze. 10 trampoline medals and 28 top eight placings was a tremendous haul.

On double mini our small team also made a great showing with 6 medals including wins for Imogen Mayhew, Hal Ottley, Max Gaeta and Ed Parkin. Daniel Cotta and Chloe Caley achieved silver and   Ella Houston reached the podium for her bronze. 11 of the team achieved top eight, point scoring places.  Special mention should go to Hal for his double gold and to Imogen, also a double medallist.

More than twenty of these gymnasts will be invited to compete in the National Development Plan (NDP) Finals which takes place in Telford this July.  Here they will compete for their individual clubs and we wish them every success.

Huge thanks are due to the East Team’s coaches, judges and supporters for helping our gymnasts achieve such a great result. Thanks too to all the coaches back at our gymnasts’ clubs and to Jack Kelly, Paul Kitchen, Dave Kingaby, Phil Dodson and the Region’s Trampoline Committee for their work in supporting gymnast development. It’s paying off guys!

Results can be found on the British Gymnastics website.

Report by Pat Dodson (Team Manager).

Results Table (Points & placing)





East125 (5)66 (3)179 (2)
East Midlands268 (1)11 (10)29 (11)
London54 (10)0 (11)55 (10)
North of England69 (9)0 (11)185 (1)
North West101 (6)62 (4)27 (12)
Northern Ireland43 (11)53 (5)12 (13)
Scotland12 (12)99 (2)59 (9)
South West158 (4)170 (1)136 (3)
South176 (3)30 (8)77 (8)
South East86 (7)36 (7)94 (6)
Wales7 (13)0 (11)101 (5)
West Midlands194 (2)53 (5)82 (7)
Yorkshire75 (8)26 (9)110 (4)

Colchester Adult Open

Colchester-School-of-GymnasticsColchester Adult Open

Colchester School Of Gymnastics is holding its first Adult Competition on the 16th August 2015 for both gymnastics and trampoline, the entry deadline is 19th July.

The competition is for anyone over the age of 18 who wishes to compete regardless of your experience or ability.   We welcome you whether you are a complete beginner or retired from the sport.

The competition should be a fun experience to meet new people and try out some new or old skills. The full competition handbook with all details for information & the entry form can be downloaded below. The relevant extract for Trampoline routines is:



  1. Either tuck back somersault or jump full turn
  2. Straddle
  3. Seat landing
  4. 1⁄2 turn to seat landing
  5. 1⁄2 twist to feet
  6. Pike jump
  7. Back landing
  8. 1⁄2 twist to feet
  9. Tuck jump
  10. Either tuck front somersault or jump full turn

Optional Voluntary

Must include one somersault and one body landing – no difficulty score but 0.5 bonus for two somersaults.



  1. Back somersault tucked – 0.5 bonus for pike or straight
  2. Straddle
  3. Tucked Barani – 0.5 bonus for pike or straight
  4. Jump half turn
  5. Pike
  6. Back landing or 0.5 bonus for tuck back somersault to seat landing
  7. 1⁄2 turn to feet
  8. Tuck jump
  9. Pike jump
  10. Pike front somersault

Optional Voluntary

Must include a minimum of three somersaults and a maximum of 7, difficulty will be awarded.  There is a 0.3 bonus available for a 3⁄4 front somersault ball out barani or 3⁄4 back somersault cody. Each somersault must not exceed 0.6 in difficulty.



  • Minimum of 8 somersaults, must include one somersault with at least 360 twist.
  • Must include 3⁄4 Front somersault ball out barani or 3⁄4 back somersault cody
  • There is a 0.5 bonus for a double somersault

Optional Voluntary

Minimum of 8 somersaults – difficulty will be awarded.

Competition Handbook

Regional Championship & Open Competitions

Regional Championship & Open Competitions

In previous years we have held an inter-club Regional Championship based on the grading routines.  With some clubs now opting to compete only in NDP this leaves the region divided in terms of routines being competed and the regional committee has been looking at ways in which we could come together without forcing clubs to abandon their principled decisions to adopt one, or the other, of the two structures we support in East.  All DMT and TPD competition in the region adopts the BG NDP structures and is not directly affected.


A competition structure in which the region can compete as peers again and which supports the Regional Championships.

A Basic Premise

The key pre-requisite is that in as far as it is possible those competing in either NDP or Grades are able to compete on a level footing with peers of similar age in Open Competitions.

Given this, it is entirely reasonable that where NDP deploys age-differential routines it is the routine that is competed which is key and not the grade.

Trying to map routines directly on the basis of like moves has failed to achieve a consensus.

The solution we have identified

Instead of using routines we should use tariff boundaries since there is no routine being used in current competition that cannot be defined in terms of its difficulty.

Outline of Solution

  1. Grades will be defined according to the difficulty score of the set routine (irrespective of whether it is a 9 or 10 move routine).
  2. In order to map onto existing regional championship perpetual trophies we want to have the same number of levels as the original grading system.
  3. Set routines must be either a recognized NDP or Trampoline East routine with the entry making clear which format is being used by competitor.
  4. Entries must compete either a ‘grade’ set that they have previously competed in regional competition or for one for which they have qualified. (The region’s technical sub-committee will arbitrate on any issues arising from this).
  5. Voluntary routines are a free choice (i.e. no mandated repeat of set) but must be within tariff constraints which are intended to permit a routine that could be the next higher set whilst discouraging a ‘simpler’ routine (the minimum in each case could be ‘repeat of set’ of course).
  6. Competition groups will need to be sorted by NDP and T-E entries (flights if a large enough group) where NDP adopts a 6-bounce and arm-set requirement in order to help judges know how to mark the beginning of the routine.
  7. Tariff can be awarded at all levels.  (This subject to committee review)
  8. Qualification between grade bands to be recorded regionally on achieving an aggregate form score over 2 rounds of 45.0 or greater. (Although clubs may award qualification according to either NDP or Trampoline-East grades criteria if they prefer).
  9. Where NDP  routines require a 6-bounce and arm-set start judges will award this an average deduction of 2 or 3 (judges discretion), no bonuses will be given.
  10. All incomplete routines will receive a score reflecting the moves completed. (This subject to committee review)
  11. Suggested levels based on tariff ranges are as follows:

Individual trampoline

The Mapped Grades column is intended only for guidance, the defining requirement will be the difficulty of the declared set routine.

GradeSet RangeVoluntary RangeMapped Grades
Band 1DD <1.0DD ≤ 1.5H, I, CDP 1 & 2
Band 2DD ≥ 1.0, ≤1.5DD ≥ 1.0 , ≤ 2.5G, NDP1
Band 3DD > 1.5, ≤2.5DD ≥ 1.5 , ≤ 3.0F, NDP2, NDP3
Band 4DD > 2.5, ≤3.0DD ≥ 2.5 , ≤ 5.0E, NDP4
Band 5DD > 3.0, ≤5.0DD ≥ 3.0 , ≤ 6.5D, T2K L3, NDP5, NDP6, U13 NDP7, U11 NDP8, U11 WAGC
Band 6DD > 5.0, ≤ 6.5DD > 5.0, ≤ 8.5C, T2K L2, O12 NDP7, O10/U17 NDP8
Band 7FIGNo restrictionB+, T2K L1, O16 NDP8

Tariff will be awarded for band 3 upwards.  (This subject to committee review) 


In order to promote participation in the discipline of Double Mini Trampoline at the Trampoline East Regional Championships, this competition will have a different format to that of the Regional Qualification events held in February and March.

Some clubs have expressed that the prescriptive nature of the National Development Plan levels for DMT has prevented some of their gymnasts from competing so far this year. In response to this Phil has devised a competition format comprising entirely voluntary passes, with bands of degree of difficulty (DD) determining which group a gymnast should enter.

Competing a pass that does not fall within the band entered (either too high, or too low) will incur a penalty of 0.5 from each execution judge.

Band 1max DD of 0.7 in each pass
Band 2DD of between 0.6 – 1.3 in each pass (every pass must contain a somersault)
Band 3DD of between 1.2 – 2.2 in each pass
Band 4DD of between 2.1 – 4.4 in each pass
Band 5minimum DD of 4.3 in each pass

Fenland Competition & Trampoline Squad update

Fenland Flyers Open – 14th June 2015

Fenland-FlyersFenland Flyers will be holding an Open Competition on 14th June 2015 at the Thomas Clarkson Academy, Corporation Road, Wisbech, PE13 2SE.  Entry fee will be £7.50 and the closing date for entries 23rd May. Entry forms will come out nearer the time but any clubs thinking they will, or will not, enter, early advice to Adele would be appreciated[email protected]

Competition groups will be:

  • Regional Grades – C to H
  • TPD categories
  • Novice

… with trophies for 1st 3 places and medals for winning teams.

Novice routine will be:

  1. Straddle
  2. Seat landing
  3. To feet
  4. Tuck jump
  5. Half twist jump
  6. Pike jump
  7. Seat landing
  8. Half twist to feet
  9. Tuck jump
  10. Full twist

Squad Update

The final squad date for the year has now been set so the remaining squad dates are:

  • 24th May,
  • 21st June,
  • 19th July.

A revised download of known events for 2015 is available here:


Zonal Schools Results

Zonal Schools results

The following qualified to the National Schools Finals from the Zonal round held at Cambridge University Sports Centre today (detailed results below).  The National Finals are being held on 14th March 2015 at:

Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre.
Alcester Road South,
Kings Heath,
B14 6ER.






Ryan StoreyMorgansBoys Disability Cat 1 Elite1
Brandon DiamondGroes Primary SchoolBoys Disability Cat 1 Novice1
Aaron DaviesCefn Saeson CompBoys Disability Cat 1 Novice2
Leighton WemmGlenmead PrimaryBoys Disability Cat 1 Novice3
Adam WellsGreat Baddow High SchoolBoys Disability Cat 2 Elite1
Ethan DavidsonMarsh Hill PrimaryBoys Disability Cat 2 Novice1
Jessica GreavesPlantsbrookGirls Disability Cat 1 Elite1
Chloe StoreyThe Sele SchoolGirls Disability Cat 1 Elite2
Angel EamesTon-Yr-Ywen Primary SchoolGirls Disability Cat 1 Elite3
Chloe LloydPlasnewydd Primary SchoolGirls Disability Cat 1 Novice1
Paige MarkeyGlenmead PrimaryGirls Disability Cat 1 Novice2
Aliyah HugginsSt PaulsGirls Disability Cat 2 Elite1
Chiara MolinaroSt Joseph’s RC Primary SchoolGirls Disability Cat 2 Elite2
Sharmeela BraggBryn Deri Primary SchoolGirls Disability Cat 2 Elite3
Luke ButcherThe Shrubbery SchoolUnder 11 Boys Elite1
Reece ColemanMillway Primary SchoolUnder 11 Boys Elite2
Joel SimnettSt Thomas Catholic Primary SchoolUnder 11 Boys Elite3
Rafferty Booler-StewartMeadowdale Primary SchoolUnder 11 Boys Intermediate1
Samuel ArcherMonkshouseUnder 11 Boys Intermediate2
Lewis SmallmanAll SaintsUnder 11 Boys Intermediate3
Daniel CoupeSt Johns SchoolUnder 11 Boys Novice1
Harvey KinsellThe LyngUnder 11 Boys Novice2
Jake SmithMarkeaton PrimaryUnder 11 Boys Novice3
Olivia BaldwinOverstone Primary SchoolUnder 11 Girls Elite1
Leah O’ConnorPlasnewydd Primary SchoolUnder 11 Girls Elite2
Ocean HaynesLyncrest Primary SchoolUnder 11 Girls Elite3
Lydia CrossSt Nicholas Catholic Primary SchoolUnder 11 Girls Intermediate1
Ella CraneWhittington CPUnder 11 Girls Intermediate2
Jessica RingsellSpalding PrimaryUnder 11 Girls Intermediate3
Ellie VasselHunsbury Park Primary NorthamptonUnder 11 Girls Novice1
Tori MarkhamGlenmead PrimaryUnder 11 Girls Novice2
Abbie ReesPlasnewydd Primary SchoolUnder 11 Girls Novice3
Matthew WilcoxCharlton SchoolUnder 14 Boys Elite1
Matthew BursonPerse UpperUnder 14 Boys Elite2
Owen FrancisThe King JohnUnder 14 Boys Elite3
Max PainterLode Heath Sports CollegeUnder 14 Boys Intermediate1
Tom ClarkeThe Streetley AcademyUnder 14 Boys Intermediate2
Mark RileyPriory AcademyUnder 14 Boys Intermediate3
Mark RoeThe Coopers’ Company and Coborn SchoolUnder 14 Boys Novice1
Jacob KeddyRoundwood Park SchoolUnder 14 Boys Novice2
Travis NindKirk Hallam Community AcademyUnder 14 Boys Novice3
Jessica ClarkeThe Streetley AcademyUnder 14 Girls Elite1
Madison MerittBrentwoodUnder 14 Girls Elite2
Olivia May-StreetColeshill SchoolUnder 14 Girls Elite3
Chelsea Cooper-EllisThe GleedUnder 14 Girls Intermediate1
Heather GoodallThe Long Eaton SchoolUnder 14 Girls Intermediate2
Paige HaydenFairfax SchoolUnder 14 Girls Intermediate3
Elisha SimpsonPerry Beeches the AcademyUnder 14 Girls Novice1
Emma HutchinsonTupton Hall SchoolUnder 14 Girls Novice2
India-Rose CoxStratford upon Avon SchoolUnder 14 Girls Novice3
Aaron LymerNewcastle Under Lyme CollegeUnder 19 Boys Elite1
Luke DeweThe John Henry Newman SchoolUnder 19 Boys Elite2
Corum StrattonEbbwFawr Learning CommunityUnder 19 Boys Elite3
Tom BeardwellSpalding GrammarUnder 19 Boys Intermediate1
Harry SharmanLongslade Community CollegeUnder 19 Boys Intermediate2
Louis PearsonHitchin Boys’ SchoolUnder 19 Boys Intermediate3
Noah HumeRoundwood Park SchoolUnder 19 Boys Novice1
William CoulterRoundwood Park SchoolUnder 19 Boys Novice2
Nathan McGreevyRoundwood Park SchoolUnder 19 Boys Novice3
Zainub AkbarHowell’s School LlandaffUnder 19 Girls Elite1
Alysia MiddletonShirebrook AcademyUnder 19 Girls Elite2
Kayla SmithMaesteg Comprehensive SchoolUnder 19 Girls Elite3
Ria HughesNeath Port Talbot CollegeUnder 19 Girls Intermediate1
Elizabeth BrandrickOrminston Shelfield Community AcademyUnder 19 Girls Intermediate2
Amber LincolnBrooke WestonUnder 19 Girls Intermediate3
Emily KennedyRoundwood Park SchoolUnder 19 Girls Novice1
Lucy MoxhamSt Albans High School for GirlsUnder 19 Girls Novice2
Chloe HaywardEbbwFawr Learning CommunityUnder 19 Girls Novice3





Whittington CP aUnder 11 Boys Novice1
St Thomas More AUnder 11 Girls Novice1
Haberdashers AUnder 11 Girls Novice2
Hitchin AUnder 14 Boys Elite1
Hitchin AUnder 14 Boys Intermediate1
Hitchin BUnder 14 Boys Intermediate2
Blackwood AUnder 14 Boys Novice1
Great Baddow AUnder 14 Boys Novice2
Maesteg AUnder 14 Girls Elite1
Coleshill School AUnder 14 Girls Elite2
Long Eaton AUnder 14 Girls Intermediate1
Kirk Hallam AUnder 14 Girls Intermediate2
Haberdashers AUnder 14 Girls Novice1
Roundwood Park AUnder 14 Girls Novice2
Hitchin AUnder 19 Boys Intermediate1
Roundwood Park AUnder 19 Boys Novice1
Blackwood BUnder 19 Boys Novice2
Maesteg BUnder 19 Girls Elite1
Brentwood Ursuline Convent AUnder 19 Girls Elite2
Finham Park AUnder 19 Girls Intermediate1
Long Eaton AUnder 19 Girls Intermediate2
Roundwood Park AUnder 19 Girls Novice1
Haberdashers AUnder 19 Girls Novice2



The full results in Excel format:

Zonal Schools – Final updates

Zonal Schools Venue

The Zonal round of the BSGA Championships will take place on Saturday 10th January at;

University of Cambridge Sports Centre
Philippa Fawcett Drive



These documents supersede any issued previously.  Start times for most groups have had to be changed due to the large number of manual entries that took more time to process than could reasonably have been expected.  The groups are in the same order, however, so in most cases it will just be a bit later.   Flights have also changed so some competitors may have been moved to an earlier flight.

Timetable at a glance

Panel 1

09.00Under 11 Girls Disab Elite
Under 14 Girls Disab Elite
Under 19 Girls Disab Elite
Under 11 Girls Disab Novice
Under 14 Girls Disab Novice
09.50Under 11 Boys Disab Elite
Under 14 Boys Disab Elite
Under 19 Boys Disab Elite
Under 11 Boys Disab Novice
Under 19 Boys Disab Novice
10.35Under 19 Girls Novice (1)
11.20Under 19 Girls Novice (2)
12.05Under 19 Girls Novice (3)
12.40Under 14 Boys Intermediate (1)
13.15Under 14 Boys Intermediate (2)
13.55Under 11 Boys Novice
14.55Under 14 Girls Intermediate (1)
15.40Under 14 Girls Intermediate (2)
16.25Under 14 Girls Intermediate (3)

Panel 2

09.00Under 14 Girls Elite (1)
09.40Under 14 Girls Elite (2)
10.25Under 19 Girls Elite (1)
11.05Under 19 Girls Elite (2)
11.45Under 19 Girls Intermediate (1)
12.25Under 19 Girls Intermediate (2)
13.05Under 19 Girls Intermediate (3)
13.45Under 11 Girls Intermediate
Under 11 Boys Intermediate
14.50Under 19 Boys Intermediate
15.20Under 11 Girls Elite
15.50Under 11 Boys Elite
Under 19 Boys Elite
16.45Under 14 Boys Elite

Panel 3

09.00Under 14 Boys Novice (1)
09.50Under 14 Boys Novice (2)
10.45Under 14 Girls Novice (1)
11.35Under 14 Girls Novice (2)
12.30Under 14 Girls Novice (3)
13.25Under 19 Boys Novice (1)
14.10Under 19 Boys Novice (2)
14.55Under 11 Girls Novice (1)
15.45Under 11 Girls Novice (2)
16.40Under 11 Girls Novice (3)
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