Five go to Harlow for grading

PUBLISHED: 15:03 15 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:20 06 May 2010

Five members of Richard s Trampoline Club entered Sunday s regional grading competition in Harlow. Performers needed to gain enough marks to enable them to qualify for the next grade. Lauren Doherty started well with the set routine showing a lot of progr

Five members of Richard's Trampoline Club entered Sunday's regional grading competition in Harlow.

Performers needed to gain enough marks to enable them to qualify for the next grade.

Lauren Doherty started well with the set routine showing a lot of progress in recent months.

She reduced the difficulty level slightly in her voluntary routine but more than made up for it in form marks.

She won her group by four clear marks and easily qualified for grade three.

Tom Stead produced a good neat set routine and things were looking good in his voluntary routine until the last somersault where he added in an extra twist.

This meant it was a repeated move so a crucial half a mark was taken off his difficulty score and he then missed out on qualification by just half a mark.

But a good final routine secured him second place overall.

Michael Sheff was desperately hoping to qualify but struggled in his set routine before a positive voluntary routine.

The damage had already been done with his marks but he still managed to pick up third place.

Jack Bastin, competing for the first time with the club, started well with his set routine but missed a move during his voluntary routine.

This meant he was marked out of nine instead of 10 and so he finished in seventh.

Faye Harper made costly errors in her set routine and she finished in 11th place.

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