Your guide to the British Acrobatic Championships - British Gymnastics

Your guide to the British Acrobatic Championships

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The 2014 Acrobatic British Championships promise to be a spectacle of gymnastics with our World and European stars fighting for the prestigious tiles. With this year’s World Championships just around the corner, the pressure is on.

The live event page is the place to be to watch all the LIVE action as it happens.

The Championships take place on the 22nd and 23rd March at Fenton Manor Sports Complex, Stoke-on-Trent.

From the expressive and creative choreography, to the powerful and courageous balances you will be treated to a great exhibition of awe-inspiring performances from Britain best.

Our gymnasts are split up into the age categories 11–16 years, 12–18 years, 13–19 years (junior) and senior and then further split into partnerships of a mixed pair, women’s pair, men’s group, women’s group (three gymnasts) and men’s group (four gymnasts).

So what’s at stake? All of our gymnasts are battling not only to be crowned the best in Britain but are fighting to prove why they deserve to represent Great Britain at the World and World Age Group Championships in France in July, so the pressure is well and truly on.

So what’s happening on each day of the championships? You’ll find everything you need below.  

Saturday 22nd – qualifications (09.30-13.15 & 14.00-17.45)

Saturday’s event begins with our senior mixed pairs, women’s pairs and men’s pairs, who perform their balance qualification routines, with the women’s and men’s groups competing their dynamic. 

Balance routine presents daring constructions of gymnasts and other elements of strength, flexibility and agility, while the dynamic routine shows flight elements such as throws, pitches and catches as well as dynamic tumbling elements.

The same format used for the seniors is then followed by the 13–19yrs and 12–18yrs age groups where pairs perform balance routines and the groups dynamic.

The 11–16yrs age group then all compete their balance and dynamic routines.

Sunday 23rd – qualification and finals 

Sunday sees the remaining qualification routines followed by the finals. To qualify to the final, gymnasts must finish in the top eight in their category. If there is less than eight in the category only six partnerships can advance.

From 09.30-12.15 the qualifications continue with our 12-18yrs, 13-19yrs and senior gymnasts completing their preliminary routines looking for finals spots.

At 12.15pm the finals then kick off with our 11-16yrs, this is followed by their medal ceremony and then the 12-18yrs finals at 14.25 the 13-19yrs finals are at 15.26 and the senior finals from 16.20! 

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