The London Open Championships is an annual Mens Artistic gymnastics event which this year took place 6th-8th September at the Europa Centre, Kent; age categories range from 7yrs to Seniors. The competition is regularly used as a selection event for GB Internationals and serves as a must on the Mens competition calendar.
In the Elite Level 2 championships, which opened up the weekend of eventing on the friday, Tobie Watson started the run of successes for the City of Birmingham with his overall silver medal winning performance.
A Huge well done to the Young Development Squad boys coached by City of Birmingham coach & former Commonwealth Champion, Luke Folwell, on their debut performances at the London Open Championships. In the Level 1 Out of Age championships a commendable gold medal position went to Winston Powell along with Trumaine Brown, 5th; Ethan Bray, 12th; Brandon King, 17th; Orlando Thompson, 18th; Christian Mobsby, 18th; Eizen Balu, 28th. in a competition that fielded fifty-three competitors. In the ‘In Age’ Level 1 competition more success arrived with an overall bronze medal from Tom Hobbins and a 4th place from Kai Fellows
The Clayton Bolt Shield (U.14’s) was contested by forty national level competitors and a convincing gold medal position was won by Josh Nathan, City of Birmingham, with a 3.00pts difference over his nearest rival; teammate Jake Watson finished in 5th place.
Good job CBGC gymnasts and coaches to an excellent weekend of competition.