Fenton Manor Sports Complex
16-18th September 2011
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Dan Purvis is the 2011 men's British Champion
Daniel Purvis has been crowned the 2011 men’s British gymnastics champion. Having shared the crown with Sam Hunter in 2010, Dan made certain of being the outright winner in a nail-biting competition with his last routine, a 16.000 on vault, securing the title.
The event, which had added pressure due to it being a selection competition to make the team for the forthcoming World Championships (Tokyo 10-16th October), was tightly fought-out with Dan Purvis, Kristian Thomas and Daniel Keatings all scoring over 90 points.
In the end the title rested on the final of the 6 pieces of apparatus. Daniel Keatings, the 2009 World all-around silver medallist, returning to action recently after a long term injury, took to the rings and posted 14.800 to set the score of 90.500 for the others to beat.
Dan Purvis took to vault and Kristian Thomas set to work on the parallel bars creating a spectacular climax to the event. Kristian, who had narrowly led throughout the day, made errors at the crucial time, his score of 13.500 well down on what he would have hoped.
This left Dan Purvis needing a solid vault to take the title, he produced a perfectly executed landing for 16.000 points, the best vault of the day, to make a total of 91.500 and crown him the British champion.
18/09: The Championships ended with the under-14 competition where Brinn Bevan of South Essex confirmed his star status amongst the younger British gymnasts by dominating the proceedings.
Brinn comfortably took the all-around title scoring 83.550 points and also topped the standings in the floor, rings, high bar and parallel bars to complete a tremendous medal haul.
Joe Fraser from the City of Birmingham took the all-around silver with 79.800 and Harry Caulwell of Earls the bronze scoring 76.350.
The “Masters” competition brings together the top 8 scorers across the senior, junior and youth competition on each piece of apparatus giving some of the most promising younger gymnast the chance to test themselves against the senior stars.
For the seniors meanwhile this competition gives the opportunity to right any wrongs from the all-around and claim bragging rights on each piece. First up was the floor final, where Kristian Thomas, who was unfortunate the previous day not to take the senior title, produced a superb routine to score 15.750 and gold.
Louis Smith proved he’s the pommel master after a fall yesterday to comfortable take the gold with 16.050. Daniel Purvis, the British Champion then swept the rings and parallel bars titles to add to his collection of medals from the weekend with Ruslan Panteleymonov taking the vault ,and Kristian returning to the top of the medal rostrum in the high bar.
1. Kristian Thomas 15.750
2. Daniel Purvis 15.500
3. Ruslan Panteleymonov 14.875
1. Louis Smith 16.050
2. Max Whitlock 15.200
3. Frank Baines 14.500
1. Daniel Purvis 15.175
2. Kristian Thomas 14.925
3. Ruslan Panteleymonov 14.850
1. Ruslan Panteleymonov 15.737
2. Kristian Thomas 15.537
3. Courtney Tulloch 15.212
1. Daniel Purvis 15.500
2. Ruslan Panteleymonov 14.775
3. Yevgen Gryshchenko 14.750
1. Kristian Thomas 15.600
2. Yevgen Gryshchenko 14.675
3. Frank Baines 14.450
17/09 :Frank Baines of Southport YMCA comfortably took the youth title; his score of 84.200 a reflection of consistency solid performances that also saw him take the lion’s share of the apparatus medals. Dominick Cunningham of Earls Gymnastics Club took the silver with 81.400 just nudging ahead of Jay Thompson of Exeter who scored 81.250.
The junior competition was a closely fought battle between Hinckley gymnast William Trood and Loughbrough Student gymnast Harry Owen. The two gymnast matching each other across all 6 pieces of apparatus to be split by just .700 of a mark with William taking the title with 76.750 points. Archie Kennedy-Dyson of Tolworth, taking the bronze with 74.300.
16/09 : The Championships kicked off with the under-12 event on the Friday with some of Britain’s brightest young prospects competing in the superbly decked out Fenton Manor arena - local school children in the crowd cheering on every routine.
The all-around title went to Loukas Jones from the City of Leeds who scored 77.750 points to put him clear of silver medallist Donnell Osbourne of Earls Gymnastics Club with Thomas Cameron from Auchterarder taking the bronze with 75.000.
Preview-Not just Britain’s, but some of the world's best gymnasts will be in action at Fenton Manor, Stoke on Trent, September 16-18th, 2011.
Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth medallists will all be battling it out for the coveted British titles. Just weeks ahead of the World Championships, the elite gymnasts competing at the British Championships will be at their very best as they look to impress and book their places in the GBR Team to compete in Tokyo in October.
In the senior all-around event there is set to be a fascinating contest between the joint 2010 Champions Sam Hunter (Hinckley) and Daniel Purvis (Southport), along with 2009 world all-around silver medallist Daniel Keatings (Huntingdon) who has recently returned from injury; 2009 World 6th placed gymnast Kristian Thomas (Earls), the exceptionally talented Sam Oldham (Huntingdon) 2010 Youth Olympic High Bar Champion, who now makes the move up to senior British Championship level and Ruslan Panteleymonov (Hinckley), member of the 2010 GBR World team.
Added to this already stellar senior line up are the 2010 Junior European Champion on floor and pommels Max Whitlock (South Essex), Reiss Beckford (South Essex) who took three silver medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi (IND); and of course, the pommel horse supremo Louis Smith (Huntingdon), the 2008 Olympic Bronze medallist from Beijing (CHN).
With 2011 European Youth Olympic Champion Courtney Tulloch and recent UK School Games Champion Joe Fraser two of many notable names amongst the emerging talent in the younger age-groups, it is clear to see that the weekend’s action will be of the highest calibre.
2010 all-around champions
Under 12 Boys - Hamish Carter (Notts School)
Under 14 Intermediate - Jay Thompson (Exeter)
Under 16 Youth - Courtney Tulloch (Pegasus)
Under 18 Junior - Sam Oldham (Huntingdon)
Senior - Daniel Purvis (Southport) and Sam Hunter (Hinckley)
Friday, 16 September 2011
Competition -13:30- 16:30; Presentation -16:40
* Podium Training Seniors- 17:30 - 19:30
Saturday, 17 September 2011
U16 (Youth) / U18 (Junior)
Competition - 11:00-14:00;
Competition 16:00- 18:20
Sunday, 18 September 2011
Competition – 10:45- 12:45
Friday 16th September
Adult Day Ticket (U12’s) £8.00
Concessions Ticket (Under 14 years old & OAP) £4.00
Saturday 17th September
Adult Day Ticket (Two Sessions) Adult £12.00/Concessions £6.00
Sunday 18th September
Adult Day Ticket (Two Sessions) Adult £12.00/Concessions £6.00
Please note that Fenton Manor Sports Complex charges £4.00 for a day parking.
Venue - Fenton Manor, City Road, Fenton, Stoke on Trent ST4 2RR
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