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23/05/14
Boys from Summerfields Floor and Vault Squad repeated their recent success at the Sussex County competition by bringing home medals from the Dover Open Boys Floor and Vault event. Lewis Standivan, Harley Gentry and Brandon Stokes were competing in the 11-13 year old Novice group and all gave confident performances. 

Lewis scored 7.40 with a controlled and neat routine on floor putting him in the lead after the first piece with Harley and Brandon each only 0.20 behind. There was then a close call on vault with again only 0.20 separating the top three competitors. A slight lack of dynamics gave Lewis a score of 7.20, and final position of silver medal with 14.600 - only 0.05 away from first place. 

For Harley it was only his second competition, but he showed his determination to be a serious contender, and produced a good routine on floor and sound vault, with solid landing. The final score of 14.350 secured a well-deserved bronze medal. 

Brandon is a newcomer to competition, and he did extremely well to give a well-executed floor routine (7.20), and a sound vault (6.25), putting him in 6th position. The vault difficulty was lower than that of his club mates, but he will be working hard over the next few weeks to achieve a higher tariff. 

All boys scored in excess of the expected score for Novice level, and will have to move to Intermediate level in the next calendar year. 

Nearly all the female floor and vault gymnasts from Summerfields Gym club travelled to Kent to take part in the Dover Invitational, making up 32 of the 264 competitors. 

It was a tough competition with large groups in each category, and the Club was extremely satisfied to scoop 14 medals from the event, with 20 gymnasts placed in the top 6 of their age groups. 

For the first time some 5 and 6 year olds Summerfields youngsters were performing in the newly introduced British Gymnastics Key Steps competition. This has been developed to provide a progressive and standardised competition structure, building on the basic skills and agilities from the British Gymnastics Proficiency Award scheme. 
 
There was a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere at the competition, and the young ones were not fazed by the event. They were all pleased to see Willow Buffery receive silver medal along with Holly Chapman a bronze medal in Key Step 1 for children born in 2006. Placed were also Frankie Hutton (4th), Miah Tovey (5th) and Rebecca Blanks (6th). 
 
The main competition covered all levels from Novice through to Silver, and the Summerfields gymnasts put up a strong fight in all categories. After a couple of hiccoughs with the scoring system, the club was very pleased with the final results. 

Gold medals were achieved by Alice Marosi, Jamyma Hanson, Megan Welch and Lucy Burton. Silver medals were awarded to Imani Clark, Sadie Burt, Pippa Jackson, Lucy Clark and Paige Begbie. Receiving bronze medals were Anastacia Georgiou, Alice Prior and Malek Jbali. Other placings were Libby Begbie (4th), Josie Martin (5th), Kira Madge (6th), Ella Harman (6th) and Eloise Saunder (6th).