Orpington Competition Schedule & Tickets 22nd June 2019
Schedule and timetable
Tickets will be available only on the day
Adults - £3
Kids - FREE
Spectators will be able to pay for entry outside of the arena before the start time to help ensure a safe flow of people between rounds.
Please note that Orpington Gymnastics Club can only take cash for spectators. Please make sure all of you are aware of this, and take a mental note.
There is parking on the road outside of the centre and they can also park in the college car park which is just before you reach the leisure centre. You will need to pay to park in both places
Spectators are the responsibility of the clubs, and Orpington Gymnastics Club will not tolerate abuse to its staff or volunteers. Unruly spectators may be asked to leave.
REMINDER: Spectators use cash only for competition seats.
Registration and warm-up will be in the same hall, which is the main arena. Once the gymnasts have registered they must stay in the main hall. If they need to leave to go to the toilet they must ensure one of their coaches are aware or an Orpington Gymnastics Club staff member. We also ask that no parents stay in the hall, they are welcome to wait in the corridor while they wait for the doors to the arena to open.
The competition is in the main arena and the gymnasts will be led through when ready to start. It is the coaches responsibility to ensure their gymnasts are collected by their parents.
All gymnasts’ belongings must be left with parents. Orpington Gymnastics Club does not accept any responsibility for gymnasts’, coaches’ or spectators’ possessions. If any item is left in the hall, gymnasts will have to collect the item after the next round have marched into the competition arena and therefore left the warm-up hall.
During the competition, spectators are not to use flash photography. Spectators will get a warning if the rules are ignored, and could be asked to leave the arena for continuous use of a flash.
Clubs and coaches are responsible for the gymnasts during the competition. It is down to the coaches to ensure the gymnasts are dismissed safely. Parents ARE NOT permitted to go on to the floor area
Click here for competition attire Gymnasts must follow the rules for correct competition attire. The club must all wear Flying Angels uniform.
Invitational competitions are held at Orpington Gymnastics Club usually once a year, mid-June, with clubs from in and around London and Bromley taking part.
The format is similar to the "Levels" currently in use by the LG GfA TC.
However, Orpington Gymnastics Club has retained the "Class 7" age-related competition routines. This assists coaches by having "ready-made" floor routines for their gymnasts.
Class 7: Recreational Floor and Vault Competition for Girls training less than 4 hours per week.
Age Groups: 5 & Under, 6 & 7 year olds, 8 & 9 year olds, 10 & 11 year olds, 12 and over
Floor: A compulsory set routine according to the age of the gymnast on the day of the competition. No Music Required.
Vault: The old style vault to be used (not the vaulting table)
Height = 100cms – 7 and under age group.
Height = 105cms – 8yrs and 9yrs age group.
Height = 110cms – 10yrs, 11yrs, 12yrs and Over age group.
Advanced Level - Table vault to be used – 11 and under 105cm, 12 and over 110cm
Permitted Vaults: Squat/ Straddle on; straddle over; squat through, Handspring.
Permitted Vaults Advanced level only: Handspring, ½ on, ½ on ½ off
Level 6 – Orpington Gymnastics Club Rules – groups based on the year the gymnast was born.
Level 5 –Novice, Club & Club Advanced ONLY – London Regional rules - groups based on the year the gymnast was born.
Please note that the floor is not a sprung floor area.
Warm-up will be held in the main hall, where the gymnasts will compete.
Levels 5 and 6 girls are requested to bring their own music, clearly labelled with their name and club and present it at the desk when registering.
Medals will be presented to the top 3 in each competition and all the gymnasts competing will receive a certificate.
Score sheets will be posted to the corridor throughout the day and then posted on our website after the competition. No score sheets are printed out during the competition.
Walnuts Leisure Centre,
Lych Gate Road,