16 competitors from GMAC travelled to the Open British Championships being held in Crawley, just outside London last weekend (25th November). The competition was hosted by representatives from Scotland, England and Wales who came together to bring this awesome event to fruition. The competition attracted 472 competitors, not only from the UK, but Ireland, Norway and Portugal as well.
Most of the team, and their supporters travelled to Crawley the day before, giving some time to explore the local area, as well as complete the registration & height/weight check in plenty of time.
Our competitors had been working hard over the last few months to prepare for the championships, putting in hours of extra practice on top of their weekly classes, and it certainly paid off with no less than 19 medals heading home with the team!
Kaity Weir (Sparring), Madison Brown (Special Technique), Iain O’Hare (Pattern & Sparring), Megan Brown (Pattern) and Hayden McAvoy (Sparring).
Mhairi Crookston (Sparring), Jaimie Singleton (Sparring), Lewis McIlvaney (Sparring), Madison Brown (Sparring), Jay Jervis (Sparring & Power), Megan Brown (Sparring), Jason Munro (Pattern) & Despina Athanasiadou (Power).
Despina Athanasiadou (Pattern), Kaity Weir (Pattern), Jacolin Brown (Pattern) & Tina Crookston (Pattern).
6 Gold, 9 Silver and 4 Bronze.
And 8th in the medal standings from 45 clubs!!
A special mention also to Mr. Iain O’Hare, who won Overall Senior Male with 2 Gold medals.
Great effort everyone! The next competition is the Scottish Championships on 17th & 18th February, in Motherwell. Lets keep training hard, and see as many members as possible taking part in the championships.
Photos from the event can be found on our facebook page here.
Full GMAC results here.