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London Men's Open

Since 2010 (the 100 year Anniversary of the London Open), we have marked those who have made a special contribution to the London Open, by placing them into the London Open Hall of Fame. There is no hard and fast criteria, they may have given special services via organisation, judging, coaching or as a gymnast.

Hall of Fame

Scott Hann
Max Whitlock
Lorna Goddard


Paul Hall MBE
Louis Smith MBE
Len Arnold OBE

Trevor Low - Services as Judge, coach, Technical Expert
Pete Bannister - services as event presentation and sponsor
Ben Murphy - services as competition organiser for over 10 years

Mel Brown - services as Judge and convenor for over 20 years
Eddie Van Hoof - services for gymnast, coach and long term supporter
Dave Balmer - services as a judge, organising committee and long term event treasurer

Ross Brewer - services as one of London's top gymnasts, winning the London Open on many occasions
Jackie Lewis - long term supporter as coach but also long serving member of the organising committee
Jeff Davis - services as a gymnast, coach, judge and long term supporter

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2010     Ross Brewer, Jackie Lewis, Jeff Davis

2011     Mel Brown, Eddie Van Hoof, Dave Balmer

2012     Trevor Low, Pete Bannister, Ben Murphy

Men's London Open Championships 2020 - CANCELLED


We understand and share the disappointment of everyone involved and affected by this decision. Our principal concern is with the health and wellbeing of our gymnasts, their families, staff, volunteers, officials, coaches and supporters.

Future Dates

4th-6th September 2021

We will be running Voluntaries for U12, U14, U16, U18 & Seniors including Internationals
Club Grades will be Under 8 & Level 1-6

Social Media

We now have Men's London Open Social Media so that you can keep up to date with competition news.
MLO Social Media
Any queries please email [email protected].

Looking forward to working with you all again next year,

Kind Regards

Ben Murphy
Chairman, London Gymnastics
Event Director MLO

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The London Men’s Open has a tradition of being one of the premier Men’s Artistic competitions in the UK and beyond. Pictured right - International Medalists at the 2014 Men's London Open.

Ben Murphy of the London Gymnastics Major Event Team, comments: “For over 105 years, the Men’s London Open has been a main stay in the National calendar. For nearly 10 years now we have run the London Development competition alongside the London Open to cater for our club gymnasts."

The London Men's Open has been in existence since the early 1900's. The cup presented by the Duke of Westminster still remains today as one of the oldest cups to be challenged for in Great Britain.

As a Men's Artistic competition only, the Open has for most of its time been a major competition not only within London - but also within British Gymnastics event calendar. The competition attracts individual gymnasts from clubs across the Country competing in three age groups (Under 14, Under 18 and Senior).

London Open 2014

Often used as a control trial for gymnasts to be part of Great Britain's European and World teams - we really do not only attract the best elite male gymnasts in Great Britain, but also gymnasts from overseas.  

By contrast the London Development Open, was born off the back of this success - but also to plug the gap of those competing at club and regional level who perhaps needed more competitions and better challenges.

The rules and routines are all based on the last Club Development Grades, but with a mixture of additional age groups.

Now regularly having around 250 gymnasts compete in one day, it is the perfect mix of a battle to win medals and a friendly atmosphere. Many clubs & regions use the competition to select their gymnasts for the National Club Development Grades.

Pictured below are some of the young London Open Volunteers at the 2017 Event with some of the GB Gymnasts that competed.