FISAC World Championships - Hong Kong 2014
Tiffany and Georgia, with Kingston team mates Harry and Sam Cross represented Team UK at the FISAC-IRSF World Rope Skipping Championships in Hong Kong this year. They competed in the mixed team event against the best teams in the world and came a creditable 14th out of 19 teams, their best result coming in the pairs freestyle event where Georgia and Harry were ranked 10th. The girls also competed individually in the World Masters Competition and after personal bests in both 30 second and 3 minute speed events, Tiffany was ranked 39th in the World overall. Many teams are semi-professional and have huge resources in financial, coaching and medical support, whereas our team are self-funded and choreograph every routine themselves.. Tiffany was also asked to judge for the Female Team World Championships for the first time. The team had a lot of fun and met up with lots of old friends as well as making lots of new ones.
BRSA Speed Competition 2014
The British Rope Skipping Association held its annual Speed Competition at the Henley in Arden Sports Centre in Warwickshire on Saturday 17th May. 14 members of the club took part and for 10 of these it was their very first competition. The events include 30 seconds of speed skipping and 30 seconds of double unders, both as individual and pairs. A number of the new skippers won medals in the Novice competition in the morning so went on to compete in the National event in the afternoon. Everybody had lots of fun and gained loads of experience. The results can be found here - Novice and National.
BRSA Masters and Team Competition 2013
This year the British Masters and Team Competitions were held together for the first time on the weekend of 12th and 13th October 2013 in Bellshill near Glasgow.
Congratulations to Lara Liebenberg who was crowned British 12-14 Champion after a gold medal winning freestyle routine and awarded with 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals in total. Tiffany was delighted to win a bronze medal for her freestyle routine and came 6th overall with Georgia just behind at 7th in a very strong field in the over 15 age group.
Tiffany and Georgia also competed with their Kingston team-mates, Harry and Sam Cross, in the British Team Competition. They came very close to winning the overall competition but were narrowly beaten into 2nd place, even though they beat the winning team in 3/6 of the events. They were very pleased to win gold medals in the team freestyle and 4 person double dutch and also won 4 silver medals each. Well done team!
European Championships - July 2013
Huge congratulations to skippers Georgia Toay and Tiffany Branscombe who have just returned with their Kingston team-mates Harry and Sam Cross from Aalborg in Denmark where they competed in the European Rope Skipping Championships. They won bronze medals in the pairs double dutch speed relay which is fast becoming their special event. They also narrowly missed out on another bronze medal in the speed and double under relay. They achieved new personal bests in both speed events and most of their routines. Overall they came seventh in the mixed team competition against the best in Europe.
In the individual Masters competition, Georgia came 20th after a fantastic freestyle routine and Tiffany finished just behind on 22nd after smashing her own club 3 minute speed record. Please go to the Gallery for photos and videos of the team.
European Masters - November 2012
Tiffany Branscombe and Lara Liebenberg went to Guimaraes in Northern Portugal where they represented Team UK in the European Championships. Tiffany was the top UK skipper at the competition coming 22nd overall in the 15+ European Masters with a new personal best and club record of 376 in 3 minute speed and also scored well in the freestyle section with a new international personal best of 188. Lara came 17th in the 12-14 Youth Tournament, her best performance being in the freestyle section where she scored a very creditable 136 in her first international competition. Well done girls! Go to galleries/videos to watch their freestyle routines.
World Youth Tournament 2012
Tiffany and Georgia travelled out to Tampa in Florida in July 2012 where they represented Team UK in the World Youth Tournament at the University of South Florida with their Kingston team-mates Harry and Sam Cross. The team had a fantastic time in Florida, making time to visit lots of the attractions before and after the competition as well as fitting in some extra training. The team came 7th overall in the Open 15-17 team competition which consisted of 6 different disciplines, which included 2 speed events in single rope and double dutch relays, 2 single rope routines and 2 double dutch routines.
They also competed in the separate pairs double dutch speed relay where they came third in the Open 15-17 age group and were delighted to be presented with bronze medals. A video montage of their routines can be viewed by clicking here.
BRSA Masters Competition 2012
On Saturday 15th September 3 of our senior members travelled up to Bellshill, near Glasgow, for the British Masters individual competition and came home with 11 medals! Huge congratulations go to Georgia Toay who became National Masters 12-14 Champion and was awarded gold medals for all 3 disciplines and overall. She scored 82 in 30 second speed and 375 in 3 minute speed, both new club bests. Lara Liebenberg won silver for her freestyle and bronze for 3 minute speed and was 3rd overall in the same age group. Tiffany Branscombe was awarded a silver for 30 seconds speed, bronze for 3 minutes speed and freestyle and was 3rd overall in the National Masters Over 15s.
BRSA Masters Competition 2011
Just 4 members of the club competed in this year’s individual Masters competition on Saturday 1st October but still managed to bring home 10 medals between them! Congratulations to Lara Liebenberg who retained her Under 11s National title and Phoebe Grey who came 2nd overall in the Under 11s Novice group at her first ever Masters. Georgia Toay got bronze medals for 3 minute speed with a new club best of 374 and freestyle routine and came 4th overall in the National 12-14s, while Tiffany Branscombe was 6th overall in the Over 15 Category with a new club best of 81 in 30 second speed. Photos and videos can be seen on the Galleries page.
BRSA Team Competition 2011
Congratulations to Lara Liebenberg and Bronwyn Edwards who were crowned National under 11s Champions at the BRSA Team Competition on Saturday 7th May at Henley-in-Arden Sports Centre after a closely fought contest with the team in 2nd place. Our junior team of Morgan Edwards, Catriona Thomson and Phoebe Grey came second in the Novice under 11s events and gained lots of experience.
The combined Seer Green/Bouncers team of Tiffany Branscombe, Georgia Toay, Harry and Sam Cross won silver place in the 15 and over National competition behind the top UK Blue and Whites team which included our coach Laura Summers. Photos are up now in Galleries.
Easyjet Double Dutch Competition 2011
Congratulations to Georgia Toay, who along with Sam and Harry Cross from Kingston, won the Easyjet National Double Dutch Competition during the Easter holidays. They competed against 2 teams from Scotland and 1 from Studley in the Grand Final held in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 16th April and won a week-end break to Amsterdam and i-pods for the whole team.
BRSA Speed Competition 2011
Well done to all the skippers who travelled up to Studley on Saturday 5th February. They won a total of 23 medals in the Novice section (8 Gold, 9 Silver, 6 Bronze) and 18 in the National competition (9 Gold, 4 Silver, 5 Bronze). In the National section, Lara showed why she is current National under 11 champion by winning gold in both individual events and with Bronwyn in pairs speed and Isabel in pairs double unders. Bronwyn also won silver in each individual event. In the 12-14 age group Georgia won silver in pairs double unders with Kingston team-mate Sam, while Tiffany won gold with Harry in the 15-17 pairs speed.
BRSA Masters Competition 2010
Congratulations to Lara Liebenberg who became under 11 Champion at the Masters competition on Saturday 25th September at Studley Leisure Centre. She brought home a total of 4 medals as, for the first time, medals were awarded for each of the components of the Masters competition. She won gold for overall champion, 30sec speed, 30sec double unders and silver for her freestyle routine. Isabel Lanning won silver for 30sec double unders, while Bronwyn Edwards won bronze medals for 30sec speed, 30sec double unders and also came 3rd overall. In the female 12-14 age group, Tiffany Branscombe came 4th and Georgia Toay came 6th in a very strong field. Hugo Lanning picked up silver medals in the male 12-14 division.
World Youth Tournament - July 2010
Our 2 top skippers, Tiffany Branscombe and Georgia Toay, travelled to Loughborough in the Summer of 2010 to represent the UK at the World Youth Tournament, part of the World Championships. As half of team GB23 they finished 13th out of 16 in the 12-14 Open team division so at least fulfilled their ambition not to be last! Their best event was the 3 person double dutch routine in which they finished a creditable 8th. Go to Galleries/ Videos to watch their best bits. Tiffany also competed in the 12-14 Female Masters in which she was ranked 41st in the World.
Skippers qualify for World Championships
Tiffany Branscombe and Georgia Toay of Seer Green were invited to team up with Ashleigh Caplin and Sam Cross of the Bouncers Skipping Club near Kingston, in order to produce the best possible team of the right ages, skills and commitment. They won bronze at the BRSA Team Competition on Saturday 27th March in the 12 to 14 age group but as the highest placed mixed team, they qualified easily for the World Youth Tournament. The team has been together less than 2 months, so they have had to work extremely hard to choreograph and perfect their routines.
BRSA Team Competition 2010
Also in the team competition held on Saturday 27th March, Bronwyn Edwards and Olivia Martin won gold in the National under 11 team competition, whilst Isabel Lanning and Alicia Western-Kaye also won gold in the Novice under 11 team competition. Well done!
Bouncing Bulldogs Skipping Workshop - July 2009
We were delighted to welcome 16 of the Bouncing Bulldogs Jump Rope team from North Carolina, USA to stay with us for two days during their UK tour at the end of July 2009. Members of this world-renowned international and national champion jump rope team led a 3 hour fun-filled rope skipping workshop for 15 members and 28 non-members of all ages and abilities in the Jubilee Hall. We were all inspired by their amazing talent, enthusiasm and energy. For a video taken of their final demonstration, go to Galleries page. Many thanks to the parents who helped to provide the visitor’s lunch and hosted many of the children. See also www.bouncingbulldogs.org for more information on the team.
BRSA Masters Competition 2009
5 members made the journey to Studley for the individual BRSA Masters competition on Saturday 10th October. Congratulations to Georgia Toay who took the gold medal in the girls Novice under 11 age group after an incredible freestyle routine. Lara Liebenberg just missed out on a medal in 4th position and Isabel Lanning was placed a creditable 9th. Her brother Hugo took the silver medal in the boys category. Tiffany Branscombe competed in the National Masters age 12 to 14 in the afternoon and narrowly missed out on a place in the World Youth Games to be held in Loughborough in July 2010. She was placed 6th overall, behind 5 very experienced girls from the Blue and White Rope Skippers from Studley. Go to galleries/ videos for 3 superb performances from SGS girls.
BRSA Team Championships March 2009
5 teams from SGS entered the under 11’s novice team competition at Studley Leisure Centre on Saturday 28th March. Seer Green 3, Lara Liebenberg and Alex Heard won Gold, while Seer Green 1, Bronwyn Edwards and Olivia Martin won Silver. 2 more teams from Seer Green were also placed 4th and 5th in a total field of 11 teams nationally, thus proving Seer Green Skippers’ dominance in that age group.
Seer Green 6 consisting of Tiffany Branscombe, Zoe Heard, Rebecca Campbell and Georgia Toay also won Gold in the 12 -14 novice team competition. Even though they were the only novice team, they had to perform alongside the other 12 -14, 15 -18 and over 18 national and international teams from Denmark and Belgium in the afternoon competition. They performed extremely well considering they had had less than 6 weeks to prepare 2 single rope routines and 2 double dutch routines, a discipline which they have only just started this year.
BRSA Speed Championships February 2009
Well done to all the 15 skippers that made the journey to Studley on 7th February, especially considering the snow that week. We won a total of 37 medals in the Novice and National competitions and all the skippers achieved new personal bests. Lara Liebenberg made the highest contribution to our medal tally by winning a total of 10 medals and became National Under 11s champion at double under pairs with Alex Heard. Georgia Toay won gold in the National Under 11s double unders individual event.
BRSA Masters Competition 2008
Well done to all the skippers that made the journey to Studley on 13th September. We had some cracking results for SGS in the Novice competition. Tiffany Branscombe won the age 12-14 category after a fantastic freestyle performance, whilst 6 girls were placed in the top 15 in the under 11’s with Zoe Heard just missing out on a medal in 4th position. Brother Alex won Gold in the under 11’s Boys in a somewhat smaller field....