All the boys competed their routine really confidently with just a few little mistakes thrown in the mix.
Oliver had 4 excellent pieces before a couple of mistakes on the last 2 pieces scoring 63.6 and finishing in a respectable 21st. Aidy had a nice clean comp scoring 63 dead and finishing 25th. Lucas was the youngest of the Woking boys, he had 4 excellent routines but carried a fall on floor and a small mistake on vault leaving him with a score of 62.9 finishing 27th. Jamaal and Leo both had very good competitions and finished on the exact same score of 59.7 finishing joint 44th, Illian and Tristan both competed well but both had problems on pommel, Illian scored 56.65 and placed 51st and Tristan scored 55.9 and placed 55th.
The boys should be very proud of their efforts for their first competition.
Round 2 saw the Under 9’s enter the arena. The 5 Woking gymnasts all performed excellently, with no falls between them. Thomas O’Connor finished in 7th place with 71.70. He also won the Gold medal for his floor routine, and Bronze on pommels, scoring 12.70 on both apparatus.
Santo Fuoco placed 8th all-around with 71.00.
Dylan O’Rourke was 27th with a score of 66.45.
Max Redding was just behind in 28th with 66.40.
Harvey Northage scored 66.10 for 31st place.
The last round of Saturday’s competition saw the U10 boy’s take to the floor. Woking’s sole representative Josh Porter, started his competition on High Bar. He was clearly nervous, and an uncharacteristic error on his clear circle tarnished an otherwise beautiful routine. Despite an ongoing injury to his heels Josh got through his floor routine before moving onto pommels. Here he executed some excellent circles losing just four tenths! This style continued on rings where he showed strength and control of swing. After a clean vault he finished off his competition on P-Bars, where he lost control in a handstand and fell from the apparatus. Overall Josh has reason to be disappointed with his outing, finished in 25th place there is clearly room for improvement and it is hope that this will spur him on to perform better in the upcoming competitions.
It was another early start on Sunday for the U12 Boy’s. Here Woking’s five strong team of Laurence Butler, Charlie Rose, Christian Fuoco, Rudi Moriano and Callum Lawrence, arrived brimming with confidence. Starting on P-Bars, all gymnasts completed clean routines; most notably Charlie scored 12.40 the sixth highest score of the competition, while Laurence swung beautifully to score winning the bronze medal. Onto High Bar; and five more clean routines from the Woking boys with Charlie and Laurence tying in 5th place. On Floor the good work continued and again all gymnasts went clean with Rudi sticking some tumbles and scoring 12.00. Pommels claimed the first fall of the day with Charlie falling on his Magyar, but still scored 10.5. On rings Laurence was the talk of the competition with his impressive Russian lever, while the other boys also went through their routines without major error. The final piece was vault again everyone went through the vaults in business like fashion with Christian performing his handspring full twist vault. All in all it was a good competition Callum scored 65.55 to finish 28th. In 15th was Rudi, only 0.05 behind Christian in 14th. Charlie style throughout earned him a score of 69.2 to take the 12th place spot. The top scorer out of the Woking boys was Laurence, finishing in 5th with 71.25.
Woking’s James Miller, Fraser Griffiths & Japser Smith-Gordon took part in the U14 Cup Competition, while Timothy McCarthy, Lorenzo Carrozzo and Jamie Lewis competed in the Junior category. Fraser started off well with a good floor and clean pommels upon which he competed his Magyar for the first time. After a nightmare on rings, he picked himself up to perform a good vault. An intermediate swing on P-bars cost him a few vital tenths and his tidy high bar was tainted by a fall on his Endo. Fraser finished in 12th position with a score of 65.25. James Miller faired a little better, with only one fall on rings, he also debuted his double back dismount of P-bars to finish with an all-around total of 68.00 earning him the 8th place spot. The highlight of Woking’s U14 competition was the performance of Japser. After a tidy floor routine, he went to pommel where he scored 12.9, the highest score of the competition. A good rings and vault was followed by an impressive P-bars on which he only lost five tenths! Jasper rounded off his excellent competition on H-Bar, in front of one of the national squad coaches, he was delighted to score a total of 72.25, enough for the bronze medal.
Timothy’s competition did not get off to the best start with a fall from the Bar, but he showed his maturity by picking himself up and going on to deliver a string of consistent scores to earn a total of 72.40, putting him in 5th place. Lorenzo performed a clean H-Bar, and despite a fall on the floor, he still scored higher than he has in recent competitions. His pommel routine was an excellent example of his recent development as he scored an impressive 13.7! The good work continued on rings and vault before finishing his competition with a very clean P-bar routine scoring 13.3 out a possible 14. Overall Lorenzo was ecstatic with his performance scoring a PB of 75.8 and taking home the silver medal! The top scorer of the day was Woking’s Jamie Lewis. Also starting on bar, Jamie performed a clean routine. On Floor Jamie started off by sticking his double Arabian, and continued in stylish fashion to score 14.30. On to pommels, and he performed his complex routine to near the best of his ability scoring 14.70. Following a good rings, he completed a clean full twisting kasamatsu on vault, despite taking off the wrong foot. Jamie finished off his competition in style with a good P-bar routine, taking home the gold medal with an all-around total of 84.15.
Well done to all the Woking boys and their coaches for a successful weekend.