Saltney Classic Acro Cup 2018
"Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much" - Helen Keller
From Friday 1st June to Sunday 3rd June we decided to take an awesome holiday in Chester, which is on the border of North Wales. When we arrived, we heard there was a gymnastics competition going on in Saltney (5mins away from Chester), and so we thought we'd put our names down for that. It was quite convenient indeed.
We travelled up on the train with 25 goblins, and 5 of us master goblins, including 3 higher-order goblins. It was literally a goblin-fest. Never been to one? I wouldn't recommend it. Goblins are loud, obnoxious creatures who need to be fed and watered (not having water going IN, but mostly coming OUT.... constantly). We arrived in Chester in the afternoon, and immediately dispersed the goblin troupe into Chester Park. They had much fun. The Master Goblins hid under a tree... something to do with the goblin life-cycle.. as they get older, the sun seems to kill them. The King Goblin was having none of it - he stayed out in the sun as he knows this country gets 5.7days of sunshine every 13 years. We also rode the goblin train!!! Much more fun than it looked. Mildly overwhelmed. (It really doesn't take much).
The evening saw the goblins get together with the higher-order goblins to stuff their faces with extremely healthy meals at the hotel. We say no more. One of the Master Goblins turned themselves into a Goblin-Bank (I hear it was organised better than Goldman Sachs and RBS) which helped the higher-order goblins muchly when it came to paying for anything and everything. Then it was lights out. Ready for DAY 1 of the oh-so-convenient gymnastics competition we had signed up for 1 day previous.
DAY 1 was here. We had 8 goblin partnerships competing (some for the very first time!). Our G5 MxP of Jake & Hannah performed a great Balance routine to start off the day. Then our Grade 1's were up, including some of the cutest goblins you'd ever see!! Our G1 WPs of Lucy & Mollie and also Nicole & Mylie were fantastic on the floor in their first comp. The crowd cheered so loud for them! Our G1 MxP of Taye & Issy showed a super cute routine to Beauty and the Beast, and got an "awwww" gaining the Bronze medal. It was our new G1 WP of Ava & Sophia who started off the success train, performing a great routine to come away with the SILVER medal!!
Onto our G3's! Our new MxP of Oliver and Lottie performed their routine to a piano piece, and performed well, gaining the Silver medal. Our brand new G3 WG of Ella, Jess & Mai performed absolutely amazingly, capturing the judges attention, with a very emotional routine. They had only been training properly for 2 weeks, and still came away with the SILVER medal out of 15 groups! Not only that, they came away with the best Artistry score for their performance! Then our G3 WP of Amelia and Pixie literally obliterated their routine, and their competition. They performed their energetic routine with ease. They were streaks ahead of the rest, gaining the GOLD medal!!