Wisbech Open

Wisbech Open 2009

Date: Sunday 15th February 2009 at Wisbech

Entries close: TBC

Entry ages: 4 years +

Cangaroos took a medium sized team of 18 to the first ever Wisbech Open on Sunday 15th February. This was a chance for our newest, youngest and oldest members to try competition and for some of our established performers to work on their new grades or just improve their routines for the rest of the season. Even the coaches competed, with Laura Able and Tony Fagelman both competing in the Elite competitions, with mixed results. One of the interesting aspects of this competition was that although Wisbech is a near neighbour, they compete in a different region, so we were up against unknown competition, except for our close rivals Comberton Tiggers. We still came away with 4 medals and 2 first team medals, and a host of 4th places, so not a bad day considering!

The day started well, with our novice performers all competing at a very high standard, especially as for most this was their 1st ever competition. As usual the U9 girls and boys brought lots of ‘Ahhhs’ from the spectators, and even some from the judges. In the Novice Under 11 boys, James Able was bouncing against boys much older and he managed two excellent routines to take 1st place with a score of 41.1. George Allen in the same competition unfortunately only managed 5 moves in his routines and scored a total of 19.6, which placed him 7th.

In the Novice Under 9 girls, Charlotte Allen, just missed out on a medal coming in 4th with a score of 40.6 and in the Novice Under 11 girls, Charity Pickup had the same result, missing out on a medal in 4th place with a total score of 41.9.

In club I Under 13 girls, Alix Evans also just missed out on a medal, coming 4th with a total score of 41.4.

In the next group our Club H Under 9 girls performer Sydney Kelly at just 5 years old, came away with 2nd place, with a score of 42.2.

In the Intermediate Under 13 girls, our club champion, Trinity Kelly, was competing against girls many years older and still managed to place 3rd with a score of 44.2. Grace Pike continued her good form with 9th place and a score of 41.7.

In the Intermediate Under 13 boys, Matthew Burson, again competing against boys much older managed a credible 5th with a total score of 41.7.

In the Elite Under 15 girls Naomi Waldock came 7th with 46.1 and Frances Pickup came 11th with 44.4.

In the Elite over 15 ladies, Maz Pope came 4th with a score of 47.2, just o.1 of a medal and to show how close it was, Jo Withington came 5th just 0.1 behind with a score of 47.1, Imogen Pickup came 8th with a score of 46.1 and Laura Able came 10th with a score of 43.9. The ladies also came away with the team 1st prize.

In the Elite over 15 men, Max Fagelman continued his excellent form, competing at the new higher level after his qualification at the recent grading competition, managed 2nd place with a score of 49.4. Unfortunately Tony Fagelman, who had braved the competitive world for a 2nd time since his retirement, failed to complete his 2nd routine and despite scoring highly for difficulty, scored badly for form, resulting in a 4th place finish with a score of 44.9. Michael Keelin also failed to complete one of his routines and ended up in 6th place with a score of 38.3. At least our men came away with the 1st team medal.

So a day of mixed results, a big thank you to the parents and coaches of Cangaroos who helped officiate on the day. We’re now looking forward to a host of competitions, the Regional grading in Harlow on March 29th and the Easton Open on April 26th.

Competition dates

Date Time Details
Sunday 15th February 2009 09:00 - 17:00