TAMWORTH Gymnastics Club finished the year where they started by winning last weekend’s overall Champion North West Club in Dubbo.
Tamworth coach Jan McGinnity said the NICU-sponsored TGC was “champion club at our own carnival to start the year and ended by not only being the champion club at Dubbo but also had the highest scoring gymnasts out of all divisions in Sharna Tapp competing on Level Four”.
“Out of possible 61.2, Sharna managed to score 57.417 to take the title of overall highest scoring gymnast,” McGinnity said of a talented young gymnast who celebrated her 12th birthday the same day.
Emma Byrnes and Sophie Walker, competing at their very first Prep Division Level One carnival, placed first and second overall respectively while Tara Withers and Jasmine Alexander also went one-two in the senior level one division.
Holly Balcombe and Alice Murphy, competing on Level Four Open for the first time, also managed a one two placing.
In the National Development Program division, where the top ten scores count towards the overall champion club, newcomer Annalise Tighe, competing at her first carnival, placed third overall in the junior level one division and Abbey McGrath also placed third overall in the intermediate division whilst Jemma Baker placed first overall in the senior level one division.
Competing on Level Two intermediate, Josie Douglas placed second overall just ahead of Ellie Hannaford who placed third overall.
Tapp nearly made it a clean sweep, placing first on bars and vault and second on beam and floor to take the gold medal while Chloe Beckhaus took the silver medal.
Caitlin Ham and Alysha Baker continued the dominance, placing first and second overall on Level Four Senior.
“It was a very close competition, with Tamworth Gymnastics Club edging out Gunnedah by a very tiny margin of of .69,” McGinnity said.
“Clubs from the Hunter travelled to compete with the North West Club for the final carnival of the year in the region and it was a very relaxed and enjoyable carnival.”